Rocker Pete Doherty said his father was an Army soldier who “killed Catholics” and died as a child raised in Belfast.
The Libertines and Babyshambles singers moved to Northern Ireland at the age of three when their father (also known as Peter) was stationed here in the midst of trouble.
Pete (43) states: “When I was in Belfast, he was a master sergeant, but he didn’t talk about his military life at all.
“Being with him when he was stationed in Belfast in the early 80’s is the first strong memory of my living everywhere.
“Belfast was one of the few times we were a kid when we didn’t live in the barracks.
“I think living in a house provided by the Army, a Protestant community in Belfast, was equivalent to being in a barracks.
“The elementary school kids I attended will say,’Hey, we love your dad, he kills Catholics.’
“We looked for a car bomb under the car every morning.”
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He states: “I was at Rambeg County Elementary School. One day I vividly remember singing the song I picked up and going home, but I wasn’t sure.
“It was the corruption of the children’s counting rhymes” Eeny, meeny, miny, moe, catching **** r on toes “, and my dad really got angry with me. I was upset and scared.
“My nanny doll was visiting and she said,” Oh, leave him alone, he’s just a kid. ” And my dad said, “No, he has to understand this,” and he sat me down, “Yes, how many people does Wembley Stadium have?” ?”said.
“And I knew it was 100,000, and he said,” Yes, now it’s 60 times more, “a fairly complicated amount for a 6-year-old, I said “6 million people”.
“He said,’Yes, the number of people who died in Nazi Germany because of such a song.'”
“I was repeating that to people. A few years later, I was on vacation, but a kid in the pool said something to a Chinese kid,” Hey, how many are there at Wembley Stadium? ? “
Pete also revealed that his sister, Amijo, had undergone life-saving surgery at Royal Victoria Hospital.
He states: “Amijo was born with a hole in her heart. When we were in Belfast, she had surgery to fix it. It was a success.
“She was told before entering the hospital on Falls Road. When someone asks what your dad is doing, you tell them he works at the post office.
“Only a few months later, in 1986, my mother went back to the hospital in Belfast and came back with my sister Emily.”
Rockstar said his dad suffered from mood swings during his time as a soldier serving here.
He explained: “There was a time when he felt pitch black and didn’t talk to anyone in the house. He was really dark and really weird.
“He kept it all. I don’t know what it was. I thought it was happening in the Army when I was little, but I’m not sure.
“I worshiped my father and absolutely idolized him. He was born in London and grew up in a close Irish Catholic community.
“His dad, Ted Doherty, came from Ireland to England shortly after World War II in 1946.
“Ted was singing a rebel song in a pub, so it was quite controversial when his dad joined the British Army.
“He was a paratrooper paratrooper, but not in the Parachute Regiment Pallas.
“He was in the Royal Corps of Signals, which was in Pallas, the 216 Parachute Signal Squadron.”
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