Chris Chadwell has been deeply upset by the unjust character assassination and violation of privacy which has taken place thanks to BBC so-called 'journalist', Navin Singh Khadka - who is a bully and fraud, having no relevant training to report on 'The Environment'! He wonders how much these organisations pay to have their articles to appear at the top of google searches? This took place at a time when Chris was significantly ill, suffering from serious pain for much of every day, mentally and physically weak - talk about "kicking someone when they are down" and unable to defend themselves. He feels much like Sir Cliff Richard (accepting that he is not as well known nor were the allegations [note that Chris disproved the allegations made against him - not that that was ever going to stop 'publication' of defamatory insinuations] as severe but the principle is the same): https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/cliff-richard-court-case-bbc-evidence_uk_5ad0d2bae4b077c89ce8298f; https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/apr/16/cliff-richard-damages-case-high-court-bbc-reporter; as of early May 2018 Sir Cliff has apparently spent £3,400,000 on this court case - Chris does not have any funds to take on the BBC; and they have the gall to criticise Cliff for spending so much money on his legal team.

Chris Chadwell in the village of Iver, where his parents met and married - so nearly, where he ended his life because of the BBC....

Chris is only just recovering sufficiently to respond properly to what has gone on. Having devoted his adult life to the study, cultivation and conservation of Himalayan flora, operating off a shoe-string budget, his portrayal as some sort of villain, is plain wrong. He cares deeply about the plants, environment and peoples of the Himalaya - successive Indian governments, their officials and Indian botanists do not. Neither the BBC nor anyone they employ could give a damn - if they did, they would have investigated the real issues, not perpetuated the 'smoke-screen' as to what actually is damaging Himalayan flora (perpetrated by Indians) but wished to avoid doing that, as it would have embarrassed some very senior figures, one of which is connected with the BBC, as Chris' future evidence will expose..... And it would have required hiring journalists who actually have relevant training and expertise in the issues involved. The so-called journalist who bullied Chris, clearly did not and was totally out of his depth. Not that the BBC is willing to ask difficult questions of Indian botanists and organisations who submit fraudulent claims about species they say are endangered, when they are no such thing. It is awfully difficult to discover which plants are rare and which are abundant, sat in an office.... Chris has trekked extensively in the Himalaya and has the skills to recognise species when he is "in the field". The BBC knew exactly what they were getting when they used Mr Khadka - someone adept at supplying dumbed-down, tabloid-level, sensationalist, misleading material suitable for most internet readers i.e. with a short attention spans. Being "economical with the truth" as they say in Parliament, NO PROBLEM....

Chris has advised his sons, not because he is guilty as charged but so dismayed by his treatment, that once he dies, no formal funeral is to take place. Since he has been shat upon by the BBC and then a specialist horticultural society, he insists he is to be cremated, with his ashes tipped down the road drain nearest to the Incinerator which is not far from where he lives on the outskirts of Slough! No doubt Mr Khadka, Mr Malhotra and Ms Unsworth at BBC World Service will rejoice - a job well done. However, in reality another nail in the BBC's coffin. It cannot be trusted.

One of Chris' sons in happier times - aboard a back-carrier (something the Khadkas of the world would not be 'seen' dead using)

Combined with the medication Chris has been taking in an attempt to control the serious and chronic pain, his unfair treatment by the BBC, left him clinically depressed and suicidal (not, one should emphasise out of guilt from wrong-doing, because his conduct has always been honourable and ethical). On a number of occasions he was close to taking a taxi (he does not drive) to Iver railway station to re-enact how his grandfather had ended his life. Leonard Allan Chadwell M.C. was awarded his Military Cross for bravery at the end of World War I, having been the first to volunteer from the village of Iver for Kitchener's Army. But like Chris, he was a thoughtful, sensitive person. Thinking too much during wars is not a healthy characteristic. He survived the war but was never the same again, suffering from what we would now call 'Shell-shock' or 'Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder'. During the 1930s, the family business ran into difficulties, and after his father passed away, Leonard's father's brother decided to legally split. Getting into debt was a serious matter in those days. A meeting in London was to take place the next day, which was on his mind. That evening, there was a Fireworks display in Iver; people remarked how loud some of the bangs were, reminding them of war-time explosions! Did they bring back terrible memories for Leonard? He left a note saying that he was a failure. His decapitated body was found beside the railway track near to Iver Station, his head quite some distance away! His neck had been put on a track. After the BBC article (which will be there indefinitely and at the very top or near the top of any internet search) was put on-line, Chris, like his grandfather, felt a failure; he has done so much, without recognition and penniless, now his reputation had been destroyed. He felt broken. Politics was at play - the BBC a guilty party. Never, never, trust the BBC - full of obscenely over-paid senior staff....

