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About The Show

On September 2nd, Fathers Day 1984, two motorcycle clubs – the Bandidos and the Comancheros – went to war at a public swap meet.

After a brief but violent battle, seven people had been shot dead, including a young innocent bystander, and some forty other club members needed hospitalisation. Brothers in Arms is a six-part mini-series of how that day came to pass.







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The Bikie War History

In the 1970s and early 80s, the outlaw bikie scene was in its fledgling days. More wild west than organized crime, the Comancheros vied with many other motorcycle gangs for territory.

As the tribes fought, the Comancheros were also fighting their own internal battle, with the Supreme Commander, Jock Ross, recruiting men to his club with the purpose of being the one dominant motorcycle gang in Sydney and eventually Australia.

Not everyone agreed with his tactics.

When the men challenged him, Jock split the club in what was a betrayal of his most loyal acolyte, Anthony “Snoddy” Spencer. With this act, Jock Ross misjudged the feelings of his men. Instead of staying with him, the majority mutinied, sticking with Snoddy who formed the Bandidos. And the seeds for Milperra were sown. With powerful forces within each of the rival clubs demanding retribution, a series of tit-for-tat attacks led to war being declared.

The winner would take all from the final battlefield that was to be the bikie swap meet at the Viking Tavern in Milperra on Fathers Day 1984.


Episodes

Episode 4

Episode 5

Father's Day, 1984. A 'swap meet' at Milperra becomes the moment of truth for both clubs. A young girl, Leanne, encourages Shifty, the Sergeant at Arms for the Rebels and a friend of her sister’s, to take her to the swap meet.

Episode 4

Episode 4

Hostilities between the two clubs intensify with Jock declaring war on the Bandidos.