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  1. 1. the national archives (c) crown copyright
  2. 2. ' DO NOT DESTROY For permanent preservati~" ·-"" The National ArchivA. --~~ i I. l ' ,' ' i
  3. 3. 262~, MOD Form (Revised 8195) ' Registered File Disposal Form Heading - Secondary Heading - Tertiary Heading etc) PART 1. DISPOSAL SCHEDULE RECOMMENDATION (To be completed when the file is closed) years Destroy alieF A Forward to atec lo sed:_,;e~ 23 . ~~~ 9-o~ ate oIIast enc osure: ~Iter Fo-r- 'e~ . /0 · years ~c)V.· t'-~~.. ~ AC>c.! i 1!! FOR CS(RM) USE ONLY t/ B D D I Date of 1st review II Date of 2nd review Reviewer's Signature: II Forward Destruction Date Reviewer's .Signature: ~ K>o:::5·. . _. . '· '1 PART2. BRANCH REVIEW (To be completed not later than 4 years after the date of the last enclosure) (Delete as appropriate) • t/. Of no further administrative value and not worthy of permanent preservation. DESTROY IMMEDIATELY (Remember that TOP SECRET a. and Codeword material cannot be destroyed locally and must be forwarded to CS(RM)). b. (i) To be retained lor~ CONTRACTUAL FINANCE AUDIT D years (from date of last enclosure) lor the following reason(s) : t/ LEGAL I D D D D t/ DEFENCE POLICY ORIGINAL COMMITIEE PAPERS OrneR(SpocOy) D D . ·~ fcJ,{,c, {~ F~ . ~. > ~~ . "J,,._b·~ (Continued overleaf)
  4. 4. r~~----------~----------~------------------~ (ii) Key enclosures which support the recommendation are: (iii) At the end of the specified retention period the file is to be: el Destroyed Considered by CS(RM) for permanent preservation c. O 0 el Of no further administrative value but worthy of consideration by CS(RM) for permanent preservation. D Grade/Rank: - - - - - - - Witnessed by (TOP SECRET' and SECRET only) Grade/Rank: - - - - - - - - D a t e : - - - - - - - - - - *(FOR CS(RM) USE ONLY)
  5. 5. From: Directorate of Air Staff - Freedom of Information 1 MINISTRY OF DEFENCE 5th Floor, Zone H, Main Building, Whitehall, London SW1 A 2HB Telephone (Direct dial) (Switchboard) 020 7218 2140 020 7218 9000 (Fax) Your Reference: Our Reference: D/DAS/64/3/12 Date: 21 March 2005 I am writing concerning your letter dated 18 January, which we received in this office on the 26 January 2005. Sorry for the long delay in getting back to you. You may wish to be aware that there is already some information about UFOs available for public viewing. MOD files on UFOs were routinely destroyed after 5 years until 1967 when they were generally preserved for The National Archives. A few have survived before 1967 and these together with records up to 1977 are now available for viewing. The National Archives can be contacted at Ruskin Avenue, Kew, Richmond, Surrey TW9 4DU or telephone, 020 8876 3444. The National Archives also have a website giving information about the records they hold and how to access them. This can be found on the internet at http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk. The Ministry of Defence Freedom of Information Publication Scheme also contains documents relating to the well known events in Rendlesham Forest, Suffolk in 1980 and the final report of the Flying Saucer Working Party in 1951. These can be accessed via the internet at http://www.foi.mod.uk. A search in the Scheme under 'UFO' will take you to this information. I made a search for any information of the Black flying triangle sighting on the 23 March 1997, and have found that we have no documentation relating to that alleged incident on our files. Also, I have made a search through all the UFO related files from the year 2002 up to the present date, and have found no sightings of flying triangles you requested for the areas of Cardiff, Derbyshire, Bonnybridge and the North Sea. As to other areas of the UK where triangles have been seen, I have found a few reports on our files and they are as follows:23 October 2002, 07:04, Woodbridge, Suffolk. Large silver triangle- which then changed shape. Was clouded in a pink and green haze. 19 December 2002, 06:30, Chaldon, Surrey. Very bright object, with an orange/yellow triangle behind it.
  6. 6. J 29 January 2003, 18:15, Wolverhampton, West Midlands. perfect syncronisation. Low humming noise. Two triangular objects, flying in 5 May 2003, 18:30, Area not given. Saw a black triangle flying quite fast and silently through the sky in a single direction. 8 July 2003, 20:00, Hereford, Herefordshire. A stationary triangular object was seen. The object remained stationary for about 30 minutes at quite a height. 18 September 2003, 03:00, Wimbledon, London. Triangular object- copper coloured. Hovered over the house for a minute, then disappeared. 9 January 2004, 14:00, Market Harborough, Leicestershire. One large black triangular aircraft with three bright lights in a triangle formation. There was a rumbling sound. 28 July 2004, No time given, Lynton nr Exmoor, Devon. The object looked like a big white triangle on the horizon. Hope these will be of help. Yours sincerely
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  9. 9. From Directorate of Air Staff - Freedom of Information MINISTRY OF DEFENCE 5th Floor, Zone H, Main Building, Whitehall, London SW1A 2HB Telephone e-mail Your Reference Our Reference D/DAS/64/312 Date 4 November 2004 Dear I am writing with reference to your letter dated 21st August, which was received in this office on the 14th September 2004. In your letter you refer to an alleged 'UFO' encounter with HMS MANCHESTER as investigated by Lord Hill- Norton. I can confirm that Lord Hill-Norton wrote to the MOD in October 2002 to request that HMS MANCHESTER'S ship log be scrutinised for any references to unidentified aerial craft sighted by the ship's company during the periods 26 October to November 1998 and 8 February to 3 March 1999. No such references were found in any of the log entries which were NCHESTER'S log covering the period 1 February until available. Unfortunately, HMS ~· sunrise on 13 February 1999 was 1 t d 'ng a deployment in Bodo, Norway. The log was positioned, as is the custom, at the h · of the gangway when the vessel was alongside in port, and an unusually strong gust of wind carried it overboard. The circumstances are properly recorded and certified by HMS MANCHESTER'S Commanding Officer in the log opened on 13 February, following this loss. In light ofthe missing document, the Commanding Officer of HMS MANCHESTER at the time was contacted and stated that nothing which could be remotely construed as an unusual event or sighting involving unidentified aerial craft occurred during this or any other ofHMS MANCHESTER'S deployments while he was in command. You also request copies of "soil sample test results and any radiation readings collected from the two landing sites" at Rendlesham Forest. Copies of the documents we hold on this incident were sent to you in September 2001 and can now also be found in the MOD Freedom of Information Publication Scheme at www.foi.mod.uk. We know of no evidence of any other documents relating to this alleged incident. Finally, the rest of your letter refers to UFO sightings in the US and Canada. Clearly these are matters for your own Government, not the UK. Yours sincerely
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  12. 12. ·v/_Mii®N .... •·•~ . .,._ : '· - FOlA .Unit MOP FOIA Agency Address ~-~-~0 .04 Request under the FreedQm Qf Information Act. This js a tequest for a complete search of all filing systems and locations for all records held by · your agency relating to: V~~·-s tt"c.,.C~~d 0"' o.cc.~ q")(O R_~V ' r ·. ~ . . . . . , . cJ. e. ~"' Q~ .it C> '(" ~ ~ 1 insert details l?[ the desired records, or describe in detail the event(s) for which you seek · information; HM:S M().·Yc... ~ :s Q . ' · U ~ o a..n C. o V ' - e..-" <'- · il'cluding all <;focumentation, in~luding captions, that includes reference to: U ~0 , "Scw ~OV' _'l C~<l.V('o'S . . . · . insert possible alfemative .names and spellings, abbreviations,. acronym.·, etc. *' I also request all ••See references" to these 9ames. A.'SC. t U ~ o . · . Ate("''o.o-cz. 'SQC.C_?- c,~s;; Un cl~h ~~ ~Vlh~. U A~- -:SC.~A c. f 'I' . r Y G - • · ..21 "'O.Y.3e.. e..<' . o"'~~c.1-U'tdfUt~~~~o.. "l~h0hWC1h r t . · ·. If the documents are dented m part or whole, ple~e speclrywh•ch exemptaons a,re clatmed for each passage or whole document denied. Plea.~e provide a complete itemized inventory and detailed factua.l justification of.any denial. Specify the number of pages in each document and . the total number o(pages .pertaining to .this request.· For cl~ssified material denied, please include the following information: · • the class~fication rating (confidential, secret, top secret, etc.) • the identity of the classifier • the date o~ event for automatic declassification or classific~tion review I request that censored material be 'blacked out' rather than 'whited Ol;lt' or cut out. I expect that the remaining non,..exempt portions of documents will be released. Please send a memo lo the appropriate units in your office or agency to assure that no recon;ls related to this request are destroyed (and plea.~e send a copy of the memo to me). Please advise of any destruction of records, and include the date and authority for such destruction. ,; As I expect to appeal againstany denials, pleasespecify the office and address to which an appeal should ~e directed. I believe that my request qualifies for a .waiver of fees as the release of the information would benefit the general public and be in the public interest. I can be ·reached at the telephone number listed above. Please call rather than write if there are any questions or if you need additional information from me. · I expect a response to this request within ae working days, as provided for in the Freedom of Information Act. Sincerely, etc --------------~ ______________....._ _ __ _ .. -
