#2223: Marine Links Andrew’s Black-Hand Captain Crashes At Blue-Air Places And Times To Serco QZ Fraud On Lloyd’s

Plum City – (AbelDanger.net): United States Marine Field McConnell has linked threats of bodily harm to Prince Andrew and the Royal Family from Black-Hand Captain crashes at Blue-Air places and times to the diversion of QZ8501 onto an unauthorised schedule with ad hoc waypoints in a Lloyd’s insurance fraud by Serco shareholders HSBC and Allianz.

McConnell witnessed a Black-Hand Blue-Air threat during the Amalgam Virgo exercise of June 2001 when Serco – the world’s biggest air traffic controller and operator of the Dubai Air Navigation Services – stood down the U.S. Air Force during a 30 hour rehearsal of a Five Eyes tracking & telemetry attack and diverted a plane for a simulated crash into the Capitol Building.

McConnell saw how a Black-Hand Blue-Air threat becomes a Lloyd’s insurance-fraud reality after former Serco CEO Chris Hyman made his presentation to shareholders on the 47th Floor of WTC#1 on 9/11; after Serco agents diverted American Airlines Flight 11 into the North tower of the World Trade Center for a crash at 08:46:40 local time; after Prince Andrew’s ex-wife Sarah Ferguson managed to avoid being in her office on the 101st Floor; after Jules Naudet captured the impact ‘money shot’ for a Black Hand snuff film; and after Willis – insurance broker for the Titanic and QZ8501 – filed a double-occurrence claim for the demolition of the Twin Towers.

McConnell believes Serco (formerly RCA 1928) hired Lord Sempill to infiltrate Black Hand Captains into the Guild of Air Pilots and Air Navigators (now Honourable Company of Air Pilots with Prince Andrew as Grand Master) for the Blue Air Pearl Harbor attacks of 1941.

McConnell invites rebuttal of his deduction – see https://abeldanger.blogspot.com/ – that Serco used threats of bodily harm associated with Black-Hand Captain crashes at Blue-Air places and times to extort Prince Andrew into consenting to the QZ8501 insurance fraud on Lloyd’s Names.

Prequel 1: #2222: Marine Links Jarrett’s Blue-Air Black-Hand Red-Switch Crime Scenes To Serco’s Extortion 17

Prequel 2: #2221: Marine Links Serco Edge Of Logic Waypoints To Blue Air Drop Zone Crime, Black Hand Airbus Climb

Prequel 3: The Guild of Air Pilots and Air navigators of London 1929 – 2004 (PDF File)

AirAsia Flight QZ 8501 CRASHES In 
Java Sea Wreckage Found In Belitung Island!!!

[Black Hand] Captain Sempill showing a Gloster Sparrowhawk to Admiral Togo Heihachiro, in 1921.

Ex-Enemies Meet As Friends! (1932) 

Mountbatten recce Pearl Harbor 1941

ATC Global 2013 – ITT Exelis Workshop 
[Serco deploys ITT Exelis technology for 
Black Hand Blue Air attacks from 
Starwood Hotels]

Black Hand Captain and former Grand Master of GAPAN on 9/11

Sarah Ferguson The Duchess Of 
York – Exclusive BBC Interview September 
11th – 9/11 New York 

Little Red from 101st Floor of WTC#1!

Serco… Would you like to know more?

“Out of the blue (British, American & Australian) also out of a clear (blue) sky (American & Australian) If something happens out of the blue, it happens suddenly and you are not expecting it Then one day, completely out of the blue, I had aletter from her. The invasion came out of a clear blue sky and caught everyone off guard.”

“Human Error Led to Disappearance of AirAsia Flight: Aviation Expert 
World | Indo-Asian News Service
Updated: December 30, 2014 07:42 IST

SYDNEY: An Australian aviation expert said on Tuesday that human error undoubtedly led to the disappearance of AirAsia flight QZ8501 after the pilots flew directly into a well-known danger zone above the Java Sea.

