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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.

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/

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

 

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://i1.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


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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.

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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.

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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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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 …

link

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

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

 


 

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

 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

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.

Vice Admiral Sir Richard Ibbotson 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.

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.

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.

Further Royal Navy colleagues and friends including Commodore Jon Welch, Commodore Peter King, Rear Admiral John Lippiett, Commander Steve McKay, Commander Andrew Wynn 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 England theological college, to train for ordained ministry.[2]

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

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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

 

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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 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.

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

 

Image result for charles howeson and prince charle


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

charles-howeson

Charles Howeson (centre) with Prince Philip

Image result for Charles Howeson

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.”

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

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

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Nationally and Regionally

Amongst other appointments he is currently the

Chairman of First Great Western Trains Advisory Board,

Chairman National Health Service Property Services Ltd (National) and

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

Chairman the Consumer Council for Water in the West,

The Social Networks of the Public Elite

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Charles Howeson asked to become the Regional Chairman of Coutts and Co private bankers in the South West in Summer 2009
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
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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

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

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

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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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check out chamber of com, CHARLES HOWESON, DRAKE ISLAND, plymouth THE NAVY AND BOYS.

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

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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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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.

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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

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.youtube.com/watch?v=8-HEZXSA2u0

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

https://hoaxteadresearch.wordpress.com/2015/07/28/gerrish-and-stadler-facebook-friends/

 

John Hemming MP – Brian Gerrish had invited him to the conference

John Hemming 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

 

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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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-

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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.

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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

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PROA

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President Commander Ian Dunkley RD RNR,

Chairman Peter Beauclark Dewar

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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

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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

http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/news-and-latest-activity/news/2014/april/08/140408-hms-president-duke-of-york


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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.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-12786203

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.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/india/1469890/Why-I-had-to-resign-as-patron-by-Felicity-Kendal.html

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.

(Hilda Mary) Clare Talbot (b. 23 Feb 1913; d. 28 Nov 1995), mar. 1972 Lt Col Peter Coventry Grant (d. 1973), 2nd son of Maj Gen Sir Philip Gordon-Grant KCB CMG, by his wife Annette Emily Mary Coventry, 4th dau. of John Coventry JP

http://www.cracroftspeerage.co.uk/online/content/talbot1831.htm

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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.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1513435/Hideous-price-of-a-roof-over-their-heads.html

 

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.

http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/08/21/1092972821596.html?oneclick=true

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.

https://www.telegraphindia.com/1110327/jsp/7days/story_13771509.jsp

PRESIDENTS OF THE INSTITUTION OF ROYAL ENGINEERS
Maj Gen Sir Philip Grant, KCB, CMG

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MAJOR-GENERAL SIR PHILIP G. GRANT, K.C.B., C.M.G. Philip Gordon Grant, the younger son of Colonel J. M. Grant, late R.E., was born on the 10th December, 1869, and educated privately and at the R.M.A. He was gazetted int6 the Corps …


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.

http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/9771055.Paedophile_who_abused_orphans_in_India_is_flown_back_to_UK/

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.

https://theukdatabase.com/2012/03/09/duncan-grantallan-waters-hampsteadporchester/

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 clearly bogus.

His case, and cases of others facing serious charges abroad, was highlighted yesterday by the organisation Fair Trials Abroad. Baroness Sarah Ludford, the Liberal Democrat MEP who attended the press conference, called for action to be taken in the growing number of similar cases when people are held in foreign jails on flimsy or nonexistent evidence.

 

Lt Cmdr Waters is a superintendent with the Sea Cadets centre. He and his wife, Gwen, have spent many holidays helping a friend, Duncan Grant, in his work with street children at the Anchorage Shelters in Mumbai. The shelters depended on volunteer workers, many from the UK.

Duncan Grant had set up the Anchorage Shelter Home at Colaba, Mumbai in 1995 which was frequently visited by Waters.

In 2001, Mr Grant asked two male volunteers, one British and one Indian, to discontinue hostel visits because he felt they were developing inappropriate relationships with boys there.

Shortly after the confrontation, Lt Cmdr Waters and Mr Grant were both back in England when they heard of allegations being made against them, including sexual abuse, to the Mumbai police by five boys from the shelters who had been befriended by one of the men asked to cease his visits. An investigation was carried out by police and charges were made against Lt Cmdr Waters, Mr Grant and the shelters’ Indian manager, William d’Souza.

In July 2003, Lt Cmdr Waters was travelling via New York to Bermuda in an official capacity with a group of naval cadets. He was detained at JFK airport by US immigration and eventually extradited to India in September last year.

In August 2003, defence lawyers obtained sworn statements from the boys retracting their allegations. They claimed they were offered money by the man barred from the shelters, and had signed statements at the police station written in English, which they would have been unable to understand. Lt Cmdr Waters is still in jail awaiting trial and Mr d’Souza is on bail. Mr Grant has not returned to India on legal advice. “I have been in custody since 2 July 2003,” Lt Cmdr Waters wrote in a recent letter. “How much longer before I get a fair and just trial?”

https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2005/may/20/duncancampbell

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Ludford was created a Life Peer as Baroness Ludford, of Clerkenwell in the London Borough of Islington on 30 September 1997,[2] after serving as a Councillor for the London Borough of Islington 1991-99.

Baroness Ludford is married to Steve Hitchins, Leader of Islington Borough Council (2000–06).[6][7]

Duncan Alexander Grant, a British national, in and around 1995 opened three shelters called the Anchorage Shelters for the welfare of street children in Mumbai and Colaba, Cuffe Parade and Murud.

Allan John Waters was a friend of Duncan Alexander Grant and used to visit the Shelters regularly. Another accused William D’Souza was the manager of the Anchorage Shelters.

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Grant had been allowed to slip back in to the country despite being subject to an international arrest warrant.

 

Last night Benjamin Strickland, whose wife Tessa Strickland – a Conservative councillor for Wandsworth Council – is Grant’s sister, said he had not seen or spoken to his brother-in-law in recent weeks or days.

Despite being wanted on international arrest warrants, Grant and his colleague, Alan Waters, passed through British immigration on 10 occasions. Interpol “red corner” notices – which should be triggered whenever a suspect passes through immigration – were issued in February 2002 but were never enforced by Britain.

Between April 2002 and July 2003 Allan Waters made five foreign trips, but was never stopped. He also made three visits to Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, where his friend Duncan Grant – wanted for sexually abusing Indian street boys – was running homeless hostels for street children.

However, when Waters landed in New York’s JFK airport en route to Bermuda for a holiday on July 3, 2003 he was immediately arrested and later extradited to India.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1513437/Case-highlights-flaws-in-police-efforts-to-stop-child-sex-tourists.html


Councillor Tessa Strickland:
Tessa Strickland has lived within sight of Battersea Power Station since childhood. She became a Councillor in 1998 for neighbouring Fairfield, but enthusiastically accepted the opportunity to join her home ward of St Mary’s Park in 2006.She is also a trustee of two local charities, organises an RNLI appeal team, fund-raises for the Red Cross and is a member of a Sheltered Housing Trust.The education and welfare of the borough’s children has been an uninterrupted commitment, chairing the Children and Young Person’s Services committee for six years and now serving as deputy. She is also chair of governors at a local primary school (

Governors | Falconbrook Primary School)

and governor of a large secondary school.