  13. 13. From: Directorate of Air Staff (Lower Airspace) Operations & Policy 1 MINISTRY OF DEFENCE Room 6/73, Metropole Building, Northumberland Avenue, London, WC2N SBP Telephone (Direct dial) (Switchboard) (Fax) (GTN) 020 7218 2140 020 7218 9000 Your Reference Our Reference D/DAS/64/3112 Date 23 January 2003 Dear I am writing with reference to your letter of 31 December 2002. First, you requested a copy of the Ministry of Defence papers relating to the alleged 'UFO' sighting in Rendlesham Forest, Suffolk in 1980. A copy of these papers were sent to you with my letter of 10 September 2001. At that time three papers were withheld under Exemption 2 of the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information (the Code), but these were later released following an investigation by the Parliamentary Ombudsman and were sent to you on 25 July 2002. These documents have also now been included in the MOD Freedom of Information Publication Scheme which can be found on the internet at www. fo j • mod . u k. A search under Rendlesham Forest will take you directly to the documents or a search under UFO will find all the classes of information on UFOs included in the Scheme. With regard to your request for "the radar tracking records from RAF Neatishead and RAF Fylingdales", this department does not hold this data, as it is kept at RAF Neatishead and RAF Fylingdales, but you may wish to be aware that data derived from air defence phased array radars such as those accessed by RAF Neatishead is electronically recorded and held for only 30 days before disposal. Similarly, tracking data from RAF Fylingdales radar is recorded onto magnetic tape and is held for up to four weeks. As the data is held in electronic form, it would be of little use to you without the appropriate software to translate it into a readable form or the necessary expertise to interpret it. In both cases, the information is classified as it reflects the capabilities of the respective systems and if requested it is unlikely to be released. Finally, you said you were "interested in flying triangles over RAF Cornwall'', you may wish to note that there is no such RAF Station. Yours sincerely,
  14. 14. F.: DAS-LA-Ops+Pol1 Sent: To: Cc: Subject: DAO-AIRC2-S01 20 January 2003 11 :01 DAS-LA-Ops+Pol1 2GP-ASACS-Ops1-S02 FW: UFO Request for Information As we discussed, it is not entirely clear after precisely. Data derived from air defence phased nically recorded and held for 30 days before disposal. array radars such as those accessed by Similarly, tracking data from the Fylingdales radar is recorded onto magnetic tape and is held for up to about 4 weeks. In both cases the information is classified as it reflects the capabilities of the respective systems and, therefcore, would not be releasable. Furthermore, because the data is held in electronic form, it would be of little value to anyone without the appropriate software to translate it into a readable form. Hope this helps! From: DAS-LA-Ops+Pol1 Sent: Friday, January 17,2003 10:43:38 AM To: DAO ADGE1 Subject: UFO Request for Information Auto forwarded by a Rule As discussed earlier, has requested " .. the radar tracking records from RAF Neatishead and RAF Fylingdales phased radar tracking stations". I would be grateful for a few lines to give him on this. I received his letter on 13th January, so will need to send a reply by the 31st January. Thanks 1
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  17. 17. From: Directorate of Air (Lower Airspace) Operations & Policy 1 MINISTRY OF DEFENCE Room 6173, Metropole Building, Northumberland Avenue, London, WC2N SBP Telephone (Direct dial) (Switchboard) (Fax) (GTN) 020 7218 2140 Your Reference Our Reference D/DAS/64/3/12 Date 2 August 2002 I am writing concerning your recent letter in which you asked for information about an alleged "UFO flap over central London, seven years ago". We are not aware of any such incident and are unable therefore to provide the information you are seeking. You also asked about "slow moving triangular craft moving over the North Sea and along the coastline". This request has already been addressed in our previous correspondence. Finally, I am unable to comment on the remainder of your letter as these are matters for the US, not UK, authorities. Yours sincerely,
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  19. 19. From: Directorate of Air Staff (Lower Airspace) Operations & Policy 1 MINISTRY OF DEFENCE Room &n3, Metropole Building, Northumberland Avenue, London, WC2N SBP Telephone (Direct dial) (Switchboard) (Fax) (GTN) - 020 7218 2140 Your Reference Our Reference D/DAS/64/3/12 Date 25 July 2002 Dear Further to our letter of 10 September 2001, I am writing concerning three documents from the MOD file on the alleged sighting of an 'Unidentified Flying Object' near Rendlesham Forest, Suffolk, which were withheld from you under Exemption 2 of the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information (the Code). There has recently been an investigation by the Parliamentary Ombudsman into the decision to withhold these documents and the Ombudsman has concluded that the three documents do fall under the scope of Exemption 2. However, in the particular circumstances of this case he recommended that the documents should nonetheless be provided to the individual who made the ~complaint, and MOD has accepted this. The MOD also agreed to supply the documents to all those from whom they had previously been withheld and they are therefore enclosed for your information. Some have been anonymised in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. Yours sincerely,
  20. 20. . REDAC~riON ON ORIGINALDQCUMENT I Ml fe,,? kT'f This non-oral~estion has.been allocated to Minister(AF) for answer. 2. Would you please supply a draft reply and background note, together with any relevant .,Hansa:s::d extracts and Press cuttings, to-reach this office at the time shown on the front cover. 3. Please submit a copy of the draft answer to PS/USofS(AF) when returning this, allowing sufficient time for USofS"(AF) to comment. . ·.. M2 : i :: ' ~S/Minister(AF) (thro' DUS(Air)) Copy to: APS/US of S(AF) Ops(GE)2(RAF) 1. I have placed opposite a draft reply to PQ 76080. 2. The same 'background note has been· provided for PQ ?fiJ?C and PQ 76090. 21 October 1983 · __ -~JJO~ ON ~R.IGINAL DOCUMENT I
  21. 21. ,.. ... .•. . - . <:~ - .PQ.7608C -· _SIR .... -. ~ ... . ~ .. ·' :·· .. ... -. . . .. .·_ .. :~~ -.ei-~ -~- . :; .. .•. ~- PATRicK.·wm··(CO;BERVATIVE) Sir Patrick Wall - (BEVERLEY) .. _ To ask the Secretary or State for Defence whether, in view or the fact that the United States' Air Force memo of 13 January 1981 on the incident at RAF Woodbridge I' has been ;: ,, ' r~leased under the Freedom or Information Act, he will now release reports and documents concerning similar unexplained incidents in the United Kingdom • ._ SUGGESTED ANSWER (Mr Stanley) This has been considered. It is the intention to publish reports. i i • ! ! i 'I . .:.·-:·: ~: :·.·.-··. ·.. . ~- ·. ·.. ::~
  22. 22. .. ;-.--:. ···e Background Note .... . . ·~-- .· .·. . . . . These three questiomfollow from the News of the World . . .. .. . . . :_ . . . . ·!·~.-_.:_~:-~·::.~·-·.··:·_·· ~~ .• ·--· . -~:;~ ·- t- ~· •• •. ; ····.- article of 2 October 1983 (ADnex.A) describiDs an alleged UFO sighting by USAF personnel at RAF Woodbridge in Suffolk on 2? December 1980. The report of 13 January 1981 (Annex B) Air Staff and DS 8. e~amined by tlie·· It was concluded that there was nothing of defence interest in the alleged sighting • • There was, of course, no question of any contact with "alien beings" nor was any unidentified object seen on any radar recordings, as alleged in the News of the World. A BBC investigation into the incident following publication of the News or the World Article concluded that a possible explanation for the lights seen by the USAF personnel was the pulsating light of the Orfordness lighthouse some 6 - ? miles away. 4. The sole interest of the MOD in tiFO reports is to establish whether they reveal anything of defence interest (eg intruding aircraft). MOD investigations are not pursued beyond the point at which we are satisfied that a report has no defence implications. No attempts are made to identify ad catalogue the likely explanation f~r individual reports. Last year, Lord Long, during a debate initiated by the Earl Clancarty, said that he would look into the possibility of publishing such reports as are received by the -~istry of_· /. ~-. -.
  23. 23. ··- --~. ··- . 1 '. Defence.' . t]s"'·~f. s(u).·h~s·· .now. decided·:~~ ·releas;~··~~;.;pilS:tions· of·:·rep'ort~~-· ,·~h~;::::~~ii·;be:-j;,.~iish~d· ~n a guart~rly ~asis and ... ::·.·· ··.·-~ ~ill ~e. avai.l:~ble;; to ·ine~b~rs,- of. . th~ ~blic, .at a, ·smal~ c~g~ ·.... t~:'c~~~r- ~~~~~·-: .. , ~s-.'~~-.·,~(~)· ~ia~ed- to m~e :~~ ~0Ulcement h:d: shortly in the House or Lords through an ·arranged PQ. Pending arrangements tor an announcement in the Lords, US of S(AF) has agreed that we should indicate the decision iil the Commons • __ :• . ·-: . -. ~:: ·.·• : . --~· .. --· ::'
  24. 24. - -:·-· --·: ··:. . .... -. .. ~ . . ; :_.. J~ REDACTION ON ORIGINAL DOCUMENT ~-! '41!-... .. • i --~ Ml - f(c.o f.cc'i This non-ora~question has been allocated to Minister(AF) for answer. 2. Would you please supply a draft reply and background note, together with any -relevant .Hansard extracts and Press cuttings, to.· reach this office at the time shown on the front cover. 3. Please submit a copy of the draft answer to PS/USofS(AF) when returning this, allowing' sufficie-nt time for USofS.(AF) to comment. (AF) Room 6386 Main Building Extension :l(-c.O· TJ M2 APS/Minister(AF) (thro' DUS(Air)) Copy to: 'APS/US o! S(AF) Ops(GE)2(RAF) 1. I have placed opposite a draft reply to Pq 7607C. 2. The same background note has been provided !or PQ 7608C ?609C. and PQ 21 October 1983 CODIIIo17 . " . _jRED~TION ON..ORi~I~~~-~<?~ME~T I .-. . ~ .- - ··.;:..·~· - ._..
  25. 25. - -~ • - e . fQ ?06?C. ; ·.-- ·• ·• • • • • • .! • '. :: -••·_ ._.:·.::. ~--.. ~- •.::.. ;:~::'. . .. of:·-:-;·.~-~-}~:~--~~~= ~· --~-i :·: --~- .• _.. .- sm ~ ; . . -~ - ·. ·.· ' PATBicK WALL (CONSERVATIVE) (BEVERLEY)/ Sir Patrick Wall • .> ."? -·• . To·ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he has seen the United States Air Force memo dated 13 Januar.Y 1981' concerning uneXplained lights near RAF Woodbridge • • "" SUGGESTED ANSWER (Mr Stanley) Yes. '. I .... '' :000...
