Tom Pepper's Radio Invicta photographs

In March 2004 The Pirate Radio Hall of Fame was contacted by David Featherbe. His father, Harry, also known as Tom Pepper, had been the boss of Britain's fourth offshore station, Radio Invicta. This station was launched in June 1964 but tragedy intervened only a few months later. Just before Christmas, Tom, DJ Simon Ashley and engineer Martin Shaw all lost their lives when the station tender sank. David Featherbe asked if we could provide a copy of the tribute to his father that Ed Moreno had broadcast on Radio Invicta. We were happy to oblige and, during the ensuing correspondence, David mentioned that he had some of his father's old photos. These date from 1964 and, as far as we know, have never been published anywhere before. Many thanks to David for sharing them with us.

Tom Pepper and Ed Moreno on Radio Invicta

Tom Pepper and Ed Moreno on Red Sands fort.
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Radio Invicta studio

Radio Invicta studio

Red Sands fort


Tom Pepper
Tom Pepper

Many thanks to David Featherbe for allowing us to reproduce his father's pictures here.
Please visit David's website, devoted to his stunning wildlife photography.
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