Saturday, February 14, 2015

#2270: Marine Links Black-Hand Bacon Body Bags To HSBC Drug-Hub Northolt, Serco Spot-Fixed Drone Donetsk

Plum City - (AbelDanger.net): United States Marine Field McConnell has linked the deployment of Group Captain Andy Bacon's Black Hand body bags at mass-casualty events to an HSBC drug hub at RAF Northolt and the Serco drones allegedly used by Northolt pilots to spot fix the MH17 (Boeing 777-200ER) crash near Donetsk in East Ukraine and kill 298 people on 17 July 2014.

Sunset Interviews
 

McConnell notes that HSBC is Serco's money-laundering banker and the apparent partner with corrupt insiders of Her Majesty's Government in spread betting body counts where RAF Northolt pilots allegedly fly Black Hand body bags to mass-casualty events and spot fix a number of victims, including prospective whistle-blowers, for the global drug trade.

Black Hand* – Lloyd's Register of captains or journeymen with Privy Seal "Licenses to Kill, Burn, Bribe" for the City of London's Honourable Artillery Company 1537; the Master Mariners and Air Pilots (formerly GAPAN) 1929, and The Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts 1638 – whose alumni include U.S. Presidents James Monroe, Chester Alan Arthur, Calvin Coolidge and John F. Kennedy and – perhaps – Barack 'Con Air Visa' Obama.

McConnell claims HSBC has used Serco (formerly RCA GB 1929) to run the Northolt drug-hub operations since the late Black-Hand Prince of Wales (later Duke of Windsor) merged the King's Flight into No. 161 (Special Duties) Squadron, which, with 138 Squadron, was tasked with moving spies or killers with forged documents and equipment through Nazi-occupied Europe.

McConnell alleges that in 1962, HSBC ordered the late pedophile Lord Privy Seal and then Black Hand commander of the Honourable Artillery Company, Lt. Col. Edward Heath, to outsource the 4-minute warning system, NPL cesium clock and Telstar timing to Serco staff at Northolt who can now spot, shoot, snuff, spin and spoil drug operations in the United Kingdom and United States to within 1 μs of each other (previous efforts were only accurate to 2,000 μs).

McConnell claims that HSBC ordered his sister Kristine Marcy – former Senior Counsel for the INS Detention and Deportation Program – to integrate Serco's National Visa Center and Con Air services with NetJets and The Queen's Flight aircraft at Northolt and help the base commander to prepare Serco's remote hijacking of droned Boeing aircraft for the 9/11 attacks on America.

McConnell notes that Serco's banker used accounts maintained in 2007 by Sinaloa front companies in the Cayman Islands to pay an aircraft company for the purchase of a plane later impounded by Mexican cops while being used fly in two tons of cocaine from Venezuela.

McConnell claims that HSBC ordered the Northolt base commander, Group Captain Bacon, to prepare the remote hijacking of MH 17 and have Serco deploy "experts of unknown provenance" in the Kiev control tower and at the Donetsk crash scene to partially fill 298 body bags and deliver a pre-determined spot-fixed number of bodies needed by the Black Hand bookmaker.

McConnell invites Group Captain Bacon to rebut his allegation that pilots from HSBC's drug hub at RAF Northolt flew 298 Black Hand body bags and Serco drones to spot fix the MH17 (Boeing 777-200ER) crash near Donetsk in East Ukraine and kill 298 people on 17 July 2014.

Prequel 1: #2269: Marine Links HSBC Drug Hub To Northolt Black Hand Captain Bacon, Serco Death By Drone Donetsk

Prequel 2: RAF Northolt

Prequel 3: Inside the real-world Double-O section of Her Majesty's Secret Service


Malaysia flight MH 17 crash show site body & passport [Check planted passports at 2:57] 
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Breaking: Photos Crashed Malaysian MH-17 9M-MRD ?
 

Sunset Interviews [Group Captain Andy Bacon ADC MA BSc] RAF.
 

SWISSLEAKS - "HSBC developed dangerous clients: arms merchants, drug dealers, terrorism financers"

Copy of SERCO GROUP PLC: List of Subsidiaries AND Shareholders! (Mobile Playback Version) [Note that HSBC is Serco's banker and one of Serco's major shareholders with Her Majesty’s Government and its funds] 

Serco... Would you like to know more? 

