Heroes for Exposing Child Sexual Abuse – Part 1 – Peter McKelvie / by Cathy Fox blog



Excellent work, Cathy! The way Britain’s paedo Establishment has treated McKelvie is utterly disgusting.


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Excellent article on Peter McKelvie & the shambolic article of falsehoods in Daily Fail & their lame (non)apology.


Heroes for Exposing Child Sexual Abuse – Part 1 – Peter McKelvie

Peter McKelvie worked as a Senior Child Protection manager for Hereford and Worcester.

As part of that work he was given access by West Mercia Police to Peter Righton’s Diary.

In his diary Peter Righton had listed the names and ages of each boy he had abused from 1957 onwards in categories of which institution the victims had been resident at the time, and most sickeningly of all, had scored each child’s level of abuse from 1 (touching) to 10 (buggery).

Peter McKelvie explains more here [6]

“One of the many reasons I contacted Tom Watson MP in October 2012 was my anger and frustration that Peter Righton had been allowed to die with just one minor conviction for possession of indecent images of children when I knew how evil a web he had spun in full sight of leading social work agencies such as the National Children’s Bureau and the National Institute of Social Work not to mention the high regard he was obviously held in at the Department of Health.

Much has been made of Savile being given the keys to Broadmoor.

Righton didn’t need the keys, he could walk in to any children’s home or local authority boarding school in the UK on ” official business ”

I was given full access by West Mercia police to Righton’s diaries and letters which gave the clues to a large network of Paedophiles with “official ” access to children.

Unfortunately my team weren’t allowed to pursue these leads ourselves as the alleged offences occurred outside our statutory geographical boundaries

We had to pass all our relevant information on to other local authorities.

With the full support of my then Director of Social  Services, David Tombs, I wrote a report for the Department of Health pleading for them to agree to fund and set up a “National Joint Social Worker/Police investigation team” so that we could pursue all the leads we had and go anywhere the evidence took us.

Righton in his diaries had made the task of investigation relatively straightforward.

He had listed the names and ages of each boy he had abused from 1957 onwards in categories of which institution the victims had been resident at the time,and most sickeningly of all, had scored each child’s level of abuse from 1 (touching) to 10 (buggery)

My Director was prepared to release me and 2 of my social workers to be part of such a team if we were seen as suitable applicants. Nothing came of this request and this huge body of evidence against Righton fell in to a black hole. A small group of us, a very senior Police  Officer, two very experienced investigative journalists and myself met with a senior Opposition Party MP in 1994 to lodge a complaint and demand action.

We named MP’s that we believed might be involved in this organised network. Nothing came of that either.

My Director David Tombs retired in 1994 and my team was closed down and disbanded virtually immediately afterwards.” [6]

Peter McKelvies team was closed down.

This was a Hereford and Worcestershire document from 1993 which Peter McKelvie authored. It mentions

  • Righton’s PIE links
  • Links to the Swedish and Norwegian “PIE’s”
  • Organised abuse in Gozo, Malta with Righton and another man involved in “trade” in victims
  • Likely paedophiles as a bishop, social services and education staff and civil servants
  • Individuals in possible major institutional abuse
  • Ability to prove that Righton abused many boys in a school 30 years ago (probably Redhill School)
  • Righton’s connections to “rentboy” scene in London
  • Righton abuse of boys, either in care or known to social services, all over the country
  • Several boxfuls of letters and his diaries

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In another document entitled “A Personal Viewpoint” Peter McKelvie suggests

  • Coordinated network of professionals involved in abuse of children
  • Access to children was easy via various official schemes
  • Children were being trafficked around the country
  • Small joint task force of 4 experienced social workers and 4 police be set up
  • Task force should investigate PIE and abuse in social work

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Peter Righton, a serial child abuser, got away with it all the way until his death in 2007, even though there was evidence written in his own hand in diaries and letters.

He was Director of the National Institute of Social Work Directors and despite his host of contacts all over Britain, and uninhibited access to children through the Social Services, Righton was never tried for serious sexual assaults or rape.

All he ever got was a fine of £900 when he was caught importing child abuse images in 1992, and separately a caution for indecent assault, probably in 1994/5 [15]

arrest1992 Sept 17 Guardian Pg5  [HT @CraftyMuvva]

How did Righton get away with it?

“..Peter Righton was questioned about indecent assaults on children by the Obscene Publications Squad in November 1994 – several months after the Hereford & Worcester investigation had been shut down, and after the BBC documentary Secret Life of a Paedophile had been broadcast [June 1]”[9]

BBC Secret Life of a Paedophile[9]

Righton’s contacts were numerous, some are outlined here Goodness and Harmony Diplomatic Connections and PIE / Diplomat Robert Alston – brother of Richard Alston[26]

Also many are here, (click on link below the picture on the number)

Greenlight Brain Peter Righton [28]

Nearly all of those connected to him got away with it as well. Most appear never to have even been charged.  Those that did get charged got lightly dealt with.

Richard Alston got away with it – at present I cannot find any conviction from 1992-95 for Richard Alston who was Peter Rightons long term partner, and Headmaster of New Barns School for special needs pupils in Toddington, Gloucestershire.

Charles Napier got away lightly. Although he had a conviction from back in April 1972 for indecency with schoolboys in his charge [15] it appears that no effort was made to look for further abuse since. Napier was charged with just two counts of indecent assault and received a 9 month sentence. This was possibly for the abuse mentioned in the letter found at Bloomfield’s House. Charles Scott Napier 1995 Dec 8 Court of Appeal [18]. Charles Napier is the half brother to Conservative MP and recent minister John Whittingdale.

Morris Fraser was connected to Righton, but in his own right was connected to many others,and a prolific child abuser wherever he went.  Bits of Books Blog has a good timeline Dr Morris Fraser, Belfast, Long Island New York, Islington[27]

A proper investigation of Fraser by the Obscene Publications Squad would have investigated the Azimuth Trust. It had featured in the television programme about Righton – Secret Life of a Paedophile[9]. Fraser had been accused of child sexual abuse in the Report of the Azimuth Trust Cornwall Council Publish 1994 Azimuth Trust Report [19]

The Paedophile Information Exchange, PIE was probably the most notorious child abuse organisation ever. Peter Righton was one of the founder members. There was documentary evidence of his host of connections to many members. Nothing was done.

(click on link below the picture on the number)

Greenlight Brain PIE[29]

Abroad Righton also had connections in Norway, Sweden, Malta and the Netherlands

Whoever is responsible for shutting down the investigation into Righton, and his connections is culpable for all the abuse carried out by Righton, Napier, Alston and others since 1994. Many serial child abusers were allowed to spend most of their lives abusing children.

The fact that the investigation did not far was not due to lack of evidence, it did not get far for other reasons. What were they?

Who was responsible?

Michael Hames was Head of the Obscene Publications Squad from 1990 until his retirement in Sept 1993, [p297] Wikipedia states 1994 [8]

Let us look at what Hames says of the investigation in his book. 2001 Michael Hames The Dirty Squad  is available here [15]

Hames on the Peter Righton Investigation

[All information and pages numbers in this section is from Hames book unless stated [15]]

Hames’s section on Peter Righton starts on page 208. He says he heard of the Righton case in September 1992 with a phone call from a detective in Evesham, West Mercia. They had been on a raid with customs, and found disturbing things at the house of Peter Righton.

Hames rang Valerie Howarth from Childline to find out who Peter Righton was, found he was a “big fish”. That day he sent 2 officers to help search Righton’s house in Evesham under a search warrant and seized a large amount of material.

They wanted to continue the inquiry continued at Righton’s partner, Richard Alston’s school in Gloucestershire, where he was Headmaster and Righton a governor, but Hames says that was not met with enthusiasm.

Hames spoke to Herbert Laming, Chief Inspector of Social Services Inspectorate, who told him that government ministers and himself were keen to get to the truth and that a comprehensive inquiry be established. This was begun by joint Police and Social services team in Hereford and Worcester.

It was found that Righton was a member of PIE and contributed a chapter of Perspectives on Paedophilia in 1981. He was charged with possession of indecent photographs, pleaded guilty and fined. Hames says that was the extent of action that could be taken against him under the law. This is correct for the images at the time, but not for his other offences.

They found Righton had written to Dept of Education to remove Charles Napier from List 99, of banned teachers. Napier had been convicted on indecency in 1972 with schoolboys in his charge.

Investigation was made into Alston’s school in West Country.  According to Hames [15] Operation Clarence was set up by him with the officers responsible Graham Passingham and Dave Flanagan, targeting schoolmasters and people involved in Education in particular, which soon traced links between Righton and other offenders.

According to Bob Long and Bob McLachlans book  [p178 [31]] Operation Clarence started to investigate a paedophile network consisting mainly of public school teachers, doctors, clergy men, and others involved in social work [31]. No mention is made of Peter Righton.

David Bloomfield (I think wrongly spelled Blomfield in Hames’s book) Chief Executive of charity Standing Conference on Schools Science and Technology was a target, where they found child abuse images in his flat and a letter from Napier [15]

Napier was employed as teacher in Cairo and the letter boasted of abuse against boys there.

Hames says the inquiry finished in 1994, and the results were disappointing despite building up a huge database.

  • Napier having previously been suspended by the British Council was suspended, and when he returned to UK was arrested, charged with indecent assault and given 18 months. [The court appeal [18] clearly states that the two 9 months sentences, one for each count of indecent assault were concurrent not consecutive ie a total of 9 months, not added together, so Hames appears to have got this wrong]
  • Blomfield [correct probably Bloomfield] was fined for possession of what was called then “child pornography” and sacked from his job. He went to Portugal.
  • Righton was cautioned for an offence of indecent assault that had taken place 30 years previously.
  • The Home Office left the recommendation from the joint investigation that a National inquiry be set up on file. [NB further research check Home Office and who might have been there in 1994]

[Would be useful if someone with the book could upload relevant pages]

Christopher Harry Ashby, UK, a primary school teacher from Kent was arrested and found guilty as well Philip Taylor [32]

This leaves many questions about the Police investigation both with Hames in charge and after he had left.

Was the investigation carried out properly when Hames was Head of the unit? Even he says he was disappointed with the outcome.

  • Was a caution really the best that could be achieved with the wealth of evidence that we now know he had in Righton’s diary? Strangely Hames did not mention such a goldmine find in his book.
  • When did the unit under Hames interview Righton, if at all?
  • Why did they not follow up Righton’s serious offences?
  • Why was no action taken against Richard Alston? Was that Hames’s decision?
  • Was this really the best the investigation into all the other contacts of Righton?
  • Why were no PIE contacts arrested and charged?
  • Was there any interference from Government departments?

Hames had a heart attack and DCI Jim Reynolds came into the squad from Stolen Motor Vehicle Squad and then took over when Hames retired [p45 [31]]. It is uncertain when Hames was off with a heart attack, or when Reynolds actually took over, and who was acting head in the meantime.

  • Why did the Unit interview Righton in Nov 1994? It was over 6 months after the TV programme.
  • Was it this Nov 1994 interview that ended in a caution?
  • Why did they not follow up Righton’s serious offences?
  • Why did they not follow up PIE connections?
  • Why did they not follow up abuse abroad?
  • Was there any outside interference from any Government departments?
  • Why was the investigation shut down?
  • Who shut it down?

It appears that Hames and Reynolds have questions to be asked about their time in charge and the lack of results on the child sexual abuse of Righton, Alston, PIE and more.

Righton moved to Suffolk, with Richard Alston to the Thornham Magna Estate near Eye, owned by Lord Henniker.

[As an aside, another child abuser Norman Walker [35] owned the Diana Quenton School, Park House, Palgrave, Suffolk, and had connections in Eye. If anyone knows  of any connections of Walker in the area I would be grateful and particularly grateful if anyone has any documents or paper from the School. Could you check them for a watermark and contact me if there is one.]

Child Sexual Abuse in 2012

Let me jump forward in time 18 years to October 2012. All this time during which children were being abused by Righton, Alston and Napier and others in PIE.

Most people in 2012 did not know that child sexual abuse was widespread and affected millions of people. That milestone had not been reached, that Rubicon had yet to be crossed.

Details about Jimmy Savile’s child abuse and the cover up of it by the BBC was just starting to come out. On 19 October 2012 the Metropolitan Police Service launched a formal criminal investigation, Operation Yewtree, into historic allegations of child sexual abuse by Savile and other people

In Oct 2012 Peter McKelvie had approached Tom Watson and briefed him on the Peter Righton case that had got virtually nowhere in 1992

On 24th October 2012 Tom asked a question, recorded in Hansard [13]

paedoringhansardHowever it is best to watch it, if only for David Cameron’s face which appeared as though he was having a severe bout of constipation.

 

2012 Oct 24 Tom Watson question re Righton network in House of Commons [12]

Tom Watson expanded a little in his blog later that day

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The establishment, the deep state and the child abusers themselves were no doubt very worried indeed at the spotlight being put on them as never before.

Another couple of boundaries had been crossed.

  • Mentioning child sexual abuse in the House of Commons, something rarely done and probably not done since Geoffrey Dickens
  • Bringing up the subject of child sexual abuse by VSIP (Very Self Important Persons) in Westminster and Number 10 Downing Street

(Incidentally another significant factor is that Tom Watson had a powerful enemy in Rupert Murdoch, having written a book exposing his Murdoch’s dodgy workings which helped lead Murdoch to what he famously said was the most humble day of his life, before a Parliamentary panel. So Watson was always going to get a hard ride from the Sun, the Times, Sky etc)

Peter McKelvie took the responsible course, when it was easier to do nothing. He had told an MP who he thought would take him seriously, and did. He should be warmly praised for his actions.

This was way before a National inquiry or IICSA was being considered.

In 2013 Peter McKelvie sent letters to the David Cameron and Nick Clegg only to get the brush off from a communications unit [10] Spotlight on Abuse Category Peter McKelvie.

He even got replies from non existent people. You can see many of his letters here Spotlight on Abuse Category Peter McKelvie[10]

They all show a responsible man dedicated to exposing the truth about child rape that he had evidence was happening and that had in the past been either virtually ignored by the Police or they were directed to drop the Inquiry by departments in government, despite much evidence of organised abuse within social services and child trafficking and PIE.

On Jul 8 2014 the Home Secretary to her credit, finally bowing to building pressure, announced an inquiry into child abuse, it seems probably against the wishes of other ministers including Prime Minister David Cameron.

Police opened several Operations from Peter McKelvie’s initial information.

Peter McKelvie was a major if not the major influence on the setting up of the initial umbrella inquiry Operation Fairbank by the Metropolitan Police in late 2012. This  was a scoping exercise and as a result of allegations arising from Operation Fairbank, a full criminal investigation, Operation Fernbridge, was launched in February 2013. Various spin offs came from this eg Operation Cayacos which investigated allegations of a paedophile ring linked to Peter Righton [30]

It resulted in the arrest and charging of Charles Napier, this time for crimes more on a scale of the crime she had perpetrated. Richard Alston was also jailed for 21 months.

On 23 Dec 2014 the Daily Mail’s Mark Duell trumpeted Napier’s hundreds of assaults on at least 23 victims dating back to the before his previous obviosuly insufficient charges. Tory MP’s half-brother who was known as ‘Rapier Napier’ by his pupils and helped run Paedophile Information Exchange is jailed for 13 years for HUNDREDS of sex assaults on young boys in the 60s and 70s [17]

One victim even estimated he abused a quarter of the pupils he taught [17]

Peter McKelvie gives his take in the East Anglian Daily times after Richard Alston was found guilty. [34]

Peter must have been feeling mixed emotions, satisfaction that his information and persistence had led to the starting of these Operations but frustration that the 1992-4 Obscene Publications Squad  inquiry had missed a golden opportunity to stop Napier, Alston, Righton and many others hurting more children for life.

Peter was appointed to the Victims’ and Survivors Consultative Panel (VSCP) of National Child Abuse Inquiry on Jul 9 2015 [14]. This was a surprise to many people, who although they knew of his excellent work against child sexual abuse, never had an inkling that he might have been subjected to this abuse himself.

Publicly outing himself selflessly in a bid to help others, another brave decision. A downside was that the Inquiry, now being heavily lawyer driven prevented him making any public statements.

Then out of the blue, on Oct 15 2015 came this bizarre article from the Mail, with Stephen Wright and Sam Greenhill on the byline.

It was nothing short of a vicious hatchet job on Peter McKelvie.

Mail Hatchet Job on Peter McKelvie

 

mailmckelviesmearmailmckelvvsmear2mailsmearmckelv3The Mail stated Peter McKelvie

  • “plotted” to smear top Tory MP
  • gave Tom Watson false information
  • tried to wreck a top Torys career with paedophile smears
  • wrongly claimed the MP was linked to child molestors
  • made “baseless smears”
  • and his credibility has been thrown in doubt

Pretty damning stuff at first sight on a superficial basis, or if you were unaware of the true position and facts, which of course most Daily Mail / Mail Online readers are.

My opinion

I made clear my opinion at the time, as did others.

cathywrighttweetsmailslur3Stephen Wright @mailwright closed his twitter account about a week after publishing the defamatory article as is referred to above.

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However sadly Peter McKelvie resigned next day from the panel [14]

 

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I am unsure of the facts and circumstances surrounding this.

  • Was Peter McKelvie’s resignation a coincidence nothing to do with the Mail hatchet job?
  • Did the Inquiry bow to newspaper pressure and invent a reason that Peter McKelvie should leave, and then advised him to resign, fearful of more bad publicity?
  • Did Peter McKelvie leave entirely of his own accord, to fight the false allegations, to prevent further publicity or even some other reason?

One thing I do know is that Peter, having done more than almost anyone else to bring the child rape and child abuse to the correct police and political avenues, time and again and face setback and cover up over 20 years, will have felt the humiliation of these false allegations deeply.

Where does this leave the Mail story by Stephen Wright and Sam Greenhill? 

Well quite frankly in tatters.

None of their opinion is correct in fact.

Not one piece of evidence is provided by the Mail, and as is routine for the corporate media, no links or references to where those opinions were derived from.

The only part of article Report that is not the Mail’s or writer’s opinion is the opinion attributed to Mike Hames.

I do not trust the Mail or the two people purporting to be journalists on the byline to accurately reflect the opinion of anyone. Further proof is needed of the quotes and it would also be good to know if Hames is paid by the Mail.

That being said, the Mail says

“A former senior Scotland Yard officer, who concluded more than 20 years ago that there was no substance to Mr McKelvie’s claims about a paedophile ring linked to Downing Street, said he was ‘surprised’ by his appointment.
Mike Hames, respected ex head of the Met’s paedophile squad, added: ‘Mr Watson’s claims about the Downing Street-linked paedophile ring set the hare running on the VIP sex ring scandal. But there has never been any substance to these claims, which originated from Mr McKelvie.”

This appears to say that Hames concluded there was no substance to a link to Downing Street.

Even accepting Hames is reported accurately and his premise is true for the purposes of this point, (and of course there is much to said against), it is no reflection on Peter McKelvie in bringing the matter to the attention of the correct authorities, and Peter had good reason and information to believe what he told Watson. Note also that Hames does not deny a link to Parliament.

Hames quite clearly has a vested interest that his inquiry is not reinvestigated, as he would to a large extent be to blame if it was shown to be inadequate.

The recent Napier and Alston convictions alone show that the 1992-1994 Obscene Publications Squad investigation was inadequate. There are also many more people other than Napier and Alston who should be investigated.

The final comment that the Mail made was that “Mr McKelvie has close links to a man known as ‘Nick’. This is false. Peter McKelvie did not have “close links” to Nick but he did advise him to go to the Police, just as any other responsible person might, despite the police failings time after time in connection to child sexual abuse.

Nick was responsible for allegations which the now disbanded Operation Midland was investigating. The press have widely discredited Nick as a fantastist. I do not have the evidence to know whether this is true or not, or what is the truth about Nicks allegations.

However I believe that this was a transparent attempt by the writers to link Peter McKelvie to Nick to discredit Peter McKelvie by association. Further I believe that it was an attempt to link other VIP (VSIP) Operations to the Operation Midland one in the public mind, so as to discredit all VSIP child sexual abuse allegations.

I have no hesitation in saying that Mail article was false, and in my view defamatory and libellous, and that the Mail tried to smear Peter McKelvie.

But that is just my analysis. Read the opinion of Dr. Sarah Nelson about Peter McKelvie and his team.

She wrote a book Tackling Child Sexual Abuse : Radical Approaches to Prevention, Protection and Support [23].  Sarah is an expert in this field,  from 2006-11 an advisor to the Scottish  advisor to the Scottish Parliament’s  Inquiry into Child Sexual Exploitation  in Scotland in 2014.

She states Peter McKelvie’s team convicted about 38 paedophiles, and closed 7 boarding schools as well as unearthed evidence of a ring stretching to the House of Commons and the House of Lords.

She states, amongst many other things that the work of McKelvie’s team was one of the “striking successes in child protection”

HT @ciabaudo

Peter McKelvies integrity is solid.

I believe these cases are also due to Peter McKelvies information.

Sun MONSTER CAGED Who is Mark Frost? Paedophile teacher known as Andrew Tracey jailed for abusing boys in Thailand [22] 

Get Surrey Mercy for teacher with ‘secret room[24]

Mirror Sex offender who taught murder suspect Rurik Jutting also taught at school attended by David Cameron [25] 

The Integrity of Stephen Wright, Sam Greenhill and the Daily Mail

All this evidence leaves questions about the Mail article and Stephen Wright and Sam Greenhill.

                                                         Stephen Wright lied and no apology

                                                   Sam Greenhill @s_greenhill lied and no apology

  • Why was it written?
  • Did Stephen Wright and Sam Greenhill write this or were their names just put on the byline?
  • Was it written under instruction of someone higher up the Mail hierarchy, the owner of the newspaper, or were they told to write it by MI5 and secret services? If so who?
  • Why was it so inaccurate? The research was either abysmal or it was deliberate.
  • Is there any other reason that it was written apart from a hatchet job on Peter McKelvie?
  • Corporate media Mail wrote fake news. What are they trying to hide, and who are they trying to protect?

Then the other day, all the Mail can manage is a snivelling little non apology

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It is quite bizarre.

Is this a non-apology apology? They are unlikely to do this through choice. Why should they do this so long after the event?

In an ideal world, the Mail should be made accountable for their sanctions and false statements. That could be said to be in court in public and made to justify their statements.

However we do not live in an ideal world, especially where rich corporations libel normal individuals. The corporations have many tricks to prevent this such as employing expensive lawyers, dragging out litigation, increasing stress on the victim and families, gag clauses to settle, payment into court of large sums  of money to prevent the case reaching court. If it does reach court and the judge awards less money than the money put into court then they have to pay the court costs of the other party, a gamble few will take, as it would drive them into bankruptcy.

No word from Stephen Wright and Sam Greenhill. They should hang their heads in shame after writing that libellous drivel and hiding behind the Daily Mail and all the unfair advantages that gives them.

How dare Stephen Wright and Sam Greenhill impugn the integrity of Peter McKelvie, who has worked steadfastly for years for the truth, when you accept the Mail’s 20 pieces of silver to wrongly slur this fine man.

Peter McKelvie is a hero.

Stephen Wright and Sam Greenhill. Shame on you. You are not fit to wipe Peter’s arse.

Please note that victims of abuse may be triggered by reading this information. These links are generally UK based.

  • The Sanctuary for the Abused [A] has advice on how to prevent triggers.
  • National Association for People Abused in Childhood [B] has a freephone helpline and has links to local support groups.
  • One in Four [C]
  • Havoca [D].
  • Useful post on Triggers [E]  from SurvivorsJustice [F] blog.
  • Jim Hoppers pages on Mindfulness[G]  and Meditation[H] may be useful.
  • Hwaairfan blog An Indigenous Australian Approach to Healing Trauma[J]
  • Survivors UK for victims and survivors of male rape or the sexual abuse of men [K]
  • Voicing CSA group [L] helps arrange survivors meetings in your area
  • A Prescription for me blog Various emotional support links [M]
  • ShatterBoys -“Male Survivors Of Childhood Sexual Abuse Inspiring change, Through Shared Experience Whilst Building Connections…Together We Can Heal” [N]

Links

[1]http://web.archive.org/web/20120401000000*/http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/9668284/I-do-not-doubt-men-in-smart-cars-preyed-on-boys-but-justice-requires-detective-work-not-hearsay-.html

[2] 2012 Nov 12 Telegraph Eileen Fairweather ‘I do not doubt men in smart cars preyed on boys – but justice requires detective work not hearsay ‘http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/9668284/I-do-not-doubt-men-in-smart-cars-preyed-on-boys-but-justice-requires-detective-work-not-hearsay-.html

[3] 2015 Oct 15 Mail Stephen Wright and Sam Greenhill Abuse inquiry’s adviser plotted to smear top Tory: Whistleblower made baseless claims MP was linked to paedophiles http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3275002/Abuse-inquiry-s-adviser-plotted-smear-Tory-Whistleblower-baseless-claims-MP-linked-paedophiles.html

[3a] 2015 Oct 15 Mail Stephen Wright and Sam Greenhill Abuse inquiry’s adviser plotted to smear top Tory: Whistleblower made baseless claims MP was linked to paedophiles Archive http://archive.is/QcbkG

[4] 2015 Oct 16 BBC Abuse inquiry adviser Peter McKelvie resigns http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-34551860

[5] Twitter @mailwright https://twitter.com/search?f=tweets&q=%40mailwright&src=typd archive http://archive.is/5pCsD

[6] 2014 Aug 21 Spotlight on Abuse Peter Righton was questioned about child sex offences in November 1994https://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.com/2014/08/21/peter-righton-was-questioned-about-child-sex-offences-in-november-1994/

[6a] The Independent, 10th November 1994 as above

[7] 2014 Jun 13 Spotlight on Abuse Peter McKelvie asks Sir Tony Baldry MP to support a national independent inquiry into ‘decades of organised abuse’https://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.com/2014/06/13/peter-mckelvie-asks-sir-tony-baldry-mp-to-support-a-national-independent-inquiry-into-decades-of-organised-abuse/

[8] Wikipedia Michael Hameshttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Hames Archive http://archive.is/fvJ17

[9] 1994 June 1 BBC Producer Catharine Seddon Inside Story: The Secret Life of a Paedophile via 2013 Feb 22 Spotlight on Abuse https://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.com/2013/02/22/bbc-inside-story-the-secret-life-of-a-paedophile/

[10] Spotlight on Abuse Category Peter McKelvie https://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.com/category/peter-mckelvie/

[11] Tom Watsons question webite

[12] 2012 Oct 24 Tom Watson question re Righton network in House of Commonshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1D1ZgUCn-Q

[12a]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3ERre38hns

[13] 2012 Oct 24 Hansard Tom Watson https://hansard.parliament.uk/Commons/2012-10-24/debates/12102449000024/Engagements#contribution-12102449000175

[14]https://www.iicsa.org.uk/news/victims-and-survivors-consultative-panel-statement

[15] 2001 Michael Hames The Dirty Squadhttps://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0316853216/ref=rdr_ext_tmb

[16] 2014 Dec 23 BBC  Charles Napier jailed for 13 years for child sex abuse http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-30591158 guilty to abuse of 35 boys

[17] 2014 Dec 24 Mail Tory MP’s half-brother who was known as ‘Rapier Napier’ by his pupils and helped run Paedophile Information Exchange is jailed for 13 years for HUNDREDS of sex assaults on young boys in the 60s and 70s http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2885152/Tory-MP-s-half-brother-known-Napier-Rapier-pupils-jailed-13-years-HUNDREDS-sex-assaults.html

[18] 2017 Mar 6 cathy fox blog Charles Scott Napier 1995 Dec 8 Court of Appealhttps://cathyfox.wordpress.com/2017/03/05/charles-scott-napier 1995-dec-8-court-of-appeal/

[19] 2015 Feb 11 Cathy fox Blog Cornwall Council Publish 1994 Azimuth Trust Reporthttps://cathyfox.wordpress.com/2015/02/11/cornwall-council-publish-1994-azimuth-trust-report/

[20] 2014 Nov 7 Mail EXCLUSIVE – Revealed, how sex offender who taught ‘psycho banker’ accused of murdering two prostitutes was teacher at top prep school where David Cameron AND Prince Edward were pupilshttp://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2825773/Sex-offender-taught-psycho-banker-accused-murdering-two-prostitutes-teacher-prep-school-David-Cameron-Prince-Edward-pupils.html

[21] 2014 Nov 7 Mail EXCLUSIVE – Revealed, how sex offender who taught ‘psycho banker’ accused of murdering two prostitutes was teacher at top prep school where David Cameron AND Prince Edward were pupilshttp://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2825773/Sex-offender-taught-psycho-banker-accused-murdering-two-prostitutes-teacher-prep-school-David-Cameron-Prince-Edward-pupils.html Archive http://archive.is/gJb19

[22] 2017 Feb 9 Sun MONSTER CAGED Who is Mark Frost? Paedophile teacher known as Andrew Tracey jailed for abusing boys in Thailandhttps://www.thesun.co.uk/news/2765110/mark-frost-paedophile-teacher/ archive http://archive.is/i7e7T

[23] 2016 Dr. Sarah Nelson Tackling Child Sexual Abuse : Radical Approaches to Prevention, Protection and Support Pages 41 – 42 Closing down of successful investigations Pages 204 -205  Peter McKelvie’s team https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=wmtPDAAAQBAJ&pg=PA204&lpg=PA204&dq=sarah+nelson+peter+mckelvie&source=bl&ots=kBGot3lmPj&sig=Lacs455e4oOFEiMtQTu-bkWEpvA&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjh0d2Gr4TSAhVpIcAKHckNBIMQ6AEIFTAE

[24] 2011 May 20 updated 2013 Jul 2 Get Surrey Mercy for teacher with ‘secret roomhttp://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/local-news/mercy-teacher-secret-room-4814844 Archive http://archive.is/QbkRS

[25] 2014 Nov 7 Mirror Sex offender who taught murder suspect Rurik Jutting also taught at school attended by David Cameronhttp://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/sex-offender-who-taught-murder-4590032 Archive http://archive.is/nfL9I

[26] 2016 Jul 30 Goodness and Harmony Diplomatic Connections and PIE / Diplomat Robert Alston – brother of Richard Alstonhttps://goodnessandharmony.wordpress.com/2016/07/30/diplomatic-connections-and-pie-diplomat-robert-alston-brother-of-richard-alston-part-1/

[27] 2014 Sept 13 Bits of Books Blog Dr Morris Fraser, Belfast, Long Island New York, Islingtonhttps://bitsofbooksblog.wordpress.com/2014/09/13/dr-morris-fraser-2/

[28] Greenlight Brain Peter Rightonhttps://webbrain.com/brainpage/brain/0FE31538-2121-8495-33A5-86073BE95DE1/thought/918#-1289

[29] Greenlight Brain PIEhttps://webbrain.com/brainpage/brain/0FE31538-2121-8495-33A5-86073BE95DE1/thought/918#-2245

[30] 2015 Dec BBC Historical child abuse: Key investigationshttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-28194271

[31] 2002 Bob Long and DCI Bob McLachlan The Hunt for Britain’s Paedophiles (paperback  Monsters and men) https://www.amazon.co.uk/Hunt-Britains-Paedophiles-Bob-Long/dp/0340786035/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1488988287&sr=8-1

[32] 2015 Apr 14 Needleblog Operation Red Tag / Operation Deny https://theneedleblog.wordpress.com/2015/04/14/operation-red-tag-operation-deny/

[33] 2015 Oct 3 East Anglian Daily Times Child Abuser “should never have been teaching” via 2015 Oct 17  Needleblog Lest we forget Charles Napier and Richard Alston https://theneedleblog.wordpress.com/2015/10/17/lest-we-forget-charles-napier-and-richard-alston/

[34] 2014 Aug 7 East Anglian Daily Times Suffolk: Drive to discover more about child sex predator Peter Righton’s time in Suffolk and the links to national abuse inquirieshttp://www.eadt.co.uk/news/suffolk_drive_to_discover_more_about_child_sex_predator_peter_righton_s_time_in_suffolk_and_the_links_to_national_abuse_inquiries_1_3716846

[35] 2014 Sept 22 Spotlight on Abuse  Norman Walker: A link between UK children’s homes and the Amsterdam sex tradehttps://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.com/2014/09/22/norman-walker-a-link-between-uk-childrens-homes-and-the-amsterdam-sex-trade/

[36] wrightblog.dailymail.co.uk

COMMANDER CHARLES ARTHUR HOWESON – colleague of Prince Philip and Prince Charles – charged with buggery

COMMANDER CHARLES ARTHUR HOWESON – colleague of Prince Philip and Prince Charles – charged with buggery

 

Mar 3, 2017

Police say the charges are two counts of buggery, one of attempt buggery and 12 counts of indecent assault.

These matters relate to 10 alleged victims, all of whom are male.

At the time of the alleged offences one was aged 14/15, another was aged between 16 to 18 and eight were described as being in their early 20s.

Howeson was raised in Mevagissey in Cornwall, joined the Royal Navy in 1967 before making his fortune as a property developer and launching his long career in the public, private and voluntary sector.

Howeson is vice president for life of the Plymouth Drake Foundation, a charity he founded in 2008 to help communities in the city.

In creating the foundation, from which he stepped down in 2012, Howeson established a so-called “charity of charities” designed to support individuals and groups through grants.

The jewel in the foundation’s crown is a £10 annual trust membership for 10,000 Plymothians.


http://www.cornwalllive.com/leading-businessman-charles-howeson-charged-with-15-counts-of-sexually-abusing-boys/story-30175505-detail/story.html#G1j5UT8F31u57sdj.99

Howeson … shocked ANOTHER one bestowed with honours by the queen accused of abuse

Leading businessman Charles Howeson charged with 15 counts of sexual abuse

The 67-year-old had been appointed by the Queen as a Royal Navy Honorary Captain

It is believed Mr Howeson, aged 61, is the only figure on the list who was actually a naval officer.

Ultimately it will involve me being an ambassador to the Royal Naval Reserves.

“I plan to conduct regular visits to Royal Naval units and sites in Plymouth as part of my role.

“I will also expect to be given up-to-date briefings on Royal Navy affairs.”
 http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/retired-commander-hugely-honoured-prestigious-title/story-11686027-detail/story.html#hxyb7g8CjTkoCgOI.99


Charles Howeson retains his links with the MOD and particularly with the Royal Navy where HM the Queen appointed him one to be of her small number of Honorary Captains in the RNR in 2009.

 

http://www.devonchamber.co.uk/News/news-story.cfm?story=1015


2015
Honorary Officers in the Maritime Reserves
Royal Navy Reserve
Vice Admiral HRH Prince Michael of Kent GCVO

Commodore Charles Howeson

Lieutenant Colonel Bear Grylls. (more on Grylls below)

Bear Grylls, Sir Michael Grylls, with Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip

Commodore Charles Howeson:
He has been described as an eccentric
His father, ARTHUR COMINGHAM HOWESON, was the creator of the renowned Mevagissey model railway.

His father Arthur Howeson was a director of 2 businesses

MEVAGISSEY MODEL RAILWAY LIMITED
RAILTRONICS LIMITED

http://www.companydirectorcheck.com/arthur-comingham-howeson

Charles Howeson’s younger brother –

2002 Adam talks to EuroTalk chairman Richard Howeson (right)

RICHARD JOHN HOWESON is also a director at both those business

http://www.companydirectorcheck.com/richard-john-howeson

https://uk.linkedin.com/in/richard-howeson-2a516446

He is also a director at  – PROSPECT QUAY LIMITED

RICHARD JOHN HOWESON (current)

Director, COMPANY DIRECTOR, 2007.01.21
315-317 NEW KINGS ROAD , LONDON
SW6 4RF

MICHAEL MANSFIELD and Mohamed al-Fayed

Richard Howeson became a director there in Jan 2007 as did the barrister MICHAEL MANSFIELD Director at Prospect QUAY ltd – MICHAEL MANSFIELD (resigned),

Director, BARRISTER, 2007.01.25 – 2014.03.17
FLAT 2 PROSPECT QUAY 98 POINT PLEASANT , LONDON
SW18 1PR

https://www.companieslist.co.uk/05763211-prospect-quay-limited

PROSPECT QUAY 98 POINT PLEASANT , LONDON
SW18 1PR  PROSPECT QUAY RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION LIMITED


More on Michael Mansfield and his links with VIP  CSA cases:
Richard Howeson is also a director at Eurotalk – a
British-based language learning company 

EuroTalk: a look back at 2013

It’s been another busy year at EuroTalk, with new products, new languages… and a new puppy. Throw in a royal encounter and a cake that looks like a Dalek, and you’ve got the makings of an interesting twelve months.

JLC Champion and runners-up with EuroTalk Chairman Richard Howeson

Cannes:
28 Feb 1998
Oui, Cannes Multimedia’s jetsetters go on an annual pilgramage – exposes computing’s beautiful people
Richard Howeson – his Eurotalk is making big waves in Europe – sailing his clients, in style, to his favourite islands offshore.
28 Feb 1998
Oui, Cannes Multimedia’s jet-setters go on an annual pilgramage – exposes computing’s beautiful people…bringing together the elite from the world’s new media content and games industries.

The Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Saturday, February 28, 1998 – Page 204

A RETIRED Royal Navy Commander and prominent city business leader has been granted a rare title by the Queen.

Charles Howeson has been made an Honorary Captain in the Royal Naval Reserve by order of the Queen on the recommendation of the head of the Royal Navy, the First Sea Lord.

It is a rare privilege granted to just a handful of people in the UK.

To date only eight people have been presented honorary ranks in the armed forces by the Queen.

During his 25 years in the Royal Navy Mr Howeson commanded the minesweeper HMS Walkerton, and was Second-In-Command of HMS Cleopatra.
Aug 1, 1977After ” II escorting four Dartmouth picket boats to Spithead, the Walkerton (Lieut. Charles Howeson)  made four tours of the Fleet for the benefit of staff and cadets of Britannia Royal Naval
 
WRNS officer cadet Hilary Benyon took command of the minesweeper HMS Walkerton watched by commanding officer, Lieutenant Charles Howeson, and second officer Elizabeth McCombe

The Guardian

London, Greater London, England

Monday, November 15, 1976 – 6

A leading Plymouth businessman and captain of industry is to appear at court to face more than a dozen historic sexual abuse charges.

Former Naval officer Charles Howeson, 67, has been charged with 15 serious sexual offences – which allegedly date back to 1985.

The offences are alleged to have taken place between 1985-1994.

The 67-year-old, who lives in Stonehouse, was first questioned by detectives in March 2016 over the claims.

Howeson made his name at the helm of organisations including

First Great Western,

NHS South West and

Charles Howeson, 67, was a senior employee at Coutts

the regional arm of the Queen’s bank, Coutts and Co.

He is due to appear at Plymouth Magistrates’ Court on April 13, 2017.”

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Charles will add strength and depth to DCBC’s strategic lobbying activities through his connectivity into London, Westminster and Whitehall.

In addition, Charles will play a key role in further strengthening DCBC’s position as the single voice for the business community across Devon and Cornwall, something which is more important now than ever before.

http://www.firstgreatwestern.info/coffeeshop/index.php?topic=1037.10;imode

 

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Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, with Plymouth businessman, Charles Howeson (centre), charged with sex abuse claims alleged to have taken place between 1985-1994.

Although his success in business and attention to detail has not always made him popular, for reasons he is reluctant to divulge.
“I have got lots and lots of friends in Plymouth. But I know there are one or two people who do not have me on their Christmas card list.


Companies – Charles Howeson

Fairbridge,

MOUNT BATTEN SAILING AND WATER SPORTS CENTRE,

MOUNT BATTEN PARK LIMITED,

DNA FACILITIES MANAGEMENT LIMITED

and many other companies:

https://companycheck.co.uk/director/901620109/COMMANDER-CHARLES-ARTHUR-HOWESON/companies


Previously….

January 24, 2017

A Plymouth businessman and captain of industry has been bailed for a fourth time while police investigate allegations of historic sexual abuse.

In March last year, former Naval officer Charles Howeson, 67, was questioned by detectives over claims which are thought to date back many years.

Mr Howeson was not charged and was released on police bail.

That was extended in September “pending further inquiries“, before being extended again until Monday, January 23.

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Devon businessman Charles Howeson, rebailed over historical sex abuse allegations

December 07, 2016

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Charles Howeson (centre) with Prince Philip

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A leading Devon businessman and captain of industry has been bailed for a third time while police investigate allegations of historical sexual abuse.

In March, former Naval officer Charles Howeson, 67, was questioned by detectives over the abuse claims.


It’s business as usual for Prince Andrew

  • Thursday 10 March 2011

Buckingham Palace today moved to shore up Prince Andrew’s image by announcing a series of engagements with British businesses.

Prince Andrew met the Queen on Tuesday following the controversy over his friendship with convicted child sex offender Jeffery Epstein. The Standard understands she gave her son her “full support”.

Charles Howeson, who will host a lunch for the Duke (Prince Andrew) at the Plymouth Business Area Association, said that he was a major asset to UK firms hoping to trade abroad. Mr Howeson added: “He has been doing this longer than civil servants and probably longer than many company chairmen, and he has built up a network of contacts that is incomparable.”

