Successful Surgery On King George VI!

Previous posts have discussed a number of Top Docs who were either officially Top Docs to the Royal Family or who, such as Prof Geoffrey Chamberlain, were good mates with Top Docs to the Royal Family (see ‘Wimmin’s Wellbeing – The Fortnum and Mason Connection’) and were part of Dafydd and Gwynne’s network, very effectively protecting them from investigation, yet alone prosecution. Gwynne the Royal Lobotomist seems to have been the man with the direct connections/friendships with Royal Docs, Dafydd having spent his career blackmailing people and reminding them just how much wrongdoing will be revealed should any complaints be followed up. That is not surprising, as the rot seems to have been in an advanced state at the North Wales Hospital Denbigh years before Dafydd arrived there to assist.

It seems that Gwynne did something so dreadful in 1957 that it needed the despatching of a few Gov’t Ministers to conceal it including Dennis Vosper the Minister of Health. This was followed by another Gov’t reshuffle not long afterwards and eventually Macmillan’s Night of the Long Knives to then kick Gwynne’s mates out of the Cabinet. See previous posts’. Dafydd qualified as a Top Doc in 1957 and promptly arrived at Denbigh to join Gwynne’s party, being touted as the Nice Young Doctor who was a Radical Welsh Nationalist. Dafydd cared about Little Welsh People!

My post ‘Cymro 007’ discussed how reinforcements in the shape of a security services officer in the guise of Geraint Morgan QC targeted north Wales in 1951; Geraint finally got himself elected as the Tory MP for Denbigh in 1959 and retained the seat until 1983, when the constituency disappeared in a reorganisation. That itself seems to have been yet another exercise in armour plating Gwynne and guess what, more candidates for election queued up who were just as keen as Geraint to ensure that no questions were ever asked about the North Wales Hospital at all.

Previous posts have discussed how much effort was being put into ensuring that Bertrand Russell in particular as well as his friends who lived in the Croesor area were provided with services from Gwynne and later Dafydd. However Russell didn’t relocate to the area until 1955. Sir Clough Williams-Ellis and his wife Amabel, the centre of the Welsh Bloomsbury Set, had lived at Llanfrothen/Cwm Croesor since the early years of the 20th century and were undoubtedly something to do with the bomb proofing of Gwynne and his predecessors. People have been asking me if I think that Clough conducted himself in the manner of Bertrand Russell re serious sexual exploitation; I have no idea, but some of his network did. In these situations, it is always difficult to work out whether someone themselves is participating in organised abuse or whether they are protecting friends/family who are. I suspect that much of the problem is a result of people protecting others…

‘Cymru 007’ described how heavyweight MPs protected Denbigh and Cwm Croesor as far back as the later years of the 19th century and how Denbigh, an asylum in a Welsh speaking area that in those days was isolated and difficult to reach, had a high number of patients being funded by English local authorities even in the 19th century. Then there was Queen Victoria’s financial contribution to the building of the North Wales Hospital; it would not have been built without that because the Welsh authorities claimed that there was insufficient need for such an institution and refused to cough up. See post ‘Cymro 007’.

It would appear that from its very establishment, the North Wales Hospital was inexplicably receiving patients who were not from north Wales, in the way that a century later, the children’s homes of north Wales were full of kids from English metropolitan authorities who were forced into sex work and then returned to their place of origin, after being trapped by the Gang.

I do wonder if Dafydd popped off down to the Maudsley for his ‘training’ after he qualified at Liverpool in 1957 in order to make the right contacts. The Maudsley had a long history of facilitating organised abuse by then (see post ‘A Galaxy Of Talent’) and Dafydd went to work with ‘community psychiatrist’ Dr Bob Hobson, the ultimate in running wards and clinics that doubled up as knocking shops. See post ‘The Mentor’. I can’t imagine that Dafydd had any interest in learning anything or in postgrad study and he certainly wouldn’t have needed that to bag a job at Denbigh. Dafydd was already part of the ring in north Wales/Cheshire before he qualified as a Top Doc, so the most likely explanation is that ambitious plans were laid well before Dafydd qualified and once that happened, the boat was pushed out and Dafydd was sent to the Maudsley to drum up business…

As a medical student Dafydd had become involved with the more violent side of Welsh nationalist activity, making links with Irish Republican activists and visiting them to learn techniques (see eg. ‘A Network Stretching Back Decades…’) and in 1959 he stood as the Plaid candidate for Denbigh. So Dafydd and those supporting him had great ambitions for Dafydd, a sort of Dr Death of north Wales.

So imagine my surprise when I was just doing a bit of reading about the circumstances of Lilibet’s accession to the throne when I happened upon a whole collection of Royal Top Docs, a number of whom were Welsh as well, yet more of whom were colleagues/friends of Dafydd and Gwynne’s Gang. These Top Docs were more who carefully prepared the ground in the London medical schools for the en masse sexploitation of vulnerable people, using their reputations as Royal Top Docs of distinction as a cover. This crowd were at the high status end of Top Doctoring as well, some of them were cardiac surgeons…

I realise that people who saw the film ‘The King’s Speech’ will know about this; I didn’t see it, I don’t watch many films and I don’t bother to watch romantic slush about the Royal Family, although obviously I did miss out here…

So here we go, once again, they are myriad, they are legion. The key player re Gwynne and Dafydd from this de luxe selection box was Sir Clement Price Thomas (22 November 1893-19 March 1973), the ‘pioneering Welsh thoracic surgeon’ most famous for his 1951 operation on King George VI. After qualifying at Westminster Hospital Medical School, Clement Price Thomas was posted to the Middle East at the onset of WW I. He resumed his surgical training on returning to Britain and was ultimately elected onto the surgical team of the Westminster Hospital. Price Thomas was encouraged to pursue thoracic surgery by one of those with a towering reputation in surgery in the first half of the 20th century, Tudor Edwards,

Price Thomas’s reputation in surgery for pulmonary tuberculosis led to the decision that he would undertake lung surgery on King George VI in 1951. Price Thomas was less well known for cardiac surgery, although he also introduced surgery for coarctation of the aorta to the UK, a procedure he learnt from Clarence Crafoord

Clement Price Thomas’s mentor Arthur Tudor Edwards was another Great Man of Medicine who was Welsh to boot. Tudor Edwards taught Gwynne the Royal Lobotomist when Gwynne was at the Middlesex Hospital. Previous posts have discussed Sir William Gilliatt, the Royal Top Doc who delivered Carlo and Princess Anne, who taught at the Middlesex when Gwynne was a student there. Sir William’s son the neurologist Professor Roger Gilliatt was a student at the Middlesex who was just a bit younger than Gwynne. Roger Gilliatt was a close friend of Anthony Armstrong-Jones aka Lord Snowdon and Gilliatt was Snowdon’s best man when Snowdon married Ma’am Darling, the other potential best men Jeremy Thrope and Jeremy Fry both being vetoed because of their ‘private lives’. The private lives in question being Mr Thrope’s previous affairs with both Armstrong-Jones and Ma’am Darling and Jeremy Fry’s prosecution for opportuning for gay sex. See previous posts. Gilliatt, Friend of Gwynne and Dafydd, was actually considered a more acceptable choice for best man.

Dafydd qualified in 1957, suggesting that he enrolled at Liverpool University in 1952, the year after Clement Price Thomas became world famous for operating on King George VI. King George VI didn’t last long after Price Thomas’s heroism and died on 6 Feb 1952, making way for Lilibet. Dafydd went to Liverpool University as a mature student, his arrival there was not the usual one of the result of a boyhood ambition. The timing and circumstances of Dafydd embarking upon a career as a Top Doc are beginning to look rather intriguing…

Arthur Tudor Edwards (7 March 1890-25 August 1946) was a thoracic surgeon who worked at the Westminster Hospital, the Royal Brompton Hospital and Queen Mary’s Hospital, Roehampton and pioneered lung surgery. Edwards was born in Swansea on 7 March 1890. Edwards was educated at Mill Hill, London, St John’s College, Cambridge and at the Middlesex Hospital, where he qualified as a Top Doctor in 1913. Edwards was subsequently appointed house surgeon and surgical registrar at the Middlesex Hospital.

Edwards served in the RAMC in WW I. He was the first Director of the Department of Thoracic Surgery at the London Hospital. The London Hospital – known for many years as the Royal London Hospital – is located in Tower Hamlets and by the middle of the 1950s was training the medical students and junior docs who by the 1970s were the big figures in the facilitation of the Westminster Paedophile Ring. Gwynne and Dafydd’s partner gang in the East End worked out of the London Hospital from at least the late 1960s. Kids from Tower Hamlets were sent to children’s homes in north Wales and Tower Hamlets was one of those boroughs which decades later did very well out of ‘regeneration’ investment as a result of dirty deals done by those who colluded with the ring. See eg. post ‘The Bodies Beneath Canary Wharf’.

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Sir William Asscher was one of the Mr Bigs facilitating the Westminster Paedophile Ring during his years in Cardiff in the 1960s,70s and 80s and after his return to London as Dean/Principal of St George’s Hospital Medical School in 1988, in the wake of Ollie Brooke the Prof of Paediatrics at St George’s being convicted for child porn offences, jailed and released early (see eg. Oliver!’). Asscher was a medical student and junior doc at the London Hospital during the 1950s/early 60s. Lord Bob Winston trained there and spent the rest of his career remaining schtum and Socialist Feminist and Wimmin’s Champ Wendy Savage, one of the facilitators at the Tower Hamlets end of Gwynne and Dafydd’s Gang, spent her working life at the London Hospital. See post ‘Uncle Harry’s Friends…’.

My post ‘Oliver’s Army’ discussed the hub at the London Hospital that was so central to the network that two of those involved, Profs John Ellis and Clifford Wilson, in the late 1960s were given the remit for postgraduate medical training across the whole of London University. The degree of organisation of this network was terrifying; it was Ellis, Clifford and their colleagues who were responsible for placing junior docs in hospitals across the whole of the south of England for decades. One of their main men was Anthony Jackson, who had connections across Bristol/the West Country. Dafydd’s accomplice in north Wales, Dr D.G.E. Wood, trained at Bristol University; Wood’s father was a Top Doc in Bristol. One of the network’s contacts in Taunton was Dr Brian Webb.

The big boys at the London Hospital wielded such power over the careers of juniors that one could either join their circle – medical students and junior docs were cultivated through the Drama Society at the London Hospital and through the usual dinner parties, jollies etc – and do very nicely for oneself, or one could have one’s career ruined. See ‘Oliver’s Army’. I have no idea how many of this lot were actually molesters themselves and how many just kept quiet about those who were. The wall of silence and terror is so high and so solid that I have only worked out a clear picture re a few docs.

The international trafficking ring only really took root in the 1960s/70s, but it was undoubtedly built upon organised abuse that had existed at institutions like the London Hospital, the Middlesex and St George’s for decades. If the roots had not been there, Asscher and his mates could never ever have done what they did. Like the London Hospital which treated the disadvantaged East Enders on its doorstep, the Middlesex had a good supply of prey nearby in the form of Soho. The Middlesex was also located near Bloomsbury, a district of affluent, often bohemian people, a number of whom were known for casual sexual liaisons, sometimes with underaged people who had to be forced into such liaisons.

The presence of Sir Clough Williams-Ellis and his wife Amabel – Amabel being a member of the Strachey family at the centre of the Bloomsbury Group – in Llanfrothen/Croesor in north west Wales led to scores of the Bloomsbury Group and their friends spending much time in Cwm Croesor, where they rented cottages from Clough as second homes, so many that they constituted the Welsh Bloomsbury Set. See eg. ‘The Village’, ‘Captain Swing and his Crew’ and ‘The Vermin Club’. Gwynne and Dafydd’s Gang serviced the Welsh Bloomsbury Set: sex workers supplied, complainants incarcerated, lobotomies performed etc. I presume that Gwynne met some of those necessary for business when he was at the Middlesex.

Dafydd qualified and joined the party two years after Bertrand Russell made his permanent home down the road from Cwm Croesor.

Arthur Tudor Edwards was responsible for the training of other surgeons as well as Clement Price Thomas who also became leaders in the field, including Harvard surgeon Dwight Harken and Sir Russell Brock.

Tudor Edwards was born in Swansea on 7 March 1890, the elder son of William Edwards of Glamorgan, Chairman of Edwards Limited and Mary Griffith Thomas. Following studies at St John’s College, Cambridge and medical training at the Middlesex Hospital, Edwards was appointed as a dresser (assistant) and house-surgeon to Sir Gordon Gordon-Taylor.

Sir Gordon was born William Gordon Taylor, in Streatham, London, but moved to Aberdeen in 1885 after the death of his father. Sir Gordon was educated at Gordon College and Aberdeen University. The family returned to London and Gordon trained at the Middlesex. After working as a surgeon at the Royal Northern Hospital in north London, Gordon was appointed Assistant Surgeon at the Middlesex Hospital.

During WW I, Sir Gordon served in the RAMC and fought in the Battles of the Somme and Passchendaele. He later acted as consulting surgeon to the 4th Army. After returning to England in in Dec 1916, Sir Gordon established a worldwide reputation as a surgeon, pioneering the techniques of blood transfusion.

During WW II, Sir Gordon served as a Surgeon Rear-Admiral in the Royal Navy. Gwynne served as a Top Doc in the Royal Navy at about that time, as did Prof Geoffrey Chamberlain and others we know and love. They all gained knowledge of whatever it was that Lord Mountbatten was doing that had to be kept quiet, the scandals involving gay spies in the Admiralty, John Vassall etc. It kept them in demand for the rest of their careers. See post ‘The Defence Of The Realm’.

They also all knew or knew of Admiral Sir Alec Bingley, who’s wife Lady Juliet and later his son William became paid up members of the Gang. Lady Juliet’s father was Reginald Vick, a surgeon at Bart’s for decades, who knew everyone worth knowing, including Lord Snowdon’s father, Ronald Armstrong-Jones, a barrister who was a Governor of Bart’s as well as Lord Snowdon’s grandfather, Sir Robert, a Top Doc and psychiatrist who grew up in north Wales, studied at UCNW and then Bart’s. The Armstrong-Jones family kept a country house near Caernarfon. See previous posts.

Lady Juliet trained as a social worker at the LSE in the late 1940s, when the LSE was peopled by King of the Westminster Swingers Richard Crossman’s crowd in terms of both staff and students eg. ‘Houseparty’. Crossman appointed loads of his mates from the LSE to advisory positions at the DHSS when he was Secretary of State, 1968-70. It was fun in the DHSS when Richard Crossman ran it, if one knew him and one worked at the LSE, one just turned up to official meetings at the DHSS with one’s mates and their wives and Crossman was delighted to see one.

Harold Wilson became so concerned at Crossman sharing confidential Gov’t documents with people whom Harold had kicked out of the inner circle eg. Crossman’s pal the economist Tommy Balogh – Tommy’s wife Penny was a psychotherapist in Primrose Hill, so Crossman was particularly pleased to have her on board – that Crossman devised ways by which those whom had been ejected could still read the classified stuff. In the case of Tommy Balogh, Crossman ensured that he was given a peerage; it was OK after that, Balogh was back in the inner sanctum and Harold Wilson couldn’t do anything about it. See previous posts.

Lady Juliet worked as a social worker at Bart’s and in middle age ‘got involved’ (took over) at MIND, which was run by Gwynne and Dafydd’s mates anyway and was a front for facilitating organised abuse. After Lady Juliet became Chairman of MIND, her son William, a solicitor, became Legal Director. From there, William became CEO of the Mental Health Act Commission. Throughout it all, the Bingleys protected Dafydd and the Gang.

William later became a Director of Morecombe Bay PCT, the Trust which hit headlines after it was revealed that the idiocy, incompetence and arrogance of three lethal midwives styling themselves ‘the Three Musketeers’ had led to the deaths of a number of babies at the Trust and that the misconduct of these midwives was known about yet concealed. The scale of the negligence and deception only became public as a result of the efforts of James Titcombe, the father of one of the dead babies (his wife nearly died as well). James faced the usual barrage of abuse and hostility from the NHS and as the bad PR threatened to overwhelm everyone, a cordial invitation was extended to James to sit on the CQC. James soon resigned having found the hostility of members of the CQC and bodies such as the RCM impossible to work with. He concluded that there is no desire at all in the NHS to improve patient safety, all that matters is image.

William Bingley also Chaired an NHS Trust in Lancashire and was forced to resign when it was revealed that his management consultancy was flogging its services to the Trust. William died three weeks later when fell walking, at about the time that Operation Pallial was launched. Before he died in 2011 at a most convenient time for anyone trying to eliminate witnesses, William was given a Chair in Mental Health Law and Ethics at the University of Central Lancaster, also held a role at Cumbria University and set up a charidee assisting women in the Pakistan/Kashmir region. Terrifying isn’t it.

 

Sir Gordon was elected President of the Medical Society of London 1941-42, the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland 1944-45 and the Royal Society of Medicine 1944-45.

Sir Gordon met an unfortunate end on 3 Sept 1960 after he was run over by a lorry outside Lord’s cricket ground. When Sir Gordon was run over, Macmillan’s Gov’t was finding it increasingly difficult to conceal the stench of the wrongdoing on the part of so many and there had been a few rounds of musical chairs in an effort to conceal whatever Gwynne was doing at the North Wales Hospital Denbigh. Dafydd was I think undertaking his postgrad ‘training’ at the Maudsley at about the time of Sir Gordon’s death. In Sept 1960, Dafydd’s and Gwynne’s mates who were eventually kicked out of the Cabinet in July 1962 in the Night of the Long Knives were still in there causing havoc. Macmillan had reshuffled his Ministers in July 1960 and Enoch Powell had been appointed Minister of Health.

In previous posts I have explained why I believe that Powell may have been part of an elaborate deception on the part of Macmillan’s Gov’t in that Powell ensured that Gwynne and Dafydd would be left well-alone by making a public display of horror with regard to conditions at Denbigh in 1961, then giving a well-publicised speech to the National Association of Mental Health (MIND), which was completely run by Gwynne and Dafydd’s mates, stating that he would close every asylum in the country, but quietly dropped that plan and never returned to the subject. Powell subsequently remained silent throughout the Profumo Affair, with which Gwynne and Dafydd were involved but escaped without a mention.

Conditions at Denbigh remained atrocious, this was known, but Dafydd and Gwynne were left completely untouched, even after Dafydd hit the front page of ‘The Times’ in 1966, at the centre of a serious patient neglect and abuse scandal. Nothing changed and there was no investigation or inquiry into Denbigh. Denbigh has never been the subject of a Public Inquiry in the way that so many other institutions of that type were during the 1970s and 80s. Yet conditions there and the naked criminality of the staff were known to be far worse than in other institutions such as Ely, which was the subject of the first such Inquiry in 1968. The Welsh Hospital Board that ran Ely also ran Denbigh. In their defence, staff at Ely, after being caught punching patients, dragging them down corridors and hosing them down outside naked with cold water, said that things were much worse at Denbigh but no-one was complaining about that. See previous posts.

The molester George Thomas was a member of the Welsh Hospital Board, as was the MP Lord Prys-Davies. They were both mates with Dafydd and Gwynne and by the time that the Ely Inquiry was being planned, Health and Social Care had been devolved to the Welsh Office, the Secretary of State being one George Thomas by then. See previous posts.

 

Ma’am Darling and Lord Snowdon had married on 6 May 1960, four months before Sir Gordon was killed. My post ‘Holding The Country To Ransom- Part II’ discussed the sudden decision of Ma’am Darling to marry Lord S, a decision made after Ma’am Darling’s Deeply Held Christian Beliefs prevented her from marrying Captain Peter Townsend, him being divorced and therefore Ma’am Darling would not be able to receive Communion if she were to marry him. Ma’am Darling publicly announced her engagement to the class A drug snorting, rent boy using Tony Armstrong-Jones – who used to stay at his grandfather’s country home near Caernarfon – on 26 Feb 1960. Ma’am Darling reportedly accepted Tony’s proposal the day after learning from Peter Townsend that he intended to marry a young Belgian woman, Marie-Luce Jamagne.

Ma’am Darling’s marriage to Tony didn’t run smoothly but she found solace in her Strongly Held Christian Beliefs.

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Here’s Ma’am Darling, about to receive Communion, something that would not have been possible had she married a Divorced Man:

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After Communion:

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  • Ma’am Darling’s partying on Mustique with Roddy Llewellyn, David Bowie, Mick Jagger and Charlie Tennant – a heroin addict who succumbed to HIV and Hepatitis in 1996 so that was another witness out of the way before the Waterhouse Inquiry opened soon afterwards – and others is discussed in previous posts, as is Roddy’s dreadful brother Dai, the self-styled Seducer Of The Valleys. The valleys of south Wales that is, the south Wales from where the clutch of Royal Medical Heroes discussed in this post emanated.
  • My post ‘Little Things Hitting Each Other’ discussed Drs Ann and Peter Dally, dealers to the stars, their empire being facilitated by the corrupt Home Office Drugs Branch mandarin Bing Spear, who was also a great help to Dafydd. Ann Dally was suspended by the GMC after finding herself the subject of a police investigation in the 1980s, but the GMC very soon changed their mind about Ann’s unfitness to practice when it became public that Ann and Peter Dally had Patients Who Were Royals. The GMC’s change of mind might have been assisted by the Chairman at the time being Lord John Walton, Gwynne’s mate, who had refused to investigate all complaints made to the GMC by me about Gwynne and Dafydd. Bing and the rest of the Dally support network won’t have missed the blackmailing opportunity.

Ann Dally later wrote a book about her Ordeal, which was prefaced by a statement of support from Wendy Savage, another Woman Doctor who found herself Fighting The Male Medical Establishment. There was no explanation of why Socialist Feminist Wendy who hated the Tories was giving her support to Harley Street and Royal Doc Ann, who could get patients out of any mess at all but only if they paid her a lot of money. Ann, like Dafydd, did find herself at the centre of drama quite inadvertently. Before she became a dealer to the stars, Ann tried her hand at Sex Education and found herself investigated by the Obscene Publications Squad.

As a medical student at Tommy’s in the late 1950s Ann had been keen to help with the illegal abortions that she admits were taking place routinely. Ann told her readers that the abortions weren’t illegal. Yes they were Ann, it is why women could only get them if they paid you and why Tommy’s and your mate Sir Dugald Baird et al at Aberdeen University were the only two teams of Docs admitting to performing abortions under such circumstances. For some reason Dugald wielded power over Gov’t as did the docs at Tommy’s… See previous posts. Other docs certainly broke the law by performing abortions in return for cash, but on a smaller scale and they didn’t wave it under people’s noses; illegal abortions were freely available in north Wales and Chester for those with dosh. See previous posts.

Sir Dugald and his team aborted babies on ‘socio-economic grounds’ ie. because the parents of the babies were poor. Sir Dugald had no problem with wealthy people having big families, indeed he had a big brood himself, but he did not like poor people having kids. So he gave them abortions. Sir Dugald was so enthusiastic about his that the effects of his practice showed up in statistics. Everyone in medicine knew what Dugald was doing and he was doing it decades before the passing of the 1967 Abortion Act. I’m wondering if Sir Dugald did what he wanted for years in Aberdeen because of Bob Boothby’s presence as a constituency Tory MP in the area for such a long time. Bob who had an affair with Harold Macmillan’s wife Dorothy for decades, Bob who was also keen on rent boys and had a relationship with Ronnie Kray. Bob who became Lord Bob, Bob of serious organised crime in high places including among the Stars. See previous posts.

Richard Crossman’s ‘Diaries’ discussed the abortion legislation both before and after the 1967 Abortion Act being widely flouted by  ‘private nursing homes’, but Crossman admitted that the Gov’t didn’t dare take on the Top Docs.

  • Although many accounts of Sir Gordon’s death state that he was hit by a lorry, the Royal College of Surgeon’s Plarr’s ‘Lives of the Fellows’ states that it was a car:
  • A keen cricketer and member of the MCC, he was a regular attender at Lords, and it was one evening on leaving the ground that he was struck down by a motor car, sustaining injuries from which he died. A touch of irony, as he was an inveterate walker and detested motor cars, and never had any desire to drive one; having sold his Rolls at the outbreak of war in 1939, he never subsequently owned a car.

    Uncle Harry, who, along with his colleagues, Did It For The Poor:

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    It must be obvious to any reader of this tale of achievement that this was no ordinary man: indeed he was rightly regarded as the doyen of surgery of his generation. Few men, if indeed any others have inspired such universal respect, admiration and affection. Pre-eminent as a surgeon himself, he performed over one hundred hind-quarter amputations, his joy was to educate, instruct and help young surgeons from all over the world. In Australia his was a name to conjure with, and at the Middlesex out of his forty house surgeons twenty-five achieved consultant status, and of these, twelve at the Middlesex itself.

    He never forgot a face and, more important, the name that went with it. Christmas cards, penned in his own florid handwriting, were sent every year to surgeons all over the world. He lived for surgery and to keep himself fit always walked and became an expert ballroom dancer. He delighted to entertain visiting surgeons in the Oriental Club or his beloved Ritz, and, although abstemious himself, he was a connoisseur of food and wine.

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    His dapper, trim figure in double-breasted jacket, hatless and with bowtie and wing collar, complete with the pink carnation in the button hole, brought a thrill of excitement to any surgeon lucky enough to encounter him and to be recognised immediately and addressed by name.

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    He was indeed, as Sir Arthur Porritt, the President, described him in his funeral oration quoting Chaucer’s words, “a very parfit gentil knight”…

    Sir Arthur was a towering Top Doc of a Very Posh nature and a previous era, the father of ecologist and Green Party politician Jonathan Porritt. See previous posts for info on both Porritts.

    He died in the Middlesex Hospital following an accident on 3 September 1960. He was cremated at Golder’s Green on 8 September, D H Patey reading the lesson. A memorial service was held in All Souls, Langham Place on Thursday 13 October 1960, conducted by the Vicar and by the Chaplain of the Middlesex Hospital. The oration was delivered by Sir Arthur Porritt, who was supported by the Council of the College. The lesson was read by T Holmes Sellors, and the church was filled by representatives of many learned societies and Sir Gordon’s colleagues, friends and patients…

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    At the outbreak of WW I, Arthur Tudor Edwards was assigned to the RAMC where he worked under Sir Cuthbert Sidney Wallace . We are told that Edwards’s ‘evolving new surgical practices in war victims left a vast impression on military medicine’. Translated, that means that Tudor Edwards experimented upon soldiers who had been injured. I am someone who accepts that new techniques must be tried and thus ‘experimentation’ is inevitable, there is no way around this and experimentation does not have to be unethical. However in Edwards’ day it nearly always was not.
    The general public are largely unaware of the contempt in which the Top Docs held their patients, it really was atrocious. ‘Your body is ours, we will not consult you or inform you, even in the event of you sustaining serious harm, even that leading to death and one word of dissent and you will be met with an entire profession screaming How Very Dare You and lying through their teeth’. This matters even today. Gwynne was of that era and although most of his colleagues in 1984 were not, when I raised concerns, no-one could cope with it at all, no-one, the crap to be concealed re Gwynne was just so great that the entire medical profession went into meltdown every time that I mentioned his name.

Furthermore in Arthur Tudor Edwards’ day, class bias was enormous and taken for granted; Officers were afforded a degree of respect that just was not evident in Top Docs’ dealings with Other Ranks.

After WW I, Tudor Edwards took a post as assistant surgeon to Gordon-Taylor at the Westminster Hospital and surgeon to the Brompton Hospital, where he was assisted by Clement Price Thomas. The interwar years were occupied with ‘pioneering intense surgery’. The treatment of war injuries, taught by surgeons Pierre Delbet and G E Gask, was applied to peacetime diseases. Edwards investigated the surgery of pulmonary tuberculosis, bronchiectasis and lung tumours and became an acknowledged expert in the area, with the backing of his colleague the physician R. A. Young and his anaesthetist Ivan Magill.

Sir Robert Arthur Young, (6 November 1871-22 August 1959), known as R. A. Young, was a TB specialist. Young was born in the village of Hilborough, Norfolk. His dad was a labourer and his mum was illiterate, signing the registration of RA’s birth with her mark. Somehow RA ended up at Westminster City School and then King’s College, London, graduating in physiology before training as a Top Doc at the Middlesex. RA also became a Licentiate of the Society of Apothecaries. He was elected Member of the Royal College of Physicians and Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians.

RA carried out postgraduate work in Vienna. Although RA wasn’t a psychiatrist, if he studied in Vienna at the turn of the century he will have undoubtedly encountered the Fruedian contingent there because they were so dominant in medicine, exerting an effect on disciplines outside of psychiatry. Some of them at least caused havoc as their work was imported into the UK over the following years, as it provided a perfect excuse for organised abuse and the concealing of the associated criminality.

Amabel Williams-Ellis’s relatives James and Alix Strachey were the two Freudian analysts who translated the complete works of Freud into English and their text remains the standard text today. See eg. post ‘The Vermin Club’. Ernest Jones, the psychiatrist from south Wales who managed to kill his new wife Morfydd Llwyn by chloroform poisoning while he performed DIY abdominal surgery on her in his parents-in-law house in south Wales but didn’t have to answer any difficult questions, was the doc who was substantially responsible for introducing Freud’s work to Britain.

Ernest Jones had died by the time that Dafydd entered the fray proper, but he did influence Gwynne and Gwynne was still using Ernest’s techniques to excuse himself when Brown and I complained about Gwynne in 1984. In Brown’s letter of complaint to D.G.E. Wood, he referred to Gwynne’s use of ‘discredited psychoanalytic theory’. Straight from Ernest in the 1940s…

Ernest Jones was mates with Kate Roberts, the Welsh novelist who grew up near Caernarfon, trained as a teacher at UCNW, then married and moved to Denbigh, where she spent the rest of her life. Kate was either seriously unhappy or clinically depressed and her husband was gay, although that has only been acknowledged relatively recently. Kate outlived her husband by decades; she died on 4 April 1985, after a lifetime spent as a Welsh language and Plaid activist, campaigning for Plaid and publishing literature in support of the party using Gwasg Gee, the publishing house at Denbigh that Kate owned.

Kate’s many novels of the Duw It’s Hard variety don’t mention how much harder it was for people incarcerated in Denbigh and their families, one has to read ‘Un Nos Ola Leuad’ (‘One Moonlit Night’) by Caradog Prichard for that. It is one of my favourite books, but the Gang put it to good use! One Moonlit Night was broadcast in Radio 4’s ‘Afternoon Play’ series on 28 March 1996. Just before The Hague announced that there would a Public Inquiry into the North Wales Child Abuse scandal. It was in spring 1996 that the Jillings Report into the abuse of children in the care of Clwyd County Council since 1974 was submitted to Clwyd County Council and completely suppressed, then pulped, on the basis of legal advice given to the Council’s insurance company, Municipal Mutual, from Michael Beloff QC. See post ‘It’s A Piece Of Cake…’

Michael Beloff is a colleague and friend of Miranda and Tony and a Human Rights lawyer. Michael’s dad Lord Max was a friend of Ioan Bowen Rees, the Chief Exec of Gwynedd County Council when the ring in north Wales enjoyed themselves in the children’s homes run by the Council. See post ‘I Know Nuzzing…’ Ioan lived in Bethesda, which was where Caradog Prichard grew up and set his novel. I l was living in Bethesda in 1996. Dafydd grew up in Bethesda too!

Ooh no-one knew if Caradog’s novel was based on reality or was all the imagination of the mentally ill central character ewe know, the sexual assaults, the transvestism, the murder, his mother being dragged away to Denbigh and never seen again for decades, the underaged sex ooh all set in Bethesda, ooh well it was The Old Days wasn’t it, bechod…

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When the investigations and inquiries into a possible VIP paedophile ring in north Wales/Cheshire began, the Welsh Cultural World rediscovered Kate Roberts’s work and there was much media coverage of The Queen Of Our Literature. Kate’s novels were all republished by er Gwasg Gee, the publishing house that Kate had owned, even those novels that she herself had not considered worth publishing when she was alive. Someone in the US also robustly promoted Kate’s work at the time. See post ‘Feet In Chains’.

As a young woman, Kate had spent a few years teaching in south Wales. At the same time as this friend/customer of Gwynne and Dafydd’s who doubled up as a leading Methodist:

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Furthermore George Thomas was active in the NUT…

After his time in Vienna, RA Young returned to London to work as a junior doc at the Middlesex and Brompton Hospitals and also later at the King Edward VII Sanatorium near Midhurst, Sussex. RA’s students at the Middlesex Hospital included renowned neurologist Paul Sandifer. RA Young established a Harley Street practice, continuing there long after his retirement from the Middlesex Hospital in 1936, which made him a very wealthy man.

They Do It For The Poor!

RA advised on King George VI’s lung cancer in 1951. At various times RA also served as lecturer, Warden of the Middlesex Hospital Medical College, pathologist and museum curator at the Middlesex Hospital.

RA: Father Of Gwynne and So Many More:

A photograph of R. A. Young

RA Young chaired the National Association for the Prevention of Tuberculosis.

RA died on 22 Aug 1959, by which time Gwynne’s crimes were causing ructions in Macmillan’s Gov’t.

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Supermac will hold another reshuffle shortly! Best of all on 8 Oct 1959, Geraint Morgan QC was elected as the Tory MP for Denbigh; Geraint won as a result of the Liberal Party co-operating with him at a Time Of National Crisis. See previous posts and ‘Cymro 007’.

Gwynne had his famous slightly older peer Paul Sandifer to provide scaffolding for a while, but ooh dear, Professor Paul didn’t make old bones, like so many…

Paul Harmer Sandifer (25 April 1908-29 December 1964) is considered one of the early founders of paediatric neurology in Great Britain.

The Royal College of Physicians ‘Lives of the Fellows’ online tells us:

Paul Harmer Sandifer

b.25 April 1908 d.29 December 1964
DPM Eng(1937) MRCS LRCP(1934) MRCP(1936) FRCP(1950)

Paul Sandifer, son of Dr Henry Stephen Sandifer, M.D., a Kensington general practitioner, 

Dr Henry will have been Doing It For The Poor in Kensington

and of Evelyn Lee, was educated at Mill Hill School. His medical school was the Middlesex Hospital, where he excelled himself in athletics, being at one time victor ludorum as well as captain of the Rugby football team. After qualification he served at the Middlesex Hospital as house physician to Dr Douglas MacAlpine in the neurological department, to Sir Alan Moncrieff in the department of paediatrics, and to Sir Robert Young and Dr G. E. Beaumont. At the Brompton Hospital in 1935 he became house physician to Dr Beaumont and Dr Clifford Hoyle. He returned to the Middlesex Hospital in 1936 as casualty medical officer. The following year he held a residency at the Maudsley Hospital, which helped him to attain the diploma of psychological medicine.

At this time academic standards at the Maudsley were laughable and the institution was dominated by some impressively mad, offensive Top Docs, such as Sir Aubrey Lewis. Some of the senior docs at the Maudsley during that era had connections with the German Top Docs who later took part in the Holocaust. One Maudsley Top Doc had attended a conference – and published – with one of the Nazi docs who was one of the Brains behind the gas chambers. Some of those docs were still at the Maudsley when Dafydd ‘trained’ there. See previous posts eg. ‘A Galaxy Of Talent’ and ‘The Discovery Of A Whole New Galaxy…’

With this impressive clinical background he went to the National Hospital, Queen Square, where, up to the outbreak of the War, he served first as house physician, and later as senior resident medical officer.

The National Hospital at Queen Square was where Roger Gilliatt made his reputation. According to Roger Gilliatt’s obituarists, the National Hospital at Queen Square was nowt but a tin shed staffed by a few incompetents until Roger arrived and transformed it into a Global Leader during the 1960s. See previous posts. So what did Paul Sandifer learn at Queen’s Square if what we are told about Roger is true?

During the Second World War he was appointed initially neurologist to Sector 5 of the Emergency Medical Service. He then entered the Royal Air Force as a neuropsychiatrist, and rose to the rank of wing commander. He continued as civilian consultant in neuropsychiatry in the R.A.F, from 1946 until 1951.

It was the neuropsychiatrists who were enthusiastic about psychosurgery. Paul Sandifer was of the generation of neuropsychiatrists who practised during the years of Peak Lobotomy.

In 1946 he was appointed assistant physician to the Maida Vale Hospital for Nervous Disorders, and also to the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital. Two years later he became neurologist to the Mount Vernon Hospital and Radium Institute. From 1948 until 1953 he was also neurologist to the Oxford Regional Hospital Board.

Previous posts have discussed the Oxford Regional Hospital Board and how for years during the 1960s and 70s it was Chaired by Richard Crossman’s pal Dame Isabel Graham Bryce. Dame Isabel’s husband was Alexander Graham Bryce, who worked as a thoracic surgeon in Manchester during the 1930s and 40s. Pre-WW II, Dame Isabel sat on various NHS Boards in Manchester, including that of Manchester Children’s Hospital. Dame Isabel and her husband were part of high society, they’ll have known the big wigs in Manchester at the time who were concealing organised abuse and criminality, including that based at the North Wales Hospital and the activities of the Welsh Bloomsbury Group at Cwm Croesor. Then the Dame and her husband moved south and she began running the NHS in the Oxford area, as well as sitting on numerous bodies concerned with health and welfare, including regulatory and training bodies. See post ‘Vested Interests Or Common Pool?’

Although there was an elite university down the road, Oxford hosted the Cowley Road Hospital, a long-stay institution in which patients were so scandalously neglected and abused that once Rosemary Rue – a Top Doc with a physical disability who faced such bigotry from The Profession that as a young Top Doc she was rendered virtually unemployable – discovered what was going on there in the late 1960s her career rocketed skywards. Rosemary had added ammunition as well as the standard ‘I witnessed what state those patients were in’: Rosemary’s friend was punched in the face by a Top Doc who worked at Cowley Road. Why? Because Rosemary’s friend was a Darkie and the Top Doc at Cowley didn’t think that a Darkie should be sharing a flat (and I suspect a bed) with a White Lady Doctor.

Rosemary ended her career as Dame Rosemary Rue, one of the most senior women in NHS management/governance after Ken Clarke Reorganised The NHS in the 1980s. Thanks to Ken, Dame Rosemary was the Boss Lady of the Regional Health Authority serving Oxfordshire and the neighbouring counties. There was a sizeable problem with class A drug use and sexual exploitation in Oxford and Oxfordshire which continued unhindered by the Dame, but she received accolades nonetheless. See post ‘Uncle Harry’s Friends…’

Rosemary Rue

Oxfordshire also hosted the notorious Littlemore Hospital, an asylum which Richard Crossman visited as an Oxford City Councillor in the 1930s and never forgot the gothic spectacle that greeted him. Crossman returned to Littlemore when he was Wilson’s Secretary of State at the DHSS, by which time Dame Isabel had chaired the Regional Health Board for some years and was delighted to see that Littlemore had been transformed, with a lick of paint and new curtains. See ‘Vested Interests Or Common Pool?’. Yet other entries in his ‘Diaries’ make it clear that Crossman rated Isabel so highly because she was highly effective at concealing the serious abuse of patients at Littlemore and other institutions.

The caring professionals of Oxfordshire didn’t just sexually exploit and neglect vulnerable adults, they had fun with children in care as well. The ring of child abusers in Oxfordshire was facilitated for many years by social work manager Barbara Kahan and her husband, child psychiatrist Dr Vladimir Kahan. Babs was the manager of social worker Louis Minster, who, when he later became Director of Social Services for Richmond-upon-Thames, was discovered to be an active paedophile who was abusing kids in care. The notorious Elm Guest House was located near Richmond, the venue for a collection of VIP child abusers, including it is alleged Cyril Smith and Leon Brittan.

At one point the police planned a raid on a B&B where Louis Minster was expected to attend a kiddie sex session. Because it was predicted that children would need to be taken to a Place Of Safety, the police gave the Social Services advanced warning of the raid and asked for social work presence. The Social Services Shared The Information with Louis, him being the boss and he changed his plans. The raid went ahead, nothing suspicious was found and the world was reassured once again that allegations of en masse abuse of kids in care by the Safeguarders themselves was all stuff and nonsense.

Mind how you go Mr Minster Sir!

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Babs Kahan was appointed a Gov’t children’s social work adviser to Keith Joseph, Heath’s Secretary of State for the DHSS. Babs served as Joseph’s adviser throughout Heath’s term of office and hung around as a Gov’t adviser long after Heath had gone.

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Keith Joseph was in the thick of the Ministers who concealed the Westminster Paedophile Ring, Dafydd, Gwynne et al. Joseph was an MP for a Leeds constituency in Jimmy Savile Central and among his many roles, he was Secretary of State for the DES, 11 Sept 1981-21 May 1986. So Joseph was in post from approx. two weeks before I arrived at UCNW for Freshers’ Week until shortly after my friend Anne, a PhD student at UCNW was killed by the Gang. Gwynne was sitting in the Student Health Centre when Joseph was appointed, remained there through much of Joseph’s incumbency and died a few months after Joseph stepped down from the DES. I was the student who kicked up the biggest fuss about Gwynne, but there were many other complaints and the whole institution was being used as a vehicle for the Gang anyway.

Before Keith Joseph entered politics he was involved with the family business, the construction company Bovis and trained as a barrister. Joseph was, like Ronnie Waterhouse, a member of Middle Temple. From 1959, Joseph served in a number of junior posts in Macmillan’s Govt and then during the Night Of The Long Knives, Macmillan appointed him Minister for Housing and Local Government. Joseph replaced Dafydd and Gwynne’s mate, the dreadful Top Doc Lord Charles Hill, who had been ejected from the Cabinet along with a few other mates of Gwynne and Dafydd’s. Joseph was Minister for Housing and Local Gov’t, 13 July 1962-16 Oct 1964, serving under Douglas-Home after Macmillan stood down.

Therefore Joseph not only knew about Dafydd and Gwynne’s criminality, but he knew who concealed it and how and then he too had to keep a lid on it after Macmillan had kicked Dafydd and Gwynne’s mates out of the Cabinet during the Night Of The Long Knives.

Joseph was in Gov’t along with Edward du Cann when my grandfather was denouncing du Cann as a crook and when Maurice Macmillan was swindling my father. See post ‘Shurely Shome Mishtake’.

Keith Joseph was of course considered to be the intellectual origin of Thatcherism but blew his own chances of becoming Tory Leader in 1975 by making a speech in which he expressed his concerns that the poor were breeding like rabbits and would soon outnumber Nice People, thus causing an imbalance in society. Or that is the official line. They were all such vipers that the real reason may have been very different. Thatch wanted to be Leaderene and she had been encouraged to stand and was then robustly supported by none other than Sir Peter Morrison, who by then had become the MP for Chester and was using the services of Dafydd and Gwynne. Thatch knew about the Gang and was personally friends with three of the members, Morrison, George Thomas and Savile. It is entirely possible that Morrison and his mates themselves blackmailed Joseph and forced him to drop his leadership ambitions to make way for Thatch and the eugenics-themed speech was used as an excuse…

It was Edward du Cann who had organised the attempted overthrow of Ted Heath as Leader because du Cann wanted that particular job. du Cann had to forget about that ambition after the collapse of one of his companies which in characteristic du Cann style left many people out of pocket but not du Cann. See post ‘The Milk Street and Other Mafias’.

My grandfather was denouncing du Cann as a crook long before it became clear that du Cann was indeed a crook. I have previously discussed on this blog the info that I have received informing me that I was targeted because of my grandfather challenging du Cann, who was involved in businesses with some of Dafydd and Gwynne’s network. There is a hint that my grandfather’s voluble denouncing of du Cann’s dishonesty may have been one of the reasons why du Cann eventually found himself tripped up and his Tory leadership plans scuppered. I doubt that my grandfather would have had the power to have done that, but somebody else may have used the info to shaft du Cann.

Previous posts have mentioned that whereas my grandfather and father were rude about Tom King, the Tory MP for Bridgwater who succeeded Gerald Wills, the Tory for whom my grandfather campaigned, maintaining that King was an unprincipled git, other relatives of mine were not so hostile to Tom King and worked for the constituency Tory Party during the 1970s. One of them had lunch with Thatch as well when Thatch was Education Secretary; Thatch will have already had leadership plans by then no matter how often she affected her ‘Ooh no there’ll never be a woman Prime Minister in my lifetime’ line.

I suspect that those working on behalf of King and dining with Thatch were all ruthlessly manipulated by a load of unscrupulous politicians on the make who were prepared to collude with a gang of paedophiles in order to get into Gov’t. For years Brown and I presumed that Bridgwater remained a town with economic and social problems compared with so much of the rest of Somerset because Tom King wasn’t actually interested in Bridgwater, neglected his constituency and wouldn’t make an effort to improve matters. It seems to have been rather worse than that. The picture that I am building up is that of Lord King and his wife Jane of One Sausage Roll All Evening actively colluding with the shafting of Bridgwater and its constituents -and in particular Brown and me – in return for King bagging ever more impressive Cabinet posts. Commentators and comedians such as ‘Spitting Image’ always noted King’s mysterious rise through the Tory Party based on an obvious lack of ability or achievement. The mystery can be solved when one considers that a branch of Dafydd and Gwynne’s business operated in the Bridgwater area and that Brown and I challenged the Gang, both of us coming from Tory families in the Bridgwater area. It did wonders for Tom King’s career. Furthermore my grandfather had died when I was 13 so he wasn’t around to do battle with King et al.

Now here’s something interesting. King became MP for Bridgwater after Gerald Wills died suddenly while in office. My grandfather was suddenly put out of action not long afterwards; he didn’t die until I was13, but he had a big stroke which left him paralysed down one side not long after Gerald Wills died. Grandpa was still the Chairman of his company in Bridgwater and busy with the Tories. There was a major panic and attempts to effectively hold Board meetings with grandpa in hospital after a few days when he (unexpectedly) lived and even managed to say a few words.

Immediately after his stroke my grandfather was in Frenchay Hospital in Bristol and then he was transferred to Musgrove Park in Taunton. I can’t remember in which hospital it happened, but he nearly pegged out all over again in hospital. Firstly because he fell out of bed, sustained an injury and the Angels ‘didn’t realise’ and then because his alarm button was placed on his paralysed side so he couldn’t reach it…

The rationale that the Angels gave for not knowing that grandpa had fallen out of bed was an interesting one. It was because he was a private patient in a private room so ooh if only he’d not been a private patient… At that time the NHS unions were giving Ted Heath’s Gov’t a hard time (although it had been the BMA who had effectively won Heath the election in 1970 by making a point of supporting him not Harold Wilson) and one of the flashpoints was private beds within NHS hospitals…

For what its worth I’m firmly of the opinion that patients are at risk from Top Docs and Angels involved in crime whether they are NHS or private patients.

Then there was the row between my grandfather and the Top Docs at the Nuffield Hospital in Taunton after my grandfather alleged that the Angels were running a prostitution racket there. The Top Docs declared grandpa to be mad and threatened to section him if he was not taken home, although they still charged him for the weeks that he’d booked in advance. I was later told that there was indeed a prostitution racket in the Nuffield, it was an outpost of the prostitution racket in the NHS hospitals in Taunton. See previous posts.

Dafydd held ‘clinics’ at the Grosvenor Nuffield Hospital at Chester. Carlo’s friend Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor, the 6th Duke of Westminster – who was President of Chester Constituency Conservative Association while Peter Morrison was the constituency MP – was a Committee Member of Nuffield Hospitals from 1995 until his death in Aug 2016. Richard Crossman’s ‘Diaries’ mention that the Abortion Act 1967 was routinely flouted by the Nuffield Hospitals and the Gov’t were impotent in the face of the medical profession. Previous posts eg. ‘It’s Bachman Turner Overdrive – Not Arf’ discuss how until about 1990, every Top Doc in north Wales was part of an unlawful conspiracy to deny all women NHS abortions, although women were referred on demand to a ‘private clinic’ in Chester, which was known to be so dangerous that in the past, women’s lives had been put at risk. At least one private facility providing terminations in Chester was the Grosvenor Nuffield Hospital.

In the wake of the late 1980s Staffordshire Pindown Scandal, Babs Kahan was appointed to Co-Chair the subsequent Public Inquiry, along with Sir Allen Levy QC. Babs and Levy found Terrible Abuse of children in Staffordshire, but as with the Jillings Report, they didn’t fess up just how terrible, that it was directly linked to organised abuse rings in other parts of the UK and that it had impacted on the local NHS leading to disaster and that had been concealed by everyone as well. Allan Levy has worked with the GMC and Top Doctors. See previous posts.

Babs’s CV also boasts of Babs’s work with Peter Righton, the social work academic who was convicted of child sex offences. Babs explained that Righton was a Cunning Paedophile who had Duped her and that she hadn’t wanted to stigmatise him for Being Gay. Babs worked with the NCB (National Children’s Bureau). Sir Paul Ennals, son of Dafydd’s mate Lord David Ennals, served as the CEO of the NCB.

See previous posts for info on Minister, Levy, Ennals, Righton and eg. ‘Always On The Side Of The Children’ for gen on Babs.

From 1949-67, Dr John Fisher Owen aka JOF Davies was Senior Administrative Medical Officer to the Oxford Regional Hospital Board. JOF was yet another Middlesex trained Top Doc who was a mate of Gwynne the Royal Lobotomist. From 1961-63, JOF was seconded to the Ministry of Health as Senior Principal Medical Officer. So Gwynne’s mate was called to the highest echelons in the Ministry of Health when Enoch Powell was Harold Macmillan’s Health Minister, when Macmillan knew that the Profumo Affair might become horribly public and JOF remained in post as the Profumo Affair subsequently splattered Macmillan’s Gov’t. It was in 1961 that Powell visited Denbigh, made the publish display of ‘I’ll close you lot down for this’, returned to London, made one public speech in which he repeated his plans to close every asylum in the country and then backed off and remained silent for ever more. There are no references as to why in the Powell papers, or so the archivist responsible told me, but perhaps I ought to take a look at those papers myself before I take their word for granted. Although one has to book an appointment to rifle through Powell’s papers, HOLD ON EVERYONE, SALLY BAKER’S ON HER WAY, LET’S REMOVE ALL REFERENCES TO GWYNNE AND DAFYDD…

For many years post-WW II, Dr John Owen Fisher aka ‘JOF’ Davies was the most senior administrative Top Doc in the Oxfordshire Regional Health Authority. JOF was also seconded to work in a senior capacity in the Ministry of Health. In 1965 JOF was made an honorary Doc to Lilibet and given a CBE.

JOF qualified at the Middlesex and was yet another buddy of Gwynne’s. JOF’s BMJ obit curiously stated that it was JOF and his colleague John Ravens (another senior Top Doc who held roles in NHS Governance in that era, including as Chair of the Wessex Regional Health Board) who ensured that Enoch Powell’s 1961 Hospital Plan (the document which proposed the closure of the asylums) was ‘made possible’ by implementing it in their own regions. But it is a matter of historical fact that the 1961 Hospital Plan was rewritten with the bit re closing the asylums omitted, the Hospital Plan then simply being one of Investing In New Hospitals! It was a winner!!

So Gwynne’s mate JOF found himself at the top of the Ministry of Health under Macmillan, while the shit hit the fan re Profumo and Gwynne continued lobotomising and Dafydd continued shagging at Denbigh. JOF was in fact one of those who ensured that the asylums, particularly Denbigh, were not closed…

The Chief Medical Officer when JOF was at the top of the Ministry of Health was the old crook Sir George Godber, who when Deputy CMO had helped Nye establish the NHS. See previous posts. Godber’s brother I am sure was Joseph Godber who was the Tory MP for Grantham as Thatch rose up through the Tory Party. The Godbers went to Bedford School, a sort of training ground for future members of the security services, along with Geraint Morgan QC. See post ‘Cymro 007!’

JOF qualified at the Middlesex in 1931, probably a few years before Gwynne. After qualification, JOF was Deputy Medical Officer of Health to the Borough of Willesden and Principal Assistant Medical Officer to Middlesex County Council. He was later Deputy Senior Administrative Medical Officer to the North West Metropolitan Regional Board and then in 1949, JOF took up the senior role with Oxford Regional Hospital Board. The North West Metropolitan Regional Board will have covered Hampstead/Camden area. As discussed in previous posts, many of those who facilitated organised abuse were the affluent professionals (including Top Docs) and politicians from across the spectrum living in the Hampstead area and those being exploited slummed it on the other side of the tracks at St Pancras/Holborn.

The Labour MP for St Pancras North, 1949-70 was Gwynne and Dafydd’s mate Sir Kenneth Robinson, who succeeded Powell as Health Minister. Sir Kenneth was a leading light in MIND and covered up a mountain of crap in the NHS but was the subject of contempt from Richard Crossman because as far as Crossman was concerned, Robinson was a limited little pen-pusher who didn’t know how to cover things up properly, Robinson’s strategies were too transparent. Richard Crossman, being a senior officer in the security services knew how to cover up the grossest abuses of the state without being caught, which will have been why Harold Wilson put him in charge of the NHS in 1968 AND gave Crossman responsibility for merging the Ministries of Health and Social Services to form the new mega-dept, the DHSS, which gobbled up money and was the most powerful Gov’t dept. As well as the one that facilitated the Westminster Paedophile Ring and could not control criminal Top Docs, but was highly effective at controlling the Lower Orders and providing well-paid jobs for middle class people who Did It For The Poor.

Eric Hobsbawm and Uncle Harry’s brother-in-law lived in Hampstead/Primrose Hill. As of course did Eric’s pal Michael Foot. Harold Wilson was resident in the area, so was Hugh Gaitskill and many more of those who loved the NHS because Gwynne and JOF Did It For The Poor.

When the Council for the Professions Supplementary to Medicine was formed in 1961, JOF was one of the members. In 1967 JOF became Secretary of the Central Committee on Postgraduate Medical Education and in 1970, when the Council for Postgraduate Medical Education was formed, he became the first Secretary.

JOF’s major achievement though must surely have been keeping the Tories in power after the Profumo Affair. JOF was there in the Ministry of Health with Enoch Powell and George Godber, concealing the Himalayas of crap, which included leading Tories shagging rent boys and hanging out with the Krays.

The Krays were running the East End and the rent boy/prostitution rackets when Dafydd and Gwynne’s partner gang based at the London Hospital were facilitating organised abuse. Elwyn Jones – later Lord Elwyn-Jones and Lord Chancellor under Wilson and Callaghan – was the bent lawyer from West Wales who doubled up as the MP for an East End constituency for years and was one of the Gang’s key legal links between Wales and the East End. See previous posts for info on Elwyn, his Artist wife Pearl aka Polly Binder who Loved The People Of the East End and their son Dan, social worker and Artist, who also Loves The East End.

Dafydd Hated the English and Helped Welsh People.

Yma O Hyd!

Harold Macmillan resigned on 18 Oct 1963 and Sir Alec Douglas-Home succeeded as Leader and as PM on 19 Oct 1963, as a result of what was alleged to have been an old Etonian stitch-up with Lilibet’s blessing. I mentioned in ‘Cymro 007’ that Sir Alec’s son and heir David married Jane Williams-Wynne, a member of the Williams-Wynne family who have been very influential in north Wales for many years. ‘Cymru 007’ discussed the MPs who had represented the various constituencies in which the North Wales Hospital was located, one of whom was Sir Watkin Williams-Wynn, the Tory MP for Denbighshire, 1841-85.

The Wind Of Change:

Sir Watkin Williams-Wynn, 6th Baronet aka ‘The King of Wales’

 

 

The Earl of Home
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David Douglas-Home in 2018
Member of the House of Lords
Lord Temporal
Assumed office
24 September 1996
Hereditary peerage
Preceded by Alec Douglas-Home (1963)
Personal details
Born 20 November 1943 (age 75)
Westminster, London, UK
Nationality British
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s)
Jane Williams-Wynne (m. 1972)
Children 3
Parents
Alma mater Christ Church, Oxford

 

JOF died in early 1978. When JOF pegged out, Mr Thrope knew that he was sooner or later going to be standing trial for a very serious offence. Mr Thrope was subsequently committed for trial at the Old Bailey at Minehead Magistrates’ Court later in 1978. Mr Thrope whose family were friend with the Lloyd George’s and who had grown up with the Lloyd George children as playmates.

 

But it is as the pioneer of British paediatric neurology that Paul Sandifer will be most vividly and affectionately remembered. Although a few neurologists in this country had at an earlier date evinced some special interest in the nervous disorders occurring in children—notably F. E. Batten, James Taylor and W. G. Wyllie— there were no recognised and established paediatric neurologists in the North American meaning of the term. When in 1953 the Board of the Hospital for Sick Children, Great Ormond Street, created a department of neurology, Paul Sandifer was the obvious choice. This was his greatest hour in the professional sense, for he threw himself into this new sphere of activity with characteristic enthusiasm. His previous training under Moncrieff proved invaluable, for he had a conspicuous ability to understand the sick child and command its trust and affection.

Note: ‘Its’ trust and affection..’ ‘Command’ as well, rather than ‘gain’ or ‘engender’. This lot are a real bundle of fun aren’t they.