Expert Neil Hansford said that either the Indonesian captain or the French first officer plotted a dangerous flight plan.

He said veteran pilots avoided the area where the plane is believed to have gone down and would not fly through it.

“They call it ‘the thunderstorm factory,'” Hansford told the Nine Network, Xinhua reported.

“You plan to go around it. You don’t plan to go through it.”

He said whoever plotted the flight plan made a fatal error.

“Whoever did the flight plan – now we don’t know whether it was the French first officer or the captain himself,” Hansford said.

“Whether they read the meteorology right they were given in Surubaya who dropped the ball? And how well did they communicate? One whose basic language is Bahasa, and the other guy’s basic language is in French.

“How good is their common English between the two of them?”

He concluded by emphatically saying it was pilot error.

“I’ve said all along it was never going to be engineering,” Hansford said.

Meanwhile, search for the missing plane resumed Tuesday. The multi-national search operation has now been expanded to a wider area, media reports said.

The Airbus A320-200 disappeared Sunday en route from Surabaya in Indonesia’s East Java to Singapore after the pilot requested a change of flight plan due to stormy weather.

The ill-fated plane was carrying 162 people, including 155 Indonesians, three South Koreans, and one person each from Malaysia, Singapore, Britain and France.

AirAsia, a low-cost carrier established in 2001 by Tony Fernandes, a Malaysian of Indian descent, has dominated cheap travel in the region for years with about 100 destinations and affiliate companies in several Asian countries.

“Story First Published: December 30, 2014 07:21 IST”

“Neil Hansford 
Chairman at Strategic Aviation Solutions
Sydney Area, Australia
Aviation & Aerospace
University of Sydney


After over 30 years in the airline/aviation /express industry and airport sector coupled with an increasing involvement in e-borders and secure airports I still have plenty on my plate to keep me off the streets.

Specialties: Seen as expert in the establishment of express freight air and ground networks. Specialist in preparation and implementation of launch business plans in Asia Pacific and Indian sub-continent and Middle East for passenger and freight airlines. Knowledge of e-border and airport passenger security systems.


Strategic Aviation Solutions
January 1996 – Present (19 years 1 month)
Fellow Chartered Institute of Freight and Logistics
1986 – Present
Volunteer Experience & Causes
Watch Officer
Marine Rescue NSW
June 2009 Disaster and Humanitarian Relief
Qualified Watch Officer saving life at sea on NSW Coast in Port Stephens Area
Opportunities Neil is looking for:
Joining a nonprofit board
Skills-based volunteering (pro bono consulting)
Causes Neil cares about:

Organizations Neil supports:

Volunteer Marine Rescue”
“AirAsia Live: Flight QZ8501 didn’t have permission to fly on route 
by Devparna Acharya Jan 4, 2015 12:40 IST
12. 40 pm: Fifth large object found on sea bed
Indonesia’s search and rescue teams on Sunday located a fifth large object on the seabed believed to be of a missing AirAsia plane.

National Search and Rescue Agency head Bambang Soelistyo said the object – 9.8 metres long, 1.1 metres wide and 0.4 metre high – has been located on the seabed. Nine ships have been sent to the area to continue the search, Soelistyo was quoted as saying by Xinhua.

The latest finding has made the total number of located objects to five, as four others were found Saturday. The biggest one among them measures 18 meters long.

11.45 am: Plane did not have permission to fly on route, says Indonesia
According to news reports, Indonesia said that AirAsia QZ8501 flight had been flying on an unauthorised schedule when it crashed. The airline has now been suspended from flying the Surabaya-Singapore route.

But the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore said it had granted permission for the airline’s Sunday flight, says an AFP report.

It was unclear how the airline, a unit of Malaysia-based AirAsia, had been able to fly without the necessary authorisation from its starting point. The company has declined to comment until the probe is complete, but said it would “fully cooperate” with the government.”

