See the posting on 5/28/2022 for details.
See the posting on 5/28/2022 for details.
See the posting on 5/28/2022 for details.
Because of very recent discoveries by 'The Trio', a new Intermission is being instituted on this site while these new discoveries are assimilated and while a new search is undertaken for very specific additional details.
These new discoveries create a new and unified timeline of events not previously published anywhere, by anyone, at any time, and yet they are in harmony with information previously researched and uncovered by 'The Trio'. These new discoveries create a unified timeline of events.
Because of previous attacks by plagiarists resulting from theft of previously paid-for research work made available by 'The Trio', for the time being, in order to mitigate against further financial losses of intellectual property rights, no additional information about our recent discoveries will be released to the public. These new discoveries, and their relationship to previous research work, will henceforth only be shared by 'The Trio' through controlled access by a limited number of known persons assisting with the final stages of research.
When appropriate, more information about 'Dial 999 for Caroline' will be released to the public.
Mark down today's date.
It is when the mysteries surrounding the 1964 creation of 'Radio Caroline' were finally solved by 'The Trio'.
Yes, 'The Trio' have now uncovered the hidden meaning behind the paragraph on page 276 of the book called 'Radio Man'. That is the book which claims to be the life story of Charles Orr Stanley and the rise and fall of the Pye Group of companies which he built out of one small business.
It has taken decades to find the real story because of many mis-directions that were intentionally fed to the media by the now deceased Ronan O'Rahilly, with added amplification from his side-kick Ian Cowper Ross.
Now add to their nonsense stories the ones spun by the absurd cult of juvenile-minded anoraks, who, with disc-jockeys and their ilk, have indulged in self-glorification by telling BBC-TV and whatever media outlet gave them time to spin their yarns. These are yarns akin to 'Monty Python' blather about a sandal and a gourd.
The wasted time and effort and money spent going down false leads explains why it has taken such a long, long time to find the real story. This discovery was made by 'The Trio' who have no Patron and engaged in this educational process of discovery by using their own funds, and are therefore not beholden to any external pressure group to find an answer which fits an existing scenario.
'The Trio' have followed a path of discovery to the truth, and nothing but the truth, and today is the day when the true foundation of this story was finally uncovered. Our readers will be able to read the results of this amazing discovery in the book 'Dial 999 for Caroline'.
It would appear that Garry Stevens (who began attacking a Messenger of this Message), has learned his lesson by deleting all references to both the Messengers and the Message - before they appear Online.
On the other hand, Dave Martin, whose work Garry Stevens calls a joke (which is like the kettle calling out the pot, because both are smeared with the burn marks of their own flames of fake furor), has now turned his forum into the place that Malcolm Smith and his tribe of dopes can and do attend. That is where Malcolm Smith attacks the Messengers of the Message which is appearing on this site.
Keep up the good work Dave.
Keep writing Malcom.
The more you attack, the more you attract readers to this site wondering what all the fuss is about. They now know that the anoraks may be divided, but they are all carriers of the disease known as O'Rahilly-pox, and the anecdote is right here on this web site, and the cure is being offered free of charge as a public service in the public interest.
Although the anoraks led by Dave Martin have gone into overdrive attacking the Messengers of the Message that appears on the Internet sites of 'The Trio', they have not responded at all to the Message. Only to the Messengers.
That is a shame on them, and it will eventually become the question posed in the future by everyone who will ask: 'Why did their campaign of deception last so long?' It was never 'their' campaign, because they were the dupes following the dopes who spread the fake message, but the dupes were also the victims of intentional deceit, as you will learn below this editorial.
At one time we appealed quite openly for assistance through an Internet newsletter, but all that it did wasi invite people like Paul Rusling to plagiarize this work. and then distort it? Why? For his own small-minded and self-gratifying vanity work of self-abusive literary nonsense that he called a 'bible'.
Others, like Malcom Smith, have created a plastic version of the past that is molded around the image of a person that he does not respect, because that person says Malcolm, a liar and a fraud: We refer to the deceased Ronan O'Rahilly. The world can see what Malcolm Smith hopes to gain from his miniscule enterprise, and that is a vain glory project for himself which he uses to attract dupes who foolishly give him their time and money.
But there are some like Chris Edwards of 'Offshore Echos' magazine, who began to work with us to investigate the claims made on page 276 book called 'Radio Man', and more and more it becomes evident that this book is the key to unlocking the door to the hitherto untold story about 'Radio Caroline'. Chris did the leg work in sifting though boxes of papers that our team had shaken loose from the Bradford annex to the Science Museum. But when our team ('The Trio'), began to find a totally different story about the origins of 'Radio Caroline' that rubbished everything which 'Offshore Echos' has been publishing, Chris suddenly, and quite dramatically severed his connections to 'The Trio' in an email. In that missive he pretended that he was upset because 'The Trio' were using a narrator called 'Caroline Brooks'.
In other words, Chris Edwards was also attacking the Messenger and not the Message.
Paul Rusling fell into the trap we set for him.
In the first version of Rusling's book he reproduced our hypothesis relating to the movement of the mv 'Mi Amigo', so we told him that it was fake. He was furious and so he deleted it from his second edition of his book. That deletion was accompanied by Online comments from him about 'The Trio' feeding him false information - which is like a thief complaining to the victim that what he had stolen was a fake, only to have the victim tell the thief that it was not - after the thief told everyone that it was.
So research by 'The Trio' continues and in the last two days we have made yet another major breakthrough which concerns that same hypothesis. But due to the anorak army of amoral misfits, we cannot tell you what it is at the moment. What we can tell you is that with every day that passes, the working title given above is really to the point, because none of the anoraks know why that title sums up the threat in 1964 of the planners behind the original (and real) 'Radio Caroline'. It was indeed one faction of the Establishment out of power who were fighting to wrest control from the Establishment in power.
Our research work continues to unravel two distinct storylines:
One of them is fake and it is the storyline promoted by Malcolm Smith and all those who worship the deceased anarchist Ronan O'Rahilly (who cadged coffee and cake of his gullible victims according to Malcolm Smith), and the other one is the true storyline about the creation in 1964 of 'Radio Caroline'. They are two different stories.
Until about the year 2014 and the investigation into the text of the IEE book 'Radio Man', 'The Trio' accepted the fake storyline about Ronan O'Rahilly as being true. Now 'The Trio' know that it is a lie and why it is a lie. But 'The Trio' also know now the framework of the true story as well.
However, 'The Trio' still label their published work as precursory due to the information that began to come to light after 2014, and this includes both the fake and the factual versions.
This is pointed out due to the attempt by supporters of Malcolm Smith to intentionally mix the past with the present and claim that the past is the present. This work is the result of an ongoing investigation and subject to change. However, the fraudulent past as represented by Ronan O'Rahilly and repromoted by Malcolm Smith, has absolutely nothing to do with the true story about the 1964 birth of 'Radio Caroline', and all of which you can read here - free of charge - during this ongoing investigation stage.
Belief systems are based upon laziness because they can't be challenged and they require no analytical engagement of the mind. All that belief systems require is believers. Malcolm Smith is an example of this process in action.
Malcom Smith is someone who is duping as many dopes as possible.
Malcolm Smith's belief system is that his entire operation calling itself 'Radio Caroline', IS 'Radio Caroline', even though any analytical person who hears his self-proclamation knows that it is not, because 'Radio Caroline' ended at twelve midnight on August 14, 1967, and that is now a long, long time ago.
Think of 'Radio Caroline' as an apple coming from one tree which is then chopped down and destroyed in a sterile environment. There were no seeds that could germinate to produce new trees of the same species. The species died on August 14, 1967, and all attempts to revive it from bits of old bark failed.
Why? Because the seed that manifest itself as 'Radio Caroline' was a product of its time and place as an event taking place on this Planet called Earth. It had its own raison d'être, and that purpose did not originate with Malcolm Smith. Its purpose was the invention of its Creators (plural).
Malcolm Smith has a basic raison d'être of his own, and that is to play old recordings on the airwaves. He calls it 'free radio', which, when used by Malcolm Smith is a meaningless term because it has no meaning in the context that Malcolm Smith is using it. Anyone within earshot of Malcolm Smith's own plaything can hear old records being played on any number of airwaves free of charge.
But Malcolm Smith claims that his version of 'free radio' is special. Why is that? What is he providing free of charge that others charge money for?
Malcolm Smith claims that his mentor is a self-proclaimed anarchist, which by the definition of that word means an anti-social individual who promotes chaos. A true anarchist veers away from supporting any kind of order in society. Order requires some form of governmental structure among human beings, and anarchists do not subscribe to governmental order because it requires regulation, and regulation requires enforcement, and enforcement requires government to create order out of chaos.
Malcolm Smith's mentor is Ronan O'Rahilly, a now deceased anarchist.
Malcolm Smith has already described Ronan O'Rahilly as a person who cadged a cup of coffee and slice of cake. Malcolm Smith's duped believers had to quickly redefine Malcolm Smith's words as sarcastic humor in order to protect not just Malcolm Smith from exposing his program of use and abuse of others, but from allowing Malcolm Smith to totally destroy his entire reason for being: his own raison d'être.
Malcolm Smith also falls into the trap of exposure by denouncing those who expose his raison d'être, but in so doing, he gives more exposure to his own fraud of duping the dopes.
Malcolm Smith is stuck.
The moment his dopes respond to the exposure, the ratings for the exposure sites shoot upwards. But that is not what 'The Duper' wants at all. However, if the exposure of Malcolm Smith's fraud is not challenged, then there is the danger that the mainstream press will take note and begin to ask if Malcolm Smith is also duping mainstream journalism as well as his dopes. Of course the answer is "Yes!". That is exactly what Malcolm Smith is doing.
Malcolm Smith's "solution" is to then attack his perceived 'enemy', the individual doing the exposing. Malcolm Smith attacks a messenger but not the message brought by a messenger. But that is a fatal mistake made by Malcolm Smith, because there is more than one messenger telling the world that Malcolm Smith is trying to attract dopes to support his own venture that he has called 'Radio Caroline'. But common sense tells everyone with a mind to reason, that what Malcolm Smith is promoting cannot be 'Radio Caroline' because the real 'Radio Caroline' died on August 14. 1967.
So, if Malcolm Smith's toy is not 'Radio Caroline', then what is it?
It is his attempted creation of an ethereal Ronan O'Rahilly.
In the mind of Malcolm Smith's duped dopes, the spirit of Ronan O'Rahilly has risen from the grave!
"Ronan be Praised!"
Aldous Huxley in his novel 'Brave New World', based his dystopian society of the future on Henry Ford and his 'Model T'. Malcolm Smith bases his society of dopes upon Ronan O'Rahilly and his rusty hulk called 'Ross Revenge', which was never used by the original 'Radio Caroline'.
This entire fantasy is a sort of pantomime of imitation paedophilia because it is based upon the life of a real six years-old girl named Caroline, but in this fantasy world of dopes, this fictitious 'Caroline' if more akin to 'Peter Pan' - because she never grows up. She never ages beyond six years old. But this make-believe 'Caroline' is indeed a phantom. She is not the real six years-old girl alluded to. Malcolm Smith's 'Caroline' is untouchable and always unobtainable.
