Radio Caroline did not just "happen", it was created by someone other than Ronan O'Rahilly who was but an empty vessel making a lot of noise and taking undeserved credit. In short, Ronan O'Rahilly was a fraud.
But you need to know the true story and that is what we are revealing step-by-step in a very methodical and court room evidentiary manner. So welcome to the third part of the current revelation ....
The Rate Card above was the first to be issued, and the front and back of the same document are shown below. Notice that the label has been place OVER the top of the original printed address. By holding this document up to the light it is possible to read what is printed UNDER the label. It is 54-62 Regent Street! So the original was 54-62 Regent Street and that was changed to 52-53 Fetter Lane.
That information is in keeping with the name of the printing company which is shown below the label. That company was contracted by Stevens Press Limited to print 'Queen' magazine, and that same company became a part of the very noisy and controversial creation of the British Printing Corporation and its dealings with Stevens Press Limited. More on this later.
So this project did not begin at 52-53 Fetter Lane, and nor was this its original address. How the birth of Radio Caroline ties into Stevens Press Ltd., and how and why it probably led to the resignation of 'Queen' magazine editor Beatrix Miller, and the identification of Jocelyn Stevens and his wife as the 'Duke and Duchess of Caroline', will be revealed in the coming days. Stay tuned!
Tomorrow we will continue to unravel the tangled web of nonsense stories that have been woven around Radio Caroline. Each new work of fiction has claimed to be the "real story" or the "true story", when in reality they are more works of fiction by hack writers who had no contact in 1964 with the origins of this story. We were there and we had a different perspective on these activities. Even so, it has necessitated a lot of additional research since the very people claiming to be enthusiasts, are not interested in research, only in making a lot of very childish noises and cashing in where they can while living in a fantasy world that never existed in the world of reality. However, we are always happy to hear from anyone who is seriously interested in this subject and would like to assist us in our research.
The notation about Peter Snell comes from a discography site, because other indications show that he was born in Canada, not Australia. He is listed in filmography sections relating to several later movie productions. The main problem with researching him has to do with a famous athlete of the same name that appears in news reports. However, this information is only incidental and references to him are illustrative of the fact 54-62 Regent Street served many different businesses, including an accommodation address for entities such as Radio Caroline, which was not a company but a business venture using that name.
This is the complete text of the document shown yesterday in our video. It is a follow-up to an investigation that began in February 1965. We will be adding comments and illustrations to the points raised in numbers 2, 3, 5 and 6, together with specific information and illustrations regarding point 4 and the listed companies that are named. All of this goes to debunk in total, the lies spread by Ronan O'Rahilly and others, about the so-called 'merger' of Atlanta and Caroline, and the so-called take-over of Project Atlanta Limited by Planet Productions Limited, together with any lingering notion that 'Radio Caroline' was in any way, shape, form or fashion, a rebellion against the British Crown Establishment, but rather a rebellion within the British Crown Establishment led by Princess Margaret and supported by elements within the electronics industry and by top engineers from the British Broadcasting Corporation. If you have been led to believe otherwise, you have been led to believe a lie.
In 1965, the UK Board of Trade dispatched an Investigator to discover the answer to the question: "What is 'Radio Caroline'?" Here is his report, and in future editions we will reveal the details behind the names cited in his report ....
Contrary to the smokescreen of nonsense that has been let loose by those wishing to misinform and misdirect by using the fiction of Ian Cowper Ross that he originally spun in 1990, there are official documents that do exist which reveal what the UK Crown discovered when it sent its agents to investigate the real story behind Radio Caroline. Tomorrow, in video format, we will begin to show our readers some of them.
To see and hear Ian Cowper Ross spin his totally fictitious story about "Jimmy Shaw" in his novel, and as "Daddy" one year later on BBC-TV, click this Caroline link. In a court of law the Defendant spinning the tale in answer to a claim of fraud, is the person who must show proof in support of their alibi. It is for the Prosecutor to punch holes in the alibi and reveal that the teller of the tale is nothing more than a confidence trickster trying to cover-up some other activity. In this instance, what is being concealed and what we are now revealing, are the many documented and authentic details of how and why Radio Caroline was created as a temporary testing point on behalf of industrial interests. It was not created as a 'top of the pops' radio station!
