failing to wrest the leadership of the PPP from Cheddi Jagan, Forbes Burnham,
with the active support of the British Colonial Office and the American
CIA, split from the PPP to form his own faction of the PPP. Burnham's
faction of the PPP was repeatedly trounced in elections, by Jagan's faction.
joined forces with local reactionary forces, such as the League of Colored
People, to form the PNC. He then formed an illegal Security Force (comprising
ex and serving military personnel), and unleashed a wave of terror which
resulted in racial riots.
described by the British as a racist and demagogue "intent
only on personal power", eventually achieved his desire
of becoming Head of Government. The price Guyana paid was untold suffering
(rape, robbery, looting and murder, followed by dictatorship) resulting
in a legacy of racial strife and distrust.
X13 was the vehicle of terror Burnham used to achieve his personal desire,
at the expense of the people.
Observation (by Supt. P Britton)
Report (partial) of Supt. P Britton expressing opinion there was evidence
a charge of conspiracy (against Burnham, Green and
of Terrorism Close
PNC establishes Security Force to commit sabotage and
provide military training
Burnham and Green decide at meeting to use explosives
on all government buildings; viz Georgetown
Ferry Stelling, Government Produce Depot (GMC), and Rice Marketing Board
Burnham asks Williams to find a person
to blow up the Rice Marketing Board
1963: PNC sends Edward Van
Genderen to New York to learn to make bombs
Burnham pays an advance to Hunte,
to bomb the Rice Marketing Board
1963: Attempt to bomb wharf
at Rice Marketing Board is unsuccessful
Clement Thompson given the job
to bomb the MV Makouria (Georgetown Ferry)
Doren Cinema at Vlissengen Road
set on fire
1963: MV Makouria is
1963: The Ministry of
Home Affairs is bombed
1963: The Ministry of Labor,
Health & Housing is bombed
and Planning building is bombed
1963: Explosives placed
at Education Department building
1963: Housing and Planning building
1963: PNC carries out campaign
of closing business places and beating people
1963: Attempt to dynamite
cake shop at corner of Camp & D'Urban Streets unsuccessful
1963: Burnham sends ultimatum
to Jagan to resign (or face full scale Civil War)
1963: Grenade explosion
damages house of Seepaul of 80 Croal Street
1963: Army and Police foil
planned attack on East Indians in Ruimveldt Housing Scheme
1963: PNC Youth Org
executive bombs house of K Kowlessar of 614 East Ruimveldt
1963: House of PPP supporter
James Lawson, of Ruimveldt, is bombed
1963: House of Rahaman
of Evans and Russell Streets is bombed
1963: Richard Ishmael (TUC)
and Hamilton Green employs Thompson to bomb power pole
1963: Aqueducts bombed at
Mocha and Herstelling (EBD)
1963: Burnham attempts
to obtain grenades, sten guns and ammunition from BG Volunteer Force
1963: Richard Ishmael organizes
bombing of Rice Marketing Board
1963: Plan to bomb Russian
1963: Plan to blow up the
Government Petrol Tanks at Kingston
(by Supt. P Britton)
This organization (PNC X13 Security Force) which
is backed by a trade Union representative and political leaders,
has resorted to acts of sabotage and terrorism. It
is paving the way for the overthrow of the democratically elected Government
by force and it should be considered
as a security target of great importance if the democratically elected
Government should be given the protection and security of governing
for the period it should be in office.
(partial) of Supt. P Britton expressing opinion
there was evidence to support a charge of conspiracy
(PNC) Forbes Burnham, Hamilton Green, Dr. Ptolemy Reid, and Llewellyn
(TUC) Richard Ishmael and Basil Blair, and Claude Graham (Deputy Superintendent
11th September, 1963.
Assistant Commissioner of Crime,
have investigated nineteen reports of crimes which occurred between the
8th June, 1963 and 21st July, 1963 which include placing explosives to
building, destroying building with explosives and arson. I
am of the opinion that there is evidence to support a charge of conspiracy,
contrary to section 34 of the Criminal Law (Offences) Ordinance, Chapter
10. The following persons are involved in the crime:-
of Perseverance, E.C.D.
L.F.S. Burnham, of A183 Robins Place, East
Bel Air Park.
Hamilton Green of 58 Howes St., Charlestown.
Ivan Williams of 312 East Ruimveldt.
Nabo Hunte of 85 Murray St., Georgetown.
Vibart King of 237 Alexander St., Lacytown.
