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UFO Article:
“UFOs & NATO: The Mainbrace Affair”

By Nick Redfern, 22 April 2014
(Mysterious Universe, St. Leonards, Australia)

Several UFO incidents were witnessed during the 1952 NATO military exercise, “Exercise Mainbrace” (also called “Operation Mainbrace” by the U.S. DoD).

The locations of the military exercise were the North Atlantic Ocean, GIUK Gap, Norwegian Sea, Barents Sea, North Sea, Jutland Peninsula and Baltic Sea, according to Wikipedia.

Wikipedia article: “Exercise Mainbrace”:

Quote from the Wikipedia article:
Exercise Mainbrace was the first large-scale naval exercise undertaken by the newly established Allied Command Atlantic (ACLANT), one of the two principal military commands of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). It was part of a series of NATO exercises jointly commanded by Supreme Allied Commander Atlantic Admiral Lynde D. McCormick, USN, and Supreme Allied Commander Europe General Matthew B. Ridgeway, U.S. Army, during the Fall of 1952 (14-25 September).”

NOTE: The official name of the 1952 NATO military exercise was “Exercise Mainbrace” ( The U.S. Department of Defense uses both “Exercise Mainbrace” and “Operation Mainbrace” ( (

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