Robbie Dale's Radio Caroline photo album

Robbie Dale joined Radio Caroline South in 1966. When the Marine Offences Act was introduced the following year he elected to stay with the station and was with it right up until the day the ships were towed away in March 1968. During his time with Caroline he accumulated a substantial collection of photographs and memorabilia which was left sitting in a store room, untouched. A few years ago he started to sort through it and very kindly scanned some items for The Pirate Radio Hall of Fame.
Robbie said “some of these picture have been in my collection for 40+ years. Some is stuff left behind at Singel 160 (the Amsterdam office) in 1968 - originally shipped over from Caroline House in 1967. Stuff that was heading for the dump before I salvaged it.” So some of these photos are from Robbie's time with Caroline but others are older - items he saved from the binmen. Some were sent to him by listeners. We are very grateful to him for allowing us to publish them.

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Robbie gets a cuddle
Robbie Dale gets a farewell cuddle from the Caroline House receptionist before leaving the UK ahead of the Marine Offences Act. This photo, copyright the Daily Express, is dated 11th August 1967.
Johnnie Walker signing an autograph
Johnnie Walker signing an autograph.

Robbie Dale and Tom Jones Robbie Dale and Tom Jones Robbie Dale and Tom Jones Robbie Dale and Tom Jones
Robbie interviewing singer Tom Jones at a Caroline Night Out at the Wimbledon Palais. These photos, by Martin Stevens, are reproduced from a proof-sheet.

Robbie Dale and Eddy Arnold
Robbie Dale and singer Eddy Arnold
at that same Caroline Night Out.
Herb Alpert & his Tijuana Brass
Herb Alpert & his Tijuana Brass, with part of
Graham Webb just visible on the right of the picture.

Dave Lee Travis Tony Blackburn Tony Prince Emperor Rosko
Taken from another Martin Stevens proof-sheet: Dave Lee Travis, Tony Blackburn, Tony Prince and Rosko. Were these photos taken at the same time as these?

Mike Allen and guest
Mike Allen and an unidentified visiting star. Ian Anderson suggests it might be Twinkle of Terry fame.
Tony Blackburn and Mike Allen
Mike Allen, Tony Blackburn and crew-members wave from the deck of the mv Mi Amigo.

More of Robbie's photos here.
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