After the raid on Radio Caroline, Atlantic 252 filled the short gap before Caroline returned. I thought this was a very good top 40 / dance music station, & still think there should be something similar now, playing current top 40 & dance but without the incessant chatter common in most existing stations.
I listened to Caroline from their return to their inevitable end in 1990, & in 1991 made the trip on the 'Whitstable Navy' out to the Ross Revenge to see the ship for the first time. What a mess ! But - I guess this just confirmed the dedication of those who wanted to keep Radio Caroline alive at whatever cost, so they have my respect. We have visited the Ross Revenge a few times over the past years, & all credit to those who have worked to restore this radioship.