As Garry Stevens defines this belief system, it is a cult which he calls the 'Church of Caroline', and he should know, because he is but a heretical self-defined offspring of this same belief system. However, Malcolm Smith has taken this religion to a new level by embracing Ronan O'Rahilly as his ethereal savior from what anoraks call 'Borg' radio, and he has enshrined his ghost of Ronan O'Rahilly within a rusting hulk called 'Ross Revenge'.
'Ross Revenge' is the holy temple, the place of worship and a training seminary for new priests who can also send out a message challenging the 'Devil of Borg' who rules the airwaves. Indeed, 'Ross Revenge' is now recognized as charity, "an organization set up to provide help and raise money for those in need."
But, as the saying goes: "charity begins at home", and since "god helps those who help themselves", it must mean that Malcolm Smith's 'Caroline' version of 'god' is Malcolm Smith himself, because Malcolm Smith is certainly helping himself to the charitable contributions of those he is fleecing with his fictitious message.
If Chris Edwards is the Anorak mis-information chief for print, then Paul Rusling is merely a wanna-be Anorak vanity publisher who Chris Edwards disowns, while Malcolm Smith is the imitation station owner who cringes at the mere mention of his name. But the doyen of rubbish is Ray Clark.
Ray Clark obviously sees himself as the self-appointed official BBC-ANORAK spokesman charged with spreading mis-information on the airwaves.
Listen to Ray Clark tell BBC listeners that Ronan O'Rahilly's wealthy dad provided the money in 1964 for 'Radio Caroline', but forget the fact that it was this same Ray Clark who dragged Ian Ross out of the woodwork with his 'Jimmy Shaw' story about the financing of 'Radio Caroline'.
What a bunch of very confused liars.
Listen now as BBC-ANORAK spokesman Ray Clark drags in the kitchen sink (minus "Jimmy") in order to drown himself in confusion while sending the noisy but tiny anorak audience out in Malcolm Smith's own begging-bowl hulk of deception ....
This is all about an admission made by Chris Edwards.
It is also about the united attack that Chris Edwards obviously supports, which is by a hoard of anoraks led by their leader Malcolm Smith who calls himself 'Peter Moore'.
To set the stage: Malcolm Smith is trading upon the 1964 legacy of 'Radio Caroline' by trying to pretend that his little venture that he calls 'Radio Caroline' is a continuation of the same venture that began in 1964 under the promotional blather of Irishman Ronan O'Rahilly.
But Smith has a big problem in keeping his band of dithering anoraks continuing to surrender their time and cash to preserve a hulk that had nothing to do with 'Radio Caroline' in 1964, and which still holds Ronan O'Rahilly as their figurehead. He has a problem because he has already denounced O'Rahilly as a sponger, while O'Rahilly described himself as an anarchist. So they seem to be in agreement. But denouncing the mystical O'Rahilly is a dangerous thing to do when the anoraks revere his name and treat his image like a religious icon.
However, the real issue is money.
In 1964, O'Rahilly was given the job of misdirection away from that topic, so when the press asked who gave O'Rahilly the money to start 'Radio Caroline' in 1964, there was silence until Jocelyn Stevens stepped forward and admitted to being a contributor. But a contributor to what?
The UK Board of Trade investigated 'Radio Caroline' in 1965 and it discovered that 'Radio Caroline' was not a registered UK company, and neither was there a single UK company behind the venture. In other words, O'Rahilly was a mere carnival 'barker'. References were made to O'Rahilly's industrious father, but O'Rahilly's father had nothing to do with financing 'Radio Caroline'.
Today, there is only one group that has thoroughly investigated the origins of 'Radio Caroline' and the source of its funding, and that is THIS group which calls itself 'The Trio'. All others feed of recycled press stories and interviews with old disc jockeys who in self-promotion and vain glory tell stories that have no foundation in fact. Johnnie Walker is a prime example. But the publicists mainly sprang out of the woodwork after 1990 when a fellow called Ian Cowper Ross, nicknamed 'Flipper', sprang on to the bookshelves with a novel which was published thanks to his wealthy and aristocratic mother-in-law.
Note, Ian's financial prop was his mother-in-law, and not his father. His mother-in-law was behind Ian's 1990 novel, and that is an interesting story which we will not address here.
Following the publication of that 1990 book came a 1991 BBC-TV 'documentary' comprising cameo appearances by people such as Ronan O'Rahilly and Jocelyn Stevens. But the main speaker on camera was Ian Ross, while the other two main characters were never in the same room to be televised with Ian.
Ian Ross blabbed about "Daddy" who he never named. "Daddy" was just 'Daddy", a man who knew some people with money. But back before 'Radio Caroline' in 1964, "Daddy" had paid for Ian to attend the same public school as his step-brother. His behavior was reckless as a teenager and he first wrecked an expensive motorcycle, and then he crashed a Jensen car head-on into a bus. That landed him in court, and before that he spent months in hospital. Doctors only managed to save one his feet from amputation by surgically creating a foot that resembled a flipper. That is why and how he gained that eponymous nickname.
In his novel of 1990, Ian Ross cobbled together a lot of his experiences into a fable. He gave the main character the name of "Paul Shaw", but it was a loud mouthed Irishman that Paul Shaw met in a coffee bar on Kings Road in Chelsea, who called Paul Shaw's father "Jimmy". No surname, just "Jimmy". But since he was the fantasy father of Paul Shaw, then his name would have been "Jimmy Shaw", although Ian never mentions those two names together as the fantasy father of the fantasy Paul Shaw.
But back in 1963, the real Ian Ross, by his own admission, was an irresponsible kid and a headache for his real father named Charles Edward Ross. So Ian was palmed-off on to Jocelyn Stevens as a kind of a junior in the Stevens' advertising department. Ian became a kind of "dogsbody".
Stevens had assembled several publications under his company banner, and 'The Queen' magazine was just one of them. Stevens did not buy that magazine as such, he bought the existing publishing company that owned that magazine, and later, he renamed that company Stevens Press Limited.
Now this is where Chris Edwards and 'Offshore Echos' comes into this narrative. Years ago when investigating the origins of 'Project Atlanta Limited'; 'Planet Productions Limited'; and a book called 'Radio Man', we worked with Chris Edwards until we ran into a problem with Chris Edwards. Our own investigation was open-ended, meaning that it had no starting point or ending point, and neither did it have any sort of mandate to make or discover research that would conform to any known existing story.
Not so with Chris Edwards and his 'OEM'.
'OEM' was and is an anorak magazine singing the praises of Ronan O'Rahilly who 'OEM' has assisted in transforming into a mythological sort of high priest of the Malcolm Smith 'Caroline Cult'. It is entirely bogus and as Garry Stevens has claimed many times, it is indeed a quasi-religion. But Garry Stevens also stumbles into accepting earlier fake stories about Ronan O'Rahilly, while denouncing the new Malcolm Smith version. Consequently there is now a 'Church of Caroline' (to use Garry Stevens' description), which is divided in a similar way to the Roman Catholic Church with its believers in the Old Mass and the New Mass.
So when Chris Edwards recently posted on the Dave Martin Anorak Forum the following admission, he really blew his entire credibility out of the water: Pardon the pun.
On 18/5/2022 at 21:28:09, this is what Chris Edwards wrote: ... "We've also been told that Charles Ross had a dry cleaning business - although I don't see how relevant that is."
Chris Edwards admits that "I don't see how relevant that is."
How relevant what is, Chris?
"a dry cleaning business" replies Chris Edwards.
Chris Edwards tells what he has been told: "We've also been told that Charles Ross had a dry cleaning business ...."
Who told you that Chris?
Chris Edwards tell us in a mocking tone on 18/5/2022 at 10:14:20 that is was a "forensic investigator" who he identifies in his various posts as "MH", and in real life under a real name he is one of 'The Trio' investigating the origins of 1964 'Radio Caroline'.
So let's establish this once and for all time: MH, a forensic investigator who is one member of a trio investigating the 1964 origins of 'Radio Caroline', has told Chris Edwards, which means that Chris Edwards did not know this before he was told, that Charles Edward Ross was in the dry cleaning business.
Chris Edwards wrote that "Charles Ross had a dry cleaning business", but that is not what we discovered or claimed. Chris Edwards put that spin on our words.
What we discovered was that Charles Edward Ross was the sales promoter of franchising for an existing dry cleaning business. It was a local laundry taken over by someone else, renamed, and then turned into a dry cleaning business which was then franchised by Charles Edward Ross.
"So what?" scoffs Chris Edwards.
That is one part of the puzzle regarding the creation of 'Radio Caroline', the part that joins Charles Edward Ross to Jocelyn Stevens via John Sheffield who owned a holding company called 'Norcros' spelled with one 's' and not two.
A-ha! cry the anoraks, so Charles Edward Ross did finance 'Radio Caroline', but the anoraks are WRONG! He had nothing to do with the financing of 'Radio Caroline'!
Norcros was a holding company that split into several sub-companies, each one incorporated, and in one of them, Jocelyn Stevens was a shareholder. That was long before 'Radio Caroline' came on the scene!
So what about Charles Edward Ross?
Well, Norcos being a holding company for purposes of raising combined capital for individually managed and incorporated small companies, also had under its umbrella the manufacturer of dry cleaning equipment. In fact, at the time, it was the largest manufacturer of dry cleaning equipment in the United Kingdom.
But, that dry cleaning manufacturer of equipment that was a member of the Norcros group (not owned by Norcos), did not perform dry cleaning services. However, the company that Charles Edward Ross represented as its franchising sales agent did exactly that!
Then what about the small merchant bank called Close Brothers? Well that bank financed the franchising of the dry cleaning company.
So how does this tie together?
Well to know all of that you have to know a lot more about this jigsaw puzzle that we have been uncovering. But what we can tell you is that Ronan O'Rahilly was what Americans used to call a 'bum', and he described himself as an anarchist. He was out for himself, and that is all. An MP even accused Ronan O'Rahilly in the press of being a drug pusher and he used a low-end club owned by Peter Rachman as his base. In other words, while Ronan O'Rahilly had the gift of the gab, he was a person without integrity. He used and abused people, which is ironically, just what Malcolm Smith claims. Consequently Malcolm seems to be learning from Ronan while disassociating himself from Ronan!
Ian Cowper Ross was just a kid who was aimlessly drifting through life and living off hand-outs from his real father who was an enterprising individual and he had gradually accumulated some wealth after his second marriage.
Jocelyn Stevens owned shares in one of John Sheffield's Norcros associated holding companies, but Stevens' company was not a part of any of the subsidiary companies managed by Norcros.
None of these connections provided the money to fund 'Radio Caroline' with the exception of Jocelyn Stevens who owned a publishing company.
There are two other major components in the financial story behind the funding of 'Radio Caroline' of 1964, and they are NOT related to Charles Edward Ross and dry cleaning!
These two key components explain the source of the money and both why and how that money was provided. It had nothing to do with Ronan O'Rahilly and neither did the name 'Caroline'.
We will reveal these other two components and how they unlock the mysteries behind both 'Radio Atlanta' and 'Radio Caroline', but not here, not now.
