Right-wing extremists

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Lawrence William Alfred Flockhart

Catalogue reference: KV 2/40134020
Date range: 19 January 1938–20 April 1964

Flockhart joined the British Union of Fascists as a 16 year old in 1936 and became increasingly active into the 1940s. Like Oswald Mosley (KV 2/884897), he was detained under Regulation 18B between 1940 and 1943 and attempted to register as a conscientious objector to the war with Nazi Germany following his release.

The files contain details of Flockhart’s arrests and anti-semitic attitude, and letters to various friends and contacts, including Mosley. He remained an ardent supporter of the movement after 1945 and was employed as a publishing clerk with Mosley’s publishing firm and was later jailed on two occasions for assault.

Ronald Noah Creasy and Rita Creasy

Catalogue reference: KV 2/40214023 (KV 2/4023 (PDF, 26 MB) has been digitised)
Date range: 9 September 1939–19 February 1957

Ronald Creasy was an active member of the British Union of Fascists (BUF) in 1939 and had connections with Oswald Mosley. He was arrested for distributing BUF propaganda and was interned between June and November 1940. During this period there was suspicion that his wife Rita Creasy was inviting service personnel to parties in order to garner information.

In 1943 the Security Services became aware that Rita Creasy was passing intelligence to someone she claimed to be a German agent and the couple were also visited by Hans Kohout a member of the Jack King circle. There is also a connection with Geoffrey Potocki (KV 6/129-133).

In the later part of the war there are a number of reports by ‘SR’ (the same code name as used in the Jack King/Eric Roberts case) on the Creasys’ increasingly pro-Nazi behaviour. Both Creasys were subject to Restriction Orders in the lead up to D-Day.

Ronald Creasy remained a fascist sympathiser and continued to communicate with Mosley into the mid-1950s. Rita Creasy appears to have become somewhat disillusioned after the war.

Tags: antisemitism, fascism, right wing

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