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/its-business-as-usual-for-prince-andrew-6576092.html

Duke forced to miss city visit

March 02, 2010

Prince Andrew had been invited to the city by the Plymouth Area Business Council (PABC) and the University of Plymouth in his capacity as the UK’s Special Representative for International Trade and Investment.

He was due to meet 100 leading Plymouth business figures and VIPs at the Commando Forces Officers’ Mess at the Royal Marines Barracks, in Stonehouse yesterday.

Charles Howeson, chairman of the Plymouth Area Business Council, said he spoke to the Duke by telephone after the lunch engagement, which went ahead in his absence.

Mr Howeson said the Duke was ‘mortified’ to have missed the event, and added: “He’s asked us to reschedule the whole visit, which we would be delighted to do.”

The Duke had been due to give a speech to invitees including Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress Cllrs Ken and Wendy Foster, council leader Cllr Vivien Pengelly, Plymouth City Development Company chief executive Gavin Carrier, Plymouth’s top police officer Chief Supt Andy Bickley, and many city business figures.

http://www.cornwalllive.com/duke-forced-miss-city-visit/story-11416758-detail/story.html#BfkxmiuqlLgVjy63.99

FGW advisory board chairman Charles Howeson July 19 2014

Mr Howeson made his name at the helm of organisations including First Great Western, NHS South West and the regional arm of the Queen’s bank, Coutts and Co.

A Devon and Cornwall Police spokesman said: “A 67-year-old man from Plymouth, arrested on suspicion of historical sexual offences, is on police bail until January 23, 2017.”

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Howson served for nearly 25 years in the Royal Navy at home, overseas and afloat, which included secondment to other national governments.

This involved world wide travel and setting up house abroad on three occasions.

He left the service at the age of 39 from the post of Chief of the Allied Staff in Gibraltar

He is a Member of the Establishment:

Fellow of the Institute of Directors
Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts
Fellow of the Faculty of Building
Fellow of the Nautical Institute
Member of the Royal Institute of Navigation
Freeman of the City of London and Member of the Guild of Freemen
Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Shipwrights
Younger Brother of Trinity House
Honorary PhD (Management) from the University of Plymouth
Honorary Captain in the Royal Naval Reserve

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Nationally and Regionally

Amongst other appointments he is currently the

Chairman of First Great Western Trains Advisory Board,

Chairman National Health Service Property Services Ltd (National) and

leads DoH/MOD Nationally on veterans and reserves matters),

Chairman the Consumer Council for Water in the West,

The Social Networks of the Public Elite

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Charles Howeson asked to become the Regional Chairman of Coutts and Co private bankers in the South West in Summer 2009
Money laundering at Coutts during his tenure:
…the bank could have been handling the proceeds of crime for a three-year period up to November 2010 after failing to properly deal with customers classified as “politically exposed persons“.[19]

Breaches of money laundering rules

In March 2012 Coutts was fined £8.75m for breaches of money laundering rules after three years of “serious” and “systemic” problems in handling the affairs of customers vulnerable to corruption because of their political links.[19] The Financial Services Authority (FSA) fined Coutts because of an “unacceptable risk” that the bank could have been handling the proceeds of crime for a three-year period up to November 2010 after failing to properly deal with customers classified as “politically exposed persons“.[19]


Charles Howeson:
Former Chief of the Allied Staff of Nato, and commander in Royal Navy; director of six companies; board member of Millfields Community Economic Development Trust, Plymouth Naval Base Museum, Seaton Area Residents Association and Theatre Royal – Portsmouth; patron of St Austell’s Royal Navy Association; vice-president of the charity Tomorrow’s People;
previously ran Groundwork Plymouth and a board member of
Postwatch.
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Countess of Wessex is Patron of Tomorrow’s People

Whilst in the private sector Charles has just handed over the Chairmanship of the Rowe Group,one of the largest private company groups based in the South West.

He is the Chairman of SPS Ltd (Pathology) and Regional Chairman of Coutts and Co bankers and of Harvey Nash plc.

He is also a trustee of the Bermuda Institute of Oceanographic Sciences (BIOS) and trustee of the 19th Duke of Somerset.

(John Michael Edward Seymour, 19th Duke of Somerset, DLFRICS (born 30 December 1952), styled Lord Seymour between 1954 and 1984, is a British aristocratic landowner in Wiltshire and Devon, and a member of the House of Lords.)

He recently handed over the Chairmanship of the UK Seafish Industry Authority.

Howeson retains a range of senior voluntary and community sector appointments in Region, mostly now as President, including serving as

Life Vice president of the board of governors of the (Community) DRAKE Foundation for Plymouth, being a school Governor, and Community leader.

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Charles Howeson and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

He remains (after 13 years) the annually elected Chairman of the Plymouth Area Business Council (PABC), comprising the City’s top 250 key sector leaders.
And off Duty

When not working, Charles is a keen family man (youngest daughter 22) who lives in Plymouth, and enjoys being a competent international cruising yachtsman
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SPECIAL GUESTS: Anthony Payne, Lt Col Nick Bruce-Jones, Peter Reichwald, Senior Consultant Harvey Nash plc , Admiral Lord West, Councillor Vivien Pengelly, David Smith, Economics Editor of The Sunday Times, Charles Howeson and Nigel Theyer

A FORMER First Sea Lord was among the guests at a charity dinner in Plymouth last night.

Admiral Lord West of Spithead, who was also the former Minister of Homeland Security, joined 100 guests at the Lord Lieutenant’s charity dinner at the Royal Marines Barracks at Stonehouse.

The dinner was expected to raise well over £1,500 for the Plymouth Drake Foundation.

Organiser Charles Howeson, chairman of the Plymouth Area Business Council (PABC), said the charity had raised more than £1.3million in the past 24 months and distributed some £400,000 through about 150 local grants.


http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/sea-lord-charity-dinner/story-13490123-detail/story.html#x0cSKkowWBKu3iXk.99




Odd – a man of “his standing” doing a rug cleaning testimonial…

Charles Howeson director at Plymouth College and St Dunstans Abbey Schools Charity

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https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/05189426/officers

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2010 Plymouth College report – lacking: The school does not meet all the requirements…and therefore it is required  to: implement appropriate safeguarding arrangements…

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Shame Your Social Worker

We are ashamed to be British, who would have thought this goes on in our society?
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check out chamber of com, CHARLES HOWESON, DRAKE ISLAND, plymouth THE NAVY AND BOYS.

SIR GEOFF HOLLAND, JOHN STEVEN,
MIKE COLES AND SMALLIES.

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SIR GEOFF HOLLAND and Prince Philip

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The Marine Biological Association’s Royal Charter. From left to right: MBA Deputy Director Dr Matt Frost, MBA President Sir Geoffrey Holland, The patron of the Marine Biological Association, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh,and MBA Director Professor Colin Brownlee.

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HRH The Duke of Edinburgh meets Sir Geoffrey Holland, President of the Marine Biological Association

Sir Geoffrey Holland is a governor of a school with Elizabeth Butler Sloss

Butler-Sloss is a Devon resident.

Lady Butler-Sloss criticised for giving evidence for defence in child rape trial

Retired high court judge also gave character evidence in 2007 assault trial of Philip Chard, who was convicted this month of raping 13-year-old girl

Butler-Sloss said she had known Chard for 20 years because his mother, Valerie, was her cleaner at her home in east Devon. Chard, from Lympstone, near Exmouth in Devon, often took his mother to Butler-Sloss’s farmhouse home and sometimes stayed there for a couple of hours.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/aug/24/lady-butler-sloss-criticised-for-giving-evidence-defence-child-rape-trial-philip-chard

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Captain Charles and Emma Howeson representing the Royal Navy


Devon History Society: April 2010
www.devonhistorysociety.org.uk/2010_04_01_archive.html?m=0
The campaign, led by Charles Howeson, chairman of the Plymouth Area Business …. will lay the stone, and it is expected to be done with due masonic honours.

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Sir Geoff Holland is a Governor (along with Baroness Butler-Sloss) and Chairman of the Merchant Taylors’ Company Educational Trust (MTET) which acts as steward of the affairs of both Merchant Taylors’ & St John’s Schools.

link

https://www.ukcorporations.org/merchant-taylors-school

 


Charles Howeson and Prince Charles:

The Charity

The Charity name is ‘The Britannia Association’.


Patron

His Royal Highness Admiral of the Fleet, Prince Charles The Prince of Wales KG GT GCB OM AL CD QSO PC

Deputy Vice Patron

Commodore Charles Howeson – Royal Naval Reserve, FIoD, FCMI, FNI, FFB, FRSA, Hon.D.Man

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The ROYAL BRITANNIA

Howeson, Charles Arthur
Lt N3 – rank
1973-74 – served
Howeson’s commander:

 

Rear Admiral Sir Richard Trowbridge, KCVO  Royal Britanniaa 1970-1975

http://www.royalyachtbritannia.co.uk/about-the-royal-yacht/life-below-decks/dedicated-crew/commanding-officers/

Rear-Admiral Sir Richard Trowbridge, who died on Sunday aged 83, was the first officer to rise from boy sailor to captain of the Royal Yacht Britannia and the last Briton to serve as Governor of Western Australia.

A personal friend of Prince Philip since they had served in the British Pacific Fleet at the end of the Second World War, he had an unusually long-serving and successful term as Flag Officer Royal Yachts from 1970 to 1975 when Britannia

Trowbridge was commissioned in 1940 and served at sea throughout the Second World War. He was in the destroyer Wakeful after the end of hostilities with Japan when she transported prisoners of war to Sydney; and Lady Mountbatten was in charge of repatriation. Trowbridge was mentioned in dispatches.

This was when he met Prince Philip, who was first lieutenant of another destroyer in the 27th Destroyer Flotilla. Together they were in Tokyo Bay when the Japanese signed their surrender after atomic bombs had been dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Trowbridge was appointed KCVO in 1983.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/1429505/Rear-Admiral-Sir-Richard-Trowbridge.html


Crew enjoy a drink in the petty officers’ mess in August 1973. Each of Britannia’s 20 officers and 220 yachstmen, known as ‘Yotties’, were personally selected by the Commanding Officer to serve on the vessel. They wore soft-soled shoes to reduce noise and were given orders by hand signal to avoid disturbing The Queen. Duties included ensuring the slope of the royal gangway was never steeper than 12 degrees.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-22122763

Princess Anne and Captain Mark Phillips

The Queen offered Britannia to her daughter, Princess Anne, for her honeymoon with Captain Mark Phillips in 1973.

http://www.royalyachtbritannia.co.uk/about-the-royal-yacht/royal-residence/royal-honeymoons/

Royal Britannia 1973-74

... tour to the Pacific Islands and New Zealand in 1973 and the Far East Tour in 1974

https://www.royalcollection.org.uk/collection/2317034/hmy-britannia-collection-work-book-32-1973-74


PLYMOUTH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY

some of the directors..

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Brian John Gerrish, Charles Howeson

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BAILEY ENERGY MANAGEMENT LIMITED Company Directors

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^ Brian Gerrish of UK Column was a co-director of Bailey Energy Management Limited and on the PLYMOUTH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY with Charles Howeson


Charles Howeson – Chairmanship of the United Kingdom Sea Fish Industry Authority

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Fishy Business for Orkney Captains Lieut – Cdr. Brian Gerrish (seated)

Former Cdr RN Charles Howson charged Man many talents business & high society connections up to Royalty. Plymouth Magistrates Court 13 Apr17

Puzzling to see Charles Howeson chosen by former @CommonPurpose Chief @DC_Police Maria Wallis


Directors at Radio Pymouth LTD

HOWESON, Charles Arthur, Commander 2004- 2005 and

2008-2012

SCHOFIELD, Phillip Bryan 2004-2005


Radio station ready to recruit for launch

Plymouth Radio’s board of principal shareholders is made up of leading Plymouth business figures including Charles Howeson, chair of the Consumer Council for Water’s Western committee, and Karen Stockdale, director of the Plymouth media partnership.

TV’s Philip Schofield – who began his career on Hospital Radio Plymouth – is also an investor and is expected to contribute to the on air-launch.

http://www.cornwalllive.com/radio-station-ready-recruit-launch/story-11464639-detail/story.html#6sXZcCrZMKDRCj2U.99

In February 2010, Schofield launched Radio Plymouth in Devon.

When he was 15, his first foray into media was a Sunday show on Hospital Radio Plymouth.[2]

In 1985, Schofield returned to Britain, where he became the first in-vision continuity presenter for Children’s BBC on weekdays for two years from September 1985.[2] From 1988 to 1991, Schofield was the host of the Smash Hits Poll Winners Party, a teen magazine awards show.


The television presenter showed a list of alleged paedophiles to David Cameron that included the name of Lord Alistair McAlpine

David Cameron warns against ‘witch-hunt’ amid paedophilia allegations

ITV presenter Phillip Schofield confronts prime minister with list of names of politicians possibly involved in child abuse claims

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2236867/Phillip-Schofield-ITV-pay-Lord-McAlpine-125k-damages-Tory-paedophile-list-blunder.html#ixzz4b7bdYAQw

Jimmy Savile tweets Paul Schofield 2009

https://web.archive.org/web/20121117234649/http://twitter.com/JimmySavile



OU is the magazine for the Old Boys and Girls of Uppingham School.

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Charles Howeson (Fgh 63) – Old Uppinghamian – OU has Masonic Lodge

 http://www.olduppinghamian.co.uk/uploads/publications/A38703-Uppingham-OBAG-Magazine-GILL-P7-web.pdf.pdf

 

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http://www.olduppinghamian.co.uk/uploads/publications/Magazine-Issue-40-2012-2013.pdf.pdf


Howeson’s daughter is an Old Uppingham alumna

Phillippa ‘Pip’ Menzel (nee Howeson) (Fd 98) is now running her own design

Make a Success of your Start-Up:  Interview with bespoke tailor, Pip Howeson

His daughter Pippa Howeson is a tailor to  Stephen Fry and she is married to Robin Rudolf Menzel (1966), m.2012 Phillippa Howeson

 

Doug Richard and Chris Ingram have invested in Pip Howeson

Dragons’ Den investor Doug Richard.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/businessclub/11577324/Stephen-Frys-tailor-on-stitching-for-the-stars.html

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Pip Howeson’s husband is part of a dynasty –

Descendants of Duke Friedrich of Saxe-Altenburg

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http://www.propertypilot.co.uk/pdf/1710+90.pdf

Father Sam Philpott – Party to celebrate Priest’s MBE

July 31, 2012

Father Sam Philpott was ‘overwhelmed’ that parishioners at St Peters Church in Wyndham Square threw a party for him inviting along many people he had worked with over the years.

Father Philpott has been at the forefront of pioneering projects including the Ship homeless hostel, Plymouth Mediation and The Millfields Economic Development Trust, which he chairs. He also worked with sex offenders to try to get them to face up to their offences and lay down roots so they weren’t constantly travelling round.

He has been involved in schemes including Wheels, which encouraged children to work on car repairs, and Stables, which taught children how to interact more effectively by teaching them activities such as theatre and rock climbing.

He is currently involved in the Widening Horizons project which encourages children’s aspirations.

And he has worked with business leader Charles Howeson on the Drake Foundation which is “raising sums for good things in the city”.

He also sent out a huge thanks to Charles Howeson.

Charles Howeson

Board Director

Millfields Trust

Official opening of the Genesis Building at The Millfields Trust by HRH The Princess Royal, Princess Anne
One of his most recent achievements was the official opening of the state-of-the-art Genesis building on Union Street by Princess Anne last week.

Father Sam Philpott  visits  Nigerian family(Helen and her six children)  in the Yarl’s Wood centre in Bedfordshire.http://www.thisisplymouth.co.uk/disp…entPK=19784499



CSA at Merchant Taylors’School/Stephen Freedman/the Royal Navy section of the school’s Combined Cadet Force

 FORMER TEACHER , HAD 8,000 IMAGES OF CHILD ABUSE; Jail for Sailing Coach Who Stalked the Net

He was investigated on suspicion of supplying indecent images of children.

arrested on suspicion of distributing indecent images of children

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Stephen Freedman, who worked at Merchant Taylors’ in Crosby for more than 20 years, admitting 18 counts concerning thousands of sick images of children being abused, along with hundreds of videos, and images of people having sex with animals.

Biology teacher Freedman, 54, took early retirement from the school in 2008, but continued to be employed as a sailing teacher and was involved with the Royal Navy section of the school’s Combined Cadet Force up until his arrest in 2010.

Regarded as a pillar of the community he was honoured with the Queen’s Jubilee Medal in 2000, the Cadet Force Medal in 2002, and a clasp for that medal in 2009.

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From left: Lt Cdr (SCC) Stephen Freedman RNR, Cdr Cedric Loughran RNR, Lt (SCC) Sidney Taylor and POC Christopher Pagett with their certificates

Dedication is rewarded

THERE was a strong Naval element at the annual Lord Lieutenant’s Reserve Forces and Cadets presentations for Merseyside. Not only was RN HQ Merseyside chosen as the venue, but Reserve Forces and Cadets Association Vice Chairman Cdr Cedric Loughran also deputised at the last moment to make the presentations. Three of the main recipients were shining examples of the best of Sea Cadet spirit. As well as teaching biology at the Merchant Taylors’ School in Crosby, Stephen Freedman (48) also dons the dark blue uniform of a lieutenant commander to lead the school’s Combined Cadet Force Naval Section. His citation for a Lord Lieutenant’s Certificate highlighted the fact that Stephen has filled this demanding role with great distinction, and is also second in command of the school’s cadet force. For many years he has run the CCF RN Camp at HMS Bristol at Whale Island, founded the annual Cadet Forces Regatta, staffed a yacht crewed by cadets sailing from Scotland to Norway, and runs the Bridge Trainer for the RN Cadet Camp at Dartmouth each summer.

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Mr Freedman, who has been decorated for his naval work in schools, also occasionally took activities at Liverpool College in Mossley Hill.

From 1991 to 2008, he ran the Royal Naval Section of the Combined Cadet Force at Merchant Taylors’.

His expertise includes dinghy and power boat instruction.

And, in 2006, he was awarded the Lord Lieutenant’s Certificate given sparingly for military service beyond the call of duty. At the time, he said: “It has been the most rewarding part of my career and I like to think that my involvement has not only opened up opportunities for our cadets, but for myself as well.”

“Mr Freedman was an able and experienced member of the biology department who retired from teaching in July, 2008.

“The school has no further comment to make at this time, as the investigation is ongoing.”

The criminal investigation comes three months after a jury found 25-year-old Hannah McIntyre not guilty of having sex with a 16-year-old pupil while employed as a classics teacher at the school.

Dating back to 1620, the independent school is consistently among the country’s best performing.

Ex-Merchant Taylors’ Teacher Arrested over Indecent Images Daily Post (Liverpool, England), July 15, 2010

IN THE NAVY- GAYS AND SPOOKS

 


Duke of Edinburgh prevented women from joining the crew of the Royal Yacht Britannia

No women ever served among the crew on the Royal Yacht Britannia 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4282674/Duke-Edinburgh-banned-women-Royal-Yacht-Britania.html#ixzz4ag2MhC82


 


Paul Burrell/Royal Yacht Britannia orgy scandal

In 1981, 11 members of the crew of the Queen’s yacht ‘Britannia’ were charged.


Paul Burrell (pictured fifth from right) was part of a orgy on the Royal Yacht Britannia, his agent claims. None of the people in the above photo of the Britannia are thought to have been involved in the reported orgy

Reports from 1981 show that a trial against naval members were held in secret, which prompted rumours of a cover-up, which officials denied.

The men involved were accused of ‘disgraceful conduct of a cruel, indecent or unnatural kind’, and sailors were arrested after X-rated photos were found during a drugs raid.

The Queen was kept up to date on disciplinary proceedings during the case, and Prince Phillip was shown a special report on the case, the Sun reported.

Buckingham Palace would not comment on claims that the Queen knew Mr Burrell was involved in the orgy.

The Queen reinstated me and said: ‘Paul, I am so glad to have you back. Let’s put this unsavoury business behind us.’

Mr Burrell has never talked about his sexuality even though it was well known within royal circles that he was gay.

In 1983 he wed Maria Cosgrove, a maid to the Duke of Edinburgh

Paul and Maria Burrell met while they were both working at Buckingham Palace, with Maria serving as the Duke of Edinburgh’s maid, and married in 1984.

An established tradition suggested one of them should give up their job with the Royal Family, but the Queen made an exception for them, allowing both to remain in Royal service.

Burrell, who entered Royal Service at age 18, as a Palace footman, became the Queen’s personal footman a year later.
 

Burrell was the only non-family member to be present at Diana’s private burial at the Spencer estate Althorp.

In 1993 she wrote a letter to him that claimed the Prince of Wales was plotting to kill

Is this Burrell? Press & palace spin story that he was sacked?

The commander of the Royal Britannia yacht, Sir Paul Greening, was promoted after the scandal.


The Queen Mother In A Gondola Venice Italy With Her Is Sir Paul Greening

1981 COMMANDER OF THE ROYAL BRITANNIA:

  Rear-Admiral Sir Paul Greening, commanded the Royal Yacht Britannia in her heyday, and afterwards succeeded to the 500-year-old office of Master of the Royal Household. 
He was appointed an Extra Equerry to the Queen in 1983 and Master of the Household of the Sovereign from 1986 to 1992.[1]

As Flag Officer Royal Yachts from February 1981 to August 1985, he was responsible for the vessel’s safety and efficiency, and for hosting receptions on behalf of the Queen at events held on board in support of British industry.

Greening’s first days in Britannia were spoilt by the dismissal (under the then law) of several homosexuals: the tabloid press had a field day, but he showed his imperturbability in dealing with it. A natural courtier, he had a boyish charm; the puckish impression given by his permanently raised eyebrows disguised an understanding of people, a mastery of detail and an absolute loyalty to the Crown.

As Master of the Household from 1986 to 1992 Greening was a successful head of staff of all the Queen’s palaces, responsible for 250 chefs, sommeliers, event planners, craftsmen, pages and footmen, housekeepers and postmen.

He was a Younger Brother of Trinity House.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/3485237/Rear-Admiral-Sir-Paul-Greening.html

 

The ‘gay mafia’ of the royal household

09/11/2002

Paul Burrell

The rumours have been washing through Fleet Street. Queen Elizabeth intervened in Paul Burrell’s trial, they alleged, to avoid his going into the witness box at the Old Bailey and revealing tales of homosexual rape, male orgies and a gay mafia in control of the royal household.

That there is at least some truth in them has only fanned the gossips’ flames. Prince Charles acknowledges running up a legal bill of at least stg£100,000 (?160,000) on behalf of a trusted member of staff accused of raping another man. The allegation was widely known in the household, as the Spectator magazine, a staunch defender of the monarchy, reported.

Twenty years ago, Buckingham Palace investigated an alleged homosexual orgy on the royal yacht Britannia, when Burrell was a footman. One member of staff was required to resign.

Some whisper that Burrell was implicated in those events; others mention a telephone call to Scotland Yard after Burrell’s arrest. The Australian caller described “alleged aspects of Burrell’s private conduct that might not entirely tally with his public image”, according to the Spectator.

“a suspicion is taking root that the homosexual mafia that infiltrates the court has had a criminal case stopped to protect the prince from sordid revelations concerning one of its own.

Buckingham Palace butler ‘ran paedophile sex ring while working for the Royal Family’

A former Buckingham Palace butler has been unmasked as a sexual predator who  ran a paedophile ring while serving the Royal Family.

Bachelor Paul Kidd, 55, groomed at least one of his teenage victims for sex by taking him for tea with the Queen Mother at Clarence House, it has emerged.

In 1976 he was appointed as butler to the Queen at Buckingham Palace and served there for six years until being transferred to Clarence House where he served the Queen Mother.

During his years in Royal service, he was said to have met and looked after three American Presidents including Jimmy Carter and Ronald Regan plus many other Heads of State from around the world.

He also appeared on stage with Hollywood actor Robin Williams at the Nemacolin Spa & Resort Centre in the USA.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1066171/Buckingham-Palace-butler-ran-paedophile-sex-ring-working-Royal-Family.html

https://twitter.com/Snowfaked

http://www.independent.ie/unsorted/features/the-gay-mafia-of-the-royal-household-26026804.html

On the last day of his trial the Queen suddenly remembered that Diana did give him some gifts strange that…

Rape tape that set royal alarm bells ringing

As Princess Diana sat by his hospital bedside, the royal manservant had no idea a tape was secretly running inside her handbag.

During their 30-minute conversation, Diana listened sympathetically as he made the astonishing allegation that he had been raped by another male member of the palace staff.

Paul Burrell knew both the ‘victim’ – who is a close friend of the former butler – and the man accused of the violent homosexual assault.

The alleged rapist works closely with Charles.

Last night the Prince was said to be terrified that the man could be identified.

That fear of exposure was increasingly being seen as a possible explanation for the dramatic last-minute royal intervention that led to the collapse of the Old Bailey trial last week.

The Royal Family were terrified that, once Burrell took the witness stand, he would divulge sensational and hugely-damaging secrets – in particular, the existence of the ‘rape-tape’ recording.

It was the explosive tape police were desperately seeking when they raided Burrell’s Cheshire home searching for the so-called ‘Crown Jewels’.

A Scotland Yard inquiry into the alleged rape took place at the same time as the Burrell theft investigation and both were led by the same police officer, Maxine de Brunner.

During the police investigation, former members of the Royal Household were interviewed in intimate detail about the alleged incident and asked ‘prurient questions’ about Charles himself.

The man allegedly assaulted, who has a wife and children from whom he is separated, has since left the royal household with a £50,000 payoff and, as with all palace staff, was required to sign a confidentiality agreement.

At the time several senior royal aides carried out an internal palace inquiry and reported back to Prince Charles and his solicitor Fiona Shackleton.

Charles – said to regard his aide as a ‘loyal and necessary person’ – took the unprecedented step of employing one of the country’s top law firms, Kingsley Napley, to defend him against the rape allegations.

Such was his concern for the servant that Charles is understood to have phoned the Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir John Stevens when the inquiry was launched.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-146235/Rape-tape-set-royal-alarm-bells-ringing.html#ixzz4bmHVDaHl

Tape went missing after her death. Burrell saved from testifying at last minute.

The Queen’s intervention in the Paul Burrell case

The Queen’s intervention in the Paul Burrell case came as a complete shock to the defence team, says his QC, Alex Carlile

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2002/nov/05/law.monarchy


 

Geoffrey Dickens: I am concerned The Palace could be part of a chain supplying boys to abusers all over the world

Who brought Colin Tucker to Woolf’s attention and why no mention of his involvement with the Laughing Duck and Paul Burrell?

Former Palace staff member Burrell used to run the Laughing Duck with Fiona Woolf’s footman.

The Laughing Duck. Conveniently links the Palace to Woolf’s footman

Arthur Colin Tucker & Paul Burrell (Laughing Duck)

I’m not a member of the Establishment but the Queen’s butler did get my footman a job!

Now, now! You shouldn’t judge a non-Establishment CSA chair by the footman she keeps!


David Blair Wilson allegedly has compromising pictures of top law officers & prosecutors from the Crown Office caught up in sex orgies with young men & juveniles.
Operation Planet: Tam Paton / Arthur Colin Tucker

Arthur Colin Tucker ‘list’ of paedophiles ?

Colin Tucker
Former Laughing Duck (later The Standard, now Mother’s)

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Colin Tucker, steward to Fiona Woolf, Fettesgate and the Scottish ‘Magic Circle’ Affair, and Wider Networks – Part 1

the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (the trial of a former teacher at which will take place in early 2015), and the City of London School for Girls (whose former trumpet teacher Helen Goddard was jailed in 2009 for abusing an underage girl, as detailed within this long post), there was a hitherto little commented-upon passage concerning an employee at Mansion House:

 

I believe it is appropriate to bring to your attention the report of an inquiry conducted in Scotland in 1993 relating to an allegation to pervert the course of justice. A current staff member at Mansion House, an employee of the Corporation, was referred to in that inquiry; the individual concerned was not in the employment of the Corporation during the time period mentioned in the report. Full details of the inquiry and its conclusions (at pages 106-107) are contained in the attached link to the full report (https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/228813/0377.pdf ). I can confirm that I have never discussed this issue with the individual and was unaware of the individual’s prior history until the matter was recently brought to my attention.

The individual in question is Anthony Colin Tucker, a former solicitor who has been steward to the Lord Mayor since the early 1990s. The report in question is W.A. Nimmo Smith QC and J.D. Friel,  In this audio interview, Tucker speaks about his work for the Lord Mayor in what is essentially a butler-like role, suggesting something rather closer than Woolf’s term ‘current staff member at Mansion House’ would imply.

The report refers to the now mostly forgotten almost 25-year old saga involving an alleged ‘Magic Circle’ within the Scottish legal establishment, in which gay judges were alleged to have given more lenient sentences to gay criminals because of fear of blackmail. Tucker’s own trial on charges of embezzlement, for which he was acquitted, was central to this affair; the trial came about after Tucker’s senior partner, Ian Walker, killed himself. One journalist, Graham Grant, Home Affairs Editor for the Scottish Daily Mail, reported on this connection this Saturday (October 25th, 2014), in this article below.

As mentioned by Grant, of central importance is the role of Tucker’s defence counsel, the late Robert Henderson QC. Henderson has been in the news again since his daughter Susie has claimed that she was abused by both him and the late former Scottish Solicitor General Sir Nicholas Fairbairn (Emma Cowing and Graham Grant, ‘I was raped aged 4 by top aide to Thatcher: Woman claims she was abused by senior Conservative MP who visited notorious guest house with paedophile Cyril Smith’, Daily Mail, August 14th, 2014), who has also been alleged to have been a visitor to the notorious Elm Guest House in Barnes, a key location for VIP guests to abuse young boys, said to have been delivered from care homes (‘Sir Nicholas Fairbairn in child abuse scandal link’, The Scotsman, July 13th, 2014). This has led to a renewed interest in the ‘magic circle’ allegations (see for example Jonathan Brocklebank, ‘A magic circle of judges, a sex abuse probe and the sinister truth about the Fettesgate scandal’, Daily Mail, August 14th, 2014), though until Grant no-one had made the connection with someone close to the Lord Mayor of London.

Tucker is also listed as a partner in a company entitled ‘LD Inns’, address 24 Howe Street, Edinburgh EH3 6TG, from March 9th 1988 to July 17th, 1989, together with a Burnett Walker and David Ben Aryeah. It turns out this was the notorious Laughing Duck gay bar (see Rory Knight Bruce, ‘Below the Law: It is a short walk from Edinburgh’s Court of Session to the Laughing Duck’, Spectator, January 27th, 1990), mentioned at various points in the 1993 report, and listed with a three star rating in the 1982 edition of Spartacus International Gay Guide for Gay Men; membership of Spartacus, which was run by Roman Catholic priest John Stamford, who was later convicted of sending pornographic material through the post, also notoriously gave discounts for stays at Elm Guest House, and championed PIE; Stamford also published PAN: A Magazine about Boy-Love

Tucker was also for seven years an elder at St Cuthbert’s, next to Edinburgh Castle (Bruce McKain, ‘Solicitor tells fraud trial his partner had hold over him’, Glasgow Herald, December 16th, 1989). Burnett Walker was also a director of a delicatessen, Victors of Edinburgh; Edinburgh-born David Ben-Aryeah worked for the Israeli military, as a travel agent, and was one of the first journalists to report on the Lockerbie disaster

Amongst other matters, this affair demonstrates the importance that the inquiry incorporates Scotland as well (and Northern Ireland, where the Kincora Boys’ Home scandal is said to have involved intelligence operatives from the mainland). Not only is Fairbairn alleged to have been linked to abusers in both England and Scotland, but also the Paedophile Information Exchange was itself founded in Scotland, in Glasgow in 1974 by Ian Campbell Dunn and Michael Hanson as an outgrowth of the Scottish Minorities Group, of which Fairbairn was himself honorary vice-president in the early 1970s (Guy Adams and Andrew Malone, ‘Revealed: The Full horrifying truth about Sir Nicholas Fairbairn – the other paedophile at Margaret Thatcher’s side’, Daily Mail

 

In the meantime, it is reported today that Fiona Woolf may have to face a second appearance before the Home Affairs Select Committee … it is important that Keith Vaz MP and other members of the committee also question her over this affair and whether it represents a significant conflict of interests.

Below I reproduce a wide range of articles from Tucker’s trial, through the course of the ‘Magic Circle’ and ‘Fettesgate’ affairs, up until the release of the report

Part 2 will include subsequent articles on the affair, the allegations of sexual abuse made in 2000 against Robert Henderson, then some obituaries of Henderson, followed by recent press articles which have revisited these affairs, relating to Henderson and Fairbairn. The Fettesgate affair related to the theft of a report by Detective Inspector Robert Orr on ‘Homosexuality and the Criminal Law’, relating to the possibility of a homosexual network in the legal profession, which can be read here. This is a complex and detailed affair which requires extensive reading.

 

http://ianpace.wordpress.com/2014/10/28/colin-tucker-steward-to-fiona-woolf-fettesgate-and-the-scottish-magic-circle-affair-and-wider-networks-part-1/

Colin Tucker hired as footman to Lord Mayor of Lon BEFORE he was acquitted of embezzlement and WHILE he owned gay bar inv with Magic Circle

 Said he was in Cornwall with friend who suggested he sign up with agency. Footman job came up, had 2 interviews!

L.D. Inns Limited

Colin Tucker hired as footman to Lord Mayor of Lon BEFORE he was acquitted of embezzlement and WHILE he owned gay bar inv with Magic Circle

 Said he was in Cornwall with friend who suggested he sign up with agency. Footman job came up, had 2 interviews!

 

L.D. Inns Limited

What’s Arthur ‘Colin’ Tucker been up to now? Still butler to The Lord Mayor of London? Dresser to the m̶a̶r̶e̶ mayor last I heard!


ORGY on the Royal Yacht Britannia

  • The orgy aboard the Royal Yacht Britannia reportedly took place in 1981
  • The orgy supposedly involved members of the navy, who were later dismissed
  • Mr Burrell wasn’t arrested for the orgy, nor did he face criminal charges because he ‘was the Queen’s right hand man at that point’, Burrell’s agent said

‘Paul was there. But he wasn’t arrested or subjected to any sort of criminal charges because he was the Queen’s right hand man at that point.’

Ah, now I get it: If you’re Queenie’s right-hand man you can get away with blue murder!


amazing if I brought porn into work I would be sacked! Not its alright lad, go and get married to keep job


Boris Johnson has just told the House of Commons he will support proposals to build a new Royal Yacht Britannia

Bloody Tories.  Can find money to do up Westminster & Buckinham Palace plus fund a royal yacht. No money for social care, NHS, the poor…

Boris Johnson calling for a new yacht for the Royals, wonder what stories the Britannia could tell.

and what dna and other evidence it might contain…


11 Britannia Crewmen Charged In Sex Scandal 

The Britania charges happened on the same day as Dickens named PIE member/paedophile Sir Peter Hayman

11 sailors from the crew of Elizabeth II’s official yacht Britannia were charged with “disgraceful conduct of a cruel, indecent or unnatural kind”…
It was Britain’s second official sex scandal in less than 24 hours.
Earlier Wednesday, a former British ambassador to Canada, Sir Peter Hayman, was named as the senior civil servant previously reported involved with a child pornography group.
The Britannia cases were heard behind closed doors.

Britannia /Havers/Hayman/Dickens 1981

Alun tweeted:  Isn’t it just amazing that Theresa May knew nothing of this when she appointed Haver’s sister to head the CSA inquiry?

 


 

 

Shortly before Charles and Diana married on July 29, 1981, the Queen apparently suspended Burrell from his job as footman after he was implicated in a gay pornography ring on the Royal Yacht Britannia  – and only gave him his job back on the understanding that he would marry his now wife Maria (who worked for the Duke of Edinburgh). 

‘Because Paul was the Queen’s footman he was treated like royalty by the other staff and had his own maid.

Paul and Maria Burrell –  shareholders in Black Dragon Group LTD managed by Whitmill Trust

Black Dragon Group LTD – Part of the Panama Papers, the Offshore Leaks and the Bahamas Leaks investigations

 

Agent: Mossack Fonseca



1983 Buckingham Palace…details of a civil servant involved in child sex


 


Plymouth

March 17, 2015

Plymouth ex-detective said Cyril Smith child abuse probe mirrors Goad inquiry

A FORMER Plymouth detective who helped bring paedophile William Goad to justice said she is not surprised Met officers may have been told to halt their inquiry into child abuse by Cyril Smith and other public figures.

Recent news reports claim investigators were ordered to hand over evidence and quit their inquiry into the Liberal MP after his arrest.

Smith was held during a 1980s probe into alleged sex parties with teenage boys in south London, a former Met officer told the BBC’s Newsnight programme.

In 2013, former detective Shirley Thompson told The Herald of her long-standing concerns about the Goad inquiry. Goad was sentenced to life imprisonment in 2004 after he admitted sexually abusing more than a dozen boys.

She noted what she believed was a number of failures by Devon and Cornwall Police, including failing to act on statements by his victims of other paedophiles operating in and around Plymouth.

She said senior officers told her to “put a lid on it” and concentrate her investigation solely into Goad.

She said: “Reading the newspapers today was like a repeat of what I saw with Goad – officers being told to stop investigating, told to ignore evidence, and young men being left to be abused by others. This is what Goad’s victims said for years. It’s what I was told during the inquiry – “put a lid on it and concentrate on Goad”.

“So much of that investigation was not finished. There was an immense possibility and probability there was communication between him and other paedophile offenders in Britain after he fled to Thailand, but no one bothered to look into it.

“There was evidence he snatched boys in other cities and shared his victims with other paedophiles in London and Manchester, but no-one looked into it.”

Shirley said her attempts to get other cases fully investigated in 2004, after Goad was jailed, met with silence. It took another year – and a damning BBC Panorama programme criticising Devon and Cornwall Police – to see an investigation into other men previously mentioned. Even then, only one – Peter Norsworthy – was brought to justice. But by then she said she had been sidelined and left the force soon after suffering breast cancer.

She said: “In relation to the child abuse inquiry in London, I wonder how many whistle blowers have lost their jobs or been ignored and sidelined over the years?

“Now they’re talking about the Met investigating the Met over whether they protected suspected paedophile MPs.

I suppose it could be worse – they could ask Devon and Cornwall Police to do it, or South Yorkshire Police, after the child abuse scandal in Rotherham.

“They need specialist independent investigators, who cannot be influenced or pressured. That way no-one could threaten them with disciplinary action, threaten them with the Official Secrets Act. They would be able to go where the evidence guides them – not senior officers and not politicians.”

Shirley said that despite being told not to go on fishing trips for information, she would often gather damning statements from victims before alerting her superiors.

She said: “We would interview victims who led us to other victims and we’d interview them and so on. After we’d gathered the evidence senior officers would write the action up after the fact, when it should’ve been the other way around. When other suspect names were mentioned we were told ‘don’t go there’.

“Goad would’ve pleaded not guilty if we had stuck to what we were told to do.”


http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/plymouth-ex-detective-said-cyril-smith-child/story-26188129-detail/story.html#2bPl6rSBpG0HXgk0.99


William Goad (1944 – 20 October 2012) was a British millionaire businessman from Plymouth, Devon who was imprisoned for life for child rape. He was called in various newspapers “Britain’s most prolific paedophile”,[1][2][3] with his assaults causing two of his victims to commit suicide.[2]Goad was sent to prison for life in October 2004.[1] He pleaded guilty to two charges of indecent assault and 14 counts of rape.[a][4]He was described in court as a “voracious, calculating, predatory and violent homosexual paedophile” who sexually abused young boys over a 30-year period.[4]

Goad’s fortune was once estimated to be around £25 million.[6] Goad opened Cornish Market World in 1991, which became at one point Britain’s biggest indoor market with more than 300 stalls.[7]

In the mid-1990s Goad launched Ben’s Playworld, a children’s play zone hosting a range of activities aimed at 2 to 12-year-olds, including mega-slides, giant tubes and a massive ball-pond.[7]

Goad died of natural causes at HMP Isle of Wight, Albany on 20 October 2012.[4][9]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Goad

Timeline of a Child Rapist 4 – William Alexander Goad

William Goad aka Bill aka Billy aka David Scott aka George Healey was possibly the  countries most prolific child rapist.


Lord Justice Sir Peregrine Simon, Justice Simon – William Goad

Andover rapist, Ronald Bennett, jail term cut by judges 

Lord Justice Simon, Mr Justice Soole and Mr Justice Blake.

5 Mar 2017

 THE founder of an Andover children’s charity – caged for a string of horrific child sex crimes – has had his sentence slashed by top judges in London.

As previously reported by the Advertiser, Ronald Nicholson Bennett, 73, of Launcelot Close, was jailed for 16 years in October for five crimes against two girls.

The offences took place more than three decades ago and caused “life-changing devastation” to the victims.

But after an appeal on Tuesday, three senior judges in London cut the “excessive ” term to 14 years.