Athough Chris Edwards does know some of that information, he dares not go down that road, because if he does, OEM will result in telling its readers that it has been knowingly pumping out absolute rubbish and that 'The Trio' have been telling readers the truth!
Chris Edwards is on both a personal and business collision course with that truth.
Once the true story is published in detail, and at the present time, only 'The Trio' knows the complete story, then either OEM becomes a fairy tale book for Garry Stevens' "Church of Caroline', and it joins the ranks of Paul Ruslings' 'The Radio Caroline Bible' as material only fit to be pulped and recycled. or, unlike Paul Rusling, Chris Edwards turns around and apologises to 'The Trio' for attacking the people who have, and who are bringing you the true story - free of charge!
You admitted it Chris.
Chris, you are now on record as having admitted that you did not know what you now know, before you read it here.
If you claim that you did know, then you got it from 'The Trio' and you have been hiding it from your readers to whom you have been spreading Ronan O'Rahilly misinformation - just like Malcolm Smith and the other anoraks.
Your call Chris.
Are you going to admit the truth that you now know, or are you going to now claim that you are Jimmy Ross?
The jokes on you, Chris.
Yesterday we told you about our road to discovery, and we also answered Chris Edwards of 'Offshore Echos' and his false and contradictory claim to having helped to identify the father of Ian Ross. Anoraks claim that Ian Ross' father was the primary source of funding in 1964 for 'Radio Caroline', and they base their claim on a convoluted 'history' that makes no sense whatsoever and is 100% fiction!
It is primarily based upon a 1965 brief newspaper item which claims that the primary investor behind 'Radio Caroline' in 1964, was a man named 'Jimmy Ross'. As you will note, this news item was published after the fact in 1965, because 'Radio Caroline' first appeared on the airwaves in 1964, and when it did so, it was cast upon a sea of mysteries and questions.
The first question being: "Who is behind this 'pirate radio' station?"
A London-based public relations agency answered that is was a young Irishman named Ronan O'Rahilly. Then 'Radio Atlanta' came on the air, and another public relations agency with its headquarters in Australia began to promote the name of Australian music publisher and record producer Allan Crawford. Many news items followed on with rumors of a 'merger' and even suggestion that Ronan O'Rahilly had taken Allan Crawford's ideas to create his own station.
But all of this caused more questions about Ronan O'Rahilly.
Lawyers for Allan Crawford had registered a company called 'Project Atlanta Limited' in London during the closing hours of July 1963, but there was no mention of any company behind 'Radio Caroline'. So where did the money come from?
The first person to own up to being an investor was publisher Jocelyn Stevens. We explained with illustrations the story behind that event on February 15, 2021, although we have since learned a lot more since then. 'Radio Caroline' came on the air during March 28, 1964, but the press announcement by Jocelyn Stevens did not appear until April 10, 1964, approximately thirteen days later.
The news report claimed that a company called 'Planet Productions Limited' had been registered in Ireland "two weeks ago" and that Jocelyn Stevens and Ronan O'Rahilly were "joint managing directors" of 'Planet Sales', a "wholly owned subsidiary" of 'Planet Productions Limited', and that 'Planet Sales' operated from the offices of 'Queen' magazine in London. However, when the UK Board of Trade investigated the ownership of 'Radio Caroline', it drew a blank. No operating company had been registered under any name as either a British company or a 'foreign' company legally registered to do business in the United Kingdom.
Now we jump ahead to 1965 when there were many reports that 'Radio Atlanta' had "merged" with 'Radio Caroline' for sales purposes, but not for purposes of ownership. It was during that time period that the name of "Jimmy Ross" first appeared as the primary financial investor in 'Radio Caroline'. But again, no mention was made of any operating company that existed prior to 'Planet Productions Limited'.
So who was this "Jimmy Ross"?
For the answer to that question you have to know about Ian Cowper Ross, because he is the person who began to create this phantom.
Ian Cowper Ross was a disaster to his real father, a dry-cleaning sales promoter named Charles Edward Ross. His father had succeeded in taking a small dry-cleaning shop and turning it into a franchise with outlets in Scotland and England. He was so successful that its owner of that business moved to England in order to improve the social standing of his family. Charles Edward Ross also moved around and upgraded his own lifestyle as a result.
His son, Ian, was a disaster.
Ian Cowper Ross went to the same public school as his step-brother, also named Charles like his father, but unlike step-brother Charles who went on to create several business on Kings Road in Chelsea, Ian dropped out of school. Ian then managed to crash a vintage motorcycle and then an expensive Jensen car head-on into a bus. That landed Ian in court and it almost cost him a foot, and surgery on it gave Ian the nickname of 'Flipper'.
Ian's next move from being just a reckless youth, was to be given a job as a junior employee with a company that was renamed Stevens Press Limited. It owned several publications, including 'Queen' magazine. The boss was Jocelyn Stevens, and he created a 'front' for 'Radio Caroline' using a convenience address on Regent Street in London. Ian was given a token job as assistant to a sales representative working on commission.
It was either Jocelyn Stevens or Ian himself who invented the name of "Jimmy Ross". Jocelyn Stevens had to produce a name other that his own, and he did not want to create a situation where Ian Cowper Ross would replace the professional public relations agency and begin talking to the press. But by implying that a 'Ross Senior' was behind 'Radio Caroline' he gained credibility since 'Ross Junior' (Ian), was working for Jocelyn Stevens. In that way the idea that another person named 'Ross' had secured a job for his young and reckless Ian, would not prompt more questions from the press. So no one bothered to ask who this "other" Ross was,, and therefore no one had to come up with an explanation.
However, many years later, a number of anoraks began to write books and so they initiated questions about the identity of "Jimmy Ross". Their interest was sparked by the re-emergence of Ian Cowper Ross in 1990 when he wrote a novel that was financed and published with the help of his wealthy and aristocratic mother-in-law.
There was just one big problem.
The book was a novel that some suggested was a thinly disguised autobiography about Ian, and Ian's creation of 'Radio Caroline' with the help of his father.
Problem: Ian's father is named Charles Edward Ross and his nickname would have been "Charlie", not "Jimmy".
Another problem: In his novel, Ian's main character was not named Ian Cowper Ross, in fact the fictitious character did not have the surname of "Ross", he was called "Shaw". In his fictitious work, Ian gave his fictitious character's father the first name of "Jimmy"!
Ian Ross' novel was published in 1990, and one year later, a cobbled-together 'documentary' was aired on BBC-TV in which cameos of Ronan O'Rahilly, Jocelyn Stevens and Ian Cowper Ross all appeared, but not in the same room at the same time. In the video it appears as though Ian is licking his fingers and giggling while demonstrating other mannerisms of a person who could be imbibing cocaine, or something similar.
What Ian does in the video is to imply that the story in his novel is true. In fact, he goes so far as to assert that certain sections are true.
What Ian does not do is mention the name of his father.
Ian only refers to his father as "Daddy".
He certainly does not say that his father went by the name of "Jimmy".
However, when this novel of 1990 began to revive interest in the anorak cult community, Ian Cowper Ross began to 'cash-in' on his newly acquired fame. He began by giving interviews to anoraks, and the more interviews he gave, the closer he got to linking his "Daddy" with the made-up name of "Jimmy".
But "Jimmy" never belonged to Charles Edward Ross, in Ian's 1990 novel it belonged to "Jimmy Shaw".
Anoraks went wild and posted on Wikipedia that Jimmy Ross founded MacFisheries and CarPhone Warehouse as well as 'Radio Caroline'. This was not the work of Ian Cowper Ross, it was the work of immature anorak cultists who love to make-up conspiratorial stories which lack any foundation in fact.
When it came to the name of 'Caroline' they disputed what Ronan O'Rahilly said about 6 years-old Caroline Kennedy, and switched for a time to one-time would-be model and actress, Caroline Maudling. The anoraks did not, and never have had a clue as to the origin of that name when applied to an offshore radio station. They are just a dying cult of ludicrous individuals who feed each other with silly stories. But then there are some like engine mechanic Malcolm Smith who use this quasi-religious bunch to render their labor and money to support his own ventures that he has also branded 'Radio Caroline'.
So if the entire 'Jimmy Ross' story is a phantom spread by people like Chris Edwards who we know for a fact knows better, and who agrees with Malcolm Smith that Ronan O'Rahilly was a flake who cadged everything and was never in a situation to finance anything, then who was behind the 1963 creation of 'Radio Caroline'? It was Jocelyn Stevens who put the start date of 'Radio Caroline' as a project, somewhere around September-October of 1963, and that does indeed fit-in with supporting documentation as being the true time period.
This is why we can be so dogmatic in dismissing the anorak community as being either gullible fools or participatory con-men on a small scale. The fact that they don't like it, or that they hate (loath) Mervyn Hagger who few have actually met, is just silly behavior on the part of either immature individuals, or individuals like Chris Edwards, Paul Rusling and Malcom Smith who are using the anorak base as a means to further their own financial interests.
To see our earlier page about "Jimmy Ross" click below:
To see our earlier video about Ian Cowper Ross and the "Jimmy" myth, please click the image above.
To our readers. We are now working on the second volume in a series of books about three people who identify themselves as 'The Trio', and who have dedicated themselves to record a combined account of their individual lives as lived.
This project began with a radio theme, but it has now expanded into the sphere of international geopolitics while maintaining its original idea of investigating and documenting the story of freedom of speech and expression via mass communication. It is told from the view points of three individuals.
This story is akin to three separate pebbles being dropped, at different times, into a body of water. Each pebble impact sets off a new chain of ripples which radiate in all directions, and thus those ripples interact with other ripples created by other pebbles dropped into the water. The 'water' referred to is life as lived on this Planet, within the contemporaneous experiences of other individual human beings.
While this story is about three people, three individuals, it is also influenced by other individuals who the primary three have come into contact with, either directly or indirectly. What this story does not do is indulge in conspiracy theories as opposed to documents accounts where numerous individuals have conspired in secrecy to bring about a particular course of events.
This research relating to a 'Trio' casually began to come together around 1985 when Don Pierson of Eastland, Texas gave them his collection of legal and financial papers. Those documents had not been seen before by the world at large. They all related to Don Pierson's offshore broadcasting activities that took place during the Nineteen Sixties off the coastline of the island of Great Britain. They also relate to the aftermath of those stations; especially to one of the ships that Don Pierson used.
Various radio and television programs were subsequently produced by 'The Trio' as a result of having read these documents. That programming grew out of a new series of ventures in both publishing and broadcasting by Don Pierson.
At first, Don Pierson wanted to revive one of his offshore broadcasting ventures, and then he wanted to address the bogus stories about him which had been put into commercial circulation by individuals within the United Kingdom. However, there was a red line that Don Pierson did not want to cross, and it concerned exposing the 'guiding hands' of finance which had assisted him. One of those 'hands' related to such a sensitive matter that Don Pierson suddenly became adamant that he must never, ever be asked about it again by 'The Trio', or there would be an immediate termination of friendship and further contact.
This sudden and dramatic event came about due to a recorded interview with Don Pierson in his living room. When the question was asked, his hand signal immediately demanded that the recording cease. It was then that he made his feelings known, and they included any questions about the reason for his abrupt demand to stop the recording. With this understanding in place, the recording resumed.
