Paul Harris – Author, Journalist, Intelligence officer MI6.

Paul Anthony Harris (22 July 1948 – 24 May 2018) was an author and publisher, based in Scotland. His first work was When Pirates Ruled the Waves, which ran to four editions within a short space of time between 1968 and 1970. This was published by his own company, Impulse Books in Aberdeen.

See also Wikipedia —


Paul who originated from Kent was a regular visitor at the Free Radio Association (FRA) 239 Eastwood Road, Rayleigh, Essex. between 1968-1971 he was well known to both the Radio Kaleidoscope and FRA team members.   See Paul reporting live on RNI 1970.

Sadley Paul has now past away taking with him a lot of very interesting memories

RIP Paul..

Further obituaries can be viewed on the following links:-

Intel Today – Intelligence Matters

 The Herald news Paper (Scotland)

The Guardian Newspaper

National Union of Journalists

The Telegraph Newspaper

The Island

Onlanka News

The Scotsman – Notices 


FRA 239 Eastwood Road, Rayleigh, Essex… ?, June Pearl, Geoffrey Pearl, Paul Harris, ? – 1968 (Courtesy Lynn Strang)

Paul Harris, Alan Brindley – 1968 (Courtesy Lynn Strang)

FRA Office – Top Left Paul Harris bottom right Geoffrey Pearl – 1968 (Courtesy Lynn Strang)l

June Pearl, Geoffrey Pearl, Lynn Strang, Alan, Reg , Jill, John, DJ Robin Adcroft, Paul Harris on floor – 1968  (Courtesy Lynn Strang)

Paul Harris – Author of “When Pirates Ruled the Waves” – 1969 – A man with many contacts.. (Courtesy Lynn Strang)

DJ Kathy JeanettePaul Harris (Author), DJ Tracy Deram – Margaret (FRA) – 1969 – (Courtesy Lynn Strang)

Starting top left Lovely Linda, Tracy Deram, Paul Harris, Kathy Jeanette – 1969 (Courtesy Lynn Strang)

Paul Harris addressing the London Free Radio rally – Poss 1970 (Courtesy Lynn Strang)

Paul Harris  was instrumental in the creation and the launch of the Capital Radio from a ship “King David” located off the Dutch coast – 1970

A short time later the Capital Radio ship “King David” floundered

Tender boat alongside RNI with Paul Harris aboard – 1971

Book Review – Paul Harris

The History of Offshore Radio, Paul Harris 1968-1970

Paul Harris, Croatia 1991

Paul Harris in Sri Lanka


Paul Harris in later years enjoying his world of antiquities


Some of Paul Harris’s many roles..