His many hours of hospital service, particularly at Great Ormond Street, involved an exhaustive but gentle study of his patients,

Commanding the trust and affection of these inanimate objects as he went

followed by the writing of most conscientious and detailed reports or correspondence. Patients and staff were intrigued by his elegance and youthful charm.

Do we actually know this? In one interview with the ‘North Wales Weekly News’, Dafydd was described as being ‘attractive to women’. I sat in a psych ward in Ysbyty Gwynedd while two (male) psych Angels read that interview and screamed with laughter, pointed at the accompanying photo of Dafydd in the paper and said ‘Yes they’ve captured the dandruff, he’s covered in it as usual’.

At the time I just thought ‘God what an insult from the ‘North Wales Weekly News’ in view of the sheer number of complaints that female patients have made about Dafydd and as for the rumours swirling around north Wales re his appalling conduct towards staff, ex-wives, mistresses…’. There really was no way that the journos hadn’t heard about Dafydd.

Once more I have been rather slow. That ‘profile’ of Dafydd appeared in the ‘North Wales Weekly News’ while I was an inpatient in Ysbyty Gwynedd, my alleged symptoms being my ‘delusions’ about Dafydd having behaved indecently towards me and many other female patients.

Would Jeff Crowther and John Thomas, the two Angels who just roared with laughter at that ‘profile’ of Dafydd and took the piss out of the Sex God’s dandruff, green teeth etc and who KNEW that Dafydd was sexually exploiting patients like to tell all that they know? Including who arranged that interview and article when the dangerous nutter who had made ‘allegations’ about Dafydd and who I understand was also working as a prostitute (how I had time to do that in addition to committing my many other crimes I do not know) was sitting in Ysbyty Gwynedd being told that her complaints re Dafydd would not even be documented because they were ‘delusional’?

Previous posts have mentioned that my NHS files contained personal notes from journos working on the local papers in north Wales to Dafydd about me and about letters that I wrote to newspapers and even clippings of newspaper reports featuring me after the Gang had me framed in Court. My file also contained newspaper clippings of reviews of art exhibitions held by Patient F and even academic articles that I published more recently about the mental health services.

Then there was Elizabeth Carter, a local journo from north Wales, who was admitted to the Hergest Unit with depression after suffering from cancer. Elizabeth was in hospital on one of the occasions when I was, she certainly received much better ‘care’ than anyone else; some two weeks later, an article appeared in the local paper, written by Elizabeth, re Ah the doctors they were wonderful. If they had been, Elizabeth would have done a fine job by publicising it, but when Elizabeth wrote that article, the ‘service’ really had begun to implode, complaints were mounting up, the better staff were leaving, there had been well-publicised deaths etc. Elizabeth’s article appeared as the investigations into the possible paedophile ring were underway. See previous posts.

 

His arresting manner of teaching, at times so informal in terminology as to be startling, delighted his students.

Er, I think that I can read between the lines here. Medical students always enjoy it when academic Top Docs behave as they shouldn’t, whether it is showing them photos of female patients in the bath as Dafydd’s mate Prof Linford Rees used to (see post ‘A Galaxy Of Talent’), or saying ‘cock’ instead of ‘penis’ as I suspect that Paul Sandifer did. One of our lecturers when I was doing that MSc at Hammersmith turned up to the lecture so drunk that he couldn’t actually give the lecture, he tried to but he was so pissed that he kept getting confused. His flies were undone as well. It was interesting but even we took the view ‘We have a lot to get through on this course and we need to know this subject’. There were  quite a few of us who were self-funding and had parted with much dosh to hear the drunken one. He had come over as a guest lecturer from UCL…

Such an introduction to the manifold and obscure nervous disorders of childhood made him a pioneer within a terra parve cognita.

For years he was intrigued by the diverse and progressive cerebral syndromes of infancy and early childhood, including, for example, subacute sclerosing encephalitis. Perhaps his principal interest lay in an attempt to unravel the mystique of such untidy syndromes as the ‘floppy’ infant and the ‘spastic’ child.

I used to babysit a ‘floppy’ child after I graduated from UCNW, just before I went to Hammersmith. I got to know his mum and dad well. His mum had been treated badly when in labour at St David’s Hospital, Bangor and subsequent complaints from her and her husband were ignored. They kept telling the Top Docs that they thought that something was seriously wrong with their son. They were told that he was just a ‘floppy’ baby. When he was three, it was admitted by the Top Docs that he had serious brain damage, was intellectually intact but had no muscle control over any part of his body. He had been delivered by the same obstetrician who had either seriously damaged or killed the baby of a local policeman during the delivery.

At that point the obstetrician left the employ of Gwynedd Health Authority and bagged a senior job in Australia. The policeman and his wife began legal action against Gwynedd Health Authority. The parents of the little boy for whom I babysat attempted to do so themselves but they were refused access to the medical records and told that there was no evidence that the fuss that Christopher’s mum and her husband had made about the management of the birth had any basis.

By that time, I had made friends with a secretary at St David’s Hospital. She told me that the place was lethal, there had been stillbirth after stillbirth – including her own baby – and that there was one particular senior midwife who was allocated to speak to parents who’s baby had been injured or died on the basis that she was just so intimidating that most distraught parents would not continue with the complaint after encountering her.

My post ‘The BMA and It’s Ethics’ provides further details of the Everyday Story Of St David’s Folk eg. the unlawful abduction of newborn babies from vulnerable women – not even just young unmarried women either -as a result of collusion between abusive family members and Top Docs, including Dafydd and the hostile ‘care’ given to women who experienced miscarriages after they stood accused of – on the basis of no evidence at all – carrying out abortions on themselves.

Meanwhile, the Top Docs across the whole of north Wales had all made an agreement to refuse all women NHS abortions whatever their circumstances, which almost certainly led to some women procuring their own abortions and therefore staff suspected any woman who was miscarrying. Of course though any woman could be referred, on demand, to the ‘private clinic’ in Chester for an abortion, as long as they paid. All politicians knew about it, as did Wimmin’s Aid. No-one said a word. See previous posts, including ‘It’s Bachman Turner Overdrive – Not Arf’.

Is there anyone more hypocritical than the Top Doctors and Angels? Putting women who are miscarrying a much wanted child through THAT because they are running an illegal abortion racket?

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Sister Hutt, founder of Welsh Wimmin’s Aid, LSE-educated social worker and daughter of a London Top Doctor:

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Sister Llwyd, founder of Wimmin’s Aid in Rhyl, a midwife who grew up in a small village near Denbigh:

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Sister Llwyd married Ieuan Wyn Jones, son of a Minister of Religion at Denbigh. Ieuan was a lawyer in Ruthin, near Denbigh before he entered politics. Ieuan stood unsuccessfully as the Plaid candidate for Denbigh, but had better luck in 1987 when he was elected as the Plaid MP for Ynys Mon. Ieaun later became the AM for Ynys Mon as well and then Deputy FM! See previous posts.

The Two Goons!

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As for Christopher, the ‘floppy baby’ whom I used to babysit in 1986, he’ll be in his mid-30s by now. His surname was Owen. I lost touch with his parents because my friend Anne was killed by the Gang during the months that I was babysitting Christopher and I stopped babysitting him a few weeks after that. I have since been told that the Top Docs told Christopher’s parents that I was A Danger To Their Children (Christopher had a sister, Helen). It’s one way of dealing with  someone who constantly found evidence of serious misconduct and crime on the part of D.G.E. Wood, Dafydd and their mates.

Sandifer firmly held that the diplegias of childhood were essentially problems of paediatric neurology. Unfortunately he contributed little to contemporary literature; his premature death left unfinished his projected monograph* on paediatric neurology, so that his many original ideas have perforce been transmitted merely by the recollection of his clinical lectures and demonstrations.

Well fancy that! The Founder of Paediatric Neurology in Britain and the man who established the Dept of Neurology at Great Ormond Street didn’t leave a trace of the written word behind him. The font of knowledge is entirely the matter of myth years after the great man’s demise.

His interests outside medicine ranged from travel in out of the way regions, the ballet, musical appreciation and haute cuisine, to indoor gardening and fast cars.

In 1939 he married Dr Sheila Anderson, daughter of Herbert Anderson, J.P.; she was anaesthetist to Great Ormond Street. They had no children.

This tribute to the Founder Of  Paediatric Neurology who never managed to put pen to paper was written by Richard Trail, who wrote a lot of hagiographies of Top Docs who had close connections to criminals and abusers for the Royal College of Physicians ‘Lives of the Fellows’ online. Readers may have noticed that a number of the Top Docs’ names dropped by Trail in the above tribute have appeared in previous posts, including that of another Founder Of British Paediatrics and of the Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, Alan Moncrieff. They were members of the group of Top Docs who trained and/or worked with Oliver Brooke et al who then ran the international trafficking ring during the 1970s, 80s and 90s. They were part of a huge network of Top Docs who had facilitated abuse in the heart of the ‘world leading’ London hospitals, including GOSH. That is how Jimmy Savile was able to drop in at will and how ‘no-one knew’.

With Audrey Callaghan as Chair of GOSH and Sunny Jim helping with the fundraising (see previous posts) what ever could go wrong?

Lest readers try and comfort themselves with the idea that Moncrieff and co were all a long time ago and GOSH will have upped their standards since those days, in 1987 I met a girl on a train who was a clinical psychologist at GOSH. She was a UCNW graduate, had trained as a clin psy at Bangor, knew about Dafydd, had been sexually harassed by him and told me that it was horrific at Denbigh, ‘everyone just gets out of there as soon as they can’. She was not Dafydd, but she knew about him, she was working in the World Leading GOSH, was a witness to organised abuse and serious crime in north Wales and was saying nothing. It was a reference from Dafydd’s Gang that bagged her the job at GOSH. She was the same age as me and will still be working in child psychology, probably holding a Chair or a very senior position in management/governance by now.

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Paul Sandifer studied law for a brief period before deciding to change to medicine. Sandifer syndrome was named in his honour by his former student, Marcel Kinsbourne. Marcel Kinsbourne (born 1931), who will no doubt have happy memories of Gwynne the Royal Lobotomist’s pal saying ‘cock’ in lectures, is an Austrian-born paediatric neurologist and cognitive neuroscientist who was an early pioneer in the study of brain lateralization. Kinsbourne obtained his M.D. and D.M. degrees at Oxford University, where he served on the Psychology Faculty as of 1964 before relocating to the US in 1967. Kinsbourne has held Chairs in both Neurology and Psychology at Duke University and the University of Toronto and headed the Behavioural Neurology Research Division at the Shriver Center in Boston, Massachusetts. Kinsbourne also served as President of the International Neuropsychological Society and the Society for Philosophy and Psychology.

Kinsbourne has published around 400 articles in multiple areas of cognitive neuroscience, including brain-behaviour relations; contralateral brain organization; consciousness; imitation; laterality among normal and abnormal populations; memory and amnestic disorders; unilateral neglect; attention and ADHD; autism; learning disabilities; intellectual disability and dyslexia.

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‘I’m going to tell… I’m going to tell…’

 

It was in 1936 that Arthur Tudor Edwards was appointed as first Director of the Department of Thoracic Surgery at the London Hospital, which meant him giving up general surgery at the Westminster Hospital. Edwards remained a consulting surgeon to King Edward VII’s Sanatorium at Midhurst and to Queen Alexandra’s Hospital, Millbank. Edwards was surgeon under the Ministry of Pensions to Queen Mary’s Hospital, Roehampton. He also oversaw the London County Council’s Thoracic Clinic at St Mary Abbott’s Hospital, Kensington.

The London County Council had a long and glorious history of facilitating organised abuse and of allowing Top Docs to do whatever they wanted, no matter how many patients were killed. The London County Council did make a token effort to rein in Dr William Sargant in the 1950s, but although Sargant was a lethal embarrassment – Tommy’s equivalent of Dafydd who has now been written out of medical history re the standard texts – the LCC were so ineffective that Dr Death was working as William Sargant’s research registrar in the 1960s, prior to Dr Death entering the Commons. See post ‘Dr Death’. The whole medical world knew that the hated Dr Death had been as culpable re those poor sods who died in the ‘care’ of William Sargant, but no, in Dr Death’s long and illustrious career in politics, no-one has ever done a ‘Now then…’ on Dr Death and mentioned the matter of those horrific experiments conducted on William Sargant’s ward at Tommy’s which killed so many. The wall of ‘Ah the doctors they were wonderful’ remains in place.

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Between 1938 and 1939, Tudor Edwards suffered two severe illnesses, following which he continued as a civilian consultant with the RAF, adviser for thoracic casualties to the Ministry of Health and civilian adviser to the War Office throughout WW II. He structured the response facilities for thoracic casualties under the Emergency Medical Service. Instituting a School of Thoracic Surgeons in Great Britain, Edwards became a leading mentor. During the years of war he provided intensive courses of instruction for service thoracic units, visiting these units all over the country.

Despite serving numerous hospitals, the Brompton was Edwards’s most desirable place to operate. He was assisted at the Brompton by Price Thomas and anaesthetist Ivan Magill. The number of heart and lung operations at the Brompton rose from 49 in 1908 to 252 in 1928 and 1054 in 1938.

Descriptions of Tudor Edwards’s work load and his attitude to his colleagues suggest that Edwards played fast and loose in the operating theatre, so fast and loose that most would describe him as seriously reckless. No-one stopped him, after all he was Tudor Edwards.

On the international platform in his 40s, Edwards became an honorary fellow of the American Society of Thoracic Surgeons and President of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons in Great Britain. In the ultimate years of his life, Edwards was nominated the first President of the new Association for the Study of Diseases of the Chest and contributed a survey of 1000 operations for bronchial carcinoma to the first number of the journal Thorax.

Edwards married Evelyn Imelda Chichester Hoskin, daughter of Theophilus Hoskin, MRCS, of London and Cornwall on 13 April 1920. They were not blessed with children.

A ‘shy and private person, sometimes seen as cold and arrogant’, Edwards was feared amongst juniors. Russell Brock had declared himself to be “much junior to him so could not necessarily expect a warm friendliness but it was rare to see him warm and friendly although he could be so”.

Here’s Tudor Evans, all bashful:

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On 25 August 1946, Edwards was spending his holiday in St Enodoc, Cornwall. Known to be recurrently unwell, his sudden death was still felt as a surprise. Edwards died at 56 years old, which isn’t much of a testament to his own profession. Tudor Edwards was buried at St Enodoc’s Church. Lord Horder delivered an obituary oration at a memorial service in London.

Lord Horder was one of the Great Men Of Medicine who was around before the NHS and then for a long time after its establishment. Some weeks ago I found an short publication written by Lord Horder in a second hand bookshop. I did not gain the impression that Lord Horder Did It For The Poor, indeed I don’t think that Lord Horder liked the poor very much. See previous posts.

Thomas Jeeves Horder, 1st Baron Horder, was born on 7 January 1871. He was educated privately and at the University of London and Bart’s. Horder studied at Bart’s just a few years after Lord Snowdon’s granddad Sir Robert Armstrong-Jones studied there.

Horder began his career at Bart’s and, when still quite young, successfully made a difficult diagnosis on King Edward VII which made his reputation. His patients included every British monarch from Edward VII to Elizabeth II (except Edward VIII). They also included two PMs, Ramsay MacDonald and Bonar Law, and Labour Leader Hugh Gaitskell.

Lord Horder was involved in many official committees including advising the Ministry of Food during WW II, so he worked with Dafydd and Gwynne’s mate, Lord Charles Hill aka the Radio Doctor. See previous posts. After the war Horder opposed many of Nye’s plans for the NHS and may have helped modify some of those less palatable to the Top Docs.

Horder held the positions of Deputy Lieutenant County of Hampshire; Extra Physician to the Queen (formerly Extra Physician to King George VI); and Consulting Physician to St Bartholomew’s Hospital (1912–1936). Horder worked at Bart’s with Lady Juliet Bingley’s father, the surgeon Reginald Vick. Knighted in 1918, Horder was created a Baronet in 1923. He was raised to the peerage as Baron Horder, of Ashford in the County of Southampton on 23 January 1933

Horder served as President of the British Eugenics Society  1935-49 and as President of the Cremation Society of Great Britain from 1940 to his death in 1955.

Lord Horder was President of The Peckham Experiment in 1949.

In 1902 Horder married Geraldine Rose Doggett (1872-1954), of Newnham Manor, Hertfordshire, whose maternal grandfather was James Smith Rose of Arley House, Bristol who in 1873 was the Mayor of Totnes. Their son was the publisher Mervyn Horder (died 1997). Their daughter Joy Horder was mother to British architect Edward Cullinan and married to a chief physician at Bart’s.

Lord Horder lived for many years at near Petersfield, Hampshire – Lord Denning country (see previous posts) – where he died on 13 August 1955.

 

Tudor Edwards’s wife died five years later on 13 May 1951 – so she didn’t last long either – and left £5,000 to the Royal College for the promotion of surgical science.

Numerous students and trainees trained under Edwards. Even if they all loathed both Tudor Edwards and Gwynne the Royal Lobotomist, they’ll have stuck together like glue in the face of complaint. Gwynne will not have been the only one who learnt to lobotomise people who either complained or objected to being coerced into sex work. Mr Harvard Heart Surgeon Dwight Harken was alive until 1993 and the Top Docs would have had his reputation in mind as well in the event of questions raised about Gwynne. As one of my friends suggested back in the late 1980s, as the Gang resorted to ever-increasing desperate measures to silence me, it’ll be a case of Dafydd (Gwynne having died by then) saying ‘If I go down I’ll take you all down with me’. It works every time because the obvious question in the face of a Gwynne or a Dafydd is ‘What were the rest of you doing watching this and saying nothing?’

It’s why no Top Docs want to work in north Wales, why no Top Docs wanted to take on a patient of Gwynne’s or Dafydd’s or now, so I hear, Tony Francis’s. Gwynne, Dafydd and Tony were all at one point the New Nice Young Doctor.

Everyone wants to be able to say ‘I didn’t see anything, I didn’t hear anything, I don’t know anything’. This is how No-One Knew about the industrial production of child sex workers in north Wales over decades and victims of the Gang kept in a dungeon at Denbigh, while witnesses disappeared or were found dead.

Tudor Edwards was known as the “operator of supreme skill and beautiful technique”.

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Another one of Tudor Edwards’s trainees, Sir (from 1954) and then Lord (from 1965) Russell Brock will have been invaluable re protecting Gwynne. Russell Claude Brock, Baron Brock (24 October 1903-3 September 1980) was one of the pioneers of modern open-heart surgery. He was born in London, 1903, the son of Herbert Brock, a master photographer and his wife, Elvina (née Carman). Russell Brock was the fourth of eight children. He was educated at Haselrigge Road School,  Clapham and then at Christ’s Hospital, Horsham, where he later became an Almoner (governor). Russell Brock entered  Guy’s Hospital Medical School, qualified in 1927 and was appointed demonstrator at Guy’s after qualifying. Brock was awarded a Rockefeller travelling fellowship and worked in the Surgical Department of Evarts Graham at St Louis, Missouri, 1929-30. There he developed an interest in thoracic surgery. Brock returned to Guy’s as surgical registrar and tutor in 1932 and was appointed research fellow of the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland.

Brock’s appointments included consultant thoracic surgeon to the London County Council, 1935–46; surgeon to the Ministry of Pensions at Roehampton Hospital, 1936–45; surgeon to Guy’s and the Brompton hospitals, 1936-1968. During WW II, Brock was also thoracic surgeon and regional adviser in thoracic surgery to the Emergency Medical Service in the Guy’s region.

Robert Owen, the Prof of Surgery at Liverpool University who was appointed by the Welsh Office in 1988 to co-ordinate the cover-up of Dafydd and the Gang’s criminality in the wake of my complaint (see post ‘Enter Professor Robert Bluglass CBE’), was a farmer’s son from the Llyn Peninsula who trained at Guy’s. As a boy Robert Owen had wanted to become a vet but because he was one of the cleverer boys at Pwhelli Grammar School, a local Top Doc who had a mate at Guy’s Hospital told Owen that he should study medicine and of course go to Guy’s. Thus a surgeon and facilitator of the paedophile/trafficking ring was born. See eg. ‘In Memoriam – Professor Robert Owen’. Of course many careers are built on foundations this haphazard, it is inevitable with people choosing careers when they are so young, but it was the root of a huge problem in a region and in a profession which was run by what was organised crime even in those days.

Robert Owen was a fully paid up member of the Gang but with much more credibility than Dafydd, yet I suspect that if Robert Owen had ever wanted to get off the merry-go-round, it would have been very difficult. Many of his mates from school and the area were involved with the same Gang and their network. Owen will have known people like Lord Mervyn Davies and Robyn Lewis and other local boys made pompous as discussed in previous posts and once he arrived at Guy’s, Owen was surrounded by the network of grandiose Top Docs with connections to the Royal Family. There are people who can turn their backs on it all when they are sufficiently sickened, but it is surprising how few they are. The pressure to remain in a world of Nice Young Doctors is immense.

Professor Robert Owen OBE died aged 96 on March 7, 2018

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Dr Dafydd Alun Jones

 

Uncle Harry was a Prof at Guy’s; Sister Hutt’s dad the pathologist Michael Hutt held a Chair at Tommy’s. See previous posts. Guys and Tommy’s merged in 1982 to form the United Medical and Dental Schools. The merger took place while Uncle Harry and Sister Hutt’s father were still in post.

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The end of WW II provided opportunities for surgeons with war experience to turn their attention to unsolved civilian problems. The surgeons who made their names thus included another Middlesex surgeon who was a member of the Gwynne Protection Society, Thomas Holmes Sellors (1902–1987). Holmes Sellors was a contemporary of Russell Brock and US cardiac surgeons Horace Smithy (1914–1948) of Charlotte, Dr Elliott Cutler of the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital , Charles Bailey (1910–1993) at the Hahnemann Hospital, Philadelphia and Dwight Harken

It is maintained that this group of surgeons all started work independently of each other, within a few months and together created ‘an entirely new therapeutic tradition’.

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Many thousands of ‘blind’ valve operations pioneered by this group of surgeons were performed until the introduction of the heart bypass made direct surgery on valves possible.

Inspired by exchange visits between himself and Dr Alfred Blalock of Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Russell Brock also introduced new developments, notably hypothermia and the heart-lung machine.

My post ‘Interesting Facts’ discussed the World Leading Cardiac Surgeons at Hammersmith Hospital/Royal Postgraduate Medical School who during the post-WW II years made many Amazing Discoveries, pioneered a New Operation which needed Special Equipment, invented the machines that went ping to perform the New Operation and flogged the machines across the world after a much-publicised trip to the USSR during the Cold War to demonstrate British medical miracles to the Ruskies. The leading light of this crew was Prof Hugh Bentall who was only given a Chair at Hammersmith after his colleague was found dead in the hospital in worrying circumstances and Bentall had made a substantial financial donation to RPMS. Bentall could afford that, he was a wealthy man, from the family that owned Bentall’s, the posh department store in Kingston-upon-Thames. Bentall virtually ran Kingston-upon-Tames, as well as Hammersmith Hospital.

‘Interesting Facts’ discussed data that I accessed indicating that Bentall and co lied about the success of their New Technique and ignored patient deaths. Other highlights of Hugh Bentall was his secretary, who doubled up as his mistress, being given a place on an anatomy degree, then a place to complete a PhD, then a lecturing job in anatomy.

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There was much bad feeling towards Hugh Bentall at Hammersmith.

Hugh’s son Richard is a clinical psychologist who ‘trained’ with Dafydd and the Gang at UCNW in the early 1980s and has held Chairs at Bangor, Manchester, Liverpool and I think is now at Sheffield… See previous posts.

Richard Bentall Knew About Gwynne and he knows that I knew! Happy days Richard!

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Richard Bentall was a Prof of Psychology at Bangor University in 2008 when the Gwerin and Richard’s colleagues in the School of Psychology were doing all that they could to force Merfyn Jones out of his job as VC of Bangor University. I was forwarded some very interesting e mails written by Richard, which confirmed that he knew that psych patients in north Wales were being abused by his colleagues and that he and his colleagues were lying about the success of their Interventions In Mental Illness. Richard was appearing on TV at the time, being touted about as a Radical Psychologist who opposed the old farts, their abuses, machines that go ping etc…

I can’t remember the name of your dad’s mistress Richard, but I do remember her very well. A stout lady with a plummy voice, a 1950s hair style and much red lipstick, who tried to pass herself off as a paediatric surgeon. That’s how I found out that she was your dad’s mistress: the person who also met her mentioned to a Top Doc at Hammersmith that presumably she was part of the surgery team, only to be met with howls of laughter and the information that ‘the old tart’ was a secretary who became Bentall’s mistress and now rolled up to medical school dinners talking about ‘we in surgery’. She also wrote an angry letter to a colleague with whom she had clashed, reminding him that she was a ‘licensed lecturer in anatomy’. The recipient of the letter rolled around laughing and noted that ‘Well none of the rest of us are one of them…’

I detailed some of the excesses that I witnessed at Hammersmith in letters to a number of people in north Wales who were posing as my friends and supporters. Imagine my surprise when my lawyers obtained my medical records and there were copies of the letters in there, having been passed on to Top Docs in north Wales, who had passed them onto their advisers in the BMA, the MDU, the Welsh Office and numerous lawyers. The letters also contained details of attempted sex attacks on me and my friends, violent assaults on Brown and others, abuse and neglect of patients…

We didn’t know!

Oh yes you did and you knew even more than I knew that you knew. You knew that I was documenting the serious criminality of a vast network of Top Docs in the highest places and scores of lawyers and even High Court judges read those letters. I won’t worry about the deceit and betrayal here, the important matter is that so many people KNEW and had possession of copies of those letters during the North Wales Police investigation into the alleged VIP paedophile ring in north Wales/Cheshire AND during the Waterhouse Inquiry…

This was Lord High Chancellor during the Waterhouse Inquiry:

Here he is relaxing at home:

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Leave a comment on the blog when you’re ready, everyone who Didn’t Know.

Russell Brock was ‘an outstanding diagnostician, a conscientious teacher and meticulous in the care of his patients. He was not an easy man to know well. He was strict in handling his juniors but meticulously fair and very supportive of those who gained his confidence. Likewise he could not tolerate slackness in those who worked with him and suffered fools badly. He was very much an individualist, found his own solutions to problems and was not always good at accepting the solutions of others’. 

Lord Russell just didn’t ever mention the organised abuse, criminality and research fraud.

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John Kirklin said that when he (Kirklin) had just performed his first operation at the Mayo Clinic using the Mayo-Gibbon oxygenator and was about to do his second, Brock phoned, asking to come and watch. Knowing that Brock was supposed to be a difficult man with a big reputation, Brock was offered the chance to scrub up and stand in the theatre but he said, “No, no, no. I don’t want to bother you”. Brock sat and watched inconspicuously in the gallery. Perhaps this tells us that Brock felt that he had a mission to serve patients, did not like having precious time wasted but came humbly to learn when he sensed a master at work.

It is far more likely that it is just another example of the everyday story of Top Doctor folk who know that their colleagues are as equally, if not more, unscrupulous than they are and an essential part of life is to trot along to watch each other in action, while trying to work out what the latest scam is. The scams are openly gossiped about among Top Docs but never, ever outside those circles, even when patients are at risk. I once commented on this insanity at St George’s and someone snapped ‘God you are naïve, it’s all part of the game’. As was the trafficking ring facilitated by Prof Chamberlain, he who was the life and soul of the party at graduation who entertained the newly qualified Top Docs’ parents with his anecdotes of life on the high seas when Chamberlain had been a ship’s surgeon, with his Doc Martens ‘from Prof’s son’s shop, Red Or Dead!’ and his custom-made tankard with ‘Bodger’ emblazoned on it, ‘Prof’s Welsh and that was his rugby nickname!’. The graduates’ parents would have gone apeshit if they had known some of what was happening at St George’s.

Bodger and a friend at a Learned Conference:

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Bodger’s mates having a much needed cup of tea between Pompousing Sessions:

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The Lady Doctor enjoying refreshment is Bodger’s pal (and, I rather got the impression, Dafydd’s pal as well) Wendy Savage, Socialist Feminist and fellow traveller of Uncle Harry.

Bodger and the crew will of course have known the surgeons who are the main subject of this post; surgeons consider themselves superior to obstetricians and gynaecologists, but obs and gynae involves surgery and the two groups know each other.

Russell Brock died in Guy’s Hospital on 3 September 1980.

Among other things, Russell Brock was the Assistant Editor and later the Editor of Guy’s Hospital Reports 1939-1960. He served on the Council of the Royal College of Surgeons, 1949–67, as Vice-President 1956-58 and President 1963-66 and as Director of the Royal College of Surgeons’ Department of Surgical Sciences, which was established during his Presidency.

Lord Russell Brock was also:

President: Thoracic Society of Great Britain and Ireland in 1952; Society of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland in 1958; Medical Society of London in 1958.

Elected fellow: Thoracic Society of Great Britain and Ireland; Royal College of Physicians of London in 1965. ROSENHEIM??

Elected Honorary fellow: American College of Surgeons, 1949; the Brazilian College, 1952; the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, 1958; the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, 1965; the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada; and the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, 1966.

Russell Brock will have known about the wrongdoing and research fraud on the part of Professor Hugh Bentall and his mates at Hammersmith Hospital and he’ll have known about the dreadful track record of the notorious surgeons in north Wales. He will have known about the organised abuse. Brock just didn’t think that it mattered that much and anyway with folk like Lord Max Rosenheim, Sir William Gilliatt et al in the midst of it, no-one could afford to say a word.

Lord Brock was in receipt of numerous academic prizes etc, including:

Awards: Julius Mickle prize of London University (1952), Fothergillian Gold Medal of the Medical Society of London (1953) Cameron prize of the University of Edinburgh, Gold Medal of Society of Apothecaries (1955), Gold Medal of West London Medical and Chirurgical Society (1955), International Gairdner award, 1960-1, Lister medallist and orator, 1967.

Honorary degrees from universities: Hamburg (1962), Leeds (1965), Cambridge (1968), Guelph and Munich (1972).

We are told that outside Brock’s professional work ‘he had considerable knowledge of old furniture and prints and history, especially local and medical history’. There is myth here, Brock simply did not have enough hours in the day to have done all of this to an Expert level. A certain variety of Top Doc does like to believe that they are just wonderful at everything, even an occasional hobby. The reality is that Top Docs who do make a mark in fields such as surgery usually have to spend so much time being surgeons that they don’t have the time to become adept at anything else.

The only way that Brock may have had time to follow other pursuits was if he had been the sort of Gentleman Surgeon that Sir Charles Evans was. Evans was far more interested in mountaineering than in surgery and he was known to have spent more time in the Himalayas than in theatre on Merseyside, for which he was being paid handsomely. Sir Charles went unchallenged because none of them ever were challenged, but he was eventually stopped from performing neurosurgery because he had lost such a degree of skill from lack of practice. Patients will have been maimed and killed before Evans was relegated to general surgery only. By the mid-1950s, Evans’s multiple sclerosis had advanced such that he couldn’t stand for the lengths of time needed to operate, so someone appointed him Principal of UCNW and he took up the appointment in 1958. There was already wrongdoing and organised abuse at UCNW. Sir Charles was quite used to such things, from his days as a medical student and junior doc his close friends such as Ann McCandless were docs who were at best ignoring, or at worst facilitating, abuse. See post ‘Meet The Gwerin!.

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When Sir Charles was appointed Principal of UCNW, Lloyd Tyrell-Kenyon, the 5th Baron Kenyon, had been in place as the President of UCNW since 1947. Lord Kenyon remained as President until 1982, when the Gwerin overthrew him. The corrupt judge and member of the Gang Sir William Mars-Jones (see previous posts eg. ‘Cymru 007’) replaced Lord Kenyon as President. Lord Kenyon had served the Gang very well even if he was posh and English. He had friends in all the right places and was, among other things, a Director of Lloyds Bank, a member of the North Wales Police Authority, the most senior Freemason in north Wales, Chairman of Clwyd Health Authority, a JP and much more besides. Lord Kenyon also had interests in fine art and prints. The sort of things that Lord Brock was alleged to be keen on when he wasn’t saving lives by performing pioneering surgery. See eg. ‘A Bit More Paleontology’.

Lord Kenyon’s son Thomas Tyrell-Kenyon, by the late 1970s, was known to be sexually abusing a boy in the care of the Social Services. Their ‘relationship’ was even recorded on the boy’s Social Services file. The matter was resolved when, after spending the night with the boy, Thomas reported him for theft and had him arrested. Among the stolen items were Polaroid porn pics of the boy with Thomas. The North Wales Police destroyed the pics on the grounds that they were indecent and the boy was sent to a detention centre. Thomas faced no charges although he was much older than the boy and the boy was underage. See previous posts. Thomas died from HIV/AIDS in the early months of 1993; Lord Kenyon died not long after Thomas, on 16 May 1993.

Patient F and I were arrested and charged shortly after Thomas Tyrell-Kenyon died, after Jackie Brandt, a Gwynedd social worker, made a statement to the Bangor police stating that I had screamed and yelled abuse at her in Safeways in Bangor, such that she believed a violent assault from me was imminent. As far as I can work out, Brandt made her statement to the police just days after Thomas died, but no-one told us or interviewed/arrested us for some two/three weeks after Brandt made the statement. Our trial wasn’t until later in the summer of 1993, at Bangor Magistrates’ Court. In the witness box, Brandt admitted that she had lied to the police, that I hadn’t even spoken to her and then she began crying. I was found guilty of causing her ‘alarm and distress’ for ‘staring’ at her and I had to part with £60. F was found not guilty.

Brandt had previously unlawfully detained me in Ysbyty Gwynedd, where Dafydd had turned up and tried to Talk Sex with me, refused to answer any questions about her role in that unlawful detention and then perjured herself in two different cases in the High Court in attempts to have me imprisoned. See post ‘Some Big Legal Names Enter The Arena’ and ‘The Bitterest Pill’. At no point was there ever an investigation into Brandt’s repeated perjury. She was eventually asked a few questions by the Mental Health Act Commission re my unlawful detention in the autumn of 1986. She lied in her replies, it was demonstrated that she had lied, yet the matter was dropped. I later got to know another person who had been unlawfully detained by Brandt not long after me. This young woman’s mum and dad refused to let the matter drop and Brandt was eventually summoned to answer questions. I was told ‘it was lie after lie after lie’. Business as usual then.

My conviction at Bangor Magistrates’ Court was forever after used as evidence of the danger that I presented to Brandt’s life and limb and was mentioned constantly in statements etc when other members of the Gang made fallacious allegations against me.

 

Sir Charles Evans remained as Principal of UCNW until 1984. The institution was a vehicle for the trafficking ring run by Evans’s pals and when Gwynne could no longer be tolerated at even the North Wales Hospital Denbigh, Gwynne parked his bum in the Student Health Centre at UCNW and business continued from there. After Sir Charles reached the top of Everest in 1953 with Edmund Hilary et al, he was untouchable, as were the gang of sex offenders who sheltered under Evans – although they hated him – at UCNW. See post ‘Meet The Gwerin!’. The Gang should have loved Sir Charles, as with Lord Kenyon there could have been some rather difficult questions asked about UCNW if those two had not held such senior posts.

Great British Heroes:

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Name Function Profession Age at time
of selection
(1 November 1952)
United Kingdom John Hunt Expedition leader and mountaineer British Army Colonel 42
United Kingdom Charles Evans Deputy expedition leader and mountaineer Physician 33
United Kingdom George Band Mountaineer Graduate in geology 23
United Kingdom Tom Bourdillon Mountaineer Physicist 28
United Kingdom Alfred Gregory Mountaineer Director of travel agency 39
United Kingdom Wilfrid Noyce Mountaineer Schoolmaster and author 34
United Kingdom Griffith Pugh Doctor and mountaineer Physiologist 43[44]
United Kingdom Tom Stobart Cameraman and mountaineer Cameraman 38[38]
United Kingdom Michael Ward Expedition doctor and mountaineer Physician 27
United Kingdom Michael Westmacott Mountaineer Statistician 27
United Kingdom Charles Wylie Organizing secretary and mountaineer Soldier 32
New Zealand Edmund Hillary Mountaineer Apiarist 33
New Zealand George Lowe Mountaineer Schoolmaster 28
India Nepal Tenzing Norgay Mountaineer and guide 38
Nepal Sherpa Annullu Mountaineer and guide

The mountaineers were accompanied by Jan Morris (known then as James Morris) (see previous posts for details of the support that Jan and her son Twm Morys have offered the Gang) who was the correspondent of ‘The Times’ and by 362 porters. The expedition in the end amounted to over 400 men, including 20 Sherpa guides from Tibet and Nepal, with a total of 10,000 pounds of baggage.

The Everest team held reunions, sometimes in the presence of admirers:

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Team Leader Lord John Hunt worked for the security services and was the officer in charge of Sandhurst for many years (see previous posts). No wonder Gwynne and Dafydd were never ever held to account no matter how great the catastrophe.

 

A lesser known aspect of Lord Brock’s career was his ‘dedication to the complementary interests of private medicine and the NHS, for he served on the governing body of Private Patients Plan and was Chairman (1967–77) before becoming its President’. This hobby of Lord Brock’s will not have been a well-kept secret by chance. Although the Top Docs were overwhelmingly opposed to the NHS in the 1940s which is why Nye had to give them all so much dosh and promise to let them do whatever they wanted without ever explaining themselves to anyone but The Profession in order to get them to agree to work in the NHS, by the time that Lord Brock of Heroes Of Heart Surgery was Chairman of Private Patients Plan, the Top Docs were doing very well indeed out of the NHS and successfully deflected questions about crime and patient deaths by yelling along with Uncle Harry ‘We’re doing it for the poor’. Had Lord Brock’s side line been widely known, the image would have been tarnished.

Lord Brock was Chairman of PPP while Dafydd and Gwynne’s mate Sir Kenneth Robinson was Minister of Health and then when King of the Westminster Swingers Richard Crossman was Secretary of State for the DHSS, ensured that Dafydd and Gwynne were bombproof and did all that he could to ensure that the DHSS was as much a vehicle for the Westminster Paedophile Ring as UCNW was. Crossman loathed the Top Docs but couldn’t touch them; in return they held him and Harold Wilson over a barrel at every opportunity and repaid Crossman’s 100% protection of the Westminster Paedophile Ring as well as of Gwynne and Dafydd – which included rigging a Public Inquiry into the serious abuse of patients at Ely Hospital and setting a litigation trap for the Church of Scientology, who’s members had discovered the enormity of Gwynne and Dafydd’s criminality, as discussed in previous posts – by the BMA organising a strike immediately before the June 1970 General Election and appearing on TV supporting the Tories. See previous posts.

It was the BMA wot won it!

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They did honestly, look it all up if you don’t believe me…

Furthermore, Ted Heath’s bestest friend and personal Top Doc Sir Brian Warren remained opposed to the NHS throughout his entire career. Like his one-time wife Nice Lady Doctor Dame Josephine Barnes, Brian Warren was facilitating the Westminster Paedophile Ring. Dame Josephile was however happy to facilitate organised abuse on the NHS. Dame Josephine was the mover and shaker on the Warnock Committee when Thatch’s Gov’t didn’t know what the hell to do about IVF and the potential for yet more exploitation. So they appointed the clueless old bat Mary Warnock to Chair the Committee and Josephile as a member and Josephile gave the orders. See previous posts, including ‘Uncle Harry’s Friends…’

Josephile ruled the roost at Charing Cross Hospital, where for years the Top Docs in the Gender Identity Clinic who held some seriously weird ideas about What Real Women Are Like, psychologically tortured and inflicted great damage upon patients who were uncomfortable with their gender and who dared ask advice. The Top Docs of Charing Cross enjoyed refusing to recommend gender realignment surgery for nearly all patients until they realised that a lucrative market had opened up and then they threw their doors open to all comers.

One of Charing Cross’s most famous patients, Julia Grant, was the subject of two TV documentaries in the 1990s in which Julia was filmed being insulted, intimidated and belittled by a Top Doc who’s face was shielded from the camera; he was subsequently identified by other patients who knew him to be notorious. Julia was, after being put through hell, finally offered surgery which was carried out by a pal of the Bastard Of Charing Cross. The surgery was a major cock-up and resulted in Julia collapsing in public and nearly dying from blood loss. She was accused by the hospital who treated her in this emergency of having executed an abortion on herself. Julia explained that she was actually a transwoman. How the Docs who accused her of inducing a miscarriage missed the fact that Julia wasn’t in possession of a uterus in which to gestate a foetus to abort I can’t understand. No-one made any comment re why or how the surgery by the Highly Recommended Top Doc had ended in such catastrophe. Julia was left permanently damaged. The Highly Recommended Surgeon continued to carry out gender realignment surgery. See post ‘R.I.P. Julia Grant and Many More…’

The TV documentaries on Julia’s Journey seemed to have been planned as yet another bit of PR for the Ah the doctors they were wonderful after those allegations of a VIP paedophile ring in north Wales would not go away, but the Charing Cross Top Docs and their colleagues were actually so dreadful that the Cunning Plan backfired.

 

Where these events, including the BMA ensuring that Ted Heath won the 1970 General Election, left Uncle Harry I don’t know, I suspect that very little changed for him:

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Nothing at all changed for Dafydd and Gwynne, Ted Heath was surrounded by all of their mates, Hailsham, Anthony Eden, Alec Douglas-Home, Selwyn Lloyd, Reggie Maudling, Maurice Macmillan, Willie Whitelaw, Lord Carrington, Peter Walker, even Thatch, all the old crowd were there. The wind of no change, it might as well have been 1962.

 

Before Lord Russell Brock finished his stint at Chairman of PPP, Crossman had been succeeded as Secretary of State for the DHSS by Keith Joseph, then Babs Castle and then David Ennals. All were on board with Gwynne and Dafydd and none of them dared take on the Top Docs, although Babs mouthed off about getting rid of pay beds. She solved the problem by a huge fudge, which ensured that plenty of private practice remained within the NHS and set up a Royal Commission under Safe Pair of Hands Sir Alec Merrison, which she knew would not Report until 1979, by which time Babs knew that it would be the problem of another Gov’t, almost certainly a Tory one, who would leave private practice well alone. See previous posts.

In 1927, Russell Brock married Germaine Louise Ladavèze (died 1978). They had three daughters. In 1979, he married Chrissie Palmer Jones.

 

Russell Brock’s contemporary Sir Thomas Holmes Sellors has featured in previous posts, but he’s worth revisiting here. The Royal College of Surgeon’s Plarr’s ‘Lives Of The Fellows’ online provides this account of Sir Thomas’s life:

Thomas Holmes Sellors, the only son of Dr Thomas Blanchard Sellors, a general practitioner and of Anne Oliver Sellors (née McSparron) was born on 7 April 1902, at Wandsworth. A few years later his father moved his practice to Southend-on-Sea and Tom, as he was always known, went to Alleyn Court Preparatory School at Westcliff-on-Sea, before moving to Loretto School, Musselburgh,

Loretto School educated a few notorious people, including the son of Shetland surgeon Norman Lamont, Alistair Darling, Andrew Marr and the crazed,violent, alcoholic, alleged child molester and former bedfellow of Esther Rantzen Sir Nicholas Fairbairn (son of Top Doc/analyst Ronald Fairbairn) and others. See previous posts.

and then to Oriel College, Oxford. He secured a university entrance scholarship to the Middlesex Hospital and qualified there in 1926. Following resident medical and surgical appointments at the Middlesex and Brompton Hospitals, he was surgical registrar to Gordon Taylor at the Middlesex. During this period he was the first recipient of the G.H. Hunt Travelling Scholarship, awarded by Oxford University in 1928, and was able to spend some time at surgical centres in Scandinavia. After a thorough grounding in general surgery, during which period he later recorded his indebtedness to Sir Gordon Gordon-Taylor, R.V. Hudson, Tudor Edwards and the physicians R.A. Young and Evan Bedford, he decided to specialise in chest surgery. He was an excellent technician and, with the contemporary rapid developments in anaesthesia, he was keen to devote himself to the specialty. He surprised some of his seniors when his book Surgery Of The Thorax was published in 1933.

In the early 1930s few of the London teaching hospitals, or the large general hospitals, offered opportunity for the newly emerging surgical specialties. But opportunity came with his appointment to the staff of the London Chest Hospital in 1934, followed by further appointments to the Royal Waterloo Hospital and Queen Mary’s Hospital, Stratford. He also secured appointments at various London County Council hospitals and sanatoria, and started chest units at the Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford, and at Leicester Royal Infirmary which entailed much travelling by car and an immense workload. Such was the peripatetic and scattered character of thoracic practice in a period when tuberculosis was principal preoccupation of a chest surgeon.

On the outbreak of the second world war he was appointed adviser in thoracic surgery to the North West Metropolitan Region, based on Harefield Hospital, Middlesex, where he worked most happily and productively until his retirement. Shortly after the war, in 1947, he was appointed thoracic surgeon to the Middlesex Hospital where he developed close and cordial relationships with the cardiologists Evan Bedford and Walter Somerville, to whose skilful assessment of cardiac problems he always paid warm tribute. From this time onwards, both at Middlesex Hospital and Harefield, cardiac surgery progressively displaced most of his earlier pulmonary and oesophageal work. As a result of this, in 1957, he was appointed as consultant surgeon to the National Heart Hospital when cardiac surgery became a rather belated function of that institution. In the second half of his surgical life he set up open heart surgery units at these last three hospitals. But he never allowed cardiac surgery at the Middlesex to threaten the work of other departments, such was his concern for the interests of his colleagues.

Not for Sir Thomas the all too familiar empire building which involved the shafting of other depts as the empire builder insisted that the lion’s share of institutional resources should be sent in their own direction…

A number of the other hospitals to which he had previously been attached provided opportunity for several of his trainees to establish thoracic and cardiac surgical centres.

Sir Thomas placed members of his network in hospitals which owed him one.

Ever courteous in the operation room, he was superb craftsman and a master of sharp dissection. He was never known to raise his voice, nor did he ever blame anyone else when things went wrong.

If ever I have time I’ll look up Great Disasters On Sir Thomas’s Watch and review that blame game that followed.

A clumsy assistant might received his favourite admonition “Juggins!”.

Oh Fiddlesticks the patient’s died on the operating table.

But he had a devoted and enthusiastic band of trainees, some of whom became internationally renowned and several of whom predeceased him.

That sounds worrying.

To all of them he was affectionately known as “Uncle Tom.” He was up at daybreak, or earlier, often visiting a ward before the residents or day staff were around. His gentlemanly style and good manners ensured excellent rapport with nursing staff and gave immense confidence to his patients.

The patients will have been absolutely reassured by ALL staff whom they encountered before they met Sir Thomas that he was excellent. Uncle Tom only had to remain on his best behaviour for the few minutes that he was in the presence of the patient and they will have believed that he was great. I have NEVER been told by a Top Doc who referred me to another Top Doc ‘they are a useless incompetent criminal bastard but I’ll refer you’.

As a member of staff in universities and medical schools I have been told by other people, including Top Doc colleagues ‘Don’t ever accept a referral to see them’ and I have of course exchanged views on Docs with friends and other patients. I was reassured by every member of NHS staff whom I met before Gwynne and Dafydd that they were excellent with sound track records; the same was said to me about Tony Francis, but unlike Gwynne and Dafydd, for much of the time Tony Francis could be nice enough in his manner for people to think that he was a good doc. After Gwynne and Dafydd had caused havoc/made themselves a laughing stock, I was told repeatedly by other Top Docs that I might not like them but other people did and other people ‘had a right’ to benefit from them no less, so I should piss off and shut up.

I have only ever heard the Top Docs in north Wales criticise one other Doc to me in my capacity as a patient: Dr David Healy. The other Top Docs do not like him and they will tell patients that Healy is a ‘maverick’ and ‘arrogant’. I have been rude about David in earlier posts because I and other patients would have appreciated David speaking out about the dangerous people trafficking nutters with whom he worked in the way that he spoke out about Big Pharma. To be fair to David I now suspect that he knew that if he had, his career would have been finished and his family would have been at risk. So David didn’t ever expose the criminal scumbags, he just rigorously criticised the worst practices of Big Pharma, but he is however the only Top Doc whom the others will be rude about to patients. All other dangerous idiots come highly recommended.

He worked with deceptive rapidity and economy of effort, seldom wasting time with idle chatter,

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so much so that an astute trainee – anxious to secure his shrewd advice under rather pressing conditions – once hopped into his car and took an unplanned trip from Harefield to London with him.

No, Sir Thomas would have demanded the trainee’s presence in his car for that trip, no trainee would ever have ‘hopped’ into any senior Doc’s car uninvited, the suggestion that they did is ludicrous even by the standards of a Plarr’s tribute to a deceased Great Man.

Despite being in the forefront of cardiac surgery in this country, he showed a healthy conservatism in avoiding frankly experimental procedures.

That’s the great thing about Plarr’s ‘Lives of the Fellows’, if a Top Doc carries out numerous frankly experimental procedures even if the patient dies as a result, they are brave pioneers who did all they could. If they only ever treated patients as they were taught at medical school 40 years previously, they were healthily conservative.  Dafydd was recommended for ‘difficult cases’ that needed ‘unorthodox approaches’. Yet Dr James Earp of Leicester who was concealing the ring in Leicester as well as Dafydd’s Gang (see eg. ‘An Expert From England’), was ‘a good conservative psychiatrist’. Patients really are never told the truth about other Top Docs, even if they are lethal and have sex with patients before killing them.

Nevertheless, having set out to do a Blalock operation, which proved quite impossible due to dense lung adhesions in a man with bilateral pulmonary tubercule, and noting the tightness of the valvular obstruction, he calmly borrowed a tenotomy knife from a nearly orthopaedic theatre and did the first direct operation for the relief of pulmonary stenosis.

Does this not count as an experimental procedure of the sort that Uncle Tom healthily avoided?

It is worthy of report that, on hearing of this operation, one of his rivals then emulated him and got into print first. He learnt his hypothermic technique from Henry Swann and then closed some five hundred atrial septal defects, in which procedure his results were unrivalled at that time. He next unashamedly learnt his cardiopulmonary by-pass technique from John Kirklin, by which time his rapid technique became relatively less essential to a successful outcome.

It is impossible to work out what really happened from this account, who plagiarised who’s work and who achieved the most successful outcomes.

He had retired before coronary artery by-pass was established and later frankly admitted that he had believed the successful anastomosis of such small vessels to be impracticable.

From the inception of the National Health Service in 1948 he was active in the medico-political field.

So many of the Big Men (and Women) of Medicine were. The establishment of the NHS had a remarkable effect on so many non-political Top Docs who only ever had the welfare of their patients at heart.

This was almost an inadvertent development, surprising in a man who was so deeply involved in his surgical work, but largely due to his public spiritedness and readiness to serve his colleagues.

What did I just say…

He was chairman of the North West Metropolitan Consultants’ and Specialists’ Committee for some years; was a member of the Central Consultants’ Committee form its inception and its chairman for five years.

These Committees kept senior Top Docs incomes high, ensured that they remained ‘judged by their peers’ and no-one else and that they could do anything that they wanted under the umbrella of ‘clinical judgement’.

He was elected to Council of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1957. The following year he became Chairman of the Joint Consultants’ Committee in succession to Lord Brain, a demanding task which he undertook for eleven years, having received the accolade of Knight Bachelor in 1963.

The Joint Consultants’ Committee ‘link the BMA with representatives of the Royal Colleges’ and appointed the Top Docs who formed panels of investigation in the rare event of a patient’s complaint being investigated under the NHS procedure for serious complaints. When my complaint against Dafydd and the Gang was finally investigated under this procedure (nearly three years after my original complaint, I was simply ignored repeatedly while members of the Gang behaved such that it constituted yet another part of the eventual very serious complaint), the Joint Consultants Committee appointed Robert Bluglass and Colin Berry to investigate my complaint. See post ‘Enter Professor Robert Bluglass CBE.’ Bluglass was a friend of Dafydd’s and led the partner gang of Dafydd’s in Birmingham and Colin Berry led the partner gang of Dafydd’s which operated in Coventry. The most serious aspects of my complaint were dealt with by Bluglass and Berry by simply not investigating them.

Colin Berry was a consultant psych at the Walsgrave Hospital in Coventry. King of the Westminster Swingers and senior MI5 officer Richard Crossman was the Labour MP for the constituency; the Walsgrave Hospital was a flagship hospital built while Crossman was Secretary of State for the DHSS. In that role Crossman protected Dafydd and Gwynne and their partner gangs.

Robert Bluglass was probably the most influential Top Doc in the West Midlands for years. He was a native of Warwickshire, went to Warwick School and as an adult was part of Warwickshire High Society, in later life owning Compton Verney, one of the finest art galleries in Europe, located in Warwickshire. See previous posts. Crossman was also part of High Society in Warwickshire although his constituency was in downtown Coventry. One of Crossman’s good mates was Lord Jack Butterworth, the VC of Warwick University. Butterworth was never friends with plebs, his mates were the Arts and Culture crowd in Warwickshire and industrialists, particularly those in the midlands, as well as in the US. See previous posts.

In 1970, Jack Butterworth was found to have been involved in unscrupulous deals with businessmen and industrialists in exchange for financial support for Warwick University as the result of a group of students occupying the Registry at Warwick University – the Warwick Events – and raiding the place, finding documentary evidence of Jack’s dodgy deals as well as secret files that Jack had kept on politically active students. One of the students was Merfyn Jones, a postgrad, who later became VC of Bangor University and found himself in the firing line from the Gang and their network once more.

Had I known that Dafydd and Gwynne were running a paedophile ring rather than just trying their luck with young women, I would have staged some Events myself. Eric Sunderland got off very lightly there. I have discussed previously how Eric was a PVC at Durham University when UCNW begged him to be their Principal in the wake of the trouble that Gwynne left wherever he went. Eric had spent most of his career at Durham, having joined the staff of Durham in 1958, but it has only just dawned on me who Eric’s Big Mate was; it was Gwynne’s pal Lord John Walton of course, the Bastard of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Newcastle University was part of Durham University until the early 1960s and the two institutions were very closely linked. The huge ring run by Dafydd and Gwynne’s partner gang in the North East of England was facilitated by Lord John Walton and other Top Docs at Newcastle, assisted by stooges from other disciplines at Durham and Newcastle. Brown’s mum was a Durham graduate and his father was a Newcastle graduate which made them vulnerable re surveillance.

The ring in the North East sent numerous kids in care to children’s homes in north Wales and also supplied staff to the Gang, years before Eric Sunderland was sought out to replace Sir Charles Evans as Principal of UCNW. Another key player in the Newcastle/Durham ring was Dafydd’s Top Doc mate Prof Israel Kolvin (see previous posts), but Lord John Walton was the main man. Walton was a neurologist, psychiatrist and brain surgeon, so he knew Dafydd, Gwynne AND Sir Charles Evans.

In 1984 I wrote to Eric Sunderland re Gwynne and then to the GMC. The Chairman of the GMC was er Lord John Walton.

Huge paedophile ring killing witnesses? No problem, those two were on hand!

I want to know why Eric Sunderland never got the K that he wanted and expected. I didn’t realise that Eric was in camouflage when I wrote my post ‘A Vampire At Glyndwr University!’ and suggested that he missed out on a K because he wasn’t enough of a paedophiles’ friend. Now I know that he was an even bigger and better paedophiles’ friend that most of the others, I want to know why Eric Was Overlooked.

Lilibet Ma’am! Mrs Sunderland was deeply upset that Eric wasn’t knighted! She commented to friends that Eric was so hurt by the snub! Surely Ma’am, in view of Eric destroying my career and my friends being murdered in return for UCNW not being closed down by the UGC, some sort of post-humous recognition should be considered for Prof Sunderland?

Can Dr Adrian Bell also be honoured? I have received info that he said the most appalling things about me and wrote me references so terrible that it was inevitable that I’d eventually find getting jobs very difficult, yet he was always so pleasant to my face! Perhaps Lord Bell of Llandegfan would be appropriate?

Don’t forget Prof John Farrar Ma’am! A bad tempered swearing shitbag who shagged the students whom he wasn’t spitting abuse at! It was thanks to Prof Farrar’s successful exploitation of his knowledge of what Lord Bell of Llandegfan was up to that Farrar built his plant physiology empire that led to the Award Winning Eco-Centre, which was opened by Gordon Brown himself when Gordon was PM and gunning for Merfyn!

Farrar’s ex would love to be Lady Stel; despite the dreadful state of diplomatic relations between her and Farrar, Stel ensured that she referred to ‘my John’ in every situation from which she would benefit.

Arise Lady Stel, it is what you have dreamed of! As well as constantly boasting of your non-achievements and those of My John and trying to make everyone else feel inadequate at all times under all circumstances , you can now insist on being addressed as Lady!

Dish out the honours Lilibet you ungrateful old bat, the coterie above sweated blood for you…

 

A year after demitting office as chairman of JCC, and having been Vice-President for one year, [Sir Thomas Holmes Sellors] was elected President of the Royal College of Surgeons from 1969 to 1972.