"I started a joke" is a line from an old Bee Gees song that the person telling it could not understand was a joke being played out on the teller of the story. Now read the word anorak and then the words Radio Caroline listener - to see that the joke was, and is on you!
You, as the song implies, started the Establishment laughing.
Princess Margaret and her 'Set', were the epitome of English snobbery dressed-up in refinery paid for by the hoi polloi - who existed to be exploited for the benefit of the British Establishment. In her case, it was that splinter Establishment which she and the likes of Jocelyn Stevens used to attack the main Establishment, while supposedly attacking it.
Whatever this counter-version was, it wasn't something that was supposed to attract the hoi polloi. It was in fact an internal fight within a select group of people, and their own version existed for the benefit of the titled few. Therefore, for this group to get hold of a very young Irishman and promote him as their symbol of a 'fight for freedom', was a very sick joke indeed. But a joke it was, and it was played on the British People, the hoi polloi.
Not only that, but this bunch of snobs dusted off an ambiguous tie-in to this young man's family past, as a story to be told in print about a man who was shot by British troops during his participation in a failed uprising against the British Crown. They picked a symbol that represented a slap in the face to the British Establishment, and in a Monty Python, Fawlty Towers, Yes Minister sort of way, it was probably the cause of much mirth over drinks at many an Establishment club. It was an 'insiders' joke played on everyone who has bought into it.
According to Benjamin Meadows (see below), Princess Margaret returned to the 21 Club on Chesterfield Gardens, at least once more after her visit in 1949 when she was 19 years of age!
This is before Harry Meadows became the owner of the Twenty-One Room Club, but his brother had been the Secretary for 17 years, which turns the clock back to about the year 1940. So who did Harry Meadows buy the Club from in 1961? Clearly there was already a long established connection between the person and the Meadows family.
If Harry Meadows owned all three adjoining properties, then his parent company not only employed Dick Moorcraft, but it let portions of 6 Chesterfield Gardens to different companies, and this included those that were related to Radio Caroline, unless it leased the entire premises to a third party and they sub-let the premises. What is certain is that Planet Productions Limited was not the company that let and sub-let the property, since Planet Productions Limited was not even legally registered to do business in the United Kingdom, and at no time was there a subsidiary UK company called Caroline Sales Ltd.
It is also apparent that when Radio Caroline moved into 6 Chesterfield Gardens, it had no business plan in place, because it seems, whatever the purpose had been behind the creation of Radio Caroline as a spin-off from Radio Atlanta, its purpose had already been achieved when a lease was entered into to occupy 6 Chesterfield Gardens. The documentation admitting this surprising situation has been Online for some time, and it reflects the reasons behind the total chaos that ensued which was then made worse by the arrival of Radio London.
Because the story of how two different radio stations called 'Atlanta' and 'Caroline' suddenly appeared at 6 Chesterfield Gardens which had been identified as 'Caroline House', and because the people who moved into that building did so to represent both stations under one call sign called 'Caroline'; tracing the history of events at that address is one way to establish a true timeline of what occurred at that address between the years of 1959 and 1968.
Why 1959 and 1968?
Because we know for a fact and can prove for a fact that in 1959, number 6 Chesterfield Gardens was the Head Office of the long-established Indestructible Paint Company Ltd.
We also know that the Indestructible Paint Company Ltd was bought by another company which added the Indestructible Paint Company Ltd., and another company making printer's inks, to its growing roster of companies. But because their was no longer a need for 6 Chesterfield Gardens after 1960 when the buy-out of Indestructible Paint Company Ltd was completed (we know these details from company records), then the building seems to have become vacant after that date.
