On page 51 of Rusling's 'bible', he claimed that Jocelyn Stevens was the "founder of 'Queen' magazine", but on his very next page (52), Rusling states that: "Jocelyn's grandfather, Sir Edward Hulton had sold him an old long established fashion magazine called Queen, aimed at the aristocracy."
Aside from the words "old long established" being redundant, the fact of the matter is that "the aristocacy" were reading this magazine for information about members of the exclusive Society in which they were engaging.
Proof of the fact that Paul Rusling has absolutely no idea of the subject matter he is trying to educate others about, is shown above: This publication which began in 1861 during the reign of Queen Victoria, was titled: 'The Ladies’ Newspaper, The Queen and Court Chronicle'. This masthead is from an edition published in 1863, and it gives readers an idea of its primary focal point when defining the word 'Society' within the Nineteen Century reign of Queen Victoria.
This publication did not set out to blab about anyone who thought of themselves to be a cut above the rest, its focal point was The Queen and her Court, which referred to Queen Victoria. This was very prim and proper reporting! The contents of this publication have been described as "an illustrated weekly society magazine established by Samuel Beeton .... originally focused on the proceedings of high society and the British aristocracy."
It was not until 1886 that this newspaper amended its name to reverse the order of its title so that it became 'The Queen, The Lady's Newspaper & Court Chronicle', by which time advertising filled its front page in common practice with many daily newspapers of that time.
By the time of the Christmas Edition for 1912, readers had to turn past the outer wrap-around cover; past the inner masthead of the publication which heralded nineteen pages of advertising, in order to reach the cover of the Christmas edition itself:
You may wonder why we are engaging in this exercise concerning the history of 'Queen' magazine as it became known under the ownership of Jocelyn Stevens. The reason is this:
Not only is Paul Rusling totally out of his depth at playing 'historian', but Ronan O'Rahilly has to be seen in his contextual appearance within the strata's of prejudicial; homophobic; sexist; class-managed British groupings as they were encountered during the early Nineteen Sixties.
Women were exploited; lesbians were male fantasies; male homosexuals did not exist except as effeminate stage characters, but never as sexual human beings, and the hoi polloi were classified by the color of their skin and by their accent as well as their choice of vocal expressions. So to imply that young Ronan O'Rahilly could arrive from Southern Ireland and be accepted in London's financial circles as a credible person, is ridiculous. It is even sillier to suggest that this person could address a man senior in age to him, who he had never met before, by immediately calling Charles Edward Ross "Jimmy". Then, Rusling claims, Ronan O'Rahilly used a 'rabid' approach (with his strong Irish accent) to bamboozle this car salesman into funding 'Radio Caroline', which at that time did not exist. This scenario which is promoted by Rusling is absurd. Rusling did not invent it, he merely picked it up and ran with it.
In 1957, Jocelyn Stevens bought 'The Queen' as it was then known, from his maternal uncle Sir Edward George Warris Hulton who was its latest owner and publisher. Stevens then set about turning 'The Queen' into an alternative Society magazine. The British Newspaper Archive says this is what happened:
".... by the end of the 1950s, the title was shortened to Queen and the content recalibrated to appeal to a younger readership – a significant shift in tone from the paper’s origins. This was at the behest of editor Beatrix Miller, who had climbed through the ranks after beginning her career at the magazine as a secretary. Miller supposedly had a very specific image of ‘Caroline’, the ideal reader, and provided a copy of a new style guide to every contributing writer so that they had a clear idea of who they were writing for."
Jocelyn Stevens' motivation he said, was the failure of the Tory Establishment to pull-off the Suez invasion with the French and Israel. So he tuned into a rebel within the Establishment which was built around the Queen's sister Margaret. Jocelyn Stevens' step-brother was Sir Blair Stewart-Wilson, who as a military man, provided assistance to Queen Elizabeth II. Jocelyn Stevens step-sister was married to the former Comptroller of the Lord Chamberlain's Office and she was alsp a Lady-in-Waiting to the Queen Mother. So Jocelyn Stevens had a lot of connections within the British Establishment. He was not an outsider, he was one of "them", but he was also an insider causing trouble, just like his friend Princess Margaret.
The year before he bought 'The Queen' magazine, Jocelyn married Jane Armyne Sheffield, daughter of John Sheffield, the controlling voice at Norcros. Now what Rusling has tried to do is link John Sheffield to Jocelyn Stevens via Charles Edward Ross, who Rusling calls 'Jimmy', in order to create a mythological source of funding for 'Radio Caroline'.
But as we have explained, Charlie Ross, who his son Ian never talks about, except in the context of this fanciful story as amplified by Rusling, is the person Rusling identifies as 'Jimmy', and 'Jimmy' is central to Rusling's story. However, for obvious reasons Charles Edward Ross would not have been called 'Jimmy', he would have been known as Charlie.
