As promised, our book is already appearing free of charge and it will continue to be added to in 2022 as an ongoing and copyright partwork. Now that Paul Rusling and his band of con-conspiratorial thieves have been disposed of, we can push ahead, although we obviously wish that he had taken up our offer to apologise, instead of repeating his project of theft. But you will soon be able to read the ongoing review of Rusling's rubbish over on Mike Wilson's dedicated site. Click here to go there.
In the meantime, here is a 'gift', a clue from Merle Haggard, and it will take a smart anorak to figure out what the connection is with this song and what we are working on. (Don't ask Paul Rusling, he won't know.) ....
Our Blog update of yesterday, is now our Blog update of today, and it will continue to expand in scope and detail. So do take a look and see what the future will hold as our contribution to the world of publishing.
For the first time we can now reveal the outline of the story that we are still working on. It is the story that Paul Alexander Rusling does not know or understand. But because of his brazen theft of our own copyrighted work which we paid to research with both time and money, we could not proceed until he released what he claims is his 'updated bible'. We had to legally mitigate our financial damages by waiting to see what he would publish as a result of stealing our work. We doubt that his lack of credibility will now allow him to steal from us again, because the story you are about to read is at total variance to the nonsense that he has now published twice in a book that he calls 'The Radio Caroline Bible'.
UPDATE ADDED: In order to create a more complete outline, an insertion was added after the initial posting regarding the 1961 arrival of Ronan O'Rahilly in London. This insertion is indicated by an asterisk.*
First, the real fight for 'free radio' began to come to active life in 1959, and then it went into high gear during the first few years of the Nineteen Sixties.
Second, the fight that then took place with the Pilkington Committee, was a form of non-violent Tory 'civil war' over ideology. The success of the Labour Party after World War II introduced legislation that the Conservative Party could not rescind. This included political planning that led to the creation of the National Health Service. But throughout the Nineteen Fifties there were really only two political parties because the old Liberal Party had been replaced as the second party by the Labour Party. In that climate the Tories were split between a faction that adhered more to Liberal ideology, versus the de facto faction which believed that they were stuck with a mixture of capitalism and socialism.
Third, this political fight within the Tories was really a fight between 'new' Tories and old aristocrats. But the aristocrats were recruiting new members and those aristocrats formed one half of the Establishment which was another name for the British Crown, which still is a corporation sole. That is an entity created to live "forever", even though its figurehead is human and naturally (sometimes unnaturally), always dies. Then a new figurehead steps in. Translated into ordinary language of the moment, it pitched Queen Elizabeth II as the Crown figurehead, against her sister Princess Margaret who represented that faction of the Establishment that was not in control of the nation, but which was a privileged group that saw the masses who voted politicians in and out of office, as a rabble to be disdained and kept in their place.
Fourth, the 'enemy' of 'free radio' had not changed since the creation of the BBC. It was the newspaper and printing industry who saw the BBC and broadcasting in general as a rival that threatened the controlling power of the international press barons, and much of the British press was in the hands of non-residing British aristocrats. The musicians came under the control a union dominated by the Labour Party, but the press was under the control of the Conservative Party, while the printers of its publications fell under the influence of the unions controlled by the Labour Party. But since the Tories were in power during the Nineteen Fifties into the Nineteen Sixties, this is where and why and how the 'fight for free radio' took place.
Fifth, Jocelyn Stevens was part of the aristocracy, but he trained to become a printer. He also inherited via his mother, a sum of money which allowed him to buy an existing company that had acquired a magazine for the Establishment called 'The Queen'. The editor of that magazine was Beatrix Miller who had ties to Vogue magazine on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. It was Beatrix Miller who came up with a style sheet for writers that she called 'Caroline'. But her original version of 'Caroline' was born at the end of the Nineteen Fifties and it represented the aristocratic readership of 'The Queen'.
Then along came Jocelyn Stevens and Charles Orr Stanley. In 1959, these two, for different but compatible reasons, embarked upon a plan to reshape the control of the Establishment. (Remember, we are not talking about the 'rabble', but the people with money and power who pull the strings controlling the 'rabble'.)
Stanley was a Protestant Irishman with a home that ended up on the 'wrong side' of the Irish border, the non-British side. But Stanley was a pragmatist who got along with the Roman Catholics and even the ardent Irish who demanded independence for the entire island of Ireland, because Stanley built some of his industries on both sides of the Irish divide, and he employed a lot of people. Thus, Charles Orr Stanley was able to maintain his family home in the Republic of Ireland, and keep his business headquarters in Cambridge, England.
Paul Rusling and his anoraks are really uneducated buffoons. They spout a lot of nonsense and know absolutely nothing - about anything. Qualified radio engineers such as George Saunders view Rusling's advice on technical matters as that of a mere child pretending to be something that he is not. Rusling shows off his total lack of knowledge by stealing information and then melding it into a silly book called 'The Radio Caroline Bible'.
