originally posted by: 111DPKING111
a reply to: mirageman
So it is your belief the MoD for the most part has been forthcoming? Or perhaps the really good stuff is kept word of mouth or destroyed when deemed
I think the UK MoD is like any other large organisation and subject to errors and mistakes as well as the ignorance of its staff when people move on.
Things get lost, mis-filed and overlooked. (God I sound like Nick Pope now
As far as I know the files released are mainly from the "UFO desk" and I believe the MoD have been forthcoming by releasing those files that can be
released. Many well in advance of the normal UK 30 years release rule. But batches of files before 1970 had already been destroyed or lost forever.
Some files cannot be released, or are heavily redacted, to avoid compromising the defence of the nation and the position of our allies. Whilst I was
looking into something totally unrelated to UFOs at the UK National Archives I discovered that some documents from the early 1970s are restricted
until at least the 2040s! There are also mistakes where redactions have not been made where they should have been in some of the MoD files.
(Nothing earth shattering just things like names that have not been blacked out
The military are built on keeping secrets. So there could well be other documents that will never be released. Some are cleverly worded to avoid
attracting too much attention to them as well.
But I don't buy into the global conspiracy to hide the truth about alien crash landings and treaties. It's more likely that the true 'unknowns' are
actually quite rare and remain 'unknown' . It's just governments do not want to admit anything that may make them look vulnerable and unable to
'defend their nation''.
Do you have a downloaded copy of all the released documents, does it mention anything about Mainbrace?
Unfortunately there is no real logical order to the released documents. They tend to just be batches of files. They are not organised by date nor by
case. So there is a lot of jumping around with each batch of files.
If you want to have a look at Operation Mainbrace there is a FREE sample of Dr. David Clarke's book on the MoD files including information on
Mainbrace here : The Inside Story of UFO Files - Real Life
. Although he is a professional skeptic he has done some sterling work in the field at times.
The MoD UFO files were once free to download but now have a charge @ the UK National Archives site.
Although not every single document is available most
of them are available completely free of charge from :
Sorry I'm not being much help in pointing you to the exact files. But it's a long time since I looked at them, they aren't searchable pdf files either
which makes things more difficult.
edit on 13/8/15 by mirageman because: typo