Dear Ministry of Defence,

It has come to my attention that an officer serving at RAF Neatishead during Dec 1980 has given testimony that radar tapes were seized by the MOD after a UFO incident and that all staff who worked at the base were briefed not to discuss the incident and that "It never happened".

It has already been established via a FOIA from 2010 that there were radar camera systems which recorded the type 84 and 85 systems and this corresponds correctly to what we have been told by this officer.

Can the MOD confirm it took these tapes and what has happened to these tapes. What was the purpose of seizing the tapes and which department was responsible for taking the tapes.

Yours faithfully,

Matthew Williams

Air-DRes Sec-ParliBusiness (MULTIUSER), Ministry of Defence

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Dear Mr Williams


Please find attached a response to your recent request for information.


Yours sincerely



Air Command Secretariat