After 37 years, as a former radar chief with the Royal Air Force, Mr. Turner came forward stating the British Ministry of Defence asked him to keep quiet after he tracked a whole fleet of “spaceships” on April 21, 1971. He claims 30 people witnessed the fleet of 35 UFO’s on radar and that each craft would vanish only to be replaced by an identical blip a few moments later.
Turner examined the blips on his screen and determined the only thing that could be moving at that speed was the most advanced fighter of the day — the Lightning. But the sheer number of aircraft indicated was simply unbelievable.
Turner: It was so unusual. People just looked at it and said, “What is going on?” We’re talking 30, 35 aircraft. No Air Defense Commander in his right mind would get the entire Lightning force in one location. He’d have absolutely nothing left with which to defend the United Kingdom Air Defense region. You could cut the air with a knife. It became electric rapidly. People were — more than surprised! @0:55 (emphasis added)
In response to this Turner rerouted a RAF Canberra jet returning from West Germany to intercept.
Turner: I kept asking the pilot, “Are you visual?” And then he said, the voice sounded quite jittery, “I don’t know what that was, it was a quarter of a mile away, climbing like the clappers and we saw it on radar. We did not see it visually.
There were seven technically different radars all seeing exactly the same thing. Two radars at Southern radar, two radars at Heathrow, two at the fighter control establishment, and the airborne one with the Canberra bomber! @1:40 (emphasis added)