. . . . and that one continues to campaign very energetically on behalf of whistleblowers, whilst at the same time determinedly pursuing UK legal action against the erstwhile employers upon whom he blew his own particular whistle, which included (amongst other things) line management threatening him with being banged-up in a Saudi nick, and the key thrown away. The case is steadily moving towards court action in the UK in the near future, is my understanding from a long weekend in August when our little gang of best mates congregated oop north for a few days of appropriately socially-distanced conviviality when the lockdown was eased at the height of this summer just past.Drifting further. Four of his children (may have been five) served as officers. Ironically, given his father’s record, one blew the whistle on Airbus’ alleged corrupt activities in Saudi Arabia.
And there's nothing ironic about it, either. He was devastated by the revelations about his dad, a blow that was aggravated by an awful lot of poisonous gossip and speculation among fellow officers at the time who took as read the idea that all the serving brothers were 'obviously' and 'knowingly' involved in their pater's sh!tty gig.