Rusling stole information from the 'Trio'. Some of that information concerned Stanley's 'Radio Cambridge' of 1960, but Rusling failed to grasp its significance. That radio station actually broadcast from Cambridge on the Royal Agricultural Show grounds where the station was built. The press hailed it as Britain's first local radio station. It was not a 'dummy' as Rusling claims, because it actually broadcast and had the capability of upping its power of outreach. This prototype was of the kind that Stanley wanted to sell as a 'packaged' radio or television station. Stanley did not want to run radio stations. Rusling does not seem to know that 'Radio Cambridge' was then replaced by another Pye 'packaged' station called 'Radio Westminster', and this was also in the year 1960 when Stanley was trying to engage with the Pilkington Committee.
When the Tory Pilkington Committee slammed the door on Stanley, and the Tory Postmaster General dithered about what to do next, he decided to do nothing at all. So the curtain of censorship came down and blotted out a lot of information about what really did happen.
Ronan O'Rahilly showed up in 1961, after this first era had come and gone !
Stanley knew that he needed to get that faction of the Tory Establishment which was represented by Princess Margaret, on his side, if he was to overcome the Tory Establishment in power that was represented by Queen Elizabeth II. This was not a power game that the school dropout named Ronan O'Rahilly knew anything about. O'Rahilly was 'Irish' and not 'English', and that was a 'problem' that Charles Orr Stanley ran into in his first meeting face-to-face with Anthony Wedgewood Benn.
Benn whittled his name down to Tony, but he remained an aristocratic snob who tried to ingratiate himself with the Labour Party, but he did not fit in with their agenda, and so he remained a head-scratching question mark. On the one hand, he and his American wife with the ironic name of Caroline, gravitated towards the British aristocratic class of privilege, while on the other hand Tony and Caroline Benn attached themselves to the Labour Party where he was soon to be given power of control over communications in the United Kingdom. At that time, while disdaining Charles Orr Stanley as a human being and representative of British industry in general, in fact, Tony Benn was very close to endorsing the Pye Broadcasting Plan that Charles Orr Stanley represented.
But Charles Orr Stanley, Tony Benn and Ronan O'Rahilly were all peas tossed from the world of British politics. In one sense they had all emerged from similar pods, the pods deemed not fit for purpose by inspectors engaged in political packaging. The British Tory Establishment did not like Charles Orr Stanley because he was an 'Irish' upstart who dared to challenge the Italian Marconi interests which were wedded to the birth of British broadcasting under the banner of 'BBC'. Ronan O'Rahilly was a kid from Ireland who no one wanted and that eventually turned Ronan O'Rahilly from being a young man in a suit doing his father's business bidding, into a rebel without a cause, or an anarchist by his own definition. Then there was the snobbish Tony Benn who did not like Charles Orr Stanley and who totally ignored Ronan O'Rahilly as a nobody from nowhere.
Tony Benn tried to make himself out to be a man of the 'common people', but the British Labour Party union base did not view Tony Benn as one of their own, because he was not. Tony Benn was born into the privileged world of the select few who snobbishly dominated the British Establishment. This trio of Charles Orr Stanley, Ronan O'Rahilly and Tony Benn were as similar as they were different in their attitude towards life, but only Charles Orr Stanley ever created anything that really connected with the lives of the working people, and yet, he was an outsider who was destined for oblivion in the eyes of the British Establishment. They simply wrote him out of 'their' story.
On the other hand, other individuals have written Ronan O'Rahilly into a story which they invented, while Tony Benn has simply faded away like the eponymous soldier in that English folklore song that General Douglas MacArthur referred to at the end of his career.
In once sense Jocelyn Stevens also belongs in this oddball category. Jocelyn Stevens was part of Princess Margaret's 'Set', and yet, because Princess Margaret was also an oddball who didn't seem to belong to the British base of Establishment political power, Jocelyn Stevens did not fit in either. Like Princess Margaret, Jocelyn Stevens was in a constant struggle to find his niche, but in the end he seems to have concluded that he had to create that niche that he was to belong to.
It was a strange niche, and it evolved out of a confused Tory power base which began to find its form in 1956 when Tory Prime Minister Anthony Eden launched his failed invasion of Egypt during the Suez Crisis. Stevens was disgusted. But Anthony Eden was an old timer, unlike the young Elites who graduated from Cambridge University to become a gang that infiltrated the upper echelons of British power, and did their best to destroy the majesty of the British Crown on behalf of Joseph Stalin's Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR).
Jocelyn Stevens valued privilege and not ideology, so he locked on to a cobbled-together mixture of excess socio-political thinking that identified with Princess Margaret; media manipulation and the quest for satisfaction as mouthed by Mick Jagger. However, like Mick Jagger who threatened legal retaliation against Jocelyn Stevens who identified Jagger with 'Radio Caroline', Jocelyn Stevens attempted to create a strange new cultural animal that was still born upon arrival by the year Nineteen Sixty Seven.