Our problem has been in finding authentic documents contemporary with events that took place in the dead-end street known as Chesterfield Gardens in order to establish who was at number 6 before it was further identified in 1964 by the addition of the words "Caroline" and "House" (not 'Radio Caroline House', but just 'Caroline House'.)
It has now come to light via photographic and documentary evidence, that immediately next door to number 6 Chesterfield Gardens in 1964 was number 7 Chesterfield Gardens. For a time it seemed as though the numbers in sequence next door to number 6 were even numbers only, and therefore number 8 was next door to number 6, but we now know that number 7 was next door to number 6, and that number 8 was next door to number 7.
We are being as meticulously precise as we can, because we are trying to follow the rules established in courts of law where foundational evidence must be produced to prove connectivity of locations and events. This is the reason why you may find this process tedious, but it is necessary to totally destroy the mythology that has been both created and then aided and abetted by people such as Paul Rusling who has now (August 9, 2021) been cited as a reference in a totally fake history released within an eponymous podcast owned by the 'History Channel' TV enterprise.
This is why we have a base line of 1959 for the Home (Head) Office of the Indestructible Paint Company Ltd., as number 6 Chesterfield Gardens, and their vacating of that property in 1960 after absorption as a result of a take-over. The question is what happened between 1960 and 1964 when new tenants moved in to number 6 and caused the words "Caroline" and "House" to be painted outside?
For an answer we have turned to number 8 Chesterfield Gardens which is next door to number 7 Chesterfield Gardens (which is next door to number 6 Chesterfield Gardens.) In 1962, we know that number 8 Chesterfield Gardens was occupied by the '21 Club' which was owned by Harry Meadows who also owned 'Churchills', another club on New Bond Street that was operated as part of one business enterprise by Harry Meadows, but each club had different functions within his business plans.
We also know that Harry Meadows plans were greatly influenced by the UK 'Betting and Gaming Act' which was passed as an Act of Parliament on September 1, 1960. This came into effect on January 1, 1961 and legalized additional forms of gambling in the United Kingdom. As a result of this Act, American Mafia members from the Italian Cosa Nostra and Jewish equivalent, began to move into London. In turn, their arrival from New York and New Jersey attracted London gangs such as the Kray Twins who immediately sought to affiliate with them. These gangland connections also impacted upon the activities at 6 Chesterfield Gardens, and not all of them were directly connected to offshore broadcasting!
So who was at number 7 Chesterfield Gardens?
A lot of different companies from steel fabricators to Martini and Rossi Ltd and a pimple cream company that advertised a lot, and who were still there in November 1964! But it looks as if Harry Meadows had already bought the adjoining number 7 and number 6 Chesterfield Gardens for his 1962 announced 'Meadows Hotel', so all of these companies would also be tenants of Harry Meadows.
That would mean that whoever leased 6 Chesterfield Gardens was dealing with Harry Meadows, and this helps to explain why Harry Meadows was hired at the location of 'Churchills' on New Bond Street, because that is where Harry Meadows had his office. But look again at the 'Maintenance Man' want ad that we found in the newspaper (reproduced earlier in the Dick Morecraft editorial). That ad is for the '21 Club', which was also owned by Harry Meadows. So from memory, Harry recalls going to 'Churchills' on New Bond Street and then, within an hour of being hired, he winds up at 6 Chesterfield Gardens.
However, by at least 1962 when he made his announcement about the 'Meadows Hotel', Harry Meadows seems to have become the owner of a strip of connecting addresses on Chesterfield Gardens. One of them was 8 Chesterfield Gardens, home of the '21 Club'. Harry may indeed have gone to 8 Chesterfield Gardens as the advertisement requests, and then someone told him to report to their New Bond Street office where he was actually hired. From there he was sent to 6 Chesterfield Gardens which was just becoming occupied by the people connected to 'Radio Caroline', and there were probably a number of problems with the building that needed to be addressed because it had been vacated by the previous owner.
