Yesterday I told you that Radio Caroline is really the descendant of GBOK, and not a spin-off from Radio Atlanta. You were told to follow the Atlanta ruse by a series of magicians who instead of using a pretty girl on their stage, they use a flamboyant and very young Irishman who could spin yarns and get people to believe him. His name is Ronan O'Rahilly.
While Ronan O'Rahilly was indeed just a 'decoy duck' as one MP called him, he was very successful in his job that he was hired and paid to do. Millions believed him then, and to this day, gullible con men like Paul Rusling are trying to get you to believe this same fable. But the more you cling on to this idiotic illusion, the less likely it is that you will understand how and why Charles Orr Stanley and his son John Stanley fooled the world, and still lost!
Now it is not as if Paul Rusling does not know what he is doing in selling his 'bible' to the true believers in the mythology that 'Caroline continues' on behalf of Malcolm Smith's tiny land-based community radio station, because he does. Rusling is in what amounts to a co-venture. He has written a book with one aim, and that is to link the past to the present in order to promote Malcolm Smith's enterprise, and in turn, Malcolm Smith is promoting Paul Rusling's self-published books; including his 'bible'.
However, in order to cling on to the myths involving O'Rahilly, Paul Rusling had to cling on to the fake script that was invented by Ian Cowper Ross.
'The Trio' know all about Ian Cowper Ross because they hired a licensed private investigator to find out who he really is, and that began with discovering his true identity. There was one way to do this with certainty, and because 'The Trio' were working backwards in time, and so they followed a clue that Ian Cowper Ross gave to the world, but which the world has overlooked. By overlooking that clue, Ian Cowper Ross was able to write a work of fiction that had a vague footing in the real world.
His book is called 'Rocking the boat' and it was published by Heinemann in 1990 with the backing of his aristocratic mother-in-law. In that book is the source of the 'latest version' of the Rusling tale of fiction concerning Ian Cowper Ross. It begins on Rusling's page 48 (softback edition) under this fictitious heading: "Ronan's own radio ship project", which is a lie, since back in the early Sixties when Radio Caroline began, it was not "Ronan's own radio ship project".
What Rusling attributes to O'Rahilly, is really the GBOK operation merged with the Radio Atlanta operation into the Radio Caroline operation as created by Charles Orr Stanley and John Stanley of the Pye Group. To understand any of this it is necessary to purge the bilge that Rusling has laid out on his pages wherein he sets up a false premise and then follows it through.
But it really was not until 1990 that it became necessary to put together the current mythology about Radio Caroline, because that is when the sea-faring days of offshore radio stations which adopted the name of 'Radio Caroline' had come and gone for the very last time. The person who invented this mythology in 1990 was Ian Cowper Ross, with a lot of financial help from his aristocratic and wealthy mother-in-law. I will come back to this lady and to Ian Cowper Ross' birth father a little later in great detail. But to keep this thread as understandable as possible, for now, I will avoid information that is not pertinent to current aspects of this thread.
If you turn to Rusling's page 48 (softback edition), you will begin to find a story by Ronan O'Rahilly that continues until it reaches these words on page 50:
"I didn't mind rubbing shoulders with the nobs, as they were giving me all the money for this." (sic)
Ronan O'Rahilly is then quoted as saying:
"Money always comes to other money, simply giving the impression of wealth was convincing enough...."
Following on to the next page of Rusling's book on page 51 (softback edition), is this heading: 'The Ross Family'. It is here that Rusling begins to seriously dip into the 1990 work of fiction by Ian Cowper Ross called 'Rocking the boat'. In that recital beginning on page 9, Ronan O'Rahilly who is loosely disguised as 'Liam O'Mahoney', is introduced to Ian Cowper Ross, who is loosely disguised as 'Paul Shaw', by a club dj called 'Johnny Meadows', who is a loosely disguised version of Christopher Moore.
'Rocking the boat' is also very loosely based upon historical events (but they are disguised in such a way that fact has been drowned by fiction). Beginning on page 7 of that same book we read that: 'Meadows' [Moore] introduces 'Paul Shaw' [Ian Cowper Ross] to O'Mahoney' [O'Rahilly] at the
"....Kenya Coffee Bar, the last stop on the KIng's Road for any self-respecting face [Mod], before Sloane Square and the Belgravia straights."
'Shaw' [Ross] is first greeted by 'O'Mahoney' [O'Rahilly] on page 9, with:
"Hi. Howareya? What's happenin'? Howsitgoin'?"
'Shaw' [Ross] comments:
"The uncoolness confused me, the nondescript clothing too. Later I leaned that he was so cool that clothing didn't count." .... "O'Mahoney had the power of a Svengali. His values were all upside down from mine. I was a bumkin in his presence."
In real life, Ross was the product of a Public School education, which for U.S. readers means an expensive and very old private school to which only the wealthy and well-connected sent their children.
