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Westminster Paedophile Ring – Roddam Twiss / son of Sir Frank Twiss

Pervert son of a former Black Rod was quizzed by police investigating the Westminster child-sex abuse claims over his late father Sir Frank Twiss’ connection to a prolific paedophile MP

  • Two retired policemen reveal they were banned from investigating Twiss
  • The Mail on Sunday tracked down Twiss to a dingy flat in West London
  • He said he had given up ‘spanking’ boys and bragged of his access to Parliament 
12 May 2018

Claims about a Westminster child-sex ring took a new turn last night when it emerged that police have interviewed the paedophile son of a former Black Rod, the Queen’s envoy in the Lords.

Roddam Twiss – whose father Sir Frank was Black Rod in the 1970s, responsible for security and ceremonies at the Lords – was quizzed by officers investigating the claims.

The news came as two retired policemen told The Mail on Sunday they were banned from investigating Twiss in the late 1970s after Liberal MP Sir Cyril Smith, a prolific child-sex abuser, was allegedly seen taking a rent boy to Twiss’s London home.

Hiding his past: Roddam Twiss last week

They say Mr Twiss:

  • Was well known among London’s rent boys;
  • Was banned from the Palace of Westminster by his father;
  • Visited Dolphin Square, the private apartment block in Westminster where Establishment figures allegedly had wild parties.

Police say their inquiries were halted when they told their superiors Twiss could be involved in a wider racket supplying rent boys to VIPs.

Incredibly, they didn’t know former prep school teacher Twiss had been jailed in 1967 for assaulting boys as young as 11, tying them up and beating them.

He was later imprisoned twice for fraud.

Nor did they know that he rented a room to Lennie Smith, one of Britain’s most vicious paedophiles.

The Mail on Sunday tracked down Twiss to a dingy flat in West London.

Twiss, who changed his name to Raymond Gibson in a bid to shake off his past, strongly denied any wrongdoing – but confirmed much of what the two policemen said.

He spoke frankly of his jail terms, said he had given up ‘spanking’ boys, and bragged of his access to Parliament and Dolphin Square, calling it ‘a den of iniquity for 30 years’.

He displayed an expert knowledge of London’s rent boy scene in 1970s and 1980s and described the ‘dangers’ faced by gay MPs and peers who picked up young men.

Twiss said he felt ‘alarmingly well’ for his 78 years. But asked if he knew the names of the politicians involved, he said: ‘No. And I wouldn’t tell you if I did.’

The Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, Admiral Frank Twiss, approaches the Speaker and members of the House of Commons to summon them to the Bar of the House of Lords for the state opening of Parliament

The Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, Admiral Frank Twiss, approaches the Speaker and members of the House of Commons to summon them to the Bar of the House of Lords for the state opening of Parliament

He said he had no idea police had investigated him at the time.

The developments come after a series of claims and counter-claims regarding allegations of a historic child sex abuse ring at Westminster.

Much-publicised claims that young boys had been raped and even murdered at Dolphin Square by VIPs turned out to have been made by a fantasist. Today’s disclosures will spark fresh speculation that not all the claims of sexual misconduct and rent boys at Westminster were groundless.

The new claims are expected to be considered by Alexis Jay, head of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sex Abuse, who has reaffirmed her determination to find out if claims of a Westminster paedophile ring were covered up.

In a statement on Thursday, she vowed to look into ‘concern that police investigations into possible child sexual abuse linked with Westminster may have been the subject of inappropriate interference’.

She added she would also look into the disclosure last year that MI5 and the Director of Public Prosecutions lied to cover up the Cyril Smith rent boy scandal.

The MoS was told of the allegations about Twiss by two former vice squad officers. They investigated him after monitoring the ‘Meat Rack,’ a notorious haunt for rent boys in Piccadilly. They saw Smith pick up a youngster and followed him to an address in Cricklewood, North-West London.

When they found out that it was the home of Twiss, they investigated him and uncovered his links to the corridors of power. When they told their superiors, the investigation was abruptly scrapped.

The two former police officers, who have asked to remain anonymous, said they were deeply frustrated by the decision. One went on to hold a series of high-profile security jobs and the other worked for a well-known sports team.

One of them recalled: ‘We went to the police station in Belgravia, and found a file that said Twiss had been banned by his father from entering the Palace of Westminster. He also went to Dolphin Square late at night. We thought he could be procuring boys for bigger figures from pimps at the Meat Rack. Well-to-do people would not want to be seen somewhere like that. We also followed him to the Meat Rack. Our superiors called it off. We assumed it was to protect VIPs.’

Asked why they did not discover Twiss’s 1967 conviction for assaulting young boys, one of the former policemen said: ‘We had trouble finding out anything about him.’

As well as serving as Black Rod, Twiss’s father Sir Frank was Secretary to the Lord Great Chamberlain, whose duties include dressing the Monarch on Coronation Day. After he died in 1994, the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh attended his thanksgiving service.

Well-connected: Sir Frank Twiss, the former Black Rod

Well-connected: Sir Frank Twiss, the former Black Rod

A former Admiral, Sir Frank had connections to Royal, military and political elites. In 1960 he was made Naval Secretary to First Sea Lord, Lord Carrington, later Defence Secretary under Edward Heath and Foreign Secretary under Margaret Thatcher. As Second Sea Lord in 1968, Sir Frank ordered a crackdown on the ‘unnatural vice’ of homosexuality in the Navy.

There have been persistent claims that Meat Rack inquiries were blocked to protect VIPs. In 2016, former Chief Inspector Howard Groves said police were warned not to investigate Establishment figures. And Norman Tebbit, a Cabinet Minister in the 1980s, has said there ‘may well’ have been a cover-up to protect ‘the system.’

With their permission, this newspaper passed details of the two officer to Wiltshire Police, which carried out Operation Conifer into claims about Sir Edward Heath. Officers interviewed both men.

Mr Twiss told us that three officers from the operation interviewed him for three hours. He denied any wrongdoing.

‘The rent boys would claim to be over age but were more like 14’ 

‘I thought I’d be dead by now, but I’m alarmingly well,’ says Roddam Twiss as I interview him at his dingy flat in West London.

At 78 his memory is as sharp as a knife as he describes the London rent-boy scene of the 1970s and 1980s and the ‘Meat Rack’: ‘It started at the railings of the Regent Palace Hotel.

‘Rent boys looking for customers would lean on the railings and men looking for boys would go and see if they fancied anyone.

VIP parties: Dolphin Square

VIP parties: Dolphin Square

‘But it was dangerous. Most of the boys just wanted to rob you for drugs. It was much safer to pick up one in one of Soho’s gay drinking clubs. They would all say they were over age but some were more like 14 or 15.’

Twiss says political figures were among those who went looking for rent boys. But asked if he knew their names, he replies ‘No. And if I could I wouldn’t tell you’, adding: ‘There were more Tories than Labour.’

When I ask Twiss what he knows about claims of a paedophile ring at Westminster, he says police investigating historic child abuse visited him recently and spent three hours asking him similar questions, mainly about Sir Edward Heath. He told them he did not believe the former PM abused young boys.

As we chat in his front room, Twiss introduces me to Martin, 28, who he says is his carer. A succession of other scruffy young men stroll in and out of the flat. ‘I’m gay – I make no bones about that,’ says Twiss, unprompted.

He says he met scandal-hit Liberal leader Jeremy Thorpe ‘in passing’ and was ‘always suspicious’ about him, and adds that ‘everyone knew’ Cyril Smith was picking up young rent boys in Soho.

When I tell Truss he was followed by police around 1978 or 1979, he is shocked.

But he corroborates key aspects of the police story: he lived above a parade of shops in Cricklewood and was a regular visitor to Dolphin Square. However, he flatly denies Smith took a rent boy to his flat. ‘I knew Cyril was into boys. But absolutely not. It would have brought shame to my father.’

Asked if he was a ‘fixer’ who procured rent boys for other Westminster figures, he replies sharply: ‘Even if I was I wouldn’t tell you, I assure you.’ And he insists he never went to the ‘Meat Rack’.

However, he is happy to boast of his connections. ‘My father was Black Rod and high-profile in political circles… I used to visit him at the Lords where he had a grace and favour home.’

His second entrée to high society was through his ‘stockbroker’, the Hon Mervyn Greenway, millionaire playboy son of the 3rd Baron Greenway. ‘Mervyn knew everyone in high places,’ says Twiss. ‘I met them through him.’ He often visited Greenway at his flat in Dolphin Square, a place he says was perfect for residents, including Westminster figures, who wanted to misbehave.

‘If you knew the right porter, you’d leave a few pounds and they would allow your guests in with no questions asked.’

Parties would start in the flats and then ‘spill outside into the square on balmy summer evenings. It was ‘a den of iniquity for 30 years’, with residents’ ‘mistresses and prostitutes’ among the guests.

Including male prostitutes? ‘Yes, probably.’ But again, he can’t – or won’t – name names.

Twiss says his father ‘thought I should have done more with my life’ and was disappointed he did not follow him into the Armed Forces, instead going into teaching. But he refuses to believe his father banned him from the Palace of Westminster.

He says he gave up ‘spanking’ young boys long ago and he changed his name to Raymond Gibson after finishing his third jail sentence in 2006 and ‘disappeared’ from London, moving to Sheerness, Kent.

Twiss happily agreed to meet me for dinner the next day to continue our conversation. But he cried off at the last minute, texting: ‘I told you all I can remember. I am not willing to defame the dead because it will only hurt their families.’

Roddam Twiss  – Abuser with a long history of scams and assaults

Roddam Twiss has a string of criminal convictions. In 1967, he was jailed for three years on seven charges of assaulting boys as young as 11. He and another man were said to have ‘stripped, tied up and beaten’ their victims.

In the 1980s, he served 18 months in jail for a business con, seeking investment in a fake cheesecake factory. And in 2004 at Southwark Crown Court, he was handed a three-and-a-half-year sentence for a £1.2 million scam.

He was accused of duping wealthy Americans using ‘flannel’ and dropping the names of ‘titled and influential people.’

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Sir Cliff Richard appeared in Parliament alongside DJ Paul Gambaccini

It was also said that Twiss tried, unsuccessfully, to entice DJ Paul Gambaccini into investing in one of his dubious schemes.

Roddam Twiss  – He rented a room to vile paedophile

When police investigated Roddam Twiss in the late 1970s, it appears they had no idea that one of Britain’s most vicious paedophiles, Lennie Smith, was renting a room from him.

Twiss confirmed that Smith, jailed in 1992 for his part in a paedophile gang that killed five boys, once rented a room at his Cricklewood Broadway flat.

Twiss said he helped police to investigate Smith, adding: ‘He was a nasty individual and I was content to provide police with information they deemed useful.’

The paedophile, above, was reportedly 23 when he left Twiss’s flat, which suggests it was around 1978 or 1979 – the same time police were investigating Twiss after following Cyril Smith to Cricklewood.

How Twiss aided Kajagoogoo star

Help: Twiss with Limahl

In a curious episode of his past life, Twiss helped to fund the early pop career of Kajagoogoo lead singer Limahl.

Help: Twiss with Limahl

Twiss told us he met Limahl, real name Chris Hamill, when the singer was a teenager.

Hamill lived with him in Cricklewood and Twiss would drive him to clubs including gay haunt Heaven, where DJ Paul Gambaccini was given Hamill’s demo tape in 1982.

Limahl (Hamill) later moved in with Gambaccini.

Dame Alun Roberts‏ @ciabaudo

Today’s MoS article flies in the face of the drivel that the Fail has been reporting that Nick is a fantasist. They must be very afraid of this man

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Paul Gambaccini , far right, with, from left, Jimmy Savile, Ed Stewart, Dave Lee Travis and Annie Nightingale at Radio 1’s 15th birthday party in 1982


Diary of a witch-hunt: In his own words, Paul Gambaccini reveals the pain of being denounced as a sex attacker and demonised by police – all on fantasists’ claims

Savile sex scandal hits horrific new low as former colleague Paul Gambaccini claims on Radio Five Live that DJ was a ‘necrophiliac’

  • Former BBC DJ said he was aware of claims in the eighties
  • ‘The expression I came to associate with Savile’s sexual partners was “under-age subnormals”, says colleague of the Jim’ll Fix It presenter
  • In 1990 interview Savile dismissed claims he was a necrophiliac after saying he took pleasure in taking dead people to a hospital mortuary

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2221922/Jimmy-Savile-necrophiliac-says-colleague-Paul-Gambaccini.html

Paul Gambaccini threatens legal action against ‘vile’ Met police

20 Oct 2016

Paul Gambaccini and Sir Cliff Richard leave parliament on Monday after meeting MPs and peers to warn them of the impact of being wrongly accused of sex crimes

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/oct/20/paul-gambaccini-threatens-legal-action-against-vile-met-police

1974 Sir Frank Twiss  …he took over as Secretary to the Lord Great Chamberlain, and then, when the Lords’ Serjeant-at-Arms retired, he took over that job too, involving everything to do with housekeeping and security. In the mornings, he comes down from his one-bedroom flat in the Palace.
The Observer 03 Nov 1974

 


Twiss

UK Admiral Sir Frank Roddam Twiss, the Second Sea Lord, warning commanders to be on the look out for “unnatural vice”.

The Navy’s chief lawyer noted: “It is not necessary to carry out a witch hunt for the more discreet offenders … that it goes on discreetly and hidden away need not cause us too much dismay.”

In 1981, 11 members of the crew of the Queen’s yacht ‘Britannia’ were charged in connection with  sex. scandal

1964 Commission issued to Frank Twiss…authorising him …to assemble Courts-Martial as often as he shall see occasion.

Mischief‏@mischiefx

Times, Sep 6 1967 Roddam Quintin Twiss, son of Sir Frank Twiss (Black Rod/Admiral of the Fleet)

…charged with assaulting a boy aged 11



Anthony Daly‏ @anthonydaly01

Well this is interesting. In I describe how one evening I was introduced to a group of paedophiles, all of whom used silly nick names. One man was introduced to me as Mr Twist (as in Oliver). The MoS has just revealed his identity: Roddam Twiss!


justme‏ @zante03

well if this doesn’t tie a bunch of child rapists and murderers to the establishment via at least RODDAM TWISS  (now RAYMOND GIBSON) of West

Lennie Smith shacked up with Twiss Lennie Smith part of the Dirty Dozen who murdered Jason Swift and other young lads. Sidney Cooke still alive isn’t he << lucky escape

HRH Crafty Muvva @craftymuvva:

I believe Smith lived with Twiss in Belgravia before later on shacking up with the Telegraph sub-editor.

Anthony Daly‏ @anthonydaly01

Tom Driberg lived in the Barbican. He died in 1976, a year after I met him.

Truthseeker‏ @thewakeupcall09

Apparently there was a paedophile ring operating in Barbican in 1982/84. Paedophile Roger Took, director of the Barbican Art Gallery

http://www.spectator.co.uk/2008/07/the-establishment-paedophile-how-a-monster-hid-in-high-society/

 

Roger Took

The Establishment Paedophile’s wife

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/you/article-1083032/The-Establishment-paedophiles-wife-My-husband-8217-s-secret-tore-lives-apart.html

2013 – 6th Feb – John Stingemore, 70, St leonards on Sea East Sussex, and Tony McSweeney, 66 a Roman CatholicPriest
from Norfolk arrested by MET police under OP Fernbridge and questioned at Belgravia station in relation to Elm Guest
House abuse allegations.

link


Driberg befriended at various times the satanist Aleister Crowley and the Kray twins.

After his death, allegations were published about his role over many years as an MI5 informant, a KGB agent, or both.

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

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Driberg with Reggie Kray

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Dribreg with Lord Boothby

Cliff Richard and Lord Boothby

http://aanirfan.blogspot.com/2014/08/cliff-richard-top-pedophile-rings.html

Anthony Daly‏ @anthonydaly01

Lord Boothby lived in 1 Eton Square where he was visited by Ron Kray and rent boys. He moved in the same circles as L’Isle.

link

HRH Crafty Muvva @craftymuvva:

So Tom Driberg was living in Mountjoy House and Roddam Twiss was living in Thomas More House at the Barbican in 1975.

 
 1967: Roddam Twiss, teacher & Richard J Hitchcock, driver:
1967: Roddam Twiss

Grayshott is in Petersfield.

Petersfield is near where Vishal was found & where Lennie Smith’s death was registered…

Even though it was reported that Lennie Smith died in a paedo unit in Nottingham.

 

My Sweet Landlord‏ @MySweetLandlord

MP for nearby Petersfield in 1982 was Michael Mates. Of Dolphin Square fame.


Father claims Scotland Yard covered up son’s murder by Westminster paedophiles

Exclusive: The father of murdered eight-year-old Vishal Mehrotra says police ignored a tip-off that the boy may have been abducted by a VIP paedophile ring

 


HRH Crafty Muvva @craftymuvva:

Did his ‘stockbroker’ go down to Fontwell often, I wonder? Wasn’t there a big race on there during the weekend Vishal disappeared?

I just checked – it was Goodwood racing that weekend.

Martin Walkerdine‏ @mwalkerdine

Michael Mates lived at Durford Mill / Mehrotra body found Durford Abbey Farm just 200 yard away

Dame Alun Roberts‏ @ciabaudo:

Wasn’t that just a couple of hundred yards from Michael Mates MP’s doorstep?

Michael Mates MP lived at Dursford Mill …

Isn’t Paedobritain a small world? Michael Mates was campaign manager to paedophile Patrick Rock!

 

Was Michael Mates, friend of Rantzen’s lover Fairbairn, ever interviewed by Police re. Vishal’s disappearance.

 

 


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Michael Mates attending Leon Brittan’s memorial service

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Mates set to make over £100,000 from Dolphin Square windfall

6 Sep 2012

https://www.channel4.com/news/by/michael-crick/blogs/mates-set-to-make-over-100000-from-dolphin-square-windfall

HRH Crafty Muvva @craftymuvva

1990: : Yet more reasons for its inclusion in

ColinWallace MichaelMates

Ben Smith‏ @brumsongsben

Michael Mates was leadership campaign manager for Michael Heseltine (shirt shop investor)

Michael Heseltine helps fund Harvey Proctor shirt shop

http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/april/16/newsid_2524000/2524727.stm

Truthseeker‏ @thewakeupcall09

Who did Michael Mates allegedly caught in flagrante years ago ?

HRH Crafty Muvva @craftymuvva

Are you referring to this from 1981?

Truthseeker‏ @thewakeupcall09
Not that one, this two very well known male politicians together.

Dame Alun Roberts‏ @ciabaudo:

From Freddie Mercury’s biography:


 

Limahl – Children’s charity NSPCC/Princess Margaret

The front cover of the programme for the ‘Children’s Royal Variety Show’ in aid of the ‘NSPCC’ (National Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty To Children)

http://limahl.com/finding-success/

justme‏ @zante03

the singer LIMAHL mentioned regarding Gambachinni .. was he getting it on with the older men one wonders.. Adam Ant ‘s father = Alfred Leslie Goddard was in SAME gang as Lennie Smith too wasn’t he all same era innit

and he also starred in an Adam Ant promo video

justme‏@zante03

how kind of RODDAM TWISS to give singer LIMAHL THEN THOUSAND POUNDS to get equipment to hit the big time…very generous

 

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Adam Ant’s mother was an embroiderer or the Queen’s dressmaker Norman Hartnell. and worked at Paul McCartney’s house as a cleaner.

Like Sidney Cooke, Leslie Alfred Goddard was also a chauffeur to rich families.
link

Alfred Leslie Goddard had served in the Royal Air Force.

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

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Ted Heath with Margaret Thatcher and Quintin Hogg

Adam Ant’s school governers were MPs.  The MPs  called Quintin Hogg and Margaret Thatcher (junior minister) and Adam Ant’s family were given Council accommodation.

justme‏@zante03

http://lightbluecar.com/nl/The%20Official%20Adam%20Ant%20Story%20%5Bv01%5D.pdf

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Quintin Hogg, the Lord Chancellor

Bank job that opened the door on a royal sex scandal

The ex-gang member said he was terrified to discover one box belonged to the-then head of the judiciary.

He said: “It was owned by Quintin Hogg, the Lord Chancellor.

When we opened it we dropped it on the floor like it was a time bomb. We didn’t want to take anything that might give us extra trouble so we left it

And what was most disturbing was the child pornography we found.

We were disgusted and left it in their open boxes so police could trace the owners.”

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/bank-job-that-opened-the-door-on-a-royal-293740

1984    “Heath Picture” Case … found five erotic colour photographs showing the woman with two children and two men – Mr Heath and a police detective


@TailWaggingTheDog DogWaggedByTail

I can’t understand why, in the midst of his hissy fit, Harvey Proctor told anyone who was listening that he was being asked about Albert Leslie Goddard (Adam Ant’s father).

Adam Ant's father, Alfred Leslie Goddard (left), was jailed for preying on runaway boys nearly 30 years ago

Adam Ant’s father dragged into VIP child abuse probe: Alfred Leslie Goddard was jailed for preying on runaway boys nearly 30 years ago

  • Alfred Leslie Goddard was jailed for preying on boys nearly 30 years ago 
  • His pop star son, Adam Ant, had a string of chart hits in the 1980s 
  • Goddard has now been dragged into the Westminster child abuse probe 
  • He was part of a gang that included notorious paedophile Sidney Cooke

https://i1.wp.com/i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2015/08/29/22/2BBFF2EB00000578-0-image-m-29_1440884853285.jpg

Goddard’s links to the controversial Operation Midland were revealed by ex-Tory MP Harvey Proctor last week in his furious denunciation of police for treating him as a suspect on the basis of claims made by a single, unnamed alleged victim.

Mr Proctor said he had been asked by officers if he knew Goddard during a lengthy police interview last Monday, in which he was also accused of taking part in sick child abuse alongside former Prime Minister Edward Heath.

‘I was asked if I knew a number of people including Leslie Goddard,’ the former politician said, adding that he did not know him.

One source said last night: ‘It’s an important angle and I don’t think many people know Goddard was part of a ring who were suspected of supplying boys to VIPs.’

Goddard, then 58, was jailed for two years in June 1987 after being convicted at the Old Bailey of sex offences against two boys.

He was one of 12 men told by a judge that they had ‘taken advantage’ of the youths ‘to gratify your sexual desires’. The court heard they had ‘procured’ boys who had run away from home or were in care, plied them with drink and drugs then ‘hawked them about’ to men across London.

At the time, Goddard lived in Eccleston Square, Pimlico, close to the exclusive apartments of Dolphin Square where the VIP child abuse ring is said to have been based.

It was later claimed that his father’s disgrace contributed to the depression and mental health problems later suffered by his son, born Stuart Leslie Goddard, who as Adam Ant enjoyed seven Top 10 singles.

Two years after Goddard was sentenced, his co-defendant Sidney Cooke was one of four jailed for the manslaughter of Jason Swift. The gang took turns to rape the 14-year-old before his strangled body was found in a shallow grave.

Cooke is now 88 and still behind bars. Goddard died in 1997.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3215608/Adam-Ant-s-father-dragged-VIP-child-abuse-probe.html



People070687

^ Goddard – Adam Ant’s father



National archive files on Frank Roddham Twiss from 1971 just recently opened in March 2018

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C16658522

Smith, Lennie (Leonard William)

Leonard William Gilchrist Smith
Born on 23rd August 1954 in Montgomeryshire, Wales Lennie Smith was taken into care after leaving school at fourteen and was, by then, already an active rent boy. Consistently absconding from various care homes he was heavily involved in the gay scene in Oxford, Birmingham and London and accumulated convictions for burglary, theft and attempting to obtain goods by deception.

In London he operated at Victoria Station (where he first met Robert Oliver circa 1973) and the Piccadilly “meat rack” and lived for four years at an address on Eaton Place in Belgravia, “with the son of a man who held a prestigious and historic parliamentary post, meeting him first as a client who enjoyed being tied up and whipped”.

Smith then moved to Southend, working as an amusement arcade assistant for an elderly homosexual called Jack Parsons, who was described as Smith’s “sugar daddy” and whom Smith referred to as his grandad.  The amusement arcade was a cover for dealing in drugs, prostitution of boys and the picking up of boys. At the age of twenty three he was convicted for gross indecency.

In the early 1980’s Smith based himself in Birmingham, and served a year in prison after being convicted for burglary, theft and criminal damage offences. Upon his release he returned to London, becoming the tenant of 70 Templemead on the Kingsmead Estate. Only 5ft 2 in height and looking very young for his age Smith lasted longer than most as a rent boy however he moved on from rent boy to pimp.

In 1984 Smith married a Bolivian student at Hackney Registry Office, having been paid £500 to do so, so the student could secure her residency. By this point he was living at 36 Ashmead House, a flat which was also shared with Robert Oliver and Donald Smith who was the tenant. It was in this flat that Jason Swift was to meet his death a year later.

Also in 1984 Lennie and Donald Smith met Leslie Bailey and introduced him to homosexual ‘orgies’.

Operation Stranger was launched on 17th January 1986 and eventually resulted in conviction of the ‘Dirty Dozen’ gang and four convictions for the killing of Jason Swift. Under Operation Stranger, Smith was arrested in February 1986 and was remanded in custody where he remained until the dirty dozen trial in June 1987 where he was convicted and given a thirty month sentence.

Released from Wandsworth Prison on 23rd October 1987 detectives immediately arrested him outside the prison gates and the following day Smith was charged with the murder of Jason Swift. Immediately remanded ito custody again, Smith remained in custody until he was released at the committal stages in February 1988 when charges were dropped against him.

During the 1989 trial of Cooke, Bailey, Barrell and Oliver for the murder of Jason Swift Bronwyn Bevan QC stated that Jason had become involved with Lennie Smith who then handed him to Sidney Cooke “because he feared the police were taking an unhealthy interest in him”. Smith had always denied knowing Jason but police had uncovered eight witnesses who said differently.  Former rent boy Derek Crabbe said he had seen Jason about a dozen times in 36 Ashmead. A neighbour also recalled seeing Jason leaving Smith’s flat at 70 Templemead.

In May 1989, and immediately after the Jason Swift trial had drawn to a close, Smith was tracked down to a flat at Savernake House in Stoke Newington where he was living with “a bloated, middle aged man who worked as a sub-editor on the Daily Telegraph”. The day following the verdict the Daily Mirror’s front page carried a photo of Smith with the headline “This Man is Evil”.

The Operation Orchid team kept him under close surveillance because his name cropped up more than any other, and on 2nd May 1990, he was arrested at a public toilet where he had indecently assaulted a child. He was sentenced to three years.

Whilst serving the three-year sentence Smith was interviewed with regards to other offences involving a six year old boy. In May 1992, he was charged with offences in relation to this boy and when he was released remanded into custody until his trial.

During the 1991 investigation into Smith in respect to his abuse of the boy he babysat, a friend of the boy’s family who had lived on the same estate was traced to Newcastle.  He emerged as a useful witness but died several months later from AIDS, although not before making a statement to police on his deathbed, detailing homosexual activity on the Kingsmead estate, and also naming a gay priest, who was seen driving children to orgies there.  Robert Oliver had also previously revealed that Smith had passed one boy – a 15 year old called “Michael” on to a gay priest friend of his who took the boy down to Brighton.

Though closely linked to the killing of seven-year-old Mark Tildesley and Barry Lewis, and named in court during the 1992 trial of Leslie Bailey, Smith was never charged.

The CPS decided that, whilst evidence existed, a prosecution against Lennie Smith (and Sidney Cooke) would fail because it relied too heavily on Bailey’s evidence and Bailey’s confession was not enough to prosecute Smith and Cooke.  Leslie Bailey was the only one convicted in relation to Mark’s death.

Smith had always replied “No comment” when asked about Mark.

“That’s all he would say, with a very straight face,” according to former Detective Chief Superintendent Roger Stoodley, who brought the paedophile ring to justice. “He was very calm and very cunning.”

On 9th December 1992 Smith was sentenced to ten years imprisonment for a string of vicious sexual assaults eight years earlier against a six year old boy who he had been baby-sitting. It was reported that on one occasion the boy was taken by Smith to an illicit gay club in the West End.  The boy told the court he had witnessed two men having sex.

Upon Smith’s release in 1999 former police chief superintendent Roger Stoodley, who brought Smith to justice, said “wherever he goes children will die. He will always try and offend again. He does not deserve to have any freedom whatsoever”

Released into a prison housing unit for former sex offenders in 1999, Smith died of AIDS in 2006.

Sources include “Lambs to the Slaughter” by Ted Oliver and Ramsey Smith, “Catching Monsters” by David Bright, and press reports.

2 July 2006

BRITAIN’S most dangerous paedophile, Lenny Smith, has died of AIDS in a secret prison unit – taking to the grave the terrible secret of just how many children he abused and murdered.
The 51-year-old pervert – jailed for 10 years in 1992 for sickening sex attacks on a six-year-old boy – was a member of a sadistic paedophile ring that preyed on children and murdered five boys in the mid-1980s.
http://www.thefreelibrary.com/NEXT+STOP+HELL%3B+EXCLUSIVE+Worst+paedophile+in+Britain+dies+of+AIDS+in…-a0147708938

In May 1989, and immediately after the Jason Swift trial had drawn to a close, Smith was tracked down to a flat at Savernake House in Stoke Newington where he was living with “a bloated, middle aged man who worked as a sub-editor on the Daily Telegraph”. The day following the verdict the Daily Mirror’s front page carried a photo of Smith with the headline “This Man is Evil”.

Daily Mirror, 13th May 1989 (part ocr)

‘…THIS is Lennie Smith who led 14-year-old Jason Swift to his depraved homosexual killers.

He introduced Jason to four other perverts who killed him in a horrific orgy after promising him £5 each, the Old Bailey was told.

Two of the four told police Smith was with them during the attack on Jason.

But Smith is  still  free and  the  Daily  Mirror tracked him down.

The four — Sidney Cooke, 60, Robert Oliver, 36, Leslie Bailey, 35, who was nicknamed Catweazle because of his wild looks, and Steven Barrell 27 — were found guilty at the Old Bailey yesterday of manslaughter and raping Jason.

They will be sentenced on Monday.

Last night they were in solitary confinement — to protect them against attacks from other prisoners.

Smith was arrested and charged with Jason’s murder. But he did not, face

trial, even though some of the killers said in statements that he was in the flat in Hackney, East London, during the orgy in 1985.

Statements by accused people cannot be used as evidence against others unless they are repeated in the witness box — so the charges had to be dropped.

“When we arrested Lennie Smith he was the only one who admitted absolutely nothing.” a detective said.

“The other four admitted being present an were able to charge them.”

When the Daily Mirror confronted Smith in his dingy North London flat, we caught him with his trousers down.

He refused to answerquestions about the death of Jason Swift.

“Why don’t you **** off and leave me alone he screamed.

“Were you there when Jason died?” we asked.”

“I don’t want to talk about it,” he retorted.

“What do you feel about Jason’s death?”

“Nothing. I’m saying nothing,” he said as he fled into the night still only half-dressed and leaving his front door open.

The prosecution told the trial: “It was through lennie Smith, a homosexual with a particular leaning towards young boys, that Jason was introduced to these defendants.

Smith 35, a former rent boy,has been convicted five times for gross indecency.

And in June 1987 he was jailed for 2 1/2 years along with pop star Adam Ant’s father Leslie Goddard for taking part in a child sex racket…'[ SEE BELOW]

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Hackney Gazette, 12th June 1987

Men procured and corrupted boys, court told

The twelve men, who included the father of pop singer Adam Ant, pleaded guilty or were convicted of a variety of serious sexual offences against two boys aged 13, one of 11 and one aged 14.

Among the defendants were Leonard William Smith, 31, of Templemead House, Hackney; Sidney Charles Cooke, 59, of Oswalds Mead, Lindisfarnc Way, Hackney; Simon Haeems, 35, of Victoria Road, Stoke Newing-ton; Walter Ballantyne, 46, of Hather-sage Court, Newington Green, Isling-ton; Colin Byrne, 18, of the same address; Daniel Paine, 33, of Maiden Road, Kentish Town, and Roy Alan Morris, 26, of Crowndale Road, Camden.

Also in the dock were: Alfred Goddard, 58. of Victoria, the father of Adam Ant; John Thornton, 36, of New Addington, Surrey; John Stead, 23, also of New Addington, and Edward Talbot, 47, from Luton.

Ballantyne, with previous convictions for sex offences against hoys, was jailed for six years and three months. Byrne was put on probation for a year.

Smith and Morris were each jailed for 30 months; Turner and Stead for five years; Haeems, Paine and Goddard for two years; Thornton for eight years; Talbot for a year, and Cooke remanded on bail for reports.

http://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.com/2013/07/09/men-procured-and-corrupted-boys-court-told-12-6-87/

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 £1.2m fraud of Black Rod’s son

His father was Sir Frank Twiss, a war hero who survived a Japanese PoW camp and went on to become Admiral of the Fleet and the House of Lords’ Black Rod.

29 July 2004

With his public-school education, connections and charm,Roddam Twiss could have aspired to emulate his father’s achievements.

But today he sits in Belmarsh prison, awaiting sentencing for a £1.2million fraud. Twiss, 64, was found guilty of conspiracy to defraud and was warned by a judge to expect to be jailed when he returns to court in September.

The former teacher had traded on his name to persuade friends and acquaintances to invest in his scheme, with the promise of “high yield” returns and the chance of helping Third World humanitarian causes. A substantial number of US investors were taken in by his pitch and by numerous lengthy, but bogus, documents.

A total of £1.2million was transferred to two sham companies run by Twiss from his former council flat in Bethnal Green. Instead of investing the money Twiss used it to clear his £40,000 mortgage and buy a £48,000 Jaguar. He and his Lebanese-born accomplice Emile Coury, 62, banked the rest of the money in London, France, Guernsey, Switzerland and Lebanon.

Prosecuting counsel Sir Derek Spencer QC told Southwark Crown Court: “His technique was that of a confidence trickster. He used high-sounding business names and verbose language, which was mostly flannel. He name-dropped, making references to a number of titled and influential people.”

Twiss’s victims were well-to-do American professionals such as Miami accountant Anthony Brunson, who put in £68,000 of his savings, and Miami lawyer Kimberley Daise who, with another three people, invested £194,000.

But nearly 40 years ago Twiss had picked on a far more vulnerable group of victims — young schoolboys. In 1967, when he was a 27-year-old teacher in Hampshire, Twiss was jailed for three years for indecently assaulting, stripping and beating five boys, one as young as 11.

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Sir Frank Twiss

The conviction must have come as a terrible blow to Sir Frank, a man of impeccable character and moral strength. The year Twiss was jailed for indecency, his father was promoted to full admiral and would go on to become Black Rod, one of the key ceremonial figures in the Houses of Parliament. He died in 1994.

By the mid-Eighties Roddam Twiss had become involved in London’s rent-boy scene, paying £20 to young men to beat him. He was nicknamed “The Teacher” and known for his sado-masochistic tastes.

Soon after he was sentenced to another three years, this time for a £5,000 business fraud. Over the years Twiss had moved on to the fringes of London’s music scene. He befriended Limahl, who would go on to become the lead singer of Eighties pop band Kajagoogoo, and helped fund two of his early records, recorded under his real name Chris Hamill.

During the Nineties, Twiss set up financial consultancy Dragon Rampant. Here he sacked one of his stockbrokers after the man took an overdose at his desk.

Twiss fired off a curt letter to Leslie Walbrook calling his suicide bid “inconsiderate”. Mr Walbrook’s wife Gill said at the time: “Twiss is a cruel, heartless beast.”

Like many conmen, however, Twiss managed to mask his true intentions beneath a veneer of affable sophistication.

The Serious Fraud Office is trying to recover what is left of the money Twiss swindled from investors.

Peter Twiss with a scale model of the Fairey Delta 2. (The Teegraph)

Sir Frank Twiss’s second cousin Peter Twiss, 83, a retired test pilot who in 1956 broke the world’s absolute speed record, said: “Sir Frank was an outstanding man. He would have been devastated that his son has been convicted.”

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/12m-fraud-of-black-rods-son-6967435.html

Admiral’s son jailed for fraud

13 Oct 2004

A public school-educated conman whose father served as Black Rod in the House of Lords was jailed yesterday for swindling money out of investors who believed they were helping humanitarian projects in the Third World.

Roddam Twiss, 64, was sentenced to three and a half years for conspiracy to defraud after taking £1.2 million from people in the US and Europe. He used his share to clear the mortgage on his house in Bethnal Green, east London, and buy a £48,000 Jaguar.

His accomplice, Emile Coury, 62, escaped prosecution by fleeing to the Lebanon.

Twiss, the son of the former Admiral of the Fleet Sir Frank Twiss, was found guilty in July.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1473993/News-in-brief.html


Peter Twiss (right) drives villain Morzeny's boat in From Russia With Love

Peter Twiss (right) drives villain Morzeny’s boat in From Russia With Love

Lionel Peter Twiss was born on July 23 1921 at Lindfield Sussex and educated at Sherborne School.

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip look over the Fairey Delta 2 with Lieutenant-Commander Peter Twiss

Neville Duke funeral : News Photo

Neville Duke funeral
Former test pilot Peter Twiss (centre) shares a lighter moment with the Duke of Richmond (left) after the funeral of Neville Duke, test pilot and World War II fighter ace at St Andrews Church in Tangmere near Chichester West Sussex

 

Roddam Quintin Twiss 1979 Bankruptcy

55 Park Lane, London W.1

53 Avonmore Road, London W. 14

77 New Bond Street, London W.1

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/48039/page/16292/data.pdf

VISHAL MEHROTRA; MICHAEL MATES; ASIL NADIR

Vishal Mehrotra (above) is believed to have been murdered by the VIP child abuse ring that contained top UK politicians and top people in the UK military and security services.

FIELD MARSHALL BRAMALL; VISHAL. / ELM GUEST HOUSE; MISSING BOYS; LEON BRITTAN.

 
Vishal’s body was found 200 metres away from the home of the top UK politician Michael Mates.

Michael Mates

“Vishal’s body was found on the edge of Durford Abbey Farm, less than 3 miles from Harting.

“Peter Morrison (‘child abuser’) had taken a boy from Harting and assaulted him at Elm Guest House (boy brothel) in Barnes, SW London.

“Michael Mates (MP for Petersfield) lived at Durford Mill as well as Dolphin Square (site of boy brothel) next to Nicholas Fairbairn (‘child abuser’).”

Petersfield | scepticpeg..

Michael Mates was the Conservative Member of Parliament (MP) for the constituency of Petersfield / East Hampshire from 1974 to 2010.

Michael Mates was educated at Salisbury Cathedral School, Blundell’s School and King’s College, Cambridge, where he was a choral scholar.

He served for twenty years in the British Army, leaving in 1974 with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel with the 1st The Queen’s Dragoon Guards.

From 1992 to 1993, Mates was Minister of State at the Northern Ireland Office.

The Kincora boy brothel in Northern Ireland.
Mates resigned after a scandal involving his links to fugitive businessman Asil Nadir.[2]

Asil Nadir was said to be involved in the ‘Arms to Iraq’ scandal.

Mates served as the Chairman of the Defence (1987–1992) and Northern Ireland (2001–2005) select committees and chaired the All-PartyAnglo-Irish Parliamentary Group.

Michael Mates is the father of James Mates, a senior reporter and presenter for ITN.

Lord McAlpine, who got money for the Conservative Party from Asil Nadir

Anonymous left a comment, on the post “COLBY, BARAK, ROTHSCHILD, EPSTEIN, MAXWELL...“, pointing out possible links between the UK child abuse scandal and the sale of arms to Iraq.

1. TheTurkish Cypriot newspaper Kibrisli (13.01.12) reported that Britain illegally sold weapons to Saddam Hussein’s regime through a company run by a wealthy British businessman called Asil Nadir.Lord McAlpine persuaded Asil Nadir to give a large sum of money to the UK Conservative Party.

Cyprus Expat | Blog: Asil Nadir’s Company Used For Selling weapons to Iraq…

Asil Nadir.

2. The Turkish newspaper reported that “an experienced intelligence specialist, who worked for 20 years with the CIA”, told the Turkish newspaper Cumhuriyet that a CIA document shows that the British ‘deep state’ used Nadir’s company for an illegal weapon’s sale.

CIA document shows deep British state involved in secret arms sale …

“The documents which contain the details of USA-UK cooperation, along with the cover for the secret weapon sale’s network, expose that the ‘deep state’ used a series of dirty paths, including murder.

“The documents prove that Unipac, a company based in occupied Famagusta and which is connected to Nadir’s Polly Peck, was among a set of companies used for selling guns to Iraq.

“According to the intelligence specialist, Mark Thatcher, son of ex-Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, received a 12 million fortune from a weapons sale and Nadir’s company Polly Peck tried to cover it.

“This pushed the button for the company’s collapse under the British Serious Fraud Office.”

Cyprus Expat | Blog: Asil Nadir’s Company Used For Selling weapons to Iraq.

Elizabeth Forsyth (born Elizabeth McAlpine), left, with Asil Nadir’s family, in Kyrenia, Northern Cyprus, in July 1987

3. Asil Nadir ran an international fruit, shipping and leisure conglomerate, called Polly Peck.

Elizabeth Forsyth was Nadir’s personal banker.

‘My father Thomas McAlpine of the Scottish McAlpine construction family always treated me as if I was an adult,’ she says. 

The £29m riddle: Why DID Asil Nadir come back? 

“It was a raid on Miss Forsyth’s company, South Audley Management (set up to manage Nadir’s personal matters), by the Serious Fraud Office in September 1990 that triggered the collapse of Polly Peck International…

“The sudden implosion of the international fruit, shipping and leisure conglomerate left 23,000 shareholders with worthless stock…

“Nadir later fled by private jet to his home in Northern Cyprus where he remained until two years ago.”

Miss Forsyth’s conviction for handling stolen cash was overturned on appeal

The £29m riddle: Why DID Asil Nadir come back? 

4. Angus James Wilson was the co-founder of Scallywag Magazine, together with his half brother Simon Regan.

Angus told Simon “that he had been supplied with compromising pictures of ….”

The photos were of a top cabinet minister, alleged to be linked to the Welsh child abuse scandal.

Reportedly, in 1996, Angus took the photos to Northern Cyprus to show to Asil Nadir.

Almost immediately afterwords, Angus died in a car crash in Cyprus (September 1996.)

Someone “took all Angus’s possessions into his own custody, presumably with the photographs.”

Angus James Wilson died in 1996 and Simon Regan died around 2000.

justice denied: death of scallywag co founder angus james wilson …

 

Sterling Sub-Machine Gun, the weapon at the center of James Edmiston’s arms-to-Iraq trial. SOURCE: Reg Speller/Fox Photos/Getty Images 

5. Anonymous comments:

“I understand MI6 used British companies to get around the embargo; many were collapsed to take the fall, leaving a lot of disgruntled businessmen like Gerald Reavney James, Astra.

“Scallywag (Wilson, Davis) had compromising photos of Y, which they were selling to Nadir.

“Giovanni di Stefano is representing Nadir: he has refused to withdraw allegations re X.

“X was somehow connected to the SA nuclear matter.

“No wonder there was no libel claim re the Scallywag article.”


Mafia?

Reportedly, the CIA document, which has not yet been made public, implicates “MI6 agent Stephan Kock” and contains the statement that the arrest of Polly Peck CEO Asil Nadir was arranged through the British Serious Fraud Office.

CIA document shows deep British state involved in secret arms sale …

“Claims have also been made that apart from Mark Thatcher, the then Defence Sales Organisations chairman Lord Levene and British Military Services chairman Lord Cuckney had retired after having become millionaires from the arms sale to Iraq. 

“The CIA document also gives coverage to the suspicious death of experienced journalist Jonathan Moyle in Chile in the wake of the surfacing of allegations concerning Matrix Churchill, Astra and CIA connected Chilean company Allivane regarding the arms sale to Iraq.

“Claims had been made that Stephan Kock was responsible for the suspicious death of Moyle who was the editor of the Helicopter Defence World.

“There are claims that Moyle was murdered in a way that looked like natural death after he had started investigating Cardoen who was a close friend of Mark Thatcher and was in control of the Allivane company which was planning to sell helicopters to Iraq.

“There are other claims which say that the MI6 and SAS were responsible for the murder of Gerald Bull who was killed in an assassination that was carried out outside his home in Brussels. Gerald Bull was a Canadian engineer who was the architect of the arms sale apparently.”

CIA document shows deep British state involved in secret arms sale …

Arms-to-Iraq  / 1996: Arms-to-Iraq report published
The arms for Iraq scandal: Firm claims pounds 4m from taxpayer to …



Islington

Jonathan Aitken mentioned here in same context as Offenbach lawyer for Lennie Smith (Jason Swift) @mwalkerdine ??
Release, an underground organisation that provided legal advice and welfare services to young people arrested for drugs offences. Jonathan Aitkendid much to smooth the way for Release.
A number of lawyers took referrals from Release. The first of these was Martin Polden; the others who worked with Release in its early days included Desmond Banks, David Offenbach, Bernie Simons, Dennis Muirhead and David Pedley.
The Sidney Cooke “dirty dozen” gang

These eight have all been described as being in the dirty dozen gang by the MSM.

Definites (or as far as MSM reports on them go..)

Sidney Cooke
Robert Oliver
Stephen Barrell
Bill Malcolm (murdered- shot in the head on his doorstep)
Leslie Bailey (murdered- strangled in his cell)
Lennie Smith (died of AIDS)
Walter Ballantyne
Brian “chickenmaster” Turner

Possibles

Another possible is Richard Becker (convicted with Roger Gleaves and described as a friend of Cookes)

More candidates just put forward (and thanks) – all convicted together in 1987, along with Cooke, Ballentyne and Smith. This lot could well be the original dirty dozen

Bryne, Colin
Goddard, Alfred (father of Adam Ant :-/ ) http://www.thefreelibrary.com/THE+EV……-a063899413
Haeems, Simon
Morris, Roy Alan http://www.salisburyjournal.co.uk/ne…fender_jailed/
Paine, Daniel
Stead, John
Talbot, Edward
Thornton, John

Keith Spratt?
Douglas Braithwaite?
Dennis Ward?
Robert Kearns?

“Remember Operation Orchid in the 1980s, when police broke a paedophile ring who had murdered four young boys from the East End of London. At the end of that inquiry, detectives released the names of six other boys who were also missing and who, they feared, might also have been victims. And, unofficially, they admitted that they knew there were up to a dozen members of the ring who had escaped prosecution“.

From the GLO database on the Needle

Hackney Gazette, 12th June 1987 (ocr)

TWELVE homosexuals who preyed on young runaway boys were jailed for a total of 36 years and three months at the Old Bailey.

Judge Michael Underhill told them: “For the protection of the young il must be made absolutely clear that those who seek to abuse them for their own purposes will face heavy sentences.”

The judge said: “Runaway boys have to be protected from their own folly and inexperience. You took .advantage of their weakness to gratify your sexual desires. The shock consequence of that can lead to a victim becoming a male Prostitute or rent boy whose only prospect is one of degradation and misery.”

The twelve men, who included the father of pop singer Adam Ant, pleaded guilty or were convicted of a variety of serious sexual offences against two boys aged 13, one of 11 and one aged 14.

Among the defendants were Leonard William Smith, 31, of Templemead House, Hackney; Sidney Charles Cooke, 59, of Oswalds Mead, Lindisfarne Way, Hackney; Simon Haeems, 35, of Victoria Road, Stoke Newington; Walter Ballantyne, 46, of Hathersage Court, Newington Green, Islington; Colin Byrne, 18, of the same address; Daniel Paine, 33, of Maiden Road, Kentish Town, and Roy Alan Morris, 26, of Crowndale Road, Camden.

Also in the dock were: Alfred Goddard, 58. of Victoria, the father of Adam Ant; John Thornton, 36, of New Addington, Surrey; John Stead, 23, also of New Addington, and Edward Talbot, 47, from Luton.

Ballantyne, with previous convictions for sex offences against hoys, was jailed for six years and three months. Byrne was put on probation for a year.

Smith and Morris were each jailed for 30 months; Turner and Stead for five years; Haeems, Paine and Goddard for two years; Thornton for eight years; Talbot for a year, and Cooke remanded on bail for reports.

Crown prosecutor Mr John Sevan told the court that between January 1984 and January last year the defendants procured and corrupted boys who had run away from home or from council care.

Boys were “hawked about” all over London, staying for a week or two at the homes of different men who passed them on when they got tired of the lads. To keep one step ahead of police, social workers or parents, the men hid the boys.

The victims were plied with drink and drugs including cannabis, amphetamines and LSD to weaken their resistance to sexual demands.

“This group of men had the wickedness to introduce boys to the so-called delights of drugs and unnatural sex,” counsel said.

Ballantyne, a stallholder at Dalston Market, was one of the ringleaders of the network.