Uncle Tom was the one protecting the legendary lethal surgeons at the C&A Hospital in Bangor then.

Earlier at the College he had been Tudor Edwards and Gordon-Taylor lecturer, and was then Bradshaw lecturer in 1968 and Hunterian Orator in 1973. He also served as President of the British Medical Association and was awarded its Gold Medal.

The BMA who over years protected Dafydd and the Gang in every way that they could, although the BMA representatives and advisers were fully aware of the degree of criminality.

Did Uncle Tom award the Gold Medal to himself in his capacity as President?

After demitting office at the Royal College of Surgeons he was elected a College Patron and an Honorary Fellow of the Faculty of Dental Surgery. He was also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Hunterian Collection and ultimately its Chairman.

Despite his intensely busy surgical life he travelled widely abroad, lecturing and demonstrating in Europe, India, Russia and South America.

British Top Doctors, the Best in the World!

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He also visited the United States, Canada, Japan and South Africa, becoming an honorary fellow of the surgical colleges of South Africa and America, the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. He was elected to the FRCP London and to honorary membership of the European Cardiological Society, the Academy of Medicine in Rome and the Royal Academy of Medicine in Belgium. Whilst giving a number of eponymous lectures in the course of his travels he received honorary degrees at Groningen, Liverpool and Southampton, as well as the Medaille de la Reconnaissance Française, and became an officer of the Order of Carlos Finlay, Cuba. He had a strongly international outlook

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and did much for the generality of surgery and in particular for the International Society of Surgery, of which he was President from 1977 to 1979.

Those surgeons at the C&A were still killing people then.

Well after retirement from hospital and private practice he supported many good causes. He was Chairman of the Royal Medical Benevolent Fund for five years; Chairman of the National Heart Foundation; Chairman and later President of the Medical Council on Alcoholism.

Dafydd’s speciality was alcoholism and substance abuse…

Apart from the publication of his textbook at an early age, he wrote many papers and edited a number of other cardiothoracic works. He had a capacity for graceful living and was a keen gardener and a proficient painter in water colours. Few were privy to the personal tragedies he suffered during a long life of service. In 1928, aged 26, he had married Brenda Lyell, who died of appendicitis a few weeks later. In 1932 he married Elizabeth Cheshire by whom he had a son and a daughter; but, when both children were in their ‘teens their mother developed a stroke and hypertension. She died in 1953 when Tom was at one of the most demanding periods of his life.

Brenda’s sudden demise is worrying. The bride dying after only weeks of marriage beats the record of Gwynne’s mate Dr Ernest Jones who killed his wife after one year of marriage when he carried out DIY abdominal surgery on her in her mum and dad’s house in south Wales. As for Elizabeth, Uncle Tom was far too busy to ensure that she received the sort of excellence that Uncle Tom dispensed to patients at all times.

He married his secretary, Marie Hobson,

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in 1955, a union which was to last thirty years. Ironically, as the non-smoking wife of a thoracic surgeon, she developed lung cancer and died nearly two years before him. When he died on 13 September 1987 he was survived by his daughter, Susan, and by his son, Patrick, who is a fellow of the College and Surgeon-Oculist to Her Majesty the Queen.

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A service of thanksgiving was held at St Clement Danes Church, on 2 December, 1987 when the address was given by Sir Reginald Murley, PPRCS.

Sir Thomas outlived Gwynne by one year, so was always on hand with a How Very Dare You.

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Patrick Holmes Sellors studied at Oriel College, Oxford and the Middlesex Hospital, like his father. He became an ophthalmologist and due to his general marvellousness he was appointed as a consultant at St George’s when he was just 31. Sir Patrick was also a consultant at the Royal Marsden Hospital and had an extensive private practice.

The Royal Marsden was involved in a substantial research fraud which was exposed in 1990 and resulted in the (presumed) suicide of one of those who participated in the fraud, Prof Tim McElwain. See post ‘Reports Of Death Were Greatly Exaggerated’ and ‘Apocalypse Now’. Another Top Doc who took part in the fraud was Tony Francis’s former colleague from Manchester, Dr Peter Macguire. The fraud involved an oncology study yet Macguire was a psychiatrist with no experience of cancer research. Despite this, Macguire had been funded by the Cancer Research Campaign, as were a number of other people involved in the fraud. The fraudulent study had begun in 1988, when I was working for the Cancer Research Campaign at Surrey University under Vincent Marks, brother of John Marks the Chairman of the BMA who was in combat with Ken Clarke while the BMA provided advice to Tony Francis et al as to how to frame me for criminal offences.

Patrick Holmes Sellors was honorary consultant to the King Edward VII Hospital for Officers and for St Luke’s Hospital for the Clergy. In 1974 Sir Patrick was appointed Surgeon Oculist to the Royal Household and in 1980 to Lilibet herself. In 1980 Mary Wynch had finally got out of Denbigh and began legal action against Dafydd and the Gang. Mr Thrope, who was married to the former wife of Lilibet’s cousin, had been acquitted of conspiracy and incitement to murder in 1979.

Sir Patrick’s obituaries tell us that his ‘main skill’ lay in ‘medico-legal work’. He must have been very skilled indeed if that eclipsed his Royal duties; his obits mention how Top Doctors would consult Sir Patrick for ‘help’. Sir Patrick was so good at getting Top Doctors out of trouble that he joined the Council of the MDU in 1977 and remained there until he retired in 2003, whereupon the MDU made him an honorary fellow. Throughout those years the MDU provided Dafydd and Tony and Sadie Francis with legal advice and representation, including in cases in which they tried to have me imprisoned in the knowledge that perjury had been committed in every case by their clients and that I had made very serious complaints about their clients that were never investigated.

Sir Patrick retired in 2003. At the time of his retirement I had just been charged with ‘threatening to kill’ Alun Davies, the manager of the Hergest Unit, on the basis of numerous NHS staff lying in police statements about me. The police who arrested me said that if I was found guilty I’d be looking at a prison sentence of seven years. The case collapsed two years later when it became clear that I hadn’t threatened to kill anyone (see post ‘Interesting Happenings In The Legal System’). There was no investigation as to why so many people had lied to the police and had turned up to Court to lie in the witness box.

Some two years ago I found out that after the case, the PNC had been unlawfully accessed to record a conviction of ‘violent disorder’ against my name and a certificate of indictment had also been forged, stating that I had been found guilty of ‘violent disorder’ (see post ‘Even More Confusion Regarding Those Legal Conundrums’ and ‘An Update On Those Legal Conundrums’). I wrote to the North Wales Police’s legal services about this and am still waiting for their explanation.

Sir Patrick died in St Thomas’s Hospital after being taken ill at an MDU celebratory dinner in 2010. What they were celebrating I do not know but he died after his colleagues’ efforts at medical treatment proved unsuccessful. Which seems like natural justice after Holmes Sellors’ career of ensuring that dangerous, lying, criminal doctors got away with framing innocent people and refusing people treatment even in life threatening situations as well as running an international trafficking ring.

See post ‘The Crème de la Creme’ for further information on Thomas and Patrick Holmes Sellors and the conspirators.

 

When Russell Brock’s senior colleague Arthur Tudor Edwards resigned his post at the Westminster Hospital to take up the position of Director of Thoracic Surgery at Pauper Kiddie Sex Central over at the London Hospital, it was Tudor Edwards’s protege Clement Price Thomas, the King’s Surgeon, who succeeded Edwards at the Westminster.

Clement Price Thomas was born in Abercarn, Monmouthshire, the youngest child of a family of nine children and they lived on Islwyn Street. His father William Thomas was a grocer and his mother, Rosamund Gertrude, was a clergyman’s daughter. Clement Price Thomas attended Newport High School before going to a boarding school in Surrey, Caterham School at the age of 13 years. He then studied at the University College of South Wales and Monmouthshire, which became Cardiff University. Although Price Thomas’s ambition was initially to become a dentist, he was subsequently awarded a scholarship to study medicine at the Westminster Hospital Medical School.

Cardiff didn’t provide clinical training for aspiring Top Docs in those days and it was very common for Welsh students to study at Cardiff initially and then undertake their clinical training elsewhere. My post ‘O Jones, O Jones’ discussed the career of Top Doc Dr Dannie Abse, his older brother Top Doc Wilfred, their friends, as well as Dannie’s brother, lawyer and Labour MP Leo Abse. Dannie and Wilfred both trained at the Westminster Hospital and they were taught by the Top Docs under discussion in this post. Dannie’s autobiography mentions some of the younger Docs under discussion in this post by name, he was mates with them.

The Abses were all facilitating the Westminster Paedophile Ring – their father probably facilitated organised abuse in the previous generation – and George Thomas was a family friend, having taught the boys when they were at school. Leo Abse was the Labour MP for Pontypool, 1958-83 and then for Torfaen, 1983-87, after the constituency was reconfigured and Leo single-handedly orchestrated the Children Act 1974, which resulted in so many kids being taken into care and handed over to Gwynne and Dafydd’s Gang, as well as to linked rings. It was Jim Callaghan as Wilson’s Home Secretary who allowed Leo Abse to get the ball rolling for that particular venture. See post ‘Cry, The Beloved Country’.

Dannie Abse was a hopeless Top Doc, wasn’t interested, wanted to leave when he was a student at Westminster and failed his exams constantly. His autobiography makes it clear that he only did medicine after being coerced into it by Wilfred and Wilfred even ordered him to go to Westminster, no other med school. Wilfred was older than Dannie and had trained at Westminster. Wilfred became a psychiatrist, worked at the asylum near Abergavenny in the late 1950s – Wilfred knew Gwynne – and then emigrated to the US (as did the Abses’ sister) and became a Prof of Psychiatry there. Dannie was the least motivated of the family, he really was only interested in poetry, for which he became famous. Yet Dannie worked as a lacklustre Top Doc for his entire life. A chest physician, specialising in TB before that was no longer a public health problem.

The extended Abse family wanted family members to be lawyers and Top Docs and they were delighted when Leo became an MP. It was excellent for the family business.

I presume that Wilfred knew this contingent of famous Top Docs from south Wales who dominated the Westminster Hospital and that’s why he went there and insisted that Dannie did as well. Their career paths are so similar that it can’t be a coincidence.

Leo Abse has been the subject of historical abuse investigations. He was close mates with George Thomas and admitted bribing people who had threatened to expose Thomas’s sexual assaults, including paying one person to begin a new life in Australia. Abse also threatened to frame and imprison another complainant if they did not shut up. See post ‘It Wasn’t On Our Radar’.

Sounds familiar. I was threatened repeatedly and when I was at UCNW, I knew two other students who encountered the Gang. D.G.E. Wood’s wife, a senior lecturer in the Dept of Plant Biology at UCNW, secured one of them a plum job in America (well her dad worked for ‘The Daily Telegraph’, she couldn’t just be threatened and screwed over like the rest of us) and D.G.E. Wood then organised a job in Australia for the other girl. She didn’t want to go, refused and crumbled. Wood announced that he wouldn’t be ‘treating’ her again, there was no helping her. She was having a breakdown, had been terrorised by the Gang and they were trying to pack her off to Australia against her wishes… See post ‘Just A Language Divide?’.

 

Westminster Hospital in the mid-1920s. The hospital was demolished in the early 1950s; this is now the site of the Queen Elizabeth Conference Centre.

Although Clement Price Thomas was introduced to thoracic surgery by Tudor Edwards, he was also influenced by Ernest Rock Carling and G. T. Mullally. In addition, encouragement in chest surgery came from J. E. H. Roberts and Morriston Davies.

Sir Ernest Rock Carling is remembered by the Royal College of Surgeon’s Plarr’s ‘Lives of the Fellows’ online:

Born on 6 March 1877, the third son of F R Carling JP of Guildford, he entered the medical school of the Westminster Hospital in 1895; in 1900, while still a student, he volunteered for the South African war, serving with the Imperial Yeomanry Field Hospital and returning to qualify in 1901. The following year he obtained honours and a gold medal in the London MB examination. After a series of house appointments and a period as demonstrator of anatomy, he was appointed to the staff of the Westminster Hospital in 1906. He was also appointed to the Seamen’s Hospital at Greenwich and served as consulting surgeon to Chislehurst, Watford, and Hornsey Hospitals. Later he became consultant to King Edward VII Convalescent Home for Officers at Osborne.

In the war of 1914-18 he was mobilised as Captain, RAMC(T), with the 4th London General Hospital, later proceeding to Belgium and France as surgical specialist with the rank of Major. After the war he was a pioneer in the use of radium and in 1928 established a radium centre at the Westminster Hospital, setting up there with the help of his son, Francis Carling, the two original radium bombs.

Readers will be impressed with the story of the radium bombs. No, Sir Ernest and his son didn’t drop a radium bomb on anyone per se, but they inserted a radium ‘bomb’ into the vaginas of a number of their patients in an attempt to treat what they believed were tumours in the pelvic area. The dose of radium was substantial and later discussions of Sir Ernest’s radium bombs described them as ‘doing more harm than good’. Sir Ernest wrote about his radium bombs most enthusiastically in the BMJ in 1929. He maintains that he used radium bombs on 13 patients, but by his own admission, he wrote to the BMJ before he knew how these patients would fare from the ‘treatment’.

However, Sir Ernest did know how four of the patients fared by the time that he wrote to the BMJ: they’d died. As a result of the radium bombs. Whoops, Ernie went overboard on the gamma rays! One patient described in the BMJ Ernie realised could not be ‘cured’, even with a radium bomb because the cancer was too far advanced, but Ernie treated her with a radium bomb anyway on the grounds that it would reduce her pain. Whoops! Ernie got it wrong again, Ernie noticed that after the bomb the tumour had not reduced at all and the patient was ‘obviously not too well’. He said no more about that patient. A third patient described in the article developed problems with wound infection after the radium bomb, but she ‘left hospital in a fair condition’.

This was 1929, oncology was very different then, but four out of 13 patients dying as a direct consequence of the treatment very soon afterwards is not a good sign. What was Ernie’s conclusions re the radium bomb, from this trial of 13 people, four of whom died almost immediately, the rest who’s prognosis was unknown because Ernie hadn’t, by his own admission, observed them long enough to know?

Ernie concluded that: ‘Since it has been proved beyond doubt that radium will entirely eradicate carcinoma in the cervix and vagina, it is logical to try and extend the influence of the radium to the growing edge of the tumour by means of intra-abdominal radium. The cases so far treated show that this method is not attended by any undue risk to the patient and the small series treated in 1923-24, show sufficiently good results to justify us in investigating further this line of treatment’.

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My immediate response to this is ‘take your pick, vaginal mesh or radium bomb?’, but I am puzzled why, if Ernie shoved radium bombs up the fannies of 13 patients in 1923-24, by 1929, he did not know how successful the bombs had been. That’s five years, oncologists often work on the basis of five year survival rates and in 1929 there was not the pressure on journals that there is now, it’s not as if Ernie’s article would have been in press for two years…

There is therefore something that Ernie did not tell us. As he had cheerily admitted to shoving radium bombs up people’s nether regions, killing four of them almost on the spot, I can only wonder what Ernie omitted from his BMJ article.

This talk of intra-vaginal radium bombs in the hands of one of Gwynne and Dafydd’s mates has brought back another memory. In 1988, I was working at Surrey University in the Cancer Research Campaign team led by Prof Vincent Marks, brother of the BMA Chairman Dr John Marks. John Marks was doing battle with Ken Clarke at the time, while leading the organisation that was providing Tony Francis, Dafydd and their colleagues with free advice on how to refuse to answer my complaints and to bring charges against me, although the Welsh Office lawyer Andrew Park admitted that Francis didn’t have the evidence for the violent attacks on my part that he alleged. The BMA were nevertheless encouraging Francis to document these violent attacks as fact.

One day I sent an envelope to Gwynedd Heath Authority sealed with the radioactive warning tape that is found in labs; like Sellotape but it is yellow with a pattern on it. I used it to seal an envelope that wouldn’t stick. I remember making a comment in the enclosed letter that lest any more ridiculous allegations were made about me, no this was not a letter bomb. Imagine my surprise when, the following year, I received a copy of Bluglass’s Report into my complaint. Bluglass had written in the Report – along with the rest of the speculation and rumour pointing to my ‘dangerousness’ – that I had ‘sent a radioactive package’ to Gwynedd Health Authority which was a clear indication of how dangerously irresponsible I was. Bluglass at no time asked me about this event and neither did anyone else. There was no evidence that anyone had run a Geiger counter over that envelope sealed with the radioactive tape to see if it was radioactive and of course my comment re ‘no more false allegations please’ had been ignored. The BMA advised on the compiling of the ‘evidence’ re me sending radioactive packages to Top Docs.

Dr John Marks is a barrister as well as a Top Doctor. I’m not sure of the details, but after the lengthy period of mutual hatred between Ken Clarke and the BMA, the basis of the truce between them was the arrangement that my career and that of Brown and other witnesses would be ruined. My contract at Surrey expired after a year and was not renewed because Vincent told me that the funding had run out and we hadn’t been given anymore. I found out only last year that Vincent had given my data to Prof Nicola Curtin at Newcastle-upon-Tyne University and she published my work under her name and used it to raise further funding for her and others. See eg. post ‘Apocalypse Now’.

Anyone for a radium bomb inserted rectally into a few lying Top Docs?

Uncle Harry personally knew these people Ed.

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Would Ed like to comment?

 

1929 [Ernest] published a book of instruction on radium practice in association with J Paterson Ross, and he was made a member of the Medical Research Council and of the Radium Trust. In 1930 as dean of the medical school he rendered most valuable service in the planning and development of the new Westminster Hospital.

So Sir Ernest was the man who was Dean of the Westminster Medical School and presided over the development of an institution that for some reason became very attractive to a group of Top Docs from south Wales who were systematically and rapidly building up a trafficking ring.

With the outbreak of war in 1939 he was appointed consultant adviser to the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Home Security and after the war took part in the Ministry’s survey of the Hospital Services. He was deeply interested in the social aspect of medicine, being a member of the executive council of the Institute of Almoners, and was associated with the Nuffield Provincial Hospital Trust.

Private medicine again; yet Sir Ernest was a key figure in the provision of NHS facilities and training of medical students for the new NHS…

He was a member of a number of committees connected with atomic energy, being chairman of the International Commission on Radiological Protection and the Radium Commission of the Central Health Services Council.

Atomic energy! My post ‘Those Who Are Ready To Serve’ explained how after Dafydd was thrown out of university when he was studying chemistry, he bagged a job at Windscale, where he somehow found out about wrongdoing in High Places, both in terms of sex scandals in Gov’t but also re safety breaches at Windscale and the concealing of this at Gov’t level.

Dafydd somehow gained a place and funding to read medicine at Liverpool when he worked at Windscale; having been kicked out of one degree already, he would not have been an attractive applicant for Liverpool Medical School, yet they accepted him. I realised that Dafydd made an important contact at Windscale and will have done a deal with them, but I didn’t know who it was. Dafydd left Windscale before the fire in Oct 1957 (Dafydd qualified as a Top Doc in 1957), so that wasn’t the scandal which propelled him into Liverpool University, it was something some five or six years previously. Unless of course Dafydd qualified as a Top Doc and then caused the Nuclear Accident, nothing is beyond Dafydd.

The Windscale Fire took place on 10 Oct 1957. Dennis Vosper, Macmillan’s Minister of Health who was facilitating the Gang, suddenly stood down on ‘doctor’s advice’ – although Vosper wasn’t that ill and reappeared as a junior Minister in the Home Office in time to handle the Profumo Affair – and resigned in Sept 1957. Macmillan had only appointed Vosper in Jan 1957, when Macmillan took over as PM from Anthony Eden. Vosper’s resignation was something to do with Gwynne and Denbigh. Vosper was given a peerage in 1964 and was dead two years later, at a not very great age. See previous posts.

Did Dafydd know Sir Ernest via the embryonic Wales trafficking network?

 

[Ernest] was a wise and experienced examiner,

He knew how to move goalposts unjustly, such a process was the only way in which Dannie Abse eventually qualified by Dannie’s own admission and I very much doubt that Dafydd covered himself in glory at medical school.

having examined at London, Sheffield, and Edinburgh Universities. As a member for ten years and sometime chairman of the Court of Examiners his clinical acumen and administrative ability were universally acknowledged by his colleagues. He was vice-president of the Section of Surgery of the BMA in 1934 and a member of the Association’s Fracture Committee. In 1942 he was elected vice-president of the Westminster Hospital in recognition of his services, with special reference to the rebuilding of the Hospital.

Word had got around sex abuse circles in south Wales that the Westminster was the place to train if you wanted to be a Top Doc. The best hospital in Europe according to Wilfred Abse.

He was a popular and kindly man, despite his highly critical outlook, inspiring deep affection in all those who worked in association with him. He married Petra, daughter of the Rev E D Rock of Creeting St Peter, Suffolk, by whom he had two sons; she died in January 1959. He died suddenly at his home 49 Hallam Street, W1 on 15 July 1960. A memorial service was held in St Margaret’s, Westminster on 3 October 1960.

Another Top Doc at the centre of Those Who Propped Up Gwynne et al who suddenly pegged out in 1960; Sir Ernest popped his blogs days before Macmillan appointed Enoch Powell as Minister of Health. Ma’am Darling had married Roger Gilliatt’s mate Lord S two months previously. Sir Ernest keeled over in July and then in Sept, Sir Gordon went under the wheels of that vehicle outside the Lords cricket ground.

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As well as his responsibilities at the Westminster, The King’s Top Doctor Clement Price Thomas remained the predominant chest surgeon at the Brompton Hospital. He also served as consultant in thoracic surgery to the British Army and RAF.

Wilfred and Dannie Abse both worked as chest physicians in the Forces.

Price Thomas became consultant at the King Edward VII Sanatorium, Midhurst and at the Royal National Hospital for Diseases of the Chest, Ventnor. In addition, he had responsibilities at the Welsh National Memorial Association South Wales. Through Price Thomas’s contacts and reputation, he became advisor to thoracic surgery for the Ministry of Health.

Price Thomas had been appointed Tudor Edwards’ assistant surgeon in 1932 and they performed the first case of lobectomy of the lung for bronchiectasis in the same year. This was the start of a particularly close friendship over many years. It was inevitable that Price Thomas should comfortably fit into Tudor Edwards’ position in thoracic surgery at Westminster Hospital once Edwards resigned. Later, during a Tudor Edwards Memorial Lecture, Lord Brock commented that no-one knew Tudor Edwards better than Price Thomas.

Clement Price Thomas was known to operate mostly on tuberculosis and lung tumours and became very well known by the 1940s, performing a number of successful ‘firsts’. Price Thomas was considered to be fortunate to have one of the best anaesthetists to assist, Ivan Magill. Magill was the anaesthetist who attended when Price Thomas operated on the King’s lung.

Sir Ivan Whiteside Magill (23 July 1888-25 November 1986) was an Irish born Top Doc famous for his involvement in much of the innovation and development in modern anaesthesia. He helped to establish the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland. Several medical devices are named after Ivan Magill. Originally a GP, Magill accepted a post at the Queen’s Hospital, Sidcup in 1919 as an anaesthetist. Magill, working with plastic surgeon Harold Gillies, was responsible for the development of numerous items of anaesthetic equipment but most particularly the single-tube technique of endotracheal anaesthesia.

Following the closure of the Queen’s Hospital and the diminishing numbers of patients seen from the war era, Magill continued to work with Gillies in private practice but was also appointed to the Westminster and Brompton Hospitals. Lilibet gave Magill a K in 1960, the year that Sir Ernest of the Vaginal Radium Bombs suddenly pegged out days before Ma’am Darling married Lord S and then a few months later Sir Gordon went under the wheels of something or other outside of the Lords cricket ground .

Magill was closely involved in the establishment of the Faculty of Anaesthesia of the Royal College of Surgeons where he developed the Diploma in Anaesthesia.

In 2010, a plaque marking Magill’s birthplace was unveiled in the town of Larne, N Ireland.

Magill trained at Queen’s University, Belfast, so he knew something about the elite paedophile ring based at Kincora Boys’ Home, with which Anthony Blunt and Lord Mountbatten are alleged to have been involved. The ring at Kincora was directly linked to the Gang in north Wales. The Belfast paedophile child psychiatrist Dr Morris Fraser worked with boys at Kincora. When Fraser left N Ireland – after the GMC in the 1970s permitted him to continue practising although Fraser had been convicted of child sex offences – he obtained jobs at Springfield Hospital and UCL. See previous posts.

Robert Grosvenor, the 5th Duke of Westminster, lived at his estate in N Ireland and for the first few years of his life so did Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor, the 6th Duke, Carlo’s close friend. See previous posts for details of the 6th Duke’s numerous links with the Gang’s network, including St George’s Hospital and many charidees and other organisations. The 6th Duke was President of the City of Chester Conservative Association when Peter Morrison was the Tory MP for Chester. Morrison’s sex parties with kids in care from north Wales and elsewhere were widely gossiped about, both within Chester and the Chester Tory Party.

Some months ago I received an e mail alleging that as a boy, Peter Morrison had been sexually abused by Robert Grosvenor, the 5th Duke and it was suggested this was why Morrison’s own sexual development had been so disrupted.

 

Ivan Magill pegged out in Nov 1986, just a few weeks after Gwynne turned his toes up. Ollie Brooke was due to stand trial for kiddie porn offences the following month and I was on that MSc at Hammersmith, while my complaints about Jackie Brandt unlawfully detaining me in Ysbyty Gwynedd where Dafydd then tried to Talk Sex with me were being ignored. Dafydd and co had already hatched a Cunning Plan re how to have me banged up in Denbigh when I next arrived in north Wales. I have recently been told that Hammersmith Hospital were fully aware that they had the person who was blowing the whistle on the partners-in-grime in north Wales on their MSc but discreet planning behind closed doors was taking place, rather than overt threats a la Wood and Dafydd, that having already backfired in a major way.

Top Doctors! I have frequently observed that next time, just investigate serious complaints instead of resorting to increasingly serious crime in your attempts to stop a whistleblower who is not easily intimidated. It’s OK now, I understand why you didn’t. The crime was just so serious, involved so many Important People, went back so many years and led to the door of Buck House, so you could not do anything else other than murder witnesses and try and have me incarcerated in a high security hospital or indeed lobotomised.

You’re in a bit of a mess now aren’t you?

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Clement Price Thomas is described as having been a ‘valuable expert counsellor’, being President of the Medical Protection Society for many years.

The phrase ‘expert’ (or ‘wise’) counsellor is Top Doc speak for ‘someone who is able to tell us how to get out of serious trouble’. After Gwynne died, a little obituary in an internal staff newsletter produced by Clwyd Health Authority described Gwynne as a ‘sensitive and wise counsellor and administrator’. Gwynne lobotomised witnesses to serious crime, but unlike Dafydd wasn’t actually found without his trousers in the female dorms in the early hours of the morning. Gwynne was every bit as bad as Dafydd, but instead he simply lied, forged documentation and gave a good impression of a poor old man who had been misunderstood by yet another nutter. His track record suggests everything but this. Thus Gwynne was a sensitive and wise counsellor.

Lie your arses off boys – and of course get at least one female Angel to do so as well, that’s essential – I’ll fabricate the documentation, we’ll gather evidence from other criminals who could also go to prison if anyone ever believes this witness and present it as ‘evidence’ that they’re so crazed and dangerous that they need psychosurgery. Not that we’ll mention the word lobotomy, that’s had rather a bad press, we’ll use the phrase ‘new treatment’ or cingulotomy or something… Problem solved. Our public and united response will be:

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The Medical Protection Society, like the MDU, is an insurer of Top Doctors and provides them with legal advice. I have no problem with Top Docs being insured and receiving legal advice, but the MPS and the MDU have for many years consistently defended Top Docs whom they know to have maimed and killed patients, who were undoubtedly dangerous and whom they know have been involved in serious crime. Everyone deserves legal representation if accused, including to assist if they are guilty, but the MDU and MPS have gone way beyond that. My documents alone show that the MDU supplied Tony and Sadie Francis, as well as Dafydd, with legal advice over many years re how to refuse to respond to complaints, then have me prosecuted with a view to imprisoning me. The MDU knew that the Drs Francis and Dafydd had perjured themselves in every case, yet still they acted for them. The MDU at one point wrote to the Drs Francis advising them to drop their legal action against me because they did not have the evidence for their allegations. The Drs Francis refused to do this, so the MDU went ahead anyway and asked for my imprisonment for supposedly breaching a High Court injunction which had itself been obtained on the basis of perjury, with the MDU representing Tony Francis. See eg.’The Sordid Role Of Sir Robert Francis QC’. The MDU were also fully aware of the serious nature of my complaint and they read detailed accounts provided by me of serious crimes carried out against patients in north Wales, naming perpetrators and institutions, dates etc.

The MDU did not respond. Some of those cases against me backed by the MDU took place during investigations and inquiries into a possible VIP paedophile ring in north Wales/Cheshire involving Top Docs, the North Wales Police and the Social Services. The MDU and MPS have no excuse for their actions.

After the ‘rogue surgeon’ Ian Paterson went to prison a few years ago following his maiming of scores of patients, having carried out unnecessary operations on them for financial gain, Paterson’s insurers (it was either the MDU or MPS) refused to compensate the women/ their families, on the grounds that by not doing what a Top Doc should be doing, Paterson was in breach of his contract and therefore they would not be stumping up. The women remained maimed and dead.

My post ‘Gwlad y Menig Gwynion’ discussed many of those who have held senior roles in the MPS and MDU. They were/are often Docs and others who have concealed criminality and patient harm themselves, including Sir George Godber, for years the Gov’t CMO who moved mountains to ensure that Gwynne and Dafydd were able to continue in their own sweet way, and Lord Simon Glenarthur, who as Thatch’s Minister for Health was personally responsible for purchasing all that infected blood from the US to be used on NHS patients, from which thousands of people contracted hepatitis and/or HIV. See previous posts.

Price Thomas was a founder President of the Medical Council on Alcoholism; Thomas Holmes Sellors followed him as President as a later date. The Winter 1973 issue of the journal ‘Alcohol and Alcoholism’ (Vol 8, Issue 1, 11 Dec 1973) Paid Tribute to Price Thomas as Founder of the Medical Council on Alcoholism and mentioned that even after Clement had ‘relinquished’ this office in 1973, he was a ‘friend and mentor’ to the organisation. The article explained that at the inaugural meeting of the Council in April 1967, Price Thomas’s opening address maintained that there was an urgent need for such a body which ‘he believed would usher in a new phase in the approach to the medical and medical-social aspects of alcoholism in Britain’. We were told that although ‘for some time illness had prevented Clement from attending meetings of the Council, he had been persuaded to remain in office and he’d continued to keep in close touch with its affairs and to give his  counsel on many an important occasion’.

Regular readers will know that the biggest alcohol/drugs charidee in north Wales – and probably in the whole of Wales by now as well – is Dafydd’s charidee CAIS. Dafydd established CAIS in the mid-1970s, because guess what, Dafydd Identified A Need. Back at the birth of CAIS, the Need identified by Dafydd was primarily that of Booze. The explosion in class A drugs in north Wales didn’t happen until 1984, which coincided with CAIS declaring a Problem with Cannabis Psychosis while the CAIS workers flogged class A drugs to the people who had been diagnosed with Cannabis Psychosis. See previous posts eg. ‘Amber Rudd, The Miners’ Strike and A Memory Jogged’.

Not only did Dafydd Identify A Need re booze back in 1977 or thereabouts but Dafydd pioneered a rather different approach to alcoholism than that popularised by AA ie. public confession and the mantra that once an alkie always an alkie and that the only answer is never to touch another drop again. Dafydd promoted Moderate Drinking In Alcoholics. Which as any fule kno – or at least everyone in north Wales knew – was because Dafydd, an alcoholic, liked a wee dram himself and had no intension of giving up. It was such a laugh in the 1990s when Dafydd’s Battle Against Cannabis spilled over onto Welsh TV, including onto the Kane Debates (see previous posts) and there would be Dafydd sitting in the studio audience with a huge red alcoholic nose. Vincent Kane would say things like ‘I have never puffed a joint because it is illegal’ and the blowers of dope in the audience would argue with Kane and then Dafydd would be given the last word on the matter by Kane, Dafydd being an Expert who specialised in Drugs. Meanwhile Dafydd’s Drugs Patients – Dafydd used to tell them that he loved them and they were paid to appear on TV and say that they would be dead without Dafydd – would be in Bangor High Street or even in the Royal Oak in Rachub flogging class A drugs.

I always presumed that Dafydd invented the business of moderate boozing for alcoholics because he wanted to use that excuse himself, so imagine my surprise when I was researching for this blog and I found out that this was actually an idea promoted by David Lewis Davies, the Dean of the Institute of Psychiatry at the Maudsley back in Dafydd’s era of Being Trained at the Maudsley. David Davies established himself as the UK Expert on alcoholism and its treatment and published a journal article that Reconfigured The Field, in that it demonstrated that alcoholics could indeed drink moderately yet not slip into serious drinking. Sadly Davies subsequently discovered that most of his sample (which was tiny, seven people) were not actually alcoholics. Davies’s ‘research’ was ludicrous, it would have been inadequate as an undergrad project yet alone the ‘clinical trial’ upon which the Dean of the Maudsley was to base his treatment approach. Not that it did David Davies any harm; on the back of this research, he became an Expert, raised funding and established an Alcohol Education Centre at the Maudsley which quietly imploded after a few years. Davies also served as the President of the Society of Addiction and was on the Editorial Board of the ‘Journal Of Addiction’. David Davies was alleged to have inspired other Top Docs who established their names on the back of their success in treating alcoholics, such as Max Glatt, who don’t seem to have had much more of a solid base for their reputations than David Davies. See previous posts.

David Davies went to Oundle School, as did Sir Clough Williams-Ellis. Sir Kenneth Robinson, Dafydd and Gwynne’s friend and protector and the first Minister of Health under Harold Wilson also went to Oundle. There was just a few years difference in age between Davies and Robinson. Lord Newborough aka Micky Wynn, another umbrella for Gwynne, Dafydd and the Gang, went to Oundle at a similar time to Davies and Robinson. See post ‘And Death Shall Have No Dominion’. A number of other Oundle old boys were members of the Gang’s wider support network, such as Sir Peter Scott. See previous posts.

After Oundle, David Davies went to St John’s College, Oxford before training as a Top Doc at Manchester University. There were a number of alumni of St John’s College, Oxford who were of direct assistance to the Gang, such as the corrupt mandarin Sir Idwal Pugh, who served as Permanent Secretary in the Welsh Office and then as Parliamentary and Health Ombudsman, ensuring that the Gang’s criminality could continue and indeed expand unhindered. See post ‘The Naked Civil Servants’. Other St John’s alumni who are of the Gang’s network include Edward du Cann, Kingsley Amis and Philip Larkin. See eg. ‘The Milk Street and Other Mafias’.

Dafydd did pretty much the same thing in north Wales, but with CAIS rather than a Centre. Dafydd received funding from Gwynedd County Council and from other sources and CAIS grew from there. People in north Wales continued to experience serious problems with alcohol and such was the dissatisfaction with Dafydd and CAIS (Dafydd was eventually appointed as THE Top Doc for those with alcohol and drug problems, so there was no escaping him if you fell into that category) that people went to AA instead. I have described in a previous post how a former patient and friend of Dafydd’s, in the 1990s called himself Rev, wore a dog collar and was given access to the wards, offices and patients of the Hergest Unit, although he was not a ‘real’ Minister. The Rev appeared on TV as well, Supporting Dafydd. Then turned up at AA in Bangor, where his status as a Minister was questioned by someone known to me who was a regular at AA. That man was then barred from AA meetings. See previous posts.

For other cons that CAIS have run see eg. ‘Another Scam Brought To You By CAIS…’, ‘Newly Discovered – Parabl!’, ‘The Story Behind £1.5 Million’ and ‘George Osborne Enters The Picture’.

Dafydd’s Gang just ran everything in north Wales, everything. If they weren’t running something, they soon ensured that they were.

Dafydd metamorphosed into Wales’s Leading Substance Abuse Expert who was afforded wall to wall media coverage after I refused to withdraw my complaints about the Gang and began to be dragged through the Courts by them constantly. The ante was upped yet more from spring 1994, after Patient F and I met with the Mental Health Act Commission and told them that Dafydd was sexually exploiting patients and that serious complaints were not been investigated.

F, when young, had used drugs, but cannabis and psychedelics rather than class A addictive substances. He knew that Dafydd was selling drugs to the addicts in his ‘clinics’ at the Hergest Unit and F confronted the Hergest Unit staff about this. See ‘The Evolution Of A Drugs Baron?’ F and I were then banned from the Hergest Unit on the grounds that we were a Danger To Dafydd. Particularly me.

As Dafydd got serious about his drugs business in north Wales in the early-mid-1980s, he also had a helping hand in the Commons, in the form of John Tilley, the Labour MP for Lambeth Central. There are records in Hansard of Tilley urging the Gov’t to provide much more funding for Top Docs and charidees who treated alcoholics and drug addicts. See previous posts.Had there been evidence that those Top Docs and charidees were in the least bit effective or helpful, that would have made sense, but the evidence was just not there.

Neither was it just Dafydd who was running drugs charidees and wards where drugs were openly flogged by docs, Angels and other patients; I was always told by F that it was standard practice. The material that I have read since beginning this blog confirms everything that F used to tell me; that NHS and private clinics were and are crawling with people who constantly urge patients to buy drugs from them. F, as a young hippy in hospital in the south of England in the 1970s after experiencing what was probably an LSD-elicited psychosis, was offered heroin. By the consultant psychiatrist who had sectioned him. I have always believed F re that anecdote, he supplied me with much detail and I double checked. F maintained that this psych was making a fortune by knowingly encouraging patients to become addicted to heroin and cocaine; that Top Doc does not seem to have been alone in doing that.

As for John Tilley’s lobbying for increased Gov’t funding for drugs and alcohol services, John Tilley was the man who suddenly arrived in south London in 1968, joined Wandsworth Council and in 1971 found himself Council Leader. Wandsworth was the location of the ring run from St George’s/Springfield Hospital/Wandsworth Social Services and that ring also dealt in class A drugs. Tony Francis’s former Top Doc colleague from south Wales, Prof Hamid Ghodse, led the Drugs team at St George’s/Springfield and they were selling class As to clients. See post ‘A Galaxy of Talent’.

Previous posts have discussed how the Top Docs at Springfield, the psych unit affiliated to St George’s, knew Dafydd’s former boss at the Maudsley, Bob Hobson and that Tony Francis wrote to Springfield Top Docs and told them to contact Lucille Hughes at Gwynedd Social Services for information re my dangerousness. Wandsworth Social Services also rang and wrote to Lucille and Tony Francis re information that I presented to the life and limb of everyone. I have never had any contact or ‘service’ from Wandsworth Social Services, was never offered one and never asked for one. I was unaware of these communications until my lawyers finally managed to obtain my records years later. Neither have I ever been a client of Gwynedd Social Services, although they were always happy to perjure themselves in their attempts to imprison me.

It was a huge trafficking and drug dealing ring run by Top Docs and Social Services.

Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor, 6th Duke of Westminster, was, among many other things, President of the Drugs and Alcohol Foundation, 1987-97 and President of the Life Education Centre for Drugs Prevention, 2000-12. Gerald was also President of the National Kidney Research Fund, 1985-97, a charidee set up by Sir William Asscher when he was based at the Welsh National School of Medicine (the charidee has had several changes of name and I think now calls itself Kidney Wales). Previous posts have discussed the central role that Lord Peter Walker played in Dafydd and Gwynne’s enterprise. Peter Walker was the Tory MP for Worcester, 1961-92. Gerald Grosvenor was President of the Worcestershire Cricket Club, 1984-86. Gerald lived at his estate in Cheshire.

John Tilley arrived in south London months before John Allen opened his first children’s home in north Wales in 1968. Tilley was elected as the Labour MP for Lambeth Central in 1978, serving as the MP until 1983, when the seat was abolished. Tilley didn’t return to Parliament but he was later Chief Economic Adviser to the London Borough of Hackney. Where Dafydd’s partner gang sent kids in care to children’s homes in north Wales. There was a big ring in Lambeth, facilitated by the Maudsley. It merged with the ring in Wandsworth and Lambeth sent numerous kids in care to children’s homes in north Wales…

John Tilley was friends with Lord Scarman and Tilley was Lord Scarman’s adviser and tour guide when Scarman was appointed to dispense wisdom after the 1981 Brixton riots, as discussed in previous posts.

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See previous posts for details of John Tilley’s activities, including ‘Lord Snooty The Third’.

 

Clement Price Thomas ended up leading the team that removed the cancerous left lung from King George VI after the King had been unwell in 1951 and was advised by his physicians Sir Daniel Davies, Sir Horace Evans, Geoffrey Marshall and Sir John Weir, to return to London from Balmoral and confine himself to his room. He was described as having ‘catarrhal inflammation’ and that rest might improve it. However, the King did not improve and was considerably weak, thin and pale with little exercise tolerance due to intermittent claudication, a painful condition that arises from peripheral vascular  disease, often as a result of heavy smoking.

The King’s peripheral vascular disease came in handy when an explanation was needed from Price Thomas’s support group as to why the King fared so badly after his successful operation and then died. One thing that would seem evident is that the King did not have catarrh.

Horace Evans starred in a previous posts. Horace was yet another Top Doc from south Wales, Dowlais, Merthyr Tydil precisely. Lord Horace is seen as one of the Great Doctors of his time, along with Lord Dawson of Penn and Lord Horder, but as with Lord Dawson of Penn who admitted to hastening the death of King George V (see previous posts), Lord Horace’s patients didn’t always benefit from Horace’s clinical efforts as they would have wanted. It was Horace who in 1953 directed Anthony Eden, then Churchill’s Foreign Secretary, the way of John Hume, Cardinal Basil Hume’s brother, for a routine gall bladder operation. John Hume made a major elemental error that nearly killed Eden and from which he never fully recovered. Horace blamed Churchill for ‘intimidating’ Hume before the surgery. Lilibet was known to dislike Eden and his wife Clarissa and Eden made his view known that the Royal Family should not exert influence on the political decisions of Gov’t. Horace had been appointed Physician to Queen Mary in 1946, Physician to King George VI in 1949 and became Physician to Lilibet in 1957.

Eden’s performance and health when PM was adversely affected by him developing an addiction to Benzedrine. It was prescribed by Horace Evans who was Eden’s Top Doc and Horace Evans was fully aware of the effect that it was having on Eden, yet did not warn Eden or try to reduce his dependence. See previous posts.

Eden’s health problems were used as part of the ammo against him before his resignation as PM in Jan 1957. 1957 was the year in which Gwynne did something so grim that in the autumn Macmillan, who had succeeded Eden as PM, reshuffled his Gov’t to conceal it. Dafydd qualified as a Top Doc in 1957 and joined the party at Denbigh before popping off to the Maudsley to make business contacts. Horace became Lord Horace in 1957.

Lord Horace spent his early years in Dowlais but the family moved to Liverpool when his father was offered the job of conductor of the Liverpool Welsh Choral Union, so Horace ended up a pupil at Liverpool College, the school attended by a few of Dafydd’s Gang, including Lord David Hunt. Lord Horace’s family, like Lord Platt’s were Musical and Horace studied at the Guildhall School of Music from the age of 12. At the age of 18 he decided to pursue a career in medicine instead and became a student at the London Hospital. Horace remained at the London Hospital for much of his career, becoming a consultant there. He was a good mate of John Ellis and Clifford Wilson, who became the two Profs leading the facilitation of the Westminster Paedophile Ring by the 1960s. Horace will have known William Asscher at the London Hospital as well. Horace did not see the glorious creation of the international trafficking ring which was murdering witnesses by the 1980s, because sadly Horace died at the age of 60 on 29 Oct 1963, 11 days after Macmillan resigned as PM. Horace’s wife died in 1963 as well. There wasn’t much left of famille Evans by 1963 because Horace’s daughter had been ‘electrocuted in a tragic accident’ as a child, I think in the family home. Horace had another daughter as well, but being female she couldn’t inherit the peerage, so it died with him.

See previous posts for further details of Horace, Baron Evans of Merthyr Tydfil, who spent a lot of time in er Monaco. Perhaps he knew Princess Grace who met an unfortunate end herself?

 

A series of X-rays of the King’s lungs were reviewed which, reported by Dr Peter Kerley, a Westminster Hospital radiologist, – Abse’s colleague – suggested a tumour.

After Sir Horace Evans consulted Clement Price Thomas, a bronchoscopy was organised. The bronchoscopy and biopsy were performed on 16 September 1951 and the result confirmed lung cancer. The diagnosis was kept secret from the King, who was sent for surgery to remove a blockage.

Now you don’t worry my dear we’ll look after you…

It was ‘not customary for the public to need to know too much detail’. That is understandable, but if you’re a King with lung cancer, you probably would like to know.

By 11 am on Sunday 23 September 1951, the operation on the King’s lung was being performed by Price Thomas and his assistants Mr Charles Edwin Drew and Mr Peter Jones in Buck House. Following surgery, the King was moved back into his own bedroom. Drew and Jones stayed overnight to supervise his early recovery. Distracted on his way home from Buck House on the day of the operation, Price Thomas collided with another car, an accident that the police refused to prosecute him for.

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It was not customary for the public to need to know too much detail.

‘Mind how you go Sir’:

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Despite injury to the left recurrent laryngeal nerve and an effect on the King’s voice, the cancerous lung was successfully removed.

The King died on 6 Feb 1952 five months after that successful operation performed by Clement Price Thomas.

 

In 1925, Price Thomas married Ethel Doris, whose father was Mortimer Ricks from Paignton in South Devon. Price Thomas’s son Martyn Price Thomas FRCS (1935–2000) was also a surgeon.

Price Thomas lived in St John’s Wood and ‘was very welcoming and deeply religious’. St John’s Wood housed another Royal Top Doc, the phenomenally violent Arthur Dickson Wright, dad of Clarissa. See post ‘Arthur Dickson Wright – An Appreciation’. Some years later Ronnie Waterhouse lived in St John’s Wood and was a leading light in the St John’s Wood Society. Ronnie’s celeb neighbours included a selection of senior lawyers and judges as well as Paul McCartney. Top Tosser Jonathan Miller also resided in St John’s Wood as did Vanessa Feltz… Many supporters of Dafydd’s network were to be found there.

Price Thomas was ‘dedicated to his wife and sons. He retained his Welsh accent as well as his Welsh patriotism’. Even in St John’s Wood. I have come to realise that what people like Price Thomas who haven’t lived in Wales for years and who have become very much part of the English London-based elite, particularly those who rub noses with Royalty, mean by ‘retaining their Welsh patriotism’ is ‘maintaining close connections with all the other crooks who also have links to Wales’.

Ah bechod, I’m dedicated to the London Welsh Centre (see previous posts) it’s hiraeth. Recent Presidents of the London Welsh Trust include:

 

As cardiac surgery expanded and became more complex in the 1950s, Price Thomas decided to leave that to his junior colleagues. Charles Drew went on to research hypothermia and cardiac surgery whilst Peter Jones carried on with thoracic surgery. They have both know Bentall and the crew at Hammersmith…

Price Thomas was a chain-smoker himself, carrying at least 50 cigarettes in his pocket, and consequently he suffered from lung cancer. His caricature in Ellis’s Operations That Made History, 1996, shows a suited Price Thomas with numerous cigarette stubs at his feet. So in 1996, the year of the suppression of the Jillings Report and the announcement of the Waterhouse Inquiry, someone reminded everyone of Clement Price Thomas and the King’s operation…

In 1964, Price Thomas underwent a lobectomy for lung cancer himself, performed by Charles Drew, who had assisted him in the King’s operation in 1951. Price Thomas fared rather better than the King had when Price Thomas and Drew performed exactly the same operation on him, although Price Thomas smoked like a chimney. No intermittent claudication for Price Thomas! Or even catarrh. Despite his ill-health, Price Thomas remained active…re his presidencies of numerous bodies and he lived for another nine years, dying at the age of 79, on 19 March 1973…

Price Thomas was President of the Travelling Surgical Club, as it was known from 1952 to 1972. Now known as the Travelling Surgical Society of Great Britain, the Price Thomas Travelling Fellowship was established in the memory of Price Thomas and his surgeon son Martyn.

The operating table used in the operation on King George VI’s lung is on display at Westminster Hospital. Dr Cyril F. Scurr donated the ECG machine to the British Oxygen Company Museum at the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain.

Clement Price Thomas’s thoracotomy on King George VI was re-enacted in Stephen Daldry‘s TV series The Crown in 2016. ‘The highly realistic and accurate model of the King complete with surgical incisions was donated to the Gordon Museum of Pathology as an educational aid’.

The controversies over the cause of the King’s death were also touched on in the film The King’s Speech. As I mentioned at the beginning of this post, I never watched that film. But I will now. ‘The King’s Speech’ was made in 2010. The year before Operation Pallial was launched as more and more people discussed the huge cover-up that was the Waterhouse Inquiry.

In 2010 the crap really rained down on the head of Merfyn Jones the VC of Bangor University, as described in previous posts. At that time, it was coming from the direction of one Gordon Brown in particular. Who was a mate of Eric Hobsbawm, the Hobsbawms being really chuffed to be mates with a PM at last. They must have suffered dreadfully through the years of Footie, the Windbag etc, not Being Friends With The PM.

Unlike Merfyn I never knew the Hobsbawms, Clough, Bertrand Russell, EP Thompson etc but my best mate from school and her husband were shafted by Gordon’s pal Lord Jack McConnell who used his knowledge of what was happening to me at the hands of Dafydd’s Gang to become FM of Scotland. My other claim to a place in the Hall Of Lame is that Sheila Jenkins, a bitch of a people trafficking social worker who worked for Gwynedd Social Services, slandered and libelled me, broke confidence (or rather just made things up which she disguised as Sharing Information ie GOSSIPING) and tried to have me thrown out of Ysbyty Gwynedd by the police by making fallacious allegations about me, although I had been invited there for an appointment with a Top Doc (ooh we never unlawfully denied Sally Baker NHS care, we just made things so fucking difficult by lying through our teeth that she was arrested every time she walked through the door). Sheila was the mum of Sarah Jenkins, who was on the psychology degree at Bristol University with Gordon’s wife Sarah, who was Eric Hobsbawm’s daughter Julia’s schoolfriend and later business partner, in their PR company which took on much work from the trade unions and the Labour Party. In 1984-85, Sarah Jenkins shared accommodation with Christine Lippai, a girl with whom I had been at UCNW; Sarah and Christine rented their place from DGE Wood! See previous posts.

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Clement Price Thomas is of course remembered by the Royal College Of Physicians ‘Lives Of The Fellows’ online:

b.22 November 1893 d.19 March 1973
KCVO(1951) MRCS LRCP(1921) MB BS Lond(1921) FRCS(1923) FRCP(1960) Hon MD Paris(1956) Hon LLD Wales(1953) Hon FRCSE Hon FRCSI

Clement Price Thomas…In 1927 he was appointed to the staff of the Westminster which he served until his retirement….He served on the Court of Examiners of the Royal College of Surgeons from 1948-1952 and was elected to the Council of that body in 1952, ultimately becoming a Vice-President from 1962-1964. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in 1960…

Lord Robert Platt was the President of the Royal College of Physicians, 1957-62. Lord Platt was one of the Biggest Top Doctors in Britain during the 1950s and 60s. Lord Platt was a renal specialist, as was William Asscher, Mr Big re facilitating the Westminster Paedophile Ring during the 1980s. Lord Platt held the Chair of Medicine at Manchester University and for many years was Head of the Central Manchester Health Authority. He will undoubtedly have known about the abuse ring at Manchester with which Dafydd and Gwynne were linked and under which they received protection. Lord Platt was famously insulting about psychiatrists although his wife was one. Lord Platt will have probably thought that the fate of psych patients or kids in care was not worth worrying over, but his wife must have been part of the group of Top Docs that were facilitating the ring in Manchester. I have not yet managed to find details of Mrs/Lady/Dr Platt.

Although Lord Platt concerned himself with far more important things than psychiatry, such as Real Medicine, there were what I now realise were chinks in the armour which were always written off as Lord Platt being an eccentric old bugger. Lord Platt was President of the Eugenics Society, as were many of the Top Docs at the Maudsley and remained a eugenicist long after it had become unfashionable. Platt was also President of the Family Planning Association (FPA). The FPA always dressed itself up as being about ‘planned parenthood’ but previous posts have named many leading lights in the FPA who were facilitating the Gang and other abusers; it was because ‘Family Planning’ covered equipping underaged girls (or indeed people of any fertile age) who were being abused or forced into sex work with contraception or dealing with the pregnancies that resulted. It was an excellent cover, because like Therapists who are involved with organised abuse it could be constructed as being the interest of a liberal, caring person. Baroness Audrey Houghton was concealing the abuse that her husband Douglas Houghton facilitated and she was involved with the FPA in the name of Fighting For Wimmin and Dr John Dunwoody who colluded with organised abuse both as a Top Doctor, politician and NHS senior manager – his wife the Labour MP Gwyneth Dunwoody concealed the Gang as well and even daughter Tamsin launched a career as a Labour politician in the Welsh Assembly on the back of it all – was an FPA big wig. See previous posts.

Something odd was going on with the anti-smoking group ASH as well. Lord Platt and John Dunwoody were leaders in that organisation and I’ve found some archives naming other Defenders Of Dafydd and Gwynne who played key roles in ASH but I haven’t had time to blog about that yet.

Another perceived eccentricity of Lord Platt’s was his support for the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Hospital in the face of Camden Health Authority’s plans to close it in the 1980s. When I wrote my earlier piece about Lord Platt in the post ‘The Crème de la Creme’, I attributed noble motives to him for supporting the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Hospital in the face of his colleagues maintaining that it was not a ‘progressive’ cause. I have revised my view.

The Elizabeth Garrett Anderson famously was a hospital for women staffed entirely by female Top Docs. There was a near riot when Camden tried to close it and the opposition to closure was led substantially by Wimmin’s Champs, including Wendy Savage. Camden was the site of a big ring linked to Dafydd and Gwynne and the connection went back many years because of the presence of so many from Camden/Hampstead among the Welsh Bloomsbury Set and their friends. So it would make sense that women patients might be keen to be treated by female staff. Except that as in north Wales, in Camden the women were completely on board with the ring and provided a most excellent cover. But ALL the staff are women! That does not mean that they are not assisting a gang of male sex offenders; indeed as in north Wales, some of the Wimmin’s Champs in Camden were married to the offenders or their mothers, daughters etc… Or just good mates with them or knew that they could do very nicely if they colluded with this. As demonstrated by Baroness Peggy Jay, Baroness Tessa Jowell, Baroness Barbara Brooke and so many more previously featured on this blog.

Or by Camden Wimmin of a younger generation.

Then:

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Now:

Sarah Brown
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Brown in 2009
Spouse of the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
In role
27 June 2007 – 11 May 2010
Preceded by Cherie Blair
Succeeded by Samantha Cameron
Personal details
Born
Sarah Jane Macaulay

31 October 1963 (age 55)
Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, England

Nationality British
Political party Labour
Spouse(s)
Gordon Brown (m.2000)
Children 3
Residence North Queensferry
Alma mater University of Bristol

Sarah Jane Brown (née Macaulay; born 31 October 1963), usually known as Sarah Brown, is a British campaigner for global health and education, founder and president of the children’s charity Theirworld, the Executive Chair of the Global Business Coalition for Education and the co-founder of A World at School.

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Anyone for a radium bomb?

Whether Lord Platt was simply on board with organised abuse because it was his wife’s bread and butter, whether he was on board because Gwynne and Dafydd and the rest were Fellow Members Of The Profession and Lord Platt couldn’t bear to not stand shoulder to shoulder with them or whether Lord Platt was in the thick of it I don’t know. But the support of Lord Platt and his wife being Of The Gang will have provided even better armour for Dafydd and Gwynne than the presence of Sir Douglas Black at Manchester University. See post ‘The Logic Of Medicine’.

Of course Manchester University was host to Isabel Emmett and Dorothy Emmet, pals of Bertrand Russell. Dorothy was also a pal of George Thomas. See post ‘Vested Interests Or Common Pool?’ Lord Platt and his Wide Cultural Interests will have found enjoyable company in such circles.

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Here are a few Interesting Facts about Lord Platt:

Platt was born in St Marylebone, to a family unconnected with science or medicine, but infected with ‘music, the stage and the wanderlust’. His father, William Platt, with his wife Susan Willis, founded a co-educational boarding school in Grindleford, Derbyshire. Susan Willis was the first woman to become one of HM Inspectors of Schools. An uncle was a close friend of Keir Hardie.

Robert was educated at King Alfred’s School, Hampstead; at his parents’ school at Grindleford and at Sheffield University, where he qualified as a Top Doc.

Robert Platt was created Baronet in 1959, the year that Geraint Morgan QC, a barrister who worked in Chambers in Manchester, was elected the Tory MP for Denbigh. Robert Platt had homes in London and Buckinghamshire. Geraint Morgan’s parents were farmers from Carmarthenshire who moved to farm in Buckinghamshire.

