Sidney John Pilling, prominent member of British Union of Fascists
29 September 2006
Pilling was held under Defence Regulation 18B as a supporter of a government that His Majesty's Government was at war with. Investigations revealed that he had made frequent visits to and was in correspondence with people in Germany. The file also shows that he was also close to Mosley and had a picture of Hitler hanging on his bedroom wall.
He was released on 27 August 1940 to public outcry and under a note of caution that a close eye should be kept on him.