Paedophiles and Fun Fairs

Fun fairs are a big part of english culture, me myself hated them, I always found them sinister,and scary and a perfect vehicle to procure children, where people are strange(lost boys) here is some examples…

UK Victims snared at funfairs

Paedophile Sidney Cooke set up his own funfair stall at fairgrounds around the country to lure his unsuspecting victims. The 72-year-old, nicknamed Hissing Sid, used a children’s Test Your Strength machine to meet his victims and trap them into under-age sex orgies. With his friends Robert Oliver, Lennie Smith and Leslie Bailey, former farm worker Cooke would drug the children before subjecting them to brutal assaults. Habitually dressed in a dirty suit and trilby hat, he was one of a gang in the 1980s suspected of the deaths of up to nine boys.

Operating from a flat on the Kingsmead estate in Hackney, east London, the gang hired underage male prostitutes or snatched children off the streets to torture them sexually, including Jason Swift, a 14-year-old rent boy from Hackney. A group of men each paid £5 to have sex with Jason in the Kingsmead flat. He was later found strangled in a shallow grave on the outskirts of London.

Det Supt Bright of Essex Police described Cooke as “cocky and arrogant” before he eventually confessed to Jason’s killing. It was appalling beyond belief,” he said. Det Bright described how the gang would stalk boys at fairgrounds as if they were hunting prey. He added: “There are certain cases that you work on during your career that will never leave you. I will never forget Jason.”

Cooke was sent to prison for 19 years in 1989 for Jason’s manslaughter but managed to get his sentence reduced to 16 years and was released after nine. Bailey named him as one of the killers of Mark Tildesley, seven, who disappeared after visiting a funfair near his home in Wokingham, Berkshire. Police believe he was lured away from the fair by Cooke on the promise of a 50p bag of sweets.

He was then tortured and killed by Cooke’s gang in a caravan in almost exactly the same way as Jason. But in 1991 the CPS declined to prosecute Cooke for Mark’s death as he was already in prison for killing Jason.

Cooke has indicated that he knows where Mark’s body is buried but refuses to tell police or the boy’s grieving parents exactly where his grave is.

During his time in Wandsworth Prison in London Cooke was held on a special wing for sex offenders. He became the centre of attention, admired by other paedophiles for the extent of his depravity and the lengths he was prepared to go to ensnare his victims. Detective Constable Tina Birnie said: “He (Cooke) has been put on a pedestal because he killed all of those kids. It was a fantasy to all those paedophiles to go a bit further.”

After his release in April last year Cooke lived, at his own request, in a suite of three cells at Yeovil police station in Somerset for his own safety. He was arrested at the police station by detectives investigating allegations of serious sexual offences.

Paedophile Lee Bamford, himself abused as a child, tried to get funfair jobs

A 20-YEAR-OLD paedophile who abused a young boy has been banned from having contact with children after trying to get jobs at two funfairs. Lee Bamford, from South Croydon, has been given a sexual offences prevention order – despite claims it was a breach of his human rights.The sex pest, who was abused as a child at funfairs, was caught trying to gain employment at a fair in Crystal Palace in April and another in Purley in May.

Croydon Magistrates’ Court heard on Friday that Bamford, of Normanton Road, had abused a six-year-old boy and still posed a “serious risk” to young children. Gareth Munday, prosecuting, said the defendant had grown up in a difficult family background and was sexually abused eight years ago. He was taken into care and housed with other young victims, but was eventually removed. Mr Munday said: “It appears the problem which had arisen in his early years continued. It was no longer appropriate for him to be in group care.”

Bamford was then placed with foster parents but came into contact with a boy who he abused. But the Crown Prosecution Service decided not to take the case to a full trial because of the young ages of Bamford and his victim.Croydon Council secured funding to give the youngster 24-hour care in Liverpool where he remained for four years before returning to Croydon.

He then received support from a care worker who raised concerns about his “inability to cope with his urges”. Mr Munday said: “Through his behaviour and determination to attend funfairs, where he was abused when he was young, it will be a spring board to him starting offending again.”He’s unable, unless forced to do so, to address his problems.”

Rad Kohanzad, defending, said he did not contest the application but there were concerns about how long the sexual offences prevention order should be made for. The prosecution argued that it should be indefinite whereas Mr Kohanzad said it should be for five years – the minimum time for such an order. “It’s right to say that this order is an infringement on his human rights,” he said. “It’s still a reduction on his rights and his freedom. “He is only 20 now. Five years is a substantial period of time. It’s a quarter of his life so far.” But magistrates said the order would last until a further one was made because he had showed reluctance to engage with professionals and seek help for his problem.

Under the terms of the order, he is banned from having contact or communicating with children under 16. He is also prohibited from attending funfairs and seeking or undertaking any employment which brings him into contact with youngsters.Bamford is able to apply to have the order lifted after five years.

Defendant ‘was at funfair’, Sarah Payne jury told

The man accused of murdering eight-year-old Sarah Payne claimed he was at a funfair on the night she was abducted, a court was told today.
Police officers who visited Roy Whiting’s one-bedroom flat in Littlehampton, West Sussex, on July 2 last year, the day after Sarah vanished, asked the defendant where he had been the night before.

Mr Whiting, who denies kidnapping and murdering Sarah, claimed he left his flat at 5.30pm and drove to a funfair in a park in Hove, returning to his home at 9.30pm. Lewes crown court heard from Detective Constable Christopher Saunders who went to Mr Whiting’s flat at 7.45pm on July 2 last year. Mr Whiting, 42, was out but when Mr Saunders returned at 9.30pm he telephoned the defendant who answered and allowed the police officer inside. “It was very untidy,” Mr Saunders told the court.

Sarah’s parents, Sara and Michael, sat at the back of the court today as the jury was told how the officers informed Mr Whiting they were investigating the disappearance of an eight-year-old girl from nearby Kingston Gorse on the previous evening. Mr Whiting was asked about his whereabouts but claimed he had not been in the area on the night of Saturday July 1, or the following day. The court heard notes written by Mr Whiting, which said: “5.30 to 6pm arrived at funfair in park in Hove.

“Block of offices overlooking park. Left 8.30pm, drove on top road A27, through Shoreham, Lancing, Worthing and Arundel. Drove through Lyminster to home. Arrived 9.30pm, had bath, went to bed.” Mr Whiting then accounted for his movements on July 2, telling officers: “Got up at 9.30am, stayed in all day, watched motor racing and football. Went out for food at 7.45pm to Oscars Cafe. Got back at 8.45pm. I have been with no one during this period.”

Mr Saunders made a note of Mr Whiting’s appearance, recording that he was 6ft tall, with short dark hair with a centre parting. He noted that Mr Whiting had a front tooth missing and was a smoker. The prosecution claim Mr Whiting abducted Sarah while she was playing in a cornfield near her grandparents’ home, killed her and left her in a shallow grave, where she was discovered 17 days later.

Paedophile back in jail for breach of children ban

A PAEDOPHILE jailed last year after being discovered working at Thorpe Park in breach of two court orders to stay away from children is back behind bars this week after committing a third offence just three days after his release from prison. The National Probation Service said that his return to jail shows that the system governing sex offenders in the community was working. Apart from his stint at the leisure park, persistent sex offender Bruce Hunter, 32, has in the past had a job at a funfair.

This time Hunter — whose criminal record includes the attempted rape of a six-year-old girl — was jailed for 18 months after being spotted throwing a tennis ball with young children. He admitted breaching the sexual offences prevention order in December last year but appeared last week to be sentenced. Ruby Selva, prosecuting, told Guilford Crown Court that the children’s father said Hunter had not been alone with them at any time but played with them during the week. Richard Sharpe, defending, said: “The father said Mr Hunter was throwing the tennis ball around harmlessly.”

But Judge Stuart Sleeman told Hunter it was the second time that within three days of leaving prison he was involved with young children. He said: “The seriousness of this matter is not simply breaking the order that you shouldn’t come into contact with children under 16, but it is the third occasion you have broken it. “The whole purpose of the order is that you don’t have any contact with a child under 16 so there is no possibility of a child being at risk.”

In addition to the 18 months Hunter was jailed for on this occasion, he was ordered to serve first 190 days relating to the earlier offence. However, the 98 days spent on remand for this breach will count towards the sentence. Sentencing Hunter, then of Dene Road, Farnborough, for the theme park breach, Judge John Crocker said: “When you first of all get employment at a funfair then get employment at Thorpe Park I think the reason for the order becomes abundantly clear.

WALES: Child – grooming pervert given life ban from funfairs and having camera

A NOVELTY shop pervert was yesterday given a lifetime funfair ban and barred from using cameras to stop him preying on kids

Son of former Black Rod sentenced to 3 1/2 years

13 October 2004

AN ADMIRAL’S son who betrayed his privileged background to embark on a life of crime was jailed for three and a half years yesterday for a £1.2 million investment scam. Roddam Twiss, 64, whose father, Sir Frank Twiss, was also a former House of Lords Black Rod, dazzled victims with “big talk and small print”, name dropping and unrealistic schemes to help the Third World. But the former teacher – first imprisoned nearly 40 years ago for indecently assaulting, stripping and beating young boys – was little more than a conman indulging in “pure flannel”. Southwark Crown Court in London heard he was so successful in concealing the truth, that those he swindled never suspected the bearded businessman had bought his luxury car with their money, or that he ran his so-called “high-yield investment” empire from a squalid former council maisonette. Their cash also paid off his mortgage and funded an array of far from successful business interests. The public school-educated Twiss, from Bethnal Green, London, tried to put all the blame on a former business partner. But earlier this year a jury unanimously convicted him of conspiracy to steal in 1997 and 1998. Appearing for sentence yesterday, Twiss was told by the judge, James Wadsworth, QC, that he had dealt in “wholly unrealistic” promises of large profits. Those who lost their cash may well have been “governed by an avid chase after money that was almost bound to lead to trouble”. While Twiss may also initially have believed he was about to “find that Holy Grail of incredible returns”, he did not hesitate to turn to dishonesty when he realised the whole project was doomed to failure, the judge said. It was plain he felt “no remorse whatsoever” for what he did. The judge, who disqualified Twiss from being a company director for seven years, said he would have to serve a further 18 months if a “realisable assets” confiscation order of just over 89,000 was not paid by the beginning of 2006.

https://www.scotsman.com/news/uk/son-of-former-black-rod-sentenced-to-3-189-years-1-558147

The Birmingham Post (England) > July 28, 2004

Admiral’s son faces jail after tricking investors.

A admiral’s son was behind bars yesterday after betraying trusting investors and pocketing a fortune.

Roddam Twiss, a 64-year-old former schoolteacher, conned victims with ‘big talk’, complicated language and namedropped almost every time he spoke. He also ‘put out long documents with regrettably small print’.

London’s Southwark Crown Court heard his approach to life was that of a ‘confidence trickster’, who indulged in ‘pure flannel’ while concealing the fact his so-called headquarters was a squalid ex-council maisonette.

As a result, clients’ cash never got close to the high-yield investment he had promised.

Instead, public schooleducated Twiss, of Victoria Park Square, Bethnal Green, east London, used their hard-earned money to pay off his mortgage, splash out on a luxury car, fund other business interests and fritter away what was left on general living expenses.

He showed no reaction as the jury of four women and eight men trying the two-month case took just over five hours to unanimously reject his defence of betrayal by a former business partner, and convict him of one count of conspiracy to defraud between November 1 1997 and December 1 the following year.

Adjourning sentence until September 17, Judge James Wadsworth QC rejected a defence application for bail and told Twiss: ‘I warn you now that I take the view that a sentence of imprisonment is as near inevitable as anything can be, and in the circumstances of the case I think you should be remanded in custody until that date.’

The court heard Twiss had worked as a teacher before a couple of brushes with the law involving various offences of deception more than 20 years ago.

Spells as a business consultant and company director followed. Sir Derek Spencer QC, prosecuting, said: ‘He is the son of Sir Admiral Frank Twiss, a former Black Rod in the House of Lords. He moved in the company of the late the Hon Mervyn Greenway, a stockbroker, whose father, Lord Greenway, had been Lord Mayor of London.’

The barrister explained it was the Serious Fraud Office’s case that the defendant was an ‘international fraudster’, who had teamed up with Lebanese-born Emile Coury (62) to defraud investors with empty promises of healthy returns from a ‘high-yield scheme’.

But ‘they never intended to invest the money, and never did,’ said Sir Derek. ‘Indeed, they jointly stole the balance of the money, pounds 1.2 million. Then they used it for their own purposes. Coury had about two thirds and Twiss one third.’

Sir Derek maintained that while Coury was now too unwell to ever be tried there was nevertheless ‘compelling evidence of guilt’ against both men.

They had ‘sought to entice’ investors with talk of large profits and assurances their capital would be safe.

‘His technique was that of the confidence trickster. He boosted investors’ confidence by talking big. He used high-sounding business names and verbose language, which was mostly pure flannel. He put out long documents in regrettably small print. He also name-dropped, making references to a number of titled and influential people,’ said the barrister.

The court heard the fraudster set up something called the Grosvenor Trust, a name he specifically chose ‘with the intention to impress’.

Sir Derek said while it had ‘no connection whatsoever’ with the Duke of Westminster and the Grosvenor Estate, Twiss nevertheless boasted it had a number of distinguished and titled persons as trustees.

The barrister explained that while nothing could have been further from the truth, it still caught the interest of a number of mostly American investors.

But after they had parted with their money and begun wondering why they were not receiving any income, they were met with a variety of lies.

‘When pressure from investors became intolerable,

https://www.thefreelibrary.com/Admiral%27s+son+faces+jail+after+tricking+investors.-a0119830904

https://books.google.com/books?id=rbaDDAAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=%22roddam+twiss%22+%2B+%22croydon%22&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiUtbGMhIPbAhURw1kKHQbhCFwQ6AEILjAB#v=onepage&q=%22twiss%22&f=false



HL Deb 17 January 1978 vol 388 cc1-5

https://api.parliament.uk/historic-hansard/lords/1978/jan/17/tributes-to-sir-frank-twiss

Admiral Sir Frank Roddam Twiss, of Westbury, Wiltshire, Second Sea Lord 1967-70 and Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod in the House of Lords 1970- 78, left estate valued at pounds 277,363 net. He left pounds 1,000 to St Dunstan’s.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/wills-1433766.html

A former Admiral, Sir Frank Twiss had connections to Royal, military and political elites. In 1960 he was made Naval Secretary to First Sea Lord, Lord Carrington, later Defence Secretary under Edward Heath and Foreign Secretary under Margaret Thatcher. As Second Sea Lord in 1968, Sir Frank ordered a crackdown on the ‘unnatural vice’ of homosexuality in the Navy.

Lord Carrington

From 1983 to 2002, Lord Carrington was President of the Pilgrims Society.[1][2] He relinquished the Chancellorship of the Order of St Michael and St George on 7 June 1994,[3] and was appointed Chancellor of the Order of the Garter on 8 November 1994,[4] a role from which he retired in October 2012.[5]

Carrington attended many Bilderberg conferences (at least as far back as 1978)[6] and chaired them for several years in the late 1990s, being succeeded in 1999 by Étienne Davignon.[7]

Secretary General of NATO

As is suspected for all subsequent Secretaries General of NATO, Carrington had attended meetings of the Bilderberg group before being appointed to lead NATO.

Director of RTZ

Margaret Thatcher‘s government, through negotiations led by Foreign Secretary Lord Carrington, a Director of RTZ for the past five years of Conservative opposition, stated that it has “no international obligation to terminate the uranium contracts“.

While continuation of the contracts defies the 1971 Opinion of the International Court of Justice, for the first time ever, it also dismisses out of hand several specific UN General Assembly and UN Security Council Resolutions on the issue.

One has to ask the British Government through Lord Carrington, how it is able to make such a statement when Britain is currently at the very centre of international negotiations to determine the future legitimate independence of Namibia and the freedom of its people?

The Rossing File awaits the answers to these questions from those responsible.[8]

https://wikispooks.com/wiki/Peter_Carrington

Lord Carrington


Other notable residents of Belgravia:
Ted Heath
Enoch Powell
Lord Boothby
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Billionaire Paedophile Jeffrey Epstein’s Black Book – Lord and Lady Hanson / the Hon Robert Hanson / Brook Hanson

THE ultimate 80s businessman and arch Thatcherite –

Lord James Hanson

“Lord Moneybags”

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Lord Hanson and his wife, Geraldine, arriving at a party in central London for Conservative leadership candidate Kenneth Clarke.

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James Edward Hanson married into the Meinertzhagen banking family, the patriarch of which, Sir Richard Meinertzhagen, was the first of His Majesty’s professional spies in this century.

Richard’ s cousin, Daniel Meinertzhagen, joined Lazard Brothers in 1936, and served as Lazard Brothers chairman from 1973 to 1980, and was also af director of Pearson and Son Ltd.,

 

James Hanson’s partner, Vincent Gordon White, commanded Special Operations Executive Force 136 in the Far East in the 1940s. White’s brother shared an apartment with Hanson at the time.

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He was a Royal Air Force pilot during World War II in clandestine operations in India, Burma and Thailand. It was during the war that White became friends with Bill Hanson, British show-jumping star and younger brother of James Hanson.

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Lord Lucan and Daniel Meinertzhagen

Lucan also failed to arrive for his 1:00 pm lunch appointment with artist Dominic Elwes and banker Daniel Meinertzhagen, again at the Clermont.[53]

“You have to be prepared to say no when no is the best advice,” was one of his dictums. The formidable takeover player Lord Hanson once told an interviewer: “I could always confide in Meinertzhagen. His impartial advice would be based on my needs, not his.”

Peter Richard Meinertzhagen was born in London on April 16 1946 into an Anglo-German dynasty which had been prominent in the City since a Daniel Meinertzhagen from Bremen married the daughter of another émigré, Frederick Huth, and became a partner in his London banking house in 1833. Though Huth & Co lost much of its trade-finance business during the First World War and closed in 1936, the Meinertzhagens became part of the City establishment — and lived in appropriately grand style at Mottisfont Abbey in Hampshire.

Peter’s father, also Daniel, was one of four so-called “Colonels” (managing partners) who ran the merchant banking house of Lazards — in a style so relaxed that he habitually snoozed at his desk after lunch with a copy of The Times over his face, and argued against competitive “touting for business”. Peter’s uncle Luke Meinertzhagen was senior partner of Cazenove, while another uncle, Sir Peter, ran the Commonwealth Development Corporation.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/finance-obituaries/9751367/Peter-Meinertzhagen.html

3 September 1992

THE father of a teenage student who fell to her death after drinking 17 tequilas has called for a tightening of licensing laws.

Georgina Meinertzhagen, 16, fell from a second-floor bedroom window of lodgings in Oxford, where she was attending a tutorial college. Georgina, a great-niece of the industrialist Lord Hanson, had spent an evening with friends at an Oxford bar where tequila was served at 50p a measure.

Nicholas Gardiner, the Oxford coroner, said he accepted the police theory that she sat on the window ledge to get fresh air, but lost her hand-hold. He recorded a verdict of accidental death.

After the hearing her father, Daniel Meinertzhagen, a Lloyd’s name, of Chelsea, south-west London, said he would not be taking civil action against the bar, Pier 19. ‘Nothing can bring my daughter back.’

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/girl-fell-to-death-after-drinking-17-tequilas-1549194.html

Gambling expert Dan Meinertzhagen, who has died at 72, was the last surviving member of a group of six of Lord Lucan’s friends who met at John Aspinall’s Belgravia home after the peer vanished 40 years ago. 

An Oxford boxing blue, Old Etonian Dan’s life was set when, aged 21, the morning after an all-night gambling session, he was being driven home in a Rolls-Royce. 

Spotting his father at a King’s Road bus stop en route to his City job as chairman of Lazard, Dan, in black tie, rolled down the window and enquired: ‘Daddy, do you want a lift to work?’ Meinertzhagen Sr ‘frothed at the mouth’, we’re told.

Lady Lucan, widow of Lord Lucan, found dead in London

27 September 2017

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-41409597

Lord Lucan’s wife killed herself

9 JAN 2018

The court heard Lady Lucan had gone through the final edit of her autobiography a month before she died with publisher, Pamela McCleave, which she hoped would come out before Christmas.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/lord-lucans-wife-killed-herself-11822663

 

Lord Lucan


Lady Lucan ‘left her fortune to charity rather than her children’

Lady Lucan’s husband, John Bingham, the 7th Earl of Lucan, disappeared in November 1974.

Lady Lucan pictured in 1975, as it was reported that she had left her fortune to a homeless charity (PA)

Lady Lucan pictured in 1975

January 14 2018

Lady Lucan, whose husband famously vanished in the 1970s, cut her children out of her will and left her fortune to a homeless charity, her daughter is reported to have said.

The 80-year-old was found dead at her home in Westminster, central London, by police in September after she was reported missing.

Lady Lucan, formally named Veronica, Dowager Countess of Lucan, severed relations with her family in the 1980s, and continued to decline contact with them right up until her death.

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George Bingham, the only son of missing peer Lord Lucan (Nick Ansell/PA)

She had three children, Frances, Camilla and George, now the 8th Earl of Lucan.

Camilla Bingham, a QC, told the Daily Mail after an inquest held in London: “Mummy left her estate to the homeless charity, Shelter.”

The charity told the newspaper the proceeds will “help us to continue fighting bad housing and homelessness”.

Despite Lady Lucan’s severance of ties her family said they remembered her “lovingly and with admiration”.

They said in a statement after her death: “She had a sharp mind, and when she spoke it, she did so eloquently. She was courageous and, at times, outrageous, with a mischievous sense of humour.

“She was, in her day, beautiful and throughout her life fragile and vulnerable, struggling as she did with mental infirmity.

“To us she was and is unforgettable.”

Lady Lucan’s husband, John Bingham, the 7th Earl of Lucan, disappeared in November 1974.

Lord Lucan vanished following the discovery of the body of nanny Sandra Rivett at the family’s home at 46 Lower Belgrave Street, central London, on November 7 1974.

Although officially declared dead by the High Court in 1999, he was reportedly sighted in Australia, Ireland, South Africa and New Zealand, and claims even surfaced that he had fled to India and lived as a hippy called “Jungly Barry”.

On the night of his disappearance, Lady Lucan was also beaten severely before she managed to escape and raise the alarm at a nearby pub, the Plumbers Arms.

Lord Lucan’s car was later found abandoned and soaked in blood in Newhaven, East Sussex, and a year later an inquest jury declared the wealthy peer was the killer.

In 2017 Lady Lucan gave a television interview in which she said she believed Lord Lucan had made the “brave” decision to take his own life.

The aristocrat is said to have killed herself with a cocktail of drink and drugs after wrongly self-diagnosing with Parkinson’s disease.

https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/lady-lucan-left-her-fortune-to-charity-rather-than-her-children-36485944.html

Lord Lucan

LUCAN

Lord Lucan, and Veronica Duncan, who became Lady Lucan.

 

Lady Diana’s mother Frances Ruth Roche was married to Earl Spencer.

Frances Ruth Roche then left Earl Spencer and married Peter Shand Kydd.

Peter Shand Kydd’s half brother was Bill Shand Kydd.

Bill Shand Kydd was married to Christina, the sister of Lord Lucan’s wife Veronica Duncan.

Bill Shand Kydd eventually brought up the children of Lord Lucan, George Bingham and his two sisters.

http://aanirfan.blogspot.com/2017/09/lucan.html

Robert McAlpine with Richard John Bingham, aka Lord Lucan, at a bridge tournament

Lord Lucan links with McAlpines as does James Hanson through Margaret Thatcher

“Follow the money”

Lord Moneybags was a large donor 

 

The Jolly Bagman, Lord Alistair McAlpine was Treasurer – to the Tory Party.

James Hanson aka “Lord Moneybags”
Lord Alistair McAlpine aka “Jolly Bagman”

Lord Hanson was one of the largest Conservative Party donors during Thatcher’s leadership

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1475618/A-charming-ladies-man-but-a-ruthless-operator.html

Margaret Thatcher’s Tory MP’s and PPS/general staff -full of pervs – quite a money spinner all round – providing you control the supply & demand ?

 

 

Jeffrey Epstein

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3688656/A-fully-equipped-dentist-s-chair-close-photos-young-girls-backsides-eerie-images-videotaped-walk-billionaire-pedophile-Jeffrey-Epstein-s-Florida-mansion.html

More recently – May 2 2017

Jeffrey Epstein’s ‘sex slave’ Virginia Roberts wins round in defamation lawsuit against British socialite and alleged ‘pimp’ Ghislaine Maxwell who ‘passed her around for sex’ and trained her to be ‘everything a man wanted’

  • Virginia Roberts, 33, persuaded a judge to throw out a motion preventing her from suing British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell, 55, for defamation
  • The defamation suit alleges Maxwell instructed her spokesman to attack Roberts’  honesty and truthfulness and to accuse her of lying’
  • Roberts claimed Maxwell recruited her as a sex slave when she was  15 for convicted pedophile billionaire Jeffrey Epstein and passed around to his friends
  • Maxwell, who was Epstein’s girlfriend at the time, is also accused of forcing her to have sex with Maxwell and other underage girls
  • The 55-year-old responded to the allegations with a damaging press release 
  • In February 2016, a judge denied Maxwell’s request to throw out Roberts’ lawsuit when she said she was just defending herself against allegations
  • Roberts also alleges she was involved in an 11-person orgy with Epstein’s friend Prince Andrew

The Truth Will Come Out! Jeffrey Epstein’s Alleged Madam Loses BIG In Court

May 3 2017

A lawsuit brought by a former ‘sex slave’ will move forward

Roberts, filing under her married name Giuffre, described very graphic sexual situations in the lawsuit filed in September 2015.

“With the assistance of Maxwell, Epstein was able to sexually abuse Giuffre for years until Giuffre eventually escaped,” the lawsuit says. “As part of their sex trafficking efforts, Epstein and Maxwell intimidated Giuffre into remaining silent about what had happened to her.”

It was while working for Epstein, Roberts claimed, that she had sex with Prince Andrew. She also said she took part in an orgy that the Prince attended on the financier’s private Caribbean island. (The royal has strongly denied all her claims.)

The defamation trial is expected to begin May 15.

http://radaronline.com/videos/jeffrey-epstein-sex-scandal-ghislaine-maxwell-virginia-roberts-lawsuit/

 

FBI RECORDS ON JEFFREY EPSTEIN

https://vault.fbi.gov/

Jeffrey Epstein ‘sex slave’ trial postponed

May 10 2017

Jeffrey Epstein, Ghislaine Maxwell (top) and Virginia Roberts Giuffre (bottom)

The defamation trial against Epstein’s friend Ghislaine Maxwell was set to start Monday — more than a decade after the billionaire was first arrested for soliciting underage girls — but it has been postponed because lawyers are close to negotiating a settlement, sources say.

Virginia Roberts Giuffre is suing Maxwell, whose late father owned the Daily News, in Manhattan federal court because Maxwell called her a liar.

Giuffre — who was 15 and working as a towel girl at Mar-a-Lago when Maxwell met her — claims Epstein turned her into a slave and forced her to have sex with his friends, including Prince Andrew, Duke of York, who denied her allegations.

Since Epstein was also friends with Bill Clinton, and was defended by Alan Dershowitz, their names were dragged into the case, too. But sources say they were never going to be called as witnesses.

Now, in a big disappointment to journalists, anti-sex-trafficking activists and Clinton haters, there may be no trial.

“After 11 years and much high drama, [Giuffre’s lawyer] David Boies asked his client to settle the case,” one insider told me.

Giuffre has already collected a settlement from Epstein and sold her story to the UK’s Daily Mail, but her testimony was hotly anticipated.

The blonde was expected to tell in sordid detail how Maxwell routinely recruited young girls and taught them how to give erotic massages that led to sex and prostitution.

If they don’t settle, the trial is now set for May 25.

http://pagesix.com/2017/05/10/jeffrey-epstein-sex-slave-trial-postponed/

In an affidavit filed last year, Roberts said that she had had sex with Prince Andrew (pictured with Jeffrey Epstein on a stroll in New York) on Epstein's properties. Prince Andrew emphatically denied her allegations 

Andreas Baader‏ @stop1984

Career maker: Prince Harry’s ex-girlfriend, aspiring actress Cressida Bonas, poses with Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein  at a screening of the latter’s new film Big Eyes in London

Prince Harry’s ex-girlfriend Cressida Bonas slopes off to hobnob with ANOTHER Epstein pal

When Prince Harry’s former girlfriend Cressida Bonas agreed to go skiing with her chum Princess Eugenie, she had no idea she would be caught up in the storm engulfing the Duke of York.

After Prince Andrew joined his daughter and her model friend at their £22,000-per-week chalet in the Alps, it was besieged by the world’s media amid a growing furore over claims Andrew had sex with an under-age girl ‘procured’ for him by his close friend, convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein.

So it was an unfortunate coincidence that Cressie’s first public engagement on returning to London on Sunday was a bash thrown by another of Epstein’s friends, film producer Harvey Weinstein.

Sloping off: Cressida has recently returned to London from spending time in Verbier in the Swiss Alps with her old friend Princess Eugenie and her family

Dressed in a midriff-baring outfit with her glossy mane worn loose, the 25-year-old posed next to Weinstein, 62, at a screening of his latest offering, Big Eyes.

(Lurking behind was Charles Dance, who in 2004 famously seduced vicar’s daughter Sophia Myles, 33 years his junior, and then cruelly dumped her.)

Despite the movie mogul’s long-standing association with Epstein — the two even made a failed bid for New York magazine in 2003 — the screening was an occasion not to be missed for aspiring thespian Cressida.

Weinstein, who is married to 38-year-old fashion designer Georgina Chapman, a friend of the Duchess of York, is known for mentoring young actresses.

(L to R) Harvey Weinstein, Princess Eugenie of York and Georgina Chapman at attends a VIP screening of ‘Lion’ hosted by Harvey Weinstein and Georgina Chapman at Soho House on December 19, 2016 in London, England

He is credited with propelling Gwyneth Paltrow (pictured below) to A-list status, having collaborated with her on eight films, including Shakespeare In Love, for which she won an Oscar in 1999.

So it is understandable that Cressida, who scored a small part in Harvey’s forthcoming movie Tulip Fever, is keen to nurture her relationship with the Hollywood tycoon.

Aptly she plays a ‘society lady’ in the film, which is based on Deborah Moggach’s novel.

Since splitting with Harry, ambitious Cressida has been taking her acting career seriously.

Last month, she attended a private vocal training school on Orkney to improve her articulation and projection skills.

Meanwhile, her first play, There’s A Monster In The Lake, is being revived later this month at Waterloo Vaults.

Perhaps Cressie, who has given few signs she wants to rekindle her romance with Harry, has set her sights on an even more desirable prize than a prince: an Oscar. 

Brian P Willmot‏ @BrianWillmot

If you are in Public Office or of Blue blood, the CSA/SRA cover-up is a well practised process overseen by the Intelligence Services . . .


Hillary Clinton with financial backer Weinstein

^ Harvey Proctor’s benefactorsDuke and Duchess of Rutland are in Jeffrey Epstein’s black book

Belvoir Castle, seat of the Duke of Rutland – Harvey Proctor had been living and working on their estate  until child abuse allegations recently re-surfaced.


James Hanson Memorial Service:

Those who attended included Baroness Thatcher and former Home Secretary Kenneth Baker. From TV and show business, Sir David Frost and lifelong friend Michael Caine.

Lord Palumbo, Lucas White and his wife Normandie Keith, Susan Sangster, Lord Rothschild, Claus von Bulow, Ned Sherrin, Anthony Andrews, Lord Rees-Mogg, Richard Whiteley and gallery director Timothy Jefferies (also in Jeffrey Epstein’s book) – Jefferies wed Prince Andrew’s ex, Koo Stark

 

Former politicians Lord Archer and Jonathan Aitken also attended.

The Earls of Halifax, Liverpool and Westmorland were there, along with the Marquess of Salisbury

http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/celebrating-life-lord-hanson-5080971

 


Hansard

Mr. Kinnock

Will the Prime Minister confirm that she is willing—even eager—to sell off PowerGen at a knockdown price to Lord Hanson, another friend of the family?

There is private enterprise, and there is looking after your friends. I think that the country can tell the difference between the two. [Hon. Members: 294“Withdraw!”] How can anyone who is selling off the electricity industry say that he is trying to get a good deal for the country, in any case? Most of all, how can anyone who is selling off that industry at a third of its value say that he is getting good value for the country? Whatever happened to the undertaking given by the Secretary of State for Energy that no one—neither organisation nor individual—would ever be allowed to own more than 15 per cent. of the company?

The Prime Minister can twist and turn all she likes. The truth is that, in breach of the promises that she has already made, she is selling off at a fraction of its value a highly profitable company to a bosom chum and major contributor to the Conservative party. Is not it obvious that this Session is ending as it began—with sleaze and shadiness at the heart of the Government?

http://www.margaretthatcher.org/document/108161


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THE MAFIA, MONEY LAUNDERING AND THE LAST SECRET OF MRS T’S FAVOURITE TYCOON;

Revealed: The Explosive Dossiers Linking Lord Hanson to the Mob – and How Both Reports Were Suppressed

IN ITS obituary of Lord Hanson, who died earlier this month aged 82, the Financial Times chose its words guardedly: “After his marriage to the American divorcee Geraldine Kaelin in 1959, he settled down and became very protective of his privacy. Like [Lord] White however, he continued to enjoy the company of attractive young women.”

They liked to fool around, did the peer and his late business partner. As they built their fortunes, taking over company after company, Gordy White and James Hanson lived the swashbuckling life to the full. Buccaneering and charismatic, the debonair duo were far removed from the stereotypical British businessman. In America, they were feted and revered: English lords who knew how to charm and to play, and to make a buck.

But there was a darker side to the legend of Hanson and White, which only now – given his reputation for resisting perceived intrusion into his personal life – can be told. Hanson and White were long suspected by Scotland Yard, the Drug Enforcement Agency in the US, and some of their business enemies in this country, of having close ties to the Mafia.

Repeatedly, in the 1970s and early 1980s, Hanson’s name and those of some of his companies cropped up in official investigations. In 1983, two Scotland Yard officers – DCI Sparks and DC Summers – visited the US to examine links between Hanson and the Gambino and Genovese crime families. In the subsequent report, by Scotland Yard’s C1 department, a copy of which has been obtained by the Evening Standard, detectives appealed to be allowed to probe further.

Having concluded there was insufficient evidence to block Hanson from sitting on the board of Trident Television, which owned a casino as well as a TV station, the report, dated 9 September 1983, states: “Equally there is clearly sufficient doubt created by some of the company connections to suggest that further research is needed … ” None of these suspicions was ever publicly aired at the time. The detectives’ doubts remained a closely guarded secret. If they had ever been revealed, they would have caused a sensation, for under the Thatcher government, no businessman enjoyed the ear of the Prime Minister more than Hanson.

They surfaced again, albeit behind closed doors, when, in 1986, Hanson launched an audacious takeover bid for Imperial Tobacco. The Evening Standard has spoken to those who worked on Imperial’s defence at the time. They remember how they sent a former Scotland Yard Deputy Commissioner to the US to look into his business dealings there. To their astonishment, the corporate gumshoe returned with a list of associations between Hanson and the US underworld.

In which case, why was it never used?

Why didn’t they release the dirt they had gathered, or even hint at it, to discredit the corporate aggressor?

“It went to the top of Imperial. They wouldn’t let it be used,” was an ex-Imperial adviser’s far from satisfactory explanation. He said he thought that Imperial was literally terrified of using the material they’d uncovered.

Hanson, he was certain, knew they had it and at least one very senior Imperial director was warned against disclosing it and told in no uncertain terms to call off the investigators. “We didn’t do anything with it, but if you recall, Hanson never did a high-profile hostile takeover again after Imperial.”

HE DID plenty of deals but nothing that would provoke a backlash. The only time he appeared to be gearing for an all-out attack, against ICI, in 1991, he backed down. That was after investigators hired by ICI had found Hanson and White had poured millions of pounds of shareholders’ money into investments in racehorses in the US which had not been disclosed.

Perhaps if he had launched an assault on ICI, the Mafia connection would have come to light. In the event, the racing revelations were enough to force him to back down.

A copy of the study compiled by Imperial has been supplied to the Evening Standard. Together with the official Scotland Yard document, it presents a quite different picture of the charming tycoon, and raises questions which, given his prominence, should have been answered.

The Imperial report is headed Enquiries into Hanson Trust. It says: “The results of enquiries conducted into corporate activities of the Hanson Trust and its subsidiaries in the UK and the US are such as to believe that if they were brought to the attention of the relevant authorities, a full investigation might have to be carried out before the bid for Imperial Group was allowed to proceed.”

Suspicion fell on Hanson in three areas. In 1978, Hanson Trust took over a Chicago company called Interstate United Corporation for $29.5 million in cash. It was described as a foodservice business but it also had subsidiaries involved in gaming and vending machines – industries in the US viewed as being under the control of organised crime. Indeed, Interstate and its employees had been the subject of a series of law actions and investigations before Hanson bought the firm.

The Scotland Yard report states about Interstate: “The Denver, Colorado police suspect that this was a laundering operation.”

In 1976, the New Jersey police were pursuing the Gambino family.

Interstate owned restaurants in the New Jersey area and one of them, Valentino’s, in Cherry Hill, was sold to a member of the Gambino family for $150,000. In 1979, a year after Hanson had bought Interstate, records of the New Jersey Alcohol Beverage Control Bureau showed the English entrepreneur’s acquisition held a $100,000 mortgage on Valentino’s.

Peter Tullio, the president of Interstate at the time of the takeover, admitted in court that he approved $40,000 in payoffs to a restaurant union official. In March 1980, two years after Hanson had taken charge, the city commissioner of Portland, Oregon, described an Interstate company, Volume Services Inc, which had been awarded a contract-for food sales, as a “summary of a corporation with a history of making payments to union officials – some with known Mafia connections”.

STANLEY “Sonny” Singer, the former local president of Interstate in Colorado, was quoted in a written document submitted to a court in 1980 to have established a “slush fund” of $60,000 to make loans to several of the company’s best cigarette customers.

In 1982, an inquiry was held into the way Volume Services won the contract to supply beer at Soldier Field for the Chicago Bears’ football games. In 1985, Hanson disposed of Interstate.

Another Hanson operation to interest the authorities was a trucking business. It changed its name to Canadian Freightway Eastern and moved out of the jurisdiction of the US to Hamilton, Ontario – but not before it had attracted the attention of the DEA. The US drug busters suspected its vehicles were being used to ferry narcotics from Mexico across North America.

But by far the most important strand of the authorities’ investigations concerned a 1975 payment to a US government employee by a suspected Mafia member and gunrunner. The woman official was paid a large sum of money – the Scotland Yard report doesn’t say how much – by one Jaime Moreno.

According to the Scotland Yard report, the “payment was believed to be connected with a large gambling debt incurred by the official while she was stationed in Nice”. She had met Moreno, “who she stated was a wealthy man who owned a yacht in which he commuted between England and the South of France”.

(The detectives later suspected the yacht belonged to Hanson.) The only Jaime Moreno the police could find was a gunrunner from Arizona. What whetted their appetites, though, was the address the woman official gave for Moreno: PO Box 2266 Palm Springs, California. This was a postal pickup address. Four people used the PO Box, including Moreno and Hanson, and the address they gave was that of Hanson’s winter home in Palm Springs, which he used between November and April each year.

One of the four was identified as a Canadian, retired employee of Hanson’s trucking company. He and his wife were caretakers of Hanson’s house. The police interviewed the local postal inspector who said the only mail sent to PO Box 2266 consisted of “small blue papers, folded in half and bearing a return address in Canada”. They examined telephone records for the house “for a period when Hanson was resident … calls had been made to two individuals of note to the DEA”, names we cannot reveal for legal reasons.

The Scotland Yard report says that one of them was a Beverly Hills boutique owner. He had been named in an FBI file as being “part of the second French Connection heroin smuggling ring”. The other was known to the Hollywood police as an associate of the notorious mob boss, Meyer Lansky.

THE DEA had details on file of Hanson meeting Moreno and two associates at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Then the Scotland Yard document says: “Confidential informant of the FBI stated that the Palm Springs residence was being used for ‘illegal activities’ and named Hanson. The informant alleged that the PO Box was being used as a mail drop.”

In their report, the London detectives conclude of Hanson: “There is further circumstantial evidence of connections to organised crime which, while not being conclusive by itself, does reinforce the doubts about Hanson which arise from putting all the fragments together”.

But the investigation ceased.

According to one source, the detectives handed their report up the command line. It carried a clip as having been seen by two people, with the initials HW and PM. No action was ever taken. If he knew he was the subject of such intense speculation, Hanson never let on. Who knows what more strange ties a proper investigation would have uncovered. There may have been an innocent explanation, of course. The point is, the police never had the chance to find out.

THE MAFIA, MONEY LAUNDERING AND THE LAST SECRET OF MRS T’S FAVOURITE TYCOON; Revealed: The Explosive Dossiers Linking Lord Hanson to the Mob – and How Both Reports Were Suppressed
The Evening Standard (London, England), November 18, 2004


 

 

Pilgrims Society member Walter H.  Annenberg was a business and personal mentor to Lord James Hanson


https://books.google.com/books?id=n0SujCRdh4gC&pg=PA453&lpg=PA453&dq=Walter+Annenberg+and+lord+hanson&source=bl&ots=zjd7tsZYsk&sig=pSvpObTsLmTAeErU9-pMcdkaNDY&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiV9Lzc5dPTAhVE7oMKHXjeCb0Q6AEITzAK#v=onepage&q=Walter%20Annenberg%20and%20lord%20hanson&f=false

Morning Cloud with a spinmaker? It’s just Mr. Edward Heath’s little joke as he points to a photograph of the Isle of Wright area being presented to him as a suprise gift by US Ambassador Mr. Walter Annenberg at No. 10, Downing St. tonight. The photograph was taken from outer space by American astronauts. The Ambassador also handed the Prime Minister a sample of moon rock as a gift from the American people to the British people.

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 Walter Annenberg and family

Walter Annenberg paid for redecoration of the official residence of the American ambassador, donated money for a pool at Chequers, the country home of British prime ministers and even set up a fund to bankroll a concert series that Prime Minister Ted Heath conducted.

http://old.post-gazette.com/books/reviews/19990704review281.asp

“Billionaire Son of Mobster, Enemy of Journalism, and Nixon Toady”

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/press_box/2002/10/citizen_annenberg.html

1974 Prince Charles, Gov. & Mrs. Reagan, and the Annenbergs outside Sunnylands

And on February 27, 1983 the Queen and Prince Philip made a historic stop at Sunnylands to visit their friends, the Annenbergs. The Queen has rarely ever visited a private home in the United States. As a result of the close friendship the visit was scheduled and Leonore and Walter prepared a luncheon in honor of the event.

http://www.sunnylands.org/news/view/593



James Hanson mentor, Walter Annenberg,

member of the Pilgrims Society  –

 The Pilgrims Society, founded on 16 July 1902, is a British-American society

https://isgp-studies.com/liberal-cia-ngo-network

 

Pilgrims Society Members:

Ambassador Robert Alston  (right)- His brother is convicted paedophile Richard Alston(left)

Richard Alston was the partner of PIE founder (Paedophile Information Exchange) Peter Righton – a member of an elite VIP paedophile ring

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3252352/Former-school-teacher-partner-Paedophile-Information-Exchange-founder-sentenced-21-months-prison-molesting-11-year-old-boy-70s.html

 

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

Paedophile Peter Righton advises the Health Dept – Virginia Bottomley was allegedly clueless about Peter  Righton and was demanding a full report.

Margaret Thatcher and Virginia Bottomley.  Virginia Bottomley’s husband Peter Bottomley is a Pilgrims Society member

Peter Bottomley – member of the Pilgrims Society husband of Virginia Bottomley

 

Margaret Thatcher – friend of  Sir Jimmy Savile and many other paedophiles

 

Queen Elizabeth – friend of  Sir Jimmy Savile and many other paedophiles

My love and encouragement, Bishop” (Peter Ball)

Prince Philip

Prince Charles

 Prince Charles close friendships with paedophiles Jimmy Savile and Bishop Peter Ball

Prince Andrew

Caspar Weinberger

“The Pilgrims Society is a cluster of intermarried old-line rich, royals and robber barons who created the world’s financial structure.”

https://wikispooks.com/wiki/The_Pilgrims_Society

more on the Pilgrims Society members – here


 

Back to Jeffrey Epstein’s Black Book:

Hanson family entries in convicted establishment paedophile Jeffrey Epstein’s “black book” ..

 

Lord and Lady Hanson and their son Brook Hanson

– many entries for their son The Hon Robert Hanson

Robert Hanson: The happy family man steering Hanson empire into new territory

http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/business/profile-robert-hanson-the-happy-family-man-steering-hanson-empire-into-new-territory-1-3230124

https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/1508273-jeffrey-epsteins-little-black-book-redacted.html

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GOGA Ashkenazi, the glamorous oil and gas tycoon, has vociferously defended her “close friend” Prince Andrew and offered insight into his “distressed” state of mind.

In an exclusive interview with the Evening Standard, she says that the Duke of York (who has not yet spoken to the press) had messaged her on his Black-Berry over the weekend, asking, “Have you seen the papers?” and saying that he was “very, very upset” about the way he has been portrayed and “very, very worriedabout whether he’d be able to continue his role as a trade envoy.

Andrew is under “massive and unfair media pressure”, she says, following revelations concerning his friend of 15 years, Jeffrey Epstein, 58, who was sentenced to 18 months in prison in 2008 for soliciting a minor for prostitution.

“I told Andrew not to worry, that he’d done nothing wrong, and that it was being blown out of proportion. Of course, he knows it was unwise to fraternise with this Epstein character, and it was silly to be photographed with his arm around Epstein’s masseuse [Virginia Roberts]. But I know Andrew as a lovely, lovely man kind-hearted, impeccably behaved and honourable and I’m quite sure that at the time he had no idea that she was underage or anything more than a masseuse to Epstein.”

The Oxford-educated socialite who lives in a [pounds sterling] 28 million mansion in Holland Park and has known Andrew since the late Lord Hanson’s son Robert introduced them at a party in 2001.

Andrew Is Not the Villain He’s Being Made out to Be. I Have Seen Him in Action and He Is a Superb Trade Envoy’; the Glamorous Tycoon Who Helped the Duke of York Sell His Marital Home Defends Her Royal; Friend but Distances Herself from Wolf-Hunting ‘Acquaintance’ Saif Gaddafi. David Cohen Reports

The Evening Standard (London, England), March 8, 2011

https://www.questia.com/read/1G1-250944743/andrew-is-not-the-villain-he-s-being-made-out-to

Friends of Jeffrey Epstein celebrated Sol Kerzner’s birthday including Prince Andrew’s ex-wife, Sarah Ferguson amd the Hon Robert Hanson

 

Relaxing: Sarah Ferguson and American producer Quincy Jones enjoy the hospitality

Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York and the Hon Robert Hanson

Sources close to the duchess suggested the trip was paid for by Sir Sol. His office last night failed to respond to repeated attempts to contact them.

A source close to the duchess said: ‘Sol Kerzner is an old friend and this was a long-standing invitation. It’s just a couple of nights and it’s not a holiday, it’s a party.


Close: Not only was Ghislaine Maxwell friends with Prince Andrew, but his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson as well. The pair are pictured together at the opening of the Asprey Flagship Store on 5th Avenue on December 8, 2003, in New York City

Close: Ghislaine Maxwell with Jeffrey Epstein (left) at The Queen's residence of Sandringham in 2000. The picture shows just how close she and Epstein were with Prince Andrew

Ghislaine Maxwell with Jeffrey Epstein at The Queen’s residence of Sandringham in 2000. The picture shows just how close she and Epstein were with Prince Andrew

Friends

Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, Sir Philip Green, Simon Cowell and  Heather Kerzner

Sarah Ferguson – friend of convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein accepted an award for her work with children just after she was exposed offering access to Prince Andrew for £500,000.

The reception was held at LA’s  five star Renaissance Hollywood Hotel. She had been expected to stay there but cancelled her reservation after the scandal broke and decided to stay with friends instead.

 

‘Phew, I’ve had a heavy day’: Fergie tries to put on a brave face over £500,000 cash-for-access scandal at star-studded charity dinner

Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, £500,000 cash-for-access scandal

The ‘penniless’ duchess was at a black tie reception in Los Angeles having flown in from the South of France where she had been a guest at Naomi Campbell’s 40th birthday party.

She was at the top table alongside Simon Cowell, who was receiving an award for his humanitarian work, and his fiancée Mezhgan Hussainy.

The duchess received the Catherine Variety Sheridan Award, which is given each year by the charity to someone for their philanthropic work with underprivileged and disabled children.

2015 Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew

Law suit: Robert Hanson, with wife Masha Markova, is being sued by the ex-boss of a pornographic film company

Society shock as Lord Hanson’s eligible son Robert finally settles down

Robert Hanson married Masha Markova, a Russian businesswoman 25 years his junior.