  26. 26. •. ~ :~--: {·.. -:._. ;. ·-- --:;, -~;/~: . :;;;iu:~f(:_~.~~:_- · ·. ·• e· Background Note These three questiomfollow from the News of .: .• .. :~:( ~- th~. ~~:.; - . World - . _. .. _·_. . ..·.·:·. article of 2 October 1983 (Annex A) describing an alleged UFO sighting by USAF personnel at RAF Woodbridge in Suffolk on 2? December 1980. The report of 13 January 1981 (Annex B) examined by the Air Staff and DS 8. It was concluded that·there was nothing . of defence interest in the alleged sighting • There was, of course, no question of any contact with "alien beings" nor was an.y unidentified object seen on any radar recordings, as alleged in the News of the World. A BBC investigation into the incident follow~g publication of the News or the World Article concluded that a possible explanation for the lights seen by the USAF personnel was the pulsating light of the Orfordness lighthouse some 6 - ? miles away. ~. The sole interest of the MOD in UFO reports is to establish whether they reveal anything of defence interest (eg intruding aircraft). MOD investigations are not pursued beyond the point at which we are satisfied that a report has no defence .. implications. No attempts are made to identify ad catalogue j, the likely explanation for individual reports. Last year, Lord Long, during a debate initiated by the Earl Clancarty, said_that he would lo~k into the pos~ibility of publishing s:uch ·reports as are received by the Ministry of .. I ..-. -:
  27. 27. .- . ~~·:: • Defence. i ,.;~lea·~;~ _;o;&i,i~¥1~ . a·::·~~t~.:t'~~ ·~~si~'~ ~d. .: US of S(AF)' .has. now'. d~cid~d, to of reports.· : They. will be published: on wil~ ·..be.... availabl~. . to. ~emb~rs .. of..;:-·:th~· ~N:~li~, ·:.·at:~' ~~ll,.:·~g~ ,.: ..· ... .. . .. . .. .. . . .. ') :... ··: -·_::·:·. ·. ...":':: ·.:- ...... ·.. -~ .. . ·_ :_~ _ ,.. : . . ·.:·~~-~~-- ·: _·:;. - . .-_ ·~--: ~--.- ~ :·:-~ ~;~~:_· ,··.-~ · _ --~:_· to cover costs.· US of S(AF) had planned. to make an a.nriouncement shortly in the House of Lords through 8.n ·arranged PQ. Pending . arrangements ·for an announcement in the LOrds, US of S(AF) · · has agreed that we should indicate the decision in the Commons • . ! ... • ' ;.I :i 'i .· -·.:·,.. ------------- ·---·- ... .. ,_ ..;···-:·
  28. 28. 7 /-~-----~~.,.,..._..,......,~~-~~_..,._.________~.·--.. ::. /. •.. -·~ ... ·• . . t •... !REDACTION ON ORIGINAL ~~&r~a~e~~.:..l. ...................:....· . ....... 12 .. Itt ~ *- , ~~J:j~ APS/US of S(AF) through Sec(AS)2 1. US of S(AF) will recall recent corresponde~ce on this matter with Lord Hill-Norton and Rt Hon Merlyn Rees MP. In both cases he took the line that we have nothing to add to what had already been said on the Woodbridge incident. Indeed, this was the line taken in previous correspondence with David Alton (See M3). The enclosed draft reply to Mr Alton once more follows this approach. 2. Mr.,.,lton ecifically requested a copy of the MOD official s reply to last letter. This is enclosed, together with ar. earlier le er to which it refers. There is no objection to passing this correspondence to Mr Alton. 3. You may wish to note that Mr Alton has apparently passed or. both letters sent by Lord Trefgarne on 19 March 85, even though one of these was intended to be for his information or.ly. ll June 1985 !REDACTION ON ORIGINAL DOCUMENT ..... ,.. I
  29. 29. . -- ' ;'_-.~-' ~1= oACTION ·oN ORIGINAL oocuMENT I . - --~~"":.·- ·:.- · ·7 ' ~~-: -- -~~·,~;(".-~. ;,t . ·~-~·~-::~·:·· . _ '<:~ 7 · '· ? . _.- .- Cfl ' -. ;":'.,"·:. -·-~ _...... ~ ; ,·;'-... .. . ' .... .. · = ~r ··..:: .· - ,.• . _- - -- . DRAFT D/US of S(AF)/DGT 5173 June 1985 ' Thank you for your letter of 16 May to Michael Heseltine enclosing one from You asked to see a copy of the , Department's reply to letter of 25 February 1985 and this · is enclosed, together with earlier correspondence to which it refers. As I pointed out in my letter of 19 March, the MOD concerns ' itself only with the defence implications of reported UFO sightings. In this context, the report submitted by Col Halt in January 1981 was ,examined by those in the Department responsible for such matters and, as I have made clear in the past, it was considered to have no defence signifi?ance. We have since seen nothing to alter this view ·and there is nothing I can usefully add to the comments made in Sec(AS)'s letter or llllllllr· Lord Trefg arne David Alton Esq MP Job No 2-24 : .·: .· . ~~ ..
  30. 30. '--- ~". ' .... -~~~~~t·--:.~;J? HOUSE OF COMMONS LONDON SWIA. OM !REDACTION ON ORIGINAL DOCUMENT I 16th May 1985 ~~ ~-tAWll. I enclose a letter I have received from following on from enquiries I first raised with your Department in March. I read letter wlth great interf:st and it seems to me that the points he raises ·are quite reasonable and merit a reply, I should be most grateful if you could let me have ts and if you could let me se~~a copy of the reply ta letter to yo~r Department dated 25th February 1985. David Alton., MP. The Rt. Hon. Michael Heseltine., MP. Secretary of State Minlstry of Defence Main Building Wh i teha 11 • !REDACTION oN ORIGINAL ~---··--·~--~-~-.- oocuME~JT r ·····--·------------- ·-··-
  31. 31. _. . ... -- ,. _ ___ .... . _ ___ - ~ ~, - -·· R-EDACTION ON ORIGINAL DOCUMENT L 14th May, 1985 David Alton, Esq., HP, House of Commons, Westminster, London SWI Dear Mr. Alton, has kept me informed about her correspondence with you on the unusual incidents which were reported to the Ministry of Defence by USAF authorities at RAF Woodbridge in January 1981. I have also seen Lord Trefgarne's letters to you of 19th March. ecided to write further to you about this puzzling and disquieting case, an she referred to me her enclosed letter of 31st March, which is addressed to you, in the hope that I might be able to add useful comments. Much to my regret I have had to spend much time out of London on other business~ and it is only now that I am able, very belatedly, to send on lllllllllllllllletter to you. My own background, , in brief, is that I served .. in the Ministry of Defence from 1949 to 1977, leaving in the grade of Under Secretary of State. From 1969 to late in 1972 I headed a Division in the central staffs of the ~!OD which had responsibilities for supporting RAF operations. This brought me into touch with a proportion of the many reports which the Department receives about unidentified traces in British airspace. I believe that is right to remain very dissatisfied with the official line s adopted on the Rendlesham Forest incidents of Decembe~ 1980. I have said so on a number of public occasions, and I have pursued the matter in correspondence with the MOD - wholly without success. At the risk of burdening you with an excessive amount of paper, I attach the most recent of my letters to the Ministry of Defence. You will see that this is dated 25th February 1985. I have so far received no answer, despite reminders. On a previous occasion it took the Department three and a half months to send me a wholly perfunctory reply. laims much collateral evidence for her own views; on this I am not competent to comment. My own position is, quite simply, that an extraordinary report was made to the Ministry of D~fence by the Deputy Base Commander at RAF Woodbridge early in 1981; that the very existence of this report . _ ··· -··"-- was deni~-~_- _by _=:~_:...."MP~;t~~~ •. P~E~-~ :> S,e~ ~ ~.•r,.;.r~~~~...,.i.Q'"J:!l~.Jl.~..~.~~~~,~~~lease.'"""· -,i;:~.,.r,"'-.:('~~-"" tmU'er "the · Atner'l.C"art"""'F" 'eeaom· of Informat~on Act ~n 1983; and that the MOD s respr ; onses to questions since that time have been thoroughly unsatisfactory . I cannot accept Lord Trefgarne's view that there is no Defence interest in this case. Unless Lt.Col. Halt was out of his mind, there is clear evidence in his report that British airspace and territory were intruded upon . by an unidentified vehicle on two occasions in late December 1980 and that no ' authority was able to prevent this. If, on the other hand, Halt's report cannot_ . be believed, there is equally clear evidence of a serious misjudgement of events_ by USAF personnel at an important base in British territory·. Either way, the - - ·_· REDACTION ON ORIGINAL DOCUMENT I
  32. 32. case can hardly be without Defence significance. · The dates in question are now rather remote, but I doubt that this should be taken to excuse the very perfunctory manner in which Lord Trefgarne has dealt with your letter. I hope that you may feel able to pursue the matter further, either in correspondence or in a ·PQ. The essence of the questions to b~ms to me to lie in my preceding paragraph. Seen in these terms, ~article in the GUARDIAN (which Lord Trefgarne rather surprisingly falls back upon) is wholly irrelevant. If the USAF really are capable of hallucinations induced by a lighthouse wh~ch must surely be very familiar to them, then I shudder for that po~erful finger which lies upon so many triggers ... .":~~':-:, My own letter to the MOD (enclosed) raises other more detailed questions. But I do not suggest tllat you should necessarily concern yourself with them, anyway at this stage. It would be nice if the MOD would answer letters, of course ! But the'essence of the Defence interest which I suggest a responsible Member of Parliament might reasonably raise lies in the argument I have tried to present above. If I can be of any assistance in discussion with you, I am at your disposal. Yours sincerely, !REDACTION ON ORIGINAL DOCUMENT I
  33. 33. From: Directorate of Air Staff (lower Airspace) Operations & Policy 1 MINISTRY OF DEFENCE Room 6/73, Metropole Building, Northumberland Avenue, London, WC2N SBP Telephone (Direct dial) (Switchboard) (Fax) (GTN) 020 7218 2140 Your Reference Our Reference D/DAS/64/3/12 Date 10 July 2002 I am writing with reference to your letter of 17 June in which you requested records of 'UFO' sightings received from Cornwall in 1996. I :We have looked at the material we hold for this period to see what may be made available. : 1996 was a particularly busy year for both reports and correspondence concerning 'UFOs' and 1 there are therefore a large number of files. This means that although you have considerably i narrowed your previous requests, to one year, we estimate it would still take in excess of30 hours ,to thoroughly examine all the files, copy any relevant papers found, and remove all the personal . 'details. However, the Ministry of Defence is bound by the Code of Practice on Access to ' Government Information and we are committed to providing you with the information you ·require, as long as it is not exempted under the Code. In order to assist you we are able to !undertake a more limited search of up to 12 hours and within this period we believe that we could 1 search the sighting report files. These files contain reports received via RAF Stations, Police ,Stations and telephone calls made to this office and generally follow a standard format. If you would like us to conduct a search of these files, I must inform you that we have a charging regime to ensure that this work does not create an extra burden on the UK taxpayer. The first four hours work would be conducted free of charge, but each hour over the four hours (or part thereof) is charged at £15 per hour. This means that your request would attract a charge of £120. If you would like us to conduct this search on your behalf, please do not send any money at this stage, but I would be grateful for confirmation that you are willing to meet this charge. I hope this is helpful. ·'-'----.:__~~·.;_:: ,·· r · . : . ;.~ , ___:_:__.::.~ , ' " - c...:._;;___ _ _ _ _ _- - ' - - - " ··'' - - - - - - - - - - -
  34. 34. LOOSE MINUTE D/DAS 64/3/12 5 July 2002 DAS-LA-AD (through DAS-LA-Ops+Pol) REQUEST FOR INFORMATION UNDER THE CODE OF PRACTICE ON ACCESS TO GOVERNMENT INFORMATION 1. is a persistent correspondent who makes regular, often vague, requests for information. He lives in the USA and makes these requests quoting the FOIA although he has been told on a number of occasions that we operate under the Code. 2. We have refused several of his previous requests under Exemption 9 ofthe Code (Voluminous or Vexatious) and (in accordance with the Code) have told him if he could narrow his request we would consider what we could make available. He has now narrowed his request to UFO sightings in Cornwall in 1996 (including flying triangles, Alternate Space Craft (ASC), chevrons, Boomerangs and saucers). 3. 1996 was a particularly busy year for reports and there are four UFO Report files and six Correspondence files. An estimate ofthe time it would take to manually search these files assuming two minutes per enclosure is as follows; Report files= 4 files X 100 enclosures X 2 minutes =800 minutes (13 hrs 20 mins) Correspondence files= 6 files X 100 enclosures X 2 minutes= 1200 minutes (20 hrs) Total estimate to complete task= 33 hours 20 minutes 4. Clearly, 33 hours is outside the 12 hours which we would normally consider to be a this request under reasonable amount of work undertaken and on this basis Exemption 9 ofthe Code. However, we have already sent a list of sighting reports for 1996 which gives dates and locations and we could use this to identify relevant reports on the four Report files. It may not be as thorough as examining every report but it would considerably cut down the time taken to extract the relevant information from the Report files to maybe 20-30 minutes. 5. With regard to the six Correspondence files, there is no way of identifying any letters from Cornwall without manually going through the files and this could take up to 20 hours. 6. In summary, even if we search the Report files as described in para 4 this request is still going to take in excess of 20 hours to complete and this is eight hours more work than we would normally agree to undertake. Nevertheless, I am reluctant to refuse this request under Exemption 9 because we have already refused a number of his requests for being voluminous and have asked him to narrow them. He has now narrowed it to one year and one specific area
  35. 35. and it is difficult to see how he could narrow it any more. In fact, if we did refuse and it went to appeal I think Info(Exp) might think we are being unreasonable. 7. I propose that we that he has chosen a particularly busy year for UFO reports and correspondence for the information would take more hours than we have the capacity to accommodate within the 20 days set out in the Code. However, we are prepared to undertake the work over an extended period (maybe 2 months). He would have to agree to pay for the search at the normal rate of£ 15 per hour of which the first four hours would be free, leaving a total of 16 hours 30 minutes to pay at £255 (unless you think we should charge him less because we are not supplying within 20 days). · in the US, I have made enquiries with about whether we can accept fees in Dollars. He believes the MOD does have a Dollar vote, but has aske~ check this. 8. I would be grateful for your views on my proposal. In order to answer this request within 15 working days, I will need to send a reply by 11 July.