Bennett founded the now-disbanded Brave Hearts children’s charity and had refused to go into the witness box to defend himself during his trial.

In 2007 he was fundraiser of the year at the Pride of Andover awards where he was congratulated by Esther Rantzen.

http://www.andoveradvertiser.co.uk/news/15129650.Andover_rapist_jail_term_cut_by_judges/?ref=twtrec

 

Lord Justice Sir Peregrine Simon

Justice Simon – William Goad

Andover rapist, Ronald Bennett, jail term cut by judges

He had gone on to serve the community for over two decades with charity work, he told

Lord Justice Simon,

Mr Justice Soole and

Mr Justice Blake.

Justice Blake.

Judges hand-picked for special cases where establishment links need to be covered-up…

5 Mar 2017

Lord Justice Simon, Mr Justice Soole and Mr Justice Blake cut paedophile’s jail term.

THE founder of an Andover children’s charity – caged for a string of horrific child sex crimes – has had his sentence slashed by top judges in London.

As previously reported by the Advertiser, Ronald Nicholson Bennett, 73, of Launcelot Close, was jailed for 16 years in October for five crimes against two girls.

The offences took place more than three decades ago and caused “life-changing devastation” to the victims.

But after an appeal on Tuesday, three senior judges in London cut the “excessive ” term to 14 years.

Bennett founded the now-disbanded Brave Hearts children’s charity and had refused to go into the witness box to defend himself during his trial.

In 2007 he was fundraiser of the year at the Pride of Andover awards where he was congratulated by Esther Rantzen.

http://www.andoveradvertiser.co.uk/news/15129650.Andover_rapist_jail_term_cut_by_judges/?ref=twtrec

The idea that we keep the political and judicial systems apart in this country is sound. No one would want a crooked government being able to lean on the courts to make sure decisions always went the “right” way. But when you study this week’s decision to cut 10 years from the sentence handed down to Roy Whiting, the killer of Sarah Payne, you might come round to see the justice in my idea for a radical overhaul of our legal system.

To highlight the legal lunacy of the decision made in the High Court by Mr Justice Sir Peregrine (Simon)

Simon, unfortunately it is necessary to remind you of the continued depravity exhibited by the predatory paedophile whose case he has seen fit to support….

…what was going on in Mr Justice Simon’s head when he made that shocking decision to uphold the rights of a child murderer.

The judge “has form” in puzzling verdicts though; five years ago he took two years off the sentences of three Real IRA terrorists jailed for a bomb plot and refused a bid to increase the minimum tariff for William Goad.

Now aged 60, he was dubbed Britain’s vilest paedophile having abused hundreds of boys. As a consequence, he

http://www.express.co.uk/comment/expresscomment/180658/Who-would-vote-to-let-paedophiles-be-set-free-early

Paedophile Army sergeant who raped a young girl has jail term cut by top judges

February 22, 2017

A paedophile army sergeant who raped one young girl and committed sex attacks on another has had his jail term cut by top judges.

Alan McCurry, 67, who served in the 4th Battalion Mercian Regiment, based in Farnborough, abused the victims during the 1970’s and 1980’s.

McCurry lived in South Cerney, Gloucestershire, after leaving the Mercians in 1982. And he later served as a chef in a Territorial Army division of the Merseyside-based King’s Regiment.

He was arrested after one of the victims plucked up the courage to go to the police in 2010.

The sick ex-soldier was jailed for 15 years in July 2015 at Colchester Military Courts Centre.

He was convicted of two counts of rape, four of indecent assault and one of indecency with a child.

Lord Justice Simon, at London’s Criminal Appeal Court, cut his sentence by a year.

Justice Michael Soole

Justice Holroyde / Sir Timothy Victor Holroyde

The judge, sitting with Mr Justice Holroyde and Mr Justice Soole, also heard McCurry’s bid to get his convictions overturned.

Lord Justice Simon commented:

“These were very serious offences with a devastating impact on the lives of the victims,” he added.

But aspects of the 15-year sentence were “unlawful” and the overall term had to be cut by a year.

http://www.gloucestershirelive.co.uk/paedophile-army-sergeant-who-raped-a-young-girl-jas-had-his-jail-term-cut-by-top-judges/story-30155484-detail/story.html

Adam Rickwood was the youngest person in modern times to take his own life whilst in custody, at the age of just 14 in Hassockfield Secure Training Centre.

The notorious Medomsley run by the Home Office where much child sexual abuse had occurred had been knocked down. [HT @RandolphTrent]

It was replaced by the Hassockfield Secure Training Centre
It was a custodial centre run by SERCO Home Affairs Ltd, and the monitoring and enforcement of the contract and placement of children was performed by the Youth Justice Board.

Before: The Hon. Mr Justice Blake

Between R(On the Application of Carol Pounder)

v.

HM Coroner for the North and South Districts of Durham and Darlington

Youth Justice Board

Serco Home Affairs Limited

Lancashire County Council

https://cathyfox.wordpress.com/2017/02/14/adam-rickwood-1-r-v-hm-coroner-and-others-22-jan-2009-high-court-of-justice/

 Justice Holroyde

British court refuses to extradite suspected American paedophile

UK judges say Roger Giese, a fugitive from FBI since 2007, can only be sent to US after assurances his human rights will not be breached

The two judges at the high court in London made it clear that if no assurance was given, they would refuse to hand over Roger Giese, 40, to stand trial in California, where he is charged with sexually abusing a boy under the age of 14 from 1998 until 2002.

The former choirmaster has been living in a village in Hampshire under a different name and working for a PR company.

Giese is wanted in Orange County, California, for allegedly committing “lewd acts” with a child. He is alleged to have befriended the boy in 1998, when he was working as a voice coach for the All-American Boys Chorus. He fled the US eight years ago just as he was about to stand trial.

An extradition request from the US was certified by the Home Office in May 2014, and Giese was arrested on 4 June last year. But magistrates court district judge Margot Coleman refused the request last April.

Lord Justice Aikens and Mr Justice Holroyde stated in a joint written judgment that Coleman was right to conclude that extradition would be “inconsistent” with Giese’s ECHR rights. The judges said that if no assurance was given “in due time”, the US government appeal for the right to extradite must be dismissed.

According to a Daily Mirror investigation, Giese set up home with a new partner in the Hampshire countryside. There was no suggestion she knew about his past. Together, the pair built a PR company with clients including the travel firm (Savile-linked)Thomas Cook.

https://www.theguardian.com/law/2015/oct/07/british-court-refuses-to-extradite-suspected-american-paedophile

(Lord Alistair McAlpine involved)

 

  • Survivors say he was not the only abuser
  • Official report concluded that investigators could have done more
  • Now police launch a fresh search for other paedophiles in the case

William Goad

Police have launched a new investigation into Britain’s worst ever paedophile after an internal report revealed that officers failed to hunt down his sick accomplices.

Goad died last year in prison aged 68, but some of his survivors have long suspected there were others involved in his child abuse ring who escaped the net.

Their claims have now been backed by a police probe which said detectives focused so narrowly on Goad that they sidelined claims he had help.

The report by Devon and Cornwall Police’s Professional Standards Department (PSD) said hundreds of possible new victims have come forward after his conviction but none had even been interviewed properly.

Survivors have always claimed he had links with other paedophiles and sometimes abused boys with them.

A police document from 1996 warned that Goad’s abuse ring contained ‘prominent members of society’ – but none were ever identified.

Devon and Cornwall Police launched their internal probe after a complaint was lodged last November by Paul Wyatt, who was abused by Goad in his teens and has campaigned for years to see the case reopened.

The PSD referred the case to the Independent Police Complaints Commission but insisted the force had correctly followed its policy at the time and did not recommend specific disciplinary action.

However, investigators agreed there was a possibility other survivors ‘might have also been abused by other offenders and thus the lack of any police action has potentially meant these offenders have retained their liberty and continued their offending behaviour’.

Mr Wyatt, who said survivors who came forward were simply given a crime number and referred to support services, welcomed the new inquiry.

He said: ‘Of the 17 witnesses who originally were part of the trial which led to Goad’s eventual conviction, some had named other paedophiles connected to Goad who had also abused them. This information eventually led to the convictions of other paedophiles in the last few years.

‘What if these other hundreds of victims, that came forward but were never allowed to make statements, were abused by others as well?

‘They were just given crime reference numbers and a telephone helpline to ring. It means their offenders have been active in Plymouth for all this time without ever being brought to book.’

Mr Wyatt was backed by former detective constable Shirley Thompson, who helped secure Goad’s life sentence in 2004.

William Alexander Goad – companies
Where are William Goad’s lost millions?
And by the 90s Goad was a rich
man. He was a joint owner of a huge indoor market in Cornwall. The business is worth several million.
He knew his share would be at risk if he was arrested and ordered to compensate his victims. In 1998 he
fled abroad. With a false passport Goad set about hiding not just himself but his assets too. He was now
wanted for questioning.Secret filmingBut when police approached Ken Gorvin, associate and business partner of over 30 years, he couldn’t help.
Did he ever offer you any help to tell you where Mr Goad was?SLEVIN: Certainly no information came to us to indicate where he was.POWYS: So there was no information from Mr Govin that “Yes, I know where he is and this is where he
is”?SLEVIN: No.POWYS: What police didn’t know was that the two men were in contact. In October 1999, while he was
on the run, Goad travelled to Spain to meet Gorvin. There they struck a deal. What exactly they agreed
isn’t known, but what is clear from the company documents is that Bill Goad resigned from the business and
transferred his shares. Ken Gorvin became the sole director of a new company in which he and his family
hold all the shares.
In 2003 Goad ventured back to the UK and stayed at this hotel on the outskirts of
Plymouth, he was caught and arrested on his way back from a meeting with Gorvin and lawyers to discuss
the Cornish market’s trading hours. It was then police found out Goad was booked into the hotel under his
false identity.He was booked in under the alias.SLEVIN: Yes.POWYS: What name was given?SLEVIN: The name of Gorvin was used to confirm the booking.POWYS: So the name of Ken Gorvin was used.SLEVIN: And to confirm the credit card booking, yes.POWYS: Was it paid by credit card, cash? How was it paid for?SLEVIN: It was by credit card in the name of Gorvin.Secret filmingPOWYS: Mr Gorvin declined to answer our questions saying we were acting maliciously. We wanted to
ask if he knew of Goad’s false identity and how the business assets had been dispersed. At Goad’s
sentencing the court heard that his money from the deal must have been secreted or hidden, and that as a
result, there was nothing left to compensate the victims. Most of those victims can’t sue Goad either. The
law says victims of abuse have to sue within six years of turning 18. For Ian Gibbons it’s too late, he’s too
old, and he’s been warned his record may put off the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority. They
make awards to victims of violent crime, but not always if they themselves have gone on to offend.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/nol/shared/spl…/crimewave.txt

As I mentioned, Goad was extremely close to Gorvin and they were in partnership in the majority of Goad’s companies. Lots of chopping and changing within the companies, no doubt hiding the assets. One of the companies Cubic Vision was originally called Charlie’s Adventureworld and it is this company that eventually appears to have been sold by the now sole owner Ken Gorvin before he set off for a life in Australia.

http://www.townandcountrymarkets.co….ture-land.html

I believe this to be Gorvin, married Mel Gorvin in 2008 and now living what appears to be a very comfortable life in Perth Australia.

http://au.linkedin.com/pub/ken-gorvin/26/454/6a1

https://www.facebook.com/ken.gorvin

https://www.facebook.com/mel.gorvin

Unfortunately those that were abused appear to have received no financial compensation, as the majority of Goad’s millions simply disappeared.

Edit: Yes that is definitely the Gorvins as Mel Gorvin’s Facebook page has a ‘friend’ in the name of Donna Hood who was the company secretary for almost all William Goad’s companies. Perhaps she knows where the money has gone?

http://companycheck.co.uk/director/9…CHRISTINE-HOOD
http://companycheck.co.uk/director/9…CHRISTINE-HOOD


One of the longest associates of William Goad was Kenneth (Ken) Gorvin, who was director of many of Goad’s companies and had an association with him for over 30 years.

He is named and interviewed in the BBC documentary Crime Wave transmitted 6th Jan 2005.


Did corrupt Plymouth policeman tip off Britain’s worst paedophile William Goad?

 February 28, 2014

A “CORRUPT” police detective is feared to have helped derail investigations into one of Britain’s most notorious paedophiles.

William Goad was jailed for life in 2004 after he admitted sexually abusing more than a dozen boys.

However, his survivors have long claimed that Goad appeared to act with impunity for many years.

Goad himself used to boast to his victims that he was untouchable.

Police officers were seen going to Goad’s address while he was under observations by a officers from special “Task Force”.

One officer, who has since died, is repeatedly mentioned in the report and his action have been described as “suspicious” and the decision to have him be part of a later investigation into Goad’s abuse as “concerning”.

The report by PSD notes that in the early 1980s the Task Force conducted observations on Goad’s house “as a result of intelligence received believed to be regarding underage sex at the address”.

One of the two officers who carried out the observations told PSD investigators he recalled how a Detective Constable [Mike} Foulden was seen going to the address.

An Inspector who led the operation, but who has since retired, also confirmed Det Con Foulden’s unexpected presence at Goad’s home.

When police finally raided the property, believing they would find incriminating evidence such as video recordings, they instead found nothing, except “Masonic material”, he report says.

The officer carrying out the observations told PSD investigators that “it appeared that Mr Goad was expecting the police”.

The retired Inspector also told PSD investigators he believed the operation might have been compromised by Det Con Foulden.

The matter was referred upwards to another senior officer.

Another officer – who retired as a distinguished senior officer – was interviewed by PSD investigators and recalled how when they were a constable, they remembered Det Con Foulden coming into the Task Force office and asking questions about the operation.

This incident was also referred to the Task Force supervisors as it was thought “suspicious”.

The PSD report notes that the visit of Det Con Foulden to Goad’s home, together with the suspicion at the time that the observations might have been compromised by him, “does highlight the question of what, if any action, was taken in regards to this.”

Paul has bitterly complained that in 1986, when he was collected for interview by two officers about the abuse he suffered at the hands of Goad.

One of them was Det Con Foulden.

During the trip to the police station, he said the officer said to him: “We’ve heard that Billy Goad popped your cherry”.

As a result of this comment, and others during police interview, Paul felt he could only reveal a small part of the abuse he suffered.

He did not make a fuller statement until 1994, which saw the launch of a new investigation.

This investigation was binned after the Crown Prosecution Service said further charges would be an “abuse of process”.

Two years later more victims came forwards but as police launched another investigation, Goad fled to Thailand until he return in 2003.

At his sentencing the successful Plymouth market trader was described by Judge William Taylor as “a voracious, calculating and predatory paedophile over the past 40 years who has corrupted generations of boys aged between eight and 16”.

The PSD report, which was launched to investigate whether a number of officers were seen going to Goad’s home, has found Paul Wyatt’s complaint cannot be upheld.

However, Paul feels it has uncovered a likely explanation as to why Goad escaped justice for so many years.

Paul told The Herald: “When Foulden said in the police car he’d heard Goad had “popped my cherry” I had not told anyone else at that stage.

“He had come to me because another victim had said I was also victim of Goad’s – but he never said what Goad had done.

“I believe the only way he would’ve known that detail was from Goad himself.

“Because of what he said, and how he behaved during the interview, I never made a full disclosure to him.

“Because of Foulden’s impact on me, Goad was allowed to carry on abusing boys for another 15 years.”

Some quarters have suggested that there could be an innocent explanation, in that Det Con Foulden was a golfer, who played for a police golf team and often encouraged local businesses to sponsor prizes and that his visit to Goad’s address may have been to garner sponsorship.

His arrival at the Task Force office may have been genuine interest in the inquiry and his comments to Mr Wyatt may have come about due to the officers’ “brash, larger than life character”, rather than any dishonesty.

This is dismissed by Paul, who notes that other officers had flagged Det Con Foulden up to senior officers in the early 1980s for his possible links to Goad, yet he was later given a significant role in investigating allegations against the market trader.

He said: “I believe he was aiding and abetting Goad.

“I believe he was feeding Goad statements.

“Just after I made my first statement to police I had the first attempt on my life.

“Other victims of Goad had been sent to get me, one with a big bowie knife.”

He said Det Con Foulden also intimidated him during the 1986 interview, using a specific piece of information which Paul never revealed to police until years later.

He said: “Foulden threatened me with a charge on an incident which involved me and someone else.

“The only way he could’ve found out about it was from direct contact with Eddie Pratt, a man closely linked to Goad, who was later exposed by BBC Panorama as a paedophile.

“I did not reveal this information until I was interviewed in 2005 by Det Con Shirley Thompson.

“There was no way he could’ve know it, unless he was in contact with Eddie Pratt or from Goad himself.

“That information was not in the public domain, or even known to police.

“I think he threatened me in an attempt to keep me quiet regarding Goad.”

Police finally launched Operation Faber into Pratt and others in April 2005.

Eighteen days after Paul gave a video interview, disclosing his abuse at the hands of seven men, including Pratt, Pratt committed suicide by hanging in France.

The operation in the jailing of Peter Norsworthy for 15 years for nine counts of rape.

In 1987 Goad was sentenced to six months, suspended for two years, for the three counts of indecent assaults on Paul.

He was found not guilty on sexual assault charges on six other boys.

Goad died of natural causes in HMP Albany on the Isle of Wight in October 2012.

Paul fears these other boys were also interviewed – and put off giving a fuller account – by Det Con Foulden.

He said: “Foulden interviewed several boys.

“He was one of the main investigators.

“Goad got not guilty’s on all but my charges.”

Paul said the finding by the PSD report, that there was “no case to answer” was “bitter-sweet”.

He said: “It touches on the concept that police knew there was something suspicious about Foulden. A number of officers raised concerns about Foulden at the time, including the observation team and a senior investigating officer. Since then some of Goad’s victims have mentioned Foulden.”

Following a separate complaint by Paul, police last year launched a new investigation made “during and since previous inquiries” into Goad.

Paul said: “It all shows the difference between policing back then and how brilliant it is now.

“Now victims feel safer than ever. They know they will be listened to and it will be properly investigated. That’s what this has always been about for me.”

A spokesman for Devon and Cornwall Police: “The allegations subject of the complaint have been fully investigated by our Professional Standards Department which has involved interviewing both serving and some retired officers.

“However no evidence has been gained to support the allegations and the complaint is not upheld.”

FORMER DETECTIVE: ‘COMPLACENCY, CORRUPTION AND NEGLECT LED TO A DECADE OF FURTHER ABUSE’

THE detective who helped jail Goad said she has long believed there was a “corrupt officer” who “compromised” earlier investigations.

Former Det Con Shirley Thompson said the PSD investigation still leaves questions unanswered.

She said: “I still would like to know the justification for not going to Thailand to seize Goad’s computer after he returned to the UK under a false name.

“It could have given us a lot of information.

“We know he was sending e-mails and had access to a computer, because we had access to information he was sending them to his business partner in England.

“If he was a major drug dealer they would’ve had an officer on the next aeroplane.

“But the rape of young boys? They were not even going to suggest it. It was a case of “put a lid on it” because they were frightened allegations of corruption were going to come out.

“Why was there no investigation of Goad’s Blackpool trip where he procured boys? No investigation into allegations about Goad’s journeys to other cities with kids being kidnapped and abused?

“Why was Goad allowed to live under an pseudonym in Ivybridge before he fled to Thailand?

“If Goad did not know police were after him, why did he use a pseudonym?”

In September last year, The Herald exclusively reported how the former detective had repeatedly urged her bosses in 2004 to go further with the investigation into other alleged abusers linked to Goad, but to no avail.

She said she had first heard Det Con Foulden mentioned in the 1990s in relation to another case.

She said: “I was a probationary officer, dealing with a nuisance phone call case. The woman mentioned a man who was linked to boys’ homes. She said Det Con Foulden would go ‘dining’ with this man on a weekly basis.

“Years later the man committed suicide after a boy made allegations of abuse.

“I heard there had been surveillance years before so I contacted the detective who made the surveillance.

“The detective said I wouldn’t find any of it, saying ‘some people are untouchable’.

“I went to a CID officer asking what should I do with the information I was being given by this woman about this abuser. The detective said leave it with me, but came back later and said if I valued my job, I should burn the lot.”

“I do believe there was a corrupt officer who compromised the initial inquiries.

“There is still so much that needs answering.

“As Paul has said before, there should be a public inquiry.

“I believe that because of complacency, neglect and corruption, it led to a decade more of boys being raped by Goad.”

http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/did-corrupt-plymouth-policeman-tip-britain-s/story-20731744-detail/story.html#jIxbPI7tPCgJmQJc.99

IvyBridge area

Well known children’s home in Devon has been temporarily shut down. 

Dame Hannah Rogers children’s home in Ivybridge shut down amid police probe

August 08, 2014

A HOME for children with disabilities has been temporarily closed and alternative living arrangements made pending a police probe.

Details emerged yesterday that children’s residential services at Dame Hannah Rogers Trust children’s unit in Ivybridge have been suspended until at least mid September.

Devon County Council had to plan alternative care arrangements after the action was taken on Tuesday night.

It is understood that the suspension came after the Trust referred itself to the authorities over safeguarding issues.

One of the UK’s oldest charities, Hannahs has sites in Ivybridge and Seale-Hayne, Newton Abbot. It provides learning, care and support to children and adults with a range of disabilities.

A Devon County Council spokesman said: “Due to on-going safeguarding concerns and police investigation the regulatory body Ofsted have made the decision to serve notice of temporary suspension on the Dame Hannah Rogers Trust home in Ivybridge.”All the social care and health authorities who fund placements at the home have been informed and are working together to plan alternative care arrangements.”Councillor James McInnes, Devon County Council’s Cabinet Member with responsibility for children, schools and skills, said: “We are very concerned about the difficulties this disruption in service places on children with very high needs and their families. We are working with regulators and all other authorities to find solutions to this situation as quickly as possible. We want to ensure the highest quality care for our most vulnerable children and adults and we place their safety at the upmost importance.”
Read more at http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/dame-hannah-rogers-children-s-home-ivybridge-shut/story-22123087-detail/story.html#Jx2MxgvHtBOs8xW6.99

http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/Dame-Hannah-Rogers-children-s-home-Ivybridge-shut/story-22123087-detail/story.html

We’ve been aware of rumours about the place for some time.

But notice what Gary Streeter, MP, says: ” I do think that Dame Hannah Rogers will come out of this with their reputation intact and their heads held high.”


 MISC

CUB CLASS TRAVEL: Alison Seabeck, left, and Charles Howeson, right, present tickets

A SCOUT group travelled in style to London to collect their environmental awards.

Members of the 47th Plymouth (Langley) Scout Group won a special Green Apple award for their work in supporting villagers in Nepal.

The Scouts were given three first class rail tickets by First Great Western chairman Charles Howeson for their trip to the House of Commons this week.

The Scouts have been involved in fundraising for the charity Clinic Nepal, which was set up to provide a health clinic for the 20,000-strong community of Meghauli, which is 20 miles from the nearest hospital.

In October last year the Plymouth group, along with Scouts from Bristol, held a ‘Jungle Jamboree’ with local Scouts in Nepal.

Fran Cramoysan, whose son Jez went to London this week, said they had laid the foundation stone for the new Scout hut last October, and hoped to have an opening ceremony when they take another group to Nepal in October 2009.

Mr Howeson said: “First Great Western is proud to be able to support Langley Scout Group.

“The work they have undertaken in Nepal is an example to us all. I also wish them good luck in representing their country in the European Awards for the Environment.

http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/green-scouts-given-class-treatment/story-12681255-detail/story.html#8fceYGAo2m1AiyCX.99

2015
Honorary Officers in the Maritime Reserves
Royal Navy Reserve
Vice Admiral HRH Prince Michael of Kent GCVO

Commodore Charles Howeson

Lieutenant Colonel Bear Grylls.

Bear Grylls, Sir Michael Grylls, with Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip
Lieutenant Colonel Bear Grylls….. Chief Scout Edward Michael “Bear” Grylls.
TV survival expert, Bear Grylls -in business with Derek Laud.
The son of the late Conservative MP, Sir Michael Grylls, who was himself embroiled in the  Cash-for-Questions scandal.
 
”  For some years Michael Grylls had acted as a consultant to the lobbying company run by Greer at the heart of the Cash-for-questions inquiry. The Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards, Sir Gordon Downey, stated that Grylls had “seriously misled” the select committee on members’ interests in 1990 (replaced in 1995 by the Standards and Privileges Committee) by understating the number of payments he had received for introducing clients to ministers[4] and Grylls’ conduct, said Sir Gordon, had fallen “below the standards the House is entitled to expect of its members”.[5][6][7]

“Derek Laud… ran a Pimlico PR agency called Ludgate Communications for a number of years…

“(He was) in cahoots with Ian Greer Associates which has since been scandalised because of the Neil Hamilton Affair and payment for questions on behalf of Al Fayed…

..the Greer lobbying scandal – those involved…Bear Grylls father Sir Michael Grylls deceased, Neil Hamilton
A company run by Laud was the mysterious One Stop Car Shop Ltd.
Sale of new cars and light motor vehicles – Sale and leasing of new motor vehicles and other associated activities.
The company registration number was 03191877.
The list of other directors makes for quite astonishing reading, as they include the following names:
Mr Edward Albert Charles Spencer Churchill
Sir Michael Grylls
Car man, Lord Edward John Barrington Douglas Scott Montagu, also in business (Posmark)  with Derek Laud
Baron Montagu is a British Conservative politician well known in Britain for founding the National Motor Museum, as well as for
”…On two occasions Lord Montagu was charged and committed for trial at Winchester Assizes, firstly in 1953 for allegedly taking sexual advantage of a 14-year-old Boy Scout at his beach hut on the Solent.
When prosecutors failed to achieve a conviction, in what Lord Montagu has characterised as a “witch hunt” to secure a high-profile conviction, he was arrested again in 1954 and charged with performing “gross offences”.
Lord Montagu was also a director with Derke Laud at DELTATHETA LIMITED

Strategy Network International – Derek Laud
In June 1990, Hamilton was recruited by the right-wing Monday Club activist Derek Laud to work for Strategy Network International , a firm specifically created to lobby against anti-apartheid movements and economic sanctions and for apartheid South Africa‘s ‘transitional government’ of Namibia set up in defiance of UN Resolution 435 on Namibian independence. Derek Laud was an ex-Monday Club activist and protégé of Hamilton’s friend Michael Brown, who offered Hamilton a fee of £8,000 per year. Hamilton failed to register the paid-for consultancy. Hamilton took free trips to South Africa in the company of Brown.[19][20]


David Cameron’s freebie trip to South Africa

The trip was organised and funded by Strategy Network International (SNI), created in 1985 specifically to lobby against the imposition of sanctions on South Africa.

Yet when asked by the authors if Mr Cameron wrote a memo or had to report back to the office about his trip, Alistair Cooke – in 1989 his boss at Central Office – said it was “simply a jolly”, adding: “It was all terribly relaxed, just a little treat, a perk of the job.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/camerons-freebie-to-apartheid-south-africa-1674367.html

Southwest Pathology Services (SPS) is a joint venture between Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust, Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and private sector partners Integrated Pathology Partnerships (iPP).

SPS has invested in a new, state-of-the-art hub laboratory and equipment to deliver streamlined, high quality, cost effective pathology services across the south west.

The official open day was attended by dignitaries including SPS Chairman Charles Howeson, Lord Carter of Coles and Taunton MP Jeremy Browne.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1CJaMQbKt0

All aboard the train home! Immaculate six-bedroom house complete with outdoor model railway is yours for £800,000

  • Train firm executive Charles Howeson is selling his ‘perfect’ family home
  • It features a 400ft working model railway, perfect for rail enthusiasts
  • Also includes separate flat, landscaped garden, lake and an outdoor hot tub

After much deliberation, train firm executive Charles Howeson has decided to put his ‘perfect’ family home called Smallack Barn, on the market.

Coutts Bank – Charles Howeson, 67, was a senior employee at Coutts

Clients

Until the 20th century Coutts was a clearing bank to the nobility and landed gentry, but today it is a wealth manager to a wider range of clients, including entrepreneurs, entertainers, sportsmen, professionals and executives. The British Royal Family is a noted client.[8][9] There are however stringent requirements to being accepted as a client, not just based on average and total financial assets. Prospective clients need at least £1,000,000 in investable assets, not including real estate.[10]

Coutts is seen as a bank for the rich and famous of British society. Like all banks, it is secretive about its client list. The bank has a regular presence at the annual Cannes Film Festival.[11]

Design

Coutts often collaborates with British fashion designers, including previous designs for its distinctive credit and debit cards. In 2004, British fashion designer and Savile Row tailor Ozwald Boateng designed the super-premium Coutts World Charge Card[12] whilst in 2006 Stella McCartney was commissioned to design the Coutts Visa debit card.[13



 


1989 FO Gib in Wintex, Commander Charles Howeson


Correspondence re SW connectivity – (1) from Prime Minister David Cameron to Charles Howeson,
Chair of PABC – here ;

Charles Howeson

NHS Property Services Ltd

Duchy of Somerset Estates Ltd

SPS Ltd

First Great Western Trains Advisory Board

Bermuda Institute of Oceanic Studies

Coutts and Co Bankers

WaterFuture Customer Panel (Exeter

Harvey Nash PLC

Crownhill Estates Limited

Buckland Corporate Finance Ltd

Eko-Tek Power Limited

Estates of the 19th Duke of Somerset

Millfields Community Economic Development Trust

Plymouth Area Business Council

RNH (WE)Ltd

Millfields Estate Management Company

UK Railway Heritage Trust

Seaton Area Residents Association

Local Engagement Forum (Bristol)

Customer Scrutiny Group (Wessex)

Customer Challenge Group (Cholderton)

Customer Engagement Planning Forum (Bournemouth)

Honorary Doctorate in Management (University of

Plymouth)

Honorary Captain Royal Naval Reserve

The Plymouth Drake Foundation

The Britannia Association – Alumni of Royal Naval College

Dartmouth

Tomorrows People

Eko-Tek South West Ltd,

Eko Tek Power Ltd,

Crownhill Estates Ltd,

Buckland Corporate Finance Ltd,

Stonehouse Waterfront Developments Ltd,

RNH (WE) Ltd,

DCM (Jersey) Ltd,

Radio Plymouth Ltd

Charles Howeson and Associates (Sole Trader)


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Constable Simon Bailey – wants a reduction in penalties for child abuse offenders / Simon Bailey’s Background

Simon Bailey, the National Police Chiefs’ Council lead for child protection

A leading child protection officer has suggested paedophiles who view indecent images should not be given criminal sanctions unless they pose a physical threat to children, according to The Times.

Lower level offenders should be given counselling and rehabilitation and police should focus on the most dangerous paedophiles with access to children and those looking at the most serious images, Simon Bailey, the National Police Chiefs’ Council lead for child protection, is reported to have said.

…alternatives needed to be looked at as increasing reports of sexual abuse have pushed the situation to “saturation point”.

The Times quoted Mr Bailey as acknowledging many people may be horrified at the stance…

link

MPs call for ‘immediate reassurance’ over child abuse image cases

07 Mar 2017

A group of influential MPs is “very alarmed” that Britain’s most senior child protection police officer should want to keep low-level offenders viewing abuse images out of the courts.

Home Affairs Select Committee (HASC) chair Yvette Cooper is calling for “immediate reassurance” after the National Police Chiefs’ Council child protection lead suggested only paedophiles who pose a “really significant” physical risk to children should face a criminal sentence.

While thousands of suspects are being arrested every year in conjunction with the National Crime Agency (NCA), Chief Constable Simon Bailey said alternatives needed to be looked at as increasing reports of sexual abuse have pushed the situation to “saturation point”.

Worried by the “changes in approach” if implemented straight away, Ms Cooper said comments that forces cannot cope with the “huge proportions” of child sex abuse offences – up 80 per cent in three years – are “clearly of great concern to us”.

She wrote to Mr Bailey: “As you will know, for many decades institutions have put children at risk because it was seen as too difficult, not a priority or resources were insufficient to keep them safe.

“I would not want to see the same happen over online child abuse.”

The children’s charity  National Association for People Abused in Childhood’s chief executive officer, Gabrielle Shaw,  expressed concerns that Mr Bailey’s views could mean that “paedophiles who want to view indecent images of children now have the green light to do so?”.

Ms Shaw added:” If they think they won’t be thrown in jail, what’s to stop them from searching out these images to satisfy their sick appetites?”

Arguing there is no-such thing as a “low-risk paedophile”, she went on: “I don’t want anyone to think for a second that looking at an indecent image of a child is a victimless crime.

“Just because someone downloaded it, maybe paid for it, they might think it’s OK as they didn’t go and hurt a child physically? Except they have.

“They have fed the demand for these images, which means more children will be robbed of their innocence in the worst way possible.

“Those children have to grow up knowing these images will circulate for years – every time someone new views them they are being abused all over again. It never stops.”

“Police priorities reflect society’s priorities. And if you want child protection to be a priority, then let’s all say so.”

http://www.policeprofessional.com/news.aspx?id=28668



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Why are you not challenging the government re a lack of funds/resources rather than taking this stance?
Those who view child sex abuse images are only steps away… 4 stages an offender moves through in order to abuse a child (Finkelhor)
Plz read this letter by
She asks Simon Bailey some key questions
My letter to CC Simon Bailey from earlier w serious qs frm on police approach to online child abuse

https://www.norfolk.police.uk/news/latest-news/chiefs-image-seen-15-million-times-just-one-week-%E2%80%93-safer-internet-day

Every paedophile needs to face full force of the law

THE suggestion from leading police officer Simon Bailey that paedophiles who look at indecent images online should not be charged with criminal offences unless they pose a direct threat to children is appalling.

 

 His implication is that looking at “low-level images” is not a serious offence. This is completely wrong.

The paedophiles who view these images online may not have physically abused a child themselves but they are funding those who produce such content. They must bear at least some of the responsibility for the suffering of the children featured.

Moreover in some cases viewing images online is just the start. Often it is a precursor to paedophiles committing far worse crimes.

Treating the viewing of images as a minor crime does not provide a sufficient deterrent to further activity and fails to address their behaviour early enough.

Paedophilia is one of the very worst crimes that can be committed. It is shocking that anybody – let alone a senior police officer – could advocate relaxing the laws surrounding it. 

http://www.express.co.uk/comment/expresscomment/773487/Paedophile-face-full-force-law-Simon-Bailey-low-risk-images

April Jones’s mother hits out at senior police officer’s paedophile comments

March 1 2017

The mother of murdered April Jones has warned “anything can trigger” dangerous sexual predators amid suggestions viewing child abuse images should not always lead to prosecution.

A senior police officer provoked a storm of criticism this week by claiming lower-level offenders should instead be given counselling and rehabilitation for looking at child pornography.

Coral Jones, whose five-year-old daughter April was abducted and murdered by paedophile Mark Bridger in 2012, recalled how the killer had viewed grotesque pictures before his crime.

The Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) also suggested the comments by the National Police Chiefs’ Council lead for child protection, Simon Bailey, amounted to telling offenders: “This is a great day to be a paedophile.”

In comments released by the IWF, Mrs Jones hit back at the claim abuse images could be “low-level”, saying: “You don’t know what pictures Bridger was looking at before attacking my daughter.

“He was looking at images hours before he went after April. It doesn’t matter what images paedophiles look at. Anything can trigger them off.

“A child could have a photo taken of their abuse and they will have to live with that for the rest of their life. People can be cruel.”

Chief executive Susie Hargreaves told the Press Association: “I think absolutely we need to make sure we don’t give out the wrong message, we don’t want to be saying ‘this is a great day to be a paedophile because when you look at the images there might not be the ramifications you expected a week ago’.

“What we have to say is we have a zero-tolerance approach to anybody looking at child sexual abuse – it is wrong.

“These are children, these are real children who are abused and whether it’s a category C or a category A that is a real child suffering that abuse.”

“Resources is not a reason to let people get away with child sexual abuse.”

http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/april-joness-mother-hits-out-at-senior-police-officers-paedophile-comments-35493714.html

No doubt child porn producers work in organized networks; surely GCHQ can target?

Any progress on P.I.E. Keith Harding’s role in GCHQ Masonic Lodge?

Bit odd story didn’t get more coverage:


gchq-mason-lodge


What is worrying, is that he is the same man who coordinates Operation Hydrant.

World gone mad. You couldn’t make it up.

Totally agree with increasing penalties for drivers using mobiles but why not for child abuse offenders?

agree re phones child abuse raises questions re who is actually bring protected children or well connected

Why suggestions that viewing images might be decriminalised are misguided and need rejecting

 “Viewing indecent images of children is a criminal offence & must be dealt with by police as such”

 Seems plenty of room in jail for beggars & ppl not paying TV licence ppl with drug & mental health issues

It seems Simon Bailey is only parroting what pie-monger Harriet the Harwoman (NCCL Harriet Harman) said many moons ago:

I see it as condoning the people who make the stuff in the first place!


Background on Constable Simon Bailey

Not all paedophiles should be jailed, suggests Norfolk Chief Constable Simon Bailey

norfolk-award-prince-charles

Award ceremony hosted by Constable Simon Bailey and Prince Charles

(Prince Charles was mentored by and close friends with paedophiles Sir Jimmy Savile an Bishop Peter Ball)

The event, hosted by HRH The Prince of Wales Prince Charles and Norfolk Constabulary Chief Constable Simon Bailey, was held at the Sandringham Royal Estate

https://www.norfolk.police.uk/news/latest-news/awards-honour-long-service

Simon Bailey – Supporter of Freemasons

http://freemasonry-cg.com/public-urged-to-back-600000-appeal-to-help-norfolk-cancer-patients/


FOI request

How many senior staff (Inspectors and above) are members of local free masons lodges?
 
Does this include Simon Bailey, Chief
Constable?
Would this hinder his task as ACPO lead
on child pornography?
Response to your Request
The Constabulary does not hold information relevant to your request.
There is no requirement for officers to declare whether they are members of the Free
masons.
Yours sincerely,
Amanda Gibson
Freedom of Information
Department

Brian Pead provided Simon Bailey with a copy of his book from Hillsborough to Lambeth which exposed child abuse in Lambeth Council and the Chief Constable failed to act, despite being the national police lead for child abuse.

Simon Robert Bailey QPM is a senior British police officer. Since 2013, he has been the Chief Constable of the Norfolk Constabulary. He previously worked as a detective, and was involved in the investigation of the murder of Rosemary Nelson.[1]

As of 2015 he is leading Operation Hydrant, an umbrella investigation into multiple allegations of historic sexual abuse throughout the United Kingdom.[2]

Bailey was awarded the Queen’s Police Medal (QPM) in the 2016 New Year Honours.[3]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simon_Bailey_(police_officer)

Queen’s Police Medal

Central Chancery of the Orders of Knighthood

St. James’s Palace, London SW1

31 December 2015

THE QUEEN has been graciously pleased to approve the award of The Queen’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service to the undermentioned:

Q.P.M.

Simon Robert BAILEY

Chief Constable, Norfolk Constabulary, ENGLAND AND WALES

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/notice/2453820

 

Simon Bailey Honours

simon-bailey-honours

13 June 2014

Mr Bailey started his policing career as a PC in King’s Lynn in 1986 and rose through the ranks to deputy chief constable in 2010.

He said: “I’m continuing to see reductions in what we would call traditional crime types whereas I’m seeing significant growth is emerging in the vulnerability case areas.

“We’re seeing increases of reporting of abuse, child and adult abuse, rape and serious sexual offences.

“I don’t believe, and have nothing that would indicate, there are more offences taking place but there’s been the Savile effect which has raised levels of awareness.

“There’s an increased confidence that their story will be believed and increased confidence on my organisation’s ability to respond to that and deal with it.”

He added: “The face of crime is changing and we’ve got to rebalance resources in the organisation.”

http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/crime/norfolk_police_chief_excited_by_year_at_helm_and_ready_for_challenges_ahead_1_3641492

He had been seconded to the Rosemary Nelson Inquiry.

On his way up he would have had the usual spook liaison experience SB etc, a safe pair of hands from HMG’s point of view.

https://theneedleblog.wordpress.com/2014/08/05/operation-hydrant/

Simon Bailey has been a police officer for 29 years, serving predominantly as a detective in King’s Lynn and Norwich.
In 1998, he was seconded to the National Crime Squad and as Detective Inspector he was responsible for managing covert operations at a national and international level targeting serious and organised crime gangs.
In 2000 he was further seconded to the Rosemary Nelson murder investigation based in Northern Ireland. He worked for three years on the investigation before he returned to Norfolk as a Detective Superintendent with responsibility for intelligence.
In December 2005 Simon Bailey was promoted to the rank of Detective Chief Superintendent and as Head of Crime he managed the force specialist crime and operations resources.
In 2007 he was appointed to lead the force modernisation programme and whilst successfully leading this programme he passed the Police National Assessment Centre and between October 2008 and February 2009 attended the Police National Strategic Command Course.
DCC Bailey was promoted to Deputy Chief Constable with responsibility for Legal Services, Human Resources, and Force Performance in September 2010, he was also lead for the Norfolk Policing model Review.
On 10th June 2013, Mr Bailey was temporarily promoted to the rank of Temporary Chief Constable and on the 19th September 2013 was appointed Chief Constable by the Police and Crime Panel.
In January 2014 Mr Bailey became the NPCC lead for Child Protection and Investigation.
He is married with two children and two grandchildren. Educated at Wymondham College and Norwich City College and has a Cambridge University Masters Degree in Criminology and Police Management.
In January 2016, he was awarded the Queen’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service.
Norfolk Constabulary

15 March 1999: Human rights lawyer Rosemary Nelson is assassinated by the British state in collusion with a loyalist death squad.