This scenario makes sense of Dick Morecraft's memory recall and the documentation we have been able to uncover about the 'Meadows Hotel' plans for numbers 8, 7 and 6 Chesterfield Gardens. When Dick Morecraft was dispatched from New Bond Street to Chesterfield Gardens, Dick Morecraft was continuing his employment with Harry Meadows. Harry does not say that it was the only location that he worked at, and therefore he could have been a kind of peripatetic caretaker but working exclusively for Harry Meadows.
We do know for a fact, both from what Dick Morecraft had to say, and from other accounts, that after the people associated with 'Radio Caroline' had moved out, other tenants unrelated to 'Radio Caroline' were still there. We also know that Ronan O'Rahilly had set up own business at his London flat, before reregistering it at 6 Chesterfield Gardens, and after the Marine Offences Act became law, Dick Morecraft was still working at 6 Chesterfield Gardens, because his employer was Harry Meadows!
Everything points to Harry Meadows being Dick Morecraft's employer because Harry Meadows owned 6 Chesterfield Gardens! Therefore, we will be examining the life and times of Harry Meadows in greater detail.
We also look closely at who some of the other tenants were between the years of 1964 and 1967 at 6 Chesterfield Gardens. It is the connectivity with Harry Meadows and his associates that creates a trail that can still be found and explored, and that trail leads to the people who were really behind Radio Caroline!
Like journalists on CNN and BBC, and social contributors to Wikipedia writing about past events, the world of intelligent human beings seems to have been beheaded by Taliban-type idiots. History is a joke to most lawyers; politicians and yes, journalists (which includes broadcasters.)
We, (our trio) are not historians, and we view that term as an insult. We are YesterTecs who work according to a YesterCode in a manner similar to a forensic investigator reexamining a cold-case crime.
Of recent insult to the intelligence of everyone is the 'History Channel'. It has produced a podcast with the help of some people who should know better, but they have all caved-in to requests for help in producing more mindless-brainwashing about the past!
Some like their contributor Paul Rusling are so full of their own self-aggrandizing puffery, that their vanity clouds their ability to distinguish right from wrong. In this they are supported by folks at places like the 'History Channel', because with their name in their credits, these writers of rubbish think that they can get away with it, because no one, except us, will call them out.
Rusling engaged in intellectual theft which he then distorted to self-publish his own fake account of the past but some are like Ray Clark who interview people by asking soft-ball questions which the vanity-struck interviewee then twists into their own garbled account of past events that never happened. But Ray Clark does not correct this nonsense, and as a result, he has now built up a large volume of basic crap spun from mind manipulation to recall events that never happened, or if they happened at all, they occurred in such a way that they have little in common with truth and reality.
All of their rubbish is used to promote and build-upon stories once spun by a deceased fraudster known as Ronan O'Rahilly, and it is then channeled to further the hoax that 'Radio Caroline' exists. But 'Radio Caroline' died - for all time on the very occasion that the 'History Channel' is supposedly commemorating with its own ridiculous podcast!
On the other hand, we have been, and we will continue to pull-apart events of yesterday, and then microscopically analyse them according to our YesterCode of E+O3X to see where the story about 'Radio Caroline' really began. We already know when it ended and we also know why it ended as a result of governmental legislation at midnight on August 14, 1967. What we are now pin-pointing in detail is why it began, and how it began, and that story has yet to be told by anyone, anywhere, at anytime.
On this date back in 1967, the end came for 'Radio Caroline', whatever 'It' was, because "It' certainly had not been a company, nor had 'It' been a radio station in the traditional sense.
'It' had been a constantly changing myth that came to be surrounded by gangsters and lies, but 'It' had been portrayed to the world as innocence and frivolity.
That is how this story began, and that is how the life of 'It' ended when 6 Chesterfield Gardens in London, England was legally severed from the Dutch operation of two ships, one anchored off the Isle of Man and the other one anchored off the coastline of southeast England, and both had used the call sign of 'Radio Caroline'.