John Aleinder of 2A Queens Street, Cummingsburg.
John Henry Thijis of 75 Costello House, La Penitence.
Samuel Hamilton called Big Uncle of Golden Grove.
Leslie Lawson of Anns Grove, E.B.D.
Sidney Ifill of 138 Garnett St., Newtown, Kitty.
Maurice Edinboro of Lodge Village.
Herman Cobenna of Kitty.
Rupert Smith of 140 West Ruimveldt Housing Scheme.
Llewellyn John of 65 Church Road & David
Dr. Ptolemy Reid of 18/12 bel Air Park East.
Royden Field Ridley of Hadfield St.
Gordon Parris of West Ruimveldt Housing Scheme.
Richard Ishmael of 211 Camp &New Market
Michael Dorne of 345 West Ruimveldt Housing Scheme.
Charles Nedd of 345 West Ruimveldt Housing Scheme.
One Williams of Alexander Village, East Bank Demerara.
Patrick Gill of Bagotstown, East Bank Demerara.
William Carto of 204 New Market St., Georgetown.
Basil Blair of KK Hadfield St., Wortmanville.
and other persons whose identities are known.
PNC establishes Security Force to commit sabotage and provide military
April, 1963 the People's National Congress established a Security
force with six xxxxx party members. Claude Graham, ex-Deputy Superintendent
of Police, is the Head and Edward Van Genderen is the Deputy Head.
The Force would be established all over the country with individual
groups and members attached to each party group. The main functions
collect all types of information.
screen Party Executives, employees and activists.
organise gangs to commit sabotage in times of tension and to counter
movement to the Progressive Youth Organisation.
protect People's National Congress executives and other Party personalities.
train their members in the use of arms, such as shot guns pistols
and rifles which would be most needed in the event of a civil war.
Burnham and Green decide at meeting to use explosives on all government
buildings; viz Georgetown Ferry Stelling, Government Produce Depot (GMC),
and Rice Marketing Board
during the month of May, 1963, a meting was held at Congress Place
between 11.00 a.m. and 2.00 p.m. by the L.F.S. Burnham, Claude Graham
and Hamilton Green. At the meeting it was decided to use explosives
on all Government buildings, the latter being the Government Ferry
Stelling and the Government Produce Depot, Lombard Street. This decision
was taken in order to:-
all the Ministries out of compliance;
prevent the sale of foreign goods at the Government Produce Depot
which would bring revenue to the country;
forestall the plans of the Hon. E.M.G. Wilson who caused the Ferry
Boat to operate;
destroy the premises of the Rice Marketing Board and the entire stock
of rice equipment in order to stall the progress of the rice industry.
Burnham asks Williams to find a person to blow up
the Rice Marketing Board
an executive meeting of the party held in May 1963, L.F.S. Burnham
asked Ivan Williams to get a good man employed at the Rice Marketing
Board for him to blow up the Rice Marketing Board. Ivan Williams enquired
and was directed to Norbert Hunte or Naboth Junte of 301 East Ruimveldt
who was employee of the Rice Marketing Board.
Williams and Rupert Smith went to Hunte, told him what he wanted to
do and he agreed. That evening they took him to the office of Clarke
& Martin where he (HUNTE) met L.F.S. Burnham. Hunte was instructed
by L.F.S. Burnham to go back to work regularly and he would give him
(HUNTE) explosives to carry to the Rice Marketing Board to destroy
the place. He agreed to do the job and was offered $400 - by L.F.S.
Burnham. He went back to work as instructed.
1963: PNC sends
Edward Genderen to New York to learn to make bombs
May, 1963, Edward Van Genderen left British Guiana for Paramaribo.
L.F.S. Burnham later told a trusted party member that Van Genderen
had left for New York via Paramaribo for the purpose of learning to
make bombs to be used by the party. His expenses were paid by the
party. The amount of $3,000 - was taken from Collection at Congress.
A group of P.N.C. Supporters in New York will contribute towards his
Burnham pays an advance to Hunte, to bomb the Rice
June, 1963, at about 6.15 p.m. Hunte received from L.F.S. Burnham
$46:- as an advance to do the job at the Rice Marketing Board. At
6.30 p.m. on the 8th June, 1963, Hamilton Green and Claude Graham
gave Hunte explosives in a hand bag rom the stock they had at Clarke
& Martin to carry out the mission of destroying the Rice Marketing
Board. After receiving the explosive, Hunte went to the house of Rev.
