Operation Tân

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Operation Tân (Welsh pronunciation: [ˈtɑːn], "fire") was the name of a series of police raids in Wales between 1 October 1979 and 30 September 1980. The aim of the operation was to identify "Welsh extremists" responsible for burning second homes with English owners.

It has been criticised as a more generalised trawl of left and nationalist milieux within Wales.[1]


  1. ^ "Political policing in Wales" John Davies, Lord Gifford, and Tony Richards. (1984, Cardiff: Welsh Campaign for Civil and Political Liberties )

See also[edit]