Frank Carson Did My Eyes Decieve Me?

#1
Just seen the trailer on the news about Frank's funeral and thought I saw McGuinness acting as pall bearer?

Frank did some years in Para Regt in Palestine so presumably a National Serviceman...

What right does McGuinness have if he thinks he can muscle in?
 
#2
Seen.
 
#3
Aye, just seen the local news. He's buried in Milltown. All the 'Big Wigs' were there. Jointery and all that!
 
#7
Just seen the trailer on the news about Frank's funeral and thought I saw McGuinness acting as pall bearer?

Frank did some years in Para Regt in Palestine so presumably a National Serviceman...

What right does McGuinness have if he thinks he can muscle in?
Some of the newspapers state that he was a National Serviceman but it's more likely, to his credit, that he would have joined as a volunteer as NS or conscription never applied to Northern Ireland.
 
#9
Maybe Martin McGuinness was standing in for First Minister Robinson as Robinson feared criticism for attending a RC Mass.
 
#11
Maybe Martin McGuinness was standing in for First Minister Robinson as Robinson feared criticism for attending a RC Mass.
I think and hope we are long past that degree of sectarian bollix.
 
#14
I remember a newspaper story some years ago saying he had performed at a Sinn Fein fundraiser. iirc his agent played it down saying it was for charity, not for the IRA. Anyone recall this?
 
#15
I remember a newspaper story some years ago saying he had performed at a Sinn Fein fundraiser. iirc his agent played it down saying it was for charity, not for the IRA. Anyone recall this?
I find it hard to believe, unless he'd changed his act radically. Sexism & borderline racism wouldn't sit well with their image. Murder's grand like, but you don't want to be calling a spade a spade.
 
#16
Frank came out to Thailand, I believe several times, with Dennis Taylor on a fundraiser golf day for Father Joe's charity which looks after kids with HIV in the Klong Toey slums. I had the pleasure of sitting down to breakfast with him. A genuine man with a fantastic natural patter who knew when to be serious. He will be sorely missed here.
 
#17
I find it hard to believe, unless he'd changed his act radically. Sexism & borderline racism wouldn't sit well with their image. Murder's grand like, but you don't want to be calling a spade a spade.
Yes, it could well have been an Irish charity that SF had tenuous links with. Just the sort of thing a tabloid reporter would use to fill a few column inches with.
 
#18
Pity the other pall bearers weren't Para Reg. Would have made for an interesting day.
 
#19
the last time Mr Chuckles got this close to a Para they were chucking 7.62 at him on the Bogside. I suppose he felt safe enough now and didn't feel the need to bring his trusty Tommy Gun with him
 
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