It has come to our attention that another bogus account regarding the start of Radio Caroline in 1964, has used the recent death of Christopher Moore as an excuse to post more fake information about the original offshore station called Radio Caroline. This bogus account has appeared on a web page created by a new enterprise calling itself 'Radio Caroline', but which has no connection to the original operation.
This fake posting is part of the ongoing attempt by that new venture to sell books and raise money for this new enterprise, but in doing so it is trading upon a fraudulent premise. The notice of death (without date), states in part that: "Chris was born on April 16, 1940 in Washington, DC into an Irish-American family. He moved to the UK with his American mother at the age of 8, and attended English boarding school from a young age. By the early sixties, he had became a noted London club DJ, being resident at the fashionable Crazy Elephant club in London's West End. His flat mate at that time, Ian Ross ...."
This fake posting then continues with these words: "He founded Radio Caroline, together with Ian Ross and Ronan O'Rahilly, in 1964. Funds having been successfully raised through Ian's father ...."
We have previously explained in detail on this Blog who Ian Cowper Ross is, and what his father was doing in 1964, and we can state quite emphatically that Charles Edward Ross (Ian's father), was not the financier of the original Radio Caroline.
But this fake posting also makes this claim about Christopher Moore: ".... he was the one who was thought to know about ships, as it appeared that he had worked briefly as a steward on a cruise ship. He was sent by Ronan to Scandinavia in 1963, reportedly with a suitcase full of cash (or maybe the money followed later), to purchase the former Danish passenger ferry, MV Fredericia, which was fitted out, in secrecy, as a radio ship in Greenore, Ireland."
This again is nonsense.
The ship (mv Fredericia) was obtained by Wijsmuller and partially outfitted at Rotterdam where it spent almost as much time as it did at Greenore. She ship was going to the Isle of Wight for rigging but at the last moment its destination was switched to Greenore.
It should also be noted that Christopher Moore became convinced that he had been swindled by Ronan O'Rahilly due to the lies and misinformation that Ronan O'Rahilly spread about putting Radio Caroline on the air, so Christopher Moore sued him in a English Court. He then discovered that because of the true military "need-to-know" legal and financial structure behind Radio Caroline, that Ronan O'Rahilly was not the person that he claimed to be, and that Ronan O'Rahilly had no knowledge about the legal and financial structure of the station.
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