  36. 36. UFO SIGHTINGS REPORTS 1996-1999 DATE LOCATION 03/01/96 05/01/96 05/01/96 07/01/96 07/01/96 07/01/96 11/01/96 15/01/96 15/01/96 18/01/96 21/01/96 21/01/96 21/01/96 22/01/96 24/01/96 26/01/96 28/01/96 28/01/96 28/01/96 SUTION, SURREY REDRUTH, CORNWALL BRIGHTON OSTERLEY PARK, EALING NEWTON COMMON, BERKSHIRE ALDRIDGE, WEST MIDLANDS STOURPORT, WORCESTERSHIRE STOURPORT, WORCESTERSHIRE GIFFORD, EAST LOTHIAN HUDDERSFIELD BEAULY,NRINVERNESS BRENTWOOD, ESSEX TOTNES,DEVON BIRMINGHAM BIRMINGHAM EVESHAM, WORCS STALYBRIDGE, STOCKPORT FRODSHAM, CHESHIRE MIDDLE MILL, S.W. WALES 01/02/96 01/02/96 01/02/96 02/02/96 02/02/96 02/02/96 03/02/96 03/02/96 03/02/96 04/02/96 04/02/96 04/02/96 05/02/96 05/02/96 06/02/96 08/02/96 08/02/96 08/02/96 08/02/96 08/02/96 08/02/96 08/02/96 08/02/96 08/02/96 08/02/96 08/02/96 08/02/96 09/02/96 10/02/96 OLDHAM WALTON ON THAMES, SURREY MARKET HARBOROUGH, NORTHANTS PITLESSIE, FIFE MILFORD, SURREY CLYDEBANK, GLASGOW HAMILTONSBAWN, N. IRELAND SOUTHPORT, LANCASHIRE ULLAPOOL, NW HIGHLANDS ULLAPOOL, NW HIGHLANDS GLASGOW ELTON, CHESHIRE WEST WYCOMBE, BUCKINGHAMSHIRE HOUGHTON, SUNDERLAND INVERNESS SALE, GREATER MANCHESTER BIRMINGHAM STOCKTON ON TEES, CLEVELAND KENDAL, CUMBRIA CWMBRAN, GWENT STRETFORD,MANCHESTER ALTRINCHAM, NR MANCHESTER CALDICOT, GWENT LITTLE DUNMOW, ESSEX STOURBRIDGE, WEST MIDLANDS MAIDSTONE, KENT WALSALL, WEST MIDLANDS LEALHOLM, YORKSHIRE LINKS VIEW, NORTHAMPTON
  37. 37. 11/02/96 11/02/96 12/02/96 12/02/96 12/02/96 13/02/96 13/02/96 13/02/96 13/02/96 13/02/96 13/02/96 13/02/96 14/02/96 14/02/96 14/02/96 14/02/96 16/02/96 16/02/96 17/02/96 18/02/96 18/02/96 18/02/96 18/02/96 19/02/96 21/02/96 21/02/96 22/02/96 22/02/96 22/02/96 22/02/96 22/02/96 24/02/96 25/02/96 25/02/96 25/02/96 25/02/96 25/02/96 26/02/96 26/02/96 26/02/96 26/02/96 26/02/96 26/02/96 26/02/96 26/02/96 26/02/96 26/02/96 26/02/96 27/02/96 28/02/96 28/02/96 28/02/96 29/02/96 DAGENHAM,ESSEX EDGBASTON, BIRMIGHAM CORRIE, ISLE OF ARRAN PORTHCAWL, WEST GLAMORGAN GOOLE, YORKSHIRE ELGIN, MORAYSHIRE GLASGOW GOUROCK,STRATHCYLDE IRVINE, STRATHCYLDE AYR,STRATHCYLDE KENDAL, CUMBRIA DUNBLANE, CENTRAL FIFE LEWISHAM, SOUTH LONDON CASTLE BROMWICH, WEST MIDLANDS WAKEFIELD, YORKSHIRE WALTHAMSTOW, LONDON CHADWELL ST MARY, ESSEX SWINDERBY, LINCOLNSHIRE MIDDLETON LIVERPOOL HERNE BAY, KENT INVERGORDON, MORAYSHIRE GATWICK, WEST SUSSEX PENICUIK, NR EDINBURGH WOOTTON, BEDFORDSHIRE MILTON KEYNES, BEDFORDSHIRE ELGIN, MORAYSHIRE BARNOLDSWICK, LANCASHIRE RAFTRICK, WEST YORKSHIRE INVERNESS PEEBLES, NR EDINBURGH EDINBURGH ABERDEEN REDDITCH, WORCESTERSHIRE EDINBURGH EDINBURGH ABERYSTWYTH, WEST WALES LEOMINSTER, HEREFORD & WORCS INVERNESS INVERNESS CALEY MARINA, INVERNESS ULLAPOOL, NW HIGHLANDS WARLEY, WEST MIDLANDS TAUNTON, DEVON MERSEYSIDE CLACTON-ON-SEA, ESSEX RAMSGATE, KENT RAMSGATE,KENT DUNDONNEL, NW HIGHLANDS FERRYDEN, TAYSIDE, SCOTLAND BLAIRGOWRIE, TAYSIDE, SCOTLAND WALTHAM ABBEY, HERTFORDSHIRE PITCAIRNGREEN, PERTH 03/03/96 BURNT ISLAND, FIFE
  38. 38. ... .") e 03/03/96 04/03/96 06/03/96 06/03/96 06/03/96 06/03/96 06/03/96 07/03/96 07/03/96 07/03/96 07/03/96 07/03/96 09/03/96 10/03/96 12/03/96 13/03/96 14/03/96 21/03/96 22/03/96 25/03/96 26/03/96 26/03/96 27/03/96 27/03/96 27/03/96 27/03/96 28/03/96 28/03/96 28/03/96 28/03/96 28/03/96 29/03/96 29/03/96 29/03/96 29/03/96 31/03/96 WEST KILBRIDE, STRATHCYLDE WEST KILBRIDE, STRATHCYLDE SOURPORT ON SEVERN, WEST MIDLANDS LAPWORTH, WARWICKSHIRE RYDE, ISLE OF WIGHT ABERDEEN HIGH WYCOMBE, BUCKINGHAMSHIRE BROXBOURNE, HERTFORDSHIRE BATHGATE, NR EDINBURGH COUPAR ANGUS, NR DUNDEE OVER M50, HEREFORD & WORCS POWYS, WALES CLACTON ON SEA, ESSEX SADDLEWROTH, NR MANCHESTER PELSAW, WALSALL, WEST MIDLANDS KINGSTANDING, BIRMINGHAM NETLEY ABBEY, SOUTHAMPTON GLASGOW WIMBLEDON, SW LONDON KENDAL, CUMBRIA HAYWARD WARLEY, WEST MIDLANDS CRAWLEY, WEST SUSSEX CRAWLEY, WEST SUSSEX PORTHCAWL, SOUTH GLAMORGAN BANBURY, NR OXFORD KINGSTANDING, BIRMINGHAM ST HELENS, MERSEYSIDE BLACKPOOL, LANCASHIRE FALKIRK EDINBURGH LICHFIELD, STAFFORDSHIRE THORNABY ON TEES, CLEVELAND REDDISH, MANCHESTER ULVERSTON, CUMBRIA GORING BY SEA, WEST SUSSEX 01/04/96 01/04/96 02/04/96 02/04/96 02/04/96 02/04/96 02/04/96 02/04/96 02/04/96 03/04/96 04/04/96 04/04/96 05/04/96 05/04/96 08/04/96 09/04/96 11/04/96 13/04/96 BRIGHTON, SUSSEX KINGSTON ST MICHAEL, CHIPPENHAM LLANAYSUL, DYFED PRESTWICK, AYR REORUTH, CORNWALL REDRUTH, CORNWALL PRESTWICK, AYR BARBICAN, LONDON EDINBURGH EAST MIDLANDS AIRPORT CRICKLEWOOD, LONDON BINFIELD, BERKSHIRE NORTH BERWICK, EAST LOTHIAN LIVERPOOL FORMBY, LIVERPOOL THE WIRRALL, LIVERPOOL FALMOUTH, CORNWALL ADDLESTONE,SURREY
