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From:

Directorate of Air Staff (Lower Airspace) Operations & Policy 1

MINISTRY OF DEFENCE

Room 6/73, Metropole Building, Northumberland Avenue, London, WC2N 5BP

Telephone

(Direct dial) (Switchboard) (Fax)

(GTN)

Your Reference Our Reference DIDAS/64/3114 Date

31 July 2003

Thank you for your recent letter concerning your sighting of a bright ball of light over Filey on 22 July 2003_

I can confirm that, to date, we have received no other reports for 22 July from anywhere in the UK We are satisfied that there is no corroborating evidence to suggest that the United Kingdom's airspace was breached by unauthorised military aircraft.

Yours sincerely,

,

DAS

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2 H J L 2003

To Whom It May Concern:

I am writing to you regarding a report of a (unidentified object) reported

At ( Filey North Yorkshire)

On 22/7/03

Time: 22: 50 hours

I was on the crescent in Filey when I noticed a bright ball of light in the sky-travelling north, from the south. I first fort it was the sky lab, but the object made a 90 degree turn heading out to the North sea, that's wen fast-jet turned up and followed the object. I video the event .

Could you also advise me of any reports of UFOs received by yourselves at this time, which may relate to my investigations?

From Directorate of Air Staff (Lower Airspace) Operations & Policy 1

MINISTRY OF DEFENCE

Telephone

(Direct dial) (Switchboard) (Fax)

(GTN)

020 7218 2140

Your Reference Our Reference DIDAS/64/3114 Date

4 June 2003

Dear

RAF Valley have passed us a copy of your letter concerning photographs which are alleged to have been taken by RAF Valley aircraft in the area around the Berwyn Mountains in January 1974.

I understand RAF Valley have no records of this event and as you will be aware from my letter of 21 May, our files contain no such photographs. We are therefore unable to provide the information you have requested on this occasion.

DAS

ROY AL AIR FORCE VALLEY LLU AWYR BRENHINOL Y FALl

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- 3 JON 2003

Valley, Holyhead, Anglesey, LL65 3NY Y Fali, Caergybi, Ynys Mon, LL65 3NY www.rafvalley.org

Asst CCO

Your reference:

Eich cyfeiriad:

Our reference:

Ein cyfeiriad:

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CC: DES (LA) Ops & Polla Dear

Date:

Dyddiad:

:;so May 2003

Thank for your letter regarding a UFO incident that you report, occurred on 23 January 1974.

As RAF Valley does not hold such records, I have copied your letter to the UFO Section at the Ministry of Defence in London, from whom you can expect a reply.

Yours sincerely

for Officer Commanding

RAF Valley welcomes correspondence in Welsh and English.

Mae LLAB Y Fali yn croesawu gohebiaeth yn Gymraeg ac yn Saesneg.

INVESTOR IN PIOPLI

'The aim of RA F Valley is to train fast jet pilots for the RAF and RN to Operational Conversion Units entry standards' 'Amcan LIAB Y Fall yw hyfforddi peilodau siet cyflym I'r L1AB a'r LIB hyd at sa/on mynediad unedau cyfnewid gweithrediadol'

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Dear Sir

I am researching a UFO incident that happened back in 1974 on the 23rd January, at Berwyn Mountains in Wales. RAF Valley overflow the area in a plane to take a series of photographs of the area. Could you tell me who holds the photographs? And could I purchase copies of the photographs. Also do you hold any logs from the night in question?

Looking forward to your replay

Yours Russell J Kellett

From:

Directorate of Air Staff (Lower Airspace) Operations & Policy 1

MINISTRY OF DEFENCE

Room 6/73, Metropole Building, Northumberland Avenue, London, WC2N 5BP

Telephone

020 7218 2140

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Your Reference Our Reference DIDAS/64/3 Date

21 May 2003

Dear

Thank you for your letters of 16 May, addressed to we have sent to you regarding UFO sighting reports on

myself, concerning the papers anuary 1974.

First, I should explain that MOD files containing UFO sighting reports and correspondence are generally filed in the order in which the reports or correspondence have been received by the MOD and not in the order in which incidents are alleged to have occurred. This means that the only way to identify information on particular incidents is to recall all the files covering the relevant period and to conduct a manual search.

In order to answer your requests for information, we examined all the files which cover January 1974 and any relevant documents found were sent to you. These files are currently held at the Public Record Office and will be open for public viewing in January 2004 when they reach 30 years old. If you wish to view them, you will be able to do so at the following address;

Public Record Office Ruskin Avenue

New

Richmond

Surrey

TW94DU

With regard to your enquiry about photographs which are alleged to have been taken of the area by RAF Valley aircraft, the files we have examined contain no evidence of the existence of any such photographs.

Yours sincerely,

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Sent: 16 May 200319:02

To: DAS-LAOpsPoI1@defence.mod.uk

Subject: enquiry

16/5/03

Dear

Over the past several years I have been in contact with your department, you have been most helpful giving me information about Unidentified Flying Objects. I am researching a UFO incident that happened back in 1974 on the 23rd January, at Berwyn Mountains in Wales. Your departments as sent me photocopies of twelve letters, could you tell me how many letters do you have pertaining to this incident? And could I have any that you have not given me? Also RAF Valley overfly the area in a plane to take a series of photographs of the area. Could you tell me who holds the photographs? And could I purchase copies of the photographs

Looking forward to your replay

Yours

19/05/2003

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Over the past several years I have been in contact with your department, you have been most helpful giving me information about Unidentified Flying Objects, I am researching a UFO incident that happened back in 1974 on the 23m January, at Berwyn Mountains in Wales. Your departments as sent. me photocopies of twelve letters, could you tell me how many letters do you have pertaining to this incident? And could I have any that you have not given me? Also RAF Valley overfly the area in a plane to take a series of photographs of the area. Could you tell me who holds the photographs? And could I purchase copies ofthe photographs

Looking forward to your replay

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From . Directorate of Air Staff (Lower Airspace) Operations & Policy 1 a

MINISTRY OF DEFENCE

Room 6/73, Metropole Building, Northumberland Avenue, London, WC2N SBP

Telephone

E-Mail

(Direct dial) 020 7218 2140

(Switchboard) 02072189000

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Your Reference

Our Reference DIDAS/64/2 ..._

Date

28' April 2003

Thank you for your two recent letters concerning 'unidentified flying objects', over Selby and Filey on 7 April. I can confirm that we have received no other sighting reports from Yorkshire on that date.

With regard to air traffic in the area on 7 April, from a military perspective, in that part of the country there were Hawk, Tucano and Lynx aircraft operating below 2000ft at various times between 14:30 and 15:30. For information about civilian aircraft I am afraid you will have to contact LeedslBradford airport direct. I hope this is helpful.