Robert Hanson: The happy family man steering Hanson empire into new territory

Barely three months after Robert Hanson married Masha Markova, a Russian businesswoman 25 years his junior, the son of the late industrialist Lord Hanson has found himself embroiled in an unseemly courtroom battle involving a pornographic film company.

Hanson, 49, is being sued by David Newnham of Victoria, in Australia, who claims to be owed £350,000, including interest, after he was sacked as the chief executive of Woodman Entertainment, a Spanish company involved in making pornographic films such as Psycho Sex, Wide Open and Sex Carnage.

Newnham says he met Hanson at the Mayfair offices of his company Hanson Capital. It is a Hanson Family Holdings company, of which Hanson is the chairman.

The deputy chairman is Sir Hayden Phillips, the chairman of the National Theatre and charities consultant to the Prince of Wales. Its directors include the Earl of Dartmouth, the Ukip MEP

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/celebritynews/7964410/Revealed-Hansons-secret-involvement-in-pornography-business.html

Naomi Campbell and Masha Markova Hanson attend The Serpentine Gallery Summer Party

Markova is slightly hazy about her origins. Her parents left Russia in the 1990s for Panama, and their business involved “some freight trucks, transport,” she told Tatler, with probably about as much interest as her squeeze has in haulage. Her parents now live in Miami, and she met Hanson Jr. in Palm Springs. Now “the whole of London is talking about the union of the long-legged Russian and the most eligible British bachelor,” the magazine wrote.

“Masha Markova is quite the partier”

…. a few intriguing hints about Hanson and Markova’s lifestyle. They have a Filipino housekeeper whom Hanson will never sack because she might write memoirs, Markova said. And the whole apartment is decorated with blown-up photos of Markova, some with her in a bikini and some with no clothes at all. Markova charmingly explains that she wanted smaller ones but she thought that she was ordering the size in centimeters, not inches.

Markova is running a fashion store — of course — after studying at Columbia University. But she wouldn’t be a Russian It Girl if she didn’t have artistic aspirations, too. She displays paintings of guns and beautiful thin women on her web site Mashamarkova.com.

There’s plenty of name-dropping in the interview. Markova went to the Raisa Gorbachev Foundation gala dinner organized by Alexander Lebedev & Son at Hampton Court Palace this summer and said she was told about Michael Jackson’s death by Elton John, no less.

http://old.themoscowtimes.com/sitemap/free/2009/12/article/in-the-spotlight-masha-markova/391271.html/

Robert Hanson’s X-rated Lawsuit

The Hon. Robert Hanson was being sued by David Newnham in Australia claiming he was owed £350K including interest after he was sacked as chief executive of Woodman Entertainment, a company based in Barcelona in Spain that produces rough sex “Hardcore Sex Films.

 

It is claimed The Hon. Robert Hanson held a financial investment in Pierre Woodman company Woodman Entertainment.

The company in question, based in Spain, is Woodman Entertainment, founded by fashion photographer- turned-pornographer Pierre Woodman, the creator of more than 60 X-rated films, who claims to have bedded more than 3,500 women.

Hanson, who once dated model Sophie Anderton, herself exposed as an escort girl by a tabloid newspaper, tells me: ‘I am talking to my lawyers and I am not allowed to say anything.

‘But I take this seriously, I can assure you.’

In the writ, it is claimed that Hanson guaranteed the salary of David Newnham, who joined the company as chief executive in August 2008, on a two-year contract on £147,000 a year.

But Newnham left two months later, claiming he had not been paid. Newnham is now claiming the money, plus interest and court fees from Hanson. says a friend: ‘This writ is somewhat absurd. There are two sides to every story.’

But it is all a far cry from when Robert Hanson joined Rothschilds in the eighties, later joining the eponymous company of his tycoon father, who was Baroness thatcher’s favourite industrialist.

Another NM Rothschild man…

From 1982–84, John Whittingdale was head of the political section of the Conservative Research Department. He then served as Special Adviser to three successive Secretaries of State for Trade and Industry, Norman Tebbit, 1984–85; Leon Brittan, 1985–86, and Paul Channon, 1986–87.

 

He worked on international privatisation at NM Rothschild in 1987 and in January 1988, became Political Secretary to Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

Upon her resignation Whittingdale was appointed OBE and continued to serve as her Political Secretary until being elected to Parliament in 1992.[5]

PRIME MINISTER. Cementation contract: Mark Thatcher and the Omanis; part 2

This record is closed

Closed For 65 years
Opening date: 01 January 2054

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C16205128

July 21 2016

We may never learn the truth about “corrupt” deals involving Margaret Thatcher and her son Mark after another “establishment cover-up”.

The National Archives are releasing hundreds of government records and notes of Cabinet meetings under the 30-year-rule, covering 1986 to 1988, the middle of Margaret Thatcher’s reign at No10.

But two entitled “Cementation contract: Mark Thatcher and the Omanis” covering the period from 1981 to 1988 are listed as being “retained” for 65 years – meaning they will not be released until 2053 when Sir Mark would be aged 99.

Two others – one entitled “Mark Thatcher and the Omanis; other allegations against Mark Thatcher” and “Request by Electronic Data Systems to employ Mark Thatcher” have been “temporarily retained” with no date for release.

The decision to keep the files closed was ultimately taken by former Culture Secretary John Whittingdale, who served as Mrs Thatcher’s political secretary in the last months of her tenure in No10 and who signed off on the secrecy.

John Whittingdale’s half-brother Charles Napier was treasurer of PIE Paedophile Information Exchange

John Whittingdale signed off the decision to keep the files closed

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/fury-files-mark-thatchers-corrupt-8460468.amp

Rothschilds and Jeffrey Epstein
 The Hanson family worked for the Rothschilds

Jacob Rothschild and Lord Mandelson  – Peter Mandelson is controlling director of the NSPCC

The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children

Friends in high places: Lord Mandelson has also vacationed on Epstein’s island

Lord Mandelson yesterday maintained his silence over the extent of his contact with disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein.

The former Business Secretary did not respond to questions about why the convicted paedophile’s ‘little black book’ featured ten entries for him and his partner Reinaldo da Silva

When Lord Mandelson, the globe-trotting business consultant, recently announced plans to rent “a modest dwelling in deepest Wiltshire next-door to the herdsman and his family”, he was not being strictly accurate.

It emerges that the one-time Labour business secretary’s humble bucolic retreat is, in fact, a four-bedroom house owned by the billionaire Rothschild dynasty, which enjoys uninterrupted views over the Marlborough Downs.

Lord Mandelson is famously well-acquainted with Nat Rothschild, the natural resources investor known for his ill-fated foray into Indonesian coal miner Bumi, thanks to the pair’s shared trips to Siberian saunas and Mediterranean jaunts aboard the yacht owned by Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska.

But Diary understands that Nat, who is these days based mostly in Switzerland, spends little time at the farmhouse. The property is owned by his parents, Lord Rothschild, the RIT Capital Partners chairman, and Lady Serena.

Nathaniel Rothschild says sauna with Lord Mandelson was purely pleasure, not business

Rothschild Family also in Jeffrey Epsteins’s black book

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Evelyn Rothschild is a friend of the Clintons and Jeffrey Epstein

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Sir Evelyn de Rothschild lets mere Royalty know its place. 

David ‘Hui’ Newnham as it’s New CEO

Woodman Entertainment the innovative new adult entertainment brand dedicated to delivering a unique combination “

With over 22 years experience in the adult industry David “Hui” Newnham joins Woodman Entertainment from the Australian .

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Judges began to see that the adult industry was hurt by piracy, said David Newnham, AICO board member and general manager of Calvista Australia.

http://www.zoominfo.com/CachedPage/?archive_id=0&page_id=1627783421&page_url=//www.aico.org.au/access/NewsItem.php?newsid=25&PHPSESSID=55474381018d8211cc31264ebe71d60d&page_last_updated=2006-07-12T09:47:58&firstName=Hui&lastName=Newnham

About AICO: Calvista is a founding member of the Adult Industry Copyright Organisation, which operates on a not-for-profit basis, both as an educator, and to discourage breaches of copyright in adult films in Australia. AICO is funded by its members, who are comprised of international, adult-film producers and distributors.

More on David Newnham’s businesses at bottom of post

 



Revealed: Robert Hanson’s secret involvement in pornography business


Sir Hayden Phillips, an adviser to the Prince of Wales (Prince Charles),

and the Earl of Dartmouth, Willian Dartmouth, the Ukip MEP, are on the board of Hanson Family Holdings.

William Dartmouth is also listed in Jeffrey Epstein’s black book

http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/private-sydney/disorientated-lady-dartmouth-plays-down-aristocratic-scandal-20130115-2cqoa.html

Is UKIP’s William Dartmouth MEP using an offshore company to conceal involvement in a wind turbine development?

https://autonomousmind.wordpress.com/2014/04/07/is-ukips-william-dartmouth-mep-using-an-offshore-company-to-conceal-involvement-in-a-wind-turbine-development/


26 Aug 2010

Barely three months after Robert Hanson married Masha Markova, a Russian businesswoman 25 years his junior, the son of the late industrialist Lord Hanson has found himself embroiled in an unseemly courtroom battle involving a pornographic film company.
Hanson, 49, is being sued by David Newnham of Victoria, in Australia, who claims to be owed £350,000, including interest, after he was sacked as the chief executive of Woodman Entertainment, a Spanish company involved in making pornographic films such as Psycho Sex, Wide Open and Sex Carnage.
In documents filed at the High Court, Newnham alleges that Hanson has a financial interest in Woodman and, in August 2008, guaranteed his salary for two years. He was, however, sacked in October that year and is now seeking to compel Hanson to honour the agreement.

Newnham says he met Hanson at the Mayfair offices of his company Hanson Capital.

It is a Hanson Family Holdings company, of which Hanson is the chairman.

The deputy chairman is Sir Hayden Phillips, the chairman of the National Theatre and charities consultant to the Prince of Wales.

Its directors include the Earl of Dartmouth, the Ukip MEP. There is no reference on the company’s website to Woodman.

Hanson, who was once engaged to the model Sophie Anderton and whose father was a close ally of Margaret Thatcher, declines to comment. He was on holiday yesterday with his wife.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/celebritynews/7964410/Revealed-Hansons-secret-involvement-in-pornography-business.html

https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/officers/z_jpf3WGXmFwKKY3s-tGU9w0T18/appointments

Hayden Phillips has business and charitable interests, including a finger in the rather posh pie that is the Prince’s Trust.

He sits on courts and councils, always a useful player at the table, a man with an excellent contacts book.

Hayden Phillips is a famously deft Whitehall figure to whom colleagues offer admiring tributes like “the mandarin’s mandarin“; a man who has “supped the royal jelly of ministerial private offices” for 30 years;

https://www.theguardian.com/public/features/story/0,,1864730,00.html

https://www.pressreader.com/uk/daily-mail/20091017/282106337701699

 

Sir Hayden Phillips
Independent Reviewer

Sir Hayden Phillips has been the Independent Reviewer of ASA Adjudications since 1 January 2010.

Sir Hayden is currently a Director of Westhouse Holdings, of St Just Farms Ltd and of the Energy Saving Trust. He is Chairman of the Digital Cinema Funding Partnership. From 2004 to 2010 he was Chairman of the National Theatre. He was Charities Consultant to HRH The Prince of Wales from 2004 to 2009. He and his wife have a farm in Wiltshire where he is a Deputy Lieutenant, a Lay Canon of Salisbury Cathedral, Chairman of its Fabric Advisory Committee and Chairman of Marlborough College.

Sir Hayden’s previous career was in the Civil Service. He served in senior positions in the Home Office, the European Commission, the Cabinet Office and the Treasury before heading two Departments as Permanent Secretary – the Department for Culture, Media and Sport from 1992 to 1998, and the Lord Chancellor’s Department (now the Ministry of Justice) from 1998 to 2004. He has published two reports – on the Reform of the Honours System in 2004, and on the Reform of the Funding of Political Parties in 2007.

https://www.asa.org.uk/about-asa-and-cap/people/independent-reviewer.html


2010

In Lord Ashcroft’s absence, the committee beat up Sir Hayden Phillips, a retired Whitehall eminence who once held the claret jug for Roy Jenkins and later Derry Irvine. Jowly Sir Hayden is florid of face. His hooter is the colour of a lunchtime burgundy.

I sometimes come across him during interval drinks at the Royal National Theatre, where he is chairman. Beautifully-mannered Sir Hayden has the rich creaminess of a ripe Stilton.

Sir Hayden Phillips was Clerk of the Crown in Chancery a decade ago. That fancy title meant he was the top wallah on honours and it was up to him to ensure the formalities of procedure were observed.

Lord Ashcroft has been helping Mr Prentice’s Tory opponent in the marginal seat of Pendle. Mr Prentice is very, very cross about this, believing his Commons career to be in peril.

He accused Sir Hayden of ‘swallowing’ assurances from Lord Ashcroft about his tax status. In effect, Sir Hayden was accused of supervising a lax regime.

Well, dears, of course. The last thing Tony Blair wanted ten years ago was a system which subjected possible new peers to minute examination. Lord Levy would have been horrified!

The Ashcroft affair is undoubtedly whiffy and William Hague was foolish to have become quite so enmeshed with one big donor. But it was hardly surprising. Tory donors make it to the Lords, just like Labour’s trade union friends.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1259073/Sir-Haydens-hooter-colour-lunchtime-burgundy.html

http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20090118230434/http:/www.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/media/cabinetoffice/corp/assets/publications/reports/honours/honours.pdf

 


Lord James Hanson gave the Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson,  helicopter-flying lessons as a wedding present.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/1475684/Lord-Hanson.html

https://i2.wp.com/i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2011/03/08/article-0-0D8381A4000005DC-217_634x387.jpg

 

Relaxing: Sarah Ferguson and American producer Quincy Jones enjoy the hospitality

 (Left) Quincy Jones – friend of paedophile Michael Jackson

Sarah Ferguson and Robert Hanson – friends of Jeffrey Epstein

^ As millionaire financier Robert Hanson helps to cheer up the near-bankrupt Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson, while they celebrate the 75th birthday of billionaire hotelier Sir Sol Kerzner, in Sardinia, he is also preoccupied with his own difficulties.

Sol Kerzner is also listed in Jeffrey Epstein’s black book

https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/1508273/jeffrey-epsteins-little-black-book-redacted.pdf

Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, Sol Kerzner and Heather Kerzner attend the landmark Grand Opening of Atlantis, The Palm Resort, and the Palm Jumeirah on November 20, 2008 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

left to right, Melania , Donald Trump, Heather Kerzner and Sol Kerzner together.

The indictment on which Salerno was convicted in 1988 and sent to prison, where he died, listed the nearly $8 million contract for concrete at Trump Plaza, an East Side high-rise apartment building, as one of the acts establishing that S &A was part of a racketeering enterprise. (While the concrete business was central to the case, the trial also proved extortion, narcotics, rigged union elections and murders by the Genovese and Gambino crime families in what Michael Chertoff, the chief prosecutor, called “the largest and most vicious criminal business in the history of the United States.”)

FBI agents subpoenaed Trump in 1980 to ask about his dealing with John Cody, a Teamsters official described by law enforcement as a very close associate of the Gambino crime family.

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/a-brief-history-of-donald-trump-and-the-mafia


How Donald Trump (also a friend of paedophile Jeffrey Epstein) knows about South Africa

The world’s two major real estate developers, Donald Trump and Sol Kerzner, have been working together quite a bit in the Bahamas and Dubai. No doubt, Donald has been hearing the reality about South Africa from his friend Sol. As regards to what the degree they “hang out together”, the following images may perhaps clarify the situation.

https://hbooyens.wordpress.com/2016/05/09/how-donald-trump-knows-about-south-africa/

He first came to The Bahamas in the late 1960s “when they started developing Paradise Island, and I came here because I was interested always to go and see new hotel developments. I was only here for two days, and then only returned in the 90s.” That was when he acquired more than 600 acres of prime land and a number of not-so-prime properties from Merv Griffin for only $125 million. Griffin had been involved in a struggle with Donald Trump for control of Paradise Island, which left him with no funds to modernize or refurbish the resort once he acquired it.

http://www.thebahamasinvestor.com/2008/kerzner-the-sun-king-grows-his-empire/

Donald Trump and Heather Kerzner together at another event.

https://hbooyens.wordpress.com/2016/05/09/how-donald-trump-knows-about-south-africa/

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The vulgar tycoon – There could hardly be a more vulgar or notorious billionaire than South Africa-born casino magnate Sol Kerzner

He created the infamous Sun City in an independent black state within South Africa, symbol of the worst excesses of that country during the apartheid years. There, white people could indulge their every whim, be it soft porn or gambling, and blacks were there only to serve them.

In the U.S. he has been investigated by the New Jersey gaming authorities who concluded that he had bribed a leading African politician
It is little short of extraordinary that a New Labour government should consider him a ‘fit and proper’ person to usher vast casinos into Britain.
…his vast £900million Atlantis Casino on the Bahamas, where according to one recent visitor you can find children of 12 playing some of the 1,200 slot machines.
Kerzner’s second marriage, to Shirley Besthier, came to an end in 1978, when she killed herself. The couple had a three-year-old son and a ten-month-old daughter at the time.
Many saw Sun City as the hideous, patronising and manipulative face of apartheid.

In December 1986, Kerzner was embroiled in fresh bribery allegations, this time that he paid the then Prime Minister of Transkei, George Matanzima, to gain exclusive gaming rights there.

Documents discovered by the New Jersey gaming authorities a decade later confirmed that one of Kerzner’s companies had indeed transferred £600,000 to the trust account of a middle man “for the ultimate benefit of G Matanzima”.

Matanzima was jailed for nine years and a warrant was issued for Kerzner, but he was never to stand trial. Although Kerzner eventually admitted paying the money, he insisted that it was extorted from him.

He made a secret donation of £600,000 to Nelson Mandela’s African National Congress party

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-432677/The-vulgar-tycoon-loves-boxing-blondes–buying-influence.html


Like James Hanson, Donald Trump has ties to the Mafia

After graduating in 1968 from the University of Pennsylvania, a rich young man from the outer boroughs of New York City sought his fortune on the island of Manhattan. Within a few years Donald J. Trump had made friends with the city’s most notorious fixer, lawyer Roy Cohn, who had become famous as lead counsel to Senator Joseph McCarthy. Among other things Cohn was now a mob consigliere, with clients including “Fat Tony” Salerno, boss of the Genovese crime family, the most powerful Mafia group in New York, and Paul Castellano, head of what was said to be the second largest family, the Gambinos.

The indictment on which Salerno was convicted in 1988 and sent to prison, where he died, listed the nearly $8 million contract for concrete at Trump Plaza, an East Side high-rise apartment building, as one of the acts establishing that S &A was part of a racketeering enterprise. (While the concrete business was central to the case, the trial also proved extortion, narcotics, rigged union elections and murders by the Genovese and Gambino crime families in what Michael Chertoff, the chief prosecutor, called “the largest and most vicious criminal business in the history of the United States.”)

FBI agents subpoenaed Trump in 1980 to ask about his dealing with John Cody, a Teamsters official described by law enforcement as a very close associate of the Gambino crime family.

http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/05/donald-trump-2016-mob-organized-crime-213910

A Brief History of Donald Trump and the Mafia

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/a-brief-history-of-donald-trump-and-the-mafia

Miss Campbell's boyfriend Vladislav Doronin, left, and Robert Hanson

Naomi Campbell ‘s boyfriend Vladislav Doronin, left, and Robert Hanson

Close friends: The Duchess of York and Naomi Campbell

Unbeknown to many of the revellers, who included Naomi Campbell and Ivana Trump, Old Etonian Robert, 49, son of industrialist Lord Hanson, is being sued for £358,000 by the former chief executive of a porn film company who claims Robert agreed to guarantee his salary.

So far, so unremarkable.

But what makes this particular writ embarrassing to Robert and his loftily beautiful new wife, Ivy League-educated Masha Markova – at 25, almost half his age – is that the man issuing the legal action against him is the ex-boss of a pornographic film company.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1305872/Duchess-York-Sarah-Ferguson-eighth-foreign-break-year.html

Naomi Campbell and  Simon Le Bon are also listed in convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein’s black book

https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/1508273-jeffrey-epsteins-little-black-book-redacted.html


Magic time: Illusionist David Blaine, left, joins Naomi Campbell and the Duchess of York in Sardinia on Monday

David Blaine was good friends with paedophile Michael Jackson and is also listed in Epstein’s black book

 

Jun 23, 2016

Michael Jackson Stockpiled Nude Images Of Children, According To Police Report
Authorities seized more than 80 video recordings and computer hard drives, as well as notes, diaries, documents, photographs and audiotapes.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/michael-jackson-stockpiled-child-porn-animal-torture-photos-according-to-newly-surfaced-report_us_5769644fe4b0a75709b7d847

Michael Jackson, Uri Geller, Greville Janner MP, Paul Boateng, David Blaine


Pierre Woodman at work in Captown.png

Pierre Woodman  is a French pornographic film director.

The company in question, based in Spain, is Woodman Entertainment, founded by fashion photographer- turned-pornographer Pierre Woodman, the creator of more than 60 X-rated films, who claims to have bedded more than 3,500 women.

Hanson, who once dated model Sophie Anderton, herself exposed as an escort girl by a tabloid newspaper, tells me: ‘I am talking to my lawyers and I am not allowed to say anything.

‘But I take this seriously, I can assure you.’

In the writ, it is claimed that Hanson guaranteed the salary of David Newnham, who joined the company as chief executive in August 2008, on a two-year contract on £147,000 a year.

But Newnham left two months later, claiming he had not been paid. Newnham is now claiming the money, plus interest and court fees from Hanson. says a friend: ‘This writ is somewhat absurd. there are two sides to every story.’

But it is all a far cry from when Robert joined Rothschilds in the eighties, later joining the eponymous company of his tycoon father, who was Baroness thatcher’s favourite industrialist.


Prince Andrew’s billionaire paedophile friend, Jeffrey Epstein, given permission to land private jet at RAF base for visit Sandringham

Billionaire Epstein was jailed for 18 months in 2008 after admitting soliciting an under-aged girl for prostitution.

He is alleged to have used his fleet of private aircraft to traffic under-aged girls around the world for sex.

The flight log of Epstein’s Gulfstream revealed it touched down at RAF Marham on December 7, 2000, before he was hosted by the Andrew at the Queen’s Norfolk residence.

Aboard the jet that day were someone with the initials ET – thought to be Miss Maxwell’s assistant Emmy Tayler – a woman called Kelly Spam, Epstein’s friend Tom Pritzker and an unnamed female.

Epstein and Miss Maxwell are reported to have stayed at Sandringham as Andrew’s guests, before leaving the country two days later on the same aircraft from Norwich International Airport.

Close: Ghislaine Maxwell with Jeffrey Epstein (left) at The Queen's residence of Sandringham in 2000. The picture shows just how close she and Epstein were with Prince Andrew

Ghislaine Maxwell with Jeffrey Epstein at The Queen’s residence of Sandringham in 2000. The picture shows just how close she and Epstein were with Prince Andrew

Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell were among guests on this pheasant shoot, attended by Andrew (right), at Sandringham, Norfolk

17 yr-old, Alisa Dmitrijeva death: No action over Sandringham body find

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-19715353


Queen and Hansons
The Air Hanson hangar approx 1978

Air Hanson, a small charter aircraft company

http://www.jparkin.net/brooklands/index.htm


Air Hanson wins UK royal helicopter contract

The award of the 10-year contract to private firm Air Hanson came after the Royal Household invited tenders and advice from the Duke of York, Prince Andrew.


18 February, 1998

SOURCE: Flight International

Air Hanson has been awarded a ten year contract to operate a Sikorsky S-76 on behalf of the UK’s Royal Family.

The leased helicopter will be based at Air Hanson’s Blackbushe, Surrey, headquarters and will replace two Westland Wessex HCC4s operated by the Royal Air Force’s 32Sqn since 1969.

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/art…ontract-32904/

9 December 2006

Last year, Prince Andrew was criticised by the National Audit Office for spending £3,000 on a royal chopper to fly him just 50 miles, to a lunch with Arab dignitaries.

In the previous year, after he had been appointed captain of the Royal & Ancient Golf Club, Andrew cost the RAF an eye-watering £32,000, on supersonic jets to fly him between London and St

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/profiles/prince-andrew-the-playboy-prince-427707.html

A FATHER and son died when a helicopter crashed in dense woodland near Crowthorne, Berkshire. Another two children and a man were in hospital last night with serious injuries.

Lord Hanson, chairman of Hanson Trust, of which Air Hanson is a subsidiary, said last night that Capt Bates was ‘a highly experienced helicopter pilot’ who had worked for the company for many years. ‘

Captain Colin Bates, Air Hanson’s chief pilot, 46, and his son, Nicholas, 12, were certified dead at the scene.

Nigel Whiteman, 33, Air Hanson’s chief engineer, suffered severe chest and abdominal injuries.

The aircraft was en route from Newmarket, Suffolk, to Blackbushe airport, where Air Hanson is based. A spokesman for the company said that Capt Bates had taken the boys on a day out.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/helicopter-crash-in-woods-kills-pilot-and-son-12-1540456.html

Many entries in paedophile Jeffrey Epstein’s black book for Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, the Duke and Duchess of York

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 Ghiselaine Maxwell – the society fixer alleged to have helped find underage girls for pedophile billionaire Jeffrey Epstein and Sarah Ferguson

More on the Hanson Family – James Hanson’s son, the Hon Robert Hanson – friend of Jeffrey Epstein and Sarah Ferguson worked for the Rothschilds.
James Hanson was known for his defense of disgraced Neil Hamilton who also happened to be a very good friend of Harvey Proctor,

The Hon. Robert Hanson a former merchant banker at N.M. Rothschild. He is now chairman of Hanson Family Holdings (Family Office). The Hanson Family also have a joint venture interest in the corporate advisory group “Strand Hanson Limited”.

His grandfather was also named Robert Hanson and was an Ex-Bankrupt. who effectively and with the help of other Hanson family members and some close friends allegedly swindled their customers from their rightful claim for compensation for loss of property due to a fire.

Robert Hanson sold assets of the company before he was made Bankrupt. His grandfather was severely reprimanded by the court for his unscrupulous actions and his Bankruptcy was latter extended.  The Hon. Robert Hanson’s own father Lord (James) Hanson had a long association with asset stripper Jim Slater. 

Lord Hanson was miss-informed there was already a casino at The Ritz Hotel. The reason London Clubs International re-locating their casino The Ritz Club Casino from The Ritz Hotel, was due to the fact David Barclay and Ex-Bankrupt Frederick Barclay who own The Ritz Hotel were demanding a totally unrealistic premium of £20 Million for a new lease of the basement. London Clubs International decided to purchase the Freehold grade II listed building at 50 St James’s Street, London for just over £13 Million a more desirable street, then Piccadilly.

https://thebarclaybrotherscasinointerests.wordpress.com/2014/03/12/the-barclay-brothers-casino-interests/

Robert Hanson – his dad was Thatcher’s favourite tycoon, but now he’s accused of selling out Venezuelan newspaper to socialists
Caracas staff say son of Thatcherite peer has made his paper a Socialist Party mouthpiece

16 November 2014

His current involvement with the media is… as owner of Venezuela’s best-selling newspaper. He used his company, Hanson Family Holdings, to acquire the paper last year, reportedly for $98m (£62m).

Now the son of Baroness Thatcher’s favourite industrialist, the late Lord Hanson, is attracting media attention again after reporters on Ultimas Noticias became disgruntled over government insiders apparently influencing editorial decisions.

Political observers in Caracas might have been forgiven for expecting Old Etonian Hanson, 54, with his Thatcherite family ties, to be unenthusiastic about Socialist Party President Nicolas Maduro, who succeeded Hugo Chavez in April last year.

During Mr Hanson’s partying years, he reportedly wowed Tom Cruise and other attendees at one of George Clooney’s New York birthday bashes with his “feverish dancing skills” before loudly exclaiming: “I love America! This is the place where things happen!” Not the sort of sentiments to go down well with supporters of the Chavez legacy in Venezuela.

But despite anticipation that the paper would lurch rightwards, the Socialist Party’s former elections adviser Hector Davila has been appointed to the senior role of President-Editor.

And whereas Ultimas Noticias had a history of investigative journalism in exposing features of the Chavez regime, now reporting staff complain that the ruling party exerts editorial control.

One of the reporters, José Rafael Mata, tweeted what he said was a picture of a handwritten note ordering a story to be pulled from the paper’s website because it detailed a former minister’s complaints about the Socialist Party stifling internal dissent. Mr Mata cited the episode as one of the reasons he felt compelled to leave the paper.

However, Mr Davila, a computer scientist, told Reuters that Ultimas Noticias had not abandoned its willingness to criticise the government. “If you’re looking for complaints about the government, pick any edition of the paper and you’ll have [as many as you want],” he said, citing critical stories on problems ranging from decay of public hospitals to corruption by state-backed community groups.

He also said the only instructions he received from the paper’s British owner were merely to run a balanced and profitable newspaper.

Mr Hanson’s father was famous for his close relationships with politicians, including the disgraced Tory MP Neil Hamilton. He set up Hanson PLC in 1964 and built it up by buying under-preforming assets and turning them around. Hanson bought a succession of high-street names, including John Collyer and Allders department stores, before making his most famous acquisition: Imperial Tobacco Group, bought for £2.5bn in 1986.

Lord Hanson was a founder of the anti-European Business for Sterling group and a member of the Bruges Group, which seeks to reduce the influence of Brussels. It is a very different philosophy from that of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela, founded in 2007 by Chavez, with whom Thatcher’s old political adversary Ken Livingstone struck up a rapport – and an oil deal – when Mayor of London.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/robert-hanson-his-dad-was-thatcher-s-favourite-tycoon-but-now-he-s-accused-of-selling-out-venezuelan-9864133.html


Nov 29, 1987
IN AUGUST OF 1985, SIR GORDON AND LORD HANSON WERE BEING driven to London’s Heathrow Airport for the Concorde to New York. Sir Gordon had just returned from a vacation in the Mediterranean aboard his 176-foot yacht, which serves as a floating office; Lord Hanson was on his way to his house in Palm Springs, where he stays about three months of the year. In the car, Sir Gordon mentioned in passing that he had scheduled a meeting with Robert S. Pirie, president of Rothschild Inc. in New York, to talk about a run at SCM, the old Smith-Corona company. There was no further discussion of the matter, Lord Hanson says, because corporate raids are Sir Gordon’s turf: ”He’s the one with the gift for takeovers.”
He made a lunch appointment with Kidde chairman Fred R. Sullivan on July 6 at the office of Rothschild Inc., Hanson’s sometime investment banker. Over foie gras, Sir Gordon tried to pre-empt the auction and, when that didn’t work, he proceeded to outbid Kohlberg, Kravis, Roberts & Company, the leveraged buyout specialists; by the end of October, he had gained control of Kidde.
Lord Hanson keeps a finger on British operations and serves as company front man. A confidant of Prime Minister Thatcher, who made him a peer in 1983, seven years after he had been knighted by the former P.M., Harold Wilson
By the late 60’s, Hanson’s and White’s names were showing up on the business as well as the society pages. At night they were at the gaming clubs with James D. Slater, the high-flying head of Slater, Walker Securities Ltd., a multimillion-dollar conglomerate. By day, they were among the most successful of the ”Slater Boys,” expanding steadily by buying industrial companies with stock. When the London market collapsed in 1973, Slater’s stock empire collapsed, too.
London Brick has since become one of Hanson’s most profitable units: It happens to be the sole British manufacturer of fletton bricks, which are used for British public housinga priority of the Thatcher administration.

 Liberal Party leader David Steel commented, ”Anyone disposed to cause mischief might be tempted to suggest that the Hanson bid was given the all clear as a ‘thank you’ for Lord Hanson’s role in the Westland affair.”

In January 1986, Westland, a faltering British helicopter company, was the object of rival bids. After disclosures that the Government had sought to influence the sale in favor of the Sikorsky division of United Technologies, two cabinet officers resigned and Mrs. Thatcher’s political future was threatened.
Hanson Trust swept in, bought 15 percent of Westland’s stock for $14.5 million – $1.4 million above market price – and announced that it, too, favored a merger with United Technologies. That was that. (On a more formal level, Hanson Trust has been making annual contributions to the Conservative Party of more than $85,000.)  
1986 Jan 4
Archive (TNA)

Westland: Armstrong minute for Wicks (Lord Hanson’s position) [MT would wish to see Hanson letter to Wyatt] [declassified Feb 2016]

LIKE LORD HANSON, SIR Gordon is a Thatcher supporter, but he is less visible on Downing Street. He is, however, gradually raising his profile in the United States.
Sir Gordon received the Congressional Medal of Honor in 1984 as a result of his fund-raising for the Congressional Awards, a series of achievement medals for teen-agers. And Hanson Industries is a sponsor of the ”Wall Street Week” television show, although Sir James Murray, Hanson’s United States consultant on politics and public affairs, winces when he mentions the $1 million-a-year price tag.

 

Lord Hanson was unafraid of accusations of nepotism, appointing his Eton and Oxford-educated, polo-playing son Robert to the industrial conglomerate’s board in 1992 at the age of 31. The appointment, after years of speculation about the group’s succession, sent Hanson’s shares into reverse.

Lord Hanson also gave a board position to his niece’s husband, Christopher Collins. Robert, whose previous career included a spell at the merchant bank NM Rothschild, was put in charge of Hanson’s search for expansion opportunities in the Far East. In 1995, he became corporate development director, replacing Mr Collins who moved up to become vice-chairman. He remains in the same post at the Hanson rump following the recent demerger.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/concern-as-sportswear-boss-gives-son-top-job-1237400.html

MEAGDEALER FOR THE ROTHSCHILDS

1988

Lord Hanson and Robert Maxwell

http://www.nytimes.com/1988/12/04/magazine/meagdealer-for-the-rothschilds.html?pagewanted=all

James Hanson first served as a Territorial with the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment at Halifax, he was called up in 1939, and commissioned in the Royal Army Service Corps. For a time he was an announcer on Forces radio. Demobbed in 1946, he joined his father’s company.

James Hanson was knighted in 1976, in the notorious honours list compiled for Harold Wilson by his secretary Marcia Williams (later Lady Falkender) on lavender notepaper.

His support for her preferred rescue plan for Westland Helicopters cost his company some £6 million. Mrs Thatcher returned the admiration, citing Hanson’s American interests as a model of what British companies could achieve abroad. He was created a peer in 1983.

When in London, Lord Hanson worked long hours in his relatively austere headquarters overlooking the gardens of Buckingham Palace. But later he would spend several months of each year at a second home in Palm Springs, California, whence he continued to run his empire from a poolside telephone.

He enjoyed the trappings of great wealth – his Bentley carried the numberplate JH 1 – and occasionally moved in celebrity social circles, hosting parties for Frank Sinatra and giving the Duchess of York helicopter-flying lessons as a wedding present. But he also placed a high value on family life and privacy.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/1475684/Lord-Hanson.html

James Hanson was Thatchers favourite industrialist.

Big fundraiser.

Who was responsible for fundraising again. Lord Mc (Alpine)  wasn’t it.

Lord Alistair McAlpine and Lord Hanson
In his heyday, Alistair had drawn support for the Tory Party from some of the leading industrialists of the time, whom he knew could be relied upon to have made their money honestly and who would be unfailing in their support of the Thatcherite project.
He brought in donors such as Lord Hanson, Hanson’s buccaneering colleague Gordon White, Lord King, who became chairman of the newly-privatised British Airways, and shipping and property magnates the Barclay brothers.

Secret Neil Hamilton backers named

18 June 2001

Several high profile businessmen and politicians were yesterday revealed as secret backers of Neil Hamilton’s disastrous “cash for questions” libel action against the Harrods owner, Mohamed Al Fayed.

Father and son: Mohamed and Karim at the gallery

Father and son: Mohamed and Karim at the gallery

The business tycoon Lord Hanson, and Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd, the company set up by the former Tory party treasurer, and the Duke of Devonshire, a former Tory minister, were all named in the high court by lawyers acting for Mr Fayed, (another friend of paedophile Michael Jackson) who is demanding Mr Hamilton’s backers pay a contribution towards his outstanding £1.3m costs bill.

GUEST, KARIM FAYED & ROBERT HANSON .At Karim Fayed Landscape Exhibition in Association with Harrods

 

At discreet meetings in the flat of the pro-Thatcher businessman James Hanson, McAlpine effected the introductions to Reece and an aide of Lord Thorneycraft.

link
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/pe…l-1597826.html

http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/busin…tory-1-3230124

http://www.allstarpics.net/pic-galle…anson-pics.htm

https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/1508273-jeffrey-epsteins-little-black-book-redacted.html

Lord Alistair McAlpine, who was at the centre of the child abuse scandal in the UK, is listed in convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein’s black book

http://aanirfan.blogspot.com/2015/01/epsteins-black-book-names-listed.html

https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/1508273-jeffrey-epsteins-little-black-book-redacted.html

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Lord Hanson with his son Mark Hanson at a celebrity party 6th July 2004 hosted by broadcaster Sir David Frost in Chelsea

Head of the giant Hanson group Lord Hanson announces January 31 the development of a 500 million pound new town Stock Photo

A Ruthless Operator

With charm, good looks and fearsome entrepreneurial rigour, Lord Hanson was both loved and loathed by many, but rarely ignored.

He regularly drank whisky with Lady Thatcher, with whom he shared a strong mutual admiration, was once engaged to Audrey Hepburn and supported the disgraced MP, Neil Hamilton.

With an estimated personal fortune of £50 million, Lord Hanson was used to attracting attention and controversy. He was a swashbuckling entrepreneur who built up a £6 billion empire and a reputation as a ruthless asset-stripper. He was knighted by Harold Wilson in 1976 and made a life peer in 1983.

The business which bears his name, which he formed in 1965 with Lord White, reached the height of its success in the 1980s and became a symbol for British boom.

Lord Hanson was one of the largest Conservative Party donors during Thatcher’s leadership and an outspoken Eurosceptic. He was a founding member of the anti-EU organisation Business for Britain and a member of the Eurosceptic thinktank, the Bruges Group.

Known for his fastidious attention to his appearance, he was a striking figure, at 6ft 4ins, and both his dress and his office conveyed an old-fashioned grandeur. A fan of controversial causes, he notably supported the disgraced Conservative MP Neil Hamilton, who lost his libel case against Mohamed Fayed and The Guardian over “cash for questions” allegations.

For three decades, Hanson plc was one the most feared corporate predators in London and New York, taking in chemicals, energy, tobacco and much else.

Keen on quoting Napoleon, Lord Hanson used one of his hero’s sayings, “Circumstances? What are circumstances? I make my circumstances” as a business motto. He once explained his allegiances by saying: “Always be nice to bankers. Always be nice to pension fund managers. Always be nice to the media. In that order.”

As a young man, Hanson had a reputation as a playboy and was one of the founding members of the exclusive nightclub Annabelle’s.

 

He met Audrey Hepburn at a reception when he was 28 and they dated for two years before she cancelled their wedding in 1952.

He recently said of the broken engagement: “It was a strange situation. My mother had got the 50 chickens ready for the wedding reception and we had all the presents, but the fact was Audrey just did not want to get married at the time.”

In 1959 he married the former model Geraldine Kaelin, an American divorcee. She died of leukaemia in February at the age of 75 after 45 years of marriage.

The couple had a son Robert, now 43, and adopted a son, Brook, now 40. Lady Hanson previously had a daughter, Karyn. They had homes in Palm Springs, California, and Knightsbridge, west London.

James Hanson was born in Huddersfield, the son of a haulier, Robert Hanson. In his youth he served in the Second World War.

Lord Hanson retired as chairman of Hanson Turst in 1997 at the age of 75. Two weeks ago he suffered a fall at his home and had to cancel a lecture and lunch in Leeds.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1475618/A-charming-ladies-man-but-a-ruthless-operator.html

Marie-Hélène de Rothschild, threw a party in 1972 that was so different; it still inspires the dark theory that behind the doors of their mansions, the ultra rich are occultists engaged in unspeakable acts of Evil.

Marie-Hélène’s  “Surrealists Ball” was held on December 12, 1972, and its combination of opulence and elaborate, odd imagery is said to have inspired the ritual orgy scenes of Kubrick’s EYES WIDE SHUT.

One of the party’s attendees, aristocrat and banker Alexis von Rosenberg, documented the party, and conspiracy theorists maintain that his photos and descriptions are hard evidence of the occult customs of the top levels of the Illuminati.

Audrey Hepburn at Rothschild occult party.

http://www.blumhouse.com/2016/04/14/a-secret-look-inside-the-creepiest-celebrity-party-ever/

1972 Rothschild Illuminati Ball

The Baroness Hanson, wife of the City legend and corporate raider, the Baron Hanson, died 22 February, 2004, in hospital in Los Angeles. She had been suffering from leukaemia.

Lady Hanson had been the wife of the life peer since 1959. The former Geraldine Kaelin, daughter of Mrs S. Kaelin, of East 76th Street, New York, she was a slightly-built, dark haired American divorcee when she met the then James Hanson in the late 1950s.

The swashbuckling playboy millionaire had been engaged in the fifties (for 354 days) to Audrey Hepburn, and had courted the actress Jean Simmons. Geraldine Kaelin bore more than a passing resemblance to Miss Hepburn.

She married – aged 25- the Yorkshire-born James Hanson, then 36, at Upper Agbrigg Register Office, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, on 17 January, 1959.

She was the mother of two sons, Robert and Brook, and had a daughter Karyn from a previous marriage. (Karyn took the surname Hanson and was married 20 years ago to C. Cheever Hardwick III, of New York.)

Lady Hanson was _a small, elegant woman who dressed in Chanel or
Valentino when she was being casual. She was a private person with a charming public warmth. Most of her time was devoted to her family and running their homes in London, Berkshire, Florida and California_.

The Today newspaper in 1991 said that at Lady Hanson’s dinner parties the food was served by numerous servants and the grub was devoured with gold-plated cutlery.

Her husband was knighted in 1976 (in Harold Wilson’s infamous
resignation honours) and raised to a life barony in 1983.

The funeral service takes place at St Margaret’s Church, Palm Desert, California, Thursday 4 March, 2004.

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/alt.obituaries/7MwU_6cj_aE

Posted comments

Beatbox77Mar 28, 2013

Why was that comment removed about Lady Hanson being a drunk and jealous of Lord Hanson’s “ladies”?

John GlenJan 19, 2009

I think you want to get your facts right!! There never was a home in the South of France they always stayed at the hotel du Cap. The House in Palm Springs was Norwood West. Fifi was Fiona and a great friend of both Lord and lady Hanson. Lady Hanson liked a glass of wine but was not, not an alcoholic. Robert is the natural son of Lord and Lady Hanson, it is Brook who was adopted and Lady Hanson`s daughter is called Karen. Lady Hanson always spoke with a gentle American accent and I never saw Gregory Peck. I was Lord and Lady Hanson`s butler and personal chef for 15 years.

kimber cottageJul 20, 2008

James Hanson married Geraldine, and they are now both deceased. They had homes in the South of France, Palm Springs (Las Palmas Area), and in the UK (Kimber Cottage). FiFi was a young lady, similar in looks to Audrey Hepburn, whom was a “friend” of the family”, though Lady Hanson did not care for her much at all! Geraldine suffered from alcoholism which she tried to keep hush. They have one adopted son “Robert” and his half-brother “Brook”, and “Susan” if I recall, was Geraldine`s daughter`s name. Geraldine was born in New Jersey, but spoke with a british accent! The Hanson`s had celebrity friends, including Margaret Thatcher, Gregory Peck, Frank Sinatra, Sydney Sheldon, and Kirk Douglas.

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Tory baron’s mistress reveals all

The late industrialist, one of the largest Tory party donors during the Margaret Thatcher years and whose marriage to American divorcee Geraldine Kaelin lasted 45 years, enjoyed a clandestine affair with Seventies pin-up Francoise Pascal.

Now almost 40 years after their liaison, the Mind Your Language actress, whose other lovers include actors Warren Beatty and Sir Michael Caine, speaks out about their trysts for the first time in her forthcoming memoirs, As I Am.

Lord (James) Hanson, who died in 2004 aged 82, met Mauritius-born Francoise when she was 22 at a dinner party she attended as David Niven Junior’s date.

Hanson, who was once engaged to Audrey Hepburn, slipped her his contact details, but it was not until their second encounter at Francoise’s flat that the pair consummated their bond.

‘James was always very cautious how he ate. I guess he needed to have some room for his dinner with Lady Hanson.

After the affair ended, Francoise adds: ‘We kept in touch for a while but he had to be careful because of his political career, his business and his wife.’


Lord Hanson arrives for the memorial service of thanksgiving for business tycoon Lord White of Hull at St Paul's Stock Photo

Freemason Lord Hanson

Although most businessmen keep their Freemasonry secret, a few openly admit it. Sir Michael Richardson, chairman of the stockbroker Smith New Court and adviser to many powerful businessmen including Lord King and Lord Hanson, is one.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/time-to-lift-the-apron-pressure-is-mounting-for-the-freemasons-in-big-business-to-reveal-all-patrick-1552542.html

Lord Hanson's eligible son Robert is engaged to Masha Markova, a Russian former model

Society shock as Lord Hanson’s eligible son Robert finally settles down

It is an announcement that London society had almost given up hope of hearing: Robert Hanson, the 49-year-old son and heir of the late Lord Hanson, is to marry.

Lord Hanson’s eligible son Robert is engaged to Masha Markova, a Russian former model

Mandrake can disclose that the seemingly perennial bachelor is engaged to Masha Markova, a Russian former model 25 years his junior.

Hanson, whose industrialist father was a close ally of Margaret Thatcher, numbers Martine McCutcheon, the former EastEnders actress, Tara Palmer-Tomkinson (also listed in Jeffrey Epstein’s black book), the televison presenter, and Sophie Anderton, the model, among his previous girlfriends. Although Masha may be young enough to be his daughter, she is no ingénue.

Two years ago, she declared publicly that she planned to sue Lindsay Lohan, the hard-living Hollywood actress, after the reported loss of a £5,000 mink coat. Masha, who was still a student, said she would take the legal action against the 23-year-old star of Mean Girls after her coat, which was a gift from her grandmother, disappeared during a party the pair attended at the 10ak nightclub in New York.

Masha’s lawyer alleged that Lohan was later pictured wearing the coat and, when it was finally returned, Markova complained that it smelled of “cigarettes and liquor”. The New York state court filing added that Lohan’s actions were “intentional, oppressive and malicious and carried out with reckless disregard”. Lohan settled out of court.

Hanson’s father, incidentally, was once engaged to Audrey Hepburn. The wedding, planned for 1952, was postponed and then cancelled, amicably, after work on her film Roman Holiday overran.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/7407289/Society-shock-as-Lord-Hansons-eligible-son-Robert-finally-settles-down.html

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Raisa Gorbachev Foundation Gala – Champagne Reception

LONDON, ENGLAND BY DAVE M. BENETT/GETTY IMAGES REQUIRED) Edward Spencer Churchill (L) and Robert Hanson attend a champagne reception at the Raisa Gorbachev Foundation Gala held at the Stud House, Hampton Court on September 22, 2011 in London, England.
Raisa Gorbachev Foundation Annual Fundraising Gala Dinner - Inside Arrivals : News Photo
Mikhail Gorbachev with Robert Hanson and Masha Markova arrive at the Raisa Gorbachev Foundation Annual Fundraising Gala Dinner, at the Stud House, Hampton Court Palace on June 6, 2009 in Richmond upon Thames, London, England. The night is in aid of the Raisa Gorbachev Foundation – an international fund fighting child cancer. on June 6, 2009 in London, England. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images)
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Robert Hanson And Tom Parker Bowles, New York Socialite Paris Hilton Celebrated Her New Movie And Her 21st Birthday

2011

Peter Pan of Posh

The ‘playboy’ eldest son of industrialist Lord Hanson,  is famed for his fondness of life in the fast lane and was, until recently, a seemingly permanent fixture on the London party circuit and a regular at society and royal events.

His own parties are legendary.

Texan model and heiress Normandie Keith now married to Hanson’s best friend Lucas White is an old flame, as is It-Girl Tara Palmer Tomkinson. He was briefly engaged to the troubled underwear model Sophie Anderton and dated Lord Halpern’s daughter Jenny, and Lord Baybrooke’s daughter Cazzy, now the Countess of Derby.

His more unusual past amours include former EastEnders actress Martine McCutcheon, native American model Brenda Schad and Waffa Bin Laden, would-be pop diva and niece of Osama.

This year, the 44-year-old was seen squiring stunning blonde and wealthy Russian socialite Victoria Smirnoff, his guest at the Grand Prix in Monaco, Chicago-born model Kat Mack and, more recently, actress Anouska de Georgiou, 26, daughter of a multimillionaire financier.