"03 June 2013 RAF Northolt is under new command. 
Group Captain Andy Bacon has taken up the reins from Group Captain Tim O’Brien who has been posted to Afghanistan to be base commander of Bastion airfield.

Group Captain Bacon is a pilot with considerable experience of flying a number of different aircraft types. Following initial training, Group Captain Bacon was awarded his ‘Wings’ in 1995 and posted to fly the Hercules at RAF Lyneham. During his two tours on 47 Squadron he supported operations and exercises throughout the world. In 2001, he was posted to RAF Brize Norton to join the newly reformed 99 Squadron flying the C-17 Globemaster as one of the initial cadre of aircraft captains. Throughout this period he was heavily involved in operations in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Immediately prior to a return to the Hercules Force to assume command of XXIV Squadron, Bacon completed an assignment as the Senior Advisor to the Chief of the Iraqi Air Force in Baghdad [Serco provides Air Navigation Services at Baghdad International Airport] within the Coalition Headquarters responsible for organising, training and equipping the Iraqi Security Forces and for developing the institutional capacity of their Defence Ministry.

During his command of XXIV Squadron, the Squadron flew over 7,000 operational sorties in support of operations in Afghanistan and Iraq in a variety of roles including operational airdrop. He took command of both the Afghan National Army Training Centre and Afghan National Defence University Training Advisory Groups at Camps Julien and Qargha in Kabul in July 2012.

Married to Cress, they have a teenage son and daughter.

Group Captain Bacon said, “I am delighted to be taking command of RAF Northolt. The Station has a remarkable history but has also repeatedly demonstrated its importance to current operations. There is a tangible sense of pride among personnel at Northolt and this has been boosted by the announcement that the Station’s future is secure. I look forward to building on what I know is a strong relationship with the local community.”

"The Independent – Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: As the body bags arrive, confusion reigns on the hillside disaster site 
Villagers in Grabove, eastern Ukraine, tell Andrew Buncombe of the moment Flight MH17 fell out of the sky and the chaos that followed
ANDREW BUNCOMBE
Monday 21 July 2014
It was the grimmest of tasks and one for which they were equipped with nothing more than stretchers, body bags and green rubber gloves.

When the rescue workers found a body, or at least a body largely intact, they placed it into a black nylon bag, drew shut the zipper and laid it on the edge of the crash site.

Yet much of their work involved collecting individual pieces of flesh, fragments of remains. These they scooped up with both hands and placed into plastic carrier-bags which they then tied tightly shut.

By late morning, the workers, many of them young men, had laid out five body bags and a number of smaller sacks of fragments. Did the bodies belong to men or women? “I don’t know,” said the man supervising the task, drawing on a succession of cigarettes as he watched the work. “Only the experts can tell.”

VIDEO: AFTERMATH OF MH17 CRASH

Three days after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down en route to Kuala Lumpur from Amsterdam with the loss of 298 people, emergency workers under the supervision of armed pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine were still working to recover the bodies from this quiet hillside outside Donetsk.

Officials said the bodies of up to 200 passengers and crew had been gathered and taken to refrigerated railway wagons at a station, waiting to be repatriated home, at some point, to their families in the Netherlands, Malaysia, Britain and elsewhere.

But amid ongoing accusations and counter-accusations between the Ukrainian government and rebel forces, questions remained about the ability of the rescue workers to complete the task and the manner in which it’s been done.

The villagers of Grabove, a community of farmers and coalminers, had been going about their business last Thursday afternoon when they heard a huge noise in the sky and looked up to see parts of the Boeing 777 falling to the earth. The emergency workers said there were a total of eight major sites, located across a six-mile stretch of fields, where bodies and debris were located. Here, in Grabove, close to the Russian border and with a large part of the hillside turned to cinder, at least one of the jet’s engines hit the ground.

The engine, along with other large parts of debris, was inside an area that had been taped off by the recovery workers, technically in the employment of the Ukrainian government. When the wind picked up, flapping the red and white tape, the air smelled of bodies and burning.

Najejda Ivanava, who said she had spent her entire life in Grabove, had been sitting outside, chatting with friends when she saw the plane “rolling all around the village”. Yesterday morning, the 71-year-old Mrs Ivanava, with four gold teeth and wearing house slippers, stood watching the recovery operation. “[The plane] moved right, it moved left,” she said. “There were sparks flying out from it... We dived on to the floor.”