Trotman's at Breda Street.
to bomb wharf at Rice Marketing Board is unsuccessful
7.00 p.m. and 7.30 p.m. on June 1963 Clement Thompson, King and Big
Uncle went at the Union Hall and removed two bags with explosives
to Rahaman's Sawmill wharf. They boarded the boat Parakeet and went
under the wharf with the explosives. There the charges were set by
King who climbed on the shoulders of Big Uncle to reach the spots
where they placed them. They lighted the fuses while Clement Thompson
looked on. There was some trouble to get them lighted and the matches
got wet. Thompson went to Rahaman's Sawmill, got matches and went
back to them where they lighted the fuses. After that they left, leaving
one of the hand bags behind. The following day Clement Thompson went
back under the wharf to steal rice and saw the charges there.
10th June, 1963 seventy nine sticks of dynamite were found at the
Rice Marketing Board with safety fuses, also a handbag which Hunte
had left with. Following this, L.F.S. Burnham said that Hunte had
sold them out and it was a good thing that he was not paid the full
Clement Thompson given the job to bomb the MV Makouria
June, 1963, Clement Thompson was given the job to sink the ship Makouria
by putting explosive charges at the stern and the bow. He was given
money to go across the ferry and survey the ship and the stelling
area. He did so, but to undertake the job successfully he would have
to do some diving and he decided not to take the job. He was offered
a bonus and $25:- per week. He was offered the job by John Henry Thijis
of Costello House, La Penitence
Doren Cinema at Vlissengen Road set on fire
June, 1963, the Doren Cinema at Vlissengen Road was set on fire by
the son of Aleinder and two brothers from Alberttown. Their names
and exact address were not obtained.
Makouria is bombed
June, 1963, Claude Graham instructed two of the saboteurs of the party
to use explosive on the ship Makouria or the gantry of the Georgetown
stelling. Arrangements were made by Maurice Edinboro, a clerk at Transport
& Harbors Dept., with a watchman at the Ferry Stelling to allow
the saboteurs to enter the stelling to do the job. The to men were
given $2:- each to be used to buy tickets to cross the ferry boat
in case there was any suspicion while they were at the stelling.
p.m. on 23rd June, 1963, the two men left Congress Place with explosive
to carry out the operation. They were to put six sticks of dynamite
on the bow of the ship and six sticks on the stern, but if they felt
that they could not manage that, they were to destroy the gantry.
They traveled by bicycle to the stelling and gained entry. They set
twelve sticks of dynamite on the stelling and exploded the charges
which damaged the electrical mechanism of the gantry and a portion
of the stelling. One man known as Uncle escaped before the explosion
while the other man remained on the enclosure at the stelling and
later made his escape without being arrested. The name of this man
was given as Leslie Lawson. Later in the morning of the 23rd June,
1963, Clement Thompson and the other members of the organisation attend
the celebration of the success of the job at Belvedere Hotel.
1963: The Ministry
of Home Affairs is bombed
June, 1963 decision was taken to destroy the Ministry of Home Affairs
at Brickdam and the Ministry of Labor, Health & Housing at Brickdam.
According to the plan the timings were-
of Health & Housing - 7.30 p.m.
of Home Affairs between 7.30 and 9.00 p.m.
June, 1963, at 8.08 p.m. the Ministry of Home Affairs was attacked
by two men, one being Uncle and the other Leslie Lawson. The attack
was carried our from the back of the building as they had surveyed
the place before and walked from Croal Street to the building. Explosives
were successfully used and part of the building was destroyed. Leslie
Lawson and Ernest Robinson were later arrested and charged. The case
against Robinson was later withdrawn.
1963: The Ministry
of Labor, Health & Housing is bombed
a.m. 23rd June, 1963, four men with Claude Graham carried out the
attack on the Ministry of Labor, Health & Housing. They had been
driven by Herman Cobenna in the partner's Jeep, PK 308 to a point
opposite the 'Palms' where the five men left with explosives to destroy
the building. Four men attacked the watchman and tried to bound him.