Quite the womaniser, then, is Robert Hanson. Yet as he grew older and the girlfriends grew younger, friends nicknamed him ‘The Peter Pan of Posh’ because of his apparent refusal to grow up something which reportedly drove his exasperated parents at times to despair of him.

But now, with the death of his father from cancer at the age of 82, there has been a profound shift in Robert’s gilded life and not only because he has become even richer.

He, his adopted brother Brook, 40, and half- sister Karyn, 50 his mother’s daughter from her first marriage who were all at Lord Hanson’s side when he died at his mansion near Newbury in Berkshire on Monday, are expected to share an estate worth close to [pounds sterling]50 million.

Lord Hanson’s [pounds sterling]4 million winter mansion in Palm Springs, California, the Mail can reveal, is already technically owned by Robert, presumably to avoid inheritance taxes, and there are also homes in Berkshire and Knightsbridge which form part of the estate.

However, the question being whispered among his circle is: will he carry on being the ultimate ladies’ man merely richer and even more spoilt for choice or will the loss of both his parents in the space of just eight months force him to grow up?

One of Lord Hanson’s friends in California, Dr Frank Ercoli,

Robert used to run with a Brit pack of party animals, including actress Liz Hurley, and socialised with Princess Diana’s lover Dodi Fayed

In 1959, he married American divorcee Geraldine Kaelin, a part-time model who was working as a buyer at a New York department store and struggling to bring up her five-year-old daughter Karyn. Robert was born the following year. In 1964, they adopted a second son Brook.

And what of Robert’s current on/off girlfriend, actress Anouska de Georgiou, whose bedroom scene in the new film Alfie is the talk of the town? She was discovered as a model aged 17 while at a party at Robert Hanson’s home

https://www.questia.com/read/1G1-124278635/peter-pan-of-posh

June 13, 2005

Seven months after his death at the age of 82, Hanson’s son Robert hopes to enshrine the peer’s memory by closely overseeing a biography of his late father.

‘By supervising an authorised book about his father, he is rather hoping it will dissuade any muckrakers intent on digging up scandal from doing likewise.’

According to friends, Old Etonian Robert, 44, who inherited his father’s playboy style, is preparing to pay an American writer who knew his father to pen the biography.

‘Robert will then hawk it around publishers because he is keen not to have any interference,’ I am told. ‘This way he can ensure there are no negative bits in the book.’ I understand that interviews with many of Lord Hanson’s friends, including Lady Thatcher with whom he shared late night glasses of whisky and former British Airways chief Lord King, are now being planned.

A spokesman for Robert confirmed that the biography is on the cards. 

Hanson Brought to Book

Daily Mail (London), June 13, 2005

Lord Hanson, a close friend of Lord King

From Russia with Love: A Mystery Tour

Daily Mail (London), September 20, 2005

HE IS a young man whose playboy image has always been fuelled by his own fortune. So it was no surprise when a legion of his many friends were whisked away on a glossy mystery tour.

The 45th birthday that Robert Hanson was marking was hardly a milestone, but as they boarded a private jet at Luton Airport at the weekend, his 90 guests who included the Hollywood star Val Kilmer and singer Dannii Minogue knew that he has long been a generous host.

They were flown to the Black Sea resort of Alushta in the Ukraine, where an armed police escort was on hand to ensure their two days of celebrating could not be interrupted by anything so mundane as a traffic jam. Once settled in their comfortable hotels, the guests were entertained by an army band, musicians from the famous Bolshoi Theatre and Cossack dancers.

Curiously, what many of Hanson’s guests did not know was that the real host of the weekend was someone else. In fact, the party was financed by a former KGB agent who has become fabulously wealthy in the new Russia and who accommodated the group in his own hotel.

He is Alexander Lebedev, the forty something son of a university professor, who now owns the Russian National Reserve Bank and 30 per cent of the former state airline, Aeroflot.

So just why would Robert Hanson accept so much hospitality? ‘He certainly found it quite amusing that the Russians were so deferential to him,’ a friend tells me.

Actress and model Lisa B wife of property tycoon Anton Bilton who was among the revellers, says: ‘I am exhausted. It was a fantastic weekend.

We stayed at a fabulous hotel and we had a great time.’ Other guests included Lucas White, the son of Lord Hanson’s business partner, Lord White; the Duke of Marlborough’s son, Edward Spencer-Churchill; hotelier Sir Rocco Forte; and party animals Tim Jeffries and Nicky Haslam.

https://www.questia.com/read/1G1-136419640/from-russia-with-love-a-mystery-tour


Robert Hanson has a five-month-old son called Max.
The family’s haulage firm, founded in Huddersfield 170 years ago by Mr Hanson’s great-great-great grandmother, Mary, was nationalised in 1948.

In January, Mr Hanson returned to his Huddersfield roots to launch a new business venture with storage specialist pH Europe offering specialist plastic crates, boxes and pallets to small and medium-sized businesses.

“It fits into the international story of where we’re going,” Mr Hanson says. “A few years ago, we, as a company, decided to become more international and because my brother and I lived for six years in Hong Kong…we picked China as the place we wanted to expand.” Asia is a huge focus for Mr Hanson who is in the process of buying a Chinese speciality chemicals business, Sinojie Hanson, of which his company currently owns 42 per cent. He is also looking to build a logistics business in China by setting up another joint venture. “The British economy can’t compete and I don’t want to just sit here and try and find customers, I actually want to have businesses and develop them,” Mr Hanson says. “Quite a lot of my time is spent in Asia setting things up and then I leave it to other people to run.” Hanson Family Holdings also includes a group of financial services companies. In 1998 Mr Hanson founded Hanson Capital to capitalise on his worldwide network of close relationships with high net worth individuals. In 2006 Hanson Westhouse was formed by linking Hanson Capital and Westhouse Securities but Mr Hanson switched his allegiance in 2009, selling his 20 per cent stake in Westhouse to form a joint venture investment bank with Strand Partners called Strand Hanson. Mr Hanson says his group of companies has weathered the recession well due to their diversity. He made an early decision in 2008 to sell the delivery business, Home Delivery Network. “We couldn’t figure out whether it was going to be a stupid decision or a brave decision but we sold that business and cut our business in two. It proved very successful,” he says. As a result, Mr Hanson says the businesses avoided making redundancies and instead concentrated on reducing costs, mainly those associated with the Home Delivery Network operation. Now he is looking to build up his portfolio by buying other companies in the chemicals, packaging, logistics or freight forwarding sectors, which will complement the existing businesses.

He grew up in Huddersfield until the age of five when the family, including his brother, Brook, and sister, Karyn, moved to Berkshire.

Mr Hanson was sent to boarding school from the age of eight and was educated at Eton followed by St Peter’s College, Oxford. After graduating he became a banker at N M Rothschild & Sons where he worked initially in London and later at its subsidiaries in Hong Kong, Chile and Spain. In 1990, he joined the family firm becoming a main board director in 1992 responsible for strategy, mergers, acquisitions and disposals. However, he was involved in one of the group’s most high profile mistakes with the attempted takeover of chemical group ICI in 1990 when it bought a 2.8 per cent stake in the firm. Although a formal bid was never made, ICI launched a desperate defence, which severely dented the Hanson empire his father had built.

Mr Hanson resigned from the public company at the end of 1997, after his father broke up the business, to chair Hanson Transport Group, now Hanson Family Holdings.

Robert Hanson Factfile Title: Chairman of Hanson Family Holdings Date of birth: October 3, 1960 Education: Eton, St Peter’s College, Oxford First job: Assistant keeper at a reptile house at Windsor Safari Park at the age of 16. Favourite holiday destination: Bali Favourite film: Blade Runner Favourite song: Golden Brown by The Stranglers or Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head Car driven: Porsche Cayenne, which I now drive with a baby seat in the back What I am most proud of: My son

Lady Geraldine Hanson

Her memorial is the Hanson House Foundation she set up, which looks after victims of accidents.’

Hanson House Foundation

Hanson House is a “home away from home” for the loved ones of critically ill and injured hospitalized patients. We also serve the needs of cancer patients receiving chemotherapy and radiation treatment, parents of newborn babies critically ill in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), military families from the Marine base at Twenty Nine Palms and all families of First Responders. Our services are provided at low or no cost. No one is turned away because of an inability to pay.

Frank R. Ercoli, M.D., FACS, Medical Director of Trauma and Critical Care Services at Desert Regional Medical Center conceived and developed the idea to create a place that provided comfort and care to the families of those patients being cared for in the intensive care units of local hospitals. Dr. Ercoli met project benefactor Lord James Hanson, a British industrialist and part-time resident of Palm Springs. Lord Hanson made a very generous seed donation to start the fund for the facility that is now named for him.

http://www.hansonhouse.org/

 

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Shock death of tycoon Lord Hanson’s adopted son in Belgravia bar

When he was adopted as a child by Margaret Thatcher’s favourite businessman Lord Hanson, Brook Hanson entered a glamorous world where top-level business met high politics.

Sadly, the dashing blond previously seen as one of society’s most eligible bachelors has died suddenly of a suspected heart attack at his local pub in Belgravia, London, to the great shock of fellow regulars.

‘It is very sad,’ says one drinker who witnessed his death at the Duke of Wellington in Eaton Terrace. ‘Brook was a much-loved figure at the pub.’

The death of Brook, whose buccaneering father was once engaged to Audrey Hepburn, came a month after he turned 50 and the party he had hoped for failed to materialise.

Ten years ago, his 40th birthday celebrations were a lavish affair held at the London townhouse of his brother, Robert Hanson, 53, whose ex-girlfriends include former EastEnders actress Martine McCutcheon, It-girl Tara Palmer-Tomkinson and model Sophie Anderton.

Friends such as Lady Eloise Anson, daughter of the late royal photogapher Lord Lichfield, had toasted Brook with champagne and presented him with a camera-shaped cake to reflect his love of photography.

‘Brook had become increasingly disillusioned and reclusive after his on/off affair with an Italian socialite foundered,’ says a friend. ‘He had given up drinking and put on a lot of weight, while his hair turned grey.’

Despite the multi-million-pound fortune of Yorkshireman Lord ‘Moneybags’ Hanson, who died in 2004 within eight months of his wife Geraldine, Brook is said to have struggled to form genuine friendships.

 

His last dinner party in March ended in disaster when the ‘friend’ he had sent out to buy wine from the nearby Duke of Wellington absconded, pocketing the cash.

‘There was a very curious collection of people there, with whom I can’t imagine he had much in common,’ says one guest. ‘I got the impression he was not having fun.’

Since his parents’ deaths and Robert’s move to Los Angeles in 2010 following his marriage to Masha Markova, a Russian model 25 years his junior, there was no one close to offer support. Friends and family will gather for a memorial service at St Paul’s Church in Knightsbridge next month.

John Brook Hanson, British marketing professional. Recipient Photography award Nikon School, United States of America. Trooper British Army, 1982. Member Science Exploration Society, The Brook New York, Brooks London
Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing, American College London, 1994.

Management trainee Babcock Power, Glasgow, Scotland, 1983. Recce office operation Raleigh, London, 1983. Market researcher Walmsley Ltd., Hong Kong, 1984.

Investment analyst Chin Tong Securities, 1985, James Capel Pacific, Tokyo, 1989. Marketing agent Science Exploration Society, since 1994.

Party affiliation: Conservative Party of United Kingdom
1994
American College London
1983
Management, trainee Babcock Power
Glasgow, Kentucky, United States
1983
recce office operation Raleigh
London, Mpumalanga, South Africa
1984
market researcher, Walmsley Limited
Hong Kong
1985
investment analyst, Chin Tong Securities
1989
investment analyst, Chin Tong Securities
Tokyo, Japan
1994
marketing agent Science Exploration Society
Brook Hanson with his father Lord Hanson

“After leaving Pangbourne Brook wanted to join the Army but failed his Army Officer Selection Board. He went into banking and worked for Rothschilds Bank in Hong Kong for about six years before returning to London. Sometime after this he studied photography in London and became a professional photographer.Outside of work, Brook had a talent for learning languages and learnt Italian and Japanese and apparently could recite Haiku which is difficult for non Japanese. Ten years ago both his parents and sister passed away in a short space of time, which affected him deeply.”

Lady Hanson

GERALDINE Hanson, American wife of Huddersfield-born business tycoon Lord Hanson, died from leukaemia in a hospital in Los Angeles on February 22.

A memorial service will be held in London in June, led by the Hansons’ close friend, the Archbishop of York.

The couple had a son Robert, a daughter Karyn, and an adopted son, Brook.

Hanson once had a reputation as an international playboy, but his engagement to Audrey Hepburn in the 1950s fell apart over whether her career or marriage should come first. He met New Jerseyborn Geraldine on a U.S. business trip.

Hanson married Geraldine Kaelin, whom he met in New York, in 1959.

Lord Hanson Stock Photo

16th May 1996

Lord Hanson, launched a withering attack on “destructive journalism” and accused tabloid and broadsheet newspapers alike of lurid disclosures of the private lives of even minor politicians and public figures.


“Of course he had critics, because he had strong political views. He was very much against the idea of nationalisation and one of Margaret Thatcher’s earliest supporters.”

Tory Party leader Michael Howard said Lord Hanson would be greatly missed.

Mr Howard said: “James Hanson will be remembered as one of the great British industrialists of recent times who played a leading role in the economic regeneration of Britain.”

http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/tycoon-lord-hanson-dies-82-5084634


Daily Mail (London), June 9, 1997

Tory leadership candidates launch cocktail party offensives to win over wavering MPs.

MICHAEL HOWARD:

Venue: Former Treasury Minister Jonathan Aitken’s opulent house in Lord North Street.

Drinks: Laurent-Perrier champagne provided by party host, multi-millionaire Lord Hanson.

Food: Posh canapes.

Guests: List of 150 includes financier Sir Evelyn Rothschild, advertising guru Lord Saatchi, Viscount Astor and columnist Woodrow Wyatt.

https://www.questia.com/read/1G1-110827297/it-s-party-time-ken-is-ale-and-hearty-as-he-and-his

Mr Howard, who is backed by a number of senior MPs and the millionaire businessman Lord Hanson.

Howard’s Camp Fizzes with Fury as Hague Kills Champagne Pact; a Champagne Toast to Pact with Howard . . . but the Young Pretender Changes His Mind at Breakfast

Daily Mail (London), May 7, 1997

While at Oxford, Robert Hanson was a member of the Assassins dining club, a riotous body of very rich young men.

https://www.questia.com/read/1G1-111430841/hanson-s-heir-finds-love-with-no-reservations

Pigs’ heads on stakes and a burning map

Another party I went to was a lot smaller – and a lot darker.

It was hosted by the Assassins, another of these elite Oxford drinking societies.

We had to go meet in a park-and-ride on the outskirts of Oxford. We were given a map, which we had to use to drive to the location.

When we arrived the maps were taken from us by people dressed in robes and they performed a ceremonial burning of the map.

There were flaming torches at either side of the entrance gate and two stakes with pigs’ heads mounted on them. There were more stakes with pigs’ heads by the bar.

It sounds exotic but, in Oxford, the covered market has a stall which always has pigs’ heads for sale, so I presume they bought them there.

So, we drove in and parked up. It was at the top of a hill where there was similar music to the other party.

But they made much more of an effort to make it seem mysterious and cryptic. The members were wearing weird robes, looking like a cross between monks and Death.

Someone was wearing a long gown and the mask from the Scream film.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/night-piers-gaveston-society-elite-6486118

The Evening Standard reported  that the so-called Assassins club carried out some of Oxford University’s most debauched behaviour in the ’80s.

A court case in 1982 heard that 19 members of the club went to the Thatcher’s pub in Thame (above, now just The Thatch), where they went through 57 bottles of vintage wine and took part in such drinking games as “Drink if your public school cost less than £3,000 a year” and “Drink if your family name became double-barrelled during the last 100 years”.

Members were seen “vomiting and urinating in the garden, smashing plates on walls, and trying to burn tablecloths, causing £600 in damage.”

Robert Hanson, who was there, told the Standard: “I was there on the night, covered in pink blancmange. So I remember it well.”

https://www.buzzfeed.com/patricksmith/9nsane-stories-from-oxbridges-high-society-drinking-clubs?utm_term=.jcEkdv3G5W#.brG6Rg9KXG


THE PLAYBOY WHO MADE BILLIONS; the Amazing Huddersfield to Hollywood Life Story of James Hanson, Hedonist Turned Hard Man

At the London memorial service for his wife: Lord Hanson, 82, greeted the powerful congregation including Lady Thatcher and David Frost, relying for support on his two sons and his family friend of many years David Hope, the Archbishop of York.

https://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-124014393.html

The Hansons’ friend, the Archbishop of York  – David Hope:

Ex-archbishop of York quits church position over report into alleged abuse

Lord Hope steps down from role following finding of ‘systemic failures’ by the Church of England over child abuse allegations
 
Robert Waddington report
David Hope, the former archbishop of York, has resigned from his position as an honorary assistant bishop after a report into into allegations of abuse.

Lord Hope of Thornes failed to follow policy and take advice after he was informed of complaints against Robert Waddington relating to boys in Manchester and Australia.

Lord Hope has always denied suggestions that he covered up allegations.

The report detailed a range of allegations against Waddington that were first made to the C of E in 1999 but dated back as far as the 1950s.

Those who made allegations described abuse in Manchester, York, London, Carlisle and in Queensland, Australia

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/31/former-archbishop-york-lord-hope-steps-down-abuse-inquiry

Archbishop Hope

Rev.Robert M Waddington, Dean of Manchester

Mr Ward said he came from a poor background in Salford and joined the cathedral choir in Manchester at the age of seven.

Robert Wadiington

Robert Wadiington

Four years later Dean Waddington, a former headmaster and then the most senior education official working for the Church’s parliament, the General Synod, arrived in the city.

He said the Dean showed him special favour, helping him with his homework, picking him up in his car to take him to choir practice, asking him out to tea and taking him for days out. He asked Mr Ward’s mother if the boy could stay with him overnight.

The room in which the boy slept had a large poster of a horrifying painting by 16th century artist Hieronymus Bosch, which gave him nightmares.

Cathedral: Waddington targeted a Manchester choirboy as well as a pupil at an Australian boarding school

Cathedral: Waddington targeted a Manchester choirboy as well as a pupil at an Australian boarding school

Mr Ward said: ‘He turned round to me one day and said, “Would you rather stay in my room? Is that painting too scary for you?” and of course I said yes.’

Mr Ward began sleeping in the Dean’s bed.

Mr Ward said that he was told by the Dean that if questioned by the Press he should lie about what was going on.

After a senior cathedral official did begin to inquire about the relationship, the Dean told Mr Ward to quit the choir in 1989 and he did so.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2323085/Archbishop-York-launches-independent-probe-child-abuse-claims-senior-cleric-church-rocked-scandal.html

Mr Waddington was ordained Deacon in 1953, and began his career as curate at St John’s in Bethnal Green from 1953 to 1956. Afterwards he was Chaplain at Slade School in Warwick, Queensland, Australia from 1956 to 1959.

After 18 months as curate of St Luke’s Chesterton, in the Ely Diocese, he returned to Australia to become headmaster of St. Barnabas School, Ravenshoe, where he remained until 1971.

On returning to England he became a Canon Residentiary at Carlisle Cathedral and Bishop’s Adviser for Education 1972 to 1977, then General Secretary of the Church of England’s General Synod Board of Education and General Secretary of the National Society from 1977 to 1984 until becoming Dean of Manchester Cathedral in 1984.

http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/10602488.display/

 Robert Waddington’s cycle of abuse stretches beyond 50 years

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Inscription in a book given to Ray Munn
THE Church of England banished serial pedophile priest Robert Waddington to Australia, where he abused children across a decade, after suspicions were raised about him molesting choirboys in his London parish.

In an alleged church cover-up spanning almost 60 years, Waddington was suddenly and unexpectedly sent to a small school in regional Queensland in 1956 amid claims he was molesting the son of an English politician.

Last month the Church of England ordered an independent inquiry into the handling of allegations against Waddington, after a joint investigation by The Australian and The Times of London.

But it can now be revealed that Waddington – who died in 2007, facing allegations he abused students in Australia in the 1960s and English choirboys in the 80s and 90s – was molesting children as soon as he joined the church in 1953. The latest allegations have been made by Ray Munn, 70, who was recruited by Waddington, then a curate at St John’s church in Bethnal Green, East London, to sing in the choir in 1953.

He was almost immediately groomed by the Cambridge University-educated clergyman, who took him on holidays in the English countryside, before he began molesting the then 11-year-old.

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/nation/robert-waddingtons-cycle-of-abuse-stretches-beyond-50-years/news-story/7d037003bda971d2d6329d1995798f91


Archbishop Hope honoured by Nashotah House in 1999 -Nashotah House child sex scandal in the 1990s

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Scandal in 1990s

Nashotah House has had its challenges, including a 1990s sex-abuse scandal that led to criminal convictions for three seminarians

http://archive.jsonline.com/news/religion/nashotah-house-seminary-to-get-a-new-president-132390408.html

Hope was enthroned at York Minster on 8 December 1995.  After Peter Tatchell alleged in the same year that Hope was gay as part of a much criticised OutRage! “outing” campaign,[9][10]

Hope said that his sexuality is “a grey area” and that he had “sought to lead a celibate life” and is “perfectly happy and content”.[citation needed]

On 26 October 1995 he was appointed a Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (KCVO),[11] an honour in the personal gift of the Queen.

Convinced of the Bishop’s homosexuality – largely because Dr Hope had been head of a notoriously gay seminary – Tatchell delivered by hand what he still claims was intended to be a private letter. It urged the bishop to be true to what OutRage! believed to be his nature and, by admitting his sexuality, help to convince the church that it was an honourable estate.

The letter, he insists, contained no threat of exposure, but was just a plea for help and understanding. “But a journalist went to see Hope and told him that we were going to out him. So he called a press conference and talked about his sexuality being a grey area.” Dr Hope, now Archbishop of York, upstaged Tatchell and his would-be tormentor clearly resents it. “The letter was intended to be private and he gave it to the press without the courtesy of letting me know.”

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2000/feb/12/gayrights.books

In April 2013, it was reported that in 1999 and 2003, Hope had been made aware of allegations of child sexual abuse against a former Dean of Manchester, Robert Waddington.

Hope removed Waddington’s right to officiate at services but did not refer Waddington to the authorities.[17]

Following the 2014 report of the Cahill Inquiry, Hope resigned his post as honorary assistant bishop in the Diocese of Leeds on 27 October 2014.[18] He retired from the House of Lords on 30 April 2015.[19]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Hope,_Baron_Hope_of_Thornes


Lord James Hanson becoming a transatlantic commuter when the family decided to branch out into Canada – later he loved travelling on Concorde for his frequent trips across the Atlantic.

With his brother Bill, he launched a transport business in Canada and later formed Jet Petroleum. This was sold to Conoco in the 1950s for £12.5m.

More significantly, the good times were facilitated by Gordon White, a fellow “playboy businessman” who had been a close friend of Bill Hanson during the war. White had a cavalier attitude to life: more interested in having fun than building a business, and possessing the panache which Hanson lacked, and setting himself up as a Hollywood impresario in the early 1950s. White became a surrogate brother to the bereaved James, and was eventually the brains of the Hanson takeover machine.

The pair first ventured into business together in the late 1950s, using their American connections to import greeting cards. But their entry into serious business, and the world of takeovers, came through White’s connection to Jim Slater, the accountant turned stock market whizz kid who introduced them to the potential in public company shares.

In 1960, Hanson left the family haulage business in his father’s hands, to concentrate on building his own empire. He occasionally had other interests, such as backing Yorkshire Television and was its non-executive chairman for a couple of years in the early 1970s. But he and White concentrated on emulating Slater’s takeover techniques, building up a public company through acquisitions and disposals.

Unlike Slater, they survived the British slump in the early 1970s, but the “quantum leap” which Hanson had promised shareholders did not come until 1979. That coincided with the beginning of the Thatcher era, which saw a return to unbridled capitalism and a new respect for businessmen such as Hanson and White, who were not afraid to take on trade unions and break up established companies in pursuit of profit.

From 1979 to 1986, Hanson Trust rampaged through stock markets on both sides of the Atlantic, acquiring a string of ever-larger companies, often in bitterly fought takeover battles masterminded by White but fronted by Hanson. In private, he had a fierce temper, but he could be immensely charming, and used that on City contacts as well as the senior financial journalists who could influence City opinion.

Guided by Mrs Thatcher’s favourite public relations guru, Sir Tim (now Lord) Bell*, he was a master of PR, using his growing notoriety in financial circles to provide material to favoured journalists, while rationing his own public appearances. There were defeats, but these were overshadowed by successes in the United States and Britain – such as the Ever Ready company Berec, the retail group UDS, and finally Imperial Group, a conglomerate whose businesses included hotels, the Courage brewery and Golden Wonder crisps.

The Imperial takeover was then the largest ever seen in Britain – almost £2bn – but it was also the most bitter. The battle was conducted in public, through full-page newspaper ads, but also behind the scenes using private investigators who, unsuccessfully, tried to prove allegations of criminal activities in Hanson’s US businesses.

Hanson narrowly won the battle, but was beginning to lose the war. Some of the mud flung by Imperial and other targets was beginning to stick. The Times newspaper awarded him the title Capitalist Of The Year for 1986, but focused on a controversial attempt to take £70m from the Courage pension fund. “This displayed the true lack of sentiment of the pure capitalist”, it said. Critics also attacked a quadrupling of his own salary to £1.3m in 1987, while the City was wondering how the takeover juggernaut could keep rolling, and was increasingly looking for a succession strategy as Hanson and White moved past normal retirement age.

The pair had no intention of standing down, but attempts to continue the proven formula were becoming more difficult. In November 1990 Thatcher was ousted as prime minister, seriously weakening Hanson’s political support. And in the following year that loss proved fatal in what was intended to be the ultimate takeover, but proved to be the beginning of the end.

This time the target was not an anonymous conglomerate, but ICI, the chemical group which had been a symbol of British industry for decades. Success would perhaps have created Imperial Hanson Industries and brought the respectability in the business establishment that Hanson never quite achieved. But the group was symbolic of Britain’s manufacturing and research base, while Hanson was symbolic of financial wheeler-dealing. More to the point, perhaps, ICI had plants and offices all over Britain, which made it a highly political issue for the many MPs whose constituents might be affected – including several in marginal Tory seats. ICI’s defence directly targeted Hanson and White and the way they ran their empire. It unearthed the astonishing facts that White was not on Hanson’s board, that the company owned three of White’s racehorses, and that the group had a string of companies in tax havens. Worse still, Hanson’s son Robert had been in charge of the battle, and had been shown to be naive. Hanson was forced to retreat without launching a formal takeover, with his reputation bruised and plans to hand over to his son shown to be wishful thinking.

He remained chairman of Hanson until 1997, when he finally retired from active business life. But those years saw the decline of the empire he had built, as the City turned against his style of wheeler-dealing and left no option but to break up what he and White had put together. Their legacy survives as Hanson Plc, a building products company that has grown from the group’s brick and aggregates business.

But the conglomerate approach finally came to be seen in the 1990s as primarily destructive, with the value coming from financial engineering rather than business acumen. Indeed, Hanson and White always remained aloof from the operating businesses. Hanson directed operations from his head office overlooking Hyde Park Corner in London, paying more attention to the state of his employees’ desks – he commanded that they be cleared every evening – their hair (he engaged a trichologist) and their cholesterol levels than to the state of his factories.

Hanson occasionally, very occasionally, re-entered the public arena in recent years: he gave his opinion on the Tory leadership race in 2001, and joined the anti-Euro campaign as a founder member of Business for Britain and a member of the Bruges Group.

Hanson’s wife died in February. He is survived by a stepdaughter and two sons.

· James Edward Hanson, Lord Hanson of Edgerton, businessman, born January 20 1922; died November 1 2004

https://www.theguardian.com/news/2004/nov/03/guardianobituaries.obituaries

*On 19 November 1977 Hanson’s “guru” Tim Bell was fined £50 for indecency. He had exposed himself while masturbating at his Hampstead bathroom window on 21 October in full view of female passers-by.[4][5]

The British ad men – the surreal world of the controversial Saatchi brothers, by LORD BELL

HOW MARGARET THATCHER STOPPED CHARLES SAATCHI SHAFTING ME

When I finally left Saatchi & Saatchi, the brothers didn’t want me anywhere near the Conservative Party account. But everyone had reckoned without Margaret Thatcher, then Prime Minister, who said that they’d become too ‘gimmicky’ and negative.

I brought in my new agency, Lowe Howard-Spink & Bell. We came up with a dozen or so examples of what the Government was doing well and added the line: ‘Life’s better with the Conservatives. Don’t let Labour ruin it.’ Margaret took one look and immediately said: ‘That’s it! At last.’

Charles Saatchi wanted revenge. So they mounted an all-out attack. Rumours started about my private life. Then they launched what’s known as a bear raid on the share price of my new agency — which caused £12 million to be wiped off our share price on one Wednesday alone. Shortly afterwards, Margaret rang me at home and said: ‘I understand that those brothers are trying to damage your company. Tell me what I can do to help.’

I replied: ‘Margaret, please don’t. You’ve got a f***ing country to run. I’m perfectly capable of looking after myself.’

She said: ‘I know. But all of us need our friends. I’ll speak to James Hanson.’

James Hanson: He helped Tim Bell at Mrs Thatcher's asking

James Hanson: He helped Tim Bell at Mrs Thatcher’s asking

Hanson, then one of Britain’s leading industrialists, was a strong Conservative supporter who had Saatchi & Saatchi working on his brands. The next thing I knew, I’d been summoned to a meeting in his office, to which Maurice and Charles had also been invited.

Maurice then rambled on about how much they hated me, adding that I was a disgusting person. To which Hanson told him: ‘If you don’t stop your activity, I am going to mount a bear raid to destroy your share price. In the meantime, I’m going to invest a quarter of a million pounds in Lowes in order to return their share price to the correct level — and you will stop this nonsense.’

Thus my agency’s share price went back to where it had been before. Soon after, Margaret asked me round for a drink at Downing Street. ‘I believe James has sorted it out,’ she said.

I said: ‘Yes, it’s absolutely fine.’

She continued: ‘Those people (the Saatchis) are not the kind you can do business with.

‘I understand they want to buy the Midland Bank. Well, I’ve spoken to the Governor [of the Bank of England] and they won’t.’

And sure enough, the bid was killed.

Holly Hamill, his personal assistant for over 30 years, said that Lord Hanson died peacefully at his cottage near Newbury, Berkshire, with his son Robert at his side yesterday afternoon.
Lord White and Lord Hanson were a winning partnership. Hanson was knighted in 1976 – in Harold Wilson’s famous “lavender list” – and created a life peer by Margaret Thatcher in 1983.
Martin Taylor,  worked for the peer between 1969 and 1995, latterly as vice-chairman of Hanson plc.
Derek Rosling, Lord Hanson’s other vice-chairman, who worked for him from 1964 to 1997, paid tribute to him, rating him as one of Britain’s “best businessmen of the last 50 years”, ahead of the modern business heroes such as Sir Richard Branson.

James Edward Hanson Joins USC Board of Trustees

June 3, 2002

James Edward Hanson – retired chairman of global conglomerate Hanson PLC and a member of the British House of Lords – has been named an honorary trustee of the University of Southern California.

Hanson built his company, originally the Oswald Tillotson Ltd., into an international presence with interests in areas including gas, electricity and vehicle distribution, coal mining and building materials. He retired in 1997.

“We are pleased and honored to have Lord Hanson with us on our board of trustees,” said USC President Steven B. Sample. “He’s a remarkable man.”

Hanson joined the British Army in 1939 at the age of 17 and left in 1946, holding the rank of acting major. He went to work for the family’s logistics company and managed its Canadian interests in Ontario from 1949 to 1963.

Hanson built Hanson PLC into one of the largest British-owned conglomerates through a partnership with the late Lord Gordon White, who died in 1995.

In 1995, Hanson PLC consolidated 34 of its companies in the United States, and the new company was named U.S. Industries Inc. Together with its subsidiaries, the corporation manufactured and marketed bath and plumbing products in North America under brand names such as Jacuzzi, Sundance Spas and Rainbow.

In 1996, the Hanson conglomerate started to divide its operations and created four separate public companies focused on chemicals (Millennium Chemicals), tobacco (Imperial Tobacco), energy (Energy Group PLC) and building materials and equipment (Hanson PLC).

When Hanson retired the following year, he became a lecturer and frequent contributor to newspapers and magazines.

He is a former director of Lloyds Bank and is currently a director of Hanson Capital Limited.

He was the founder of the London radio station Melody FM.

Breakfast presenter Bill Bingham (seated) with Melody Radio owner Lord Hanson on launch day. Later Melody FM presenters including David Hamilton – colleague and admirer of Sir Jimmy Savile:

Jimmy Savile: David Hamilton on his former Radio 1 colleague
Above everything else, Sir Jimmy Savile was a showman.

His death at home in Leeds at the age of 84 is a real loss because he had a massive impact on the music world.

We were colleagues together at Radio 1 when I joined in 1973. He had been at the station for five years by then and was enormously popular.

In late 1994 Hamilton presented the Breakfast show on Melody FM for four years

DJ David “Diddy” Hamilton attended Jimmy Savile’s funeral

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/jimmy-savile-david-hamilton-former-88798

http://www.sheengate.co.uk/richmond-and-barnes/2012/11/27/still-in-the-club-interview-with-david-hamilton/

 

He is also former chairman of Trident Television Limited

Trident Television Limited was a British holding company with broadcasting interests. Trident acquired Halas and Batchelor (well known for their cartoons), Scarborough Zoo, Windsor Safari Park, Trident Casinos, Playboy Club, Watts & Cory Scenery, Victoria Casino, The Clermont Club, as well as Trident Holdings (Australia Pty Ltd) and several other companies.

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

Hanson founded the Hanson Fellowship of Surgery at Oxford University and is a member of the Court of Patrons of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

Through the Hanson White Foundation he founded with his former business partner, Hanson gave financial support to the Keck School of Medicine of USC in 1995 to support urology research programs and create the Hanson-White Chair in Medical Research.

Hanson’s various memberships cross a range of fields. He is an honorary fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists; a fellow of the National Cancer Research Campaign; a freeman of the city of London; and a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Hanson holds honorary degrees from the University of Leeds and the University of Huddersfield.

https://news.usc.edu/2910/James-Edward-Hanson-Joins-USC-Board-of-Trustees/

Lord White

http://www.nytimes.com/1995/08/25/obituaries/lord-white-72-who-liked-role-as-a-business-buccaneer-is-dead.html

Vincent Gordon Lindsay White, businessman: born Hull 11 May 1923; chairman, Welbecson 1947-65; deputy chairman, Hanson Trust Ltd 1965-73, with special commission to open Hanson Trust’s opportunities overseas 1973-83; KBE 1979; chairman, Hanson Industries 1983-95; created 1991 Baron White of Hull; married 1958 Elisabeth Kalen (two daughters; marriage dissolved 1968), 1974 Virginia North (one son; marriage dissolved 1979), 1992 Victoria Tucker; died Los Angeles 23 August 1995.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/obituary-lord-white-of-hull-1597826.html

Prior to being created a life peer with the title Baron White of Hull, of Hull in the County of Humberside on 25 January 1991,[6] White had been appointed Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE) in the 1979 Birthday Honours.[7]

Hanson Trust: Extract from ‘Written in Flames’

1987

 

http://powerbase.info/index.php/Hanson_Trust:_Extract_from_’Written_in_Flames’
Guess it helps to have had a rich dad with useful business connections…..

After changing hands three times in fairly quick succession over the past decade, the UK’s PremiAir Aircraft Engineering appears to be settling down and renewing its commitment to business aviation. In fact, it was recently appointed by Raytheon Aircraft as an authorized service center for the Premier I.

In November the company was reformed under its new name, after being acquired by Sir Robert McAlpine–the long-established British construction, property and wind energy group. Before this, the firm, which is based at Blackbushe Airport 35 miles southwest of London, had been owned in succession by the Hanson group, Lynton and BBA (encompassing Signature Aircraft Engineering’s Blackbushe and Denham operations). Combined hangar space at Blackbushe and Denham totals 43,000 sq ft, and these facilities are now being upgraded.

 

http://www.ainonline.com/aviation-ne…support-market

Blackbushe – they hold a massive Sunday market there. AIr Hanson had a hangar there, from memory, but re-branded to Premi-air a few years ago.

Part of the film “Rush”, by Ron Howard was filmed there, a film about the 1976 F1 season.

Incidentally, Blackbushe airport is also the home to British Car Auctions, who recently sold at least one of Jimmy Savile’s cars:

http://www.british-car-auctions.co.u…che-convertib/

It was also home to a large pop festival in 1978, organised by Harvey Goldsmith.

Rolls-Royce Corniche convertible

Rolls-Royce Corniche Convertible

This Corniche was originally supplied to Sir Jimmy Savile OBE in 1977 for the use of his mother, ‘The Duchess’.  However, the car was too large for her to drive personally and was soon returned to Jack Barkley of London.

 

https://cache.mrporter.com/journal-images/production/2acda7bf-b786-43af-a8b9-826c0e1182d7

Colourful lot these Hansons. Eclectic lifestyles, porn, helicopters, beards……….

Hanson + White + Blackbushe + Helicopters

Air Hanson, a small charter aircraft company

http://www.encyclopedia.com/social-sciences-and-law/economics-business-and-labor/businesses-and-occupations/hanson-plc

A FATHER and son died when a helicopter crashed in dense woodland near Crowthorne, Berkshire, yesterday. Another two children and a man were in hospital last night with serious injuries.

Lord Hanson, chairman of Hanson Trust, of which Air Hanson is a subsidiary, said last night that Capt Bates was ‘a highly experienced helicopter pilot’ who had worked for the company for many years.

Captain Colin Bates, Air Hanson’s chief pilot, 46, and his son, Nicholas, 12, were certified dead at the scene.

Nigel Whiteman, 33, Air Hanson’s chief engineer, suffered severe chest and abdominal injuries. He and Capt Bates’s other son, Christopher, 9, were taken to Frimley Park Hospital in Camberley, Surrey, where both were said to be in a serious but stable condition after surgery.

James Coulter, 12, a friend of the Bates family, suffered serious head injuries and multiple injuries and was taken by the London Ambulance helicopter to the London Hospital in Whitechapel, east London. His condition was said to be very serious.

The aircraft was en route from Newmarket, Suffolk, to Blackbushe airport, where Air Hanson is based. A spokesman for the company said that Capt Bates had taken the boys on a day out.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/helicopter-crash-in-woods-kills-pilot-and-son-12-1540456.html

Another ‘random’ collation on Hanson – Hamilton – Guy – Blackbushe – helicopters – Blackburn? – Grant? – Elm- Trees – Wood – Barnes – Yewtree

… trying to decode the Mary Moss papers referenced the setting up of a brothel in HULL of all places.

Special Forces etc again.

Granted it was the late 80`s early 90`s but it would require at least one of the group of names to have a link to the Humberside region.

Baron White of HULL was HANSON’S lifelong business partner taking on the title AFTER the Elmhouse ring was stopped.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/obituary-lord-white-of-hull-1597826.html

Prior to being created a life peer with the title Baron White of Hull, of Hull in the County of Humberside on 25 January 1991,[6] White had been appointed Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE) in the 1979 Birthday Honours.[7]

2013

Lord Mandelson and former Tory MP Virginia Bottomley were both appointed to ancient ceremonial posts at a special ceremony at Hull’s Guildhall

Lord Mandelson has been officially appointed to the newly resurrected post of High Steward of Hull.

He follows in the footsteps of his grandfather, Labour foreign and home secretary Herbert Morrison, who was High Steward of Hull from 1956 to 1965.

In a ceremony at Hull’s Guildhall, Lord Mandelson vowed to serve the city to his “best judgement and ability”.

At the same ceremony, former Tory MP Virginia Bottomley was appointed to the rejuvenated role of Sheriff of Hull.

The Queen gave the city permission for the two ancient ceremonial posts to be reinstated after they were abolished in 1974.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-humber-22625513

“A FATHER and son died when a helicopter crashed in dense woodland near Crowthorne, Berkshire, yesterday Another two children and a man were in hospital last night with serious injuries.
The Bell 206 Jet Ranger helicopter, owned by Air Hanson, came down on Forestry Commission land a few miles from Blackbushe airport in Hampshire shortly after midday.”

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk…2-1540456.html
that contract operated up until at least 2008.

link

https://www.ft.com/content/b7c3a2b6-2c65-11d9-8339-00000e2511c8

Background to Strand Hanson

In May 2009, Strand Hanson announced its successful management buyout of the company from its founding shareholders. The company is 90% owned by staff and the remaining 10% (previously held by EPIC Investment Partners) has now been acquired by Robert Hanson. Operating out of its head office in Mayfair, London, with a further office in South Africa, the Strand Hanson team will continue to focus on providing market leading, independent investment banking advice and will maintain its strong presence across the oil and gas and natural resources sectors – areas in which Robert Hanson has extensive experience.

Background to The Hon Robert Hanson

Robert Hanson joined N M Rothschild & Sons in 1983 where he initially worked in London and later at its subsidiaries in Hong Kong, Chile and Spain. In 1990, he joined Hanson PLC, becoming a main board director in 1992 responsible for strategy, mergers, acquisitions and disposals. Robert Hanson resigned from Hanson PLC at the end of 1997, after the demerger, to chair Hanson Transport Group. In 1998 he founded Hanson Capital Limited to capitalise on his worldwide network of close relationships with private venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, financiers and high net worth individuals. He is non executive director of Nasdaq-listed Ivanhoe Mines Ltd and of South Gobi Energy Resources Ltd. He is also non-executive director of; SUNWING Energy Ltd, the China-based oil and gas development subsidiary of Ivanhoe Energy Inc; Sport & Artist Management Ltd (a boutique sports marketing company); and ECL (e-commerce Logistics Ltd), a Hong Kong based company which provides fulfilment and logistics facilities in Greater China.

http://www.strandhanson.co.uk/news-media/news/appointment-of-the-hon-robert-hanson-as-chairman-and-change-of-name/

Sir Hayden Phillips, an adviser to the Prince of Wales

Sir Hayden Phillips
interviewed by Malcolm McBain on 16 May 2011

PPS to Roy Jenkins

Good friends with Ted Heath defender, Robert Armstrong

I was very fortunate because Robert Armstrong became Permanent
Secretary to the Home Office whilst I was in Brussels and we had become friends. I talked to him about coming back and what I was going to do and when I came back Robert gave me, and I had no reason to expect this, possibly the best job I had ever had in my career, which was in charge of terrorism and riots. Fortunately, we had a great deal of both (laughs), and so I came back into an absolutely critical job, which also, particularly in relation to the te
rrorism angle, had wide international ramifications.

Over that issue, because it involved threats of terror and other things, I had to go and have meetings with Peter Carrington and Malcolm Rifkind, who was then the Minister of State at the
Foreign Office.

In 1992 I became Permanent Secretary for the first time at
what was then called the Department of National Heritage under John Major, whom I worked for in the Treasury when he was Chief Secretary. I did that for six years and then I went to look after the
Lord Chancellor, Lord Irvine of Lairg at what is now the
Ministry of Justice. So from 1992 to 1998 I was in Media, Culture, and Sport and then from 1998 to 2004 it was the Courts, the Law and Justice.

I remember Robin Butler who was then Cabinet Secretary, said to me, “you can’t stay at Culture and Sport forever, we must send you
somewhere else”. Various suggestions were made and I wasn’t sure I wanted to do any of them. Finally he said “I’ve got it!

We need someone to look after Lord Irvine  of Lairg and so go to the Lord Chancellor’s Department” to which I replied “You can’t do that, you have to be a lawyer”, which was true, and I wasn’t a lawyer. He
said “That’s all right. We are going to change the law”. So I got the job. It’s a very unusual anecdote this, nothing to do with international diplomacy, but I think I am the only permanent secretary who got his job as a result of primary legislation. They had
to put through a Bill in the House of Commons and the House of Lords saying that the Permanent Secretary of the Lord Chancellor’s Department could be an ordinary person. So that was me.

the BBC in connection with Culture, Media and Sport, I mean that largely fell within your remit didn’t it? That presumably would be the major part of the BBC, the home service …

MM: Is it your opinion that the BBC is a good organisation?
HP: Oh I think it’s an outstanding organisation

I admire Chris Patten very much

MM: Would you like to say anything about the Churchill Archives and their relationship with the Heritage Lottery Fund?

We set up the Heritage Lottery Fund out of the National Heritage Memorial Fund which was a tiny organisation. Jacob Rothschild became the chairman of the Heritage Lottery Fund – the three people most involved in this were Lord Rothschild, myself and Robin Butler the Secretary of the Cabinet. The first issue we confronted
was about the Churchill archives. They were going to be sold, distributed to the far flung corners of what is no longer the empi
re, the United States and countries like that. And we took the view that if we received an application, as we indeed did, to purchase the archives, we should do so in the national interest. It was so evident to us that this was the right thing to do, but what we hadn’t grasped was that it wasn’t at all evident to a large section of the British press or the British public, who firstly thought that the state already owned the Churchill archives and secondly were very resentful
of the idea that the first big slug of lottery money should appear to go to a single member of the Churchill family.

So what we thought was going to be a decision that would be applauded by the British public as a whole, turned out to be absolutely ghastly. I have had one similar experience of whatever the truth may be, the truth can be well out of kilter with what the British public thinks it ought to be. This was when Windsor castle burned down while I was in charge of royal palaces. Peter Brooke was my Secretary of State and we explained to the press when they asked who would have to pay for the damage, that Windsor castle was not owned by the Queen, it was owned by the nation and that the nation at the end of the day would have to foot the bill. I’m telling you this story because it is rather like the Churchill archives story.

Has the time come for super-smooth ex-Whitehall mandarin, Sir Hayden Phillips CB, KCB, GCB, to finally secure the peerage that cruelly eludes him? This week the favoured protege of Lord Jenkins – the ultimate smoothie – pops up as chair of appointments at Ipso, Fleet Street’s outlaw response to the Leveson reforms. The job follows his doomed, decade-long efforts to square another impossible circle, the funding of political parties. That was preceded by a review of the honours system (also doomed). A man of many grand hats, he chaired the National Theatre until 2010. There is also Marlborough College, Princess Kate’s alma mater, which is holding up quite well under his stewardship, despite the occasional controversy on his watch. Cometh the hour, cometh the man, but has Fleet Street picked the right one?

The Phillips compromise has to be good for the Party, as well as the country
10 Downing Street is reportedly hoping the Conservatives will – through Sir Hayden Phillips’ review – accept capping constituency campaign expenditure in return for the unions voluntarily ceasing to give large donations to the Labour Party. This potential deal is a little one-sided.

There is of course a cap in place already but it only counts within four weeks of election day. Conservatives usually outspend the other parties in the period before this by having more active and affluent Constituency Associations, and by receiving funding from safe seats, and donors such as Lord Ashcroft who orchestrated a large private funding scheme for marginal seats at the last election.

Labour’s National Executive Committee published its review into party funding in June, specifically mentioning Ashcroft’s target seat support as something a local cap could curtail. The only justification being that it didn’t make sense to merely cap four weeks out of a four year electoral cycle. Downing Street is also hoping that spending caps will start as soon as candidates are selected, thereby reducing the impact of the Conservatives choosing some candidates very early. Bizarrely there is also mention of only applying such caps to the 100 most marginal seats.

The Labour Party’s position seems motivated purely by political expediency which in itself is hardly shocking, but at least the Conservative proposal to cap individual donations will be healthy for democracy. If there is to be a cap on such donations, then why limit how much a campaign can raise from diverse sources and popular support?

http://conservativehome.blogs.com/torydiary/2007/01/the_phillips_co.html

Sir (Gerald) Hayden Phillips
(born 9 February 1943)
GCB 2002 (KCB 1998, CB 1989).
Career Details
Home Office, Assistant Principal, 1967 –
Home Office, Economic Adviser, 1970–72

Home Office, Principal, 1972–74 – Assistant Secretary, and Principal Private Secretary to Home Secretary, 1974–76
Deputy Chef de Cabinet to President, European Commission, 1977–79

Assistant Secretary, Home Office, 1979–81,

Assistant Under-Secretary of State, Home Office, 1981–86

Deputy Secretary, Cabinet Office (MPO, subsequently Office of the
Minister for the Civil Service), 1986–88

Deputy Secretary, HM Treasury, 1988–92

Permanent Secretary, Department for Na
tional Heritage, later
Department for Culture, Media and Sport, 1992–98

Permanent Secretary, Lord Chancellor’s Department, 1998–2003

Permanent Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs, 2003–04

Clerk of the Crown in Chancery, 1998–2004
https://www.chu.cam.ac.uk/media/uploads/files/Phillips_Hayden.pdf

 

Hearing no evil: the IPSO panel covers its ears – Brian Cathcart

Having refused to meet Hacked Off, Sir Hayden Phillips, the man in charge of appointments to the big press groups’ planned son-of-PCC, now wants to opt out of email correspondence with Hacked Off and victims of press abuses.