In the 1980s Chris had sent a draft article about his travels in the Himalaya for possible publication in a leading National Newspaper; it was rejected on the basis that it was, "Not up to journalistic standards". Must have been Chris' predilection for being accurate and truthful - which would not do for the mainstream media!

Leonard Allan Chadwell MC, left a distraught eight-year-old son (Chris' father, who was never the same again, as his wonderful Dad just disappeared, nobody ever offering an explanation - he eventually found out, aged eighteen, when he came across his father's death certificate in a draw and read the all-too-graphic description of the decapitation) along with Chris' father's elder brother, aged 15 - who a decade later was a Lancaster bomber pilot at the end of WWII.

Those involved in Chris' mistreatment by the BBC (for the record Chris proved all the allegations made to him by Mr Khadka were false but that was never going to stop 'publication', all this 'journalist' needed to do was mislead and downright lie, which he did, knowing the 'powers that be' would protect him) and the specialist horticultural society, which subsequently cancelled a lecture tour by Chris to raise funds for The Britain-Nepal Medical Trust (which would have involved Chris donating his lecture fees), should be ashamed of themselves but are not, as they are perfectly aware of the ignorant, tabloid-level of journalism which is prevalent today - and there is the little matter that Chris had actually protected senior members of that society, who supplied him with seed from Nepal; perhaps it is time they were also 'named and shamed'? That would only be fair, since individual members of that society had indicated they did not want to attending Chris' digital presentations due to his misconduct!!! Not one of those senior figures has contacted Chris to say thank you. Strange old world. One of them, now deceased, was suffering from Dementia at the time - it would have been dishonourable for Chris to inflict a phone-call from the attack-dog, Khadka, to confirm what Chris had said. Members of that society believe what is broadcast and written by the BBC. They trust the BBC, not realising that the staff routinely mislead and downright lie. Their so-called journalists behaving as if they are a law unto themselves..... Chris wishes for them to be subjected to such treatment - they then might change their tune!

Similarly, it would have been dishonourable for Chris to inflict a phone call by attack-dog Khadka on the proprietor of what was left of P.Kohli & Co., - she was elderly, almost blind and whatever was said, it would surely have been twisted for on-line publication. Khadka lied in the article that he could not find anything about P.Kohli & Co. But the article was full of lies and misinformation - as one would expect from a senior and experienced journalist. Khadka declined to answer numerous questions from Chris but after, all he can do exactly as he wishes. He can fail to warn Chris of a car about to knock him over when he 'door-stepped' him and not apologise - it will come as no surprise to learn that Khadka had no grounds to door-step Chris in the first place but since when are BBC Editorial Guide-lines followed. The look good on the web-site. What a joke and there is nothing Chris can do about it. Perhaps Sir Cliff Richard will have more success?

Chris has long had a low opinion of journalists and rightly so. He requests you take the time to read the offending article published on-line (a link to it will shortly be added) and then Chris' detailed evidence/defence (which he shall gradually add) then judge for yourself if he was treated fairly and do be careful who you trust in the future. Would Chris be so open and share such private and personal information if he did not have a case?

Chris did write a complaint to the Head of BBC World Service (Ms Unsworth) prior to publication of the on-line article. The written response was highly unsatisfactory but there was no point in taking the matter further, as no doubt the Director-General would have written back in the same fashion, "covering the backs of those concerned". Chris is, after all, a nobody, and as such, is of no consequence. At least Chris can honestly look himself in the face in the bathroom mirror...... Those in powerful positions have a duty to conduct themselves honourably, especially as British people are of the opinion they and our institutions are superior to those in other countries. Are they really? The BBC conducts itself as it does because, we collectively permit it. At least Chris' grandfather, who fought so bravely for his country, did not live to witness how his grandson was treated.

Leonard Allan Chadwell MC - given his brave war service, a century ago and the toll it took on him, would have been distraught at how the BBC has treated his grandson, who is a decent man, of a moral and intellectual calibre beyond anyone employed by the BBC. What did his generation fight for? For the BBC to employ and protect dishonourable liars who know nothing about what they write.... Chris earned £1500 in the last financial year - how much are senior BBC staff paid? Who told you life was fair? But every single person in Britain are responsible for permitting the BBC to behave as they do. Every single politician bears a special responsibility.