A British charity worker accused of paedophile offences against street children in Bombay has been found by The Daily Telegraph after police allowed him to walk freely back into this country last month.

Duncan Grant,  who is wanted on an international arrest warrant and an Interpol red notice, arrived in Britain on June 1 after being deported from Tanzania.

Despite being notified of his imminent arrival by the Foreign Office, police failed to arrest Mr Grant after his flight was delayed, causing him to miss his anticipated connection in Dubai.

Yesterday, however, 19 days after Mr Grant re-entered Britain, The Daily Telegraph found Mr Grant who, it is understood, has still not been contacted by the police.

Since returning, he has been living with his sister, who is a Conservative councillor in London.

She refused to answer the door at her neat Victorian terraced house in south London yesterday, but through the intercom, she claimed she had neither seen nor spoken to her brother since his return to this country.

“I haven’t seen him and he hasn’t been staying here,” she said. Asked if he planned to turn himself in to the police, she said: “I don’t know because I haven’t spoken to him.”

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1492418/These-men-are-accused-of-paedophilia.-One-is-on-trial-in-India-the-other-is-free-in-Britain.html

A large number of foreign paedophiles were regularly visiting the Shelters and taking the children to Goa where the children were also being sexually abused.

http://www.childlineindia.org.in/anchorage-case-history-updated.htm

On 12 September John Wesley together with the PROA Hon Sec  Alan Waters and his wife Gwen visited the RNLI HQ

 

John Wesley and Alan Waters present decanters to Vice-Admiral Paul Boissier  and Ewan Steele

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Sir Jimmy Savile, OBE pictured in Mumbai, India in 1992. The disc jockey and radio and TV personality was “Running Stock Photo

Jimmy Savile in Mumbai 1992

http://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-sir-jimmy-savile-obe-pictured-in-mumbai-india-in-1992-the-disc-jockey-51324649.html

 

Troy‏ @snowfaked

200: HAPC 20th Anniversity guest speaker/patron Keith Vaz

 HAPC patron, Keith Vaz MP, addressing the 1500 guests

Help A Poor Child charity was founded by paedophile Derek Slade


Dame Alun Roberts‏ @ciabaudo

Keith Vaz’s links to Varley are significant as they bring together Goa, Leicester and Islington.

Troy‏ @snowfaked

Raymond Varley was an international trafficker. That’s why his phony dementia claim keeps him safe from extradition.

Dame Alun Roberts‏ @ciabaudo

And what of his buddy Derek Slade?

Troy‏ @snowfaked

Varley was connected to Freddy Peats who ran an orphanage in GOA. No evidence found yet linking Varley with Slade.

Real Stories Gallery‏ @RealStoriesGF

Anchorage Shelters… Waters/Grant also worked the mumbai-goa coast.

Azra‏ @PeaceOnEarth222
’97 ChildLine India team ‘puzzled’ by close phys. interaction with boys.

Childline India oversees world child helplines.

“A serial social entrepreneur who’s founded 6 orgs incl. Aflatoun.”

Aflatoun funders, partners, pro bono supporters.

SEXUAL ABUSE OF CADETS

Julian Hankinson – seated fifth from left – while at Kelvinside Academy in Glasgow. He was Headmaster of Queen Victoria School at its chief time of crisis.

Reportedly, a powerful child abuse ring has operated at Queen Victoria School (QVS), in Dunblane in Scotland.
“Big fancy cars (sometimes chauffeur driven and displaying pennants, and badges of office) would arrive with well known faces of politicians, judges and other celebrities …

“These people were ‘Friends of QVS’ who were taking certain boys out for a treat.”

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Dunblane Primary School. In 1996, ’16 children from this class were shot dead.’

Thomas Hamilton was held responsible for the 1996 school shooting in Dunblane.

He was a friend of QVS.

George Robertson was a friend of QVS.

Lord Robertson (left)
The UK’s George Robertson was Secretary General of NATO.

“Lord Robertson was the referee on Thomas Hamilton’s shotgun licence.” (‘Blair covering up paedophile scandal?’)

Thomas Hamilton ran clubs and camps for boys and had access to the Queen Victoria School, in Dunblane, a boarding school run by the Ministry of Defence.

The unofficial story is that Thomas Hamilton was supplying pornography, and young boys, to top people including policemen and politicians; and Thomas Hamilton may have been murdered, to shut him up.

It has been suggested that Thomas Hamilton was a patsy and that the real shooters were working for the security services.

In the Dunblane shootings, “none of the survivors would have been able to obtain a good viewing of the gunman.”

The Murder of Thomas Hamilton | Dunblane Exposed / dailytelegraph.news.com.au/

Lord Cullen led inquiries into the Dunblane shootings, and in March 2002 led the five-judge tribunal which heard the failed appeal of the alleged Lockerbie bomber.

A former senior judge / aangirfan: Dunblane / aangirfan: Lockerbie – who were the key players in the trial?

Lord Cullen … physically walked Thomas Hamilton to the massacre.”

If those names get out even now after 12 years, there will be a riot and the press will have a field day!   Lives and careers will be ruined!   Is this why Hamilton‘s file went missing only hours after the killings?  Is this why Lord Cullen, who I believe was a QVS Commissioner, was appointed to preside over the Hamilton investigations?   This is how Masons operate.  They control everything and their allegiance is to each other.  No wonder they want a 100-year embargo on the Hamilton case!

http://dunblane.site/gh_qvs_story.htm


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Queen Victoria School, Dunblane

Hamilton was a friend of Ben Philip, the senior housemaster at Queen Victoria School.

Ben Philip died in December 1993, aged 46, ‘when he fell from a ladder while hanging decorations’.

Malcolm Rifkind‘s close friend Robert Bell sold guns and ammunition to Thomas Hamilton only a few weeks before the Dunblane massacre, according to the Edinburgh Evening News on 23 March 1996.

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Malcolm Rifkind is the cousin of Sir Leon Brittan.


Headmaster Hankinson.

Secretary of State for Scotland, Michael Forsyth was on the Board of Directors of QVS, and was also responsible for the appointment of Cullen to conduct the school shooting Inquiry.

Prince Philip, a Freemason, is the patron of the Board of Directors of QVS.

Lord Donald Ross, the then Lord Justice-Clerk and Cullen’s superior in the judiciary, was also on the Board of Directors.

StolenKids-Dunblane: 29-Oct-03 – Cullen Inquiry Whitewash

Glenn Harrison, a former housemaster at the boarding school, first raised the alarm about QVS in 1991.

The police told him that the school was covered by the Official Secrets Act and therefore out of their jurisdiction.

Top Scots school in abuse claims

Harrison referred to the ‘Friends of QVS’, which included top people who would often take boys away for the weekend, with the pupils returning “distressed but flush with cash”.

Harrison said: “They had to take their kilts and clean underwear and I was not given a contact address. What may have gone on at these parties was secret but some boys were very disturbed.

“I became disturbed, too, by screams in the dorm at night, empty beds, rituals in dark places and used, warm, filled condoms hurriedly abandoned. There was fear throughout every age group and the teachers knew about it.”

Harrison and his wife refused to sit next to Prince Andrew at a school dinner “in protest at the many unheard voices and suffering of young boys”.

Top Scots school in abuse claims


QVS

The police responded to Harrison’s whistleblowing.