This is a further sign of what can be expected from ‘IPSO’, a body which is the result of consultation by press executives with other press executives – and nobody else.

The Murdoch papers, the Mail and the Telegraph group would like us all to believe that IPSO will deliver a higher level of press accountability than the ‘toothless poodle’ PCC, but even before it has been launched IPSO is proving that it is not accountable at all.

We have written to Sir Hayden Phillips several times since he and the other non-industry members of his panel, Dame Denise Platt and Lord Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood, rejected our requests for face-to-face meetings.  Now he has written back to say that ‘we are just going to have to agree to differ’.

This withdrawal from dialogue leaves unanswered several important questions we put to him, and through him Lord Brown and Dame Denise.

They are:

1.  How do the panel members justify engaging with a process that is explicitly designed to defy the recommendations of the Leveson Inquiry, the wishes of all parties in Parliament, the views of all the leading victims of press abuses and the preference of the public at large?

2.  Do the panel members accept the analysis of IPSO by the Media Standards Trust which shows that IPSO only satisfies 12 out of 38 Leveson recommendations on press self-regulation? (No one has published any response finding fault with this analysis.)

3.  Do the panel members agree that PCC-IPSO cannot be independent of the press industry when (a) the two ‘industry representatives‘ among their number can effectively exercise a veto over their work (thanks to the requirement for consensus) and (b) an industry body called the ‘Regulatory Funding Company’ will dominate IPSO by retaining veto powers in several policy areas and by holding the purse-strings?

4.  Do they acknowledge that they were themselves appointed to the panel under a process that breached written public undertakings of openness given when IPSO was unveiled last November? (In a behind-closed-doors administrative process, the rules were simply altered without public consultation or announcement to permit a behind-closed-doors appointments process.)

5.  What grounds have they to believe that the people who oversaw the PCC during the worst years of press abuses, and who still oversee it, and who are now responsible for setting up PCC-IPSO, can now, suddenly, be trusted to put the public’s interests before those of their own newspapers?

The failure to answer these questions is, in our view, a failure to show accountability. Instead Sir Hayden and his panel appear to be prepared to answer only to their industry paymasters.

Sir Hayden, Dame Denise and Lord Brown have all had long careers in public service. It is sad that they have chosen to risk their reputations by participating in what Lord Justice Leveson would undoubtedly classify as another cosmetic reform of the PCC.

It would be far sadder, however, if their reputations and their involvement helped to encourage anyone to believe that PCC-IPSO could deliver effective, proportionate and fair remedies for press wrongdoing and proper press regulation. PCC-IPSO will not do that. It is designed to prevent it from happening.

https://inforrm.wordpress.com/2014/02/27/hearing-no-evil-the-ipso-panel-covers-its-ears-brian-cathcart/

New deputy lieutenant

16 Oct 2007

http://www.salisburyjournal.co.uk/news/1762515.new_deputy_lieutenant/

Sir Hayden has had a professional career in public service comprising Home Office, Cabinet Office, Treasury and the European Commission. He was former Permanent Secretary for Culture, Media and Sport and the Ministry of Justice, former Chairman of the National Theatre and an adviser to HRH The Prince of Wales. He has held various private sector directorships, was Chairman of Marlborough College and is a Lay Canon of Salisbury Cathedral. He chairs the Fabric Advisory Committee and the Close & Environment Committee of Salisbury Cathedral, Vice-Chairman of the Wiltshire Historic Buildings Trust and Chairman of the Reviewing Committee on the Exports of Works of Arts. Sir Hayden lives and farms with his wife in Homington , near Salisbury.

http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/deputy-lieutenant-2016-17-biogs.pdf

 

Kerzner’s son, Howard “Butch” Kerzner died on 11 October 2006 when the helicopter he was travelling in crashed near Sosua, in the Puerto Plata province of the Dominican Republic.[10][11] His daughter, Andrea, is the founder and CEO of Lalela, a charity dedicated to bringing the arts to at-risk youth in South Africa.[12]

http://www.bahamasb2b.com/news/wmview.php?ArtID=9263

2009 One&Only Cape Town: Lunch To Benefit The Mandela Children’s Foundation

Sol Kerzner, Nelson Mandela and Graca Machel laugh during a lunch to Benefit the Mandela Children’s Foundation as part of the celebrations of the opening of the new One&Only Cape Town resort on April 3, 2009 in Cape Town

http://www.zimbio.com/photos/Sol+Kerzner/Graca+Machel/One+Only+Cape+Town+Lunch+Benefit+Mandela+Children/bX48FYMrb8i

SOL KERZNER AND IVANA TRUMP



 

Hon Robert Hanson’s business partner David Newnham

Digital Sinema Pty Ltd & Jim Karakikes

Australian Industry Group Moves Against Alleged Pirates

7-7-2006
Established three years ago by the adult industry when video piracy was at its worst in Australia, AICO began making headway through the courts against suspected pirates. Although it didn’t win its cases at first, the group began making political inroads.

 

7-7-2006
Established three years ago by the adult industry when video piracy was at its worst in Australia, AICO began making headway through the courts against suspected pirates. Although it didn’t win its cases at first, the group began making political inroads.

Judges began to see that the adult industry was hurt by piracy, said David Newnham, AICO board member and general manager of Calvista Australia.
http://www.zoominfo.com/CachedPage/?archive_id=0&page_id=1627783421&page_url=//www.aico.org.au/access/NewsItem.php?newsid=25&PHPSESSID=55474381018d8211cc31264ebe71d60d&page_last_updated=2006-07-12T09:47:58&firstName=Hui&lastName=Newnham

About AICO: Calvista is a founding member of the Adult Industry Copyright Organisation, which operates on a not-for-profit basis, both as an educator, and to discourage breaches of copyright in adult films in Australia. AICO is funded by its members, who are comprised of international, adult-film producers and distributors.

Digital Playground Announces Exclusive Distribution Deal with Calvista
02/08/2007

Digital Playground is pleased to announce the execution of an exclusive distribution deal with Calvista. The terms of the agreement allow Calvista full representation of Digital Playground products in Australia and New Zealand. Company President, Samantha Lewis is excited about the new relationship, “we wanted to be aligned with a company that knows the territory and can effectively saturate the market. Calvista is highly respected and they have achieved great visibility. Under their representation, I am looking forward to attending the 2007 Adult Ex in Cairns with Jesse Jane.” Hui Newnham, the General Manager of Calvista says, “we are delighted to establish a new partnership with Digital Playground, and represent this pioneering brand in Australia and New Zealand. Digital Playground is an iconic studio and sits well with the family of premier brands that Calvista has a long history of representing. We are thrilled with the opportunity to work with Samantha, Joone and the team, and finally give true local presence to one of America’s leading adult film producers.”

 

David Newnham

Employment History
General Manager – Calvista

Affiliations
AICO Studio List

Board Member
AICO Studio List

Board Member and General Manager

http://www.zoominfo.com/p/Hui-Newnham/460269744

Io Group Inc., parent company of multi award-winning gay adult producer, Titan Media, announced the signing of an exclusive Australian distribution agreement with Calvista Australia Pty. Ltd.

According to Bruce Cam, CEO/President of Io Group, under the terms of the agreement, Calvista will be the exclusive distributor of the TitanMen and ManPlay brands of DVDs for Australia, and these brands will be the only gay U.S.-studio brands distributed by Calvista.

Cam and Keith Webb, Titan’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing, recently visited Australia where they represented and launched the TitanMen and ManPlay brands at the Adultex 2005 show. Adultex is the largest adult trade show in Australia.

“I am very pleased that my new friend David “Hui” Newnham is committed to strengthening the partnership between our two companies by making us his exclusive gay distribution partner for Australia,” said Cam. “David and his team at Calvista have proven they are the leaders in the Australian marketplace with high-end partners such as Private, Wicked, and Jill Kelly Productions. When expanding into the gay market, it was a perfect fit that they would choose the very best gay brand in the world, Titan Media.”

https://avn.com/business/articles/video/titan-signs-distribution-deal-with-cal-vista-australia-43414.html

Woodman Entertainment Inks Oz Distro Deal – XBIZ.com
http://www.xbiz.com/news/86874

… and New Zealand by Calvista Australia and … Woodman Entertainment Inks Oz Distro Deal. By … David “Hui” Newham, general manager of Calvista …

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Lady Hanson Joins the Fight to Free Martin

By Dempster, Nigel | The Mail on Sunday (London, England), September 16, 2001

FARMER Tony Martin, jailed for life for shooting dead a burglar, has received financial help from an unexpected source Lord Hanson’s wife, Geraldine.

Unlike her husband, who built an empire worth billions, American-born Geraldine keeps a low profile.

But after my item that law-and-order campaigner Peter Cadbury was keen to increase his contribution to Martin’s fighting fund, Geraldine, 68, has also come foward to help.

Chocolate heir Cadbury, 83, former chairman of Westward TV, says: ‘She sent me a [pound]1,000 cheque which I’m passing to Martin’s solicitors and I’m sending a further [pound]1,000 myself.’ Martin was jailed for killing teenager Fred Barras but Brendon Fearon, who led the raid at Emneth Hungate, Norfolk, was released last month after serving half of a three-year sentence for attempted burglary.


Geraldine, always perfectly groomed, became the ideal spouse and hostess, mistress of all her husband’s immaculately decorated homes on both sides of the Atlantic.

Hanson owned his own executive jet (which in 1967 was hijacked and taken to Algeria with the former Congolese Prime Minister Moise Tshombe on board).

In those summers when James and Geraldine entertained friends aboard their yacht, the Boule Dogue in the South of France, the cash flowed like the local wine.

Every day the boat would cruise the coastline and dock at the best shopping areas of the Mediterranean while Geraldine added to her already considerable wardrobe in every port.

While she would change into a fresh outfit for every meal, Hanson would play the generous host in all the local watering holes, such as Tetou and the Hotel du Cap.

At home he was also running around in his own helicopters and fittingly for one who would be knighted by Prime Minister Harold Wilson in his resignation Honours List buying the very one in which Wilson had flown around canvassing for the 1974 election.

Hanson was close to Wilson in those days sharing with him a love of Gilbert and Sullivan and entertaining him along with Gordy (by now on to his second marriage) at lavish dinners in London.

Hanson used his helicopters to ferry guests such as actor Kirk Douglas to his country pad near Newbury. Throughout the Eighties and Nineties, while Gordy moved on to a third, much younger wife, Hanson maintained a highly respectable profile on both sides of the Atlantic, venturing into arts sponsorship in Britain and even showing his ecological credentials by donating [pounds sterling]2 million to put otters back into the river Ure in Yorkshire.

After his retirement in 1997, he spent his time firing off advice in letters and articles about Labour inefficiency and Tory principles but the high life continued.

If it was summer it had to be Ascot and Wimbledon with dinners and lunches in Mark Birley’s elegant Mayfair establishment Harry’s Bar.

There Hanson would entertain his Palm Springs neighbours, including former U.S. ambassador Walter Annenberg and the ageing Kirk Douglas.

He was still booking lunch dates and discussing the future of the Tory Party in his outspoken way right to the end.

https://www.questia.com/read/1G1-124014393/the-playboy-who-made-billions-the-amazing-huddersfield

A more complete list of those who attended James Hanson’s

Memorial service>>

<<LORD HANSON>>

Baroness Thatcher, LG, OM, attended a service of thanksgiving for the life of Lord Hanson held yesterday at St Paul’s, Knightsbridge. The Rev Alan Gyle, Vicar of St Paul’s, officiated, and the Right Rev Lord Hope of Thornes led the prayers and pronounced the Blessing.

The Hon Lucas White and Sir David Frost read the lessons.

Mr William Creasy read from the works of Theodore Roosevelt.

Lord Palumbo gave an address.

The Band of the Corps of REME, directed by Major I. R. Peaple played during the service Last Post and Reveille were sounded by Lance Corporal Stephen Martin, Blues and Royals, by permission of Colonel H. P. D. Massey, Commander Household Cavalry.

The Leader of H M Opposition was represented by Lord Strathclyde. (Chairman of the Carlton Club)

Among others present were:

The Hon Robert Hanson and Mr Brook Hanson (sons), Mr and Mrs Cheever Hardwick III (son-in-law and daughter), Mr Charles Hardwick IV (grandson), Mr Christopher Collins (representing Hanson) and Mrs Collins, Mr and Mrs Donald Hayward, Mr Edward Collins.

The Marquess of Salisbury, Earl Alexander of Tunis, the Earl and
Countess of Dudley, the Earl of Halifax, the Earl of Liverpool, the
Earl of Suffolk and Berkshire, the Earl of Westmorland, Lord Archer of Weston-super-Mare, Lord Baker of Dorking, CH, and Lady Baker, Lord Bell, Lord Brabazon of Tara, Lord Brougham and Vaux (Association of Conservative Peers).

Lord and Lady Chadlington, Lord Cope of Berkeley, Lord and Lady de
Mauley, Lady Fanshawe of Richmond, Lord Feldman, Lady Foley, Lord Glenarthur, Lord Henley, Lord and Lady Kalms, Lord Kimball, Lord King of Bridgwater, Lady Palumbo, Lord Patten, Lord Powell of Bayswater, Lord and Lady Plumb, Lord Rees-Mogg, Lord Rothschild, Lord Savile, Lady Elizabeth Anson, the Hon Jamie and Mrs Bruce, Hon Rupert and Mrs Fairfax, the Hon Rachel Marckus, the Hon Sir Peter Ramsbotham, the Hon Jacob Rees-Mogg, the Hon Mrs Lucas White, Sir Tobias Clarke, Sir Tatton Sykes.

Sir Win and Lady Bischoff, Sir Gordon and Lady Booth, Sir Michael and Lady Caine, Sir Ralph and Lady Carr-Ellison, Sir David and Lady Davies, Sir Paul Fox, Sir Owen Green, Sir Angus Grossart, Sir Hayden Phillips, Sir Brian Pitman, Sir John Quinton, Sir Patrick and Lady Sargeant, Sir Nigel and Lady Southward, Sir Rodney Sweetnam and Sir Peter Morris (Royal College of Surgeons of England), Councillor Kevin Gardner and Baroness Gardner of Parkes, Mr Jonathan and the Hon Mrs Aitken, Mr and the Hon Mrs David Heimann, Mr and the Hon Mrs Charles Wilson.

Mr Peter Roe and Mr Russell Graham (Hanson Transport), Mr and Mrs David S Allsopp, Mr and Mrs Anthony Andrews, Mr Antony Ansell, Mr Robert Atwater, Mr and Mrs Jonathan Azis, Mrs Henie Backhouse, Mr and Mrs Nicholas Baldwin, Mr Alan Bennett, Lieutenant-Colonel Gordon Birdwood, Mr Peter P Bland, Mr and Mrs Peter Blond, Mr and Mrs Derek Bonham, Mrs Karen Bonham, Mr John M Bostock, Mr Robin Boudard.

Mr and Mrs Leslie Bricusse, Mr Derek Brierley, Dr J R Briggs, Mr and
Mrs Jack Brignall, Miss Isabelle Brotherton-Ratcliffe, Mr Iain R Bryce, Mr Julian Burney, Mr Charles Butter, Mr and Mrs Justin Cadbury, Mr Leander Cadbury, Mrs Humphrey Carmichael, Mr and Mrs Adam Carnegie-Brown, Mr and Mrs Timothy Chenevix-Trench, Dr H B J Chishick, Mr Peter Clarke, Mr and Mrs Algy Cluff, Mr Stephen Compson, Mr Geoffrey Cretin, Mrs Mark Cubitt, Mr Adolfo de Alvarado, Senora de Rafael Valls.

Mr and Mrs Paul Dimond, Mr and Mrs Denis Doble, Mr and Mrs Nigel Doughty, Mr Duncan Farrell, Mr and Mrs Nicholas Fawcett Mr Keith Fielding, Mrs Harry Fitzgibbons, Mr Jonathan Fountain, Mr William B Fraser, Dr Jeremy Gilkes, Mr and Mrs John Glen, Mr Mark Greaves, Mrs Valerie Greenwood, Mr and Mrs Stephen Hall, Miss Holly Hamill, Mr Aubrey Harding, Mr Jonathan Harris, Mr and Mrs Anthony Hawser, Mr Doug Hayward.

Mr Stanley Hodges, Mr Philip Hoffman, Mr James C Hopkins, Mr Derek Howe, Mr Greg Hutchings, Mr and Mrs David Jacobs, Mr Graham Jaffe, Mr Eric James, Mr Timothy Jefferies, Mr Paul Johnson, Mr Peter Johnson, Mr Rod Johnson, Mr David Keating, Mr James Kenward, Mr and Mrs Nicholas Kerman, Mr Philip Kingsley, Mr Peter Kirwan-Taylor, Mr and Mrs Alex Krasner, Mr William Lamarque.

Mr Charles Lewis, Mr and Mrs Euan Lloyd, Mr and Mrs Peter Lord, Mr Robert D Mackenzie, Mr and Mrs Jeremy Marshall, Mr Bill Martin, Mr Jamie Matheson, Mr David Mayhew, Mr N S Mayhew, Mr and Mrs Malcolm McAlpine, Mr and Mrs Peter Meinertzhagen, Mr John Menzies, Mr and Mrs David Metcalfe, Mr Cedric Middleton, Mr and Mrs Michael Minto.

Mrs George Morris, Mr Alan Murray, Mr Michael Nathanson, Mr Charles Neave-Hill, Mr Anthony Newbold, Mr Paul Nicholson, Mr Richard Northcott, Professor Anthony O’Hear, Mr Anthony Osmond-Evans, Mr Stuart T Painter, Mr Stephen Park, Mr John H Pattisson, Mrs N J Peyton-Jones, Mr and Mrs Colin Purves, Mr Peter Reynolds, Miss Isabel Riberio, Mr Peter Riley, Mr David A Roper.
Mr and Mrs Michael Rose, Mr and Mrs Derek Rosling, Mr Roddy Sale, Mrs Susan Sangster, Mr David Savage, Mr Jonathan Scott-Barrett, Dr Nigel Scott-Moncrieff, Mr and Mrs William Shand Kydd, Mrs Elizabeth Sharp, Mr Ned Sherrin, Mr and Mrs Henry Shires, Dr David Skeggs, Mr John D Smith, Mr Stephen Smith, Mr Timothy J Smyth, Mr and Mrs David Snowdon, Mr and Mrs Paul Spencer, Mr Tim Stewart.

Mr Robin Stormonth-Darling, Mr and Mrs Huw Thomas, Mr and Mrs Ward Thomas, Mr Nicholas Turner, Mr Peter J Turner, Mr Philip G Turner, Mr and Mrs William Turner, Mr Rafael Valls, Mr Claus von Bulow, Mr Nigel Walker, Mrs Philip Walker, Mr and Mrs Gerald Ward, Dr and Mrs Francis Warner, Mr David Webster.

Mr Richard K Westmacott, Mr Jamie White, Mr Richard Whiteley, Mr and Mrs Michael Wigan, Mr and Mrs John Wilford, Mr and Mrs Edward Willis, Mr and Mrs Anthony Wilson, Mr Michael Wilson, Mr Mark Worthington, Mr David Yelland, Mr Gordon Young with many other friends and former colleagues.


More of Annenberg’s friends


Dec 1993 Former US President Bill Clinton (L) applauds philanthropist Walter Annenberg

Leonore Annenberg, Melanne Verveer (Deputy Chief of Staff to Hillary Clinton), Walter Annenberg, Hillary Clinton, Margaret Williams (Chief of Staff to Hillary Clinton). January 1995.

Mrs. Annenberg and Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in the greenhouse at Sunnylands.

George Bush and Annenbergs


FactCheck.org –

A Project of The Walter and Leonore Annenberg Public Policy Center

Kathleen Hall Jamieson – Director of FactCheck.org

 

Kathleen Hall Jamieson is the Elizabeth Ware Packard Professor of Communication at the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communication, the Walter and Leonore Director of the university’s Annenberg Public Policy Center, and Program Director of the Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands.

Jamieson’s work has been funded by the FDA and the MacArthur, Ford, Carnegie, Pew, Robert Wood Johnson, Packard, and Annenberg Foundations. She is the co-founder of FactCheck.org and its subsidiary site, SciCheck, and director of The Sunnylands Constitution Project, which has produced more than 30 award-winning films on the Constitution for high school students.

http://www.annenbergpublicpolicycenter.org/people/kathleen-hall-jamieson/

http://www.factcheck.org/

 

http://www.mypalmbeachpost.com/news/national-govt–politics/will-president-trump-used-witness-sex-offender-epstein-case/YijRjaz87dDMiV18TGeDAN/


Other names in Epstein’s black book:

Prince Michael of Yugoslavia

 

Prince Charles targeted by Madoff fund

The Prince of Wales was allegedly targeted as a potential investor by agents working for the alleged fraudster Bernard Madoff’s £34 billion Ponzi scheme.

The heir to the throne is named alongside European aristocracy in documents supplied to US prosecutors. He was allegedly approached by Prince Michael of Yugoslavia at a Polo tournament in 2002 which was also attended by Prince William and Prince Harry.

Prince Michael, a distant cousin of Crown Prince Alexander of Yugoslavia, was an investment executive of Access International Advisors, which was a Madoff feeder fund.

Among British investors named as “customers’‘ of the alleged fraudster are Lady Rothschild, former wife of Sir Evelyn de Rothschild and a Conservative Party treasurer until 2006, and Lord Jacobs, former owner of BSM and a Tate Gallery donor.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/financetopics/bernard-madoff/4536022/Prince-Charles-targeted-by-Madoff-fund.html

 

Also in Jeffrey Epstein’s black book:

 

THE HON RUPERT ALEXANDER JAMES FAIRFAX

 Hon. Rupert Alexander James Fairfax was born on 21 January 1961.1 He is the son of Thomas Brian McElvie Fairfax, 13th Lord Fairfax of Cameron and Sonia Helen Gunston.2 He married Vanessa C. Roberts, daughter of John Roberts, on 31 December 2003 at Phuket, Thailand.3

 

Kate Reardon, The Hon Rupert Fairfax and Catrina Skepper

Hubert Fairfax was additional assistant Private Secretary to HRH The Prince of Wales between 1986 and 1988.1

 

From Freemason site – Alexandria-Washington Lodge No. 22

…meeting today with Rupert Fairfax and Hugh Fairfax, both brothers to Nicholas Fairfax, the current and 14th Lord Fairfax of Cameron. Nicholas, Rupert and Hugh are all direct descendants of Thomas Fairfax, 6th Lord of Cameron for whom Fairfax County is named. The portrait pictured in the photograph is the only original painting of Thomas Fairfax, 6th Lord of Cameron, known to exist.

http://aw22.org/trestleboards/archive/2017.html

'Decent': Clive Bannister

Clive Bannister

Swiss prosecutors investigate HSBC for money laundering over claims it helped hide millions for arms dealers and blood diamond traders

  • Investigators have searched Geneva offices of HSBC’s Swiss private bank
  • Probe stems from ‘recent published revelations’ it helped clients evade tax
  • Stolen files claim bank helped dodge taxes on accounts containing $119bn
  • Leaked memo revealed HSBC were willing to help a ‘blood diamond’ trader 
  • Aided smuggler despite knowing he was being investigated for tax evasion

The Geneva offices of HSBC were raided by Swiss prosecutors yesterday in an investigation into alleged money laundering.

Public prosecutors said they were searching for evidence of ‘aggravated money laundering’ after ‘the recent published revelations ’ about HSBC’s Swiss private bank.

It is the latest damaging twist for the banking giant embroiled in a scandal over claims staff helped rich clients dodge tax.

Although the Geneva prosecutor’s office said the probe was against the bank, it added that it could target individuals ‘suspected of committing or participating in acts of money laundering.’

Those found guilty could face a fine and up to five years in prison.

Authorities in France, Belgium, the US and Argentina have already launched criminal inquiries.

Former HSBC executive Clive Bannister – the son of four-minute-mile legend Sir Roger – could face questions from the Geneva public prosecutor.

The 55-year-old spent 17 years at the bank and was the boss of its global private banking business from 1998 to 2006.

Clive Bannister, chief executive of the Phoenix Group (Ben Cawthra)

Oxford-educated Mr Bannister, a father of three sons who is also a keen runner, was based in London. He was instrumental in turning the private bank into a global powerhouse with profits soaring to almost £1billion by 2007.

HSBC’s Swiss private bank was a key part of his empire. Although there is no suggestion Mr Bannister was aware of any wrongdoing, the alleged misconduct occurred from 2005-2007, overlapping part of his service. Prosecutors may also choose to summon former trade minister Lord Green, who joined David Cameron’s government in 2011.

He was the chief executive and then chairman of HSBC until stepping down in 2010 and sat on the board of the Swiss banking arm for a decade.

… the controversy has touched his current role as chief executive of insurance firm Phoenix Group as his chairman Sir Howard Davies has asked him to explain his role at HSBC.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2958232/Swiss-prosecutors-investigating-HSBC-money-laundering.html

How HSBC Got Rich Off Russian Corruption

02.10.15

https://www.thedailybeast.com/how-hsbc-got-rich-off-russian-corruption

Countess Debonnaire von Bismarck, wife of Count Leopold “Bolle” von Bismarck, in her London showroom.

https://www.vanityfair.com/style/2015/11/countess-debonnaire-von-bismarck-luxury-gifts

The Von Bismarck family

Going underground: Count Nikolai von Bismarck is said to be living in the basement of supermodel Kate Moss' Highgate home

Who is Kate Moss’s new lodger, Nikolai Von Bismarck?

20 October 2015

Pixie Geldof, Princess Beatrice, Nikolai von Bismarck and Dave Clark

He’s worked with Mario Testino and partied with Princess Bea — now Nikolai von Bismarck is living with Kate Moss. So who is the Count in her cellar

Andrea Dellal, Mario Testino, Naomi Campbell, Countess Debonaire von Bismarck and Suzy Menkes attend the Charlotte Olympia ‘Handbags for the Leading Lady’ launch dinner at Toto’s Restaurant on October 23, 2014 in London, England.

Male Models Say Mario Testino and Bruce Weber Sexually Exploited Them

 

It looks like Kate Moss has a new lodger. And he is a Count. Nikolai von Bismarck, 28, is said to be living in the basement of Moss’s Highgate home. He is the son of Moss’s close friend and mentor Debonnaire (yes, really) and rent in London being what it is, she decided to invite him into the place she shares with her daughter Lila Grace, 13.

But is Moss, 41, more than just his landlady? Von Bismarck accompanied her to the opening of Richard Caring’s Sexy Fish restaurant in Berkeley Square last week; they nursed their hangovers over a pub lunch in the Cotswolds.

Moss never complains, never explains, and her camp has not confirmed that she has separated from her husband, musician Jamie Hince. But they haven’t been seen together in public since early summer, and whispers about break-ups are turning into assumed truths.

So is Moss playing by the mantra “The best way to get over someone is to get off with a mate’s 28-year-old son”? His mother aside, the pair have plenty of mutual friends, but since you probably don’t, here’s everything you need to know about Nik.

The NvB CV

Londoner Nikolai is the eldest of the four Bizzy boys. They often wear matching clothes and call him Nick Nock. He went to Harrow — the same school as actor Benedict Cumberbatch, where fees are £36,150 a year.

Paparazzi are waiting to catch a shot of him with Moss but NvB is more used to being behind the camera — he is rarely seen without one around his neck. He started taking photos at 13, visiting the Maasai in Kenya. Even then, he was resourceful — he heard the tribe believed photos stole their soul and took a Polaroid so that they could keep the snaps (probably worth a bit on eBay).

Being an aristo doesn’t preclude hard work — at 16, he had a holiday job assisting fashion photographer Mario Testino, shooting New York strippers. He played Leonard Cohen songs and refused to talk to his subjects to create moody pieces.

Debbie Von Bismarck with Bea and Eugenie

Another model is his friend Princess Beatrice. She chose him to photograph her official 18th birthday portrait and his art teacher gave him a shout-out for it in the Harrow newsletter. Nik and Bea hiked the Inca Trail together on his gap year, cue rumours about a royal romance. But there was no time to let that develop because he was off to hone his skills at Parsons art school in Paris and then help out Annie Leibovitz in New York. The Duchess of Cambridge did work experience with him.

One blot on his CV is social networking. Don’t bother looking for him on Facebook — he uses it under a pseudonym. Reportedly, he was once banned from the site after a fracas around a group whose name might have been considered racist.

His first solo exhibition, In Ethiopia, was at 12 Francis Street in Victoria two years ago. Fatima Bhutto, Ronnie Wood, Jerry Hall and family friends Pixie and Bob Geldof came to show support and a reviewer called his work “provoking and personal, featuring countless art-historical references”— so all that education paid off. The pictures were taken while he lived in Ethiopia and he has fond memories of that time:

“I drank cow’s blood for breakfast and slept in a tent that was guarded by kids with AK-47s. I painted with them, drank ouzo with them, fired guns with them — I became one of them.” It’s a long way from Chelsea.

Mummy von B

Nikolai’s mother, Countess Debonnaire von Bismarck, has “the best name in the history of toffdom”, squeals Tatler. The 56-year-old prefers to go by Debbie, though her appointment-only Knightsbridge shop bears the full complement of syllables. The boutique sells handcrafted accessories sourced abroad: slippers made in Lebanon, jewellery from Jaipur, kaftans from Ibiza. Prices are on application, obvs. Moss calls Mummy von B “a one-off” and has loyally supported her at fashion events since forever.

An editor who sat next to the aristocrat at a dinner to celebrate the launch of a Kate Moss collection for Topshop says she was charming, and spent the whole evening talking about “her boys”.

She moonlights as a stylist and choreographed Nikolai’s fashion debut, casting her son in a shoot for Tatler in 2006, entitled Like a Virgin. Nikolai, then 18, co-starred with three models wearing pure white, frothy confections — so he won’t be intimidated by sharing living quarters with a supermodel.

A source suggests that it is to Debbie that Kate goes when she’s in need of mentorship and direction. Moss, who is a contributor at Vogue, convinced her friend to open her £7 million Chelsea house for a shoot in the magazine’s December 2014 issue (Kate’s World). Moss called it London’s most glamorous party house. The model apparently has a portrait of Debbie in her own home and when Moss was commissioned to design the interior of luxury getaway The Barnhouse in the Cotswolds this year (prices starting at £2.5 million) she turned to Debbie for advice.

Von Bismarck is at the centre of the Venn that connects Moss’s Primrose Hill set with the international art and aristocratic groups that party in London.

Testino taught Debs to pose, which came in handy when she modelled for milliner Philip Treacy’s eponymous coffee table book, nearly naked with

a feathered headdress and a plump diamond ring

on her wedding finger. Treacy wrote: “Countess Debonnaire von Bismarck commissioned this hat for her rainforest-themed birthday party at home in London. Debbie has a celebratory approach to dressing. She thinks it’s rude not to make an effort.”

Nik’s network

A friend describes Nik as “sweet”. His circle is a mix of family friends and the art crowd. He celebrated his last birthday in Mustique with his brothers, Jamie Hince, and Mary and Robbie Furze. They wore feathered headdresses, danced on the beach and saw the sunrise. But he also likes catching up with culture, which EastEnders fan Moss will appreciate.

Kate and Nik have plenty of other mutual friends, such as model Annabelle Neilson and Sadie Frost, and then there is the royal connection. As well as long- term best friend Beatrice, art dealer Blaise Patrick is his wingman. He used to date Prince Harry’s ex, Chelsy Davy, but they are all friends now.

This gentleman prefers blondes. His last big romance was with golden-haired Theodora Richards, now 30, the daughter of Rolling Stone Keith. Back in the early Noughties they were regulars on the London social scene but now she lives in New York. He has since been linked to Moss’s colleague Cara Delevingne.

The von B family tree

While Moss is from Croydon, Nikolai’s roots are in Bavaria. His great-great grandfather was Otto von Bismarck, the statesman and chancellor credited with the (first) unification of Germany in the late 19th century.

More recently, the family has endured grief and scandal. In 2007 the partially decomposed body of Gottfried von Bismarck, Nikolai’s cousin, was found at his £5 million Chelsea home three days after his death; a pathologist told a hearing that the body contained the highest level of cocaine he had seen.

Gottfried read PPE at Christ Church College, Oxford. There he was a member of the Piers Gaveston dining society and the Bullingdon Club.

In 1986 his friend Olivia Channon — an heiress and the daughter of late former Tory minister Paul Channon — died of a heroin overdose in his rooms. He was fined and left Oxford immediately; he reportedly “wept like a child” at her funeral. A year before Gottfried died, a man called Anthony Casey fell from a balcony of his Chelsea home at a party. Casey reportedly had a “substantial” amount of cocaine in his body.

Coroner Dr Paul Knapman stated that there was a room in the flat containing items including sex toys, a butane gas canister and a box of syringes. He added, “in common parlance, in the early hours of the morning, there was a gay orgy going on,” and recorded a verdict of misadventure.

Today, the von Bismarcks are based in London. Nikolai’s father, Count Leopold von Bismarck-Schönhausen, 64, married Debbie in 1984; the two live in Belgravia. Don’t worry about remembering his full name, everyone calls him Bolly; Tatler explains that he looks “fetching in a fez”.

Nikolai is their eldest child, followed by Tassilo, 26, a client relations manager at investment firm North American Western Asia Holdings. He once interned for former Republican presidential nominee John McCain.

Next, there’s Caspar, a 23-year-old New York University student. After-dinner entertainment at his 17th birthday party — held at his parents’ house — involved a semi-naked pole dancer and a mound of Krispy Kremes. Guest Princess Eugenie snapped the pictures on her phone. Other attendees included Rufus Taylor, son of Queen drummer Roger, along with Princess Beatrice’s boyfriend Dave Clark and Made in Chelsea’s Hugo Taylor.

Baby Bismarck is Alexander, 20, nicknamed Sascha, who has followed his big brother to NYU. He’s a Liverpool supporter and likes Family Guy.

 

https://www.standard.co.uk/lifestyle/london-life/who-is-kate-mosss-new-lodger-nikolai-von-bismarck-a3094751.html

Tragic party host von Bismarck found dead in London flat

· Eccentric German count was plagued by two deaths
· Signs of heroin overdose after body discovered
He was the eccentric German aristocrat with a penchant for fishnet stockings and lederhosen whose debauched parties had twice ended in death.

The first time was at Oxford University in 1986, when the daughter of a Conservative minister overdosed in his bed. The second was last year, when a man plunged 60ft to the ground from the roof terrace of the 44-year-old count’s luxury apartment in Chelsea, west London.

This week, a third and final tragedy struck Gottfried Alexander von Bismarck – his body was discovered by paramedics at his flat.

The great-great-grandson of the Iron Chancellor, who united 19th century Germany, had apparently died of a heroin overdose.

The paramedics had been called in by an estate agent who had the keys to sell the property; it is understood he had been asked by a member of the count’s family to look round because of their concern that they had been unable to raise him for several days.

Reports suggested drugs paraphernalia were found near the body. A Met spokeswoman last night would not say whether the police were treating the death as suspicious. Results of a postmortem are expected today.

The life of the flamboyant count – full name Gottfried Alexander Leopold Graf von Bismarck-Schonhausen – was marked by the highest highs and the lowest lows, often one directly following the other. At Oxford he was notorious for wild parties at which severed pigs’ heads were served and guests toasted each other in blood, while he played host dressed in fishnet stockings or lederhosen.

In 1986, at a party in the student count’s rooms at Christ Church College to celebrate the end of exams, Olivia Channon, daughter of the millionaire trade minister Paul Channon, was found dead in his bed.

She had died due to respiratory failure caused by an overdose of heroin and drink. Although von Bismarck always claimed he had not seen Ms Channon “chasing the dragon”, heating heroin on silver foil and inhaling the fumes – and was never implicated in her death other than to be charged separately for possessing drugs – the incident haunted him for the remainder of his life.

In 1991 he said: “There are still people who will not speak to my parents because of it, who said to my mother, ‘What a rotten son you have, he has disgraced the name of Bismarck’.”

After time in rehab, then a spell back in Germany working as an actor, and in a job helping firms in the former GDR on the road to privatisation after the fall of the Berlin Wall, he resettled in London some years ago.

He kept out of the headlines until last August, when a man fell from the roof terrace of his London home during a wild party. Anthony Casey, 38, had a “substantial” amount of cocaine in his body when he plunged 60ft, an inquest heard in October. Mr Casey had been feeling unwell when he asked the count for the key to the roof terrace.

The coroner, Paul Knapman, said that a room in the flat contained what most people would consider “unusual” and “bizarre” items, including buckets of sex toys, a butane gas canister and a box of dozens of syringes.

He added: “In common parlance, in the early hours of the morning, there was a gay orgy going on.” Dr Knapman recorded a verdict of misadventure.

Hedonism ran in the von Bismarck family. His great-great-grandfather was made prime minister of Prussia in 1862, and is credited with engineering modern Germany by defeating France in 1870-71 and uniting the various German states into an empire. He also loved food and drink and was a famed raconteur at parties.

· This article was amended on Monday July 9 2007. Olivia Channon died in 1986, not 1989. This has been corrected.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2007/jul/04/germany.world


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

Plymouth businessman Charles Howeson will return to court next week to be sentenced for indecently assaulting eight men.

June 14 2108

The former Royal Navy Commander was convicted by a jury back in December of ten counts of indecent assault against young men in the 1980s and 1990s.

During the original trial, the jury failed to reach a verdict on two alternative charges, attempted buggery of a boy and indecent assault.

Today, a jury found Howeson not guilty of both those counts.

The court was told Howeson, of Craigie Drive in Stonehouse, intends to appeal his convictions.

He is due to be sentenced on Friday at Bristol Crown Court for his convictions last year.

Howeson is due to be sentenced at Brstol Crown Court next Friday – June 22.

Following the initial trial, Judge Horton told Howeson that he would be sent to prison.

He offered the defendant the chance to speak to a probation officer and face up to his guilt.

Daniel Janner, QC for Howeson, replied: “The defendant’s position remains the same. He didn’t commit these offences and he has been wrongly convicted.”

https://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/news/plymouth-news/charles-howeson-what-happens-next-1676847

 

Jury told dark past had ‘caught up with’ businessman accused of attempt rape of boy

Prosecution and defence barristers give closing speeches in Charles Howeson case as jury prepare to be sent out by judge to consider verdict

13 June 2018

A jury heard how the dark past had “caught up with” a leading city businessman who stood accused of attempting to rape a boy 30 years ago.

Prosecutor Paul Dunkels QC summed up the Crown’s case against 68-year-old Charles Howeson, noting how the former Royal Navy commander had been convicted of ten counts of indecent assault against eight young men last December following a lengthy trial.

In his closing speech to the jury of nine men and three women at Bristol Crown Court, Mr Dunkels noted how victims of sexual abuse were frequently unable to talk openly about their suffering for many years.

He noted how the partner of Howeson’s accuser had told the court how the man was left sobbing as he finally recounted the sexual assault in a field near the businessman’s home in Crownhill in the late 1980s.

Mr Dunkels, recalling the words of defence barrister Daniel Janner QC, asked the jury if they thought these were “crocodile tears”, adding there was “no reason to put on an act for her, surely?”

Judge Horton said he would conclude his summation on Thursday morning before sending the jury out to consider their verdict.

https://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/news/plymouth-news/jury-told-dark-past-caught-1673946

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

 

Charles Howeson Trial Update:

Charles Howeson to appeal sex abuse convictions, court told

11 JUN 2018

https://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/news/plymouth-news/charles-howeson-appeal-sex-abuse-1664979

 

7 June 2018

A man who claimed a leading city businessman tried to rape him when he was a boy told a jury that making the complaint to police destroyed his life.

The man – who cannot be named for legal reasons – responded angrily to suggestions by Daniel Janner QC, that he only accused Charles Howeson of attempted buggery for a “compensation claim”.

The man turned to the jury at Bristol Crown Court and said: “Do me a favour – find him [Howeson] not guilty”. Turning back to Mr Janner he suggested the barrister stick his suggestion “up your a***.

“I didn’t do this for compensation. I never did this for me.”

Howeson, a former Royal Navy commander, faces one count of attempted buggery of a boy aged between 14 and 15 during a summer in the mid 1980s.

Howeson, aged 68, also faces an alternative count of indecent assault of the boy in the area of Crownhill.

On the first day of the trial the jury was told that Howeson had been convicted last December of 10 counts of indecent assault on eight young men following a six-week trial.

The offences took place when Howeson was a senior officer in the Royal Navy in the mid 1980s, while running the Groundworks charity in early 1990s and at his home address also in the early 1990s.

When Mr Janner suggested the man had made the entire sexual assault allegation up merely “for compo” because he knew Howeson was wealthy, the man replied the assertion was “utter b*******.”

He said: “I had no idea who he was. No idea whether he was alive.”

He told the court that when investigating officers told him about the application deadline for the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board he told them: “I don’t want to apply – because I don’t want any scumbag lawyer saying I was doing this for money.”

In response to questions from prosecutor Paul Dunkels QC, the man said he only came forward after his partner revealed she had been victim to sexual abuse when younger. The man told the jury he only related the alleged incident to his partner “to let her know I understood… I wish I hadn’t.”

He told the jury he did not want to go to the police and took months of arguments between the couple before he finally did after his partner “insisted” he do so in an effort to save their relationship.

The alleged victim told the jury he had no idea who his attacker was, merely a number of details he could still recall from 30 years ago.

When he was later shown 10 photographs as part of an identification parade, he immediately picked out Howeson, but said he still did not know who he was.

The jury later heard from an identification officer who noted how the man appeared distressed after seeing the picture of Howeson which he had picked out immediately. Following the identification process, a video of which was played to the jury, the officer noted how the man had wiped his face and nose because “he’s wiping his tears away”.

The man had told the jury that after seeing the picture of Howeson: “I went into shock. I couldn’t control myself.” He said that even then he did not know the name of the man, nor that he had committed indecent assaults on other men in 1985, 1992, 1993 and 1994.

During an exchange between the man and Howeson’s defence barrister Daniel Janner QC, the man repeatedly denied he had “waited” 30 years before coming forward in 2015, saying: “I was never going to tell anyone. It was my business. I didn’t want to tell anyone. I’ve never been tempted to tell anyone other than my partner.

“It’s not ‘waiting’ to tell anyone. I wish I hadn’t told anyone. It’s affected lots of my life. The last three years it has destroyed my life”.

He admitted he had been jailed previously for a number of offences and was currently imprisoned for smashing up and setting fire to a large truck.

He said: “I’ve paid and am paying my debt to society and fully accept my behaviour was not right and I’m paying for it right now.”

He accepted that in his victim impact statement he had said that “certain aspects” of his behaviour “directly resulted to what he [Howeson] did to me”.

He accepted he had got “into trouble” in the years following the alleged incident and said he was “ashamed” and “embarrassed” that he had been violent towards his partner and a previous partner.

At one stage he angrily insisted “I’m not on trial”, saying he was paying for his past crimes.

His hands, clenched being him, began to shake as he replied to Mr Janner’s questions as to why he had assaulted his partner, why he had tried to take his own life in the past, why he had admitted specifically taking jobs that were “dangerous”.

He said: “When you… you wouldn’t understand. You do not know what it’s like to be a victim of this. What it does to your head.

“Do you know how hard it was to tell the woman I loved, the mother of my son?”

Noting the man had previous convictions for violence, he asked the man had not sought out Howeson to physically punish him, the man replied: “I want him to face justice”.

The man told the court he buried the incident, saying he told no one, not even his best friends, his brother or mother, adding: “I was deeply ashamed about it and didn’t want to tell anyone. I felt naïve.”

He admitted he was currently in prison for wielding an axe and covering a truck in petrol before setting it alight, saying “I lost my mind… I had a psychotic episode”, insisting it was his own truck.

When Mr Janner suggested the man knew Howeson, that Howeson had been the chair of the Plymouth Chamber of Commerce, the man snorted: “Do I look like I know anything about the Plymouth Chamber of Commerce?”

The man revealed that the day the Plymouth Herald and Western Morning News published reports of Howeson’s arrest on suspicion of indecently assaulting a number of young men, alongside photographs him, he had been in Woking with his brother.

He said that he rarely read newspapers and TV news and for a number of years worked “off shore on oil rigs”.

Suggesting the man had seen pictures of his alleged attacker in the Plymouth Herald, Mr Janner claimed Howeson was “probably the highest-profile person in Plymouth. He was Mr Plymouth.”

The man replied “I don’t move in those circles”.

He was repeatedly questioned about the date he gave of the alleged attack, and repeatedly admitted he had got the date wrong by two years, saying “I’m sorry about that – I’ve tried to blank it out”.

The man claimed that every time the man who lived at Smallack House “approached us as teenagers [in the field] he made up some reason to talk to us.

“We thought he was weird and I should’ve known better than to go with him [shooting] and he ended up doing what he did.”

He man said he had resented his partner “making me come forward” adding that everyone who had tried to help him “I’ve pushed them away… people have tried to help me but they can’t.”

However, he added that while his behaviour since coming forward had “been horrific” and resenting his partner at “other times I’m thankful to her… for everyone else, not for me.”

The man’s partner took the witness stand saying she had known him for around 15 years. She said that he had mentioned something had happened to him in the early stages of their relationship but nothing more. She told the jury she spotted small signals in his behaviour as their relationship continued, noting that as they walked along, if she put her hand by his bottom as he had his arm around her shoulder “he would flinch – I knew something had happened but I never asked.”

She said he would leave the room during conversations, TV programmes or news items which discussed paedophiles, rape, and sexual assaults.

She said: “All I can say is his behaviour after he told me in detail, he changed and he felt emasculated and he was just different. He drank more, he was going missing more and I couldn’t take it any more so I told him to go to the police.

“He was different, angry, defensive. I felt closer to him and I think he sensed that I wanted to protect him and he didn’t like that because he had always protected me.”

She said that when he had revealed the alleged abuse to her: “He was shaking and sobbing and this was like a child. I had never seen him like that. Not ever.”

She said he had refused to go to police, but after she gave him an ultimatum of going to police or ending their relationship, he did make a statement.

She told the jury: “I’m the reason he is here. He didn’t want any of this. If I had known it would’ve been this big I wouldn’t have made him go to police. I wouldn’t have.”

She was asked why had she insisted he go to police, she replied she hoped: “he would get specialist help, he would get counselling – instead of self-destructing around people who love him. He couldn’t cope with it, with any of it.”

The jury were told the alleged victim had a number of convictions against him including theft, assault, burglary, disorderly behaviour, shoplifting, threatening behaviour, battery, arson and breach of a restraining order and criminal damage.

They were told that he had pleaded guilty to every single matter except that of criminal damage.

Howeson’s police interview with the lead investigating officer Det Con Paul Enticknap was read out in court and the jury heard him admit he had lent a motorbike to youngsters who visited the field nearby his then home in Smallack House.

Howeson revealed he had run the local Neighbourhood Watch and was himself allowed to ride his motorbike around the Ministry of Defence-owned field, but he denied it was the one described by the alleged victim. He also denied having an air rifle, saying that at the time of the alleged incident he owned a single-barrel shotgun.

He described the allegations made against him as “a complete work of fiction” adding “it’s disgusting, it isn’t me”. He also denied he had any interest in young men, nor any homosexual tendencies.

Howeson denies both charges.

The trial continues.

https://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/news/plymouth-news/tempers-flare-man-tells-how-1652306

Plymouth businessman ‘tried to rape me’, man tells sex assault trial

Jury was told the former Naval officer and leading Plymouth businessman was convicted last year of a string of indecent assaults on young men

June 4 2018

A prominent Plymouth businessman – found guilty last year of indecently assaulting eight young men – also attempted to sexually abuse a boy in a field, a jury has been told.

Former Royal Navy commander Charles Howeson appeared at Bristol Crown Court today where he faced one count of attempted buggery of a boy aged between 14 and 15 during a summer in the mid 1980s.

Howeson, aged 68, also faces an alternative count of indecent assault of the boy in Plymouth.

Howeson, of Craigie Drive, Stonehouse, denies all charges.

Paul Dunkels QC, for the Crown Prosecution Service, told the jury of seven men and five women that Howeson stood accused of pushing himself up against the naked buttocks of the boy in a field in Crownhill in the late 1980s.

Mr Dunkels said the man only disclosed this information to his own partner in 2015, who urged him to go to police.

While not able to give the name of his alleged abuser, the information he provided enabled police to identify and arrest Howeson.

Mr Dunkels told the jury the arrest “attracted local publicity” and because of this police learned that a number of other men had made previous claims of being indecently assaulted by Howeson.

The jury were told the men alleged the offences took place when Howeson was a senior officer in the Royal Navy in the mid 1980s, while running the Groundwork Trust charity in early 1990s and at his home address also in the early 1990s.

Mr Dunkels told the jury Howeson was convicted last December of 10 counts of indecent assault on eight men following a six week trial.