Jocelyn Stevens' vehicle for reform was the aristocratic fuddy-duddy magazine called 'The Queen'. Stevens tried his best to convert 'The Queen' magazine into 'Queen' magazine and aim it not a society matrons, but at a hip and wealthy younger generation still attached to titles of nobility. To do this, Stevens used Beatrix Miller's style sheet called 'Caroline', and redefined her corseted and symbolic lady as a swinging young slut who disdained both corsets and bras. This was a girl that could give sexual satisfaction to Mick Jagger because she had both money and connectivity to the aristocracy, but with an air of privacy.
When Beatrix Miller learned of Jocelyn Stevens' plans to sully her imaginary image of 'Caroline', she quit on the very day that Stevens backed the registration of a sales company called Planet Productions Limited in Ireland. It had been formed to sell advertising time on a forthcoming 'Radio Caroline'. But, there was no doubt that Miller's 'Caroline' had begun to morph into 'Radio Caroline', and that fact was so noted in British business magazines.
'Radio Caroline' was to be aimed at young housewives, but soon this audio version of the Caroline style sheet came to abandon the idea of "no sex before marriage" - in keeping with the avant-garde ideas of Mary Quant who was influencing the replacement of stodgy images created by the established fashion houses. Miller could see what was coming and she wanted no part of it. So she left Stevens and his company and went to the Continent on holiday. Then she reappeared in the editorial offices of 'Vogue' magazine in New York where Miller's idea of decorum and taste were still admired.
Stevens' next move was to recruit a young kid who loved money and expensive cars which his 'Daddy' could afford to give him. His 'Daddy' was not a part of the aristocracy. He was a married New Zealander with a son who came to London and got divorced; married again and had another son that he called Ian. His name is Charles Edward Ross, and because years later, his son wrote a novel about a 'Jimmy Shaw', Rusling seems unable to accept the fact that Charles Edward Ross is not 'Jimmy Shaw' who did not exist. So Rusling has joined a moronic tribe who try to convince equally moronic anorak followers that the friends of Charles Edward Ross called him 'Jimmy'.
What Rusling and his really thick followers do not know, because they never asked, is what did Charles Edward Ross do for a living when he started living in Chelsea? The answer is that he attached himself to a dry cleaning business in Scotland, which, with the help of a merchant bank called Close Brothers, had been taken nationwide throughout the British Isles as a franchise.
Meanwhile John Sheffield had created a group of holding companies. The primary company was called Norcros, but there was a Southcros and a Scotcros as well. They all owned the shares of smaller companies and they marketed those shares collectively in order to raise capital that individually these companies could not get. Jocelyn Stevens not only married John Sheffield's daughter who also served Princess Margaret, but back in 1960, Jocelyn Stevens also became a director of Southcros. So in the year before Ronan O'Rahilly set foot in the UK, Stevens and Sheffield were already bound together by a marriage and by business interests. No 'Jimmy' introduction was necessary in 1963, because their relationship was firmly underway in 1960 before Ronan O'Rahilly even showed up!
While Ian's 'Daddy' built a large dry-cleaning enterprise in conjunction with its founder, they relocated the dry-cleaning head office to Chelsea, and the founder of the company relocated to Sussex to join Charles Edward Ross which enabled the founder's daughter to become a debutante and thus mix with the aristocracy. But there were other connections to the dry-cleaning business because one of the companies that Norcros took over was the largest manufacturer of dry-cleaning equipment in the British Isles.
Of course this link to dry-cleaning is not the stuff of excitement and it is totally unrelated to broadcasting, but that is the world that young and spoilt Ian Cowper Ross grew up in, and wanted out of. In fact, Ian Cowper Ross was born in Chelsea, while his older step-brother had been born in New Zealand. Ian was pampered by his father, and so at age 18 he was able to smash an expensive Jensen car into a bus, after he had crashed an expensive motorbike into a plate glass window. That Jensen car crash put Ian into hospital where he almost lost his foot, and then it put him in court for dangerous driving.
'Daddy' needed to do something about Ian.
Ian's step-brother was into several activities with a business partner, and they also had their base on the King's Road in Chelsea. Their activities included a restaurant and a car wash business on the King's Road, while also engaging in trying stage a theatrical musical production, without much success.
Ian wanted to join the aristocracy and the easiest way to do that was to marry into an aristocratic family with ties to other aristocratic families, and that is what he did. His choice of aristocratic families led him to become entwined with the financial string-pullers behind the Beatles' merchandising gold mine. Ian also became 'bait' for Jocelyn Stevens while Ian was on his way to finding the love of his life in a very aristocratic British family.