She said most of them had been too afraid to go to the site. Instead, one of the neighbours got on his bicycle to see what had happened. He returned with stories of scores of dead bodies, many of them still strapped in their seats. This had made her feel even less like going to the scene.

“My neighbour turned on the TV and we heard that the [rebels] had then arrived,” she added. “We feel so sad that so many people died.”

As she watched, standing outside an asbestos-roofed cottage where a number of apricot trees now bore scorched fruit, a delegation from the Office for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) arrived. They were escorted by a dozen or so armed men, several of them wearing masks that covered their faces. With the government of Ukraine unable to oversee the emergency operation, the OSCE delegation has become the only international body granted access to the sites.

Last night, it was reported that the Dutch authorities were negotiating to have the train carriages placed in the control of the Ukrainian government. The Dutch Prime Minister, Mark Rutte, said a team from the Netherlands would likely arrive today to begin the process of identification.

Amid repeated claims from Ukraine, the US and Britain that evidence points to the plane being shot down by the pro-Russian rebels, the rebels have in turn claimed that the Ukrainian armed forces were responsible for the tragedy. Some have even said that the Ukrainian armed forces had shot down the plane in the belief that it was the aircraft of the Russian leader, Vladimir Putin.

The people of Grabove, the witnesses to such extraordinary scenes, appeared uncertain what to believe. One man, riding a bicycle, said the villagers either worked in the coal mines that dotted the landscape or else grew vegetables.

He said he had seen fire in the sky and saw pieces of debris falling to the ground. Asked what he believed had befallen the plane, he said: “What the Ukrainian channels are saying is not true.” He refused to say anything else and pedalled off.

What the villagers cannot escape is the steady realisation that this sloping hillside has become not just an emergency site but most likely a crime scene and a de facto burial area. Who knows how many bodies will eventually be recovered from here, and how many will not.

Meanwhile, the young men with their body bags and green plastic gloves, continued their work. By early afternoon, the line of body bags had expanded to 19. The grimmest of tasks goes on.”

“Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 (MH17/MAS17)[a] was a scheduled international passenger flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur that crashed on 17 July 2014 after being shot down, killing all 283 passengers and 15 crew on board.[2] The Boeing 777-200ER airliner lost contact about 50 km (31 mi) from the Ukraine–Russia border and crashed near Torez inDonetsk Oblast, Ukraine, 40 km (25 mi) from the border,[3] over territory controlled by pro-Russian separatists.[4] The crash occurred during the Battle in Shakhtarsk Raion, part of the ongoing war in Donbass, in an area controlled by the Donbass People's Militia. According to American and German intelligence sources, the plane was shot down by pro-Russian separatists using a Buk surface-to-air missile fired from the territory which they controlled.[5]The Russian government blamed the Ukrainian government.[6] The Dutch Safety Board is currently leading an investigation into the incident and issued a preliminary report on 9 September 2014; a final accident report is expected in August 2015.[7][8]

Evidence from open sources indicated that separatists in Ukraine were in control of a Buk missile launcher on 17 July and transported it from Donetsk to Snizhne.[9] This is based on tracing the path of the missile, analysis of shrapnel patterns in the wreckage, voice print analysis of separatists' conversations in which they claimed credit for the strike, and that photos and other data from social media sites all indicated that Russian-backed separatists had fired the missile.[6]

Immediately after the crash, a post appeared on the VKontaktesocial media website attributed to Igor Girkin, leader of the Donbass separatists, claiming responsibility for shooting down an AN-26,[10][11][12] but after it became clear that a civilian aircraft had been shot down, the separatists denied any involvement, and the post was taken down. Russia has said that Ukraine "bears full, total responsibility" for the crash because it happened in Ukrainian airspace.[13] The Ukrainian government states the missile was launched by "Russian professionals and coordinated from Russia".[14][15] Malaysia said intelligence reports on the downing of MH17 were "pretty conclusive", but more investigation was necessary to be certain that a surface-to-air missile brought down the plane, after which they would look at the criminal side.[16][17][18] The German Federal Intelligence Service reportedly concluded that the plane was shot down by pro-Russian separatists using a captured Ukrainian Buk system.[19][20][21] CT scans of MH17 victims showed 'non aircraft metal'[22] and on 19 December 2014 the Ukrainian SBU security service said that some of the bodies contained metal fragments that indicated the plane was shot down by a surface-to-air missile.[23]

