On the front cover is a ship, but it is not the mv Caroline.
It is not even the mv Mi Amigo.
It is a ship that was used by a group in the 1980s who called themselves 'Radio Caroline'.
Paul Rusling on his back cover writes about a "Caroline team" and that "Caroline survived it all and continues today", but this statement is indeed untrue. Radio Caroline not only ceased to exist after August 14, 1967, but the mv Caroline went to the scrap yard.
On page 408, Paul Rusling quotes Ronan O'Rahilly: "They are pirating our name just to win a licence we don't want. Never, not ever! Any on land licence would have to be over my grave."
Yet on the back cover of his book, Paul Rusling has written: "Now restricted to UK waters, Radio Caroline has developed a network of outlets on AM, DAB and online." That is another way of saying that 'Radio Caroline' is fully licenced.
Surely this is a contraction in terms of what Radio Caroline means as a name?
How can Paul Rusling wave a flag in the name of Ronan O'Rahilly for a fully licenced station called 'Radio Caroline'? Surely that is a contradiction in terms of his own book?
There never was a "Caroline team" as Rusling calls it, that is his own invention, and since Ronan O'Rahilly is not yet in the grave, clearly Ronan O'Rahilly disowns both Paul's book and the licenced station that calls itself 'Radio Caroline'.
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