Among the various businesses that Sheffield's holding companies had control of was Jensen cars, which is how Ian came to get his hands on one and caused a serious road accident. But it was Sheffield's interest in the manufacture of dry-cleaning equipment, and the dry-cleaning retail franchise of which Charles Edward Ross was a director; the financial exploitation of that business by Close Brothers merchant bank, and the directorship of Jocelyn Stevens in a Sheffield holding company, that all three became aware of each other very early in the Nineteen Sixties. That was long before the arrival of Ronan O'Rahilly from his home near Dublin in the Republic of Ireland.
Meanwhile, young Ian was being 'used' by Stevens while Ian was using Stevens to get his leg in the door of the aristocratic world. While all this was going on Charles Orr Stanley was quietly working on his 'Radio Cambridge' and 'Radio Westminster'. That project had teamed-up with a Conservative MP who had formed a company back in 1959 called 'Radio Yorkshire (Development) Ltd'. That MP also became a director of Close Brothers, the merchant bank.
Another part of the Stanley plan was in setting up a company that his freelance designer Alan Bednall described in the book called 'Radio Man'. That 'secret' (we know its identity) company had its base on the Isle of Man, and it was connected to the initial plans to set-up a high-powered 'Radio Manx'. The people running that operation (apart from Manxmen), were from Shipley, Yorkshire, home of the eponymous radio station tied to 'Radio Cambridge' and 'Radio Westminster'.
Now it is as an offshoot and accidental interest, that the arrival of Ronan O'Rahilly in 1961 collided with all of these ongoing interests. Ronan O'Rahilly was their 'stooge' and young Ian Cowper Ross became an ancillary script writer to help weave a mythology around this man who Wikipedia has fallen for hook, line and sinker.
O'Rahilly was a Roman Catholic and therefore he was not a magnet drawn to the Protestant world of the British Establishment, so he became their 'useful fool'. He was initially sent on a mission by his industrialist father to raise money for his father's business, but he became side-tracked into the club world run by the likes of slum landlord Peter Rachman and the gangland world of the Kray Brothers.
However, when the Tory Pilkington Committee slammed the door in Stanley's face, he turned to a dual-track in his plans to secretly force changes on the British government. Concurrent with Stanley's plans on land, he had been involved with a continuing series of plans to create a de facto broadcasting station from offshore. Those plans went through several projects and eventually ended up with 'Radio Caroline'. That is how this gigantic jigsaw puzzle came together with the creation of 'Radio Caroline' on board a ship.
*Naturally this scenario raises the question about the presence of Ronan O'Rahilly. He wasn't in on any of this at the beginning, nor was he a source of money, so what did anyone need him for? After all, the silly story spun by Ronan O'Rahilly involving Georgie Fame and Caroline Kennedy are not a part of the story spun by Ian Cowper Ross, and the O'Rahilly tales are total nonsense that contribute nothing. So where did he fit into this game plan being orchestrated by Charles Orr Stanley?
Why was a second ship necessary when the Mi Amigo was available and ready to go? Allan Crawford lacked the money to buy it, and Charles W. Weaver had instructions not to lease it. O'Rahilly had been in London since 1961, but he played no part in the creation of Radio Caroline until he met up in early 1963 with Allan Crawford. Crawford is on camera making that statement, after he had time to pin down the date, and that date fits in with related timelines recalled by other people.
When Project Atlanta Limited was registered at the beginning of August 1963, it had very few people on its board of directors. The heavy hitters came in later. Some were related to the printing and publishing industry, including the firm that printed the original Radio Caroline rate card showing an address on Regent Street. The original recorded programs for Radio Caroline were made in Crawford's studio and the original meeting that brought together Wijsmuller, A. N. Thomas, Harry Spencer and Ronan O'Rahilly, took place in Crawford's office and studio on Dean Street. That seems to have occurred during January 1964. Planet Productions Ltd was not registered as a sales company until February 25, 1964, and on that day Beatrix Miller threw in the towel and quit 'Queen' magazine.
There was no Radio Caroline company.
So with all this money changing hands, who was orchestrating the movement of these plans to create Radio Caroline. Alan Bednall says that it was Charles Orr Stanley's son named John. Other people who worked for John Stanley confirm this information.
The records of the company that owned the mv Fredericia shows that it was sold at the tail end of 1963 and that it became the mv Iseult. We know that before O'Rahilly became an anarchist in 1966 (or earlier), he was still working with his own father into 1964-1965, and his father was trying to create a ferry boat and container ship business. But we also know that Ronan O'Rahilly's father was strapped for money. So the mv Iseult was resold to become the mv Caroline and O'Rahilly Sr., also gained income from outfitting both the Caroline and Mi Amigo from workers using his property. This idea was clinched when Harry Spencer from the Isle of Wight was warned off at the last moment from doing work on the ships on the Isle of Wight.