The crash of Flight 17 was the fifth Boeing 777 hull loss.[24] The crash was Malaysia Airlines' worst incident and its second of the year, after the unrelated disappearance of Flight 370 four months earlier.[25]

"Inside the real-world Double-O section of Her Majesty's Secret Service
Commander Bond's previous career as it would be today
By Lewis Page 
Posted in Bond, James Bond, 5th October 2012 08:40 GMT Bond on Film Thanks to the books and films we all know a lot about James Bond 007. We also know a little about the group he supposedly belongs to, the "Double-O agents" of "Her Majesty's Secret Service" - the only British secret agents with a licence to kill. But just how realistic is the idea? Does anything like the Double-O section really exist in the secret bureaucracies of the British government? If it does, how would you get a job in it?

The answers might seem at first to be a resounding "not very", "no", and "you can't". Of course it's nowadays no secret that Blighty has a secret service - in fact its official title is the Secret Intelligence Service, SIS ("MI6" was never more than a cover name). Its head is known by the initial "C", not "M" as Ian Fleming would have it, but he is also referred to in official circles as "CSS" - Chief of the Secret Service. And indeed, before it became SIS the organisation was known as the Foreign Section of the Secret Service Bureau among other titles, and was at times known even to insiders simply as "the Secret Service".

So yes, Her Majesty does indeed have a Secret Service. And the Secret Service does have "agents" - but these people don't have a desk at the Vauxhall Cross HQ or in any other government building. An agent is, usually, a human-intelligence source: somebody who gives information to SIS. Given the nature of the information SIS is interested in, agents are typically foreign nationals - anyone from hotel receptionists to businessmen to cabinet ministers - and they are seen as traitors or moles by their own governments.

The SIS spies who handle agents and receive their information are called "intelligence officers". They too bear little resemblance to James Bond. Most of the time when they operate overseas they do so as accredited diplomats assigned to a British embassy or consulate under false identities, largely because this means that they therefore have diplomatic immunity from arrest or prosecution. As it is their job to commit the crime of espionage and incite local citizens to do so, this is very useful to them on occasion. (Of course British intelligence officers have sometimes been agents in their own right - but, sadly, they have tended to be agents of foreign opposition services such as the one-time KGB.)

So far from pistols, chop-socky or irresistible sexual magnetism, a normal SIS officer's primary tools for motivating foreigners to do what he wants are bribery, bullshit and in certain circumstances blackmail. The only Bond-like quality a normal SIS officer will be required to show is the ability to drink heavily and remain functional, as any diplomat must on the embassy cocktail circuit. ….

1Souped-up engines and brakes, bulletproof armour, flash-crash stun grenade dispensers, a concealed arsenal of weaponry up to and including machine guns, and a dazzling array of secret communications and sensor gear have all been routinely deployed. Sadly SRR vehicles are chosen to be unobtrusive, so the prestige marques preferred by Bond in the movies are seldom if ever to be had.

2In a case of life imitating art, SRR operatives have at times carried Walther PPK pistols: so we can say it is likely that E-Squadron/Increment people have too. As the little PPK is - to the military mind at least - seriously lacking in punch and ammo capacity, this would normally be as a backup/hideout weapon - perhaps in an ankle holster in addition to a larger pistol or small submachinegun worn in a waist or shoulder holster. However a few female operatives, physically too small to easily handle a full size 9mm pistol or conceal one about their person, are known to have carried PPKs as their main handgun like James Bond.

3 There is also such a thing as a Tier Two special-forces unit: in Britain's case this mainly refers to the Special Forces Support Group. This unit is composed of picked elite troops, mostly from the Parachute Regiment and Royal Marine Commandos, who have some extra training and selection but not to the same degree as the Tier One outfits. They are meant to operate in larger groups than the Tier One super-elite, which could mean taking on such jobs as mob-handed assaults against large bunker complexes etc - or against supervillain lairs, in a Bond scenario - or it could more prosaically mean getting lumbered with guard duties at SF forward bases. 

