Now that you know how the Crown corporation sole based in London, England, got control of the island of Ireland, and then pronounced it to be a separate kingdom under its control, and then joined that Kingdom of Ireland to the United Kingdom of Great Britain, only to be followed by several rounds of civil war attempting liberation; we come to that moment in 1964 when former Marconi engineer George Saunders arrived at Dundalk railway station. Both George Saunders and John Howard Gilman who met him off the train, are Englishmen, and for many Irish people they represented the oppressor nation of occupation.
Their destination by car and over winding roads, was to the almost deserted and disused railway station and its hotel at Greenore, which is situated on the banks of the Carlingford Lough whose waters are divided in two between the Republic and Northern Ireland. John Howard Gilman was many years senior to George Saunders, and aside from his longevity of employment by the British Broadcasting Corporation, he also had an adventuresome back story that involved shutting down the last super-power transmitter used by Nazi Germany to broadcast the propaganda messages of 'Lord Haw Haw' (William Joyce) who was an Irish-American executed at the end of WWII by the British Crown.
In early 1964, Gilman and Saunders were on the same Irish soil where Gordon McLendon; Charles Michelson, and Charles Orr Stanley had recently been attempting to persuade the Irish government to award them with a contract to build a commercial television system, and an international commercial radio station. They were not successful.
These three powerful advocates of commercial radio broadcasting had been up against the same forces behind the creation of Radio Eireann. It was a station of limited appeal because it was tied to the same forces behind the publication of the Gaelic newspaper that Michael Joseph Rahilly worked for as its assistant editor. He is the person who began using the byline 'The O'Rahilly', and he is also the father of Egan John Eoin O'Sullivan O'Rahilly who renamed himself as Aodogán, and is the father of Ronan O'Rahilly.
Not only did Michael Joseph Rahilly die after being shot by a British gun during the unsuccessful Rising of 1916, but the territory into which Gilman and Sauders were entering, was laced with Irish citizens who shared similar ideas to Richard McEllistrim Rahilly who is the brother of Aodogán, who is the father of Ronan.
Remember, Richard is the one who was known as Mac, but in court as a barrister, he also called himself 'The O'Rahilly'. The roots of Mac were firmly planted in the Gaelic language of his father, because Gaelic was not English and it helped to distinguish the Irish from that hated band of oppressive people with its capital in London, England.
Mac had been on the side of Adolph Hitler hoping that Nazi Germany would cause the defeat of the hated United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. How do we know this? Because his brother, Aodogán, the father of Ronan told everyone who would listen!
For his part, Aodogán, the father of Ronan, demonstrated the same core belief to the English who came calling about Radio Caroline. I state, and restate all of this now, within context, in order to explain how the enterprise that Gilman was inviting Saunders to join. It would later come back to haunt both of them.
The problem, whose origin they did not seem to understand, would later manifest itself on board the mv Caroline. We now know why this problem came about as a result of sabotage, and we will continue to explain it all tomorrow.