He added this witness “couldn’t have known that the person he was describing to police in 2015 was the man who had indecently assaulted others in the 1980s and 1990s.

“[The witness] did not know that this man [Howeson] had a propensity to abuse men in this fashion,” he told the court.

He said the witness gave a video interview to police in which he had a “clear memory” of what was done to him although his recollections “was inaccurate” as to his age at the time and year it is alleged to have taken place.

Mr Dunkels said Howeson did not buy the property the alleged victim believed belonged to the Royal Navy officer until 1987, which suggested the alleged incident could only have happened after this year and not in 1985 as the man recalled.

The prosecutor also noted that while the alleged victim did not know the name of the man, he was able to identify him “without hesitation” during a photo identification parade which took place in April 2016, nearly 30 years later.

Mr Dunkels explained the incident was alleged to have happened while Howeson was teaching the boy how to shoot.

According to the alleged victim – who cannot be named for legal reasons – Howeson offered to teach him how to shoot an air rifle, although Howeson later told police he only ever previously owned a .22 air rifle but at the time of the alleged incident he owned a single-barrel 12 bore shotgun.

Mr Dunkels emphasised that the young man “could not have known that the man he described and identified was in fact a man with a history of sexually assaulting young men”.

The jury were then shown the video interview, where the complainant explained how the man in question “started being friendly” with young lads from the nearby naval estate, allowing them to ride motorbikes in the field near his home.

He alleged Howeson offered to teach him how to shoot and took him into the field after retrieving his rifle from his home. He said the gun was “old” and was “wooden… everything apart from the barrel was wood, dark brown wood.”

The pair laid down on the grass and began to shoot the rifle with no indication of anything to follow. However, after several minutes of shooting he claimed Howeson rolled onto his side up against him before rolling on top of the boy’s back.

Speaking to the detective about Howeson laying closer to him on his side he admitted: “I thought it was a bit odd but I didn’t think anything of it. Then he laid on top of me and put all his weight on me and I couldn’t move.

“He pulled down my trousers and tried to rape me and I couldn’t even move, he was so heavy.

“The second he took his weight off me I squirmed out and took off. I was so naive. I didn’t shout or cry out. I didn’t move. He tried to put his […] in me.

“I didn’t say anything, I didn’t even make a noise when he climbed onto me. It was just a shock. I didn’t expect it in any way. I thought this was not right but I still didn’t think this was going to happen.”

The man said he did not tell anyone until he told his partner two weeks before going to the police in 2015.

He told the officer: “If it was three weeks ago I would never have said anything. I hate talking about it. It’s hard enough talking to my partner who I’ve known since I was 14. It’s only because I’ve spoken to my partner a lot that I can even speak about it [now].

“In the years [immediately] afterwards I thought about it a lot and I was really really angry and dealt with it by drink and drugs and violence.

“I don’t remember thinking about it for years and years and years until this last year. In the last year, everything that’s happened in the news, all about paedophiles has made me think about it. About a month ago my partner told me something that happened to her when she was 13. Not similar but close enough to make me really think about it.”

He said the revelation made him think more about this incident which left him “feeling really angry about it”.

He told the detective that for a while afterwards he believed he knew the name of the man, but as time passed by he could not recall. However, he was adamant about the naval property and that it happened during the summer of 1985. He also recalled the man had dark hair and was “overweight”.

He said he also recalled the man had let him and a friend ride his the man’s motorbike which he claimed had been a 250cc Honda Superdream in blue and silver.

He said they were amazed they were allowed to ride this powerful bike around the field by comparison to their own small 50cc scooters, noting “we were all little kids… it was odd that someone was being friendly to us”.

Howeson denies the charges and the trial, which is expected to take around two weeks, continues.

https://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/news/plymouth-news/plymouth-businessman-tried-rape-me-1639681


 

Charles Howeson to face trial over sexual abuse charges

The trial will be held in Bristol in June

2 Feb 2018

Plymouth businessman Charles Howeson is set to face a trial in June on charges of sexually abusing a teenager.

The 68-year-old will face a jury charged with attempted buggery and an alternative count of indecent assault against a male person under the age of 21 between November 1987 and December 1988.

Judge Mark Horton start before him at Bristol Crown Court on June 4.

The trial is expected to last one to two weeks.

https://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/news/plymouth-news/charles-howeson-face-trial-over-1159470

Disgraced Plymouth businessman Charles Howeson will face retrial later this year

Charles Howeson will be sentenced next month but faces retrial on two charges after a jury failed to return verdicts

23 JAN 2018

Plymouth businessman Charles Howeson is set to face a retrial later this year on outstanding charges of abusing a teenage boy.

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has confirmed the 68-year-old will be sentenced at Bristol Crown Court on February 2 after being found guilty in December of ten counts of indecent assault against eight young men.

The majority verdicts followed 20 hours of deliberations by the jury of six men and six women who sat through the six-week trial.

The jury was unable to reach a decision on a single allegation of attempted buggery and an alternative count of indecent assault against a boy when he was 14 or 15.

http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/news/plymouth-news/disgraced-plymouth-businessman-face-retrial-1107170


Charles Howeson verdict

GUILTY

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Charles Howeson in-between Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth

Charles Howeson’s grandson, Arthur Menzel, is aDescendant of Duke Friedrich of Saxe-Altenburg

http://heinbruins.nl/SaxeA.html

In 1991 the Saxe-Altenburg line became extinct in the male line. Its representation was merged with the one of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach.

Two branches descend from duke Ernest the Pious, the father of the progenitor of the Saxe-Altenburg branch: Saxe-Meiningen and Saxe-Coburg and Gotha;

George V changed the name of his royal house from SaxeCoburgGotha to Windsor, after the castle. At the same time, he also took  Windsor as a surname for his family. On her accession, Queen Elizabeth II chose to keep the name Windsor

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/queen-elizabeth-II/11693813/How-German-is-the-Queen.html

Charles Howeson: Plymouth’s most respected businessman and banker to the Queen found guilty in sexual offences trial

http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/news/plymouth-news/charles-howeson-plymouths-most-respected-943833

The prominent Plymouth businessman was accused of sexually assaulting 10 young men and a boy .

The alleged assaults were said to have taken place in Drake’s Island tunnels and in dark rooms at the Royal William Yard, all involving volunteers for a Plymouth charity.

The jury was sent out shortly before midday on Monday to consider its verdict.

Howeson, 68, denied 11 counts of indecent assault and one count of attempted buggery, dating from 1985 and 1994.

Judge Horton told Howeson that he was going to be sent to prison. He gave the defendant the chance to speak to a probation officer and face up to his guilt.

Daniel Janner, QC for Howeson, replied: “The defendant’s position remains the same. He didn’t commit these offences and he has been wrongly convicted.”

Judge Horton adjourned the case until February 2 when Howeson will be sentenced or a date will be set for a new trial.

The jury was unable to reach verdicts on two alternative counts against a boy aged 14 or 15 who used to live near Howeson’s former home.

He was charged with attempted buggery of the teenager and indecent assault.

Judge Mark Horton discharged the jury and adjourned the case for the Crown Prosecution Service to consider whether to seek a retrial on those two counts next year.

Howeson, who sat stony-faced throughout the verdicts, was released on bail until a date to be fixed for sentencing, thought to be in February.

http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/news/plymouth-news/charles-howeson-verdict-jury-out-965058

There are a small number of active firms he’s still named as director or secretary of, including Buckland Corporate Finance ltd.

https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/02422152/officers

Simon Donald Rupert Neville Lennox-BOYD, 2nd Viscount of Merton

resigned as director a year prior to Howeson becoming director at Buckland

The Lennox-Boyds

Mark Lennox-Boyd – his son, Alex Lennox-Boyd, was a Monday Club member, and former owner of Savile-linked Henlow Grange

Alex Lennox-Boyd, funded Harvey Proctor

As recently as 2015, just before the first allegations of sexual misconduct were made against him, Mr Howeson was named honorary vice-president of Devon and Cornwall Business Council.

 


Howeson was also a well-known face in Westminster and Whitehall, lunching with MPs at the famous Strangers’ Dining Room.

In fact, the question among many in Plymouth business circles was just how Mr Howeson found the time, and energy, to do so much work.

Companies House has him listed as involved in 45 separate businesses.

Some of these, such as the Plymouth Naval Base Visitor centre ltd, and London and Westcountry Estates are now dissolved or liquidated.

Mr Howeson chaired the Plymouth Area Business Council for 15 years and was chairman and president of Plymouth Chamber of Commerce.

As an advocate for the city, he was involved in pushing for it to have a Business Improvement District, for the Langage power station to be built, for preservation of the airport and for the mall to be constructed, particularly when it hit snags following the withdrawal of department store Allders before the building was completed.

http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/news/plymouth-news/charles-howeson-plymouths-most-respected-943833

Plymouth solicitors advised charity not to report Charles Howeson claims to police, trial told

http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/news/plymouth-news/plymouth-solicitors-advised-charity-not-829533

Alastair Warren‏ @Odd_Pupil

Were the  Plymouth  solicitors in on a possible cover up, or did they advise not contacting @DC_Police due to their sustained protection of prolific paedophile William Goad?

William Goad

William Goad ) was a British millionaire businessman from Plymouth, Devon, who was imprisoned for life for child rape. Goad, who lived in Plymouth, abused boys over a 35-year period dating back to the 1960s.

Goad, who abused him for four years from the age of 12, was part of a “bigger network of paedophiles” which included people in positions of “power and trust”.

Goad’s fortune was once estimated to be around £25 million.[6] Goad opened Cornish Market World in 1991

Police hunt millionaire paedophile’s accomplices after report finds they failed to do enough to find people who helped him prey on 3,500 children

Victims 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.

 http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2419958/Police-hunt-millionaire-paedophiles-accomplices-report-finds-failed-to-people-helped-prey-3-500-children.html

HRH Crafty Muvva @craftymuvva

Brian Turner (aka ‘Chickenmaster’ & member of Dirty Dozen) was part of the Baden-Powell Scouting paedophile ring, one of which lived in Plymouth. The ring stretched across Europe:

A refused FOI request, 2011:

https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/convicted_paedophiles_millionair

Confidential documents seen by The Herald have also revealed that as far back as 1996, police were aware of allegations that Goad was part of a paedophile “ring” which included “prominent men in society”.

The same document notes how boys were “threatened to keep quiet”.

Boys were disclosing how Goad “and associates” were taking boys away to London and Manchester “where the boys were shared with other men in these cities”. The confidential report also notes how boys said they were “threatened to keep quiet and were paid off”, adding “some prominent men in society have or did have associations with this ring”.

The reports also highlighted concerns around record keeping central to the original investigation’s remit, revealing how a key “policy book” – which contained decisions about why no action was taken against alleged paedophiles – could no longer be found.

It noted that of six names given by Mr Wyatt during a video interview on April 5, 2005, only one – Eddie Pratt – was subsequently investigated. The report found there was “no paperwork, policy book or any other documentation… to comprehend the rationale for this.”

Other suspected paedophiles who abused them were being named – including a man called Peter Norsworthy

Ms Thompson said much of the information given by victims was left uninvestigated. Locations where boys were abused, such as a venue in Blackpool, were ignored. Allegations he had taken boys on trips to America were also ignored.

She admits there was a sense that Goad was untouchable and protected by people who had “sold their soul to the Devil”.

Judge William Taylor who sentenced Goad went on to be the patron of Twelves Company, a charity which supported and counselled many of Goad’s victims.

Operation Emotion 2 was launched with the aim of tracing and interviewing all of Goad’s victims.

Examination by legal experts has found that between 1996 and his final arrest in 2003 Goad resigned his directorships from a number of his businesses and transferred many of them to other business partners.

Study of e-mails uncovered in the UK suggested one of his businesses was transferring around £3,000 a month to Goad during 2004 and 2005. Former Det Con Thompson said there was no police investigation into Goad’s activities in Thailand.

Goad had nine previous directorships and was linked to two addresses, one in Ford Park Road and one in Ladysmith Road.

In 2005 Ian was allowed some access to his social service files. He was horrified to find notes which clearly stated that social workers knew he was being visited by Goad, referred to as “Billy Goad – sexual offender”.

He said Goad was even able to visit him while he was at St Luke’s boarding school in Teignmouth.

Ian said what angered him in later life was learning that social services had clearly been aware he was in regular contact with a known sex offender – but nothing was done.

PLYMOUTH MP OLIVER COLVILE BACKS REINVESTIGATION INTO WILLIAM GOAD

Mr Colvile said he sits on the select committee for Northern Ireland

 

http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/news/plymouth-news/paedophile-ring-linked-britains-worst-449519

Ex-detective Shirley Thompson said she believed a paedophile ring linked to Goad could still be active.

13 September 2013

Devon and Cornwall Police said Det Insp Mike Cooper would lead the new inquiry.

Andreas Baader‏ @stop1984

However, it became “apparent”, she said, some senior officers wanted to restrict the inquiry and focus the attention on Goad.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-24081380

Martin Walkerdine‏ @mwalkerdine

 William A Goad aka William A Scott born September 1944 in Plymouth to parents Miss Emily M B Scott and Mr William C Goad with siblings Pauline A Goad, Michael J W Goad, Alan M D Goad and Peter J Goad

 

Truthseeker‏ @thewakeupcall09

Maybe the other directors, if not Goad himself, knew Charles Howeson CORNISH MARKET WORLD LIMITED

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High-profile Plymouth people speak in support of Charles Howeson including:

 

Former Labour MP Linda Gilroy

Former Plymouth MP Linda Gilroy

MP Sheryll Murray

Current South East Cornwall MP Sheryll Murray

Former leader of Plymouth City Council John Ingham

and John Ingham, who was the Plymouth City Council leader in the 1990s.

Leader of the Council 1991-1997 at Plymouth City Council (Official)

First elected to the Plymouth City Council in 1979
Leader of the Council Opposition in 1989.
Leader of the Council 1991 to 1998.
Retired from Council 2000.
Granted Freedom of the City in 1998

https://www.facebook.com/john.ingham.10

Lord Sebastian Seymour – the son of the Duke of Somerset – also vouched for Howeson.

Lord Sebastian Seymour, son of the Duke of Somerset

The court heard how Howeson acted as a trustee to the Seymours in their private affairs and offered guidance in family matters.

Lord Seymour, who has known Howeson for 18 years, wrote in his statement read out in court: “Charles is a wonderfully-kind family man who is proud of his children and new grandson.

“He has always been prepared to go out of his way to help other members of my family.

“I have never had any sense of impropriety [from Howeson] around me, my family or my friends.”

http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/news/plymouth-news/high-profile-people-supported-charles-968857

Maiden Bradley Parish Council

Councillor Lord Sebastian Seymour is heading the
Recreational and Open Spaces Consultation

http://www.southwilts.com/site/Maiden-Bradley/Profile%202016.pdf

 

The DUKE & DUCHESS OF SOMERSET and their son LORD SEYMOUR

Dukes are just one rung down from royalty in the social pecking order and enjoy a special status way above the rank and file of the aristocracy. As peerages go, it’s the jackpot.

Dukes dining

The assembled: (from left to right) 1. James Graham, 8th Duke of Montrose; 2. David Manners, 11th Duke of Rutland; 3. John Seymour, 19th Duke of Somerset; 4. Ralph Percy, 12th Duke of Northumberland; 5. Andrew Russell, 15th Duke of Bedford; 6. Edward Fizalan-Howard, 18th Duke of Norfolk; 7. Torquhil Campbell, 18th Duke of Argyll; 8. Maurice FitzGerald, 9th Duke of Leinster; 9. Murray Beauclerk, 14th Duke of St Albans; 10. Arthur Wellesey, 8th Duke of Wellington.

Conservative MP Mrs Murray had her statement read out in court by Daniel Janner QC.

The court heard how Howeson had supported both Mrs Murray and her son through the death of her husband Neil, after he suffered a fatal accident aboard a fishing vessel.

“Charles and Emma also supported my son in the aftermath [of his father’s death] and I know that my son has nothing but respect for them and their children.”

Appearing at Bristol Crown Court to give evidence, Mr Ingham, former Plymouth City Council leader from 1991 to 1997, said he thought the allegations against Howeson were “some terrible mistake” when he found out about it through court proceedings last year.

The former Labour councillor said: “I knew Charles’ family very well and Charles was a great help to me as leader of the council.

Mrs Gilroy, a former Labour MP, praised Charles’ work in the community and how he made ‘good things happen

In a statement read out in court, Lord Seymour said he had known Howeson as a friend for 18 years.

The court heard how the leading Plymouth businessman acted as a trustee to the Seymours in their private affairs and offered guidance in family matters.

Lord Seymour wrote: “Charles is a wonderfully-kind family man who is proud of his children and new grandson.

“He has always been prepared to go out of his way to help other members of my family.

“I have never had any sense of impropriety [from Howeson] around me, my family or my friends.”

One employee of Howeson’s also travelled up from Cornwall to give evidence – the family’s electrician, Paul Chubb.

A number of other witnesses appeared in court or had their statements read out, including:

Peter Voelker
Jean Kiani
Reverend Sam Philpott
Sally Curness

John Friedburger
Cpt Mike Mann
John Rafferty
Chris Forrest
Bob Fordham

Terry Loughram
Veryan Barneby

 

The Queen greets Brigadiers James Swift and Phillip Napier
Tony Johnstone-Burt

Vice Admiral Charles Anthony Johnstone-Burt, CB, OBE (born 1 February 1958) is a retired Royal Navy officer who is currently serving as the Master of the Household to the Sovereign.

The Master of the Household is the operational head of the “below stairs” elements of the Royal Household of the Sovereign of the United Kingdom. The role has charge of the domestic staff, from the Royal Kitchens, the pages and footmen, to the housekeeper and their staff.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Johnstone-Burt

Francis Redfarn
Andrew Gough
Cpt Rick Cosby
Lt Cdr Christopher Durnford
Elaine Keith-Hill
Luke Foster
Nicola Checkley
Robert Clifford
Zanah Corum-Wright

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Cdr Steve Mackay

Trustee of the Britannia Royal Naval College Association, Freeman of the Honourable Company of Master Mariners, Member of the Institute of Directors and a member of the First Great Western Advisory Board (supports exec role).

http://www.dorchestergrp.com/senior-management-team

http://www.ladygrover.org.uk/assets/lgf-newsletter-2015-final.pdf

Gary Chapman


Charles Howeson ‘a man with a dark side’, jury in sexual assaults trial told

Prosecutors have made their closing speeches in the trial of leading Plymouth businessman Charles Howeson

Leading Plymouth businessman Charles Howeson has been described in court as “a man with a dark side” who used his status to sexually abuse young men.

Prosecution barrister Paul Dunkels QC told jurors at Bristol Crown Court there was “no coincidence or misfortune” that 11 people had made accusations about Howeson, a former Royal Navy officer.

Howeson, 68, is on trial at Bristol Crown Court for 11 counts of indecently assaulting 10 young men and one count of attempted buggery.

He denies the charges dating from 1985 and 1994.

Mr Dunkels said Howeson had a lot to lose if he was caught out for groping or fondling his victims, but that he was “confident enough in his status [compared] to his victims to brazen it out.”

He told the jury during his closing speech that it was not “bad luck” on Howeson’s part that the allegations were so similar.

He said: “If anyone is setting out to invent completely fictitious allegations, they have a blank canvas to work with.

“They are not constrained by truth and not limited by actual events – you can make up anything you can think up, make it as sordid as you wish.

“Here, Charles Howeson says that 11 people have made up lies against him, that each has invented a story of wholly false allegations, yet many of these lies as he dubs them, we suggest are strikingly similar.

“[A common theme was] getting his victim to a dark location or making a move on his victim at such a location, whether a boat deck, a cross passageway on a ship, dark tunnels on Drake’s Island, in deserted buildings at the Royal William Yard or in a gloomy pump house at [Howeson’s home].

“Another common theme was getting his [Howeson’s] victim up higher so he could be in close contact behind that victim whether on a ladder or whether lifting Groundwork Trust volunteers

“And the nature of the indecency has a common theme – touching the penis and testicles over clothing, groping, with one [victim] saying a hand went inside, and [another victim] saying the defendant tried to get his hand inside.

“Another common theme is [Howeson] pressing up against the victim on [their] thigh or backside.

“If you’re making it up and you have a completely blank canvas, you say whatever comes into head.

“[But] 11 people inventing [these] stories? How are they going to be so similar?

“The only sensible explanation is that they [the victims] all endured similar experiences of indecent assault and for him [Howeson] now the sky is dark, and the chickens are coming home to roost.”

The court heard how evidence submitted in the case had not shown any link between the men bringing the allegations, nor that the victims would have known about Howeson’s alleged sexual assaults.

Mr Dunkels went on to say Howeson had a “position of authority” over the victims, and he was a man who had “influential friends”, making it all the more harder for the victims to speak out about the abuse they faced.

Mr Dunkels told the jury: “You’ve heard from vice admirals, a bishop, a bursar, down to his [Howeson’s] nanny and cleaner.

“[We] don’t dispute the defendant has many qualities which have brought him success and benefits to the wider community, but this is a man who also has a dark side, one which of course he would not show to his peers and certainly not to his family and friends.

It was suggested earlier in the trial that one of the victims had only come forward as a way of claiming compensation from Howeson, but Mr Dunkels asked the jury to consider why the victim would have only given a description of the defendant rather than his name, and that if it was the case he was trying to make money, it was a “very subtle game” the victim was playing.

“What luck for [the victim] that he picks out and chooses [a face from the police lineup] with a track record of sexual abuse allegations being made against him,” added Mr Dunkels.

Mr Dunkels concluded to the jury: “Step back and look at the case. It’s no longer just an able seaman’s word against a first lieutenant, it’s no longer the word of one Groundwork Trust volunteer against the executive director, it’s not anyone’s individual word against Charles Howeson’s – it’s the whole picture you must look at.

http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/news/plymouth-news/charles-howeson-a-man-dark-917167

 

Vice-admiral signed letter about formal warning for Charles Howeson, jury is told

11 Dec  2017

Vice-Admiral has told trial that former lieutenant-commander was facing a warning as defence case closes

A Navy Vice Admiral says he signed a letter to confirm a senior officer was being warned over his alleged sexual behaviour.

The Royal Navy had apparently decided to formally warn Lieutenant-Commander Howeson after he was the subject of allegations by two junior sailors onboard HMS Cleopatra in 1985.

Lieu-Commander Howeson was second-in-command of HMS Cleopatra in 1985.

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Vice Admiral David Dobson (centre)

Vice Admiral Sir David Dobson served with Prince Charles on the destroyer HMS Norfolk in the early Seventies, 

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The warning letter, presented to the court, was signed by Vice Admiral Sir David Dobson.

However a jury at Bristol Crown Court has heard there was no formal record of the warning ever being carried out.

And Howeson, 68, a leading Plymouth business figure, has insisted that it was not administered.

Sir David said he was “astonished” to see the letter about Charles Howeson to the Ministry of Defence after 31 years.

Sir David, a former mentor to Howeson, gave evidence for his character last week but was recalled to clarify parts of his evidence.

He admitted he was shown a letter to the Ministry of Defence saying that Howeson was to be warned after the allegations by ratings on board the frigate.

Sir David added that he played no part in the decision to administer a warning, which was taken by the Admiralty Board.

He said that he had forgotten signing the letter shown to him from March 1986 when he was acting in place of the Chief of Staff at Fleet headquarters in Northwood.

It told the Ministry of Defence Director of Naval Security that Howeson was to be formally warned.

He said that he would not have then been involved in giving Howeson the warning.

Sir David added: “I have no recollection of signing this note, I have to say.”

The jury had been told previously that Howeson, then First Lieutenant on HMS Cleopatra, was jack-stayed, or line-transferred from the frigate shortly after the second allegation was made.

Howeson and the two ratings were interviewed by Royal Navy investigators, the court heard.

The sailors have already told the court that they were groped by Howeson, who was second-in-command on the ship.

Further disciplinary action was rejected at the time because of the “lack of corroborative evidence” over the alleged assaults, the court heard.

Daniel Janner, QC, has formally closed the defence case, bringing an end to the evidence.

The jury will hear prosecution and defence closing speeches tomorrow.

 http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/news/plymouth-news/vice-admiral-signed-letter-formal-911095

Former Navy top brass have come forward in support of Charles Howeson

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Vice Admiral Sir Richard Ibbotson

Vice Admiral Sir David Dobson and Vice Admiral Sir Richard Ibbotson appeared at Bristol Crown Court to give evidence on behalf of Howeson, who both are still good friends with.

First to take to the stand was Sir David Dobson, who rose up through the naval ranks to become Vice Admiral.

The court heard how Sir David first met Charles in 1969 at Dartmouth, where he was Howeson’s divisional officer – describing the role as that of a mentor and a housemaster.

Over the years, Howeson and Sir David bumped into each other on occasion, leading to the pair becoming good family friends.

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Vice Admiral Sir  also took to the stand to explain how Howeson had been a great help to him after leaving the navy with charitable support and his role in training the Royal Navy Reserves.

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Sir Richard Ibbotson and Prince Charles

Sir Richard Ibbotson has been Chair of Trust at Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust since June 2014. Sir Ibbotson retired as Admiral in the Royal Navy. His naval career included periods as Commodore of Britannia Royal Naval College, Commander British Forces Falkland Islands and, most recently, Deputy Commander-in-Chief Fleet (effectively Chief Operating Officer of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines). As well as being knighted for his services, Sir Richard is a Companion of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath and holds the Distinguished Service Cross and the NATO meritorious service medal. He also holds other public roles, as a Deputy Lord Lieutenant for Devon, Governor of Plymouth University and Chairman of the Royal Navy Royal Marines Charity and was a Member of the Armed Forces Pay Review Body.

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Sir Richard Ibbotson and Prince Charles

When questioned, Vice Admiral Dobson said he had no knowledge of the HMS Cleopatra investigation.

However, evidence given later in court by a Royal Navy lawyer revealed that Vice Admiral Sir David Dobson had actually authorised and signed the warning letter.

He said that he had forgotten signing the letter shown to him from March 1986 when he was acting in place of the Chief of Staff at Fleet headquarters in Northwood.

The letter had told the Ministry of Defence Director of Naval Security that Howeson was to be formally warned.

“One question we cannot answer is if Howeson was not given the warning as he should have been, then why not?

“The other question we cannot answer is if he had been given the warning, would this have affected Howeson’s future behaviour?

“He was moved from the Royal Navy where he learned his modus operandi of offending behaviour, to Groundwork Trust where he was even more powerful.

“He admitted to me during interview, highlighting his position in the charity, ‘I am employee number one’. He demonstrated his power with his connections, including the Royal Family.”

 

http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/news/plymouth-news/how-sexual-predator-charles-howeson-959849

Vice Admiral Sir Richard Ibbotson

Vice Admiral Sir Richard Ibbotson

A Major General from the Royal Marines also appeared at Bristol Crown Court, telling the jury how he and Howeson had become friends after meeting at the Plymouth Area Business Council which Charles ran.

Chairman of the FGW Advisory Board, Captain Charles Howeson RNR and Major General David Hook

The business council had held a dinner in Stonehouse Barracks to which Major General David Hook was invited.

Mr Hook told the court how he and Howeson became better friends over time, and how he would turn to Charles with trusted matters.

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Maurice West, Plymouth Albion RFC Board Member, and Major General David Hook CBE,

Maurice West is a co-director at businesses with Charles Howeson

THE BAILEY MANAGEMENT GROUP LIMITED

and was a director at GROUNDWORK SOUTH WEST

https://companycheck.co.uk/company/02632905/GROUNDWORK-SOUTH-WEST/companies-house-data

Further Royal Navy colleagues and friends including

Commodore Jon Welch,

Commodore Peter King,

Rear Admiral John Lippiett,

Commander Steve McKay,

Commander Andrew Wynn

Andrew Wynn, a former commander in the Royal Navy, went on to be Eton College’s bursar.

He told the court: “After [serving on the] frigate we went our separate ways but have formed a very lasting friendship – he asked me to be godfather to their son.

“Over the years we have been on holiday together to France for about a fortnight where we shared a house.

and British Army Colonel David Baylis all appeared to give evidence vouching for Howeson.

Amongst the witnesses was Plymouth GP Stephen Warren, who had been Howeson’s doctor up until March this year.

The court heard how Dr Warren had grown to know Howeson personally and explained how they had mutual interests in the NHS.

Restaurateur Sally Baum from Jolly Jacks also took to the stand to defend Howeson.

Sally Baum, owner of Jolly Jacks
Sally Baum, owner of Jolly Jacks

Ms Baum told the jury that she and Howeson “hit it off immediately” after the family came into the eatery shortly after its opening.

http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/news/plymouth-news/charles-howeson-man-highest-integrity-893260

A number of witnesses also appeared in court to give character evidence in support of Howeson including

past employee Wendy Evans,

friends Nancy Pavey and Dr Simon Ashley,

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former navy colleague Captain Ronald Jones,

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retired reverend Rod Thomas (left)

At the age of 12, under the influence of Billy Graham, John Stott, Maurice Wood and having attended Emmanuel Church, Wimbledon, Rod Thomas became an Anglican.[3] In 1991, he entered Wycliffe Hall, Oxford, a Church of Englandtheological college, to train for ordained ministry.[2]

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

http://www.thinkinganglicans.org.uk/archives/006952.html

former Herald and Western Morning News editor Alan Qualtrough.

http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/news/plymouth-news/no-paperwork-confirming-royal-navy-898338

Further witnesses appeared in court who have known Howeson across the years, including a lieutenant commander from the Royal Navy and friend Caroline Thynne, whom Howeson met whilst in Hong Kong where her first husband was serving on a ship back to England.

Mrs Thynne, who is Tavoya’s godmother, explained how her family had lived in the same area as Mr and Mrs Howeson when on deployment to Gibraltar and how they would stay at the Howeson’s when they visited Plymouth.

The jury heard how lieutenant commander John Martin had known Howeson for the past 35 years through their naval professions…

http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/news/plymouth-news/charles-howesons-children-tell-jury-881452

 

Howeson cries

http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/news/plymouth-news/charles-howeson-cries-court-wife-880059

Charles Howeson says it would have been ‘impossible’ to grope men on ship

The high ranking officer denies touching the two men in a sexual way whilst aboard HMS Cleopatra

4 DEC 2017

A Plymouth Royal Navy officer said it would have been “physically impossible” to have sexually touched a man whilst on the ship which they both worked.

Charles Howeson, 67, is on trial at Bristol Crown Court for 11 counts of indecently assaulting ten young men and a boy and one count of attempted buggery.

He denies the charges dating from 1985 and 1994.

Under cross examination by Paul Dunkels QC, Howeson, of Cragie Drive, told the jury that accusations of sexual touching whilst aboard HMS Cleopatra would have been “impossible” because he didn’t come into contact with the alleged victims’ genitals.

When questioned about the incident in which one of the victims alleged Howeson had grabbed his backside, the high ranking naval officer said he had stumbled on a curtain shielding part of the bridge, causing him to fall down four steps – which resulted in Howeson touching the victim “chest to chest”.

He added that the impact of the fall pushed the victim backwards against the bulkhead, and that it would have been “impossible” for him to have touched the man inappropriately.

Mr Dunkels said: “When you lost balance, didn’t you grab his [the victim’s] bottom to steady yourself? You didn’t come into contact with the inside of his leg by his genitals?

Howeson replied: “Certainly not, absolutely not. It was accidental and nothing like [the victim] describes. [Sexual contact] would have been impossible.”

Mr Dunkels asked Howeson about another incident alleged to have happened aboard the ship, involving “rubbing his [the victim’s] leg” as he followed him up some stairs.

Howeson told the jury that he recalled going up the stairs before the victim, saying: “It [the touching] would have been physically impossible as I would have been on the bridge.”

The court heard how “commonplace banter” took place between the officer and one victim on HMS Cleopatra, which came about during a man overboard exercise.

Mr Dunkels said that Howeson had made comments about the victim’s stomach being harder than his own, adding that while making those comments Howeson was “squeezing [the victim’s] thighs, penis and testicles – a claim which Howeson refuted.

The 67-year-old said the conversation about his weight was “commonplace banter, not to be misinterpreted as having a sexual component to it.”

Mr Dunkels said: “The truth of the matter is you were using your position in each of these situations [as a naval officer and a boss of the Groundwork Trust] to engineer a situation where you could take advantage of your victims. You had power and control. Was the risk you were taking part of the excitement?”

Howeson replied: “There was no excitement and I did not do this. The risk would have been utterly appalling for anyone in my position to do this.”

Howeson is accused of indecently touching men in the lower naval ranks, civilians in and around his home and some men working for The Groundwork Trust, a charity where he was the boss.

The trial continues.

http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/news/plymouth-news/charles-howeson-says-would-been-875877

Charles Howeson received an honorary degree from the University of Plymouth in 2009

Charles Howeson was vetted at highest level by Royal Navy, jury hears

29 NOV 2017

A jury heard how a prominent Plymouth figure accused of groping 10 young men and a boy was vetted at the highest level by the Royal Navy as part of his secretive work in Gibraltar.

Charles Howeson, aged 68, told the jury at Bristol Crown Court that after leaving the second-in-command post of HMS Cleopatra he was posted to Admiral command in Plymouth for two-and-a-half years to carry out “NATO counter terrorism work”.

He told the jury: “I had a highly sensitive job. What it stated on the door tally wasn’t quite what I did”.

After promotion to Commander he was then posted to Gibraltar to an “equally sensitive” role “if not more sensitive” which he explained the Royal Navy called the “Operations and Plans and Intelligence” department.

He added: I was responsible for all the ships coming into Gibraltar. All of them.”

However, he left the Royal Navy after what he had previously described as a “triple whammy” of tragic family events.

He was asked by his barrister Daniel Janner QC what his plans had originally been. Howeson explained that he would have remained as a Commander in Gibraltar and gone to sea as Captain of his own ship before being posted to a senior position with the Ministry of Defence.

Asked about the vetting process for such work he replied: “At that time there were three levels of vetting.”

He said the “normal” vetting was the basic level while “positive vetting” covered “positions of sensitive and secret” nature while the highest was “EPV – Extra Positive Vetting for a few people in very sensitive positions. I held the latter”.

Mr Janner referred to the Royal Navy’s Service Investigation Squad inquiry at the time into the allegations made by sailors aboard HMS Cleopatra.

Howeson said the investigation was “very, very thorough”, but later revealed he had been given opportunity while on board to view the statements by the alleged victims prior to his interview with SIS officers.

Howeson also revealed he had written a 13-page account of his movement and actions relating to the allegations while on board the RFA tanker which he had been transferred to following the claims being made.

He said he sealed the document in an envelope and sent it over to the HMS Cleopatra using a rope “within 72 hours” of the allegations being made.

He was later presented with this document and read out the details of the actions he took on those occasions to the jury.

In the account he explained how he had felt unwell and suffered a rare bout of seasickness after leaving Bermuda. He felt increasingly unwell with a rising temperature and had “aching legs”.

After his transfer to the RFA tanker Howeson was bed-bound with flu for three days before he was able to write his report.

In response to questions by a jury member, it was revealed both the prosecution and defence teams had seen a final Admiralty report of the inquiry into the allegations. Howeson said he had only seen the report when it was presented to him a month ago.

The jury heard he was asked directly by the SIS officers if he had any “homosexual tendencies”, to which he replied “no, and I’m quite positive on that” citing his wife and then two children.

After explaining he was given a lift to Admiral Hogg’s home after his SIS interviews by one of the officers, where he met his wife who took him the rest of the way home, he was asked if he was friends with the Admiral.

Howeson said his wife was friends with Admiral Hogg’s wife, adding that he had served under Admiral Hogg “when he was a commander and I was a cadet”.

Howeson said: “We’re friends now. It’s very difficult for a Lieutenant Command and an Admiral to be friends.”

Mr Janner replied: “Like a barrister and a judge?”

Howeson, noting Judge Mark Horton’s intense glance at his barrister, answered: “There’s a huge age range in age and seniority” which prompted laughter from the jury.

The jury heard Howeson was later phoned by the SIS to be told it had been examined by Royal Navy lawyers and there was no further action to be taken.

When questioned about an alleged attack on a young boy at his property Smallack House in 1985, Howeson said he did not move there until 1987.

The alleged victim, who identified Howeson from picking him out from a series of images, had told the jury earlier in the trial Howeson had allowed him to ride his Honda 250 Superdream motorbike and taken him to a nearby field to learn how to shoot an air rifle.

Howeson told the jury he had not owned an air rifle, claiming he only owned a licensed shotgun which was kept secured in a loft. He also explained he not only did not own a 250cc motorbike but he had no such licence to ride one. He admitted to owning a small 80cc Suzuki moped which had been brought from his former home in Cornwall to allow him to commute to work.

When asked by Mr Janner if his face was often in the local press, Howeson replied that “rightly or wrongly” he appeared in the Plymouth Herald “frequently” sometimes with a picture. He noted how the Herald had an extensive photographic library, adding: “They have a lot of pictures of me in it

At one stage Mr Janner read out an “officer’s confidential report” on Howeson from his commanding officer at Gibraltar Rear Admiral Biggs, following his request to leave the Royal Navy.

A departmental report from Air Commander RAF Lovett said Howeson had been responsible “for setting up the tri-Service Operations and Plans Division in our embryo Joint Headquarters.

That it is up and running at some speed in two months before the official ‘go-live’ date is a reflection of his vitality and capacity for sustained hard work. With his marked enthusiasm he is a point of inspiration for his team and gets a lot out of them. As a Staff Officer he had great output and expresses his ideas with clarity: he is an impressive orator who commands immediate attention, and his writing, although not always as concise as one might wish, is punchy and easy to read.”

The ‘general report’ completed by Rear Admiral Biggs noted at how Howeson had been “beset by a number of domestic tragedies that could have destroyed a lesser man. He, though, has carried the burden, cared for his family and continued to do his job with efficiency and flair. He has shown that he has deep reserves of moral courage, unswerving determination and unquestionable loyalty to the Service”.

The Rear Admiral notes how Howeson was “blessed” with a “colourful, bubbling personality, a delightful sense of humour and a relaxed and confident manner”.

He wrote how people “look to him [Howeson] for leadership and he never fails them; but he does dominate the stage ad can sometimes deny others the opportunity to display their own initiative. He has a good intellect, an agile mind and sound powers of reasoning. He works fast and is impatient of delay, and it is perhaps this latter quality that occasionally leads him to see things in rather blacker or white terms than is actually warranted. But above all he is an outstanding achiever whose successes far outweigh any minor or temporary shortcomings.

“Sadly Howeson has opted to leave the Navy on his return home from Gibraltar, and the Service will thus lose a most able and colourful character with enormous generosity of spirit and all the qualities for successful Command at sea. Were he to change his mind I would recommend him strongly for this and for EARLY [sic] promotion to Captain when eligible.”

The jury were shown a promotional video for the Plymouth Area Groundwork Trust which explained the ideals and actions of the organisation. Filmed by the BBC, it included footage of the Queen opening the Groundwork’s headquarters at the Royal William Yard.

Howeson told the jury he would visit Drake’s Island at least once a week and take a circular tour of the entire island. He said the ultimate aim was to see it handed over by the Crown Estate who owned it at the time, to become “a public trust for the people of Plymouth”.

When asked how he first heard of the allegations, he said he was met by Scott Norman, chair of the Trust saying there was “some unpleasant allegations” made about Howeson by members of staff”.

Howeson said he was not given any names or details other than the complaints were “sexual allegations”.

He said he responded with “shock… horror”. Howeson said he was advised by Mr Norman to go home and consult a lawyer. However, he was told he was unable to use his ‘normal’ lawyer because it was the one used by the Groundwork Trust. He instead used a “distinguished lawyer” from Bristol who told him his position was “untenable”. Noting there was a “group of employees” making allegations which were “similar” he said the lawyer told him he had experience of such situations and chief executives “never go back when something has reached this stage”.

Howeson said he was never interviewed and never went through any investigative process until his arrest years later. As each allegation was read out to him by Mr Janner, Howeson strenuously denied each one.

He said he felt it was “a fait accompli”, claiming the investigation by the Trust itself had concluded before he even sought legal advice.

Howeson said he recognised that “this would cause great damage to an organisation that quite frankly I loved and had built up.

“You may feel you’re very important but the organisation is more important. No sailor’s more important than his ship”.

He wrote a letter of resignation, and Mr Janner read out a letter from Mr Norman to the Trust’s partners to let them know Howeson had resigned due to him being “under stress for some considerable time”.

Mr Janner asked Howeson if he was under any conditions – specifically whether he was told he could not work with young people or children.

“Absolutely not,” replied Howeson. “There were no conditions”.

He said he received numerous letters of thanks and appreciation for his efforts and work for the Trust.

The jury also heard he contacted a member of staff, to ensure a two-page supplementary article he had written for the Plymouth Herald about the proposals for Drake’s Island was still to be sent.

He also revealed that while he was unable to return as an executive director to the Groundwork Trust he spent eight months as a paid consultant writing a detail submission to the Crown Estate for the future plans of Drake’s Island.

He told jury the ultimate objective and his “personal challenge” was to see Drake’s Island turned from “a derelict embarrassment to become a publicly owned trust, to allow them [the public] to access it and a sustainable maintenance regime” put in place. He had earlier said the population of Plymouth had were “thoroughly ashamed” of the state of the island, claiming “it should have been the jewel in the crown of the 27 miles waterfront” instead of being “derelict and covered in seagull droppings”.

Howeson, of Craigie Drive, Stonehouse, denies 11 counts of indecently assaulting 10 young men and a boy and one count of attempted buggery, charges which date from 1985 and 1994.

The trial continues.

http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/news/plymouth-news/charles-howeson-vetted-highest-level-853181

Charles Howeson takes to the stand for the first time

28 Nov 2017

He married his wife Emma in 1978 and they had four children, sadly later losing one. He confirmed he had recently become a grandfather.

Robin Rudolf Menzel (b.1966) [son of Baroness Karoline-Eleonore von Schröder (b.1940) {herself daughter of Countess Eleonore von Pückler (1919-1997) & her first husband Baron Manfred von Schröder (1914-1996)} & her husband Rudolf Menzel (b.1924)] & his wife Phillippa, nee Howeson (b.1982) had their first child, Arthur, this year.

Source: Descendants of Duke Friedrich of Saxe-Altenburg

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He said he had left the Navy for “personal reasons”, stating that he and his wife had lost a child while he was in Gibraltar, a tenant of his had “wrecked our house” and “stolen most of our belongings” and his mother had died. This “triple whammy” meant he feel he had to spend more time with his family “and a little less time on my career.”

He had also been the chair of a consumer watchdog which over saw the Royal Mail group, involved with St Peters church in Plymouth assisting it with a “multi-million pound refit” using Lottery money.

the jury heard Howeson had been chair of Plymouth Area Business Council Plymouth business council and a governor of city school for girls.

Earlier today, prosecutors closed their case against Howeson, finishing police interviews carried out after his arrest.

Mr Janner said the jury would hear a “considerable” amount of evidence to support his case, as well as from a number of witnesses, including Howeson’s wife and adult children, Royal Navy personnel and charity staff.

In addition, the jury would hear from a large number of character witnesses who knew the defendant during the periods addressed in the 12 charges which date from 1985 and 1994.

The trial continues.

http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/news/plymouth-news/charles-howeson-takes-stand-first-847531

Former Royal Navy officer was ‘too familiar’ with sailors, jury heard

Charles Howeson questioned about numerous allegations while he was in Royal Navy

A leading Plymouth businessman admitted to police he had been confronted by a fellow naval officer, who claimed that he was ‘too familiar’ with sailors, a jury heard.

But former lieutenant-commander Charles Howeson, who turned 68 today, explained ‘that’s kind of how I am’.

Howeson, Bristol Crown Court heard, also replied to a detective interviewing him about allegations made against him by ‘lower ranks’ stating; “you don’t hold top security clearance in the Navy if there’s something dodgy about you”.

The jury at Bristol Crown Court, where Howeson faces 11 counts of indecently assaulting 10 young men and a boy and one count of attempted buggery, listened as transcribed interviews between investigating officer Det Con Paul Enticknap and the former executive director of the charity Groundwork Trust were read out by the officer and prosecution junior Patricia Cornwall.

Det Con Enticknap, in the witness box, had questioned Howeson about the numerous allegations while he was in the Navy.

Howeson recalled that on board one ship ­– HMS Cleopatra – where he was second in command there was “only about five baddies and I wasn’t one of them”.

He recalled a man overboard drill he had instigated but said he could not recall nominating a sailor to assist him.

The former junior rating had given evidence saying Howeson had groped at his genitals over his trousers during the drill in December 1985.

He had claimed in court he believed the senior officer had arranged the test as a pretext to get him alone at night.

The jury heard how during his police interview that Howeson admitted he had had ‘daily’ contact with the sailor, but denied groping the man, saying it was a night time exercise, the deck was dark and he was holding onto the back of the man’s life-jacket who had been wearing ‘foul-weather gear’ at the time.

Earlier during the trial the jury heard the man had immediately gone to the Master at Arms to make the complaint and that he was “shaking and very upset” and appeared “grey”.

He said he recalled being brought into the Captain’s cabin to be told “Charles, I’m very sorry but a serious allegation has been made against you and we need to investigate it”. He was then transferred off the ship to a Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) tanker as the investigation was carried out which Howeson said was “all completely in order”.

During the interview Howeson said he believed they were taken to Portsmouth and he was then driven home. However, the officer highlighted a statement from a member of the Navy’s Special Investigations Squad (SIS) how two days after the incident the vessel they docked at Gosport in Hampshire and Howeson was driven home.

However, the jury heard how Howeson agreed with Det Con Enticknap that he had called his wife and then a Rear Admiral while on board the RFA, admitted he was a friend and is now a neighbour. The jury heard how Howeson was initially driven by an SIS to meet his wife at the Rear Admiral’s home before returning to Plymouth.

He said he was later telephoned by a member of the SIS and told ‘investigation over, no further action’. Two weeks later he returned to the ship to collect his belongings as the Captain was leaving and Howeson had already been recommended for promotion.

When questioned by Det Con Enticknap about the alleged indecent assault, Howeson replied “it would’ve been a superhuman thing to do given the clothing we were wearing”. He also told police he was never told all the details of the allegation.

He said he could “attribute no motive” to the sailor’s allegation, stating he “was a perfectly good bloke”.

Howeson admitted another officer who was of the same rank as him had taken him to one side earlier in the operation as the vessel crossed the Atlantic from Barbados to criticise his “leadership style”. Howeson said the officer ‘thought I was too familiar”.

“Touchy feely?” asked Det Con Enticknap.

“That’s kind of how I am,” answered Howeson.

He said the Rear Admiral had not stopped his promotion, which he was capable of doing, but that the Captain had recommended Howeson’s promotion. He told the detective: “Can I say my report from [the Captain] was exceedingly good, in fact it was quite exceptional”.

Questioned about an allegation regarding groping another sailor, Howeson had replied “I deny it then and I deny it now.

“You don’t hold a top security clearance in the Navy if there’s something dodgy about you”.

Questioned about the allegations of indecent assault while he was chief executive of the Groundworks Trust he told the officer the allegations all appeared the same and “make for horrific reading – I deny all of them”.

He said he knew some of the complaints came at the time, saying: “Some people did complain about me being touchy feely.” When asked what he thought the phrase meant he answered “putting arm around somebody’s back. I’m a sort of person do would do that… but not that.”

He said he was recruited to head up the charity after he left the Royal Navy having had “a jolly career” and wanted to have more time with his children at home.

He said the ‘raison d’etre’ of the charity was to get people into employed work and it had taken on people “from probation” and on “benefits”.

Their work included garden on more than “50 projects” around the city including Royal William Yard and Drake’s Island. He admitted he left after he was called in by the chairman and deputy chairman of the charity and confronted with the complaints, adding “I left in part because of these complains and I wanted to dis-embarrassment the Groundworks [charity]” and because he had “a heart murmur”.

When asked why the complaints about indecent assaults may have come about he said he did not have the details, but added “I may have dismissed some of these people” noting there had been incidents of “drug taking on Drake’s Island”.

He told the detective around 10 individuals from Groundworks were living on the island as they carried out the clearing and repair work and had been interfering with the Royal Navy’s navigation lights, turning them on and off. He had been contacted by angry Navy personnel and “I shut it down”.

He said: “We had about 10 people who lived on Drake’s Island and they certainly were drug users” which he admitted had drawn the attention of the Ministry of Defence police.

He added that they were led by “a dealer” describing the man as “most able, most literate”.

He insisted he left Groundworks because he felt the complaints would damage the charity’s reputation.

He denied he had taken anyone into the tunnels of Drake’s Island or into sheds or outhouses at Royal William Yard to indecently assault them.

Howeson was formerly chairman of First Great Western trains and also chairman of the now defunct South West Strategic Health Authority, which used to oversee health spending.

He joined the Royal Navy in 1967.