Continuing on page 9 of 'Rocking the boat', Ross reverts to actual (true) place names for a description of his parents' home situated:
".... in the no man's land between Hindhead and Haselmere ...."
In fact, the house was closer to Hindhead than Haselmere in Surrey, England. To approach the house it is necessary to enter a private driveway leading off the public road. The entire area was and is surrounded by trees known as Reynardswood. Once at their destination, the tale contained in this work of fiction continues on page 10 with 'O'Mahoney' commanding 'Shaw' on how to pitch a plan to his father:
"That's the scene, baby! Remember - heavy heavy bread!'
But this is where fiction became so ingrained in the telling of a bogus story, that a name entered the story-line and stuck! It is this same name which later required Ian Cowper Ross to explain it away by claiming that O'Rahilly was just an uncouth loudmouth who had such charm that he could get away with saying anything to anyone he just met, even when they were many more years his senior and well connected. That in itself takes quite a lot of gullibility to believe that it was possible in England during the dawn of the still stiff-upper-lip Sixties, where every person was supposed to "know their place" and behave according to their station in life.
What we are asked to believe in that class-conscious England, is that this applied to everyone except Ronan O'Rahilly, who being of Irish ancestry would have caused many in the British Establishment of those days as being a first strike against acceptance into 'proper' Society. Yet these are the people of 'proper Society' in the British Establishment, that we are discussing.
In the novel by Ian Cowper Ross which Paul Rusling is obviously relying upon, it is more than likely that Rusling's version comes second-hand, since Rusling does not read books, nor does he perform original research. In the early days of the 'Caroline Investigation' newsletter, the subject of Ian Cowper Ross' book was covered extensively when 'The Trio' tried to make sense of it. Rusling received, read and commented upon those newsletters in his emails!
Because this book by Ian Cowper Ross is a work of fiction, and because Ross has used cover names for himself; Christopher Moore, and Ronan O'Rahilly; Ian Cowper Ross followed this same pattern by giving his own father a fictitious first name of 'Jimmy', but he did not give him a last name. Since Ian Cowper Ross renamed himself 'Paul Shaw' in his book, it is logical that his father became 'Mr Shaw', and therefore his first name being 'Jimmy', he then became 'Jimmy Shaw'.
For many years there did not seem to be a known source of funding for Radio Caroline, while Radio Atlanta appeared to have a transparent accountancy. But the document that later appeared in the National Archives which was written as an investigative report for the BBC Director General back in 1964, had yet to be put into public circulation. Rusling makes a passing reference to this document on page 87 (softback edition), but again, he does comprehend its meaning and so his interpretation is ridiculous.
It is because of the cloak of silence and misdirection that was deliberately created by Pye; that writers such as Ian Cowper Ross thought that by 1990 they had free reign to invent a story that would fill the gap. Suddenly the myth of 'Jimmy Ross' was born in the book 'Rocking the boat'. On page 15 the character of 'Jimmy Shaw' is addressed by 'Paul Shaw's' mother, who was not been given a first name:
"Wherever are you going, Jim, in the middle of dinner?"
Now 'Jimmy Shaw' has become 'Jim Shaw', husband of 'Paul Shaw's' mother!
'Jim Shaw' responded to his (unnamed) wife:
"I just need to ring a few people up."
"They'll probably be eating too, dear. Who were you thinking of?"
'Jim Shaw' responded:
"Never mind who, .... just Jeremy Hammond and one or two others."
This book acually uses semi-correct names such as 'Georgio Gomalsky' [Giorgio Gomelsky], and places such as the 'Crawdaddy Club' and the 'Flamingo'. But on page 31 we come to this description of 'Jeremy Hammond' by Ian Cowper Ross [as Paul Shaw]:
"We were sitting around among the rubber plants and glossy magazines in Jeremy's office at J. W. Hammond and Partners, Advertising Agents. There were, in fact, no partners. Jeremy had a preference for autocracy."
For what ever his reason we don't know, but 'Hammond Advertising' is another to disguise the publishing operations of Jocelyn Stevens. Prior to that event on page 31, readers are told on page 16 and continuing, that the meeting with 'Jim' or 'Jimmy Shaw' resulted in this information:
"We got the money in cash. First there was a cheque for the full amount £210,000. John and Liam and I went to the bank. .... 'Yes, but' - thinking of my father, whose signature was scrawled offhandedly on the bottom of the cheque - 'won't people think it odd? I mean, drawing it all out at once in cash?' .... Suddenly there it was, stacked like packs of playing cards in the black case which Liam had provided for the convenience of the bank. .... Our first corporate investment turned out to be the complete refurbishment of my flat. We went straight there from the bank."
So now we learn that 'Jim Shaw' who is supposed to be Charles Edward Ross in real life, wrote out a cheque for £210,000 and handed it to Liam O'Mahoney who is supposed to be Ronan O'Rahilly. The cheque came with no strings attached, and therefore it was promptly cashed and O'Rahilly began to squander the cash on many things unrelated to an offshore radio station project.