They later set two charges of dynamite on the southern side of the
building which were detonated, causing damage to the building. Graham
who was at the front gate, spoke to the watchman from the Geological
Survey Dept., telling him that he had seen the men leave by the back
gate. They had taken a box into the yard and had left it there. After
the explosion the men drove away in the jeep to the home of Hyacinth
Goddett where Graham was paid. Graham gave Cobenna $25:- of the amount
he received. Later Claude Graham and Leslie Lawson were arrested and
charged in relation to this crime.
and Planning building is bombed
June, 1963, L.F.S. Burnham enquired to find out where the records
for the Housing and Planning Dept. were kept as he learnt that ejectment
and levy warrants were being used against persons occupying houses
in Ruimveldt Housing Scheme. He sought means of evading the actions
to be taken against the people. At 3.45 p.m. the very day the Housing
and Planning building at Waterloo & New m Market Streets was damaged
by explosives. The Act was carried out by the son of Aleinder who
lives at the back of Majeed's Store and the two brothers from Alberttown
whose names and addresses were not obtained.
placed at Education Department building
June, 1963, L.F.S. Burnham tried to obtain hand grenades to be used
for destruction purposes as the explosives were not causing enough
damage. It was suggested by him that grenades should be obtained from
the Volunteer Force and other weapons from the Police force. On the
same day explosive was set at the Education Department building by
the son of Aleinder and the two men from Alberttown.
1963: Housing and Planning
July, 1963, incendiary bomb set fire to the Housing and Planning building
at Waterloo & New Market Streets. No information was received
of the person who did this.
1963: PNC carries
out campaign of closing business places and beating people
July, 1963, at 9.30 a.m. Llewellyn John Solicitor and Assistant General
Secretary of the P.N.C., held a meeting at Stabroek House, Croal Street.
The following persons were present - Maurice Edinboro, Roy Field and
Rupert Smith. John disclosed that Mr. Williams the Trades Union Council
representative form the United Kingdom had said that he had seen everything
going normal, the Govt. had recently reported as increase in Finance
from trade and only Civil Servants were showing resistance to the
Govt. John then said that since that was the case the Party would
show its strength. He instructed that people be organised in teams
to carry out the campaign of closing business places and beating people.
He emphasised that no sentiment must be taken in.
this meeting, campaigns of hooliganism were carried out in Georgetown
and the East Bank Demerara. Several persons were beaten. The campaigns
were to be carried out until L.F.S. Burnham informed the organisers
to call them off. The campaign lasted until July 1963.
to dynamite cake shop at corner of Camp & D'Urban Streets unsuccessful
July, 1963, Rudolph Fritt received instructions from members of this
organisation to dynamite the cake shop at the corer of Camp &
D'Urban Streets. He went there to do so in company with two others,
but was unable to carry out the mission.
sends ultimatum to Jagan to resign (or face full scale Civil War)
July, 1963, L.F.S. Burnham sent an ultimatum to Dr. Jagan calling
on him to resign within forty-eight hours. Following this he had told
one of the members of the Security Force that it would be full scale
Civil War. He had already made contact with Sydney King who had promised
explosion damages house of Seepaul of 80 Croal Street
day, 3rd July, 1963, a home made grenade was thrown in the house of
Seepaul of 80 Croal St., which exploded and caused some damage to
the house and furniture. No one was injured. This act was done by
a member of the P.N.C. Youth Organisation who had ridden to the house
in company with another man and left after retrieving his bicycle
some way off. In this case the attacker was given order by Ivan Williams
to shoot his way out if possible.
1963: Army and
Police foil planned attack on East Indians in Ruimveldt Housing Scheme
night of 3rd July, 1963, members of the organisation at Ruimveldt
Housing Scheme would have attacked East Indians there, as they had
planned, but for the vigil of the army and the Police the plan was
Youth Org executive bombs house of K Kowlessar of 614 East Ruimveldt
July, 1963, at 8.55 p.m., one Parris, who is employed at Clarke &
Martin, threw a home made bomb at the house of Kenneth Kowlessar of
614 East Ruimveldt. He obtained the bomb form Anthony Phillippe of
4 West Ruimveldt. Parris is an executive member of the PNC Youth Organisation.
He carried out the raid without the sanction of the executives of
the organisation or the party. He bombed the house because Kowlessar
had spoken in favor of Dr. Jagan on the strike situation.
1963: House of
PPP supporter James Lawson, of Ruimveldt, is bombed
were also made by Parris, Charles Nedd and two others to destroy House
17 at East Ruimveldt, Apt. 639 of West Ruimveldt and the Shop owned
by the occupier (James Lawson) of Apt. 639 West Ruimveldt. The reasons
for these planned attacks were-
owner of House 17 East Ruimveldt is supposed to be strong arms for
the PPP and keeps P.Y.O. meetings in the house.
wife of James Lawson, the Occupier of Apt. 639 gave statement to the
Police in relation to a case of assault. The date fixed for the attack
was the 7th or 8th July, 1963, but there should have been a discussion
on the 7th July, 1963, to finalize the plan. They intended to cover
the operation by setting fire to the canes in Ruimveldt before setting
Phillipe would have supplied the explosive as it was claimed that
he was getting the explosive through the United Force.
