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RNI/BBC-R2/BBC-R4/ITN-TV/BBC1-TV/Daily Telegraph =>> RNI Ablaze & Reports <<= Saturday 15th May 1971

RNI/BBC-R2/BBC-R4/ITN-TV/BBC1-TV/Daily Telegraph =>> RNI Ablaze & Reports <<= Saturday 15th May 1971

About the show

Here are recordings and media reports of this dramatic event when RNI's transmitting ship m/v Mebo 2 was set on fire by agents acting for competitor offshore pirate Radio Veronica on Saturday night 15th May 1971:
1. A 41 minute unedited Short Wave RNI recording from 22.57 hrs. until transmitter switch-off at 23.38 hrs. on Sat. 15th May 1971.
2. BBC Radio 2 News at midnight Sat. 15th May 1971.
3. RNI 220m. Alan West at 06.00 hrs. on Sun. 16th May 1971.
4. BBC Radio 4 News at 09.00hrs. Sun. 16th May 1971.
5. RNI 220m. at 18.30 hrs. Sun. 16th May 1971.
6. ITN TV News on Sun. 16th May 1971.
7. BBC1 TV News at 22.15 hrs. Sun. 16th May 1971.
8. Daily Telegraph Report by Brian Silk Fri. 21st May 1971.

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Jeffrey Arnold

Thanks very much for this upload Alfred. The recording of the RNI station start up on the morning of 16th May 1971 was great to hear...I'd not heard this recording before, just the bombing. I have distant memories of seeing the story on the ITN news on 16th May, when I was a small child at the time.

Steve Ball
Steve Ball

Thanks for this brilliant upload Alfred. Only ever heard the short AM and i think FM clips before.

David Bullock

Is there a recording of the 02:30 broadcast I wonder. Thanks for this...longest recording I've heard.... my earliest memory of offshore radio

Fred Bunzl
Fred Bunzl

If there is a recording of the 02.30 broadcast David, sorry but I'm afraid I don't have a copy of it.

Mick Polly Woodhams

Remember this well,i was only 15 at the time,something i will never forget


Not a night anyone wants to remember, but good that it has been preserved. Awful times.