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To Whom It May Concern:

I am writing to you regarding a report of a (unidentified object) reported Seen at (Selby) "-- s: i! l, :~ :.2

On ( 7th April 03 )

Time (3.00 pm) '~Ol)l

Heading ( )

I am writing to you regarding a report of a UFO, seen next to an aeroplane over Selby The witness described the object like a saucer five times bigger than the aircraft it was next to

I would be grateful if you could advise me of any Air traffic in the area at this time, as I need to eliminate any known flights in the area as part of my investigation of a possible UFO.

Could you also advise me of any reports of UFOs received by yourselves at this time, which may relate to my investigations?

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TO DRS 4B

P.01

Results of trace carried out on 10/04/03 .arch Criteria

Date

Area

Times Aircraft Type Squadron Departing Callsign

07/04/03 11

13:45 to 14:15 Any Type

Any Squad ron Any Airfield Any Callsign

The following bookings match the search criteria

A8S - CANCELLED BOOKING

TANS departing Topcliffe on 07/04/03 TOF15 TANS Tucano

11 13:0813:102 250ft. VFR 1713:1014:1464 250ft. VFR 1114:1414:162 250ft. VFR

AS7 - CANCELl..E'i:j"SOOKING

TANS departing Topcliffe on 07/04/03 TOF12 TANS Tucano

11 14:03 14:06 3 250ft. VFR 17 14:06 15:04 58 250ft. VFR 11 15:04 15:05 1 250ft. VFR

A130

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100 Sqn departing Leeming on 07/04/03 JAVELIN87 100 Sqn Hawk

11 13:30 14:9..9. ~. 500ft::.., ....:....V~FR;..;._ .

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664 Sqn departing Dishforth on 07/04/03 AAC375 664 Sqn Lynx

11 12:05 12:105 Oft. VFR 1712:10 13:50 100 Oft. VFR 11 13:50 13:55 5 Oft. VFR

,_ ... _ .. _ ...

A101

TANS departing Topcliffe on 07/04/03 TOF15 TANS Tucano

11 13:0713:103 250ft. VFR 1713:1013:2010 250ft. VFR 12 13:20 14:0435 250ft. VFR 1613:3513:449 250ft. VFR 1714:0414:1410 250ft. VFR 11 14:1414:173 250ft. VFR

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I am writing to you regarding a report of a (unidentified object) reported

Seen at (Filey )

On ( 7/4/03 )

Time (9.51 pm)

Heading ( North to South)

I am writing to you regarding a report of a UFO, there where two objects travelling to giver. And almost touched each other at one point

I thank you in advance for your co-operation in this matter

Yours

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From Directorate of Air Staff (Lower Airspace) Operations & Policy 1 a

MINISTRY OF DEFENCE

Room 6/73, Metropole Building, Northumberland Avenue, London, WC2N 5BP

Telephone

E-Mail

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Your Reference

Our Reference DIDAS/64/j .-

Date

ttApril 2003

I am writing with reference to my previous letter of20 March 2003, concerning correspondence relating to a 'UFO' incident on 23rd January 1974.

As requested, please find enclosed a copy of the letter dated 14 February 1974, with the correspondent's name and address removed in order to protect their confidentiality. I am sorry for the delay in responding; the letter was not on the same file as the other papers we sent to you and it took a little while to track it down.

Finally, you will notice that the final paragraph of the letter mentions a summary of reports received in the Ministry since 1959. This document could not be found in the file so I am afraid we can not send you a copy of this as well.

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14 i"ebruary 1974

Dear fJir

·,.hen we spoke on the telephono I pro::daed to let you have II GU.:.Jllar'J or the various reports wo have received of an unusual object seen

i..'1 the sky on tho evening ot 23 January. These were five in n\1;lber, !ro$ Willesden, Green.f'ord in I1iddlesex, 11111 Hill, .Boston in Lincolnshire and Chig'~ell Row in Sussex, (we received no reports rro~ North Wales). In each case the time or observation wns s:tated to have been either 10.00 pm or during t;.\e preccedill8 quarter or an cour, In one case it was specified precisel,. as 9.57 p:n. As to the nature of the objeot seen, we were given the following details:

.;~l2Pearance

i. Cone-shaped, sent oft sparks, yellow; ii. h'hitish.-green light;

iii. ~~te vertical track in sky, followed by green flash; iv. Brilliant flash of light, object appeared to break up; v , Green with long t e.il.

Direction or Obse~ation

i. Lastwards (loo~ting towards Kilbu...""'Il fro4 '.;illesde::.); li. Northwards;

iil. North-westwards;

iv. "Compass heading of ;30°" (theI'efore prasu.-:ably north-westwa.~s);

v , llot provided.

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ki..r.?.£.tio!l . ..9J' lloVeL:.cnjt i. ~'alling to earth; i1. .ifalling to earth; iii. Falling to earth; i v , Falling;

v. Travelling f'ro:a east to west.

It is intol:'esting that reports three end tour both describe a .f'a11in~ object wllich disappeared in a tlash. This could have been a "bolide' or meteor that disintegrates during its passage through the atmosnhere. Jisintegration would be associated with an air explosion which coUld

be audible up to a distance or 50 miles.

r ala sorry it I sounded. somewhat unenthusiastic on the tele:phoni)

about your suggestion that HAP aircratt be used to identity a.""1y ~aterial tro~ the object which ~ have reached the ground. I alould explain that the interest or the dinistry ot Defence in unidentified !lyillg objects is directed towa-'""<is any in.!plicatlons they ma:y have tor ~ntioual defence, ~~ that we have no interest in the~ £ro~ a'purely acadeaac or scientitic point ot view. ~'ie are o£ course severely li:lited (not least by Parliament) in the uses to lIhich we can put resources provided specifically tor defence. There. are certain fields inw~ic1:. it is 8. recognised practice (coastal search and rescue is

one such area) tor us to assist. other Government. Departlllents. '.l!herc arc certain other areas in which (subj act to a coda of rules) we C8..Yl give assistance to other recognised agencies or bodies i.n 'both the public and private sectors. llelp to a private individual 1s a dl!terent oatter a.gain however, and requires very detailed considera.tion on e. case by case basis, which, almost b3' de.tinition, m __ es a swi.t't response unlikely. I should in short be at fault 11" I were to leave you 'With the illpression that on any future occasion assistance could automatically be made available.

I e:!close a su.:ama.:r'J of all UFO reports rece! ved in the l1ir.dstry since 1959 cate6~r1sed according to O~· ostimationot the likely cauae, in t~e hope that you may lind it of so=.e interest.