The new law brought the curtain down on the southern ship which had been owned by Texans, and that ship was now under the control of the Dutch tug and salvage company which maintained the vessel. However, one of the two UK disc jockeys who remained on board, tried to proclaim that the radio ship had become a international new venture.
'It' was now bobbing around without funding and without a purpose.
Off the Isle of Man, the other ship had been legally cut off from a former financial base in England, and the wealthy individuals who once had a purpose for the vessel, had resigned before the law came into effect. That is except for on man who was playing a game by waiting for the hammer to fall, but who had pre-paid for airtime to promote his record company venture that had ties to the 'Jewish Mafia' in New York. UK officials tried to pin him down but they did not succeed, and soon, there would be no point in trying after both ships were towed away after maritime debts went unpaid.
Some, who did not understand the legal relationship between the Isle of Man and the Crown corporation sole that rules the United Kingdom, caused a very brief bureaucratic delay by allowing a legal supply-based connection between the northern ship and the Isle of Man to remain in place. But that is all that this was, and one month later, the British Crown issued Order in Council that brought into force the same legislation of August 14, 1967 which had applied to the United Kingdom.
But the dreamer and schemer named Ronan O'Rahilly, the man who had been hired as a 'patsy' to divert attention from the people who originally created the venture now ended, well, he came to believe in his own lies and the fantasy stories. Some came to believe that he was a wonder-worker who had defied the British government and got away with it.
But Ronan O'Rahilly was out of his depth, and even his family in Ireland were not supporting his daydreams. In the end, after death, his fans managed to con the priest who staged Ronan O'Rahilly's memorial service to repeat a condensed version of the same lies that Ronan O'Rahilly had told about himself, but the priest did not write that script. The believers in mythology did.
Just a few months later on March 6, 1968, after the new law came into effect in both the UK and Isle of Man, two Dutch tugs came out from the Netherlands and towed both ships into port, and that was end of the 'Radio Caroline' fantasy. Nothing had been achieved because even the BBC took its blueprint for BBC Radio 1 from the Texan formatted offshore station called Radio London, and that station had closed down on August 14, 1967, just hours before the new law came into effect.
But the O'Rahilly mythology continued, and O'Rahilly was forced to turn repeatedly to the world of con men and gangsters in attempts to make his fantasy come alive. Others used his name and the name of 'Radio Caroline', but they had no connection to any venture that had gone before under that station call sign.
This Blog and our companion Blog are now stripping away the lies, and for the first time we are explaining what really happened after a ship began test broadcasting under the call sign of 'Radio Caroline' on Friday, March 27, 1964.
This Blog continues ....
It is now coming to light that merely mentioning 'Radio Caroline' and the occupation of 6 Chesterfield Gardens from 1964 to 1967, is part of a deceitful game of smoke and mirrors that conceals the true identity of what 'Radio Caroline' really was. This is a concealed story that no one has ever addressed before, but it is the story that unravels the real and true explanation of what 'Radio Caroline' was during those years of its brief existence before it was killed off for all time on August 14, 1967.
We are now dissecting the entire time frame between 1964 and 1967, and we have begun to uncover an amazing history that also shines a light on the true story, the real story, and not the fake story claimed to be real and true, about the origin and make-up of 'Radio Caroline'.
There are three main phases, and they all relate in this sequence, to 6 Chesterfield Gardens.
The first one begins in 1960 with the take-over of the Indestructible Paint Company Limited whose headquarters had been at 6 Chesterfield Gardens. The premises next door were occupied by the 21 Club, and it was owned by the same group of people who also owned the club known as Churchills on New Bond Street.
It was after Indestructible Paint Company Limited vacated 6 Chesterfield Gardens that the owners of 8 Chesterfield Gardens (21 Club), came up with an ambitious plan for its own premises, plus two others adjoining it. That would include 6 Chesterfield Gardens.
But there was a hitch.