“Safeskies Australia Conferences Incorporated is a not for profit association which promotes and fosters aviation safety improvements through its bi-annual Safeskies aviation safety conferences. The conference facilitates the exchange of information and ideas between regulators, investigators, governments, civil and military aviation operators, and academia. It is currently allied with the UK based Guild of Air Pilots and Air Navigators (GAPAN) [and its terrified and extorted Grand Master Prince Andrew] and the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in Australia (CILTA). Between conferences, Safeskies cultivates dialogue between commercial and government sectors on issues and developments bearing on aviation safety.

The Safeskies safety facilitation and promotion task receives recognition and support from all sectors of aviation: airlines and other operators, airports, service providers, the Australian Defence Forces, and government regulators and other instrumentalities.

Safeskies was founded in late 1992 as a sub-committee of the CILTA and incorporated separately in 2001; and held the first Conference in October 1993. The 2009 Safeskies Conference was the ninth conference in the series.

Aviation safety conference

Over the years, Safeskies has brought to Australia a number of well known aviation personnel, including first keynote speaker Mr John Nance.

Other distinguished speakers have included space pioneer Dr Bill Gaubatz (Delta-Clipper space project); two chiefs of the RAAF; NTSB board chairman, Mark Rosenker; former chairman, CAA UK, Sir Roy McNulty; and director of the Air Navigation Bureau (ICAO) Ms Nancy Graham.

The theme of the 2009 Conference was Managing Aviation Safety in a Changing Environment. Safeskies has focused from time to time on a range of themes, including Setting the Right Aviation Safety Culture; Safety in the Globalised Economy; Learning the Lessons of the Past’; and Making Safety Management Systems Work.

The conference is now well established, and is recognised as a significant Aviation Safety Conference in Australasia and the southern hemisphere.

The Sir Reginald Ansett Memorial Air Transport Lecture The Sir Reginald Ansett Memorial Air Transport Lecture, first held at the 1991 Conference is now an established and successful prelude to each Safeskies conference.

The Lecture commemorates Sir Reginald Ansett, one of Australia’s great transport industry pioneers. Ansett Transport Industries was one of Australia’s largest and most successful Transport conglomerates and included Ansett Airlines of Australia. Sir Reginald Ansett’s influence throughout the transport industry was great. He is particularly remembered for his significant contribution and encouragement of the youth of Australia to learn to fly.

Past lecturers include:

2009 – Mr Alan Joyce, Chief Executive Office of Qantas Airways Limited
2007 – Sir Rod Eddington, Former CEO of British Airways 2005 – Mr E L (Burt) Rutan, Aerospace Engineer, CEO – Scaled Composites, designer of SpaceShipOne and the Global Flyer
xxx2003 – Mr Geoff Dixon, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Qantas Airways Limited

2001 – Capt Etienne Tarnowski, Experimental Test Pilot, Airbus France 
1999 – Capt John Young USN (Retd), Senior NASA Astronaut 1997 – Dr William A Gaubatz, Space and Rocketry Scientist, formerly McDonnell Douglas

Pilot training issues

Between conferences, Safeskies representatives have been working with the Australian aviation industry and government on pilot training issues.

Safeskies 2011 aviation safety conference
26-27 October 2011, Hyatt Hotel Canberra, ACT, Australia.

The Tenth biennial Safeskies Aviation Safety Conference will be held on Wednesday 26 and Thursday 27 October 2011, at the Hyatt Hotel, Canberra, Australia.

Air transport lecture and conference dinner
Tuesday 25 October 2011, Parliament House, Canberra, ACT, Australia.
The Sir Reginald Ansett Memorial Lecture and Dinner will be held prior to the Conference, on Tuesday evening 25 October at Parliament House, Canberra, Australia.