 

Charges of collusion in the murder of Rosemary Nelson have led the Royal Ulster Constabulary to hand over the investigation to the British police, and to also request the help of the FBI.

https://web.archive.org/web/20080110071620/http://i2.democracynow.org/1999/3/18/who_killed_rosemary_nelson

She was murdered a week before the publication of a report into allegations that police officers had told her clients she’d soon be dead.

What no one had known, however, was that while the RUC itself was under scrutiny, special branch, MI5 and the security service had been spying on her. Between 1994-1998 security reports on Nelson’s private and public life accelerated until, in the summer of 1998, an application for a warrant to put a bugging device in her property went to Mo Mowlam, then Northern Ireland secretary. It troubled Mowlam, but she sanctioned it.

The evidence has stunned the three previous inquiries – costing millions of pounds – into alleged collusion in Nelson’s killing. They had all been told lies, that no intelligence file or files exist on Nelson.

“That was an untruth,” says a furious officer close to the murder investigation headed by Colin Port, now chief constable of Avon and Somerset police.

There has always been an eerie code of silence about Nelson’s death. Despite Port’s “outstanding” stings, said Phillips, the suspects had not spoken. But they had consistently uttered one mantra: “It was the government that did it.”

https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2009/jul/04/rosemary-nelson-murder-public-inquiry

Rosemary Nelson (née Magee; 4 September 1958 – 15 March 1999) was a prominent Irish human rights solicitor who was assassinated by an Ulster loyalist paramilitary group in 1999. A bomb exploded under her car at her home in Lurgan, Northern Ireland; the Red Hand Defenders claimed responsibility. Allegations that the British state security forces were involved in her killing led to a public inquiry. It found no evidence that state forces directly facilitated her murder, but could not exclude the possibility that individual members had helped the perpetrators. It said that the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) failed to protect her and that she had been publicly threatened and assaulted by officers, which helped legitimize her as a target.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12]

In September 2006 the British Security Service MI5 announced it would be represented at the inquiry. This move provoked criticism from Nelson’s family, who reportedly expressed concerns that MI5 would remove sensitive or classified information.[17]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosemary_Nelson

Loyalist McKeown: Police asked me to shoot Rosemary Nelson dead

Loyalist lifer Trevor McKeown could be called to the public inquiry into the murder of Catholic lawyer Rosemary Nelson.

 Four years ago he claimed rogue RUC officers directed him to the spot where Rosemary Nelson parked her car and urged him to shoot her there — less than two years before she was eventually killed by a loyalist car bomb.

McKeown says two officers asked him to kill the human rights lawyer while he was being quizzed over the murder of 18-year-old Bernadette Martin — an allegation they strenusously denied.

Since her death there have been persistent allegations of security force collusion in the murder, which is now the subject of an inquiry headed by retired judge Sir Michael Morland.
Ironically, McKeown’s trial for murdering Bernadette Martin started the day mother-of-three Mrs Nelson was murdered on March 15, 1999.

http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/loyalist-mckeown-police-asked-me-to-shoot-rosemary-nelson-dead-28440962.html


Man arrested on Teesside over historic abuse claims linked to football

Cleveland Police reveal details of man arrested over claims of ‘non-recent sexual offences against children’

1 MAR 2017

Police have made the first arrest on Teesside in the ongoing probe into historic child abuse in football.

Cleveland Police confirmed a man in his 40s was arrested for “non-recent sexual offences against children”.

In total, eight people have made abuse allegations to the force at “all levels” of the game.

No further details of the suspect or the allegations, such as what club they may centre around, have been disclosed.

But a force spokesperson said: “Cleveland Police has received allegations from eight people of non-recent abuse associated with football at all levels and these allegations are being investigated.

“One man in his 40s was arrested at the end of January in connection with an allegation and he has been bailed pending further inquiries.

All information relating to non-recent child sexual abuse allegations received by Cleveland Police is being forwarded to Operation Hydrant for the purpose of national operational coordination.

“This involves collating and cross referencing all information received to avoid duplication, and ensure efficient and effective sharing of information.”

http://www.gazettelive.co.uk/news/teesside-news/man-arrested-teesside-over-historic-12670106#ICID=sharebar_twitter

what does op hydrant do? I wonder whether they’ve cross checked against Tim Tates info to iicsa

Chief Constable joins charity

Chief Constable Simon Bailey

The OPEN Youth Trust (OPEN) on Bank Plain

a charity whose mission is to provide opportunities that make a difference to the lives of young people in Norfolk.

has appointed Chief Constable Simon Bailey as its third patron to join

Richard Jewson, Lord-Lieutenant of Norfolk.

The Rt. Rev Graham James, Bishop of Norwich and

http://www.opennorwich.org.uk/patrons-ambassadors.aspx

Rev James Bishop was consecrated a bishop by George Carey , Archbishop of Canterbury, during a service at Westminster Abbey.[2]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graham_James_(bishop)

(Carey is involved in CSA coverup allegations and his son arrested for csa)


Marie Collins Foundation

Who we are

Marie Collins Founder of The Foundation

Marie Collins, born in Dublin, Ireland, was a victim of sexual abuse as a child in the 1960’s which included photographic images being taken. She has campaigned for the protection of children and justice for survivorsfor many years. Marie has also campaigned for a better understanding ofthe effects of sexual abuse on children, particularly the taking of abusive images, speaking in many forums internationally to further this understanding.

She was a founding member of the Irish depression support group ‘Aware’ in 1985 setting up their voluntary Helpline which she ran for many years.  Marie assisted the Archdiocese of Dublin in setting up their Child Protection Service in 2003 and also that year became a founding Trustee of the Advocacy and Counselling support group for abuse survivors, One in Four (Ireland). In 2010 Marie was the recipient of the Humber Summer School award for Courage. She is married with one son.

Our Vision

All children who suffer sexual abuse via the internet and mobile technologies are enabled to recover and live safe and fulfilling lives

Our Aim

To ensure that the response to children and their families who have suffered harm via the internet and mobile technologies is based on sound, evidence based practice.

https://www.mariecollinsfoundation.org.uk/mcf/who-we-are/marie-collins

Trustee

Simon Bailey

https://www.mariecollinsfoundation.org.uk/mcf/who-we-are/board-of-trustees

Abuse survivor quits Vatican’s child protection panel

Mar 1 2017

Irish abuse victim Marie Collins has quit the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors

A survivor of clerical sex abuse has resigned from a panel established by Pope Francis to address the issue, saying Vatican officials mounted “shameful” resistance to its work.

Marie Collins was the only remaining panel member abused by a cleric.

She said the commission had suffered constant setbacks, “despite the Holy Father approving all its recommendations”.

Pope Francis set up the panel in March 2014.

It was seen as an attempt to address the bitter and long-standing scourge of child abuse which has dogged the Catholic Church.

In her resignation letter, Ms Collins said she believed the pontiff had acted sincerely when he appointed the commission to advise on keeping children safe.

However, she condemned the lack of co-operation by those dealing with cases of abuse.

The Pope himself has been criticised for reducing the punishments given to priests guilty of child abuse.

Briton Peter Saunders departed in 2016 after quarrelling with other members about how to handle serial abuse allegations against an Italian priest.

Mr Saunders said he felt betrayed by the Pope and felt he had been tricked into backing up a “smoke and mirrors” exercise.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-39125191


 

Simon Bailey and his predecessor Phil Gormley – singing from the same hymn sheet

Not enough money to deal with paedophiles.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/jul/16/police-fear-overwhelmed-660-suspects-arrested-paedophilia

Simon Bailey’s predecessor – Phil Gormley

July 16 July 2014

Phil Gormley was in the top 10 highest earning chief officers in the country.

According to the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Norfolk and Norfolk Constabulary, Mr Gormley’s successor, Simon Bailey, is in receipt of a total package of £165,318, including a salary of £136,092.

http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/crime/former_norfolk_chief_constable_was_among_top_10_highest_earning_officers_in_the_country_1_3616717


Phil Gormley and Simon Bailey – both directors of:
The Norfolk Shrievalty Trust, 17 June 2011 to 1 July 2013.[55]

Row as Police Scotland blocks release of chief constable Phil Gormley‘s financial interests

6 Aug 2016

Police Scotland Chief Constable Phil Gormley

POLICE Scotland is embroiled in a secrecy row after it blacked out the details of the chief constable’s financial interests.

The force’s decision means it is impossible to know if Phil Gormley has any business ties outside of policing.

John Finnie, a Scottish Greens MSP and a former policeman, called on the decision to be reconsidered.

Submitting a register of interests that is available for inspection is a basic element of public sector transparency.

MSPs, MPs, MEPs and councillors are required to produce a detailed list, as are board members of quangos and public agencies.

A key part of this ethics check is financial openness, such as declaring directorships and shareholdings.

The Police Scotland Executive – whose members include police chiefs – also have to submit an internal declaration on public appointments, political activity, gifts and hospitality and potential conflicts of interest.

However, although the force has released a copy of Gormley’s register, the “financial” section has been redacted.

“The public have a right to know of any potential conflicts of interests that senior public figures or elected politicians may have and it is for that reasons we all complete a register of interests.

http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/14667027.Row_as_Police_Scotland_blocks_release_of_chief_constable__39_s_financial_interests/


Myles Bradbury: CEOP ‘failed to alert abuse doctor to police’

Phil Gormley involved in this case.

CEOP received information from Toronto Police, via Interpol, of up to 2,345 UK individuals, including Bradbury, in July 2012.

This was part of the Canadian force’s Project Spade investigating child pornography across the world.

The NCA said the material provided to CEOP included “details” of online purchasers of potentially harmful DVDs and videos.

In November 2013, a few weeks after the agency took over CEOP, the NCA said its deputy director general Phil Gormley became aware the material had not been disseminated to UK police forces and did then share it…

the data on Myles Bradbury was shared with Suffolk Police a few days later on 27 November, which, by coincidence, was the same day a grandparent of a victim at the hospital made a complaint about the doctor.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-29240758

 

Queen Elizabeth and Phil Gormley – sharing a special handshake


Norfolk chief constable – on meeting the Queen – hobnobbing with royalty.

11 July 2011

He was once the real Morse, and meets the royals as part of his job, but the Chief Constable of Norfolk was surprised to find himself something of a local celebrity too.

Phil Gormley has been in the job for just over a year, but is still getting used to invitations as diverse as church with the Queen, cricket with a general, or late night knock on his front door to ask him to look into rumours of a village crime.

“The post of the chief constable is one that has a much higher profile in Norfolk than it has in other places I have worked,” he said.

A life-long football fan, he has attended several Norwich City matches since moving to the county – and not all of them as a spectator.

“I’ve been out and policed a couple of matches, and I go out on patrol…”

http://www.eveningnews24.co.uk/views/norfolk_chief_constable_on_meeting_the_queen_patrolling_canaries_matches_and_being_morse_1_951769


Profile: New Scottish police chief Phil Gormley linked to #spycops scandal

24 January 2016

In 2005-2006, he had a position that included the oversight of both the Special Demonstration Squad (SDS) and the National Public Order Intelligence Unit, (NPOIU).

http://undercoverresearch.net/2016/01/24/profile-new-scottish-police-chief-phil-gormley-linked-to-spycops-scandal/

Philip Michael Christopher “Phil” Gormley (born 1963, Surrey)[1] is a high ranking police officer who became Chief Constable of Police Scotland in January 2016. Prior to this he was Deputy Director of the National Crime Agency.

He had previously served as Commander for Specialist Operations in the Metropolitan Police and as Secretary for the Association of Chief Police Officer‘s Terrorism and Allied Matters Committee 2005-2006, where he was involved in overseeing two undercover policing units, Special Demonstration Squad and the National Public Order Intelligence Unit respectively.

Gormley has been married twice and has one daughter.[50][10] His second wife, who he married in 1998, is Claire Louise Stevens, a police officer with Thames Valley Police where she rose to rank of Det. Superintendent in 2009; since 2011 she has been Det. Superintendent with HM Inspectorate of Constabulary.[1][51].

Of note is that the Deputy Chief Constable of Norfolk was Ian Learmonth, who was one of the senior police officers responsible for policing around the 2005 G8 Summit, then Assistant Chief Constable for Operations at Strathclyde Police.[12]

As with the SDS under his heading of Special Branch, Gormley’s time here is at a crucial period in the history of the spycop unit National Public Order Intelligence Unit, as will be detailed below. While Gormley was overseeing it, this Unit ran notorious undercovers such as Mark Kennedy, Lynn Watson and Marco Jacobs at this time. All three were in attendance in the counter-mobilisation and protests against the 2005 G8 Summit in Scotland. The G8 is a significant period as it was one of great activity by NPOIU, and Mark Kennedy claimed that he’d been told his reports were going direct to the desk of Prime Minister Tony Blair

http://powerbase.info/index.php/Phil_Gormley

 

More on Phil Gormley

New chief constable Phil Gormley linked to Met undercover police ‘sex spy’ unit

 

POLICE Scotland’s new chief constable led the Metropolitan police branch that controlled a notorious undercover unit whose officers had sex with their female targets.

Phil Gormley was in charge of the Met’s Special Branch, which had responsibility for the disgraced Special Demonstration Squad (SDS).

The SDS’s activities are now central to a judge-led inquiry into undercover policing in England and Wales.

MSP Graeme Pearson, former Director General of the Scottish Crime and Drug Enforcement Agency, called on the police chief to provide answers on any links he had to the SDS.

Gormley, the former deputy director of the National Crime Agency, came out of retirement to secure the top job in Scottish policing and starts this week.

He succeeds Sir Stephen House, whose term was marked by controversies on stop and search, armed policing, call-handling and unlawful spying.

However, as Gormley prepares to take over, the spotlight is on his career at the Met, where he was a commander for four years from 2003.

The SDS was formed in 1968 – as the Special Operations Squad – in response to mass protests against the Vietnam War.

Over the next 40 years, SDS officers would be embedded undercover into protest and environmental groups with a view to keeping tabs on their activities.

The Unit was based inside the Met’s Special Branch – which focuses on national security.

However, the SDS has become discredited over the tactics used by its undercover officers over the decades.

A number of the plants formed sexual relationships with female activists and one ex-officer, Bob Lambert, even fathered a child with a protestor in the 1980s.

In November, it was announced that seven woman received compensation for what the Met described as “totally unacceptable” behaviour of some of its officers.

The compensation was linked to behaviour by former officers for the SDS and the separate National Public Order Intelligence Unit.

Officers also assumed fake identities by taking the names of dead babies and gave evidence in court using the false names.

The SDS also stands accused of spying in the 1990s on the family of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence – an allegation that led to Home Secretary Theresa May to announce the Pitchford Inquiry. The SDS was eventually wound up in 2008.

According to his online Police Scotland biography, Gormley became a Met commander in 2003: “Initially responsible for firearms and aviation security, then for special branch and counter terrorism.”

His NCA biography provides more details of this stint: “From 2005 Phil led the modernisation of Specialist Operations and took command of MPS Special Branch, driving forward the merger of Special Branch and the Anti Terrorist Branch to form the new Counter Terrorism Command.”

In 2005, when Gormley took command of Special Branch, the SDS – now called the Special Duties Squad – was still in existence.

In an official inquiry into SDS, carried out by Derbyshire chief constable Mick Creedon, the two most senior officers in the SDS pecking order were “Commander Special Branch” and a Detective Chief Superintendent.

MSP John Finnie, a former police officer, said: “I would be keen to understand what the Scottish Police Authority (SPA) knew about Mr Gormley’s policing background and what enquiries, if any, they made about his role with Special Branch and the SDS.

“If the SPA were unaware of this hugely significant matter, then, once again, it would bring into question their competence.

“The public will rightly question how someone who was in charge of Special Branch, which controlled the notorious SDS, is now our chief constable.”

http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/14178774.New_chief_constable_linked_to_undercover_police__sex_spy__unit/?ref=twtrec

Phil Gormley was speaking at a Westminster home affairs committee

Police Scotland’s overseas training work is ‘hypocrisy’

25 May 2016

A Labour MP has strongly criticised Scotland’s chief constable for letting his force train officers in countries with “appalling” human rights records.

Labour’s David Winnick told Phil Gormley that Police Scotland’s work in places like Sri Lanka was “hypocrisy”.

But Mr Gormley said the force was under “significant budgetary pressure” and needed to seek additional income.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Scottish government had “full knowledge” of the contracts, he added.

Mr Gormley was speaking at a Westminster home affairs committee on Tuesday.

He confirmed Police Scotland’s international development unit provided training in Sri Lanka, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and South Sudan, among others.

Deaths in custody

The force has been training officers in Sri Lanka for several years, despite concerns being raised by Amnesty International about the country’s record on torture, arbitrary arrests and deaths in custody.

Mr Winnick asked him: “Sudan has a notorious record of outright brutality… Isn’t there a contradiction of this country [the UK] upholding certain principles, human rights and the rest and an organisation like yours having contracts with governments that are totally in the opposite direction?”

Police Scotland has provided training on child protection and crash investigation to officers in the UAE’s police force.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-36378490



Phil Gormley – Common Purpose? John Walker made this Freedom of Information request to West Midlands Police

Dear West Midlands Police,

Has the former deputy chief constable of West Midlands Police, Phil Gormley, ever attended a Common Purpose training course?

If so please list the courses he has attended, their dates, their cost and details of who paid for them.

By Common Purpose, I mean the training organisation of that name: http://www.commonpurpose.org/home.aspx

Yours faithfully,

John Walker

West Midlands Police did not have the information requested.

https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/phil_gormley_common_purpose_2#comment-17406

There are widespread concerns the NCA is being run more like a Whitehall department than a law enforcement agency, with too many managers making it difficult for swift action to be taken. Its annual report, published last week, reveals huge turnover in its 17-strong management board. Director-general Mr Bristow is leaving before his contract ends in late 2016, although the Home Office claimed this did not mean he was leaving early.

Deputy director-general Phil Gormley announced in March that he would retire in the coming year.

He became deputy director general of the National Crime Agency in 2013.

NCA… had suddenly been given a lead role in tackling child abuse.

The Home Secretary said last night: ‘Keith Bristow has been an inspirational first director-general.

‘Under his leadership, and alongside Phil Gormley and Trevor Pearce, the NCA re-shaped the UK’s response to serious and organised crime and is a highly effective organisation.’


 Stephen Bett and Simon Bailey

Stephen Bett – Police Commissioner’s son is jailed after killing a mother-of-two in a head-on crash when he drove his tractor hours after taking cocaine

The judge said he was concerned that although professing to feel remorse, Bett had forced Mrs Brown’s family to go through the ordeal of a crown court trial.

The court heard Bett has a pending prosecution for an allegation of speeding and careless driving in his Land Rover on June 20 – about six weeks before the trial began.

Bett also has four earlier speeding endorsements from 2011.


MISC

Norfolk police launch Christmas card competition

October 2015

A competition to design this year’s Norfolk Constabulary Christmas card has been launched.

Chief constable Simon Bailey opened up the competition for under 16s and will be choosing the winning entry.

They will receive a tour of Norfolk police headquarters in Wymondham and also have the opportunity to see their card being printed.

http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/education/norfolk_police_launch_christmas_card_competition_1_4274503

Norfolk deputy chief constable Simon Bailey, at the “give an hour, help a hero” launch with Help for Heros teddy bears wearing the prototype police uniform designed in Norfolk which will be available countrywide.

Norfolk Police launches Help for Heroes fundraiser – News – Eastern Daily Press

http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/norfolk_police_launches_help_for_heroes_fundraiser_1_855697

Ten Lynn cadets, and four from Thetford, paraded in front of Chief Constable Simon Bailey, West Norfolk mayor Barry Ayres and Supt Dennis Lacey, as well as their friends and family.

http://www.lynnnews.co.uk/news/king-s-lynn-parade-for-police-cadets-1-6273791

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Christian crusader John Smyth in teen abuse scandal/ Son PJ Smyth heads US ‘megachurch’ embroiled in sex scandal/Archbishop Welby/Cover-Up

Archbishop’s QC friend ‘allowed to commit abuse after evangelicals failed to report him’

It has now emerged that a number of senior figures at high-profile evangelical organisations were told of the claims but did not alert the authorities.

A barrister at the centre of a child abuse scandal committed a series of sickening assaults against young men after leading evangelical groups failed to report him to the police, it is claimed.

John Smyth QC, a friend of the Archbishop of Canterbury, is accused of carrying out sadomasochistic attacks on boys he met at Christian camps in Britain and Zimbabwe.

The assaults first came to light in 1982, when a victim attempted suicide after being summoned to a beating in the shed of Mr Smyth’s Winchester home.

But both the Iwerne Trust, the Christian group that Mr Smyth chaired, and Winchester College, the school attended by some of his alleged victims, did not report the claims to police.

The part-time judge then moved to Zimbabwe, where he founded a series of summer camps at which it is alleged he again abused young men.

In 1997 he was charged with culpable homicide after a boy was found naked in the swimming pool of one of his camps.

It has now emerged that a number of senior figures at high-profile evangelical organisations were told of the claims but did not alert the authorities.

David Fletcher, a Iwerne trustee who oversaw an investigation into the alleged assaults, said he told the Church Society, a powerful voice on the evangelical wing of the Church of England, about the claims in 1982.

Jamie Colman and his wife Sue, a vicar at the church that oversees the Alpha Course, are under investigation for using their personal charity to fund John Smyth QC
Jamie Colman and his wife Sue, a vicar at the church that oversees the Alpha Course, are under investigation for using their personal charity to fund John Smyth QC

David Jackman, then a senior minister at a leading evangelical church also admitted he was told about the allegations at the same time. Mr Jackman went on to become head of the Proclamation Trust, which helps train evangelical preachers,

The Lawyers’ Christian Fellowship, the legal charity of which Mr Smyth was a member, is also named in Iwerne documents as having been informed.

Separately, the Charity Commission has announced that it has launched an investigation into  a charity established by Reverend Sue Colman, a trustee of the Holy Trinity Brompton, which oversees the Alpha Course, the evangelical movement backed by celebrities such as Bear Grylls, after she admitted sending thousands of pounds to Mr Smyth via her personal charity.

Bear Grylls – Alpha

John Smyth QC in his younger days
John Smyth QC in his younger days Credit:  

Mrs Colman’s husband Jamie, the heir to the Colman’s Mustard dynasty, is already under investigation  by the Charity Commission  after funneling hundreds of thousands of pounds to Mr Smyth over a thirty-year period, despite knowing about the abuse claims in Britain and Zimbabwe.

Mrs Colman apologised for the donations but said her husband had not told her about the claims  against Mr Smyth.

Dr Lee Gatiss, the director of the Church Society, said the group had examined its records but had “no reason to believe that Church Society was aware of any abuse allegations of the kind referred to, or indeed that Mr Smyth had any involvement with Church Society”.

Mr Jackman, who is a director of Keep Marriage Special, a group launched by the Church Society that claimed that letting same sex couples marry would lead to the legalisation of incest, said he believed he had acted correctly in not notifying police.

He said: “I assumed that the matter was being dealt with by the authorities concerned.”

Mark Barrell, executive director of the Lawyers’ Christian Fellowship, said the group’s records suggested that, contrary to the Iwerne Trust documents, it had not been notified of the allegations involving Mr Smyth until 2003.

A spokesman for the Charity Commission said that as a matter of best practice the group should have made an incident report to the regulator once it was informed, but Mr Barrell refused to reveal whether the organisation had notified authorities.

He said: “His membership was terminated that year and he had no further involvement with the LCF.”

Winchester College said that following an inquiry conducted in 1982 into allegations of abuse, the then headmaster told Smyth never to enter school premises or contact pupils again. However, police were not informed.

  ...the governing body of Winchester in 1982  was led by Lord Aldington

 

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Since 1979,  he (Aldington) had been Warden of Winchester College

http://www.5rb.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Tolstoy-Miloslavsky-v-United-Kingdom-ECHR-13-Jul-1995.pdf

In 1989 he was accused of having been primarily responsible in his youth for a major war-crime.

His legal costs were mostly covered by a loan from Sun Alliance

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Toby Austin Richard William Low, 1st Baron Lord Aldington

Aldington, one of Sir Edward Heath’s closest friends and an acquaintance of the Queen

http://www.fpp.co.uk/online/00/07/STimes310700.html

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British Prime Minister Edward Heath (1916 – 2005) with his father William (1888 – 1976) and his stepmother Mary at Knoll Farm, Aldington,  (Home of Lord and Lady Aldington) UK, 21st June 1970.

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Lord Toby Aldington’s business career included serving as chairman of the General Electric Company, Grindlays Bank, Westland Aircraft, Sun Alliance and London Insurance.

He won the seat of Blackpool North.[2] He served as Parliamentary Secretary at the Ministry of Supply 1951–54 and Minister of State at the Board of Trade from 1954, becoming a Privy Counsellor.[2]

He joined the BBC general advisory council, and became chairman of Sun-Alliance and the Port of London Authority.[2] In 1972, he became co-chairman, with Jack Jones, of the joint special committee on the ports industry. He became chairman of Westland in 1977.

https://www.flightglobal.com/FlightPDFArchive/1979/1979%20-%200245.PDF

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toby_Low,_1st_Baron_Aldington

http://www.nytimes.com/2001/01/02/world/lord-aldington-86-libeled-for-1945-yalta-repatriations.html

He was awarded the Distinguished Service Order, the Croix de Guerre and the American Legion of Merit.

He had developed an excellent rapport with Edward Heath, then the Government’s chief whip.

In 1959 Mr Heath became Minister of Labour and Low was appointed deputy chairman of the party, in charge of its organisation.

Aldington became chairman of the committee of management at the Institute of Neurology, of the BBC General Advisory Council, of the Independent Schools Joint Council, of the Kent Foundation, of the Brain Research Trust and of the trust that runs Leeds Castle. He was a Deputy Lieutenant for Kent, held the TD and clasp, and in 1999 was one of some 19 hereditary peers to receive life peerages.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/1377426/Lord-Aldington.html

Leeds Castle Foundation

HRH Princess Alexandra Ogilvy, Patron of Leeds Castle Foundation

Chairman Lord Aldington

Rothschild firm: Sun Alliance Assurance which Nathan Mayer Rothschild founded in 1824 – Chairman Lord Aldington

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Jillings Report/Bryn Alyn/ Sun Alliance

Royal Sun Alliance, child abuse victims and the legal decision that shames Britain

The insurance company Royal and Sun Alliance Insurance Group spent £750,000 pounds  in legal fees to prevent paying out £200,000  to the victims of the abuse despite knowing that the claims were true:

The State placed the children in Bryn Alyn Community childrens homes  and paid for the children to be abused by Allen and Staff and VIP paedophiles.

Since then the State, the Courts and all the  people involved have made the children suffer further abuse and relive their  childhood abuse over and over again whilst giving them nothing but grief in return.

https://thecolemanexperience.wordpress.com/2013/04/16/royal-sun-alliance-child-abuse-victims-and-the-legal-decision-that-shames-britain/

“… General Electric of England not only has direct connections to the Rothschild interests, but also to the throne itself.
The directors of General Electric Co. of England include Lord Catto, previously mentioned as chairman of Morgan Grenfell Co., the Morgan bank of London, Lord Aldington, also mentioned as director of Citibank, and the Rothschild firm, Sun Alliance Assurance; Sir Robert Clayton, who has served since 1983 as chairman of the prestigious government Monopolies and Mergers Committee; Lord Nelson of Stafford; Lord Weinstock, managing director of GE of England; Sir Robert Telford, chairman of the Marconi Co.; and Sara Morrison, daughter of Viscount Lang and the Duchess of Marlborough.

She is a director of the influential program, 4th Channel TV, and one of the principal organizers of the Conservative Party. She is a close confidant of the present Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher. She is married to Charles Morrison, son of Baron Margadale.
General Electric Co. of England recently merged with Plessey Co., a giant defense supplier which is also controlled by the Rothschilds. “

http://www.yamaguchy.com/library/mullins/merger.html

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Aldingtonclose to the deputy Conservative leader, RA “Rab” Butler, in the early 1960s, and a friend of Edward Heath.

He was a friend and backer of Edward Heath (and was happy to praise him when I was writing Heath’s biography in 1971-72).

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The Course of My Life: My Autobiography

By Edward Heath

King’s Royal Rifle Corps / Deputy lieutenant of Kent

https://www.theguardian.com/news/2000/dec/09/guardianobituaries.obituaries

Aldington (deputy chairman of the Tory party during the Vassall and Profumo affairs

http://www.thinkinganglicans.org.uk/archives/007448.html

Lord Aldington married, in 1947, Araminta Bowman (nee MacMichael), daughter of Sir Harold MacMichael, High Commissioner and Commander-in-Chief for Palestine in the Second World War.

Both Lord and Lady Aldington sat on committees with Princess Alexandra – who, along with her her husband Angus Ogilvy was very close to prolific establishment paedophile Sir Jimmy Savile.

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Jimmy Savile and Princess Alexandra

Police cover up Savile’s claims to be friends with Queen’s cousin: Paedophile ‘visited school at centre of abuse allegations with Princess Alexandra’


Sir Angus Ogilvy, Princess Alexandra’s husband (left) with Jimmy Savile. All mention of the former DJ’s claims to friendship with the royal was initially omitted from police transcripts

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2550472/Police-cover-Saviles-claims-friends-Queens-cousin-Paedophile-claimed-visited-school-Princess-Alexandra.html

Lady Aldington founded the Jacob Sheep Society in 1969 along with a small group of fellow Jacob enthusiasts & right up until her death, she played an active role in the development of the Society

The Society was founded in 1969 by a small group of dedicated breeders who were concerned at the reducing numbers of pure bred sheep.

Debo Mitford

The first President of the Society was the Dowager Duchess of Devonshire “debo”  – Prince Charles and Jimmy Savile’s friend)

After her death was announced, Prince Charles paid tribute to his close friend, saying: ‘My wife and I were deeply saddened to learn of the death of The Dowager Duchess of Devonshire, whom both of us adored and admired greatly

The cortege set off from Chatsworth House, the place to which the Dowager dedicated her life.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2778752/Elvis-crooning-An-honour-guard-stairs-Debo-departs-fine-style-Charles-Camilla-ex-mourn-beloved-Duchess.html

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Deborah Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire

Known to her family as “Debo”, Deborah Mitford married Lord Andrew Cavendish, younger son of the 10th Duke of Devonshire, in 1941. When Cavendish’s older brother, William, Marquess of Hartington, was killed in combat in 1944, Cavendish became heir to the dukedom and Marquess of Hartington; in 1950, upon the death of his father, he became the 11th Duke of Devonshire.

The Duchess is the maternal grandmother of the fashion model Stella Tennant and a maternal aunt of Max Mosley, former president of the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA).

From his auction..

A collection of Christmas greetings cards, including from members of the Royal Household, four from Princess Alexandra (1936- ) The Honourable Lady Ogilvy and Sir Angus Ogilvy (1928-2004); and two handwritten postcards from Deborah (1920- ) Duchess of Devonshire, signed ‘Debo’ (approx. 30)

Provenance: From the estate of Sir Jimmy Savile. OBE, KCSG, LLD (1926-2011)

Her sister Unity:

Unity Mitford staged Nazi orgies as a gift of love to Hitler: She lost her virginity to Oswald Mosley on a billiard table… Then she targeted the Fuhrer

  • Unity Mitford’s scandalous liaisons are unveiled in a new biography
  • Aristocratic family tried to paint relationship with Hitler as youthful fancy

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2455171/Unity-Mitford-English-debutante-staged-Nazi-orgies-Hitler-lost-virginity-Oswald-Mosley.html

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Lady Aldington and Ted Heath

The Society is a registered charity No 1026687 and became a company limited by guarantee in 1979. Its aims are to foster the breeding and promote interest in the Jacob sheep both in the United Kingdom and abroad.

The Society is honoured to have HRH Princess Alexandra, the Hon Lady Ogilvy, KG, GCVO as our Patron.

http://www.jacobsheepsociety.co.uk/organisational_structure.htm

Jaclub – the charity has children involved

Reece Fenton even managed to spread the Jacob message to Royalty. He chatted away to Prince Charles at The Great Yorkshire Show whilst competing in the Young Handlers Class. I am not sure if Reece managed to sell the Prince any sheep- if he has his Grandad’s (John Fozzard) selling skills then I am sure Prince Charles is putting in his order now!

http://www.jacobsheepsociety.co.uk/JACLUB.htm

Lord Charles Aldington, whose father was a close friend of Sir Edward, and who knew him from childhood, also questioned the decision of the police to appeal for “victims” to come forward.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/11/15/police-accused-of-cynically-smearing-the-reputation-of-sir-edwar/

Lord Charles Aldington Senior Advisor at Deutsche Bank London and Chairman of Stramongate Ltd, a private investment company.

His early career was with Citibank and Grindlays Bank in New York, Hong Kong, Düsseldorf and London.

He is also Deputy Chairman of the Royal Academy Trust, a Trustee of the Institute for Philanthropy, Vice President of the National Churches Trust, a member of Oxford University’s Court of Benefactors, Chair of the New College Development Committee, and a Governor of the Ditchley Foundation.

Lord Aldington was educated at Winchester College; New College, Oxford

http://nyustern.imodules.com/s/1068/GroupBus/3col.aspx?gid=2&pgid=2094

Ditchley Foundation – Boateng, Bottomley, Rifkind, Mandelson etc

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ditchley_Foundation

Charles Low is a member of the Business Advisory Council to the Said Business School

Saïd Business School  is named after its chief benefactor Wafic Saïd, a Syrian-Saudi Arabian billionaire arm dealer and financier, who has donated £70 million to date.[2]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Low,_2nd_Baron_Aldington

As a British army officer in Austria at the end of World War II, Lord Aldington — then known by his given name, Toby Low — oversaw the repatriation of thousands of Cossack and Yugoslav refugees [ Ed. … and, of course, the ethnic Germans from the Soviet Union and the Baltic states] . Many were subsequently killed or interned in prison camps.

At the libel trial, Lord Aldington agreed that the refugees’ fate was “ghastly”

http://www.thetruthseeker.co.uk/?p=214


Colman’s Mustard heir, Jamie Colman, admits charity funded ‘child abuse’ barrister for nearly thirty years

And his wife Rev Sue Colman was an independent adoption and fostering panel member for her local authority and worked for the scandal-ridden Kids Company

Jamie Colman

Rev Sue Colman – has safeguarding role

The heir to the Colman’s Mustard dynasty has admitted funnelling hundreds of thousands of pounds to a barrister at the centre of a child abuse scandal, despite knowing he had brutally beaten teenage boys.

Jamie Colman, who will become a baronet upon the death of his father, Sir Michael Colman, used a charitable trust to send donations of up to £12,000 a year to John Smyth QC, who is accused of abusing teenagers in Britain and Zimbabwe.

The Charity Commission yesterday launched a probe into the Zambesi Trust, which Mr Colman began chairing in 1989, after he admitted it funded Mr Smyth for nearly thirty years, despite Mr Colman knowing that the barrister had admitted beating boys and showering naked with them.

Colman, a partner at Plexus, a London law firm, is also being investigated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, over claims that he failed to act with integrity and undermined public trust in the legal profession.

Mr Smyth, who ran holiday camps attended by the Archbishop of Canterbury in the late Seventies, is being investigated by Hampshire Police over claims that he beat 22 teenagers he met at the gatherings.

He moved to Zimbabwe in 1984 after victims reported the assault claims to Church leaders, and founded Zambesi Ministries, which ran Christian camps that are also the subject of abuse allegations.

Mr Colman admitted that he had been told about the British claims in the late Eighties, and said he was informed in the early Nineties that Mr Smyth was “using corporal punishment and engaging in nudity with teenagers” at the Zimbabwe camps.

The Telegraph has seen documents showing that Mr Colman flew to Zimbabwe to meet the parents of alleged victims, in July 1993.

Minutes of the meeting show that he accepted that Mr Smyth had beaten boys with a wooden bat, showered with them, and encouraged them to swim naked.

The documents, now disputed by Mr Colman, record him saying that “the beatings and nudity were justified in the context of a weak church; Zambesi Ministries was aimed at portraying Christianity as a rugged, manly religion”.

He also told the parents that Zimbabwean authorities had “a different attitude towards beatings” to British police, and tried to persuade them not to involve lawyers, citing passages from the Bible indicating that “complaints against a Christian should be addressed within the Church”.

Mr Smyth was charged with culpable homicide in 1997 after a 16-year-old boy was found at the bottom of a swimming pool. Several boys then came forward to make abuse claims, although both cases against him collapsed.

Mr Colman admitted that when Mr Smyth cut his ties with the ministry, after leaving Zimbabwe in 2001, the charity “continued to make small grants to him and his wife Anne for their personal expenses”.

The most recent trust accounts appear to show direct funding of around £12,000 per annum from the Zambesi Trust to John Smyth, until 2001. Thereafter around £6,000 per annum up until as recently as February 5, 2017.

Mr Colman said the trustees only decided to stop funding Mr Smyth on February 5, after the allegations against him were finally made public by Channel 4 News.

Mr Colman and his wife Susan, a former spiritual director of the defunct charity Kids Company 
Mr Colman and his wife Susan, a former spiritual director of the defunct charity Kids Company  

He said: “It goes without saying, I hope, that I would fully cooperate with any authorities who thought I had information that would assist them in their enquiries.”

Mr Colman was an Eton contemporary of the Most Rev Justin Welby,

Sir MICHAEL COLMAN Chairman, Reckitt & Colman plc
First Church Estates Commissioner

Jamie Colman’s father, Sir Michael, oversaw the Church’s investment portfolio between 1993 and 1999, holding the post of First Church Estates Commissioner.

He was subsequently awarded the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Cross of St Augustine.

A Charity Commission spokesman said: “We have opened a case into the Zambesi Trust, to determine how the charity applied its funds in the past, and to determine what safeguarding procedures the charity has in place to protect any vulnerable beneficiaries.”

A spokesman for the Solicitors Regulation Authority said: “We are aware and are investigating these allegations.”

On Friday night, Mr Colman told the Telegraph: “I consider I have met my obligations and duty of care both as a solicitor and as a trustee.”

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/02/10/colmans-mustard-heir-admits-charity-funded-child-abuse-barrister/?WT.mc_id=tmg_share_tw

Colman’s became part of Unilever’s Van Den Bergh Foods in 1995 when it was purchased from Reckitt & Colman PLC.

As part of the acquisition, Unilever (Leon Brittan/Malcolm Rifkind) acquired the dry sauces, condiments and mustards sold under the Colman’s brand name.


Jamie Colman’s wife Sue was an independent adoption and fostering panel member for her local authority.

She oversees a ‘Hospitality’ project, which encompasses the sharing of community lunches to the opening of our homes to vulnerable and at risk children and adults.

 2 July 2012

Churches across London welcome 28 new clergy

A British army infantryman, the MD of an accounting firm and a worker from the charity Kid’s Company were among the graduates of theological colleges and courses who have followed their vocation to serve the church as parish priests.

Among the ordinands was Adrian Teare, a former infantryman who served in Afghanistan and will now be joining the church of St Paul Tottenham, David Green, a Managing Director and part–owner of an accountancy firm, who joins St Martin’s Ruislip, and Sue Colman, who has worked with vulnerable children at the charity Kid’s Company and will be joining St Augustine Queensgate.

http://www.london.anglican.org/articles/churches-across-london-welcome-28-new-clergy/

Safeguarding | HTB Church

http://www.htb.org [cached]

We have appointed Jo Davies and Sue Colman as our safeguarding links and Emma Keeling as our Church Safeguarding Officer (CSO).


Leadership Team | HTB Church

http://www.htb.org [cached]

Sue Colman Curate


Services | HTB Church

http://www.htb.org [cached]

Sue Colman Service Pastor


Leadership Team | HTB Church

http://www.htb.org.uk [cached]

http://www.zoominfo.com/p/Sue-Colman/2006841707

Sue Colman

https://www.htb.org/media/speaker/Sue+Colman

http://www.homeforgood.org.uk/sites/default/files/styles/profiles/public/profiles/SueColmanFINAL.jpg?itok=N3Tyf3io

Home for Good – Sue Colman involved with adoption of children

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Revd Sue Colman

Sue has worked in pastoral leadership in her local church, developing counselling, healing and pastoral resources. More recently she was employed by a charity to support vulnerable young people, integrating spiritual and therapeutic wellbeing. She is now one of the clergy team at Holy Trinity Brompton Church, and works as a chaplain at St Mellitus College. Sue is a wife and a mother to four grown-up children. She was adopted, and was an independent adoption and fostering panel member for her local authority.Sue is particularly passionate about encouraging post-adoption support from the Church.

http://www.homeforgood.org.uk/about-us/whos-who

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St Mellitus College

Revd Sue Colman

Revd Sue Colman is part of the Pastoral and Social Transformation team at Holy Trinity Brompton, where she oversees a ‘Hospitality’ project, which encompasses the sharing of community lunches to the opening of our homes to vulnerable and at risk children and adults. She is particularly interested in issues around adoption and fostering, serving as  a trustee for the UK charity Home for Good. As a chaplain, Sue hopes to offer a ‘hospitable space’ to students, where they can feel supported in their personal, spiritual journeys through their time at the college. Sue is married to Jamie and they have 4 grown up children.

https://www.stmellitus.org/chaplains

Sir MICHAEL COLMAN – Church Commissioner, the shadowy body which is held responsible for the Church of England’s financial crisis.