Platt was appointed assistant physician to the Royal Infirmary Sheffield in 1931 and full physician in 1934, rapidly acquiring a considerable private practice.

Platt served in the RAMC, 1941-44, in Britain, North Africa and Italy.

Platt was a socialist and enthusiastic supporter of the NHS. He resigned from the BMA in 1947 and never rejoined.

Platt was a member of the MRC and later Chairman of its Clinical Research Board; a Member of the Royal Commission on Medical Education; Chairman of the first joint working party of the profession and the health departments, set up to review the medical staffing of hospitals; Chairman of the Merit Awards Committee; President of the National Society for the Abolition of Cruel Sports.

Platt’s support for women in medicine was ‘well-ahead of its time’. Prof Geoffrey Chamberlain was supportive of women in medicine.

In 1967 Platt became a life peer and attended regularly in the Lords for the next eleven years. He sat on the cross benches, in order, as he said, to be able to speak for medicine rather than to represent a party point of view. Platt spoke often and on many subjects, including the NHS, health education, divorce, pornography and voluntary euthanasia.

Outside medicine, Platt’s greatest interest was music, in particular playing the cello in string quartets. Platt served on the Committee of the Hallé Concert Society, 1947-53 and was a member of the Council of the Royal Manchester College of Music. From 1952 to 1965 Platt was Chairman of the Manchester Chamber Concerts Society.

Platt defended hereditary representation in the Lords.

The Royal College of Physicians ‘Lives of the Fellows’ online tribute asked of Platt ‘how did a man with such a background and such ideas come to exert the influence he did on a traditionally conservative body like the RCP?’

Here’s a clue:

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Platt’s first marriage in 1922 to Margaret Irene Cannon, a psychiatrist, produced a son and two daughters. The marriage was dissolved in 1974 and he married secondly Sylvia Jean Haggard (née Cavely) ARCM (viola).

Lord Platt’s son, Sir Peter Platt, was born in Sheffield, one of the hubs of Jimmy Savile’s crime empire, which was ignored by, among many in Sheffield, David Blunkett (see post ‘The Big Questions’) and became Professor of Music at the University of Sydney. Sir Peter died on 3 Aug 2000, seven months after the publication of the Waterhouse Report. By Aug 2000, Julia Hobsbawm’s friend Sarah’s husband Gordon was Chancellor of the Exchequer. Julia’s dad Eric was a pal of Gordon’s and Gordon used to pop over to Eric’s for dinner.

The month after Sir Peter Platt died, Gordon’s mate Jack McConnell, who had been at Stirling University with my two friends who also found themselves under attack from gangsters after they supported me and wanted to make a TV documentary about north Wales (see eg. ‘The Turn Of The Screw’), became the Scottish Gov’t Cabinet Minister for Education and Lifelong Learning. My friends’ first baby had died shortly after birth as a result of clinical negligence at Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton in 1999. A Top Doc who knew them socially told them not to bother to sue because he knew that the staff were all going to lie about the circumstances of Angel’s death. As a result of their distress over Angels’ death my friends were unable to resume their work as film scriptwriters for a few years. They had built that side of their work up after having been forced out of their jobs at the Royal Television Society and the BBC at the same time as I was forced out of medical research. See previous posts.

On 22 Nov 2001 Jack McConnell became Scotland’s FM. I had qualified as a teacher in May 2001, but the Gang were already putting their latest dastardly plan into action to ensure that I was out of teaching within a year on the basis of lies, gossip, rumour and a failed attempt to frame me for ‘threats to kill’ on the basis of the perjury of some eight NHS staff. David Blunkett was Home Secretary at the time…

 

Lord Platt died on 30 June 1978 and although it is tempting to observe that a keystone of the Pyramid of Gwynne had been removed, as any fule kno Death Shall Have No Dominion. In fact after a criminal Top Doc has snuffed it, as I have found, should one say ‘Can I remind you of what he actually did?’, one is met by an even bigger

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Because He Is Dead And Cannot Defend Himself.

Well he didn’t defend himself when he was alive, he lied, forged documentation and Got His Mates Onto Me, which suggests that my ‘allegations’ may have had substance.

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Lord Denning was a member of Lincoln’s Inn, as was George Carman QC, the corrupt barrister who concealed the Westminster Paedophile Ring and the criminality of Dafydd and Gwynne as well as that of Jimmy Savile. Miranda was George Carman’s pupil and Cherie worked in Carman’s Chambers until 1988. Cherie and Miranda were members of Lincoln’s Inn.

Though Price Thomas was primarily a general surgeon at the Westminster Hospital his career was principally concerned with thoracic work, where he was internationally recognized as a pioneer and leader. In the early days most of his work was concerned with pulmonary tuberculosis, where the development of surgical techniques played an important part in treatment. His skill in the selection of suitable patients for operative procedures was remarkable

He stuffed up with that King though.

and technically he was acknowledged a master. He was well known for having introduced into this country the operation of selectiveupper thoracoplasty pioneered by his friend Carl Semb of Oslo, and remained a dominant figure in this field as long as tuberculosis created the demand.

He was responsible for introducing the operative treatment for coarctation of the aorta to this country. He invited Clarence Crafoord from Stockholm to demonstrate the technique and ensured that his colleagues could share theexperience. He withdrew from the developing field of cardiac surgery owing to the pressure of work in the pulmonary field.

At the end of his career he was afflicted by one of those chest conditions for which he had so often given relief and in spite of a successful operation he became increasingly incapacitated and died at the age of 79.

At least Price Thomas’s successful operation saw him through another nine years of life, whereas the poor old King…

His marriage to Ethel Doris Ricks (Dorrie) in 1925 was extremely happy and they had two sons; one now a surgeon, the other an architect.

Clem was one of the most dominant and exciting figures of his day: a smallish man, full of vitality and with real humanity and warmth. He had no enemies and all who knew him had the greatest admiration and affection for him. In spite of his fame, and his ebullience, he was an extremely modest man without any sign of pomposity. As a surgeon he was superb, but he will be best remembered as a pioneer and a teacher. He taught informally, with many reminiscences and anecdotes, and his ward rounds were attended to overflowing. With his sense of humanity, judgment and humour, he was the ideal ‘operating-physician’.

Clement features in the Dictionary of Welsh Biography as well:

Clement Price Thomas… after a series of training posts at the Westminster Hospital in 1927 he was appointed to the consultant staff of the hospital as a general surgeon, where he came under the influence of another Welshman, Swansea-bornArthur Tudor Edwards,already acknowledged as a leader in thefield of thoracic surgery.

The physicist Lord Brian Flowers who spent much of his career at Imperial College, who served as VC of Manchester and London Universities and was one of the most senior academics at London overseeing the research fraud and crime in the London medical school which accompanied the trafficking ring, grew up and went to school in Swansea. There is a Swansea mafia – Rhodri Morgan’s family and Edwina Hart were/are part of it – and Flowers was as well, even when he was at the top of the tree in academia and in the Lords. See previous posts eg. ‘A Bit More Paleontology’.

After Edwards’s resignation from the Westminster Hospital in 1930 to organise a department of thoracic surgery at the London Hospital, Price Thomas took over direction of the thoracic surgery work at the Westminster.

…During the 1930s and beyond [Price Thomas] played a leading role intransforming the discipline from one viewed with much apprehension to one enjoying widespread acceptance… Price Thomas’s reputation was such that patients came from all over the world to consult him and when, in 1951, it was decided that King George VI required surgical treatment for a diseased lung it was Clement Price Thomas who was invited to perform the operation… The immediate outcome of the thoracotomy was encouragingand as one of his first acts on resuming full sovereignly duties the King conferred the KCVO upon Price Thomas at Buckingham Palace on 14 December 1951. Sadly the King never fully recovered after the operation and died at Sandringham on 6 February 1952.

No problem, Price Thomas got his KCVO, the King prioritised that before dying two months after Clement bagged his K from a grateful but not very healthy King.

Westminster Hospital of the Trafficking Abses and Their Mates really dined out on their Clement having performed that operation on the King. I would imagine that the Westminster became untouchable after 1951  because of Clement. If no-one would accept a complaint about Gwynne, they were certainly not going to accept anything less than fawning praise for the hospital which numbered Clement on their staff.

I keep wondering why no-one noticed that the King didn’t sort of live for very long after Clement had got going on that lung. If I’d added to a King’s demise I would expect to have some explaining to do. Or didn’t it matter because that particular King was always seen as being a bit substandard, what with being left-handed and having the temerity to have a stammer?

Oh well, at least when that left-handed stammering King was out of the way, the path was clear for a Glorious Succession:

 

As the 1950s advanced, Price Thomas chose to leave specialist thoracic work to a new generation of surgeons but continued to practice general surgery until the turn of the 1960s. Throughout his career he was universally recognised by medical students, surgical trainees and his more senior colleagues as a fine teacher…

And of course as ‘That surgeon who operated on the King’.

Enjoying the affection of his colleagues as he did it was hardly surprising that his services were in great demand among a wide range of professional and academic bodies.

Don’t mention the King. I might have mentioned him once or twice but I think I’ve got away with it.

In relation to the Royal College of Surgeons of England he served as an examiner between 1948 and 1952, as a member of the College Council from 1952 to 1964, acting as its vice-president between 1962 and 1964…

Anyone remember that patient of Clement’s, that um sort of King??

Among many honours that came his way were the presidencies of the British Medical Association, the Thoracic Society, the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, the Association of Surgeons, the World Medical Society, the Medical Protection Society and the Royal Society of Medicine. Honorary degrees were conferred on him by the universities of Wales, Belfast, Paris, Lisbon, Athens and Karachi.

Nothing to do with the KING of course. Anyway we Do It For The Poor as any fule kno.

An accolade which gave him as much pleasure as any in his later years was his election as President of the medical school where he had commenced his studies, the Welsh National School of Medicine, a position he held from 1958 to 1970.

That was because Clement retained his Welsh accent and his Welsh patriotism. It was NOTHING TO DO WITH ANYTHING ELSE.

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He came to meetings of the Council and to degree ceremonies and other events as often as he could and took an active interest in the affairs of the School. Indeed the Provost of the time, Alan Trevor Jones, noted in his diary not long after Price Thomas had started his presidency that he ‘is very interested, almost too interested in everything’. The fact was that, despite periods of indifferent health including a thoracotomy for a cancerous lung in 1964, his presidential years coincided with what a later Provost, Patrick Mounsey, characterised as ‘one of the most exciting and productive periods in the school’s development, the success of which owed much to his inspiringleadership, enthusiasm and wise guidance’. It was during the 1960s that plans to build a new state-of-the-art medical teaching centre came to fruition at Heath Park in the north of Cardiff, incorporating the University Hospital of Wales, a new dental school and hospital and also the Tenovus Institute for Cancer Research, the foundation stone for which he laid in 1965.

There was much malpractice and wrongdoing at the Welsh National School of Medicine for decades, a considerable amount of that arising from the institution concealing organised abuse, including that of Gwynne and Dafydd’s Gang which was inextricably linked with George Thomas’s crimes. William Asscher was a malevolent presence at the institution for years, as was Kenneth Rawnsley. They were both key figures in the Westminster Paedophile Ring. Rawnsley was responsible for box ticking re psychiatric services in Wales and he was happy to tick the box that care and standards were good at Denbigh and that the institution was acceptable for training. While the abducted victims of a gang of sex offenders were imprisoned in a dungeon. See previous posts.

Rawnsley was appointed Chair of Psychological Medicine at Cardiff in 1966, the year that George Thomas was appointed Minister of State in the Welsh Office, under Secretary of State Lord Cledwyn, the Labour MP for Ynys Mon and a long-standing friend of famille Windbag as well as of Dafydd and Gwynne of course (see eg. post ‘The Cradle Of Filth’). Eric Hobsbawm had been a vocal supporter of the Windbag when the Windbag was Labour Leader. Rawnsley had previously been a leading light at Manchester University, in the ring there that was affiliated to Gwynne and Dafydd’s Gang (see post ‘The Discovery Of A Whole New Galaxy…’) and was oiled by people such as Lord Platt, Dorothy Emmett, the philosophy lecturer who knew Bertrand Russell and Isabel Emmett, the social anthropologist who was married to the Welsh Speaking Social Worker at Croesor… See post ‘Vested Interests Or Common Pool?’

Rawnsley’s wife Dr Elinor Kapp was a child psychiatrist who worked in south Wales and was a founder member of one of the medical charidees established by George Thomas. See previous posts.

Earlier posts eg. ‘The Great Stink’ discussed how the flagship University Hospital in Cardiff was built after George Thomas, then reigning supreme at the Welsh Office, plundered the NHS budget that NHS economist Richard Crossman’s friend Brian Abel-Smith had allocated for the whole of Wales. The big Labour vote was in south Wales – George Thomas’s own constituency was a Cardiff one, as was Sunny Jim Callaghan’s – so although Abel-Smith had explicitly stated that hospitals in rural parts of Wales (such as the north…) were utterly sub-standard and should be rebuilt as a matter of priority, George Thomas took no notice and nicked the money to build the Best Hospital In Wales, in Cardiff. Thomas lived in a bungalow with his mum next to the University Hospital.

It was a symbiotic relationship: the Top Docs in Cardiff kept quiet about the serious organised crime of which George Thomas was a part, George Thomas got them a brand new hospital and medical school and concealed their incompetence, research fraud and wrongdoing.

I cannot remember the name of the Dean concerned, but in 1984, I met a woman on the medicine degree at Cardiff who told me that there were a number of reasons why she did not fulfil the criteria for entry to the medicine degree, but it was OK, she was a friend of the Dean, so she was offered a place. She was in her late 40s/early 50s and had worked as a clinical psychologist for many years, so she will have known a lot about George Thomas, Dafydd and Gwynne – which might have been the clincher re that place on the medicine degree even if she was mates with the Dean – and she wanted a Top Doc’s qualification to bag a specific very senior job, but I cannot remember what it was exactly… Chief Medical Officer for Wales probably, I must ask Mark Drakeford who she was.

Mark Drakeford is bound to know, what with him having spent so many years as a social work academic and then Prof of Social Work/Social Policy at Cardiff University, the institution which concealed the sex offending of George Thomas and Dafydd and Gwynne’s Gang and that ring operating in Dyfed, when Mark Drakeford worked as a social worker for Dyfed Social Services. That was before Mark worked as a social worker/probation officer in Ely, where the Baroness of Ely’s dad – the Rev Bob Morgan – and one of his clergyman colleagues knew George Thomas. The Rev Bob who, before he was ordained, worked as a social worker. See previous posts.

The Provost of the Welsh National School of Medicine Alun Trevor Jones has an entry in the Dictionary of Welsh Biography:

Trevor Jones was born in Pengam, Glamorgan 24 February 1901 and educated at Lewis School, Pengam where his father, Roger Williams Jones, was headmaster.

A number of people in public life in Wales, including politicians and Top Docs, went to Lewis School, Pengam, which David Lloyd George once called the Eton of the Valleys. The Windbag went to Lewis School, as did George Thomas’s mate Julian Hodge aka the Userer Of The Valleys, as well as Jonathan Evans the Tory politician, Philip Williams the Plaid politician and Thomas Jones the founder of Coleg Harlech, all of whom have been discussed on this blog. One old boy of Lewis School who has not been named in previous posts is Top Doc David Rocyn-Jones who was President of the Welsh Rugby Union.

He undertook his preclinical medical training at the University College of South Wales and Monmouthshire. However, in 1921, rather than pursue his clinical training in Cardiff in order to obtain the medical degrees of the University of Wales – as he later observed, ‘an unnecessary exhibition of patriotism to those of us who were content with the easier and less arduous London Degree’ – he proceeded to University College Hospital, London, obtaining the MB BS Lond. in 1924.

After being a houseman to the distinguished Welsh physician, Sir Thomas Lewis, Trevor Jones held a series of hospital appointments in London and the provinces which equipped him to obtain the Membership of the Royal College of Physicians and the London MD in 1927 and the Diploma in Public Health in 1929. Between 1927 and 1929, as medical officer in charge of general medical beds and deputy superintendent at St Marylebone Infirmary, working under Dr Basil Hood, he acquired a particular interest in the minutiae of medical administration which never left him.

Trevor Jones thus held a senior Top Doc post in the Harley Street area of London. This would have provided him with valuable contacts when he was running the Welsh National School of Medicine full of staff facilitating serious organised crime, as well as giving Dafydd et al wonderful blackmailing opportunities.

In 1929, hoping eventually to obtain a position on the consultant staff of ahospital in Wales, Trevor Jones took the position of medical superintendent of the Swansea General Hospital where he combined clinical and administrative duties. After little more than a year he moved to Carmarthen to join a busy general practice headed by Dr Arwyn Davies, whose wife was Trevor Jones’s mother’s older sister. This position also allowed him to engage in hospital clinical and public health work – as medical officer ofhealth – in the town.

Previous posts have discussed the history of the ring in Carmarthenshire and some of those who grew up in Carmarthenshire/the wider West Wales region who facilitated or concealed the ring, including Lord Elwyn-Jones, Gwynfor Evans, Plaid’s first MP (Gwynfor was elected for Carmarthen in 1966, see previous posts) and Sir Alun Pugh, father of Bronwen who married Lord Bill Astor and found herself in the middle of the Profumo Affair. See previous posts. Geraint Morgan QC aka Cymro 007 and MP for Denbigh grew up in Carmarthenshire, as did Prof Eric Sunderland, Principal of UCNW, 1984-1995. Eric who was well-camouflaged yet was the main man who saved the Gang’s skin and ensured that Bangor University remained a safe haven from them and indeed remained open after the UGC wanted to close it down in the mid-1980s…

Thank God I and my friends were there to have our lives ruined! What other currency would Eric have had as Sir Peter Swinnerton-Dyer of the UGC advanced with his axe?? See previous posts.

Sir Peter Swinnerton-Dyer
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Peter Swinnerton-Dyer at the workshop
“Explicit methods in number theory” in Oberwolfach, 2007
Born
Henry Peter Francis Swinnerton-Dyer

2 August 1927

Died 26 December 2018 (aged 91)
Residence Thriplow, England[2]
Nationality British
Alma mater University of Cambridge
Known for Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer conjecture
Awards Pólya Prize (2006)
Sylvester Medal (2006)
Scientific career
Fields Mathematics
Institutions University of Cambridge
Doctoral advisors John Littlewood
André Weil
Doctoral students Jean-Louis Colliot-Thélène
Miles Reid

Sir Henry Peter Francis Swinnerton-Dyer, 16th Baronet,(2 August 1927 – 26 December 2018) was a mathematician specialising in number theory at Cambridge University. As a mathematician Swinnerton-Dyer was best known for his part in the Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer conjecture and for his work on the Titan operating system.

Swinnerton-Dyer was a mathematician of Trinity College, Cambridge. As was Bertrand Russell.

Number theory: There’s a lot of us and not many of Sally Baker and her friends.

 

By 1935 [Trevor Jones’s] medical experience was sufficiently varied for him to receive an invitation to apply for a post of medical officer in the Welsh Board of Health in Cardiff. He spent much of the first two years in this position evaluating projects to be undertaken in the depressed areas of south Wales which both alleviated unemployment and improved health facilities. In 1937, under the government’s Emergency Medical Services Scheme to plan for the impact of approaching war, he was appointed Hospital Officer for Wales, the only Hospital Officer of any region in England, Scotland or Wales to survive in post from first appointment in 1937 until the end of the ‘emergency’ in 1947. Trevor Jones’s initial priority was to review Wales’s health-care facilities and ensure that they were fit to deal with air-raid casualties, displaced civilians and the other health-related consequences of war.

They weren’t fit to do anything other than facilitate sexual exploitation and assault.

However, as the government began to plan for the post-war introduction of a national health service Trevor Jones, Professor J. A. Nixon (University of Bristol) and Professor Ralph Picken (Welsh National School of Medicine) undertook a fundamental review, published in 1945 as Survey of Hospital Services of South Wales, which would have a major impact on the pattern of hospital services in the principality, emphasising in particular the need for a large new medical teaching centre in Cardiff.

George Thomas was elected as the Labour MP for Cardiff Central in 1945, so they were going to be OK…

Appointed in 1947 as Senior Administrative Medical Officer of the new Welsh Regional Hospital Board, he played a key role in the implementation of the National Health Service Act in Wales.

The Welsh Regional Hospital Board! The Guilty Party who ran Ely and tolerated appalling abuse and tolerated even more appalling abuse at Denbigh…

Recognising the vital importance for Wales of training more doctors – and dentists – and specialists of all kinds, he became increasingly interested in the work of the Welsh National School of Medicine and its leadership role in the future health service in Wales. When, in 1954, the opportunity arose to apply for the post of Provost, soon to become vacant, he seized it with confidence arguing at his interview (as he wrote in his diary) ‘that a Provost with general experience of all sides of medicine was able to contribute something to a school, which the teachers, with their very narrow interests, could not bring’. However, several months were to elapse before Trevor Jones was appointed, owing to the reservations of a few of the senior academics, notably Harold Scarborough, the professor of medicine, but in the event his time as provost, from 1955 to 1969 – the only Welsh-speaking provost in the School’s history – proved to be outstandingly successful.

Wales! Can you not learn from these many years of experience? You have a decades old serious problem in not being able to attract Top Docs and dentists to Wales. They won’t come because much of the country’s health and welfare sector has been dominated by a criminal gang of corrupt professional people, dating back to the late 19th century. Giving responsibility to a senior member of that Gang’s network for recruitment, education and training of healthcare professionals is not going to solve the problem! I know that if you give such a role to Alun Trevor Jones or Rawnsley or Asscher or Gwynne or Dafydd or Wood or Mark Drakeford, the Gang will benefit greatly but the NHS in Wales won’t. As Drakeford has now found out. So have the public in Wales. They have a dangerous NHS that is killing them and now no docs at all will work there, at least in the north.

A companionable man, he formed an excellent rapport with the staff and the medical students, many of whom he had personally interviewed for admission, and under his leadership the School flourished.

Well it did the Gang a lot of good, but the consequences were evident eventually. The Welsh National School of Medicine has been plunged into scandal after scandal since the 1980s and applications from students dropped off and so the answer was to bribe weaker applicants to apply, oh God here we go again, no-one wants to be a Doc in Wales so we’ll take the crap ones and pay them a fortune and not say anything when they kill their patients or embezzle NHS funds or shag children…

It was able to attract and retain academic staff of the highest calibre, some of them having strong personalities.

No, not really of ‘highest academic calibre’. For ‘strong personalities’, read ‘criminal or nuts or obnoxious or all three’. Kenneth Rawnsley, William Asscher, Roy Mottram…

Not the least among them was the formidable professor of pathology, Jethro Gough, whose overbearing manner not even the provost was able to control, according to Professor Archie Cochrane, himself not the easiest of colleagues.

Jethro:

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The Royal College of Physicians ‘Lives of the Fellows’ online tribute is rather more positive about Jethro:

Jethro Gough

b.29 December 1903 d.16 February 1979
BSc Wales(1924) MRCS LRCP(1926) MB BCh(1927) MD(1930) FRCPath(1963) FRCP*(1967)

Jethro Gough was born in Mountain Ash, Glamorgan, the son of Jabez Gough, a hay and corn merchant, and of Ellen Matilda, the daughter of Eli Mortina, a baker and shopkeeper. He went to school in Mountain Ash and then on to the University of Wales at Cardiff, and the Welsh National School of Medicine. He was one of the first group of students to qualify from the new clinical school. His student career was noteworthy for distinctions in physiology, pathology, obstetrics and gynaecology and for winning theAlfred Sheen prize and McLean medal.

He went to Manchester as demonstrator in pathology under Shaw Dunn, returning to Cardiff in 1929 as lecturer in pathology. He became senior lecturer in pathology under JB Duguid at Cardiff, and when Duguid moved to Newcastle in 1948 Gough succeeded him as professor.

Jethro Gough took a keen interest in the problems of clinical medicine, and in early years often joined senior teaching rounds. His interest in clinical pathology was responsible for the development of the excellent postgraduate training of clinical pathologists at Cardiff, as witnessed by the success of these consultants in Wales and many countries. He demanded a high standard of diagnostic histopathology. All this did not lessen his devotion to research and academic pathology.

During the 1939—1945 war, he remained in Cardiff, having the evacuated students of University College London under his care, and additional responsibilities in the blood transfusion service and in the control of infection in war wounds.

Between 1929 and 1939 he published a number of papers on various topics in clinical pathology; then in 1940 came the first of the series of brilliant papers on pneumoconiosis of coal workers, in the paper Pneumoconiosis in Coal Trimmers. With Mr Wentworth, a senior member of the technical staff, Gough developed the Gough-Wentworth large lung section technique now in world-wide use in the study of many organs. The method was described in 1949 and greatly advanced knowledge of pneumoconiosis and of manylungdisorders.

Why wasn’t Jethro’s opinion sought re the King and his tumour?

Gough’s work on coalworkers’ lung disorders led, in 1969, to his being invited to give evidence before the Committee on Labor and Public Welfare of the United States Senate, a distinction of which he was most proud. He was called to assist the State of West Virginia to establish legislation on compensation for coalminers. In Wales his work was especially recognized by the National Union of Mineworkers and many associated bodies, and by the establishment in 1974 of the Jethro Gough prize in pathology, to be awarded annually in his own medical school.

Jethro Gough was one of the founders of the Royal College of Pathology and was a council member and vice-president. He was responsible for the expansion of the Institute of Pathology in Cardiff and, until his retirement in 1969, was active in the planning of the new University Hospital of Wales.

A pal of George Thomas’s then.

He was particularly helpful to other research workers in the school, to the Pneumoconiosis Research Unit (MRC) at Llandough Hospital, and the Asthma Research Unit at St. Davids and Sully Hospitals.

These trailblazing units have been discussed in earlier posts. Much of the research produced by them was as much as a joke as David Lewis Davies’s ground breaking research on alcoholism on his sample of seven, most of whom were not alcoholics. Kenneth Rawnsley conducted some research in collaboration with the Unit at Llandough and concluded that the health of miners living and working in the poorest villages of the valleys was so much worse than that of non-miners living in the affluent area of the Vale of Glamorgan because of psychological differences in the attitudes of the two groups to health and well-being. Those bloody miners never stopped moaning and coughing and spluttering and they really bellyached when that coal tip fell on the school in Aberfan.

Anyone for Mindfulness and being at one with the breath and living in the moment? The social workers of Gwynedd found it so helpful that they all booked time off (paid) for regular Mindfulness retreats but their clients continued to kill themselves.

The only factor that saved the bacon of the numpties at the Pneumoconiosis MRC Unit at Llandough was of course their association with Prof Archie Cochrane, who became famous for promoting the use of rigorous scientific methodologies in clinical trials. Nonetheless, one of the numpties, Top Doc Prof Peter NAME, ended up with a Chair at Cardiff University and was touted as a World Leading Epidemiologist.

See previous posts for coverage of Rawnsley’s efforts at social anthropology as applied to medicine – Prof Ken studied the Mating Choices Of The Human Female at one point – and for the crowd at Llandough who were also involved in research fraud.

He took a practical interest in studies of pulmonary heart disease. His advice was sought by many European centres working in the field of pulmonary disorders, and he participated in a number of Ciba Foundation symposia.

The Ciba Foundation grew from a Big Pharma-founded series of Brainstorming sessions organised by Top Doc Sir Gordon Wolstenholme, which brought together some genuinely credible and even outstanding scientists with the biggest spivs that one could imagine. The Ciba Foundation grew and grew and did wonders for Wolstenholme’s career, but nothing very solid re science or medicine resulted. The grand building was the site of the Brainstorming, but the Brainstorming has stopped and the building now does weddings and civil partnerships. See previous posts.

Jethro Gough’s work was also his hobby, which perhaps was a pity for a man with such a sharp inquiring mind. He was survived by his wife, who gave him devoted care over a long period of failing health. They had two sons, one an academic physicist and the other a pathologist in Jethro’s own school, the University Hospital of Wales.

One AJ Thomas wrote these kind words about that bastard Jethro who tested the patience of everyone.

* Elected under the special by-law which provides for the election to the fellowship of “Persons holding a medical qualification, but not Members of the College, who have distinguished themselves in the practice of medicine, or in the pursuit of Medical or General Science or Literature..” 

There’s the get-out clause then, I wondered what the actual criteria used to justify the awarding of FRCP was to people who, even by the broadest definition, know nothing about and have made no contribution to the field of pathology.

Jethro is also the subject of an entry in the Dictionary of Welsh Biography, which provides a few more snippets:

Keen from the outset to pursue an academic career Gough’s first substantive appointment was as a demonstrator in the Department of Pathology at the Welsh National School of Medicine in the autumn of 1927. At this time there was growing tension between the authorities of the School and some of the clinicians at the Cardiff Royal Infirmary over the clinical teaching arrangements, and relations deteriorated to such an extent that clinical teaching ceased for the 1928/29 session, forcing a whole cohortof Cardiff students to complete their undergraduate training elsewhere.

Yet another example of the excellence and impeccable personal conduct that pervades medicine and always has.

Jethro Gough, like some other academic staff, found the situation uncongenial and he chose to take up a junior post at Manchester University. As he explained to the School Secretary in January 1929, ‘I deeply regret the circumstances which have led me to take this step, but I feel that I can make better progress elsewhere’. Fortunately for all concerned normal service at the School was soon restored and by the autumn of 1929 Gough was back in Cardiff having successfully applied for the post of assistant lecturer in his old department. The report of the selection committee to the School authorities could not have been warmer in its tone. ‘His work while on the staff of the pathology Department of this School was characterised by such originality and promise as to stamp him a man of outstanding merit and one who will go far; thus confirming the indications given by his brilliant undergraduate career’.

Jethro found out about something or someone then when he was working at Manchester University.

In 1930 he became the third person (after Daniel T. Davies and J. W. Tudor Thomas) to obtain the MD of the University of Wales, for his thesis on ‘Mitochondria’, and three years later his status was upgraded from assistant lecturer to lecturer in pathology.

During the 1930s Gough’s main research interests related to the metabolism of Vitamin C and the histology of brain tumours, but as his post mortem work brought him into constant contact with the health problems of the south Wales miners, he became increasingly interested, from the late 1930s, in the study of pulmonary pathology in general and coalworkers’pneumoconiosis in particular. The war years were extremely busy for the Department of Pathology. It took on substantially increased responsibilities, overseeing the development of new pathological laboratories in the main hospitals throughout Wales and providing suitable training for their staff. From 1944 the department also became responsible for the distribution of penicillin to hospitals in Wales and training hospital doctors and general practitioners in its use, particularly in the treatment of those wounded in battle.

Penicillin was also considered a real blessing because it was effective against syphilis. Accounts of Top Docs who worked in asylums during the 1940s and 50s often contain references to the high number of patients who were in the later stages of syphilis and in a dreadful state. It was greatly feared by Top Docs themselves because they knew what happened in such cases. Wilfred Abse instructed Dannie on the necessity of using condoms at all times when Dannie was in his teens, not to avoid causing unwanted pregnancies but to avoid syphilis. Dannie gloated in his autobiography at enjoying discovering that one of his commanding officers who Dannie loathed (Dannie was doing his National Service at the time and working as a TB doc) had once contracted VD and causing as much embarrassment to the officer as he could. Dannie with his pocket full of condoms to equip him for his many causal encounters with people who might have syphillis…

‘Ah they’re wonderful aren’t they, nothing ever shocks them and it’s all confidential anyway’. The St George’s tea room let alone the bar could often rival any teenagers’ get-together.

...During the 1930s it had been generally accepted that silica, encountered underground, was the cause of pneumoconiosis among workers in the coal industry. However, Gough’s studies…led him to conclude that it was coal dust rather than silica which caused pneumoconiosis among workers in the coal industry, a discovery which gained Gough an international reputation. Indeed, his work in relation tocoalworkers’ pneumoconiosis would prove to be the basis of workmen’s compensation legislation in Britain and abroad, especially in the United States, where he gave evidence to various bodies on the issue…The National Union of Mineworkers in Britain celebrated Gough’s pioneeringwork by establishing, in the Welsh National School of Medicine, the Jethro Gough Prize in Pathology in 1974 ‘in acknowledgement of the contribution made by Jethro Gough to the wellbeing of the miners of the world’.

Any putative contributions to the ‘wellbeing of miners’ would be politically very advantageous in south Wales. The wellbeing of the south Wales miners was of course generally scandalously neglected even after the end of the famous big pit explosions which killed numerous miners. Previous posts have discussed how the tip at Aberfan was known by local Labour Councillors and at least one Labour MP to be unstable and in danger of falling onto the village, but because of their fears that if this was made public, the pit would close, driving up unemployment, the danger that the tip represented to the village was concealed.

After the 1966 Aberfan disaster, the entire handling and investigation of the disaster was carefully stage-managed by Harold Wilson’s Gov’t, with advice taken from the same civil servants and lawyers who were colluding with the criminality of Dafydd and Gwynne. I have been told that many of them were still alive in 1984 and proffered their opinion on what to do with me after I refused to drop my complaint about Gwynne.

Forged documentation? Transfusion with blood known to be infected in the C&A Hospital in Bangor? Framed for criminal offences? Undercover surveillance, splicing of recordings of conversations between my friends and I in order to put a different slant on the matters under discussion? Interception of the Royal Mail re my post?

Dr. No

It’s Cymro 007!

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Dr Dafydd Alun Jones

 

The name’s Geraint…or Gwynne…or Dafydd…

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Even the compensation re those who lost children in Aberfan was rigged. People not only had to jump through hoops to prove that they had been genuinely emotionally attached to their dead children and weren’t just Lying To Get Compensation, but the compensation paid was derisory. The Mayor of Aberfan famously collected donations for the Aberfan Disaster Relief Fund the days after the tip fell on the school, but George Thomas as Secretary of State for Wales then demanded much of the money donated to pay for making the rest of the tips above Aberfan safe, because the NCB refused to fund it and so did the Labour Gov’t.

At the Aberfan Inquiry, Chaired by Lord Edmund-Davies, the blame for the catastrophe was placed publicly and firmly on Alf Robens, a Labour politician who was the Chairman of the NCB at the time. People felt that Someone had been Held To Account. Lord Robens remained as Chancellor of Surrey University, remained in public life and was later appointed to lead the Health and Safety Executive when it was established. Lord R became Babs’ Castle’s go-to man on Health and Safety.

A great deal of thought went into the managing of the Aberfan disaster, by the people who were ensuring that George Thomas could continue molesting without fear and that the Labour Party in south Wales and the coal industry didn’t implode as a result of Aberfan. It worked! No-one was prosecuted or even lost their jobs. No politician resigned and even George Thomas’s career wasn’t hindered after he plundered the Disaster Fund quite openly. Ah the Doctors they remained wonderful, Wales remained the land of song and of Nye. And Gwynne and Dafydd’s killing machine continued.

Some Interesting Facts about Lord Edmund-Davies:

The Lord Edmund-Davies
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Lord of Appeal in Ordinary
In office
1981 – 1 October 1974
Personal details
Born 15 July 1906
Mountain Ash, Glamorgan, Wales
Died 26 December 1992 (aged 86)

Herbert Edmund Edmund-Davies, Baron Edmund-Davies of Aberpennar, born Herbert Edmund Davies at Mountain Ash, was the third son of Morgan John Davies and Elizabeth Maud Edmunds. Davies was educated at Mountain Ash Grammar School. Jethro was born in and went to school in Mountain Ash; Jethro was three years older than Edmund-Davies.

Edmund-Davies studied at King’s College, London and Exeter College, Oxford. He was called to the Bar at Gray’s Inn, as was Gwynne and Dafydd’s mate Sir William Mars-Jones. Edmund-Davies worked as examiner and lecturer at the LSE in 1930 and 1931. During WW II, he served in the Army Officers’ Emergency Reserve and in the  Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Edmund-Davies was Recorder of Merthyr Tydfil, 1942-44, of Swansea, 1944-53 and of Cardiff, 1953-58.

Between 1953 and 1964, Davies was Chairman of the Denbighshire Quarter Sessions.

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In 1958, the year after Gwynne did whatever he did that caused a Gov’t reshuffle, Gwynne and Dafydd’s mate David Maxwell-Fyfe aka Dai Bananas the Lord Chancellor aka Lord Kilmuir appointed Edmund-Davies a High Court Judge of the Queen’s Bench Division (as Mr Justice Edmund Davies), a post that Edmund-Davies held until 1966. Davies’s name almost immediately attracted public attention when it fell to him to try a German named Guenther Podola, who had shot and killed a police sergeant; Podola was convicted of capital murder and hanged in November 1959. A reading of the details of the Podola case suggests that there was a miscarriage of justice with a supply of people who were willing to perjure themselves and the usual suspects only to happy not to notice this in their desire to hang that Pole, as detailed in previous posts.

Invested to the Privy Council in 1966, Edmund-Davies was a Lord Justice of Appeal (as Lord Justice Edmund Davies), 1966-74. In 1967 he was appointed by the then Secretary of State for Wales – Lord Cledwyn, the Windbags’ mate – as Chair of the Tribunal that inquired into the Aberfan Disaster. On 1 October 1974, Edmund-Davies was appointed a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary (a “Law Lord”) and was raised to the Peerage as Baron Edmund-Davies.

Following very severe problems with the recruitment and retention of police officers in England and Wales because of chronically low pay, which had by then fallen far behind the pay for comparable occupations, in August 1977 Edmund-Davies was appointed by Labour Home Secretary Merlyn Rees MP – another rock-solid ally of Dafydd and Gwynne, a man from south Wales who was the MP for a Leeds constituency; Merlyn Rees was a Director of Municipal Mutual, the insurers of Clwyd County Council when Michael Beloff QC advised the Council to withhold and pulp the Jillings Report, Municipal Mutual also being the insurers of the North Wales Police (see previous posts) – to Chair a Commission of Inquiry into the negotiating machinery for police pay and conditions. Edmund-Davies’s terms of reference were enlarged in December 1977 to include the levels of pay. His report was published in July 1978 and recommended a substantial increase in pay for police officers – of the order of 45%.

Edmund-Davies’s recommendations were implemented in full in 1979 by Thatch’s incoming Gov’t and the essential elements of the Edmund-Davies pay regime have remained undisturbed ever since. The Edmund-Davies review has become a cornerstone for police pay and the Police Federation of England and Wales – the representative body for police officers up to and including the rank of Chief Inspector – has tenaciously held onto the Edmund-Davies regime.

The Police Federation supported former senior North Wales Police officer Gordon Anglesea throughout his long ordeal following the Wicked Lies told by former kids in care that he had sexually abused them in the 1970s. Gordon won a libel case in 1994 after these Wicked Allegations were broadcast and appeared in print. Gordon was awarded nearly £400k compensation.

Some weeks after Gordon won the case, Mark Humphrys, one of the people who had named Gordon and given evidence against him, was found dead, hanging from the stairwell in the block of flats in Wrexham where he lived.

Suicide. It was because Mark was upset that people didn’t believe his Wicked Lies.

See posts ‘Y Gwir Yn Erbyn Y Byd’ and ‘Y Gwir Yn Erbyn Y Byd – A Few Additional Comments’.

In 2016 Gordon Anglesea died in prison, just weeks after receiving a long sentence for the historical abuse of boys in care at Wrexham. At the time of his death, the Police Federation were supporting his plans to appeal and lawyers were giving their services pro bono. The Police Federation turned out in force at Gordon’s funeral to give Gordon a good send-off. See previous posts.

Gordon’s widow Sandra received Gordon’s police pension, in spite of him dying a convicted sex offender, because of an oversight on the part of Arfon Jones, the Police and Crime Commissioner for North Wales, who made an admin error that could not be rectified. As a young copper, Arfon used to chauffeur Gordon to the building where Gordon molested youngsters. Arfon’s Deputy as Police and Crime Commissioner is a former Gwynedd social worker who worked with the Gang for many years, including those when Gwynedd social workers were perjuring themselves in Court re me. See previous posts.

In 1981, Edmund-Davies retired as a Law Lord. From 1974 to 1985, he was Pro-Chancellor of the University of Wales. In 1984, when I encountered Gwynne and was subjected to threats, UCNW was a constituent college of the University of Wales. UCNW had been hosted that trafficking ring for the entire duration of Edmund-Davies’s term as Pro-Chancellor of the University of Wales. Not that things were running much more smoothly in the other constituent colleges of the University of Wales.

Edmund-Davies was President of the London Welsh Trust, which runs the London Welsh Centre, 1982-88, before Dafydd and Gwynne’s other mate Sir William Mars-Jones was President.

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Anyone for Welsh Wimmin’s Aid?

In 1935, Edmund-Davies married Eurwen Williams-James. They had three daughters.

See previous posts for details of the Great Aberfan Swindle and those involved as well as for more on Edmund-Davies.

Royals Visiting Aberfan Soon After the Disaster:

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In 1948, when J. B. Duguid moved from Cardiff to take up the chair of pathology at the University of Durham,

An early exchange of Top Docs between the two big rings in Wales and the North East.

Jethro Gough was appointed in his place, becoming the first former student of the Welsh National School of Medicine to occupy one of its professorial chairs. In the same year his research credentials led to his appointment as a member of the Industrial Pulmonary Disease Committee of the Medical Research Council. In the years that followed he enhanced the standing of his department in other ways too. In collaboration with J. E. Wentworth, a senior member of his technical staff, he developed what came to be known as the Gough-Wentworth large lung section technique, a major advance in the study of pulmonary pathology, which again earned for the department a world-wide reputation. Indeed, the School’s annual report for 1949/50 proudly stated that ‘the work of the department on pathological aspects of pneumoconiosis and large section technique continues to attract wide interest and brought visitors during the year from many distant parts of the world’. During the 1952/53 session for instance the department welcomed visitors from Australia, Canada, South Africa, the United States, Norway, Rhodesia, New Zealand, Holland, India, New Guinea and Switzerland. Gough was equally in great demand as a speaker at overseas conferences during the post-war years, being a particularly regular visitor to Harvard and other universities in North America.

Miners continued to develop pneumoconiosis, including miners in south Wales, where Jethro he was wonderful.

His high standing in the profession and, indeed, his forceful personality, soon established Jethro Gough as a leading member of the School of Medicine, in the mid fifties being referred to by Provost Trevor Jones in his diaries as ‘a first-class fellow … achieving a reputation and also bringing credit to the Medical School’.

I thought that they all hated the bastard?

He served as Vice-Provost between 1954 and 1956 and was one of a small group of colleagues to whom Trevor Jones looked to for advice on matters relating to the development of the School.

Oh God, Jethro was appointed to one of the most senior roles in the Welsh National School of Medicine.

He was undoubtedly a major influence in the advance of his specialty in post-war Wales and was one of the founders of the College of Pathologists in 1962 (it was awarded a royal charter in 1970). Elected as a member of the Council of the College from 1963 to 1966 he served as one of its vice-presidents from 1966 to 1968 when he resigned due to ill health. In 1967 he was made an honorary fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London

By use of the get-out clause

and two years later he finally retired from the Welsh National School of Medicine.

Not that anyone could sleep easily after that. Like so many others, Jethro was not going to go quietly.

In 1934 Jethro Gough had married Ann Thomas, a fellow pupil at Mountain Ash Grammar School and, a strong support during his professional career, she provided devoted care during his last years of failing health. After his death on 16 February 1979, he was cremated at Thornhill, Cardiff following a service conducted by the minister of Bethel Baptist chapel, Whitchurch where his wife was a member. They had two sons, one of whom followed in his father’s footsteps as a pathologist at the Welsh National School of Medicine.

Jethro’s son Dr John Gough, a pathologist at the Welsh National School of Medicine, does not have the internet presence of his dad. Perhaps Dr John Gough decided that it might be wiser to keep a low profile after the huge scandal in the Dept of Pathology at what used to be called the Welsh National School of Medicine some years ago. There was a huge rumpus, it seriously damaged the reputation of the institution and the ripples hit other universities in other countries… John Gough was there in the midst of the action.

Ah they’re wonderful!

Another formidable Professor, Roy Chubby Brown:

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Re Archie Cochrane, he is famous, he was a rigorous scientist who promoted such an approach but sadly his colleagues – including Kenneth Rawnsley – didn’t follow Archie’s advice. Archie himself wasn’t as stupid as the rest of them and Archie must have known about the research fraud and molesting but he just ignored it all. Archie had links with the MRC and Maudsley, so anyone who worked with Archie was set up for life really, even if they were Of The Gang or indeed just hopeless. Having Worked With Archie was enough. Archie carried out a rigorous analysis that demonstrated a positive correlation between the number of Top Docs in a population and the mortality rate among younger people. In other words Archie showed that for some unknown reason, younger people were more likely to die if there were a higher number of Top Docs practicing. Archie was fascinated by this and did not keep it a secret, in fact he was quite worried by it. The rest of the world ignored it. No-one ever followed it up.

Could the detrimental effect exerted on young people by Top Docs in south Wales during those years have been related to those Docs running a trafficking ring targeting young people? I have long since been of the opinion that the best thing that young people in north Wales can do for their well-being is keep a very long distance indeed between them and a Top Doctor.

See previous posts for info re Archie Cochrane, his paradoxes and the numpties whom ended up working for him for a free lunch.

 

Cochrane acknowledged, however, in his book One Man’s Medicine, that Trevor Jones was ‘an exceptional medical administrator’ and, closely involved from the 1940s in the planning of the medical teaching centre concept in Cardiff, his priority as provost was to implement the plans. In the words of Owen Wade, at the time professor of therapeutics in Belfast, Trevor Jones was ‘just the right man’ to see the medical teaching centre project through to completion on its 53 acre site at Heath Park in the north of Cardiff.

Even that splendid new development in Cardiff that left the rest of Wales devoid of NHS facilities didn’t stop Gwynne. In fact it helped Gwynne considerably by giving him the official stamp of Welsh Excellence.

Anyone for Kincora in Belfast and a VIP paedophile ring linked to Wales?

First to be built was the Dental School and Hospital, opened by the Duke of Edinburgh in 1966.

Only the second best VIP could have done the job.

Construction of the 800-bedded University Hospital of Wales and medical school buildings commenced in the same year, the complex, integrating the functions of teaching, research and clinical care in a manner unparalleled in the United Kingdom at that time, being officially opened by the Queen in 1971.

The Biggest Name! While George Thomas molested and Gwynne lobotomised, but Lilibet knew about that…

By then Trevor Jones had retired as provost though he continued to serve on the main committees of the hospital for some years.

They do not go away. They daren’t, the whole lot of them would end up in prison if genuine new competent blood ever got a look in.

Among the accolades which gave him particular pleasure at the time of his retirement was the School’s decision to have his portrait painted by the popular Newport artist, Thomas Rathmell – it hangs in the School of Medicine’s main committee room at Heath Park. However, as he wrote in his diary, ‘the most gratifying thing of all was an Honorary LLD given to me by the University of Wales,when I was presented before the Court at Swansea with a very complimentary speech by Patrick Mounsey, who could not have been more generous to his predecessor’. During his speech Mounsey referred to Trevor Jones’s abiding belief in the essential role of the University in inculcating a spirit of independent thought and enquiry, as important for doctors as for anyone else.

Was that why the junior docs in Cardiff were livid that they were being ordered to provide sub-standard care to patients, particularly the women in labour in the University Hospital, that they KNEW was sub-standard, but was Hospital Policy? They had absolutely no clinical freedom at all. This is Hospital Policy, you are NOT to do anything else.

In his (limited) leisure time he himself took great pleasure in reading – Dickens and historical works – and he was an active member of the ‘Fortnightly’, a literary club in Cardiff made up mainly of academics and other professional people.

No chavs.

After one meeting he wrote in his diary: ‘A very good dinner and very good conversation, as one would expect from a crowd of this kind. I like it very much’.

My fellow white-collar criminals.

In 1931 he married Gwyneth Evans, and they had a son who became a consultant paediatrician and a daughter who became a nurse.

Bechod! Trevor and Gwyneth’s children even remembered their gender stereotypes.

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‘Don’t ewe think I was handsome??’

Dr Dafydd Alun Jones

 

He died on 10 June 1979 and, though a staunch Presbyterian throughout his life, he was buried in Gelligaer churchyard where his parents had gone before him.

Alun Trevor Jones’s Top Doc paediatrician son is Dr Roger Verrier Jones. Dr Roger has an internet presence. He was featured in a BBC News Wales online report of 19 Nov 2011 – think Operation Pallial!! – on the subject of University of Wales Hospital 40 Years On:

Four decades on, the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff has maintained its original vision, says the son of one of its founding fathers. Consultant paediatrician Dr Roger Verrier-Jones said UHW is the still the leader in medical training in Wales.

By that time many students from Wales were opting for Liverpool or London because there had been so much bad publicity re Cardiff.

He also believes it is among the best in the UK.

Roger wouldn’t dare discuss the parlous state of affairs; his dad was responsible and then Roger himself worked there in a senior role for years. Just look at what was happening in the NHS in Wales in 2011…

It is a Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research Centre of Excellence and earned a reputation in dermatology, haematology and nephrology.

Then why did that patient a few years ago have the wrong kidney extracted, the one functioning kidney, leaving them with no working kidney because the other one was wrecked?

Dr Verrier-Jones’ father, Alan Trevor Jones, was part of the team which helped make the hospital a reality. Plans for the flagship teaching hospital were first revealed in 1951, but it was not until 20 years later that it finally opened.

They had to wait for George Thomas to become Minister of State in the Welsh Office to divert most of the NHS budget in Wales into the Flagship.

Dr Verrier-Jones said: “It was one of the first hospitals to be built which was both a hospital and a medical school combined. In fact, it was originally going to be called the Medical Training Centre. Yes there was St Bartholomew’s and Guy’s hospitals but they had their medical school stuck on them.

If we’re going to be all Top Doctor about this, it is called ‘a long tradition and evolution’, as opposed to George Thomas bribing the electorate and buying the Top Docs’ silence.

The Heath was the first because it was designed specifically as a teaching hospital.”

As a bribe.

Dr Verrier-Jones, who is now retired, began his career at UHW in 1971.

When Lilibet rocked up to open the Flagship, when Gwynne was lobotomising, when George Thomas was molesting, when Tony Francis had just qualified and was working in south Wales for Rawnsley, when the children’s homes in north Wales were filling up, when the paediatrics service in Gwynedd was so dangerous that there was an arrangement between Top Docs that their own children would never be treated there, when medical students from Cardiff dreaded being sent on placement to Bangor and when junior docs in Cardiff told each other to never under any circumstances take a job in north Wales…

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Dr Roger Verrier-Jones was a consultant paediatrician at UHW and retired 10 years ago’
 
He said: “Over the years it’s developed as the primary teaching hospital in Wales. Yes, there’s a graduate training hospital in Swansea but UHW was – and still is – the main teaching hospital in Wales.” Dr Verrier-Jones believes the hospital will carry its legacy into the future. He said: “UHW is as good and anywhere where in the UK. I think the concept originally envisaged for treating patients; teaching students and doctors has been upheld.” Dr Verrier-Jones said his father would be proud of the hospital 40 years on. “I think he would be fascinated by its development because he was a visionary. “I would expect the only thing he would not like is the parking,” he added.

 

A guaranteed supply of kiddies for George Thomas and his mates, no questions asked!

By 2011, Brown and I had a few months previously published our first article in which we mentioned Denbigh and my presence there in 1986-87. We were very restrained re what we mentioned but it was enough to worry a few people who in the face of the usual Not Knowing obviously remembered that I had known quite a bit and furthermore they didn’t know exactly how much I knew… What they did know was that my lawyers had finally obtained my medical files.

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Dr Roger can also be found on the website of the Cardiff and Vale Health Board, giving a very similar interview, under the title ‘UHW Is A Family Affair For Paediatrician’.

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Dr Roger also stars on the website of Noah’s Ark, a Welsh children’s hospital charidee. Dr Roger wants your dosh:

Roger Verrier Jones is a retired doctor from Cardiff, where he worked from 1969 to 1999 as a consultant paediatrician.

Dr Roger graduated from Cardiff in the same year as Tony Francis! So like Tony Francis, Dr Roger was a med student when the Windbag was the President of the NUS at Cardiff!

On retirement he became a trustee of the Noah’s Ark Appeal. His medical training took place at Cambridge University, University College Hospital, London and Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children. When he was first appointed as a paediatrician he found himself looking after sick children in 6 different hospitals in Cardiff, and became convinced that a single children’s unit would ensure better care for the children and their parents. Years of frustration and delay followed but eventually, with the help of the Noah’s Ark Appeal, the Children’s Hospital for Wales built. 

George Thomas was not only a central figure in medical charidees in Cardiff, but he was also Patron of the NCH (National Children’s Home). On one occasion, Thatch, who was also involved with the NCH, gave a lecture in honour of George Thomas and his selfless work for children. Esther was in the audience and Thatch gave her a mention as well. But then George Thomas was a close friend of Thatch. See previous posts.

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Now for the other Provost of the Welsh National School of Medicine, Patrick Mounsey. I’m glad to say that as usual, the Royal College of Physicians ‘Lives of the Fellows’ online provides us with background on John Patrick David Mounsey:

b.1 February 1914 d.21 February 1999
MA Cantab(1940) MRCS LRCP(1944) MB BChir Lond(1945) MRCP(1948) MD(1950) FRCP(1962) Hon LLD Wales(1980)

Patrick Mounsey was provost of the Welsh National School of Medicine. He was educated at Eton where he captained the Oppidans and, as head of the school, was always proud to have introduced compulsory baths.

I know what the rationale behind that sometimes is if it is young people to be compulsory bathed. It’s the oldest trick in the book Patrick.

He went on to read classics at King’s College, Cambridge. Being a good artist and draughtsman he trained as an architect. He later decided to change course and qualified in medicine at the age of 30, attending King’s College Hospital Medical School in London.

As well as the Westminster Hospital, one of the Abses undertook some of their training at King’s College Hospital.

After a spell as a Sherbrook Research Fellow in cardiology at the London Hospital from 1951 to 1960,

Mounsey was at the London Hospital when those who later became Lords of the Ring were students and junior docs there, including William Asscher.

he moved to the Royal Postgraduate Medical School as a lecturer and consultant cardiologist. In 1962 he was promoted to senior lecturer and sub-dean.

RPMS is attached to Hammersmith. So Mounsey was one of Hugh Bentall’s team of cardiologists who perpetrated that big research fraud after which one of their colleagues was found dead in his room at Hammersmith… See post ‘Interesting Facts’. Hugh Bentall’s son Richard trained as a clin psychologist at UCNW when Dafydd’s influence dominated the Dept of Psychology and Richard married the daughter of  Eifion Jones, the Dean of Science at UCNW. Richard’s  wife’s first degree was in plant biology – she did that at UCNW in the early 1980s, when the Dept of Plant Biology was staffed by friends and relations of the Gang, including D.G.E. Wood’s wife – and then she trained as an Angel.

Now this is interesting. I was offered a place on the medicine degree at the Welsh National School of Medicine in 1984 and Prof Geoff Sagar, the Head of the Dept of Plant Biology wrote my reference. Geoff Sagar was also the PVC of UCNW and of course knew about the Gang and Gwynne, although I never raised the subject of Gwynne with him or any other member of staff in the Dept of Plant Biology. My post ‘Meet The Gwerin!’ mentioned that one of the members of Council at UCNW for years was a local obstetrician, OV Jones. Who would have been one of the key members of the Gang, facilitating sexual assault and exploitation, the unlawful conspiracy to deny all women in north Wales NHS abortions, thus forcing them into the hands of the dangerous private abortionist in Chester or have their babies abducted by Dafydd and the Gang etc…

I have received info that Sagar was part of the Cunning Plan to ensure that I was offered a place at the Welsh National School of Medicine lest my suspicions re unfair practices were raised, the Cunning Plan being a longer-term one.

Gwynne knew that I had that place. He mentioned it to me, straight off. I asked him who had given him the info, mentioning that not only was it a breach of confidence but this meeting was supposed to be to discuss my concerns re his previous conduct. He refused to tell me who told him that I had the place to do medicine so I asked Wood who told him. Wood yelled at me that he didn’t know. I said that I would make a formal complaint about that as well, because this was becoming increasingly outrageous as every day passed. Wood yelled ‘it’s not a breach of confidence’.

Yes it was Wood and you knew it. I had not discussed it with anyone except Brown and close friends. But then you were running a fucking trafficking ring, so what’s a breach of confidence between criminals?

In 1967 he moved with Sir John McMichael to the British Postgraduate Medical Federation and in 1969 he was appointed provost of the Welsh National School of Medicine in Cardiff.

1969: John Allen took out the lease on the building which became the Bryn Alyn Community in 1968. George Thomas was appointed Secretary of State for Wales in 1968 and Health and Social Services in Wales became the responsibility of the Welsh Office. What better than a Posh Old Etonian with dirt on/friendships with the Lords of The Ring in London to be installed as Provost at the Welsh National School of Medicine? Mounsey couldn’t stand accused of Welsh Windbaggery or being a sheep shagger or be the subject of the comment ‘They’re all related to each other and called Jones, that’s the problem’.