This vision for the three properties required planning permission, and at the time (1962) it was thought that the owners of 8 Chesterfield Gardens were unlikely that they would get it.
What exactly transpired between 1962 and 1964 we are now in the process of documenting, but it suggests that the owners of 8 Chesterfield Gardens bought 6 Chesterfield Gardens in anticipation of their expansion plans. Because if they hadn't, there was no way they would have drawn the attention of the press to their modification of a property they did not own.
If the owners of the unoccupied former home of the Indestructible Paint Company Ltd thought that 6 Chesterfield Gardens was suddenly going to shoot up in value, they would have known that its selling price would also increase.
But the owners of the 21 Club were the kind of shrewd wheeler-dealers who did not suffer fools lightly, and it suggests that they had quietly bought 6 Chesterfield Gardens when no one else wanted it.
Why is this important?
Because whoever 'Radio Caroline' was (in terms of the banking people using 'Radio Caroline' as a blanket name), they would be dealing with the owners of the 21 Club. The work resume of Dick Morecraft as Maintenance Man, suggests that this is exactly what happened!
Next come the events of December 1965, because that is when it has been stated that Project Atlanta Ltd was taken over by Planet Productions Limited, even though the financial story behind both companies does not support such a scenario. But in 1966, a number of additional people began moving into 6 Chesterfield Gardens, and some of them had connections to another property at another address that was also referred to as 'Caroline House'.
Attached to these new tenants (there were several), was a man of money whose last name was 'Shaw'.
If you think you have heard that name before, you have: in Ian Cowper Ross' 1990 novel which refers to a 'Jim Shaw' who did not exist! But in 1991, on BBC-TV, Ian Cowper Ross claimed that 'Jim Shaw' was his "Daddy", whose real name was Charles Edward Ross.
Now steps into that mire a fool who is also an intellectual thief, and his name is Paul Alexander Rusling. Without any proof whatsoever, Rusling claimed in his 'bible', that the friends of Charles Edward Ross always called him 'Jimmy'. From that nonsense came the phantom character of 'Jimmy Ross'.
But now we have stumbled across a real money man with ties to 6 Chesterfield Gardens who was not in any way linked biologically or otherwise to Ian Cowper Ross, and whose first name was neither 'Jim' nor 'Jimmy', but whose surname is Shaw. The true identity of this Mr Shaw in relation to events at 6 Chesterfield Gardens, is now being documented by us! We already know a lot about this person and soon, you will too!
This is the first hint of why Ian Cowper Ross invented the name of 'Paul Shaw' for himself in his 1990 novel.
But there is also a third phase involving 6 Chesterfield Gardens and it is about its occupation following the midnight hour on August 14, 1967, when it was business as usual for some of the occupants, and we don't mean the photographer at the very top of the building! This also points to the fact that reading the word 'radio' into the front of 'Caroline House', is a mistake that leads to a trap created by a bogus recital about the existence of 'Radio Caroline' from 1964 to 1967, after which date it was killed off for all time.
We have made some major revisions with expanded textural details to the previous Blog posted on Tuesday on our companion site. Because it is crucial to an understanding of the foundation of this explosive story that has never been published by anyone before, we suggest that you read the updated version. Please use the link button posted above.
Dick Morecraft says that he went to work for Churchills, a club "two doors away from Caroline House", which we know was located at 6 Chesterfield Gardens. Technically, but not practically the location is correct for the building, but not for the Club. Churchills was located at 160 New Bond Street, but the owner of that Club also owned the 21 Club which was at 8 Chesterfield Gardens.
Dick is speaking from memory, years after the event. But he says that he responded to an advertisement for Churchills Club, and while we could not find that advertisement, we did find one for a 'Maintenance Man' at the 21 Club! It is dated Friday, January 11, 1963 and it appeared in the Classified Advertising section of the London Evening Standard.
Of course we don't know how long this advertisement had been running in the paper, or whether someone else had previously been hired and fired, but, both the job description and the location match the account given by Dick Morecraft!
