So how come we have only just figured this out?
Because it took the glaring propaganda of total misinformation and misdirection from anorak publishers to make that fact self-evident, and since no one else - NO ONE ELSE - is currently pulling back the curtain of lies to reveal the inconsistencies in the stories told by Oonagh 'Whatever-She-Wants-To-Call-Herself' and Ian Cowper Ross who invented a fictitious character named Paul Shaw, it is left for us to exclusively bring this story to the fore.
It costs money and time to investigate a tangled web of lies such as the one we are investigating. But that is something that the pea-brains encased in the heads of anoraks have no money or time for. They will engage in inconsequential anecdotal stories about disc jockeys who knew nothing of the real story, to incidental stories about ships that have now either sunk; been scrapped, or are rusting away as still floating hulks.
Anoraks hate truth.
Anoraks are very unhappy that their mythology is now being blown away.
We initially had no idea of what the real story is, so, like all crime investigators, we began with a series of working hypotheses, and when one part of our investigation ran into a wall of darkness, we had to amend our hypotheses. But little-by-little, just like many a cold-crime case, the truth is now emerging, and just like many cold-crime cases, this one is also emerging years after the original events took place.
Be very clear that this is a story involving a lot of people who lied in order to break various laws, and some of these people were criminals with a past record of crimes that involved theft, violence and death.
Paul Rusling in his plagiarized book called 'The Radio Caroline Bible', set forth his version of fake events that are akin to being square pegs (fiction) hammered into round holes (true events).
Ian Cowper Ross had previously written a novel that BBC-TV then allowed him to claim as a true story, and to which Ray Clark and others provided an additional platform in print so that Ian Cowper Ross could expand upon his deceit by employing the printed word.
Then along came Oonagh Leigh. In 1977, Kent Police claimed that she is a British subject going by the married name of Oonagh Hubbard. We now know that after divorce she married again to become Oonagh Karanjia. To tangle things up a little more, the French press called her Oonagh Huggard, and then anoraks accepted the word of the French press, rather than the British police.
But there is so much more to the story of this Duo. It includes the tale of Oonagh's sister who also went by other names, and then there is Oonagh herself. She wrapped her own bogus 'interview' in OEM 205 to claim identity with a company called 'Rosswood Limited', and that name clearly has originating links to Ian Cowper Ross via the address of his parents' home in Surrey. However, it does not link to his parents, only their home to which they had moved not too long before.
Ian Cowper Ross was born in Chelsea, and then he lived in Surrey after his parents moved there.
Oonagh Leigh was born in Surrey and moved to Ireland. Then, as a teenager, she moved with her parents back to England.
Since the lives of Oonagh and Ian intersect in a web of deceit, we have turned to official records to see who they really are and where they really lived. All of that takes time and money. But now that we know that Oonagh embraces the fiction spun by Ian, and that Ian embraces the fiction spun by Oonagh, we have something more to work with. However, while Oonagh acknowledges Ian, Ian does not acknowledge Oonagh in his story, but both of their stories of deceit and misleading tales about the 1964 creation of Radio Caroline, do relate to each other - as fiction - mixed into a smidgen of fact.
One person who is now standing out as a key player in the real story is Jocelyn Stevens. But the importance of his link in the real chain of events only came to light as recently as Saturday, September 11, 2021. That is when we got a telephone call from a new source of information. This person is the published author of a book about a British printing company. He is also a retired British banker by profession. 'Old School Bankers' are the kind of methodical and systematic thinkers who like to clear away the fog of confusion when it comes to the subject of money. But like all such leads, that person had no idea of how their fragments of knowledge are really pieces that fit into the gigantic jigsaw puzzle that we are trying to solve!
Now that we know that Jocelyn Stevens represents a key part of this puzzle that dates back in time to 1959, we can continue with events surrounding his life on our sister Blog, while the fake story as told by Paul Rusling and company, will continue on this Blog. By the way, Rusling managed to get the previous publishing ownership of 'Queen' magazine completely wrong, and so he consequently did not understand the significance of the exit by its editor, and yet it had everything to do with start of Radio Caroline!
After reading about the interconnectivity between Oonagh and Ian, you should now know why we have amended our masthead at the top of this Blog.