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X-FILE INDEX No. D067
THE BUCCHI LETTER
REF: Reel T-3291 Record Group 24 Volume 17988 HQC-940-105 Part 2
Due to large number of "flying saucer" sightings and landings, the Italian embassy requests any and all information relating to flying saucers from the Canadian Department of National Defence in a letter to Group Captain Edwards the Director of Air Intelligence dated November 29, 1954.
 
No 0674/121
ITALIAN EMBASSY
THE AIR, MILITARY AND NAVAL ATTACHE
   
                                                  Ottawa, Nov. 29th, 1954   

Department of National Defence (Air)
(Attention: Director of Air Intelligence)
Ottawa, Ontario

Dear Group Captain Edwards:

            as you certainly know, theere have been for some time reports
of mysterious machines, called "flying saucers", appearing in the sky, and
landing in uninhabited spots, in various parts of the world.

            So far defence authorities have discounted these reports  as
being pure fancy, or optical phenomena. Lately, however, the appearances
have bencome so frequent - particularly in Italy - that the Italian autho-
rities are beginning to take a serious and concered interest in the whole
thing. The first step they are taking is to gather the official views of
competent authorities in friendly countries.

              In this connection I have been instructed by the Italian Air
Staff to obtain, within the limits of security, as much information  as
possible on the reports, studies and research by the RCAF on the subject.

             I should therefore deeply appreciate your kind assistance  in
making available to me sush information that may be released by your
Services, or associated agencies.

                 With best regards,

                                             Yours very truly,
                                                (Signed)
                                             Colonel Mario Bucchi
                                             Air, Military and Naval Attache
                                             Italian Embassy
                                             162, Carling Avenue
                                             Ottawa, Ontario

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