Aside from money coming in from printers to fund all of this, there was also money coming in from people connected to the nascent offshore oil and gas industry. They wanted to explore the North Sea off Great Britain, but at the time there were no laws except for the defunct 'Hovering Acts' that governed the kind of offshore activity these explorers wanted to undertake in international waters. So the potential possibilities versus the risk of government intervention needed to be tried out as a practical experiment, and Bill Weaver was not allowing anyone to experiment with the Mi Amigo. When the mv Fredericia renamed mv Iseult became available, the grandson of Henri Deterding, the man who built-up Shell Oil, joined the board of Project Atlanta Limited as a director.
Thus Radio Caroline popped-up out of nowhere, or so it seemed. It had no management company and no boss except for Jocelyn Stevens and Ronan O'Rahilly, and neither one had ties to broadcasting. The man who pulled all of the strings was Charles Orr Stanley, and the man who carried out behind-the-scenes management was his son John.
Paul Rusling knows nothing of this. For proof read his 'updated bible'. As Mike Wilson has already explained, Rusling played his last card with his 'updated bible' and exposed himself as a money-grubbing, unethical loaf who sponges off others. He makes claims about his qualifications that the engineering world laughs at. Now he has fallen face downwards into a slime pit of his own creation, we can at last begin to tell you what we now know.
We did not want to even begin to hint at the real story (which we have yet to explain in detail within a forthcoming series of books), because we knew that Rusling would try to steal it.
Now that Rusling has finally and forever tied himself to someone called 'Pinky' and to Malcolm Smith and his irrelevant operation that calls itself 'Radio Caroline', which has absolutely no connection to the original Radio Caroline of 1964-1967, we can begin to make good on our promise to reveal for the very first time anywhere, the fully documented and amazing story behind the aristocratic creation of Radio Caroline. We can tell you why it came to an end on August 14, 1967, and why it will never, ever to return to the airwaves again.
The first partwork book in the name of 'The Trio' - which incorporates our previously published academic works; our broadcast scripts, journalism articles and related books authored by Dr Gilder with cooperating assistance from 'The Trio' - is now in the editorial stages of production.
[The above monologue is copyright 2021 in both the United States of America, the United Kingdom, and in all other countries recognizing original work, with all rights held by Mervyn Hagger, Eric Gilder and Genie Baskir.]
First, here's Dick Clark introducing Mark Dinning in 1960 ....
Now here's Mark Dinning in 1961 singing about 'Top 40, News, Weather and Sports' ....
As we explained in yesterday's Blog, we have now received the 'updated' version of Paul Alexander Rusling's print-on-demand hardbound 'Bible' - which, contrary to his claims, still contains repetitious text and howling typographical errors.
Rusling has revised some of the inaccurate text that appeared in the first edition, and in so doing he has made HIS story even more fictitious than it was in the first place. This is NOT the story about how Radio Caroline began.
Rusling's 'Bible' is made-up rubbish without ANY sources being cited - other to acknowledge that it is, like his first edition, a book of 500 pages of gossip by people with names like 'Pinky'. It is worse than Wikipedia for its inaccuracy. Cite this book as your source in a classroom academic assignment and your school paper will be graded 'F' for fool.
Here is how Paul Alexander Rusling tries to dig himself out of the hole that he is forever digging deeper and deeper for himself to disappear into:
"Posted by Paul Rusling on December 13, 2021, 5:05 pm: As for the information in the Caroline Bible: MH made some suggestions as to what HE thought happened in 1963. When I discussed his theories with my own contacts in Caroline, wi.e. (sic) people there at the relevant times, laugher ensued, and scorn in abundance. Some suggested that it was time the real story was written. I cross referenced as much detail as possible and have to say that I believe Oonagh, Ronan, Vincent, Kate, Ben, Pinky and other contributors. Like any other bible, RCB is a collection of stories from many people, all of them contemporaneous and the ones who really made Caroline happen."
Note that Rusling makes reference to "MH" who is one of our Trio, but MH is not the Trio who have a long record of peer-reviewed and thoroughly documented publications that include their unfolding and continuing revelations about the start of Radio Caroline.
Paul Alexander Rusling documents absolutely nothing. He relies upon gossip from 'Pinky' and company! But initially, Rusling tried to hijack the work product of the Trio in this advertising - which "MH" made him DELETE!