):'ours tei trd'ully

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From Directorate of Air Staff (Lower Airspace)

Operations & Policy 1 a

MINISTRY OF DEFENCE

Room 6/73, Metropole Building, Northumberland Avenue, London, WC2N SBP

Telephone

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Your Reference

Our Reference. DIDAS/64/3 .--

Date

rzoMarch 2003

Thank you for your letter dated 18 March 2003, concerning correspondence relating to a 'UFO' incident on 23rd January 1974. I have requested the relevant files for the period, which are located at the Public Record Office. It may take a while for these to arrive, but please be assured that we will endeavour to provide you with the information you have requested as soon as we can.

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18/3/03

Dear_

Back September 2001 you sent me information pertaining to a UFO incident on the 23m January 1974. I noticed in one letter to a ~ that the person semedto hav~ been in touch p~er to this letter

Dated Sunday March the ' en. 0 you have the other letter, and if so could I have It. And any

other information if possible .

From Directorate of Air Staff (Lower Airspace) Operations & Policy 1 a

MINISTRY OF DEFENCE

Room 6/73, Metropole Building, Northumberland Avenue, London, WC2N SBP

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Our Reference . ./ DIDAS/64/2 E

Date

?-April 2003

Thank you for your two recent letters concerning 'unidentified flying objects' over Selby on 19 and 30 March 2003. I can confirm that we have received no other sighting reports from Yorkshire for those dates.

With regard to police helicopter activity in the area at the times in question, I am afraid this is a matter for the local police and therefore can only advise you to contact them direct.

To Whom It May Concern:

I am writing to you regarding a report ofa (unidentified object) reported

At ( Selby)

On 30/3/03

Time: 4.00 PM

I would be grateful if you could advise me of any police helicopter activity in the area at this time, as I need to eliminate any known flights in the area as part of my investigation of a possible UFO.

Could you also advise me of any reports of UFOs received by yourselves at this time which may relate to my investigations.

Yours sincerely

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To Whom It May Concern:

I am writing to you regarding a report of a (unidentified object) reported

At ( Selby)

On 19/3/03

Time: 20.50 PM

Heading South east

I would be grateful if you could advise me of any police helicopter activity in the area at this time, as lneed to eliminate any known flights in the area as part of my investigation of a possible UFO.

Could you also advise me of any reports of UFOs received by yourselves at-this time which may relate to my investigations.

Yours sincerely

From:

Directorate of Air Staff (Lower Airspace) Operations & Policy 1 a

MINISTRY OF DEFENCE

Room 6/73, Metropole Building, Northumberland Avenue, London, WC2N SBP

Telephone

E-Mail

(Direct dial) 020 7218 2140

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Our Reference..._...DIDAS/64!l -

Date

1- March 2003

Thank you for your letter dated 1 February 2003, in which you ask if we had received any sighting reports of an 'unidentified flying object' over Scarborough on 4 December 2002. After checking our records, I can confirm that we received no other reports for that date from anywhere in the United Kingdom.

DAS

1Q2_No , .

14 FEB 2003

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To Whom It May Concern:

I am looking for information about a report of a UFO seen on the 41h of December 02 . The object was seen over ( CSO Irton Moor) Scarborough. Atone point the object Was seen on the ground ,around Falsgrave Park and the Quarry.

YOURS

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Your Reference

Our Reference"._DIDAS/64/2 -

Date

I ,December 2002

Thank you for your letters dated 1 & 3 December 2002 and the messages you recently left on the DAS(LA)Ops&Pol 1 answerphone.

With regard to the reports of 'UFO' sightings that you are investigating over Yorkshire on the 1 st ,2nd and 5th December, I can confirm that we have received no sighting reports from anywhere in the United Kingdom for these dates. We are satisfied that there is no corroborating evidence to suggest that the United Kingdom's airspace was breached by unauthorised air activity, which, as you will be aware from previous correspondence, is our only interest in these matters.

I'i-"~I was travelling home y (02/12) .~

afternoon at about 4.20 - . was past top of the Shay, and

about halfway between the Shay and the lights at the top of Salterhebble (by the hospital).

(at this point - could I point out that neither me or my wife are X-files fansl)

My wife pointed to the sky towards the direction of the Hospital and said (casually and jokingly) " ... Oh look - an Unidentified Flying Object! ... fI

Sure enough in the sky was a big bright white light (comparatively, it seemed to be about half the size of the moon would look in the sky - and I'd guess that it was somewhere between there and Eiland). My first thoughts were that it was the Police helicopter, with it's light pointing towards us. But the Light move quite slowly from my right to my left (taking about 10 seconds in all) without so much as a flicker (I'd have thought that there's have been some flicker). There seemed to be some smoke (low cloud?) around the light. About half way across my line of sight a small piece of whatever it was dropped vertically down, first it was bright - then nothing - it was this thing dropping down (and the smoke) which made me think that it might not be a helicopter. The rest of the light continued moving _ from my right to my left, dropping slightly until it was no longer visible.

I half expected to hear the sirens of emergency vehicles - the only thing I could think of was that we'd just witnessed an aircraft in trouble and then going down .... but there was nothing in the news and no noise.

DAS

1 ()'2No ,.,1

- 5 DEC 2002

Directorate of Air S1aff Qower ~) operations & Policy 1

MINISTRY OF DEFENCE

To Whom It May Concern:

I am writing regarding unidentified flying object in Halifax west York's, please see attachment

Could you advise me of atW reports of UFOs receiv~q7 By you at this time which may relate to my investigations,

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Directorate of Air Staff (lower Airspace) Operations & Policy 1

MINISTRY OF DEFENCE

To Whom It May Concern:

I am writing regarding unidentified flying objects off the north-east coast at Filey Bay , at 6.3Opm

Heading west. the oI:!ject was two bright balls. Seen by two witnesses at the same time, and video' ed

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Could you advise me of any reports of UFOs received? By you at this time which may relate to my investigations.

Yours sincerely

REPORT OF AN UNEXPLAINED AERIAL SIGHTING

1. Date and time of sighting. 5 December 2002 @17:29
(Duration of sighting.)
2. Description of object. Object landed in Woodland then took off
(No of objects, size, shape, colour, into sky
brightness, noise.)
3. Exact position of observer.
Geographical location.
(Indoors/outdoors,
stationary/moving. )
4. How object was observed.
(Naked eye, binoculars, other
optical device, camera or
camcorder. )
5. Direction in which object was Red brick hill
first seen.
(A landmark may be more helpful
than a roughly estimated bearing.)
6. Approximate distance.
7. Movements and speed.
(side to side, up or down,
constant, moving fast, slow)
8. Weather conditions during
observation.
(cloudy, haze, mist, clear) 1

