William Craig

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William Craig (1924-2008) was a unionist politician in Northern Ireland.[1]

In 1972 he founded the unionist pressure group Ulster Vanguard, which was at the forefont of opposition to direct rule from London. From 1974 to 1978 Vanguard operated as a political party, the Vanguard Ulster Progressive Party.[2]

The organisation also had its own paramilitary wing, the Vanguard Service Corps, which later became the Ulster Volunteer Service Corps.[3]

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Notes

  1. William Craig, The Telegraph, 27 April 2011.
  2. W.D. Flackes, Sydney Elliot, Northern Ireland: A Political Directory 1968-88, Blackstaff Press, 1989, p.106.
  3. W.D. Flackes, Sydney Elliot, Northern Ireland: A Political Directory 1968-88, Blackstaff Press, 1989,p.292.