This absurd tale has also been picked up and embellished on public forums such as Wikipedia, and from there the story has spread like wildfire. 'Wikipedia' maintains this entry under the heading of 'Radio Caroline':
"Financial backing for the venture came from six investors, including John Sheffield, chairman of Norcross, Carl 'Jimmy' Ross of Ross Foods, and Jocelyn Stevens of 'Queen' magazine with which Radio Caroline shared its first office."
That one paragraph in Wikipedia is proof-positive why Wikipedia is the most unreliable and misleading source of all information about everything! Yet this nonsense appears to come with references, but its references do not support the actual text! How did the fake story about 'Jim' or 'Jimmy Shaw who is supposedly Charles Edward Ross and father of Ian Cowper Ross, suddenly become "Carl 'Jimmy' Ross of Ross Foods"?
The answer is guesswork. Since Ian Cowper Ross was unwilling to talk or write about his father, the anorak fans of Radio Caroline began filling in blanks. They surmised that since Jimmy Ross had money, he must be a prominent person, and so they began searching for anyone named 'Jimmy Ross'. Several names have popped-up, including a reference to a person connected to Car Phone Warehouse.
There may be a dark side to explain why Ian Cowper Ross has been so reluctant to talk or write about his father, yet more than willing to identify his aristocratic, but eccentric and wealthy mother-in-law. That explanation will have to wait for another day or I will meander totally off the subject at hand which is the money trail.
That brings us to the story of an imaginary suitcase full of cash. It supposedly resulted from a check (cheque) written not by Carl 'Jimmy' Ross, but by Charles Edward Ross, which implies that Ian Cowper Ross' father had the ability to write a check (cheque) to fund Radio Caroline, without recourse to other people. That being the case according to this myth, where did the other names listed by 'Wikipedia' fit into this story if one man could do it all alone?
Again, the actual story emerged when 'The Trio' paid a private investigator to get to the bottom of this mystery. Since it was known when Ian Cowper Ross got married; where he got married; when he got married and who he married, a request was made for a copy of his marriage certificate. Because Ian Cowper Ross and his ventriloquist dummy Ronan O'Rahilly are responsible for inventing the lies, confusion and resulting fraud as perpetrated by Paul Rusling with the help and for the benefit of Malcolm Smith; it is fitting that everyone should see the hard evidence that reveals the identity of Ian Cowper Ross' father; his mother; his in-laws and his wife.
Now we turn to Rusling's fable, which is actually part of a confidence trick to extract money by false pretenses. In the first instance Rusling stole most of his information about the creation of Radio Caroline from 'The Trio'. It was theft because 'The Trio' had paid for it in both time and with a lot of money of their own. Rusling stole the lot.
But if we go to Rusling's page 51 (softback edition), and read under the heading: 'The Ross Family' we read a slab of text that has been lifted and amended that came from the 1990 book by Ian Ross called 'Rocking the boat'. There is no other possible source because the story is a fable which Rusling has tried to embellish by adding the person of Oonagh Leigh who Rusling identifies as Oonagh Huggard.
This is what Rusling has written:
"While Ross senior's Christian name was Charles, (sic) many of his close friends and colleagues knew him simply as 'Jimmy'."
Rusling also wrote:
".... Ian took Chris and Ronan to meet his father at the family home near Haslemere .... Ian Ross's (sic) father was a New Zealander (sic) who had done well in the City of London ...."
None of this is true!
In addition to spending time to research the real and documented names of the Ross family and the spouse and in-laws of his wife, 'The Trio' also embarked upon an extensive hunt for the true background of both Ian Cowper Ross; his father; his paternal grandfather in New Zealand and his wife's aristocratic ties to the Establishment in her own right and via her sister who also married into aristocracy. This marriage by her sister opens up an entire story-line that will make readers gasp when they understand the total extent of this gigantic and fraudulent cover-up, because one strand of it will rewrite everything that you think that you know about the music of the early Nineteen Sixties. But again, in order to maintain a semblance of a continuous thread, that will have to wait for a future edition of my blog.
That entry by 'Wikipedia' also brought in the name of John Sheffield who headed the Norcross Group of companies, and it also mentioned Jocelyn Stevens of 'Queen' magazine. Stevens had married the daughter of John Sheffield. But in order to place everything in its proper order and to resume the trail that we began following on page 276 of the book 'Radio Man', some of this information will have to be slotted-in at the appropriate time. But rest assured, it will be covered in great detail.
The reason I called my blog a 'Media-Microscope' is because this story will blow the lid off modern media in the UK and USA. This is not simply a story about a one-time pop station called Radio Caroline. This is a story about national and international politics and money and mind-manipulation that has led to wars resulting in millions of deaths. This is a gigantic cover-up where it is impossible to only reveal a little bit of the true story.
So join me tomorrow and I will do my best to continue on our quest of discovery, and the storage boxes at Wroughton reveal what was found!