They broke down the door to his flat and removed many of his personal papers.

He was escorted from the school premises and interviewed by detectives.

Harrison moved to Shetland.

The UK parliament’s Hansard recorded a written response from QVS headmaster Julian Hankinson to say that police had “concluded there was no cause for further action on their part”.In November 1996, Harrison wrote to The Shetland Times to say: “I believe that, had my allegations in 1991 been properly investigated, there is a strong possibility that Hamilton would have been discovered.”

QVS
QVS is open to children of those who have served or are serving in the Army, Navy or RAF.

Among the top Scottish private schools hit by child abuse allegations are Fettes, Merchiston Castle School, Fort Augustus Abbey School and Gordonstoun.

Detective Chief Inspector Elaine Galbraith, of the Police Scotland Public Protection Unit, said there were no current investigations into any persons connected with Queen Victoria School.

Top Scots school in abuse claims

Lt Cdr Allan Waters, 57, worked with the Sea Cadet Corps in Britain for more than 30 years

In 2006, in India, Waters was jailed for child sex abuse.

Boys had been stripped naked and regularly caned.

“Information received by The Daily Telegraph ( Call for Sea Cadet inquiry after sex abuse case – 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.

Reportedly, Waters was reassigned to another unit, and continued to rise up the ranks of the organisation.

Waters was appointed superintendent of the Sea Cadet training centre in Portsmouth in 1996.

Waters was a member of the Sea Cadet Council, the highest body of the corps.
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”.

In 2006, Jersey Police, in the UK, were investigating child abuse by ‘carers’.

The commanding officer of the Jersey Sea Cadets was arrested for downloading pornographic images including some involving sea cadets.

The attitude of the Sea Cadet authorities of that time ’caused great concern’. (Cached)

There were several convictions for sexual offences involving officers of Jersey Sea Cadets.

Police began noticing links between the victims in those cases and other institutions on the island, including Haut de la Garenne.

Police call off Sea Cadets abuse inquiry

It was announced, in September 2008, that the police investigation of alleged child abuse at the Jersey Sea Cadets has been abandoned.

The Jersey police claim there is insufficient evidence.

The Sea Cadet force used Haut de la Garenne (child brothel).

The third scandalous Jersey case had happened Victoria College to whom the Haut de la Garenne was supplying young recruits.

The maths teacher, Andrew Jervis-Dykes, was jailed in 1999 for indecently assaulting six pupils who he plied with alcohol then abused in their beds during Naval Combined Cadet Force yachting.

He had pleaded guilt and was condemned to four years prison, as an isolated predator, as are all the members of the Zandvoort network, which includes Marc Dutroux.

https://belgianjustice.wordpress.com/2010/02/01/child-abuse-jersey-stinks-of-zandvoort/

A trapdoor leading down to a windowless room holding a single chair, and shackles were discovered during the refurbishment of the care home at the centre of the Jersey child abuse scandal, it has been claimed.

The sinister findings were allegedly uncovered four years ago when the property Haut de la Garenne in the east of the island was converted into a youth hostel after lying empty for 18 years.

The building, where a human skull was unearthed on Saturday, is the subject of an intense police search operation amid fears that the bodies of up to seven children could be buried there.

Two builders working on the site spoke of the alleged finds but the shackle claim was strenuously denied by a Jersey government source.

Robert Boutillier, one of the builders working at the home said: “We found some things that would send a chill down your spine.

“We found some shackles lying around the grounds.

“I picked them up. They were heavy shackles mounted on a wooden block. It was gruesome.

“We also found a pile of about five large canes. They had been removed from inside the building.”

Another builder from Houze Construction, who did not want to be named, said: “It was spooky, I felt like the place was haunted.

“There were shackles lying around. God knows what else was in there, I shudder to think.

“In one room there was a trapdoor leading down to this room which was pitch black. Inside was just this chair. I felt sick.”

But a government source insisted: “Nothing of that nature at all was found at the site.”

Police teams have focused on the home’s bricked-up cellar but were forced to suspend work over fears the structure may collapse. But forensic specialists will return to the scene on Wednesday.

News of the alleged findings came as child abuse offences – and claims that they were covered up – were linked to the island’s top public school and another Jersey care home.

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Maths teacher Andrew Jervis-Dykes was jailed in April 1999 for indecently assaulting six pupils at Victoria College who he plied with alcohol then abused in their beds during Naval Combined Cadet Force yachting trips between 1984 and 1993.

According to an independent report into the case, allegations about Jervis-Dykes surfaced in 1992 then again in 1994. Both times, the school’s headmaster Jack Hydes failed to notify the police or investigate further, the report said.

Former chief education officer of Buckinghamshire, Stephen Sharp, who conducted the inquiry, said Mr Hydes instructed his staff not to discuss the allegations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

He accused Mr Hydes and his deputy Piers Bakers – who was in charge of pupils alongside Jervis-Dykes on one yachting trip – of putting the interests of the college and supporting a colleague above protecting its pupils. The pair subsequently resigned from the school.

“If the correct procedure had been followed, it is most likely that Jervis-Dykes would have been suspended and perhaps arrested in 1992,” Mr Sharp said.

Senator Stuart Syvret, who is highly critical of the Jersey government’s record on child protection, accused officials of sweeping the issue under the carpet and demanded to know why the report had been kept secret.

“The reaction of the political establishment was to sweep this under the carpet and keep the veneer of respectability.

“This is just another example of concealment and cover up. They did the bare minimum, prosecuted one perpetrator.”

The Education Minister Senator Mike Verbert said the headteacher and deputy had been punished by dismissal. He defended keeping the report private: “The decision not to publish the report was taken to protect those children.”

Mr Syvret said he would write to Justice Minister Jack Straw later this week to ask for independent judges to oversee any possible prosecution in relation to Haut de la Garenne.

“I am going to ask him – in relation to the current child protection controversy – to appoint independent judges and prosecution,” he said.

Mr Syvret claimed there was evidence of abuse at schools and care homes across the island.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1579886/Jersey-care-home-had-shackles-and-trapdoor.html


 

STATES police officers tried to cover up abuse allegations against an ex-Victoria College teacher, a former detective has claimed.

Speaking at the Independent Jersey Care Inquiry, Anton Cornelissen said he began investigating claims into abuse by former teacher Andrew Jervis-Dykes in 1996 but that he was hampered as several members of the force attempted to hide the abuse allegations.

Mr Cornelissen claimed that crucial evidence went missing and was subsequently found in a colleague’s locker.

He also alleged that a former deputy head of the school, John Le Breton, who had left the college and become a Jurat, intervened by complaining to the Law Officers’ Department when an arrest warrant was issued.

The panel heard that Jurat Le Breton allegedly questioned the facts of the case and asked the Law Officers not to issue a warrant.

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It was claimed that former Victoria College deputy head John Le Breton, later a Jurat, asked the Law Officers not to issue an arrest warrant against teacher Andrew Jervis-Dykes

Mr Cornelissen said: ‘He had sight of it [the warrant] and he disputed the facts. I think he complained to the Attorney General or the Bailiff over the facts of the case to try to get the warrant stopped.’

Mr Cornelissen also claimed that when Mr Le Breton was still deputy head, he had been told about alleged abuse by a pupil but had not done anything and had ‘in effect bullied at least one pupil to not make a complaint against Andrew Jervis-Dykes’.