A friend in Norway heard both the recording and the explanation. It puzzled him and so he began plugging away at 'The Trio' to uncover the reason for Don Pierson's sudden reaction. Years later, the story behind that story began to emerge as one in which that interview had been on the verge of delving into the fringe of CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) geopolitical activities by asking about a specific individual and his relationship to Don Pierson's broadcasting projects.
This was no 'conspiracy gossip' from afar, this was an investigation by three individuals based in the Dallas and Fort Worth of Texas, who were primarily interested in offshore radio broadcasting in the United Kingdom which had been orchestrated by Don Pierson. That fact is significant in itself. In the Nineteen Sixties Don Pierson established his family home on quiet street in a tiny town called Eastland which is situated approximately 100 miles from Fort Worth.
Back in the Nineteen Sixties there was no freeway (motorway) that connected Texas from north to south and from east to west. Texas is so big that you can drop two islands the size of Great Britain into its land area. So talking to a man from Eastland about his business interests in British broadcasting from ships at sea, was not exactly something that any other person under similar circumstances would be doing. That is, unless what appeared to be a straightforward business venture was really something entirely different.
Two things need to be kept in mind. The first was the time period in which the CIA were trying to topple the regime of Cuban leader Fidel Castro. The CIA venture was a disaster. The came the Cuban Missile Crisis in which the USA and the USSR came close to engaging in a nuclear World War. Hot on the heels of that event came the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas, Texas.
Back to the friend in Norway and his repetitious single question: What was the big secret that Don Pierson was hiding? For a long time that repetitious question was just shrugged off until one day this same 'needling' friend received an email. It came from the manager of a golf course in Canada.
Our friend received this email in response to his obsessive hobby about American broadcasting in general, and one of Don Pierson's radio ships in particular. It was his hobby which seems to have been a safety valve to relieve the stress encountered during the course of his normal day-to-day professional life. We need to add that this person is very sincere, very honest and extremely dedicated to his calling in life, which goes hand-in-glove with his extremely kind and caring personality.
However, it was his own web sites that posed questions about the fate of one of Don Pierson's radio ships which triggered an enquiry from Canada. But the writer in Canada did not say what information he had, only that he had information which connected Don Pierson's radio ship to CIA activity.
Years went by and eventually the Canadian correspondent sent a copy of a declassified CIA document about Don Pierson's radio ship to our friend in Scandinavia. He then sent it to us. From this document, which covered events prior to Don Pierson getting hold of this ship, we learned that it had come into service of a faction within CIA that was managed in secret by U.S. Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy. It was a secret affair because Bobby Kennedy was managing a disguised CIA base that was located at a hitherto disused complex of buildings on the southern campus of the University of Miami. At one time it been a helium balloon refueling station.
'The Trio' then joined several professional organizations to gain paid access to all CIA declassified documents concerning the ship. 'The Trio' also paid to join several newspaper and other archives in order to build a library of books. From this new beginning it emerged that President John F. Kennedy was telling the USSR that the USA would not invade Cuba again, and that the CIA would be brought under strict control. But meanwhile, his brother U.S. Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy was doing the exact opposite.
Later, we also were advised by George Saunders, who as a young man had worked for Marconi and was then hired by two individuals with strong connections to both the BBC and UK diplomatic and propaganda broadcasting, that an obscure book published in Australia also contained declassified CIA documents about Bobby Kennedy and his links to the ship that became known as 'Mi Amigo'. The chain of investigation began to focus upon all of these CIA connections.
Later still, in the Nineteen Eighties, while working with Don Pierson on a new commercial broadcasting and publishing venture, the door of the office opened and in walked ex-CIA Director William Colby. This was the same Bill Colby who had been CIA Director, and the same CIA Director who testified before the U.S. Congress about the secret CIA assassination plans. Colby told the U.S. Congress all about the CIA 'Family Jewels', which are those secrets that only a few at the very top were aware of, because they concerned the assassination of world leaders by CIA 'assets'.
Now 'The Trio' not only had information about CIA connections to the vessel called 'Mi Amigo' which began the UK offshore broadcasting story, but details of CIA interests in a ship called 'Olga Patricia', that for a time was used by Don Pierson as the floating home of his twin commercial radio station venture called 'Radio England' and 'Britain Radio'.
'The Trio' began to delve deeper and deeper into the murky world of geopolitics as directed by U.S. and U.K. secret intelligence agencies. This investigations travelled back in time to World War II, and here our Scandinavian friend offered more surprises. He had built up his own account of how the U.S. American Forces Radio, (later known as AFN), had begun with scores of small radio stations placed all over the United Kingdom.
All of these investigations about broadcasting ultimately led back to Texas, but that was not all. A Texas firm constructing offshore oil and gas rigs had also become entwined in the story of European offshore broadcasting.
When Britain's first commercial offshore station called 'Radio Caroline' was launched, this amazing story was concealed from the eyes of the British public, and of course from the press at large. To throw everyone off the scent, a young Irishman with the "gift of the gab" was hired to misdirect and mislead by spinning various yarns that gave the immediate impression that he was the creator of 'Radio Caroline'. The few press sources that began to dig deeper, were soon discouraged to continue with their investigations.
'The Trio' are three friends who began asking questions that others should have been asking for years. Along the way 'The Trio' did encounter individuals such as John Burch and Christopher England who had their own interests in mind when they contacted to investigate the ownership of a vessel called 'Ross Revenge'. As a result of their activities, the U.K. Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) contacted us requesting the same information. Needless to say our research led to the constant exposure of Ronan O'Rahilly as a fraud, and this angered him. He wanted to know who the members of 'The Trio' are, and why they were conducting this long-running investigation.
Then yet another side-bar event occurred involving Paul Byford who lived in Chelmsford, Essex, England. His saga led to another chain of high level contacts with British Crown authorities. A lot of people in very high places now began to have an idea of who 'The Trio' is, and why 'The Trio' seemed to be forever stumbling around in the vaults of darkness looking for something, 'The Trio' was merely following one lead after another lead, but until recently, 'The Trio' had no idea of what the 'big' picture is, and how it impacts the lives of millions of people alive today.
In 2000 another major event took place in the story of 'The Trio'. That is when monologues and academic books documenting the activities of 'The Trio' were published under the imprimatur of various by university publications. In 2014 another major event took place which sent 'The Trio' down the path to new discoveries, and this phase required professional assistance which 'The Trio' had to paid for.
When 'The Trio' began their 'Caroline Investigation' newsletter it was circulated free-of-charge on a regular basis to over twenty individuals. Its purpose was to seek assistance with this research project. But by sharing information in this way, 'The Trio' exposed themselves to plagiarism.
One individual took the original research work product paid for by 'The Trio', and then used it for self-promotion. He twisted it to create a totally bogus narrative which he then sold as a 'vanity' publication for his own financial gain. That individual is Paul Alexander Rusling. It was mistake number two in trusting the wrong people. Back in the Nineteen Eighties 'The Trio' had shared copies of some of the information that Don Pierson's archives revealed, and that information was stolen and republished as the work of an individual who called himself 'Chris Elliot'.
In 2020, 'The Trio' embarked upon yet a new phase of research and discovery, and it is being published on this Blog. With a rough draft of the first volume completed, the second volume is now underway within a series working title of 'Pebble Theatre'.
However, yesterday a person that a member of 'The Trio' has worked with in the past, and who had been on the distribution list of the now terminated 'Caroline Investigation' Newsletter, has made a misleading public statement about this work. His name is Chris Edwards and he is the publisher of Offshore Echos magazine. In the past a member of 'The Trio' contributed articles about Don Pierson, and a lengthy but often interrupted period of communication concerning common subject matter has been engaged in with Chris Edwards.
Last evening at 18/5/2022 at 21:28:09, Chris Edwards wrote and published a totally false comment concerning one of 'The Trio'. The item written by Chris Edwards, appeared on an Internet forum operated by a person named David Martin. It concerns the question of who financed 'Radio Caroline' in 1964?
Since that year, various stories have been put into circulation concerning an Irishman in his twenties who it is alleged, arrived in England during 1961 with about £100 in his pocket. In 2022, a person named Malcolm Smith has begun to claim that his tiny broadcasting venture called 'Radio Caroline', is the inheritor of a work begun by Ronan O'Rahilly back in 1964.
However, this same Malcolm Smith has described O'Rahilly as a person who solicited a free cup of coffee and a free slice of cake, was anti-social, and by his own admission, an anarchist. Yet this same O'Rahilly has been hailed as the person who bought a ship; bought broadcasting equipment; outfitted the ship with that equipment and then began an operation in 1964 from off the East Coast of England using the call-sign of 'Radio Caroline'.
No serious explanation has been offered as to how O'Rahilly who had arrived in London during 1961 with about £100 in his pocket, and described by Malcom Smith as a person who 'sponged' off others to get free coffee and cake, and who described himself as an anti-social anarchist, was able in late 1963 to buy a ship and broadcasting equipment, outfit it, and then move his office into a Mayfair mansion. No 'serious explanation', but there is a really stupid explanation which others cling to.
'The Trio" asked those who promote the fake story to name the source of the money that O'Rahilly suddenly had access to. Their response begins with a man named 'Jimmy Ross'.
In 1965, this bogus story was put into print by a London newspaper. Over the years this fable has been clung to and yesterday it brought about this statement by Chris Edwards on the 'Dave Martin Forum':
"MH has certainly seen the 1965 newspaper. He's told us that he'd hired a private detective at great expense (he's also mentioned he'd split some research costs with me - I think that cheque must have got lost in the post!) to obtain a copy of Ian Ross's fathers birth certificate, that showed fathers name as Charles Ross, so he couldn't possibly be called Jimmy. Clearly never heard of nicknames. We've also been told that Charles Ross had a dry cleaning business - although I don't see how relevant that is.
As to the question of someone, that we've repeatedly been told never existed, and whose name only appeared in a work of fiction in 1991, could actually have existed in 1965 - no that hasn't been addressed."
Yes, Mervyn Hagger is well aware of that 1965 newspaper reference. It is bogus. There never was such a person as 'Jimmy Ross' in the context described by Chris Edwards with reference to that newspaper report. Mervyn Hagger has continuously stated that the newspaper report is false, and he has demanded of those who push this bogus story to explain what a 1965 story has to do with a 1963 event concerning the claimed sudden wealth of Ronan O'Rahilly. No answer has been forthcoming.
It is true that a private detective was hired and paid for by Mervyn Hagger. He was hired to establish who the father of Ian Cowper Ross is, since it is to the real person of Ian Cowper Ross to whom this fake story about 'Jimmy Ross' attaches itself. The people pushing this story claim that 'Jimmy Ross' is the father of Ian Cowper Ross.
No attempt was made to obtain the birth certificate of the father of Ian Cowper Ross, because 'The Trio' did not know anything about this man, except that he was born in New Zealand. The key to tracking the father of Ian Cowper Ross was the marriage certificate of Ian Cowper Ross. 'The Trio' knew when he was married; who he married and where he was married, so, on behalf of 'The Trio', Mervyn Hagger bought a copy of the Ian Cowper Ross marriage certificate. It was purchased from the same private detective who was hired to discover the real names of Ian Cowper Ross' father and mother. From this beginning, 'The Trio" was able to track his mother's genealogy. Her first name is Phyllis, and she is the second wife of Ian Cowper Ross' father whose name is Charles Edward Ross. Ian has a step-brother named Charles and his mother is the deceased first wife of Ian's father.