The Commission is called to account

WHAT does John Major have in common with the Lord Mayor of York; Michael Howard with the Vicar of Ealing; and the Bishop of Durham with the Chancellor of the Exchequer? They are all Church Commissioners, the shadowy body which is held responsible for the Church of England’s financial crisis.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/the-commission-is-called-to-account-1395338.html

Sir Michael Colman – in business with Sir Evelyn Rothschild

THE SOUTH AFRICAN BUSINESS INITIATIVE

co-directors Sir Evelyn Rothschild  and Harry Frederick Oppenheimer and son Nicky Oppenheimer

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https://companycheck.co.uk/company/01499601/THE-SOUTH-AFRICAN-BUSINESS-INITIATIVE/companies-house-data

Lynn with her husband Sir Evelyn de Rothschild and Bill and Hillary Clinton in 2003

EVELYN DE ROTHSCHILD ” In 1989, he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II, for whom he serves as a financial adviser. ” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evelyn_Robert_de_Rothschild

Harry Oppenheimer was a benefactor of the WATERFORD SCHOOL TRUST

Its emphasis is on disadvantaged students

Trustees – LADY JANET BOATENG

http://opencharities.org/charities/313908

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/apr/29/southern-africa-first-multiracial-school-50

Janet had been the chair of Lambeth social services during a period in the 1980s.

http://aanirfan.blogspot.co.nz/2015/10/lambeth-child-abuse-hanged-boy-top.html

https://goodnessandharmony.wordpress.com/2016/06/18/paul-boateng-lambeth-paedophile-john-carroll-would-regularly-talk-about-him-paul-boateng-being-able-to-open-doors-for-him/


Colman family close to the royal family

‘Personal friendships are so important to the Queen

Another whose friendship has been increasingly important is Lady Mary Colman (née Bowes-Lyon), niece of the Queen Mother), 86, a cousin of the Queen and wife of Sir Timothy Colman, of the mustard family. 

HM the Queen Elizabeth and Lady Mary Colman leaving Sandringham Church after attending morning service

They live in Norfolk and are regular guests at Sandringham.

Prince of Wales & Lady Mary Colman

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and the Queen cousin’s Lady Mary Colman

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4042348/Queen-s-weekends-suburbia-private-friend-circle.html

Jamie Colman:

Jeremiah Michael Powlett Colman1

 b. 23 January 1958
 
Jeremiah Michael Powlett Colman was born on 23 January 1958.1 He is the son of Sir Michael Jeremiah Colman, 3rd Bt. and Judith Jean Wallop William-Powlett.2 He married Susan Elizabeth Britland, daughter of John Henry Britland, on 10 October 1981.1
He was educated at Eton College, Windsor, Berkshire, England.1 He was a practising solicitor.1 He graduated from Leicester University, Leicester, Leicestershire, England, with a Bachelor of Law (LL.B.)1 He lived in 2003 at 20 Henderson Road, London, England.1
Mr Colman and his wife Susan, a former spiritual director of the defunct charity Kids Company 

Mr Colman and his wife Susan, a former spiritual director of the defunct charity Kids Company  

Kids Company staff ‘knew about sex abuse incidents’ but failed to act – ex-employees

The Prince of Wales and Camila Batmanghelidjh, founder of Kids Company

Kids Company

The leaked email shows how Yentob, currently the BBC’s £330,000-a-year creative director, mounted a concerted operation to lobby the Labour Government to cancel the bill. The bill was waived the following year. The message, sent using a BBC email address to nine Kids Company colleagues – including Ms Batmanghelidjh – revealed he had contacted Dawn Primarolo, then the Paymaster General in the Treasury, and Paul Boateng, the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, about the tax bill.
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Mr Yentob said he had been advised by Ms Primarolo’s aides to put the charity’s case to her in a letter, so she could refer the matter to the Inland Revenue – which Mr Yentob said he would be doing ‘with a little bit of help from my friends’.
Both Ms Primarolo and Mr Boateng worked at the time for the then-Chancellor Gordon Brown.
Mr Yentob also says in the message: ‘Paul Boateng and I have managed to miss each other on the telephone but his office has been extremely co-operative and concerned and a phone call is being set up for tomorrow morning.’

A few months later, £589,957 was written off using taxpayers’ money, with an additional £100,000 debt met by an unidentified donor.

The charity’s unpaid bill was first revealed by The Mail on Sunday last week, which led to this newspaper obtaining the Yentob email.

The charity has received about £4 million from the Government every year for the last decade.

Ms Batmanghelidjh claims the Government has targeted her because she has a list of Establishment figures allegedly involved in historical child sex abuse.

Mr Boateng said last night: ‘I do not recall the details. I would not be prepared to comment without consulting Treasury papers. I was responsible for spending, not tax.’

Other charities that the Colmans are involved with …

Malshanger Benevolent Trust

1) Relieving Poverty Among Employees Of The Malshanger Estate Or Their Relations. 2) General Charitable Purposes.”

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Lady Judith Jean Wallop Colman
Mrs Susan Elizabeth Colman

 

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Mrs Joan Penny
Mr Bruce Levy

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Jamie Colman

Jamie is a Solicitor in and Partner of Plexus Law, a specialist London law firm. Jamie is Nehemiah’s Chair and has been a Nehemiah Director, involved in every aspect of Nehemiah’s development, for the last 12 years.

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Mr Alan Neale Charter (Chair)
Mr Dominic Robin Crofts Llewellyn
Dr Krishna Rohan Kandiah
Mrs Rachel Elizabeth Gardner
George Stylianides
Eddie Lyle

 What an utterly warped train of thought!

 You’ve been sitting on that information for years!


8 February 2017
“These camps and [Smyth’s] activities had extraordinary influence among senior evangelicals in the Church of England of my generation,” Bishop Wilson told Channel 4 News. “Pretty much everybody who was anybody in the leadership of public school Anglican evangelicalism had something to do with John Smyth’s operation. And I think that raises all sorts of disturbing questions.”
Joseph Diwakar, a researcher in church history at Oxford university, said the legacy of “Bash camps” – Christian camps named after the nickname of their founder, EJH Nash – “is the narrow cohort of men at the top of the conservative evangelical Church… This narrow and intimate group of alumni [of Christian camps], and their highly-conservative theology, provide context to the silence over Smyth’s crimes.”
An organisation and its network of elites, long influential in the Church, has been shown capable of facilitating and concealing the worst types of abuse.”
Update Feb 8 2017

John Smyth faces fresh allegations of abuse in following ongoing Channel 4 News investigation

Feb 7

Tonight: Channel 4 News obtains new documents revealing disturbing evidence about the scale of John Smyth’s alleged abuse in .

Man says he was ‘ordered to self-harm’ as a teenager by British QC by John Smyth, QC at centre of claims of abuse in 1970s

8 February 2017

Now in his 50s, David (not his real name) encountered Smyth when he was a pupil at Winchester College and a contemporary of Andrew Watson, the bishop of Guildford, who this week disclosed he had been subjected to violent beatings by Smyth.

David said he was drawn into Smyth’s circle after meeting him through Winchester College’s Christian Forum. He also attended Christian holiday camps in Dorset and became a “regular visitor to [Smyth’s] house, where he offered me ‘spiritual guidance’.”
Winchester College said that following an inquiry conducted in 1982 into allegations of abuse, the then headmaster told Smyth never to enter school premises or contact pupils again. However, police were not informed.
Update: 6 Feb 2017

Lawyer accused of subjecting boys to sadomasochistic beatings at Christian summer camps in 1982 ‘was still counselling teens up until allegations re-emerged last week’

  • Justin Welby apologised on behalf of Church of England over the camp beatings 
  • John Smyth, head of Iwerne Trust, allegedly subjected boys to ‘sadomasochism’
  • Boys from some of Britain’s top public schools were left with life-long scars 
  • Neither the church or Winchester College, where some boys went, told police

The part-time judge, whose style of leadership has been likened to a ‘cult leader’ moved to Zimbabwe in 1984 after British assault allegations emerged in 1982, and founded a series of Christian camps at which alleged victims claim he again abused teenagers – at one camp a 16 year old boy drowned during a nighttime ‘skinny dip’ ordered by him.

Mr Smyth was charged with culpable homicide in 1997 in the wake of the death and several other boys came forward to claim he had beaten them and forced them to swim naked while he watched, although both cases against him collapsed.

Today a letter emerged, signed by the barrister and printed on the letterhead of his Zambesi Holidays firm, that was sent to parents of boys booked to attend a camp at the Ruzawi School, an elite boarding school in the north-east of Zimbabwe.

In it, Mr Smyth said that he wanted to create a ‘relaxed family atmosphere’ but admitted the likelihood that he would beat the boys and take showers with them.

He wrote in the note, published in today’s Telegraph: ‘I am determined that we should avoid a school atmosphere as far as possible. I am not a schoolmaster; I try instead to be something of a father figure to the camp, encouraging the younger leaders to care for their campers in the way the best of big brothers should.

‘To this end we use Christian names all round, the younger leaders sleep in the dormitories with their campers, and we all (including myself from time to time) have our showers with the boys.’

The barrister, who was described by the Archbishop of Canterbury as a ‘delightful’ man, also explained that he intended to impose a regime of corporal punishment.

He told parents: ‘We must, however, have good discipline and experience has shown that with so many high-spirited boys we need some form of sanction. I never cane the boys, but I do whack them with a table tennis bat when necessary.

‘Such are the opportunities for pranks that I sometimes have to use this fairly liberally to deter high-spirited naughtiness and to ensure obedience and reasonable standards of tidiness.

At his evangelical church in Cape Town, the couple’s priest confirmed he had been in touch with the Smyths and instructed them to stay away from its services and meetings until the allegations of ‘terrible misconduct’ against the former part-time judge are resolved.

The couple left their home last Friday as allegations of Mr Smyth’s fondness for excessive corporal punishment and penchant for naked boys emerged in interviews with his victims, who spoke to Channel 4 News.

Mr Thompson, told the hushed, packed Church-on-Main congregation in Wynberg, that help would be offered to those who had confided in Mr Smyth.

A fair number of people… have had moments of counselling and group discipleship with John,’ Mr Thompson said.

Elders were available ‘should anyone feel the need to discuss the nature of’ or content of’ their experience,’ he added.

He added: ‘If our having had John as a leader of a discipleship group or his role in any form of ministry has led to hurt or risk to anyone’ or to bringing the glorious gospel of Jesus Christ into disrepute in any way’ for this we apologise’.

Last week, one of the Smyths daughters, who did not wish to be identified, called on her father to come forward and confront allegations against him. Yesterday, her brother PJ joined the chorus for their father to present himself.

At his evangelical church in Cape Town, the couple's priest confirmed he had been in touch with the Smyths and instructed them to stay away from its services and meetings until the allegations of 'terrible misconduct' against the former part-time judge are resolved

At his evangelical church in Cape Town, the couple’s priest confirmed he had been in touch with the Smyths and instructed them to stay away from its services and meetings until the allegations of ‘terrible misconduct’ against the former part-time judge are resolved

During his time at Winchester College in the late Seventies and Eighties, Mr Smyth met many teenagers, and is said to have invited those he favoured to his home for Sunday lunch

In a letter to the congregation of Covenant Life Church in Maryland’ PJ Smyth said his father ‘disciplined me in a manner consistent with the laws and cultural trends of the UK at the time’ not in a manner alleged in the recent reports’.

‘We moved to Zimbabwe when I was 13. My father told me that he felt called out of the legal profession into full-time Christian work. I attended a number of Zambesi Holidays camps and I was never aware of any abuse.

‘During the early 1990s’ when I was studying in South Africa’ I was aware that a delegation of pastors and parents insisted that my father and the board of Zambesi Holidays make adjustments to camp life’ which they did. I do clearly remember the tragic drowning of a fellow camper one year. It was devastating to his family and to all of us who knew him.

‘In my twenties’ I gradually became aware that there had been issues surrounding my father’s ministry in the UK. Nothing specific’ but I remember hearing some of my parents’ friends say things like’ ‘… of course those were difficult years for your dad’. However’ I assumed that it was something relatively minor and it never occurred to me to press my father for detail.

‘I believe that the civil authorities are given by God to help protect against wrong-doing. I am firmly committed to reporting any form of child abuse to the authorities.’


Archbishop of Canterbury’s QC friend blamed his beating of boys at a British summer camp on sleeping pill addiction 

A part-time judge and friend of the Archbishop of Canterbury said he was addicted to sleeping pills at the time he was accused of subjecting boys to savage sado-masochistic beatings.

John Smyth QC, who ran Christian holiday camps attended by the Rev Justin Welby in the late Seventies, told church leaders his “extraordinary aberration of judgment” was linked to his addiction to prescription medication. Hampshire Police this week launched an investigation into Mr Smyth, who left Britain when the beating allegations came to light in the early Eighties, moving to Zimbabwe, where he also faces abuse claims.

Mr Smyth issued a written statement to church leaders in which he accepted that beating British teenagers had been “entirely wrong” and blamed it on the pressures of work and an addiction to sedatives.

The barrister made the admission in 1989, a month after the former headmaster of Winchester, John Thorn, published a book in which he referred to the beating claims.

Mr Thorn wrote in The Road to Winchester, published in February 1989: “I was told the extraordinary news that the neighbouring barrister had gained such personal control over a few of the senior boys in the group, and had kept it after they left the school, that he was claiming to direct their burgeoning relationship with girls and was, with their consent, punishing them physically when they confessed to him they had sinned. 

“The World of Conservative Evangelism was reft in twain. Absurd and baseless rumours were circulated that he was an unhinged tyrant, the embodiment of Satan. He must be banished. And – quietly but efficiently – he was.

“He left the Winchester district and then the United Kingdom. He departed for Africa with his family and, by me, has not been heard of since.”

The fact that the allegations had surfaced publicly for the first time prompted Mr Smyth to issue a written statement, via his Zambezi Ministry, in March 1989.

The release, circulated to church leaders in Zimbabwe, states: “Within a few days of the matter first coming to the attention of older Christians in February 1982, John accepted that what he had been doing was entirely wrong and he has never sought to justify it since.

 In a bid to stop his admission circulating more widely, he added: “Please regard this as a confidential document, NOT for general circulation. It is intended only for the eyes of those who raise queries about the matter in the book.”
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Archbishop admits Church ‘failed terribly’ over abuse revelations

The Church of England has tonight apologised unreservedly after a Channel 4 News investigation revealed that a prominent Anglican evangelical and former colleague of the Archbishop of Canterbury is alleged to have severely assaulted boys and young men for decades.

Mr. John Smyth, QC, MA, LLB Trinity Hall and Cambridge.

The alleged abuse was carried out by prominent QC and part time judge called John Smyth, who was chairman of the Iwerne Trust, a charity closely linked to the church which ran Christian holiday camps for public school students.

The Church admitted that it had “failed terribly”, after this programme learned that the Trust had discovered the alleged abuse in 1982, but failed to report it to the police.

Winchester College, where some of the young men met Smyth, was made aware of the alleged abuse, but also failed to report it to the police at the time. There is no suggestion that any abuse took place at the College or with the knowledge of its staff.

The Archbishop was a colleague of Smyth’s at the Iwerne Trust.

Smyth was never reported to cops.

He was instead allowed to move to South Africa after agreeing never to work with children again.

Neither the church or top Winchester College, were some boys went, told police 

The Archbishop and Smyth, who continued to ‘exchange cards’ even after he moved abroad.

Lambeth Palace said: ‘The Archbishop of Canterbury was a dormitory officer at Iwerne holiday camp in the late 1970s, where boys from public schools learnt to develop life as Christians. The role was to be a mentor to the boys, as was that of his now wife at a similar camp for girls.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4182226/Archbishop-Canterbury-sorry-beatings-church-camp.html#ixzz4XXOnCLF4

Two friends of the Archbishop have known of the abuse claims since they first came to light, although a spokesman said neither informed Welby of the allegations.

One, the Reverend David Fletcher, was the trustee of the Iwerne Trust who led the investigation into the incidents. Fletcher opted not to pass the claims to police.

http://freethinker.co.uk/2017/02/03/sadistic-christian-morality-campaigner-accused-of-abuse/

 

 John Smyth’s son
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Son of lawyer in ‘spanking’ documentary heads US ‘megachurch’ embroiled in sex scandal

The son of John Smyth — the Cape Town lawyer accused of abusing boys at Christian holiday camps for decades — has just moved from South Africa to head a US “megachurch” emerging from a child sex abuse scandal.

PJ Smyth is the new lead pastor at Covenant Life Church‚ in Gaithersburg‚ Maryland. He moved there in December after being at the helm of Johannesburg’s GodFirst church‚ which has congregations in Douglasdale‚ Parkhurst‚ Paulshoff‚ Benoni and Tembisa.

The website of Covenant Life — which has 19 pastors and around 2‚000 members — says: “We convey our warmest thanks to the people of GodFirst Church in Johannesburg‚ where PJ has served for the last 10 years‚ for their faith and generosity in sending PJ and family stateside for a new assignment.”

In December 2012‚ according to Wikipedia‚ Covenant Life withdrew from the Sovereign Grace Ministries network after former congregants — including some from Covenant Life — filed a lawsuit alleging the ministry’s leaders conspired to conceal the sexual abuse of children.

Six months later‚ Smyth’s predecessor as lead pastor‚ Joshua Harris‚ disclosed that he had been a victim of sex abuse and encouraged victims to go to the police after a Maryland judge dismissed the lawsuit due to the statute of limitations.

Harris stepped down from The Gospel Coalition council in 2014 after former Covenant Life youth group leader Nathaniel Morales was convicted on five counts of sexual abuse against three boys between 1983 and 1991.

During the trial‚ former Covenant Life pastor Grant Layman admitted under oath that he had not reported sex abuse allegations.

PJ moved to Zimbabwe from the UK in 1984‚ when he was 13. He studied at the University of Cape Town‚ and Covenant Life’s website says: “In 1997‚ (PJ and his wife Ashleigh) started River of Life Church in Harare with a few friends.

“Over a seven-year period‚ River of Life had become a family of five churches‚ and PJ and Ashleigh felt God calling them to … plant another reproducing base church‚ this time in Johannesburg‚ South Africa. They started GodFirst Church … in 2005.

“In 2014‚ PJ handed over the leadership of GodFirst Church to devote himself full time to establishing Advance‚ a family of churches committed to planting and strengthening churches‚ currently working on five continents.”

http://m.timeslive.co.za/?articleId=2246652

His son PJ Smyth – of Covenant Life Church

Washingtonian Magazine – allegations that CLC’s members and pastors have been covering up child sexual abuse for decades and are continuing to handle sexual abuse problems internally instead of reporting them to the police.

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Justin Welby worked as a dormitory officer at a camp where  John Smyth was one of the main leaders in the 70s

The Archbishop said he was first informed of the alleged abuse in late 2013 or early 2014.

He said: ‘I was told the Bishop of Ely – it fell within his diocese – had been informed by a survivor of what had happened and had written to the police so we checked that indeed the police had been contacted immediately as per the Church rules.

‘They had been, we keep an eye on it obviously, we kept in touch and found out what was going on.

‘As you know, John Smyth had moved to Zimbabwe in the early 1980s, I understand, and it was not in the police’s jurisdiction.

‘I have a vague feeling I may have had a Christmas card in the 1990s and when I was living in Paris he passed through a 

 They later exchanged ‘the occasional card’, Lambeth Palace said last night.
Mr Smyth, a moral crusader who made his name as a barrister representing the Christian campaigner Mary Whitehouse in a landmark prosecution against the Gay News newspaper, went on to live in Zimbabwe and South Africa.

The prosecuting counsel was John Jackson Smyth, Mary Whitehouse’s fellow traveller from the Festival of Lights

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The Nationwide Festival of Light was a short-lived grassroots movement formed by British … The British pop star Cliff Richard was a leading supporter.

John Smyth QC Obscenity case:

“The prosecuting counsel was John Jackson Smyth, Mary Whitehouse’s fellow traveller from the Festival of Lights”

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Mary Whitehouse (left) sings a duet with Judy Mackenzie at the Festival of Light Rally in London’s Trafalgar Square.  September 25th, 1971.
Whitehouse v Lemon is a 1977 court case involving the blasphemy law in the United Kingdom.
When in his late teens and early 20s himself, the future archbishop Welby became friendly with high-flying barrister John Smyth (right)

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Conversion of an archbishop

The man who led Justin Welby to Christian faith

Justin Welby with ‘Bash camps’ founder Eric John Hewitson Nash, popularly known as ‘Bash’

Welby’s role was to be a mentor to the boys, as was that of his now wife at a similar camp for girls.

Much of Welby’s early grounding in Christian doctrine was also gained through the ‘Bash  camp’ network…

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Welby was involved in the camps as an undergraduate and and again as a theological college student in the early 1990s.

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Strange that John Smyth QC lives in Cape Town, South Africa and Justin Welby was in South Africa over Christmas and the New Year visiting Desmond Tutu in Cape Town.

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Privilege to meet Archbishop Emeritus @TheDesmondTutu and family – inspired by his challenge to serve Christ above all personal interest.

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Sir Anthony Montague Browne arriving to visit Sir Winston Churchill in hospital with Dianna Churchill and Lady Churchill

Welby’s biological father was Anthony Montague Browne,   Churchill’s private secretary, who later worked for the Queen

 

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Welby’s biological father Anthony Montague Browne with Churchill and Onassis

In a statement the Archbishop said he had been friends with Smyth during the late Seventies, when he worked at the camps, run by the Iwerne Trust.

The Archbishop said he had kept in “occasional” contact with the barrister since.

He was made aware of the allegations in 2013 when the police were involved.

A statement from the Archbishop said: “The Archbishop of Canterbury was a Dormitory Officer at Iwerne holiday camp in the late 1970s, where boys from public schools learnt to develop life as Christians.

“The role was to be a mentor to the boys, as was that of his now wife at a similar camp for girls.

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Winchester College, where some of the young men met Smyth, was made aware of the alleged abuse, but also failed to report it to the police at the time.

Many Royal visits to Winchester College

http://www.winchestercollege.org/UserFiles/pdfs/Royal%20VisitsFriendsLeaflet.pdf

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 Prince Charles was received in June 2000.
 
Edward, Prince of Wales (Iater Edward VIII):
Just as Westminster is the mother of British Parliaments, so Winchester is the mother of British public schools”.

The Titus Trust was set up in 1997 and took over fundraising from The Iwerne Trust.

In 2000 it took control of the running of the holidays from Scripture Union.

In 2014 that the board of The Titus Trust became aware of these allegations

The Titus Trust

Lymington Rushmore is part of the Titus Trust,  a non-denominational Christian charity. The Trust has been running activity holidays for young people since the 1930s (originally as part of the Scripture Union). It is responsible for four holiday groups –Lymington Rushmore Holidays serving a mixture of day and boarding schools in the South; Iwerne & Forres Holidays, for those at the larger boarding schools and associated prep schools in the South of England; Gloddaeth Holidays working with independent schools in the North of England; and LDN  Holidays for those at independent London day schools.

The Titus Trust continues to enjoy strong links with the Scripture Union and with a number of CPAS Ventures and holidays.

The Titus Trust is a registered charity (charity no. 1066751) and is only able to continue its work due to the generous gifts of its supporters.

https://www.lymingtonrushmore.org/titus-trust

Reverend David Fletcher, a vicar in the Church of England who as head of Iwerne decided not to report the abuse to the police, declined to comment to Channel 4.

 John Smyth QC right next to an advert regarding child sex abuse

 Tremendous Teens by John Smyth

Pastor Andrew Ellis and Pastor Nigel Desmond praising John Smyth

Christian crusader in teen abuse scandal

A British lawyer who has been working for the inclusion of Christian values into South Africa’s constitutional jurisprudence has been accused of the “horrific” and “masochistic” beating of teenage boys in his care.

Currently based in Cape Town, John Smyth, a Queen’s Counsel and former acting judge in England, is alleged to have left a decades-long trail of bloodied bodies and broken spirits both in the United Kingdom and in Zimbabwe.

While in Zimbabwe Smyth ran a Christian mission, Zambesi Ministries, for 17 years. He was charged with the culpable homicide of 16-year-old Guide Nyachuru at one of the Zambesi Ministries’ summer camps held in Marondera in December 1992. Nyachuru’s naked body was found in the Ruzawi School pool — questions still hang over the circumstances surrounding his drowning. Smyth has always maintained it was a tragic accident.

Smyth was also charged with five counts of crimen injuria relating to incidents during a camp in April 1993 involving five boys from posh Zimbabwean schools.

The culpable homicide prosecution was discontinued when the then Zimbabwean Chief Justice, Anthony Gubbay, ruled the prosecutor in the case had a conflict of interest. Smyth moved to South Africa soon afterwards in 2001.

The allegations of abuse — ritualised beatings to “repent” for sins such as masturbation — surfaced this week following an investigation by the United Kingdom’s Channel 4 News, An Ungodly Crime?, which screened on Thursday February 2 in Britain.

The alleged pattern of behaviour appears contrary to Smyth’s public image in South Africa as a moral crusader and the executive director of the Justice Alliance of South Africa (Jasa). This week Jasa shut down its website.

Smyth and Jasa have been involved in Constitutional Court cases arguing against same-sex marriage, teenage sex, abortion, pornography and euthanasia. He also submitted draft legislation to the department of home affairs to limit access to pornography.

Senior evangelical Anglicans appear to have known of Smyth’s behaviour, which An Ungodly Crime? suggests they appear to have sought to cover up. In the late Seventies and early Eighties, Smyth was chairperson of the Iwerne Trust, an Anglican organisation with close ties to The Church of England. Iwerne organised Christian holiday camps for boys from Britain’s poshest public schools (called private schools in South Africa).

An internal report written by the Iwerne Trust in 1982, in which it acknowledges the “horrific” scale and severity of the alleged beatings by Smyth involving 22 young men since 1978.

The investigator interviewed 13 of the 22 alleged victims. In one of the first reported incidents a 17-year-old claimed that instead of a shoplifting incident being reported to his parents, Smyth offered him the choice of a beating to repent.

“He chose the beating, which was given with a cane in the summer house,” the report stated.

According to the report the beatings “continued with four 17-year-olds, on the bare bottom with a gym shoe (because it leaves less evidence) but was voluntarily accepted as a deterrent to masturbation. Beatings varied from a dozen to 40 strokes.”

The report acknowledged the beatings were “technically all criminal offences” but the organisation appears not to have reported these cases to the police at the time. The report suggests the practice was part of the “sanctifying of young men, and the blessings of fatherly discipline” but noted that a psychiatrist “describes it as suppressed masochistic sexual activity”.

From 1979 the beatings are alleged to have escalated in frequency, severity and the number of teenagers involved. About half of the victims attended Winchester College, England’s oldest public school, where Smyth appeared to have access to students.

While there was no overt sexual activity, the report said: “There was a very frequent association with sexual sins of a comparatively minor kind (masturbation and impure thoughts) and too many sexual overtones”.

The teenagers said the beatings were followed by “embraces”, with the survivor laying on the bed while it is claimed that Smyth “would kneel and pray, linking arms with him and kissing him on the shoulder and back”.

Smyth was not charged, and, instead, left for Zimbabwe in 1984.

There, he continued to source boys from top-end schools, like Bulawayo’s Christian Brothers College and Prince Edward School in Harare, for camps where the psychological manipulation and abuse allegedly continued.

http://mg.co.za/article/2017-02-02-christian-crusader-in-teen-abuse-scandal

31st August 1995 Prince Edward shares a laugh with students from Prince Edward High School in Harare

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Archbishop of Canterbury’s ‘delightful’ friend accused of killing teenager in Zimbabwe

A former friend of the Archbishop of Canterbury who left Britain amidst child abuse claims was later charged with killing a teenage boy in Zimbabwe.

Hampshire Police yesterday launched an investigation into claims that John Smyth QC, described by the Most Rev Justin Welby as a “charming and delightful” man, forced young men to endure savage sado-masochistic beatings after grooming them at Christian holiday camps in the late Seventies.

Channel 4 News will tonight report that Mr Smyth, who left Britain after the abuse claims emerged, went on to face charges of killing a 16-year-old boy who was found dead in a swimming pool at a Zimbabwean holiday camp.

The barrister was also accused of swimming naked with Zimbabwean teenagers, showering with them in the nude, and encouraging them to talk about masturbation.

In 1997 he was arrested over claims that he had killed Guide Nyachuru, a 16-year-old boy whose body was discovered at the bottom of the camp’s swimming pool in December 1992. The case of culpable homicide was subsequently dismissed.

Edith Nyachuru, whose brother died at one of Mr Smyth’s camps, say he would still be alive had the barrister faced justice in the UK

Court documents from the time state: “The particular allegations are that [Mr Smyth] made the complainants walk naked to the swimming pool at night; that he took showers with them in the nude; that he talked to them about masturbation and told them to be proud of their ‘dicks’; as Jesus Christ had one; and that he assaulted them on their ‘rear bare buttocks’ with a table tennis bat.”

The case against Mr Smyth collapsed in 1998, after he successfully persuaded Zimbabwe’s Supreme Court that prosecutors had overstated the claims and failed to follow proper procedures.

A lawyer involved in the case told The Telegraph he had been “shocked” after the barrister privately admitted showering with the boys, and said he had warned Mr Smyth to stop.

Channel 4 News has tracked down boys who attended the camps, who insist that the allegations are true.

 

A 1982 report into the claims, commissioned by the Iwerne Trust, was carried out by Mark Ruston, the vicar of the Round Church in Cambridge, with whom the Archbishop lodged during the late Seventies, in his final year at university.

The Archbishop has said his friendship with the Reverend Ruston was “extraordinary privilege” and he was “inspired” by him.

A second friend of the Archbishop, the Reverend David Fletcher, was the trustee of the Iwerne Trust who led the investigation into the incidents.


A report by the Iwerne Trust, the charity that ran the Christian camps at which Mr Smyth met many of the victims, documents how he persuaded one of the boys to assist with the attacks.

Mr Ruston wrote that while some of the victims “seem amazingly resilient … the rehabilitation of S … is a cause of concern”.

Mr Ruston’s report says the young men were “conned” by the barrister into taking part in the naked beatings.

The report, written by Canon Mark Ruston, a close friend of the  Rev Justin Welby, said that the teenage boy, identified only as “S”, was “brought into sharing the ‘ministry’ in the summer of 1980”.

He wrote in the 1982 report: “There was considerable persuasion for anyone who held back. It had almost become a cult, with a powerful group dynamic.

“S, wanting to ‘be the best for God’, beat as hard as he could. “Immediately after the beating, the man lay on the bed, while [Mr Smyth] and/or S would kneel and pray, linking arms with him and kissing him on the shoulder and back.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/02/05/teenage-boy-forced-barrister-join-cult-beating-friends/

 “M.A., Honorary Chaplain to the Queen Canon Mark Ruston”

 

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An Honorary Chaplain to the Queen (QHC)[1] is a member of the clergy within the United Kingdom who, through long and distinguished service, is appointed to minister to the monarch of the United Kingdom.

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Doctors For Life

Doctors for Life – Legal Team – Shadrack Mafutsa, Martus de Wet, Adv Kemp SC, Dr Van Eeden and John Smyth QC,

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Executive Board of the Justice Alliance of South Africa

This consists of an attorney, three Pastors of different churches, a financier and John Smyth QC, the Honorary Director.

  • Grant Gunston (Chairman)
  • Stephen van Rhyn (Vice-Chairman)
  • Tendai Musikavanu
  • Linda-Jane Tippoo – see photo, right
  • Nigel Desmond
  • Quinton George
  • John Smyth (Honorary Director)
John Smyth,QC  practised law as a barrister for many years in Britain; aged 37 he was appointed Queen’s Counsel, and he sat as a part-time judge for 5 years. Part of his practise was constitutional matters and parliamentary drafting.
In 1984 he was invited to Australia to assist Parliament with drafting their legislation to restrict video pornography and gratuitous violence.

After running a mission in Zimbabwe for 17 years, John and his wife Anne have made their home in South Africa. In the third season of their lives Anne and John weave together their experience of their earlier years. John combines his legal skills with pastoral work and is supported by Anne in both spheres of work.

John has been involved with moral issues in Parliament, the courts and media for 5 years now. He has a proven track record having addressed the Constitutional Court as amicus curiae in person, and as architect and author of the successful challenge to Parliament by Doctors for Life in respect of the Abortion Amendment Bill 2004. John writes, lectures and frequently appears on radio and TV. John’s website is www.jjs.za.net.

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John and Anne were married in 1968. They have 4 grown up children and 7 grandchildren.

John was educated in the UK and Canada and gained MA and LLB degrees at the University of Cambridge.

He was called to the Bar in 1965 and practiced as a Barrister (Advocate) for 19 years. In 1978 he was appointed a part-time judge, and in 1979 Queen’s Counsel.

One of Mr Smyth’s daughters, who asked not to be named said

that teenage boys were “often” at their family home for barbecues and pool parties and she never saw any abuse.

The alleged assaults came to light in the early 1980s after one of the victims, a 21-year-old student at Cambridge University, reportedly attempted to kill himself after he was told to submit to another beating.

A report by the charity, the Irwerne Trust, in 1982 called the practice “horrific” but the claims were not reported to police until 2013.

A vicar, Mark Ruston, carried out the report for the charity, which has now been seen by Channel 4 News and the Daily Telegraph.

It reported that after identifying the boys, mostly from public school Winchester College, Mr Smyth took them to his home in Hampshire and carried out lashings with a garden cane in his shed.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-38838113

Winchester College knew in 1982 about allegations of abuse at the camps but says it didn’t go to the police


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Winchester College – Willie Whitelaw, former Winchester College pupil, alleged satanist, was given Ad Portas honour from Winchester College May 12 1984

The Whitelaw Memoirs pg 5

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http://www.winchestercollege.org/UserFiles/pdfs/Ad%20Portas%20Programme%202012%20(2).pdf

The Times and Willie Whitelaw

The Church of England has told Scotland Yard that William Whitelaw, the former home secretary, and Enoch Powell were accused of being members of a political satanic abuse ring.

The allegations of the politicians’ involvement in child abuse emerged during counselling by a vicar of a youth in the 1980s. Leo Abse, a long-serving Labour MP, was also named.

Although there was no evidence to support the claims, the church authorities felt compelled to send the information to Scotland Yard’s investigation into alleged establishment involvement in child abuse.

http://barthsnotes.com/2015/03/30/dead-mps-accused-of-satanic-ritual-abuse/

I am aware that the following Parliamentarians knew about the elite paedophile ring and the cover-up Willie Whitelaw, John Major, Ken Livingstone, Edwina Currie, David Waddington, Michael Howard, Margaret Thatcher, Leon Brittan, Ken Clarke, Tony Blair, Gordon Brown, Geoffrey Dickens, Alun Michael, Rod Richards, John Merek and William Hague.

Public school defends role in alleged cover up of abuse at Christian camps

Winchester College knew in 1982 about allegations of abuse at the camps but says it didn’t go to the police

One of Britain’s leading public schools has been forced to defend its role in an alleged cover up of serious physical abuse at Christian summer camps attended by its pupils in the 1970s and 1980s.

Winchester College knew in 1982 about allegations of sadomasochistic abuse at the hands of John Smyth, a British QC who ran a series of Christian summer camps known as “bash camps”.

Instead, it said: “The then headmaster met John Smyth and required him to undertake never again to enter the college or contact its pupils.”

Cambridgeshire police said on Thursday they could find no record of the report from the diocese of Ely. A spokesman said any allegations would have been passed to Hampshire police to investigate.

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John Smyth was appointed a part time judge in 1978

In 1984 John and Anne moved with their family to Zimbabwe to do mission work. After two years with African Enterprise they founded Zambesi Ministries which they directed for the next 15 years until John reached 60.

According to Bar Council records, Smyth continued to be a part-time recorder and member of the bar until he moved to Zimbabwe two years later, where in 1986 he set up his own teenage camp for young boys, Zambesi Ministries. Between 1986 and 2002, hundreds of boys passed through the camps.

Smyth is now based in Cape Town, South Africa, where he runs the Justice Alliance, whose website has recently been taken down. In 2005 he was one of an outspoken group who opposed gay marriage equality in South Africa.

Smyth has nine grandchildren and lists his hobbies as skiing, mountain walking and squash.

He did not respond to requests for a comment on Thursday.

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Anne and John now make their home in Cape Town. John is available as a consultant in constitutional law and serves Doctors for Life International and the Justice Alliance of South Africa.

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https://web.archive.org/web/20161119000735/http://justicealliance.co.za/download/archive/sp-2007-08-08%20Discipline%20of%20Children.pdf


Welby said he had only had fleeting contact with Smyth since. “I have a vague feeling I may have had a Christmas card in the 1990s and when I was living in Paris he passed through and I shook hands with him. That was the limit.”

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/feb/02/justin-welby-church-england-john-smyth-abuse-claims

Archbishop Welby, was a colleague of Smyth’s at the Iwerne Trust

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Archbishop Justin Welby with Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner, the daughter of Greville Janner. JANNER PART OF WORLDWIDE RING

Justin Welby (left) in Baghdad in 2003, with MI6’s Sir John Sawers (right).
 

Justin Welby “has a secret past smuggling in cold war Europe, briefing US state department officials on rebels in the Niger Delta and chatting to the future head of MI6 in Baghdad.”

MI6 spy – Archbishop of Canterbury

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I am a retired member of the Bar of England and Wales, and was appointed  Queen\u2019s Counsel in 1979.

https://www.scribd.com/document/7040441/Smythe-Affadavit

John Smyth,QC  practised law as a barrister for many years in Britain; aged 37 he was appointed Queen’s Counsel
Smyth was born in 1942 approx. and is age 75.

John Smyth’s son:

Covenant Life Church

Why is Pastor P.J. Smyth Comfortable Enabling Child Sexual Abuse At Covenant Life Church?

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A Current Member of Covenant Life Church Has Been Arrested For Multiple Counts of  Child Sexual Abuse. P.J. Smyth has not commented on this issue despite being the Church’s Senior Pastor-Elect.

His son PJ Smyth – of Covenant Life Church

Washingtonian Magazine – allegations that CLC’s members and pastors have been covering up child sexual abuse for decades and are continuing to handle sexual abuse problems internally instead of reporting them to the police.

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Son of lawyer in ‘spanking’ documentary heads US ‘megachurch’ embroiled in sex scandal

http://m.timeslive.co.za/?articleId=2246652

New Allegations of Child Sexual Abuse Affecting Children

Is P.J. Smyth a Naive Opportunist or Just Someone Comfortable Indirectly Enabling Child Sexual Abuse

P.J. Smyth, a self-proclaimed (he does not appear to have formal Ministry training) Pastor from South Africa, has declared that critics of Covenant Life Church’s (CLC’s) decision to harbor pedophiles are part of a Satanic attack to stop his Godly Ministry per an undisputed statement about his comments at a recent Church meeting below:

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PJ was born in the UK in 1971. When he was 13 his family moved to Zimbabwe where his parents took up missionary work for many years. PJ and Ashleigh met at high school in Harare (Zimbabwe’s capital city), married straight after college (1993), and for their first few years of marriage, both taught high school.

In 1997, they started River of Life Church in Harare with a few friends

Q: Where has PJ lived?
A: In the UK until age 13 (1971-1984); in Zimbabwe until age 33 (1984-2004); then in South Africa (2004-2016) until age 45. PJ and family relocated to Maryland in December 2016.

Q: What is his citizenship?
A: PJ is a UK citizen, who enjoyed the status of permanent residence in Zimbabwe, and then in South Africa. Ashleigh is a South African citizen.

Q: Describe PJ’s educational background.
A: PJ attained ‘O’ Levels (aged 16 years) and ‘A’ Levels (aged 18 years), and university degrees from Cape Town University and the University of South Africa in Biblical Studies and Church History.

Q: Describe PJ’s spiritual background.
A: PJ came to faith as a young boy, although he feels he properly owned his faith at age 15. Because he was at boarding schools from ages 8 to 18, PJ’s first genuine experience of local church life came during college. He attended His People Church in Cape Town throughout his university years, and during that time felt God speak to him about one day leading a church.

PJ reflects on three primary shaping spiritual influences. First, his parents. John and Anne Smyth (who live in Cape Town), led PJ to faith and instilled in him a love for God’s Word and for leadership. Second, His People Church in Cape Town. His People taught PJ about the importance of faith, courage and excellence in ministry. Third, Newfrontiers. Terry Virgo, and other Newfrontiers men and women, taught PJ about the importance of the local church, the Holy Spirit and the grace of God.