The inquiry yesterday entered a new phase in which it will examine the handling of the 2008 police investigation into historical sexual abuse, named Operation Rectangle.

Mr Cornelissen, who is originally from the UK, moved to Jersey in 1993 and was seconded to the Child Protection Team in 1996.

He began investigating claims that Jervis-Dykes had abused several pupils, but said that the only person who supported the investigation was Barry Faudemer, the then head of the Child Protection Team.

He added that many of his colleagues in the force were ex-Victoria College pupils who did not want their school ‘dragged through the mud’ and therefore did not offer any support to the investigation.

Mr Cornelissen said that a short-time later, his secondment was ended when he refused to pass on confidential information about the Victoria College investigation to another colleague – Derek Upton – who was not part of the inquiry.

The case was dropped shortly after Detective Sergeant Roger Pryke took over the Child Protection Team.

However, Mr Cornelissen, who has since retired, and Mr Faudemer began reinvestigating the case about a year later, but claimed that many of the problems remained.

He said: ‘It harped back to the old thing that “we don’t want Victoria College investigated”.’

He added that he was ‘mortified’ to think that potential victims had not been contacted in a year after he was taken off the initial investigation.

During the second stage of the Victoria College inquiry, Mr Cornelissen claimed that evidence went missing from his desk, including pictures, slides and an index box containing vital witness information. He said that the index box was later found in Roger Pryke’s locker.

Mr Cornelissen said: ‘The index box was very important because up to that point there was nowhere else that had the victim witness details, and I had made a summary.

‘It was a crucial bit of evidence and of course it went missing.

‘I don’t know how it ended up in Roger Pryke’s locker – it was in a large brown evidence sack.’

Jervis-Dykes was jailed for four years in 1999.


http://jerseyeveningpost.com/news/2015/12/03/abuse-inquiry-latest-police-in-cover-up-bid-over-abuse-claims-against-teacher/#CZxeTRvJ5j4MWb8Z.99


Sexual abuse of cadets ‘was covered up by officials who urged victims not to tell police’

The Ministry of Defence has reportedly paid out more than £2m to victims of abuse in the cadets

Almost 100 cadet force instructors have been dismissed in the past five years after allegations of sex abuse and leaders repeatedly tried to cover up past allegations, an investigation has found.

Parents of cadets who had been abused were encouraged not to go to the police as cadet organisations tried to hush up the accusations, it is alleged.

A total of 363 sexual abuse allegations, both current and historic, have been made across the Army, Air and Sea cadet forces since 2012, according to a seven-month BBC Panorama investigation.

Lawyers representing victims of the abuse claimed the scale was likely to rival scandals in the Catholic Church and the Jimmy Savile case.

The Army, Air and Sea Cadets are between them one of Britain’s largest youth groups and are responsible for nearly 130,000 children in more than 3,000 clubs across the country.

Former cadets who said they had been abused in the 1980s told the programme that when their parents or loved ones raised concerns, they were urged not to tell the police.

To date the Ministry of Defence has paid out over £2 million to victims of the abuse.

David McClenaghan, head of law firm Bolt Burdon Kemp’s abuse department representing victims said: “I have absolutely no doubts that the abuse in the cadets will mirror the other scandals like the Jimmy Savile case, like the abuse in the Scouts, like abuse in the Catholic Church.”

One victim identified only as Martin said he was 12 when he was “systematically abused and raped repeatedly over many years” by his commanding officer Brian Leonard, at Tennal Grange cadet base in Birmingham.

He told the programme: “You are trained to follow orders and you are trained to respect the officers and do as they tell you.

“That includes having to lie on the floor on a dirty blanket and just lie there and… take it like a man.”

The programme spoke to 10 men who were abused by Leonard in the 1980s.

Martin said: “The thing was it was so blatantly obvious, it was almost as if it was hidden in full sight.”

A girlfriend of one of the victims threatened to report Leonard to the police in 1987, but cadet officers pressured her to keep quiet.

The sergeant said he would take a statement from her, but warned her not to approach the police. No investigation into Leonard was ever carried out. He died in 1996, having never faced justice.

Another victim, identified only as Tony’ was 14 when he joined Cheshunt Sea Cadets, in Hertfordshire, in 1979. He alleged he was abused by his commanding officer Alan Waters on a weekend trip away.

Terrified of returning, he told his parents, whose complaints led to a home visit from two Sea Cadet officers, in full uniform.

Tony’s parents were dissuaded from approaching the police by the officers, as this could lead to the closure of the groups. In return for not taking matters further, they were promised that Waters would be moved from looking after children.

But Waters was just moved to another division of sea cadets in North London, where another instructor raised concern. The Royal Navy captain in charge of all the sea cadet corps responded that the allegations against Waters were “thoroughly investigated – and not proved.”

In 2006 Waters was found guilty in Mumbai of raping and abusing boys at an orphanage run by his naval friend, Duncan Grant. Two years later they won an appeal, which was later quashed.

Waters returned to the UK in 2012 and made to sign the sex offenders register. Despite this until March 2017 he still held a position in a naval veteran’s organisation – Honorary Secretary of HMS President Retired Officers Association.

Figures released under the Freedom of Information Act revealed police have investigated 282 allegations of abuse in the past five years and 99 instructors have been dismissed.

An MOD spokesman said: “Child sexual abuse is an abhorrent crime, and we have robust procedures in place to protect cadets. This includes all adults who work with children undergoing mandatory security and background checks, rigorous disclosure procedures and regular safeguarding training. We encourage anyone who has been a victim, or knows someone who has, to report it to the police.”

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/07/04/sexual-abuse-cadets-covered-officials-urged-victims-not-tell/?WT.mc_id=tmg_share_tw

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

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles are the patrons of the Sea Cadet Corps, while Prince Andrew is the Admiral of the Sea Cadet Corps.

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HC Deb 22 June 1984 vol 62 cc659-66

Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. Archie Hamilton.]

While I am extolling the virtues of the ATC, I should say that it is just one of the many cadet forces which exist; in all, the ATC, the Army Cadet Force, the Sea Cadet Corps and the Combined Cadet Force offer places for over 140,000 young people. I believe both my hon. Friend and I were members of CCF at school. My comments about the ATC apply to all these bodies.

The ATC has a long list of people who have passed through its squadrons and go on to make a distinguished career for themselves in adult life. Many are senior RAF officers, including the present Chief of Air Staff. Others have come to prominence in all walks of civilian life, among them John Conteh, Richard Burton, Jimmy Savile and my hon. Friend the Member for Bury St. Edmunds (Mr. Griffiths).None of this work or achievement would be possible without the many thousands of hours which the volunteer instructors devote to the corps. Although there is a small staff at HQ air cadets and the Ministry of Defence directs policy, the success of the whole scheme rests on the largely unpaid work of people such as Warrant Officer Moss. The instruction and week-by-week work with the cadets is borne by 6,500 commissioned and warrant officers and civilian instructors who are, for the most part, unpaid.

http://hansard.millbanksystems.com/commons/1984/jun/22/warrant-officer-j-e-moss

Sir Jimmy Savile was a member of the Air Training Corps before being conscripted as a Bevin Boy.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/7312004.stm

 

The cadets of 208 (North Leeds) Squadron

The squadron, based at Towerhurst, on Oakwood Lane, were one of hundreds of Air Training Corps set up on February 5, 1941, with King George VI as Air Commodore-in-Chief. Among the early recruits was Leeds’s own Sir Jimmy Savile.

http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/leeds-air-cadets-squadron-flies-high-1-3058421

BBC Panorama has uncovered evidence of repeated cover-ups of historical sex abuse in Britain’s cadet forces.