Chris Edwards had no part in this investigation.
But to this day, Chris Edwards tries to intimate that the nickname of Charles Edward Ross is 'Jimmy'. Not only is there no truth in that statement, but there is no source for that claim other than a bogus tale that was later fleshed-out in a novel published in 1991 by Ian Cowper Ross with an interesting twist.
Chris Edwards added this to his comment: "We've also been told that Charles Ross had a dry cleaning business - although I don't see how relevant that is." The fact that Chris Edwards does not "see how relevant that is" relates to the fact that Chris Edwards has no idea of what 'The Trio' has uncovered. Chris Edwards made up his explanation of a shared investigation.
However, 'The Trio' did engage in another investigation regarding the origins of text in the book called 'Radio Man'. It is that book, on one page and in one paragraph which names John Stanley, son of Charles Orr Stanley who built-up the Pye Group of companies, as the Project Manager behind the 1964 station called 'Radio Caroline'. That information totally undermined everything that 'Offshore Echos' magazine has ever claimed, so rather than admit that terrible and devastating fact of truth, Chris Edwards broke with 'The Trio' and began trumpeting the lie about 'Jimmy Ross'!
Chris Edwards has now resorted to promoting a fabricated and malicious lie in the hope of salvaging the coming destruction of the reputation built up by 'Offshore Echos' magazine. Edwards cannot save the magazine because it is built upon a lie concerning Ronan O'Rahilly.
There never was a 'Jimmy Ross' who supplied Ronan O'Rahilly with money.
'Jimmy Ross' is a myth and Ronan O'Rahilly was a con man.
It is a very disappointing to read the blatant lies and distortions written by Chris Edwards, because once our investigation is published, all of the childish, immature, ludicrous statements made in support of a con man named Ronan O'Rahilly will be exposed for all to read.
As to whether anyone will care to read what 'The Trio' have now uncovered, that question is best answered by looking at the world headlines of today and the rising cost of oil and gas.
The story that 'The Trio' have uncovered goes way beyond 'pirate radio' or even the war in Ukraine, it goes to the source of both censorship powers regarding the war in Ukraine, and the worldwide frenzy over access to oil and gas at whatever its price to the average consumer.
Their first question is: "who is responsible for this mess inflicted upon my life?"
'The Trio' has the answers.
Why does Mike Wilson know the answers to the questions that Garry Stevens' and Dave Martin's air-heads keep asking over and over again? How is it the Mike knows, but these anoraks who drool over the mere mention of the man who cadged a cup of coffee and a slice of cake, don't know?
Round and round they go, still asking the same questions and still finding the same old tired newspaper clippings and videos, which of course only tell them what they have been told by the same old tired newspaper clippings and video recordings many, many times before.
They are the anoraks who are fast heading for the exit to life. Oh won't that be a relief as more and more of them pop off to oblivion. Not one of them came up with answers, not one of them.
Sad bunch that Garry Stevens and Dave Martin and Malcolm Smith have herded together to fight each other about absolutely nothing at all.
If you had the power reincarnation, would you reincarnate that bunch?
Yes, if your name is Andy Holmes, because he wrote the following in response to the original comments above ....
"Posted by Andy Holmes on 18/5/2022, 19:39:55 .... Wishing people dead does seem rather extreme."
The first question is this: Can Andy Holmes read?
There is no "wish" expressed, only a statement about reality.
The problem seems to be that Andy Holmes thinks that he should never die, never mind be 'reincarnated'.
Well Andy, you can take up the issue of life and death with God, and I don't mean Ronan O'Rahilly, or for that matter with Ian Anderson to whom your comments were directed. Ian is a nice guy, a little too narrow in his thinking on some issues, but a nice guy, except that he cannot give you the eternal life you seem to believe is your entitlement.
Isn't it funny how you could zero in on part of the paragraph, twist it and still ignore its main point?
The main point is in the words that followed those you reinterpreted. These are the words that followed: "Oh won't that be a relief as more and more of them pop off to oblivion. Not one of them came up with answers, not one of them."
The fact of the matter is that not one of the anoraks has come up with answers. What they have done is produce people like Paul Rusling who takes (steals) from us and then twists our research to fit his own half-baked and childish storyline in support of Malcolm Smith. That is a fact. Malcolm Smith meanwhile calls the already deceased O'Rahilly a bum, in American slang. Malcolm wrote that O'Rahilly scrounged around for a cup of coffee and a slice of cake, but the anoraks think that this anti-social idiot had the money to buy and equip a radio ship with the help of 'Jimmy' who never existed. (O'Rahilly was accused by an MP of pushing drugs to kids at about the time that this useless individual was bumming around for coffee and cake.)
In response to that facts, Andy Holmes wrote: "No wonder he has alienated just about everyone, and it really is a shame when he clearly needs help to resolve his issues. I hope he finds it."
Well Andy, the reason why it will be a good thing when the last of the close-minded and cult-like anoraks shuffle into oblivion, is because while we continue to resolve issues without their help, if the anoraks are no longer around, we won't have to worry about them stealing our research, will we? So the more of them who pop off into oblivion, the better off this entire world will be, and we can continue to resolve issues without becoming the victims of anorak theft, once again.
Thank God that Ronan has already departed: he won't be missed in the radio library marked 'truth telling'.
But the gutter crawling of these anoraks now casts around with this by self-appointed "Board Expert RogerT on 18/5/2022, 20:04:57 .... : I believe that some of his behaviour can be attributed to him losing a daughter in suspicious circumstances and being convinced that there was a cover up. No proof of this, just remember it being reported on a forum last year."
RogerT, the "Board Expert" reveals how vile these anoraks are. He now implies that a family related matter explains why Ronan O'Rahilly was a con man, and Paul Rusling is a thief. No, it doesn't. Malcolm Smith described O'Rahilly as a bum, and Paul Rusling has spewed out volumes of words in print to show why he was entitled to steal.
Keep it coming RogerT your words are condemning you.
Then there is an absurd question posed in response to nonsense posted by "Chris Edwards on 18/5/2022 .... : A December 1965 newspaper reports that as well as John Sheffield, one of the other financiers was Jimmy Ross. But if you believe a "forensic investigator" then Jimmy didn't exist and was only created in 1991 as a character in a ficticious book.''
This is followed by another anonymous anorak question from "Zeezender on 18/5/2022 .... Hi Chris. Was that 1965 anomaly ever addressed by MH?"
Of course, Chris should respond that this issue has been explained over and over and over and over again .... "Jimmy Ross" was a made-up name. No such person ever existed in 1965 or in 1991.
Never means never. Fake means fake.
You lot really do need to be terminated as soon as possible.
Please note: Comments by Ian Anderson are in regular black typeface and Commentary is in red.
"Posted Online by Ian Anderson on 16/5/2022, 9:28:19 .... I have to say something in mitigation of the criticism of Mervyn, for reasons I will now explain. Between 2015 and 2018 there was about 25 of us from the UK, to Norway, to Australia, to the United States and so on that were circulated regularly by Mervyn. Many had a pedigree in offshore radio going back to 1963 or in writing about offshore radio, and radio in general, going back to the mid-sixties, some who contribute to this forum."
(Ian): "The format was one of us asking a question and others answering or debating, so whatever we wrote was effectively being peer-reviewed."
"Even if Mervyn asked a rather silly question, I always thought of this being devil’s-advocate-like and worth answering seriously."
Up until this point no commentary is necessary because Ian's words are accepted as a reasonably accurate, balanced and general description!
(Ian): "For instance when he suggested that there was a radio receiver in the engine-room of the Bon Jour off Stockholm to monitor Iron Curtain radio traffic, it was explained that was just about the worst place to have such a radio. However I took up the challenge to identify all of the antennae on the Bon Jour up to the summer of 1962."
Our involvement with the issue that Ian is referring to comes from a book written by Bill Weaver. Suffice to say at this stage, that Bill Weaver claimed that the mv 'Bon Jour' was a CIA-funded operation, but it turned out that what Weaver actually wrote and claimed, is not what appeared in that book. We will provide more details about that in our continuing response in a later paragraph, rather than here, because we want to mention another book by another author.
In 2013 or thereabouts, a book called 'Radio Man' published by IEE came to our (TRIO) attention. It was about the life of Charles Orr Stanley who built PYE into a massive conglomerate of various companies engaged in a vast number of products and services. Not all of them were broadcasting related such as the Pye 'Fish Finder' that someone told Ronan O'Rahilly about. O'Rahilly used that information and twisted it into a misleading obfuscation regarding the purpose of the antenna being erected to the mv 'Frederica' by Harry Spencer. (O'Rahilly is on video footage laughing while he is describing it. The Pye 'Fish Finder' was sonar and it did not entail a mast, but it did scan the sea floor looking for fish. So there was an element of truth in what O'Rahilly said, but not what he related it to.)
On one page of 'Radio Man' (276) was a single paragraph which totally contradicted the accepted story the 1964 advent of 'Radio Caroline'. Up until then the Trio had been documenting material and events in a series of academic monologues, newspaper articles and books that began when Don Pierson (who we worked with in Texas), gave us his financial and legal records about 'Radio London', etc. So we just went along with the known 'Radio Caroline' story. (Our 2009 monologue with the old information is still available to read at http://foundthreads.com/PDF%20FILES/08-A-CAROLINE.pdf )
Unfortunately for Mervyn Hagger, he read the 'Radio Man' book shortly before he was due to give a speech before an audience at a Communications Museum. An apology ensued to the 'live' audience with an explanation about what had occurred. Then the TRIO began an investigation into the story behind that paragraph in that book. We teamed up with Chris Edwards of 'Offshore Echos' magazine and split the costs.
Chris performed the leg work, and Mervyn Hagger pursued the people responsible for writing and publishing that book in order to discover the authenticity of its text. Unfortunately, in that one vital section there were no documented footnotes or endnotes. Then we discovered that IEE no longer existed as such, and both the author and his technical writer co-author were deceased. This led to a very involved story which has been explained in detail elsewhere on this site in past editions of this Blog.
We discovered that Ronan O'Rahilly was lying, and that his sidekick Ian Cowper Ross had spun and published a fictitious story both about the funding of 'Radio Caroline' and the identity of his father. Years later we have been able to establish the true identity of Ian Cowper Ross' father and grandfather and create an unpublished (to date) biography. In a similar manner we have now compiled the biography of the girl behind the name of 'Caroline' which in reality should be written as 'Carolyn'.
This explanation leads into Ian Anderson's comments about the mv 'Bon Jour' because another book with another misleading storyline is also involved. That book is about the Kennedy Assassination, and its author is listed on the cover as Charles W. Weaver - but he did not write that book!