The appointment of such a thoroughbred Englishman to this post caused surprise and even some criticism. He soon confounded his critics by learning the Welsh language sufficiently well to conduct official ceremonies in that language.

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His early contributions to cardiology mainly concerned the nature of Ebstein’s malformation of the heart. He published seminal papers on this topic and served as assistant editor of the British Heart Journal.

His task in Wales was daunting. The move of the school of medicine to the then newly integrated University Hospital of Wales Medical Teaching Centre required him to delineate the respective areas of responsibility for the medical school and hospital. He accomplished this task with his great diplomatic skills.

Fings break…

As a somewhat distant and shy man with an outsize intellect and knowledge base, he was awe inspiring to his staff. But, once the barriers were overcome, there was a warm hearted man with a dry sense of humour who was generous not only in spirit but in deeds. His major areas of interest were music (he played in the Glyndebourne orchestra at the age of 14) and linguistics.

Ooh did he know Randy Andy Radford, the Prof of Linguistics at UCNW during the 1980s, who boasted of the undergrads whom he shagged, in particular on Newborough beach? There was a lot of concern over Radford’s Ugandan discussions when it became clear that there was a positive correlation between students who had been entertained at Newborough and those who received Firsts. The parents of one linguistics student complained after she suffered a breakdown. Tony Francis concealed Radford’s activities. Radford completed his degrees and postdoc work at Trinity College, Cambridge. See previous posts.

I expect that Patrick Mounsey knew David Crystal as well, another big name in linguistics. David Crystal was based at London University for many years but then Radford’s old Dept – Radford having departed by then – came up with an honorary Chair for David Crystal. David Crystal has recently been involved with Community Projects in Holyhead. See previous posts.

Upon retirement he was awarded an honorary doctorate in law by the University of Wales for his services to the University. He moved to Wotton under Edge, where he painted and gardened and rediscovered his tenor voice, joining the local church choir. He was married to Sallie (née King), who predeceased him in 1990. They had two children.

This post is so long already that I won’t follow up the junior Mounseys here. Readers might like to do that; they won’t be working in Macdonalds, not even Macs in Wooton-under-Edge.

The person who wrote these kind words about Patrick Mounsey was Sir William Asscher…

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Patrick Mounsey died in April 1999. Ioan Bowen Rees died on 4 May 1999. George Thomas had died back in Sept 1997. So they were all nicely out of the way before the Waterhouse Report was published.

 

In 1925 Clement Price Thomas married Ethel Doris Ricks…they had two sons, one of whom, Martyn Price Thomas, became a consultant surgeon in south Wales. I wonder if Martyn knew who that clinical psychologist who was Friends With the Dean at the Welsh National School of Medicine was?

Clem and Dorrie, as they were affectionately known, were a devoted couple whose home in St John’s Wood was an hospitable place for a wide circle of friends and colleagues.

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Sir Clement died on 19 March 1973 aged 79 and was buried in the grave of his parents in the New Bethel chapel cemetery, Mynyddislwyn, now in the County Borough of Caerphilly.

Here’s Ron, one time Labour MP for Caerphilly and Secretary of State for Wales but resigned after a moment of madness on Clapham Common with someone called Boogie. Ron entertained the nation once more a few years later when he went Looking For Badgers near Bristol (see eg. ‘The Cradle Of Filth’):

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On 29 May 1973 a well-attended memorial service was held in Westminster Abbey.

The Royal College of Surgeons Plarr’s ‘Lives of the Fellows’ online has a tribute to Sir Clement. A few extracts:

Clement Price Thomas was born on 22 November 1893 at Abercam, Monmouthshire, where his father was a merchant…

Or a Grocer?

thoracic surgery which was to become the specialty in which he excelled, and which ultimately gained him world-wide recognition, as evidence by the numerous honorary degrees awarded by universities at home and abroad…

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Such clinical appointments constitute but one area of activity in his remarkable career, another of which included his contributions to many academic bodies…These honours came to him partly, of course, because of his capability as a leader, but also because of his innate modesty and natural good humour which endeared him to all who knew him well.

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In 1925 he married… he and Dorrie were a devoted couple whose warm friendship was enjoyed by Clem’s colleagues and acquaintances. They had two sons, one of whom became a Fellow of the College.

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In what little spare time he had he enjoyed a game of golf and was interested in photography and reading. Latterly he suffered from the lung disease for which he had treated so many patients, and which he bore for several years with exemplary courage and patience…

The Top Docs are usually saints when the are afflicted themselves, unlike the demanding, unreasonable, Angel-attacking patients. As Sir Clement fared rather better than his Royal patient after undergoing the same operation and lived decades longer in spite of his chain-smoking habit, perhaps Clement didn’t have that much to bear with exemplary courage and patience.

Letters to The Editor, Daily Torygraph, 12 Feb, 2002, in the fine tradition of Sir Herbert Gussett and Sir Bufton Tufton:

At the time of the operation, I was 23. Some days before it, I was given a specimen, taken by my father during a broncoscopy, to take to Dr Rawlinson, the pathologist at Brompton Hospital. The specimen was labelled with a pseudonym, such was the security, but I believe Dr Rawlinson was pretty certain who the patient was.

Someone might just have dropped a few clues.

His diagnosis confirmed that of my father.

Thank God for that, things could have been very difficult if it didn’t.

The removal of the lung took place in one of two operating theatres set up in adjoining rooms at the front of Buckingham Palace, in case of any unforeseen emergency. My father told me that it occurred to him almost at the last minute that the Changing of the Guard would take place just outside the windows when he was operating. The Guard was switched to St James’s Palace.

My father’s medical secretary took down his verbatim commentary on the operation, in which he was assisted by two of his registrars, Charles Drew and Peter Jones. After the operation, the diseased lung was examined and the tumour shown to be contained.

I feel that current opinion unjustly reflects on my father’s memory, implying that he failed in his efforts. His efforts, in the knowledge of the King’s circulatory problems, took some courage. The chance of his patient dying on the table was not a remote one. On the other hand, he knew a decision not to operate would inevitably result in the King eventually dying of cancer. As a result of my father’s skill, the King, though still weak, was able to enjoy a quiet life with his family and even go out shooting the day before he died – not something that a person dying of cancer would have been able to do.

Not something that someone in the very final stages of the illness which did allegedly kill the King would probably have been able to do either, so someone’s told a few porkies somewhere.

As a footnote, it might surprise many in today’s materialistic climate that my father refused to take any fee, regarding it a privilege to have been of service to his King.

From what I understand, Docs did not ever charge their Royal patients and I imagine that they still don’t. As Clement Price discovered, one doesn’t need to, the toadying and business that will come one’s way once one has had a Royal patient will keep one in clover until the day that one dies and one’s children can reap the benefit as well. Even if, as seems rather clear from the case of King George VI and his lung, that one’s patient did not fare very well and died not long afterwards. So many lies are told to so many people, including the Royal patient themselves, that people are not usually able to assess how effective the treatment was and if anyone does raise questions even years later, there’ll always be someone like Brian Price Thomas – Clement’s son, who was also a surgeon and spent his life dining out on his father’s status as that bloke who SUCESSFULLY operated upon the King – on hand to do the How Very Dare You bit.

Brian Price Thomas worked as a surgeon in south Wales but he wrote that letter after he had retired and gave his address as Cromer, Norfolk. My post ‘The Science Of Animal Behaviour’ discusses the ring in Norfolk with which so many known to Gwynne and Dafydd were involved, including Lord David Ennals and Lord Jim Prior.

Brian Price Thomas rushed to defend his father’s reputation shortly after the publication of the Waterhouse Report. John Allen had at the time served two prison sentences for sexual assault on boys. When Brian Price Thomas’s letter was published by the Daily Torygraph, the Editor was Max Hastings, who’s glorious biography as well as the biographies of his nearest and dearest are discussed in a previous post.

Sir Clement:

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On Nov 28 2013, The Journal of Medical Biography published a research article online entitled ‘The King’s Anaesthetic’:

King George VI underwent an operation for pneumonectomy in September 1951. Part of the operation anaesthetic record has survived. With conjecture, on a typical scenario of a 55-year-old male undergoing pulmonary resection for carcinoma in the early 1950s and other facts in the public domain, the King’s anaesthetic has been reconstructed to give an approximation of the events that in the last few months of his life caused his speech to change from that achieved by his personal voice coach and recently portrayed on celluloid in the film ‘The King’s Speech’. The popularity and success of the film ‘The King’s Speech’ brought to mind that King George VI died of bronchogenic carcinoma, a result, not recognised at the time, of the cigarette smoking habit that is a prominent feature of the story in celluloid.

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Author biography:

Dr ID Conacher MD, FRCP(Ed), FFARCS qualified MB ChB at St Andrews in 1971

St Andrew’s has trained a lot of Top Docs who consider themselves a bit posher that other Top Docs, including Robert Bluglass.

and obtained an MD by thesis at Dundee in 1989. His thesis was on the significance of the paravertebral space for relief of pain of thoracic surgical origin. For 30 years he worked at Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne, becoming Consultant Anaesthetist with a special interest in thoracic anaesthesia in 1980. He wrote widely for the next 25 years on aspects in the field, including on its history. The topic has continued to interest into retirement.

Dr Conacher was a colleague of Gwynne’s old mucker Lord John Walton. Walton died on 21 April 2016, so he was alive and kicking when all this slushy PR about the Top Docs who saved the life of the King who died not long after they had saved his life was planned and produced. Walton was one of those who knew that either a book or a blog on the subject of the mental health services was on the way from me.

 

A contribution to the Science Museum blog by Selina Hurley on 4 Nov 2016 (some three months after I began this blog) reads:

In the first episode of The Crown, a new Netflix drama series looking at the life of HM Queen Elizabeth, showed the George VI’s lung operation carried out by surgeon Sir Clement Price Thomas (1893-1973) on a Sunday morning, 23 September 1951. The news made headlines all over the world.

For The Crown, a group of practicing surgeons and theatre staff from Guys and St Thomas’ Trust came together to re-enact the operation in what is thought to be a television first.

Ah the doctors they were wonderful and such good sports as well.

For the operation in 1951, an operating theatre was set up within the private confines of Buckingham Palace, complete with staff from Westminster Hospital. The operating table used in the operation, made by the Genito-Urinary Manufacturing Company Limited, was gifted to the Science Museum in 1984

The year that war was declared on me by Eric Sunderland, the VC of UCNW, of which Carlo was Chancellor after I refused to keep quiet re Gwynne the Royal Lobotomist.

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from Westminster and Roehampton Hospital and has a small plaque commemorating the operation:

“To record with gratitude the recovery of His Majesty King George VI from an operation performed by C. Price Thomas F.R.C.S., Anaesthetist Dr. Robert Machray, Assisted by Theatre Sisters Miss S. Minter and Miss V. Ream and Staff Nurses Miss A. Patterson and Miss H. Ross when this table together with all the necessary theatre equipment was lent by Westminster Hospital, 23rd September 1951”

This plaque got me interested on the lives of the staff after the operation.

Bechod, Angels who looked after the King who will now be old ladies… That’ll tug a few heart strings.

Long-time readers of this blog will remember Katie Dabin’s blog post which featured an interview with Sarah Minter, Senior Theatre Sister, who was present at the operation.

Clement Price Thomas is considered one of the pioneers of thoracic surgery. Legend has it that Price Thomas only agreed to operate on the King if he could treat the monarch like any other patient.

That’ll be why the King was not told of his own diagnosis. Presumably the King was told that there was a Zero Tolerance Policy in place re Violence and Aggression and if the King was Violent Towards Staff he would be prosecuted. After the operation the King was told lies about the success of the operation. The King’s initial complaint about matters with which he was unhappy was ignored. The King wrote two more letters which were acknowledged some weeks later with a reassurance that people were very sorry to hear that the King was unhappy with his care, that the safety and dignity of patients are everyone’s highest priority and that an investigation would be held. The eventual investigation revealed that all staff involved in the King’s care behaved in a professional manner at all times but if the King had any further concerns he was entitled to contact the Community Health Council. By the time that letter had been sent, the King had died, but not as the result of anything to do with his successful operation.

Charles Drew (1916-87) and Peter Jones (1917-84) assisted Price Thomas, closing up the King at the completion of the operation, following the patterns that echoed their normal operating practice. The surgeon in charge [Price Thomas] is said to have said “I haven’t stitched up a chest for 25 years and I’m not going to start practising today!”

Jones (1917-1984) spent three weeks living in Buckingham Palace, monitoring the King’s progress and went onto to follow his mentor in thoracic surgery. Drew went on to pioneer profound hypothermia for open heart surgery and we also have his equipment in the collections. In a profound twist of fate, Drew would perform the same operation on Price Thomas as Price Thomas performed on George VI.

With a rather better outcome that the King had experienced.

Cyrill Scurr, junior anaesthetist, was also present at the King’s operation and has recounted his experiences on the Anaesthesia Heritage Centre blog and also donated the ECG machine that was used to the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland.

Four nurses, Audrey Patterson, Hilda Ross, Vera Ream and Sarah Minter, assisted in the operation. A further four nurses did shifts during the King’s convalescence. Sister Janet Cleminsen and  Ruth Beswetherwick took the night shifts and Sister Doreen Pearce and Sister Kathleen Norman took the day shifts. They all found themselves named and pictured in the Illustrated London News in October 1951.

The George VI operating table is not the only royal item in the collection. We also have the operating table that was used to remove an abscess on Edward VII’s appendix in 1902, two days before the monarch’s coronation. The operation was carried out by Frederick Treves (1853-1923).

From royal births to hospital visits, our fascination with the medical treatment of royalty continues today.

It’s certainly shoved down our throats every time that the Royals or the Top Docs are in need of good PR.

 

Some of the other players in this drama:

Katie Dabin’s blog post (2 Oct 2013) told us that:

Katie Maggs, Curator of Medicine blogs on a rather special surgery performed at the Palace.   

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One of the amazing things about working at the Science Museum is the number of extraordinary people you get to meet who give a unique insight into our collections. A few days ago I made a trip to the South Coast to interview Sarah Minter – a retired nurse and spritely 96 year old. Not only has she lived through some incredible changes within medicine during her career, she played a vital role in a high-profile operation performed on this table displayed in our Health Matters Gallery – more than 60 years ago.

[Image omitted] Adjustable operating table by the Genito Urinary Manufacturing Co., London, 1950s. At the time this operating table was the latest model for chest surgery [shurely shome mishtake if it was made by the Genito-Urinary Manufacturing Co?- Ed]– multiple attachments helped to better position the patient during surgery. Image  credit: Science Museum.

In September 1951, Sarah – then Senior Theatre Sister at Westminster Hospitalwas about to go on holiday when Clement Price-Thomas (later Sir) a renowned Chest Surgeon came into her office. After carefully closing the door, he informed her that he had to perform a major chest operation on King George VIand at the Palace’s insistence the operation would take place at Buckingham Palace. Sarah was tasked with coordinating the equipment and nursing team that would be needed for the operation. Cancelling her holiday, Sarah set to work. Absolute secrecy was essential.

Medical treatment is of course completely confidential, particularly for Royal personages. Which is why the gynae records of a member of the Royal Family who had pissed The Firm off were being passed around the London hospitals to much sniggering in the late 1980s.

[Image omitted]. Sarah Minter and her fellow nursing team being thanked by Westminster’s Matron Lavina Young in 1951 for their role in the King’s operation. Sarah started training as a Probationer Nurse at Westminster Hospital in 1939, on a salary of £20.00 paid quarterly. Her responsibilities gradually expanded until she became Divisional Nursing Officer in the 1960s. She retired in 1977.

From sterilising to lighting apparatus – Sarah selected what equipment she could from Westminster’s surgical theatres including the operating table, in order to create a replica theatre inside the Palace. Part of the challenge was to ensure enough of the right surgical equipment remained at the hospital so that operations could continue uninterrupted by what was happening at the Palace.

I’m glad that Sarah remembered to get that bit in. It probably wasn’t true though, because we are also told that two operating theatres were set up at Buck House at the insistence of Clement lest disaster befall one of them, in the way that much high tech delivery equipment was installed in the Royal Residence before William’s birth, although in the even, Di gave birth in Lindo Wing, St Mary’s. Although unused, the gear in the Royal Residence was more impressive than that found on a lot of NHS labour wards. If Sarah had nabbed enough equipment to create two fully functioning operating theatres at Buck House, there won’t have been much left behind in the Westminster Hospital for the plebs. At the time, the Westminster Hospital won’t have had that many of the most expensive bits and pieces needed to construct a top of the range operating theatre.


Crowds awaiting news of King George VI’s operation outside Buckingham Palace, 1951. The King’s operation began around 10am on the 23rd September 1951. Sarah recalled the thrill of looking out at the crowds from a window in the Palace, as a press notice about the operation was posted to the gates. Image Credit: BBC.

King George VI recovered from the surgery but died later in Feb 1952.

From causes ENTIRELY UNRELATED to that successful operation from which the King made a full recovery although he was forever after in quite a bad way.

The operating table went back to the hospital into normal usage. Sarah received a signed photograph of the King and Queen thanking her for her part in the procedure. Her name is listed with the members of the surgical team on a stained glass window commemorating King George VI

Who did not die as a result of that operation or the condition for which the operation was performed. Let’s get that clear.

in the chapel of Westminster Hospital.

Speaking with Sarah, I gained a real sense of the professionalism shown by nurses like her and an insight into the conditions in which she was working and the operation which took place. 

Professionalism in the face of the rapidly expanding trafficking ring that was operating under Sarah’s nose at the Westminster Hospital and which was so notorious that traffickers from south Wales were enrolling as med students at the Westminster because they’d heard that’s where the action was.

Whilst proud of her part in such notable surgery, it was medical advances Sarah recalled – such as the first dialysis machine used at Westminster Hospital or the shift from being a voluntary to an NHS Hospital – that made more of an impact on her and the patients she cared for.

In private, discussions with Sarah re her work will have made it clear that what she remembered most was just how much the Top Docs at the Westminster were getting away with, but she’ll only have said that in the presence of people whom she’ll never have imagined would be in a position to publish such things one day. That’s how Brown and me got to heard about it all as teenagers, which is why the Gang took ‘evidence’ from some of those who told us re my dangerousness and insanity.

Cyril Frederick Scurr (1920–2012), the anaesthetist at the King’s successful op was Dean of the Royal College of Anaesthetics. Cyril is buried at St Andrew’s Church, Totteridge, London. Totteridge was where Vanessa Feltz grew up and the constituency MP was Reggie Maudling, bent Tory politician who was a Director of a business owned by John Poulson, himself a business associate of T. Dan Smith, the Mr Big of civic corruption in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, who’s empire stretched as far as Wandsworth and Southwark Councils. See previous posts.

Every Council with which T. Dan Smith did business deals was sending kids in care to children’s homes in north Wales. The Poulson-T. Dan Smith scandal resulted in T. Dan Smith and Andy Cunningham going to prison for a short while during the 1970s but their lives were soon back on track when they came out. The scandal was a big one but only a fraction of the crime involved was ever investigated. The trafficking ring was never mentioned. Andy Cunningham’s son Jack became a Labour MP for a constituency in Cumbria and at one point it looked as though Lord Jack Cunningham would become Leader of the Labour Party… See previous posts.

Someone who served as the Tory MP for a Cumbrian constituency throughout an entire geological era:

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Willie Whitelaw worked very hard to ensure that Gwynne and Dafydd were never investigated yet alone arrested. Willie as Home Secretary was particularly enthusiastic about Young Thugs Receiving A Short Sharp Shock. Such as being repeatedly buggered by people known to Dafydd and Gwynne – and indeed Willie – and then murdered in Risley Remand Centre by the screws. Willie served as the visitor for UCNW at times when the Gang were most in need. See previous posts.

The only person who really came unstuck was Reggie Maudling, who back in 1962 had replaced Dafydd and Gwynne’s mate Selwyn Lloyd as Chancellor of the Exchequer when Macmillan kicked Dafydd and Gwynne’s mates out of the Cabinet in the Night of the Long Knives. A decade later Reggie had to resign as Heath’s Home Secretary after being named as a Director of one of Poulson’s companies, as was one of Reggie’s sons. Reggie was publicly disgraced, developed a serious alcohol problem with which the Experts could not help and died of kidney and liver problems in the care of Dafydd and Gwynne’s network at the Royal Free Hospital on 14 Feb 1979, while Mr Thrope was waiting to stand trial for conspiracy to murder and when Mary Wynch had been wrongfully arrested and imprisoned. See previous posts.

Jethro Gough Of Caring For Miners and the Welsh National School of Medicine died from his own long term failing ill health two days after Reggie.

Reggie’s son William was found dead at the bottom of a block of flats in north London in June 1999, seven months before the Waterhouse Report was published, but after Sir Ronnie had shown People Who Matter drafts. William had committed suicide by throwing himself off a balcony after years of drug addiction as a result of the Shame of his father’s disgrace. No-one had the slightest bit of evidence that those were the circumstances of William’s death, but it’s what a copper told a journo and that’s what appeared in the media. See previous posts for details…

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Cyril’s BMJ Obituary:

Cyril Scurr, who has died aged 91, was a pioneering anaesthetist whose former colleagues and family have variously described as laconic, shy, and taciturn. He did not talk about his work or achievements, even refusing to discuss the time that he attended an operation at Buckingham Palace.

Scurr was working as an anaesthetist at Westminster Hospital when in 1951, together with senior anaesthetic and surgical colleagues, he set up an operating theatre in Buckingham Palace and performed a lung operation on King George VI. Scurr provided continuous electrocardiogram monitoring throughout the procedure, and the monitor is now on display in the museum of the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland. Scurr attended a reception at the palace and was awarded lieutenant of the royal Victorian order.

Scurr had two careers, as a practising anaesthetist, pioneering a scientific approach to his specialty, and as a medical politician. He was born in north London, studied at King’s College and Westminster Hospital …

Cyril Scurr’s obituary from ‘The Times’, July 25 2012:

Anaesthetist who set his discipline on a scientific basis and was influential in medical professional bodies:

Scurr: he was alert to the dangers that unfit doctors posed to their patients
Scurr: he was alert to the dangers that unfit doctors posed to their patients

Then explain this Cyril:

Dr Dafydd Alun Jones

Cyril Scurr was one of the luminaries of modern anaesthesia. He was appointed in 1949 to the consultant staff of Westminster Hospital where he provoked new research and encouraged a scientific approach to a field hitherto considered an art with a purely empirical basis.

In September 1951, with his senior colleague Robert Machray, he attended King George VI for a lung operation by Sir Clement Price-Thomas, the surgery taking place in a drawing room at Buckingham Palace. Scurr provided continuous electrocardiographic monitoring…

An extensive detailed account of Cyril’s biography can be found on the website of the Anaesthesia Heritage Centre:

Dr Cyril Scurr qualified at Westminster Hospital at the age of just 21. He was pioneering in his use of new technologies and techniques, though rarely discussed his achievements. He later became Dean of the Royal College of Anaesthetists and the President of the AAGBI. In this except, Dr Scurr discusses his experience in the Royal Army Medical Corps during World War Two and what it was like to work on the troop ships heading out to the Middle East.

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Dr Scurr as President of the AAGBI

In 1938, I got into Westminster Hospital in the old building… I was a first year clinical student. We had a great year you see, we had a most enjoyable year. It was like my first year at university… And everybody was having a great time in 1938, you know the hospital ball and all that sort of thing.

I couldn’t qualify until I was twenty-one. I could have qualified by passing the exams when I was twenty, but the GMC wouldn’t allow it and so I had to wait for another term…

When people are learning anaesthetics they sit in on and give a hand to someone who is actually giving the anaesthetic and then there’s a bit of a hand-over takes place. And they’ll stand over you while you’re doing all the manoeuvres if you take on another case. So I’d had quite a lot of really well-known people: with Sir Ivan Magill, he wasn’t a Sir then of course, with Geoffrey Organe… with Robert Machray who anaesthetised the King later, with Ronnie Borad and Michael Nosworthy. All very well known anaesthetists at that time.

I don’t think we knew [what was coming]. But we should have known because we’d had the Munich thing in the year 1938 when my brothers were evacuated down to Somerset and I was still up in London.

And of course when the Blitz came later, we did a lot of it, and resuscitation and so on. We all had to do fire-watching whether you were a medical student or not, but of course when the causalities came in one was often working through the night at Westminster.

I had one idyllic interval really and that was just after Christmas 1940. They were looking for student house surgeons at Salisbury which is a most delightful city as you know and I went down there for about six months…

Once I was called up I was out of hospital and into the Royal Army Medical Corps. I suppose the bombing and the casualties [were the major experiences], getting hands-on experience I suppose you might say were enormously valuable. When I went into the RAMC… they posted me to troop ships for which they were asking for men over the age of forty, so I realised that the higher command in the RAMC was a bunch of idiots in many respects.

There were two, four thousand on this troop ship which was The Batory, the famous Polish ship, four thousand troops going to Algiers. And the second medical officer was a very elderly psychiatrist who know nothing about anything except psychiatry, so I had to do it all myself. And I had to decided when we were in convoy what were the surgical emergencies that arose that I could or could not cope with. I thought I could cope with the odd appendix and things, but things that I had to cope with were mainly dental extractions which I’d had not training in at all, so that wasn’t much fun… 

Here come the Top Docs in their Battleship. Seek Out and Destroy!


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We had quite a good gang of other ranks to do all the hard work of cleaning and staging the thing, but I was the only doctor that could do anything. The old psychiatrist had seasickness all the time and he filled himself up with Luminal and wasn’t really of much use. The other thing is that being an American theatre of war, it was a dry ship and so there was no drink. And this was a great handicap and hardship to a lot of people on the ship I think. But coming back or course all was let loose, because we only had the ships staff of about half a dozen officers and drinks ad lib which was very nice…

I saw in the papers when I got back to my parents’ place that I’d come back through the worst hurricane in fifty years. And it used to cheer me up because the ship was so up and down that I reckon any torpedoes would go well underneath. It was really rough, it was absolutely frightening. Fortunately I wasn’t seasick, but we did lose one or two escort vessels. Coming back through Gibraltar I saw one afternoon at teatime, the sharp end of destroyer out of water as it was going down… You [didn’t] stop and pick up survivors… you were like a bat out of Hell… that was for the Royal Navy to deal with, not for the civilian ships.

We were behind the lines, but we took enormous numbers of casualties to treat. Again I was anaesthetising for a long time, and eventually I got graded as a specialist anaesthetist in the army when I was in Tunis. But the day I was graded I got diphtheria which we caught from soldiers with desert sores which were in fact caused by malignant diphtheria organisms. And so I was ill for two or three months, during which period they quite kindly posted me to Anzio beach-head which was a real Hell-hole, so I missed that by virtue of having diphtheria.

We had Pentothal, ether, we had Oxford vaporisers, we had a field service patent Boyle machine which was capable of giving gas, oxygen and ether, and we had spinals. We had a very poor selection of local anaesthetics, the RAMC was very bad on that, and of course the relaxants didn’t come in until really after the war. We didn’t have relaxants at any time during all the time I was working on battle casualties until 1945.

With hindsight, if we had had curare and so on it would have been much better than having to give deep ether anaesthesia for abdominal procedure… head injuries of course, they were the things that killed.

That’s why someone smashed Brown’s head against a pavement repeatedly.

[My prime role with the Indian army] was dealing with casualties. I was with an Indian surgeon and I was the anaesthetist… And I got posted to Greece because we had the British Army in Greece to try and keep the Communists out while they had their elections…

Reds under the bed and all that. Is Jeremy Corbyn sure that he wants to support this bunch of bastards under all circumstances simply because they have been given a degree in medicine?

I was five years altogether in the RAMC of which two years were after the war was over. By that time I was a specialist. I was a major specialist anaesthetist in the RAMC. You were pretty well guaranteed a job when you were demobbed from that situation and you got a thing called a supernumerary registrar’s job at £650 a year. I took the opportunity then to pass the DA because I hadn’t been able to sit any exams while I was abroad.

I wondered who was rash enough to agree that Dafydd should qualify.

Then I got a job back at Westminster as a registrar… but within a year there was a consultant post which I was appointed and I was there ever after until I retired.

Robert Machray… was a great thoracic anaesthetist who… eventually came to anaesthetise the King, and I went along with him which was another leg-up really that I received. [We] operated on the King in Buckingham Palace [and took] all the equipment there on a Sunday morning. All these things happen on a Sunday morning!

I anesthetised Attlee, on numerous occasions.. When he had a mortal illness he was distinguished by all the people in his brood, and they never said thank you for anything that you did for them. Never ever. He was a miserable character I thought. But I got a lot of the politicians. I anaesthetised for the cancer expert of the time, Sir Stanford Cade, eventually. And this is why we got Brendan Bracken and Attlee. Being at Westminster which was next to the Houses of Parliament, we got all the parliamentarians. For example, Lady Churchill I anaesthetised twice because she fell down and broke her hip more than once. She was a bit confused! When I used to go to see her she used to say “Hello Randolph”. I’m not sure that was the thing to do really.

Check out that celeb patient list. This is why politicians just will not say ‘no’ to a Top Doctor. Fings Break…

With the King, I sat with him while he was waking up from his anaesthetic until he came round and looked after him entirely on my own for about two or three hours. But he died before I saw him again. I was due to have had a private investiture and he died just about a year later. I think the most touching thing was that when we went to put him to sleep in the morning, he had all the Sunday papers around him and they all had grisly details of the operation that he was likely to have. They were all hazarding a guess that he’d got carcinoma of the lung. And I thought as he was a timid sort of person who I think was very apprehensive of the operation- more perhaps than most people- because he had a biblical quotation in his own hand on his bedside table, ‘Put your trust in the Lord’ and that sort of thing.

The Oxford Brookes archive holds Dr Cyril Scurr’s interview with Lady Wendy Ball: Part 2:

In the second part of this interview Dr Scurr focuses on his ‘political’ career and his role in the emergence and evolution of the specialty of anaesthesia. Encouraged by Geoffrey Organe he was elected onto the major organisations in British anaesthesia where he played an influential role. Dr Scurr discusses his work at the Faculty of Anaesthetists at the Royal College of Surgeons where he was on the board from 1961 to 1977, and served as dean from 1970 to 1973. He outlines debates about the way that anaesthesia should develop, the setting up of the Scottish committee to ensure better representation of Scots, and establishing reciprocal arrangements over anaesthetist qualifications with anglophone countries. Next, he speaks of his time with the Association of Anaesthetists, particularly his work with the epidemiologist Archie Cochrane to re-establish the inquiry into perioperative mortality associated with anaesthesia, which became an ongoing concern, and setting up the ‘sick doctor’ – a confidential service for talking about doctors deemed unfit to practice.

The ‘sick doctor’ service is a real laugh. The essence of the sick doctor service is to ignore doctors who are genuinely struggling with serious health problems but instead offer complete protection to dangerous doctors when their excesses can no longer be ignored or excused by the usual methods. Dafydd was a Sick Doctor, in that he suffered from a ‘nervous illness’ for which he consulted a ‘Doctor in England’. I have yet to find out who that was. Roger Gilliatt perhaps. The Sick Doctor service in north Wales was run by Dr Devakumar, one of the many Sick Doctors who worked at the Hergest Unit. Deva was on board with Dafydd and the Gang and was one of the self-styled ‘BMA psychiatrists’ who was happy to contribute to the evidence that I was insane and dangerous and should be sent to a high security hospital. See previous posts for details of the Sick Doctor that was/is Devakumar. Deva’s service failed to prevent the suicides and of a number of Sick Doctors in north Wales, including Tony Francis.

Following this Dr Scurr reflects on his work with other important organisations. He describes his work with the Joint Consultants Committee from 1979 to 1981 – while serving on this he helped set up the Professional Linguistic Assessment Board to examine anaesthetists wishing to practice in the UK on the basis of an overseas qualification, his role in establishing the European Academy of Anaesthesiology with Jean Lassner, and serving on the Health Service Board from 1977 to 1980. The discussion moves on to the influence of Dr Scurr’s strong religious faith on his work, and his main publications. At the end of the interview he reflects on a long and varied career and states that his ‘political’ work has had the more on-going effects. He talks about the future of anaesthesia and his hope for a reduction in post-operative pain.

Charles Edwin Drew (15 December 1916-31 May 1987) was the surgeon who assisted Clement Price Thomas with the King’s pneumonectomy in 1951. It was Charles who later performed the same operation on Clement himself, with so much better results than the poor old King experienced.

Drew conducted pioneering research on profound hypothermia in cardiac surgery and what came to be known as the ‘Drew technique’.

Drew died from throat cancer at the age of 70 in 1987, leaving his wife Maureen and two children. He outlived Gwynne and was always on hand to hold an umbrella.

Born in Lambeth on 15 December 1916, the eldest son of Edwin Frank Drew, an accountant and Eunice (née Lloyd-Davies), Drew started his education in Stockwell and went on to Westminster City School. During WW II Drew became a Top Doc in the RNVR in 1942, one year after he graduated. Drew completed his junior surgical posts at Westminster Hospital, where he also formed close associations with G T Mullalley and Sir Clement Price Thomas.

Upon removal of the King’s tumour, it was Drew and his colleague Peter Jones who closed the King’s chest, Clement being too grand for such a mundane task.

Drew was the first to use the technique of profound hypothermia in open heart surgery. The body temperature was lowered to such a point where cardiovascular arrest could just about be tolerated for the time necessary to carry out the heart operation. He continued to use this technique for the remaining 22 years of his surgical career.

Charles Drew will have known about the research fraud and crime at Hammersmith Hospital on the part of Hugh Bentall and his colleagues as discussed in my post ‘Interesting Facts’.

Drew was convinced that much of the high mortality in cardiac surgery was due to a problem with the oxygenator systems. He proved a technique, ‘the Drew technique’, which involved two concepts: to provide circulatory support without an artificial oxygenator, and to repair the heart under conditions of circulatory arrest. Converting an old billiard room on the 6th floor of Westminster Hospital into a research laboratory, Drew observed

“A small number of experiments was sufficient to show that, using simple apparatus, it is possible to induce profound hypothermia in a dog, followed by complete circulatory arrest for 30 minutes, and then to rewarm it with recovery.”

This became the basis of his ‘Drew technique’ in following cardiac operations. Success was recorded in cardiac operations with arrest lasting up to 45 minutes. He emphasised that cold was cardio-protective. Respiratory complications, so often seen when oxygenators were used, were not noted with the Drew technique.

Drew enjoyed sailing and water polo. He was also interested in croquet and football and he rowed for London University.

Charles Drew married Maureen Pittaway in 1950. She was a sister at Queen Alexandra Royal Naval Nursing Service. They had two children.

Extracts from the Royal College of Surgeon’s Plarr’s ‘Lives of the Fellows’ online:

Charles Edward Drew…secured an open scholarship in 1935 to King’s College, London, and Westminster Hospital Medical School… After graduating in 1941 and doing his first resident appointments he joined the Navy in 1942 as Surgeon-Lieutenant RNVR. The following year his ship was sunk in the Mediterranean whilst he was below deck tending the wounded and he escaped by swimming out through a porthole. He was eventually picked up and continued his service until the end of the war…

It’s an impressive story but can one believe anything at all that this lot say about themselves, each other or anyone else?

Drew then became… surgical chief assistant at the Brompton Hospital before appointment as consultant surgeon to the Westminster and St George’s Hospitals.

Why are we not surprised that Charles Drew ended up affiliated to St George’s?

It was in 1952, during the early years of his consultant life, that he assisted his senior colleague Sir Clement Price Thomas with the pneumonectomy operation on King George VI for lung carcinoma. 

Charles Drew was a highly original thinker who was occasionally out of step with his less enterprising colleagues. Although somewhat handicapped by doing too much of his early work in one of the smaller centres, he was the first to use profound hypothermia for open cardiac surgery and did many successful operations by this technique. He published important papers on the clinical use of hyperbaric oxygen and on heart transplantation and was appointed consultant in thoracic surgery to the Royal Navy, honorary consultant in thoracic surgery to the Army, and honorary consultant thoracic surgeon, King Edward VII Hospital, Midhurst.

Among the well-educated Empowered Service Users whom I knew in north Wales who’s previous careers were unknown by most of the uninterested staff, there was a man who had previously worked at Manchester University as a researcher in hyperbaric medicine. I first met him in the North Wales Hospital and I would come across him at intervals over the next 25 years. He was fluent in German, very able, had done amazing things, but he had severe manic depression that was never ever managed competently. This man had been a witness to a great deal of wrongdoing in the North Wales Hospital, in ‘the community’ and at Hergest. As with most Empowered Service Users he was rendered virtually invisible after he had been Cared For after two years or so and only I, the Hergest whistleblower and a few other people knew some of what this man knew. He’s dead now, he was found dead in his flat some 10 years ago. Heart failure brought on by the ‘side effects’ of medication.

The Hergest whistleblower raised concerns repeatedly that this man was so over-medicated that his life was at risk. The Hergest whistleblower documented his concerns. He was ignored.

The one Professional apart from the Hergest whistleblower who was very aware of what the now deceased Empowered Service User had witnessed was Dafydd. In 1986-87, when we were in Denbigh together, this man was, like me, one of the Empowered Service Users whom Dafydd told people that he would take a ‘special interest in’. A witness to crime, of course Dafydd would be taking a special interest in him.

One of the Top Docs who was responsible for the medication regime of the Empowered Service User when he died was the genocidal Dr Tony ‘Do Nothing’ Roberts. Do Nothing trained at Manchester University and then worked with Dafydd at Denbigh.

Philip Jones from Dolgellau. Cleverer than any of the fuckwits who gradually poisoned him with prescribed drugs. And of course Philip knew and remembered me from 1986/87, as well as Stephen Bagnall the former kid in care who died while in the care of Dafydd a few months after I left Denbigh. When people were trying to kill Brown’s brother after he had witnessed the state that Stephen was in when we went out to Denbigh with the camera. See post ‘Hey, Hey, DAJ, How Many Kids Did You Kill Today?’

At the Royal College of Surgeons he was Hunterian Professor in 1961, Price Thomas Medallist in 1962; member of the Court of Examiners from 1970 to 1976, and Tudor Edwards Lecturer in 1961. He also served on the editorial committee of the British journal of surgery…

Peter Henry Jones (1 March 1917-30 July 1984), was born in Monmouth and after assisting Clement Price Thomas to perform the pneumonectomy on King George VI, Jones remained professionally close to Price Thomas, pursuing a career in cardiothoracic surgery. The Royal College of Surgeons Plarr’s ‘Lives of the Fellows’ online:

Peter Henry Jones was born in Monmouth on 1 March 1917 and educated at Haberdashers’ Aske’s West Monmouth School in Pontypool. He studied medicine at the Westminster Hospital and qualified in 1939.

Peter Jones also studied at King’s College London before Westminster. Leo Abse, whose brothers studied at Westminster Hospital and knew Peter Jones, served as the Labour MP for Pontypool…

After house appointments at the Westminster Hospital he served in the RAMC from 1942 to 1946 as Regimental Medical Officer to a field artillery regiment in North Africa and Italy. He took part in the Salerno landing and the assault on Monte Cassino, being mentioned in despatches. Typically, he refused promotion in order to remain with his regiment, which he did for four years, and this selfless attitude was characteristic of him. On demobilisation he decided to train in surgery, and took his FRCS in 1948. Subsequently he went to the Brompton and Westminster Hospitals training in thoracic surgery under Sir Clement Price Thomas, whom he assisted with a thoracotomy on King George VI, spending three weeks living in Buckingham Palace. For this he was awarded the MVO. In 1955 he was appointed thoracic surgeon to Baguley and Davyhulme Hospitals and in 1960 to Manchester Royal Infirmary. The same year he spent six months with Dr Frank Gerbode at the Presbyterian Hospital in San Francisco learning the new techniques of open heart surgery. In 1962 he was invited to join the staff of the Westminster Hospital as thoracic surgeon, where he remained until his early retirement. He was made Hunterian Professor in 1958 giving his lecture on sleeve resection of the bronchus, and he was founder-member of Pete’s Club, a travelling thoracic surgical club, whose only rule was that “no member should report any case which reflects credit upon himself”. Pomposity and insincerity were abhorrent to him.

No need to even tell us that really, we can take it for granted.

He retired early because of coronary artery disease, and pursued his interests in fishing and antique clocks. He bore his final illness, which deprived him of his voice, with courage and humour, raising many laughs with sign language.

Not your usual selfish, miserable, demanding Patient Who Attacks Angels.

When he died on 30 July 1984 he was survived by his wife Monica, herself a doctor, and their son and daughter and four grandchildren.

Peter Jones pegged out as I refused to withdraw my complaint about Gwynne and advanced skulduggery was underway behind closed doors after Eric Sunderland’s arrival at UCNW as Principal…

The BMJ October 1984:

Mr P H Jones, formerly thoracic surgeon to Westminster Hospital, London, died on 30 July after a long illness…He…served with the first army in north Africa, took part in the Salerno landing in Italy, and spent three months at Monte Cassino. He was mentioned in dispatches. Although offered promotion and secondment for training as a graded surgeon, he refused because he thought it important for a unit to have continuity of medical care. He remained with the same unit for four years. This selfless attitude was characteristic of him.

Not a trace of greed or ruthless self-interest was ever detected at any point during his saintly existence and never even mild irritation towards anyone who spilt his pint.

…in 1963 he became the first thoracic surgeon to be appointed to the staff of Westminster Hospital: his predecessors in thoracic surgery had all been appointed as general surgeons. With Sir Clement Mr Jones was a pioneer in sleeve resection of the bronchus and he gave a Hunterian lecture on this subject. Most lecturers fill the allotted hour with as much material as can be mustered; his lecture was probably the shortest ever. This was typical of him, for he hated to be a bore...

So Peter Jones said the bare minimum, delivering the shortest lecture in the history of the world lest the audience fell asleep. Which was no doubt worthy of a Special Medal from the BMA itself but being so unselfish, Peter Jones would not have wanted such an honour and that was the sole reason for it never being offered.

BBC: On This Day 23 Sept 1951:

1951: King has lung operation

Crowds have gathered outside Buckingham Palace for news of King George VI following an operation to remove part of his lung.A bulletin on the King’s health posted on the gates of Buckingham Palace this afternoon said “anxiety must remain for some days” but “his immediate post-operative condition is satisfactory”.

The statement was signed by the five doctors who have attended the King and spent last night at the palace prior to the operation.

The decision to operate was taken on Friday after doctors noticed “structural changes” in the King’s lung, which were giving cause for concern.

Queen at the palace

Nurses moved into the palace on Friday night and oxygen cylinders and other medical equipment arrived during the day yesterday.

The operation began at around 1000 today (Sunday) and took most of the morning.

The Queen was at the palace and she was the first to hear from the doctors how the King had withstood the surgery.

News of the King’s condition was then telephoned to Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh at Clarence House and to Queen Mary and other members of the royal family at Marlborough House.

The King was apparently moved to the comfort of his own bedroom immediately after the operation. He is being attended by nursing staff round-the-clock.

The Princess and her husband spent more than an hour at the Palace this evening. Queen Mary had left after visiting for nearly an hour a little earlier.

Princess Margaret flew in from Scotland to join her parents. She drove direct to the palace from London Airport.

Prince Charles and Princess Anne are the only members of the royal family remaining at Balmoral.

The Prime Minister Clement Attlee, who had also flown back to London from Scotland, has been kept informed of the King’s progress at Number 10.

Special prayers are being said in churches throughout the country for the King’s recovery.

Crowds gathered outside the palace and filed passed the railings where the bulletin on the King’s health had been pinned. Police officers kept the crowd moving.

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Crowds wait for news outside Buckingham Palace

The King is recovering from the operation at Buckingham Palace



In Context

The King appointed five Counsellors of State, including the Queen and Princess Elizabeth to deal with matters requiring the Sovereign’s approval during his illness.But he never made a complete recovery and died in February 1952, when it was revealed he had been suffering from lung cancer.

He became King on the abdication of his elder brother, Edward VIII, to marry the divorcee Wallace Simpson.

George VI’s refusal to leave Buckingham Palace during the years of World War II won him the respect of the British people.

It is thought the traumatic times through which he led his country left him physically exhausted and contributed to his failing health and early death at the age of 56.

 

Re Gwynne and whatever he did in 1957 which so worried Harold Macmillan. Now that Phil the Greek is on his last legs – he’s 98, he’s had a good innings! – and Lilibet is talking about delegating her own duties, surely it is time for them to tell us What Gwynne Did In 1957, before the memory is lost to the world for ever. Come along Ma’am, solve the mystery for the nation! What Did Gwynne The Royal Lobotomist Do In 1957 that was worth someone’s while killing Lord Dennis Vosper in 1966, the Health Minister who stood down because of it?

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As ‘The Sun’ said when you hid at Balmoral after Diana crashed in the tunnel, Show Us You Care Ma’am!

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Lastly, I’ll just remind readers of a short piece that was published in the ‘New Statesman’ on 8 May 2013, which recounted how appalled Dr Death and his wife Debbie were by Thatch’s attitude to people with mental illness when they discussed the matter with her many years ago. The ‘New Statesman’ published this the year after Tony Francis killed himself, while I was unlawfully detained in a psych hospital and as Operation Pallial was arresting old codgers who were alleged to have abused kids as members of the ring in north Wales that included Dr Death’s mates. Uncle Harry’s nephew was Leader of the Labour Party and thought that he was soon going to be PM. Readers will notice that at the end of the article, there is a little advert for Dr Death:

In the early 1970s, Margaret Thatcher invited a psychiatrist to dinner in the House of Commons. At the time, she held the position of Secretary of State for Education (during which time she removed free milk from all children over the age of seven). Another MP who had been a neurology and psychiatric registrar at St Thomas’s Hospital, David Owen, passed by in the corridors of the house and recognised the psychiatrist. After a little small talk, Mrs Thatcher invited David and his wife to join her for coffee. The couple accepted.

[Mrs Thatcher] was sufficiently concerned about a constituent’s worries over her teenage son’s health to bother, when she was exceptionally busy, to arrange to meet the doctor who was treating him. Yet it soon became apparent that she neither accepted nor wanted to understand that any adolescent could be depressed. For her, it was all due to a lack of personal drive, effort and will.

As the conversation went on, her voice grew firm. She refused to hear any argument that might suggest the boy was having difficulties – that the state of his mental health, might be taking its toll. Owen’s wife, usually chatty and engaged, fell silent. She was staggered by Thatcher’s incomprehension.

As we rose to leave, Thatcher, right in front of her, said to me: “Is your wife always so quiet?” I have never forgotten that conversation. It showed Thatcher conscientious to a fault yet insensitive to someone she perceived as a non-achiever. This became ever clearer over the years in her attitudes towards poverty, social problems and the ethos of organisations such as the NHS.

You can read David Owen’s review of Charles Moore’s Margaret Thatcher: the Authorised Biography online now.

 

The Milk Street and Other Mafias

Recent posts (eg. ‘A Holy Fool Among A Feast Of Fools’, ‘Holding The Country To Ransom -Part II’, ‘Shurely Shome Mishtake’ and ‘The Joys Of Propaganda’) discussed members of Anthony Eden’s, Harold Macmillan’s and Alec Douglas-Home’s Gov’ts who were mates with Gwynne the Royal Lobotomist and Dafydd and were customers of/facilitating/concealing the criminality of the Gang. It is clear that somehow Gwynne and Dafydd were closely associated with the Profumo Affair and that Macmillan’s Night of the Long Knives was an effort to cleanse his Cabinet of Gwynne and Dafydd’s mates. They left Cabinet but they certainly didn’t go away. I’ll be discussing this in detail in a future post.

There was a junior Minister whom Macmillan appointed to the frontbench in Oct 1961 whom I haven’t mentioned in relation to this yet; Margaret Thatcher. Macmillan promoted Thatch to the post of PPS at the Ministry of Pensions and National Insurance under Minister of Pensions and National Insurance, John Boyd-Carpenter. Thatch will not have only gained knowledge as to what Gwynne and Dafydd were doing when she was in that role, but she had already gathered quite a bit of info.

Thatch’s family were staunch Methodists and they and she will have known some of those Of The Gang in Wales. See eg. posts ‘There’s Methodism In This Madness’ and ‘Come, Friendly Bombs’. Thatch knew the Westminster paedophile George Thomas by then well. As PM, Thatch explained that their good friendship was based on their Methodism and bridged the political divide between them. Even more important was their shared criminality and hypocrisy but that received no media attention. Not only was Thomas already in the Commons by the time that Thatch was elected for Finchley in 1959, but he was a towering figure in British Methodism and was known in the Methodist Church overseas. Methodism is international and has a long tradition of missionary work; some high profile Methodist missionaries eg. the Rev Alwyn Roberts and Top Doc William Ernest ‘Bill’ Beer (see previous posts), were key members of the Gang in north Wales.

Thatch had joined the local Conservative Association  when she was working as a research chemist for BX Plastics near Colchester in Essex; she was still Snobby Roberts in those days, not yet having married the rich old soak who financed her career in politics. In 1948, she attended the Tory Party conference at Llandudno as a representative of the University Graduate Conservative Association. Thatch will have got to know the mentors of Beata Brookes, Peter Walker and David Hunt, who became active in the Young Conservatives in the 1950s and subsequently leading members of the Gang. See previous posts. Their senior colleagues when Thatch attended that conference included (David) Vivian Penrose Lewis aka Lord Brecon, who was au fait with the export of young people from Wales to England as sex workers and later did very nicely out of this knowledge, as did Lord Brecon’s daughter Lindy Price and her husband, the Camden-based lawyer Leolin Price QC.

Lord Brecon was someone else who was at the scene of the crimes re Macmillan et al. In Dec 1957 Macmillan appointed Vivian Lewis, then an unknown Councillor in south Wales, as Minister of State for Welsh Affairs under Henry Brooke, Macmillan’s Cabinet Minister of Housing and Local Government and Welsh Affairs and in Jan 1958, Lewis bagged his peerage. From Councillor in south Wales to the Lords in just a few short weeks. That’s some progress. Progress which adds to me wondering what it was that Gwynne did in 1957 which caused the rapid ejection of Macmillan’s Minister of Health Dennis Vosper ‘on Top Doctors advice’ in Sept 1957, only for Vosper to reappear as a Minister in the Home Office, 1959-61, in time for the shenanigans at Cliveden. Vosper was a loyal supporter of the Gang, being the Tory MP for Runcorn in Cheshire – part of the Gang’s domain – and having served in Eden’s Gov’t, but was the only Minister of Health from that time of constant musical chairs who was not still cluttering up the world in the 1980s when the Gang freaked in the face of me complaining about Gwynne. Vosper died on 20 Jan 1968, having picked up his peerage in April 1964.

Vosper was Eden’s Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Education, Oct 1954-Jan 1957, before he was appointed Minister of Health when Harold Macmillan became PM in Jan 1957. I have not lost sight of the death of J.E. Daniel as the result of a car crash in Flintshire on 11 Feb 1962, two days before Saunders Lewis made his famous ‘Tynged yr Iaith’ radio broadcast with Dafydd at his side recording it. It was that broadcast which led to the establishment of Cymdeithas yr Iaith (Welsh Language Society) on 4 Aug 1962. J.E. Daniel was, with Saunders Lewis, a founder member of Plaid. Daniel was a theologian at the Bala Theological College and a schools inspector with responsibility for religion. See post ‘Tan yn Llyn’. J.E. Daniel’s son is the dreadful Huw Daniel, a bent judge who has carried out the Gang’s wishes for decades. Huw probably feared meeting an unpleasant end if he didn’t. Both J.E. and Huw Daniel went to Jesus College, Oxford, as did many other associates of the Gang. Harold Wilson also went to Jesus College Oxford; he was there at the same time as Dafydd’s pal Gwilym Williams, the Archbishop of Wales, 1971-82 and Bishop of Bangor, 1957-82.

I note that although Gwilym Williams was from a wealthy north Wales land-owning family, he was born in Finchley, Thatch’s constituency for so many years. I have not yet found any explanation of WHY Thatch was selected as the candidate for Finchley. Finchley wasn’t Thatch’s first go at becoming an MP; she stood unsuccessfully for the safe Labour seat of Dartford in 1950 and 51. She put her name forward for selection as the Tory candidate in Orpington to fight the 1955 by-election but didn’t win the nomination. In April 1958, Thatch was selected as the Tory candidate for Finchley and was elected in 1959, after a hard campaign.

Thatch beat Ian Montagu Fraser for the nomination for Finchley in 1958. Ian Montagu Fraser (14 October 1916-8 November 1987). He subsequently served as the MP for Plymouth Sutton, 1959-66, succeeding Jakie Astor as MP for the constituency. Jakie who’s family were soon at the centre of the Profumo Affair. Fraser lost his seat in 1966 to Dr Death. Fraser died on 8 Nov 1987, at the end of a truly desperate year for the Gang as Ollie Brooke had to be retrieved from prison, I refused to shut up and their conspiracy with the Home Office to imprison me fell apart. The King’s Cross Fire took place on 18 Nov 1987. I was due to pass through King’s Cross at the time of the fire but my plans were disrupted. After I began this blog I was told that the fire was an attempt to kill me. If that is true, as with so many matters Gang, their plans went wrong and a lot of other people were clobbered instead.

Dr Death not only knew members of the Gang in north Wales, as a relatively new MP, he was one of Richard Crossman’s advisers just before and when Crossman ran the DHSS. Before Death had even entered the Commons, he had been the research registrar to Dr William Sargant, a Top Doc so crazed and so dangerous that psychiatry now tries to pretend that he never existed. Sargant was unhinged and treated himself with a whole range of drugs both legal and illegal and carried out experiments on his patients which were so dangerous that many of them died. See post ‘Dr Death’. As with Gwynne and Dafydd, Gov’t drew a veil over the activities of William Sargant because there would have been an outcry if the public had known the truth. Death assisted in those experiments and he has never been confronted by anyone about the. However, publications written by Death when he worked for Sargant and which I think were co-authored with Sargant seem to have disappeared from the archives. Brown and I have looked but they are not coming up in searches. They definitely existed though didn’t they Dr Death? I KNOW that they did because you used to boast about them years ago when you thought that your mates had put me out of action…

Dr Death’s mentor, William Sargant:

 

Gwilym Williams attended Brynrefail School in Gwynedd, as did David Williams, the Angel who trained at Denbigh as Assistant Royal Lobotomist and then in 1955 moved to Yorkshire as that region’s full-time COHSE rep. In 1962 – when Macmillan knew that the Profumo story was going to become public imminently – Assistant Royal Lobotomist Williams moved to COHSE’s Head Office as a National Officer and was then promoted to Senior National Officer. Assistant Royal Lobotomist Williams served as COHSE’s Assistant General Secretary, 1974-83 -he was in post when Dafydd and Gwynne unlawfully imprisoned Mary Wynch – and as General Secretary, 1983-87, when the Gang declared war on me. The Assistant Royal Lobotomist sat on the Labour Party NEC, 1981-83, when he was then elected to the General Election of the TUC.

The Assistant Royal Lobotomist With Nye:

Fattersley addressed a public meeting held by COHSE in Jan 1985 in his capacity as Deputy Leader – to the Windbag as Leader – of the Labour Party.

Fattersley has of course starred on this blog many times previously but I only recently found out that Molly Fattersley, to whom Fattersley was married for decades until they had a divorce when they were in old age – Fattersley remarried at the age of 80 – considered herself an educationist and in 1999 edited a textbook, ‘The Appraisal of Headteachers’. That is so reassuring to know in the light of Molly’s husband remaining silent about organised abuse, including in north Wales, which was facilitated/concealed/sometimes even carried out by teachers.

Here are the Bright Young Radicals:

 

Gwilym Williams was one of the troika of paedophiles’ friends who paid a visit to Willie Whitelaw when Thatch tried to renegade on the agreement to establish S4C and reminded Willie of a few matters involving Dafydd and Gwynne. S4C duly came into being and provided well-paid jobs for many Gang members, as well as a source of PR for the Gang. Exactly the same technique was utilised to ensure that Thatch allowed what became the Welsh Language Act, 1993. See previous posts.

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I don’t have a problem with giving the Welsh language legal status, but I do wish that as much energy and commitment had been dedicated to stopping a gang of sex offenders.

 

Henry Brooke was the Tory MP for Hampstead, who’s wife Barbara Brooke was one of the old bags who served as a Hampstead Councillor and sat on every committee in existence. Barbara of course had a special interest in children, women and the NHS. Barbara was the daughter of a Welsh Minister of religion. Henry and Barbara Brooke spawned a Tory dynasty, one of whom was Peter Brooke, who served as a Cabinet Minister under Thatch and concealed the crime emanating from Dafydd and the Gang of which his mother and father had fanned the flames. See previous posts for further details of the Brookes and their funny little ways.