Q: What are the churches PJ has led in Africa?
A: River of Life Church in Harare, Zimbabwe. GodFirst Church in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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Police investigate alleged ‘brutal lashings’ by Christian leader

Police have today launched an investigation into claims that teenage boys from Britain’s leading public schools were violently beaten, in what’s been described as a “sadomasochistic cult” run by a lawyer with links to the Archbishop of Canterbury.

Operation Cubic, run by Hampshire Police, will examine allegations uncovered by Channel 4 News that John Smyth QC stripped and brutally lashed 22 young men he had groomed at the Christian youth camps he ran.

The QC, who acted for public morals campaigner Mary Whitehouse in her high profile anti-gay censorship trials, is alleged to have carried out the intense beatings in a specially sound-proofed garden shed at his Winchester home after meeting many of his “disciples” while giving talks at nearby Winchester College.

From 1979 the beatings are alleged to have escalated in frequency, severity and the number of teenagers involved. About half of the victims attended Winchester College, England’s oldest public school, where Smyth appeared to have access to students.

Smyth encouraged the pupils to attend the Iwerne Trust camps where he cultivated small groups of followers in their late teens. They were invited to his home for Sunday lunch.

The report’s author, Mark Ruston, a vicar and also a friend of Archbishop Welby, said the punishments began with “training beatings” that were “semi-naked” which “gave way to complete nakedness to ‘increase humility’.

The teenage boys were reportedly told: “You want to be the best, don’t you? Let me be a helper to you”.

The alleged violence intensified. One boy said, “I could feel the blood spattering on my legs”, another said, “I fainted sometime after a severe beating”. One simply stated: “I was bleeding for three-and-a-half weeks”.


Dear Archbishop of Canterbury: Can you look yourself in the mirror and honestly say you did everything you could to expose John Smyth?

 Feb 6 2017
The open letter calls on the Archbishop to reconsider his statement that he first heard of abuse in 2013

The open letter calls on the Archbishop to reconsider his statement that he first heard of abuse in 2013

Dear Archbishop,

I am sure that we will meet one day. You have expressed your deep regret about how the Church has treated myself and my fellow victims since John Smyth’s abuse was uncovered. And besides, we have a lot in common. We are pretty much the same age. You went to Eton, I went to Winchester College. We have shared a university education.

We were both at the Iwerne Trust Christian camps at the same time, although I was there as a boy, you were there as an Iwerne Officer. Crucially, however, we both personally knew John Smyth, the subject of Channel 4’s news reports last Thursday & Friday. He was my abuser. The man who beat me in the horrific detail that was exposed in the television reports (and that I have written about in my account for Monday’s Daily Telegraph, the newspaper that, in my opinion, bravely ran this story before all others).

You have described John Smyth as ‘charming’ and ‘delightful’.Anonymous victim

You have described John Smyth as ‘charming’ and ‘delightful’. Some people have found these words a strange description for someone who is alleged to have performed such monstrous acts, but I completely agree with you. I first met John Smyth when I was 14 years old. He was charming and delightful. That was why I latched on to him.

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I was at Winchester College at the time. I had been educated away from home since the age of 7. With respect to all the adults that I met during those years of boarding school, John Smyth was probably the first man who seemed genuinely interested in me. Only a ‘charming’ and ‘delightful’ man could have attracted so many young, impressionable men into his cult.

I was beaten by John on a 4-6 weekly basis from the age of 16 to 21. I was ‘in’ at the beginning and ‘out’ at the very end. I actually brought about the end of the beatings in the UK when I tried to commit suicide because I couldn’t face the ‘special’ beating that he had planned for my 21st birthday. By then, for me, it had been over four years and thousands and thousands of lashes. My body couldn’t take it anymore. My mind was frozen in trauma. I was ready to die. Death would have been a relief.

That was in 1982. In 2016, a friend and fellow victim told me that Channel 4 were conducting an investigation into John Smyth – an investigation into the alleged physical abuse that John Smyth handed out in the UK and subsequently continued in Zimbabwe. The first words that my friend said were ‘I hope you don’t mind me telling you…’ but we soon reflected that in fact neither of us minded that complete strangers were uncovering our secret past.

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We were in fact overjoyed, elated. Why? Well over the intervening years, all of those who had been involved in the beatings had gradually drifted away from each other and lost touch. We had all been great friends at school, often best friends at university and Iwerne Trust Christian camps but, as we had grown older and appreciated the acts of John Smyth for what they were, a terrible catalogue of abuse, we simply found it easier not to meet up, not to socialise, because every time that we saw each other it reminded us of the horrors of the past and, equally troubling, the fact that none of us or our families had ever reported John Smyth to the police, none of us had ever broken the bond of secrecy that we had sworn to him and each other while the abuse was occurring.

And so, in our adult years we had become gradually isolated, intentionally separated from each other. Why am I saying ‘we’ and not just reflecting my own experience? Because, once I learned that Channel 4 were investigating John Smyth. I found that instead of wishing to remain isolated, I positively wanted to search out all my old friends, my fellow victims. I wanted to reconnect and spread the news that Channel 4 and the Daily Telegraph (not any of the institutions that we had imagined might one day get in touch) wanted to listen to our story, to understand our experiences with John Smyth, to build a picture of everything that had occurred to us from 1978 to 1982.

We kept saying ‘I hope you’re okay’Anonymous victim

The world is quite different now. I found most of my old friends and fellow victims within a few minutes of opening  my laptop: they were on Facebook, LinkedIn, all the social media sites. We were pretty much all there. And we were all delighted to make contact. In the four months that I was involved in assisting various reporters, I have either spoken to or messaged about half of John Smyth’s alleged 22 UK victims. I have even spoken to one of the people who described to me the very similar way that John Smyth had beaten him in Zimbabwe.

In those conversations, I soon became aware of an interesting thing. None of us were really bothered to talk about John Smyth. We knew everything that he had done to each of us. How appalling it had been. How cruelly and malevolently he had used some individuals in particular. That went without saying. We also weren’t particularly curious about what jobs we were doing, whether we had married, had children etc. That didn’t seem important. We were most concerned about each other’s well-being, we kept saying ‘I hope you’re okay.’ Even as we talked or messaged, we continually checked that the other person was comfortable with describing how they felt.

John Smyth is tracked down by Cathy Newman of Channel 4 News Credit: Channel 4 News

And we discovered that although we had experienced a wide range of mental turmoil, depression and trauma in the intervening years, we all universally had an impression that the media investigation was a GOOD THING – that although it was difficult, shameful to talk to the Channel 4 team and reporter Peter Robertson on behalf of the Daily Telegraph, it  was actually a cathartic experience. Because someone was asking us sympathetically what had happened, how we felt. And we all felt a bit better for it.

Because, Archbishop, that is one of the important points that I would like to convey in this letter, from all the victims that I have been in touch with, no matter how different our outcomes. The media asked us, we told, they listened and they reported. Prior to that, none of us had been contacted since 1983 by any of the four institutions that had known our story or had come to learn of it. Actually, that’s not quite true. One of us, one of the victims had contacted the church himself in 2012, reported his experiences, which in turn prompted the police ‘investigation’ that you told us about in your comments to the press.

Somehow, all the people who were involved at any time in both the charities never mentioned anything about John Smyth’s horrific practice to each other.Anonymous victim

But that was him bravely contacting the church , not the church or any institution contacting him. And we know that the police investigation collapsed very quickly because they have said that they were not provided with enough evidence to make a case.

So, let’s consider these four institutions, the ones who at some point or other knew about John Smyth’s abuse before the Telegraph’s first story last Thursday morning:

The Iwerne Trust – were aware of the whole story in 1982. I can say that unequivocally because they commissioned a report by your fellow Iwerne Minster Officer and great friend the Reverend Mark Ruston in the Spring of 1982. Channel 4 showed me the report. It has the initials of the Iwerne Trustees at its head, many of whom are still alive, some holding very influential positions in the Church of England.

John Smyth is now a public morality campaigner in South Africa Credit: Channel 4 News

It’s an incredible account. It contains, in my opinion, the whole story in a few pages. Every detail is correct to my mind: the number of victims, the scale of the abuse, the criminal act that was broken, the trauma that the victims were likely to suffer. Amazing.  A couple of months after I tried to commit suicide in 1982, everything that anyone would need to know Mark Ruston has written down.

Identities of all the victims are protected by initialisation but I’ve subsequently found out that in order to compile the report enormous efforts were made to contact my friends and fellow victims. They had nearly all been interviewed by Mark Ruston. That’s why it’s so accurate. It’s a succinct distillation of everything the victims knew and some remarkable interpretation by Mark Ruston himself.  At the time, I was in hospital. He didn’t contact me. But even though I never met him I still to this day consider it to be completely accurate.

The Titus Trust – set up in 1997 and who took over the Iwerne Trust fundraising and have run very similar Christian camps for young teenagers up to the present day. Time and space prevents me from naming the personnel who have been involved in both Titus and the Iwerne Trust. Titus have told the media (not the victims) that they were aware, by their own admission, in 2014 of John Smyth’s activities. They’ve said that this was the first they’d ever heard of the abuse.

Apparently, Mark Ruston’s report that the Iwerne Trust commissioned in 1982 somehow never got handed over in the paperwork exchange between Iwerne and Titus. Somehow, all the people who were involved at any time in both the charities never mentioned anything about John Smyth’s horrific practice to each other. We do know that Titus asked Andrew Graystone, a PR advisor to Christian organisations, to advise them about how to deal with the knowledge that they had suddenly ‘discovered’.

Richard Gittins, another of the victims, also endorses the letter Credit: Channel 4 News

Mr Graystone recommended to the Titus Trust that they should make a full, proper independent investigation, inform the police and contact any institution or individual that might have known anything about John Smyth in order that the Titus Trust would be able to reveal the whole story. And, as Mr Graystone advised, that this was the specific, unequivocal type of action that would be most helpful to the victims of the abuse.

Titus didn’t hold that independent investigation. Instead, they relieved Mr Graystone of his advisory position and got in touch with their lawyers. They did notify the police. The police never contacted myself or any of the victims that I have spoken to. It appears that, outside of the one victim who had reported John Smyth, there was no corroboration from anyone or any institution that persuaded the police that there was enough evidence for the investigation to continue. The victim who reported was told as much. Titus offered him no direct support, admitted no responsibility.

Two private individuals (one of whom Channel 4 has identified as David Fletcher of the Iwerne Trust) paid anonymously for 10 therapy sessions. To put that useful counselling into perspective, I have been lucky enough to have received approximately 400 hours of therapy. I am still receiving therapy at the Maudsley Hospital in London and the therapy I’m receiving now is fantastic, really helpful. But it took me 10 years to find a therapist who could even identify the exact nature of my trauma. 10 years for me. Only 10 sessions offered to the one victim who reported. And none of those sessions paid for by the Titus Trust.

Mr Smyth was a barrister and part-time judge Credit: Channel 4 News

Winchester College – informed of the abuse in 1982 by the Iwerne Trust. I say the College, because it was actually the headmaster of the College, John Thorn, who  was informed by David Fletcher on behalf of the Iwerne Trust. I know that the Headmaster confronted John Smyth and drew up an undertaking for Smyth to sign, to prevent him from ministering to young children again. One of my parents saw that undertaking. Other victims’ parents too. But they never saw that document signed by John Smyth. And I know crucially that the promise at the bottom of the document that the Headmaster, John Thorn, made as his own personal ‘undertaking’ – a promise that he would distribute to all future headmasters was not kept. I know this for certain. I’ll tell you how I know, when we meet.

The Church – it’s really over to you on this one. I’m sure that you’ll tell me all the details from your end and 2012 onwards when we meet. So that can wait. Wow! That was a long letter. But then it has been over forty years since I first met John Smyth. I hope that some of what I’ve written has given you an indication of how difficult the silence of those last forty years have been.

You have to ask yourself. ‘Can I look myself in the mirror and honestly say that I did everything I could to report to the correct authority all the things that I knew?’Anonymous victim

The final thing that I would like to say is that, from my perspective, it’s not about institutions and organisations; all of those four institutions that I’ve listed include good people doing important, valuable work. So, for me, it’s all about specific individuals. It’s about John Smyth. Myself. The other victims. And all those individuals who have known about this story during those 40 years – and said nothing.

My therapist likes to keep thing simple, which is useful for me. She tells me that there is a triangle in abuse: the ‘abuser’, the ‘victims’ and the ‘observers’ (observers are people who knew but never reported appropriately). I personally find it quite easy to think about John Smyth, the abuser. The victims too. But considering the observers is much, much more difficult. Technically speaking, as a victim, I am ‘excused’ from being an observer (no matter how much I feel like one) but the observers in the John Smyth case include my closest family, everyone who has supported me throughout the years.

Mark Stibbe is one of the victims endorsing the letter Credit: Channel 4 News

They also include all the individuals in all the institutions who also know the story but did not report appropriately. Mark Ruston, your friend, in 1982, when he wrote his report in 1982 became an observer because he wrote that he believed that a criminal act had been committed and he was one of the many people, almost 35 years ago, who failed to report to the police. A decision that had terrible consequences. But a particularly well-informed one.

You, archbishop are also an observer. How and when you became one I know that you will want to tell me. And here’s the difficulty about being an observer. You have to ask yourself. “I knew about John Smyth. I become aware about some of the things that this abuser did, I have ‘observed’ them. Can I look myself in the mirror and honestly say that I did everything I could to report to the correct authority all the things that I knew? Did I give the people who might bring the abuser to justice every scrap of information that they might need? And, if I didn’t, then thinking very carefully about this – whose side have I been on, all this time? The side of the victims. Or the side of the abuser?”

It’s a very troubling position to find yourself in. I totally understand this and that was why, when Cathy Newman interviewed me after the showing of Channel 4’s second news report, I said on camera that I wanted to give you some time to reconsider the statements that you’ve made. I’d like to believe that you will find somewhere where you can be alone, without the advice of anyone else other than your own conscience and God. And when you have decided that you would like to talk, I’m now actually thinking that it’s not really important that we meet. In fact, there’s no reason for us to meet at all. Better not to. Because I know that everything that you tell me, you would happily say to the whole world.

Best wishes, and as we victims of John Smyth are always saying to each other – ‘I hope you’re okay’.

“W “

PS – In the account that I gave in Monday’s edition of The Daily Telegraph, I said that it was my final contribution and that I was returning to my family and normal life. And I can appreciate that Telegraph readers seeing this letter today might think that I have lied. The truth is that when I contributed to the piece on Monday, I thought that it was the end of what I wanted to say. It’s just that what I’ve seen and heard from you since on the John Smyth matter (i.e. nothing) has impelled me to write. However, just to be clear, I apologise for lying. I suppose this is a salutary reminder to us all of how a person can say things sincerely at one time and yet still be telling a lie.

as told to Peter Robertson

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/02/06/dear-archbishop-canterbury-can-look-mirror-honestly-say-did/

Bishop Welby’s response, rather the lack of, to another survivor of abuse by a priest:

Paul Butler, the bishop of Durham, who leads the C of E’s safeguarding work, privately apologised to Joe for the church’s response to his disclosures. He said he had no doubt that Joe had been abused by Garth Moore, and there were likely to be other survivors who have not yet come forward. He ended his handwritten letter, seen by the Guardian, with: “I am … deeply sorry for the hurt I have caused you.”

But there has been no apology from Justin Welby, the archbishop of Canterbury, to whom Joe reports writing 18 letters after the church began examining his case. He had one reply, from a correspondence secretary, assuring him that “the archbishop would hold him in his prayers”.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/mar/15/i-told-so-many-bishops-survivor-tells-of-system-that-protected-priest

https://goodnessandharmony.wordpress.com/2016/08/20/church-of-england-csa-vip-cover-ups-bishop-garth-moore-bishop-michael-fisher-and-bishop-peter-ball-etc-2/

 


Covenant Life Church Sure Knows How To Pick’em

February 3, 2017

What did CLC pastor PJ Smyth know and when did he know it?

Breaking: News 4 has aired their first two longer investigative stories on the abuse carried out by John Smyth. You can view the first story here. You can view the second story here.

Breaking: PJ Smyth has just released a video which can be viewed immediately below. PJ Smyth’s statement is not good news for Covenant Life Church.  It is my opinion that he comes across as a deceptive man with something to hide. CLC has a storied history of former senior pastors who have been deceptive with church members, unfortunately, it looks like they can add another one to the list.

For starters, PJ refers to his father’s abuse as “excessive discipline.” PJ talked only of his father’s alleged abuse while living in the UK decades ago.

Long, long ago and far, far away.

It all occurred when PJ was a young boy.  He only heard vague rumors of his father’s behavior.  End of story.  Nothing to see here, now move along.

Nice try PJ.

What about those years in between the time you and dear old dad lived in the UK and SA?  I believe your dad packed up and took the family to Zimbabwe in 1984, where he then worked for 17 years. By my calculations that would mean your dad left Zimbabwe for SA in 2001. You would have been 30 years-old!  While in Zimbabwe your dad was charged with the culpable homicide of 16-year-old Guide Nyachuru at one of the Zambesi Ministries’ summer camps held in Marondera in December 1992. (Link)  He managed to dodge those charges and fled to SA. (Link)  Any recollections of those years PJ?  You’re a clever man, surely you don’t expect us to believe that when you were 21 years old you had no knowledge of the charges of homicide against your father, do you?

PJ has some explaining to do.  My bet is the corrupt leaders at CLC who rallied around CJ Mahaney and Joshua Harris to cover up the sexual abuse of children happening in their church will continue their corrupt ways and attempt to provide cover for PJ Smyth.  It is time for the good members of CLC to rise up and demand the truth from their leaders, and then demand the resignation of corrupt leaders.

 

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PJ Smyth’s  video makes no mention of his father’s abuse in Zimbabwe.

PJ Smyth’s written statement. (Link)

My submitted response which is not likely to make it out of moderation!

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Source: Channel 4 News – John Smyth confronted with charges by reporter Cathy Newman (Link)

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Source: Channel 4 News – “Archbishop admits Church ‘failed terribly’ over abuse revelations” (Link)

Covenant Life Church in Gaithersburg, MD sure knows how to pick a winner. CLC, formerly the flagship church of the Sovereign Grace denomination, has been embroiled in a sexual abuse scandal that some say was the largest to hit the Evangelical Church in America. Former senior pastors C.J. Mahaney and Joshua Harris, along with assistant pastor (and brother-in-law of C.J. Mahaney) Grant Layman resigned from the church. Youth leader, Nate Morales was convicted of sexually abusing boys and sentenced to 40 years in prison. Hundreds of disenchanted church members quit.

Covenant Life Church, seeking a fresh beginning, left the Sovereign Grace denomination and began a world-wide search for a new pastor.  The man CLC leaders (the same leaders complicit in the coverup of abuse) selected to lead them out of the morass of sexual abuse and coverup and restore them to a position of respectability was PJ Smyth. While a relative unknown in the USA, PJ was a superstar in South Africa, much like CJ used to be in the USA.  Convinced they had found their next Christian celebrity, CLC leaders had an easy time of convincing the Kool-Aid swilling members who had remained loyal to the church that PJ was their man. The members reportedly voted overwhelmingly ( 97% in favor) of hiring PJ. One year later, in January of 2017, PJ and his family arrived in the USA.

https://player.vimeo.com/video/199353011

 

All appeared well in CLC-land. PJ was in charge and ready to make everyone forget CJ and lead CLC to new heights of fame and fortune. Who could have known that within one month of PJ’s arrival CLC leaders would once again be indirectly rocked by more charges of abuse?

While one cannot place the blame for the sins of the father on the son, it would be reasonable to believe that PJ Smyth had to have knowledge of his father’s sinister life.  The Archbishop of Canterbury became aware of allegations in 2013. When did PJ Smyth become aware that his father was beating young men?  Did PJ report any of these brutal beatings to police?  Was PJ Smyth ever beaten by his father? Assuming PJ Smyth was aware of what his father was engaged in, did he advise CLC leaders of the potential fall-out from his father’s evil deeds?

It would appear CLC leaders did not exercise due diligence prior to hiring PJ Smith. CLC leaders have repeatedly demonstrated that they are sorely lacking any discernment. In my opinion, these leaders need to resign. One also wonders if church members will divest themselves of the notion that only a celebrity can lead their church? The whole culture at CLC seems, to this outsider, to be sick. Perhaps the healthiest thing CLC could do would be to close shop.

It would also be interesting to know whether PJ Smyth was truthful with US Immigration officials in his visa interview.

Below is a video in which Mark Mitchell recounts the thorough vetting procedure they put PJ Smyth through prior to offering him the job of senior pastor. Correct me if I’m wrong, but it sounds to me as if the CLC pastors had determined the job was PJ’s prior to the Search Committee even beginning their work!

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A little refresher course on problems CLC leaders would like you to believe are in their past:

Channel 4 Reveals “Sadomasochistic Cult” Allegedly Linked to Elite Evangelical Anglican Camp Holiday

This one is being reported widely; from Channel 4 News:

Police have today launched an investigation into claims that teenage boys from Britain’s leading public schools were violently beaten, in what’s been described as a “sadomasochistic cult” run by a lawyer with links to the Archbishop of Canterbury.

Operation Cubic, run by Hampshire Police, will examine allegations uncovered by Channel 4 News that John Smyth QC stripped and brutally lashed 22 young men he had groomed at the Christian youth camps he ran.

Archbishop Justin Welby, who worked at the camps managed by The Iwerne Trust [1], and was once a colleague of Mr Smyth, issued an “unreserved and unequivocal” apology on behalf of the Church of England, admitting it had “failed terribly”.

(For non-British readers: public schools here mean posh private schools) The beatings were so severe that some alleged victims were forced to wear adult nappies due to bleeding, and one, allegedly pursued by Smyth to university, attempted suicide rather than submit to a beating on his 21st birthday.

Smyth (pronounced “John Smythe”) was famous in the as the “go-to barrister” for “clean up TV” campaigner Mary Whitehouse, and he represented her in action against Gay News in 1977, for publishing a poem “about a homosexual centurion’s love for Christ at the Crucifixion” (the paper was convicted of the archaic offence of “blasphemous libel”), and against the National Theatre in 1980, for staging a play that featured a homosexual rape scene (although he fell ill before the trial and the case was unsuccessful).

Smyth appears to have had a particular obsession with homosexuality – his website (since deleted, but available on the Internet Archive) includes booklets such as Why Choose Heterosexuality?, Homosexuality and Political Correctness: The Great Media Deception, and The Biblical Teaching on Homosexuality.

Unlike some other historical abuse claims, in this instance we have a very clear paper trail which shows that the Iwerne Trust compiled a report on Smyth in 1982, which was passed to the police by the Titus Trust in 2014 after it took over the Iwerne Trust’s work.

Smyth did not challenge the report, but instead left the UK for Zimbabwe in 1984, where he worked for a mission group called Africa Enterprise for two years and then ran similar camps under the name of the Zambesi Trust from 1986.

In 1997, he was charged with culpable homicide over the death of Guide Nyachuru, a boy who drowned at one of his camps in December 1992, and of having injured several other boys in April 1993 [2]. However, the case collapsed due to legal irregularities, after which he relocated to South Africa. There, Smyth became Director of the Christian Lawyers’ Association of South Africa, in which capacity he opposed civil unions, and later became Honorary Director of the Justice Alliance of South Africa (which has also deleted its website).

The Iwerne Holidays were founded in the 1930s, and they have been instrumental in promoting evangelicalism within the Anglican Church. Here’s some background from From Controversy to Co-Existence: Evangelicals in the Church of England 1914-1980, by Randle Manwaring and published by the Cambridge University Press in 1985 (pp. 57-58):

For a long time there had been Scripture Union Camps but, as the work of its sister organisation, the C.S.S.M. [Children’s Special Service Mission], expanded, so the latter flowered into what were called Varsities and Public School Camps… These took many forms… but one the most far-sighted and far-reaching enterprises was led by the Rev. E. J. H. Nash, who, at the age of thirty-three, gave up his work as chaplain of Wrekin College (a Maryrs Memorial Trust School) to work full-time for C.S.S.M. and S.U. Immediately, he organised camps at Clayesmore School, Iwerne Minster, Dorset, which continue to this day, the mantle of Elijah having fallen on the Rev. David Fletcher. The keynotes of Iwerne were always very simple bible teaching and pastoral care through strongly developed friendships at all levels. Attendance was by invitation only and limited to boys at major public schools, at least boarding schools. The unofficial, sotto voce, slogan of the ‘Bash Camps’ (Bash being the very affectionate name given to E. J. H. Nash) was ‘key boys from key schools’ and, whilst this strategy of creating a patrician, elitist Christian society was criticised by many, the results were most remarkable…

Many influential figures in British Anglican evangelicalism were associated with the camps over the years, including John Stott and Bishop Michael Green.

Fletcher was in charge when the report on Smyth was compiled (he “declined to comment to Channel 4”); and Smyth’s alleged flagellomania gives an unfortunate new connotation to the name “Bash Camps”, although it seems that the abuse took place away from the camps themselves. An assessment from a 1969 work (The Evangelicals, by John King) has been included in Nash’s Wikipedia entry, and it provides some clue as to how the culture of the camps may have facilitated Smyth’s alleged predations in the decade that followed:

Controversy is eschewed by “Bash campers”; it is held to be noisy and undignified – and potentially damaging. As a result many issues which ought to be faced are quietly avoided. Any practical decisions that must be made are taken discreetly by the leadership and passed down the line. The loyalty of the rank and file is such that decisions are respected; any who question are liable to find themselves outside the pale… It does not give a place to the process of argument, consultation and independent thought which are essential to any genuine co-operation, inside the church or outside it.

There are two details from yesterday’s media report that may perhaps have been overlooked:

1. In 2012 the media moralist Anne Atkins published an article in the Daily Mail headlined “‘I haven’t handed over a sex offender to the police – because I was told in confidence’: A leading agony aunt makes an explosive confession”. The article was mainly about Atkins’s knowledge about sex abuse by a man she named as “Peter”, but near the end she wrote about another individual:

Years ago, when I was still a child, we had a family friend who was an eminent lawyer, with considerable influence in a well-known public school. He used to invite boys to his house for Bible study. And then encourage them to confess their sins. If they admitted masturbation, for instance, he would strip and beat them, in a shed where no other adults were allowed.

When word of this got out, the parents understandably wanted to protect their sons; the school wanted to protect its reputation.

Instead of facing trial, he was allowed to leave the country  quietly .  .  . and continue the same practices abroad, where eventually he punished a boy so severely that he died. Again, I understand there was no trial.

Friends of ours recently went to stay with him and his family, still living respectably in another country. ‘How are they?’ I asked.

Speaking on Channel 4 News, Atkins has now confirmed that this part of her article pertained to Smyth – although her claim that the boy died due being “punished” rather than accidentally due to drowning has not been substantiated.

Channel 4 News specifies that according to the old report on Smyth “the abuse was violent but not sexual”, but extra details in the South Africa Mail & Guardian state that Smyth is alleged to kissed his victims’ backs and necks after beatings. He is also alleged to have had an enthusiasm for showering with boys while in Africa.

2. The 1982 report has not been published, but the Channel 4 News report includes a couple of screenshots. These show that a second person was also involved in administering beatings:

J and S saw this as a ‘ministry’ from God. But the ‘ministry’ of discipline in this sense, was secret, self-appointed and never approved by other Christian leaders (cf. Acts xiii.1-2). and of course unknown in lists of ministries (cf. Ephesians iv.ll, etc.)

The knowledge of other people’s sins, and ‘power’ over them through their humiliation, nakedness and beating, is exceedingly bad for the operators.

Note the plural “operators”; “J” is John Smyth – but who is “S”?

There are similarities here with the Anglican Bishop Peter Ball, who in 2015 was convicted of misconduct in a public office for similar practices involving “humiliation, nakedness and beating” in the 1980s and 1990s. It seems that the Anglo-Catholic Ball and the Evangelical Smyth might have a couple of things in common.

UPDATE 1 (3 February): Anne Atkins has now published an article in the Telegraph, titled “Inside the Sexual Apartheid of John Smyth’s Summer Camps”. Although the camps were for boys, it appears that in some cases their sisters could also attend as “helpers”, although “confined to the kitchen”:

I was discreetly steered away from volunteering for a helicopter trip advertised over breakfast; told off for stopping to chat to a young man I was introduced to destined for the same Oxford college; then for agreeing to play tennis with my brother (he was not); and finally for talking to some boys who lay down near us at the swimming pool. It was the last straw: it was politely suggested I should leave, as I didn’t fit in….My husband – not eligible because not public-school-educated, but with his clergy world heavily influenced by it – has boasted ever since that I am the only person to have been sent down from one of its camps.

UPDATE 2 (3 February): Channel 4 News has now broadcast a follow-up segment about Smyth’s activity in Zimbabwe and how the Titus Trust dealt with the matter when it took over the Iwerne Trust in 2014. Once again, there’s an interesting screenshot of a document, this time of some legal advice that has some background about how Smyth was dealt with at the time:

The trustees at the time did warn other organisations in the UK about the character of John Smyth in an attempt to ensure that he could not continue to work with young persons in same capacity. The Headmaster of Winchester College was immediately notified. The trustees subsequently ensured that the Lawyers Christian Fellowship was made aware so that he was prevented from speaking at one of their meetings and various other organisation were contacted. Preventative actions were therefore taken but there was not a full disclosure… At a later date the trustees responded to a request for information from Zimbabwe and ensured that church leaders warned their congregations about John Smyth.

UPDATE 3 (4 February): The Telegraph has published a follow-up article, which notes that the allegations appeared in a 1989 book by John Thorn, a former headmaster of Winchester School, titled The Road to Winchester. Here’s the quote:

I was told the extraordinary news that the neighbouring barrister had gained such personal control over a few of the senior boys in the group, and had kept it after they left the school, that he was claiming to direct their burgeoning relationship with girls and was, with their consent, punishing them physically when they confessed to him they had sinned.

The World of Conservative Evangelism was reft in twain. Absurd and baseless rumours were circulated that he was an unhinged tyrant, the embodiment of Satan. He must be banished. And – quietly but efficiently – he was.

He left the Winchester district and then the United Kingdom. He departed for Africa with his family and, by me, has not been heard of since.

This minimising spin immediately brings to mind the dismissive way that allegations against Peter Ball were dealt with in Eric Kemp’s memoir.

It does not appear that Smyth was named in the book (I haven’t been able to see the original), but according the Telegraph Smyth then circulated a confidential release to church leaders in Zimbabwe in which he admitted to an “aberration of judgment” due to a dependency on sleeping pills. Oddly, however, it seems that he never felt the need to make amends to those who had suffered at the receiving end of this “aberration”.

So – punishment dished out to boys and young men for having normal sexual feelings; but a feeble excuse for his own predatory sadism.

Footnotes

1. The village of Iwerne Minster is misspelt in some reports – the BBC thus has “the Irwerne Trust” and some other sites “the Irwene Trust”.

2. These details are from a legal document relating to his application for the case against him to be dismissed (Smyth v Ushewokunze and Anor – ZLR 544 w). The document can be seen in the 1997 edition of The Zimbabwe Law Reports and in Suid-Afrikaanse Hofverslae, Volume 3, both of which are available on Snippet view on Google Books. The text states:

The applicant, who ran several youth camps in Zimbabwe, was charged with culpable homicide as the result of the drowning of a 16-year-old boy at one of the camps in December 1992. He was in addition charged with five counts of crimen injuria arising from his alleged conduct at the same camp during April 1993. The applicant was arrested on 15 September 1997 and taken to a magistrate for initial remand.

…In 1984 he gave up legal practice and came to Zimbabwe with his family on a temporary immigration permit to do Christian teachings. For the initial two years he devoted himself to a mission organisation known as Africa Enterprise. Then, in 1986, he founded Zambesi Ministries, a body whose primary objective is to work in conjunction with High Schools throughout the country and establish camps for pupils during the school holidays. These camps are known as Zambesi Holidays. The first such camp was held in August 1986 at Lake Chivero. Since that time the applicant has directed camps for Grade 7 to Form 6 pupils every school holiday, with the venue changing after a few years to Ruzawi School, in Marondera, and more recently, to Zambesi Ministries’ own centre on Cotter Farm,  ten kilometres from Marondera.  The camps are normally attended by about ninety boy-campers and thirty leaders, usually senior pupils who have exhibited strong leadership qualities.

Rev. E. J. H. Nash, who, at the age of thirty-three, gave up his work as chaplain of Wrekin College (a Maryrs Memorial Trust School) to work full-time for C.S.S.M. and S.U. Immediately, he organised camps at Clayesmore School, Iwerne Minster, Dorset, which continue to this day, the mantle of Elijah having fallen on the Rev. David Fletcher.

Comments:

As this scandal, for scandal it is, unfolds there are a number of questions and issues that need to be raised/addressed.

As my earlier post made clear, I write inter alia as a former Bash camper (later senior camper) and am truly shocked and saddened by what has been revealed and what still may be revealed. How foolish of the Titus Trust not to take the advice of Revd Andrew (Graystone) when he first offered it.

1. Why did the trustees of Iwerne Trust not go to the police in 1982? One reason may be that they worked together with the Governors of Winchester College who, having consulted survivors and their parents, decided not to, a decision today’s Governors now regret. But Iwerne Trust was in a completely different position. The abuser was one of them (I would normally say the ‘alleged abuser’, but the Winchester press release is frank, as are other public statements), whereas the school was faced with abuse of pupils other than by a member of staff or person formally connected with the school, and from all accounts the abuse was perpetrated off the school premises.

2. Surely it is disingenuous of the trustees of Titus Trust to disclaim responsibility? They assumed the responsibilities of the Iwerne Trust, a charity only recently removed from the Charity Commission register (Feb 2016). Iwerne Trust and Titus Trust appear to have had common trustees. Revd David Fletcher, who ran the Iwerne camps until 1986, only stepped down as a trustee of Titus Trust in the last two years, according to filings (Jan 2015). The accounts of Titus Trust appear to reveal unrestricted funds far in excess of requirements. It is in a position to compensate survivors, not that financial compensation would be any way of turning the clock back.

3. For the National Church to be saying that the Titus Trust (and Iwerne Trust before it) is a non-denominational charity is also disingenuous. The whole enterprise (both its trustees and operations) was distinctively Anglican. How accountable are ordained priests in the CofE when they are engaged in Christian work which does not, for whatever reason, carry a stipend?

4. Did the Church of England handle the survivor correctly in 2013 when he approached the Bishop of Ely? I make no comment on this, but it will clearly be the subject of further analysis and disclosure. The important point here is that, based on the silence of the Iwerne Trust and the decision of Winchester, the suggestion that the current Archbishop knew anything about these events before 2013 is fanciful in the extreme. I had almost as much contact with John Smyth as countless other Iwerne officers and boys (albeit a few years before) and there is no evidence to suggest that these sadistic activities were carried out at the Iwerne camps themselves.

5. What other bodies need to be approached in this matter? Scripture Union would appear to have had a connection, if only because the camps bear its imprimatur and Revd David Fletcher undertook his duties leading the Iwerne camps as a Scripture Union Field Worker, according to his Crockford’s entry.

The ramifications of this may stretch far and wide. Yet again an independent inquiry is required.

PS Re David Evans, Sunday services were conducted in the Clayesmore School chapel!!


Toby Austin Richard William Low, 1st Baron Lord Aldington

...the governing body of Winchester in 1982 (the warden and fellows) was led by Lord Aldington who, of course, was famously accused (fairly or unfairly) by Count Nikolai Tolstoy-Miloslavsky of having sanctioned and covered up the deportation of Cossack POWs held by the Germans to the Soviets, who then executed them.

I suppose that, when faced with a problem of the type presented by Smyth, the first instinct of Aldington (deputy chairman of the Tory party during the Vassall and Profumo affairs) and his urbane headmaster, John Thorn, would be to clean things up, make sure everyone did not start blabbing, close ranks and move on.

 


…Any enquiry must focus on the response of the Iwerne Trust in 1982-83. John Smyth was its chairman, and evidently used his position to groom a group of Winchester boys whom he physically abused at his home. Although none of the abuse took place at Iwerne camps, his central role in the Trust and at the camps, puts the spotlight on the leadership of the Trust and especially the then Trustees.

The Trustees knew very well the extent of John Smyth’s behaviour and its profound impact on his victims, thanks to Canon Mark Ruston’s report, parts of which have appeared on Channel 4 and in the Daily Telegraph. I am not clear whether Mark Ruston was himself a Trustee at this point, or merely acting on their behalf. Given his graphic descriptions of the abuse and the trenchancy of his commentary (eg the ‘cult’ around Smyth), it is surprising that he did not insist the matter be reported to the police; but he may have been constrained by the collective view of the Trustees. One wonders what minutes or correspondence survive from this period: it will important for any enquiry to get statements from the surviving Trustees and those Iwerne leaders ‘in the know’.

Also there are questions about what the Trustees knew of Smyth’s subsequent activities in Zimbabwe, after they had banished him from this country, and whether they could have done anything to prevent the catalogue of further abuse. Smyth seems have been keen to stay in touch with his erstwhile colleagues in Iwerne circles.


….”Justin Welby had no knowledge of what is alleged to have happened over 40 years ago at VPS camp”

Yes he did: he was told in 2013. He says that quite clearly in his statement.

The much deeper question is why, when the matter was raised in 2013, was nothing done. And why, when the matter was raised at some earlier point, or perhaps when rumours circulated (it doesn’t sound like it was terribly secret) was the perpetrator, to use a phrase of the racing world, “warned off” rather than prosecuted? Post 1994, ie post R v Brown, the defence of consent would not have availed him. Post Peter Ball, this is even more worrying.


 http://www.thinkinganglicans.org.uk/archives/007448.html

LORD ALDINGTON – DEAD, BUT NO R.I.P.

By Srdja Trifkovic http://www.rockfordinstitute.org/NewsST121900.htm 12-19-00 (Dr. Rimland’s comments are ‘Zundelsite’).

Trifkovic: Lord Aldington, 86, a former British trade minister and Conservative Party vice chairman who filed one of Britain’s most famous libel cases against a man who labeled him a war criminal, died of cancer Dec. 8 at his home in Kent, southern England. In 1989, Lord Aldington was awarded $2.2 million in damages after winning a libel suit against historian Count Nikolai Tolstoy, a distant relative of Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy, who had written a pamphlet accusing Lord Aldington of war crimes.

Zundelsite: Censoring history by way of libel actions is unfortunately the method the rich and well-connected use against their pesky critics.

Trifkovic: As a British army officer in Austria at the end of World War II, Lord Aldington — then known by his given name, Toby Low — oversaw the repatriation of thousands of Cossack and Yugoslav refugees [ Ed. … and, of course, the ethnic Germans from the Soviet Union and the Baltic states] . Many were subsequently killed or interned in prison camps.
At the libel trial, Lord Aldington agreed that the refugees’ fate was “ghastly” but said he had not known that many faced execution if returned to their homelands (The Washington Post, December 9, 2000).

Zundelsite: To assume that a high-ranking British Army officer in the field, whose unit daily interrogated refugees and prisoners-of-war, all of whom had either fled from, fought against, or at one time were part of Stalin’s army, is stretching credulity a bit too far. Only a fellow Lodge or Club member sitting as judge on a bench in London could be hypocritical enough to seem to believe such an answer.

Trifkovic: An obituary sometimes begs a thousand words – well worth doing in this case, especially since it’s been over a decade since we wrote about Aldington, Tolstoy, and one of the greatest untold tragedies of World War II. Zundelsite: The tragedy was not untold. There were millions of people affected by it, and detailed accounts have long been written about it. Only the British, and to a lesser degree, the American power elite suppressed it, because their clique had formulated and approved these vicious pro-Communist policies in Teheran and Yalta. They are co-guilty of what happened. They share in the responsibility for these atrocities.

Trifkovic: This is a story of heinous crimes that went unpunished and of establishment conspiracies to cover them up, of a miscarriage of justice, of one man’s quixotic efforts to tell the truth and another’s quiet campaign to keep it suppressed.

Zundelsite: Is it really “quixotic” to expose the deliberate murder of millions? At least there is now an admission that one man – not to mention his network of accomplices – tried to suppress this crime.

Trifkovic: The story starts at Yalta in February 1945, when the return of all Soviet citizens who found themselves in the Allied zone was demanded by Stalin — and was duly agreed to by Churchill and FDR. Accordingly, hundreds of thousands of Soviet POWs liberated by the Allies were sent back home, regardless of their wishes, and regardless of what Stalin had in store for them.

Zundelsite: What does that make Churchill and Roosevelt? Knowing and willing accomplices who had for years been briefed about Soviet war aims and the policies of Stalin and the behavior of his secret police and murderous Red Army. Yet they agreed to hand these people over!