Back in the 1970s, Mervyn Hagger met Charles William Weaver who was known to everyone as 'Bill'. It was at a place called McAllen in the Texas valley leading down to the border with Mexico. Bill had retired, but he had been McLendon Sales Manager for all of Gordon McLendon's radio stations, while managing KILT in Houston, and the mv 'Bon Jour'. Back then he introduced Mervyn Hagger to the Texas engineers responsible for getting the ship and outfitting it. He even told Mervyn Hagger about meeting Ronan O'Rahilly in June 1963 and provided details about where O'Rahilly stayed in Houston, and about the cowboy boots that O'Rahilly bought. Ronan O'Rahilly was sent to Houston on behalf of Allan Crawford who Weaver had met in London back in 1962 when Crawford wanted to lease the ship. (See our video at http://yesterdayneverhappened.com/ for more details.)
Years went by and during the same time we were working with Chris Edwards we had established a contact with Bill Weaver's widow and daughter who sent us all of Bill Weaver's original manuscripts. It was Bill who took 'Radio Nord' off the air, and it was Bill who wrote a manuscript linking Gordon McLendon to the assassination of John F. Kennedy. But what Bill wrote is not what was published after his death, and the real author of the 'fake' version is not on the cover of the book!
Now back to Ian Anderson (with Ian's uncorrected typos):
(Ian): "When Mervyn asked what equipment on the Bon Jour, and in the Stockholm land studios, ended up on the Mi Amigo on the return from Texas, I was able to convince myself of finally reaching a level of accuracy, subject to further correction, to turn this into an article of Offshore Echos Magazine."
"Others of the group contributed the findings of thorough research and discoveries from the national archive at Kew. This was sterling work by everyone. While it is true that all this was in the past, of little consequence, and of diminishing public interest, that could be said of many things that engage small groups, and not so small groups, for instance the quest of who killed the princes in the tower."
Ian's words are again accepted as a reasonably accurate, balanced and general description of events!
(Ian): And so it went until about November 2018 when it became obvious that Mervyn was repeating himself and was rejecting input for no good reason, other than political, and we had a blow- up. It seemed to me, and, it emerged, to others in the group, that the rise of Trumpism, something he admired, had encouraged his coarser side at the expense of courtesy and reason. That was a shame if only because he had previously challenged us to search the past and to get things down in writing before it was too late. That will stand.
Ian's words do not cover what has been explained above about the two books ('Radio Man') and the book about 'Radio Nord' with connections to the assassination of President Kennedy.
The interjection regarding "the rise of Trumpism" would require a lot of time to explain and it is not directly connected to this subject. In fact, the attack on Donald Trump was launched from London using an agent for MI6 whose services were paid for with money provided by the political campaign of Hillary Clinton. The investigation into that matter is and has been ongoing in the USA at US Justice Department level for several years. One person has been indicted, but the investigation is still ongoing, although it is possibly reaching its conclusion. It is rumored several people could be facing criminal prosecution.
However, in order to keep this topic on focus. nothing more will be added about that at this time.
The 'blow-up' that Ian mentions did occur, but it stemmed from yet another part of this investigation that involved George Saunders. George was a Marconi man who became the Chief Engineer on board the mv "Mi Amigo' during the initial phase when it was home to 'Radio Atlanta', and then to 'Radio Caroline South'.
Mervyn Hagger exchanged a lot of written material and had many long accompanying phone conversations with George Saunders. George is a proud engineer who had contempt for most of the 'pirate' djs and disputed what Ian Anderson was claiming about the technical installations on board the mv 'Mi Amigo'. Mervyn Hagger became 'man in the middle'.
When he was originally hired, George Saunders went to Greenore, but he somewhat exaggerated what he did there. He was also was sent to sort out the mess created by Ove Sjöström on board the mv 'Fredericia'. George says that he sacked Ove on orders from his engineering boss at Chesterfield Gardens. In response, Ove Sjöström has responded with a version that does not check out.
Then another problem arose involving Chris Edwards. That dispute came with the methodology of telling our story using 'Caroline Brooks' as narrator. Chris says that he wanted only the story of fact, but the problem is that 'Offshore Echos' magazine has continued to publish the fake blarney spun by Ronan O'Rahilly and others about the totally false origins of 'Radio Caroline'.
This has been our response to what Ian Anderson has written. Ian is of course free to add further comments, but unlike the majority of anoraks on Dave Martin's Board, Ian has a professional life running a professional radio station. Outside the scope of this work, Ian also acquired prior experience helping to run offshore broadcasting stations. Ian is married, has children and generally seems to be a well-balanced human being.
SO WHAT WENT WRONG?
The answer is Paul Alexander Rusling.
Rusling was added to the 'Caroline Investigation' newsletter mailing list, but he contributed absolutely nothing, and took as much information as he could.
Rusling visited our original premises, and then he stole as much as could in the way of intellectual property and with the endorsement of Hans Knot, he hammered together a mixture of fact with fiction to create 'The Radio Caroline Bible' which he then sold to gullible anoraks with the blessings of Garry Stevens.
Rusling's purpose seems to have been two-fold. 1) Make money for himself, and 2) Create a bogus story that linked the start of the real 1964 'Radio Caroline' with the fraudulent affair calling itself 'Radio Caroline' that is run by Malcolm Smith who calls himself 'Peter Moore'.
The reasoning by Rusling and Moore seems to be that having a tiny and insignificant new radio station would not generate support, but if it could be shown that this tiny and insignificant radio station was in fact a continuation of the original 1964 'Radio Caroline', Malcolm Smith would gain a lot of free publicity, and he has. Along the way, Paul Rusling could sell his fraudulent work based upon plagiarism.
It was then that Garry Stevens who gave Rusling free promotional advertising, and for months Stevens refused to explain his actions - after fully endorsing this work. Eventually Garry Stevens merely made supporting comments about Rusling while disparaging this work and, strangely enough he began a sneering campaign launched against the mostly insignificant actions of Dave Martin's Board - which, among other names, Garry Stevens called the 'Church of Caroline'.
This sorry saga brought an end to the 'Caroline Investigation' newsletter and the present work began.
Details will follow.
Please note that the previous precursory chapter marked the end of the first volume in this series. You can find the Index here. The precursory chapter below will commence the second volume and an Index will be added very soon. Because the copy below was originally published by the authors at an earlier date as part of the first volume and then reposted here, it is subject to change as a precursory chapter.
James Dudley Wilmeth is dead.
He died at the age of 86 on July 20, 1997 in Fort Worth, Texas, but had he been still alive and mentally competent in 2022, and had he been asked about the ongoing proxy war being fought between the USA and Russia on the battlefield of Ukraine, he might have told everyone an amazing story about how it all began. But then, maybe he wouldn't, because he didn't.
He certainly had an interesting personal story to tell about his life, but so far we have not come across a comprehensive and detailed account of it in print, or in any other medium, and yet, what a story it is. Even if his biography only focused upon why he was sent to Moscow in 1944, it would still make anyone reading a newspaper or a periodical, or watching a television news broadcast or listening to a radio report about the war in Ukraine, sit up and ponder. If, that is, people still ponder in critical thought. But if a person does ponder, and if that person knows about Churchill's "naughty document", then they might well ponder some more about the war in Ukraine.
But maybe not.
Back in 1944, Ukraine was part of the Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics, and therefore Ukraine was merely a State, in the same way that Texas is a State, but it was not a sovereign country any more than Texas is a sovereign country. Strangely enough, because of its a ability to produce food and oil, the State of Texas was the economic powerhouse driving the USA, and Ukraine still has some of those same physical attributes that once fed the USSR.
Texas also used its financial leverage to influence the geopolitical thoughts of those controlling the federal government of the USA, and in the Nineteen Fifties that included its ability to censor by fear and intimidation. Now that same blanket used to silence alternative thoughts and inspire critical thinking has descended once again.
Back in 1944, technology did not allow for instant and widespread electronic communications the way it does now, and yet, under today's advanced system of communication where, as the BBC slogan once put it in 1927: "nation shall speak peace unto nation", a blanket of censorship is currently smothering the West. Meanwhile, in Russia, the country being censored by the West, if a person knows where to look, there is a service that opens up to anyone who cares to listen, a service making available to all, free of charge, the opinions of the world. Funnily enough, that same Russian outlet is also accessible in the West which tried to imply that it has shut out anything to do with Russian opinion.
But censorship is one big cynical game, and in WWII, Churchill mocked Hitler for shutting out alternative viewpoints. He said that Nazi Germany could make tanks and airplanes, but it could not shut out tiny thoughts in opposition, no matter how hard Hitler's cronies tried. However, lest anyone think that Churchill was not a bigot and that he was open to the ideas of others, it is important to remember that back in 1920, in a full page Sunday newspaper article published in Scotland where he was a representative Member of Parliament, it was Churchill who promoted the idea of "good Jews and bad Jews". Churchill also promoted the conspiracy idea of the 'Illuminati' in that same article.
However, in 1944, Churchill was not above carving up Eastern Europe by writing on a scrap of paper which country should be assigned to either the USSR or UK and friends, once Nazi Germany had been defeated. Churchill called it a 'naughty document', and lest you think that this is fiction, in recent years that same document went on display. Churchill engaged in his scribbles to which Stalin added his 'uptick' mark of approval and side notes, at what is now known as the 'Second Moscow Conference'.
This Conference, codenamed 'Tolstoy', took place in Moscow during 1944 between the 9th and 19th of October. The purpose of thiat meeting was to enable British Prime Minister Winston Churchill to meet with Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin They met to discuss, among other things, when the USSR would declare war on Japan. Other people were also present as observers, and they included British Foreign Minister Anthony Eden; Soviet Foreign Minister Vyacheslav Molotov; U.S. Ambassador Averell Harriman, and U.S. General John Dean, representing the U.S. military.
It was at this meeting that Churchill began scribbling on a piece of paper the fate of many other nations. Churchill gave 90% of Romania; 10% of Greece; half of Yugoslavia; half of Hungary and three-quarters of Bulgaria, to the USSR. Stalin simply put an uptick mark to show that it was okay by him. When it came to Poland the matter was deferred to another meeting.
Upon reflection about what Churchill and Stalin had just concluded on that bit of paper, Churchill mused upon the cynical nature about what they had just done in such a casual manner by deciding upon the fate of millions of people. It caused Churchill to understate the matter by calling his handwritten notes with Stalin's uptick on them, a "naughty document".
So when it came to reading in a 1956 newspaper that: "In the following year, he (James Dudley Wilmeth) was sent to Moscow on a military mission", and that he stayed there for some considerable time, it did not take a lot research to discover just what was going on in Moscow during 1944 that required his presence. Confirming that Wilmeth had been sent to Moscow to carry out part of the application of that "naughty document", it is only necessary to consider his activities and whereabouts that followed once World War II came to a halt in Europe.
The 1956 Austin newspaper also reported that:"When World War II ended, Wilmeth held the rank of lieutenant colonel and had already collected an impressive array of medals and service decorations. From 1945 to 1947 he commanded or served as an officer on the control commissions set up by the Allies in Austria, Hungary ...."
On Sunday, July 1, 1945, the 'Fort Worth Star Telegram' reported that according to the mother of Lt. Col. James Dudley Wilmeth, he was ...."stationed in Moscow on a U.S. military mission with the American Embassy." The paper also reported that he "has been awarded the Bronze Star for meritorious service in connection with military operations from February 16 to March 28, 1945, " It also stated that: "He has been overseas for three years. His wife and son, Jimmy, live in New York City."