Down Memory Lane:

[Sorry readers, the image has disappeared before I’ve even had time to put this post up on the blog! Someone doesn’t want you to see this…]

This photograph shows Lord Brecon, the Minister for State for Welsh Affairs, in Penygroes (Gwynedd) in 1958. He is on the extreme right in an overcoat talking with Goronwy Roberts MP for Caernarfon. Mr Tom Jones, with briefcase, is secretary of Transport and General Workers Union (T&GWU). From the left 3rd, Mr O.W. Williams, Treasurer Unemployed Committee and 4th, John Llywelyn Roberts, secretary, Unemployed Committee.

Goronwy was the Labour MP for Caernarfon who’s seat was succeeded by Plaid’s Dafydd Wigley in Feb 1974. Goronwy was one of the bent lawyers who ran north Wales and colluded with the Gang as much as Dafydd Wigley did. See my post ‘Slaves, Perfect Slaves’ for details of Goronwy and Lord Wigley. Mr Tom Jones at the T&GWU didn’t give a stuff about the victims of Dafydd and Gwynne either, which wasn’t a sensible long term strategy for the T&GWU because the Gang have destroyed Gwynedd and there’s no work left for any potential members of the T&GWU. Never mind, Rhodri was sponsored by them and ended up as FM and Lord Jack Jones did OK for himself as well, while being mates with Richard Crossman and the Maltese Mafia who were in turn friends with Dafydd and Gwynne’s pal Lady Juliet Bingley. See previous posts…

The elderly Blair’s babe Betty Williams, MP for Conwy, 1979-2010, who did so much to assist the Gang grew, up in Penygroes. Betty trained as a teacher with Dafydd’s pals at Bangor Normal College. See previous posts.

Lord Brecon was admitted to the Privy Council in 1960 and remained Minister of State for Welsh Affairs after Alec Douglas-Home had succeeded Macmillan as PM, until Harold Wilson won the General Election in 1964. See post ‘On The Occasion Of The 70th Birthday Of HRH Carlo’ for info about Lord Brecon and Gwynne’s and Dafydd’s embryonic trafficking enterprise which soon vastly expanded. My post ‘Only One Died’ details Lindy Price’s role in NHS governance in Wales during the 1990s and Leolin Price’s activities as a Eurosceptic lawyer who provided legal advice for questionable purposes to questionable people from across the political spectrum, ranging from Mystic Mogg to Harriet Harman, his role in the Church in Wales and as a Governor of GOSH alongside Audrey Callaghan, when Jimmy Savile made himself comfortable there and some at GOSH were facilitating the Westminster Paedophile Ring.

Meanwhile, Thatch became a high-ranking affiliate of the Vermin Cluba group of grassroots Conservatives formed in response to a derogatory comment made by Nye Bevan. Vermin were not the preserve of the Tories, Nye was the centre of rats who equalled Thatch and her mates which is why Nye’s successors didn’t – indeed couldn’t – deal with Thatch as they should have when she became PM.

Thatch met the rich man whom she had admitted a few years previously that she needed for her political career in Feb 1949 and married him in Dec 1951. Thatch and Denis’s friendship with Bill Deedes, who was someone else who ended up in Macmillan’s Cabinet as the Profumo Affair exploded and edited the Torygraph, 1974-86, went back to this era. See post ‘Shurely Shome Mishtake’.

Thatch’s boss in Macmillan’s Gov’t John Archibald Boyd-Carpenter, Baron Boyd-Carpenter (2 June 1908-11 July 1998), was the only son of Conservative politician Sir Archibald Boyd-Carpenter MP and his wife Annie. Boyd-Carpenter was educated at Stowe School and at Balliol College, Oxford, where he was President of the Oxford Union in 1930. He graduated in 1931, so Boyd-Carpenter was at Balliol some five years before that illustrious troika of Heath, Woy and Healey. See previous posts.

Stowe School has featured in previous posts. Peregrine Worsthorne was at Stowe and boasted of being seduced by George Melly there. George Melly offered an underaged boy money in return for sex when Melly stayed over in Bangor. For many years Melly lived near Brecon. Perry not only spent years writing for and editing the Sunday Torygraph which employed many associates of the Gang, but Perry’s wife Lucinda Lambton is the daughter of Lord Lambton who achieved notoriety when he was caught in a 1970s sting involving prostitutes and cannabis. I don’t have a problem with that because the prostitutes were adults and I presume consenting, but I have recently found out that Lord Lambton’s network did include Dafydd and Gwynne’s partners in crime in the North East. The Torygraph was of course right behind Thatch although they knew about Morrison, Savile, George Thomas and the serious criminality that Thatch built her position upon. See previous posts for info re Perry, Lucinda, her father, the Torygraph etc.

Stowe School has educated a few others known to this blog, included Lord Noel Annan – who has tolerated a great deal in the universities which he has run – dear old Michael Grade, Annabel Heseltine, Leonard Cheshire, Sir Peter Hayman, Lord Henniker, Richard Branson, Nicholas Lyell (who designed the Rules For The Waterhouse Inquiry, including the Rule that said if the likes of Lucille Hughes agreed to appear before the Inquiry they would be granted immunity from prosecution), Lord Alistair McAlpine, John Sainsbury and Nicholas Winton. Others who attended Stowe of interest include Chelsy Davy (Prince Harry’s ex), 3rd Earl Attlee (grandson of Clement), the Law Lord Simon Brown, SOE Officers Oliver Churchill and Andrew Croft, 2nd Earl Haig (George) and the Tory MP Graham Riddick.

The journo Robert Kee also went to Stowe. I haven’t had time to blog about Kee yet, but I recently read the book that he wrote as part of his campaign to have the Birmingham Six freed; the campaign that helped establish Kee’s reputation. The Birmingham Six were no doubt very grateful, but Kee is one of those of whom I was thinking when I made my recent remarks on this blog re people who campaigned for/represented the Birmingham Six, Guildford Four, McGuire Seven etc who knew that they had been fitted up by the same people who concealed the crimes of the Gang and the Westminster Paedophile Ring but said nothing about that. They all knew that they had to agree to keep quiet about it in return for doing deals with the same people to get the Birmingham Six etc released. Cardinal Basil Hume was part of the campaign to free the Birmingham Six and provided a glowing review of Kee’s book. Basil Hume was the son and brother of Top Doctors who facilitated organised abuse and serious crime, he was pals with Jimmy Savile and did of course collude with abuse in the Roman Catholic Church. See previous posts.

John Boyd-Carpenter was a Harmsworth Law Scholar at the Middle Temple in 1933, was called to the Bar in 1934 and practised in the London and South-East Circuit. Ronnie Waterhouse was a member of Middle Temple, as was Greville Janner, who’s father Barnett was a solicitor in Cardiff. Barnett, like Ronnie’s extended family, was active in the Liberal Party before he defected to Labour… See previous posts.

John Boyd-Carpenter joined the Scots Guards in 1940 and held various appointments, including with the Allied Military Gov’t in Italy. He was elected as the Conservative MP for Kingston-upon-Thames in 1945, holding the seat until 1972, when he was raised to the peerage.

Kingston-upon-Thames was pretty much run by Prof Hugh Bentall, who spent years working as a cardiac surgeon at Hammersmith Hospital/Royal Postgraduate Medical School, by dint of Bentall being the heir of the very wealthy family who owned Bentall’s, the upmarket department store in Kingston. Hugh Bentall ran Hammersmith Hospital as well as Kingston and there was huge resentment towards him because of the obvious injustices that resulted. Bentall’s secretary at Hammersmith doubled up as his mistress and Bentall bagged her a place on an anatomy degree, then a PhD and then a lecturing post. Bentall himself only ended up with his own Chair after a colleague was found dead in the hospital in worrying circumstances and Bentall made a large financial donation to Hammersmith Hospital. Bentall and his colleagues were also involved in truly spectacular research fraud. See post ‘Interesting Facts’.

Hugh Bentall is the father of Richard Bentall, a clinical psychologist who trained and spent years working with Dafydd and the Gang in north Wales. Richard married into the Gang in the form of Rhian (or it might be Rhiannon), the daughter of Eifion Jones, the Dean of Science at UCNW. Richard’s wife did a degree in the Dept of Plant Biology at UCNW, a Dept staffed by so many spouses and friends of the Gang as well as a friend of Douglas Hurd’s uncle. After her degree in Plant Biology, Richard’s wife trained as an Angel… One of the Plant Biology lecturers at UCNW was Adrian Bell, a former Home Office forensic scientist who had done his first degree at Kingston Poly. See previous posts.

It was Kingston Crown Court who jailed Prof Ollie Brooke in Dec 1986. Although Ollie was jailed, it wasn’t for very long – and his sentence was reduced on appeal by Lord Justice Geoffrey Lane in May 1987 – and Kingston Crown Court knew that barefaced lied were told about the extent of Oliver Brooke’s crimes, his career, research record and standing in the academic community at his trial.

Lord Peter Rawlinson was the Recorder of Kingston-upon-Thames, 1975-2002. Rawlinson concealed the Westminster Paedophile Ring throughout his career. He was at the centre of the Gov’s handling of the Profumo Affair as Macmillan’s Solicitor-General and then served as Ted Heath’s Attorney General for England and Wales, 1970-74 and for N Ireland, 1972-74. Rawlinson played a substantial role in the miscarriages of justice resulting from and the mishandling of the Troubles in N Ireland. See previous posts for info on Peter Rawlinson.

When John Boyd-Carpenter resigned as the MP for Kingston to take up the post of Chairman of the CAA, he was succeeded in the seat by Norman Lamont, who held the seat, 4 May 1972-1 May 1997. Lamont was the constituency MP when Ollie appeared at Kingston Crown Court. Lamont’s father was a Top Doc, the surgeon for Shetland, who knew Sir Douglas Black, a towering figure among Top Docs when the Gang did what they pleased. In 1974 Black was appointed Chief Scientist at the DHSS; he also served as President of the BMA and President of the Royal College of Physicians. Sir Douglas knew Gwynne in his lobotomising heyday and Dougie really did ensure that there’d be no investigations into Dafydd and Gwynne or their network. Sir Douglas’s son is a Top Doc who has worked with many of Dafydd’s protectors. See post ‘The Logic Of Medicine’ for details of Douglas, his son and their many influential friends and colleagues.

Norman Lamont went to Loretto School, Musselburgh. In 2001, the film director Don Boyd published an article in ‘The Observer’ detailing his systematic sexual abuse by a teacher at Loretto School in the 1960s. The revelation led to further allegations about the teacher from other former pupils and subsequent calls for the teacher’s prosecution. The teacher, then 79 years old, was charged, but the case was dropped on the grounds of his ill health. The teacher subsequently died.  In 2017, it was announced that the school would be investigated as part of Lady Smith‘s inquiry into child sexual abuse.

Other former pupils of Loretto School, some of who have featured on this blog, include:

The Headmaster of Loretto School while Don Boyd and others alleged serious abuse was Rab Brougham Bruce Lockhart (1 December 1916-1 May 1990), a rugby union player, who gained three caps for Scotland between 1937-39 and who played for Cambridge University R.U.F.C. , London Scottish FC  and for London Scottish RFC. Rab also played for the Scotland national cricket team

Rab Lockhart was a member of the well-established Bruce Lockhart family. His father, John, was both a rugby and cricket international for Scotland and Headmaster of Sedbergh School. Rab’s brother Logie was also a Scottish rugby international and Headmaster and another brother, Patrick, was a Top Doc, an obstetrician. An uncle, Sir Robert Hamilton Bruce Lockhart, was a notable rugby footballer, spy, and journalist, whose son Robin wrote ‘Reilly, Ace of Spies’. Lord Bruce-Lockhart was Rab’s nephew. Rab attended Sedbergh School and Edinburgh Academy, and studied at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. He taught in Canada, 1950-54, then was Headmaster of Wanganui Collegiate School, New Zealand, 1954-60 and of Loretto School 1960-76.

Rab Lockhart married Helen Priscilla Lawrence Crump and they had two sons, Alastair Kim and Malcolm.

Rab Lockhart died at his home in Burneside, Cumbria on 1 May 1990, aged 73, from undisclosed causes. When Rab Lockhart died the Gang had already perjured themselves in the High Court on a number of occasions with regard to their attempts to have me imprisoned and were getting ready to do it again. See post ‘The Bitterest Pill’. I might not be completely on the grassy knoll here, because Willie Whitelaw was in it up to his neck with Dafydd and Gwynne et al and Willie lived in Cumbria and had ruled the roost up there since 1955. Willie was Harold Macmillan’s Gov’t Whip, 1961-62 and continued from there. Willie’s posts included: Tory Party Chief Whip, 16 October 1964-20 June 1970, in opposition, under Douglas-Home and Heath; Leader of the Commons and Lord President of the Council, 20 June 1970-7 April 1972, under Heath; Secretary of State for N Ireland, 24 March 1972 -2 December 1973, under Heath; Chairman of the Tory Party, 4 March 1974 – 11 February 1975, under Heath; Deputy Leader of the Tory Party, 11 February 1975-7 August 1991, under Thatch and Major; Home Secretary under Thatch, 4 May 1979-11 June 1983; Leader of the Lords and Lord President of the Council, 11 June 1983-10 January 1988.

Previous posts detailed the cosy relationship between Willie and Dafydd, Gwynne and the Gang. Willie wobbled away affording them full protection although he knew about their criminality as well as Dafydd’s association with Republican activists in Ireland. The role of Lord President of the Council brings with it that of the visitor for UCNW. Just look at the dates when Willie held that role…

Willie Whitelaw, a Trinity College Cambridge graduate who used his role/links with the security services to conceal and indeed facilitate child abuse, sexual assault, terrorism and the murder of witnesses.

Dafydd’s mate William Bingley who prevailed over MIND and then the Mental Health Act Commission also frequented Cumbria socially and in terms of his work. See previous posts.

Hector Mackenzie who was Assistant General Secretary of COHSE, 1983-87, when David Williams, former Assistant Royal Lobotomist at Denbigh was General Secretary of COHSE and who succeeded Williams as Gen Sec of COHSE, 1987-93, worked as a psych Angel in Cumbria during the latter half of the 1960s and had the dirt on whatever Willie and his mates were up to. Hector was Associate General Secretary of UNISON, 1993-2000 and President of the TUC in 1999. Hector was given a peerage in 1999. See previous posts.

You bet that Hector became Lord Hector, the Waterhouse Report would soon be arriving and Hector had witnessed what was going on in Cumbria and had, like the Assistant Royal Lobotomist from Denbigh, found that his progression to high office in COHSE and the TUC was quite rapid after that.

Hector: 1969, COHSE as Assistant Regional Secretary, Cumbria; 1970 to 1974, COHSE Regional Secretary for Yorkshire and East Midlands; COHSE National Officer, 1974-83; COHSE Assistant General Secretary, 1983-87; COHSE General Secretary, 1987-93.

 

Rab Lockhart’s son Alistair Kim Bruce-Lockhart was a Scottish professional squash player. Bruce-Lockhart was born in Woking – Patient Fr grew up in Woking –  but from age 4 to 8, he lived in Ontario, Canada before returning to the UK. He was educated at Sedbergh School and St John’s College, Cambridge, Ronnie Waterhouse’s old college. Waterhouse was an enthusiastic member of the alumni association and his daughter went to St John’s College, Cambridge as well. After receiving coaching from Dick Hawkey Bruce-Lockhart began playing squash for Cambridge and the Hampstead Club. In 1968, he was capped by Scotland and played 59 times for his country. Bruce-Lockhart participated in the British Open Squash Championships 1970-79.

Bruce-Lockhart died suddenly of a heart attack in Harrow while playing for the Herga Club in a Cumberland Cup match in 1980, aged 33. 

John Boyd-Carpenter served as Financial Secretary to the Treasury, 1951–54, under Churchill’s Chancellor Rab Butler. In 1954 Boyd-Carpenter was promoted to Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation and appointed a  Privy Counsellor. In December 1955 Boyd-Carpenter was appointed Minister of Pensions and National Insurance in Eden’s Gov’t. It was in this capacity that he became Thatch’s boss in Oct 1961 .Boyd-Carpenter had remained in the post after Macmillan became PM and stayed there until July 1962, when Macmillan appointed him Chief Secretary to the Treasury and Paymaster-General. Boyd-Carpenter was one who was promoted in the Night of the Long Knives, rather than kicked out of the Cabinet. John Boyd-Carpenter remained in both posts until Oct 1964, when Douglas-Home lost the General Election and Harold Wilson became PM.

Thus Thatch had a ringside seat in Macmillan’s Gov’t during the period that led up to the Profumo Affair and in the aftermath. Whatever Dafydd and Gwynne were up to, Thatch knew about it because everyone in that Gov’t was concealing the wrongdoing. That Thatch’s boss Boyd-Carpenter was not a casualty in the Night of the Long Knives suggests that Boyd-Carpenter was considered a safe pair of hands by Macmillan. He may not have been overtly tainted by Dafydd and Gwynne, but he will have been a clean skin forever sworn to silence, who quietly milked the situation for the rest of his career. As did Thatch and a great many other people in UCNW and elsewhere.

Reginald Maudling, who had been been Economic Secretary to the Treasury when John Boyd-Carpenter had worked in the Treasury under Rab Butler as Chancellor, served as Chancellor himself, 13 July 1962-16 October 1964, in Macmillan’s and then Douglas-Home’s Gov’ts. Reggie Maudling was appointed Chancellor by Macmillan when Dafydd and Gwynne’s mate Selwyn Lloyd was removed from that post and indeed from the Cabinet altogether by Macmillan in the Night of the Long Knives. Selwyn and the Gang were not happy. See previous posts.

Maudling subsequently became Home Secretary under Ted Heath and famously resigned on 18 July 1972 amid allegations of corruption. Maudling and his son were found to have business interests in John Poulson’s companies and although the Poulson-T. Dan Smith corruption scandal in the 1970s ended Maudling’s career and was considered to have rocked Gov’t because of the scale of the civic corruption and the involvement of Civil Service mandarins and senior Ministers (see previous posts), the true extent of the criminal empire was never exposed because it embraced the Westminster Paedophile Ring, as well as those parts of it run by Dafydd and Gwynne, as well as their partners in crime Lord John Walton in Newcastle-upon-Tyne  and Jimmy Savile in Yorkshire.

After resigning from Gov’t, Reginald Maudling underwent a sad decline as a result of alcoholism worthy of an Empowered Service User being Helped by Dafydd. Maudling died at the age of 61, at the Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead, from kidney failure and cirrhosis of the liver. The Royal Free was and probably still is an institution run by Dafydd’s network. See previous posts. One of the leading Top Docs in Britain re renal medicine when Reggie died was Professor William Asscher.

Regular readers will remember Asscher. He was one of the key Top Docs facilitating the Westminster Paedophile Ring. Asscher became involved when a student and then as a junior doc working at the London Hospital with Dafydd and Gwynne’s partner gang. In the early 1960s Asscher relocated to south Wales, where he made friends with George Thomas and facilitated the Gang in Wales. Asscher returned to London in 1988, when St George’s Hospital Medical School headhunted him as their Dean/Principal in the wake of the previous Dean being symbolically booted out after Ollie Brooke was jailed. Asscher remained at St George’s facilitating the ring throughout scandal after scandal. He was Dean when I was offered my job there in the spring of 1989, which I have recently been told was a trap to get me out of medical research for ever because I would not withdraw my complaint about the Gang.

Asscher established a kidney research charidee which became a substantial concern and also branched out into organ donation. The charidee underwent several name changes and was robustly supported by every Welsh MP, in particular George Thomas and David Hunt. See post ‘The Paedophiles’ Friends Of Cardiff North’. Carlo’s and Peter Morrison’s pal, Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor, the 6th Duke of Westminster, served as President of Asscher’s charidee, 1985-97, while it went under the name of the National Kidney Research Fund,. See previous posts.

Sir William Asscher – he was originally called Adolf – was a Dutch Jew who fled the Nazis with his family when young and he therefore had an international network of family, friends and colleagues. While he was Dean/Principal of St George’s Asscher organised a merger between St George’s and Kingston University, previously known as Kingston Poly. When he retired from St George’s in 1996, Adolf ‘returned’ to live in the Vale of Glamorgan; he hadn’t actually ever left, he returned to his home there at weekends throughout his time at St George’s. See previous posts for full details re Adolf Asscher and his adventures.

Reggie Maudling died on 14 Feb 1979, while Mr Thrope was awaiting trial and Mary Wynch was unlawfully imprisoned by Dafydd and the Gang. Not that Reggie’s old foe Selwyn did much better; Selwyn died on 18 May 1978, although he was older at death than Reggie. Mr Thrope was charged with conspiracy to murder Norman Scott on 4 Aug 1978.

 

When Alec Douglas-Home became PM in October 1963, he initially promised John Boyd-Carpenter the job of Leader of the Commons, but the job actually went to Gwynne and Dafydd’s pal Selwyn Lloyd, who returned to Gov’t from the backbenches, after Macmillan had dispensed with his services in July 1962. 

As with Dafydd and Gwynne, people like Selwyn causing that degree of difficulty do not need to be moved sideways or asked to refrain from their activities, they need to be dealt with and finished off once and for all. The legacy of Macmillan’s failure to swat that lot out of all positions of influence remains with us today in the form of a genocidal NHS and Social Services and a crowd of shysters in Parliament all quietly singing ‘We’re going to tell, we’re going to tell…’

Drop a bomb on them someone, now and put an end to it. They’re no good to man or beast and never have been. The bastards ruined my life and that of many others, they killed witnesses as the criminality snowballed and they’re now draining the nation’s resources with their interventions and diagnoses based on fabricated research and lies, are taking early retirement and going off sick because the poor dears are so distraught at the appearance of this blog and still the troughing continues because they want compensation for this, they’re not having it. Just fuck off, all of you, what did you think you were doing?

NB: To those who are telling me that they’re glad that my name has been cleared and at least some of the truth is out now; it’s nice of you to care but I don’t! I knew that they were a bunch of lying criminals and I knew that they knew. I knew that even the judges were breaking the law in those court cases and I could see that most of those Top Docs did not know their arses from their elbows. I didn’t care if Angels insulted me because I was working in the chicken factory at Llangefni because I knew that those Angels were stupid, vile, abusive and gave themselves away every time that they sneered at the Empowered Service Users, including the one with a Masters degree who was working in the chicken factory. I didn’t run a trafficking gang Angels or shag Dafydd, that’s the difference between me and you, I’ve got some principles and a brain but you were so stupid that you didn’t even work that bit out. OOH she’ll regret it now she’s in the chicken factory!! No I didn’t scumbags, the workers in the chicken factory were far nicer than the sociopaths who people the Caring Professions, they didn’t drip with contempt for the rest of the human race, they didn’t take porn pics of people whom they were paid to care for and flog them to perverts, they didn’t tell suicidal people to go and do it then and snigger when their dead bodies were found at the bottom of the Menai suspension bridge…

That lot lost it, I’m not sure that they even understand how low they sunk. It’s the Community In Pain!! Scream a bit more Angels In Pain, there’s more coming.

Now WHY was this allowed to go on? It wasn’t just Thatch was it? Come on, thousands of you, WHY were people sexually assaulted, wrongly imprisoned and killed??? Anyone??? Where are the thousands of comments on this blog from you all?

Don’t bother with prosecutions on my behalf Police Investigating Historic Abuse, as far as I am concerned it is meaningless. Although people like F might want to see a few police, Angels, lawyers, Top Docs, judges etc banged up, that is a matter for F and the other targets. I just feel like throwing up every time another collaborator appears in the media screaming about Safeguarding, Wimmin and Children or a Royal launches yet another mental health charidee…

Anyone feel like returning those documents that were stolen from my house in Rachub all those years ago? Anyone want to explain why my medical records were passed around? I should think myself lucky that I didn’t have the same gynaecological condition that the Royal Personage mentioned in previous posts suffered from when her records were passed around London. But then I wouldn’t have would I not having shagged Dafydd or his ilk. Not that the notes are an accurate record of anything anyway, who knows, the Royal Notes could have been doctored (so to speak), in order to discredit the lady who was causing the Firm so much trouble. I dunno who’s pissed them off the most, Di, Fergie or me.Queen Elizabeth meets Prince Archie

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Following the Conservative defeat in 1964, Boyd-Carpenter served as Opposition Front Bench Spokesman on Housing, Local Government and Land, 1964–66 and as Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee, 1964-70.

John Boyd-Carpenter was appointed a life peer on 1 May 1972, as Baron Boyd-Carpenter. 

Boyd-Carpenter was the first Chairman of the UK’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and was at the controls at the time of the collapse of the UK airline Court Line and their subsidiary Clarksons Travel Group in Aug 1974. Court Line Aviation was a British holiday charter airline of the early 1970s based at Luton Airport. It helped pioneer the concept of “cheap and cheerful” package tours to Spain and other destinations in the Med in conjunction with Clarksons Holidays,.The airline, its parent company and its subsidiary tour operators, Clarksons Travel Group and Horizon Travel, ceased trading on 15 August 1974, with at least £7 million owing to 100,000 holidaymakers.

Clarksons Travel Group was founded, in 1959 as Clarksons Tours, as a subsidiary of the long-established City firm of H. Clarkson shipbrokers, by Tom Gullick, a former flag-lieutenant in the Royal Navy. The company was immensely successful but ran into financial difficulties and in 1972 was taken over by its major supplier of air travel, Court Line. However, after two years, on 15 August 1974, Court Line collapsed, taking down Clarksons with at least £7m owing to 100,000 holidaymakers and possibly twice as much. The company was based in Sun Street, EC2 in London and it specialised in cheap package holidays. Clarksons had an air terminal at 202–204 Finchley Road, London, NW3, which was used for coach transport to Luton Airport. Court Line had to step in and bail out Clarksons when it went into financial difficulties, as it was their largest customer. The collapse was referred to recently as “the most spectacular failure in package holiday history”, not even surpassed by the subsequent failures of Laker Airways in 1982 and Intasun in 1991.

Flight International stated that the marketing of airline seats with Med hotels had given millions of people holidays once available only to the privileged and that the collapse was: “the inevitable consequence of continuing to see £25 flights for £20 and less”. This was compounded by high inflation, a sinking pound, doubled fuel prices and coups in Portugal, Cyprus and Greece. On top of that was the three day week in the key booking period. A takeover of Clarksons competitor, bankrupt Horizon Holidays by Court Line, failed to improve the financial situation. Flight International added that the UK’s CAA headed at the time by John Boyd-Carpenter, must bear some responsibility for Court Line’s and Clarksons’ collapse and asked questions such as how interlocking companies were related. ‘Flight International’ stated that the information should be public, as in the US and criticised Peter Shore, the Secretary of State for Trade at the time, for continuing the Gov’t policy of secrecy, financial unprofessionalism and hiding behind the Civil Aviation Act 1971.

Peter Shore was the Labour MP for an East End constituency in which Dafydd’s partner gang was operating. Shore was a leading light in the Labour Party for years, including when Richard Crossman ran the DHSS for the benefit of the Westminster Paedophile Ring. Shore’s wife Liz Shore was a Gov’t Top Doc of Deputy Chief Medical Officer rank for years, including when Crossman was running the DHSS, 1968-70. Liz Shore was a Nice Lady Doctor who was facilitating serious crime and protecting Dafydd and Gwynne. When the former kids from children’s homes in north Wales began dying of AIDS in the mid-late 1980s, Peter Shore extracted funding from Ken Clarke at the Dept of Health – who was doing everything possible to conceal Dafydd and the Gang’s activities himself – to convert the former Mildmay Mission Hospital in Shoreditch into an AIDS hospice. Thus the victims of Dafydd and Gwynne died in complete invisibility and no-one ever knew how so many of those young men became infected with HIV at such a young age. See post ‘Apocalypse Now’. See previous posts for further details of the Baron and Baroness Shore as they became.

Clarksons held an ATOL Licence and were therefore theoretically covered by their insurance bond. Unfortunately, although the 35,000 passengers stranded abroad were repatriated, there was insufficient funds for the 100,000 whose holidays had been paid in advance. Tony Benn was the Trade Minister at the time and assured customers that none of them would lose money as a result of the collapse, perhaps mindful that a second General Election in 1974 was likely and the Labour Gov’t had only just scraped into power in Feb 1974. All the customers eventually had their money returned.

Clarksons had been at the centre of a rather worse disaster some four years previously that was not amenable to desperate Gov’ts stumping up cash to bribe the electorate. On the evening of 3 July 1970, a Clarksons-chartered Dan Air de Havilland Comet, en route from Manchester to Barcelona, deviated from the intended course and crashed into high ground at Girona, northern Spain. The aircraft was destroyed by impact and subsequent ground fire. There were three flight crew, four cabin crew and 105 passengers aboard. All suffered fatal injuries. It was Dan Air’s first fatal accident with fare-paying passengers.

This is an extract from the archives of Flight International, 22 Aug 1974, on the subject of the collapse of Court Line:

The CAA licenses airlines and travel organisers on behalf of the public and it must bear a share of the responsibility. The CAA is still flying the airline economy in cloud with inadequate instrument readings. Who owns the aircraft? What are the financial terms? What costs are capitalised over what period? Exactly how are interlocking companies related? All this information should be public, as it is in the USA. It is doubtful whether Lord Boyd-Carpenter and his team get such information even privately. The financial data which the CAA does obtain, in commendable efforts to get better readings, is insufficient and out of date. Mr Peter Shore, the Secretary of State for Trade, apparently still maintains that the truth about Court Line’s finances was rightly protected from public disclosure by Section 31 (1) (b) of the Civil Aviation Act, 1971. This continuing policy of Government approved secrecy, which begets financial unprofessionalism, is the true bankrupt in this case.

H. Clarkson, the parent company of Clarksons Travel Group, now known as Clarkson PLC, often referred to simply as Clarksons, is a provider of shipping services and is headquartered in London. In 2011, Lloyd’s List described the company’s shipbroking service as the “undisputed heavyweight of the shipbroking market”. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FSTE 25o Index.

The company was founded by Horace Anderson Clarkson in London in 1852. Anderson invited Leon Benham, a former colleague, to join him in partnership and Benham’s son Henry soon joined the business. The company became the world’s largest tanker broker in 1929 when Esso appointed Clarksons as its exclusive shipbroker. The first overseas office opened in New York in 1954. Offices soon followed in France, Australia and Germany, and in the 1960s, South Africa and Greece. Expansion in the Far East began in the 1990s when companies were established in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Singapore.

Carron Greig became joint MD in 1962, served as Chairman of the shipbroking division, 1972-85 and as Chairman of the whole group, then known as Horace Clarkson, until his retirement in 1993. Under Greig, the company became a global force and Greig increased its business, especially with Esso, bringing in Brazil, Norway and the Far East to its portfolio. The company spun off various diversified assets as Shipping Industrial Holdings in 1974.

Sir Henry Louis Carron Greig (21 February 1925-11 July 2012), known simply as Carron Greig, was born in Kingston-upon-Thames and attended Eton and Sandhurst. Greig served in the Scots Guards, 1943–47, where he was made a captain and intelligence officer. Other junior officers in his battalion included Willie Whitelaw, Robert Runcie and the future industrialist Hector Laing of United Biscuits fame.

Greig joined Horace Clarkson & Co. Ltd in 1948, serving as Director and Managing Director before being named Chairman, 1973-85. He later became Chairman, Horace Clarkson, PLC, 1976–93. One of Greig’s colleagues at Horace Clarkson was Sir Alexander Glen. Carron Greig also served as Director of British gunmaker James Purdey & Sons 1972–2000. In 1955, Greig married Monica Kathleen Stourton. They three sons and one daughter, Louis, JonathanGeordie, and Laura, Mrs. Lonsdale. Carron Greig was a Gentleman Usher for Lilibet, 1961-95, when he became Extra Gentleman Usher. His son Louis was Page of Honour to Lilibet and his daughter Laura was a Lady-in-Waiting to Diana. Sir Carron Greig died on 11 July 2012, aged 87, at Fleet, Hampshire.

Geordie Greig featured in my post ‘Did Glenda Occupy A Key Role In Keeping It All Out Of the Media?’, in which I discussed the ultimate Glenda, Amanda Plattell, whom William Hague appointed as his Press Officer and PR woman when he became Leader of the Tory Party in 1997. Amanda was in post throughout the Waterhouse Inquiry – which had of course been carefully orchestrated by William Hague when he was John Major’s Secretary of State for Wales – and for the aftermath. Amanda has been/is closely associated with a number of people who really would never want the truth re the North Wales Child Abuse Scandal to emerge, including Hague’s wife Ffion. See previous posts.

George Carron Greig (born 1960), known as Geordie Greig, is at present the Editor of the Daily Mail. Geordie was born 16 December 1960 in Lambeth. Greig’s mum Monica Stourton was the granddaughter of the 24th Lord Mowbray, Segrave and Stourton. Members of Geordie’s father’s family have been Royal courtiers for three generations. Geordie attended Eton and St Peter’s College, Oxford.

Greig began his career as a reporter for the South East London and Kentish Mercury newspaper, before joining the Daily Mail and then Sunday Today. He moved to ‘The Sunday Times’ in 1987, under Brillo as Editor, becoming Arts correspondent in 1989 and then the American correspondent based in New York in 1991.

Greig returned to London in 1995 to become ‘The Sunday Times’ Literary Editor and was then appointed Editor of ‘Tatler’ in 1999.

Greig was appointed Editor of the London Evening Standard in February 2009. During Greig’s time as Editor, the Dispossessed Campaign was launched tackling poverty, illiteracy and unemployment. The campaign led to a Dispossessed Fund ‘which has raised over £9 million for grassroots groups addressing poverty and has helped more than 100,000 people, including the homeless and unemployed.’

In 2010 Greig was appointed Editorial Director of The Indie,  The Indie on Sunday and i (Independent Print Ltd) as well as the Evening Standard. In March 2012, Greig became Editor of the Mail On Sunday while remaining a Director of Independent Print Ltd and The London Evening Standard.

Greig succeeded Paul Dacre as Editor of the Daily Mail in September 2018.

In addition to his editorial duties, Greig has literary interests. His 2011 book, The Kingmaker is about his grandfather, Louis Greig, ‘a war hero and rugby international, who became mentor, physician and friend to the young and hesitant Prince Albert, the future King George VI. Louis Greig’s influence helped to guide the Prince from a stammering, shy schoolboy to become the monarch who saw Britain through WW II’. Or that’s what Geordie reckons. 

Greig has also written about the life of Lucian Freud. According to Greig’s publishers Jonathan Cape:

As one of a few close friends who regularly had breakfast with the painter during the last years of his life Breakfast with Lucian tells an insider’s account … Greig, who has studied his subject’s work at length, unravels the tangled thread of a life lived on Freud’s own uncompromising terms. Based on private conversations … and informed by interviews with friends, lovers, and some of the artist’s children who have never before spoken publicly about their relationships with the painter … The book was published in autumn 2013.

Geordie Greig must know as much about Lucien Freud and his network as Patient F does then. Somehow I doubt that Geordie will publish some of what I heard about that circle of Artistes.

On 25 November 1995 Greig married Kathryn Terry, who is originally from Texas; the couple have three children, a son, Jasper, and twin daughters, Monica and Octavia. Greig and his family live in Notting Hill, London.

 

Sir Alexander “Sandy” Richard Glen (18 April 1912-6 March 2004), with whom Geordie Greig’s father Carron Greig worked at Horace Clarkson, was a Scottish explorer of the Arctic and wartime intelligence officer. Glen was the son of a Glasgow shipowner and educated at Miranda’s old school, Fettes College and Balliol College, Oxford. Balliol is famous for having educated Ted Heath, Woy and Denis Healey there at the same time in the latter part of the 1930s.  Sandy Glen might have been there with them, if not he  was there just two or three years before they arrived. The presence of the troika at Balliol gave it even greater status and influence.

Alexander Glen married Nina Gladys Nixon and they had one son, Adrian Martin de Courcy Glen.

The Torygraph’s obituary for Sandy Glen published on 9 March 2004 provided much useful information:

 Sir Alexander Glen, who has died aged 91, was an Arctic explorer and wartime Intelligence officer before going into the shipping industry, and eventually becoming chairman of the British Tourist Authority.

Glen had an unusual introduction to the Arctic in 1932. He thought he had accepted a friend’s invitation to a debutante dance, then found that it was to go to Spitsbergen as one of the eight-man crew of a 45 ft Peterhead fishing boat owned by a Cambridge law don. The expedition committed him to 4,000 miles of sailing and two months of surveying in the mountains; it left him fascinated by the Arctic.

The next year, Glen led a 16-man Oxford University summer expedition, which carried out valuable topographical and geological surveys of West Spitsbergen. In the winter he spent some months with the Lapps of northern Sweden. Then, the following summer, he returned to Spitsbergen for a few weeks in the company of Evelyn Waugh.

It was not a happy experience for the novelist, who did not like taking orders from an undergraduate. Waugh tried to make Glen (to whom he sarcastically referred in his diary as “the leader”) feel out of place. But when Waugh talked to their companion, Hugh Lygon, about people and places the younger man could not know, Glen showed every sign of enjoying their conversations – and irritated Waugh further by roaring with laughter at jokes he only half-understood.

For 10 hours on each of the three days after their arrival, they carried supplies up a glacier made treacherous by a thaw. Glen shot a seal to roast over a wood fire but, when he announced that he was going to shoot another, Waugh gave him a lengthy lecture on the sacredness of human and animal life.

At one point, as the party crossed a stream, Waugh and Lygon found themselves swept into a raging torrent. Waugh briefly feared for his life, but they managed to crawl ashore. “If I hadn’t joined the Church of Rome, I could never have survived your appalling incompetence,” the writer spat at Glen.

The experience prepared the 23-year-old Glen to lead the Oxford University expedition of 1935. Against advice from older experts, he established a station on the ice cap of North East Land; it contained rooms and connecting tunnels which were occupied for about a year. The expedition carried out valuable research in glaciology as well as topographical and geological mapping. It also did important work on the propagation of radio waves in high latitudes, which contributed to the development of radar. Glen’s account of the expedition was published in Under the Pole Star (1937).

He was awarded the Patron’s Medal of the Royal Geographical Society in 1940 and, with other members of his team, the Polar Medal in silver in 1942. In addition, he received the Bruce Medal of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, and the Andree Plaque of the Royal Swedish Geographical Society.

Glen returned to Spitsbergen in very different circumstances when, on the staff of Rear-Admiral Philip Vian in July 1941, he was involved in the evacuation of Norwegian and Russian coalminers and trappers. This involved destroying coal mines, equipment and stores – although Glen and others believed that an occupying force was needed to prevent the Germans using the site as a base for attacking Arctic convoys.

Less than a year later, Glen took part in a series of flights by RAF Coastal Command Catalinas from the Shetlands which showed inconclusive evidence of German occupation on Spitsbergen. As a result, he went back with a joint British and Norwegian force in a Norwegian icebreaker; but she was sunk in Spitsbergen harbour by German Focke Wulfs, with the loss of 17 lives and several wounded. Among the dead was Lt-Col A S T Godfrey, Royal Engineers, who had been in Greenland with Martin Lindsay before the war. The ship’s survivors established themselves in rough buildings until they were resupplied by Catalina. A force of two cruisers and four destroyers, under a Norwegian commander, remained there until the end of the war.

Glen was awarded the DSC. He was also awarded the Norwegian War Cross, and was appointed a Knight of St Olav.

The son of a Glasgow shipowner, Alexander Richard Glen was born on April 18 1912. After Fettes, he read Geography at Balliol College, Oxford. Having returned from his Arctic expeditions, he worked in banking in New York and London, until he was mobilised in the RNVR in 1939. Precluded from an executive commission because of defective eyesight, he was trained as a meteorological officer; then, after some months in the cruiser Arethusa in the eastern Mediterrranean, he transferred to Naval Intelligence.

In January 1940 Glen was posted to Belgrade as assistant naval attache at the British legation, which was trying to influence the Yugoslavs to join the Allied cause. But when a coup d’etat transferred power from the hands of the neutral Prince Paul to the 17-year-old King Peter, German retribution was swift, and Belgrade was bombed within three days.

Glen and the rest of the legation had to leave in a hurry. After reaching Tirana in Albania after an adventurous journey by road, they were treated chivalrously by the occupying Italians, who flew them to Foggia, in Italy. In an apparent act of goodwill, two months later they were sent home through unoccupied France and Spain.

Following his Spitsbergen adventure, Lt-Cdr Glen (as he had become) returned by motor torpedo boat to Yugoslavia, where he joined Brigadier Fitzroy Maclean’s mission to the partisans. In the confusion of Balkan loyalties, Maclean persuaded the British Government to support Tito’s partisans, and Glen served with distinction in dangerous clandestine operations in Yugoslavia, Albania and Bulgaria.

He accompanied Tito to his first meeting with Stalin. The Soviet leader leaned down from a dais to pick up the partisan leader by his armpits, saying, “Remember, I may be old but I am still very strong.” Tito was unruffled.

Glen ended the war on the British staff in Athens. In addition to a Bar to his DSC, he was awarded the Czechoslovak War Cross.

After demobilisation, Glen was wondering how best to invest his family’s trust money when a Norwegian shipowner advised him to join a syndicate which was buying H Clarkson & Co. The firm had eight employees at an old-fashioned office in Bishopgate, in the City of London; they worked on handwritten ledgers while seated on high stools.

But under Glen’s chairmanship, from 1965 to 1973, Clarkson diversified to become a pioneer of package holidays in conjunction with Court Line, a charter airline.

So Glen was Chair of Clarksons when the 1970 air disaster took place.

Glen also became chairman of Clarkson’s parent company, Shipping Industrial Holdings (SIH). When the holiday industry suffered a severe downturn after the 1973-74 oil crisis, SIH sold Clarkson to Court Line, which went bankrupt soon afterwards, leaving 120,000 holidaymakers stranded or out of pocket.

Glen was a director of British European Airways (1964-70), the Tote (1976-84) and the British National Export Council (1966-72). He was chairman of the British Tourist Authority from 1969 to 1977, having been offered the job by the trade minister Anthony Crosland.

Glen continued to clock up senior appointments after the Clarksons/Court Line disasters. Glen being Chairman of the British Tourist Authority while he was leading one of the biggest companies supplying cheap holidays to the Med left Glen in an interesting position. As a kid, my holidays were either camping in Cornwall or Scotland. It became very noticeable during the early/mid-1970s that Cornwall lost its appeal for the workers of the midlands who’s children I used to meet when I was in Cornwall, because they went on package holidays to the Med, where sun was guaranteed. The British tourist industry took a real hammering because of that and it was of course the reason for the decline of the British coastal resorts.

Sandy Glen not only had a big conflict of interest re his business interests in Clarksons and his role with the British Tourist Authority, but presumably Sandy had something to do with the constant scandals of the 1970s which involved British tourists booking cheap Med holidays only to find that their hotel was not the one advertised or hadn’t even been built. The scams were notorious and were accompanied by concern re crime levels in the new hastily built resorts and the phenomenon of villages in countries like Portugal being abandoned as young people left to work in the holiday resorts, which also resulted in the death of other industries eg. cork production in Portugal. Sandy and co developed those resorts in the Med so hastily and so cheaply and with so little planning that it caused massive problems.

So it was Tony Crosland who appointed Sandy Glen as Chairman of the British Tourist Authority. Tony Crosland was at Oxford with Woy et al and had a gay affair with Woy while they were there. Woy eventually married Jennifer Morris, whom he met at a summer school at dear old Dartington when Morris was Chairman of the Labour Club at Cambridge University. Crosland tried to prevent the marriage. Jennifer became a journo on the Manchester Guardian. Woy and Jennifer were known to be swingers and I don’t have a problem with that, it is only a matter for them if they confine themselves to consenting adults. The problem was that some of their friends and colleagues didn’t and Woy et al were simply unable to address the escalating criminality that resulted. It is nothing to do with me if Tony Crosland and Woy and Jennifer Morris were discussing Uganda at every opportunity with a variety of people, but folk like me who were not interested in joining in and raised concerns about the criminals Dafydd and Gwynne who were involved should not have been targeted.

  • Crosland was a Westminster Swinger himself who, like Richard Crossman, was an Oxford don before he became an MP. Crosland taught Tony Benn at Oxford and Norris and Ross McWhirter who were at the other end of the political spectrum to Tony Benn. Crosland entered the Commons  in 1955 as the Labour MP for south Gloucestershire and held the seat until 1955. Crosland returned to the Commons in 1959, when he was elected for Grimsby, which he represented until his death in 1977. Like Woy and Healey, Tony Crosland was a friend and protégé of Hugh Gaitskell, and together they were regarded as the “modernisers” of their day.

In the 1960s, the sex abuse ring operating in the North East directly linked to Gwynne and Dafydd was concealed by Tony Crosland when he was Secretary of State for Education, as well as by Sunderland Borough Councillor Ernest Armstrong, who later became the Co Durham MP who helped Miranda bag the nomination for Sedgefield. Two of the people whose criminality Armstrong and Crosland concealed were Matt Arnold and Peter Howarth when they worked at Axwell Park Approved School, before they relocated to Bryn Estyn in 1973 and really got the party going. See post ‘The Most Dangerous Man In The World – Part III’. Crosland’s Grimsby constituency was embraced by the same ring.

Tony Crosland died in the Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford, on 19 February 1977, at the age of 59, from a cerebral haemorrhage.

By Feb 1977 it was accepted that Mr Thrope would before long be charged with a serious offence.  The previous year had seen the scaffolding erected in terms of Carlo becoming Chancellor of UCNW, George Thomas becoming Speaker and Dafydd’s mate Selwyn Lloyd going to the Lords. When Crosland died, Callaghan’s Gov’t was on its last legs and only survived when the Lib Lab Pact was formed in March 1977, between Callaghan and the new(ish) Leader of the Liberals, David Steel. Who knew about Mr Thrope, Cyril Smith, Dafydd and Gwynne and much else.

Tony Crosland’s second marriage was to Susan, an American journo and novelist who settled in London. Susan was taken on by old bigot John Junor (see previous posts) of ‘The Sunday Express’, worked on ‘The Sun’ before the Digger owned it and worked for ‘The Sunday Times’ from 1970. In the early 1980s, Susan Crosland became a good friend of Therese Lawson, second wife of Nigel Lawson, a Leicestershire MP while the entire infrastructure of Leicestershire concealed the ring operating there, which by the time Lawson was in the Cabinet was closely linked to Dafydd and Gwynne’s Gang. See previous posts. Susan Crosland’s publisher was George Weidenfeld.

By the mid-1980s, Crosland had formed a deep platonic relationship with the Tory journalist Auberon Waugh – son of Evelyn Waugh – who lived near Taunton, which lasted until Waugh’s death in 2001. Those were the years in which Waugh was concealing the Westminster Paedophile Ring and the crimes of Dafydd and Gwynne. See previous posts. Susan had begun to suffer from severe arthritis and acquired MRSA while in hospital having a hip replaced; the infection went undiagnosed for some time. Susan Crosland died on 26 Feb 2011. Operation Pallial was launched in 2011 and Brown and I had begun publishing about the mental health services in north Wales by then. Susan Crosland was survived by her first husband and their two daughters. Dick Leonard, political writer and journalist, who was PPS to Tony Crosland, 1970-74, and a former Deputy General Secretary of the Fabian Society published a tribute to Susan Crosland on the Fabian Society blog after her death. They all knew how serious matters Dafydd and Gwynne were, including Dick Leonard.

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[Glen] was also chairman of the Advisory Council of the Victoria and Albert Museum from 1978 to 1984, during which time he organised a very successful public appeal.

Some saw fit to entrust Glen with the V&A even after Clarksons and Court Line…

Glen was appointed CBE in 1964 and KBE in 1967.

Bald, bespectacled, jovial and rather portly in later life, Glen had immense resilience of mind and body, and invincible optimism. In 1975 he published his memoirs, Footholds Against a Whirlwind.Do you need a lobotomy? Lobotomy Before and After pics ...

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  • Sandy Glen, who died on Saturday, married first, in 1936 (dissolved 1945), Nina Nixon; they had a son who predeceased Glen. He married secondly, in 1947, Baroness Zora de Collaert, whom he had met in Yugoslavia during the war; she died last year.

Sandy Glen knew Ian Fleming who was a pal of Charles Morrison, Tory MP for Devizes and brother of Sir Peter. Peter Morrison was a close mate of Thatch, Charles was a buddy of Ted Heath. In the way that Dafydd and Gwynne enjoyed protection from both people of the left and the right, the Morrison family spanned the entire Tory Party. But in many ways the Morrison family WERE the Tory Party for many decades during the 20th century.

Sandy Glen also knew Sir Charles Evans, Principal of UNW and Lord John Hunt, Sir Charles’s mate who was a senior officer in the British security services. Glen probably knew Eric Sunderland as well, who succeeded Sir Charles as Principal of UCNW. See previous posts.

Sandy Glen’s friend Hugh Patrick Lygon (2 November 1904-19 August 1936) was the second son of William Lygon, 7th Earl Beauchamp, and is often believed to be the inspiration for  Lord Sebastian Flyte in Evelyn Waugh‘s ‘Brideshead Revisited’. He was a friend of Waugh’s at Oxford (A. L. Rowse believed the two to be lovers), where both were members of the Hypocrites’ Club (Lygon was also the President of the club), along with their contemporary Murray Andrew McLean and the Plunket Greene’s brothers, Richard and David. David Plunket Greene was a good friend of Hugh Lygon.

Hugh Lygon was educated at Eton and Pembroke College,Oxford.

After leaving Oxford, Lygon worked in a bank in Paris before working in the City. Lygon died in Germany, where he was on a motoring tour with his friend, the artist Henry Wynn. Lygon was standing in the road to ask the way and fell backwards, hitting his head on a stone. He died later due to a fractured skull, having spent four days in hospital.

Charles Henry Romer Wynn, aka Henry Wynn was the son of 6th Baron Newborough. Henry was the younger brother of the illustrious Micky Wynn, the 7th Baron Newborough. Micky was a man about whom fairy tales were told in terms of his wartime escapades  – Wynn served in the British Army and in the RNVR – and was one of the network who propped up the Gang as they took over north Wales. Micky Wynn was one of Sir Clough Williams-Ellis’s Oundle old boys crowd, along with Gwynne and Dafydd’s mate Sir Kenneth Robinson, Harold Wilson’s Minister of Health and Sir Peter Scott, the David Attenborough of his day. See eg. post ‘He Got On His Bike And Looked For Work’. Wynn was totally bonkers but was nonetheless given positions of responsibility although he clashed with the law himself sometimes eg. in 1976 when he fired a cannon across the Menai Strait wrecking a passing yacht. Micky Wynn’s son the 8th Baron Newborough, Robert Vaughan Wynn, is a very rich friend of Carlo’s and owns estates in north Wales, his showpiece being the Rhug estate near Corwen, known for its bison and farm shop with the most expensive stuffed peppers in Wales. Lord Newborough must be the only Farmer in Wales who has a part-time job in global capitalism in the Far East, as opposed to running a B&B to help out financially. See post ‘And Death Shall Have No Dominion’.

Henry Wynn was born in 1923 and educated at Canford School  in Dorset. Henry Wynn fought in WW II and gained the rank of Lieutenant-Commander in the Royal Navy. Later in life at least he lived near Tiverton, Devon.

Henry Wynn married Angela Hermione Ida Willoughby, the daughter of Michael Guy Percival Willoughby11th Baron Middleton of Middleton

Michael Willoughby married Angela Florence Alfreda Hall and died on 16 November 1970 at age 83. Lord Michael Middleton was educated at Wellington College and then the Royal Military College, Sandhurst. Sir Charles Evans’s friend and fellow mountaineer Lord John Hunt was commander of Sandhurst. Michael Willoughby fought in WW I and succeeded as the 11th Baron Middleton of Middleton in 1924 on the same day that he also succeeded as the 12th Baronet Willoughby. Michael Willoughby was a JP for the East Riding of Yorkshire. He gained the rank of Colonel in the 5th Battalion, Green Howards (TA). Lord Middleton served as Lord-Lieutenant of the East Riding, Yorkshire, 1936-66. He was commander of the 5th and 30th Battalions, East Yorkshire Regiment and fought in WW II. Lord Middleton was Chancellor of Hull University, 1954-70.
The East Riding was on the site of the ring linked to those in the North East in partnership with Dafydd and Gwynne’s Gang. The region was dominated by Jimmy Savile’s empire and many at Hull University were complicit, from Commies like John Saville (see previous posts) to the librarian and poet Philip Larkin (who’s mistress Monica Jones was a lecturer at Leicester University keeping the lid on the ring there and contributing to the effort to hamper Brown when he was doing his PhD, as discussed in previous posts). Previous posts eg. ‘A Trail Of Blood’ have named many we know and love who passed through Hull University in some capacity, including Miranda’s guru Anthony Giddens, as well as David Hanson, Tom Watson and the Red Wedge Windbag-supporter rocker Tracy Thorne. Dear old Prezza is of course a Hull graduate, he completed his degree there after studying at Ruskin College, Oxford when Matt Arnold taught at Ruskin and Peter Howarth was Arnold’s student. See post ‘A Study In Tyranny’ for further details of the Ruskin crowd who colluded with organised abuse.
Prezza graduated from Hull University in 1968 and was elected as the MP for Hull East in 1970. Prezza was of course born in Flintshire and spent the first four years of his life there. His dad worked on the railways and served as a Labour Councillor. The family moved to Yorkshire and then to Cheshire. Prezza joined the Merchant Navy and worked as a steward/waiter for Cunard. He married Pauline and her hair in Chester in 1961, by which time Prezza had become a union activist.
So what was it about the meatheaded inarticulate laughing stock that is Prezza that impressed Miranda so much that caused Miranda to appoint the big idiot Deputy PM?
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Being the offspring of a Councillor who colluded with a gang of paedophiles and who then spent the rest of his life surrounded with people who propped that gang up has obviously taken its toll on Prezza. No wonder Chumbawamba threw a bucket of water over him in 1998, a few more people should.
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  • Henry and Angela Wynn had two children:
Andrew Guy Wynn, born on 26 November 1950. Andrew married Susanjane Fraser-Smith, the daughter of Selwyn Willis Fraser-Smith, in 1978. Andrew and Susanjane were divorced in 1986 and in 1988 he married Shelagh Jean Macsorley Smith, daughter of a Prof of vet science, Professor I. K. M. Smith. Andrew Wynn was educated at  Eton and Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge and gained the rank of Commander in the Royal Navy. Andrew Wynn, nephew of the Gang’s crazy friend Micky Wynn, was Equerry to Phil the Greek, 1982-84, while Micky’s trafficking friend the Royal Lobotomist Gwynne ran a trafficking ring as he sat in the Student Health Centre of UCNW. Phil the Greek’s son and heir was Chancellor of UCNW throughout it all. Andrew Wynn was Bursar at Eton.

Henry Wynn’s wife Angela’s brother was Digby Michael Godfrey John Willoughby12th Baron Middleton of Middleton. Digby married Janet Marshall-Cornwall Digby died on 27 May 2011 at age 90. He was educated at Eton, fought in WW II and served in the Coldstream Guards. Digby graduated from Trinity College, Cambridge and worked as a land agent. Digby served as a JP and was Deputy Lieutenant of the East Riding, Yorkshire in 1963. Lord Digby Middleton was a member of the East Riding, Yorkshire County Council 1964-77. Digby succeeded as the 13th Baronet Willoughby in 1970 at the same time as succeeding as the 12th Baron Middleton of Middleton. Digby was a member of the North Yorkshire County Council, 1974-77. We’re back to the Yorkshire ring again with its direct links with Dafydd and the Gang. Sadie Francis, one of the Nice Young Doctors who was drafted into north Wales in 1983 along with her husband Tony, grew up in Yorkshire and was the daughter of a Nice Lady Doctor herself. Sadie’s mother was in turn the daughter of a Pioneering Lady Doctor, one of the first Lady Doctors in the UK. They all colluded with the male sex offenders, not because they were Under The Patriarchy (although the patriarchy won’t have helped), but because they did quite well out of assisting a gang of sex offenders. I’m sure being married to those scumbags wasn’t easy Little Women but you didn’t have to get involved and then stay involved with them. You also knowingly allowed yourselves to be used as a highly effective cover for their offending.

 

Sandy Glen’s obituary for ‘The Guardian’ was written by dear old Jim Perrin, he who writes like an angel but behaves like a total scumbag and spent many years living in north Wales. Jim was the dad of Will Perrin, a very able young climber who was found hanging in his house near Llanberis when I lived in the same village as Will while I was doing my PhD and witnesses were dropping like flies. See previous posts. Jim Perrin is Of The Mountains and knew/knows the whole climbing crowd in Snowdonia, many of whom were networked into the Gang or even paid up members.

In 1936, he married Nina Nixon and went into banking. In 1939, he was mobilised in the Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve, trained as a meteorologist and served on the light cruiser HMS Arethusa in the Mediterranean. Transferred to naval Intelligence the following year, he was posted to Belgrade, where he shared a flat – and an active social life – with the future Conservative MP Julian Amery.