Victims have spoken for the first time of senior cadet leaders covering up complaints, and pressurising families against going to the police.

Overseen by the Ministry of Defence, the cadets is one of the UK’s largest youth bodies with 130,000 members.

The MoD has paid more than £2m to cadet abuse victims, and says it has “robust procedures in place to protect cadets”.

According to Freedom of Information requests, in the last five years 363 sexual abuse allegations – both historical and current – have been made across the UK for the Army, Air and Sea Cadets.

Some 282 cases have been referred to the police and 99 volunteers have been dismissed.

Panorama’s seven-month investigation focused chiefly on uncovering a pattern of historical abuse – conducted by a number of different cadet leaders – in Glasgow, Birmingham and Hertfordshire.

‘Take it like a man’

Martin: “I’ll never know who I should have been”

Martin was 12 when he was “systematically abused and raped repeatedly over many years” by his commanding officer Brian Leonard, at Tennal Grange cadet base in Birmingham.

He told Panorama: “You are trained to follow orders and you are trained to respect the officers and do as they tell you.

“That includes having to lie on the floor on a dirty blanket and just lie there and… take it like a man.”

Panorama has spoken to 10 men who were abused by Leonard in the 1980s.

Brian Leonard

 Martin’s Commanding Officer Brian Leonard (right) died in 1996, having never faced justice.

Martin says: “The thing was it was so blatantly obvious, it was almost as if it was hidden in full sight.”

A girlfriend of one of the victims (who has chosen to remain anonymous) threatened to report Leonard to the police in 1987, but cadet officers pressured her to keep quiet.

The sergeant said he would take a statement from her, but warned her not to approach the police. No investigation into Leonard was ever carried out.

Leonard died in 1996, having never faced justice.

Parents pressured

 Tony’s attacker was not suspended, he was promoted and moved to another division

Tony was 14 when he joined Cheshunt Sea Cadets, in Hertfordshire, in 1979.

He said he woke to find his commanding officer Alan Waters at his bedside while he was on a weekend trip away.

Tony told Panorama: “I looked down and I was exposed… There was no doubt in my mind that he was touching me, no doubt in my mind whatsoever.”

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.

Alan Waters
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.

‘Stuck in my mind’

Joe was plied with alcohol and assaulted at his commanding officer’s flat

Joe joined the Glasgow Highlanders Army Cadets in 1988 when he was 11. His Commanding Officer, John Fitzpatrick, would invite cadets to his flat, ply them with alcohol and sit them in front of pornographic films before bedtime.

Joe told Panorama: “I mean real hardcore stuff that I’ve never seen since I was in that guy’s company…

“Images that have stuck in my mind to this day… if anybody had put images like that near my kids, I’d want to kill them.”

On four occasions, Joe woke up to find Fitzpatrick sexually assaulting him.

Fitzpatrick then and now

 Fitzpatrick (left in the 1980s, right in 2016) was sentenced to two years in prison last year

Panorama has discovered that before Joe was abused, another cadet instructor – Gordon – had received complaints that Fitzpatrick had sexually assaulted another boy.

There were two young witnesses. Gordon went straight to the police, but instead of being congratulated his boss was furious.

Gordon told Panorama the boy’s parents defied pressure from senior cadet figures and told the police.

The case went to trial – but Fitzpatrick was found “not proven”. He was welcomed back into the cadets – taking up the position of CO again.

However, last year, Fitzpatrick was charged with lewd and libidinous behaviour against Joe and three other boys. This time the case was proven and he was sentenced to two years in prison.

The Birmingham case was one of the first cadet cases taken on by David McClenaghan, a child abuse solicitor from law firm BBK.

He told Panorama: “I have absolutely no doubt that the abuse in the cadets will mirror the other scandals like the Jimmy Savile case, like the abuse in the scouts, like abuse in the Catholic church.”

The National Association for People Abused in Childhood (Napac) says no sphere of society is immune.

Allegations of sexual abuse in the cadets

But Napac’s chief executive Gabrielle Shaw said the figures obtained by Panorama indicated that people were now more confident about coming forward to report abuse.

She added: “The onus is now on institutions such as the armed forces to deal fully and promptly with reported allegations.”

The MoD told Panorama that today all adults who work with children undergo mandatory security and background checks, rigorous disclosure procedures and regular safeguard training.

A spokesman said: “We encourage anyone who has been a victim or knows someone who has to report it to the police.”

The Marine Society and Sea Cadets (MSSC) apologised unreservedly for any hurt in regard to the case of Alan Waters and said what had happened was “not reflective of our organisation today”.

The Marine Society and Sea Cadets (MSSC)  Patron: HM The Queen
In 2004 the Marine Society merged with the Sea Cadet Association to form the Marine Society & Sea Cadets. In 2010 the Marine Cadet Detachments, of which there are about 100 in Sea Cadet Units across the UK, were officially renamed Royal Marines Cadets, while remaining part of the Sea Cadet family.
A charity registered in England and Wales 313013 and in Scotland SC037808.

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

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

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


 


Paul Burrell/Royal Yacht Britannia orgy scandal

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

1981 COMMANDER OF THE ROYAL BRITANNIA:

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

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

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

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

He was a Younger Brother of Trinity House.

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

 

The ‘gay mafia’ of the royal household

09/11/2002

Paul Burrell

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

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

1997

Burrell received the Royal Victorian Medal


09/11/2002

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

https://twitter.com/Snowfaked

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

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

Rape tape that set royal alarm bells ringing

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

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

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

The alleged rapist works closely with Charles.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mr Burrell sobbed in the arms of his defence lawyer, Lord Carlile, as the decision was announced.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/2385663.stm


Tape went missing after her death. Burrell saved

from testifying at last minute.

The Queen’s intervention in the Paul Burrell case

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

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

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Just over two weeks after Jimmy Savile emerged from his heart operation, Princess Diana was killed in a car crash in Paris. He was invited to the funeral service at Westminster Abbey but was too weak to attend.

In our final interview, I asked Savile again about his relationships with the royals. ‘What you’ve got to realise is how many books have been written about them by people who don’t really know them,’ he said. ‘Paul Burrell and people like that.’

I put it to him that having worked as Diana’s butler for ten years, Burrell must have surely known her better than most. ‘Yes, he did,’ said Savile, suddenly changing his tune.

‘I helped him get out of his court case.’

In 2002, Burrell was charged with the theft of items belonging to the Princess of Wales but the trial collapsed when it emerged the Queen had spoken to him and a public interest immunity certificate was presented to the court.

‘That was something else,’ smiled Savile, leaning back in his chair, eyes tightly closed as if mentally picturing the next brick being laid on the wall.

‘Nobody could get him off the hook. The entire world had him on the hook. He fell out with [Diana’s] trustees … Paul was very upset about this and because he was so upset, he was a danger, you see.

So they invented this thing that he’d half-inched some of her gear, which he hadn’t.’

