EX-MAYOR IN TERROR WAR; FRANK DORAN'S TA CALL-UP AS INTELLIGENCE EXPERT.
Byline: JANE WOODHEAD
A FORMER Lord Mayor of Liverpool has been called up to help in the war against terrorism.
Liberal Democrat Liberal Democrat
a member or supporter of the Liberal Democrats, a British centrist political party that advocates proportional representation
Liberal Democrat n (BRIT) → Frank Doran Frank Doran (b. April 13, 1949 in Edinburgh, Scotland) is a Scottish politician. He is the Labour MP for Aberdeen North. He is the partner of fellow Labour MP Joan Ruddock. , a staff sergeant staff sergeant
a. Abbr. SSG A noncommissioned rank in the U.S. Army that is above sergeant and below sergeant first class.
b. Abbr. SSgt A noncommissioned rank in the U.S. in 3 (Volunteer) Military Intelligence Battalion, is one of up to 140 Territorial Army intelligence experts to be called upon.
This is the first compulsory mobilisation of reservists since the Suez crisis Suez Crisis
(1956) International crisis that arose when Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser nationalized the Suez Canal after Western countries withdrew promised financial aid to build the Aswan High Dam. 45 years ago.
The part-time soldiers are all highly-skilled in the art of analysing raw information and turning it into usable intelligence.
Cllr Doran, 51, who was Lord Mayor in 1996-7, said today: ""I did some work with Operation Granby, the precursor to Desert Storm for the Gulf, and that was something I enjoyed.
"It is important to play your part.
"This again shows what a great commitment there is from the Territorial Army to the regular army."
Cllr Doran, a member of the technical staff in the chemistry department at Liverpool University, was elected in 1973 and represents Kensington ward. He is the city council's executive member for leisure and culture.
Cllr Doran has been a member of the TA since the early 70s.
He added: "The TA provides people with a whole range of skills.
"It prepares young people for their future and the training helps them to develop a lot of discipline."
But he said he could not discuss in detail what he would be doing to support the campaign in Afghanistan, due to the sensitive nature of the work.
Announcing the call-up during Commons defence questions yesterday, Defence Secretary Geoff Hoon hoon Austral & NZ slang
a loutish youth who drives irresponsibly
to drive irresponsibly said it would enable "the current level of operations to be sustained" in the campaign against international terrorism Noun 1. international terrorism - terrorism practiced in a foreign country by terrorists who are not native to that country
act of terrorism, terrorism, terrorist act - the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain .
The majority will be deployed in the UK.
About 40 will be directly attached to the British land The British Land Company PLC (LSE: BLND) is one of the largest property development and investment companies in the United Kingdom. It converted to a Real Estate Investment Trust when REITs were introduced in the United Kingdom in January 2007. forces operating in Afghanistan and defence sources said some individuals may be sent out to the region to assess material on the ground.
FRONT LINE: Frank Doran will help support the war against terror in Afghanistan where locals, like Brigade 7, above, are being trained to fight