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Born in 1922, he was involved in political activity from the age of 14, when he joined the Labour League of Youth at the age of 14. But, very shortly after, he moved to join the Communist Party as a result of support for the International Brigade in
He met his wife
Nettleton was the full time National Organiser of the YCL for much of the early 1950s.
He left the Communist Party and YCL over the 1956 intervention in
Nettleton became the General Secretary of CND in 1967 and remained in post until 1973.
He died on February 8th 1993, aged 71 years.
Sources: Miscellaneous and Morning Star 3rd March 1993