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Jimmy Savile and Prince Philip 1998

(Janet Cope showed me a 1998 letter from Paul Burrell in which Diana’s former butler said how much he was looking forward to ‘spending some quality time with Jimmy.

 

I need some sound and wise advice from him as he always knows the right answer.’)

Savile pointed to my tape recorder and told me to turn it off…

pg  410-413

In Plain Sight: the Life and Lies of Jimmy Savile by Dan Davies


 

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

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

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

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

Arthur Colin Tucker & Paul Burrell (Laughing Duck)

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

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


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

Arthur Colin Tucker ‘list’ of paedophiles ?

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

link

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

L.D. Inns Limited

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

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

 

L.D. Inns Limited

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


ORGY on the Royal Yacht Britannia

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

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

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


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


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

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

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

and what dna and other evidence it might contain…


11 Britannia Crewmen Charged In Sex Scandal 

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

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

Britannia /Havers/Hayman/Dickens 1981

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

 


 

 

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

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

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

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

 

Agent: Mossack Fonseca



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


 


Plymouth

March 17, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Inside the mind of Plymouth’s most notorious paedophile

April 08, 2017

goadmarket

William Goad was a millionaire whose career began on a market stall

One of Britain’s most prolific paedophiles – Plymouth businessman William Goad – stopped attempting suicide in prison after he believed he would be freed six years into his life sentence.

Goad, of Ford Park Road, was jailed for life at Plymouth Crown Court in October 2004 after he pleaded guilty to sexually abusing young boys.

During his sentencing hearing, prosecutor Martin Meeke QC, told the court: “It is believed there has been no single defendant with more victims than this man.”

Millionaire Goad was branded a ‘voracious, calculating, predatory and violent homosexual paedophile’ who had once boasted of beating his own ‘record’ of abusing 142 boys in a year

In that time he set up and ran the Mount Gould Camping Club, opened the Cornish Market World in St Austell with a business partner, and later opened a children’s play zone Ben’s Playworld in the same area.

The ‘strictly private and confidential’ minutes revealed how a man revealed during counselling how as a child he was abused by a paedophile gang, naming Goad as the ringleader. The psychiatrist revealed to the group the man had gone to police “in the summer of 1994” and listed other children also abused and names of “some of the paedophiles concerned”.

The minutes revealed how Goad’s house was “kitted out like a boys club” and that “in payment of the abuse the children suffered they were all given BMX bikes”

Some of the abused boys’ parents “had debts paid or overlooked and some were taken away for weekends by Bill Goad and associates”.

The minutes noted: “The weekends away were spent in other large cities such as London and Manchester where the boys were shared with other men in these cities.

“The boys were threatened to keep quiet and were paid off.”

Most ominously, the minutes noted: “It appears that some prominent men in society have or did have associations with this ring.”

http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/britain-s-worst-abuser-william-goad-hoped-to-be-set-free-six-years-after-being-jailed/story-30256800-detail/story.html


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

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

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

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

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

Timeline of a Child Rapist 4 – William Alexander Goad

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


Lord Justice Sir Peregrine Simon, Justice Simon – William Goad

Andover rapist, Ronald Bennett, jail term cut by judges 

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

5 Mar 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Lord Justice Sir Peregrine Simon

Justice Simon – William Goad

Andover rapist, Ronald Bennett, jail term cut by judges

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

Lord Justice Simon,

Mr Justice Soole and

Mr Justice Blake.

Justice Blake.

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

5 Mar 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

February 22, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Justice Michael Soole

Justice Holroyde / Sir Timothy Victor Holroyde

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

Lord Justice Simon commented:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Before: The Hon. Mr Justice Blake

Between R(On the Application of Carol Pounder)

v.

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

Youth Justice Board

Serco Home Affairs Limited

Lancashire County Council

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

 Justice Holroyde

British court refuses to extradite suspected American paedophile

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(Lord Alistair McAlpine involved)


US alleged paedophile Roger Giese set for extradition

  • 14 August 2017
  • From the section Hampshire & Isle of Wight

An alleged paedophile who was on the FBI’s most wanted list can be extradited to the USA, a judge has ruled.

US national Roger Giese, 42, is wanted for trial in California, charged with sexually abusing a boy under the age of 14 between 1998 and 2002.

His counsel had argued conditions in US prisons and an extended custody threat meant he should not be sent back.

The Secretary of State will now make a final decision on the case.

District judge Margot Coleman said she had thought a “great deal” about the case before ruling against Mr Giese at Westminster Magistrates’ Court.

Mr Giese emptied his bank account and fled to the UK on the eve of his trial in 2007, leaving his family behind.

He is wanted in Orange County after allegedly befriending the child when working as a voice coach for the All-American Boys Chorus in 1998.

As well as child sex offences, US Federal authorities also issued a warrant for Mr Giese’s arrest on a charge of “unlawful flight to avoid prosecution”.

The married former choirmaster was eventually traced to a Hampshire village where he was living under a different name, working for a PR company, and cohabiting with a woman who knew nothing of his true identity.

Since 2014, a series of extradition battles have been fought after the Home Office certified a request from the US.

Mr Giese’s removal was previously blocked by High Court judges on human rights grounds.

He now has 14 days to appeal against the decision.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-hampshire-40927609


 

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

William Goad

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


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

 February 28, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The matter was referred upwards to another senior officer.

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

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

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

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

One of them was Det Con Foulden.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“I believe he was feeding Goad statements.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

He said: “Foulden interviewed several boys.

“He was one of the main investigators.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“It could have given us a lot of information.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“There is still so much that needs answering.

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

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

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

IvyBridge area

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

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

August 08, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


 MISC

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Commodore Charles Howeson

Lieutenant Colonel Bear Grylls.

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

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

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

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

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


David Cameron’s freebie trip to South Africa

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Clients

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

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

Design

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



 


1989 FO Gib in Wintex, Commander Charles Howeson


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

Charles Howeson

NHS Property Services Ltd

Duchy of Somerset Estates Ltd

SPS Ltd

First Great Western Trains Advisory Board

Bermuda Institute of Oceanic Studies

Coutts and Co Bankers

WaterFuture Customer Panel (Exeter

Harvey Nash PLC

Crownhill Estates Limited

Buckland Corporate Finance Ltd

Eko-Tek Power Limited

Estates of the 19th Duke of Somerset

Millfields Community Economic Development Trust

Plymouth Area Business Council

RNH (WE)Ltd

Millfields Estate Management Company

UK Railway Heritage Trust

Seaton Area Residents Association

Local Engagement Forum (Bristol)

Customer Scrutiny Group (Wessex)

Customer Challenge Group (Cholderton)

Customer Engagement Planning Forum (Bournemouth)

Honorary Doctorate in Management (University of

Plymouth)

Honorary Captain Royal Naval Reserve

The Plymouth Drake Foundation

The Britannia Association – Alumni of Royal Naval College

Dartmouth

Tomorrows People

Eko-Tek South West Ltd,

Eko Tek Power Ltd,

Crownhill Estates Ltd,

Buckland Corporate Finance Ltd,

Stonehouse Waterfront Developments Ltd,

RNH (WE) Ltd,

DCM (Jersey) Ltd,

Radio Plymouth Ltd

Charles Howeson and Associates (Sole Trader)


Stonehouse Barracks/

30 Commando (IX) Royal Marines:

 