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  40. 40. 14/05196 16/05/96 19/05/96 21/05/96 21/05/96 21105/96 25/05/96 25/05/96 27/05/96 29/05/06 30/05/96 TINTAGEL, CORNWALL HOLLYWELL, CLEWYD HUNTINGDON, CAMBRIDGESHIRE BEXLEYHEATH,KENT WORTHING, WEST SUSSEX GLASGOW BARCALDINE NR OBAN PORTSMOUTH, HAMPSHIRE LINLITHGOW, NR EDINBURGH TENBURY WELLS, HEREFORD & WORCS KILSYTH, GLASGOW 01/06/96 02/06/96 04/06/96 05/06/96 05/06/96 06/06/96 06/06/96 07/06/96 07/06/96 07/06/96 07/06/96 08/06/96 08/06/96 08/06/96 09/06/96 12/06/96 12/06/96 13/06/96 14/06/96 15/06/96 15/06/96 15/06/96 16/06/96 16/06/96 16/06/96 16/06/96 16/06/96 17/06/96 17/06/96 18/06/96 20/06/96 23/06/96 23/06/96 25/06/96 30/06/96 30/06/96 KIRKCALDY, FIFE COLTISHALL, NORFOLK BOOTLE, LIVERPOOL BARROW-IN-FURNESS, CUMBRIA TOTTENHAM,NORTHLONDON ISLINGTON, LONDON GRANTHAM, LINCOLNSHIRE BURNAGE, MANCHESTER ST IVES, CORNWALL HOVE, WEST SUSSEX SLEAFORD, LINCOLNSHIRE ELLESMERE PORT, SOUTH WIRRAL CROYDON, SURREY FARNLEY, LEEDS SEVERN BRIDGE, NR BRISTOL HERN HILL, LONDON PUDSEY, LEEDS GRANTHAM, LINCOLNSHIRE PUCKERIDGE, HERTFORDSHIRE BRISTOL WHARTON, CHESHIRE GRANTHAM, LINCOLNSHIRE GRANTHAM, LINCOLNSHIRE WHARTON, CHESHIRE AYR, AYRSHIRE MANCHESTER BIRMINGHAM, WEST MIDLANDS BRISTOL MELKSHAM, WILTSHIRE BRISTOL BRENTWOOD, ESSEX BRIGHTON, WEST SUSSEX ABBERLEY, WORCESTER BURY, LANCASHIRE CLACKET LANE SERVICES, M25 STEYNING, WEST SUSSEX 01/07/96 01/07/96 02/07/96 02/07/96 02/07/96 04/07/96 FETCHAM,SURREY DREGHORN, AYRSHIRE CHESSINGTON, SURREY RUISLIP, MIDDLESEX CALNE, NR SWINDON, WILTSHIRE HARROW, MIDDLESEX
  41. 41. 04/07/96 04/07/96 04/07/96 05/07/96 05/07/96 05/07/96 06/07/96 06/07/96 06/07/96 06/07/96 06/07/96 07/07196 07/07/96 07/07/96 07/07/96 07/07/96 07/07/96 07/07/96 08/07/96 08/07/96 09/07/96 11/07/96 12/07/96 12/07/96 13/07/96 13/07/96 13/07/96 14/07/96 14/07/96 15/07/96 15/07/96 16/07/96 16/07/96 16/07/96 16/07/96 17/07/96 17/07/96 17/07/96 17/07/96 17/07/96 17/07/96 17/07/96 19/07/96 20/07/96 20/07/96 20/07/96 20/07/96 21/07/96 21/07/96 21/07/96 21/07/96 21/07/96 22/07/96 22/07/96 22/07/96 SWINDON, WILTSHIRE STAMFORD, LINCOLNSHIRE DOVER, KENT STEYNING, WEST SUSSEX CHELTENHAM,GLOUCESTERSHIRE NORWICH, NORFOLK DOVER, KENT PONTYPRIDD, SOUTH WALES DYCE,ABERDEEN KENSAL RISE, NW LONDON BRISTOL WELLINGBOROUGH, NR NORTHAMPTON METHIL, FIFE PETTSWOOD, KENT ARMADALE, WEST LOTHIAN LIVINGSTONE, WEST LOTHIAN SUTTON SCOTNEY, WILTSHIRE PORTHCAWL, SOUTH WALES MARLBOROUGH, WILTSHIRE PERRY COMMON, BIRMINGHAM ABRIDGE, ESSEX HURSTPIERPOINT, WEST SUSSEX LEVEN, FIFE OSWESTRY, SHROPSHIRE REDHILL, SURREY BRISTOL CHINGFORD, ESSEX GREAT BARDFIELD BIRKDALE, SOUTHPORT LEVEN, FIFE WIDNES, CHESHIRE STEWARTON, CLYDE BOGNOR REGIS, WEST SUSSEX WEYBRIDGE, SURREY BURNTWOOD, STAFFORDSHIRE DOLWYDDELAN, GWYNEDD PLYMOUTH, DEVON URMSTON,MANCHESTER RHYL, CLWYD DISS, NORFOLK DIGMOOR, SKELMERSDALE STRATHMIGLO, FIFE AVELEY,ESSEX CAERNAFON, NORTH WALES HUNGERFORD, BERKSHIRE SLAIDBURN, LANCASHIRE CHIPPENHAM, WILTSHIRE GREAT MOULTON, NORWICH HINCKLEY, LEICESTERSHIRE NORTH HYKEHAM, LINCOLN BRISTOL STOCKPORT, CHESHIRE WILLERBY, HULL AMERSHAM, BUCKINGHAMSHIRE POTTERS BAR, HERTFORDSHIRE
  42. 42. 22/07/96 22/07/96 22/07/96 22/07/96 24/07/96 24/07/96 24/07/96 24/07/96 24/07/96 24/07/96 24/07/96 25/07/96 25/07/96 25/07/96 25/07/96 26/07/96 27/07/96 28/07/96 28/07/96 28/07/96 29/07/96 31/07/96 31/07/96 31/07/96 31/07/96 STAINES, MIDDLESEX CHRISTCHURCH, HAMPSHIRE TILBURY, ESSEX TWICKENHAM, SURREY GLENCARSE, NR PERTH BURY, LANCASHIRE BRADFIELD, MILTON KEYNES EASTLEIGH, HAMPSHIRE PITNEY, SOMERSET CHORLEY, LANCASHIRE WEYBRIDGE, SURREY INVERNESS FALMER, WEST SUSSEX CHEDWORTH, GLOUCESTERSHIRE WEYBRIDGE, SURREY WEYBRIDGE, SURREY NEWTON, NR PRESTON NORTHWOOD, MIDDLESEX NORTHWOOD, MIDDLESEX GUILDFORD, SURREY UXBRIDGE, MIDDLESEX HAYES, MIDDLESEX HOVE, SUSSEX ALTON BARNES, WILTSHIRE PORTSMOUTH 01/08/96 02/08/96 02/08/96 02/08/96 03/08/96 03/08/96 04/08/96 04/08/96 04/08/96 04/08/96 05/08/96 05/08/96 05/08/96 06/08/96 07/08/96 08/08/96 08/08/96 08/08/96 08/08/96 09/08/96 09/08/96 10/08/96 10/08/96 10/08/96 11/08/96 11/08/96 11/08/96 12/08/96 12/08/96 HAYES, MIDDLESEX PAISLEY, SCOTLAND WILMSLOW, SOUTH MANCHESTER ACOMB, YORKSHIRE WEST MIDLANDS MORDEN, LONDON NEASDEN,NORTHLONDON WINNERSH, NR READING, BERKSHIRE STONEFIELD, OXFORDSHIRE GUILDFORD, SURREY STOKE ON TRENT BURNLEY, LANCASHIRE WHITBY, NORTH YORKSHIRE CENTRAL LONDON ANGLESEY, WALES MOLD, WALES MOLD, WALES BRISTOL COMRIE, NR PERTH BANBURY,OXON PRESTWICH, NR MANCHESTER STRATFORD, LONDON GREAT CHESTERFORD, NR CAMBRIDGE INVERNESS READING, BERKSHIRE EDGEWARE, LONDON SAFFRON WALDEN, ESSEX COLLIERS WOOD, LONDON FLEETWOOD, LANCASHIRE
  43. 43. 12/08/96 13/08/96 13/08/96 14/08/96 15/08/96 15/08/96 17/08/96 17/08/96 18/08/96 18/08/96 18/08/96 18/08/96 18/08/96 18/08/96 18/08/96 18/08/96 18/08/96 18/08/96 18/08/96 18/08/96 18/08/96 18/08/96 18/08/96 19/08/96 21/08/96 21/08/96 21/08/96 21/08/96 21/08/96 21/08/96 21/08/96 21/08/96 22/08/96 22/08/96 23/08/96 24/08/96 25/08/96 25/08/96 26/08/96 26/08/96 26/08/96 26/08/96 26/08/96 27/08/96 28/08/96 28/08/96 29/08/96 29/08/96 30/08/96 30/08/96 CASTOR, PETERBOROUGH KIDDERMINSTER, WORCESTERSHIRE KINGS STANDING, BIRMINGHAM KINGOODIE, WEST DUNDEE NORWICH, NORFOLK HAYWARDS HEATH, SUSSEX GRAYS, ESSEX PAIGNTON, DEVON SOUTH NORMANTON, DERBYSHIRE POSTWICK, NORWICH MANCHESTER DUNMURRY,BELFAST LEYTONSTONE, EAST LONDON BIRMINGHAM BIRMINGHAM SWINTON, MANCHESTER HALL GREEN, BIRMINGHAM BORDON, HAMPSHIRE KIDDERMINSTER, WORCS DAGENHAM,ESSEX SOUTHGATE, LONDON LIVERSEDGE, NR LEEDS LONDON, W12 LONG BUCKBY, NR NORTHAMPTON BARNSLEY, SOUTH YORKSHIRE HIGH WYCOMBE, BUCKINGHAMSHIRE WALTHAMSTOW, LONDON BOOTLE, LIVERPOOL OLDHAM BRIDGEND, SOUTH WALES WOLVERHAMPTON, MIDLANDS BOOTLE, LIVERPOOL ERITH, KENT CENTRAL LONDON TIPTON, WEST MIDLANDS POYNTON, NR STOCKPORT CRAWLEY, WEST SUSSEX TURNERS HILL, WEST SUSSEX WESTON SUPER MARE, AVON IVYBRIDGE, DEVON HULL HELSTON, CORNWALL CANNON PARK, COVENTRY CENTRAL LONDON CAIRNBULG POINT, NR ABERDEEN EDINBURGH DUNDEE RHUDDLAN, CLWYD GLASGOW ALLANTON, NR GLASGOW 02/09/96 02/09/96 03/09/96 04/09/96 TUNBRIDGE WELLS, KENT MID GLAMORGAN, WALES NORTH LONDON WEST LOTHIAN, SCOTLAND
