MoD no longer looking for UFOs

#2
That's alright, we couldn't shoot them down anyways
 
#5
Can you imagine having worked a career in that office? Just like a Global Warming Inspector...great pay packet, bugger all to do...read the Sun, listen to the wireless, drink tea, chat with the lads...contribute sweet FA to society.
 
#6
My understanding is that it was only ever a clerical and storage function until some "twot" decided that something should be done about all the insane ramblings and reports that landed in the MoD.

No-one ever took the reports or the custodian seriously. Still - he managed to make a carreer out of being the "MoD expert"
 
#7
Herrumph said:
No-one ever took the reports or the custodian seriously. Still - he managed to make a carreer out of being the "MoD expert"
More often than not he could be found in the Old Shades taking an extended lunch...
 
#10
Chubb - is that you again?
 
#11
I know some of the background behind this. The individual in question earned nowhere near £44K per year - rather than breach persec by discussing grades etc, I will just say that they would have earned about as much as a senior private. The remainder of the costs were those incurred for actually running the unit.

I can see the logic in shutting down the unit - it was occupied by utterly odd people like Nick Pope (not the RSigs 1*!) who has made a career out of his so post.

The MOD has long had people ring in with good intentions reporting UFOs, and when we were threatend by the russians, this made a lot of sense just in case something was afoot. In later years it was just a repository of nusiance calls by lunatics and long retired officers (the Resident Clerks have a legendary example of a retired ex services individual who called from overseas claiming to see UFOs from his balcony).

Thank god its all shut down now - we can finally release the files and politely tell the UFOologists to go away.
 
#12
Do one chubbster.
 
#13
So he's moved to another post,saving £44000 a year. What a gent,working for nothing. :?
 
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#15
Admiral of the Fleet Lord Hill-Norton is a firm beleiver in UFOs and wrote the foreword to Nick Pope's book, IIRC.

So, what really DID happen at Rendlesham Forest in 1980?
 
#16
Yeah times are hard etc and cost cutting measures have to be taken. When will the MOD 'Diversity' teams get slashed?
 
#17
RedCoat2009 said:
Can you imagine having worked a career in that office? Just like a Global Warming Inspector...great pay packet, bugger all to do...read the Sun, listen to the wireless, drink tea, chat with the lads...contribute sweet FA to society.
showing your age ther grandad
 
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#19
Personally, I think that the mods on here, particularly Cpunk and PTP, have a hard enough time looking for intelligence in this forum without looking for it in the skies as well.









Oooh, is there room in that UFO for me - I missed my taxi.
 
#20
AndyPipkin said:
Admiral of the Fleet Lord Hill-Norton is a firm beleiver in UFOs and wrote the foreword to Nick Pope's book, IIRC.

So, what really DID happen at Rendlesham Forest in 1980?
I doubt well ever know what happened at Rendlesham. It certainly wasnt a lighthouse, and I doubt it was russian aircraft. I dont doubt the existence of aliens, we live in an incredibly vast galaxy in an almost infinite universe. As to whether theyve been visiting us or not, who knows.
The majority of UFO reports are, however, bogus, and submitted by lunatics. Some, involving experienced RAF and or USAF personnel cant be discounted as easily. The truth is out there. 8)
 

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