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Summer 1962 - Singapore - Domed-Disc UFO Military Sighting

Updated: Apr 17

Birmingham UFO Group Case Report

Author: Dave Hodrien

Release Date: 14/04/2023


Bill (William) Whitlock is an 84 year old gentleman from Birmingham. He regularly attends our monthly meetings in Oldbury, and it was during one of these meetings that I learnt about a fascinating UFO sighting he experienced while on active national service back in 1962 when he was 24 years old. At a later meeting I arranged to interview Bill alongside his daughter.

The Malayan Emergency (Anti-British National Liberation War) was a guerrilla war fought in British Malaya, a set of states in the Malay Peninsula and island of Singapore that were brought under British law in the late 18th to mid-20th century. The war began in 1948, and was between communist pro-independence fighters of the Malayan National Liberation Army (MNLA) and the military forces of the Federation of Malaya, British Empire and Commonwealth. The MNLA fought for independendce for Malaya from the British Empire. After the war officially came to an end in 1960, numerous British troops remained in the area to maintain peace, and Bill was part of one of these troops.

Map of Malaya 1948-1960
Example photograph of a British jungle patrol in Malaya, 1957

Below is a photograph of a case containing the medals which Bill received (The second row - the medals in the first row were recieved by his father who also served in the armed forces):

The title at the top of the frame indicates his identification number, and PTE stands for the position he held, Private. Below this is his name, William H. Whitlock. C Coy is the name of the troop he was part of, and below this is his regiment name, the Sherwood Foresters. The two medals Bill received were the Malaysian General Service Medal, and the Malaysian Pingat Jasa, which was given to him by the Malaysian Government. Sadly his original medals were stolen, the two shown in the photograph are replacements which had to be specially ordered.

Flag of the Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regimental Association

Sighting Details

In the summer of 1962 Bill's regiment was stationed at the Far Eas