By Paul Dean, 7 February 2016
(UFOs – Documenting The Evidence, Melbourne, Australia)
Quote from the article:
“Some of you will be aware that in 1994 the Royal Australian Air Force’s (RAAF) official policy of accepting and investigating UFO sightings, or ‘Unusual Aerial Sightings’ (UAS) as they called them, was massively downgraded to almost nothing at all. I knew there would be a paper trail (beyond what was already released years ago) which hadn’t been appraised before. In September, 2015, using the powerful Freedom of Information (FOI) Act, I submitted a detailed request to the Department of Defence (DoD) for any material that “went into” this policy downgrade. They issued me, at some cost, 42 pages of never-before-seen administrative records from that era. This is the third and final Part of this series. For those who wish to start from the beginning, have a look at Part 1 and Part 2.
Beyond what I have highlighted previously, there are some more records that are of some interest. A 3 page ‘Message Form’ dated 24th December, 1993 was sent to six ‘Air Indicator Groups’ (AIG). An AIG is a list of preset destinations for internal message routing. This particular message was titled ‘Unusual Aerial Sightings: Revised Policy’ and had a file reference 138/93/DGPP. DGPP stands for Director General of Plans and Policy. The author was Air Commodore S. T. James who was DGPP for the RAAF in 1993 and 1994.”