4 Perhaps at the Directorate of Special Forces HQ at Regents Park Barracks in London, sometimes referred to by its low-profile postal address "MoD A Block", in the same fashion that the Security Service ("MI5", the homeland-security spooks, hated rivals of SIS) was once known as "Box 500".

5 Probably not the RAF either. A few of the Tier Two SFSG come from the RAF Regiment, the airforce base-security troops, and some RAF people are known to have made it into the SAS and SRR, but as with the navy the kind of people who could or would endure the very outdoorsy and physical special-forces selection procedures are comparatively rare in the airforce. The main RAF contribution to the secret paramilitary units comes with the provision of special aircraft and crews assigned in support of SIS, known to Tomlinson as the "S&D Flight". He tells us that the secret spook aviators are mostly drawn from crews already previously assigned in support of special forces and number "around ten pilots" although in his time they only had two aircraft: a C-130 Hercules transport and a specially modified Puma helicopter. However they are/were also trained to fly many other military types and commercially licenced on various civilian aircraft also. (In this context it's quite interesting to note that the "Station Flight" at RAF Northolt just outside London admits to having no fewer than eight pilots on strength, and only a couple of one-pilot Islanders for them to fly. The Northolt Islanders are fairly well-known to be used as surveillance platforms in support of the secret UK-based counter-terrorism empire, but it might just be that the flight has another name in secret circles and that its oddly numerous pilots also spend time flying SIS aircraft and keeping their commercial licences current.)”

"HSBC Got Away With Buying Cocaine Plane
While the Justice Department was busy prosecuting American HSBC customers for tax evasion, it has taken no action against the bank for nearly five years. The U.S. Justice Department is shocked, simply shocked by recent press reports that the megabank HSBC aided Americans in evading taxes. ..

This while the DOJ was jailing non-bankers by the dozen for laundering drug money, including cash from the Sinaloa cartel, which had been a prime HSBC co-conspirator. Two men at a car dealership who took cartel cash for automobiles got serious prison time. HSBC got a pass on helping the Sinaloa bunch acquire an airplane that was used to smuggle drugs by the ton…

More than $1 billion in cash was moved by HSBC from the cartel’s Mexican hometown of Culiacán to New York between 2006 and 2008.

Sethi opened such an account in India in 2001. He received a call the following year from someone identified in the complaint as U.S. Banker A, a senior vice president at the New York office of the International Bank.

U.S. Banker A allegedly set up a meeting between Sethi and someone identified as U.K. Banker A, a London-based “high-ranking executive of the International Bank” who headed a division “focused on developing and serving clients worldwide with ties to countries in south Asia.”

Not long afterward, Sethi met with U.K. Banker A in the International Bank’s New York offices and discussed opening another undeclared account, this one in Switzerland.

“U.K. Banker A told Sethi that the undeclared account would allow Sethi’s assets to grow tax-free and that the bank secrecy laws in Switzerland would allow Sethi to conceal the existence of the account,” the complaint says.

Sethi proceeded to stash $3.4 million in an HSBC account in Switzerland. Neither he nor the bank could have foreseen that an HSBC computer analyst turned whistleblower in Switzerland would hack into the bank’s computers in 2008.

This self-styled “Edward Snowden of bankers” subsequently furnished French authorities with the details of thousands of secret accounts. In 2010, then French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde passed the pertinent information on to the United States and other countries. The Americans on the “Lagarde list” apparently included Sethi and Silva.

All this was known to the U.S. Justice Department as it completed an unrelated money-laundering investigation targeting HSBC. The probe resulted in a 13-page “criminal information” that actually named HSBC, charging it with dodging sanctions against such countries as Iran and North Korea, as well as laundering at least $881 million in drug proceeds.

Much of the narcotics money originated with the Sinaloa cartel, and the total may be much higher. More than $1 billion in cash was moved by HSBC from the cartel’s Mexican hometown of Culiacán to New York between 2006 and 2008.

But while the complaint named the bank, it made no reference at all to particular bankers.

And before the charges were even filed the feds worked out a deferred prosecution agreement with HSBC.

The bank got off with paying a $1.26 billon fine and agreeing to anti-money laundering precautions overseen by a federal monitor.

