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Buccaneers

The first pilot to fly under the Eiffel Tower

“Wars are very easy to get into”, says flying ace Robert J. (“Bob”) Moriarty, and very hard to get out of”.  He should know.  With 42 Air Medals and three Distinguished Flying Crosses in Vietnam, to say nothing of numerous civilian air trophies and records, Bob is a flying legend.  Oh – and in-between adventures, he became the first pilot to fly under the Eiffel Tower… and the first to fly all the way across the Atlantic with a wing-walker on top!  If that’s not a definition of a buccaneer, we don’t know what is. “We’ve forgotten the lessons of Vietnam”, he says.  “We are engaged in a series of stupid wars – and the end result can only be World War Three.”

Loz Kaye of the UK Pirate Party is also (obviously) quite a buccaneer, too. Loz is developing the party’s manifesto to make it more than a single-issue campaign, and they’ll be fielding more candidates than ever in the forthcoming elections… but they’ve not forgotten that, hey – they’re still a party!

This is Litopia After Dark at its unique best – covering issues other media rarely touch, with fascinating guests that intrigue and inform.  You can find Bob’s gold website here.

Presented by Peter Cox with Dave Bartram and the halcyon Ali Gardiner in the chat room.

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