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Re: British National Archives UFO Research Guide -

From: Brad Sparks <RB47x.nul>
Date: Thu, 12 May 2005 17:22:23 EDT
Fwd Date: Fri, 13 May 2005 09:46:57 -0400
Subject: Re: British National Archives UFO Research Guide -

>From: Joe McGonagle <joe.mcgonagle.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Thu, 12 May 2005 14:11:59 +0100
>Subject: Re: British National Archives UFO Research Guide

>Hello List,

>I checked my clippings and found several UK news articles prior
>to October 1950. I also found many that I have no date for. Here
>are a few of those which I could identify dates for:

>3-4-1950 Daily Mail
>"The case forthe Flying Saucer"
>Part 1 of a special 2-day feature by Richard Greenough

>11-4-50 Herald News
>Sighting by 3 girls in Preston
>Other similar reports in unidentified publications

>7-6-1950 Daily Express
>"I saw a saucer"
>RAF pilots reports FS over South Coast

>7-6-1950 Daily Herald
>"First Flying Saucer reported here"
>Reportedly first official report of a FS over Britain being
>investgated by the Air Ministry

>13-6-50 (Publication unknown)
>"RAF 'shoots down' Flying Saucers"
>Stanley Bushop
>Experts say they are only air whirlpools

>9-7-50 (publication uknown)
>"Flying Saucer Riddle"
>General FS article, author unknown.

>28-7-1950 (publication uknown)
>"Flying Saucer seen again"
>(FS over Isle of Wight)

>This is not an exhaustive list, but does show that there was
>significant coverage before October 1950. There seemed to be a
>significant increase in column-inches covering the topic in the
>latter part of the year though.


I think the issue is not whether there was some publicity, but
major publicity, and whether that was what caused Tizard to set
up the Working Party in August 1950 or whether it was the RAF
sightings in June (and possibly August 1950 depending on the
date) that impelled him, or both.  Does Tizard strike you as the
kind of guy who is easily provoked by publicity into taking
official action and not capable of such action without being
whipped into motion by media hubbub?

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