  44. 44. 04/09/96 04/09/96 04/09/96 04/09/96 05/09/96 05/09/96 05/09/96 06/09/96 06/09/96 06/09/96 07/09/96 07/09/96 08/09/96 08/09/96 09/09/96 10/09/96 10/09/96 10/09/96 11/09/96 11/09/96 11/09/96 12/09/96 13/09/96 14/09/96 15/09/96 16/09/96 16/09/96 17/09/96 17/09/96 17/09/96 19/09/96 20/09/96 21/09/96 21/09/96 22/09/96 23/09/96 23/09/96 24/09/96 25/09/96 26/09/96 27/09/96 29/09/96 29/09/96 29/09/96 29/09/96 30/09/96 STOURBRIDGE, WEST MIDLANDS BIRSTALL, WEST YORKSHIRE BISHOPBRIGGS, GLASGOW LIVERPOOL SWINDON, WILTSHIRE KIDLINGTON, NR OXFORD ASHFORD, MIDDLESEX BRISTOL KENMORE, TAYSIDE MID-GLAMORGAN, WALES INGATESTONE, ESSEX BILLERICAY, ESSEX CAPEL, SURREY MILTON KEYNES SHOEBURYNESS,ESSEX BURNTISLAND, FIFE PORT TALBOT, SOUTH WALES BIRDSALL, WEST YORKSHIRE SOUTHAMPTON, HAMPSHIRE PLYMOUTH, DEVON COLCHESTER, ESSEX RAMSBOTIOM, LANCASHIRE ISLEWORTH, MIDDLESEX BLACKBURN, LANCASHIRE BIRMINGHAM INVERGOWRIE, DUNDEE BADMINTON, WILTSHIRE ECCLESHALL,STAFFORD MELTON MOWBRAY BURY, LANCASHIRE THE WIRRAL, MERSEYSIDE TURNHAM GREEN, LONDON ST IVES, CAMBRIDGESHIRE BLACKBURN, LANCASHIRE TROXTETH, LIVERPOOL SUTTON GOLDFIELD AYR, SCOTLAND OLDFIELD PARK, BATH TUNBRIDGE WELLS, KENT HAYLE, CORNWALL HARLOW, ESSEX BARNSLEY, SOUTH YORKSHIRE NEWRY, COUNTY DOWN, Nl GLASGOW HARLOW, ESSEX GLENROTHES, FIFE 01/10/96 01/10/96 01/10/96 02/10/96 02/10/96 02/10/96 02/10/96 03/10/96 DORKING, SURREY STROUD, GLOUCESTERSHIRE DUNDEE PORT TALBOT, SOUTH WALES DARLINGTON, CO. DURHAM PLAISTOW, EAST LONDON BEXLEYHEATH,KENT SUNBURY, MIDDLESEX
  45. 45. 03/10/96 04/10/96 04/10/96 04/10/96 05/10/96 05/10/96 05/10/96 05/10/96 05/10/96 06/10/96 06/10/96 06/10/96 11/10/96 11/10/96 14/10/96 15/10/96 15/10/96 15/10/96 16110/96 16/10/96 17/10/96 17/10/96 17110/96 18/10/96 18/10/96 19/10/96 19/10/96 21/10/96 21/10/96 22/10/96 22/10/96 23/10/96 23/10/96 23/10/96 25/10/96 25/10/96 26/10/96 28/10/96 29/10/96 29/10/96 29/10/96 29/10/96 30/10/96 30/10/96 GLASGOW WOODHALL SPA, LINCOLNSHIRE MARKET RASEN, LINCOLNSHIRE HUMBERSIDE BOSTON, LINCOLNSHIRE BOSTON/THE WASH DUNDEE HAVERFORD WEST, SOUTH WALES BRADFORD, WEST YORKSHIRE WHITE COLNE, ESSEX WORTHING, SUSSEX WORTHING, SUSSEX UXBRIDGE, MIDDLESEX READING, BERKSHIRE STAMFORD, LINCOLNSHIRE LUTON, HERTFORDSHIRE GUISBOROUGH, CLEVELAND HEADLEY DOWN, WEST SUSSEX ROMILEY, MANCHESTER HARTLEY, KENT PORTSMOUTH, HAMPSHIRE BRACKLEY, NORTHAMPTONSHIRE HARTCLIFFE, BRISTOL CRANLEIGH, SURREY KIRKALDY, FIFE STOCKBRIDGE, HAMPSHIRE BRENTWOOD, ESSEX COLCHESTER, ESSEX REDCAR,CLEVELAND CROYDON, SURREY READING, BERKSHIRE HERONGATE, ESSEX MIDDLETON, MANCHESTER ELGIN, MORAYSHIRE RUNCORN, CHESHIRE CUNNINGHAMHEAD, NR IRVINE COATBRIDGE, GLASGOW SANDON, HERTFORDSHIRE GRIMSBY, LINCOLNSHIRE PORTHCAWL, SOUTH WALES BURGHEAD, MORAYSHIRE KIRKCALDY, FIFE HORSHAM, WEST SUSSEX PORTHCAWL, WALES 01/11/96 01111/96 01111/96 01/11/96 01/11/96 03/11/96 03/11/96 05/11/96 05/11/96 06111/96 BETWS MOUNTAIN, SOUTH WALES MAESTOG, SOUTH WALES SUTION PARK, HULL THORNTON DALE, YORKSHIRE DUNCANSTON, GRAMPIAN TOTION, NR SOUTHAMPTON BLACKPOOL, LANCASHIRE WHELAN GREEN, HERTFORDSHIRE BURES, SUFFOLK MILL HILL, CENTRAL LONDON
  46. 46. .!,::.;;£:;--. ,.:~i;;2::~·:: "!:" ,,:-_. -~ -:-~. '<~ .} e 07/11/96 07111/96 07/11/96 08/11/96 09/11/96 09/11/96 09/11/96 10/11/96 12/11/96 12/11/96 12/11/96 13/11/96 13/11/96 14/11/96 14/11/96 14/11/96 14/11/96 14/11/96 14/11/96 15/11196 15/11/96 15/11/96 17/11/96 17/11/96 17/11/96 18/11/96 18/11/96 18/11/96 20/11/96 21/11/96 21/11/96 21/11/96 23/11/96 23111/96 23/11/96 23111/96 23/11/96 24/11/96 26/11/96 26/11/96 26/11/96 26/11/96 26/11/96 26111/96 27/11/96 30/11/96 30/11/96 30/11/96 LARK HALL, CAMBRIDGESHIRE AIRDRIE, GLASGOW GLENROTHES, FIFE NEWCASTLE UNDER LYME KILWINNING, AYRSHIRE HEADINGTON, NEAR OXFORD EDINBURGH SWINDON, WILTSHIRE HULL, HUMBERSIDE MARHOLM,PETERBOROUGH THE WIRRAL, MERSEYSIDE TOCKWITH, YORKSHIRE KIDDERMINSTER, WORCESTERSHIRE CHORLEY WOOD, HERTFORDSHIRE NORWICH, NORFOLK HAVERFORDWEST, WEST WALES HADDINGTON, LOTHIAN AMERSHAM, BUCKINGHAMSHIRE STOKE NEWINGTON, LONDON GATWICK, SURREY DUNSTABLE, HERTFORDSHIRE IRVINE, CLYDE DUNDEE HAMILTON, GLASGOW CAERNAFON, NORTH WALES EDINBURGH SUTTON COLDFIELD, MIDLANDS NAPTON, WARWICKSHIRE M4, GLOUCESTER BRIGHTON, EAST SUSSEX TWICKENHAM, MIDDLESEX SCUNTHORPE, LINCOLNSHIRE CHIPPENHAM, WILTSHIRE SOUTH OF M4 & M5, NEAR BRISTOL BRIXHAM, DEVON NEW ELLERBY, HUMBERSIDE CENTRAL LONDON TADWORTH, SURREY REDDITCH, HEREFORD & WORCESTER ST IVES, CORNWALL PENDERYN, BRECON MOUNTAINS BIRMINGHAM TWICKENHAM, MIDDLESEX WALSALL, WEST MIDLANDS STAMFORD, LINCOLNSHIRE ARLINGHAM, GLOUCESTERSHIRE PUDSEY, LEEDS BRAMPTON, DEVON 02/12/96 02/12/96 03/12/96 04/12/96 04/12/96 06112/96 SHEFFIELD FIVE ASHES, EAST SUSSEX DOWNPATRICK, CO DOWN, Nl STROUD, GLOUCESTERSHIRE TELFORD, SHROPSHIRE WHITLAND, DYFED ~·~ .~:~ .
