Welcome to the official ABC website

Welcome to the website of the Admiral Byng Campaign, which was set up by Thane Byng to lobby for a complete exoneration of the naval hero Admiral John Byng. Despite an illustrious naval career, including fending of a numerically superior fleet in the battle of Minorca, he was made a scapegoat for the loss of the garrison on Minorca. After being court-martialled he was executed in 1757, a decision which shocked Europe - especially the French who Byng had caused so much trouble.