Julian Amery was the son Leopold Charles Maurice Stennett Amery (22 November 1873-16 September 1955), usually known as Leo Amery or L. S. Amery, a Tory MP who served in Stanley Baldwin’s Cabinet. Leo Amery was noted for his interest in British India, the British Empire and for his opposition to appeasement. Leo Amery was a keen sportsman and a well-known mountaineer. Amery continued to climb well into his sixties and Mount Amery in the Canadian Rockies is named after him. Amery was a member of the Alpine Club, serving as its President, 1943–45. Charles Evans was President of the Alpine Club, 1967-70.  Leo Amery was a member of the Athenaeum, the club of choice for Top Docs and Vice-Chancellors and of the Carlton Club ie. the Tory Party’s chill-out venue.

Harold Julian Amery, Baron Amery of Lustleigh (27 March 1919-3 September 1996), served as a Tory MP for 39 of the 42 years between 1950 and 1992. He was appointed to the Privy Council in 1960. Julian Amery was created a life peer upon his retirement from the Commons in 1992.

Julian Amery was the son-in-law of Harold Macmillan. Julian’s brother, John, was hanged for treason having pleaded guilty to making recruitment efforts and propaganda broadcasts for Nazi Germany. 

Julian Amery was educated at Eaton House, Summer Fields School, Eton and Balliol College, Oxford. While an undergraduate, Juliam Amery had a brief romance with the novelist Barbara Pym, who was some years his senior.

On 26 January 1950, Julian Amery married Catherine Macmillan (died 1991), the daughter of Harold Macmillan. The couple had one son, Leo Amery, a stained glass artist and three daughters: Caroline Louise Michelle Amery (born 1951), Theresa Catherine Roxane Amery (born 1954), and Alexandra Elizabeth Charmian Amery (born 1956).

Before the beginning of WW II, Julian Amery was a war correspondent in the Spanish Civil War and later an attaché for the British Foreign Office in Belgrade. After WW II began, Amery joined the RAF as a sergeant in 1940 then was commissioned and transferred to the British Army. Amery spent 1941–42 in the eastern Mediterranean and served as Liaison Officer to the Albanian Resistance Movement 1943–44. The following year, Amery went to China to work with General Carton de Wiart, the Prime Minister’s Personal Representative to Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek. Amery became a close friend of King Zog of Albania 

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Julian Amery served as Conservative MP for Preston North, 1950-66 and for Brighton Pavilion, 1969-92. He held a number of Gov’t offices, all under Macmillan, his father-in-law. Amery was junior Minister for War (1957–58) and for the Colonies (1958–60). Amery succeeded John Profumo as junior Minister for the Colonies. Amery served as Secretary of State for Air, 1960–62, succeeding George Ward in that post. Amery was Minister of Aviation, 1962-64, succeeding Peter Thorneycroft.

Previous posts have explained how the Tory Ministers of Thorneycroft’s era, including Thorneycroft, protected Dafydd and Gwynne, how some of them were friends with Dafydd and Gwynne and that Dafydd and Gwynne were involved with the Profumo Affair. Dafydd and Gwynne were also protected by the Cambridge spy ring, some of whom eg. Anthony Blunt were using services provided by the Gang and their partners in crime. Julian Amery’s friend King Zog’s attempts to reclaim his throne after WWII, assisted by the US and the British, failed because of Kim Philby’s leaks to the Soviets.

Here’s the man who influenced Events in the Communist Bloc:

Dr Dafydd Alun Jones

 

MI6: All you needed to have done was to have rung him up and taken the piss out of him as the Empowered Service Users did. Dafydd ALWAYS answered, even at 3 am, lest it was Sir Peter Morrison who needed rescuing from police custody. If you had joined us in those phone calls, Dafydd wouldn’t have had time to have run the paedophile ring let alone the Soviet Union.

Happy days Dafydd! Thanks for the memories!!

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The Black Hole of Calcutta. Dafydd will remember the conversation:

 

Under Ted Heath’s administration, Julian Amery was Minister for Public Works (1970), Minister for Housing and Construction, 1970–72 and Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, 1972–74, under Foreign Secretary Alec Douglas-Home.

For 30 years, Julian Amery was an active member and later a Patron of the Conservative Monday Club, where he became friendly with General Sir Walter Walker, subsequently writing the foreword for Walker’s anti-Soviet book, The Next Domino. Sir Walter Walker was a splendidly mad old Tory, who privately told journalists that he thought that Harold Wilson was a “proven Communist” and that there was a “Communist cell” in Downing Street. Walter He advocated Enoch Powell for PM. Powell was the man who in 1961 as Minister of Health publicly declared his intention to put a stop to Gwynne the Lobotomist  but quietly dropped the plan, yet remained schtum throughout the Profumo Affair and while Gwynne and Dafydd continued with their criminality assisted by Powell’s friends and colleagues. Having taken a close look at the timing of Powell’s denouncing of Denbigh and the musical chairs in Gov’t of the time, I can only conclude that Powell’s visit to Denbigh and his well-publicised horror were a ruse to reassure people that Macmillan was Onto This One and would be Changing Things, because Profumo was on the way and a massive cover-up was needed. See previous posts.

Sir Walter Walker favoured “tougher” measures against Dafydd’s mates in the IRA. He was an early member of the Monday Club and in 1984 became Patron of the far-right anti-communist Western Goals Institute, a position he retained for the rest of his life.

Whether one is bringing about Revolution a la Eric Hobsbawm, or Breaking The Mould Of Politics a la the Gang of Four, or Fighting The Red Threat, as with the BMA Discussing Important Matters, it always has to be done over a good nosh:

At the Western Goals Institute ‘El Salvador’ Presidential Dinner, London, 25 September 1989.  L to R: Denis WalkerLord Sudeley, José Manuel Pacas (Salvadorean Foreign Minister), Andrew Smith (yellow tie), Dr Harvey Ward.

 

See previous posts for some of the adventures of those in the Monday Club eg. the student riot precipitated by the presence of Patrick Wall.

Amery was in favour of entry to the Common Market and also of the nuclear deterrent. His support for both caused some discord between himself and his old friend Enoch Powell. Amery was regarded by most as an imperialist.

In 1963, Amery took charge of Quintin Hogg’s campaign for Leadership of the Tory Party. Previous posts eg. ‘Holding The Country To Ransom – Part II’ discussed Quintin Hogg aka Lord Hailsham and his long and glorious history of concealing the Gang, as well as his periods of serving as Lord President of the Council – 17 Sept 1957-14 Oct 1959, under Macmillan and 27 July 1960-16 October 1964, under Macmillan and then Douglas-Home – and therefore the visitor of UCNW, providing much needed assistance for the Gang at times when they were at risk of being exposed. Between 1963 and 1970, Hailsham was of course the Tory MP for St Marylebone, a constituency containing a great many wealthy Top Doctors who were facilitating the Westminster Paedophile Ring. In his youth, Hailsham had been an enthusiastic mountaineer; he’ll have known Sir Charles Of Dafydd and Gwynne, the Everest Hero, before Hailsham began to dig for victory on Evans’s behalf as Principal of UCNW.

Hogg’s descendants continued the family tradition of protecting and helping the Gang, as evidenced by his daughter Dame Mary Hogg the High Court judge, his son Douglas Hogg to whom Dafydd will be forever grateful re Douglas’s efforts as a Home Office Minister, Sept 1986-26 July 1989 and even Douglas’s wife Sarah Hogg and Douglas’s and Sarah’s daughter Charlotte Hogg. See post ‘Holding The Country To Ransom – Part II’. I have noticed that Douglas Hogg was installed as a Home Office Minister just in time for the spate of wrongful arrests of me by the Gang and the subsequent major conspiracy between the Gang and the Home Office to fit me up for a serious crime and imprison me shortly after the June 1987 General Election.

Douglas Hurd was Home Secretary when it was all kicking off, who’s uncle Prof Edred Henry Corner knew Prof Greig-Smith in the thick of the Gang’s mates in the Dept of Plant Biology at UCNW. See previous posts eg. ‘Additional Security Measures’ for details of the numerous links between the Gang and the Dept of Plant Biology. Douglas Hogg’s old dad Quintin hadn’t only helped the Gang out years previously but Quintin was a member of Harold Macmillan’s Gov’t during the Profumo Affair and when Harold’s son Maurice swindled my father and other farmers in the early 1960s, as described in eg. ‘Shurely Shome Mishtake’. Maurice and other members of Macmillan’s Gov’t were by then already deeply involved in various business scams, including trafficking/prostitution, which needed Dafydd and Gwynne for success.

Anyone for a Hogg roast?

In 2009, during the MPs’ expenses scandal, the Torygraph alleged that Douglas Hogg had submitted and was paid a claim form including more than £2,000 to clean the moat around his country estate. The taxpayer also helped meet the cost of a full-time housekeeper. Other allegations included expenses for work done to Hogg’s stables and for his piano to be tuned. Hogg generously spent or perhaps somewhat overspent on his farm and home office: Hogg agreed a deal with the expenses office simply to have one twelfth of the second homes allowance paid into his bank account every month.

In his defence, Hogg resolutely claimed he had not claimed for moat cleaning and that the items were a list of all expenses incurred during house works, most of which were not paid for by the taxpayer. Hogg responded to the Torygraph’s claims by saying he had agreed the claims with the Fees Office and therefore hoped and believed that they would comply with the rules and the “spirit of the rules” as advised. In saying that his claims complied with both the spirit and letter of the rules, Hogg said he had issued, in the interests of transparency, full lists of all his expenditure on the property but these were never meant to be the record of a claim.

On 14 May 2009, Hogg agreed to repay the £2,200 cost of clearing the moat, after an order from the Tory Party leadership. He maintained he had not claimed the money but agreed it had not been “positively excluded” from paperwork submitted to the Commons Fees Office. Following the scandal, Hogg announced on 19 May 2009 that he would not stand at the following general election.

While I am delighted that the Hogg – a crooked barrister who was the son of another crooked barrister who became Lord Chancellor -was eventually roasted, it is interesting to note that the Hogg was roasted over those excessive expenses and not over his central role in a criminal conspiracy to frame someone because she refused to drop complaints about a Royal Lobotomist who was running a paedophile ring who had been protected by Hogg’s Major, an even bigger Hogg than Hogg Minor.

 

In early 1975, Julian Amery took part in a Commons debate on the  TUC’s invitation to Alexander Shelepin, the former  KGB chief, to visit Britain. He stated that “more and more people are beginning to look upon the TUC as a Communist-penetrated show and this invitation must strengthen that view.” Dafydd and Gwynne enjoyed protection and support from Amery and his mates as well as the Commies in the TUC. The Gang had the whole  political spectrum covered.

According to Thatch’s 1995 memoir, ‘The Path To Power’, when Harold Wilson’s Labour Gov’t proposed devolution for Scotland in 1976, “Julian Amery and Maurice Macmillan proved effective leaders of the anti-devolution Tory camp.”

Maurice Macmillan, who managed to fleece many farmers of a great deal of money but who was never held to account and then held a series of Ministerial posts in Heath’s Gov’t:

When Maurice swindled my father, Quintin Hogg was Lord President of the Council. When Quintin’s son took part in the criminal conspiracy to frame me, Quintin was Lord Chancellor.

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Although he was Harold Macmillan’s son-in-law, Julian Amery failed to defend Macmillan when Count Nikolai Tolstoy published ‘The Minister and the Massacres’ in 1986, focusing the ultimate burden of blame sharply on Macmillan for the 1945 Bleiburg repatriations and the Cossack repatriations. Amery stated that the repatriations were “one of the few blots on Harold that I can think of”.

Previous posts have discussed the libel trial which resulted from Tolstoy’s allegations that the British Army had been complicit with war crimes, although Tolstoy presented a very compelling case. Lord Aldington aka Toby Low, the Tory Party big wig and war hero who maintained that his poor old heart had been broken by Tolstoy’s Terrible Lies, sued Tolstoy for libel, was awarded huge damages after what seemed to Brown and I at the time to be a politically rigged case which was about defending Britain’s reputation during WW II and Tolstoy was bankrupted.

I’ve just had another look at Toby Low’s biography and I’ve noticed far more than I did when I wrote that early post about him.

Toby Austin Richard William Low, 1st Baron Aldington (25 May 1914-7 December 2000), known as Austin Richard William Low until he added ‘Toby’ as a forename on 10 July 1957, was known for his alleged role in Operation Keelhaul, the forced repatriation of Russian, Ukrainian and other prisoners of war to the Soviet Union where many were executed.

Toby Low was the son of Colonel Stuart Low, who died in action in 1942 and Lucy Atkin, daughter of the Lord Atkin. He was educated at Winchester College (where he later became Warden, i.e. Chairman of the governing body) and at New College, Oxford, where he studied law. So Low went to the same school as Richard Crossman and the same Oxford College, which recruited for the security services. Toby Low was seven years younger than Crossman, but Crossman stayed at New College as a don recruiting for the security services after his studies.

Toby Low qualified as a barrister in 1939. He had joined the King’s Royal Rifle Corps in 1934 and served in WW II. Low served as the Tory MP for Blackpool North, 5 July 1945-29 January 1962. He served as Parliamentary Secretary at the Ministry of Supply, 1951–54 and then as Minister of State at the Board of Trade from 1954, under Peter Thorneycroft as President of the Board of Trade. Low also became a Privy Counsellor. 

In 1957, the year in which Anthony Eden was forced to resign after being undermined and having his health severely damaged by Top Doctors who were on excellent terms with Lilibet as well as with Gwynne’s network (see eg. post ‘A Holy Fool Among A Feast Of Fools’, Toby Low was knighted and became Chair of the Select Committee on nationalised industry. In 1959, Low became Deputy Conservative Party Chairman. In 1962 the year in which the rumours which exploded in the form of the Profumo Scandal at the beginning of 1963 snowballed, Low was created Baron Aldington.

Toby Low increased his business interests from 1962. Low had been a Director of the Grindlay family banking company, Grindlays Bank, in 1946, following his father and grandfather.

In 1984 Citibank and Lloyds – who by then owned Grindlays – sold Grindlays to the Australia and New Zealand Banking Group. In 1989, five years after it acquired Grindlays, ANZ changed Grindlays’ name to ANZ Grindlays Bank and transferred its domicile (requiring an Act of Parliament) to Australia in 1995. In 1993, ANZ Grindlays sold its African operations to Standard Bank Investment Corporation (Stanbic), which was the holding company for Standard Bank of South Africa‘s operations outside South Africa. Standard Chartered Bank had sold its shares in Standard Bank of South Africa to the bank’s existing shareholders in 1987 to escape anti-apartheid sanctions against South Africa. In 2000, ANZ sold its Grindlays subsidiary to Standard Chartered for US$1.3 (A$2.2) billion in cash, which merged it with its existing banking operations, after which the Grindlays name fell out of use.

Minerva House was built on the south bank of the Thames between 1979 and 1983 as the London office of Grindlays Bank with Twigg, Brown & Partners as architects.

Photo of Minerva House taken circa 1985

Minerva House c. 1985
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In 1964, Lord Aldington became Chairman of Grindlays Bank as well as of GEC. In 1971, he joined the BBC General Advisory Council and became Chairman of Sun-Alliance and the Port of London Authority. In 1972, he became Co-Chairman, with Jack Jones, of the Joint Special Committee on the Ports Industry.

Lord Jack Jones was accused of working for the British security services and even of being a Soviet double agent, which upset his mates in the Labour Party and union movement. I have no idea as to the truth of those allegations, but Jack Jones was one of the union barons – he was elected General Secretary of the T&GWU in 1968 – who was in the pocket of Dafydd and Gwynne. Jack Jones was friends with Dom Mintoff, the PM of Malta, who was one of the leaders of the Maltese Mafia. Mintoff was also good friends with Richard Crossman and Lady Juliet Bingley, both loyal protectors of Dafydd, Gwynne and the Gang. Very worrying really, because Lady Juliet, an LSE trained social worker and daughter of Reginald Vicks, a surgeon at Bart’s, was married to Admiral Sir Alec Bingley, Fifth Sea Lord and NATO Commander of the Mediterranean Fleet. Friend of Mountbatten, Quintin Hogg, Lord Denning’s brother Sir Norman Denning and crowds of senior Forces and intelligence people. See previous posts for info on Jack Jones and his mates.

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Lord Aldington became Chairman of Westland in 1977. Westland was a Yeovil-based helicopter company which, in the early 1980s, employed an engineer who was a girl with whom I used to play as a child, Janet Mitchell (nee Janet Sims). Westland became the centre of a Tory Party storm in 1986 when, during one of Westland’s regular crises, the Tory Cabinet ripped themselves apart over the Future Of Westland. Westland was a big deal in Somerset, but the UK media looked on baffled and asked why there was all this fuss over a small ailing Somerset business, with Heseltine storming out of the Cabinet and resigning in support of it, the whole saga nearly bringing down Thatch. Previous posts eg. ‘Those Who Are Ready To Serve’ and ‘A Legend Lives’ explained that Janet knew what was happening to me at the hands of the Gang, who were of course being facilitated by those crooked Tory Cabinet Ministers with Tom King, a Somerset MP – indeed Janet’s MP I think – in the middle of them.

Deals were being done all over the place on the basis of bribery and blackmail and Heseltine thought that he’d spotted his route to being PM. Janet and her husband did very nicely out of it all, as did other engineering companies linked to Westland and the huge scrap. Sir Anthony Meyer, Dafydd’s mate who was the Westminster Swinging Tory MP for Clwyd North West, also ensured that he benefited by drumming up business for Airbus at Broughton, in his constituency. The full story is provided in previous posts, along with the names of the guilty parties.

What I did not mention in any of the earlier posts is that Janet Mitchell’s husband used to work for my grandpa’s company, the grandpa who denounced Edward du Cann, the Tory MP for Taunton, as a crook and who hated Tom King and was hated by King and his cronies in return. I have been told that my father was targeted by Maurice Macmillan and co because of grandpa denouncing crooks in public life.

A lot of other people worked for my grandpa as well; he was only the Chairman of a small company but it was big by Bridgwater standards. Janet’s husband and his colleagues all stated that they liked my grandpa because he was a grafter who didn’t take two hour lunch breaks and who was in the office before any of the workers arrived in the morning and left after they had gone home in the evening. So it is rather sad that Janet and her husband accepted the filthy lucre in return for keeping quiet about what happened to me after grandpa died because I took on – unknowingly – the same scumbags whom grandpa had done battle with years before.

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I received another bit of info yesterday about a grandpa-related event which left me really surprised, but I do remember it. Before we moved in with my grandparents after mu grandpa had a stroke, we lived in a house owned by him. So when we all moved in to his place, he put the house that we had lived in up for sale in about 1974. A young couple put in an offer, a low one, because they had no money. We knew them but not as friends. The man was called Anthony Croft and he was the son of Mrs Croft, a lady (a widow I think) who ran a garage mid-way between Bawdrip and Chedzoy. Anthony used to serve in the garage. Anthony and his wife had gone to see grandpa and were really grateful that he was OK with a low offer because he was sympathetic to a young couple after their first house. Then someone else turned up, but I don’t know who and made a much bigger offer. Grandpa said no, he’d promised the house to Anthony Croft. I know that the other people got nasty, told grandpa that he was a mug and then told a lot of other people that he was an idiot for not taking the higher offer. Anthony and his wife moved in and when we used to see them about they were always kind enough to say that they’d always be grateful because they could not have afforded anywhere else.

I was told yesterday that the people who wanted that house and tried to freeze out Anthony Croft were seriously pissed off at grandpa turning them down and they got together with the du Canns and Tom Kings of the world and wanted blood…

Mrs Croft died not long afterwards; she wasn’t that old but I don’t know how she died. I just remember being told how sad it was because she always seemed very pleasant.

Grandpa had of course also pissed off the Top Docs of the Nuffield Hospital in Taunton who were running the prostitution racket with the Angels that he’d found out about, as discussed in previous posts. I can remember the row about that but I didn’t realise until recently that Dafydd’s Gang had by that time networked right across the UK and they had at least one Doc – Brian Webb – in Taunton working for them. See eg. post ‘A Charming, Uplifting Sound’. Webb will not have been the only one, HQ were the London hospitals and Bristol…

This lot were a load of mobsters who were completely out of control.

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Lord Aldington was considered a One Nation Conservative – like Ken Clarke and his hush puppies – and supported British involvement in the EU. He continued political activities in the Lords, including as Chairman of the Lords’ Select Committee on overseas trade. Aldington was also a Deputy Lieutenant of Kent.

In 1999, when hereditary peers were excluded from the Lords by the House of Lords Act 1999, as an hereditary peer of first creation, Toby Low was granted a life peerage as Baron Low, so that he could remain.

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Aldington married (Felicité Ann) Araminta MacMichael (d.2012) (a daughter of Sir Harold MacMichael) on 10 April 1947. They had two daughters, Priscilla Jane Stephanie, Lady Roberts, Lucy Ann Anthea, and a son, Charles Low, 2nd Baron Aldington.

Lady Aldington was Patron of the Jacob Sheep Society.

It was in 1989 that Lord Aldington initiated and won a record £1.5 million (plus £500,000 costs) in the libel case against Nikolai Tolstoy and Nigel Watts, who had accused him of war crimes in Austria during his involvement in Operation Keelhaul  Nigel Watts, who was in a business dispute with one of Lord Aldington’s former companies, printed 10,000 leaflets about Aldington’s role in the matter and circulated them to politicians and other figures. Tolstoy avoided paying the damages by declaring himself bankrupt, although after Aldington’s death he paid £57,000 in costs to Aldington’s estate.

The damages awarded were criticised by the European Court of Human Rights in July 1995 as excessive and “not necessary in a democratic society”, although this did not overturn the ruling itself or affect the amount to be paid out.

Subsequently, allegations were made that Aldington had been materially assisted by friends at the MoD, who had suppressed crucial documentation, but Tolstoy and Watts were not granted leave to appeal on the basis of those findings. Nigel Watts was jailed for 18 months in April 1995, after repeating the libel that Aldington was a war criminal in a pamphlet.

In 1996 the Court of Appeal upheld an order Aldington had obtained that made lawyers acting for Tolstoy pro bono parties to the case and thereby jointly liable with Tolstoy for any costs or damages awarded to Aldington. This order was combined with a requirement that Tolstoy underwrite the cost of Aldington’s defence to obtain leave to appeal.

 

Toby Low’s son Charles Harold Stuart Low, 2nd Baron Aldington (born 22 June 1948) succeeded to the Barony on 7 December 2000. Lord Charles Aldington, was born in London in 1948. He was educated at Winchester College, New College, Oxford (here we go again…) and at INSEAD. He also attended the Baden-Baden Unternehmer Gespraeche. His early career was with Citibank and Grindlays Bank in New York, Hong Kong, Dusseldorf and London.

Charles Low worked for 28 years for Deutsche Bank. From 2002-2009 he was Chairman of Deutsche Bank London and Chairman of Morgan Grenfell Private Equity, following which he was a Senior Adviser for three years. He joined Deutsche Bank in 1986 and worked in Germany before joining the management of Deutsche Bank’s London business in 1988. In 1997 Low moved into a Corporate Finance role.

While Charles Low was Chairman of Deutsche Bank, there was an event at Bangor University with a link to Deutsche Bank, while the Business School was filling up with people who were openly hostile to Merfyn the VC and were so obviously trying to undermine him in every way, but then so was No 10 Downing Street. ‘Sandra from Deutsche Bank’ arrived to work at the Business School and the Business School made a great song and dance about it and sent an e mail around to announce Sandra’s arrival. The Business School being what it was ie. a School which routinely treated people appallingly, forgot that Sandra from Deutsche Bank might be used to not being treated like a turd and treated her like a turd. She walked out after a matter of days, to the entertainment of those of us who really had had a bellyful of the Business School. I did wonder why Sandra from Deutsche Bank had ever arrived at Bangor though; amazingly enough she was the real thing, a Proper Banker who had commanded a huge chunk of Deutsche Bank rather than a delusional idiot who once managed a small bank branch in north Wales.

Charles Low currently chairs the Finance Committee at the Ditchley Foundation. He was Chairman of Stramongate Ltd, on the Boards of LIBA, BBA and the British German Chamber of Commerce, Deputy Chairman of the Royal Academy Trust, a Trustee of the Institute for Philanthropy, Vice President of the National Churches Trust, a member of Oxford University’s Court of Benefactors and of the Business Advisory Council to the Said Business School, Chair of the New College Development Committee and Chair of the European Vocational College.

Charles Aldington is married to Dr Regine von Csongrady-Schopf, an art historian, and they have three children.

Toby Low’s daughter Dame Priscilla Jane Stephanie Roberts, The Hon. Lady Roberts (née Low; born 4 September 1949) has been the Curator of the Print Room at Windsor Castle since 1975 and was the Royal Librarian, 2002- July 2013.

Roberts was appointed an MVO in 1984. She was subsequently promoted to LVO in 1995, CVO in 2004 and to Dame Commander (DCVO) in 2013.

Priscilla Jane Roberts was educated at Cranborne Chase School, Westfield College (now part of Queen Mary, University of London) and the Courtauld Institute of Art.

On 13 December 1975, Priscilla Jane Stephanie Low married Sir Hugh Roberts, who was the Director of the Royal Collection and Surveyor of the Queen’s Works of Art until April 2010.

Which all these references to the Courtauld Institute and Lilibet’s works of art and Priscilla’s dad being a spy, one would have thought that Dame Priscilla and Sir Hugh would remind Lilibet of someone known to – and who used the services provided by – Dafydd and Gwynne’s network:

Dame Priscilla and Sir Hugh have two daughters: Sophie Jane Cecilia Roberts (born 28 March 1978) and Amelia Frances Albinia Roberts (born 1982).

That Nikolai Tolstoy ended up under fire from Toby Low is ironic, because Tolstoy is not made of Reds Under The Bed stuff. He is a distant cousin of THE Leo Tolstoy and his political activism has tended to be of a very conservative nature. A committed monarchist, Nikolai Tolstoy is Chancellor of the International Monarchist League. He was also Chairman of the London-based Russian Monarchist League and chaired their annual dinner on 6 March 1986, when the Guest-of-Honour was the MP John Biggs-Davison. Tolstoy was also in the chair for their Summer Dinner on 4 June 1987, at the Oxford and Cambridge Club in Pall Mall. Tolstoy was a founding committee member (January 1989) of the now established War and Peace Ball, held annually in London, which raises funds for White Russian charities. A member of the Royal Stuart Society since 1954, Tolstoy is presently one of the Vice-Presidents.

Top table L to R: Christopher Arkell & Lord Nicholas Hervey (standing) Gregory Lauder-Frost(speaking to Arkell), Countess Georgina Tolstoy, Count Nikolai Tolstoy (under painting) unknown man, Lord Sudeley, at the Russian Monarchist League Annual Dinner in 1990.
Lord Nicholas Hervey was the younger half-brother of the notorious John Jermyn Hervey aka Lord Bristol. Lord Bristol famously died as a result of a combination of class A drug use, Hep B, Hep C and HIV after a life of serious excess. Nicholas was close to John Jermyn and probably knew who was supplying the rent boys, the class A drugs and the helpful Court reports which kept John Jermyn out of prison and into private rehab clinics on so many occasions, but Nicholas didn’t live a life anything like John Jermyn’s. Nicholas was rather conservative in all senses of the world and had been a successful student, despite a Top Doc’s diagnosis of schizophrenia went Nicholas was at university. Nicholas nonetheless gained an OK degree and worked successfully for some time after graduation. Until Nicholas had a minor blip which resulted in Help from the Top Docs. His life fell apart and his friends noticed that he was too drugged to do anything but sleep. Nicholas was found hanging in his Chelsea home in his mid-30s. He died before his brother John Jermyn. Both of them were dead by the time that the Waterhouse Report was published. The Hervey family seat, where Lord Bristol lived for most of his life, is near Ipswich. Which is where Dafydd’s pal John Allen lived before he moved to north Wales in the late 1960s and opened Bryn Alyn. See post ‘The Vermin Club’ for details of the sad and inexplicable demise of Nicholas Hervey as well as the more predictable death of his brother but who nevertheless outlived the credible witness.
In October 1987, Tolstoy was presented with the International Freedom Award by the United States Industrial Council Educational Foundation: “for his courageous search for the truth about the victims of totalitarianism and deceit.” In October 1991, Tolstoy joined a Monday Club delegation, under the auspices of the Club’s Foreign Affairs Committee and travelled to observe the war between Serbia and Croatia, the first British political delegation to observe that conflict. Conservative MPs Andrew Hunter, and Roger Knapman, then a junior Minister in the Conservative Gov’t, were also part of the delegation. On 13 October 1987 the group held a Press Conference at the Hotel Intercontinental in Zagreb, which apart from the media, was also attended by delegates from the French government. A report on the conflict was agreed and handed in to 10 Downing Street by Andrew Hunter.

Tolstoy has stood unsuccessfully for UKIP as a parliamentary candidate in four British general elections, having first been asked by UKIP founder Alan Sked in November 1996.

Tolstoy is married and has four children:

  • Alexandra (born 1973), mistress of Sergei Pugachev, a married Russian tycoon with whom she has three children.
  • Anastasia (born 1975), married to John Elliott, with whom she has a son (Thomas) and a daughter (Elizabeth).
  • Dmitri (born 1978), who received a PhD in medieval history in 2008 from the University of London.
  • Xenia, Lady Buckhurst (born 1980), married since 2010 to the elder son and heir of the Earl De La WarrWilliam Sackville, Lord Buckhurst, with whom she has two children.
  • My post ‘The Old Crowd’ discusses William Sackville’s family, including the 10th Earl De La Warr –  Xenia’s husband’s grandfather –  who went under a tube train at a convenient time for Dafydd’s network. Xenia’s husband, a hedge fund manager who is also called William Sackville, is the nephew of Tom Sackville, the younger son of the man who went under the tube train. Tom Sackville was a Tory Minister in the Home Office and the Dept of Health when Dafydd and the Gang were busy in the direction of me, Alison Taylor, Mary Wynch and others.
  • The Hon Thomas Sackville
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    Lord Commissioner of the Treasury
    In office
    30 October 1989 – 28 November 1990
    Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
    Chancellor John Major
    Preceded by David Heathcoat-Amory
    Succeeded by Nicholas Baker
    Member of Parliament
    for Bolton West
    In office
    9 June 1983 – 2 May 1997
    Preceded by Ann Taylor
    Succeeded by Ruth Kelly
    Personal details
    Born 26 October 1950 (age 68)
    Parents William Sackville, 10th Earl De La Warr
    Relatives William Sackville, 11th Earl De La Warr (brother)

Nikolai Tolstoy has a strong link with Cwm Croesor and the Welsh Bloomsbury Set. His stepfather was the novelist Patrick O’Brian (12 December 1914-2 January 2000), born Richard Patrick Russ, best known for his Aubrey-Maturin series of novels set during the Napoleonic Wars. O’Brian lived in Cwm Croesor, 1946-49, in a house that he rented from Sir Clough. O’Brian had a big fan base re his novels and there was a lot of upset in the late 1990s when allegations were made that O’Brian was either a serial liar or a fantasist with regard to much of what he had said about himself. O’Brian’s fans took the view that a lot of people had spouted rubbish about him over the years and he just hadn’t bothered to correct it. Tolstoy himself did not provide a flattering picture of his stepfather.

I only ever met one person at Croesor who remembered Patrick O’Brian; this man claimed that O’Brian told so many lies that it was impossible to know who or what he was. O’Brian was widely believed to be working for the security services. See previous posts for further information about O’Brian and his time at Croesor.

What I notice among this mass of people who battled with each other but who all were linked to Dafydd, Gwynne and the Gang are the dates re Aldington’s libel case. Again and again, the dates were pivotal to the battles of the Gang with me and other people. I have been told that Aldington AND Tolstoy both used the crap that they had on so many people re me and other targets to try and win their case and gain personal benefit. I’m not going to go through all the dates again, I am hoping that readers are beginning to correlate the info that is of interest to them anyway, but the glaring matter is the European Court of Human Rights judgement in 1995 which condemned the libel award secured by Aldington but didn’t overturn it. In 1995 the Gang were on their quest to send me to live with Mr Savile in Broadmoor.  Dafydd had in Nov 1994 appeared in the High Court in Liverpool and sworn an affidavit stating that I had thrown a brick through his glass door at 3 am in the morning after he planted the brick himself and complaining about F blowing a raspberry down the phone at him. This was the sum total of evidence which demonstrated to the High Court, to the BMA and to the MDU, that I presented a danger to Dafydd’s life AND all other NHS staff and should be sent to a high security institution. The problems had snowballed after spring 1994 when F and I had met with the Mental Health Act Commissioners and told them that Dafydd was sexually exploiting patients and that serious complaints were not being investigated. Brown sent yet another letter to Gwynedd Community Health Trust detailing the phone call that he listened into during which Dafydd tried to bribe me into dropping my complaint. Brown did not receive a reply.

On 9 Jan 1995, Peter Cook, a witness to the wider network of the Gang, including Graham Chapman’s abuse of boys, died. On 5 March 1995, Viv Stanshall, another comedian who was witness to the Gang’s wider network including Graham Chapman’s abuse of boys, spontaneously combusted in bed. On 17 June 1995, Dafydd’s partner in crime Lord David Ennals died. On 2 July 1995 Geraint Morgan QC, barrister on the Northern Circuit – which included Liverpool – and the Tory MP for Denbigh, 1959-83, died. On 9 July 1995, Bing Spear, the corrupt mandarin at the top of the Home Office Drugs Branch who’d kept Dafydd in business for years died. On 13 July 1995 Sir Peter Morrison was found dead in his house in Belgravia. Brown was sacked from his job at Aston University in July 1995. In July 1995, the world was told that Dafydd and retired and that the North Wales Hospital had shut down. Neither was true. See previous posts for matters 1995… eg. ‘Dates For Your Diary’, ‘A Solicitor’s Letter From North East Wales MIND’, ‘The Banality of Evil’…

Toby Low died in Dec 2000, at the end of the year that the Waterhouse Report was published.

As so many of the people involved in all this were working for the security services, I can only marvel once more that the one thing no-one did at any time was to pull the plug on a gang of sex offenders.

Dr Dafydd Alun Jones

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Maurice Macmillan’s friend and brother-in-law Julian Amery believed that “The prosperity of our people rests really on the oil in the Persian Gulf, the rubber and tin of Malaya and the gold, copper and precious metals of South- and Central Africa. As long as we have access to these; as long as we can realize the investments we have there; as long as we trade with this part of the world, we shall be prosperous. If the communists [or anyone else] were to take them over, we would lose the lot. Governments like Colonel Nasser’s in Egypt are just as dangerous.”

To return to Sandy Glen’s obituary:

At a party one evening, a beautiful Serbian, Baroness Zora de Collaert, asked who was “that little Englishman with the unpressed trousers”. Glen, despite his marriage, promptly proposed.

They married seven years later, following his divorce in 1945.

In March 1941, a pro-allies coup d’état in Belgrade led to the Luftwaffe blitzing the Yugoslav capital for 72 hours. Glen, the baroness and others from the British legation headed, through appalling weather conditions, across the mountains to Kotor, on Yugoslavia’s Montenegran coast, and on to Tirana, the capital of Albania. From there, the Italians repatriated them via Italy, Vichy France and Spain.

By mid-1941, Glen was back in Spitsbergen assisting the evacuation of Norwegian and Russian workers and sabotaging coal mines. In the early summer of 1942, he took part in two 27-hour reconnaissances of Spitsbergen by Coastal Command Catalina flying boats based in the Shetlands. These initially – and wrongly – suggested that there was no German presence. A 70-strong joint British-Norwegian force was sent, but its boats were sunk and 17 men killed in Spitsbergen harbour by a Luftwaffe raid.

The survivors struggled ashore, and Glen remembered where to find the frozen corpses of 60 slaughtered pigs, off which they lived, washed down with Russian tea and abandoned German brandy and champagne. Further air attacks came while the wounded were airlifted out, but relief arrived with the supply of heavy munitions. This ensured the island could not be used as a base against allied convoys to Murmansk.

In autumn 1943, Glen was landed by sea in Yugoslavia, to take part in operations in that country, Albania and Bulgaria with Fitzroy Maclean’s mission to Tito’s communist partisans. At cessation of hostilities, Glen was in Athens, and had won a bar to his DSC, and been awarded the Czechoslovak War Cross.

Thereafter, he enjoyed a long and, on occasion, mercurial business career, initially with Clarkson’s, which became one of the first major package holiday operators. He was a director of British European Airways (1964-70), of the Tote (1976-84) and the British National Export Council (1966-72), chairman of the British Tourist Authority (1969-1977), chairman of the advisory council of the Victoria and Albert Museum (1978-1984). He was appointed CBE in 1964, and KBE in 1967.

His arctic experiences were recounted in the first of his books, Under The Pole Star (1937). Recognition of his exploratory work included the Patron’s medal of the Royal Geographical Society (1940), the silver Polar medal (1942), and the Bruce medal of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. For his exploits in Spitsbergen, he received the DSC, the Norwegian War Cross and was appointed a knight of St Olav.

Zora, and a son from his first marriage, predeceased him.

Sandy’s obituary in ‘The Scotsman’ told us that:

Died: 6 March, 2004, in Worcestershire, aged 91. HE WAS an adventurer in the Richard Hannay and James Bond mould: indeed some say Alexander Glen was the model for 007. During the Second World War, he worked in naval intelligence under Bond’s creator, Ian Fleming. Glen stayed with the service until 1959, going on to have a distinguished career in industry and with various public bodies.

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he had style and panache, and was invariably courteous and modest. He was willing to admit his mistakes yet share the credit with others.

I am waiting for Sandy’s pals to admit one huge mistake in particular, in terms of misplaced loyalty and the misuse of considerable state resources, including those of the intelligence services:

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During the war, he experienced much physical hardship but was never heard to complain. 

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Alexander Richard Glen was a member of the Glen shipping family of Glasgow and attended Fettes College – he was to remark many years later that the “misty playing fields of Edinburgh made the Arctic seem like the Ritz going on to read geography at Balliol College, Oxford.

Alumni are all to public schools like Fettes.

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His thirst for adventure began in 1935 when he led a university expedition to Spitzbergen in Norway. It gleaned much useful geological information but also researched military material about possible radio stations and landing areas. His success as leader was marked with several awards, including the Bruce Medal of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

 On the outbreak of war, Glen was called up and sent to naval intelligence under Fleming. His first major appointment was to Belgrade where, apartfrom some hair-raising experiences as the Nazis bombed the city, he met his second wife, Lady Zora de Collaert, at a British Embassy party: he proposed to her that evening. When the Nazis invaded, the two made a dramatic escape. A harrowing car journey to the border was followed by a hazardous voyage along the Adriatic in freezing snow and ice. They then scrambled on to a closed army train to Marseilles where the Gestapo interviewed them for days. They were an unlikely pair: Zora, beautifully dressed and carrying a long, ivory cigarette holder, and Glen, an articulate, rather laid-back Scot.

Somehow, they got visas and reached Britain via Spain.

I’d be interested to know how the two very rich, upper-class chums obtained those visas and Escaped From The Hun.

Within a week, Glen was told to report to the Norwegian desk at naval intelligence. An operation in Spitzbergen was planned and his knowledge of the area was vital: it was strategically important in guarding convoys supplying Russia. But the expedition’s ships were bombed and Glen and his Norwegian guides had to survive on what they could find while avoiding the attention of German planes.

But the Germans never did command a supply route in the seas off Spitzbergen, and this meant ammunition and materials were able to sail from Glasgow to reinforce the base. Glen’s determination and courage also ensured the Germans never gained a foothold on the Spitzbergen land mass and the Soviet convoy system continued until the end of the war.

Glen was awarded the DSC and the Norwegian War Cross.

In 1943, he returned to the Balkans to join his friend Fitzroy Maclean in adding support to Marshall Tito and the Yugoslav freedom fighters. He was parachuted into the Dalmatian coastal area in 1944 (“the most civilised method of travel”) and linked up with the partisans in harrying the German retreat.
They eventually found the advancing Soviet army and Glen offered assistance in clearing mines on the Danube. This, the Soviets turned down, but there were many parties and Glen developed a life-long interest invodka.
I presume that Sandy Glen was not Referred to Dafydd. That is for Other People, not the likes of Glen and Lady Zora.
For his Balkan adventures, he was awarded a Bar to his DSC and the Czechoslovak War Cross. After the war, he stayed with naval intelligence and was demobbed with the rank of captain in 1959.

Glen became chief executive of Clarksons Shipping in 1960 and within a decade it was a hugely profitable organisation. It started a subsidiary concentrating on package holidays, but this collapsed in 1973 and Glen resigned.

Not only was Glen at the helm throughout the fleecing of the plebs who wanted to sit on the beach in Spain for two weeks liberally covered in Ambre Solaire, but this dreadful old git resigned as a result, so there must have been one hell of a row.

While at Clarksons, he often revisited the Clyde, watching over the ships with which his company were connected: Lady Zora launched many of them. However it was to Argyll that he went for relaxation. He often rented Sir William Lithgow’s estate for the summer and many friends remember the excellent sport, boundless hospitality and sheer joy of their visits.

Compare and contrast:

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Customers of Sir Charles Evans’s friends:

Sir William James Lithgow, 2nd Baronet (born 10 May 1934) is Vice-Chairman of Lithgow Group. In 1952 he inherited the Scottish shipbuilding company, Lithgows, which was established by his grandfather, William Lithgow. At the time, it was the largest private shipbuilding concern in the world. Economic and political changes, especially the nationalisation of British shipbuilding in the 1970s, prevented Sir William from simply continuing the family business and he therefore led it in new directions, including engineering, salmon farming and other marine and agricultural matters. Sir William describes himself as an “industrialist and farmer”. Since 1999 his son James has been Chairman of the Lithgow Group, with Sir William as Vice-Chairman.

Sir William is the son of Sir James Lithgow, 1st Baronet, and Lady Gwendolyn Lithgow, whose family homes were Gleddoch House on the Clyde, a few miles from their shipyards at Port Glasgow and Ormsary, their country estate in Knapdale. Sir William was educated at Winchester College and is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering. Sir William’s father died when he was eighteen and his mother acted as Chairman of the family company until 1959. In 1967 Sir William married Mary Claire Hill and they have a daughter and two sons.

In the 1960s British shipbuilding was facing serious competition from the Far East, as well as other challenges; in the late 1960s a Gov’t enquiry into the UK shipbuilding industry led to a merger between Lithgows Ltd and Scotts Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd. of Greenock. This became Scott Lithgow Ltd. in 1970, but in 1977 Callaghan’s Gov’t nationalised the company under the control of the British Shipbuilders Corporation by the Aircraft and Shipbuilding Industries Act 1977.

Sir William and others involved challenged the amount of compensation they were offered and ended up taking their case to the European Court of Human Rights. The press reported his views about the wider implications of his experience, which he related to Thatch’s privatisation policies and the forthcoming expiry of the British lease on Hong Kong. Sir William was quoted in ‘The Financial Times’, 9 July 1986, as saying: ‘You can hardly expect Marxists in Peking to pay decent compensation for property rights, when the Government has pleaded that no such rights exist in Britain”.

Michael Grade’s mate Samuel Brittan worked for ‘The Financial Times’ at that time. It was in 1985 that Grade tried to have my friend sacked from the Edinburgh Fringe’s box office for refusing to do a fiddle for Samuel Brittan and get him a ticket and a hotel when everything HAD SOLD OUT MICHAEL AND SAMUEL. A bit like you two.

Samuel Brittan: Anyone at the FT will vouch for him:

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Michael Grade: Samuel SHALL go to the Fringe, even if Michael has to give Samuel his own ticket!

 

When Sir William Lithgow finally lost his legal battle in 1986 he told ‘The Times’ that his claim had started as a “squalid argument about money” but had come to be about “fundamental property rights which are part of the basis of the free world”. Although ‘fundamental property rights’ sounds rather like a squalid arguments about money when one has as much property as Sir William. It’s not as if he’s bought his own council house, it’s being repossessed and he’s going to end up homeless.

On other occasions Sir William has expressed strong views publicly on subjects ranging from the importance of wealth creation to weaknesses in ferry services to the Scottish islands.

Meanwhile, Lithgows was diversifying. In 1980 they moved into salmon farming through their subsidiary Landcatch. Their Campbeltown boatyard producing fishing vessels closed in 1997, but they still build fishing boats at Buckie in Moray. Engineering interests include firms producing off-road vehicles and rifles. Many of the conglomerate’s interests are related to rural and coastal life, not least their land management and agricultural activities on the Ormsary estate and on the nearby Isle of Jura.

Call me Dave’s father-in-law owns an estate on Jura and Call Me Dave has tried his hand at deer stalking on Sir Reggie’s land there.

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The many public bodies on which Sir William has served include some connected with shipbuilding and agriculture. He also has links with Strathclyde University which made him an honorary LLD in 1979. Previous posts have discussed some of those at Strathclyde University who hit the big time after discovering what Gwynne and Dafydd were up to, sometimes with regard to my friends and I. eg. Professors Colin MacCabe and Alexis Jay.

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Sir William is a member of the Royal Company of Archers.

In 1999, Sir William passed on the Chairmanship to his son James, around the time of his 65th birthday. At the time, the press reported his belief that many of British shipbuilding’s problems in the 1960s and 1970s could be attributed to Gov’t policies stemming from the Treasury.  Sir William had “seriously considered relocating to Australia”. As of 2006, he has an address in Western Australia, but Ormsary is his home as well part of his title as 2nd Baronet of Ormsary. Sir William and the Lithgow Group still have offices at Langbank.

 

[Sandy] Glen’s other appointments included the National Ports Council (1966-70); BEA (1964-70) and the Air Safety Council (1965-82).

The Clarksons-related air disaster of 1970 didn’t result in Sandy’s removal from the Air Safety Council then. Indeed there were quite a few air disasters while Sandy was on the Air Safety Council.

Knighted in 1967, he was made chairman of the British Tourist Authority in 1968. “I was asked,” he waspishly wrote, “to operate a four-legged animal with no head, put together by Whitehall without consultation.” It was a task made for this resourceful man. He toured the country and started a campaign to encourage tourists to visit areas out of London. In 1977, he left the BTA but retained an interest in tourism through directorships of British Transport Hotels and Gleneagles Hotels.

Sandy Glen had the whole European tourist industry in his pocket.

His wife died last year and in her death notice in The Scotsman Glen wroteof an “adored wife in peace and war, as brave as she was beautiful”. I composed an obituary for Lady Zora and after it was published the phone rang and a voice full of apologies for not writing (“it isn’t so easy now”) thanked me for “realising his wife in words”. As our conversation drew to a close, Glen said: “Any time you are passing just drop in: I can usually rustle up some soup for lunch.”

Glen could manage a bit of soup, but not a package holiday company or the British Tourist Board. Not that it held him back, the directorships kept coming and Lady Zora just looked SOO beautiful 24 hours a day even when in the hands of the enemy.

Alasdair Steven, bibliophile

Born: 25 July, 1915, near Blairgowrie. Died: 13 September, 2003, in Auchterarder, aged 88.

ALASDAIR Steven was raised and educated in Dundee, where he developed a love of books that was to stay with him all his life; much of his boyhood was spent in the public library at Sinderins. After leaving school, he became a telegram boy in 1930, and progressed to sorting mail. His early interest in Fabian Socialism led him to join the Peace Pledge Union, and he became its Scottish secretary in the late 1930s. Soon afterwards, he claimed he was arrested in for disturbing the peace by brawling with a fellow official over a point of principle.

In 1938, he moved to Bristol, married Agnes, and became a clerical officer in the county courts. His spare time was spent bicycling around Wiltshire and Dorset, exploring Thomas Hardy country – Hardy’s writings were one of his innumerable passions.

When war was declared in 1939, Alasdair, a conscientious objector, faced a tribunal which gave him conditional exemption. For the next five years, he worked on the land, latterly at Broughty Ferry, during which time he and his family lived as part of a like-minded community in a large house in the west end of Dundee.

In 1945, the family moved to Edinburgh, and Alasdair’s love of books and his growing collection led him towards bookselling. Without capital, he loaded his bicycle with as many volumes as it could carry and peddled them to farmhouses and cottages all over the Highlands and rural Scotland, sleeping wherever he could find a bed. His courtesy and transparent kindness meant it was more often in a customer’s house than in a barn or youth hostel.

Ioan Bowen Rees, the Chief Exec of Gwynedd County Council when Lucille was Director of Social Services and the Gang had a party in the Council’s children’s homes, was of Hugh MacDiarmid’s circle. See post ‘Events, Dear Boy, Events’. Ioan was a keen mountaineer, like Sir Charles, Jim Perrin and Huw Thomas who was Chief Exec of Gwynedd Health Authority, 1983-96. Not only is Huw’s name all over my documents, but look at what happened when Huw was Chief Exec and who were given jobs in Gwynedd Health Authority.

For four years from 1999, Huw Thomas worked with the Aga Khan Foundation in Tajikistan, helping to sort out a huge Soviet-era hospital in Khorog, on the Afghan border
According to Huw’s June 2018 obituary in The Guardian:

‘In a distinguished career in NHS management, he also worked in Kenya, running the hospitals in Kisumu on Lake Victoria, and in Zambia. For four years from 1999 he worked with the Aga Khan Foundation in Tajikistan, helping to sort out a huge Soviet-era hospital in Khorog, on the Afghan border. While there he became aware that many baby girls in the region suffered from a congenital hip problem that could be easily rectified if treated correctly. He personally set up and financed a health initiative to provide treatment. When his time in Khorog came to an end, he was presented at a ceremony with full traditional Tajik costume and a carpet with his face woven into it. The local headman said that he “would be remembered for a hundred years”.

Huw loved mountains. He gloried in the scenery of the Pamirs in Tajikistan. There was also a special place in his heart for Snowdonia, where for 25 years he served with the Ogwen valley mountain rescue team, making forays into the mountains or controlling the rescue missions from the radio hut at the head of the valley. 

Dafydd and Gwynne’s Gang had a number of members in the Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Team, including Dr Tony Jones, the marine geologist from UCNW/Bangor University, who in Jan 1993 starred on ‘This Is Your Life’ with Michael Aspel, the Gang being in need of PR at the time. See previous posts.

Huw was born in Gorseinon, south Wales, the son of William, who worked in a bank, and his wife Mary (nee Hatton), who ran a corner shop. His father had mental health issues and Huw was brought up by his mother and grandmother in Warminster, Wiltshire; his parents later divorced. He went to Lord Weymouth’s grammar school in Warminster, studied history at Birmingham University and then gained a diploma in social administration from Manchester, before working in hospitals in Plymouth, Cardiff, Swansea and Bangor.

He had his eccentricities. He loved music hall and together with his pals Bernard and Julia (a belly dancer) he created a tribute act to the 1940s entertainers Wilson, Keppel and Betty. Performing in Egyptian costume, Huw and friends appeared in local theatres and for charity events. For many years Huw was a leading light with the Llanfairfechan community players, portraying five contrasting roles in a production of Under Milk Wood in 2015.

Llanfairfechan is a village where many members of the Gang were/are to be found living. It is because Bryn-y-Neuadd, the former long-stay hospital for those with learning disabilities was there and as with Denbigh, most of the inhabitants worked there. Bryn-y-Neuadd was seriously grim, most families did anything possible to avoid their children being placed there. I have been told that those buggered by Gwynne’s lobotomies also ended up there. The ‘service’ at Bryn-y-Neuadd was run by Dafydd’s pal Cledwyn Williams, who so impressed those in authority that Cledwyn was then appointed Director of Social Services (I think for Conwy) and made responsible for the All-Wales Learning Disability Strategy. Cledwyn is now a Trustee of Dafydd’s charidee CAIS.

Bryn-y-Neuadd employed Dafydd’s friend Ann Craft, who supported the Empowered Service Users within to explore their sexuality and encouraged them in their sexual relationships. They have Needs as well you know, as Dafydd was always happy to explain. Ann’s Pioneering Work In Disability Rights bagged her a senior post at Nottingham University. See post ‘Vested Interests Or Common Pool?’ Ann’s Craft’s husband Dr Michael Craft conducted community research with Dafydd, into incest no less. See post ‘The Old Devils’.

I tell you, people in the NHS in north Wales are beyond embarrassment or shame, they just don’t do it.

Bryn-y-Neuadd is now a medium secure psych unit, housing some of those put away by Gwynne and Dafydd in the 1980s.

An idealist, [Huw Thomas] fought for local health issues, cleared footpaths, collected rubbish on beaches, stocked the local food bank and supported the local credit union. He was an avid Guardian reader. He is survived by his partner, Mari Gruffydd, his daughters, Emma and Lucy, from his marriage to Ann Doidge, which ended in divorce, his stepdaughter, Nicola, five grandchildren and by me [Tim Thomas, Huw’s brother].

 

[Alasdair’s Steven’s] business grew. He began contributing to The Scotsman and Edinburgh Evening News; he graduated to a car and, in 1960, moved his stock and long-suffering family to Blairgowrie; he began issuing lists offering for sale antiquarian and historical books from “Speir Book Services”.

Ousted by his stock in 1973, his wife and daughter settled in Edinburgh. Alasdair moved to the remaining wing of Old Ballechin, in Strathtay, which the Society of Physical Research declared in 1890 to be the most haunted house in Scotland, and Agnes made regular trips to Perthshire carrying his meals for the week packed in individual plastic tubs. From Ballechin, which rapidly became so stuffed that its capacious rooms became small grottoes connected by narrow passages amid piles of books, he sent out the rest of his 75 Scottish and general lists, and entertained visitors who came to buy and listen to his “hoots”, delivered with immense humour from his desk by a large window that looked out across the Tay to Castle Dow on the opposite hillside. With his encyclopaedic knowledge of the works of every Scots writer up to 1970, one subject rapidly led to another and the listener was soon led into increasingly obscure corners of literature or local history, particularly that of Perthshire and Galloway. At intervals, he would dart from his desk to find a particular volume and, amid his scores of thousands, he would invariably home in on the precise cubic foot where it was located. The lists became increasingly spasmodic as his pursued his own interests. In the early 1970s he and John McEwan compiled the pioneering The Acreocracy of Perthshire, subtitled ‘Who owns our land?’ and published by the Perth and Kinross Fabian Society.

Answer: Sir Charles Evans’s friends.

The flavour of the work can judged by Alasdair’s words: “Paul wrote to the Corinthians, ‘The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof’.

Whatever extremes modern Biblical exegesis may have gone to, even the most liberal-minded could not transform this into, ‘The Earth is the Laird’s, though the fullness thereof has not passed by their pockets’.”

He began to re-publish books that he considered of value, for example In Famed Breadalbane by William Gillies and works by RB Cunninghame Graham – another of his passions, along with Effie Gray, hill walking, Leslie Howard, words, Guy de Maupassant, James Kelloway, the Gowrie Conspiracy and red geraniums.

When he was nearly 80, he became the weekly presenter and main contributor to a programme on Heartland FM which was sustained for several years by his knowledge and enthusiasm. He was immensely pleased with his own execrable title for it – Late Bookings. He wrote regular articles on the origin of surnames for the Scots Magazine until he was 85, and the day before his death he was discussing a meeting of MacDiarmid’s literary circle in the Abbotsford in Rose Street, Edinburgh.

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  • He is survived by his wife, his son, Richard, his daughter, Yla, and his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Lady Zora received a tribute in ‘The Scotsman’ when she died in 2003:

Aristocrat and wife of Sir Alexander Glen

Born: 1913, in Dubrovnik: Died: 21 May, 2003, in Worcestershire, aged 90

SHE was tall, witty, elegant and one of the beauties of her age. Her full title was Baroness Zora Cartuyvels de Collaert, having been born into a distinguished diplomatic and artistic family in the old Yugoslavia. She and Sir Alexander Glen met during the war and had a hair-raising escape from the Nazi occupation of a country they both loved. They were to remain together for 63 years and she played a supportive and enthusiastic role when, as chairman of the shipbrokers H Clarkson & Co, Sir Alexander commissioned many boats to be built on the Clyde. Their mutual love of Scotland was far-reaching and, as well as many visits on business, the couple regularly rented a house in Argyll, where they proved the most excellent and generous hosts.

They first met at a British Embassy dance in Belgrade in 1940. Sir Alexander was serving in the legation and recalls in his book The Danube: A River Not Quite Too Far how he spotted this “tall, Slavonic lady with Byzantine good looks: she looked the product of a Paris salon”. A year later their relationship was interrupted by the arrival of the Germans, and the British legation was badly bombed. The two gathered their belongings together and emerged from the blazing building only to be met by the Egyptian ambassador who, with a wonderful dose of old-world politesse, took Zora’s hand, kissed it amid the turmoil and said: “Chre baroness, my humble regards to your charming mother.”

Zora, with complete calm, thanked him and dashed with Glen to a car.

They faced a harrowing journey out of Yugoslavia, with German planes bombing the roads and bridges. They then had a bumpy and slow – not to say hugely uncomfortable – journey in a closed army train through Albania to Italy. It was an anxious and chaotic time. When they arrived at Marseilles, Zora was approached by a Gestapo officer who suggested she stayed in France. “I think,” she replied, puffing on a cigarette through a long ivory holder, “I’ll go to Britain. I know people there.”
If she had stepped outside, she would have been arrested as an alien.