Howeson, of Craigie Drive, Stonehouse denies all 12 charges which date from 1985 and 1994.

The trial, before Judge Mark Horton, continues and is expected to take between four and six weeks

http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/news/plymouth-news/former-royal-navy-officer-too-841443

Plymouth solicitors advised charity not to report Charles Howeson claims to police, trial told

The Groundwork Trust said it followed strict instructions which led to Charles Howeson’s resignation

The former vice chairman of a charity which has been accused of hushing up sexual abuse claims has told a jury how he “followed legal advice” after discussing the claims with solicitor.

In the early 1990s a string of young volunteers at The Groundwork Trust accused Charles Howeson, then executive director of the Royal William Yard-based charity, of indecent assault.

Howeson, now 67, denies 11 counts of indecently assaulting ten young men and a boy and one count of attempted buggery.

During Howeson’s trial at Bristol Crown Court some of the alleged victims accused the Trust of “sweeping the claims under the carpet“.

But Alistair Norman, who was vice chairman before becoming acting chairman of charity, told the jury he was advised by a Plymouth legal firm not to pass the matter onto the police, but to leave that decision to the victims.

Mr Norman added that on finding out about the accusations Howeson reacted with “incredulity, astonishment and denial”.

Today Howeson’s former colleague, Mr Norman, told a court he was telephoned by a colleague on a Saturday informing him of “a handful” of young volunteers accusing Charles Howeson of “inappropriate touching”.

Having never dealt with a matter of this nature before, he decided to seek legal advice from a city-based solicitors, the court heard.

He said: “[Our solicitors] advised me to speak to Charles Howeson and mention the allegations to him, and then ask him to go on leave.”

Paul Dunkels QC, for the Crown Prosecution Service, asked the witness what the allegations involved, to which he replied: “From memory, it was something like ‘inappropriate touching’.”

Mr Norman said: “I said [to Howeson] there had been accusations of inappropriate touching. [His reaction] was…incredulity, astonishment and denial.”

“It was suggested at the time the individuals concerned should be informed that if they wished to take the matter further, due to their age profile, they should take the matter to [the police] and I should interview Charles Howeson and ask him to resign.”

Asked whether the board discussed bringing the matter to the police itself, he added: “There was a discussion, but by that time we had had legal advice and it was felt we should follow the legal advice we had been given.”

The court heard by this point Howeson had engaged his own solicitor and resigned from his position at the Trust.

Howeson’s defence barrister, Daniel Janner QC, asked Mr Norman if any condition was imposed on his client never to work with children again, which several of the alleged victims claim they were told, to which he replied: “We did not do that.”

Mr Janner said: “Before these allegations were made Charles Howeson was a very effective leader of the organisation; he built it up from scratch. He was immensely hard working.

“He was trusted by all members of staff…and the advisory board were extremely happy to have him at the helm. He was charismatic… and was responsible for an organisation with over 100 people working there.

“From your point of view, did these allegations come out of the blue? Until that moment you hadn’t had the slightest hint of impropriety?” Mr Norman replied: “No.”

Mr Janner continued: “And his immediate reaction was one of incredulity, astonishment, and flat-denial?”

“Correct,” said Mr Norman. “There was no way of proving the allegations against Charles Howeson and on that basis it was considered the course of action was that he should be removed.”
The trial continues.

http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/news/plymouth-news/plymouth-solicitors-advised-charity-not-829533

Charity

1008537 – GROUNDWORK SOUTH WEST
REMOVED CHARITY
Registration history 
17 September 2014 Removed – CEASED TO EXIST
20 February 1992 Registered

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Alastair Scott Norman

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Royal Navy officer ‘humped odd-job man like a dog’ in garden pump house

Charles Howeson allegedly assaulted 12 victims and is alleged to have groped a junior rating during a man overboard drill.

24 NOV 2017

A senior Royal Navy officer on trial for sexually assaulting nine young men ‘humped an odd-job man like a dog’ at his house, a court heard.

Charles Howeson, 67, allegedly assaulted victims while serving with the Navy including groping a junior rating during a man overboard drill.

Complaints were made, but Howeson was let off with a warning and went on to pursue a successful career in the service with the court being told that he believed he was ‘unassailable’ because of his position.

He became a first lieutenant and second-in-command on a ship and felt he was ‘too powerful’ to be affected by complaints against him, a jury heard.

Bristol Crown Court heard Howeson hired a former car valeter to help him with odd jobs around the house.

His alleged victim claimed he was ‘humped like a dog’ by Howeson in his garden pump house.

The man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, said he began working for Howeson after he was let go by a city car valeting business in the early 1990s.

The former car valeter told a jury how Howeson phoned him up and asked him to do ‘odd jobs’ around the garden.

The man told the jury it was when Howeson asked him to check for damp in the garden pump house that he first touched him inappropriately.

He recalled the second time Howeson allegedly assaulted him – as he stood on a step ladder in the pump house. He felt Howeson ‘coming in closer’ and touching him.

He told the jury: “His groin was touching the side of my leg, rubbing against me, pushing against me.

“In a way it was like when a dog jumps up at you and holds you and pushes against you. It was that kind of feeling, like he was trying to hump you.”

On the third occasion, he claims he could feel Howeson’s penis beneath his clothes.

“I could feel it on my leg or thigh,” he told a jury.

“It was within his clothing. I can remember rapid breathing and he was quite forceful as he was holding me on the ladder.”

He told the jury he left only after the third attack because he needed money to support his then pregnant wife.

“It’s made me scared of a lot of things,” he added. “Like being close to people. It has changed a lot of stuff for me. I was embarrassed and ashamed.”

Howeson also went on to allegedly abuse young men after he left the Navy and went to work for an environmental charity organisation.

Paul Dunkels, prosecuting, said: “He was emboldened in his behaviour by the thought he could face off the allegations because of his powerful position.”

Mr Dunkels said that the alleged offences took place between December 1985 and August 1994,

He said they relate to three “wholly unrelated” phases of Howeson’s life – the Navy, his private life and at the charity – but all tell a “similar story”.

“It is the story of a man who was successful in his careers, both in and after the Royal Navy , and a man who had much to lose,” said Mr Dunkels.

“But nevertheless, he was seemingly confident that he was ‘unassailable’ because of his position of power.

“Some of his victims complained at the time, but others felt their word would not be believed because of his status relative to them, or that he was ‘too powerful’ to be affected.”

The earliest charge was said to have taken place in December 1985, while Howeson, of Plymouth, was employed as an officer in the Royal Navy.

He allegedly groped a junior rating on the ship during a man overboard drill, touching the young man’s legs and lower back and his penis and testicles over his clothing.

The “shaken and upset” victim reported the incident to a petty officer and the master-at-arms.

There was an investigation launched into Howeson’s behaviour following a similar complaint from a ship’s steward.

But the court heard the defendant was let off with a warning about his future behaviour – and went on to enjoy a successful Navy career.

It was also Howeson was granted a similar ‘escape’ during his subsequent employment at environmental organisation Groundwork Trust in Plymouth, where he was employed as executive director.

Six of his 12 victims were allegedly indecently assaulted by Howeson between April 1992 and February 1993, during his time working at the Trust.

The court heard he would take them individually to an isolated place and make up some excuse to lift them up – for instance, checking the cabling in the lights – before touching their penis and testicles, either inside or outside their clothing.

Howeson denies 12 historic serious sexual offences, including 11 of indecent assault and one of attempted buggery.

The offences happened against nine alleged male victims.

The trial continues.

 

http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/crime/royal-navy-officer-humped-odd-11578787

Charity accused of sweeping Plymouth sex abuse claims ‘under the carpet’

City businessman Charles Howeson is accused of groping young volunteers at The Groundwork Trust

23 NOV 2017

A charity which helped young people get into work has been accused of sweeping sex abuse claims “under the carpet” in the early 1990s.

Plymouth businessman Charles Howeson is on trial at Bristol Crown Court, where he denies 11 counts of indecently assaulting ten young men and a boy and one count of attempted buggery.

A jury heard today how Howeson, The Groundwork Trust’s then executive director, was asked to resign after a string of complaints were made against him by young volunteers in their early 20s.

But the charity, which was based at the Royal William Yard at the time, has been accused by alleged victims of protecting itself instead of taking the matter to the police.

One witness, who cannot be named for legal reasons, said in court the Trust “didn’t take it seriously” and was personally told the matter “couldn’t go to court”.

He added he was allegedly told at the time: “We all enjoy the Trust and if this were to come out it would destroy it.”

The complainant told the jury the alleged indecent assault Howeson, now aged 67, subjected him to meant he “lived in fear” and led to him moving house and seeking counselling.

But Howeson’s defence barrister, Daniel Janner QC, suggested the alleged victims were part of a “conspiracy” and that this particular complainant made the allegations up “to support a friend”.

The alleged indecent assaults are said to have taken place in the early 1990s in both the tunnels of Drake’s Island and a building in Royal William Yard.

The court heard how three separate victims, who were friends, discovered each had allegedly been groped by Howeson and decided to take the matter further to protect others.

The trial has already heard from two other alleged victims who say they were indecently assaulted by Howeson on Drake’s Island.

Giving evidence today, one of the witnesses said he decided to write a letter intended to be posted to the employment agency that found him the voluntary work.

But he was persuaded to first tell his line manager by another alleged victim, the court heard.

The man told the court: “[My colleague] said I would be doing our immediate manager a disservice if it was seen I went behind his back.

“Therefore on the Friday after I had written the letter I showed it to [my line manager]. He said ‘Oh my God’. [He] took the letter from me and he said he would follow it up. That was the only copy of that letter.

“On the following Monday I saw [my line manager] and he said the letter had been taken very seriously and had been discussed over the weekend and he then said, ‘I can’t speak to you any further about this’.”

The court heard how the complainant was subsequently invited to attend a panel made up of the deputy director, his line manager, and his line manager’s boss.

“I was asked, ‘Is there a conspiracy against Charles Howeson?’ [and] they were very anxious to know this was the only copy [of the letter] and that it hadn’t been sent. I confirmed it had not.

“I said there wasn’t [a conspiracy]. I felt humiliated, angry and belittled.”

Charles Howeson pictured with Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

Following a series of meetings with the complainant, and separate panels with other alleged victims, Howeson resigned, the court heard.

The jury heard the volunteers were told this was for “health reasons” and were also made aware the Trust had made it a condition Howeson never worked with young people again, something Howeson’s barrister contests.

He was also not allowed to return to the Groundwork Trust offices, the court heard.

The witness said: “I was told this could not go to court. There was no point trying to obtain an apology from Charles Howeson because it would be worded in such a way that it would be…a non-apologetic apology.”

However, the following Wednesday, the witness was contacted by Howeson, who asked a question about ongoing work at the Trust, the court heard.

Queen Elizabeth visited the Groundwork Trust in Plymouth on May 1, 1992
Queen Elizabeth visited the Groundwork Trust in Plymouth on May 1, 1992

The witness told the jury he “felt frightened” by this.

“I felt this was Charles Howeson getting in contact with me directly and saying, ‘I know what you have done’. I lost all confidence; I became paranoid; I felt that as he had telephoned me that I needed to watch out, so consequently I moved house. I lived in fear.”

Defending, Mr Janner said: “What you’re saying is The Groundwork Trust was merely going through the motions, but not taking it at all seriously? If that’s the case and they have swept your criminal complaint under the carpet, why not go to the police?”

The witness replied: “[We] felt there was no way on earth we are going to be believed.

“Charles Howeson was asked or told to resign and that was as much as we could hope. We were [in our early 20s] and we didn’t feel we had the authority or the confidence to go any further, simply because we had already achieved what we wanted to do, which was Charles Howeson could not abuse people in the Groundwork Trust.”

The trial continues.

http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/news/plymouth-news/charity-accused-sweeping-plymouth-sex-822759


The tunnels under Drake’s Island

‘Charles Howeson groped me in Drake’s Island tunnels’, former charity worker tells trial

A former charity worker has told a jury he was “groped” by prominent Plymouth businessman Charles Howeson in the tunnels of Drake’s Island.

The man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, claimed Howeson, who was then executive director of the Groundwork Trust, touched him inappropriately on more than one occasion.

The alleged victim, who claims the sexual assault happened in in the early 1990s, told a jury Howeson, now 67, groped his groin area in the “complete darkness” of the tunnels on Drake’s Island.

The witness told the jury Howeson, a former Naval officer, approached the charity worker “one afternoon” and asked if he could come to the island to help find a set of switches and cables.

On the boat, which the complainant said only carried the two of them, Howeson asked if he would like the steer, the jury heard.

The complainant said: “At first I was sat down and Charles Howeson came up behind me and put his hand on my shoulder, then put his hand down onto my leg and started rubbing my leg.

“He leant over on my back to show me on the front the fish finder and depth of water. He was leaning over my back and I thought it was really strange as there was no reason for him to be doing that. It was very confusing for me. I was very confused.

“I felt very intimidated and that it wasn’t right what he was doing. It was like it was a sexual come-on.”

The jury heard that the man did not challenge Howeson over the alleged incident – and the two are said to have moored up on the island and made their way to the tunnels to find the switches and cables.

But once there, the witness said he was touched again, this time on his penis.

He told the trial: “It was complete darkness – I was asked to find some cables and switches and I had to get up onto his shoulders. He crouched down and I went to get up and as he did he started to rub my legs again.

“I went behind him and as I did […] he put out his hand to rub my leg again.

“He stood up with me on his shoulders. I had to stretch up. He put his hands across and then I was touched on my testicles and my penis. It was more like groping. It went on for about a minute.”

This happened twice in the tunnels, the complainant told a jury, before three other workers entered.

“[Howeson] was quite shocked when they came in,” the man told the jury.

Despite not telling anyone of the alleged sexual offences at first, the worker was called into a meeting some months later to give a statement, the court was told.

But the complainant claims the alleged offences were “brushed under the carpet” by the Trust.

The court then heard from the man’s carer, who told the jury she was told about the alleged abuse when she brought up Drake’s Island in conversation following its purchase by Dan McCauley, the former Plymouth Argyle chairman.

The witness, who cannot be named for legal reasons, told the jury: “I brought it up and I said, ‘We’ll be able to go over fishing’.

“He said he wasn’t going to go over there, and he said that’s where things had happened to him. He said he was abused.

“We had a bit of an argument because he didn’t like it and he stormed off.

“All I said to him was he needed to sort the issues out because it happened more than once.”

The trial continues.

http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/news/plymouth-news/charles-howeson-groped-drakes-island-815103


‘Charles Howeson tried to rape me’, victim told police

20 Nov 2017

The former Naval officer and leading Plymouth businessman denies a string of sexual assaults

A man has said a senior Royal Naval officer pinned him down and tried to rape him when he was a young teenager, a jury has heard.

The alleged victim, who cannot be named for legal reasons, claims Charles Howeson befriended him and a group of other schoolboys on a Plymouth Naval estate by letting them ride motorbikes in his field.

In an interview with police shown to the jury, the complainant told officers that Howeson, who denies the claims, was teaching him how to shoot a wooden air rifle gun in the field when the alleged offence took place.

He claims Howeson moved closer to him, pulled down his trousers and tried to rape him, but was unsuccessful.

The leading Plymouth businessman, now 67, has gone on trial accused of abusing his position of power to indecently touch 10 young men and a teenage boy.

Howeson indecently touched men in the lower ranks, civilians in and around his home and some men working for a charity where he was the boss, a jury has heard.

The charity, the Groundwork Trust, investigated complaints from six young men but “swept them under the carpet” back in 1993, the court was previously told.

Several of the men were allegedly abused in the tunnels of Drake’s Island, where volunteers were doing environmental work.

Howeson is accused of two alternative charges dating back to the 1980s, attempted buggery and indecent assault, which are based on the same evidence and allegedly took place near his home.

In the interview with officers at Charles Cross Police Station, the complainant said “everything was normal” before Howeson allegedly took him to a field by himself to teach him how to shoot an air rifle.

“[Howeson] started laying closer to me,” the complainant said in the recorded interview, shown to the jury. “I thought it was a bit odd but I didn’t think anything of it. Then he laid on top of me and put all his weight on me and I couldn’t move.

“He pulled down my trousers and tried to rape me and I couldn’t even move, he was so heavy.

“The second he took his weight off me I squirmed out and ran away. That’s all I can remember and all I know about it.

“I didn’t say anything, I didn’t even make a noise. It was just a shock; I didn’t expect it in any way.

“Years after I thought about it a lot. I dealt with it with drink, drugs and violence.”

The jury heard the alleged victim has more than two dozen previous convictions dating back several years, which Howeson’s defence barrister suggests indicates he is lying about this allegation.

Daniel Janner QC said: “I want to suggest to you you are lying about what’s happened for an easy way of getting [compensation].

“You are a career criminal […] [and] from the age of about 17 you were a thoroughly dishonest person.”

The complainant replied: “I got into trouble with the police a lot, yes. What happened to me has affected every aspect of my life.”

Mr Janner then asked: “Are you going to make a claim for compensation?”

“No,” the complainant said. “I have said I do not want to claim compensation.

“I was not a good kid. I did bad things and I paid for it.”

Last year the complainant attended an identity parade, identifying Howeson as the man who allegedly assaulted him 30 years ago.

He claims he did not even know Howeson’s name until three months ago, and had not seen a picture of him in the time between the assault and the ongoing court case.

The trial continues.

http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/news/plymouth-news/charles-howeson-tried-rape-me-805814

Royal Navy ‘covered-up incident where senior officer groped a young seaman’s genitals to avoid a scandal in the newspapers’

Nov 17 2017

  • Former Naval officer is accused of groping a junior on a warship in 1985
  • Alleged victim says he told his superiors about the incident at the time
  • He believes the matter wasn’t dealt with as the Navy didn’t want a scandal 
  • Accused officer denies the attack and 10 other alleged sex offences 

The Royal Navy has been accused of trying to cover up a high-ranking officer’s alleged sexual assault on a sailor in a bid to avoid a scandal.

Charles Howeson, 67, who was a lieutenant commander, is on trial accused of several sex attacks including groping a junior on the frigate HMS Cleopatra in 1985.

The court heard claims that, despite complaints made against Howeson, he was allowed to carry on in his role as it would have ‘looked bad’ for the Navy if the scandal had got out.

His alleged victim, who was in his 20s at the time, said he believed no action was taken because the service wanted to keep it quiet.

he immediately complained to a senior officer and the Master at Arms, who was in charge of on-board discipline.

The man, in his 20s, said he was then interviewed by two members of the Navy’s Special Investigations Squad.

The witness said he never saw Howeson again after the incident. The defendant was moved from the ship on health grounds, the jury were told.

The complainant said he was later told that no record of the incident he reported could be found.

The witness said that he was contacted by police more than 30 years later in 2016. Only then, he said, did he realise that Howeson had continued in the Navy.

Howeson told investigators more than 30 years ago it was ‘inconceivable’ he had sexually assaulted the junior rating on HMS Cleopatra.

After being flown off the ship, he was later interviewed and said: ‘I completely refute the allegation.’

Members of the service’s Special Investigations Squad have told the court that they pursued the matter thoroughly before passing the file to the Provost Marshal.

Charles Howeson trial: sailor had his bottom touched by senior Naval officer on board frigate, court hears

The jury heard how the alleged victim reported the incident to superior officers.

He added he woke his petty officer to report what had happened and then spoke to his head of department.

The man, together with the other complainant, was later interviewed by the Navy’s Special Investigations Squad.

He was interviewed by Navy investigators but was shocked to encounter Howeson, who was originally from Mevagissey, three years later and find he had been promoted to commander.

Another junior rating has already told the court he was groped by Howeson on a boat deck on the same ship during a man overboard exercise that December.

He said to the jury that he believed the Royal Navy then kept the matter quiet to avoid a scandal.

Former officers in the squad told the court they investigated the matters and passed a file to the Provost Marshal, in charge of the Navy’s police service.

The jury heard the second part of the Service Investigation Squad interview with Howeson in December 1985.

He added his reaction to the ladder allegation was “absolute shock and horror”.

Howeson said: “I totally deny any allegation of that nature. In my mind it is unthinkable.”

The ship’s second-in-command added that he “half fell down” the ladder into the junior rating. He added the contact only lasted a few seconds and was not indecent.

The First-Lieutenant said he could not think of any reason why the two junior ratings would act in concert to make complaints against him.

He said that the allegations as a whole were “like a script from a dirty movie”.

Howeson, then married for seven years with two children, denied he had any “homosexual tendencies”.

The head of department who was told by the rating about what had happened said he decided with other officers not to tell the ship’s captain, Roy Newman.

He told the jury that Howeson claimed it was a “misunderstanding” and appeared “horrified”.

The senior officer said he decided not to tell the captain about what he said was a very “serious and difficult matter”. But the witness added he did warn Howeson he would report him if there was another complaint.

The retired officer said that the junior rating agreed with this course of action.

The former head of department duly told the captain when the second junior rating came forward two months later and the matter was included in the Royal Navy investigation.


Charles Howeson trial: accused was flown from Royal Navy frigate following allegations of sexual assault on board

Two Navy investigators flew by helicopter and were winched on to HMS Cleopatra in the English Channel in December 2015 (should be 1985?)

(The former junior rating, the first complainant to give evidence, had earlier told the jury that Howeson groped at his genitals over his trousers during a man overboard exercise in December 1985.)

The former sailor described Howeson as “flamboyant” and that he pulled up to join the frigate on a yacht.

He was also told that the lieutenant commander’s children had jetted off to join Princess Anne’s children horse riding.

http://www.cornwalllive.com/news/cornwall-news/howeson-trial-bristol-plymouth-cornwall-782391

16 NOV 2017

A ‘cover’ story was put out that a high-ranking officer needed medical treatment when he was removed from a Royal Navy frigate following an allegation of a sexual assault, a court heard.

A junior rating had made the accusation against Lieutenant Commander Charles Howeson, originally from Mevagissey, on board HMS Cleopatra.

Howeson was then removed from the Plymouth-based vessel with just the clothes he was wearing the day after the alleged assault.

A story was then put out that the transfer was for medical reasons, reports the Plymouth Herald.

The jury heard that Royal Navy investigators flew to the Leander Class frigate and later spoke to Howeson on an RFA ship in December 2015.(?1985)

The alleged victim has told Bristol Crown Court that the incident was then “kept quiet” by the Royal Navy to avoid a scandal.

He said Howeson, second-in-command on the ship, groped him at night while they were alone during a man overboard drill on the boat deck.

Leading Plymouth businessman Howeson, 67, has gone on trial accused of abusing his position of power to indecently touch ten young men and a teenage boy.

Howeson indecently touched men in the lower ranks, civilians in and around his home and some men working for a charity where he was the boss, a jury heard.

The charity, the Groundwork Trust, investigated complaints from six young men but “swept them under the carpet” in 1993, the court was told.

Several of the men were allegedly abused in the tunnels of Drake’s Island, where volunteers were doing environmental work.

Retired Warrant Officer Robert Payne, of the Navy’s Special Investigations Squad, said he and a colleague flew by helicopter and were winched on to HMS Cleopatra in the English Channel in December 2015.

He added that he was the senior investigator in that squad, which could be called to any ship by its captain to investigate any serious allegation anywhere in the world.

Mr Payne said himself, then a Master At Arms, and the squad’s commanding officer, Lieutenant John Buchanan, were briefed by HMS Cleopatra’s captain, Roy Newman.

 

HMS Cleopatra’s captain, Roy Newman

 

Paul Dunkels, QC, for the Crown Prosecution Service, asked whether Howeson was on the ship when they arrived.

Mr Payne said: “No he had been jackstayed (line transferred) to a Royal Fleet Auxiliary. Some story was put out that he was unwell and needed treatment.”

The witness, giving evidence over a videolink from Mold Crown Court in North Wales, said he and his commanding officer interviewed the complainant.

He added that he later interviewed Howeson on board the RFA docked at Gosport in Hampshire.

The witness said he co-operated and described him as “cool and relaxed”.

Mr Payne said: “He said to me that when he was transferred from HMS Cleopatra he only had the clothes he was standing in. He told me that he had no driving licence and I offered to drive him back to Plymouth.”

He stressed they never spoke about the investigation during the journey.

Lieutenant Buchanan, who took to the witness stand, said that he passed his report to his superior, Lieutenant Commander Bob Doyle, the Provost Marshal, the head of the Navy’s regulatory or police branch.

He added that the Provost Marshal, not a trained lawyer, would have taken legal advice before making a decision about what happened next.

The witness added that Lieutenant Commander Doyle was “sadly deceased”.

Lieutenant Buchanan said that was the end of his role in the matter.

Under cross-examination, he added that his squad had carried out a thorough and independent investigation.

Howeson, of Craigie Drive, Plymouth, has gone on trial at Bristol to answer 12 charges dating from 1985 and 1994.

Drake's Island, where the trial has heard that Howeson was accused of abusing men in tunnels
Drake’s Island, where the trial has heard that Howeson was accused of abusing men in tunnels (Image: James Breeden)

He denies 11 counts of indecently assaulting ten young men and a boy and one count of attempted buggery.

One of the men he allegedly touched on board HMS Cleopatra and another in the Groundwork Trust are not subject to any charge.

Howeson was formerly chairman of First Great Western trains and also chairman of the now defunct South West Strategic Health Authority, which used to oversee health spending.

He joined the Royal Navy in 1967 and also had a senior role at the Queen’s bank, Coutts and Co.

The trial, before Judge Mark Horton, continues and is expected to take four to six weeks.

http://www.cornwalllive.com/news/cornwall-news/howeson-trial-navy-plymouth-bristol-788921

Top Plymouth businessman carried out sex attacks in Drake’s Island tunnels, trial told

Charles Howeson is on trial after denying a string of sexual assaults which the prosecution claim were ‘swept under the table’ by a leading charity

14 Nov 2017

A leading city businessman abused his position of power to grope 11 boys and young men – with a jury told some of their complaints were “swept under the carpet”.

Former Royal Navy officer Charles Howeson, aged 67, indecently touched men in the lower ranks, civilians in and around his home and some men working for a charity where he was the boss, a jury heard.

Barrister Paul Dunkels, QC, prosecuting, told his trial: “This was a man who was prepared to risk his success by abusing his dominant position over his victims seemingly confident he was unassailable because of his status.”

The former lieutenant-commander allegedly touched two men inappropriately on board a Royal Navy ship in 1985.

He went on to grope a young man who lived close to him at a former home in Plymouth and a young workman there, the jury heard.

Howeson, then executive director of the Groundwork Trust, allegedly touched seven men who worked for the charity. Its premises were visited by the Queen in 1992.

Charles Howeson stands between The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh during a visit to the Groundwork Trust exhibition in 1992
Charles Howeson stands between The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh during a visit to the Groundwork Trust exhibition in 1992 (Image: Tony Carney)

Mr Dunkels, opening the case for the Crown Prosecution Service, said some of the alleged victims complained at the time.

He added that others never spoke out because they felt they would not be believed.

The barrister said Howeson was moved from the ship where the alleged offences took place on health grounds after the complaints were investigated.

Mr Dunkels said: “Howeson conveniently retired on health grounds (from the Groundwork Trust) after six young men who worked for the trust complained of similar sexual offences.

“One of the young men was told by the trustees that it was pointless taking the matter to the court and that the negative publicity would destroy the Groundwork Trust.

The defendant should resign on health grounds and would not work with young people again. In other words it was swept under the carpet.”

The barrister said the complainants working on Drake’s Island through the charity were vulnerable and two had mental health or learning difficulties.

Leading Plymouth businessman and captain of industry Charles Howeson has denied a series of historic sexual abuse charges.
Leading Plymouth businessman and captain of industry Charles Howeson has denied a series of historic sexual abuse charges

Howeson, of Craigie Drive, Stonehouse, has gone on trial at Bristol Crown Court to answer 12 charges dating from 1985 and 1994.

He denies 11 counts of indecently assaulting nine boys and young men and one count of attempted buggery.

One of the men he allegedly touched on board HMS Cleopatra and another in the Groundwork Trust are not subject to any charge.

Mr Dunkels said Howeson was second-in-command of HMS Cleopatra in 1985.

He added the lieutenant commander would initiate physical contact with a particular sailor, touching his hand and leaning into him.

Mr Dunkels said that Howeson touched the legs and lower back of the man as he walked up stairs on the ship. He then touched his crotch over his uniform, the barrister added.

Mr Dunkels said the man was “shaken and upset” and complained to a petty officer and the Master at Arms.

The barrister said another man on board the ship also complained that Howeson had touched his bottom. He also complained to a senior officer.

Mr Dunkels said Howeson denied the allegation and claimed it was a misunderstanding. He was moved on to another ship on health grounds.

The barrister said Howeson befriended a teenager near his former Plymouth home.

He added that he lent him a motorcycle to ride and taught him to shoot an air rifle. Mr Dunkels said that while he was lying in a field Howeson attemped to bugger him.

Mr Dunkels said a second man in his 20s did odd jobs at the defendant’s home and cleaned his car.

Queen Elizabeth visits The Groundwork Trust in Plymouth, May 1, 1992
Queen Elizabeth visits The Groundwork Trust in Plymouth, May 1, 1992

He added that Howeson asked him to go up a ladder to do some work and touched him indecently three times.

Mr Dunkels said in the early 90s Howeson was executive director of the Groundwork Trust, based in the Royal William Yard. He added that the charity would help “vulnerable” young people or those who were finding it hard to find jobs.

He added that the trust was doing environmental work on Drake’s Island.

Mr Dunkels said: “His method was to take them individually to an isolated place, often a tunnel on Drake’s Island and make up some reason for him to lift the man up to check a cable or to put on some lights.”

The barrister said Howeson would stand close behind the man and touch him indecently, often over but sometimes under his clothing.

He described how seven men were touched in this way – six of them are subject of the charges.

The court heard how a Groundwork Trust official spoke to six of the men in February 1993. The matter was not reported to the police.

Mr Dunkels said the victim of the attempted buggery came forward only in in 2015, later picking an image of the defendant from a video identification parade.

The barrister said that following a report in The Herald the second man, allegedly assaulted doing work at the defendant’s house, came forward.

Police were also told of the investigations in the Royal Navy and the Groundwork Trust and tracked down the notes of the official who carried out the investigation.

Howeson denied all allegations put to him in police interview.

Howeson, wearing a smart dark suit and tie, spoke only to confirm his identity at the start of proceedings.

Charles Howeson stands next to the Duke of Edinburgh who addresses the crowd at the Mount Batten Centre in 1999
Charles Howeson stands next to the Duke of Edinburgh who addresses the crowd at the Mount Batten Centre in 1999 (Image: Brian Jones)

Howeson was formerly chairman of First Great Western trains and also chairman of the now defunct South West Strategic Health Authority, which used to oversee health spending.

He also held a role as a senior staff member at the Queen’s bank, Coutts and Co.

The trial, before Judge Mark Horton, continues and is expected to take four to six weeks.

The case has been moved from Plymouth because of Howeson’s high profile.

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

http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/news/plymouth-news/top-plymouth-businessman-carried-out-774829

The man said Howeson, who he described as ‘flamboyant and different’ and as ‘having money’, groped his genitals over his clothes.

He said he went to a senior officer to complain and a helicopter landed on HMS Cleopatra later that night and two members of the special investigation bureau came on board and took a written statement from him.

The man said he was told ‘somebody with a blanket or towel’ over their head was taken off.

He said he did not see Howeson on the ship after that night.

He said he thought Howeson would face a court martial, but heard nothing afterwards and that it ‘was not handled properly’.

‘I just wonder at the thought process of allowing somebody who has been accused of an assault not to be heard by other people (in a court or tribunal),’ he said.

He added that he had ‘honestly believed the Navy would take care of me’, despite the fact it was the word of a junior crew member against a senior one.

Charles Howeson trial

Some of the alleged offences took place on the frigate HMS Cleopatra, the jury heard

Defence barrister Daniel Janner QC said to the man: “I put it to you there was no groping at all.”

The crewman replied: “That is a lie.”

Defence barrister Daniel Janner QC (left)  son  of accused paedophile MP Greville Janner

www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-devon-42002437

Dame Alun Roberts‏ @ciabaudo

Let’s get this straight: A man accused of buggery turns to a QC whose father, according to CPS, should have been charged with buggery?

 

Lord Janner: CPS and police were ‘wrong’ not to prosecute earlier, says official report

Abuse allegations against Greville Janner should have been taken further in 1991, 2002 and 2007 – and discloses how Leicestershire police hid a crucial statement from prosecutors

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/law-and-order/12107660/Lord-Janner-CPS-and-police-were-wrong-not-to-prosecute-earlier-says-official-report.html

Lord Janner’s family to ‘undermine’ sex abuse inquiry strand into their father after being given formal role in investigation

Welcoming the decision, his son Daniel Janner QC said: “It gives me the chance to undermine my father’s strand of the inquiry from within

The family, including his son Daniel Janner, were granted core participant status, which gives them access to documents and to have lawyers attend the inquiry’s hearings

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/02/01/lordjanners-family-undermine-sex-abuse-inquiry-within-given/

Hamish Baillie‏ @GJannervictim

Greville JANNER: CPS said multiple opportunities missed to bring him to court.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3041209/Labour-s-Janner-not-charged-alleged-child-abuse-Prosecutors-say-not-public-peer-86-trial-age-dementia.html

Groundwork Trust

Bondco -> Tamar Environmental Agency Limited

link

Appointed on
9 September 1991
Resigned on
20 February 1993

https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/02606472/officers

Executive director Plymouth Area Groundwork Trust, since 1991. Managing director Bailey Management Group Ltd. Chairman Bailey M & E Ltd., Bailey Environmental Ltd., Indiana Legal Practitioners Ltd., DNA Facilities Management Ltd., RNH Ltd.

http://prabook.com/web/person-view.html?profileId=483191

GROUNDWORK SOUTH WEST

Company number 02632905

PLYMOUTH AREA GROUNDWORK TRUST

26 Jul 1991 – 17 Mar 2006

GROUNDWORK DEVON AND CORNWALL 

17 Mar 2006 – 24 Jun 2009

https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/02632905

18 May 2012
Having been launched in 1991 by Her Majesty the Queen (under the name of Groundwork Plymouth Area Trust), the charity was celebrating its 21st anniversary this year, and launched its first charity shop in Plymouth’s Derry Cross. At the launch of the shop Groundwork South West warned that “with ever-decreasing funding, Groundwork has to rely more and more on public support,” calling for donations to stock the store.

Groundwork South West goes into administration with 150 jobs lost

16 May 2012

Sir Tony Hawkhead, the national chief executive, said in a statement: “We are obviously very sad to see a member of our federation forced to take this difficult step.

“We aim to work closely with administrators when they’re appointed to provide whatever help we can to ensure communities in the south west continue to get the support they need.”

Employment Minister Chris Grayling MP recently described Groundwork’s programme as “one of the most innovative, motivational programmes” he had seen.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-devon-18090617

Charles Howeson, British portfolio manager, director. Certified yachtmaster, licensed private pilot.

Background

  • Howeson, Charles was born on November 27, 1949 in Ticehurst, Sussex, England. Son of Arthur Coningham Howeson and Sheila Beatrice Uniacke.

Education

  • Graduate, Royal Naval Staff College, 1980.

Career

  • Executive director Plymouth Area Groundwork Trust, since 1991. Managing director Bailey Management Group Ltd. Chairman Bailey M & E Ltd., Bailey Environmental Ltd., Indiana Legal Practitioners Ltd., DNA Facilities Management Ltd., RNH Ltd.

Major achievements

  • Certified yachtmaster, licensed private pilot.

Membership

Vice chairman Plymouth Chamber of Commerce. Board directors Healthy Plymouth Alliance Ltd., Plencraig Ltd., Sailport Plc, Solemeasure Ltd. Director development Plymouth Theatre Royal.

Member Devon Food and Farming Committee. Board directors Plymouth Health Action Zone. Member Regional Flood Defense committee National Rifle Association.

Member advisory committee Plymouth Post Office and Telecomm. Chairman Seaton Area Residents Association, Crownhill Estates Ltd., Eko-Tek Power Ltd., Piers Ltd., Buckland Corporation Finance Ltd., AYS 2000 Ltd., Powerplus Marine Ltd., Millfields Estate Management Company Ltd. Board directors Somerset Estates Ltd., London and Westcountry Estates Ltd., Frog Construction Ltd., Hockin Dinamic Holdings Ltd., Enterprise Plymouth Ltd.

Chairman Plymouth Economic Development Group, Plymouth Employment Action Zone Board. Vice chairman Millfields Community Economic Development Trust. Chairman, member national council Consumer Council for Postal Services United Kingdom.

Fellow: Royal Inst Navigation, Nautical Institute, Faculty of Building, British Institute Management, Institute Directors, Royal Society Arts. Member: Board Trade, Younger Brother Trinity House, Liveryman Worshipful Company Shipwrights, Freeman of City of London.


Charles Howeson’s trial has started: 13 Nov 2017

http://www.thelawpages.com/court-hearings-lists/Bristol-Crown-Court.php

According to a BBC report Howeson will face trial at Bristol Crown Court on November 13. It is estimated the trial will take around five weeks.

The alleged offences are understood to have taken place at a number of locations in Plymouth, including Royal William Yard, Drakes Island and HMS Cleopatra.

http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/news/plymouth-news/leading-plymouth-businessman-pleads-not-496647

18 Sept 2017

Charles Howeson, 67, of Craigie Drive, Stonehouse, Plymouth, appeared in court and denied sexually abuse charges while he was a Royal Navy officer. He has pleaded not guilty to 15 charges – 12 counts of indecent assault, two of buggery and one of attempted buggery, against 10 boys and men between December 1985 and September 1994.

According to a BBC report Howeson will face trial at Bristol Crown Court on November 13. It is estimated the trial will take around five weeks.

The alleged offences are understood to have taken place at a number of locations in Plymouth, including Royal William Yard, Drakes Island and HMS Cleopatra.

http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/news/plymouth-news/leading-plymouth-businessman-pleads-not-496647

earlier:

 

He is set to enter pleas on a date to be fixed in Bristol and a trial likely to take four weeks may be listed by the end of the year.

Howeson was released on unconditional bail.

http://www.cornwalllive.com/leading-businessman-charles-howeson-faces-trial-on-sex-offences/story-30393629-detail/story.html


As of 14 Sept 2017 – no news updates on Charles Howeson, even though he was scheduled to be in court on 11 Sept 2017 for an interim hearing.

 

His next court date is on 13 Nov 2017


Former Naval officer Charles Howeson, aged 67, faces 12 counts of indecent assault, two of buggery and one of attempted buggery between December 1985 and September 1994.

The alleged offences relate to 10 different males and prosecutors claim the incidents took place at a number of locations in Plymouth, including Royal William Yard, Drakes Island and HMS Cleopatra.

Howeson has not been arraigned on any of the charges.

He appeared for the second time at Plymouth Crown Court, where his barrister applied for the case to be heard in Bristol – an application which was not opposed by the Crown.

Judge Ian Lawrie ruled that the trial should not be heard in the Plymouth because of Howeson’s high profile.

The resident judge in Bristol will now formally have to decide whether to take over the case.

http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/plymouth-businessman-looks-set-to-face-sex-abuse-trial-in-bristol/story-30392593-detail/story.html

June 23, 2017

The Resident Judge in Bristol has now formally accepted the case and a trial has been confirmed for November 13.

An interim hearing to organise the trial, to take four to five weeks, has been set for September 11.

http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/plymouth-businessman-accused-of-sex-abuse-to-face-bristol-trial-in-november/story-30406573-detail/story.html

Top Plymouth businessman Charles Howeson appears at Crown Court

May 08, 2017

A leading Plymouth businessman has appeared at Crown Court where he faces more than a dozen serious sexual abuse charges.

Former Naval officer Charles Howeson, 67, faces 12 counts of indecent assault, two of buggery and one of attempted buggerybetween December 1985 and September 1994.

Drake’s Island

The alleged offences relate to 10 different males and prosecutors claim the incidents took place at a number of locations in Plymouth, including Royal William Yard, Drakes Island and HMS Cleopatra.
Royal William Yard– The Ministry of Defence, which owned the site, closed it in 1985. Michael Heseltine was the presiding axeman.

Howeson was not arraigned and no charges were put to him.

Previously, Howeson, of Craigie Drive, Stonehouse, has refuted the allegations and said he had co-operated fully with the police investigation.

A trial was estimated to take between two and three weeks. A hearing to discuss legal arguments was set for June 16. Howeson was released on unconditional bail.

http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/top-plymouth-businessman-charles-howeson-appears-at-crown-court-on-15-sexual-abuse-charges/story-30319815-detail/story.html

The amended application has been welcomed by Charles Howeson, chairman of the Plymouth Area Business Council.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-devon-25665633

The War Department stopped using Drake’s Island in 1956, and after a seven year period of dormancy, they leased it in 1963 to the Plymouth City Council.

For eight years Drake’s Island had an official status as a youth training base, until it was leased to the Mayflower Centre Trust in 1971.

 

The Mayflower Centre Trust ran Drake’s Island as an Adventure Centre, and opened it to the public in summer months. However, soon the island became dormant again and has been unoccupied since.

http://www.angelfire.com/in4/island_uk/drakesisland.html

Gary also said that there was evidence to suggest that the island is regularly visited. “In the first house, people had used chalk to write their names on a blackboard, and there were quite a few dated from 2010-2015,” he added.

 

The former chapel turned military base became an adventure centre in the 1960s before being closed and abandoned, then sold off.

Looking north from Drake's Island to include Plymouth Hoe

Looking north to include Plymouth Hoe

However, a city historian says there’s not enough proof a tunnel runs from Plymouth Hoe to Drake’s Island as records of it being built have never been discovered.

http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/the-secret-tunnels-of-plymouth-revealed/story-29855072-detail/story.html

Drake Island timeline

Drake’s Island 2014

PLANS to build a luxury hotel, spa and restaurant on Drake’s Island have been resurrected.

The £10million scheme to bring the derelict island back to life was thrown out by Plymouth city councillors in January last year.

Members of the council’s planning committee rejected the plans, saying there was not enough information on the risks to wildlife.

Charle’s Howeson  – Drake’s Island Jan 9 2014

Charles Howeson, the chairman of the Plymouth Area Business Council, said “For so many years we in Plymouth have looked forward to our waterfront mosaic being completed with the removal from the post war ‘dereliction inventory’ of arguably its most significant and certainly its most visible component, St Nicholas or Drake’s Island.

“At last we, as a city, have a champion willing, and in resource terms capable, of achieving this against very many odds, and we should all be very grateful and supportive of this, perhaps at the very eleventh hour of its being offered and so being available in this form.

“The comparatively past of a couple of decades of recent history has left neither the island nor us with anything to be particularly proud of, and yet there is a west country family who are now prepared to complete the mosaic for all of us, probably with a degree of  philanthropy and almost certainly bearing a degree of commercial risk which would frighten the most of us off, and which we can thus only therefore admire.

“So, let all of us in Plymouth now wholeheartedly, and without reservation, welcome the regeneration of ‘our island’, the very jewel in our waterfront crown, and the final component in our recovered and regenerated mush damaged waterfront, and thus, as our forefathers used to say so often after the last war during the great years of rebuild, let us just ‘get on with it and make it happen!’ – and, given the macro economic climate, and the growth challenges facing us all, let us do this, and with full enthusiasm, whilst the opportunity is still available to us, and so whilst we still can.”

A year ago the council’s planning committee was advised by officers to refuse the plans because environmental surveys of the island and surrounding sea were missing or incomplete.

The councillors were told that environmental surveys needed to be carried out in the summer.

But now revised plans have been submitted by owner Dan McCauley’s Rotolok (Holdings) Ltd.

They include a luxury hotel boasting 43 rooms, some with view of Plymouth Hoe and the city’s waterfront.

There would also be a spa, a restaurant and a revamped jetty.

The hotel, which would be built over 3,322 square metres, would create 50 full-time jobs, according to Rotolok.

In a statement this morning, the company said: “Rotolok (Holdings) Ltd are pleased to announce that they have resubmitted an amended planning application for the regeneration of Drakes Island.

http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/luxury-hotel-spa-plan-drake-s-island-resurrected/story-20422422-detail/story.html

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

Update:

Top Plymouth businessman Charles Howeson in court on 15 sexual abuse charges

April 13, 2017

After the brief hearing today his wife Emma released a statement in passionate defence of her husband

The wife of a former Coutts bank manager today vowed to stand by him as he appeared in court accused of sex offences against men and boys as young as 14.

Charles Howeson, 67, was regional head of the Queen’s bank after serving as a Royal Navy officer, where Queen Elizabeth appointed him as one of her Royal Navy Honorary Captains.

Today his wife Emma came with him to Plymouth Magistrates Court after he was charged with sex offences against 10 teenage boys and young men dating back 32 years.

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HMS Cleopatra

Mr Howeson is accused of committing the offences between 1985 and 1994 including one alleged sex attack on board a Royal Navy ship – HMS Cleopatra.

He is accused of 12 counts of indecent assault, one of attempted buggery of a boy aged between 14 and 15 and two counts of buggery without consent on a male aged over 16.

Howeson who 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.

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

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4408736/Wife-ex-Coutts-boss-accused-sex-abuse-stands-him.html

Service: 1967 – 1991

https://www.forcesreunited.co.uk/m/charles.howeson

Former Naval officer Charles Howeson, 67, is facing 12 counts of indecent assault, two of buggery and one of attempted buggery between December 1985 and September 1994.

Dressed in a smart blue suit and accompanied by his wife at Plymouth Magistrates’ Court today, Howeson spoke only to confirm his name and address and said “I understand, thank you” when the charges were read out.

He did not enter a plea and will next appear at crown court on May 15.

http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/top-plymouth-businessman-charles-howeson-in-court-on-15-sexual-abuse-charges/story-30268790-detail/story.html

HMS CLEOPATRA BACKGROUND:

In 1972, Cleopatra took part in escort duties during the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh‘s South East Asia tour.

The National Archives records that MOD has on file details of intelligence collection activities by Cleopatra in January–March 1978. The original document is still closed, but the bare fact of the activity itself is available.

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C11447305

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Cleopatra_(F28)

Post subject: Re: Any Argyle fans aboard?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2014 9:44 pm
Trev501 wrote:
I had a great time in Bermuda right up until the First Lieutenant landed on me breaking a couple of ribs :-) HMS Montrose, 1998-2000!
Wasn’t that the irrepressible drunken loud eccentric BUT fantastic Charles Howeson. He was just something else :lol: My boss in Gib – had his mini-moke brought out on an RFA :thumbup:
Aaaggghh my Jimmy on the Cleopatra !
Yep, the very same. The most eccentric XO I ever served with :-)
Edited to add, having seen John’s post above it was indeed the Cleopatra not Montrose! I was DWEO from 86 to 88.
He left the RN to try and become an MP but didn’t quite make it. Its one of about 2 reasons the RN are obliged to let you back in again. He would have been huge in the Commons – and kept the bar afloat. :stout:
Cannot argue with that. Would like to have seen a Chief Whip who impose anything on him! He was there (Gib) towards the end of my time and certainly made the social arena and ONH a better place to be. Without ever being near the ship I had heard he was a legend during his time in Cleo.
Cleo was from 84 to 86 so it seems we served together John.

 

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.”

link

A former Navy officer who held a leading role overseeing NHS spending in Bristol has been charged with historic sex offences against males as young as 14.

http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/former-navy-officer-bristol-nhs-5948

Charles Howeson, who chaired NHS Property Services 2012- 2014

NHS property company bailed out months after launch

https://www.ft.com/content/d0437c84-6bc7-11e3-a216-00144feabdc0

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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Charles Howeson pictured with Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

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,

Charles Howeson stands next to the Duke of Edinburgh who addresses the crowd at the Mount Batten Centre in 1999

Charles Howeson stands next to the Duke of Edinburgh who addresses the crowd at the Mount Batten Centre in 1999

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.

link


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

Prince Andrew, Duke of York commanded HMS Cottesmore from April 1993 until November 1994. photo andre_zps77c866a8.jpg

Final Fix:  Prince Andrew and Jimmy Savile 1994

 

Jim’ll Fix It & Princess Anne Daily Express 28-09-79


Prince Andrew, Duke of York commanded HMS Cottesmore from April 1993 until November 1994.

 

1990 Sir Jimmy Saville OBE DJ & TV Presenter stands to attention in a naval uniform saluting on board HMS Belfast in London with his Brother John.

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

2010

Stonehouse Barracks is home to the headquarters of 3 Commando Brigade Royal Marines as well as a collection of its units including 30 Commando Information Exploitation Group … Location Stonehouse, Plymouth

A Devon-based Royal Marine unit has been renamed after a World War II intelligence unit formed by James Bond’s creator Ian Fleming.

Formerly known as the UK Landing Force Command Support Group (UK LFCSG), it carries out intelligence gathering and analysis.

