Dave Brown R.I.P.

Veteran Bradford nationalist and Ulster loyalist Dave Brown, a member of the National Front and British Movement, died suddenly on 27th October, aged 72, just a week after attending his last National Front meeting in Leeds.

During the 1970s Dave was an active member of the NF’s Bradford branch, whose ranks grew further in 1978 when Eddy Morrison’s British National Party (Mark II) rejoined, some four years before the formation of today’s BNP.  H&D‘s editor Mark Cotterill remembers first meeting him on Mark’s first NF Remembrance Day parade at the Cenotaph in November 1978, when Dave laid a wreath on behalf of the Ulster Defence Association.

In later years Dave became active with John Tyndall’s BNP.  After Nick Griffin’s takeover of that party in 1999, Dave gave his support to various efforts to rebuild the movement and construct a united front for genuine nationalism, including events organised by H&D, the Iona London Forum and (in February 2012) a cross-party coalition of Yorkshire nationalists.

Dave’s legacy is not only in the memory of a loyal patriot and great bloke, but in the two further generations of nationalist activists he leaves behind – Dave’s children and grandchildren.

Quis separabit / 14W !

Dave Brown (centre, in England shirt) at the 2006 Christmas social organised by Heritage and Destiny. Others in the picture include former BNP organiser Trevor Maxfield (now a Labour councillor) and Eddy Morrison, Dave’s old comrade in numerous Yorkshire nationalist ventures.

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