We published that illustration back on October 27 of this year with the challenge:
"This is a challenge to Ray Clark and Paul Rusling who have both engaged in promoting the mythological story of Ronan O'Rahilly and a man named 'Jimmy':
Do you two individuals have any other source of documentation for your claims about a man named 'Jimmy', sans surname, other than Ian Cowper Ross and his 1990 novel called 'Rocking the Boat', and the subsequent appearance by Ian Cowper Ross on a 1991 BBC television program? "
In that same post that Paul Rusling created on December 13, 2021, 5:05 pm cited above, he added this as his EXCUSE for selling undocumented gossip by 'Pinky' and company:
" I can't believe stories that are simply conjecture, woven by someone with an ulterior motive. .... Someone who assured me that the bogus stories about the CIA ...., FBI, etc, that he sent to me were true. Someone who has grubbed around a few official court records and quotes them as though they are all correct. "
So instead of official court records, Rusling believes gossip by 'Pinky' and company! The "someone" he refers to is the Caroline Investigation Newsletter published by us, and Ruslng was on the mailing list!
In addition, Paul Alexander Rusling visited our sub-library in person on TWO occasions!
But back on September 6, 2021, we exposed the LIE spun by Paul Alexander Rusling when he falsely claimed that none of his information was stolen from us. On that date we cited our own Blog post dated August 4, 2020 and this is what we wrote:
" .... we dealt with the story behind Paul Rusling's original theft, although we left out many details which we will now reinsert into the actual story. In that edition dated August 4, 2020, we explained how an Admin (Dave Martin) on the 'Free Radio Forum' posted on September 19, 2019, the following comment about Rusling's 'bible'. It reads: "It is endorsed by many, including Mervyn Hagger, Gary Stevens and Hans Knot." That was before Rusling actually began selling his book.
Paul Rusling then responded on October 30, 2019 by claiming that: ".... The Radio Caroline Bible is nothing to do with Mervyn Hagger." But that statement by Rusling contradicted his own advance sales flyer dated September 21, 2019.
The denial by Rusling was followed by this post: "I thought Paul there was a mention of Hagger within the acknowledgements - that has now vanished/censored??? Yes or No??" That question was followed by this answer: "Posted by Dave Martin on 1/11/2019 .... look here https://mb.boardhost.com/FreeRadioForum/msg/1569052225.html" (A reference to 'Free Radio Forum' .)
This was then followed up by this comment: "Thanks Dave, I thought I did not dream it up. If Paul has erased ALL of Hagger's nonsense (including his name) from his book, he can come here and say so and welcome, silence is not an option though, nor is denial."
But these anoraks are deluded fools of the status of religious cult members who will believe anything. So this same individual then added this on November 1, 2019: "I hope his (Mervyn's) book, if it ever sees the light of day, is a huge flop. To pick on someone who cannot defend themselves, is vileness of the first order. But Hagger, seems to have no normal human feelings at all. Just complete and utter selfishness."
This reference to the person who "cannot defend themselves" is a reference to the now dead Ronan O'Rahilly, the Roman Catholic turned anarchist who lied his way through life and whose lies were then recited at his Roman Catholic mass by a Priest!
O'Rahilly lied his way into death with the blessings of the Roman Catholic Church!
Clearly, idiots such as Bob Meade who made the comment cited above would have a difficult time in saying anything negative about Adolph Hitler - if Meade consistently applied his standards to the morality of all human beings who have died!
After calling out Rusling for denying that he had stolen information from the Trio, Meade then turned around and attacked a member of the Trio for having supplied information to Rusling! That is the product of such a looney thought process that it is difficult to fathom. But then, Rusling's own convoluted justification for his own thefts is equally difficult to comprehend.
What Rusling chose to do is TAKE (STEAL) our documentation and then try to meld parts of it to fit the gossip stories of people like 'Pinky' and company. So he has now corrupted the entire story to the point that we have to spend time exposing Rusling's fraud by REPUBLISHING as much of his 'Bible' as necessary in order to expose his theft and deceit.
So that is what we will do!
Save your money because you will eventually be able to read an annotated and unexpurgated version of the Paul Alexander Rusling 'Bible' free of charge!
If you want to know how YOU can read the annotated and unexpurgated version of Paul Alexander Rusling's 'The Radio Caroline Bible' FREE OF CHARGE, then you need to immediately begin clicking this web address for upcoming details:
Meanwhile, we will now begin to assemble the true story about the birth (and death) of Radio Caroline!
In the spirit of "goodwill to all men and women of goodwill ", here is a gift of truth and honesty to blow away the lies, deceit and money-grubbing exploitation of those who steal and try to hide the truth!
We begin just a few days ago with this nonsense posted by Paul Rusling on December 9, 2021 at 5:10 pm. It was edited by Garry Stevens' Admin "PaulRuslin" on December 10, 2021 at 11:01 am:
"We are now on our 7th reprint, but these are NOT PoD small run, as has been suggested. We use big 'proper book printers', in commercial quantities."
Here is what the "PaulRuslin" 4edge.co.uk printers of his 'Bible' have to say about "Ruslin's" claim to using: "proper book printers in commercial quantities" (From his own printer's FAQ page:)
"Do you offer POD (print on demand) printing? If print on demand (POD) is defined as single copy production then this is not what 4edge offers. However we believe that our minimum order quantity of 10 copies and fast turnaround times means that we can respond quickly and flexibly to your book printing needs."