9. To whom reported. (Police, military, press etc)

10. Name, address and telephone no of informant.

11. Other witnesses.

12. Remarks.

13. Date and time of receipt.

DAS (LA) Ops & Pol answerphone

Thursday 5 December @ 20: 00

2

REPORT OF AN UNEXPLAINED AERIAL SIGHTING

1. Date and time of sighting. 1 December 2002 @06:15 - 06:25
(Duration of sighting.)
2. Description of object. 2 big balls light on all time, inside appeared
(No of objects, size, shape, colour, to be strobing - no fusilage or wings.
brightness, noise.) Explosion over the Sea
3. Exact position of observer.
Geographical location.
(Indoors/outdoors,
stationary/moving. )
4. How object was observed.
(Naked eye, binoculars, other
optical device, camera or
camcorder. )
5. Direction in which object was Going over North Sea moving inland, east
first seen. to west
(A landmark may be more helpful
than a roughly estimated bearing.)
6. Approximate distance.
7. Movements and speed.
(side to side, up or down,
constant, moving fast, slow)
8. Weather conditions during
observation.
(cloudy, haze, mist, clear) 1

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9. To whom reported. DAS (LA) Ops & Pol answerphone
(Police, military, press etc)
10. N arne, address and telephone no
of informant.
11. Other witnesses.
12. Remarks.
13. Date and time of receipt. Tuesday 3 December @ 16:23 2

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2.\ November 2002

Thank you for your two letters dated 1 November 2002 concerning sightings of 'unidentified flying objects' over the north-east coast of England.

With regard to your enquiries, I can confirm that we have received no 'UFO' sighting reports from anywhere in the United Kingdom for either the 25108/02 or 30109/02. We are satisfied that in both instances there is no corroborating evidence to suggest that the United Kingdom's airspace was breached by unauthorised air activity.

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I am writing regarding unidentified flying ~ects off the north-east coast (Robinhoods Bay) out to the North Sea on the 30 Th 19/2002 at 8.4Opm. The objects was video by myself as I was giving an interview' to the BBC Radio 4.

Could you advise me of any reports of UFOs received? By yourselves at this time which may relate to my investigations.

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I am writing to you regarding a report of an unidentified flying object/s on the 25th 18/02

At 8.52pm > objects where seen in the sky over Bridlington on the east coast for an hour .

The witness video the event for this time> there where several objects in the sky at one point

Before the main object descends to the ground

I would be grateful if you could advise me of any reports of ufos you my have received by yourselves At this time which may relate to my investigations.

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Your Reference Our Reference DIDAS/64/3 Date

3 April 2002

I am writing with reference to your letters of 18 and 26 March in which you again requested information on "Operation CONDOR".

I have consulted with relevant Departments within the Ministry of Defence and we are not aware of any operation or organisation such as the one you describe. As I explained in my letter of

11 March there was an organisation in the USA which studied UFO reports in the mid 1960s and produced the "CONDON" Report, but the UK was not involved in this study and we therefore have no material to send you.

I am sorry we are unable to assist you on this occasion.

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I am requesting information about a multilateral operation that began back in the middle of the sixties. Its purpose was to intercept intruder's, Not of this planet. The operational name was (CONDOR) Combined operation defence of regions.

The participants Where UK. USA EUROPE. USSR

On the 23 rd of January 1974 ( condor) brought down an intruder at a place called Llandderfel north Wales.

The head quarters of this group in the U.K. where located at the castle (castle drive) Chester.

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To Whom It May Concern:

I am requesting information about a multilateral operation that began back in the middle of the sixties. Its purpose was to intercept intruder's, Not of this planet. The operational name was (CONDOR) The participants Where UK. USA EUROPE. USSR.

The head quarters of this group in the U'K, where located at the castle (castle drive ) Chester .

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I am writing with reference to your telephone conversation with_fthe Directorate of Information (Exploitation) in which you enquired about the whereabouts of a newspaper cutting mentioned in a letter dated 10 March 1974, a copy of which was sent to you with our letter of 20 September 2001.

The documents were copied from fileAF17464172 which is held at the Public Record Office in preparation for release in 2004. We have recalled the file and examined it again, but it does not contain the cutting you are seeking. It appears from the MOD's reply to the above mentioned letter, (dated 15 March 1974), that the letter was originally put on file S4f(Air)584/1113, with a copy placed on AF17464172. Staff have conducted an exhaustive search of archives at the Public Record Office and within the MOD for file S4f(Air)584/1/13, but no record of the file can be found. We can therefore only assume that it has not survived.

If you wish to pursue your enquiries we suggest it may be worth you contacting The Evening Standard newspaper at the following address. If they have a newspaper archive, they may be able to supply a copy of this article.

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13 March 2002 07:17 DAS-LA-Ops+PoI1 FW: UFO Files

My apologies, my fault.

I did reply, but it was at the time I was having problems with mail redirected from myoid mailbox.

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Sorry.

We've double-checked the PRO, also the unprocessed records with my listing section and finally the checklist produced a few years ago of DAS Sec (plus predecessors) files at Hayes up to the early 1980s.

No luck. So must presume the file has not survived.

I can only suggest that if your enquirer is keen to track it down he/she tries the Evening Standard.

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One of our correspondents requested some papers on UFOs from 1974 and some were sent from file AF/7464/72. One of these letters dated 10 March 1974 mentions an enclosed newspaper cutting from the London Evening Standard. This was not sent to him and he has now asked for it. I have the file back again from the PRO but the cutting is not on this file. The letter of reply, however, dated 15 March 1974 gives a file reference of S4f(Air)584/1/13 and hand written on the top is "copy for AF/7464/72". I therefore think that the S4f file is the most likely location of the original letter and newspaper cutting but I have no record of this file reference in any of my records. Do you have any ideas as to where this file may be, if it still exists?

Grateful for any help you can provide.

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Your Reference Our Reference DIDAS/64/3 Date

11 March 2002

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Thank you for your letter of 5 March in which you requested information on an operation called "CONDOR" .

From the details you gave we have been unable to identify any relevant information and wonder if you could be referring to the CONDON Report which was produced in the USAin 1966. This report was the conclusion ofa study in to 59 UFO reports and concluded "While we do not think, at present, anything worthwhile is likely to come out of research, each individual case should be considered on its merits. No US agency is required- but this may not be the case for all time ".

If this is the material you are seeking, I can advise that the UK took no part in this USAF study and there is no record of the Air Ministry requesting or receiving this report.

I hope this is helpful.

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a request for information about "a united operation that began back in the middle of the sixties. Its purpose was to intercept intruders. The operational name was CONDOR and the participants were the UK, USA, Europe and USSR".

He may be getting confused with the CONDON Report which was a study into UFO sightings conducted by the US in the mid sixties, but the UK took no part in this.

Before I go back to~ggesting this, I thought I would just check whether you are aware of any "operation" called CONDOR.

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Re our earlier phone call. I have consulte~155) and he says he has never heard of the CONDOR operation. If your correspondent means the CONDON report which was mentioned in our summary, it was a USA report - there was no UK involvement. We hold no information here on it. (Since the 1960's was at the height of hte Cold War, US/Russian collaboration would be most unlikely!)