The question is why would someone invent such a silly story? The answer seems to be that a quick explanation needed to be found in order to re-identify Jimmy in order to hide the real Jimmy who did exist. It became necessary to obscure from view this real person called Jimmy by blurring his true identity. This became necessary when Jimmy Deterding joined the board of Project Atlanta Limited, because it was from that company that 'Radio Caroline' emerged. But in the scheme of things at the time, it was decided to create a totally fictitious originating company behind the creation of 'Radio Caroline', and the tale-spinners got away with it, for a time. For a long time, until we came along!
The problem arose when journalists and government officials tried to figure out who was behind 'Radio Caroline', because no one had actually created a company beyond referencing a name. Consequently that company which didn't exist, began to cause headaches. Since Jimmy Deterding was on the board of directors of Project Atlanta which did exist and from which 'Radio Caroline' did emerge, a scheme was invented to stage a 'merger' of 'Radio Atlanta' and 'Radio Caroline'. But how could they merge one company with a non-existent company? They couldn't, so they did the next best thing and they got away with it. Until now.
Both 'Radio Atlanta' and 'Radio Caroline' had their own public relations firms, and they were entities hired for that purpose. So the two PR firms put out a joint press release to say that 'Radio Atlanta' would become 'Radio Caroline South', and the original 'Radio Caroline' would become 'Radio Caroline North'. The south ship would stay off Essex, and the north ship would sail for an anchorage off Ramsay, Isle of Man, but they would operate as before, only now they would share a common sales operation, but not a common ownership. That is where the deception began which led everyone on a wild goose chase to find the 'Radio Caroline' company that never existed!
That solution sounded good, but again, no one bothered to register this new joint sales operation as a British company, even though it was doing business in the United Kingdom. One reason is that there was no need to do so. There was no new sales operation in the United Kingdom. It was the original sales operation represented by Project Atlanta Limited, and it even used that company's 'Palairwave' telex address. A separate sales company was registered during February 1964 in the Republic of Ireland, but actual control of the two Caroline stations remained in London.
Another question could have arisen as to why was this charade necessary? Why didn't both ships go to their appointed locations to begin with? We will have a lot more to say about that in future editions because the answer is related to knowing more about Jimmy Deterding.
Jocelyn Stevens provided a sense of legitimacy to 'Radio Caroline' in a way that young Ronan O'Rahilly could never do. Here is a screenshot from the May 2, 1964 Granada TV show 'World in Action' that was filmed in Jocelyn Stevens' tiny advertising office. It shows Ian Cowper Ross; Jocelyn Stevens; Ronan O'Rahilly and Christopher Moore.
When this was filmed before being shown on television in the May 2, 1964 Granada TV schedule by the Independent Television Authority, 'Radio Caroline' was already on the air, but 'Radio Atlanta' had not signed on. This is where the 'cover-story' about two separate projects was 'sold' to journalists, and that is when Jocelyn Stevens had to step up to provide an air of legitimacy that Ronan O'Rahilly could never conjure up.
O'Rahilly's job, with the help of Ross, was to tell the press about a fake 1-2-3 chain of events that began in a club with DJ Chris Moore, who introduced Ian Ross to Ronan O'Rahilly, so that Ian Ross could introduce Ronan O'Rahilly to Ian Ross' father named Charles, who O'Rahilly then called 'Jimmy'.
In this mythical tale, 'Jimmy Ross' then contacted either Jocelyn Stevens, or John Sheffield (it depends upon who is repeating this tale and when they repeated it as to who came second in line), and then the three of them funded 'Radio Caroline'. But on Granada TV, Jocelyn Stevens found it necessary to block further enquiries as to whether there was a "Mister Big" behind the entire operation: Jocelyn Stevens claimed that "Mister Big" did not exist.
Jocelyn Stevens also found it necessary to financially expose himself to the press as being the primary mover and shaker behind the venture. Not a 'Jimmy Ross'; nor John Sheffield, but Jocelyn Stevens, so the press never interviewed the bogus 'Jimmy Ross' or the very real John Sheffield in order to gain details about the story behind the story. It seems that the press investigative journalists were easy to dispose of, or they were instructed by their employers to leave this subject alone. As you will discover, this is not a story about a small amount of advertising from offshore radio stations, but something far more complex and potentially involving huge sums of money. The representative of that hidden story is Jimmy Deterding.
This story has remained hidden from view and obfuscated by vanity publishers such as Paul Alexander Rusling. But the time has now come to blow the lid off the real story about 'Radio Caroline', because it is not just a story about 'Radio Caroline', but a story that impacts the lives of millions of people alive today who have never heard of 'Radio Caroline'.
The licensed station called 'Radio Caroline' that is on the air now has absolutely no relationship to the offshore station that came on the air in 1964 and was legally terminated in 1967, never to return. Unfortunately 'The Radio Caroline bible' is telling its readers a totally fictitious tale while pretending to tell readers that they are being told a true account. The bottom line is that all those who are claiming some form of continuity are dealing in deceit in order to line their own pockets and bolster their own vanity.
This has to be stopped.
Our unique and exclusive revelations will continue here on tomorrow's Blog.