Note, Rusling's chosen printer will print for payment a minimum of 10 copies of a book! But even if Rusling scraped together every penny he had to publish a thousand books, he would still be a print-on-demand publisher!
Rusling was not commissioned to write his rubbish book by a credible publisher, and neither did he submit it to an academic peer review journal, he self-published his 'Bible' and it was printed according to his demand for a quantity of books - after he had paid the printer.
The printer is 4edge and their work appears to be excellent, but they are not a publishing house, nor are they academic peer-reviewed publishers, they are printers who print on demand after payment has been made.
Well Rusling's latest 'update' is complete with howling typos; repetitious paragraphs and totally false information that Rusling claimed to have removed !
Rusling LIED again!
Here is what Rusling claimed on December 20, 2021, 11:53 pm, which was amended the next day by AlfADmin at 7:58 am ..... Yesterday we contacted those on our list who bought the Caroline Bible and offered them the latest updated text, free."
So what was different about the text of Rusling's original version and his 'updated' version?
Here is what Paul Rusling added on December 21, 2021, 12:36 pm: "Just to be clear, what is on offer to previous buyers is a PDF copy of the text that has been updated, i.e. it's a compendium of the pages that have changes on them."
This was followed up by an anonymous (not a real and identifiable person), post by "Dennis of Norfolk" on December 22, 2021, 10:54 am: "Thanks to Paul for the pdf update, I expected a few new pages for free not 207!"
So what do those 207 pdf pages contain?
(Remember, we now have a copy of his print-on-demand 'updated' book.)
Here is the last post on that thread as it presently stands. It is by Paul Rusling on December 22, 2021 at 12:05 pm: "It's a copy of every page there is a change on; some were shuffled around, some had text reworded, some had bits removed (mostly where two people said the same thing - it just makes it easier to read as a story)."
Again, Paul Rusling LIED to his buyers that he SWINDLED the first time with the print-on-demand nonsense - that he is NOW selling while giving away 207 pages of pdf text, because his latest RUBBISH contains repetition, false information and howling non-proof-checked errors. He even manages to give Robert (Bobby) Kennedy the new first name of "Bobbie" and his Index is anything but accurate.
That is just for starters. On one page the name 'News of the World' appears correctly, and on another it becomes 'News of the Wold'!
We will be reviewing this 'updated' book by Paul Rusling to show that he does not have the slightest clue as to what he has printed on demand!
Rusling is trying to push the idea the Radio Caroline began in 1964 and continues today with Malcolm Smith's eponymous little licensed station.
Rusling builds his case around Ronan O'Rahilly who arrived in London in 1961 to do his father's bidding, but by 1966 he was admitting on film that he had become an 'anarchist' while remaining loyal to the Roman Catholic faith.
O'Rahilly also made it clear that he was true to the cause of the anarchist, and that he did not want a license for his 'pirate radio station' which had nothing to do with the original station. That died on August 14, 1967.
Yet Rusling and Smith embrace Ronan O'Rahilly and then sneer at him by going to the British government and begging for a government license. Smith also filed his company papers using a fake name!
These people are hypocrites of the first order who know absolutely nothing about the real story of Radio Caroline.
While Rusling stole our research, he dares not reveal what he really knows (assuming that he understands what he stole), because it totally contradicts everything that his dumb anorak goons have swallowed hook, line and sinker.
Radio Caroline was born in 1964 out of the work of a British electrical manufacturer; financed by the Established British printing and publishing industry and promoted on behalf of the British aristocracy! In 1964 Radio Caroline was about as aristocratic a venture as it could be. Its main purpose was to force the UK government to license local radio stations.
It took decades for this to happen, but when it did in 1972, the UK Sound Broadcasting Act expanded the powers of the Independent Television Authority to license local radio in the United Kingdom.
That was how a story that began in 1959 ended, and one of the people who had been in for the long haul and part of this political struggle that began in 1959, ended up by being the top dog of the 1972 Independent Broadcasting Authority!
Does Rusling know this?
If he does he got it from us and he is keeping his mouth shut because it contradicts everything that he has now published.
Our work has been regularly copyrighted since the Nineteen Sixties and it is specifically copyrighted in the UK; USA and the EU member state of Romania.
Now that Rusling has drawn his line in the sand with a dateline showing his latest theft, we can at last begin to tell you the real story.
It is not only the story that Rusling is covering-up, but why Smith's eponymous licensed operation is built upon fraudulent claims!
Merry Christmas to all who are honest and have the best interests of humanity at heart!
But here's good news. We collected a copy of Paul Rusling's latest literary swindle today, and yes, he tried to do what we thought he would do. Our own authentic review will follow after a slight pause for a holiday ....