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Since the 1950s, reports of unidentified aerial phenomena from within UK airspace alone number thousands. These report objects which were not identifiable at the time of observation. UAPs have increased since the 1950s in line with the beginning of manned flight, the advent of outdoor laser displays, space flight, weather balloons, and so on. It has been recent MOD practice to refer to such phenomena, in the absence of rational explanation, as Unexplained Aerial Phenomena (UAP). MOD interest in UAP is only necessary as an assurance that any such object is not a threat to UK airspace or assets.

In August 1950 a Working Party was set up (at the suggestion of Sir Henry Tizard) who thought "flying saucers should be investigated". Records show that the 11th meeting of the Joint Technical Intelligence Committee (Ref. DSIIJTIC(51) Item 8 (1951)) received the Chairman's Report of the "Flying Saucer Working Party". The Committee decided that "the document should be regarded as the final report and, in view of the conclusions the Working Party should be dissolved". The Chairman

(Mr. G. L. Turney DS13) went on to say that, "following the lead given by the Americans on this subject, the report should have as little publicity as possible and outside circulation should be confined to one copy, for Sir Henry Tizard". The report has been released to the PRO. The UK was happy to allow the US studies to answer any outstanding questions.

The United States Air Force had started to take an official interest in 1948 with PROJECT SIGN, later changed to PROJECT GRUDGE and then to PROJECT BLUE BOOK. Such was the concern in the US that by 1952 the CIA instigated a covert study group to investigate the "10% of incredible reports from credible witnesses". In fact over 10,000 reports, spanning 19 years, were processed by 1965 (of which it was reported that only about 7% were unexplained). The covertness of this investigation subsequently contributed greatly to charges of a government 'cover-up'.

In 1952-3 the US set up the Robertson Panel (Intelligence Scientific Advisory Panel). Meanwhile, the possibility of the USSR using a UFO scare as a means of jamming communication channels, while simultaneously attacking the West was considered a serious possibility by the US - even though the investigation team had dismissed sightings of 'UFOs' as 'explainable'. In 1953, USAF began a more detailed collection of sighting information which, according to US Government statements, ceased in 1958 with no proof of extra-terrestrial origin.

The topic would not go away, however, and by 1966 the USA's CONDON Report had studied and reported on 59 events in detail. The report concluded "While we do not think, at present, anything worthwhile is likely to come out of research [into UFOs] each individual case should be considered on its merits. No (separate) US Agency is required - but this may not be the case for all time". The UK took no part

\\; in this USAF study, and there is no record of the Air Ministry requesting or receiving this report.

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In the 1950s, the Air Ministry, produced a 'minimum format', a one page, 'UFO' reporting procedure for both public and military reporting of the phenomena. Reports of sightings from either military or civilian sources were sent to Defence Intelligence Staff (DIS) from the Air Staff in case they contained any information which was of value in DIS's task of analysing the performance and threat of foreign weapons systems, nuclear, chemical and biological weapons programmes and technologies and emerging technologies. However, none of the reports received over a period of 30 years have yielded any valuable information whatsoever. DIS therefore decided in December 2000, not to receive these reports any longer.

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Your Reference Our Referenc~ _./ DIDAS/64/3 ~ Date

20 September 2001

Dear

You may recall that in my letter of 6 September I said I would examine our files covering January 1974 to see if we received any 'UFO' sighting reports relevant to your enquiries.

Please find enclosed copies of papers we have found that may be of interest to you. Some of the details have been sanitised to protect the personal details of those that have corresponded with the Ministry of Defence. During this search three other papers were found but these are being withheld under Exemption 2 of the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information (Internal discussion and advice. Information whose disclosure would harm the frankness and candour of internal discussion)

If you are unhappy with the decision to withhold these papers and you wish to appeal, you should write in the first instance to the Ministry of Defence, Directorate oflnformation (Exploitation), Room 819B, St Giles Court, 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.

I hope this is helpful.

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AF /7464/72/SL~f(Air)

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T ,:LIT! writing to thank you for your letter asking for informa-cion A~out unidentified flying objects.

:; l'linistry of Defence investigates reports of unidentified

. ling ob j ec t s because of their possible air defence Lmp Li.c.at i o.,s , ;:IYr.'tn nr-e received from various sources, eg members of the public l s po i Lc e , Service units, etc.

~.(Lmt;i.fied flying objects reports are examined in the f'linL;try .v , l:._;fcnce by experienced staff. They do this '.'lith open minds. _c:'(;-:i have access to all information available to the Ministry of ;-,~_~.:mce. They calIon the full scientific and professional

~- - ,,,:;·\lrces of the Ministry of Defence and may call in expert adv i.c e - \s necessary from other Government and non-Government bodies.

i ,-Iestigntions over a number of years have so far produced no

,:._ .dcnce that UFOs represent an air defence threat to the Un.it e.i t __ ; .gdom ,

:,arding your request to be sent reports of UFO sightings received :,_, the Ministry of Defence', I am afraid we cannot do this since

) reports from members of the public, and correspondence in f~;~;leral received from members of the public (your own letter, for instance) are treated by the department as confidential. UFO records are closed to public scrutiny until they become available i~, accordance with the Public RecordsActs at the end of 30 years.

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Tlvmk you for your letter d.rtcd February IL~th, the information it contained \"'],8 interesting and of value particularly when one discovers that the five reports you passed on of sightings on the e\;in~ of January 23 come from locations which, when plotted, all seem to lie along the same North to South or South to North track. The object that fell close to Corwen in North Hales on that evening, since POSITIVELY verified in all aspects except location, however lies not upon that track so one has to assume that either it was not the sky object common to the eyes of the five observers or that it was and that it changed course. That point of analysis however can await further investigation.

That 'something' came down an the Berwyn mountains on that night I am certain. A visit to the area witfuin 96 hours went on to include many interviews with local residents many of whom saw a ball of incredibly bright white light corne in and hit the reverse side of Bwlch y Gaseg, a hill spot heighted at 1805 ft or therabouts. The point of impact laying on the reverse side of the hill allowed only the flash and strong tremor together with the immense bang to be observed, felt and heard by those near enough to be affected. My point being that even though some local residents did not experience all three reactions, they occurred. And they occurred at the same time.

It is certain to the minds of both my friends who came with me and to me

that we were visited by an object that evening. It is a shame that reaction

to this highly important piece of news was met with such lack of enthusiasm

by those mo could have helped so much to further mankind's knowledge for may I humbly point out that there are only two ways at the moment that man's knowledge of the universe is extended. One by light and two by meteors placing aside for the moment the achievements of NASA.

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Please be kind enough to tmderstand that I seek no action from your

department or in fact assistance from any source whatever purely for my own enlightenment.

