Well, you can either count this as the end of a series within this blog, or the explosive beginning of a controversial story that is still named 'Dial 999 for Caroline', and it was given that name long before Paul Rusling stole our research - but did not know what to do with it.
The reason I hark back to Rusling is because he is but the latest in long series of hack writers who are more interested in puffing up their chests, while hopefully puffing up their wallets, than telling anyone the truth about anything.
That includes the true story of Radio Caroline which neither you, nor anyone else has read anywhere, at any time before now! Smack dab in the middle of the fuse that lights the touch paper to unraveling this story is George Saunders, who I have been telling you about.
George's story begins with boredom at Marconi where he had been assigned the job of writing a marine radar handbook. Then, one day, after work, and while getting a pint at his local pub in Chelmsford, he spotted John Howard Gilman, who he thought was just a lonely guy sitting by himself at a table. So George came over and asked to join him.
There was probably some sort of facial movement on Gilman's face that indicated that he would welcome company, because George was a young man who was not exactly the 'pushy' type. In fact, George is still one of that dying breed who will stand for Queen and Country until his last breath. He is also a very intelligent person, and a joy to speak with because he is quite considerate of the person that he is speaking to, unless of course your views clash with his fundamental core beliefs.
While Marconi had Italian fascist origins, it also had very British broadcasting roots that began in the nearby Essex village of Writtle. But George was more into radio and its attributes than party politics and sniping, unless of course you presented yourself as a socialist.
Now when I came prepared today to tell you the end story of a sequence of events, that was before I was shown something that really blew my mind. All of a sudden that title 'Dial 999 for Caroline' was not so strange because I was delving into the past activities of the IRA - the Irish Republican Army, and its political associates. I was also delving into the history of the Republic of Ireland, and I don't mean that digression about 'The O'Rahilly'.
It also links back to those Nazi bombers that tried to obliterate London during the 'Blitz', and then it links in a very bizarre way to the problem that Harry Spencer had in equipping the mv Fredericia. That 'problem' included the cover-up by David Block by introducing the obstructionists Arthur Carrington and Ronan O'Rahilly.
To figure out what I am now going on about, I suggest that you reread what is already on line, because you need that grounding to understand what Radio Caroline really represented and why the British government seriously considered jamming it after it first went on the air.
In a sense this is not the final part of the electrical installation dispute, because this thread will now continue into the first part of the Nightmare at Greenore.
That will begin tomorrow.
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