Dear Sir or Madam,
I would like to request, under the Freedom of Information Act, a list of the hypothesised targets (and longitude/latitude or OS grid references of each) that were used in the 1980 Operation Square Leg home defence exercise and the estimated megatonnage of each target.
I have previously contacted the Home Office, the MoD and, most recently, the National Archives, who replied:
"Unfortunately, we do not hold any records relating to Operation Square Leg (1980). As this was only a planning exercise, the Ministry of Defence may not necessarily have been the lead department. We suggest you contact Cabinet Office [...] who may have a record of this operation."
Any information you can provide me would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you for your time.
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