Flying Saucer Review

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"FLYING SAUCER REVIEW, the international journal established in 1955, is a quarterly magazine printed by quality litho on fine art paper, and with overseas governments and air force libraries as long-term subscribers and read by Prince Philip since the 1950s, FSR is recognised as the leading international organ in the world on the subject. " [1]

"A meeting was held in 1954 at the offices of T. Werner Laurie Ltd, the publishers in Doughty Street, London, and that is when the Flying Saucer Review was founded. Waveney Girvan had published the UFO classic, Flying Saucers Have Landed by Desmond Leslie and George Adamski the previous year and excitement about this phenomenon and the whole subject of life on other planets was of interest...

"Waveney Girvan, Desmond Leslie, Lewis Barton, Oliver Moxon, Brinsley le Poer Trench, Derek Dempster and Denis Montgomery met and the idea of a magazine was floated and agreed. They would all put in a bit of cash, a limited company would be formed and Derek Dempster would be the first editor, assisted with contacts and commercial expertise by Lewis Barton and Waveney Girvan. Dempster was the editor of BOAC's house magazine at the time. Denis Montgomery was appointed the Company Secretary and kept the first books of account. ..

"The entire set up of early FSR was located at the heart of the city of London. Alongside him were the very first volunteers, Waveny Girvan (publisher), Lewis Barton (managing editor of This Weekly illustrated magazine), The Hon. Brindsley Le Poer Trench (he sold advertising space in magazines and was a future incumbent in the house of Lords), Charles Bowen (accountant at the South African embassy), Denis Montgomery (Librarian), Gordon Creighton (diplomat) supplied translated material from issue 3 onwards..." [2]

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  1. Flying Saucer Review Home, organizational web page, accessed September 28, 2017.
  2. Flying Saucer Review Introduction, organizational web page, accessed September 28, 2017.