Unfortunately of the people who had been inside 6 Chesterfield Gardens in 1964, only a few have been interviewed. Like Dick Morecraft, whose interview was published in a 1994 addition of OEM, his account about events in 1964 was recalled long after the event. Therefore, if his recall was not totally accurate, that is understandable.
But there is another problem, and that is with the leasing of the property at 6 Chesterfield Gardens between 1964 and 1967. We do know for a fact that there were many tenants in that building between 1964 and 1967, and according to Dick Morecraft, his responsibilities were to the person who hired him, and her name is Marina Martin.
That poses another problem, because there was no such company as Radio Caroline Ltd in 1964, and so we do not know (at the moment) who was paying the wages of Marina Martin. But clearly Dick Morecraft owed his working duties to Marina and the person or organization that was paying her. The question then becomes one of whether Dick Morecraft maintained the entire building, or just parts of the building.
Now we do know for a documented fact that 6 Chesterfield Gardens had been the headquarters of the Indestructible Paint Company Limited, which supplied industrial paint coatings to various trades. It was not a retail operation per se. But in 1959, this company with a long history behind it, was bought out and it became part of an ever-expanding group of companies which had no need for 6 Chesterfield Gardens.
We also know that the group which bought the company at 6 Chesterfield Gardens, eventually bought not just industrial paint companies, but industrial printing ink concerns as well, and that is where a commonality of connections begins to link with Stevens Press Ltd owned by Jocelyn Stevens.
Stevens Press Ltd owned more than just 'Queen' magazine, and it is with a trade newspaper owned by Jocelyn Stevens that connections are made. Something else that we know is that after 1959, and the acquisition of the Indestructible Paint Company Ltd. headquarters, the building at 6 Chesterfield Gardens became at least partially vacant.
Looking directly at the front door of 6 Chesterfield Gardens from the street, the door immediately to its left as part of an attached row of buildings, is the entrance to number 8 Chesterfield Gardens.
Why is all this so important?
Because Dick Morecraft was asked who was at 6 Chesterfield Gardens, and his response from memory does not jive with the known occupants of that building who had nothing to do with the entity known as 'Radio Caroline'. Some people like George Saunders who worked on board the mv Mi Amigo as a radio engineer, and for a time on the mv Fredericia (Caroline), told us that he never went above the floor where John Gilman had his office when he was standing in for him. Gilman, whose secretary was Kitty Black, was responsible for the broadcasting equipment on board both ships, and he reported directly to Allan James Crawford!
So as you can see, the "Devil" really is in the details, and in this instance the factual details are what you will discover for the very first time on this Blog. No one else has ever meticulously researched the story of 'Radio Caroline' before, although several people have fraudulently published books that claim to tell the "real" or "true" story.
Of course, those authors did not tell their book-buying customers the truth!
By 1965 the letterhead for 'Radio Caroline' was attempting to conceal an obvious lie as a result of an investigation by the UK Board of Trade: 'Radio Caroline' did not exist!
Note that 6 Chesterfield Gardens only claimed to be the home of a 'Caroline Sales Office'. But what did that mean? At the bottom of the letterhead it says that the two companies listed are "the sole selling agents for Radio Caroline". It does not say that they are 'Radio Caroline'.
The Telex address belonged to Project Atlanta Limited and it was in use by PAL Ltd. while 'Radio Atlanta' was still on the air.
The directors of PAL Ltd represented a lot of money, and yet, the myth has been created that PAL Ltd went bust and that Planet Productions Ltd of Ireland, bought them out. Project Atlanta Ltd did not run out of money.
However, the listed directors for Planet Productions Ltd are not a true representation of the ownership listed on the Irish company papers, and because few have seen them, the fact that a close associate of Allan Crawford was listed with Phillip Solomon on those company papers, has not caused others to stop and wonder what was going on.
That is why we bought and paid for copies of all of the official documents!