If the logical application of a good idea, regardless of where or from

whan it originated, results in the kno-zl.edge of mankind being extended then obviously it is beneficial for us all. Hopefully (!) somewhere along the way V.B are all 'private' individuals. We are certainly individuals. One hopes

that the country ' s defence system is not controlled by some mamnoth, nerveless uninterested computer. Well may it be that it can tell us how, can it tell us why though ?

No, each idea, whether subnitted by civilian clerk or NATO General, market gardener or me is worthy of consideration on one level only. Is it a good idaa and vor-th acting upon, not whether the individual su1.::mi tting it is @fg classifies as being 'private' or not. Let us try and use the immense technological summit now reached by man for the extension of Rnowledge and not the termination of life as has been the case up to now. War is over so it might be a reasonable idea to find sane new ways of using all our glistening Objects of war. Phantoms included.

EncLosed a cutting fran the London Evening Standard for ,Your attention. And perhaps the Ministry of the Furthering of Man's KnCMledge could see it in their heart to alert RAF Coningsby to the possibility of their being another such visitation and if this is the case then the immedia±e scrambling of one of their PBBntoms would be much appreciated !

Thanks for all your help so far, I leak forward to meet.igg you one day. Perhaps

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The following extract from the meteorological logbook of the SS Tokyo Bay (29112), Captain M Lees, Port Kelang towards Southampton, is forwarded for your information.

24 January 1974 at 2150 GMT in 11020'S, OOo08'~. Five bodies, spectacularly incondescant, were observed traverging the sky. This group, in very close formation, fArat appeared on a bearing of 215 at an altitude above the horizon of approximately 9 t tr!velling in a generally northerly direction, finally disappearing on a bearing of 350 having maintained as close as it could be ascertained, a constant altitude. The duration of the observed transit across the sky, accurately timed, was in the order of 35-40 seconds, thus discounting the possibility of the phenomenon being a meteor shower though not eliminating the possibility of it being a meteor breaking

up and close to rea.chill8 the surface. On balance however the greater likelihood was attribated to it being a satellite disintegrating having re-entered the earth's atmosphere. Certainly this is the description given in the Marine Observers' Handbook would tend to support this theory. One further impression rather than an observation was of the size of these objects, something in the order of!rd sun's diameter relatively speaking, thus suggesting that they were possibly very close alth0U8h no Bound of their passage was heard (Mr R A Gill 2nd Officer).

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APi? 464/72/34f(lIir)

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Thsnk you f01? your letter asking for inform']. t:i on about the inci';.8D t that cccurr ed in Nori;h ',Vales on 23/24 January 1974.

I should ':eI'hnPs first exp la i n that the Hinistl'Y of Defence Lnve s t i gat es !.'eports of

un i derrt i f i.ed f'Ly i ng objects (UFOs) solely to see if there ar e any defence i~r'Plicdio!lS. We oanno t noru s l.l.y pur nue OUr r e sear ch , other than for d.efonce r ca sons , to a point where positive corre13tion with a known object is establ"L8hed, nul! to advise observers of the probable identity of the object seen.

With ~8g9rd. to t:'l8 event s of the ev,:mi~.G of 23 Janua:r.oy Ln the Be::·,vyn MCl.illt?ins; we

did r eco i ~.;e /l nUl1ib811 of repor t s of an unusu-i l cb j ec t seen in the s~~ .. ju s t be f'o r e

10.00 pm on the eV8t1ing in question. These cemo from "iiHlesden, Greenford in

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deso~ir)ed a .brig:~t li.gl1t GOGh in the nor th-we sc v,1nich appeC"lred to 'be falling tcw:lr<ds the horizon. Ona zeport gave the time precisely as 9.57 pm, and another said that the object 39;'021'8(', -to b r e ak U~J fcllGYiir,s '" l,yn} iant fhsrJ of l~iSht. Later on

par sormal of the: Boyal AL' J?orce 1Iountain ::esc-"e Teas p ar t i.c i pa't ed Ln 2. s8s,l'ch of the ar ca whez e the :J'bject was th,t.:3h-~ to !:a',,-c COG:€: down , bu~; "IS you probably know nothing -lias f'cund ,

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This latt8l:' as~~;s~1'.: of 'i;~~8 affa.ir however is cu t s ide t~le f'Le l d of tLs .Ai.'? Fcr ce JepaTtmant, and is net considered to be conc9cted with t~e reports rcfer~9d to above.

I hope this Informsti~n will be of scrnehelp to you.

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1. I enclose a draft reply to the letter at :Eo ••

2. On the niGht of 23 January a briGht lisht apparently descI.mdine to tho ear th ' s

surface Was seen in many parts ofDiit~in. Five eye-witness reports wore telopllon~d to Service units, and people .living in the vicinity of tho Berwyn Mountnir;s in 1Jo"th \in] 9:, a1'0. r(!~)Q)~tcd to have seen a brilliant ball of light apparontly coming down ovor the hills, accompanied by a flash sndan immenBO bang. Subsequent search 'of the hillsidcG in qUGation revenled no sien of impaot howover.

3. The Met Offico consider that these sightines could have bOGn occasioned by a 'b,')lido', that is to say a meteor \')h1.ch enters the earth's atmo spher o and burns W) before reaching the ground. J:i. private investigation done on behalf of the B:ritish Astronomical Society concluded how over , that the meteor may in fact have disintegr:)tod over ilanohoster, and that its appearance WaG preceded at e.32 pm by an earth tromo:r

in the Bcit'wyn Mountains with which it had no connection. . -.»

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To: Dafydd Elis Thcmas, Esq , ),tp

I have been asked to repl,y to your letter of 3 l1ay about the events of the even i.ng of 23 January in the BerW"Jn Mountains.

No o f'f' i.o l o I enquiry into the incident was ma1e by this Ministry. \'Ie did hO','Jever receive a numb ar of reports of an unusual object seen in the sky just before 1O.0C prn or. the evening in question. These Came from Willesden, Greenford in Uiddlesex, Mill

lii 11, Bc s ton in Lincolnshire and Chig.vell How in ;;jussex. They described a bright Ji(;::t

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8_)'C;~ in the north-west which '1ppeaJel to be fall ing tOI'l<':lr:is the horizon. One 1'0.00: t

&:3V? trle t Lne precisely as 9.57 pm , and another s aid that the object app ea rad to b r e ak up ~onowing a brilliant flash of light. Later on personnel of the RAfi' Valley ;,;o'.n:t3in "~e~cue 'I'e a:n participated in a search Of the area where the object \'1:13 thought t.) Q-:!VJ CO~2 down, but as you probably know nothing Was fou~d.