Trifkovic: In addition, in May and June 1945 tens of thousands of refugees from Yugoslavia and the Soviet Union — unarmed civilians escaping communism, as well as anticommunist resistance fighters and assorted collaborationists — were rounded up by the British in Austria, and forcibly delivered to Stalin and Tito. Most of them were summarily executed, sometimes within earshot of the British.
Zundelsite: Within earshot not only of the British! Also the Czechs, the Hungarians, the Yugoslavs, Tito’s bunch of murderers, AND the Americans.

Trifkovic: Forced repatriations were known as Operation Keelhaul — the “last secret” of World War II, as Alexander Solzhenitsyn called it. Men, women, and children were forced into boxcars headed for the Soviet zone in the east, or for Slovenia in the south.

Trifkovic: Enter Lord Aldington, then a politically well-connected 30-year-old brigadier called Toby Low, who was the Fifth Corps chief of staff. He was also an aspiring Tory politician, hopeful of being nominated as a candidate at the forthcoming general election in Britain. Low had no qualms about acting upon Macmillan’s suggestions.

Zundelsite: No qualms? He admitted that the effect of his orders would be “ghastly”. It must be recalled that his orders were given after the war was lost, the shooting had stopped, the German Wehrmacht was defeated and had surrendered. There was no military justification for his actions – even of “military necessity”!

Trifkovic: On May 21, 1945 he issued an order to 5th Corps officers as to how to define Soviet citizenship: “Individual cases will NOT be considered unless particularly pressed . . . In all cases of doubt, the individual will be treated as a SOVIET NATIONAL.”
The émigrés’ fate was thus sealed. Tolstoy named Aldington in his last book as the chief executor of the policy of forced repatriation on the ground, the man who went way beyond the call of duty in carrying out Macmillan’s instructions, and who did so in contravention of orders.

Zundelsite: By this phrasing of the order – “. . . unless particularly pressed” – it is clear Aldington knew exactly what he was doing. It was premeditated. This was his “escape clause” to hypocritically be able to claim, should anyone find out what he had done, “Well, all they had to do was to press their claim!”
From behind barbed wire? At bayonet point? While being clubbed into submission by rifle butts?
The British Establishment clearly recognized that all of their wartime and post-war policies would one day become open to scrutiny – if Revisionists like Tolstoy would gain broad acceptance. That would have threatened their house of cards. No wonder they came to the rescue of their own disgraceful policies!

Trifkovic: The charges were serious, by British standards quite scandalous in fact, but Aldington was reluctant to sue Tolstoy over the book. He did sue one Nigel Watts instead, however, an obscure property developer who distributed a pamphlet — written by Tolstoy — in which Aldington was called a war criminal. The pamphlet included the following statements:
“As was anticipated by virtually everyone concerned, the overwhelming majority of these defenceless people, who reposed implicit trust in British honour, were either massacred in circumstances of unbelievable horror immediately following their handover, or condemned to a lingering death in Communist gaols and forced labour camps. These operations were achieved by a combination of duplicity and brutality without parallel in British history since the Massacre of Glencoe. . . The man who issued every order and arranged every detail of the lying and brutality which resulted in these massacres was Brigadier Toby Low, Chief of Staff to General Keightley’s 5 Corps, subsequently ennobled by Harold Macmillan as the 1st Baron Aldington . . . The evidence is overwhelming that he arranged the perpetration of a major war crime in the full knowledge that the most barbarous and dishonourable aspects of his operations were throughout disapproved and unauthorised by the higher command, and in the full knowledge that a savage fate awaited those he was repatriating… a major war criminal, whose activities merit comparison with those of the worst butchers of Nazi Germany or Soviet Russia.”

Trifkovic: As the author of the text Tolstoy felt honour-bound to include himself as Watts’ co-defendant.

Trifkovic: His mission in Austria accomplished, Brigadier Low returned to England on some unknown date in May 1945 to be selected as the Conservative MP for Blackpool — the beginning of the slow rise that would see him ennobled (by Macmillan!) and ushered into the boardrooms and elite gentlemen’s clubs of Britain.
Top table L to R: Christopher Arkell & Lord Nicholas Hervey (standing) Gregory Lauder-Frost (speaking to Arkell), Countess Georgina Tolstoy, Count Nikolai Tolstoy (under painting) unknown man, Lord Sudeley, at the Russian Monarchist League Annual Dinner in 1990

Music teacher baronet jailed after ten-year-old pupil he abused breaks 30-year silence

  • Sir Peter Newson-Smith jailed for five-and-a-half years for indecent assault
  • Former pupil John Cartwright gave evidence to finally see justice
  • Incidents occurred at prestigious boarding school Clayesmore Prep, Dorset

A titled music teacher has been jailed for sexually abusing a ten-year-old boy 30 years ago – after the former pupil broke a lifetime’s silence.

Sir Peter Newson-Smith was found guilty of two charges of indecent assault while head of music at a prestigious boarding school, Clayesmore Prep, in Dorset.

He received a five-and-a-half-year sentence after victim John Cartwright flew from his home in Australia to give evidence against him.

A court heard how Newson-Smith, the 3rd Baronet of Totteridge, lured the ‘vulnerable and isolated’ pupil into a cupboard on ten separate occasions, before making him strip naked and molesting him.

Newson-Smith – who was described by his neighbours as a ‘pillar of the community’ – had also denied taking photos of the naked ten-year-old on a polaroid camera in 1981. The 66-year-old retired from the £7,500-a-term school in 2003 after 24 years.

Mr Cartwright, now 40, chose to waive his anonymity to speak to The Mail on Sunday in the hope that other victims of abuse will come forward.

The property developer said: ‘I just feel relief now that he has been jailed. I still don’t know whether I have fully come to terms with what happened to me but at least, for the first time, I have justice.’

Mr Cartwright, who has a eight- year-old daughter, said he decided to make his complaint in 2010 after he ‘thought about how I would react if the same thing were to happen to her’.

‘I never told anyone because it is extremely humiliating and embarrassing. I felt ashamed. It took 30 years for me to be able to say it. It’s not something that’s easy to mention.

‘It always stopped me from trying to do really well at anything because after those experiences, I never wanted to stand out, and that takes a long time to overcome.

‘At the time, I didn’t understand what was happening to me. Even now, I haven’t told my wife everything. But, when I saw how many pastoral awards the school had won, it made me angry, so I emailed the headmaster and told him what I’d gone through.’

Mr Cartwright also revealed how testifying in court was ‘without question the  scariest thing I’ve ever done’.

He added: ‘I don’t think there is anything more harrowing than having to stand up and talk openly about those kinds of experiences.’

Mr Cartwright’s sister Susan Callaway, 40, said: ‘I was also at that school and I understand how this could happen. You didn’t have anybody you could turn to. It is horrific.

‘He had his innocence taken away from him and that’s just not right.’

Sentencing Newson-Smith at Dorchester Crown Court, Judge Roger Jarvis said: ‘There is scarcely a greater breach of trust, when a young boy is entrusted to the care of a  boarding school, and that very considerable trust is abused.’

As the guilty verdict was read out, Newson-Smith’s wife Mary-Ann, with whom he has four children, broke down in tears. ‘It can’t be true,’ she said. ‘What will I tell the children?’

A titled music teacher jailed for sexually abusing a ten-year-old pupil has had his conviction quashed.

Sir Peter Newson-Smith was found guilty last May of two charges of indecent assault while head of music at boarding school Clayesmore Prep, in Dorset, 30 years ago.

But the Court of Appeal has now ruled that the evidence given by his alleged victim, John Cartwright, now in his 40s, was misleading because he failed to disclose he planned to sue Sir Peter and the school for damages.


  • Michael Jeremiah Colman , 3rd Baronet

 

  • Birth: 7 JUL 1928
  • Death: in Malshanger, Basingstoke, Hampshire, England
  • Note:

    ir Michael Jeremiah Colman, 3rd Bt. was born on 7 July 1928.1 He married Judith Jean Wallop William-Powlett, daughter of Vice-Admiral Sir Peveril Barton Reibey William-Powlett and Helen Constance Forbes-Crombie, on 29 October 1955.1
    He is the son of Sir Jeremiah Colman, 2nd Bt. and Edith Gwendolen Tritton.3 He was educated at Eton College, Windsor, Berkshire, England.1 He gained the rank of Captain in the service of the Queen’s Own Yorkshire Yeomanry (RARO).1 He succeeded to the title of 3rd Baronet Colman, of Gatton Park, Gatton, Surrey [U.K., 1907] on 8 January 1961.1 He was a director of Reckitt & Colman plc between 1970 and 1995.1 He was chairman of Reckitt & Colman plc between 1986 and 1995.1 He was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Law (LL.D.) by Hull University, Hull, Yorkshire, England, in 1993.1 He was 1st Church Estates Commissioner between 1993 and 1999.1 He was decorated with the award of Cross of St. Augustine.1 He was invested as a Fellow, Royal Society of Arts (F.R.S.A.).1 He lived in 2003 at Malshanger, Basingstoke, Hampshire, England.1

Friday, October 25, 2013

Colman/Brown engagement

_. The engagement was announced 25 Oct, 2013, between Nathaniel James Colman (born 1990), scion of the Colman Baronets (Bt, UK, cr 1907), second son of Jeremiah Michael Powlett Colman (b 23 Jan 1958), of Malshanger, Hampshire, and the Rev Susan Elizabeth (Sue) Colman (nee Britland), & Hannah V. Picard Brown, daughter of Mr Ian Brown and Mrs Diana Picard Brown, of Wandsworth Common, London. Nathaniel’s father is the son and heir of Sir Michael Colman, 3rd Bt. -=-
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Leeds General Infirmary – Jimmy Savile and friends

More on Jimmy Savile’s Doctor and Hospital Links

Three doctors ‘collaborated in the abuse’ by Savile with one ‘helping select child patients to rape’

  • One allegedly ‘collaborated’ with star at Leeds General Infirmary
  • Two others worked alongside former DJ at Stoke Mandeville hospital

One doctor allegedly ‘collaborated’ with the BBC star in selecting child patients to rape at Leeds General Infirmary.





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Leeds General Infirmary, 1968.

Sir Jimmy Savile:
1965: Records show abuse started at the BBC, at Leeds general infirmary, where Savile was a long-term volunteer porter, and at Stoke Mandeville hospital, where he also volunteered.

Mavis Price (below) was a long-standing friend of Sir Jimmy’s over four decades and became involved with his charitable work when Sir Jimmy came to work as a voluntary porter at Leeds General Infirmary in the 70s.

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Savile’s favourite restaurant – Flying Pizza Restaurant

The Flying Pizza.

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The photograph of the old man with the wild eyes and wispy grey hair (Savile) has long been removed from the walls of the Flying Pizza in Roundhay, Leeds. But during a busy lunchtime this week at the bar of what was his favourite restaurant, the ghost of Jimmy Savile lingers.

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The Flying Pizza and his nearby penthouse apartment overlooking Roundhay Park were, until his death two years ago, the centre of Savile’s Leeds empire.

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Savile at the Flying Pizza restaurant in Leeds in 2001.
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Disturbing footage shows Jimmy Savile groping teenage girl while being filmed by Louis Theroux while at a restaurant

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Jimmy Savile can be seen sexually assaulting a young girl in front of her mother in a video.

The incident took place in Flying Pizza restaurant and Savile apparently knows the girl’s mother who was also present when Savile assaulted her.

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He would swan in at least once every few weeks, boasting to regulars of his celebrity status. It was like he had the “keys to the city”, one recalls. What seemed at the time like mere celebrity bragging is now known to be much, much worse.

The influence Savile claimed to wield over the police is shocking, but was no secret at the Flying Pizza, where the TV presenter would talk of his “hotline” to officers. “He used to come in here on his own and talk about the Friday meetings,” says Francis, a 63-year-old retired doorman who knew Savile well from the late Sixties onwards.

Speaking for the first time, he says: “He used to take great delight in telling people that if he had any problems, his friends at Millgarth [the former city centre West Yorkshire Police headquarters] would sort it out. He would say: ‘If I think I’ve got a problem, all I’ve got to do is make a phone call.’ ”

2008: Sir Jimmy Savile takes part in the Vision Uk 5k run with help of guide Mavis Price.

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Priests House Restaurant at Barden Wharfedale Yorkshire Dales England

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Priests House Restaurant


Mavis Price and Savile go way back – she became involved with his charitable work when Sir Jimmy came to work as a voluntary porter at Leeds General Infirmary in the 70s.

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Savile –  New Year’s Day at Leeds General Infirmary 1st January 1972

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Leeds General Infirmary – Edward Heath and Jimmy Savile 8th December 1972

Mavis Price also managed the Sir Jimmy Savile Charitable Trust and helped with his administration and countless requests for public appearances and donations.
Mavis Price from Leeds General Infirmary, the wife of … subsequently took over the day-to-day administration of his life.

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Jimmy Savile’s will – Mavis Price


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Mavis Price’s ex-husbandLeeds neurosurgeon 

David John Everard Price

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(1935 – 2014)

was a consultant neurosurgeon at the General Infirmary at Leeds and also at Pinderfields Hospital, Wakefield.

He was a founder trustee of Headway (the National Head Injuries Association) and was a member of the management committee for almost 20 years. He established Second Chance, a local head injury support group affiliated to Headway, in Wakefield

He was dedicated to his work and as such his early marriages initially to Patience (‘Bunty’) in 1964 and Mavis in 1975 did not survive. He married Janis in 1989. He had two sons, Toby from his first marriage and Jolyon from his third

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Savile’s doctor friends:

Campaign now under way for tribute to city’s favourite son

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Savile’s death on the morning of October 29, 2011, was certified by Prof Alistair Hall, his cardiologist, who had been called to his flat by the concerned caretaker and family members.

Professor Alistair Hall, the award-winning Leeds cardiologist and Jimmy’s close friend, was one of the last to see Jimmy alive. He had called at his flat on the Friday night before he died and unsuccessfully tried to persuade him to go into hospital. Jimmy had said that he wanted to die at home in his own bed. He seemed to know the end was nigh.

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Professor of Cardiovascular Epidemiology & Consultant in Cardiology. Father of two outstanding human beings who are Junior Doctors. Mentor.

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Professor Alistair Hall, senior consultant cardiologist at Leeds General Infirmary and St James’s Hospital, said: “I am 100 per cent in agreement that the wonderful Sir Jimmy should be made Freeman of the City. “Despite his fame he still volunteers at the hospital and the list of good work and fundraising he has done is too long to list. “He has supported a lot of cardiology research and helped with The Family Heart Study and toured on the big red bus across the UK. He has helped us to fundraise to buy a special scanner and only recently donated a large amount of money to fund scholarships for junior doctors.” The senior cardiologist, who carried out Sir Jimmy’s quadruple heart bypass operation a decade ago, said the broadcaster and sportsman was an amazing person who fully deserved to be honoured publically. Charities Sir Jimmy has raised more than 40m during his lifetime for various charities, including the Leeds Hospitals. He has run 217 marathons and countless fun runs. Catholic Church bosses in Leeds also backed calls for Sir Jimmy to be honoured. A spokesman for the Diocese of Ripon and Leeds, said: “Over the years Sir Jimmy has done lots of good work for the church. As long as the 1960s while busy being famous, he used to help with collections at the former Sacred Heart church. Mavis Price, Sir Jimmy’s friend and one of his helpers, said: “It is high time Jimmy was made a Freeman. I have written to the council before about it. He does so much.”

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Mavis Price and Jimmy Savile – at Barden Tower…


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His last appearance at the restaurant- a popular wedding venue set in dramatic Dales landscape

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Heather Leathley – owner of The Priests House Barden Tower

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“He came to a gay wedding and got chatting… I worried that he might say the wrong thing and told him to go.

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“But the two women wanted him to stay, and he ended up having a whisky with them.

Jimmy Savile with friends, Mavis Price and (Professor/cardiologist Mohan Sivananthan?)

May 24, 2009

Running over three pages of A4, the last will and testament of Sir James Wilson Vincent Savile lists 18 individuals he wanted remembered.

They include lifelong friends such as 85-year-old Joseph Barker, whom he met at St Anne’s primary school in Leeds, and Professor Mohan Sivananthan, a hospital cardiologist, whom he met through his charitable works.

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(Savile) invited her along to a photo call for the opening of the new offices for the Yorkshire Evening Post…The 22 yr old Prince Charles, who was the guest of honour, seemed to find the whole thing hilarious.

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Savile was invited to open new offices for the Yorkshire Evening Post and persuaded  Sue to go with him and pose  alongside him wearing a mini skirt and boots.

‘I think he even had his hand up my skirt,’ she says, laughing at the memory.

23-year age gap

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Also there is Sue Hymns in his will

Final embrace: Sir Jimmy Savile and Sue Hymns' last date at their favourite pizza restaurant, two months before his death at the age of 84

Final embrace: Sir Jimmy Savile and Sue Hymns’ last date at their favourite pizza restaurant, two months before his death at the age of 84

The first meeting between Sue Hymns and Jimmy Savile is recorded faithfully in her diary, dated September 23, 1968.

‘Saw Jimmy Savile at the hospital,’ the entry reads. ‘Met him again at 5.15pm and he gave me a lift to the bus stop in his taxi.’

Back then, Sue was a stunningly pretty 18-year-old on her way to a doctor’s appointment at Leeds General Infirmary, while Savile — thanks to his role as presenter of Top Of The Tops — was Britain’s most famous DJ.

But on the day in question, Savile was doing a shift as a volunteer porter at the city’s hospital

Photographs of her and Jim together over the years adorn the walls: a faded shot of them in a Leeds café, not long after they met; another dressed up together for a Lord Mayor’s banquet.

The final one, at their favourite restaurant, The Flying Pizza in Leeds, was taken just two months before he died.

‘He did his “now then, now then” routine — Jim never said hello — and I tried to think of something to say. I mentioned a friend called Ray whom I knew Jim had taught to DJ, and Jim replied: “Let’s not talk about Ray; let’s talk about you.”’
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Proud friend: Professor Mohan Sivananthan
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Professor Mohan Sivananthan, Leeds Teaching Hospitals consultant cardiologist who will lead the work to set up the new institute and was a friend of Sir Jimmy’s, said: ‘I feel very privileged to have got to know Sir Jimmy over the years and valued his friendship and support extremely highly.

I was absolutely delighted to hear that Sir Jimmy decided to remember us in his will

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Claims: Former policeman Mick Starkey, left, was apparently close to Jimmy Savile and frequently visited his home
Former policeman Mick Starkey and Jimmy Savile at the Priests House
Claims: Former policeman Mick Starkey, left, was close to Jimmy Savile and frequently visited his home

Close: Starkey drove the DJ’s silver Rolls-Royce and was apparently known as his ‘bodyguard’

Businessman claims he overheard Jimmy Savile seek police officer’s help to avoid sex abuse probe

The company director said pervert Savile asked Mick Starkey to get in touch with Surrey Police but “never said what it was about”

 

 

Savile and his police ‘crony’: Former inspector ‘intervened in sex abuse investigation on DJ’s behalf and acted as his minder’

  • Mick Starkey, 61, drove Savile’s Rolls-Royce and attended the DJ’s ‘Friday Morning Club’
  • He apparently contacted Surrey Police before they interviewed star in 2009
  • IPCC has launched an investigation into the allegations against ex-officer

Did Jimmy Savile fix his interrogation?

Jimmy Savile’s close links with police are coming to light

During the interview, Savile, by then aged 82, stressed his social connections with senior officers in his hometown of Leeds, and indicated that he could call in “favours” from them.

There is some evidence that these were not the mere ramblings of an ageing celebrity. The 44-page report – by Surrey Police into its own failed investigation into sexual abuse at a children’s home in Staines – details how an unnamed inspector in West Yorkshire Police had telephoned Surrey on Savile’s behalf to arrange the interview.

It was a brazen breach of police protocol. Here was a suspected sex offender getting a senior officer to broker a meeting with detectives. It enabled Savile to dictate the terms of his interrogation. The meeting took place not at a police station, but in the altogether cosier surroundings of his home-from-home at Stoke Mandeville Hospital in Buckinghamshire, where he also abused patients.

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Jimmy Savile and Princess Alexandra

Police cover up Savile’s claims to be friends with Queen’s cousin: Paedophile ‘visited school at centre of abuse allegations with Princess Alexandra’

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  • Paedophile Savile mentioned first trip to school at centre of abuse claims
  • He said he was with Princess Alexandra, a patron of the school
  • Made claims during police interview, the transcription of which was edited
  • Information was removed by Surrey Police but has now been unveiled
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3.21 DC1 and DS6 interviewed Savile on tape under caution at his private office at Stoke Mandeville Hospital on 1st October 2009.

Present with Savile was a ‘friend’ who was a trustee of the Jimmy Savile Stoke Mandeville Charitable Trust.
It is not clear in what capacity this male was present as there is no indication that Savile required an appropriate adult and he was not acting as a legal representative.
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Frisk him’, barked Jimmy Savile…I was pinned to the wall and searched before Savile fianlly called them off.
He introduced the two men as Mick Starkey, a West Yorkshire Police inspector, and Jim, ‘The Pill’ Cardus, a retired pharmacist. ‘Meet the Friday Morning Club, ‘ he trumpeted

At Barden Tower – Mavis, who is a retired manager of the post-graduate centre at LGI, also acted as his ‘chauffeur’, driving the Jim’ll Fix It star around in his white Bentley Continental convertible, and his £150,000 Rolls Royce Corniche.


N.B. Barden lends its name to the so called “Barden Triangle” an area of supposed supernatural activity which includes the magical Elbolton Hill near Thorpe and the nightmarish ravine that is Trollers Gill near Appletreewick.]

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The so-called “Barden Triangle” is defined as an area around the head of Lower Wharfedale which includes weird places having supposedly supernatural associations such as the reputedly haunted limestone gorge of Troller’s Gill, the strange conical knoll of Elbolton Hill (said to be the “Hill of the Fairies“) and the Dibble’s Bridge (which – along with several similar other old bridges in England – was allegedly built by the Devil).

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Winter sunrise over the ruins of sunlit Barden Tower, in beautiful, misty, undulating, Dales countryside - North Stock Photo

The area of Barden (including Barden Tower and Barden Bridge) forms the southern apex of the triangle, with Cracoe and the Cracoe Reef Knolls and the top end of Troller’s Gill roughly defining the northern-most edges. [N.B. If you do visit, make sure to look out for this cheeky chappie; he’ll be looking out for you !]

Villages lying within the triangle include Appletreewick, Burnsall, Linton and Grassington.

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The Priests HousePictures of Sir Jimmy adorn the walls

 

Debbie Leathley, landlady at his favourite pub and a close friend.

Pictures of Sir Jimmy adorn the walls, in his trademark round, pink-tinted glasses, adorn the walls at The Priests House, where he regularly ate roast beef and Yorkshire pudding.

It isn’t just sad for me – there’ll be customers who are going to miss him.”

Photographer Dave Cropper is the man behind many of the photos of Sir Jimmy.

He told Channel 4 News: “In my lifetime pop music has always played a big part, and I grew up with Jimmy on TV as presenter of Top of the Pops and Jim’ll Fix It.

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Mavis, of Leeds, said: “Jimmy was a big and important part of my life. I will always treasure many happy memories of fun times we had while I was in his company.”

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Jake Timothy, consultant neurosurgeon, , said: “My first meeting with Jimmy Savile was in 1975, I used to ride my bicycle up Princess Avenue near his home and Jimmy was often riding his cycle too. At that time it was Top of the Pops and ‘Clunk-click every trip’ but he was always polite despite his celebrity status. “I didn’t really get to meet him until after my training in London and returning back to Leeds, when Mavis Price introduced me to him again as we were planning to have some surgeons come to LGI to learn about spinal surgery.

“He helped us with OPTIN (Overseas Partnering Training Initiative) currently run by Professor Anne Chamberlain, he was extremely active with LURE (Leeds Undergraduate Research Enterprise) run by Prof Shervanthi Homer-Vanniasinkam, where he donated a significant amount of money to have medical students mentored by consultant clinicians.

“Jim was very fond of Crayke, our little village near Easingwold. Jim lived at Crayke Castle for a while in his youth whilst working as a ‘Bevin Boy’ in the surrounding area

“He used to arrive in one of his Rolls Royce’s, with his friend Mavis Price acting as driver, and would spend several hours looking round the show, handing out trophies to the various winners.
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Sir Jimmy spent time at Crayke Castle, near York – which he was later reported to be interested in buying – after the Second World War as part the Lend A Hand On The Land scheme and retained his fondness for the area over the years.

Sir Jimmy’s close friend Saleem Akhtar, who owns the Jinnah restaurant group, welcomed Sir Jimmy to the opening of his restaurant in Cumberland Street, York, earlier this year and said: “I had known him for about 12 years because he lived opposite my restaurant in Roundhay, in Leeds, and I was gobsmacked when such a big name walked in.

“From there, we became good friends. He loved his chicken tikka and he would stay and chat for hours, and from then on, whenever we opened a restaurant, he would come along and entertain people. He rang me to say he was going into hospital, and when I went to see him he said he was fighting fit and would soon be back to normal. I spoke to him a week before his death and he was still saying he wanted to open our new restaurant in Wakefield. I was planning to see him this week, so I am absolutely shocked by his death.

“He was a fantastic person – a true Yorkshireman and a true gentleman. He would never take any money for opening our restaurants and would tell us to give whatever we would have paid him to somebody who needed it. I cannot believe he has gone, and myself and my family will remember him for the rest of our lives.”

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The £4 million unit the Bexley Wing at St James’s Hospital includes two CT scanners devoted to research and the use of radiotherapy and is one of the largest cancer centres in Europe. At the opening of the unit a year ago, Sir Jimmy presented a personal donation of £50,000 to Leeds Teaching Hospitals. He said: “I hope it makes a lot of people a lot happier and a lot safer.”

Sir Jimmy Savile and Dr Robin Prestwich with one of the scanners at the Bexley Wing at St James's Hospital. PIC: Mark Bickerdike

Sir Jimmy Savile and Dr Robin Prestwich with one of the scanners at the Bexley Wing at St James’s Hospital

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This money has been used to fund equipment and the wage of Dr Robin Prestwich, who was appointed to the inaugural Savile Fellowship in April.

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Members of the public have queued outside The Queen’s Hotel in Leeds to pay their respects to the veteran TV and radio star, who died on 29 October aged 84.

“I would say [he would think] the more people there, the bigger the crowds, the better,” said Debbie Leathley, landlady at his favourite pub and a close friend.

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Sir Jimmy Savile in the garden of The Priests House near Bolton Abbey, North Yorkshire

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Pictures of Sir Jimmy, in his trademark round, pink-tinted glasses, adorn the walls at The Priests House, where he regularly ate roast beef and Yorkshire pudding.

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Historic venue for wedding receptions and private functions on the Duke of Devonshire’s Bolton Abbey Estate in the Yorkshire Dales.

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11th DUKE OF DEVONSHIRE (Rt Hon Sir Andrew Robert Buxton Cavendish) Hereditary Peer British Landowner with Left: JIMMY SAVILE – sharing a special handshake 1978

Andrew’s father, the 10th Duke of Devonshire – the Grand Master English Lodge of Freemasons 1947 

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Deborah Vivien Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire, DCVO and husband Andrew

Alastair John Morrison, 3rd Baron Margadale married their daughter

Margadale married Lady Sophia Cavendish,

daughter of Andrew Cavendish, 11th Duke of Devonshire and The Honourable “Debo” Deborah Mitford, on 19 July 1988.

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The Honourable “Debo” Deborah Mitford and Andrew Cavendish, 11th Duke of Devonshire

Morrison family homes – Fonthill House, near Tisbury in Wiltshire.

They also own the 80,000-acre Isle of Islay, off the west coast of Scotland

Fonthill House – previous owner was the notorious paedophile William Beckford

1978: PIE raids, William Blake and Lord Margadale’s estate at Fonthill Wiltshire


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Holidaying with the Morrisons – Islay – Thatchers, Leon Brittain, and noted pederast Sir Peter Morrison

Major John Morrison was a close friend of Thatcher’s as well.


Sir Jimmy Savile – another holiday companion of Thatcher’s

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Noted pederast Sir Peter Morrison – his father, the Tory “kingmaker” Lord Margadale

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James Ian Morrison was born on July 17 1930. His father, the 1st Lord Margadale, was, as John Morrison, the Conservative MP for Salisbury from 1942 to 1964. John Morrison was one of the most influential backbench Tory MPs of his time, as well as one of the most prescient: in 1972 (three years before Mrs Thatcher took over from Edward Heath) he predicted to one of his sons: “Mark my words, Margaret Thatcher will be the next leader of the party.”

John Morrison remained in the House of Commons until 1964, when he was created the 1st Lord Margadale –

it was the last hereditary peerage to be created, until Mrs Thatcher revived the practice in 1983 with viscountcies for George Thomas, the former Speaker, and William Whitelaw (alleged satanist).

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George Thomas was in charge when MP Dickens compiled missing paedophile dossier

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National Children’s Home Viscount Tonypandy, Chairman of the National Children’s Home, presided at a ‘Children in Danger’ luncheon held yesterday at the Travellers’ Club and received a gift from Mr John O’Connell. The guests included Lord Romsey, Mr Harold Haywood , Mr Derek Nimmo, Mr O. E. A. J. Makower and Mr Brian Macarthur.

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Friends: Lord Greville Janner (left) ,when he was an MP, and George Thomas, Speaker of the House, middle, with a party of schoolboys at the House of Commons in 1976

Friends: Lord Greville Janner (left) ,when he was an MP, and George Thomas, Speaker of the House, middle, with a party of schoolboys at the House of Commons in 1976

Tory grandees Edward Heath, Lord Leon Brittan and Willie Whitelaw

‘Willie Whitelaw ordered police to scrap inquiry into VIP child sex abuse ring’: Police launch probe into sensational new cover-up claims

Detectives investigating claim that Whitelaw ordered police to drop inquiry
He allegedly told a senior Met Police boss to quash year-long investigation
It came following revelation CPS prosecutor was considering 350 offences
The revelation provides new line of inquiry for investigation into VIP gang

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Thatcher lobbied for Savile knighthood despite warnings

Savile said getting knighthood was ‘a relief because it got me off the hook‘  … folder contained a handwritten letter from Angus Ogilvy

“The folder encloses the letter from the Prime Minister offering him a knighthood, the envelope it came in, some bumf about keeping it secret till the proper date and then – proudest of all – telegrams from Charles and Diana, from Prince Philip, a handwritten letter from Angus Ogilvy and a homemade card with a stuck-on snapshot of Princess Bea, from the Duchess of York.

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She was the youngest and last of the nazi-linked Mitford sisters and a favourite of Prince Charles and Jimmy Savile

In June 1937, Deborah Mitford visited Munich where she took tea with Adolf Hitler. ‘I went with my sister Unity and our mother to his flat

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Debo’s funeral:
The Prince, pictured with the Duchess of Cornwall and Canon Dave Perkins, followed the Dowager's son, Stoker, 70, the current Duke, in scattering earth on the coffin

The Prince, pictured with the Duchess of Cornwall and Canon Dave Perkins, followed the Dowager’s son, Stoker, 70, the current Duke, in scattering earth on the coffin

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Debo Cavendish – friend of Jimmy Savile:

From the Jimmy Savile auction..

A collection of Christmas greetings cards, including from members of the Royal Household,

four from Princess Alexandra The Honourable Lady Ogilvy and Sir Angus Ogilvy

and two handwritten postcards from Deborah Duchess of Devonshire, signed ‘Debo

Provenance: From the estate of Sir Jimmy Savile. OBE, KCSG, LLD (1926-2011)

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Ms Leathley of Priests House Restaurant told Channel 4 News: “I spoke with him (Savile) a week before he died and we talked about a lot that day. I knew there was something different.”

Yet even the story of his last appearance at the restaurant, a popular wedding venue set in dramatic Dales landscape, is a humorous one.

“He came to a gay wedding and got chatting… I worried that he might say the wrong thing and told him to go.

“But the two women wanted him to stay, and he ended up having a whisky with them.”

Sandra Kirkham told Channel 4 News.

She runs Coxwold Tearooms in North Yorkshire, another favourite haunt for Sir Jimmy, who for many years was a marathon runner who trained around the area.

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Alistair Hall, professor of cardiology, who became a friend after he had operated on Savile. The result was the Leeds University Research Enterprise (Lure) scheme, which gives a handful of promising medical students each year the opportunity to develop as medical researchers, working with leading professors on a range of research projects. This week’s donation will pay for the scheme over the next five years, alongside funding from Heart Research UK for two scholars.

Hall says: “Jimmy is seen to be eccentric, but so is research

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Just over 2 weeks after Savile emerged from his heart operation, Princess Diana was killed.

 

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Savile’s whereabouts on August 31st 1997 – the Sunday when Princess Diana died.

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Cardiologist Alistair Hall (behind Savile) was among those Sir Jimmy beat.

Sir Jimmy, who underwent a quadruple heart by-pass operation less than three weeks ago, spoke after leading home a group of about 60 walkers in Roundhay Park, Leeds.

“It’s a good warm up for the Great North Run in about four weeks time,” he said.

Cardiologist Alistair Hall was among those Sir Jimmy beat.

Dr Hall said: “He’s making good progress and is ahead of schedule, we couldn’t keep up with him. It’s possible he could take part in the run.”

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Monday 01 September 1997

Sir Jimmy Savile is hoping to take part in a half marathon, just weeks after undergoing heart surgery. The 71-year-old said he felt “terrific” yesterday, after taking part in a charity walk.

Patients and staff from 60 hospitals joined in the first Sir Jimmy Savile Big Mile Walk, in support of the Royal College of Radiologists’s X-appeal at 42 locations across the country.

Sir Jimmy, who underwent a quadruple heart by-pass operation less than three weeks ago, spoke after leading home a group of about 60 walkers in Roundhay Park, Leeds.

Sir Jimmy paid tribute to Diana, Princess of Wales.

“I have known her for 15 years, she was a close friend. “It’s a dreadful thing to happen.” he said.

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A few thoughts on this…

If he was involved in “fixing” Diana’s death, it makes total sense for him to be seen in public, miles away from the scene.
He’d organised for 42 groups of people in different locations across the country, to walk at exactly the same time – on the day one of the most-loved women in the world died. It smacks of dancing on her grave, if he had prior knowledge of the date her death was planned for.

Did he really have a quadruple heart bypass less than three weeks earlier?… Or was he out of the public eye because he was tending to “business”? I don’t believe anything he ever said. He had a penchant for baring his chest, either completely naked or through string vests, for years after 1997. Has anyone ever noticed any scarring?

Finally, his tribute to Diana. It’s odd. It’s more than tad blase: “A dreadful thing to happen”??? That is understatement.

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1999 – Savile – 2 years after his quadruple bypass -no scar

Jimmy Savile and Wagim El Masry Director of the Centre of Spinal Studies and chairman Richard Burbidge at the Oswestry Orthopaedic Hospital for the unveiling of the plaque in 1999

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Jimmy Savile and Wagim El Masry Director of the Centre of Spinal Studies and chairman Richard Burbidge at the Oswestry Orthopaedic Hospital for the unveiling of the plaque in 1999

Bosses will also conduct a review of the use of mobile phones.

They want to ensure photographs are not taken within clinical areas.

The action was agreed after Oswestry Orthopaedic, which Savile visited in 1999 to launch the start of work on its spinal injuries unit, was among all hospitals in England contacted by NHS chief executive Sir David Nicholson.

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Savile’s death on the morning of October 29, 2011, was certified by Prof Alistair Hall, his cardiologist, who had been called to his flat by the concerned caretaker and family members.

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Professor Alistair Hall, the award-winning Leeds cardiologist and Jimmy’s close friend, was one of the last to see Jimmy alive.

The senior cardiologist, who carried out Sir Jimmy’s quadruple heart bypass operation a decade ago, said the broadcaster and sportsman was an amazing person who fully deserved to be honoured publically

Professor Alistair Hall, senior consultant cardiologist at Leeds General Infirmary and St James’s Hospital, said: “I am 100 per cent in agreement that the wonderful Sir Jimmy should be made Freeman of the City.

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“The thing about me is I get things done and I work deep cover,” Sir Jimmy, 81, tells Esquire. “I’ve known the Royal Family for a million years.”

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Stoke Mandeville Charity

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Sir Jimmy Savile, OBE pictured outside a Sex Clinic in Mumbai, India in 1992. While other passengers visited the tourist sights, Savile made a macabre excursion to a Hindu crematorium and the Towers of Silence, where members of the Zoroastrian sect leave their dead in the open to be devoured by vultures and other predatory birds.

The disc jockey and radio and TV personality was “Running around the world”, raising money for Stoke Mandeville and other charities

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Dr Roger Bodley –   first directorship on file was in 1991 at Stoke Mandeville Hospital Education Centre Limited.

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STOKE MANDEVILLE – DR ROGER BODLEY at since 1984

For 25 years until 2009, he was the senior radiologist at Stoke Mandeville Hospital

The Jimmy Savile Charitable Trust is primarily based in the Leeds area, although not all of its trustees – listed as Luke Lucas, Dr Roger Bodley and Lady Gabrielle Greenbury on the Charity Commission’s website – still live there.
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Roger Bodley, 65, is one of only three trustees of the charity. He bought a broad sword and ceremonial shield for a new charitable venture at Sir Jimmy’s Scottish cottage.A charity bought a sword and shield (left) for £700 to decorate a Scottish retreat for the disabled

He said: ‘We are hoping to put these items on the wall at his Glencoe cottage which we are going to convert into a kind of retreat for disabled people. It will be called Jimmy’s at Glencoe.’


About Dr Roger Nicholas Bodley of Stoke Mandeville
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Dr Roger Nicholas Bodley was born in 1947 and the first directorship we have on file was in 1991 at Stoke Mandeville Hospital Education Centre Limited. Them most recent directorship was with Stoke Mandeville Hospital Education Centre Limited where they held the position of “Radiologist”. This company has been around since 12 Apr 1972 .

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Dr. Roger Bodley is an English medical graduate who came to Tasmania in 1976 and worked there for 6 years before returning to train as a radiologist. Worked in Oxford and Stoke Mandeville Hospital (which includes the National Spinal Injuries Centre, home of The Paralympics) and after retirement from the NHS returned part time to the beautiful NW Coast of Tasmania to work, teach and to build a home on Table Cape. Having come across Hempcrete at the London exhibition “Ecobuild” in 2008 I decided that my house was to be a showcase for this exciting material. The last few years have seen the slow realisation of that idea.

3.21 DC1 and DS6 interviewed Savile on tape under caution at his private office at Stoke Mandeville Hospital on 1st October 2009. Present with Savile was a ‘friend’ who was a trustee of the Jimmy Savile Stoke Mandeville Charitable Trust. It is not clear in what capacity this male was present as there is no indication that Savile required an appropriate adult and he was not acting as a legal representative.

http://www.surrey.police.uk/Portals/…11.01.2013.pdf

The Trustees at that time were

James Collier CB We are lucky to have the experience of this
gentleman. A working life as a very senior civil servant,
starting off in the Treasury, worked for eleven Chancellors
before being transferred to the NHS as a financial trouble
shooter.

Luke Lucas A self-made millionaire in the security industry
with several confidential contracts with the Home Office. The
youngest of the Trustees, spends regular days and nights at the
NSIC and is totally dedicated to its work. Hoping to retire from
business and looking forward to staying completely involved
with the Trust.

Sir Jimmy Savile OBE, KCSG Started it all and is still going
strong.

Dr Roger Bodley Is one of the world’s leading Radiologists,
lecturing as far a field as Australia, New Zealand and all the
Americas. He also holds a very senior position in Diagnostic
Radiology at Stoke Mandeville Hospital.

http://www.charitycommission.gov.uk/…090331_e_c.pdf

How come then that Jo Summers,Solicitor for Jimmy Savile Charitable Trust, said in a BBC story on October 23 2012

‘……..the charity’s trustees had been left “personally shocked” by the sex abuse scandal, stressing they had absolutely no idea of the alleged crimes now coming to light. They knew Jimmy for many years, volunteered to be his charity trustees. They can’t recognise the person they are reading about in the papers,”

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-20001588

Which trustee was it, I wonder?

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Dr Roger Bodley MA, BM BCh, FRACGP, FRCR, FRANZCR

Dr Bodley qualified from Oxford in 1973 and shortly after came to Burnie as an RMO where he worked with Donough O’Brien, John Kille, Don McTaggart and Graham Standen amongst others.

He and his wife (Dr Palmer), joined the Wynyard GP practice as trainees and then associates.

It was a discussion with radiologist Paul Huang about a patient led to a curiosity about interventional radiology and his subsequent return to Radiology training in Oxford in 1981. For 25 years until 2009, he was the senior radiologist at Stoke Mandeville Hospital, an acute hospital for 500,000 population as well as the home of The National Spinal Injuries Centre.

His special interests include spinal and interventional radiology.

Campus(es):
Northern Tasmania

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Stoke Mandeville’s former director of nursing, Chris McFarlane, said Savile had “100% access” to all parts of the hospital.

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A new independent report found Jimmy Savile abused 63 people connected to Stoke Mandeville Hospital, but one formal complaint was ignored.

It found Savile’s reputation as a “sex pest” was an “open secret” among some staff – but allegations probably did not reach managers. The formal complaint – made in 1977 by a victim’s father – should have been reported to police, it added.

