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Notes from telephone conversation with F/O Paddy Aiken, 23 Squadron, circa summer 2002 (Dave Clarke)

Aiken remembers Brady and Chambers being scrambled, followed by Ivan Logan, but said the Venoms were not able to intercept the object detected on radar screens at what he thought was RAF Sculthorpe (?).

"The ground controller was saying that whatever it was was moving at thousands of miles per hour. Then it was stationary, but they could not intercept and kept flying past with every run.

"It was talked about a great deal afterwards, but I have a feeling that the whole thing was kept quiet. That's all I remember. I was not directly involved."