Rev James Francis Naval Chaplain

James Francis – before 2012, he served with 30 Commando (IX) Royal Marines

Padre James Francis RN outside the Chaplaincy Centre at
HMS Seahawk
The Reverend James Stephen Francis, a chaplain in the Royal Navy
What would the vicar of 13 years do if he wasn’t
a vicar? “
I think my ideal job would be working as
the director of a charity in London, specialising in
street and hostel work.
It was the sort of thing I did before ordination.”
..Cadet…
became a deacon in 1999,
became a priest in 2007, Seahawk Culdros positition since 2012,

Rev Revelation‏ @revelation_rev

Williams resign? Welby didn’t notice abuse at a camp. In another case revd James Francis arrested for procurement. He is Mr A in Gibb report
11 Aug 2017
FRANCIS. The Revd James Francis, Royal Navy Chaplain, now Royal Naval Chaplain of the Armed Forces Chaplaincy Centre, Amport House (Royal Naval Chaplaincy Service).
Kent’s chaplain,  Revd James Francis, known as “Battle bish”
Truro Diocese

HMS SEAHAWK

Chaplain: The Revd James Francis (James)

http://www.trurodiocese.org.uk/directory-live/chaplains/

The Rev’d James Francis RN | Regional Chaplain, Chaplain of St Ann’s & Chaplaincy Team Leader| HM Naval Base & Portsmouth Flotilla

http://hmscavalier.org.uk/information/pg1.htm

St Ann’s Church is an Anglican chapel within Her Majesty’s Naval Base Portsmouth. It is regarded as the spiritual home of the Royal Navy, [1]

In October 2012, the church held ceremonies marking the 30th anniversary of the Falklands War, attended by Princess Anne. [5] As of 2015 the current chaplain is Revd. James Francis, RN.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_Ann%27s_Church,_HMNB_Portsmouth

 

HMS Kent returned to her namesake county and home port of Dover to mark the 101st anniversary of the Battle of the Falklands.

Royal Navy Chaplain Reverend James Francis commenced the Ship’s four day visit with a Church service on the Flight Deck to commemorate the 8 personnel from HMS Kent who gave their lives at the Battle of the Falkands on 8 December 1914.

In a bracing wind, and with Dover Castle as the backdrop, the Ship’s Company remembered the battle and honoured those who took part with a minutes silence.

The Lord Warden, Admiral of the Fleet and Constable The Lord Boyce GCB, OBE, DL, a former First Sea Lord and Chief of Defence staff, attended lunch on board in his capacity as Lord Warden of the Cinque ports, hosted by Commanding Officer Commander Dan Thomas Royal Navy and was greeted by a Ceremonial Guard and Rule Britannia over the main broadcast.

He was accompanied by other dignitaries, such as the Mayor of Dover, Mayor of Hythe and Speaker of the Cinque Ports, Head of the Dover Harbour Board, the Registrar of Cinque Ports, the Receiver General of Canterbury Cathedral and the Master of the Mercers Livery Company, an important and longstanding affiliate of HMS Kent. 

A CBBC team, accompanied by two children who would like to be chefs in the future, filmed in the Ship’s Galley all day during preparations for two VIP events; one is keen to join the Royal Navy when she is old enough.

Kent’s Chefs thoroughly enjoyed having the children help out in the Galley and the children benefited from talking to the Ship’s two 18 year old chefs who recently left HMS Raleigh. HMS Kent is looking forward to seeing the episode of ‘All About the Workplace’ air later this year!

https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/news-and-latest-activity/news/2015/december/16/151216-hms-kent-visits-dover

Wish @AmberRuddHR would address with @RoyalNavy & @c_of_e about Revd James Francis RN Chaplain arrested for procurement. #coverup@the abbey
Graham‏ @Graham1munro
Calls for Carey to stand down. But Welby sat on the Smyth abuse in 2013 and made no attempt to contact the reporting victim ? No one has !!

Omg any other job and sex offence = sack. = fast track for Revd James Francis arrested for procurement. Also Mr A in Gibb Report

2013 Westminster Abbey Report to Queen – Simon Gay retired after 30 years as counter-tenor lay vicar.

http://www.westminster-abbey.org/__data/assets/pdf_file/0004/83380/2634_WA_Annual_review_WEB.pdf

...the strange status of Westminster Abbey that governs its most famous function, as a national shrine to house great state events. The abbey rejoices in the title “royal peculiar,” which means it is neither a parish church nor a cathedral, and answerable only to the sovereign. Its clergy are appointed by the crown (through 10 Downing Street) and have uncommon access to the power brokers in British society.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/24/arts/music/westminster-abbey-and-choir-prepares-for-royal-wedding.html

The Holy See invites Westminster Abbey choir to sing at St Peter’s in Rome

2012

The invitation to Rome came after Pope Benedict XVI visited the Abbey in September 2010

http://www.blessedsacramentuki.org/westminster-abbey-choir-to-sing-at-st-peters-in-rome/

The Royal Wedding Ceremony – Westminster Abbey Choir

^^ (clipping) It is earlier this year – but it seems no one wants to do anything about Revd James Francis ?

Revd James Francis RN Chaplain outed +Peter Ball yet he was linked with Ball and Simon Gay. How many other connections?

 


https://www.churchofengland.org/media/3999908/report-of-the-peter-ball-review-210617.pdf

2012 Westminster Abbey – Simon Gay retired after 30 years as counter-tenor lay vicar.

http://www.westminster-abbey.org/__data/assets/pdf_file/0004/83380/2634_WA_Annual_review_WEB.pdf


Richard Scorer‏ @Richard_Scorer

report on Bishop Ball a damning indictment of how the establishment in this country protect their own.

Princess Anne horseback riding/disabled/Savile

Prince Andrew and Savile


White Ensign Association and Royal Navy Submarine Association

Baroness Thatcher was one of the guests of honour at a reception held yesterday at the Royal Navy Submarine Museum to launch the book Commander-in-Chief, a celebration of the life of Admiral of the Fleet, Lord Fieldhouse of Gosport, by Captain Basil Watson. Vice Admiral Sir Roy Newman, Chairman of the Museum, was also present. Admiral Sir Jock Slater, Chairman of the White Ensign Association, Lady Fieldhouse and Admiral Sir Jonathan Band, Commander-in-Chief Fleet spoke. Among the guests were: Admiral of the Fleet Sir Henry Leach, Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire Captain Sir Donald Gosling, Field Marshal Lord Bramall, Air Marshal Sir John Curtiss, Admiral Lord Boyce, Vice Admiral Sir James Burnell-Nugent, the Mayor of Gosport, Mr Peter Viggers MP and Mrs Mary Fagan.

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/reception-zltmsgdj5rk


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Stoke Mandeville Hospital Paedophile Ring – Sir Jimmy Savile, Dr Michael Salmon, Dreamflight Charity

Dr Michael Anthony Salmon, (pictured above right) in his role as chief medical officer of Dreamflight.

Dr Michael Salmon is a convicted paedophile who worked alongside Sir Jimmy Savile at Stoke Mandeville Hospital


Update: Jan 10 2017

Is this jumbo jet Christmas party with Jimmy Savile – the BA charity project Skyride – the inspiration for Dreamflight?