July, 1963 King was injured when he was preparing explosives to go
on a mission. This occurred in a house occupied by the two brothers
in Alberttown. After the incident, Babb, Richard Ishmael, Basil Blair
and Carto went out in cars to search for King as he did not go to
the Hospital. He was found but was unable to take part in any operations
11th July, 1963, at 7.55 p.m. Michael Dorne of 345 West Ruimveldt
Housing Scheme told a trusty Party Member that the organization was
acting too slowly; the boys were going to work on Apartment 639 after
midnight the same night.. At the time Parris was there with a lady's
cycle and a brown pullover. One Williams of East Ruimveldt and another
member of the Youth Organisation who drives John Carter's car were
present. Dorne had mentioned that he had collected some things from
Llewelyn John. The wife of the occupier of Apt 639 had been working
against the boys as she was working with the Police.
Anyone who was going against them must be
destroyed, even if the person was a brother.
639 was bombed at 9.00 a.m. of the 11th July, 1963. Damage was done
to glass windows and the interior of the house. No one was injured.
Constable 6302 Lyte arrested a man who pulled himself away and fired
a shot at the constable which missed him. A man escaped leaving a
bicycle and a pullover on the cycle. It was later disclosed that a
town constable John is the man who was armed with the revolver. Micahel
Dorne and Parris were armed with a bomb each. Charles Nedd and Williams
were the look-out men. Williams had a long sleeved jersey over his
shoulder before the attack was carried out and he was in possession
of a bicycle.
of Rahaman of Evans and Russell Streets is bombed
July, 1963, at 1.35 a.m. the following persons carried out a raid
on the house of Rahaman of Evans and Russell Sts., with a hand Grenade:-
Parris of West Ruimveldt Housing Scheme.
Michael Dorne of West Ruimveldt Housing Scheme.
The man known as UNCLE of Congress Place.
The raid was successful. Damage was done to the building and furniture.
One occupant of the house was severely injured.
1963: Richard Ishmael
(TUC) and Hamilton Green employs Thompson to bomb power pole
or 11th July, 1963, Richard Ishmael offered Clement Thompson $60:-
to place four sticks of blasting gelatin with fuse on a power pole
at Bel Air. Richard Ishmael and Hamilton Green took him to the spot
at 7.30 p.m., showed him the pole and told him to do the job at 10.00
p.m., when the watchman went to clock in. They took him to Belvedere
Hotel with the car they had traveled in. At the Hotel he ate two chickens
in the rough and he was given $20:- in advance. He later threw away
the explosives and told Richard Ishmael that he had gone to the place
but found policemen there, he could not do the job so he got rid of
bombed at Mocha and Herstelling (EBD)
July, 1963, at 5.00 a.m. explosives were set on aqueducts at Mocha
and Herstelling which caused some damage. Dorne had said that one
Gill, of Bagotstown was responsible for the operation but the men
who actually carried out the attack are unknown. The attack was carried
out because Sandbach Parker did not support the strike movement.
attempts to obtain grenades, sten guns and ammunition from B.G. Volunteer
Burnham had planned to hold a meeting with certain members of the
Volunteer Force at the office of Clarke & Martin on 21st July,
1963, for the purpose of arranging to get arms as it was alleged that
the PPP had arms and they were still getting arms.
July, 1963, at 10.07 a.m. L.F.S. Burnham met Arthur Forde, Warrant
Officer of the B.G. Volunteer Force at his office at Clarke &
Martin, Brickdam. At the meeting L.F.S. Burnham told Forde that the
people were not xxxxx a good cause. Forde told him that he had no
control over arms because he was demobilised. He promised to give
the names of the men who had control over the vaults. A trusted party
member was then told that he would be responsible to make contact
with the men in order to get hand grenades, sten guns, rifles and
a.m. that day Forde and the member went to the Volunteers' Mess at
Eve Leary. At the Sergeants' Mess, Forde pointed out Staff Sergeant
Peters of Austin Street, Campbellville and one Pilgrim of Lying Street,
Charlestown. The member was instructed to work on these two men in
order to get them to meet L.F.S. Burnham. The men were also introduced
to six other members of the Volunteer Force.