These reports of a bright light apparently f~lling towards th~ horizon and then

8x;:lc:1:'nb could well have been caused by the desc8!1t of meteor thr0ui;h the atr:JoSI):le::.'e, 'Ju'ning up as it went and finally disintecrstir.chefor8 it re~lcl;.ed the groun:i. 5:1C~,

., hypott.esis would also a"Cplairl t~:e ab serice of any signs of im,act. It has~l:3') 'o':;,3n s_<:,;8sted that about an hour nr:da h~li 811'1ie1' at t5.32 om tile:;'e Was an 9i)1't~. t remo r

i.e t:le 3er'ilJrl }Iount"ins wh i ch p ro duced a landslide with noises like denotatio:)".

r~is latter aspect of the affair however is outside the field of the Air Force Je~a~t-

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TREAT OFFICIAL CORRESPONDENCE

Ref No '\e(l:L 12001 Date ttl (b 1··

The Secretary of State 1_- has received the

attached letter from a member of the public. This office has not acknowledged .it.

Please send a reply on behalf of the Minister. All Ministers attach importance to such letters being answered promptly; your reply should therefore be sent within 20 working days of receipt in this branch. If, exceptionally, this should prove impossible an interim reply should be sent within the same timescale.

A new Open Government Code of Practice on Access to GovernmentInformationcarneinto force in January 1997. All replies to members of the public must be in accordance with the procedures set out in the Code. Afullexplanationof'the Code of Practice is contained in DCI(Gen 223/99;Jurther information is available from DG Info on extensi

Under the CitizensCharter, Departments are now required to keep records of their performance. All branches and Agencies are required to keep information.on the numberofrequests for Informationwhich refer to the Code of Practice including details of the correspondent and

-. thenature and date oftherepJy. In addition, the Department is required to provide a record of the total number of letters from members of the public and provide statistics (which may be used on a validsample) of its performance in providing replies withintheir published targets.

Aspart.ofour monitoring procedure,random spotchecks on the accuracy of your branch records oncorrespondence will be performed. throughout the year.

MINISTERIAL CORRESPONDENCE UNIT

UFO Investigations & Research

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To Whom It May Concern: G li\cl' ? o

I am investigating an incident that took place bacIJ on the 23 rd January 1974. ~if't

') There was an exercise from Jerby Range on the Isle. The exercise was called

f:. H e \ ./ {Photoflash} and coastguards were advised to expect at least ten aircraft taking

Part and 80 flashes anywhere around Liverpool Bay area and North Wales's coastline.

At the same time two squadrons of jet fighters where involved in an operation around Puffin Island and Capel Curig . Where a Bogey did not return an I.F.F. Signal Subsequently the object was brought down at Uandrillo, where it and the five occupants Where taken away.

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~J;'-Ov(. At the same time around the North Wales coastline there was a battle group that became

,'lA,' Disoriented, and all communications were lost. There were fourteen casualties and the

;r \, vI. ,/ loss of two helicopters.

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I am looking for additional information

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UFO Investigations & Research

To Whom It May Concern:

I am investigating an incident that took place back on the 23 rd January 1974. There was an exercise from J erby Range on the Isle. The exercise was called {Photoflash} and coastguards were advised to expect at least ten aircraft taking

Part and 80 flashes anywhere around Liverpool Bay area and North Wales's coastline.

At the same time two squadrons of jet fighters where involved in an operation around Puffin Island and Capel Curig . Where a Bogey did not return an I.F.F. Signal Subsequently the object was brought down at Llandrillo, where it and the five occupants Where taken away.

At the same time around the North Wales coastline there was a battle group that became Disoriented, and all communications were lost. There were fourteen casualties and the loss of two helicopters.

Yours

I am looking for additional information

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MINISTRY OF DEFENCE

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Telephone (Direct dial) (Switchboard) (Fax)

(GTN)

Your Reference Our Referenc~ __ DIDAS/64/3 ...Date

6 September 2001

Dear

Thank you for your letter of 5 August in which you enquire about an alleged 'UFO' sighting on 23 January 1974.

First, you mention "an exercise from Jerby Range on the Isle". There was a RAF station called RAF Jurby Headwhich supervised an air weapons range off the north west coast of the Isle of Man and it is possible that military aircraft were using the range on the 23 January 1974. However, the range closed in July 1993 and I am not able to confirm these details.

In your second paragraph, you talk about two squadrons of jet fighters, operating around Puffin Island and Capel Curig who allegedly brought down an object at Llandrillo and took away the five occupants.

Again, it is possible that there was a small squadron exercise being conducted in this area, at this time. However, if the air defence system had detected an aircraft that was considered to be a potential threat to the UK, it is unlikely that exercise aircraft would have been used to intercept it. It is also extremely unlikely that any aircraft would have been "brought down" over land, however sparsely populated. When military aircraft are training they do, of course, simulate such scenarios and references such as those you describe may have been heard on their radio frequencies. Records of these small exercises are not retained for long periods and even if it were possible to identify which squadron these aircraft came from, it is doubtful whether any records would have survived.

In your final paragraph, you enquired about a group of Royal Navy and US Navy ships off the North Wales coastline that you allege became "disoriented and all communications were lost". You also say there were fourteen casualties and two helicopters were lost. I have consulted my colleagues in the navy department but records ofRN aircraft accidents only go back as far as 1988 and they could find no other record of this incident.

Yours sincerely,

, finally, we have requested our files for this period from archives to see if we received any 'UFO' sighting reports for the 23 January 1974. When we have had an opportunity to examine these files, I will write to you again.

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DAOADGE1

06 September 2001 08:57 DAS4A 1 (SEC)

FW: UFO Ltr

I have the following (minor) comments:

a. Para 4 Line 3 - replace "incept" with "intercept".

b. Para 4 Line 6 - Change "may be heard over their radios" to "may have been heard on their radio

frequencies" .

Apart from that, it looks OK to me.

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From: DAS4A1(SEC)

Sent: 05 September 2001 15:03

To: DAO ADGE1

Subject: UFO Ltr

Please see attached my draft reply to the letter we discussed earlier. I would be grateful for any comments you may have.

DAS4A 1 (SEC)

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Subject:

NS(SEC)5

Enquiry from a member of the public

We deal with correspondence from the public on 'unidentified flying objects' so often receive strange enquiries about alleged incidents that happened several years ago.

I have received a letter from one of our regulars who is talking about an alleged UFO incident on 23 January 1974 when (amongst other things) he says there was a "battle group" (possibly including US Ships) which became "disoriented and all communications were lost". He also says "there were fourteen casualties and the loss of two helicopters". We ususlly find with these reports that there is a quiet ordinary explaination for these events, which has nothing to do with UFOs.

I know it is a long shot but do you know of any Naval incident that happened around January 1974?

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ENQUIRY FROM PUBLIC

Importance:

High

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Regarding the enquiry from the public on the UFO incident in 1974. I've tried every route and have not found a thing I'm afraid. I have even spoken to the Flight Safety Centre in Yeovilton who hold a database of accidents in the hope that they might have a record of losing helicopters, but unfortunately their records only go back as far as 1988. The same story applies to everywhere I've tried as well.

