Paul Rusling's ludicrous 'bible' sets forth a chain of events aimed at gullible believers, because it is a chain of events that just didn't happen. Paul did not make them up, he was merely the latest bagman in a line of bagmen (see the publishing motif above), and he merely repeated tales of previous mythology which he then stamped with his own imprimatur of make believe.
Rusling had one goal in mind, and that was, and still is (until he stops selling his 'bible'), to promote his own vanity press publications in order to milk as much as he can from the pockets of an aging population of radio anoraks. Therefore, it is our duty as honest investigative journalists to once and for all time smash this chain of mythology, and try our best to prevent it from being perpetrated by someone else. Or, if someone is foolhardy and callous enough to try it, then at least potential buyers should be able to find this exposé, and after reading it, save themselves some money!
By the way, if you spot a typo in our texts, please let us know since this is a public service in the public interest which costs you nothing. We thank the person who told us about the previously missing 'r' in the word stockbroker. We made the correction.
Since this work is being read in the USA, we also need to point out that we use a lot of American English spelling, and because the U.S. Constitution forbids the U.S. government from imposing religious denominational terminology upon its citizens via legal documents, we avoid that kind of terminology. This includes identifying first names as "Christian names". Similarly, we do not refer to ships as "she", and neither do we claim that they have been "Christened" with a name. We find that kind of terminology to be both sexist and cultish. There is nothing inherently feminine or religious about a ship, and since all human beings are born the same way, it is clear that every one of them is born free from any form of religious pre-birth mind programing.
We added those notes because the person who drew our attention to the missing 'r', seemed to think that this work should comply with aspects of the Christian religion. We do not consciously do so. However, we do comply with a code of ethics that forbids spreading of lies and or using false pretenses to steal from gullible people. Those are two reasons why we make this exposé available to you - free of charge!
So with that out of the way, let us return to our analysis of pages 52 to 54 that appear in the 'bible' published by Paul Alexander Rusling:
This is where the story that appears in 'The Radio Caroline Bible' is revealed to be totally without foundation in fact, in other words it is totally untrue. However, by using the analogy of the 'Christian Bible', one of Mr. Rusling's supporters has told all persons interested in offshore radio that they need to buy a copy of Paul Rusling's book. But since his book contains a foundational story that is totally untrue and even dedicated to a lie, then the religious analogy in the cause of stimulating sales, would seem to backfire on promoters of the 'Christian Bible'. We would like to see the publisher of 'The Radio Caroline bible' offer an apology to all readers and offer his buyers a full refund.
On page 52, Mr Rusling has written: "..... Jocelyn Stevens and another friend of Charles Ross, John Sheffield, assembled a group of prospective shareholders."
The problem with that statement which is not founded in any factual reference, is that it implies that Jocelyn Stevens and Charles Ross were friends, and that together they were also friends with John Sheffield. But there is nothing to support that idea of friendship, or that the three of them "assembled a group of prospective shareholders."
That is plain fiction at its worst, because it is not a novel to entertain, but a volume claiming to be factual truth. It is not.
First of all, Jocelyn Stevens was a publisher moving within his own circle, and Charles Edward Ross was a car salesman moving within his own circle. John Sheffield was the boss of Charles Edward Ross, not his friend, although it is possible that the three of them came to know each other on friendly terms.
Second, the idea that these three "assembled a group of prospective shareholders" implies that they had some common commercial cause for which they needed to raise money, but unless that common cause was unrelated to 'Radio Caroline', they had no need to raise money from "prospective shareholders". That statement in itself implies that a company existed which was offering its shares for sale to "prospective shareholders" so that they could invest in 'Radio Caroline'.
What company was that?
There was NO such company as the one described.
There was no new company dedicated to the creation of 'Radio Caroline', because its backing company already existed. It was called Project Atlanta Limited and after its formation in August 1963, Jimmy Deterding joined a number of directors to form its blue-ribbon management board. Later, they would also be joined by a World War II hero who was identified by his senior rank in the Royal Air Force.
So what was the name of this company that didn't exist, which Paul Rusling invented?
He doesn't say.
Later he refers to an Irish sales company formed in February 1964, and he tried to marry by implication, one event which did not happen, to one that did! There was NO company called 'Radio Caroline' which sold shares to put that station on the air, because 'Radio Caroline' was a spin-off from Project Atlanta Limited.
But now that Rusling has introduced John Sheffield, we need to further consider what he says about him, because it is more of the same garbled fact, mixed with fiction.
Paul Rusling provides this slab of text because he wants readers to believe that he is well-versed when it comes to John Sheffield and Norcros and its relationship to Charles Edward Ross and Jensen Cars of Birmingham. In fact he has to invent a bogus connection that does not exist in reality. Note that he calls "Charlie" Ross, "Jimmy" Ross. This is inserted to create bogus links within his bogus story!
Charles Edward Ross lived on a former farm at Hindhead which had been sub-divided, and his employment was tied to London area sales for Jensen, the financially troubled Birmingham car company. The owners of that company did not like Sheffield, but for a time they were drawn to him because they were desperate for funding.
Sheffield's Norcros group of companies bought them out and kept them on as managers. A similar event had taken place with Continental Electronics when it was bought out by James Ling and it eventually became a part of his LTV group of aircraft-electronics companies. But Norcros was a tiny imitation by comparison. Unfortunately for Jensen Cars, their fortunes did not improve under Norcros and they were dumped by Norcros, eventually to be broken-up and to go out of business under the original owners.
As we have previously shown on this Blog, Charles Edward Ross seems to have had a drink-while-driving problem, and that landed him in court. We also found a news clipping which implies that he died intestate, and that implies that he was broke! His son Ian never mentions his father, but he has a lot to say about the wealthy Establishment family that he married into.
The reason for pointing all this out in context of pages 52-53 of Rusling's book, is to show that what Rusling is claiming is sheer bunk. Rubbish. Nonsense. Tripe. Balderdash.
Forget this Rusling idea of a trio composed of Ross, Stevens and Sheffield, it did not happen. But, there was a relationship between Sheffield and Stevens, because Stevens did marry Sheffield's daughter, but the circle that Stevens moved in, was not the Sheffield circle and it certainly had nothing to do with Charles Edward Ross.
Tomorrow, we will show you part of the Stevens' social circle, and we will continue to extrapolate truth from nonsense on pages 52 to 54 of Rusling's work.