What was going on behind the scenes was not reflected in the visible relationships of people who were parading in and out of 6 Chesterfield Gardens. Ronan O'Rahilly was simply an immature stooge whose job it was to misdirect the press so that they would not ask too many awkward questions about the subject of money.
Then there is the matter of Phillip Solomon and how he came into the picture, and why on June 7, 1966 he registered a British company in London called Radio Caroline Commercial Broadcasting Company Ltd, but its address was not at 6 Chesterfield Gardens. There are many hitherto unanswered questions, including the process by which a lot of people moved into 6 Chesterfield Gardens, and yet no one appears to have been in charge as the primary tenant and therefore responsible to a landlord.
But so far the world of so-called journalists and historians have bought into a pack of lies that were originally set in motion by Ronan O'Rahilly, and then expanded into an avalanche of fictitious material by the hands and imagination of Ian Cowper Ross.
Unlike the hacks and plagiarists, we do our own research and we pay for copies of original documentation. Then we read them and study them. This may sound like a logical thing to do, unless of course your intention is to deceive, then you do not want to know the truth, because you are selling a lie.
While in the process of creating a documented chronology of what took place at 6 Chesterfield Gardens prior to it being branded as 'Caroline House', we reviewed the entire collection of various company documents relating to the 1964-1967 brief life of Radio Caroline. It was during this process of renewed research that a lot answers to hitherto unanswered questions became apparent. We had not noticed them before in this new context, because we had been led to believe a foundational story that is not supported by the facts, which means that a person does not necessarily "see" what is so apparent - if these same documents are being read a pre-programmed interpretative eye.
We have been chipping away at the myths to get to the truth.
It now seems that the British Crown investigators (GPO, Board of Trade, etc.), knew exactly what 'Radio Caroline' was, and how it had been put together, and who put it together, and why it had been put together. But it was not in their interests to "tell all", any more than it was in the interests of the people who were actually working away behind the scenes.
Unfortunately it has been left to an army of hack writers and deceitful individuals who have exploited the gullible for personal profit, and they have made it their job to make sure that the truth is never explained to the hoi polloi, not that these hack writers understood the true story: they did not and they still do not - unless they are even more dishonest than they currently appear to be!
The true story is in the official documentation, but it does not fit in with the fiction spun by Ian Cowper Ross that was then promoted by Ray Clark, Paul Rusling and Malcolm Smith. However, we suspect that Malcolm Smith knows more of the true story than he dares to tell his gullible supporters, because they have been led to believe in the myth that "Caroline continues", courtesy of Smith's own creation. But Smith walks a fine line by championing the myth promoted by Rusling for monetary reasons, while claiming that his new station is his new station in order to protect his own personal legal and financial well being.
Our most recent discovery has come to light while in the process of trying to document the history of 6 Chesterfield Gardens. As a beneficial spin-off, we now know from existing documentation the real story of the relationship between Allan Crawford and Ronan O'Rahilly, or to put it into popular parlance, we know the truth behind the surface story concerning the so-called "merger" between 'Radio Atlanta' and 'Radio Caroline'.
Of course everyone with a functioning brain knew that O'Rahilly was a stooge. He was never one of the main players. Crawford had an agenda that was thwarted, but Crawford never ran out of money. That was a myth.
The official documentation speaks loud and clear from the archives, and yet we are not the only ones who have copies of this original information. Therefore it becomes somewhat of a mystery as to why at least one other party that has this information, has not kept in touch we us, but decided instead to publish some of the facts without comment, while continuing to give a platform to that rogue named Ronan O'Rahilly.
As time and expense permits, we will be publishing the true story here in brief, and then, together with information now appearing on our companion blog, we will issue it all in book form. We still intend to accomplish this before the end of the current year.
Clearly there is a big mystery in current circles as to how the people running Radio Caroline at sea from two ships came to occupy 6 Chesterfield Gardens. We are now very close to being able to explain how this happened. Hopefully we shall be able to explain this mystery in tomorrow's blog.
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