Captain Bill Robertson - His Profile

I went to Saint Hill in ‘65. I was doing the Briefing Course . When I finished the Briefing Course, I decided to become a Class VII, stay there at Saint Hill and become a Class VII, which I did.

  • I was on my Class VII Course.
  • I am a trained Civil Engineer.
  • LRH started the Sea Project in 1966, October.
  • I joined – as, being on the Clearing Course, it was by invitation only – and I got invited to it.

LRH  went off again, in the fall/winter of 1966 to research OT III.

I was put into active service on the ‘Enchanter’, January 1st, 1967. So, in 1967, I started on the Sea Project and I sailed as Chief Engineer on the ‘Enchanter’ all the way from Hull, England, stopping at Oporto and Gibraltar and Agadir and ending up in Las Palmas.

Once in La Palmas, Virginia Downsborough and I were riding around doing some shopping. We decided to stop by the post office and see if there was any mail for the ‘Enchanter’ or anything. We found a telegram there from LRH and it said “Please meet the plane”. It was to the crew of the ‘Enchanter’ you know, and it said “please meet the plane” arriving on a certain day from Tangier, at a certain time; “I will be on it”. And it happened to be that day, and it happened to be one hour from the time the plane was arriving!

So we jumped in a cab and went out to the airport and we met LRH coming with his full OT III research materials and we welcomed him. He welcomed us and we got him a place to stay and we set up right away into production getting the ships ready for sea and OT missions.

 LRH wanted to set up an OT Org anyway. We helped the Boss, and were totally on purpose and just working 16, 17, 18 hours a day. Got the ships ready. His main things were to set up OT Bases to get OT III run and do the research into various plans for planetary control by powers unknown at that time.

And we did missions to find out more about those, who was in them, who the bad guys were, who the good guys were, all that kind of thing, and the English started attacking in the press when we started doing this stuff around the last part of 1967. You’ll see some – if you research the newspapers of those times – you’ll find some really heavy duty attacks on the Sea Project and so on and especially when we went up to get the ‘Royal Scotsman’ in December of ‘67 – no, late in November

 That’s all covered in RJ ‘67 actually, what I’m going over now, but it lets you know this is not just your friendly little planet where everybody’s just sort of “aberrated”. There are actually some very evil intentions going on here.

Now we go into 1968. That was a big year. By this time it was the Sea Org, and we set up the first AO, that delivered OT III in Valencia, on the ship, on the Flag Ship. Sorry. It wasn’t the Flag Ship yet. It was the ‘Royal Scotsman’ at that time. The Flag Ship was the ‘Athena’ or the old ‘Avon River’ at the time, and I was the Tech Sec, the first one there, and it was quite good. We had a big flow of people coming in from all over the world.

 At the same time, LRH took the ‘Athena’ and did “Mission Into Time”, from which that book was written. That same year we also had AO Alicante, AO Edinburgh, AOLA. That’s interesting, because right at that time, I’d been the CO of each of those Orgs, and I’d got Power stats at each of them, and also got promoted to Captain at this time ‘cause I’d done my navigation hat.

I knew how to sail ships and run ships. Motor ships, sailing ships and so on, and also had been in Power on three missions on AOs, so I got my Captain’s awarded, and there was only, and still is, only two. There’s Mary Sue and myself.

That year also, in 1967, we did the World Wide missions, (we had done one earlier)—  a series of missions, that showed we had to take over the responsibility from existing Management , because the WW Exec Council and so on just could not run Orgs properly. And we were starting to do lots of missions.

Capt Bill mentions that he had come under attack from various persons while concentrating on establishing various AO’s

 Finally after various attacks I got an order from the Boss and he canceled any ethics conditions on me, and he said ‘take your Americans and go over to the United States and set up another AO over there– AOLA. And at the same time he was sending out another mission to set up one in Europe, in Copenhagen.

 We were quite willing to do this move and we jumped over to AOLA with all our OT materials. Got them through Customs without anyone looking at them. Set up the AOLA and sent back Flag about 1/4 million dollars in about 10 or 12 weeks.

Kept expanding like crazy until a couple of, shall we say, suppressively inclined fixed and special interest groups in the United States got onto our lines.

The stats were up – up – up. We had even boomed Edinburgh.

We exceeded our targets at LA too and we were in power. We had over 800 FSMs with at least 400 active and 800 on the books. The Central Files was less than 2000, so we were doing quite well. Anyway, a 3rd party operated on some Aides back at the ship and without consulting LRH, they ordered me back.

I went to Saint Hill in ‘65. I was doing the Briefing Course . When I finished the Briefing Course, I decided to become a Class VII, stay there at Saint Hill and become a Class VII, which I did.

I was on my Class VII Course.
I am a trained Civil Engineer

LRH started the Sea Project in 1966, October.

I joined – as, being on the Clearing Course, it was by invitation only – and I got invited to it.

LRH  went off again, in the fall/winter of 1966 to research OT III.

I was put into active service on the ‘Enchanter’, January 1st, 1967. So, in 1967, I started on the Sea Project and I sailed as Chief Engineer on the ‘Enchanter’ all the way from Hull, England, stopping at Oporto and Gibraltar and Agadir and ending up in Las Palmas.

Once in La Palmas, Virginia Downsborough and I were riding around doing some shopping. We decided to stop by the post office and see if there was any mail for the ‘Enchanter’ or anything. We found a telegram there from LRH and it said “Please meet the plane”. It was to the crew of the ‘Enchanter’ you know, and it said “please meet the plane” arriving on a certain day from Tangier, at a certain time; “I will be on it”. And it happened to be that day, and it happened to be one hour from the time the plane was arriving!

So we jumped in a cab and went out to the airport and we met LRH coming with his full OT III research materials and we welcomed him. He welcomed us and we got him a place to stay and we set up right away into production getting the ships ready for sea and OT missions.

 LRH wanted to set up an OT Org anyway. We helped the Boss, and were totally on purpose and just working 16, 17, 18 hours a day. Got the ships ready. His main things were to set up OT Bases to get OT III run and do the research into various plans for planetary control by powers unknown at that time.

And we did missions to find out more about those, who was in them, who the bad guys were, who the good guys were, all that kind of thing, and the English started attacking in the press when we started doing this stuff around the last part of 1967. You’ll see some – if you research the newspapers of those times – you’ll find some really heavy duty attacks on the Sea Project and so on and especially when we went up to get the ‘Royal Scotsman’ in December of ‘67 – no, late in November

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