How does an anorak review Rusling's book?
Spot the non-fake information.
(Hint: The spelling of his name is correct.)
Maybe that is why not one single anorak has commented about any text in the book.
As expected, those who seem to actually worship the divinity of Ronan O'Rahilly did not like our video which exposed him to the world - in his own words - on camera!
What we wanted to establish by that video is a timeline that Ronan O'Rahilly had set in place, not someone else speaking for Ronan O'Rahilly.
From this brief video (see previous post below to access it for yourself, if you have not already viewed it), Ronan O'Rahilly said that he first arrived in London "sometime in 1961". Over a period of time he claimed to have done many things after arriving in London at "sometime in 1961", and those events can only begin after "sometime in 1961" and before he started to refer back to those same events a little later on, but without saying exactly when those events took place.
Now we can start pinning his activities down to very specific dates.
Clearly the events he claimed to have associated himself with cannot have taken place before "sometime in 1961" - unless of course you want to become an O'Rahilly apologist by inferring that Ronan O'Rahilly did not know what he was talking about. We are sure that there are some anoraks out there who believe in Ronan O'Rahilly so much and a such a saint-like figure that they would make anything up to make his life fit in with their own imaginary scenario. But here we are talking about 'normally sane' individuals which seems to be a category that many anoraks remove themselves from.
But Ronan O'Rahilly also admitted to much more than the year of his arrival in London, when he answered some very specific questions about his religious and political views. We know that the interview was recorded at some time in 1966, and it shows a slide into a chaotic way of irrational thinking. Some might call it delusional insanity.
Ronan O'Rahilly claimed in 1966 to be a Roman Catholic, and indeed a Roman Catholic service was conducted in front of his coffin when he died in 2020. So no change there, except that the Priest conducting the affair admitted that he knew very little about Ronan O'Rahilly which accounts for the Priest then reading a totally bogus script relating to the totally fictitious life of a lie that Ronan O'Rahilly claimed to have lived.
Most of those lies belong between 1961 and 1966 when Ronan O'Rahilly claimed on camera to be an anarchist: that is, someone hostile to the idea of law and order and government itself.
That is not how he thought when he first arrived in London in 1961, but that is how he morphed into a world of self-delusion by 1966 with the support of a band of anoraks who imbibed his lies and deceit. When he arrived in 1961, and certainly into 1964, Ronan O'Rahilly tried to fit in with the Establishment, until he came to see that the Establishment was using him. Ronan O'Rahilly was also a part of his father's family business in 1964, and his father was trying desperately hard to work with the governments of both the Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom in order to further his own export business.
It was after the October 15, 1964 UK General Election when the Tory government lost power that Ronan O'Rahilly began to invent, or go along with a fictitious tale that was being spun to hide the real story about Radio Caroline. Don Pierson from Eastland, Texas was fed this tale of nonsense and to his own detriment, he swallowed it hook, line and sinker. But Ronan came to believe that anyone could tell a big lie and get away with it, and of course, that included Ronan O'Rahilly. But Ronan O'Rahilly did not realize that by doing so he was stepping out of the real world into a world of insanity - which was paved with drugs.
In other words, Ronan O'Rahilly began the slide down a slippery slope which led to his own mental oblivion. In his own make believe world nothing was real but himself.
It is the real world that we are focusing on, a world which Ronan O'Rahilly denied its existence. It was a world dominated by aristocracy, and aristocracy was behind every part of the story behind the creation of Radio Caroline. Its driving force was another Irishman from the Republic of Ireland and his name is Charles Orr Stanley. He shared the job of creating Radio Caroline with his son named John.
However, Charles Orr Stanley was not in the business of starting and running radio stations, he was in the business of making equipment to be sold to those who wanted to run them. There were plenty of candidates, and aside from the delusion of Allan Crawford, the rest of them were not into pop music but local Establishment politics tied to local newspapers that belonged to big international media barons.
In fact, the entire 'Swinging Sixties' nonsense is part of the 'Big Lie', it never happened. What did happen was a rivalry within the British Royal Family that was represented in the lives of two sisters, and one of them was Queen Elizabeth II. It a 'Big Political Lie' mainly pushed by men who were at least a generation older than Ronan O'Rahilly. While Ronan's father was kissing-up to that British Establishment, Ronan was trying to topple it - until he threw in the towel and turned his back on all government.
Ronan was an anarchist with a diminished hope in the back of his mind that maybe, just maybe, the Pope in Rome was really the representative of God on earth, and maybe, just maybe, like the Italian Mafia mob leaders, no matter what he did here on Earth, everything would be sorted for him once he got to Heaven.
On the other hand, being sane realists, we don't believe what Ronan believed, and it is our mission to explain what really took place in the Nineteen Sixties.