In recent years it has been deployed on operations in Iraq and AfghanistaThe unit is part of 3 Commando Brigade.
Covert operations

Lt Col Matt Stovin-Bradford, the unit’s commanding officer, said: “A change of name hardens an already galvanised group of specialists.

“The role we perform can be traced back to the Second World War, a lineage of which we are immensely proud.”

Earlier a ceremonial inauguration parade was held to mark the name change at Stonehouse Barracks in Plymouth, the unit’s headquarters.

The original 30 Commando Assault Unit was formed in 1942.

Bond author Ian Fleming, who worked in wartime intelligence, based the concept on similar units used by the Germans.

It gathered information from enemy positions using covert methods and operated in North Africa, the Greek Islands, Norway, Sicily, Italy, Corsica and North West Europe.

It was also involved in the D-Day landings.

The new 30 Commando IX Group will be based at Stonehouse Barracks in Plymouth.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-devon-11980837

 


Parliamentarians’ Dinner.
December 3, 2013 ·

Last week’s Parliamentarians’ Dinner at Stonehouse Barracks was another fabulous event.

Members of Plymouth Area Business Council (http://pabc.co) attended this sell out event and here is Jonathan with Simon King and Charles Howeson, being greeted by David Coslett of Plymouth University, and with Major General David Hook of the Royal Marines.

More pictures of how the dinner unfolded can be seen by following the link (to http://netprinter.co.uk/pabc/).

https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:EVlDol9qgA0J:https://www.facebook.com/FormediaMarketingPR/photos/a.670775492963347.1073741828.162621160445452/670782456295984/%3Ftype%3D3+&cd=6&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-devon-11980837

Howeson, of nearby Craigie Drive, Stonehouse

 

Jimmy Savile was always a great friend of the Royal Marines.

The year was 1969 and the Leeds legend was at the Royal Marine Commando School in Lympstone, Devon, to take on its famous assault course for a children’s documentary.

http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/sir-jimmy-savile-s-commando-training-ordeal-exclusive-1-3936017

LYMPSTONE camp had a  Savile Room used for family functions
The serial paedophile DJ proudly maintained links with the corps, often attending their parades and ceremonies right up until his death.
Savile’s coffin was even carried by Royal Marine pallbearers.
JIMMY SAVILE carried out a string of sex assaults at a Royal Marines Commando base. He attacked at least four people at the elite special forces unit’s training centre.
Among those who trained at the site in Lympstone, Devon, was Prince Edward.  Edward joined as a cadet officer in 1986

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.”

link

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.https://issuu.com/navynews/docs/197503

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

1975 When H.M.S. Sirius was manning the guardboat she gave as many volunteers as possible the chance of duty in her – pictured at the Rock are Lieut C. A. Howeson and members of one of the crews who served in H. M. F. T. Ettrick.


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

link

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
Coutts
…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.
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.

PABC Dinner HMS Ocean 2011

http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/news/plymouth-news/tributes-prominent-businessman-former-president-71

 

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
link

 

Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Yacht Club

Howeson – member of the RNVR Yacht Club 2014

http://www.rnvryc.org/Resources/Documents/Volunteer/News%20Updates/RNVRYC_News_Update_%20Jul_2014.pdf

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

howeson-plymouth-college

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

link


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

howeson-plymouth-college-review

plymouth-college-review


link

Charles Howeson who recently opened the new PwC offices in Plymouth has been appointed President of the Plymouth and Devon Chamber of Commerce


Shame Your Social Worker

We are ashamed to be British, who would have thought this goes on in our society?
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Anonymous said...

check out chamber of com, CHARLES HOWESON, DRAKE ISLAND, plymouth THE NAVY AND BOYS.

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

link

http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/video-drake-s-island-heyday-activity-centre-1960s/story-20471841-detail/story.html

 

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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link

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

Mountbatten Britannia Pitcairn – Earl Mountbatten and HRH Prince Phillip visited Pitcairn via the Royal Yacht Britannia during February 1971.

HRH The Duke of Edinburgh and Lord Mountbatten wearing tropical white Admiral of the Fleet uniform with Rear Admiral Trowbridge with Britannia anchored at the Pitcairn Island on the 21st February , anchoring at Bounty Bay


Truthseeker1‏ @thewakeupcall09:

Lord Louis Mountbatten former chauffeur Norman Nield exposed him

Meanwhile, in New Zealand, there have been such newspaper headlines as, “‘Uncle Dickie’ the Sex Pervert” (N.Z. Truth, Sept.  8, 1987), since Mountbatten’s former chauffeur, Norman Nield, started revealing details of the late Lord Mountbatten’s alleged sexual exploitation of boys.

Paedophile Lord Louis Mountbatten

 


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Edward Prince of Wales and his cousin Lord Louis Mountbatten “relax” in a canvas swimming pool on board H. M. S. Renown during their 1920 Empire Tour.

Lord Louis was a great grandson of Queen Victoria and the uncle of Prince Philip (consort of Queen Elizabeth II). Mountbatten was also a promiscuous bisexual who was famously rumored to have had an affair with Edward VIII (who was Prince of Wales at the time) when he accompanied him on his Empire tours (see photo above).

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The Queen. Like any human being, she is subject to the influence of those around her. While he lived, Lord Mountbatten was a persuasive counsellor, and he formulated the plan for Prince Charles’s unusually rigorous education.

http://www.nytimes.com/1981/07/26/magazine/an-informal-look-at-the-royal-family.html?pagewanted=all

 


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

CLARENCE HOUSE

September 4 2003 : The Prince of Wales, Patron, the Britannia Association, this morning received Admiral Sir John Brigstocke, Captain Sir Donald Gosling RNR and Commander Charles Howeson, RN (Retired).

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/court-circular-gj8tjtg8hdf

RH Crafty Muvva @craftymuvva

December 18 2004

LAUNCH

Britannia Association

Captain Sir Donald Gosling Vice Patron, together with the President Sir John Brigstocke, Chairman Rear Admiral Robin Shiffner and the Hon Secretary Commander Charles Howeson marked the publication of the Britannia Association Commissioning Book Bravo Zulu — Bravo Alpha with a presentation of the book to the Patron, Vice Admiral The Prince of Wales at Clarence House on Wednesday. They were joined by Admiral Sir Alan West, First Sea Lord and Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Sir Jock Slater, Chairman The White Ensign Association, Vice Admiral Sir Jeremy Blackham, Editor The Naval Review, Vice Admiral Sir Christopher Morgan Chairman RNBSO, the book Editor Captain David Wixon and Designer Mrs Alison Graham.

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/announcements-88bd065zsck

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

Mr Howeson left the post of Chief of the Allied Staff in Gibraltar aged 39 (1989) according to the Plymouth Area Business Council, of which he is chairman.


PLYMOUTH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY

some of the directors..

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Brian John Gerrish, Charles Howeson – Plymouth Chamber of Commerce

https://www.ukregistry.org/plymouth-chamber-of-commerce-and-i

BAILEY ENERGY MANAGEMENT LIMITED Company Directors

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BAILEY ENERGY MANAGEMENT LIMITED

BRIAN JOHN GERRISH was the first director of this company.

https://companycheck.co.uk/company/03057921/BAILEY-ENERGY-MANAGEMENT-LIMITED/companies-house-data

^ 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

Brian Gerrish served on the HMS Cleopatra with Charles Howeson

 

Lieutenant Commander RN Brian Gerrish, rt: “I was in the Navy for 21 years and left in 1993.

Gerrish then went into business…

The business was energy management.  We looked after the energy accounts, electricity, gas,water for large commercial organisations

https://www.forcesreunited.co.uk/m/briangerrish#?activeTab=1

https://centurean2.wordpress.com/2010/02/06/cpexposed-is-back-up_-lt-cdr-brian-gerrish-royal-navy-rtd/

http://www.forum.exscn.net/showthread.php?17918-Scientologist-give-award-to-Brian-Gerrish

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-norfolk-33674221

Carol Stadler

Of course, it would be unfair and unreasonable to draw kneejerk conclusions from this friendship. However, as Gerrish himself would (somewhat hypocritically) put it, it’s important to get all the facts out there.

https://hoaxteadresearch.wordpress.com/2015/07/28/gerrish-and-stadler-facebook-friends/

 

John Hemming MP – Brian Gerrish had invited him to the conference

John HOf course, it would be unfair and unreasonable to draw kneejerk conclusions from this friendship. However, as Gerrish himself would (somewhat hypocritically) put it, it’s important to get all the facts out there.emming and his Fathers Rights friends (one of whom is the convicted paedophile Nigel Oldfield)

http://revolutionharry.blogspot.com/2011/10/pied-pipers-of-truth-movement-how-about.html

You should ask John Hemming of his own involvement with paedophiles NIGEL OLDFIELD and BRIAN ROTHERY

https://hat4uk.wordpress.com/2013/03/08/paedophilia-how-one-piece-of-news-can-kill-a-novel/

You should also ask Hemming about why paedo COLIN TUCKER was allowed to run Birmingham childrens services, and adoption

Dame Alun Roberts‏ @ciabaudo

Terence Ewing was arrested with Gleaves. Who are these MPs?

Were Austin Mitchell and John Hemming aware of the fact that Terence Ewing was a paedophile?

Austin Mitchell, an MP who voted against protecting CSA whistleblowers.

 

The Association of McKenzie Friends are the group ‘supporting’ Ella Draper and Abraham Christie, who along with Sabine McNeill are wanted for questioning by police in relation to allegations of harassment and child abuse connected to the Hampstead Satanic Claims.

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Belinda McKenzie, Terence Ewing, and Sabine McNeill

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Keith Hammerton and Roger Gleaves

Keith Hammerton and Roger Gleaves are both convicted paedophiles.

And both happen to be former business partners of Terence Ewing  advisor for ‘The Association of McKenzie Friends’

Terence Ewing and Keith Hammerton- Euston Trust

Terence Ewing and Roger Gleaves- Mephistopheles Debt Collection Service

Terence Ewing, having been described by a high court judge as “unattractive and indicative of a lack of personal integrity and honesty”, is banned from taking a civil action in England and Wales unless he has the permission of a High Court judge. (BBC News)

I’m sure that many will think that this proves nothing other than that Terence Ewing has an extremely poor taste when selecting business partners.

However, call me old fashioned but I do believe that it is extremely unethical and potentially illegal for ‘The Association of McKenzie Friends’ to seek to sell “video evidence”, “interviews with victims of child trafficking”, and “documentation regarding child abuse”.

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John Hemming MP withdrew as patron of The Association of McKenzie Friends on 22nd January 2015.

https://theneedleblog.wordpress.com/2015/03/27/hampstead-mckenzie-friends-and-terence-ewing/

John Alexander Melvin Hemming (born 16 March 1960) is a British Liberal Democrat politician and a businessman. He served as the Member of Parliament for Birmingham Yardley from 2005 to 2015.

Your silence on the lampooning of Esther Baker by your friend Hewson is deafening. You seem to condone her behaviour!

Barbara Hewson, best known for ridiculing Esther Baker, is giving you plugs on her TL. Do you associate with her campaign?

John Hemming MP –

The mistress-loving maverick millionaire

AS his wife is found guilty of stealing his lover’s cat, why life is never dull around John Hemming – the politician accused of having 26 affairs during his marriage.

A former heavy-metal drummer who once put himself forward as a candidate for Britain’s first astronaut, he is a multi-millionaire who set up a company writing software for stockbrokers when he was only 23.

One fellow MP denouncing him as unfit for public office. And as of yesterday he is also the man who drove his long-suffering wife to criminality.

Hemming seems to relish his womaniser image; he once voted for himself in a national poll as Britain’s biggest love rat.

http://www.express.co.uk/expressyourself/274872/John-Hemming-MP-The-mistress-loving-maverick-millionaire

 Paedophile Nigel Oldfield/GhandhisOPhoenix

Gerrish was made a Lieutenant Cdr 1985

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/50080/supplement/4691/data.pdf

Brian Gerrish was awarded a Royal Navy Scholarship in 1972 and served until 1993, achieving the rank of Lieutenant Commander. After an early career in Minehunters and Frigates as a Bridge watch-keeper, Navigator and Principal Warfare Officer, he specialised as an anti-submarine warfare expert during the cold war period. He has extensive experience with RN, United States Navy and NATO forces in the Atlantic, Mediterranean, and Norwegian Sea, detecting and tracking Soviet Nuclear Submarines. Operations included protection of UK nuclear deterrent as well as joint US/UK anti SSBN (ballistic missile submarine) missions along the eastern seaboard of the USA.

His expertise included fixed, mobile and airborne active and passive sonar systems, electronic warfare, weapons systems, chemical, biological and nuclear protection, communications and COMSEC, oceanography, wide area and local intelligence picture analysis, and associated security matters. Brian also lectured at the Royal Netherlands Navy School of Warfare Den Helder for two years, and headed the Royal Navy’s anti-submarine warfare staff for Flag Officer Sea Training at Portland UK. His last appointment before leaving the service was in Command of HMS Orkney, an Offshore Protection Vessel, tasked with Fisheries Protection and security of North Sea Oil installations.

https://centurean2.wordpress.com/2010/02/06/cpexposed-is-back-up_-lt-cdr-brian-gerrish-royal-navy-rtd/


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 onHospital 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

RAILWAY HERITAGE TRUST
OFFICERS AND ADVISORY PANEL

EXECUTIVE BOARD

The Hon Sir William McAlpine Bt

sir-williamSir William (Bill) McAlpine is the Chairman of the Railway Heritage Trust, a post he has held since the Trust was formed in 1985. Sir William is the great-grandson of Sir Robert McAlpine, who founded the contracting company that bears his name to this day. Sir William spent his working career, apart from National Service, in the company, starting as an apprentice fitter, and spending many years as a Director.

Sir William has a life long interest in railways, and has one of Britain’s most interesting private railways in the grounds of his home. He is more well known for saving the locomotive ‘Flying Scotsman’ which was stranded in America in the early 1970s, repatriating it to the UK, and running it on the main line for many years. He has also been heavily involved in other locomotives and carriages, and retains a large private collection. In addition, he served on both the Southern and the Great Western Advisory Boards of British Rail, is Chairman of both Dartmouth Steam Railway and River Boat Company and the Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Light Railway, is President of the Transport Trust and is involved with many other preservation organisations.

Charles Howeson

Advisory Panel Member since 2009

Amongst other appointments, Charles is currently the Chairman of First Great Western Trains Advisory Board, Chairman of the UK Seafish Industry Authority, and Chairman of the National Health Service (Strategic Board) for the South West and the Consumer Council for Water in the South West.  In the private sector Charles Chairs the Board of the Rowe Group, one of the largest private company groups based in the South West and is the Regional Chairman of Coutts and Co bankers. He is also a trustee of the Bermuda Institute of Oceanographic Sciences (BIOS) and of the 19th Duke of Somerset.

In the voluntary and community sector, he holds a wide range of honorary and elected appointments in the South West including, in Plymouth, being Chairman of the Plymouth Area Business Council and Vice President of the Chamber of Commerce. He is the founding Chairman of the City Regions (Community) Drake Foundation.  Charles is passionately interested in the UK Railway and has “Second Great Western” running around his garden in G Gauge.

http://railwayheritagetrust.co.uk/rht-people/



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

Charles Howeson – (Honorary) Doctor of Management
Charles Howeson served for 25 years in the Royal Navy, retiring in 1991 from the post of Chief of Allied Staff in Gibraltar. In the mid 1990s he established a successful property company, and followed that by founding a retail, wholesale and distribution company group that became a significant retained contractor to the government.
Charles has held a number of significant positions, including Chairman of the Plymouth Chamber of Commerce and Director and Vice Chairman of the Millfields Community Economic Development Trust. He is currently a Board member of the Local Strategic Partnership (2020), and Chairman of First Great Western Trains Advisory Board, the UK Seafish Industry Authority
and the Rowe Group. In the last month he has been appointed Chairman ofthe NHS in the South West.

 


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

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The Reverend Prebendary Samuel Philpott from Plymouth is made an MBE by Princess Anne at Buckingham Palace..

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
Jun 29, 2015
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.

Chaplain to Bishop of Plymouth

Church of England
– Present (4 years 8 months)

Reverend Prebendary

Church of England
(34 years 8 months)

Retired as Priest in Charge of St Peter Plymouth April 2013
Appointed Chaplain to Bishop of Plymouth May 2013-
Retired as Prebendary of Exeter Cathedral April 2013; appointed Prebendary Emeritus
National Council & Executive of Forward in Faith
Regional Dean of Tamar (Diocese of Exeter & Truro)

Member of General Synod 2010-2015
Member of Exeter Diocesan Board of Education
Governor All Saints Church of England Academy Plymouth
Chair of Governors of St Peter’s Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School Plymouth
Governor of St George Church of england Primary Academy
Trustee of the Confraternity of the Blessed Sacarment
Trustee of Drake Foundation & Chair of Grants Committee Plymouth
Chair of Millfields Economic Development Trust Plymouth
Member of Plymouth Fairness Commission April 2013-
Member of Plymouth City Council Child Poverty Cross Party Group 2013-

https://uk.linkedin.com/in/sam-philpott-mbe-b775b010


 



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


WHO’S WHO

Patron

Her Majesty the Queen

Admiral of the Sea Cadet Corps

His Royal Highness The Duke of York, KG GCVO

GCVO
GCVO

President

Admiral Sir Mark Stanhope GCB OBE ADC

Chairman

Captain Nigel Palmer OBE MNM

Chief Executive Officer

Martin Coles

Captain Sea Cadets

Captain Phil Russell RN

Trustees

Captain Nigel Palmer OBE, MNM (Chairman)
Mr Tony Allen
Dr Louise Bennett
Ms Liz Cassidy
Mr Andrew Davenall
Mr Simon Figgis
Dr Sheila Fitzpatrick MBE
Mr Alan Marsh FICS
Mr Alex Marsh
Mr Nick Mason
Vice Admiral Sir Alan Massey KCB, CBE
Mr John May
Captain Ian McNaught MNM
Vice Admiral Sir David Steel KBE, DL
Ms Kathryn Stone OBE, CDir, FloD
Commodore Bill Walworth CBE, RFA, MNM
Mr John Taylor
Mr Robert Woods CBE (Vice Chair)

http://www.ms-sc.org/whos-who

Sexual abuse of cadets ‘was covered up by officials who urged victims not to tell police’

Tony as a cadet

Tony was 14 when he joined Cheshunt Sea Cadets, in Hertfordshire, in 1979. Tony’s attacker was not suspended, he was promoted and moved to another division

He said he woke to find his commanding officer Alan Waters at his bedside while he was on a weekend trip away.

Terrified of returning, he told his parents – whose complaints were met with a home visit from two Sea Cadet officers, in full uniform.

Tony’s parents were dissuaded from approaching the police by the officers and in return for not taking matters further, they were promised that Waters would be moved from looking after children.

John Wesley and Alan Waters present decanters to Vice-Admiral Paul Boissier  and Ewan Steele

 Alan Waters held a title in a naval veterans’ organisation until March this year

But Panorama has discovered that he was not dismissed or even suspended – he was, in fact, promoted and moved to a division in North London where he was in charge of 10 Sea Cadet units.

What’s more, concerns by other members of the corps after this appointment were dismissed by the very top – the Captain of the Sea Cadets – who said the allegations were “thoroughly investigated” and “not proved”.

Waters was later convicted for separate child abuse offences in India in 2006 and placed on the Sex Offenders Register.

Panorama has found out that despite this, until March 2017 he held a title in a naval veterans’ organisation – as honorary secretary of HMS President Retired Officers Association.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-40457123

Duncan Alexander Grant – a Retired British Navy office

His grandmother – descendant of Earls of Coventry  and 7th Lord Seton

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John Grant married Ruth Slade in 1935, and they have two married daughters, Tessa, born 1939, and Grizel, born 1941.

 

His father: Rear-Admiral John Grant CB DSO (13 October 1908 – 28 February 1996) was a senior Royal Navy officer who commanded the Reserve Fleet.

He went on to be commanding officer of the cruiser HMS Cleopatra in 1952 and after attending Imperial Defence College in 1954, became Commander of HMS Vernon in 1955.[1] He joined the staff of the Chief of the Defence Staff at the Ministry of Defence in 1957 and became Flag Officer commanding the Reserve Fleet in 1959 before retiring in 1960.[1]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Grant_(Royal_Navy_officer)

Duncan Grant’s father taught by Mountbatten:

John Grant entered Dartmouth in 1922 and left as a midshipman in 1925 to join the battleship Queen Elizabeth. His time in her had a profound influence on his career. Mountbatten was the fleet assistant wireless officer and taught him wireless telegraphy and communications;

(In August 1931 Mountbatten became Fleet Signals Officer in the Mediterranean in the battleship Queen Elizabeth)

Among his postwar appointments was command of the destroyer HMS Fame which carried Princess Elizabeth on her first official visit alone to Northern Ireland in 1946.

After retirement Grant had ten years in the electronics industry, first in the Rank Organisation where he had responsibility for colour television, and secondly, as director and secretary of the Conference of the Electronics Industry.

He married in 1935 Ruth Slade. They had two daughters and two sons.

http://archive.is/WpAMS#selection-451.0-451.165


The trail of abuse

1995-98 Duncan Grant opens three Anchorage Shelters for Bombay street kids.

1999 February: A German schoolteacher is convicted of sexually abusing a boy who had stayed at the Anchorage Shelters. The boy tells the court that he lived at a shelter run by “Dunkel from London” for 18 months and had had sex with several foreign men during that period.

2000 Rumours about sexual and physical abuse at the Anchorage Shelters start to circulate among Bombay’s social-worker community.

2001 January: Childline India receives first telephone complaints by boys from the Anchorage Shelters.

August: Spot inspection of Anchorage Shelters by the Maharashtra State Monitoring Committee for Juvenile Justice reveals boys being regularly beaten and “allegations” of sexual abuse.

November: Five boys make a formal complaint to police against Grant and Alan Waters, alleging sexual and physical abused. Charges are filed. Grant and Waters, already in the UK, refuse to return to India on legal advice.

2002 April: Indian Police issue international warrants and Interpol “red corner” notices for the arrest of Grant and Waters.

May: Grant goes to Kenya to investigate setting up new Anchorage Shelters in Nairobi

June: Grant moves on to Tanzania where he opens new Anchorage Shelters in Dar Es Salaam.

November: Waters makes the first of three trips to Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania where Duncan Grant has set up a new set of Anchorage Shelters for homeless children. He also travels to Malta and Canada over the next six months.

2003 July: Waters is arrested at New York’s JFK International Airport en route to Bermuda.

2004 August: Telegraph publishes articles and photographs revealing that Grant, Waters’s co-accused, is working with children in Tanzania.

September: Waters deported to India from USA. Grant arrested in Tanzania. India seeks Grant’s extradition.

2005 May: Extradition request fails for lack of India-Tanzania extradition treaty.

June: But … Grant is deported to Britain from Tanzania. British police fail to make arrest after Grant misses flight connection and arrives seven hours late. One week later, Grant is tracked down again by The Daily Telegraph, this time to his sister’s house in London.

July: Grant returns voluntarily to India and is arrested on arrival in Bombay.

2006 March: Grant and Waters convicted.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1513438/The-trail-of-abuse.html

1997  

Anchorage Shelter Foundation was known to CHILDLINE India Foundation since its inception. CHILDLINE team interacted with Duncan Grant, Director and Founder of Anchorage Shelter Foundation at a number of including CHILDLINE birthday parties. Mr. Duncan expressed interest in collaborating with the CHILDLINE service.

 

CHILDLINE team visited the shelter home at Colaba where Duncan Grant resided with the boys. CHILDLINE team members puzzled at close physical interaction that was observed between the boys and Duncan. Large amounts of money was given to the children to spent lavishly by Duncan

 

January 2000 Rumours about sexual and physical abuse at Anchorage circulates among city’s social workers community in Mumbai

 

 

http://www.childlineindia.org.in/anchorage-case-trail-of-abuse.htm

Allan Waters (L) and Duncan Grant (R)

Five boys came forward with sex assault allegations against Alan Waters and Duncan Grant

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HMS President Retired Officers’ Association PROA

PROA Honorary Secretary Lt Cdr Alan Waters Dip RSA RNR

Feb 2017

PROA

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President Commander Ian Dunkley RD RNR,

Chairman Peter Beauclark Dewar

https://view.publitas.com/proa/proa-log/page/2-3

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President Commander Ian Dunkley RD RNR

The Sea Cadets – Chairman of the Unit Management Committee, Ian Dunkley is also the full-time manager of the Gravesend Lifeboat Station

http://www.gravesendreporter.co.uk/home/champion-sea-cadets-1-599186

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Gravesend Sea Cadet Corps became affiliated members of Gravesend Sailing Club in April 2008.


Signing the Agreement
Although an informal arrangement had been in place for the past year, the arrangement was finally made official. In the photo, the cadets watch Commodore Penny Davies and Sea Cadet Chairman Ian Dunkley sign the agreement.

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Gravesend Unit 159 Of The Sea Cadet Corps

Trustee – Commander Ian Dunkley (Chair)

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HMS President Royal Navy Reserve Force

The historical fireplace inside HMS President

HMS President during the London 2012 Olympics

HMS President supported the national security operations throughout the Olympic Games:

Prince Charles and Admiral of the Fleet Earl Mountbatten 
Prince Charles and Admiral of the Fleet Earl Mountbatten on board HMS President the Royal Naval Reserve ship lying off the Victoria Embankment for the annual reunion at the weekend with survivors of the destroyer Kelly.


The Chiefs and Petty Officers Mess invited, Admiral of the Fleet, Earl Mountbatten of Burma, as the guest of Honour, for the Mess Dinner celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the Royal Naval Reserves.

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Al Simpson with Lord Louis Mountbatten,

Al has been awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his exchange duty and service time with the London Division RNR HMS President, he was the first candidate and laid the foundations for many more to follow to Royal Naval Reserve Units Worldwide.

HMS President holds regular open evenings for potential new recruits to meet serving Reserves and to find out more about joining the Reserve Unit. Entry is open to men and women aged 16-40.

HMS President also serves as the functional head office for the younger Sea Cadets.

Newly refurbished HMS President unveiled by HRH the Duke of York

08/04/2014

His Royal Highness Prince Andrew, The Duke of York, was recently at the heart of HMS President’s re-dedication ceremony.

The London Royal Naval Reserve unit, home to more than 230 reservists

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Retired officers association banned from Navy training centre after failing to bar paedophiles

 

A Royal Navy training centre has banned an association of retired officers’ from using its base after they failed to expel two convicted predatory paedophiles from their club.

For decades, hundreds of members of the President Retired Officers Association attended formal lunches, dinners, lectures and drinks receptions at HMS President on the River Thames in London.

But, senior officers in charge of the “stone frigate” – a naval base on land – launched an investigation after finding that two high-profile sex offenders had been among those attending functions at the reservist training centre, also used by young Sea Cadets.

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Allan Waters and Duncan Grant were allowed to renew their membership of the retired officers association despite both being jailed in India for six years in 2006 for preying on vulnerable boys at an orphanage in Mumbai.

After completing their jail terms and arriving back in the UK five years ago, Waters, a former lieutenant commander, was made honorary secretary of the association, while Duncan Grant, previously a reservist officer, renewed his membership.

The pair triggered a scandal into how paedophiles posing as charity workers were targeting children from the poorest communities in Third World Countries.

They were convicted of using an orphanage Grant had set up to force children into performing sexual acts before passing them on to a network of sex tourists. In 2008, an Indian high court overturned their convictions for “unnatural sex acts” and conspiring to “obtain minors for immoral purposes”. Three years later, the country’s Supreme Court upheld the original convictions and the men were sent back to jail.

When Waters, now 68, and Grant, 73, completed their sentences and returned to Britain they were made to sign the Sex Offenders’ Register.

Waters’ conviction led to fears he may have targeted children while serving as a senior officer training youngsters in the Sea Cadets. In 2017, a former Sea Cadet​ alleged to a BBC Panorama programme that Waters abused him when he was 14, and attending a Cheshunt Sea Cadets centre in Hertfordshire in 1979

Last year, Commander John Herriman, the officer running HMS President, discovered the two men had been spotted attending the independent association’s functions at the Royal Navy’s centre that serves London reservists and cadets.

He then banned both Waters and Grant and the entire association from using the centre over concerns the club lacked a “rigorous” membership criteria, and consequently posed a threat to the centre’s ability to “maintain a safe training environment”.

A source close to HMS President’s senior officers praised Mr Herriman, who retired last year, for his decisive actions, explaining that he was determined to ensure an “old boys’ club” could not tarnish the reputation of a Navy training centre.

“The main concerns was that individuals who could have been or were on the Sex Offenders Register could be allowed to join such an esteemed association,” the source said. “It wasn’t considered good governance from the perspective of the President Retired Officers Association that these men could saunter back in as if nothing had happened.

“HMS President is essentially a training establishment with young people studying there. There may have been occasions where these two men would have access to the unit for lunches or events.

“The challenge running a military training establishment is to make sure you are creating a totally safe environment and there are no opportunities for risks to occur. The best way to do that was to bar the association that was thought not to have robust membership procedures in place.”

It is understood Grant played on his family’s respected military past to allow him to join the association. Grant is the grandson of Major General Sir Philip Grant, who rallied the defence against the German offensive of March 1918 in the First World War.

Waters was appointed superintendent of the Sea Cadet training centre in Portsmouth in 1996. He later became a member of the Sea Cadet Council, the highest body of the corps.

A Royal Navy Spokesperson said: “The Royal Navy has no official link with the President Retired Officers Association, but can confirm we take a very robust stance where there is any risk to our personnel, in particular vulnerable groups such as minors.”

Although no one from the association was prepared to speak on the record, a source said that Waters and Grant were allowed to renew their membership because they had served their sentence and were only attending functions where no young cadets or reservists would be present.

He added that many of the members of the association felt the blanket ban on holding functions at HMS President unfairly penalised retired officers who played no part in allowing the two paedophiles to renew their membership and may have been unaware of their criminal past.


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London man convicted in Indian paedophilia case

Allan Waters (L) and Duncan Grant (R)

Five boys came forward with sex assault allegations against Waters and Grant

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Duncan Grant – his father

1983:

John Grant  retired as a rearadmiral, having gained a D.S.O. during an action at sea with a Russian convoy. He was appointed a C.B. for his service with the Reserve Fleet. … They were followed by two sons, Duncan Alexander, born in 1943, and Andrew James, born in 1948. Duncan Alexander Grant is a lieutenant- commander, Royal Naval Reserve, Reserve Decoration, and in addition to seeing much …

Andrew James Grant after short service in the Royal Green Jackets married an American girl from Pennsylvania, and … He and his wife, Taveta, now have a son aged three, who is the youngest member of our branch of the Grants of …and having spent a period in the banking world of the U.S.A., as well as …

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18 March 2011

India’s Supreme Court has convicted two Britons of sexually abusing boys at a children’s shelter in Mumbai.

Duncan Grant, of Hampstead, north London, and Allan Waters, of Hampshire, had been acquitted by the High Court in Mumbai in 2008 for lack of evidence.

But the Supreme Court overturned that decision and upheld guilty verdicts from the trial court in 2006 which sentenced the men to six years.

Charity Childline India Foundation said the case was a “real watershed moment”.

Campaign group Fair Trials Abroad, which represented the accused  Britons in court, is yet to comment on the case.

‘Culture of silence’

Grant, a charity worker, had set up Anchorage shelter in Colaba, Mumbai, in 1995. Waters, of Porchester, was a visitor to the home, Indian police said.

The pair were charged in 2001 with sexual assault after five boys complained to the police about repeated sexual and physical abuse by the men.

William D’souza, an Indian citizen who managed the shelter, was convicted of aiding and abetting the men and sentenced to three years. He had also earlier been cleared by the High Court, in 2006.

Childline India Foundation had appealed against the High Court’s decision to acquit the men.

Kajal Mennon, executive director of the charity, said: “This was a real watershed moment in child sexual abuse convictions (in India)… as laws are extremely opaque, plus there is a culture of silence.”

She added the case would go towards ensuring that people do not take advantage of India’s “laxity of laws” and the convictions highlighted the need of special legislation for child sexual offences in the country.

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HMS Cumberland and paedophile-run Anchorage Shelter

Paedophiles Grant Duncan and Alan Waters host parties for children aboard ships – Cumberland, Newcastle, and Sunderland

 

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Duncan Grant comes back to the UK during the spring and autumn from four to six weeks to give illustrated talks on the shelters to schools, churches, clubs and other organisations. The point of contact in the UK is LT Cdr Alan Waters who visits Mumbai three times a year to relieve Duncan.

We have had some people from very high up in the authorities who st and eat with the street children. A party from the HMS visited.

When former Naval Reserve officer Duncan Grant decided to put down roots he chose a penthouse property close to the tourist centre of Mumbai.

After a working life which ranged from selling domestic electrical components to helping develop marinas in Turkey and the caribbean, he worked for charities on the sub-continent.

When in 1995 he decided he wanted to help street children in Mumbai, there was a ready-made umbrella group in Rescue a Child set up by Catherine Douglas, and although there were no funds, his Anchorage Shelter Foundation became an outreach project of the main charity.

 

 

Children tour HMS Cumberland with Weapons Engineering Officer Lt Cdr Peter Coulson

Volunteers from HMS Cumberland had plenty of willing assistants when they decorated the Anchorage shelter

“We have had a tremendous response from Cumberland. The Zoo Mess (OMs) on board donated their stereo equipment. Lt Cdr Alan Waters did a round-robin of the Feet and Cumberland picked it up and said we are coming.”

They sent £300 before they got here and have brought £700 now and there’s the stereo and thry held a party on board.

Newcastle and Sunderland were here last year. Newcastle did a paint job at Anchorage 2 and hosted a ship’s visit on board.”

PO Neil Carleton, one of the ship’s party said: “There were 30 volunteers, but we couldn’t get them all in. We always get quite a lot of volunteers for this sort of thing.

The shelter patron is Felicty Kendal. Duncan has spoken at the school attended by Kendal’s son which prompted a fund-raising drive. She has nothing but praise for Duncan’s efforts. “He is doing an extraordinary job.-he is a wonderful man.”

“when I was approached by Duncan, I went to see the shelter. I did some research and spoke to people of note who said what a wonderful place it was.

“I agreed to become patron and I did a lot, everything I could, towards it. He [Grant] went to speak at my son’s school in Westminster, and they thought he was brilliant.

She had written to the Prime Minister to support an application for Grant to be made an OBE in recognition of his missionary work.

“His credentials are superb. He’s a wing commander.

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Back home in England, Duncan Grant has rich and well-connected benefactors.

He gave an illustrated talk to the Holy Cross Catholic Church in London.

The son of a rear admiral, he was educated by the Jesuit fathers at Beaumont College, near Windsor.

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Grant is the grandson of Maj Gen Sir Philip Grant, who as the chief engineer of the Fifth Army in the First World War rallied the defence against the German offensive of March 1918.

His great-great-grandfather served in the 78th Highlanders and the King’s American Regiment in the American War of Independence.

The Bombay shelters received money through British schools and churches where Grant gave illustrated talks and from the British charity Rescue-a-Child.

They were never formally registered with the state authorities but by 1999 they had a full complement of some 50 to 60 boys aged from eight to 18. An official Indian report found the homes to be “ramshackle and filthy and the children were being beaten indiscriminately”.

Waters, who is said to know Grant through the Royal Naval Reserve and was a regular visitor to the Bombay shelters.

The British Jesuits said they immediately withdrew their gap year students when they learned of allegations about mistreatment of children.

Vicky Robertson, the chairman of Safe Havens-Tanzania, said she had not been involved with Grant in Bombay but started raising money when he went to Dar es Salaam.

“Duncan Grant was represented to me with impeccable references,” she said.

“When I started fund-raising for his work in Tanzania I did not know about the allegations in India. I was told and, because of the references and confidence I had in Duncan’s work, we decided these 240 children should not be deserted.”

Mrs Robertson, a retired lawyer from Norfolk, is about to visit the Dar es Salaam homes.

She said: “I have every confidence that there are absolutely no grounds for these abuse allegations. Street boys can be bought for five pence halfpenny and you are talking about evidence in a third world country where corruption is rife. Do you think I would support a charity where there is any suggestion of abuse? I have children myself.”

Aruna Buxton, a trustee of Rescue-a-Child, which gave grants to the Indian shelters, said no money had been sent to Tanzania.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/expat/4193375/The-saviour-of-street-children-wanted-on-sex-abuse-charges.html

The engagement was announced 6 May, 2004 between Thomas F. Lacey, son of the late Mr Norman Lacey & Myra Fagon Bosley, & Sophie M.A. Bolton, elder daughter of Sir Frederic Bernard Bolton, Kt, MC (b. 1921), of Pudlicote, Oxfordshire, by his second wife, Lady Bolton (nee Vanessa Mary Anne Robarts b. 1939), daughter of Anthony Vere Cyprian Robarts b. 1910, of that landed family, by his wife Grizel Mary, daughter of Major Sir Philip Gordon Grant, KCB, CMG (1869-1943), by his wife, Annette, fourth daughter of John Coventry, of Burgate Manor, Fordingbridge, Hampshire, scion of the Earls of Coventry.

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The shelters also received frequent foreign visitors – including Grant’s co-accused, Alan Waters, a very senior sea cadet officer and a long-time friend of Grant’s from their days as naval reservists.

One of the alleged victims told The Daily Telegraph that Anchorage boys frequently went to Goa “on holiday” with Grant’s friends where they were expected to perform sexual favours for money.

In August 1998 a 14-year-old street boy from an Anchorage shelter was discovered in a hotel in Goa having sex with a German schoolteacher who was later convicted and jailed for six years.

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As the Indian authorities searched unsuccessfully for him, he was living in the Tanzanian capital, Dar es Salaam, and had set up three shelters identical to his operation in India. The shelters have attracted gap year students from some of Britain’s leading schools.

British newspaper The Daily Telegraph traced Grant to Tanzania last week, as it emerged that the British Jesuits, who had sent volunteers from some of their schools, had suspended dealings with him.

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Allan Waters and Duncan Grant had become quite a fixture in Colaba in Mumbai. The brooding Waters and loud talking Grant were regulars at the Mangalorean hole in the wall, New Martin, cockily giving their take to the press after the 2008 terror attacks on Mumbai.

In 2006, Grant, a former British navyman, and Lieutenant Commander Waters, a former superintendent of the British Royal Navy’s National Sea Cadets Centre in Portsmouth in the UK, were ordered to serve the remainder of their six-year prison sentence, after being convicted by a sessions court in Mumbai. Grant was the sole operating trustee of the orphanage, set up by a British charity organisation.

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Paedophile who abused orphans in India is flown back to UK

Allan Waters

Allan Waters

A HAMPSHIRE paedophile who abused homeless boys in a Mumbai orphanage is back in the UK.

Allan Waters, 63, a retired Naval officer from Portchester, was deported after serving a six-year jail term in India.

He was met a Heathrow by police from Scotland Yard and made to sign the sex offenders register.

Waters, a highly respected Lieutenant Commander formerly of Cador Drive, was found guilty in 2006 of carrying out child abuse at the Anchorage shelter in Mumbai.

He was freed in 2008 by judges at the Indian High Court, who cited “lack of evidence provided by the prosecution’’.

But that decision was quashed by the country’s Supreme Court, which ordered Waters to serve the rest of his six-year jail term and pay damages and fines imposed.

Waters was arrested at New York’s John F Kennedy International Airport in 2003 on the basis of an Interpol arrest warrant and was extradited to face charges in India following a complaint from a 15-year-old boy about repeated sexual and physical abuse.

Four other boys also made similar complaints.

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Duncan Grant/Allan Waters – Hampstead/Porchester

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Duncan Grant/Allan Waters – Hampstead/Porchester

June 2012

Back in UK: Paedo who abused slumdog children

A PAEDO who abused “Slumdog” street kids in India sneaked back into Britain yesterday — amid fears he could carry out more attacks.

Allan Waters, 63, was deported after serving a six-year term for molesting five boys at a Mumbai orphanage. The ex-Navy Commander was quizzed by Scotland Yard cops at Heathrow and made to sign the Sex Offenders Register.

But Waters was then released into the community despite serious concerns he will re-offend. A Whitehall source said: “Our hands are tied. Waters hasn’t committed an offence here and has served his time in India.

“He will be monitored round the clock to make sure he doesn’t abuse any kids. But it would be fair to say nobody wants him living next door.”

December 2011

Slumdog paedo is back in Britain

A CREEP who sexually abused street urchins at his Mumbai orphanage was freed early to Britain yesterday.

Duncan Grant, 68, (pictured above) was met by Met officers at Heathrow.

After being quizzed and signing the sex offenders register, the ex-Navy officer was let out into the community

Grant was freed from an Indian jail after serving four years for an “appalling violation of trust”. He and a fellow Brit — retired Lieutenant Commander Allan Waters — from Porchester sparked global disgust when it emerged they abused five homeless boys at the “children’s shelter” Grant set up using a Brit charity in Mumbai.

His three Anchorage Shelter Homes gave beds to boys from slums that featured in film Slumdog Millionaire. Good Life actress Felicity Kendal, 65, was persuaded to be a patron. She has cut all ties to the pervert.

As well as abusing the boys, Grant and Waters would hand them over to foreign sex tourists.

Grant, from Hampstead, North West London, and Waters, 63, from Hampshire, were convicted in 2006. In 2008, they were acquitted due to “lack of evidence”.

Abuse … Duncan Grant’s ‘shelter’ for orphans in Mumbai

 That was quashed this March. India’s Supreme Court ruled: “The street children having no roof over their heads became the prey of paedophiles.”

Waters remains in jail but is expected to be released shortly.

Scotland Yard said: “We work closely to monitor offenders to reduce the risk of offending

March 2011

London man convicted in Indian paedophilia case

India’s Supreme Court has convicted two Britons of sexually abusing boys at a children’s shelter in Mumbai.

Duncan Grant, of Hampstead, north London, and Allan Waters, of Hampshire, had been acquitted by the High Court in Mumbai in 2008 for lack of evidence.

But the Supreme Court overturned that decision and upheld guilty verdicts from the trial court in 2006 which sentenced the men to six years.

Charity Childline India Foundation said the case was a “real watershed moment”.

Campaign group Fair Trials Abroad, which represented the Britons in court, is yet to comment on the case.

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Anchorage shelter at Colaba.Grant, a charity worker, had set up Anchorage shelter in Colaba, Mumbai, in 1995. Waters, of Porchester, was a visitor to the home, Indian police said.

The pair were charged in 2001 with sexual assault after five boys complained to the police about repeated sexual and physical abuse by the men.

William D’souza, an Indian citizen who managed the shelter, was convicted of aiding and abetting the men and sentenced to three years. He had also earlier been cleared by the High Court, in 2006.

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Alan Waters – PROA Honorary secretary 2017

 

Abuse … Duncan Grant’s ‘shelter’ for orphans in Mumbai

 That was quashed this March. India’s Supreme Court ruled: “The street children having no roof over their heads became the prey of paedophiles.”

Waters remains in jail but is expected to be released shortly.

Scotland Yard said: “We work closely to monitor offenders to reduce the risk of offending

March 2011

London man convicted in Indian paedophilia case

India’s Supreme Court has convicted two Britons of sexually abusing boys at a children’s shelter in Mumbai.

Duncan Grant, of Hampstead, north London, and Allan Waters, of Hampshire, had been acquitted by the High Court in Mumbai in 2008 for lack of evidence.

But the Supreme Court overturned that decision and upheld guilty verdicts from the trial court in 2006 which sentenced the men to six years.

Charity Childline India Foundation said the case was a “real watershed moment”.

Campaign group Fair Trials Abroad, which represented the Britons in court, is yet to comment on the case.

Grant, a charity worker, had set up Anchorage shelter in Colaba, Mumbai, in 1995. Waters, of Porchester, was a visitor to the home, Indian police said.

The pair were charged in 2001 with sexual assault after five boys complained to the police about repeated sexual and physical abuse by the men.

William D’souza, an Indian citizen who managed the shelter, was convicted of aiding and abetting the men and sentenced to three years. He had also earlier been cleared by the High Court, in 2006.

Childline India Foundation had appealed against the High Court’s decision to acquit the men.

Kajal Mennon, executive director of the charity, said: “This was a real watershed moment in child sexual abuse convictions (in India)… as laws are extremely opaque, plus there is a culture of silence.”

She added the case would go towards ensuring that people do not take advantage of India’s “laxity of laws” and the convictions highlighted the need of special legislation for child sexual o

Call for Sea Cadet inquiry after sex abuse case

Child rights lawyers are demanding an immediate inquiry by the British Sea Cadets after one of its most senior officers was convicted of sexually abusing street children in Bombay.

Lt Cdr Allan Waters, 57, who has worked with the Sea Cadet Corps in Britain for more than 30 years, was jailed for six years and ordered to pay £20,000 compensation for having “unnatural sex” with street children.

A fellow former naval officer, Duncan Grant, 61, was also jailed for six years at the Bombay sessions court.

Grant, a Royal Naval Reserve officer from a distinguished military family, had set up the Anchorage shelters in Bombay, where the abuse took place. He was also ordered to pay £20,000 compensation to his victims.

The judge, P S Paranjape, said the sentence was intended to “wipe the name of India from the map of sexual tourism”.

The court heard that the street boys, aged from eight to 18, were used as objects of “sexual lust” by Grant, Waters and several other foreigners who frequently took boys with them “on holiday” to coastal resorts in Goa.

Boys were also subjected to a brutal regime of corporal punishment in which they were stripped naked and regularly caned by Jesuit-educated Grant and the local manager of his shelter.

Both Grant and Waters were convicted of “unnatural sex acts” and conspiring to “obtain minors for immoral purposes”.

Grant, the grandson of Maj-Gen Sir Philip Grant, who rallied the defence against the German offensive of March 1918 in the First World War, used a wealth of establishment contacts to raise funds for his Anchorage shelters.

His supporters, including the actress Felicity Kendal, two Tory MPs, high-ranking naval officers and the British Jesuits, were convinced that Grant had given up a comfortable life in the West to devote himself to India’s impoverished street children.

However, the court heard that while Grant painted a heart-warming picture of life at his shelters for his British donors an inspection in August 2001 revealed that the children suffered “repeated beatings” and were poorly looked after.

Waters, an old friend of Grant from the Royal Naval Reserve, was a regular visitor to the Anchorage shelters, bringing presents for the children before sexually abusing them, the court was told.

Both Grant and Waters, who intend to appeal against the judgment, claimed they were victims of a conspiracy by another paedophile who convinced the boys to make malicious complaints to social workers in Bombay.

The conviction of Waters raises serious questions about his conduct in Britain, where, The Daily Telegraph has learned, he was formerly accused by a fellow officer of sexually abusing a sea cadet.

Yug Chaudhry, a lawyer who represented the Indian Childline charity in the case, said the Sea Cadets had a “fundamental duty of care to their young members” to investigate whether Waters had abused cadets in Britain.

Information received by The Daily Telegraph said that Waters was caught in a compromising act with a young cadet while he was commanding the Clapton unit of the Sea Cadets in London in the early 1980s. Waters, the sources alleged, dismissed the allegations as “an initiation ceremony” and after a brief suspension was reassigned to another unit, where he continued to rise up the ranks of the organisation.

Waters, who also worked as an education social worker with the Inner London Education Authority in the 1980s, was appointed superintendent of the Sea Cadet training centre in Portsmouth in 1996.

Until his arrest at JFK international airport, in New York, in July 2003, Waters was a member of the Sea Cadet Council, the highest body of the corps.

Last night the Sea Cadets confirmed that it was aware “that a report was made by a Sea Cadet officer who had concerns about Waters” in the early 1980s but said that allegations had “not been substantiated”.

Colin Bonner, the Sea Cadets’ director of administration, said the organisation remained “unconvinced” that Waters was capable of sexual abuse.

“Since The Daily Telegraph reported to us certain allegations about alleged misconduct by Waters many years ago, when he was working for us at Clapton, we have made a great many inquiries into his past,” he said.

“We did find that a report was made by a Sea Cadet officer who had concerns about Waters. But he has been dead for many years and there was nothing to substantiate those allegations at the time and nothing since.

“I am not going to say that it is impossible that Alan could have done the things he has been accused off. Anything is possible. But, from the man I know, I do not think it is likely. I do not believe he would abuse children and we have no evidence that he did.”

However, Mr Chaudhry, who studied law at Cambridge, said it was “inconceivable and inexplicable” that the Sea Cadets would not investigate Waters further.

“They have a duty to vulnerable members to make an immediate and thorough investigation of Waters,” he said.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/4199412/Call-for-Sea-Cadet-inquiry-after-sex-abuse-case.html

A Sea Cadet lieutenant commander, who has worked with street children’s charities in India, has been detained for nearly two years on false charges of sexual abuse, according to his colleagues, friends and family.

Lt Cmdr Alan Waters, from Porchester in Hampshire, in his late 50s, awaits trial in Mumbai on charges which campaigners say are clearl