Contact Details
Safeskies Australia
PO Box 4940
Tel: +61 (0) 2 9417 6201
Fax: +61 (0) 2 6236 3509
Email: safeskies@bigpond.com 
URL: www.safeskiesaustralia.org 

“RESTON, VIRGINIA – May 19, 2011 – Serco Inc., a provider of professional, technology, and management services to the federal government, has been recognized as Supplier of the Year by The Boeing Company in the Technology category for its state-of-the-practice Enterprise Architecture solutions.

The Boeing Supplier of the Year award is the company’s premier supplier honor, presented annually to its top suppliers in recognition of their commitment to excellence and customer satisfaction. This year’s 16 winners represent an elite group among more than 17,525 active Boeing suppliers in nearly 52 countries around the world. This selection was based on stringent performance criteria for quality, delivery performance, cost, environmental initiatives, customer service and technical expertise. This is the second time Serco has been recognized as Supplier of the Year by Boeing. In January 2011, Serco also received the Boeing Performance Excellence Gold Award in recognition of the Company’s performance excellence.

“We are extremely honored to receive this recognition for our work in support of Boeing. This prestigious award demonstrates our passion for excellence and ability to apply Serco’s Enterprise Architecture expertise across a broad range of applications,” said Ed Casey, Chairman and CEO of Serco. “We continue to grow our EA practice, and over the past 15 years we have deployed solutions to support enterprises and systems across federal and commercial environments.”

Serco’s Enterprise Architecture Center of Excellence is based in Colorado Springs, CO. The team provides a variety of services in support of Boeing’s business units as well as research and development efforts. Serco’s architecture employs object-oriented (OO)/Unified Modeling Language (UML) to define, design and satisfy defense agencies’ mission-critical requirements, including Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence (C4I). This approach improves system developer’s understanding of operational requirements and how best to integrate enterprise operations and systems for the optimal fulfillment of C4I and other operational needs [allegedly including specifying place and time of a Black Hand Blue Air crash] .

About Serco Inc.: Serco Inc. is a leading provider of professional, technology, and management services focused on the federal government. We advise, design, integrate, and deliver solutions that transform how clients achieve their missions. Our customer-first approach, robust portfolio of services, and global experience enable us to respond with solutions that achieve outcomes with value. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Serco Inc. has approximately 11,000 employees, annual revenue of $1.5 billion, and is ranked in the Top 30 of the largest Federal Prime Contractors by Washington Technology. Serco Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Serco Group plc, a $6.6 billion international business that helps transform government and public services around the world. More information about Serco Inc. can be found at www.serco-na.com.”

“Blogger claims ‘Black Hand’ plot in missing AirAsia QZ8501
 Published: 30 December 2014
Conspiracy claims have emerged surrounding the disappearance of AirAsia Indonesia flight QZ8501, with a Chinese blogger saying it was the work of a shadowy group called ‘Black Hand‘. – Reuters pic, December 30, 2014.Conspiracy claims have emerged surrounding the disappearance of AirAsia Indonesia flight QZ8501, which went missing on Sunday, with a Chinese blogger saying it was the work of a shadowy group called “Black Hand“.

UK paper The Daily Mail has reported the blogger saying that the same group was also responsible for making Malaysia Airlines MH370 disappear and the shooting down of MH17 in Ukraine.

His claims have started a storm of speculation online, more so because he had said that the Black Hand group would next target an AirAsia flight, almost two weeks before QZ8501 vanished.

In one comment on December 15, which has been loosely translated by a Reddit member, the blogger apparently warns:
Black hand has hijacked and shot down MH370 and MH17.

“This has pretty much killed the sixth largest airline: Malaysian airline.

“Now the black hand are targeting AirAsia to ruin this airline cause it too belong to Malaysia.

“Given how powerful the black hand are I suggest that all Chinese thinking about traveling to avoid AirAsia, so that you don’t disappear like those on MH370.”

Black Hand is a term used as a metaphor for a covert organisation or underground group.

The Daily Mail reported that a Reddit user suggested that the translation should read “International big black hand” which was more of a reference to an “international bully”.

Social media users have called the blogger a “conspiracy nut,” while others accused him of being crazy.

