Albeit in a different key, our own history begins in December 1975, when an original Flag Service Organization aboard the Apollo can no longer accommodate all those arriving for "top of the Bridge" Flag-Only Services.
So LRH casts about for a suitable Land Base, first surveying the East Coast of Florida and then the West Coast — where he eventually eyes a Fort Harrison. Her bones were good, her breeding impeccable, and her choice of "residence" couldn't have been more fitting: Clearwater, Florida.
So onto these fair shores came the first Sea Org establishment missions — readying all spaces for delivery and then moving all staff ashore. Moreover, it was all accomplished in but a few weeks and, I might add, all missions were run by LRH personally. Whereupon, with all now in place, out goes this from LRH:
"My plans are to bring you a new environment where you can experience newfound stability of case state and increased OT abilities, something I have wanted you to have for a long time. The best on the planet is waiting for you at the new Flag Base."
And those words were more true than you can imagine. Indeed, to provide what he wanted Scientologists "to have for a long time," LRH saw to the posting of his own Personal Aides as the FSO's top Executive and Tech structure.
Moreover, what Scientologists availed themselves of, upon arrival, were the legendary Flag Case Cracking and L-Rundowns — previously only available to Org Executives training on the FEBC and the mere handful of public the Apollo could service owing to her limited berths.