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  48. 48. ·e ' FOlA .Unit . Your address Your telephone number, · Date FOIA Agency Addtess Request under the Freedom of Information Act. . .. . . . 1.-, "' "• .~.:? · .· . This is a request for a complete search of all filing system;: and locations for all yo~r agen~y re~ati?g to: q Gb C., a r '1" w c.. ~ '/ ) ~. ~ ~ ("' c. ·n ~ e. rec·o~~ltfby - i~}e';tljJ;[} l!ft~ desired records, or describe in det~il the even,t(s) for which you seek Information, q 9 lo C., o ~ n W c. V. s; CJ "$ Sh Y ~ '$ c) c ~ Vd"'f' <?. 'f-1 !S (.. inclu?ing all d(~cumentatio~, including captions, that includes reference to: ~ v n"' G. o h e. c ~ ~ , l. n <. n c w n ~ . · msf:!rt prrlsiole lllternative names and spelnngs, abbreviations,. acronyms, '-.lnJe.nti ~ etc. . . ~cl · . - U~o's /At"-'"'~~e.. -$po.c.~ C.'C'o.~t 11 P..'SC . I also request all "'see references" to these names. U ·~ o ·~ 1 A~ C , · fJ ~ nc.,.. . 't112.. --<; c)e'l/(''()l!$ . B <:.:.v Me("Q..fC. :SI $c"uC~(·S If tbe doourhfm~aTh"demedift part or whole, plt~ase spectfy whtch ~mpt10ns are claimed for each passage or whole document denied. Please provide a complete itemized inventory and detailed factual justification of,any denial. Specify the number of pages in each document and the total number of pages pertaining to this request. For classified material denied, please include the following infonnation: • the classification rating ( confidentfal, secret, top secret, etc.) a the identity of the class~fier • the date or event for automatir· declassification or classification review I request that censored material be 'blacked out' rather than 'whited out' or cut out. I expect that the remaining non-exempt portions of documents will be released. . Please send a memo to the appropriate units in your office or agency to assure that .no recon;Is related to this request are destroyed (and please send a copy of the memo to me). Plea~e advise of any destruction of records, and include the date and authority for such destruction. As I expect to appeal against any denials, please specify the office and address to which an appeal should be directed. I believe that my request qualifies for a waiver of fees as the relea~e of the information would benefit the general public and be in the public interest. I can be reached at the telephone number listed above. Please call rather than write if there are any questions or if you need additional information from . I expect a response to this request within ten working days, as provided for in the Freedom of Information Act. Sincerely, etc : OAS · 102NO:............................. l )F1tE 21 ~1~~~02 ! I ).._.)_ . · - 1
  49. 49. I' _,. ·.: ' t ~"""" . • •• 't} • 'U' ' - " ,.,1 ,it··-- "'"'"'~ ''" From: Directorate of Air Staff (Lower Airspace) Operations & Policy 1 MINISTRY OF DEFENCE Room· 6/73, Metropole Building, Northumberland Avenue, London, WC2N 5BP-
  50. 50. ........................................ ... .............. .... _ -------~~--::---~ (Lower Airspace) Operations & Policy 1 MINISTRY OF DEFENCE Room 6n3, Metropole Building, Northumberland Avenue, London, WC2N 5BP Telephone (Direct dial) (Switchboard) (Fax) (GTN) 020 7218 2140 020 7218 9000 Your Reference Our Reference D/DAS/64/3/12 Date 29 May 2002 Dear I am writing with reference to your letter of 17 May addressed to the Civil Aviation Authority. The staff at the CAA were not aware from your letter that you were requesting a copy of an airmiss report and as I deal with UFO correspondence, they referred your letter to me. I have, however, obtained a copy of the airmiss report for 6 January 1995 and this is enclosed for your information. •I hope this is helpful.
  51. 51. 27/05/2002 UK AIRPROX BOARD 14:45 PAGE 01 e AJRMISS REPORT No 2/95 Date/Time: 061848 Jan Position: N5318 W0200 (8NM SE Manchester Apt) Class: A Airspace MTMA Reporting Aircraft B737 Operator: Alt!FL: Weather Vzsibi/ity: NIGHT l~S 0 Reported Aircraft Untracc:d (0551 ~~ CAT 4000 ft + (QNH 1027mb) IIW'I II 1'4111 VMC CLAC lOkm+ PART A: SUMMARY OF INFORMATION REPORTED TO JAS THE B737 PILOT reports that he was over the Pennines, about 8 or 9 NM SE of Manchester Airport, at 4000 ft, while being radar vectored by Manchester radar on 119.4. He was flying at 180-210 kt on aN heading and squawking 5734 with Mode C selected. Although it was dark, visibility was over 10 km with a fairly strong NW wind (340/30). While flying just above the tops of some ragged Cu both he and the first officer saw a lighted (see JAS notes) object fly down the RH side of the ac at high speed from the opposite direction. He was able to track. the object through the RH windscreen and side window, having it in sight for a total of about 2 seconds. There was no apparent sound or wake. The first officer instinctively 'ducked' as it went by. The first officer reports that his attention, initially focused on the glare shield in front of him, was diverted to something in his peripheral vision. He looked up in time to see a dark object pass down the right hand side of the ac at high speed; it was wedge-shaped with what could have been a black stripe down the side. He estimated the object's size as somewhere between that of a light ac and a Jetstream, though he emphasises that heard or wake felt. He this is pure speculation. It made no attempt to deviate from its course and no sound felt certain that what he saw was a solid object - not a bird, balloon or kite. "vas MANCHESTER ATC reports that the B737 was being radar vectored from Dayne to the ILS for RW 24 when the pilot reported a lighted object passing close by above and in the opposite direction. There was no known traffic in the vicinity at the time and no radar contacts were seen. JAS Note (1): Telephone conversations subsequently took place with both the captain and the first officer. The captain remained convinced that the object was itself lit. Although he could not determine a definite pattern, he described it as having a number of small white lights, rather like a Christmas tree. He confirmed the high speed of the object, and though unable to estimate its distance, said he felt it was very close. Following the incident, the captain and first officer independently drew what they had seen, both agreeing about the shape but differing in their opinions about the lighting aspects. The first officer felt that the object was illuminated by their landing lights, which at that stage were switched on. He was unable to assess its distance, other than to say that he involuntarily 'ducked', so it must have appeared to him to have been very close. He was entirely convinced, as was the captain, that what they had seen was a solid object and not a Met phenomenon, balloon, or any other craft with which they were familiar, or a Stealth ac, which he had himself seen and which he feels he would have recognised. JAS Note (2): Despite exhaustive investigations the reported object remains untraced. A replay of the Clee radar shows a number of secondary contacts, including the subject B737, being radar sequenced in the Manchester TMA and zone. The B737 tracks over two almost stationary primary contacts just N ofLcc:k on a NW heading while descending through FL 70-60. On entering the Manchester TMA, passing FL 50, it is vectored right onto about 040°, and continues to descend on a NE track along the E boWldary of the
  52. 52. 27/05/2002 UK AIRPROX BOARD 14:45 PAGE 02 e Manchester TMA to within 0·75NM of the Daventry CTA, where the base of CAS is FL 45 . At this point, passing 3600 Mode C, the ac is turned onto a L base for RW 24 as part of a busy sequence of inbound ac. At no time during this downwind leg is any other radar contact seen in the vicinity. An extract from the RT recording on 119.4, which shows that the B73 7 was given descent clearance to 4000 ft at 1845:30, follows: From: B737 (1848)· "c/s we just had something go down the RHS just above us very fast." Manchester - "Well, there's nothing seen on radar. Was iter an ac?" B737- "Well, it had lights, it went down the starboard side very quick." Manchester- "And above you?" B737- "er, just slightly above us, yeah." Manchester - "Keep an eye out for something, er, I can't see anything at all at the moment so,er, must have, er, been very fast or gone down very quickly after it passed you I think." B737- "OK. Well, there you go!" The possibility that the object might have been a hang glider, paraghder or microlight was investigated, but all the operating authorities, without exception, agreed that this was an extremely unlikely explanation, for various reasons, but mainly because none of these activities takes place at night. In addition, there are the obvious hazards of flying in the dark, from high ground (the peaks in this area along the Pennine ridge range from 1600 to over 2000 ft), strong winds, and because these atrcraft are unlit. JAS also explored the possibility of military activity, but could find no evidence in support of this from any official source. In any case, it seems most unlikely that such a flight would have been conducted in CAS and so close to a busy international airport. Because of the B737's prox.imity to uncontrolled airspace to the E of Manchester during the downwind leg, which covers the airmiss period, the possibility of unknown military or civil activity in the adjacent FIR cannot be completely discounted. However, the liklihood of such activity escaping detection is remote, as the area is well served by several radars and any movements at the levels in question would almost certainly have generated a radar response. PART B: SUMMARY OF THE WQRKING GROUP'S DISCUSSIONS Information available to the Working Group included reports from the pilot of the B737, transcripts of the relevant RT frequencies, a video recording, and reports from the air traffic controllers involved. The Group were anxious to emphasise that this report, submitted by two responsible airline pilots, was considered seriously and they wished to commend the pilots for their courage in submitting it, and their company, whose enlightened attitude made it possible. Reports such as these are often the object of derision, but the Group hopes that this example will encourage pilots who experience unusual sightings to report them without fear of ridicule. It was quickly realised by all members that, because of its unusual nature, they could only theorise on the possibilities once normal avenues of investigation had been explored. There is no doubt that the pilots both saw an object and that it was of sufficient significance to prompt an airmiss report. Unfortunately, the nature and identity of this object remains unknown. To speculate about extra-terrestrial activity, fascinating though it may be, is not within the Group's remit and must be left to those whose interest lies in that field. It is probably true to say, however, that almost all unusual sightings can be attributed to a wide range of well known natural phenomena. There are, of course, a few which defy explanation and thus fuel the imagination of those who are convinced that there is "something going on" out there. Usually activity of this kind is accompanied by a rash of ground sightings in the same geographic area; in this case, as far as is known, there were no other reports and therefore the incident has to be reviewed in isolation, with no other witnesses. The resources nonnally available when investigating ainnisses are pilots' reports, corroborated by radar and RT recordings. Often these will provide all the clues necessary, but in this case there is no "reported pilot", and radar recordings do not show any unknown contacts. The Jack of a radar contact is not necessarily unusual if weather suppressors arc in usc on the radar, particularly if the object generates a poor radar rc;,pon;,e. In these condition;, the nuiar can interpret A 2 ~1on-tra1upo~tding (primary) contact as weather, emd
  53. 53. 27/05/2002 UK AIRPROX BOARD 14:45 PAGE 03 e therefore disregards it. Enquiries into military activity did not reveal any ac in the area at the time, and it was considered inconceivable that such activity would take place so close to a busy airport without some sort of prior notification. Members put forward other suggestions, such as a large model aircraft or a commercially operated remotely controlled craft, such as those which are used for survey or photographic work. Considering the prevaihng conditions - darkness, high ground, strong NW wind, and the proximity of a major international airport -the Group felt that this kind of activity, together with the hang glider/microlight theory, could not be regarded as a realistic possibility. As was pointed out by one member, however, the ex:treme actions of a foolhardy individual cannot be entirely ruled out and there remains, therefore, the possibility that someone, perhaps in a microlight ac (which most accurately fits the shape described), had defied the conditions and got airborne. Further talks with the microlighl experts on this idea highlighted its extreme improbability; the strong wind, terrain and darkness would have rendered such a flight almost suicidal. Having debated the various hypotheses at length the Group concluded that, in the absence of any firm evidence which could identify or explain this object, it was not possible to assess either the cause or the risk by any of the nonnal criteria applicable to airmiss reports. The incident therefore remains unresolved. PART C: ASSESSMENT OF RISK AND CAUSE Degree ofRisk: Unassessable Unassessable 3
  54. 54. e Directorate of Airspace Policy for Director Ministry of Defence Room 6/73 Metropole Building Northumberland Avenue London WC2N SBP 21 May 2002 SAP/25/00/04/0 1/H Dear REQUEST FOR UFO RELATED MATERIAL Please find enclosed a request for UFO related material from USA. I understand from the MOD Complaints and Enquiries Unit that your office might be best placed to respond to his request. I have copied this letter to Consultation Co-ordinator cc: Civil Aviation Authority CAA House 45-59 Kingsway London WC2B 6TE www.caa.co.uk Telephone 02074536525 Fax ~~~~ INVESTOR IN PEOPLE
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  58. 58. ' From: Directorate of Air Staff (lower Airspace) Operations & Policy 1 MINISTRY OF DEFENCE Room 6/73, Metropole Building, Northumberland Avenue, London, WC2N SBP Telephone (Direct dial) (Switchboard) (Fax) (GTN) 020 7218 2140 Your Reference Our Reference D!DAS/64!3112 Date W'April 2002 I am writing with reference to your letters of 7 March and 16 April, in which you have made a number of requests for information about 'unidentified flying object' reports made to the Ministry of Defence. I note that some of the information you requested has either already been sent or addressed in my previous letters. Where this is the case, to avoid repeating this information, I will refer you to the relevant letter. The information you requested is as follows; 1. A search ofall ground radar installations and copies of any underwater UFO sightings teportsform 1980 to 2000 Ground radar are used for surveillance of airspace and do not detect objects underwater. 2. Documents concerning triangular flying objects from 1990 to 1996. Please see paragraph 3 of my letter of 14 January 2002. 3. Any UFO retrievals of extra-terrestrial space craft. Please see paragraph 6 of my letter of 10 September 2001. 4. RAF Fylingdales phased array radar ttackingsfrom 1990 to 1996. Please see paragraph 3 of my letter of 10 September 2001.
