Anoraks have at their disposal a pile of news clippings and other documentation that they continually shuffle and reshuffle to produce more of the same illogical and totally untrue accounts about the start of Radio Caroline in 1964. They do so while claiming the use of titles such as the "true story" about Radio Caroline, when they in fact have no idea what that story really is.
In 1964 Paul Rusling was 6 years of age. By the time that Radio Caroline ceased to be an operation within the scope of 1967 UK law, Paul Rusling had gained three years. When its ships were finally hauled away in March 1968 he was a few months older. But he was still a juvenile having no direct knowledge about the people behind the scenes who created the station.
Rusling, like his mentor that he calls "Sir Hans Knot", simply filled in the blanks of his knowledge by connecting dots in his mind that did not exist in fact. Rusling did not do any research but drew conclusions that were the result not of a working hypothesis, but more akin to "Chinese Whispers". That is, gossip that originated with people who did not know the answers, so they made up stories to puff themselves up, like Johnnie Walker who then repeated those same false stories to other people.
Some writers who have not created books, but who have attempted to document what they knew as a result of limited first hand knowledge, have indeed attempted to find the real story, but they have not succeeded. It has taken our team decades as well as some degree of luck, and quite a lot of time and money. That is why people like Rusling steal from us, it gives their vanity a quick fix of self-imagined glory.
Rusling was not the first to steal from us, that claim belongs to Chris Eliot who stole our documentation in order to slap together a photocopy publication for Howard Rose, and then a lavish book for which the printer went on a tirade when Ray Anderson decided to declare bankruptcy instead of paying for what he purchased. That book was about 'Radio London', and it gained material from us via a project involving the now deceased Ben Toney, who also made-up nonsense to inflate his own ego.
In fact there is more illegal activity surrounding the publication of rubbish in the name of fact about the subject of offshore broadcasting, then there was in the original and only legitimate phase from 1964-1967 of Radio Caroline.
But to understand the history of Radio Caroline it is necessary to understand the history of Captain Plugge and his pre-WWII activities, and prior to Captain Plugge came the history of the 'Daily Mail' which existed before the creation of the British Broadcasting Company Limited.
However, in order to understand the history of Radio Caroline it is necessary to understand the history of the 'Daily Mail', because that radio station and that newspaper share a common lineage that will shock and surprise everyone who thinks that they understand the background story about the creation of the BBC. That is the story we have, and we are still working on, and to our knowledge no one else even knows that the story is there to be uncovered and documented.
That is why readers should avoid paying Rusling for rubbish and understand that rather than deal with petty thieves and small time self-promoting print-on-demand self-publishers, we would rather work with like-minded individuals who want to document this story for the first time, before everyone who could reveal the true story is deceased, and generations to come will only find the rubbish created by Rusling and his childish pals on dusty bookshelves.
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