Thank you all for your responses and helpful information. The only reason I'm enquiring about Brian Wingate is we (London Day approx. 60 staff) spent trillions of dollars and went pay-less to send this guy to Flag, as my replacement, to do OEC/FEBC. Rumour is he only survived a couple of months as ED London Day before being removed by an S.O. mission. I was long gone by then (though still a loyal Scn). This would have been 1977-1978. Anyone have any info about his tenure at HSOL?
On to more interesting stuff:
Another ramble—involving Peter Buttery, Pedro Doria, Pam Thorne/Hurwitz, Diana Hopkins/Coventry c.1971-1972.
My aunt Mabel, who was about 75 years-old at the time and more like a mother to me, gave me my inheritance early so that I could pay for my Drug Rundown and follow-up auditing. I was a heroin addict—I believed Scn could help—so I did it and it worked splendidly (more about that in another episode).
She was impressed and I made her read DMSMH then SOS then got her into the org (London Day). Buttery was the C/S. I was still a student in the Academy. Well she did fine on Life Repair, or so she told me. Then she went on to ARC S/W and something went wrong—I don't know what, maybe hit more charge than the level could handle—she was a very deep, spiritual and rebellious person.
Buttery decided she was NCG (????) and C/S'd her for Power (Level V) at SH. It cures SP's don't you know;-) AND she had money. So, at great expense, she went off to East Grinstead to do Power under Cl. VIII C/S Pedro Doria.
(It was during Mabel's absence at SH that I set up my "after-hours academy" at her flat, close to the org, where Dave Allington, John Simons and others whose names I forget, racked up thousands of Student Points in extra-curricular, confidential, non-checksheet studies.)
I don't know who her auditor was—Murray Chopping comes to mind but I could be completely wrong about that. After some set-ups, and apparently ethics actions (well, OK, she was a card-carrying communist), which took several weeks (she told me she was getting worried about time and money—PTP?) she started on Power.
In her first session she had a near-fatal heart attack.
Medics were summoned (ah, the good old days) and resuscitation (CPR/defibrillilation) was successful (this is on record with the West Sussex (?) Emergency Services). After a hospital visit, Mabel was returned to her boarding house in EG and rested for a few days before returning to London.
When she came home, looking haggard and ten years older, she told me: "I'm thrilled at what they've done for you (getting me off heroin) and I'm happy for you, but I'm finished with them (Scn). I don't want anything more to do with them. You go ahead if you want to and it makes you happy. I won't stand in your way or give you any problems, I just never want to hear about Scn again."
I complied. Got rid of the LRH books, moved out the e-meters. Closed the "after-hours academy". Continued living at her flat all through the Academy Levels and until I married Anji without any "PTS" problems—good roads-good weather—no problems. We just didn't talk about Scn.—it was off the table.
Aunt Mabel, severely damaged, went into a steady decline, then dementia, then died.
The inheritance she gave me paid for my "Bridge" through OT III and Cl. IV. The balance of the inheritance—40,000 pounds—I "donated" to the "church" under a brilliant, brutal and sexual tag-team regging cycle by Pamela Thorne/Hurwitz and S.O. Missionaire Diana Coventry/Hopkins.
At least I got to sleep with Diana but I can't say it was worth 40,000 quid. We actually had a quite protracted and intense affair. Once again, apologies to her then husband, Ron "Hoppy" Hopkins.
Sorry, Hoppy, I was carried away.
P.S. I know Hoppy got caught up in the Nazi thing, as did all the CLO and even our local org execs (notably Pam and Jay Hurwitz and Lesley Farrow/Woodcraft). Yes they have sins to atone for.
But it was Hoppy, in 1986 in Los Angeles, after a wonderful Flamenco concert, who finally cut the cord for me. I had been OUT for three years but was still worrying about my incomplete OT V (Audited NOTS). Gotta complete the level… unflat, fucking me up, yadda yadda.
He asked: "John Harry, has it ever occurred to you that you already know everything there is to know?"
You can ponder that question for yourself. It did it for me.
More to come,