Among the smaller narco money transfers the bank facilitated was from a pair of HSBC accounts maintained in 2007 by Sinaloa front companies in the Cayman Islands. The money went to an Oklahoma aircraft company for the purchase of a Super King 200 plane that was later impounded by Mexican cops while being used fly in two tons of cocaine from Venezuela. ..

The ordained Protestant priest who headed HSBC from 2006 to 2010, Stephen Green, was never charged despite the mountains of drug money. He proceeded on as Lord Green to become Britain’s trade minister and has written a book called Good Value: Reflections on Money, Morality and an Uncertain World. “The truth is that the value of our business is dependent on the values with which we do our business,” he actually opined. “Values go beyond ‘what you can get away with.’”

The criminal information against HSBC was signed by the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District, Loretta Lynch, who is now the nominee to become the next attorney general.

But the deferred prosecution agreement was marshaled by then-Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer in Washington. Breuer subsequently acknowledged that in his view, HSBC was essentially too big to jail.

“Had the U.S. authorities decided to press criminal charges, HSBC would almost certainly have lost its banking license in the U.S., the future of the institution would have been under threat, and the entire banking system would have been destabilized,” Breuer told a press conference.

His boss and the person ultimately behind the settlement, Attorney General Eric Holder, said much the same to a Senate panel three months later. He presented too big to jail as a corollary of too big to fail.

“I am concerned that the size of some of these institutions becomes so large that it does become difficult for us to prosecute them when we are hit with indications that if you do prosecute, if you do bring a criminal charge, it will have a negative impact on the national economy, perhaps even the world economy,” Holder said.

The continuing outrage about the HSBC deal must have caused Holder to fret that if he was once known as a champion of civil rights, he might go down in history as an abettor of criminal wrongs by big banks.

He made a pronouncement in a DOJ video.

“There’s no such thing as ‘too big to jail,’” Holder declared.

As Holder prepares to depart, DOJ is pressuring four megabanks—but not HSBC—to plead guilty to felony charges of manipulating foreign currency rates. There is talk of actual people being indicted, but only relatively low-level traders. Holder will almost certainly leave with a perfect record of not having busted a single senior banker.

That is not a record that Loretta Lynch would likely hope to match as she awaits her all but assured confirmation.

Lynch has already indicated the deferred prosecution agreement on the money laundering does not preclude HSBC from being prosecuted for other crimes, tax evasion among them.

“I want to reiterate, particularly in the context of recent media reports regarding the release of HSBC files pertaining to its tax clients, that the Deferred Prosecution Agreement reached with HSBC addresses only the charges filed in the criminal information, which are limited to violations of the Bank Secrecy Act for failures to maintain an adequate anti-money laundering program and for sanctions violations,” Lynch said in a letter submitted Monday in response to a series of written questions from the Senate Judiciary Committee. She went on, “The DPA explicitly does not provide any protections against prosecution for conduct beyond what was described.” She added, “Furthermore, I should note the DPA explicitly mentions that the agreement does not bind the Department’s Tax Division, nor the Fraud Section of the Criminal Division.”

Lynch seemed unaware that only the news reports about the DOJ tax files are new and that the DOJ has had the details since 2010. Equally not in the know was Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), who had been very vocal in her disapproval when HSBC got off with only a fine for the massive money laundering.

On Tuesday, Warren spoke with renewed outrage in a statement to The Guardian, one of the news organizations at the forefront in reporting the tax-evasion charges. “The new allegations that HSBC colluded to help wealthy people and rich corporations hide money and avoid taxes are very serious, and, if true, the Department of Justice should reconsider the earlier deferred prosecution agreement it entered into with HSBC and prosecute the new violations to the full extent of the law,” Warren told the newspaper.

Wait until she and everyone else find out that the DOJ has already prosecuted Dr. Silva and the New Jersey businessman Sethi for tax evasion without moving on HSBC.”

“Arms dealers 
HSBC accounts also played a role in the notorious BAE corruption cases involving arms deals.

Turki bin Nasser, a member of the ruling Saudi family, and his “business manager”, the Lebanese politician Mohammad Safadi, had more than $60m of assets in HSBC accounts. Prince Turki, as head of the Saudi air force, was named in 2004 as the biggest secret beneficiary of a $92m BAE slush fund.