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An introduction to the Isle of Man and its aviation heritage

Situated in the centre of the Irish Sea, the land mass of the Isle of Man covers an area of approximately 220 square miles. It is around 32 miles long and 13 miles wide at its widest point. A fiercly independent country, its home rule goes back over 1,000 years to its link with the Vikings.

The Isle of Man, after rapid infrastructure development at the turn of the 19th century to accommodate the then expanding tourist industry, is today seeing an infrastructure change of a different sort. The fastest growing industry today is offshore finance, in all its many facets. To support this industry air transport plays an integral part.

It is widely recognised, due to air traffic control, operators training policies and modern aircraft that as we start another century air travel is one of the safest means of regional transport. This, though, was not always the case and in the earlier years of aviation development in the Isle of Man aircraft accidents were not uncommon.

The first aircraft accident recorded on the island was on Saturday 3rd May 1919 when Lieutenant Edwin Arnold Clear M.C. crashed his SE5A D7001 in a field close to King Williams College, near Castletown.

It was perhaps the 1930's with the advent of regular scheduled air services and air racing that air accidents figures began to increase. These accidents, though, were only a taste of what was to follow in the 1940's.

The RAF airfield at Jurby had opened in 1939; it would spend the entire war training air gunners, navigators and bombers. RAF Andreas became operational in 1941, principally as a fighter station, it too would later become a training station. Ronaldsway began the war as a Ground Defence Gunnery School, it was later taken over by the Admiralty and developed into a Royal Naval Air Station, HMS Urley. Here would be conducted torpedo, dive bombing and air crew training. Ronalsdway was also to remain throughout the war the islands only civil operated airfield, a regular service being maintained with Liverpool (Speke).

Quite apart from all the aerial activity created by these three airfields, the islands central location in the Irish Sea made it a valuable navigational aid. The island was regularly overflown by American aircraft, from the huge bases in Northern Ireland, en route to bases in the north and east of England. many of these aircraft would come to grief on the island's high ground.

The wartime expansion of the RAF and its need for trained airmen saw new airfields in the north of England, Scotland and Northern Ireland opening up on a weekly basis. Many of the aircraft from these training stations, often on navigational exercises (navex), could be seen flying over the island.

By the nature of all this aerial activity it was inevitable that accidents would occur. The reality is that in the six years of war the number of aircraft involved in accidents over and in the waters directly surrounding the Isle of Man ran into three figures. The number of lives lost in these accidents is placed at 280.

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UFO Investigations & Research

To Whom It May Concern:

I am investigating an incident that took place back on the 23 rd January 1974. There was an exercise from Jerby Range on the Isle. The exercise was called {Photoflash} and coastguards were advised to expect at least ten aircraft taking

Part and 80 flashes anywhere around Liverpool Bay area and North Wales's coastline.

At the same time two squadrons of jet fighters where involved in an operation around Puffin Island and Capel Curig . Where a Bogey did not return an I.F.F. Signal Subsequently the object was brought down at Llandrillo, where it and the five occupants Where taken away.

At the same time around the North Wales coastline there was a battle group that became Disoriented, and all communications were lost. There were fourteen casualties and the loss of two helicopters.

Yours

I am looking for additional information

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Directorate o((Air Staff)Secret~riat)4a1 a,

OF DEFENCE'

Main Building, Whitehall, London, SW1A 2HB

Telephone (Direct dial)

0171 218 2140

(Fax)

Your Reference

Our Reference DID AS( Sec)1 64/2

Date

2-<6 February 2001

With regard to our recent telephone conversation, I attach a list of all reports of 'unidentified flying objects' reported to the Ministry of Defence for the years 1995/6/718 & 2000 along with maps of their geographical spread throughout the United Kingdom. I should however emphasise that these figures relate to reported sightings of unidentifiable aerial activity; the vast majority of which will have mundane explanations such as aircraft lights, weather balloons etc ...

Thank you also for your letter dated 19 February 200 1 reporting a sighting of an 'unidentified flying object' in the vicinity of Queensbury, Bradford at 17:30 on 17 February 2001. I can confirm that we have received no other sighting reports for that date from anywhere in the United Kingdom. We are satisfied that there is no corroborating evidence to suggest that the United Kingdom's airspace was breached by unauthorised air activity, which as you will be aware from previous correspondence, is the only interest we have in these matters.

GEOGRAPmCAL DISTRIBUTION OF UNEXPLAINED AERIAL SIGHTINGS REPORTED TO THE MINISTRY OF DEFENCE IN 2000

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LOCATION

SAXILBY, LINCOLNSHIRE CHASETOWN, STAFFORDSHIRE CARDIFF, WALES

TRURO, CORNWALL

PORTHCAWL, SOUTH GLAMORGAN SWINDON, WILTSHIRE

KEW, SURREY

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BLACKPOOL, LANCASHIRE TUNBRIDGE WELLS, KENT TRURO, CORNWALL WIRRAL, CHESHIRE KINLOSS, SCOTLAND

STOKE ON TRENT, STAFFORDSHIRE ROTHBURY,SCOTLAND

FORT WILLIAM

CAPIL, SCOTLAND

DUNFERMLINE

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KIRKCALDY

NORTHAMPTON

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HARROGATE

WORTHING, SUSSEX

DONCASTER, SOUTH YORKSHIRE WICKHAM MARKET, SUFFOLK BARNSLEY, SOUTH YORKSHIRE

CHATHAM,KENT

MARKET BOSWORTH, LEICESTERSHIRE SWAINSTHORPE, NORFOLK

HORLEY, SURREY

GRAVESEND,KENT

COLNE

SLOUGH, BERKSHIRE

EAST GRINSTEAD, WEST SUSSEX DUNDEE, SCOTLAND

ST HELENS, LANCASHIRE

ST LEONARDS, EAST KILBRIDE STIRLING, SCOTLAND

WEST CALDER, EDINBURGH

HIGH WYCOMBE, BUCKINGHAMSHIRE PORT TALBOT,WEST GLAMORGAN LOSSIEMOUTH, SCOTLAND BASILDON, ESSEX

BASILDON, ESSEX

EAST KILBRIDE, SCOTLAND CRAIGIE, AYR, SCOTLAND INVERNESS, SCOTLAND EDINBURGH


28/06/95 COUNTY ANTRIM, N.IRELAND
29/06/95 BORROM WOOD, HERTFORDSHIRE
29106/95 MIDDLETON, MANCHESTER
29/06/95 WESTERHAM,SURREY
29/06/95 ELSTREE, HERTFORDSHIRE
29/06/95 HOOK, HAMPSHIRE
30/06/95 POOLE, DORSET
30/06/95 TRURO, CORNWALL
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CRAWLEY, SURREY

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