A UNIT Ministry of Defence headquarters. (TV: The Five Doctors)

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) was the government department responsible for the armed forces of the United Kingdom. (TV: The Claws of Axos)

During the 1960s, the Intrusion Countermeasures Group operated under the aegis of the MoD. (AUDIO: Threshold)

In the 1970s, Horatio Chinn was a Conservative Party MP working for the Ministry. (TV: The Claws of Axos)

The Ministry of Defence was one of the agencies which had its funding reduced by the British government. (PROSE: Where the Heart Is)

The K1 robot stole the plans for the disintegrator gun from a Ministry of Defence weapons research centre. (TV: Robot)

UNIT was connected to the Ministry of Defence, having its UK headquarters conjoined with the Ministry's. (TV: The Five Doctors)

UNIT also relied on the Ministry of Defence for additional military support. Despite having significant evidence that an alien threat was present on Wenley Moor, the Brigadier was denied reinforcements from the regular army. Liz Shaw later suggested to the Third Doctor that the Ministry of Defence might have sent orders to Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart to destroy the Silurian base. (TV: Doctor Who and the Silurians)

Lodmoor Research Facility was a division of the Ministry of Defence. (TV: Fragments)

Behind the scenes Edit

  • Producer Barry Letts contacted the Ministry of Defence to obtain the involvement of the Royal Air Force and Royal Navy in The Mind of Evil and The Sea Devils respectively. They accepted on both occasions. Shortly after the broadcast of The Sea Devils, some officials visited the BBC, worried that their top secret submarine had been used in the serial. It was in fact a model made up with propellers that mimicked those currently in testing.