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Sylvia Nicol worked for 40 years at the Stoke Mandeville Hospital Trust, she was a trustee and worked for many years as a medical secretary in the spinal unit.

Mrs Nicol said knew Jimmy Savile from the early 1970s, liked him and ‘can’t change her mind’ about him:

“I’m not denying anything took place, it’s not my business to know, I can only know, what I know, can’t I. I can only know that I saw a man that put hours and hours and hours of work into rebuilding a spinal centre, into helping spinal people and other people throughout this country, and I can’t change my mind on that.”

“I can only say that I saw him do good. I can’t be a judge or jury on anything else, can I, and I don’t want to be,” Mrs Nicol added.

 

SN: Well I can only say that I saw him do good. I can’t be a judge or jury on anything else, can I? And I don’t want to be, because I had 40 years working there, a wonderful place to work. None of the sadness that seems to have been going on there was I aware of. I’m just so sad.
BBC: And have you talked to other people who worked at the hospital in those days.
SN: Hundred, dozens.
BBC: Who agree with you?
SN: They never saw anything. And it doesn’t mean to say they’re saying it didn’t happen. Neither am I, but if you don’t see it, if it’s not reported to you… I was in a position in there for two and a half years where anything like that would have been reported to me, but that doesn’t mean to say nothing happened.

BBC: And in all those times that you look back on with such affection and in that relationship that you enjoyed and that lots of other people in the hospital enjoyed with him, never, ever did anyone mention anything amiss?
SN: Absolutely not. Absolutely, categorically, they did not.

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Sylvia Nicol a former trustee of the Jimmy Savile Stoke Mandeville Hospital Trust said Savile “was welcomed with open arms where ever he went … I never heard any rumours”.

 

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Sylvia Nicol says she saw “no inappropriate behaviour ever” by Jimmy Savile, who she worked with raising funds for Stoke Mandeville Hospital

Ms Nicol knew the entertainer from the 1970s onwards, described her sadness at the stories of sexual abuse that have emerged.

“It takes away 40 years of very happy, very good memories”.

 

Sylvia Nicol: How can I come to terms when I never saw any sham. You can only know what you’ve seen. I never heard any rumours. I don’t know any one of the staff and patients that I know who heard or saw or it was reported to them that anything untoward happened to them.

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Slater and Gordon, which represents 44 former staff and patients who say they were abused by Savile at Stoke Mandeville, said it “beggars belief” that senior staff failed to intervene.

Solicitor Liz Dux said: “The victims are hopeful the review will establish a much greater level of accountability than the previous one did.

Anything less will rightly be seen as a whitewash by those people still suffering from the awful crimes Savile committed all those years ago.”

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“One minute he’d (Savile) be talking by phone to The Boss (Prince Charles) and the next minute he’d be walking through the doors of the Flying Pizza on Street Lane, Leeds

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Michael Barrymore used to work at the BBC with Larry Grayson.

Barrymore and Savile were reunited on Celebrity Big Brother in 2006.

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From Dando obituary 1999

Jill Dando wrote to Savile when he was doing the Jim’ll Fix It show.

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Jimmy Savile, Agnes Savile and fellow hospital porter Joe Tyrer


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There has only ever been one woman in his life: his mother Agnes, nicknamed the Duchess, who died in 1973.
He lived with her for her last 16 years and has described the five days he spent alone with her body after her death as the best of his life.
He was first introduced to the Royal Family, he reveals, by Lord Mountbatten. In 1966, Jimmy became the first civilian to be awarded a Royal Marines’ green beret. Mountbatten was comm­and­ant general at the time and realised that Savile could be a useful contact.
“Coming from Lord Louis, who was the favourite uncle of Prince Philip, that was quite something,” he says. “So obviously I hooked up with the Prince – what was good enough for Lord Louis was good enough for him.”


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Sir Jimmy Savile, OBE pictured outside a Sex Clinic in Mumbai, India in 1992. While other passengers visited the tourist sights, Savile made a macabre excursion to a Hindu crematorium and the Towers of Silence, where members of the Zoroastrian sect leave their dead in the open to be devoured by vultures and other predatory birds.

The disc jockey and radio and TV personality was “Running around the world”, raising money for Stoke Mandeville and other charities

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Witnesses said he enjoyed interfering with dead bodies and abused them

Revealed: The glass eye Jimmy Savile stole from a corpse and made into a necklace that he wore on final Top of the Pops – where he also groped a child

Auction: This necklace belonging to Jimmy Savile with a glass eye at its centre was sold for £75 at a charity auction shortly after his deathAuction: This necklace belonging to Jimmy Savile with a glass eye at its centre was sold for £75 at a charity auction shortly after his death

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Seasons past: Christmas card from Prince Charles and Camilla Duchess of Cornwall

Jimmy – With kindest regards, Charles and Camilla

Sir Jimmy’s amazing collection of memorabilia reveals warm friendships with Prince Charles, Princess Diana and other Royals including Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson over the years.

A host of Christmas cards signed by Prince Charles and Princess Diana are set to go under the hammer estimated at £300 to £500 each alongside some fascinating personal gifts from Charles.

The Prince, who hailed Sir Jimmy as ‘a national treasure,’ presented him with a pair of Asprey and Garrard silver and blue enamel cufflinks with his fleur de lys crest for his 80th birthday, which are expected to sell for £300 to £500.

Ominous: Christmas card with picture of Prince William, Prince Charles and Prince Harry from Prince Charles to Sir Jimmy in which Prince Charles writes 'give my love to your ladies'

Ominous: Christmas card with picture of Prince William, Prince Charles and Prince Harry from Prince Charles to Sir Jimmy in which Prince Charles writes ‘give my love to your ladies’

 PRINCE IN SAVILE COVER-UP Daily Star Sunday 12-05-13, p6

PRINCE IN SAVILE COVER-UP Daily Star Sunday 12-05-13, p7

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The first Ripper victim’s body was found in Prince Phillip Playing Fields, Leeds.

In 1952 – Prince Philip allegedly initiated into Freemasonry, Navy Lodge, No. 2612 UGLE

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Detectives ‘had a cast made of Savile’s teeth’ to check against bite-marks left on bodies of Yorkshire Ripper victims

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‘Mates’: Peter Sutcliffe named Jimmy Savile in police interviews, left one of his victims’ bodies near the DJ’s home and was regularly visited by him while in Broadmoor

Close: The BBC star's home is very near to where Sutcliffe dumped one of his victims - as the Ripper mentioned in a police interview

Close: Jimmy Savile’s home is very near to where Sutcliffe dumped one of his victims – as the Ripper mentioned in a police interview

Savile, seen at Broadmoor in 1991, as Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe meets boxer Frank Bruno, who was on a visit to open a new gym
‘Child perverts soon become child killers,’ he added.

The detective’s shocking revelation came as the killer, Peter Sutcliffe said that Savile regularly visited him in custody and the pair became friends.

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I was going to call it Apocalypse Now Then.

The implicit awareness was that it was going to be dark, because even in that first meeting there was a real, dark, underlying subtle menace to him.”

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Kilimanjaro Supper at the Flying Pizza in Leeds raises £8,300!

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Sir Jimmy Savile enjoying the event

Two of the Kilimanjaro Team Members – John Grantham and Martin Pickles – held a Kilimanjaro Supper at the Flying Pizza in Leeds on Monday 7th September

 


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Reception to Celebrate the Patronages of Princess Alexandra, Buckingham Palace, London, UK – 29 Nov 2016

 

 


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Stoke Mandeville Hospital Paedophile Ring – Sir Jimmy Savile, Dr Michael Salmon, Dreamflight Charity

Dr Michael Anthony Salmon, (pictured above right) in his role as chief medical officer of Dreamflight.

Dr Michael Salmon is a convicted paedophile who worked alongside Sir Jimmy Savile at Stoke Mandeville Hospital


Update: Jan 10 2017

Is this jumbo jet Christmas party with Jimmy Savile – the BA charity project Skyride – the inspiration for Dreamflight?

(There couldn’t have been too many “Christmas jumbo jet parties for children” in 1985 in England)

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Children’s Christmas Party on Board a Jumbo Jet – Jimmy Savile with Partygoers  1985

 

Dreamflight was co-founded in 1986 by Patricia Pearce MBE and Derek Pereira, both of whom worked for British Airways – co-founders Derek Pereira and Pat Pearce, former British Airways flight engineer and flight attendant respectively

 

Patricia had previously helped to organise a BA project, Skyride, which raised money to take underprivileged children on a one-hour ‘Christmas party’ flight. Patricia and Derek decided to go a step further and raise money to take deserving children to Walt Disney World, and Dreamflight was born.

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Derek Pereira had just helped organise a one-hour flight to give children the chance to experience a plane trip and thought that he could do something much more exciting.

 

Jimmy Savile and Derek Pereira would have likely known each other from Stoke Mandeville:

Mr Pereira had first become involved with the disabled when he volunteered to help at the Stoke Mandeville handicapped games in England in 1983.

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At a party for the participants (of the one hour flight) he announced that he wanted to take a plane of children to Florida the following year.

The following morning he received offers of support, which led to the start of a mission that gives hundreds of children the chance to fly to Florida, US, and visit Disneyworld, Seaworld, and other places every year.

Determined to make Dreamflight a reality, Mr Pereira approached the then airline chief medical officer who agreed to pass the information on to the BA chairman Sir Colin Marshall, who turned down the idea.

Mr Pereira promised to do the flight with no cost to the airline by raising money.

Sir Colin gave him the go-ahead but there were still major obstacles to overcome, such as finding money for the flight’s tariff of $100,000 (BD37,800).

However, a British Post Office party brought in $2,000 (BD756), followed by a donation of $10,000 (BD3,780) from an investment company and that was the start.

Children chosen for the trip were sick, but they had to be fit enough to travel.

Although Dreamflight was supposed to be a one-off event there was so much support for it that it continued on an annual basis and was registered as a charity, with Mr Pereira as a trustee.

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Dr Salmon on far right – is the woman next to him, Dr Salmon’s nurse wife?

Dreamflight 1987 – 1:45 on the video. https://youtu.be/p0RJ3ksYAn4?t=106

 

Shortly before his first arrest, Salmon was hailed by Princess Diana for taking 300 ill and disabled children to Disney World in Florida. He was asked to join the inaugural Dreamflight charity trip, co-founded by former British Airways cabin crew member Patricia Pearce in 1987, as chief medical officer. The former doctor said he was phoned by British Airways and asked to pick 300 ‘very sick and handicapped’ children who would benefit from the once-in-a-lifetime experience. Princess Diana waved the flight off from Heathrow Airport, with 298 young children aboard, including one of the girls who later claimed Salmon indecently touched her during a medical appointment.

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Michael Salmon (far right) with Diana at the 1987 Dreamflight
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and here is Salmon with Diana

Dreamflight is a registered UK charity that changes young lives through taking seriously ill and disabled children, without their parents, on the holiday of a lifetime to Orlando, Florida. The first Dreamflight trip was in November 1987


Dreamflight was co-founded in 1986 by Patricia Pearce and Derek Pereira, both of whom worked for British Airways. Patricia had previously helped to organise a BA project, Skyride, which raised money to take &underprivileged children on a one-hour ‘Christmas party’ flight. Patricia and Derek decided to go a step further and raise money to take deserving children to Walt Disney World, and Dreamflight was born.

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 Rolf Harris part of the first Dreamflight

 

The stars started to arrive to meet the children.  These included  Bobby Moore, Steve Davis, Rolf Harris, Roy Castle, Pete Murray, Liz Frazer, Michael Strachan, Floella Benjamin, The Bucks Fizz group and Jimmy Tarbuck.”

“In the early years Rolf Harris and Jeremy Beadle would come along to the pre-trip party and entertain the children.”

My Dream Flights by Patricia Pearce MBE

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Update: 

Former wife of Dr Michael Salmon, who sexually abused girls at the Stoke Mandeville hospital where Jimmy Savile raped children, claims she was “shocked” at what her husband had done

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6 Feb 2015

Mrs Salmon attended everyday of the first trial. His wife Susie, who has stood by him throughout proceedings, sobbed as he was taken down to the cells.

His wife, to whom he has been married since 1979 (married 37 years as of 2016) claims she didn’t know about his abuse…she had no idea what had happened

Mrs Salmon did not attend the latest trial, but she admitted she went everyday of the first trial ‘because I needed to know exactly what he was being accused of and make up my own mind.’

Mrs Salmon was adamant ‘I was very shocked’ what her then husband had done – and she had no idea what had happened.

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Well that can’t be true –

How could she not know and be “shocked” when she was married to him when he was first jailed and convicted of abusing children in 1990 and remained married to him

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What kind of person would stay married to a convicted paedophile??

Salmon’s previous abuse had come to light in 1987 during an audit inquiry in the hospital, when detectives searching his office for evidence of fraudulent activity discovered letters from young female patients and launched a further probe into his behaviour.

He was asked to join the inaugural Dreamflight charity trip, co-founded by former British Airways cabin crew member Patricia Pearce in 1987, as chief medical officer.
He was jailed for 18 months in November 1990 after admitting indecently assaulting three girls as young as 12. 

He served around 18 months in Grendon Underwood Prison and was struck off the medical register, never returning to his profession.

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Mrs Salmon was a nursery nurse -at the Royal Buckinghamshire Hospital 

Michael Salmon lived in Buckland, near Aston Clinton, after his second marriage in 1979 to a nursery nurse working at the Royal Buckinghamshire Hospital. “My eldest son contacted the BBC and said he would like to go on Jim’ll Fix It,” Salmon explained. “Martin was a bit of a celebrity when he appeared on it.”

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Michael Salmon, 81, was convicted of 14 counts carried out at Stoke Mandeville and the Royal Buckinghamshire Hospitals between 1975 and 1989.

Salmon was abusing children when she worked at the Royal Buckinghamshire hospital as a nursery nurse

Salmon was also convicted of raping a girl on two occasions at his home

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Residents in his village had long held suspicions, with one neighbour telling the Mail: ‘I thought he was a dirty old man.’


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Also in the article, the repeating of the mantra – that Salmon and Savile were not linked despite:

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Leeds General Infirmary, 1968.
Savile abused victims as soon as he started frequenting Stoke Mandeville in 1968, the report said.
He became a porter at the hospital, having been invited in by a fellow porter who had worked with Savile at Leeds General Infirmary, where the DJ had also abused patients.
Savile’s victims at Stoke Mandeville included an eight-year-old boy, and a girl, also eight, who was raped at least 10 times by Savile when she visited relatives there. One victim was systematically abused in the chapel by Savile, who was often accompanied by another, unnamed man. “Every time I went in that room I just knew he would touch me wherever he wanted to touch me,” she said.

Between 1972 and 1985 nine verbal complaints and one formal report were made about Savile by his victims.

The formal complaint in 1977 came from the father of an 11-year-old girl who was sexually abused by Savile in a treatment room. The girl screamed hysterically, and a senior nurse arrived but told her to be quiet, saying Savile would not do such a dreadful thing and he raised a great deal of money for the hospital.

The incident “was serious and should have led to Savile’s suspension from the hospital and a formal police report being made”, Johnstone said.

This was a serious allegation and should have been investigated fully as it was reported to a hospital manager.”

Politicians, civil servants and NHS managers gave Jimmy Savile free rein to sexually abuse 60 people, including children as young as eight, over two decades at Stoke Mandeville hospital, two damning reports have concluded.

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1965: Records show abuse started at the BBC, at Leeds general infirmary, where Savile was a long-term volunteer porter, and at Stoke Mandeville hospital, where he also volunteered.

Also of note, the msm have referred to his loyal wife with 3 different names –  as Mary, Ann and Susie??

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In 1990, the paediatrician was jailed for indecently assaulting three other girls, two aged 13 and one of 17.

He served three years in prison and now lives in retirement with his wife Mary, 70, in a £750,000 cottage in the heart of the New Forest in Hampshire.

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In the Daily Fail article above she is referred to as “Mary”

In the Daily Fail article below she is referred to as “Susie”

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And in this Daily Fail article she is “Ann” :

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Intentional obfuscation??

Wonder if she is involved in any charities?

Her maiden name was Mary S Luttman

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He insisted on being addressed as ‘Dr’ in his church and golf club circles, where he said he was descended directly from the Duke of Northumberland

One resident said: ‘He told us he was related to the Percy family of Northumberland. He went up to Alnwick Castle and he said he could see the family likeness in the portraits.’

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The Duke of Northumberland currently lives at Alnwick Castle (home of Hogwarts School in the Harry Potter film and was also the backdrop for the film Elizabeth), 

His children are friends with the Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry and the Duke’s son, Earl Percy, has been frequently photographed with Pippa Middleton.

The future King and his younger brother drew screams from wellwishers as the Duke and Duchess of Northumberland’s daughter Lady Melissa Percy married their close pal Thomas Van Straubenzee at Alnwick, Northumberland.

Update: Dec 19 2016

Jailed ex-children’s doctor, Michael Salmon, given four more years for sexually abusing girls as young as eight

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Dec 12 2016

Former Stoke Mandeville doctor, Michael Salmon (linked to Sir Jimmy Savile), found guilty of indecent assaults

Former doctor already jailed for rape and indecent assault convicted of 14 more counts of historic sex offences

Michael Salmon has now been convicted of a total of 28 serious sexual assaults against 20 children, which included indecent assault and rape, in three separate trials.

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Consultant paediatrician Michael Salmon assaulted 18 girls and a boy while working at Stoke Mandeville hospital in Buckinghamshire in the 1970s and 80s, a jury at Reading crown court was told.

14 indecent assaults at Stoke Mandeville and Royal Buckinghamshire hospitals in the 1970s and 1980s.

Salmon was sentenced to 18 years in 2015 for similar offences.

He was the first person to be charged under Operation Yewtree

The jury was also told Mr Salmon, who will be sentenced next Monday, admitted three charges of indecent assault in 1991.

1991 A good night kiss for Barbara Bush at Stoke Mandeville

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Savile with American Secret Service at Stoke Mandeville Hospital

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Savile was believed to have assaulted more than 60 people at Stoke Mandeville Hospital between 1968 and 1992.

Savile’s youngest victim was aged eight.

Dr Michael Salmon tied a 14-year-old girl, who cannot be named, to a couch and raped her.

One complainant said he talked to her inappropriately and showed her sexual illustrations in a book. Moore said Salmon (a paediatrician) accepted he had the book The Joy of Sex in his consulting rooms.

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Dr Michael Salmon, who comes from a distinguished family of doctors going back several generations, name-dropped eminent doctors he had worked alongside in his position.

Stoke Mandeville was at the centre of a child sex abuse scandal in the late 1980s when a consultant paediatrician, Dr Michael Salmon, was investigated after a whistleblower came forward to the health authority.

Salmon comes from a distinguished family of doctors

Dr Paul Salmon (Forest 1949-54)

Dr Paul Salmon is Dr Michael Salmon’s brother – He was the first to introduce colonoscopy to the UK (1960)

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Dr Michael Salmon, a consultant paediatrician at the Aylesbury hospital, was suspended in 1989 after an investigation by government auditors prompted by concerns about possible financial improprieties. During the inquiry investigators found evidence relating to teenage patients of Salmon and a criminal investigation was launched.

Salmon was jailed for three years in 1990 after admitting indecent assaults on two 13-year-old girls and a 16-year-old girl.

Three years earlier he had been praised by Diana, Princess of Wales, for helping to organise a trip to Walt Disney World in Florida for 300 disabled children (Dreamflight)

He thought he was ‘bomb-proof’

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BBC:

It is not believed any of Salmon’s and Savile’s offending was linked.

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The Establishment (BBC) have spoken…

It is not believed any of Dr Michael Salmon’s and Sir Jimmy Savile‘s offending was linked

…”move along, nothing to see here” tactic…

 


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“It is not believed any of Salmon’s and Savile’s offending was linked.”

Believed by who?

Has it been investigated – proved or disproved???



Before and after his first paedophile conviction, Michael A. Salmon worked for the BBC

Salmon travel to Zambia in September 1984 with the BBC Natural History Unit.

After Dr Michael Salmon’s paedophile conviction in 1990 he worked for the BBC in 2002

The dull, grey morning of 28th July 2002 saw a rather special attempt to attract Purple Emperors down to the car park. BBC naturalist Chris Packham, accompanied by butterfly expert and author Dr Michael Salmon (who was also Wiltshire’s bug recorder) and that excellent wildlife cameraman Graham Hatherley, arrived to film the Emperor for a TV piece about butterfly collecting. Despite having been advised that activity would be at its peak some two weeks earlier, the team were prevented by Chris Packham’s commitments from an earlier visit. Michael Salmon, who has studied and written about the lives and activities of the great lepidopterists of the past, brought along their recommended equipment for attracting and catching the butterflies, and set it all out in the car park. This ranged from an antique butterfly net to a large white sheet on the ground, mirrors to reflect sunlight into the trees, and fruit, salmon, horse dung and bottles of urine – the latter provoking the following exchange: ‘what do you think of my sample – you are an ex-medical man, Mike’? ‘It tells me you have a very good renal function, Chris’.

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Jimmy Savile and Chris Packham (far right) on Jim’ll Fix It 1988

Jim fixes it for young John Sparshatt to have a tarantula crawl up his arm. Chris Packham brings ronny the red knee’d tarantula out for him to hold.


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Sir Jimmy Savile, OBE pictured aboard the Queen Elizabeth 2 during the liner’s 1992 world cruise. The disc jockey and radio and TV personality was “Running around the world”, raising money for Stoke Mandeville and other charities.Cruise company Cunard has cancelled plans for the latest addition to it’s fleet, the new Queen Elizabeth to pay tribute to the broadcaster. The liner had been due to sail past Scarborough, and Savile’s grave, at 15:00 BST on 1 August 2013.
Savile, who has been at the centre of numerous allegations of child abuse, was a frequent traveller with Cunard.The company said it would not be “appropriate” for the planned sail past to go ahead.In January, a Cunard spokeswoman had described Savile as “a true friend of Cunard”.His last voyage was aboard Queen Elizabeth on her maiden Round Britain trip in September 2011, a month before his death.Savile died at the age of 84 on 29 October 2011 and was buried in Scarborough, where he had had a home for 40 years, a week later.The allegations he had abused children were first aired in an ITV documentary on 3 October.A senior Scotland Yard detective described Savile as a “predatory sex offender” who had a “predilection” for young girls
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Sir Jimmy Savile, OBE pictured in Mumbai, India in 1992. The disc jockey and radio and TV personality was “Running around the world”, raising money for Stoke Mandeville and other charities

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Sir Jimmy Savile, OBE pictured outside a Sex Clinic in Mumbai, India in 1992. While other passengers visited the tourist sights, Savile made a macabre excursion to a Hindu crematorium and the Towers of Silence, where members of the Zoroastrian sect leave their dead in the open to be devoured by vultures and other predatory birds.

The disc jockey and radio and TV personality was “Running around the world”, raising money for Stoke Mandeville and other charities

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Jimmy Savile ‘seen having sex with bodies and wheeling body of four-year-old in pram into hospital mortuary’

SAVILE was given unrestricted access to Stoke Mandeville Hospital, including the morgue, despite his reputation as a “sex pest”, a new report was told.

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Miss Miriam Rothschild wrote the intro to his book on butterflies (as was mentioned, the favourite Lepidoptera of the MK Ultra gang).
She was the sister of Nathaniel Mayer Victor Rothschild, 3rd Baron Rothschild, who was a good friend of Edward Heath, Blunt, Burgess, worked for MI5 during World War II and alleged to have been the ‘fifth Spy’.

His medical career had then taken him to hospitals in Middlesex, London, and Ibadan, Nigeria, before he had taken up a senior registrar position in Lincoln, Lincolnshire. Salmon worked as a locum consultant in Maidestone, Gravesend and Dartford, before being headhunted for a top position in developmental medicine in Oxford.

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Three doctors ‘collaborated in the abuse’ by Savile with one ‘helping select child patients to rape’

  • One allegedly ‘collaborated’ with star at Leeds General Infirmary
  • Two others worked alongside former DJ at Stoke Mandeville hospital

Dr Raymond Brown, who worked as a consultant paediatrician with Salmon, said the doctor would have known Savile because everyone at Stoke Mandeville knew him.

 

June Thornton, a former nurse at the infirmary, said this month Savile molested a brain-damaged young girl who was a patient at the hospital. Thornton was recovering from an operation herself when she said she saw Savile “kissing her neck, running his hands up and down her arms, and then started to molest her”.




 Photo of Dr Michael Salmon’s son with friend of the royal family Peter O’Sullevan in Salmon’s office:
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Dr Michael Salmon also had a picture of his son with Jimmy Savile, the Jim’ll Fix It star, on his office wall.

One survivor remembers a photo on the wall of the doctor’s son appearing on Jim’ll Fix It with Savile.
Salmon’s eldest son Martin had appeared on the Jimmy Savile’s popular television show alongside Irish horse racing commentator Peter O’Sullevan.
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Peter O’Sullevan –

Voice of racing, friend of the royals, Joanna Lumley, and Terry Wogan Legendary BBC commentator

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Peter O’Sullevan was a close friend of the Queen Mother and the Queen

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The black and white photograph, shown to the jury, showed a young boy holding a microphone from when Salmon’s eldest son Martin had appeared on the Jimmy Savile’s popular television show alongside Irish horse racing commentator Peter O’Sullevan.
Salmon said it was one of six family photos displayed in his office, alongside an image of a red panda he had adopted from Whipsnade Zoo

Peter O’Sullevan held an auction for the Jimmy Savile Stoke Mandeville Appeal.

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Salmon travel to Zambia in September 1984 with the BBC Natural History Unit.

The sex attacks between 1973 and 1988 occurred at the same time as (Savile’s) offences.

 On another occasion the girl, who suffered from a genetic condition which causes tumours, was allegedly gang-raped when she was aged between 12 and 14.

“After she was raped by three grown men she was taken back to her hospital bed in a wheelchair by a hospital porter.”

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Chillingly, the office of Jimmy Saville at Stoke Mandeville Hospital (outlined in red) overlooked a children’s play area

Savile stayed at the hospital almost every weekend and had his own private quarters

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 Sir Jimmy Savile – who said “I own this hospital”

In 1980, government ministers appointed Savile as chief fundraiser of the new National Spinal Injuries Centre (NSIC).

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Savile, speaking to a patient at Stoke Mandeville Hospitallum

Savile was a porter at Stoke Mandeville in Buckinghamshire from 1969

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Brutal Paedophile Dr Michael Salmon of Stoke Mandeville Hospital was part of the Dreamflight charity – CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER and ORGANISER – amongst vulnerable children without their parents

Why weren’t parents invited??

Letters were sent inviting those nominated to come, and asking their parents to sign in loco parentis forms.   

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Dr Michael Salmon was asked to join the inaugural Dreamflight charity trip, co-founded by former British Airways cabin crew member Patricia Pearce in 1987, as chief medical officer.

Derek Pereira and paedophile Dr Michael Salmon on the first Dreamflight

Stoke Mandeville Hospital provided pediatric advice and wrote to paediatricians throughout the country to nominate children

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“The 1980s saw Savile at the height of his fame and power at Stoke Mandeville Hospital.”

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Queen’s Dressmaker “Lillian” Joyce Burfield RVO and cousin Dame Yvonne Trueman (Derek Pereira’s sister)

The Queen’s dressmaker is cousin to the Derek Pereira, the creator of Dreamflight, and his sister,  pilot and charity fundraiser Dame Yvonne Trueman.

Derek Pereira brought Michael Salmon on board the first Dreamflight in 1987.


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Recent articles on Salmon say he was an organizer of Dreamflight.

Was he involved in the creation of Dreamflight with Pereira and Pearce?

And how in the world could Dreamflight be created through Stoke Mandeville by a Stoke paediatrician and two BA-employeed cousins of the Queen’s dressmaker (who both volunteered for Stoke) without Savile having his grimy, perverted hands involved with it?!


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Stoke Mandeville Hospital provided paediatric advice and wrote to paediatricians throughout the country to nominate children.  Letters were sent inviting those nominated to come, and asking their parents to sign in loco parentis forms.   

Next the organizers needed to find funding for the lease of a 747.  Derek’s small cottage in the wilds of Buckinghamshire became the command centre for organising large numbers of people to raise the money.  The BBC was approached to make a documentary programme.  Filming started in the cottage to show the ‘organisation’.

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PHILIP HOGGE piloted commercially for B.O.A.C. and British Airways for thirty-three years, and was training captain on the Vickers VC10 and Boeing 707 and 747 aircraft.  He was British Airways’ Flight Training Manager, and Chief Pilot of their 747 fleet.  More recently, he served as Director of Operations and Infrastructure for the International Air Transport Association, and as Chairman of EUROCONTROL’s Performance Review Commission.  Brief videos of the inaugural 1987 Dreamflight, of Princess Diana’s visit to the departure hangar, and of the most recent Dreamflight (2013), can be seen, respectively, at www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0RJ3ksYAn4, www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrKPfVbAKoE, and www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTcz60bTNRA.  Dreamflight’s own very informative website is www.dreamflight.org.


Cliff Richard is Patron of Dreamflight

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Celebrities at 1987 Dreamflight sendoff:

Bobby Moore OBE
Michaela Strachan
Roy Castle OBE
Jimmy Tarbuck OBE

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Princess Diana and Sir Jimmy Savile 1983

Sarah Duchess of York (Convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein’s friend – Epstein owned  the “Lolita Express” ) – she had multiple entries in Epstein’s black book and accepted money from him.

Steve Davis
Shakin Stevens
John Junken
Pete Murray

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Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)March 23, 2000

PUPILS ‘RAPED’ AT BEA’S SWISS SCHOOL; Girls drugged and assaulted in their dorm.


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Scandal, though, was already in the air. Two months earlier, a chemistry teacher left after his homosexual fantasies were published on the internet.

Then came disclosures that three girls had been drugged and sexually assaulted in a dormitory

. .. it emerged that the headmaster, Richard McDonald, was not on a sabbatical but in prison on charges of sex offences against children.

Media stories of debauchery and drinking among the pupils followed swiftly.

It was the Duke of York who was most keen to send his daughters to the British-run Alpine establishment where the fees range from £15,300 to £22,325 a year. He was particularly attracted by the school’s ethos which was based on the philosophy of Kurt Hahn, the founder of the Duke’s own alma mater, Gordonstoun.

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Dreamflight’s Sara Ferguson – Duchess of York

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The Duchess Of York With Dreamflight Children At Heathrow Airport

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More on Dreamflight and its people:

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2013 Dreamflight co-founder Pat Pearce at Discovery Cove, Orlando, Florida as part of the annual Dreamflight Charity trip to the USA.

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Patricia Pearce and Derek Pereira back home at Heathrow

Dreamflight was co-founded in 1986 by Patricia Pearce MBE and Derek Pereira, both of whom worked for British Airways – co-founders Derek Pereira and Pat Pearce, former British Airways flight engineer and flight attendant respectively

Patricia had previously helped to organise a BA project, Skyride, which raised money to take underprivileged children on a one-hour ‘Christmas party’ flight. Patricia and Derek decided to go a step further and raise money to take deserving children to Walt Disney World, and Dreamflight was born.

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One by one the 288 children walked or were carried off the British Airways jet into a sea of smiles from a crowd of clowns and well-wishers.

An hour after landing Monday evening at Orlando International Airport, the British youngsters, suffering from incurable diseases, were aboard a caravan of 13 Greyhound buses and preparing for an eagerly awaited three-day tour of Walt Disney World and Sea World.

The unprecedented effort to bring the children to the Central Florida attractions was the brainchild of British Airways flight engineer Derek Pereira and flight attendant Patricia Pearce.

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Dreamflight is a UK-registered charity that was started in 1987 by its two founders, Derek Pereira and Pat Pearce, who were both with British Airways.

Mr Pereira had first become involved with the disabled when he volunteered to help at the Stoke Mandeville handicapped games in England in 1983.

Pat Pearce MBE Biography

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Dreamflight co-founder Pat Pearce MBE has led an amazing life, from her days of flying around the world including 2 weeks with HM Queen Elizabeth II, to setting up a one-off trip for 200 children to America – a ‘one-off trip’ that has happened every year for the last 25! As we embark on the 26th Dreamflight trip, the inspirational story of Pat Pearce MBE has been captured in the autobiography ‘My Dream Flights.

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Patricia Pearce MBE, who joined BOAC (British Airways’ long-haul predecessor) in 1962 – a year before Elizabeth II was crowned – and served The Queen on her scheduled two-week Royal visit to New Zealand, in 1974, said: “The trip ended up lasting almost two months because the Heath government was brought down in the middle of the trip so the Royal couple had to come back to the UK and then fly back out again.

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Cliff and BBC’s Jill Dando at airport for Dreamflight departure.


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TV Presenter Jill Dando October 1998 at the Dreamflight photo call at Heathrow

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Kitty serenades the children every year as they fly off to Florida, and we’re supposed to assume that Savile and Stoke Mandeville/British Airways/Queen of England’s Dreamflight had nothing to do with each other.

Salmon worked two decades at Stoke,

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Savile lived at Stoke;

Jimmy Savile was given a bedroom in a building used to accommodate young medical students

Savile was free to come and go from his own flat on the hospital premises whenever he chose.

Furnished with leather sofas, chandeliers, a bed and a shower, it had its own special front door with a gold letter box and plaque.


Savile was even allowed to continue puffing away on his trademark cigars within the suite after smoking was banned throughout the rest of the hospital.

In 1978, Jimmy Savile described what he got out of the association with the Buckinghamshire hospital. “There are forty wards at Stoke Mandeville… and they are all filled with people; I will be able to do exactly what I feel like doing. If I feel like going on the ladies’ ward and pulling their legs, I can do that. If I want to go the kids’ ward and have a bit of a knock about, I can do that.”

In 2009, two Surrey Police officers interviewed Savile in his private office at the hospital where, secure in his lair and surrounded by the bricks and mortar he considered to be his own, he obfuscated, denied and then issued threats of his own.

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Salmon was a child-abusing pediatrician charity organizer for Dreamflight, while Savile, a child-abusing children’s charity organizer, raped children at Stoke;

Two other organisers were cousins to the Queen’s dressmaker, Savile was tight with the Royals.

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Not too hard to see connections here.

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1984 Patients at Stoke Mandeville Hospital in Buckinghamshire enjoy afternoon tea with Prince Philip and TV presenter Jimmy Savile

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1984 Radio and TV personality Jimmy Savile pins a taxi driver’s badge to his tie before chauffeuring Prince Philip from Stoke Mandeville Hospital, where the Prince visited the National Spinal Injuries Centre

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Queen honours volunteer Yvonne Trueman

Sister of Dreamflight’s Derek Pereira – Yvonne Trueman

The Order of Saint Joachim is pleased to have contributed to Dame Trueman’s charitable projects and offers its warmest congratulations

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A LONG-TIME Bahrain resident is to be honoured with an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) for her social work in Bahrain and abroad. Britain’s Queen Elizabeth is expected to present Yvonne Trueman with the award in a ceremony to held at Buckingham Palace, in London, UK, this summer. The Briton has been greatly involved in fund-raising in Bahrain and helping orphans in Belize, for more than 25 years. Mrs Trueman, who has been a resident of Bahrain for more than 25 years, found out she was on the honours list when she received a phone call from the UK.

It is a project she committed herself to more than 10 years ago, following the death of her son Captain Julian Pooley, a helicopter pilot in the British Army.

It was only after his death in a road accident while stationed in Belize in 1994 that she learned how much he had been doing for the children of an orphanage in Belize City, so she decided to carry on for him.

Wildtracks is a volunteer, non-profit organisation located on the north-eastern coast of Belize, which focuses on conservation and environmental education. Mrs Trueman’s fund-raising not only helps support the orphans at the Dorothy Menzies Child Care Home, but also to send some of the children for weekends at Wildtracks.

Mrs Trueman was already a veteran charity worker long before getting involved with the Belize orphanage, having started running to raise funds for the Muharraq Geriatric Hospital 20 years ago.

Thousands of dinars were raised over the course of the many kilometres she covered in four London marathons, two New York marathons and half a dozen local half marathons.

Mrs Trueman’s charity work also includes her involvement in the Dreamflight project, which takes seriously ill children on a 10-day journey-of-a-lifetime in Disney World, Orlando, Florida, US.

She has been Dreamflight Bahrain’s chief fund-raiser for the last five years, but has been involved in Dreamflight since her brother Derek Pereira founded it in 1986.

Every year, since 2001, Bahrain has been able to send two children on Dreamflight as ambassadors of the kingdom, joining hundreds of other seriously ill youngsters from the UK and Hong Kong on the holiday, which is supported by British Airways.

Mrs Trueman is also a pilot, who is encouraging flight training among nationals and residents of the Gulf states. She earned her private pilot’s licence following months of training in the UK more than 30 years ago.

Subsequently, she joined the family aviation business and travelled the world engaged in sales and marketing.

She also compiled several flight guides for private pilots and worked as a correspondent in Switzerland.

Finally, she worked as an aircraft broker (selling aircraft to the uninitiated), and it was in this capacity that she first came to Bahrain in the late 70s.

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Bahrain resident Yvonne Trueman, who along with her brother Dreamflight founder Derek Pereira helped make Dreamflight Bahrain a reality in 2001, is getting ready to auction off her Ready Steady Cook signed apron.

Ms Trueman and her daughter, Katharine Pooley, are to appear in the popular television show Ready Steady Cook on BBC TV next Wednesday.

Her daughter – Katharine Pooley – interior designer to the super-rich

…she has designed everything from cottages to castles — one of which, Forter Castle in Scotland, she owns. Currently giving another castle a makeover for a client in Buckinghamshire

She comes from a family that relishes a challenge. Her father, Robert, has just received the MBE for services to aviation. He created a flight equipment company in 1957 after serving in the RAF, and it was he who bought then-derelict Forter Castle in Perthshire in 1990. The 1560s wreck is now a glamorous holiday let, having been passed on to his daughter who has filled it with Scottish charm.

Today, Pooley, owner of a high-end homewares boutique in Walton Street, SW3, and with a 40-strong design company, is at her Chelsea home to chat. However, she pounces on the phone and starts quick-fire bidding on lots in  Sotheby’s Duchess of Devonshire antiques sale to use in forthcoming projects for wealthy owners who want something with grand connections.

Katharine now has her own shop on London’s Walton Street and counted Mohamed Al Fayed, the owner of Harrods, as one of her first clients. Visitors to her shop now include many stars, including Elizabeth Hurley and Ivana Trump, and she has won two Decorex awards and an Andrew Martin award for interior design. Katharine works with her husband, Dan Voyce, has a staff of 20 and works on properties around the world.

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The Herald – Fall 2010
Communication of The Order of Saint Joachim

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[PIC – Dame Yvonne Trueman MBE, DJ, Receives Fellowship from Duke of Edinburgh]

Our member Dame Yvonne Trueman MBE, DJ,
FRaeS, FRIN, a Bahrain-based aviation pioneer, has
been awarded the prestigious Fellowship of the
Royal Institute of Navigators at a special ceremony
in London. Dame Trueman received her award from
the HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh at the
Royal Geographical Society’s auditorium in
Kensington
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The award was made In recognition of her lifetime
devoted to general aviation as a cartographer, author
and pilot, and her active promotion of private flying
in the Middle East
. Dame Trueman is also active in
Bahrain charitable work and known for her role in
the Bahrain Dreamflight Project

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Yvonne also served as a co-pilot during the Iran/Iraq war ferrying passengers out of Baghdad to Kuwait.

Hailing from Hatfield in England, she belongs to a family of dedicated charity workers. Between her and her two brothers, they have run over 50 marathons for good causes.

Personally, Yvonne has run four London and two New York marathons along with a number in Bahrain.

Yvonne’s first landing in Bahrain was almost 30 years ago when she came here with her husband, Dr Arthur Trueman.

She said: “He was the Chief Medical Officer at ALBA for 10 years until his death in 1987. He was very well-known in Bahrain – in those days Alba Medical Centre also looked after Gulf Air, British Airways and other major companies in Bahrain, it was a large practice with three major clinics for all the staff and their families.

“When my husband died, I decided to stay on for two years, but have been here since.”

Gulf Weekly – June 6 – 12, 2007
Bahrain’s superwoman


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A SPECIAL toast to the Queen will be raised in Bahrain today, as she celebrates her 80th birthday. For Bahrain resident Yvonne Trueman has a personal insight into the woman who has worn the crown for 53 years. For over 40 years, the Queen’s wardrobe has been designed by English couture house Hardie Amies, of Saville Row.

The mainstay of Hardie Amies was ‘Miss Lillian’, who has dressed and made many of the Queen’s clothes over the decades.

‘Miss Lillian’ is her professional name, but to Mrs Trueman, she is simply cousin Joyce.

There is another ‘royal’ link to Bahrain – for Joyce made the dress which the Queen wore when she met the late Amir HH Shaikh Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa, in 1979.

Four years ago, Joyce, whose family name is Burfield, visited Bahrain to give a talk to the American Woman’s Association.

Two years ago Joyce was awarded a Royal Victorian Order (RVO), which is given in recognition of loyal services to the royal family.