“Christmas jumbo jet party for children” in 1985 in England)

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Children’s Christmas Party on Board a Jumbo Jet – Jimmy Savile with Partygoers  1985

 

Dreamflight was co-founded in 1986 by Patricia Pearce MBE and Derek Pereira, both of whom worked for British Airways – co-founders Derek Pereira and Pat Pearce, former British Airways flight engineer and flight attendant respectively

 

Patricia had previously helped to organise a BA project, Skyride, which raised money to take underprivileged children on a one-hour ‘Christmas party’ flight. Patricia and Derek decided to go a step further and raise money to take deserving children to Walt Disney World, and Dreamflight was born.

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Derek Pereira had just helped organise a one-hour flight to give children the chance to experience a plane trip and thought that he could do something much more exciting.

 

Jimmy Savile and Derek Pereira would have likely known each other from Stoke Mandeville:

Mr Pereira had first become involved with the disabled when he volunteered to help at the Stoke Mandeville handicapped games in England in 1983.

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At a party for the participants (of the one hour flight) he announced that he wanted to take a plane of children to Florida the following year.

The following morning he received offers of support, which led to the start of a mission that gives hundreds of children the chance to fly to Florida, US, and visit Disneyworld, Seaworld, and other places every year.

Determined to make Dreamflight a reality, Mr Pereira approached the then airline chief medical officer who agreed to pass the information on to the BA chairman Sir Colin Marshall, who turned down the idea.

Mr Pereira promised to do the flight with no cost to the airline by raising money.

Sir Colin gave him the go-ahead but there were still major obstacles to overcome, such as finding money for the flight’s tariff of $100,000 (BD37,800).

However, a British Post Office party brought in $2,000 (BD756), followed by a donation of $10,000 (BD3,780) from an investment company and that was the start.

Children chosen for the trip were sick, but they had to be fit enough to travel.

Although Dreamflight was supposed to be a one-off event there was so much support for it that it continued on an annual basis and was registered as a charity, with Mr Pereira as a trustee.

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Dr Salmon on far right – is the woman next to him, Dr Salmon’s nurse wife?

Dreamflight 1987 – 1:45 on the video. https://youtu.be/p0RJ3ksYAn4?t=106

 

Shortly before his first arrest, Salmon was hailed by Princess Diana for taking 300 ill and disabled children to Disney World in Florida. He was asked to join the inaugural Dreamflight charity trip, co-founded by former British Airways cabin crew member Patricia Pearce in 1987, as chief medical officer. The former doctor said he was phoned by British Airways and asked to pick 300 ‘very sick and handicapped’ children who would benefit from the once-in-a-lifetime experience. Princess Diana waved the flight off from Heathrow Airport, with 298 young children aboard, including one of the girls who later claimed Salmon indecently touched her during a medical appointment.

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Michael Salmon (far right) with Diana at the 1987 Dreamflight
@ :33
and here is Salmon with Diana

Dreamflight is a registered UK charity that changes young lives through taking seriously ill and disabled children, without their parents, on the holiday of a lifetime to Orlando, Florida. The first Dreamflight trip was in November 1987


Dreamflight was co-founded in 1986 by Patricia Pearce and Derek Pereira, both of whom worked for British Airways. Patricia had previously helped to organise a BA project, Skyride, which raised money to take &underprivileged children on a one-hour ‘Christmas party’ flight. Patricia and Derek decided to go a step further and raise money to take deserving children to Walt Disney World, and Dreamflight was born.

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 Rolf Harris part of the first Dreamflight

 

The stars started to arrive to meet the children.  These included  Bobby Moore, Steve Davis, Rolf Harris, Roy Castle, Pete Murray, Liz Frazer, Michael Strachan, Floella Benjamin, The Bucks Fizz group and Jimmy Tarbuck.”

“In the early years Rolf Harris and Jeremy Beadle would come along to the pre-trip party and entertain the children.”

My Dream Flights by Patricia Pearce MBE

(pg 68/pg95)


‘In the 1970s Jimmy Savile had a financial interest in Le Cardinal/Maison Royale nightclubs in Glen Fern Road. I often used to see him in that area of the town.

I think he took part in the torchlight run with Ken Baily and Roy Castle as part of Bmth Carnival Week.

He would have loved this young people orientated event too. Similar to Jersey Battle of Flowers Parade by look of it which he attended, and with choosing a Miss Bournemouth…

When I was a child, growing up on the mean streets of Bournemouth, Roy Castle always seemed to have pride of place in the carnival parade every summer.

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In a summer that witnessed Secretary of State for War John Profumo resign over his affair with Christine Keeler, £2.3 million stolen in the Great Train Robbery in Buckinghamshire and Pauline Reade’s disappearance on her way to a dance in Manchester, the first victim of what would later be known as the Moors Murders, Jimmy Savile’s moneymaking bandwagon rolled into Great Yarmouth where he was compère for a seasonal showcase at the Royal Aquarium.

The main attraction was teenage singing sensation Helen Shapiro, who had first topped the charts as a 14-year-old. Among those lower down on the bill were Roy Castle and an upcoming comedian by the name of Ronnie Corbett.

pg 171, In Plain Sight, The Life and Lies of Jimmy Savile – Dan Davies

Aged ten, Shapiro was a singer with “Susie and the Hula Hoops,” (with her cousin, 60s singer, Susan Singer) a school band which included Marc Bolan (then using his real name of Mark Feld) as guitarist.

She played the role of Nancy in Lionel Bart‘s musical, Oliver!

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

Stamford Hill also seemed to produce alot of the celebs and music stars of the day, Helen Shapiro, Marc Bolan, Malcolm McLaren.

 

ten-year-old local girl Helen Shapiro was singing in a group called Susie and the Hula Hoops, along with a boy called Markie Feld, later to change his name to Marc Bolan. Two years on, in 1962, she’d have two number one hits. In ’59 she and Markie were both members of Stamford Hill Boys and Girls Club in Montefiore House (now replaced by a block of flats just south of Holmleigh Road), as were Alan Sugar, one day to get knighted for services to himself, and Malcolm Edwards, soon to become Malcolm McLaren.
http://www.uncarved.org/blog/2011/08…stamford-hill/

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Update: 

Susie, former wife of Dr Michael Salmon,  who sexually abused girls at the Stoke Mandeville hospital where Jimmy Savile raped children, claims she was “shocked” at what her husband had done

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Image result for dr michael salmon wife

6 Feb 2015

Mrs Salmon attended everyday of the first trial. His wife Susie, who has stood by him throughout proceedings, sobbed as he was taken down to the cells.

His wife, to whom he has been married since 1979 (married 37 years as of 2016) claims she didn’t know about his abuse…she had no idea what had happened

Mrs Salmon did not attend the latest trial, but she admitted she went everyday of the first trial ‘because I needed to know exactly what he was being accused of and make up my own mind.’

Mrs Salmon was adamant ‘I was very shocked’ what her then husband had done – and she had no idea what had happened.

ww:

Well that can’t be true –

How could she not know and be “shocked” when she was married to him when he was first jailed and convicted of abusing children in 1990 and then remained married to him

 

On release from prison, Salmon lived at Woodgreen in the New Forest area of Hampshire with his wife Susie, pursuing his interests in butterflies and photography. More recently the couple set up home in Park Lane, Salisbury, before he was once more charged with sexually abusing youngsters. His wife has stood by him, supporting him each day in court during his five-week trial.