  59. 59. _5. UFO sighting reports from RAF Pilots. You have not specified any particular period. As you will be aware from previous correspondence, we hold files covering a 30 year period and we do not have the resources to search all of them. If, therefore, you wish to pursue this request you would need to specify a more limited period and we could then look at what material could be made available. Copies of "Sir Norton Hills UFO sightings 1980 Bentwaters RAFIUSAF UFO landing trace evidents test results and radiation readings from the Rendlesham Forest site". 6. The papers that have been release on the Rendlesham Forest incident were sent to you with my letter of 10 September 2001. We have no evidence of any test results or radiation readings being sent to the MOD. With regard to your comment about "Sir Norton Hills UFO sightings", I assume you are referring to Admiral of the Fleet The Lord Hill-Norton CB KCB. Although Lord Hill-Norton has had a long standing personal interest in 'UFO' matters, he was not directly involved with the Rendlesham Forest incident and there are therefore no sighting reports from him regarding this case. All UFO flying saucer reports over nuclear storage bunkers, nuclear power plants, hydroelectric dams, gas turbines and RAF bases. 7. Please see paragraph 3 of my letter of 14 January 2002. 8. Undenvater UFOs seen by Naval vessels. Please see paragraph 10 of my letter of 9 July 2001. 9. RAF Vulcan pilots sightings of triangular flying objects at 30,000 feet. You have not specified a particular period of interest. The RAF operated Vulcan aircraft in the bomber role until 30 December 1982 and as tanker aircraft until 31 April 1984. After this there were a few used for air display purposes, but the last of these was taken out of use in 1991. 10. 5th January, Derbyshire- report of UFO hovering over a house. We have received no reports from Derbyshire for 5th January 2002. 11. New triangular UFO reports 2000 and slow moving or hovering objects 2000 to 2001. A list of all of our UFO sighting reports from January 2000 to December 2001 was sent to you with my letter of 3 December 2001. If you wish us to conduct a search to identify particular reports in the categories that you have indicated we have a charging regime as detailed in paragraph 2 of my letter of28 February 2002. In this instance we would need to examine 391 reports, copy and sanitise them to remove the personal details of those who have corresponded with the MOD. We estimate that this would take 13 hours to complete. Four hours would be conducted free of charge, leaving 9 hours which at £15 an hour, would attract a charge of£ 13 5. If you would like us to conduct this work on your behalf I would be grateful for your confirmation that you are willing to meet this charge. I note in your letter of 7 March you say you have enclosed $100 for reproduction of documents, however this was not in the envelope with your letter. Please do not send any money at this stage as the fee detailed above is an estimate only and may change when we examine the files. We will, of course, inform you if the actual fee is likely to be significantly higher than our estimate.
  60. 60. -12. 4 October 2001 9.30am- Transparent flying saucer hovers over nuclear power plant in London, England, 15, 000 feet altitude. We received no reports of this alleged incident. 13. 7 November 2001 Norwich -Reports of a large flying triangle blotting out stars followed closely by an F 15 escort, no noise from triangle. We received no reports of this alleged incident. 14. 5 January 1995 North-easterly, 4000feet, 819 nautical miles south-east ofManchester, England Triangular yellow glowing objected reported Without recalling all the files for 1995 from archives and examining them, we can not be sure whether we received any reports for 5 January 1995. However, we are aware of an airmiss which was reported by two British Airways pilots on an aircraft travelling to Manchester Airport on 6 January 1995 and this may be the incident which you are referring to here. As a matter of routine the MOD was notified by the CAA about the pilots' report shortly after the incident occurred. At the time the matter was discussed with Departmental air defence experts who confirmed that they were not aware of anything which would indicate a matter of defence relevance associated with the sighting. Furthermore there was no evidence to suggest that the UK's air defence had been compromised. As is usual with airmiss incidents involving civil aircraft, the CAA Joint Airmiss Working Party (which is a joint Civil/Military body which has complete access to all sources of civil and military information available) investigated the pilots' report. The Group were not able to determine precisely what the pilots saw, but ruled out any military aircraft activity. However there was no suggestion in the report that what the pilots observed was extraterrestrial in origin. Without any evidence to suggest that the incident was of defence relevance MOD interest in this sighting has long since concluded. If you require any further information about this incident you should write to the Civil Aviation Authority, CAA House, 45-54 Kingsway, London WC2B 6TE. 15. Copies of a letter from Churchill discussing UFOs, and Sir Norton Hills letter to UN regarding UFOs and alien encounters over naval ships and aircraft carriers while on manoeuvres, Operation Mainbrace 1965. Any surviving papers that have been released on these matters will be open for public inspection at the Public Record Office at the following address: The Public Record Office Ruskin Avenue Kew Richmond Surrey TW94DU Tel: 020 8876 3444 Fax: 020 8878 8905
  61. 61. e 16. Copy of a NATO SHAPE study entitled "The Assessment" about UFOs. We do not hold NATO SHAPE documents but you may wish to contact the following; The NATO Archives NATO B-110 Brussels Belguim 17. Any available UFO photographs. Members of the public occasionally send us photographs of objects they have seen in the sky which they can not identify. Once it is established that they are not of defence significance they are either placed on our files with the relevant correspondence or, if request, returned to the individual concerned. It is impossible to identify which files might contain photographs without a complete search of all our files. 18. Flying triangles that move slowly over the North Sea and along the coastline over England 1986-1989. As you will be aware from our previous correspondence, the reports we receive are filed manually in the order in which we receive them. They are not computerised and the only way to identify any in the categories you have stipulated is for staff to search through all the reports for the whole four year period. In this case there are 12 files which cover this period and each may hold up to 100 enclosures meaning that approximately 1200 documents would need to be scrutinised. Any relevant reports found would then need to be sanitised to remove all the personal details of those who have reported these sightings, in order to protect their confidentiality. We estimate that this work would take in excess of 40 hours to complete. We do not have the resources to undertake such a task and I therefore regret that your request is refused under Exemption 9 of the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information (voluminous or vexatious request). If however, you were to submit a new request which would involve a more limited search of the archive, I should be happy to consider what information we could make available. If you are unhappy about the decision to refuse your request and wish to appeal, you should write to the Ministry ofDefence, Directorate oflnformation (Exploitation), Room 819B, St GilesCourt, 1-13 St Giles High Street, London WC2H 8LD requesting that the decision be reviewed. If following the internal review you remain dissatisfied, you can ask a Member of Parliament to take up the case with the Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration (the Ombudsman) who can investigate on your behalf The Ombudsman will not, however, consider an investigation until the internal review process has been completed.
  62. 62. e 19. Finally, you mentioned two alleged UFO sightings in the UK. One on 15 February 2002 over Bewl Water and Bedgebury Forest. The other on 3 March 2002 over southern Englandfrom Cornwall to Poole. We received no reports of these alleged incidents. I hope this is helpful. Yours sincerely,
  63. 63. • LOOSE MINUTE D/DAS 64/3/12 30 April2002 D REFUSAL OF REQUEST FOR INFORMATION UNDER THE CODE OF PRACTICE ON ACCESS TO GOVERNMENT INFORMATION 1. is a persistent correspondent who makes frequent requests for information under the Freedom oflnformation Act. I have told him that we operate under the Code. 2. In one of his latest two letters (which I have answered together) he has asked for copies of reports of flying triangles that move slowly over the North Sea and along the coastline over England from 1986-1989. The only way we can supply this information is to search through all our files for the whole four year period. This amounts to 12 files, with possibly 100 enclosures each, therefore 1200 enclosures. If we allow two minutes to examine each enclosure, copy and sanitise any relevant documents found, this request would take 40 hours to complete. I propose that we refuse this request under Exemption 9 of the Code ofPractice on Access to Government Information (voluminous or vexatious) request. As any refusals have to be cleared at AD level I would be grateful for your approval of this action. 3. I attach a draft of my letter to request is marked on his letter of 16 attach the file vVllLCI.l ,lll in reply to his two letters. The above ...,.t;o...-,.ri to in paragraph 18 of my reply. I also previous correspondence for information.
  64. 64. FILE NOTE Information gathered f o r - r e q u e s t for information -letters of 7 March and 16 April2002. No.9 RAF Vulans- Air Historical Branch confirmed that Vulcan aircraft operated as Bombers until30.12.1982 and as Tankers until 31.4.1984. There were a few still in service after this date which were used for air displays but the last of these was taken out of use in 1991. No.l6 NATO document- Info(Exp)Records confirm there is a NATO Archive that hold copies of all NATO documents produced. Address given.
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