Operation Charlie by David Clarke

Operation Charlie by David Clarke

The British Air Defense Radars had traced an unidentified flying object, six months before Kenneth Arnold’s sighting, of a formation of nine strange objects over the Cascade Mountains.

The “flying saucers” and UFOs were not yet invented concepts, when an RAF base made an urgent call to the headquarters of the Caccia Commando, reporting an unusual return electric wave moving towards the English coasts. It was January 1947, and the war-tired country was getting stronger with the arrival of one of the heaviest winters ever had in Britain. As the temperatures dropped more and more, the strong winds were accompanied by six weeks of heavy snow. Public transportation had been stopped and the government forced to remedy a “cabinet crisis”, as cuts in power had caused the country to jump into chaos. In the midst of this fierce winter in England’s east began to receive visits from what the RAF described in official reports as an “unidentified high altitude aircraft”.This “phantom object” was later referred to as “unidentified flying object”.

This document includes all available information concerning the major UK incident prior to Kenneth Arnold’s sighting and based on evidence kept in official files kept by the London Public Registries Office (PRO), newspaper archives and interviews. to previous “Royal Air Force” personnel who play a role in Operation Charlie.

Standard Evening Air Report

A “ghost” aircraft, located at night on the radar screen for Fighter Command aircraft over the North Sea, may have been a radio controlled machine such as air bombs. If it were, it wouldn’t be British.

Twice, the “ghost” plane, which has not yet been identified, has been located on the radar screens.

This happened a few weeks ago. Since the observers of the Fighter Command Radar have been on alert, the “ghost” aircraft has never reappeared.

The hypothesis that smugglers were bringing unauthorized materials to the Norfolk coast at night can be discarded. The “ghost” did not cross the coast.

It remained on the Radar screen only for a short time, but long enough for the Fighter Command experts to understand that the “ghost” was a machine with a particular behavior.

As I was told by the Air Ministry, there have been sudden and irregular speed changes. The “ghost” would travel at 425 miles per hour and then, all of a sudden, drop to 120.

There were also large changes in altitude and it also had a rapid change in variometric speed.

An unmanned aircraft, driven by radio from land or from a ship, could suddenly change speed and altitude without risking the life of any aviator.

“Remote control” would indicate who is controlling the machine’s performance.


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