Today's blog actually picks up on my blog of 3/31/2020 - "Looking for 'key words' in boxes of words", and this paragraph:
"If you will recall (or refer to yesterday's blog), this mystery began when Nicholas Stanley (who had commissioned the book for a 'mere' £92,355), could not explain the source of the information in that one paragraph on page 276. He was also extremely hazy, because this event had taken place years before. He was also unsure how the information had been obtained, but he thought that the source was an 'engineer' named Hill, but he did know where this 'Mr Hill' could be located, or even if he was still alive."
Now look back to yesterday and this entry:
"On Friday, March 17, 2017 at 1:21 PM, 'The Trio' received this follow-up message from their associate:
Now refresh your memory with these words by Harry McGhee which we reprinted on 4/2/2020 in "Wroughton has its secrets ..." Clearly, if this statement is true, and I have no reason to doubt its authenticity, then John Stanley had a 'compartmentalized' life! People in one 'compartment' like Harry McGee did not know that there even was another 'compartment' dealing with exactly the same issues! Now apart from top secret military projects where "need-to-know" is the order of the day, in case someone accidentally betrayed a secret, this kind of approach to business is highly unusual to say the least!
Why was Harry McGhee "kept-out-of-the-loop" when he was apparently working on the same overall plan to introduce land-based; licensed; sponsored commercial radio, into the British Isles via the Isle of Man? Did Harry McGee even know about the link to the project created in 1959 by Geoffrey Hirst, MP and called Radio Yorkshire (Development) Company Ltd.? He certainly knew nothing about the plan being worked on by Alan Bednall and John Stanley!
However, Nicholas Stanley knew, because this is what our associate found at Wroughton: It is the contract written in 1997 by Nicholas Stanley personally when he visited Alan Bednall at his home at the village of Barton, which is just outside of Cambridge where Pye had its head office back in 1964! Clearly Nicholas Stanley did not want us to know that he was personally responsible for the text that appears on page 276, because this is what the associate of 'The Trio' wrote on Friday, March 17, 2017 after he found Nicholas Stanley's 'Contact Report':
As you read the words to your right, remember the key words in that lone paragraph on page 276 of 'Radio Man':
... "a fictitious radio manufacturing company" ... "everything Pye made for Caroline was stamped with the logo of the nonexistent manufacturer."
Again, those key words are: "fictitious"; "manufacturing"; "made" and "nonexistent manufacturer." Where are they in the original interview that was conducted personally by Nicholas Stanley? They are not there! Compare the texts for yourself:
If we just took the text that appears on page 276 and removed those key words: "fictitious"; "manufacturing"; "made" and "nonexistent manufacturer", and then replaced them with words about an unnamed company that was not obviously controlled by the Pye Group, but that Pye both paid for, and supplied everything that Radio Caroline required, we end up with a totally different version of this story. In fact, that is exactly what took place, and 'The Trio' then came to learn the name of that obscure radio manufacturing company; its location and its association with the engineers that Pye employed to put the Radio Caroline project together!
Furthermore, although that company did manufacture radio equipment, it was not the kind of radio equipment that you would associate with broadcasting, but since that company supplied everything but did not manufacture anything for Radio Caroline, it was relatively easy to keep things quiet. But even so, this operation was in itself somewhat blatant because it had already attracted the attention of the GPO who had raided the area it was located in while looking for an illegal (unlicenced) radio transmitter, albeit one that had not started broadcasting transmissions!
Alan Bednall was the 'man in the middle' who stood between the flailing and subsequently failing attempts by Allan Crawford to get his record-related radio venture off the ground with the help of Oliver Smedley, and the well-connected Establishment world of Joceyln Stevens who represented a world of newspapers and printers who 'stage managed' by John Stanley to get Radio Caroline, and thus Radio Atlanta, on the air.
Tomorrow I will continue with this theme by identifying the mystery company and revealing the engineering connections as well.
It is a sad thing when so many hack writers who are so vain-glorious that they just want to see their own names in print, don't care what they write, or whose research they steal, and worst of all they twist the facts to compose their own fake recital. Paul Rusling has done this, but so did Nicholas Stanley. But while Rusling's intention is to boost a tiny and insignificant little radio station that calls itself "Radio Caroline", it seems that Nicholas Stanley felt that for political reasons the true story about Pye and its connections to the real Radio Caroline (1964-1967) still cannot be told.
That is, until now.
Don't forget, I will be condensing all of this and expanding its subject matter in a new book as well. I will let you know how this is progressing a little later on.
[One paragraph of text modified by Copy Editor for readability on 4/9/2020.]