Since QZ8501 vanished while en route from Surabaya to Singapore Sunday morning, many took to social media expressing shock at the prediction and speculated that the man could be a Chinese intelligence official or a hacker.

There were no Chinese nationals on board QZ8501 unlike on MH370, which was flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on March 7.

The blogger’s account became inactive after December 17. – December 30, 2014″

“LLOYD’S CAPTAINS REGISTERS AT GUILDHALL LIBRARY AND RELATED SOURCES …The Registers were compiled by Lloyd’s from information regularly transmitted by the Registrar General of Shipping and Seamen, for the use of Lloyd’s members in assessing insurance risks, although no information relating to insurances is given. They list for each person the place and year of birth (but not home addresses in later life); the date, number and place of issue of the master’s certificate obtained; any other special qualification, including the “steam” certificate from 1874; the dates of engagement and (sometimes) discharge as master or mate since the certificate was obtained, with the name and official number (taken from the Mercantile Navy List) of each ship; the general area of the des­tination of each voyage; casualties (sinkings, collisions etc.); and notes (e.g. reprimands, special awards).

1869-93 (from 1888 a key is printed at the top of each left-hand page): 
black ink: engagements; 
red ink: discharges; 
blue ink: casualties and notes; 
ship’s name not underlined: engagements as captain; 
ship’s name underlined: engagements as mate.


black ink: engagements as captain; 
red ink: engagements as mate (engagements as 2nd/3rd mates in red ink with ship’s name underlined); 
blue ink: casualties and notes”

“THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2012
The contrasting fates of Alan Turing and Lord Sempill 
Most British people have heard of Alan Turing. You would have to have studiously avoided learning about the the history of Second World War, computer science, codebraking and gay rights issues in order to have remained ignorant of one of the greatest mathematical minds of the 20th Century and his extraordinary contribution to the British war effort. Fewer people have heard of William Forbes-Sempill, 19th Lord Sempill, yet his influence on the British war effort was no less dramatic.

Alan Turing was born in London to Julius Mathison Turing, a recently returned Indian civil servant and Ethel Sara Stoney, the daughter of a noted railway engineer. As a child he attended private schools, eventually earning a place at Cambridge University where he graduated with a first class honours degree in Mathematics. Turing managed to thrive at establishment institutions like Sherbourne and Cambridge University because of his intelligence, however he was treated with suspicion by the establishment elite due to his non-aristocratic background, eccentric nature, intimidating genius and his homosexual tendencies.

After obtaining a Phd from the prestigious Princeton University in New Jersey he returned to the UK to work with the secret Government Code and Cypher School (GCCS) intelligence service where he concentrated on cryptanalysis of the German Enigma code. During the Second World War Turing was an important figure at the Bletchley Park code breaking facility where he made many invaluable contributions to the deciphering of complex German military codes. He was described by fellow codebreaker Asa Briggs “the genius” that Bletchley Park needed.

It has been estimated that the work of Turing and his colleagues at Bletchley Park shortened the war by between two and four years, and that without their contributions the outcome of the war would have been uncertain. Turing didn’t only make a significant contribution to the British war effort, he also did pioneering work in computing and is widely considered to be the father of computer science and artificial intelligence.

William Forbes-Sempill was the Eton educated son of John Forbes-Sempill, 9th Baronet of Craigievar and hereditary member of the House of Lords. During the First World War the younger Sempill served as a pilot with the Royal Flying Corps and then the Royal Navy Air Service. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for his service during the war.

In the aftermath of the war he led a British Deputation to Japan where he assisted the Japanese navy in setting up an airforce base and establishing their aircraft carrier fleet. Sempill received a personal letter from the Japanese Prime Minister Tomosaburo Kato thanking him for his work with the Japanese navy, in which his contribution was described as “almost epoch-making” and later received Japan’s highest honour, the Order of the Rising Sun for his especially meritorious military service.

