Photo: Andy Bell, May 2022
Ray Hill, that giant of the anti-fascist movement passed away this morning after being diagnosed with cancer only a few weeks ago. It’s 40 years since Ray, then a dyed-in-the-wool nazi, underwent a profound conversion and pledged the rest of his life to fighting fascism, first and most devastatingly as an infiltrator for Searchlight. He wrought absolute havoc on the far right: he destroyed British Movement and the fledgling British Democratic Party; he went to the heart of the nazi terror cells who were then bombing and killing in France and Germany; and he was central to uncovering the safe housing network that brought wanted Italian fascist terrorists to Britain.
Ray was an extraordinary man and our movement is immeasurably the poorer for his passing. RIP Ray.
Searchlight extends its condolences to Ray’s family and friends.