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.