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X-FILE No. A278
MINISTER OF DEFENCE REQUESTS UFO INVESTIGATION
DATE: WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12, 1950
REF: Reel T-3291 Record Group 24 Vol 17984 HQC-940-5 Part 1
The Canadian Minister of National Defence (Brooke Claxton) requests that the Defence Research Board start a UFO investigation involving the Army, Navy and Airforce along with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police that will report to the Department of National Defence.


                           ( R E S T R I C T E D )

Facts of the 220th meeting of the Joint Intelligence Committee was held in the
Conference Room, Room 4811, "A" Building, on Wednesday, April 12th, 1950, at
2:30 p.m.

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VI. FLYING SAUCERS (RESTRICTED)
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             19.  Mr. Langley reported that the Minister of National Defence
    had requested that the Chairman of the Defence Research Board seek the
    co-operation of the Services in reporting on the occurences or alleged
    occurrences of flying saucers passing over Canada.

                  A number of cases had been reported in various parts of
    Canada and it was suggested that the field intelligence officers of
    the three Services and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police might be
    instructed to investigate these incidents and reports thereon to the
    Department of National Defence .  Such reports could be dealt with
    ultimately either by the Directorate of Air Intelligence or the
    Directorate of Scientific Intelligence.

             20.  Colonel Todd suggested that the Director of Air Intelli-
    gence and the Director of Scientific Intelligence might be asked to
    Collaborate in the preparation of a suitable questionnaire which could
    be circulated to the intelligence officers and the Royal Canadian
    Mounted Police in the field to assist them in their investigations.

             21.  The Committee, after further discussion, agreed that:

         (a)  the Director of Air Intelligence and the Director of
              Scientific Intelligence collaborate in the preperation
              of a questionnaire suitable for investigating and re-
              porting upon the occurrences or alleged occurrences of
              flying saucers passing over Canada;

        (b)  these questionnaires be distributed to field intelligence
             officers of the three Services and to the Royal Canadian
             Mounted Police to assist them in their investigations;

        (c)  the Director of Air Intelligence co-ordinate the inves-
             tigation arrangement in the field as between the three
             Services and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police; and

        (d)  all field reports on flying saucers be passed to the 
             Director of Scientific Intelligence for final examina-
             tion on behalf of the Department of National Defence.

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