Dear Ministry of Defence,
Could you please let me know the identity of the body used in Operation Mincemeat in 1943. Some sources say it was a tramp from London Glyndwr Michael but there is also a published letter from the Admiralty stating it was sailor John Melville who was lost when HMS Dasher sank. Can you confirm which one it was .

Yours faithfully,
Terry Whippy on behalf of Navy Command Secretariat, Ministry of Defence

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Yours sincerely

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