Mudcat Café message #185683 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #18412   Message #185683
Posted By: toogan
27-Feb-00 - 05:05 AM
Thread Name: Questions re: Come Out Black & Tans?
Subject: RE: Questions re: Come Out Black & Tans?
Sorry if this is a repeat answer, but I think the "black and tans" refers to the colour of the uniform for the Ulster Volunteer Force - the proddies, who were supported and encouraged by the English to "keep order" in whatever way they wanted to. Christine, Australia