Presumably as a result of their review of the scene, the Board decided that the Rangers might have had Cloughie effectively trapped in the recess by the closed gate, so he might, just might, have been unable to obey the order to leave. So, not guilty of disobeying a lawful command.
Furthermore, as it was 4 v 1, the Board came to the conclusion that Cloughie's part of the fight could possibly, just possibly, have been justifiable self -
"You lucky so-
And I suppose we would have needed the same Judge Advocate, and the same people on the Board.
The Rangers? In those pre-
Apparently what really upset the Rangers' CO was that a single officer had been able to hold his own against 4 of his Rangers -
If you ever meet an Irish Ranger, or an ex-
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