After American concerns were raised about the growing naval strength of the Japanese, Sempill’s mission in Japan was officially discontinued. However Sempill carried on providing support to the Japanese by passing classified military and technical information to Japanese Naval attache in London, Captain Teijiro Toyoda. In 1925 he was questioned about his distribution of official secrets but for undisclosed reasons he was never prosecuted under the official secrets act.

By the 1930s Sempill was an active member of several far-right, fascist and Anti-Semitic organisations including the Anglo-German Fellowship, The Link and Archibald Ramsay’s The Right Club, (which was a secretive organisation with the aim of ridding the Tory party of Jews). Sempill was far from the only member of the British establishment elite to embrace the fascist ideology. The founder of the British Union of Fascists was Sir Oswald Mosley, 6th Baronet, of Ancoats, who’s fascist activities received a lot of positive press from the 1st Viscount Rothsmere’s Daily Mail newspaper. The British Union of Fascists counted dozens of Knights, Earls, Dukes, Barons, Lords, Ladies and Viscounts amongst it’s members. The Royal family who were at the very epicentre centre of this orgy of hereditary entitlement and establishment ennoblement also had a number of keen fascists, Edward VIII maintained notoriously close relations with Nazi Germany, causing their arms industry minister Albert Speer to lament that “I am certain that through him, permanent friendly relations could have been achieved. If he had stayed, everything would have been different. His abdication was a severe loss for us.” and the Queen mother famously stated that she would have been happy for the Nazis to invade the UK, as long as they kept the Royal family.

Most of the intelligence files on Sempill’s activities during the 1930s and 1940s mysteriously “disappeared” from the national archive, however it is known that he continued to receive regular payments from the Japanese government owned Mitsubishi Corporation and entertained several high ranking Nazis throughout the period.

Despite his track record of passing classified information to foreign powers and his fascist tendencies, Sempill was assigned to the Admiralty in 1939 on the outbreak of war with Nazi Germany. His position allowed him access to highly sensitive information about the latest British military hardware and official secrets. In June 1940 MI5 discovered that Sempill was still receiving payments from Mitsubishi and an investigation revealed that he was almost certainly passing secret information to the Japanese, however the Attorney General (Lord Donald Somervell, Baron Somervell of Harrow) advised against prosecution and Sempill was allowed to keep his position in the Admiralty and his access to sensitive information. In 1941 Sempill personally intervened to secure the release of the Japanese ambassador Makahara, who had been arrested under suspicion of spying.

Six months after the August 1941 Newfoundland Conference meeting between British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and the U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt the Japanese Embassy in London sent detailed notes about the meeting back to Tokyo. These encrypted notes were intercepted and decoded at Bletchley Park and the transcript was passed to Churchill, who noted that they were “very accurate.” Three months later, further notes on Churchill’s personal agenda and inner circle were intercepted on their way from Japanese Embassy in London to Tokyo. An investigation by Anthony Eden concluded that only two men could have created the notes: Commander McGrath or Lord Sempill.

The British Prime Minister Winston Churchill intervened to protect Lord Sempill despite a mountain of evidence the he’d been spying for the Japanese.

On 9 October 1941 Churchill gave instructions to “Clear him out while time remains.” The following week the Admiralty confronted Sempill and told him he could either resign or be fired. Sempill protested, and Churchill intervened to say “I had not contemplated Lord Sempill being required to resign his commission, but only to be employed elsewhere in the Admiralty.” Sempill was shifted to a post in northern Scotland, however he continued to assist the Japanese. In Early December a raid on his office found him in possession of classified documents that he had been instructed to return months previously, then around a week later he was caught making phone calls to the Japanese (more than a week after the Japanese invasion of British Malaya and their attack on Pearl Harbour). Sempill was made to resign, but was never prosecuted for his treasonous relationship with the Japanese that did so much to help them to develop the technology they used to kill thousands of British and American servicemen during the Pacific War.