The arms giant oiled the wheels of the vast al-Yamamah arms deal with gifts, cars, holidays and cash. The UK’s Serious Fraud Office attempted in 2006 to access the Swiss accounts held by Safadi and others, but that led to a scandal when the then prime minister, Tony Blair, ordered the criminal investigation closed down. In another case, BAE secretly passed $10m via HSBC to a local middleman, Shailesh Vithlani, to obtain a radar contract. “It stank and was always obvious that this useless project was corrupt,” protested Claire Short, the UK’s development secretary at the time.

BAE moved money into Vithlani’s Panama entity, Envers Trading Corporation. As the cash flowed in, an HSBC manager met Vithlani in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and advised him how best to invest it. BAE was subsequently convicted of accounting offences in relation to the Vithlani transactions, and paid a £30m ($46m) penalty. In a third case, Fana Hlongwane – close to South Africa’s ANC government – was named in 2008 by the Serious Fraud Office as a confidential BAE agent. The SFO said in published statements sent to South African prosecutors that Hlongwane received BAE money through disguised offshore intermediaries to promote arms deals. The South African government decided not to pursue the case.

HSBC is now revealed to have operated Swiss accounts for Hlongwane as an agent for three other US multinational companies. They contained more than $10m in 2006. In 2014, Hlongwane provided an affidavit to an inquiry into the contracts, denying “any evidence implicating myself and/or my companies in any corruption or wrongdoing”.”

Sunset Interviews [Group Captain Andy Bacon ADC MA BSc] RAF. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVL2R_T5S5M “Job description Serco are the current holders of a Multi Activity Contract to RAF Northolt which provides aviation and engineering facilities and logistics support at this major RAF airport. This includes maintenance and associated support of 32 (The Royal) Squadron, and at various satellite stations in and around London.

We currently have fixed-term vacancies (to end 31 Dec 15 but with possible extension) for two Aircraft Maintenance Team Leaders to work at RAF Northolt undertaking Base maintenance tasks on BAe146 aircraft in accordance with the Company's MAA MRP145 approval.

The Aircraft Maintenance Team Leader will be responsible for controlling and overseeing all aspects of technical production, scheduling, prioritisation and quality within his/her shift which will comprise up to 12 engineers. In order to work to tight timescales and achieve on-time delivery, the Aircraft Maintenance Team Leader must possess strong leadership and managerial skills in order to lead several tasks simultaneously.

The duties will include: Controlling and progressing all engineering activities on the aircraft undergoing Base maintenance. Acting as the focal point for the passage of all information to and from the Team during base maintenance. Completing aircraft documentation in accordance with RAF aviation engineering procedures. Complying with all Health & Safety, COSSH and Technical procedures.

Skills and experience required:

Essential Recognised level of Aircraft Mechanical or Avionics training. (Civil Licence or other high-level qualification). Experience of leading a Base Maintenance Team. A proven track record of team motivation, control and leadership, in order to meet agreed outputs. Flexible and adaptable work ethic.

Highly Desirable Demonstrable knowledge of BAe 146 C Check processes. Type qualification or extensive experience on BAe146 aircraft.

Desirable Full UK driving Licence.”

RAF Northolt (IATA: NHT, ICAO: EGWU) is a Royal Air Force station in South Ruislip, 2 nautical miles (3.7 km; 2.3 mi)[1] from Uxbridge in the London Borough of Hillingdon, west London. Approximately 6 mi (10 km) north of London Heathrow Airport, the station also handles a large number of private civil flights.[2] Northolt has one runway in operation, spanning 1,687 m × 46 m (5,535 ft × 151 ft), with a groovedasphalt surface.[1] Northolt pre-dates the establishment of the Royal Air Force by almost three years, having opened in May 1915. Originally established for the Royal Flying Corps, it has the longest history of continuous use of any RAF airfield. Before the outbreak of theSecond World War, the station was the first to take delivery of the Hawker Hurricane. The station played a key role during the Battle of Britain, when fighters from several of its units, including No. 303 Polish Fighter Squadron, engaged enemy aircraft as part of the defence of London. It became the first base to have squadrons operating Supermarine Spitfire aircraft within German airspace. ….

