21 Jun 2013
June 21, 2013

The MoD and those pesky UFOs

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There’s a slew of stuff in the papers today about the eventual closure of the RAF’s ‘UFO’ desk.  Most of the copy is the funny stuff, folk being abducted and so forth. Then there’s some thoughts behind the occasional surge in reports from the public – the increased use of chinese lanterns and the movie.. read more →

05 Jan 2010
January 5, 2010

A Bit More about Chinook Crash

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Having read today’s papers on the Chinook crash (e.g. Michael Settle’s piece in the Herald), I thought I’d post a short follow on comment from my blogpost of yesterday (see below). First off, if I were Mike Tapper, the father of pilot Jonathan Tapper who was tragically killed in the crash, I’m pretty sure that.. read more →

I served as an Army staff officer in Northern Ireland in the early 90’s and left shortly before the 1994 Chinook helicopter crash at the Mull of Kintyre , in the news today , claimed the lives of  29 intelligence personnel and aircrew.  The scale of the tragedy was such that many of us serving.. read more →