Lads, just had a thought. If our man on the beach came in by train he may have checked in his suitcase at the station cloak room for safe-keeping.
Let’s go up and find out.
But there was something from the suitcase that didn’t make it to the photoshoot!
The H C Reynolds I D Card!
But what does it mean, and why was it removed from the other items in the suitcase only to re-surface in 2011?
The ID Card has two components, the photo and the information box.
So, let’s look at the second part first!
Meet the left ear of the Somerton Man plaster cast and the left ear of Phillip Crispin Heywood Reynolds.
So now meet Phillip Crispin Heywood Reynolds. He strenuously insisted he go by the name of P C H Reynolds when being mentioned for his exceptional cricket and cycling talents and other sporting pursuits. He also liked being called “Josh” for some unknown reason.
The guy in the trench coat and hat behind P C H R (above) had his face blanked out before this picture was found.
P C H R was a high level accountant and spent his time mainly in Western Australia. He lists himself as Company Secretary and Director of Rothsay Mines in the recently constructed township of Rothsay up till the WWII years.
He then lists his employer as Lake View and Star Ltd at Fimiston (Kalgoorlie).
Both sites mined Gold.
Locals now know the Fimiston Mine as the “Kalgoorlie Superpit”.
P C H R is reported as passing away on the 12th July 1979 at Windsor Park, was cremated at Centennial Park in Adelaide and his ashes collected.
Ironically, Rothsay is on the Isle of Bute and both Rothsay and Bute both get a mention in this saga.
Now, let’s look at the first part second!
As there is a great deal to take in already, upcoming Post (#25) will describe the photo on the ID Card and give the person in the photo a name. It will also detail why the ID Card was so quickly removed from sight.
However, there is still an elephant in the room!
Question:-How is it that this ID Card from the Somerton Man’s suitcase was kept securely under the floorboards of the house of the father of one of the prime suspects in the 1966 Beaumont Childrens’ Disappearance?
Allan Maxwell (Max) McIntyre and Anthony Allan (Tony) Munro were persons of significantinterest in the abduction and possible murder of Jane, Arnna and Grant.
“Max” McIntyre and Tony Munro
Paedophile’s victim slams sentence extension as ‘too lenient’
A victim of a repeat South Australian paedophile has slammed an extension to his sentence as too lenient after he pleaded guilty to targeting a fourth young boy.
Anthony Allan Munro was once questioned by police about the 1966 disappearance of the Beaumont children but never faced charges.
Munro, 74, was already serving jail time for sexually abusing three boys on separate occasions dating back to 1965.
The former scout leader was hit with a further four charges relating to abuse of another boy, which took place in 1994 when the child was aged 11.
Munro pleaded guilty but asked District Court Judge Barry Beazley for a merciful sentence to allow him to spend time with his partner in Cambodia on his release.
Judge Beazley on Thursday extended his non-parole period by about 19 months, pushing his parole date to December 2023.
SAPOL, we’re only a matter of weeks from December 2023!
A flash, a boom, an intense pressure wave, then a roar, and a mushroom cloud!
Popular imagery of the atom bomb is oddly sterile. For all we know of the horrors of nuclear weapons, the visual that’s most often evoked is ethereal, if ominous: a silent, billowing cloud, aloft in black and white.
Survivors of the bombings have shared what they saw and heard before the terror.
John Hersey’s famous report, published in 1946 by The New Yorker, describes a “noiseless flash.” Blinding light and intense pressure, yes, but sound?
“Almost no one in Hiroshima recalls hearing any noise of the bomb,” Hersey wrote at the time. There was one person, a fisherman in his sampan on the Inland Sea at the time of the bombing, who “saw the flash and heard a tremendous explosion,” Hersey said. The fisherman was some 20 miles outside of Hiroshima, but “the thunder was greater than when the B-29s hit Iwakuni, only five miles away.”
There is at least some testing footage from the era that features sound. It is jarring to hear. The boom is more like a shotgun than a thunderclap, and it’s followed by a sustained roar.
Now imagine anyone directly involved in the deployment of an atomic weapon trying to fit all the description (above) into a report, message or conversation!
The personnel involved developed a single word to capture every thought, every piece of spoken language or emotion that was used to describe the total event of the explosive action of an atomic deployment.
That word was “ROSE”.
I guess if I was standing there as a sober observer, I think I would have sworn too!
Now we know of the absolute secrecy surrounding the US Army Air Force’s design, construction, transport and deployment of its atomic weaponry, not even the highest levels of British Military or Parliamentary Officials were able to obtain legitimate information about the US’s Plan A due for August 1945 in the Pacific.
Britain was in fact producing a conventional weapon (albeit HUGE) that would form Plan B in case the Plan A either wasn’t ready or had lesser deterrent value than estimated.
Britain engaged in spying activities directed at the US Army Air Force to try to evaluate the chances of possible British involvement.
Plan C (in the small print) was to deploy gas weapons from Australia, so both Britain and Australia had an interest on how the US’s activities were evolving, but alas, only a little was to be leaked.
But a little was leaked and we have already mentioned in a previous post here about US General George Marshall and our Saul “George” Marshall in Sydney.
So, what was the intended action if Plan A succeeded?
If Plan A succeeded and Peace Agreements were signed, then there was no further need for Plan B or Plan C.
And how would you advise the few who were keeping an eye on proceedings covertly, and reporting to their mentors, that they were to STAND DOWN?