Glen returned to Yugoslavia to fight with Fitzroy McLean on the side of Marshall Josip Broz Tito and the freedom fighters.

Not everyone had a high opinion of Tito:

Norah Beloff was the sister of Ioan’s friend Lord Max Beloff. See post ‘The International Language Of Screaming’. Norah is the aunt of Cherie and Miranda’s colleague and friend Michael Beloff QC (see previous posts) who was the lawyer who suppressed the Jillings Report in 1996. See eg. ‘It’s A Piece Of Cake…’

Zora remained in London, where they were married in 1947.

While her husband enjoyed a very successful career with Clarkson’s, Lady Zora was a popular figure in the company, and the many others with which he was associated, such as British Transport Hotels, the Tote and British European Airways. He was a trustee of the Victoria and Albert Museum, and Sir Roy Strong, the V&A’s director, singled out the Glens in his autobiography as “my beloved and best of all chairmen”.

Sir Roy Strong: says it all really. See previous posts…

Sir Alexander had been educated at Fettes and he and Lady Zora became firm friends and supporters of the school.

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Her enthusiasm and devotion to helping her husband fulfil such public posts was invaluable. Her zest for life and for people was unquenchable, and went far beyond acting as the chairman’s wife at social functions.
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Iain Harrison was a trainee with Clarkson’s and remembers Lady Zora “as without doubt the most elegant woman I ever saw in my life. She had poise, wit and wisdom, and was a magnificent linguist”. He recalls that she always attended the Clyde launches of ships with which Clarkson’s was connected, and she was “considered a sort of godmother” to all of them.

Iain Harrison is now dead.  died in Jan 2018. His obituary ‘The Times’ in Jan 2018 described him as a’ Ship owner and patron of the arts who was an astute risk-taker and whose goodwill was infectious’…

Iain Harrison was made a CBE in 1996 for services to shipping

 

Clydeside was of course the site of serious industrial unrest and collapse. Previous posts have discussed some of the Red Clydesiders who were, like the people they loathed such as the Lithgows, Of Dafydd’s network. eg. politicians such as Norman and Janey Buchan, as well as Top Docs such as Sam Galbraith. Clydeside had quite a tradition of Top Docs who became involved in socialist politics when young yet joined the troughing, lying and cheating classes when they embarked upon their careers. Dafydd’s mate Jerry Morris who worked with Crossman’s Swingers as the LSE was one such man and of course R.D. Laing grew up in Glasgow and studied at Glasgow University. See eg. ‘The Joys Of Propaganda’.

Although they both loved to travel, the Glens were perhaps happiest in Scotland, where they rented a summer house on Sir William Lithgow’s estate in Argyll and had a constant stream of guests. All were given the special hostess treatment from Zora, and many of the shooting and fishing stories at the day’s end became legendary. “The Glens themselves may not have been the greatest of shots,” one guest recalled with affection. “But they knew how to look after a house party.”

Nothing typifies the glorious, gentle nature of Lady Zora more than the enchanting announcement of her death which Sir Alexander put in The Scotsman. It described her as his “adored wife, in peace and war as brave as she was beautiful”.

Lady Zora is survived by her husband.

Sandy Glen and Lady Zora ended up living in Worcestershire. Dafydd and Gwynne’s people trafficking accomplice Peter Walker, who was the Man With The Money as well as Thatch’s Cabinet Minister, who provided such assistance to Gwynne and Dafydd as long ago as the early 1960s, was the Tory MP for Worcestershire. George Ward, another member of Gwynne and Dafydd’s circle from their Profumo days preceded Walker as Tory MP for Worcestershire. See eg. ‘A Holy Fool Among A Feast Of Fools’ and ‘Shurely Shome Mishtake’.

Sandy Glen’s son Adrian, by his first wife Nina, whom Sandy dumped when he ran off with Lady Zora for his Barbara Cartlandesque future, died in his mid-40s, years before his father, in 1983. 1983 was the year of Paedophiles’ Panic as a result of the fall-out from Mary Wynch and I am sure a death at UCNW as a result of Gwynne – Bluglass rewrote the Mental Health Act – Nice Young Doctors arrived in north Wales, including Sadie and Tony Francis – George Thomas became a Viscount  – Gang began targeting me – Brown threatened with murder – undercover officers arrived in our vicinity and indeed in our house – readers will get the picture by now. See previous posts.
And Adrian Glen died.
I can find no information about Adrian’s death and very little about his life, except that on 4th Sept 1965 his engagement was announced in ‘The Times’ and the lucky lady was subsequently featured in ‘Country Life’.

Forthcoming Marriages

MR. A. M. DE C. GLEN AND Miss A. HOWARD

The engagement is announced between Adrian Martin de Courcy, son of Mr. A. R. Glen, of 46 Wilton Crescent, London, S.W.1, and of Mrs. Peter Boughey, of Heath End, Ascot. Berkshire, and Amanda, elder daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stafford V. S. Howard, of Greystoke Castle, Penrith, Cumberland, and Woodend, South Ascot, Berkshire.

Published in Country Life on 6 January 1966

Miss Amanda Howard, elder daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stafford Howard, of Greystoke Castle, Cumberland, and of Woodend, Ascot, Berkshire, is to be married to Mr. Adrian Glen, only son of Mr. Alexander Glen, of 46 Wilton Crescent, SW1, and of Mrs. Peter Boughey, of the Stable House, Puddington, Cheshire, at the Guards Chapel on July 20.

Amanda Howard came from a rather grand family with an estate in Cumbria, Greystoke Castle and an impressive house (which no longer exists) near Ascot. Amanda’s family will have known whatever it was that Hector MacKenzie and COHSE knew about Willie Whitelaw’s activities in Cumbria.

Greystoke Castle is near Penrith, Willie Whitelaw Central and was inherited by Captain Stafford Howard in 1950. Stafford restored the property. It is now managed by his Stafford’s son, Neville, but owned by Lord Shahram Lee Namin.

The Namin family has not yet opened Greystoke to the public, but is used as a venue for corporate hospitality, outdoor management training and is licensed for civil weddings.

One wedding however, did not happen.The marriage between Adrian Glen and Amanda didn’t go ahead and on 4 Feb 1967, Amanda Arianwen Cecilia Howard married Michael Noel Cottrell. I have no idea what happened but I suspect that it involved much distress and subsequent bad feeling.

Amanda’s dad Captain Stafford Vaughan Stepney Howard, (3 September 1915-1991), changed his surname from Howard-Stepney to Howard by deed poll in August 1950, on inheriting the family estate in Cumbria. Stafford Howard stood for Parliament as the Liberal candidate in south Gloucestershire in 1950. The seat was retained by the sitting Labour MP, Anthony Crosland. Stafford stood again for the Liberals in 1951 for Penrith and the Border but was beaten by the Tory candidate, Sir Robert Donald Scott. Scott stood down in 1955 and old Willie Whitelaw got his feet under the table, where they remained for a very long time.

Sir Robert Scott first entered the Commons as MP for Wansbeck in 1940, but in 1945 he lost his seat to Labour’s Alf Robens, Alf Robens was the Chairman of the NCB – he was appointed by Harold Macmillan – who took the hit for the Aberfan Disaster. It was very much a public display, because the south Wales Labour Party could have been in very deep trouble there. Local Labour Councillors and MPs knew that the tip at Aberfan was dangerous but no-one raised concerns because they feared the effect on local employment if the pit was closed. Previous posts have discussed how everything about Aberfan was stage-managed by Wilson’s aides, the same people who were facilitating Dafydd and Gwynne and the Gang. The same Welsh Office Ministers were involved, including the Windbags’ mate Lord Cledwyn and of course George Thomas, the same lawyers and the same civil servants. I have been told that they were still hanging around pulling the strings when I did battle with the Gang in the 1980s and 90s. No-one lost their jobs or were prosecuted over Aberfan and the compensation paid to the families was insulting, as were the hoops that they had to jump through to claim it. George Thomas famously raided the disaster fund to pay for the flattening of the tips because the NCB and Gov’t wouldn’t stump up. Lord Robens became a hate figure but he didn’t suffer the sort of damage that would have concerned him.

In 1969, Robens was selected by Babs Castle to Chair a committee on workplace health and safety, which led to the 1972 Robens Report which controversially championed the idea of self-regulation by employers.

The Robens Report itself led to the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and the creation of the Health and Safety Commission and the Health and Safety Executive.

Robens had become a Director of the Bank of England in 1966 and a Director of Times Newspapers in 1967. He was Chairman of Vickers 1971-79, opposing the Labour plans for nationalisation that led to the Aircraft and Shipbuilding Industries Act 1977. Robens was Chairman of Johnson Matthey 1971-83 and a Director of Trust House Forte and several other companies.

Robens was the first Chancellor of Surrey University and his other public appointments included:

  • Chairman of the Foundation on Automation and Employment (1962);
  • Chairman of the Engineering Industries Council (1976–80);
  • Member of the Royal Commission on trade unions and employers’ associations (1965–68);
  • Member of the National Economic Development Council (1976–80);
  • Council of Manchester Business School:
    • Member;
    • Chairman (1970-79);
  • Chairman of the Court of Governors of the LSE, 1965, the domain of Richard Crossman’s friends and of course Uncle Harry’s brother-in-law’s employer;
  • Chairman of the Board of Governors of Guy’s Hospital, 1965–74, the employer of Uncle Harry, Sister Hutt’s father and many more if Dafydd and Gwynne’s network.

By 1979 Robens had become aligned with the Conservative Party.

In 1950 Donald Scott was returned to Parliament for the new constituency of Penrith and The Border.

Stafford Howard served as a Parish and County Councillor, Chairman of Penrith and Border Liberal Party, Chairman of the Ullswater Outward Bound Trust, served on the Lake District Planning Board and the Ullswater Preservation Society and was High Sheriff of Cumbria in 1979.

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Stafford Howard married, firstly, Ursula Priscilla Marie Gabrielle, daughter of Colonel Sir James Nockells Horlick, 4th Bt. (they divorced in 1940), and secondly, Mary Gracia (1913-2004), daughter of George Wilder Neville, of Portsmouth, Virginia and New York City, on 24 October 1940. Gracia became a Trustee of the Shrewsbury Hospital (not a hospital, but almshouses and a chapel) in Sheffield in 1965. By his first wife, Howard had a son, Nicholas Stafford Howard (20 Jul 1937-17 Feb 2008), of Johnby Hall, Penrith and by his second wife he had two daughters and a further son, Lt Col. Murray Bernard Neville Cyprian Howard, who inherited Greystoke Castle and now does the weddings there.

Nicholas Stafford Howard (July 1937-Feb 2008) attended Sunningdale School and Eton. Sunningdale is a prep school with many famous old pupils, including Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor the 6th Duke of Westminster, Fredrick Hervey 8th Marquess of Bristol, Douglas Hurd’s son Nick, Prince Michael of Kent, Lord Frederick Windsor, Humprey Lytellton, Ferdinand Mount and Hugh van Cutsem. See previous posts for more names.

In his year of national service, Nicholas Stafford Howard trained as a Russian language specialist. He then read mathematics at Magdalen College, Oxford. Nicholas worked at GCHQ, rising to be the head of his division, which specialised in cryptanalysis, the mathematical science of codebreaking. In the early stages of his career he spent a year at Churchill College, Cambridge and three years at the British Embassy in Washington. He and his wife Bethan lived in and renovated Johnby Hall, near Greystoke, Cumbria, which he had inherited from his father.

PAEDOPHILES IN DISTRESS, PAEDOPHILES IN DISTRESS, COMPLAINT ABOUT GWYNNE, ASSISTANCE NEEDED.

Stafford Howard was the younger son of Sir Edward Stafford Howard. A member of the influential Howard family headed by the Duke of Norfolk, Sir Edward was the second son of Henry Howard, son of Lord Henry Howard-Molyneux-Howard and nephew of Bernard Howard, 12th Duke of Norfolk. Sir Edward was the younger brother of Henry Howard and the elder brother of Lord Howard of Penrith. Sir Edward was educated at Harrow and Trinity College, Cambridge. He was called to the bar at Inner Temple. Mr Thrope and the Havers clan who concealed the Westminster Paedophile Ring were members of Inner Temple. See previous posts. Sir Edward Howard entered Parliament as one of two representatives for Cumberland East in 1876, a seat he held until 1885 when the constituency was abolished under the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885. In 1885 Sir Edward was elected as MP for Thornbury until he was defeated at the 1886 election. He served briefly as Under-Secretary of State for India, April to July 1886, in William Ewart Gladstone‘s short-lived third administration. North East Wales was fortress William Ewart Gladstone for a long while and even those dominating public life in north Wales in more recent years often have forebears who were colleagues of or who knew William Gladstone well.

Sir Edward Howard was later  Senior Commissioner of HM’s Woods and Forests. He served as Mayor of the town of Llanelly (in Monmouthshire, near the Brecon Beacons) 1913-16. Sir Edward was an Ecclesiastical Commissioner from 1914 to his death, a JP and a Deputy Lieutenant of Gloucestershire.

Sir Edward Howard married firstly Lady Rachel Anne Georgina, daughter of John Campbell, 2nd Earl Cawdor She died in 1906, leaving one son, Sir Algar Howard, an officer at arms at the College of Arms in London and two daughters, Ruth and Alianore.

Sir Edward married secondly, in 1911, Catharine Meriel, only child of Sir Emile Algernon Arthur K. Cowell-Stepney, 11th/2nd and last Baronet. After Sir Edward Howard’s death in 1916, Lady Howard served the remainder of his term as Mayor of Llanelly. She was a JP from 1920; a Carmarthenshire County Councillor. Lady Howard lived at Llanelly and at Woodend, South Ascot. She was a member of the Ladies’ Hyde Park and Bath clubs. Lady Howard was granted authority, by royal licence, to take additional surname of Stepney in 1922. She died on 8 June 1952.

Stafford Howard’s sister – Sir Edward’s daughter by his second wife, Catharine Meriel ‘Alcyone’ Cowell-Stepney – was Margaret Catherine aka Marged Stepney Howard Stepney (1913-53), of Llanelly and Hampstead Lane, London. Margaret/Marged married Patrick Wyndham Murray-Threipland (1904-1957), only son of Colonel William Murray Threipland, had one son and divorced in 1938. In later life Marged was a friend and patron of Dylan Thomas.

So who was Hector, the Boss of United Biscuits who wanted UCNW graduates to work for him? Hector Laing, Baron Laing of Dunphail (12 May 1923-21 June 2010) was educated at the Loretto School and Jesus College, Cambridge. Laing served as a tank commander in the Scots Guards, 1942-47. After this, Hector Laing followed his father, and grandfather Alexander Grant – who invented the digestive biscuit – into the McVitie & Price biscuit business and in 1947 became a Director. The company merged to form United Biscuits, and Laing became MD in 1964 and served as Chairman, 1972-90.

From 1973 to 1991, Laing was Director of the Bank of England. He was Director of the Exxon Corporation , a multinational oil and gas company, 1984-94.

Laing married Marian Clare, daughter of John Emilius Laurie in 1950; they had three sons. Reverend Sir John Robert Laurie Emilius Bayley, 3rd Baronet (16 May 1823-4 December 1917), later Reverend Sir John Laurie, was an English clergyman and amateur cricketer. He was generally known by his middle-name Emilius and changed his surname to Laurie in 1887.

Hector Laing was knighted in 1978 and was created a Conservative life peer as Baron Laing of Dunphail on 8 February 1991. Readers might remember that Feb 1991 was the month in which I was forced out of my job at St George’s and ended up in Springfield Hospital, where, unbeknown to me, staff at Springfield were not only facilitating the Westminster Paedophile Ring but were directly in touch with Dafydd, Tony Francis and Lucille Hughes, gathering information about my ‘dangerousness’, although Dr Robin Jacobson at Springfield was kind enough to write a letter to St Helena Kennedy’s pal Prof Nigel Eastman that Dafydd had told Jacobson that I was ‘attractive and seductive’, that Dafydd was sexually exploiting patients and that Jacobson thought that Tony Francis might be as well. Nigel’s subsequent advice to me was to go back to north Wales because Dafydd was my doctor and he knew me no less. Even though, as well as telling Jacobson that I was attractive and seductive and that he and Francis ‘had a soft spot’ for me, Dafydd had also told Jacobson that I had ‘broken into’ Dafydd’s office and behaved in such a way that Dafydd had ‘believed that he would be killed there and then’. I have no recollection of any such incident, but never mind. See previous posts eg. ‘Some Very Eminent Psychiatrists From London…’

In Feb 1991, as all the action kicked off in London, two of my friends who knew what had happened to me at the hands of Dafydd and the Gang were forced out of their jobs as well and Lilibet gave Peter Morrison a knighthood. A few more of the Gang’s associates bagged honours and promotions in 1991, some of them in February as well.

Hector Laing was also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

Laing received an Honorary Doctorate from Heriot-Watt University in 1986. The year that my friend Anne Vernon, a PhD student at UCNW, was killed, the year that Gwynne died, the year that Ollie Brooke was jailed and the year that I went to begin my MSc at Hammersmith Hospital – after D.G.E. Wood yelled at me (two or three weeks after Anne died) to leave north Wales, forget about everything that had happened there and make a new life for myself a long way from Bangor. A few months later, in Dec 1986, three days before Ollie was jailed, Dafydd had me unlawfully arrested and imprisoned in the North Wales Hospital Denbigh. See post ‘Hey, Hey, DAJ, How Many Kids Did you Kill Today?’. They should have made their minds up as to whether they wanted me in north Wales or not.

Lord Laing died on 21 June 2010 after a short illness.

The Torygraph published an obituary for Lord Laing on 27 June 2010:

Lord Laing of Dunphail, who died on June 21 aged 87, was chairman and life president of United Biscuits, and treasurer of the Conservative Party.

Hector Laing was a charismatic and mercurial business leader who ran the United Biscuits conglomerate in the paternalistic style of the family company it had been for two generations before him. As chairman from 1972 to 1990, he presided over a period of relentless expansion which gave him a 50 per cent share of the British biscuit market as well as a portfolio of other food products ranging from salted peanuts to frozen prawns.

Lord Laing of Dunphail

Laing could be a flamboyant competitor: offered a rival company’s cheese biscuits at a City lunch, he left the table and threw them out of the window. But he was also a caring employer, who took the trouble to talk to as many as possible of his 46,000 workforce in annual factory-floor meetings and — despite inevitable redundancies as consumer tastes changed and foreign competition arrived — offered loyal staff an unusual degree of job security: 10 years’ service with United Biscuits virtually guaranteed a job for life.

Which suggests that a similar loyalty and longstanding association with UNCW could well have existed.

He disapproved of many of the corporate trends of the 1980s, including what he saw as the unpatriotic willingness of institutional shareholders to accept offers from hostile foreign bidders for British companies. His own takeovers were generally amicable, and he was never an asset stripper — so it was particularly galling for him to be defeated by Lord Hanson, arch-exponent of that technique, in a 1986 bid battle for Imperial, the brewing and tobacco group, from which Hanson reaped giant profits.

I haven’t had time to research Lord Hanson yet, but it really wouldn’t surprise me if Dafydd and Gwynne were at the root of him beating Hector in the take-over bid for Imperial… Gwynne died in 1986 and he seems to have been at the bottom of a great many things.

Laing was also wary of banks that were prepared to intervene on the bidder’s side against companies that had formerly been their clients — a facet of the influence of American investment banks in the post-Big Bang City. He made a point of seeking assurances from Royal Bank of Scotland, which had lent his grandfather the money to acquire the family’s stake in United Biscuits’ predecessor, that it would never act against him.

Laing’s wider belief in what came to be known as corporate social responsibility was expressed through his chairmanship from 1987 to 1991 of Business in the Community, and in his role as co-founder in 1986 of the Per Cent Club, which encouraged public companies to give one per cent of their profits to good causes.

If he was out of tune with the mood of the 1980s in his business philosophy, he was nevertheless an ardent industrial moderniser. He once said that his biggest mistake was to have focused too much on marketing and acquisitions in the middle years of his chairmanship, and not enough on the efficiency of his factories. Though he could be maddening to work for, he generated enormous loyalty and admiration: his own chief executive once described him, in a carefully chosen phrase, as “the sort of man people would die for 90 per cent of the time”.

Hector Laing was born in Edinburgh on May 12 1923. He was a grandson of Alexander Grant, inventor of that staple of the British elevenses, the digestive biscuit. As a young baker from Forres in Morayshire, Grant had had the temerity to present himself at the bakery of Robert McVitie in Queensferry Street, Edinburgh, in 1887 and ask for a job. Told that there were no vacancies, he picked up a scone, examined it closely, and announced: “Ye canna mak’ scones in Edinburgh.” McVitie relented and took him on.

In 1910 Grant succeeded as managing director of what had grown, as McVitie & Price, to be a national manufacturer. Rich Tea biscuits were produced to satisfy refined English tastes — the Scots liked a coarser bite — while Grant himself guarded the secret recipe for the hugely popular digestive. In 1922 Grant’s daughter Margaret married Hector Laing senior who, having been taken into the business, was made to work a shift on the morning of his wedding.

Their son Hector — a page at the 1937 Coronation — recalled being allowed as a small boy to cut out oatcakes at the factory before he went to school.

It’s another toady to the Royals.

He was educated at Loretto, but having been a rebellious pupil he surprised himself by doing well enough to win a place at Cambridge. By his own account, he was so surprised that he uttered the word “Jesus”, to which his headmaster replied that Jesus College would indeed be very suitable for him.

He spent a year there studying Agriculture before war service intervened. He was commissioned in the Scots Guards, joining the armoured 3rd Battalion, whose subalterns included Robert Runcie, later Archbishop of Canterbury, the future Home Secretary William Whitelaw and a roll-call of pillars-to-be of the Scottish establishment. Laing’s tank squadron landed in Normandy and fought all the way across north-west Europe: he was mentioned in despatches, awarded the US Bronze Star and promoted to captain.

Demobilised in 1947, Laing returned to become a director of McVitie & Price, which shortly merged with Macfarlane Lang to form the foundation of United Biscuits. He gained experience in several factories and, although never one to engage closely with technical detail, developed an expertise in automated production during a long spell as manager of the group’s giant plant at Harlesden in west London.

He became managing director in 1964, and was a driving force in United Biscuits’ continuing expansion. Other Scottish bakeries, including William Crawford of Tartan shortbread fame, joined in the early 1960s. New members of the group in the 1970s included Keebler, an American manufacturer of “cookies and crackers” almost as big as United Biscuits itself; Carr’s of Carlisle, inventors of the water biscuit; and the chocolate maker Terry’s of York.

The Wimpy and Pizzaland fast-food outlets proved less successful additions, and were eventually sold again. The acquisition in 1988 of the frozen seafoods group Ross Young was also seen as a diversification too far, and in the last years of Laing’s reign the need for rationalisation was pressing. But his enthusiasm for new markets was undimmed. One of his last gambits was a joint venture in China, and in an interview shortly before his retirement he said that the sound of a billion Chinese mouths munching digestives would allow him to die happy.

Laing was also a long-serving member of the Court of the Bank of England, where he had a reputation for rarely reading the board papers before meetings. He was a director of Allied Lyons and of Exxon, the US oil company; chairman of the Food & Drink Industries Council; and president of the European Catering Association. He was knighted in 1978.

At the request of Robert Runcie, he was chairman from 1983 to 1997 of the Lambeth Fund, which supports the Archbishop of Canterbury’s office and ministry. Loyalty to other wartime comrades extended to finding jobs for several of his tank crew (one of them was his company driver), giving them shares in United Biscuits — and in some cases even paying their poll tax, a levy which he regarded as unfair despite his high regard for Margaret Thatcher.

It is now acknowledged that Runcie concealed organised abuse in the Anglican Church. Runcie could not have missed what was happening in north Wales and Chester.

His distaste for the harsher manifestations of Thatcherism did not impede a warm personal friendship with the prime minister which extended to the offer of his private plane to help find her son Mark when he went missing in the Sahara during a car rally. The Thatchers also occasionally holidayed at Dunphail, the Morayshire estate that Laing had inherited from his grandfather. United Biscuits became a major donor to Tory coffers, and in 1988 Laing became party treasurer, a role he fulfilled until 1993.

Now I understand why Hector bagged a peerage in Feb 1991. I note that Hector had studied agriculture and inherited an estate in Scotland. He’ll have had contacts in the farming/landowning community, some of whom were very influential in the Dept of Agriculture at UCNW. The Agri Dept was one of the Depts with the strongest association with the Gang. Professor Richard Howarth of the Agri Dept bagged a job as an adviser to Thatch on the back of it, in spite of that Dept being a joke and prevailing over a steady stream of students who changed courses because the Agri Dept really was just so bad. Mary Wynch worked as a secretary in the Agri Dept when the Gang went after her… Carlo’s mate Gerald the 6th Duke of Westminster will have been involved as well, taking a keen interest in farm/estate management and occupying roles as patron or president in many farming/rural organisations. See previous posts.

Though created a life peer in 1991, Laing was happy to leave policy debate to professional politicians. But in May 2004 he was one of five Tory peers who signed a letter urging Conservatives to vote for Ukip in the imminent European election. The other four were immediately expelled by the then party leader, Michael Howard, but Laing announced that “on reflection” he should not have signed, and was allowed to keep the Tory whip.

Laing held a pilot’s licence and created an aviation subsidiary of United Biscuits, based at Denham airfield near his home at Gerrards Cross in Buckinghamshire. His managers were encouraged to use company aircraft for factory visits, at the risk of being stranded if the pilot had to divert to pick up a member of the chairman’s family; a more hair-raising option was to be flown by the chairman himself. In later years he devoted himself to the less dangerous pastime of tending his splendid gardens at Gerrards Cross and Dunphail.

A devout churchman, Laing declared that “I believe one has a personal relationship with God”, but he declined to intellectualise his faith: “I leave that to the theologians.”

Hector Laing married, in 1950, Marian Laurie, daughter of Major-General Sir John Laurie, 6th Bt. They had three sons.

Clarkson plc spun off various diversified assets as Shipping Industrial Holdings in 1974.  Michael Wade sat on the Board of Clarkson plc, 1984-93 and Peter Parker sat on the Board, 1971-93.

Michael John Wade, born 22 May 1954, has a particular interest in South Asian affairs as he is of Parsi Zoroastrian descent. Throughout his career Wade has worked within the Lloyd’s insurance market where he has been Chairman or CEO of many firms. Michael Wade was appointed the Crown Representative for Insurance at the Cabinet office in 2013 before becoming a Senior Adviser to the Cabinet Office in 2015. Wade is a Senior Adviser to Swiss Re, Senior Non-executive Director of Neon Underwriting Ltd and Chairman of TigerRisk Capital Markets. In 2011 Wade was appointed Chairman of Besso Insurance Group in order to restructure it, which he completed by November 2012.

Before his position with Besso, Wade was the Chairman of Optex Group Ltd from 2006 before it was acquired by Besso Limited in 2011. Wade also spent several years at the non-executive Chairman Lloyd’s broker Bowood Holdings before a September 2008 trade sale.

Wade partnered with John Holman & Sons in 1980 to form Holman Wade Ltd specialising in reinsurance. It was this firm that was merged into Horace Clarkson in 1984, then floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1986 as Horace Clarkson plc.

Wade resigned from Clarksons along with Sir Peter Parker in 1993 to work on forming the CLM Insurance Fund plc, one of the first ‘corporate capital’ vehicles at Lloyd’s. During his time with CLM, Wade was CEO before merging the group with a rival firm in 1999. In 2000 he stepped down and focused on the Rostrum Group Ltd. Wade worked with Lord Hodgson in creating the investment management firm Rostrum Partnerships which invested in specialist Lloyd’s underwriting companies on behalf of major UK pension funds until 2005.

Over the course of his career, Wade also served on several committees including the Council of Lloyd’s – then the regulator of the market – and the Committee of Lloyd’s. Wade also served on the Parliamentary Liaison Committee and the Lloyd’s Taskforce chaired by Sir David Rowland. Wade was a member of the pre-2010 Election Conservative Party, the Economic Competitiveness Policy Group.

Wade focused much of his interest on pro-bono work. One of his ventures was the creation of the Lloyd’s Community Programme, of which he was Chair for five years before stepping down; it has now been running for 25 years.

Wade founded Opera Interludes in 1989; it became London Festival Opera of which Wade is honorary Chairman. In 1996 Wade founded the Trafalgar Park Trust, of which he is also honorary Chairman. This Trust was founded as a result of Wade’s interest in Trafalgar Park in Wiltshire, which was acquired by Wade in 1995 and is now a venue for the arts and cultural events. Wade continues his involvement in Trafalgar Park, supporting many local charidee events, such as Horatio’s Garden.

Horatio’s Garden featured in an earlier post on this blog. It is a medical charidee that was established by two Top Doctors when their son Horatio, an aspiring medical student, was killed in a bear attack when he was on an expedition arranged by his school, Eton. Horatio’s death was the result of spectacular mismanagement and bad planning on the part of the organisers of the expedition and was the sort of thing that should not happen when teenagers are taken on adventures. Investigations found the organisers of the expedition to have been unbelievably reckless but Eton was involved and Horatio’s grandfather was a notable explorer himself who was a big name in the expedition society which had overseen his grandson devoured by an angry bear. The result was an Inspirational Medical Charidee rather than prosecutions and dismissals. It is highly likely that Horatio’s grandfather knew Sir Charles Evans, the Principal of UCNW when Gwynne sat in the Student Health Centre.

Michael Wade is a Trustee of Salisbury Cathedral Girl Chorister’s Fund. The Salisbury Cathedral of which Ted Heath was an immediate neighbour and the Salisbury for which Sir Peter Morrison’s father Lord Margadale was the Tory MP for many years and which was still part of the Morrison family turf long after Lord Margadale had stepped down as the MP. See previous posts.

In 1997 Michael Wade married Dr Caroline Dashwood, the daughter of Sir Francis Dashwood Bt. They have a son, Alexander Francis Neville Wade, born in 1998.

Michael Wade served as Chairman of the Conservative Friends of Pakistan, May 2012-15.

Michael Wade conducted the Saint-Saens Symphony No 3 in C minor, Op 78, popularly known as the Organ Symphony, at St John Smith Square in May 2014 in support of his appeal for Moorfields Eye Hospital and the research work to develop an effective treatment for LCA4, a rare form of congenital blindness. Before Bashir al-Assad was a Murderous Dictator who Has To Be Stopped, in the late 1980s he was a Nice Young Doctor at the Western Eye Hospital in London, now managed by Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. The Ah the doctors they were wonderful at Moorfields Eye Hospital will have known Bashir, when he was yet another Excellent Doctor about whom no-one has ever had any concerns, How Very Dare You. See previous posts for further info on Bashir and his time in London as a Top Doc.

Sir Peter Parker (30 August 1924-28 April 2002) was most famous as the Chairman of British Rail, 1976-83. Parker was born in France but spent part of his childhood in Shanghai where his father worked for an oil company. The family were evacuated from China in 1937 and while his father went to work in Africa, his mother and the rest of the family settled in Bedford, England, where Parker attended Bedford School. Geraint Morgan QC, the bent barrister who served as the Tory MP for Denbigh, 1959-83, went to Bedford School; Morgan was four years older than Parker. After leaving school, Parker won a scholarship to study Japanese at SOAS, as one of the “Dulwich boys”, 30 sixth-formers recruited to boost the ranks of military translators.

In 1943 Peter Parker joined the Intelligence Corps of the  British Army, serving first in India and Burma and later in the United States and Japan. In 1947 Parker left the Army, and after a conversation over tea with Lord Murray of Newhaven studied history at Lincoln College, Oxford, Theresa May’s husband’s alma mater. At Oxford, Parker joined the Dramatic Society, alongside contemporaries Kenneth TynanJohn Schlesinger and Lindsay Anderson, all of whom have previously featured on this blog.

Ronnie Waterhouse knew Kenneth Tynan and he may well have known Peter Parker as well because Ronnie enjoyed hanging out with thespians and spent much time in the Garrick. The film director John Schlesinger featured in a previous posts, along with his dad, Bernard Schlesinger, a Top Doc paediatrician who knew about Savile and was one of those who fuelled the Westminster Paedophile Ring, throughout it all reassuring the world that appallingly dangerous and mad Top Docs were doing a fine job and were loved by everyone.

Peter Parker met Shirley Catlin (aka Shirl of the SDP) in Oxford University’s Labour Party club and they had a relationship. Shirl stated in her autobiography, that “…by the spring of 1949 I was in love with him, and he, a little, with me…”. That was before Shirl gave her heart to Bernard who worked for the security services, then to Dr Death and then that other one whom Shirl married in later life who got her the job at Harvard. See previous posts.

Peter Parker stood unsuccessfully as the Labour candidate for Bedford in the 1951 General Election After graduation he spent two years with Philips before becoming Head of the overseas department of the Industrial Society. Parker organised a study conference on human problems in industry at the invitation of Phil the Greek, for which he was appointed a Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order in 1957. Parker then joined Booker McConnell, becoming a Director. Parker remained on the board of Booker until 1970, when he was appointed Chairman-designate of the newly nationalised National Ports Authority. This was scrapped following the election of Ted Heath in 1970, leaving Parker to find other directorships until his appointment in 1976 as Chairman of British Rail.

Parker was Chairman of British Rail when that organisation was famed for its awfulness, when complaints from the many disgruntled passengers just got nowhere and when it was a nationalised industry beset by problems caused by its own unionised workforce. Yet Parker was a member of the security services and still the strife continued. I have flagged up constantly on this blog how union officials who had knowledge of the Westminster Paedophile Ring held Gov’ts over a barrel and that was how they were able to wield such power over PMs and Ministers who hated them and were being brought down by them.

I always wondered where the muscle of the rail unions emanated from. The rail unions sponsored Labour MPs who were of or colluded with the Westminster Paedophile Ring, some high profile MPs were the children of railwaymen and those unions were strong in south Wales, at George Thomas HQ. There were of course complaints over many years of Thomas sexually assaulting boys on trains; Thomas’s favoured venues for making a nuisance of himself were trains, railway stations and cinemas. The complaints went nowhere, although some of them were very serious. Because Brown and I didn’t have cars until we were well into our 30s, we were using trains throughout the 1980s. I was hassled by men on trains, as were other girls/women I knew and I and my friends had a lot of encounters with aggressive passengers/staff. There was no help available and it was this sort of thing that led to people, especially women, being very wary about travelling alone or at night. That should not have been happening. There was also the spate of people who were alleged to have committed suicide by throwing themselves off trains, yet it was revealed that at least one teenager had been murdered by being thrown off a train.

During the Waterhouse Inquiry, a psych patient from Gwynedd called Daniel Montali committed suicide by jumping from a train near Bangor. Or it was assumed that Dan committed suicide. I have wondered about that, because Dan was a patient with me in Ysbyty Gwynedd back in the early 1990s and he will have been a witness to much wrongdoing, although like the rest of us he might not have realised just how much. Dan and his wife were neighbours of the predators who hijacked F’s baby and made false allegations about F…

As for Peter Parker’s Chairmanship of British Rail, I remember one Jimmy Savile starring in adverts to promote the InterCity service, with the slogan ‘This Is The Age Of The Train’. Peter Parker could never have claimed that He Didn’t Know re Savile, he worked for the security services, he did know, as did his former beau Shirl and they knew about Dafydd and Gwynne as well. The agency who ran the campaign featuring Savile was Allen, Brady & Marsh. Peter Parker was the person who chose to hire Peter Marsh and his agency. Marsh died in March 2016. The Herald Scotland published this obituary in April 2016, written by Phil Davison:

PETER Marsh, who has died aged 85, was known at the peak of the British advertising industry as Mr Showbiz. Flamboyant co-founder and chairman of the Allen Brady & Marsh ad agency (ABM), one of the top five in the UK in the early 1980s, he did not just give prospective clients punchy straplines. Donning white tails and white top hat, he often gave them, literally, a song and dance to demonstrate jingles he thought could help them sell their products.

Having started as a teenage actor in amateur theatre, he lived up to the part by driving his white Rolls Royce Silver Wraith around London’s Soho district, at the time the hub of the UK advertising industry, often, although he was not Scottish, wearing his favourite tartan suit. He insisted on being dressed in that same suit in his coffin recently as mourners tapped their feet to one of his favourite songs — Give ‘Em the Old Razzle Dazzle, from the musical Chicago.

In the 1950s Marsh had razzle dazzled his way into the life of actress Pat Phoenix although their marriage lasted only a year and Phoenix had not yet become the sex bomb of the soaps as divorcée Elsie Tanner in Coronation Street.
Some of the stars of Coronation Street had connections to the Gang in north Wales. Ken Barlow (William Roach) went to Rydal School at Colwyn Bay – as did his son Linus – and was Patron of St David’s Hospice, Llandudno, when the Chief Exec was Alun Davies, after Davies had finally bowed out of his job as Director of the mental health services for the North West Wales NHS Trust, once the scale of the disaster could no longer be denied. Davies was still threatening to have me arrested (again) when he was CEO of St David’s Hospice. St David’s Hospice is an institution that is and always has been run by the Gang. See post ‘The CEOs of St David’s Hospice’.

He also dazzled ABM’s clients, and ultimately the public, with ads for such products as Guinness, Harp Lager, Whitbreads beer, Woolworths, Weetabix, B&Q, the Milk Marketing Board, Midland Bank and British Rail. He and his team came up with the straplines Harp stays sharp; Midland, the listening bank; and Milk’s gotta lotta bottle for the Milk Board. Marsh was personally responsible for the famous I’m a Secret Lemonade Drinker ad (1973) for R White’s lemonade, in which a bespectacled man in pyjamas shushes his dog and sneaks downstairs to get some R White’s lemonade from the fridge. (The song and music were performed by Elvis Costello’s father and the ad, making the lemonade naughtily attractive, gave a massive boost to R White’s sales).

But by far ABM’s most famous ad campaign was for then state-run British Rail in 1977, not just for the cleverness of the ads themselves – This is the age of the train – but for the fact that they starred Jimmy Savile. Hard though it is for us now to contemplate without squirming, Savile at the time was one of TV’s most-loved faces. But the British Rail campaign is best-known in the global ad world for the now-legendary way ABM won the contract from under the noses of the bigger Saatchi & Saatchi agency. It has been described as “the greatest ad account coup in British history”.

Marsh and his ABM co-founders invited British Rail chairman (later Sir) Peter Parker and his advisers to the ABM offices, where the BR team were left in a grimy reception area stinking from full ashtrays and tables littered with half-drunk paper cups of cold coffee. After 15 minutes, Sir Peter walked up to the receptionist and asked how much longer they had to wait. But the over-made-up receptionist just kept smoking her fag, filing her nails and telling a girlfriend on the phone how great it was to get hammered last night.

As Sir Peter got up to leave, Marsh burst out and said: “So, my friends, now you know how your customers feel about BR conditions and staff. ABM can win them over!” Sir Peter signed the contract.

Peter Marsh was born in Hull on February 2, 1931, son of a dock worker, and attended Hull Grammar School until leaving “as soon as I could, aged 15. All that stuff about a romantic working-class background is bullshit.”

With the war just over, he did his national service before opting to take to the stage in amateur theatrical productions, mostly around his native Hull or the north of England. One of his early roles was as the title character Prince Karl in the operetta The Student Prince, perhaps most famous for its popular chorus of Drink! Drink! Drink! with Marsh singing lead tenor.

In 1955, aged 24, he moved south to London. Seeing that TV, still fledgling at the time, was the future, he joined BBC TV as a writer and producer in the documentary film department.

Marsh will have known many, including Ronnie Waterhouse’s close friend Sir Robin Day and the Gang’s other big BBC pal Huw Wheldon, who went to Friars School in Bangor. See previous posts.

He soon realised that, although the BBC did not carry adverts, TV in general was bound to become the perfect vehicle. In 1965, he hooked up with his friends Rod Allen and Mike Brady to launch ABM.

The upstart ABM, initially seen as a bunch of chancers by the big names of the UK ad world, razzle dazzled their way into British street language with their jingly ads, at the same time making the Madmen of Madison Avenue, New York, sit up and take notice of the new boys on the British block. Perhaps because of his flamboyance and often arrogance, Marsh was never the most popular man in UK advertising. His peers from other “shops” (ad agencies) said he spent as much time advertising himself as his clients’ products.

Having run out of clients and ideas, ABM was sold to the Lowe Howard-Spink agency in 1987 and Marsh retired to a mansion by the river Thames at Barnes, with the white Roller in the driveway and his beloved collection of suits of armour from theatre and films inside.

He is survived by a son and daughter from his second wife Nicolette Grey, from whom he was divorced in 2003 after a 40-year marriage.

It would seem that there are a great many questions to be answered about that advertising campaign and why the commission was given to Peter Marsh. But they won’t be will they Shirl?

Peter Parker was appointed Chairman of British Rail in 1976 by the  Labour Gov’t and continued to serve under Thatch. Parker counted himself as a socialist, although he later joined his old flame Shirl with Dr Death in the SDP.  His ‘socialist principles were severely tested by the industrial relations difficulties with the three railway unions (ASLEF, the National Union of Railwaymen and the Transport Salaried Staffs’ Association) while he was Chairman of British Rail’. There were several major strikes on the railway system during his chairmanship. One would have thought that Mr Intelligence Services could have dealt with that, but clearly not.

Labour MPs sponsored by the National Union of Railwaymen included Tam Dalyell, Robin Cook, Michael O’Halloran, Donald Dewar, Dobbo, Donald Anderson, Gwyneth Dunwoody, John Marek and many more.

Dalyell was a friend of Richard Crossman’s who worked for the security services himself and was never able to land the killer blow on Thatch that he would have wanted because there was the matter of his own involvement in concealing Gwynne and those lobotomies. Robin Cook Knew and knew more than most because for years he was married to Top Doc Margaret Cook who caused Miranda much grief after Cook ran off with Gayle, his secretary. Cook keeled over on a mountain ‘with a heart attack’ and died later in hospital at the age of 59 on 6 Aug 2005. See previous posts.

I finished my PhD in July 2005 which caused a great deal of trauma to many people. War was declared on Merfyn Jones the VC of Bangor University and not long after Robin Cook keeled over, John McTernan’s brother-in-law stole my computer.

See previous posts for gen on Robin and Margaret Cook, the Margaret Cook who knew about the Tainted Blood Scandal being a haematologist but who kept quiet and who trained as a Top Doc at Bristol University, as did D.G.E. Wood. Michael O’Halloran was Jeremy Corbyn’s predecessor as the Labour MP for Islington. There was much controversy over O’Halloran. See previous posts. He was an Irish railwayman who left school at 15, ‘drifted’ to London and became Secretary of the Islington North Constituency Labour Party and was subsequently selected as the Labour candidate. There were allegations that unfair means had been used by his supporters to ensure that O’Halloran bagged the selection. Once in the Commons there was more aggro, partly because of O’Halloran’s alleged links with dodgy businesses, partly because of his allegations that the far-left were out of control and partly because of his staunch opposition to abortion as a result of his Catholicism. In 1977 his office was invaded by activists who violently assaulted O’ Halloran. He subsequently joined Dr Death in the SDP.

I have mentioned previously that the London Boroughs where the far left took control in the 1970s and 980s were often utterly rotten, which is why the ‘far left’ were voted in. People were bloody sick of those who had gone before. O’Halloran was in the Commons when Dafydd’s partner gang ran Islington. I have been rude about Jeremy, Jack Straw, Chris Smith and Little Nell on this blog re the paedophile ring and serious crime with which they colluded in Islington, but O’Halloran was no better.

Donald Dewar was Scotland’s First Secretary who’s wife ran off with Derry Irvine and Donald hated Derry from then on. Donald Dewar was a lawyer and one of a group of vindictive Scottish politicians who had known each other from their 20s and spent much time knifing each other in the back. Dewar himself made First Secretary but died an unfortunate and untimely death, leaving in his will a fortune that no-one knew that he had or understood how he had acquired. Dewar’s death led to shenanigans in the Scottish Parliament that soon led to Lord Jack MacConell becoming FM, although he’d barely been an MSP for five minutes in Nov 2001, the year after the publication of the Waterhouse Report. See eg. ‘The Most Dangerous Man In The World – The Scottish Play’. The Lord Jack who became quite a favourite of Gordon Brown and who was at Stirling University with my two friends, who knew what was happening to me at the hands of the Gang and who found themselves frozen out of their old circle from Stirling from the late 1980s onward. As well as having gangsters after them, once Michael Grade and the BBC had done their bit. See eg. post ‘The Turn Of The Screw’.

Dobbo was of course Miranda’s first Health Secretary after Miranda was elected in 1997, throughout most of the duration of the Waterhouse Inquiry, but was a disaster. Dobbo had ignored organised abuse and associated serious crime linked to Dafydd and Gwynne in his former capacity as a Camden Councillor, while working in the Office of the Ombudsman and as the MP for Holborn and St Pancras. Dobbo came from York at Jimmy Savile Central and for some reason best known to himself he lived near York even when he was a London MP. See ‘The Most Dangerous Man In The World – Part IV’ and ‘The Joys Of Propaganda’.

Donald – later Lord – Anderson was the MP for Monmouth, 1966-70 and for Swansea East, 1974-2005. Anderson grew up in Swansea, went to Swansea Grammar School (now known as Bishop Gore School) and Swansea University aka the Rhodri Morgan’s Family Institute of HE. From 1971 to 1974, Anderson was a resident in Kensington and Chelsea and Councillor in a neighbouring borough. He was sworn of the Privy Council in 2000, the year of the Waterhouse Report and given a peerage in 2005, despite not seeming to have done very much to warrant those things.

Gwyneth Dunwoody is an old friend of this blog, of the Westminster Paedophile Ring and of Dafydd and Gwynne. Dunwoody was famously the daughter of ‘Labour Party Royalty’ from south Wales and London, her parents were Norah and Morgan Phillips, who were Of Labour Party and London County Council Corruption when George Thomas was a young MP and Mandy’s dad and Richard Crossman were running things. The Phillips’s did of course know Nye and in 1957, Morgan Phillips,  Nye and Richard Crossman perjured themselves in order to win libel damages from ‘The Spectator’. The truth didn’t emerge until Crossman’s ‘Diaries’ were published years later; Gwyneth tried to prevent their publication.

Gwyneth served as the MP for Exeter, 1966-70 and later as the MP for Crewe and Nantwich, for many years while Dafydd and Gwynne’s ring was in operation there. Gwyneth ended up very unpopular in her constituency and then encountered serious financial problems, such that her house was repossessed and she ended up in rent arrears on her flat in the Barbican. Gwyneth bounced back and was in the money again not too long afterwards, just when the investigations into a possible paedophile ring under her nose kicked off. Gwyneth was much admired in the Commons as a Strong Woman who had Fought Back after severe financial problems, although I never saw her doing overtime in Tesco.

When she was young, Gwyneth married John Dunwoody, a Nice Young Doctor, who became a Labour MP in Cornwall. Richard Crossman hoped that John would one day become Leader of the Labour Party. There was a great deal of feting of John Dunwoody in a rather Dr Death-like way, but guess what, Dr Dunwoody turned out to be a bit of a scumbag. He and Gwyneth fought like cat and dog in the Commons and split up. Dr Dunwoody the Great Hope decided that he would leave politics and return to Top Doctoring and NHS management/governance.

Here’s a resume of John Dunwoody’s Top Doctoring; can anyone see the Westminster Paedophile Ring hidden in the picture?:

Dunwoody trained as a Top Doctor at King’s College London and Westminster Hospital Medical School, as did Wilfred and Dannie Abse (see post ‘O Jones, O Jones’). Dunwoody worked as a junior doc in Newton Abbott Hospital, 1955-56 and as a GP and medical officer in Totnes District Hospital, 1956-66. Gwyneth and John Dunwoody were in Devon when my father was in Devon, being swindled by Maurice Macmillan et al, the Tory part of the network of which the Dunwoodys were a part. John Dunwoody was active in the Socialist Medical Association with Uncle Harry et al.

John Dunwoody became the first Director of ASH. He served as Chairman of the Kensington, Chelsea and Westminster Area Health Authority, 1977–82, Chairman of the FPA, 1981–87 and Chairman of the Bloomsbury District Health Authority, 1982–90. From 1996 Dunwoody was Vice-Chairman of the Merton, Sutton and Wandswoth Local Medical Committee.

Labour Party Royalty Crossbreed With London Medical Establishment:

Because the parent organisms carried two mutant alleles for the same gene – the gene for the Westminster Paedophile Ring – the mutant alleles are both complete loss-of-function or ‘null’ alleles. The resultant offspring was a nullizygote.

Tamsin Dunwoody
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Member of the Welsh Assembly
for Preseli Pembrokeshire
In office
1 May 2003-3 May 2007

See previous posts for more Dunwoody laffs, particularly in relation to Gwyneth and Tamsin running on the Feminist Ticket. Tamson represented Preseli Pembrokeshire when there was a ring in operation in west Wales with links to Dafydd’s gang in north Wales. Both rings had been in existence for decades and exchanged staff as well as victims.

John Marek was the seriously weird MP and then AM for Wrexham. John Marek used to work as a maths lecturer at Aberystwyth University. Marek was elected a member of Ceredigion District Council in 1979 and served until 1983; he was Chair of its finance sub-committee, 1982-83. Marek was elected as the Labour MP for Wrexham in 1983. He chose to move to the Welsh Assembly in 1999 and stood down from Westminster in 2001. In 2000, Marek was elected as Deputy Presiding Officer against the candidate preferred by the Labour leadership. This move and Marek’s frequent criticisms of the Labour-led Wrexham County Borough led to his deselection as the Labour Party’s candidate for the National Assembly elections of 1 May 2003. Marek then stood as a candidate for the John Marek Independence Party and defeated the official Labour Party candidate, Lesley Griffiths, a former secretary of his, by 973 votes. Later that year Marek formed a new party, Forward Wales (Cymru Ymlaen). He ran for re-election in the 2007 Welsh Assembly election but was defeated by Labour’s Lesley Griffiths by 1,250 votes, thanks to a swing to the Conservatives, Lib Dems and UKIP.  On 29 March 2010, Marek joined the Tory Party and he was later confirmed as the party’s candidate for the 2011 Welsh Assembly election, where he again came second to Griffiths, by 3,335 votes in the Wrexham constituency. National Union of Railwaymen logo.jpg

John Marek caused havoc in the Labour Party in Wales and they hate him. Marek and Griffiths scrapped away over the victims of the Gang, including I am told me, but neither of them were doing it to defend us. I was threatened with a gun while those two opportunists were at each others throats. They have both been at the heart of the Gang for years, Griffiths was a medical secretary in Wrexham Maelor Hospital when the kids in care and Empowered Service Users were being mistreated by the staff in Wrexham Maelor and she was a Wrexham Councillor. The votes of the Gang were more important than their victims. Lesley Griffiths grew up near Wrexham and she knew about Gwynne as well as John Allen and Dafydd. See previous posts eg. ‘History Repeats Itself, First As Tragedy, Second As Farce’.

 

Sir Peter Parker campaigned vigorously against the anti-rail lobby, most notably in successfully resisting the recommendations of the Serpell Report in 1982, which had proposed drastic closures. 

Parker’s other appointments included the chairmanship of the Rockware Group (1971–76, and 1983–92); Bookers Engineering and Industrial Holdings (1966–70); Associated British Maltsters (1971–73); Curtis Brown (1971–76); Dawnay Day (1971–76); Mitsubishi Electric UK (1984–96); and Whitehead Mann (1984–2000). Parker was also Chairman of the National Theatre, the British Tourist Authority and of Westfield College. Parker was knighted in 1978, the year that Mr Thrope was committed for trial for conspiracy to murder and appointed a KBE in 1993. Parker was conferred with the Grand Cordon of the Order of the Sacred Treasure 1st Class (1991) (Japan).

Parker married Gillian Rowe-Dutton in 1951, a GP and gardener who wrote The Purest of Pleasures: Creation of a Romantic Garden. The couple had three sons, (Alan Parker, former Chief Executive of Save the Children FundOliver Parker, film director; Nathaniel Parker, the actor) and a daughter.

Peter Parker died on 28 April 2002 from a suspected heart attack while on a trip to Turkey.

Parker was succeeded as Chairman of British Rail in 1983 by his Vice-Chairman, Robert Reid, who was yet another in the mess with the rest of them. Sir Robert Basil Reid (7 February 1921-17 December 1993) was Chairman of British Rail, 1983-90. The son of Sir Robert Niel Reid, Governor of Assam, 1937-42, Sir Bob Reid was educated at Malvern and Brasenose. During WW II, Sir Bob served in the Royal Tank Regiment. When peace returned he joined the LNER as a Traffic Apprentice. When the “Big Four” railway companies merged in 1948 to form British Railways, Bob Reid rose steadily within British Railways. By 1961 he was a District Passenger Manager and by 1967 Planning Manager of the Scottish Region. Reid was General Manager of the Southern Region, 1974-76 and the Executive Member for Marketing, 1977-80. Reid became Chief Executive in 1980 and held that post until his appointment as Chairman in 1983. Sir Bob was a Master of the Information Technologists’ Company 1988-89.

Sir Robert Reid died in Dec 1993. Just a few weeks after I wrote to Michael Mansfield about Gwynedd Social Services, only to receive a one-line reply. See previous posts. Even I thought that I might be one the grassy knoll when I noticed the date of Sir Bob’s death, until I read his obituary, written by Peter Parker, in the Indie and I discovered that Bob Reid was Chairman of West Lambeth Health Authority 1990-93. Dafydd’s partner gang ran Lambeth and had done from the late 1960s, being greatly assisted in this by John Tilley, who served as a Wandsworth Councillor and then as the Labour MP for Lambeth Central. See post ‘Lord Snooty The Third’. They even had Lord Scarman on board when Scarman was asked to Chair the Inquiry into the Brixton riots. See previous posts.

The Lambeth Child Abuse Scandal was as big as the North Wales Child Abuse Scandal. Kids in care in Lambeth were abused both in Lambeth and when sent to children’s homes in north Wales, where a few years later they were trafficked back down to Lambeth as sex workers. The Maudsley Hospital was nearby and were colluding, as were Lambeth Borough Council/Social Services. Tessa Jowell worked as a child care officer for Lambeth and then as a psych social worker at the Maudsley. Diane Abbott was employed by Lambeth Borough Council as their Press Officer/PR woman. The HQ of the GLC containing Red Ken and John McDonnell was at Lambeth. Peter Mandelson served as a Lambeth Councillor, as did John Major.

The organised abuse of kids and Empowered Service Users in Lambeth is thought to have gone back at least as far as the 1940s, it was a nightmare because so many people who later became so influential had passed through. Esther Rantzen’s sister was a social worker with Lambeth and her boss at Lambeth, Valerie – later Baroness Valerie – Howarth, was appointed as CEO of ChildLine. Paul Boateng’s wife Janet Boateng was a social worker for Lambeth and doubled up as the Chair of the Social Services Committee. Janet Boateng was Chair of that Committee when Tyra Henry was murdered while in the care of Lambeth Council. Paul Boateng has been named as being associated with abusers in Lambeth although Boateng denied the allegations. See previous posts for further info…

One man known to have abused kids in Lambeth when he was employed in a children’s home there later opened an antiques shop near Wrexham. The Shirley Oaks Survivors, a group of former kids in care from Lambeth, walked out of the IICSA after no-one would take on board their point that it was SOCIAL WORKERS who had abused them, yet Prof Alexis Jay, the social worker Chairing the Inquiry, refused to discuss this. See previous posts for further info about these matters.

Bob Reid was the Chairman of West Lambeth Health Authority when Paul Bowden, a psychiatrist from the Maudsley, colluded with St George’s and Springfield Hospitals in early 1991 re the refusal to treat me. St George’s and Springfield were, unbeknown to me, in direct contact with Dafydd, Tony Francis and Lucille Hughes. Bowden had co-authored with Dafydd’s and Tony Francis’s mate Prof Robert Bluglass, who in 1989 had concealed  their criminality himself. Bowden also knew Tony Francis from Tony Francis’s time working at the Institute of Psychiatry at the Maudsley in the 1970s. Dafydd had worked at the Maudsley just before he was given his job as a consultant at Denbigh and also knew Bowden. Reid was Chairman of West Lambeth Health Authority when F was fleeced of his money and property and refused all access to his own child on the basis of false allegations made as the result of a conspiracy on the part of many members of the Gang.

Bob Reid was appointed Chairman of West Lambeth Health Authority in 1990, the year that the Gang took me to the High Court repeatedly in an attempt to have me imprisoned, perjuring themselves on each occasion. Then they had another go in the spring of 1991, when I was summoned to the Royal Courts of Justice in The Strand no less. St Helena Kennedy was in a neighbouring Court to me, having a go at a Wimmin’s Rights Test Case. St Helena is friends with Prof Nigel Eastman, who was one of those at St George’s and Springfield who refused to treat me in Jan/Feb 1991. St Helena worked in Took’s Court, Mi