Since 1 June 1998, station commanders have served as aides-de-camp to Her Majesty the Queen.[49] The station received the Freedom of Entry to the London Borough of Hillingdon on 11 May 2000. This allowed military personnel to march through the borough in full uniform, an honour granted by the council in light of 2000 being the 60th anniversary of the Battle of Britain and the 85th anniversary of the opening of RAF Northolt. The neighbouring RAF Uxbridge station had received the same honour in 1960.[50]

“Job description Serco are the current holders of a Multi Activity Contract to RAF Northolt which provides aviation and engineering facilities and logistics support at this major RAF airport. This includes maintenance and associated support of 32 (The Royal) Squadron, and at various satellite stations in and around London. We currently have fixed-term vacancies (to end 31 Dec 15 but with possible extension) for two Aircraft Maintenance Team Leaders to work at RAF Northolt undertaking Base maintenance tasks on BAe146 aircraft in accordance with the Company's MAA MRP145 approval.

The Aircraft Maintenance Team Leader will be responsible for controlling and overseeing all aspects of technical production, scheduling, prioritisation and quality within his/her shift which will comprise up to 12 engineers. In order to work to tight timescales and achieve on-time delivery, the Aircraft Maintenance Team Leader must possess strong leadership and managerial skills in order to lead several tasks simultaneously.

The duties will include: 

Controlling and progressing all engineering activities on the aircraft undergoing Base maintenance. Acting as the focal point for the passage of all information to and from the Team during base maintenance. Completing aircraft documentation in accordance with RAF aviation engineering procedures. Complying with all Health & Safety, COSSH and Technical procedures.

Skills and experience required:

Essential Recognised level of Aircraft Mechanical or Avionics training. (Civil Licence or other high-level qualification). Experience of leading a Base Maintenance Team. A proven track record of team motivation, control and leadership, in order to meet agreed outputs. Flexible and adaptable work ethic.

Highly Desirable Demonstrable knowledge of BAe 146 C Check processes. Type qualification or extensive experience on BAe146 aircraft.

Desirable Full UK driving Licence.”

“Brian J Walton Aviation Engineer & Expert Witness 
1995 to date … Serco Group plc, RAF Northolt Senior BAe 146 Crew Chief Operate under The Military Aviation Authority (MAA) & Maintenance Approved Organisation Scheme (MAOS) rules. Fly on the BAe 146 CC2 of No32 (TR) Squadron, RAF (an amalgamation of The Queen’s Flight and 32 Squadron RAF) as a civilian Engineering Specialist. Duties include setting up the aircraft and testing all systems. Carry out all servicing and rectification and solely responsible for engineering standards whilst away from base. Fly worldwide on Royal/VVIP Tours, often for extended periods and was the engineer on all of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh’s BAe 146 tasks for approximately six years until his retirement from flying.

Responsible for training and annual assessment of all the new BAe 146 Crew Chiefs, ensuring they continue to meet exacting engineering standards. Accompany Test Pilots on full Air Tests on an annual basis and on any Air Checks. Carry out diagnosis, rectification and functionals of all systems, including ground running of the engines and APU, also take part in hangar servicing of the BAe 146 at all levels up to C check.

Completed all the manufacturers BAe 146 training courses, Airframe, Engine, Electrics, Avionic and SEP10 Autopilot course.”

Serco to Continue Providing Air Navigation Services [to ISIS?] at Baghdad International Airport Date : 23 September 2013 Serco, the international service company, in cooperation with our Iraqi partner Al Burhan Group, has signed a new agreement with the Iraq Civil Aviation Authority (ICAA) to continue providing Air Traffic Control (ATC) services, training and support at Baghdad International Airport and extending our presence in Iraq.

Serco has been providing these services in Baghdad since January 2011. The partnership between Serco and the ICAA has achieved a number of successes. These include achievement of the Vertical Separation Minimum, to increase airspace capacity, and the successful training and validation of over 40 new Iraqi controllers, while continuously developing a solid foundation for re-building Air Traffic Services capabilities in Iraq.”

Yours sincerely,


Field McConnell, United States Naval Academy, 1971; Forensic Economist; 30 year airline and 22 year military pilot; 23,000 hours of safety; Tel: 715 307 8222

David Hawkins Tel: 604 542-0891 Forensic Economist; former leader of oil-well blow-out teams; now sponsors Grand Juries in CSI Crime and Safety Investigation

5 comments:

  1. Where is Field and David.

    -cmonkey

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