This 1945 news item also explained that Wilmeth "served as organizer and head of a POW contact team in the area of Lublin, Poland, that was responsible for the repatriation of the Russian troops."
It is an innocent sounding line about Wilmeth and Prisoners Of War, but it conceals a lot of extremely unpleasant information, because it has to do with the practical application of Winston Churchill's "naughty document".
In some ways Wilmeth's assignment smacks of imitating Heinrich Himmler's 'Final Solution', because it was all about dealing with unwanted individuals. In this instance, Wilmeth was knowingly assisting in the 'disposal' of Stalin's political enemies, even though he might have been "just following orders".
The next line could also be referring to the Nazi program when it stated that:"Working against language difficulties and shortages of transportation and communication facilities, he successfully organized an assembly point with facilities for clothing, feeding, housing, and processing of the returning prisoners."
A short time before Wilmeth went to work, the same railways were under Nazi control, and they had also been "Working against language difficulties and shortages of transportation and communication facilities ...." The Nazis had also "successfully organized an assembly point(s) with facilities for clothing, feeding, housing, and processing .... prisoners."
We know what the Nazis did with their assembled prisoners, but what did Wilmeth and his colleagues do with their prisoners? They were all prisoners. They were individually unable to decide their own destination and future. Instead, some of them were under the command of James Dudley Wilmeth and he made that decision for them, like or not.
It all has to do with what happened between 1944 and 1947. This is what a partial review of Nikolai Tolstoy's book'Victims of Yalta: The Secret Betrayal of the Allies'. had to say in the journal 'Imprimis', for December 1988, in Volume 17, No. 12. "At the end of World War II, two million Russians-including White Russians, Cossacks, Slovenians, Croats and Serbs who were POWs or simply living in exile-were forcibly repatriated to the Soviet Union. Men, women and children were turned over to the Russian secret police at gunpoint. .... This tragedy, although nearly a half-century old, ought not be forgotten." Clearly that story related to the same time and place as the military assignment handed to James Dudley Wilmeth.
This is still a highly controversial issue.
Some reports state the Americans were horrified at the treatment being handed out to the Russian POWs by the Soviet armed forces, and that the Americans were trapped into handing over the Russians to the British, who then handed them over to the Soviets, while Americans were repatriating their own from Soviet captivity. Other reports claim that the situation become worse after the Yalta Conference. Overall it was not an episode that either the Americans or British wanted to openly discuss.
The attempts to stop further leaks about the fate of Russians who did not want to be repatriated, as well as the human rights uproar that blew-up and tried to ascribe all of the blame on Anthony Eden, became a major issue in the early Nineteen Fifties. But this is not a story about European human rights abuses in the wake of World War II, this part is only included because it relates to the life experiences of james Dudley Wilmeth, and his story is only important here because it relates to our own story.
We will move on.
From 1948 to 1952, Wilmeth was first assigned to Korea and then he "was assigned to G2 Section for intelligence work in Japan." ('Austin American -Statesman', August 2, 1956.) We wanted to know more about G2 and Army Intelligence, and it turns out to be an oxymoron. It wasn't an intelligent operation that Wilmeth was assigned to work for. It was an unintelligent disaster being managed by a self-opinionated man with a lot of authority.
U.S. Army Intelligence in Japan was created once Japan surrendered. G2 was an Army affair that put up a wall between it and the new Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). It had been formed the year before Wilmeth was assigned to work in Japan for G2. There was no cooperation between G2 and CIA. They were rivals.
According to 'The Diplomat' magazine for November 2017, G2 was under the command of U.S. Army General Charles A. Willoughby. He was identified as "most likely the worst intelligence chief the U.S. Army has ever had." As head of Intelligence during the Korean War, it was Willoughby who supplied General Douglas MacArthur with information that underestimated and misrepresented the threat of invasion posed by China.
General Willoughby is the man to whom James Dudley Wilmeth reported within a chain of command. This is what the'The Diplomat' magazine had to say about Willoughby: "Anything MacArthur wanted, Willoughby produced intelligence for… In this case Willoughby falsified the intelligence reports… He should have gone to jail,” said the chief of operations of the 10th Corps of the 8th Army, Lieutenant-Colonel John Chiles." Author David Halberstam described Willoughby as a man with"the need to have someone who agreed with him at all times and flatter him constantly,”
That was James Dudley Wilmeth's boss until August 31, 1951.
Willoughby was fiercely anti-communist and is alleged to have staged one assassination while still serving in Japan. After he retired from the U.S. Army, Willoughby worked as an advisor to the fascist dictator Francisco Franco in Spain. Later, Willoughby became a close advisor to H. L. Hunt, the Texas oil millionaire based in the Dallas area. Hunt was both a publisher and broadcaster of anti-communist rhetoric mixed with evangelical Christianity.
This was the background training of James Dudley Wilmeth in 1952 when he joined the faculty of the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. This position gave Wilmeth an authoritative platform in print in which he could express all that he had learned. Soon the entire United States Army would learn of Wilmeth's geopolitical world view, especially as it applied to Russia.
Next: The Curtain Descends ....
Malcolm Smith we are all waiting for an answer to our question. Prove to the world that you are not just another fraudster like Ronan O'Rahilly who is trying to cadge a cup of coffee and a slice of cake from gullible fools. (Your description of Ronan O'Rahilly.)
Malcolm Smith writing as 'Peter Moore', falsely claims many things, all with the intention of promoting a fraudulent broadcasting operation with a British government license and in need of money. It is a fraud, because instead of telling the British government that it is Malcolm Smith's new pet project, he claims that it is the continuation of a venture originating in 1964, but so far he has got away with it. However, Malcolm Smith is scared to death about our investigation because it is uncovering the true story and revealing that Malcolm Smith is merely copying the anti-social behavior of Ronan O'Rahilly who could not afford a cup of coffee or a slice of cake - according to Malcolm Smith!
Malcolm Smith, the mentor for the hack plagiarist Paul Rusling, has posted online: "Crawford's 'Project Atlanta' ran out of funding and was rescued by his own company."
So we respond: Hey! Malcolm Smith! Name that company!
Your hack plagiarist Paul Rusling tried to infer that it was named Rosswood Limited which the GPO claimed was the telephone account name for an entity without financial backing, and it appeared after the ship mv 'Fredericia' had already dropped anchor off Essex.
Ronan O'Rahilly, you wrote, was what Americans call a 'bum', someone without money who scrounged around for a cup of coffee and a slice of cake. O'Rahilly says he arrived in London in "1961" with only a few Pounds in his pocket.
So who bought the ship and the broadcasting equipment, and who paid for its installation?
We say that Malcolm Smith, with the word backing of Paul Rusling, is promoting a new fraud called 'Radio Caroline' by trying to link his tiny venture to a totally different major investment back in 1964, and as much as he huffs and puffs about 'libel', without knowing the meaning of that word, you know that what you are doing is trying to repeat the conmanship of Ronan O'Rahilly. But you are not very good at it, are you?
This is why you launch truly libelous attacks on us in order to deflect scrutiny of what you are doing, but like Rusling, you lack peas in a pod worth going after.
So Malcolm Smith: Name that Company, and show everyone the proof that it ever existed!
You might even want to drop your cover name of 'Peter Moore' which you use to libel us, defraud the public of money, and lie to the British government on official forms.
Go on: Name that company!
You can't, because Ronan O'Rahilly did not start 'Radio Caroline'!
Malcolm Smith is the name of a real person who has "split" his persona into both reality and fantasy.
In reality, Malcolm Smith claims that Ronan O'Rahilly was a anti-social person that Malcolm Smith could not stand because O'Rahilly was always using someone to get something free. Smith admits that O'Rahilly was such a low-life that he even begged for free coffee and cake.
In fantasyland, Malcolm Smith, using the fake name of 'Peter Moore', turns into the amoral persona of Ronan O'Rahilly who Malcolm Smith denounces as a fraud and a liar.
But on his 'Caroline' cult web site, Malcolm Smith has a made-up story written in the name of his fake persona, and titled 'Caroline’s History by Peter Moore'.
It is still there, (as of this writing).
Read it for yourself.
This is what Malcolm Smith claims about Ronan O'Rahilly:
"On a fund raising trip to the USA he was captivated by a photograph in Life magazine showing president John F. Kennedy's daughter Caroline playing in the Oval Office of the White House and disrupting the serious business of government. This was exactly the image he wanted for his station. The name had to be Radio Caroline."
Malcolm Smith knows and admits that this statement is a made-up work of fiction spun by Ronan O'Rahilly, but here is 'Peter Moore' pushing the same lie, and that lie is not the only lie that 'Peter Moore' tells in his work that he calls 'Caroline's History'.
But its not just lies that Malcolm Smith spins, his actions are intended to deceive and by so-doing to defraud.
Malcolm Smith glosses over the real story because he does not want to explain why he is attacking our presentation.
Please don't think for a moment that we believe that 'Peter Moore' lies while Malcolm Smith tells the truth, because 'Peter Moore' is Malcolm Smith and Malcolm Smith using the name of 'Peter Moore', lies to everyone.
This includes the government of the United Kingdom.
Smith's lies appear on official UK government documents in which he by claims that 'Peter Moore' is one person and Malcolm Smith is another person, when in reality they are one and the same person! But this is the foundation upon which his entire 'Caroline' cult is built. Malcolm Smith lies to everyone, and that is the problem with his 'Caroline cult'. It is based upon a pack of lies like these lies in his so-called 'history' in which he claims that Ronan O'Rahilly ....
".... soon became aware that quite separately an Australian businessman Alan Crawford had also identified the potential of marine broadcasting to the UK. Ronan befriended him."
Smith also insists that: "Crawford's 'Project Atlanta' ran out of funding and was rescued by his own company. On a fund raising trip to the USA he was captivated by a photograph in Life magazine showing president John F. Kennedy's daughter Caroline playing in the Oval Office of the White House and disrupting the serious business of government. .... With finance in place, the ex ferry Fredericia was purchased and taken to Greenore for conversion."
There are several references made by Smith to 'a company', but that 'company' is never named, never identified, and the reason why is because O'Rahilly never created such a company. Therefore this non-existent 'company' never raised any funds to buy anything!
The "ex-ferry Fredericia was purchased" back in December 1963, and then, in a series of transactions it ended up in the hands of the Wijsmuller company in Holland. That company was totally responsible for installing broadcasting equipment on board that ship, and supervising activity on board the mv 'Mi Amigo' which was on lease from McLendon interests in Texas, under the supervision of Bill Weaver.
By the time that Ronan O'Rahilly surfaces in the news, it is as the stooge of Jocelyn Stevens, and clearly Stevens is running the show, although Stevens does not explain who is really behind the entire venture.
However, "Crawford's 'Project Atlanta' ...." which Malcolm Smith claims "....ran out of funding ...." was in fact populated with big names in the world of printing, publishing and oil. It certainly did not "run out of money", and while Smith can name Crawford's company, he cannot name O'Rahilly's company. Nevertheless, Smith claimed that Crawford's company "was rescued by [O'Rahilly's] own company."
This is not Smith's only lies.
