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Re: UK National Archives' Release UFO Files #6

From: Stanton T Friedman <fsphys.nul>
Date: Mon, 9 Aug 2010 10:34:26 -0300
Archived: Mon, 09 Aug 2010 10:09:19 -0400
Subject: Re: UK National Archives' Release UFO Files #6

>From: David Clarke <daveclarke292.nul>
>To: post.nul
>Date: Fri, 6 Aug 2010 20:48:11 +0100
>Subject: Re: UK National Archives' Release UFO Files #6

>>From: Stanton Friedman <fsphys.nul>
>>To: post.nul
>>Date: Fri, 6 Aug 2010 05:03:49 -0700 (PDT)
>>Subject: Re: UK National Archives' Release UFO Files #6

>>I would simply refer to USAF General Carroll Bolender's memo of
>>October 1969 withits shocking statement that Reports of UFOs
>>which could effect National Security are made in accordance with
>>Janap 146 or Air Force Manual 55-11 and are not part of the Blue
>>Book System.I would have expected a similar approach in the UK.

>Well that may have been the case in the USA but the nearest UK
>equivalent was the 1953 order (re-issued in 1956 by the Air
>Ministry) that warned pilots not to discuss their sightings with
>the public/media.

>But this order says such reports were regarded as "restricted" -
>not Top Secret or Secret. I have yet to find any UFO report by a
>pilot in the UK files that was classified as such. The nearest
>would be test pilot Stan Hubbard's close encounter at
>Farnborough in 1950, as this appeared in the Flying Saucer
>Working Party report, which was Secret/Discreet.

>Furthermore, the 1953 order says such reports should go to DDI
>Tech, Air Ministry. The successors of DDI Tech, following
>reorganisation of the MoD in 1964, was the Defence Intelligence
>Staff, specifically DI55. Which neatly links me up with the
>response I gave to a separate question from Don (I really must
>be psychic).

It would appear that absence of evidence is presumed to be
evidence for absence.

As just one example, the First successful Corona Spy Satellite
in 1960 (after 12 SECRET Failures) obtained more information
about Soviet Military installations than all the U-2 Flights
which preceded it. First public discussion was in 1995.

Would a UK version of MJ-12 not be connected with those UK
intelligence agencies not covered by FOI??

Stan Friedman

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