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PRINCE Charles's mentor Lord Mountbatten - murdered by the IRA more than 20 years ago - has sensationally been linked to the notorious Kincora Boys' Home The Kincora boys' home was a children's home in Belfast that was the scene of a notorious child sex abuse scandal.

The scandal first came to public attention on 3rd April 1980, when three members of staff at the home, William McGrath, Raymond Semple and Joseph Mains, were
 scandal in east Belfast.

A new book on the British Royal family brands the last Viceroy of India as 'a wildly promiscuous bisexual' with an interest in 'rough trade'.

And a reference to the appalling abuse of boys in the Kincora Home is certain to revive claims of a major cover-up surrounding no less than five official inquiries into the scandal.

One investigation was blocked in 1976 because it centred on allegations that boys at the home were used in a prostitution ring involving Government and legal figures as well as prominent businessmen.

The Kincora saga spanned two decades and embroiled the names of politicians from British Prime Minister Harold Wilson

For other people named Harold Wilson, see Harold Wilson (disambiguation).
James Harold Wilson, Baron Wilson of Rievaulx, KG, OBE, FRS, PC (11 March 1916 – 24 May 1995) was one of the most prominent British politicians of the 20th century.
 to Ian Paisley
Ian Paisley may also refer to Ian Paisley, Jr.
Ian Richard Kyle Paisley (born 6 April 1926), styled The Revd and Rt Hon. Ian Paisley and also known as Dr Ian Paisley, is the First Minister of Northern Ireland.

Ever present in the background was MI5 and a group of fanatical Protestants in a sect known as Tara.

William McGrath, the housefather of Kincora, led the shadowy organisation, which had a paramilitary structure.

Former Army Press officer Colin Wallace Colin Wallace is a former British soldier and psychological warrior who was one of the members of the 'Clockwork Orange' project, which is alleged to have been an attempt to smear a number of British politicians in the early 1970s. , who was based in Belfast, has long insisted that the authorities knew boys were being systematically sodomised at the home six years before they decided to act.

The scandal was eventually brought to light by social workers.

Three senior staff members at Kincora were jailed in 1981 for ritually abusing boys in the home.

Now a book, The War of the Windsors, suggests why so much information about the Kincora affair may have been stifled.

It states: "Of all the recent Royals, none was so consistently immoral and unprincipled as the late Lord Mountbatten.

"Both he and his wife Edwina were bisexual, and they led a life of unbridled promiscuity Promiscuity
See also Profligacy.


constantly flits from one girl to another. [Aust. Drama: Schnitzler Anatol in Benét, 33]


promiscuous goddess of sensual love. [Gk. Myth.

"He was also said to have an interest in what homosexuals call 'rough trade' and to be particularly attracted to working-class boys in their early teens."

It claims that rumours had "even linked him with the notorious scandal surrounding the Kincora Boys' Home, where a network of teenage boys were made available to VIPs."

Lord Mountbatten was killed in August 1979 when an IRA bomb exploded under his boat off the Co Sligo coast.

Thomas McMahon, jailed for life for his part in the bombing, was freed in August 1998.


COVER-UP CLAIMS: Colin Wallace; KINCORA LINK: Lord Mountbatten
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Publication:The People (London, England)
Date:Dec 8, 2002
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