Smith also claims that O'Rahilly went: "On a fund raising trip to the USA ...." We know when O'Rahilly went to the USA and we are are alone in publishing this information. One of our 'Trio' was living in Houston, Texas and it was there that we learned what Ronan O'Rahilly was doing and who he was representing.
Ronan O'Rahilly went to Houston in June 1963, and he stayed at its now demolished 'Continental Hotel' .
Why did Ronan O'Rahilly go to Houston?
Because that is where Bill Weaver had his office at KILT, a Gordon McLendon radio station. Weaver was in charge of the mv 'Mi Amigo' docked at Galveston Island in Texas, because it was Bill Weaver who had been in Stockholm and closed down 'Radio Nord'. But Weaver had also been London and talked to Crawford in 1962, before 1963 when 'Project Atlanta Limited' was created in July of that year.
Weaver also talked to the Verweij brothers who were in the process of taking over the operation of 'Radio Veronica', and there is a direct connection to the engineering side of that venture, and the Crawford-Wijsmuller operation. Weaver also talked to those representing the ill-fated offshore station called 'Radio Antwerpen'.
But Malcolm Smith does not want to explain any of that. Instead, Smith's phantom persona called 'Peter Moore' claims that Ronan O'Rahilly .... "was captivated by a photograph in Life magazine showing president John F. Kennedy's daughter Caroline playing in the Oval Office of the White House and disrupting the serious business of government. This was exactly the image he wanted for his station."
So while the main body of anorak cultists now disbelieve that statement and call it rubbish (which it is), Malcolm Smith is still peddling it in order for the sloppy reporters to pick it up and run with it in the press. Why? So that Malcolm Smith does not have to get into the business of explaining to the press that Ronan O'Rahilly was a fraud, a cheat and a con man who has fooled the press into printing a series of lies.
No, Malcolm Smith reserves that admission for us, while using his bogus persona of 'Peter Moore', with the idea being that 'Peter Moore' may lie, but Malcolm Smith tells the truth, even though 'Peter Moore' is Malcolm Smith!
The fact is that Malcolm Smith is dedicated to one thing, and one thing alone: Malcolm Smith is promoting lies to further his own aims, ambitions and income. Malcolm Smith is one person and the words of 'Peter Moore' are actually all the work of one person, and his name is Malcolm Smith.
In the long run of events, Malcolm Smith is an unimportant mechanic who has a small following of deluded individuals. He has used the name 'Caroline' to create his own small, but fanatical cult, and the purpose of his quasi-religious cause, is to primarily raise funds for his own benefit.
Because Malcolm Smith's 'Caroline' venture has absolutely no impact on anything to do with real events that affect the lives of ordinary people, or governments, their bureaucrats pay no attention to what Malcolm Smith is doing. Sometimes government officials rubber-stamp his applications to operate, because with the exception of Malcolm Smith's little band of followers, millions of voters who put governments in office have never heard of Malcolm Smith, let alone his tiny enterprise and therefore Malcolm Smith has no impact on ordinary lives as lived.
Consequently, when the spotlight is turned on Malcolm Smith as a person, he cringes and immediately seeks the darkness of obfuscation under the name 'Peter Moore'. His response to critics, and especially the texts that appear here, is to post comments that attack one person in our 'Trio': ".... What he refuses to accept is that no matter what he writes and even if elements of truth appear from time to time NOBODY CARES."
Malcolm Smith wrote those words on May 7 of this year.
One day later he wrote: "I need to step back and not engage in a keyboard war .... This unsettles me. .... the general reaction is ' so fecking what ' ....?" Malcolm Smith's response provides a clue to understanding the reason why we are even bothering to address his latest comments. Malcom Smith made them in direct response to our storyline which is unrelated to his own mythology.
Malcolm Smith is trying to create a new 'history' of past events that do impact upon the narrative that is appearing on this site within its precursory chapters. They are part of the raw material for our books. Malcolm Smith's words are important because of their application, not because of their attachment to his cult-backed pet project.
Our concern is that Malcolm Smith is creating meaningless gibberish, which, undoubtedly, as he puts it, "NOBODY CARES" about. But Malcolm Smith also includes these words: ".... even if elements of truth appear from time to time ....".
When Ronan O'Rahilly is admitted by Malcolm Smith to being a liar and a fraud, after his fake biography is exposed here, Malcolm Smith's reaction is "so what?" and "NOBODY CARES." But by mixing lies with fact, and by admitting that this is what he is doing, Malcolm Smith is sowing confusion in that discipline called 'history'. In so doing, Malcolm Smith has further poisoned the application of that word, which is why we avoid using it.
Malcolm Smith's apparent intention is to create a jumble of words without meaning. Readers then walk away confused, but that is what Malcolm Smith is trying to achieve. In that way voters pass by his activities without a controversial thought. Malcolm Smith and his 'Caroline' venture are thus dismissed out of hand.
Government officials have been doing the same when Malcolm Smith has made his applications on official forms. We are pointing this out to the various authorities so that they can put a stop to that practice and ask Malcolm Smith to account for his actions.
So the issue comes down to Malcolm Smith's claim that the past does not matter, verses the reality that if the past does not matter, then the present only exists as a fantasy and not as a 'fact' based upon truth. But if that fantasy is also a nightmare, then its horrors persist in reality from one age to another age; from generation to generation.
However, to repeat words sung by Grace Slick: "When the truth is found to be lies, and all the joy within you dies" it results in the past having no meaning, and that in turn creates a present having no grounding in reality. When that happens, words become meaningless and only "might make right" and that is the foundation of war, murder and mayhem. It is only defined by the degree of violence stemming from the degree of application that the lie has to present life.
This is why courts of law have to base all testimony upon 'truth' and 'nothing but the truth', because prior to this system of judging actions by words, the system was based upon trial by combat. The last such trial ended not too many generations ago, allegedly involving an ancestor of 'Freeborn John' Lilburne.
In order to set our narrative aside from the 'historical' gibberish and fiction promoted by Malcolm Smith, we refer to these texts as YesterStudies. This link was last updated on December 15, 2015, and its temporary cessation was due to the discovery of new information about the true origins of 'Radio Caroline' in 1964. That discovery also resulted in our present and ongoing investigation. It has proved that everything previously claimed by, and about Ronan O'Rahilly in relation to 'Radio Caroline', is untrue. Malcolm Smith is now both admitting that it is untrue, and at the same time still promoting the fiction that Ronan O'Rahilly created 'Radio Caroline' in 1964. Please note that our own 2015 link will be eventually updated and amended accordingly.
Unfortunately, at the moment, Malcolm Smith won't admit that he lied on British government documents or that he is lying now about our investigation into the origins of 'Radio Caroline'. In fact, he is digging a deeper literary grave for himself by adding more and more misrepresentation to his own defense.
Malcolm Smith now claims as a follow-up to his previous lies that: ".... I need to step back and not engage in a keyboard war ..... This unsettles me. I like a bit of sarcasm but don't really do hatred. "
Neither do we, but we don't do lies, either!
In this instance, Malcolm Smith was responding to a reply to his earlier comment about Ronan O'Rahilly being a totally anti-social fraud, cheat and liar.
This other comment that Smith was replying to suggested that Ronan O'Rahilly, who had to lie to get a free cup of coffee and a slice of cake (according to Malcolm Smith), had in fact paid for two ships; broadcasting equipment and the rent for a mansion in Mayfair.
In reality, while Ronan O'Rahilly may have lied to get free food and drink (we don't know that he did, we are merely reporting claims made by Malcolm Smith suggesting that he did), Malcolm Smith needs to make it clear to those writers who are responding to him, that Ronan O'Rahilly did not finance two ships; broadcasting equipment or pay the rent for a mansion in Mayfair. Neither did Ronan O'Rahilly put together a plan, or use someone else's plan to pay for that 'shopping list'.
Ronan O'Rahilly was both a con man and a "decoy duck" (as one MP called him. That MP also claimed that Ronan O'Rahilly was pushing drugs to young people.)
On the other hand it was Malcolm Smith who in fairly recent times, fraudulently signed government documents to support his own, and very new project that he calls 'Radio Caroline'. His foundational lie is in the fact that his project, and the plagiarized but twisted book by Paul Rusling that supports Malcolm Smith's project to deceive, mislead and solicit funds from the general public which claims that it, is an extension of Ronan O'Rahilly's original plan to lie to deceive and to mislead the public.
However, one thing in Ronan O'Rahilly's favor, is in the fact that unlike Malcolm Smith, Ronan O'Rahilly did not lie to deceive the general public in order to solicit funds! Ronan O'Rahllly was paid to lie and deceive by the people who were really paying the bills.
The fact that Malcolm Smith is now "unsettled" may indicate that Malcolm Smith does have a conscience and maybe he will eventually apologize to us, while terminating his own project based upon lies and deceit in order to solicit money from the general public.
Ronan O'Rahilly was just a big bag of paid wind trying to mislead the public, whereas the Malcolm Smith intends to deceive the general public in order to solicit funds from them under false pretenses.
We were very surprised today when we read an admission of fraud by Malcolm Smith (who calls himself Peter Moore), concerning the enterprises known as a company calling itself 'Radio Caroline' and a hulk called 'Ross Revenge'.
Both of these entities are under the control of Malcolm Smith and both of them claim to be connected to a radio station called 'Caroline' which Smith's cohort Paul Rusling in his plagiarized book called 'The Radio Caroline Bible' has attempted to link back to the venture of 1964-1967 called 'Radio Caroline'. The 1964-1967 station is not connected to Malcolm Smith's own ventures.
While we still await an apology from Paul Rusling, his mentor Malcolm Smith has now posted his own confession on line at:
Posted by [MALCOLM SMITH] Peter Moore on 6/5/2022, 17:43:54
Got a memory like a goldfish but someone asked about our new charity, Everything that Ronan did had to be ritualised and made complex, mysterious and argumentative.
If he just bought a coffee he would drink most of it and then complain that the coffee was ' burned '. Or he would order cake, eat most of it and then say it was stale. It was all a ploy to get a free coffee and a free slice of cake. Spending tine with him socially was a nightmare. I tried to avoid it If he would tie the most insignificant thing up in knots you can appreciate what he did with the ship.
The vessel ' may ' have been obtained by Northfleet Enterprises of Liberia, an entity that in all probability did not exist. Then Lichtenstein, Switzerland, Canada and Panama entered the picture, including the often mentioned Grothan Steamship or Steemship.
In 2004 my colleague Mike Weston was told that the ship was a prime candidate for major funding, but this evaporated when we stated that we had nil idea who owned her. In 2006 I asked Ronan too finally come clean but he refused to tell me anything and became angry, we decided to let sleeping dogs lie.
By 2014 and sadly, Ronan was in no state to answer questions even if he so wished. We hired marine lawyers and by 2017 they showed that no legitimate owner any longer existed. Revenge was awarded to me.
But nobody is going to give money to make a ship thus more valuable and thus benefit me. So a charity has been formed which is:
MV ROSS REVENGE ( Home Of Radio Caroline ). Charity number 1195589.
This is a trust and the ship has been transferred to the trust and I am one of the trustees. We have a bank account and there is a token sum in it just now. There is no upper limit of course to how much ' could ' be spent on the ship. We are not quite ready to start fund raising.
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