Sempill’s activities were never made public during his lifetime and he continued to live the life of establishment nobility, keeping his position in the House of Lords that he had inherited from his father, and being given the chairmanships of the Institute of Advanced Motorists and the British Gliding Association. Sempill died peacefully in 1956 having never faced punishment or public criticism for his crimes. His hereditary seat in the Lords passed to his daughter Ann and his Baronetry to his younger brother Ewan. It was only in 2002 that the scale of his treachery and his fascist and Anti-Semitic tendencies came to light after classified documents about his activities were finally released into the public domain.

All of the vital code breaking activities that took place at Bletchley Park remained shrouded in secrecy until well into the 1970s.

Returning to Alan Turing, he had a much harder time after the end of the war. All of his code breaking work was classified by the government so he could never talk about his great contribution to the war effort. He continued his work with computers, famously devising the Turing Test as a means of determining whether computer has achieved artificial intelligence, a test that remains an essential concept in the philosophy of artificial intelligence. He also developed the LU Decomposition method (complex algebra) and did pioneering work in the field of morphogenesis, (which is the study of how biological organisms develop their shape).

In 1952 Turing was charged with Gross Indecency after admitting to having had a homosexual relationship with a man who later robbed his house. He was found guilty and given the choice of imprisonment or chemical castration. This conviction meant that his security clearance was revoked meaning that he was barred from continuing his cryptographic work with the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ). Turing chose to be chemically castrated rather than face prison.

On the 8th of June 1954 Turing was found dead by his cleaner, a post mortem examination determined that the cause of death was cyanide poisoning, however no forensic examination of the property took place and his death was officially attributed to suicide. Many people including his mother refused to accept the verdict. The ambiguous circumstances of his death and the lack of a thorough investigation mean that nobody will ever know whether his death was intentional suicide, accidental poisoning or by means of foul play.

Turing’s brilliance was not recognised until years after his death. In 1966 the Turing Award was established to for technical contributions to the computing community. It is widely considered to be the computing world’s highest honour, equivalent to a Nobel Prize in computing. It took until 2009 for the British establishment to made an official public apology, which was made by Prime Minister Gordon Brown on behalf of the British government for the way in which Turing was treated after the war.

The similarity between the two men lies in the way the war conduct of both of them remained shrouded in secrecy until long after their deaths. Sempill was never exposed as the traitor he was and it seems that somebody intervened to ensure that many presumably incriminating files from the 1930s and 1940s “disappeared”, never to reach the public domain at all, whilst all the hugely important work undertaken at Bletchley Park remained secret until the 1970s, meaning that Turing’s outstanding contribution to the war effort was not recognised until long after his death.

In the UK, living in a castle like this seems to provide immunity from prosecution for treason.

Had the public been allowed to know about the codebreaking work at Bletchley Park, Winston Churcill’s famous speech about the valiant fighter pilots during the Battle of Britain could easily have been made about the codebreakers too; “Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few”.

What is remarkable about the contrasting fates of these two men is the way that members of the British establishment (including the Prime Minister and the Attorney General) repeatedly intervened to protect one of their own, despite his fascist tendencies and decades of treasonous behavior, whilst the establishment people Turing had known and associated with during his time at Cambridge University and at Bletchley Park refused to intervene to help him when criminal charges were brought against him for the trivial offence of engaging in homosexual acts, despite his outstanding contribution to the war effort.

It seems amazing that British nobility, including the Prime Minister, would repeatedly intervene to ensure that another member of their privileged class avoided prosecution for incredibly serious crimes such as passing official secrets to foreign powers at a time of war, yet wouldn’t do anything to lean on prosecutors to drop the charges against a war hero and genius who happened to have been born into the “lower social orders”.

It seems that the British nobility would turn a blind eye the most heinous of crimes (espionage, treason, fraternising with the enemy, Anti-Semitism) if it was one of their own class doing it, yet they would refuse to intervene to prevent a true war hero from suffering homosexual prosecution and chemical castration, simply because he was not one of the upper classes.”

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

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