The content of this website has been notified to MoD and the Head of the Civil Service, in particular the 3 main reports it hosts. Much of it has been provided by MoD.
The only restriction placed upon me was that, before discussing a report submitted to a post-Board of Inquiry investigation into the Sea King ASaC Mk7 collision of 2003, I should request it under Freedom of Information. This request was submitted; MoD denied its existence. I therefore feel entitled to discuss a document the Minister for the Armed Forces referred to, but his staff say does not exist.
It has also been notified to the House of Commons Defence Select Committee.
If any error has been made, please feel free to contact me providing details of the correction required. The site permits comments to be left.
The purpose of this endeavour is to present evidence that;
a. Denied the problems existed, thus misleading Parliament
b. Refused to take corrective action
The evidence presented herein clearly shows MoD's financial "black hole" and systemic airworthiness failings are directly linked and came as no surprise to anyone in MoD, Ministers or PUS (the Chief Accounting Officer)
To demonstrate this, detailed historical evidence is required. This is presented in the form of documents submitted to both the Nimrod and Mull of Kintyre Reviews. Also, a comprehensive report into the loss of two RN Sea Kings, prepared on behalf of the family of a deceased airman who remain concerned at being lied to by MoD.
This failure to report the verifiable facts ultimately misled Ministers and Parliament and led to the avoidable deaths of aircrew.
The evidence presented here clearly demonstrates a systemic breakdown in the application of Professional Diligence and Duty of Care.
The reader is invited to read the attached short paper “It is always wise to start at the beginning” which outlines a few basic principles that apply in MoD. They are simple and help one understand the root of the systemic failures described herein.
An overview is important, but to truly understand one must view the problems from different vantage points. To this end, the author has held positions in all phases of Military procurement, from Concept to Disposal, across multiple technology disciplines on Air, Land and Sea projects. He has also designed, built and fitted equipment to Military aircraft, and maintained said aircraft. Latterly, he has given evidence to the Nimrod and Mull of Kintyre Reviews, being the author of the primary airworthiness reports to each body (included here). He acted as an airworthiness adviser to bereaved families during the Nimrod XV230 and Hercules XV179 inquests, and aftermath.