July, 1963, at 8.40 a.m. Peters, a Staff Sergeant of Austin Street,
Campbellville, went to the office of L.F.S. Burnham at Clarke &
Sergeant who was questioned by L.F.S. Burnham said that he was permanently
employed with the Volunteer Force; he was a supporter of the PNC.
He was in charge of arms. The Volunteer Force had 600 men, more than
600 rifles, 80 sten guns and 60 bren guns. He was not responsible
for hand grenades and he did not know how many were in stock. It was
difficult for him to obtain any arms from the stock as checks are
made twice per month and no notice was given before checking. Two
persons usually worked in the vault and collected the key form the
police, who ever was on duty at Eve Leary and signed for it. Requisition
Forms had to be signed before anything was removed from the vault.
Persons losing ammunition would be court marshalled and might be defended
by Counsel but if found guilty will be imprisoned. The magazine at
Kelly Dam was watched by an ex serviceman who lived on the premises
and had access to the key which was lodged with the police, but he
was not permitted to go to the vault alone. L.F.S. Burnham instructed
a member to check with the ex serviceman and the police to find out
what was kept in the vault and who kept the key for the vault.
Ishmael organizes bombing of Rice Marketing Board
July, 1963, at about 9.45 a.m. charges of dynamite were set at the
Rice Marketing Board exploded. The explosion caused damage to the
premises. No one was injured. Clement Thompson had later confessed
to his sister, Margaret that he and Malcolm Williams, known as Joe
Younge had done the act. He was offered $300:- for the job but he
was only being paid $25:- per week by Richard Ishmael. The gang of
sabateurs of which he was a member was organised by Richard Ishmael.
Peter D'Aguiar and L.F.S. Burnham and included one King of 237 Alexander
Street, Lacytown and about six Policemen.
1963: Plan to bomb
3, 1963, at 2.30 p.m. Carto met Clement Thompson at Belvedere Hotel
and told him that he wanted to blow up the Russian ship which was
in port at the B.G. Rice Marketing Board. Carto has said that he wanted
the job to be done on the Friday night before. Clement Thompson told
him that it was a difficult operation. Carto told him that he had
a diving suit and would give him to do the job. He offered Thompson
$400:- to do the job with $100:- as bonus. Thompson received $25:-
and Joe Young (Malcolm Williams) received $25:- as advance. On the
night of August 3, 1963 Joe Young could not be found. Carto and King
went to Thompson at Agricola, took him to Bagotstown, and showed him
the house of Gill. Carto told him that he would get the explosive
from Gill. He went to the house of Gill. Gill gave him a loaded pistol.
Another man whose name he does not know was resent and Gill gave him
a loaded pistol too. At the house there was large biscuit tins with
500 sticks of blasting gelatin in it. There was a watch to time the
explosion and it was timed for 3 a.m. on August 4, 1963. The tin with
the explosive was to be anchored by the engine room of the ship. An
anchor and rope was provided. The charge would have to be set about
two inches under the ship in the river. Thompson was shown how to
connect the device.
was stolen at Bagotstown to travel to Georgetown to attack the ship.
Thompson went home to Agricola and did not go to take part in the
operation as planned. He had told the other man to stay away too.
This man had receive $10:- from King. While he was home at 4.30 a.m.
on August 4, 1963, King went to him and told him that he started to
celebrate too early. He had been awake at 3.00 a.m. He did not hear
the explosion so he had gone to find out what was the cause. Thompson
then told him that the Police was on his trail so he could not go.
He (King) carried him to the house of Gill in car PE 71 driven by
a man who is unknown to him (Thompson). A lad was in the car with
him. They had a quarrel because Joe Young had not turned up as arranged.
King had told him that he did not want the owner of the car to know
that he had gone there. He returned the pistol to King who collected
the other one from Gill. King left at 4.50 a.m. saying that another
car would go for the explosive at Gill's house at daylight. After
this incident, King told him that the owner of the car was questioned
by the Police. He then said that the chauffeur got to know too much
about the transaction so that they would have to bump him off to prevent
the information from leaking out.
1963: Plan to
blow up the Government Petrol Tanks at Kingston
4, 1963, at 5.00 a.m. when Clement Thompson was at home, he confessed
to his sister Margaret that the men wanted him to blow up the Government
Petrol Tanks at Kingston, but he refused to do the job although he
had been assured that the flaming Petrol would be drifter out to the
sea with the falling tide and it would not have caused damaged to
Kingston area. The attack was planned to be carried out from the river
and shears would be provided to cut the wire fence to gain entrance