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 NATO reinforcements. (TV: Doctor Who and the Silurians)
Liz Shaw suggested the Ministry of Defence might have sent orders to Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart to destroy the Silurian base. (It is unclear if this is correct or if the Brigadier made the decision to seal the base himself.) (TV: Doctor Who and the Silurians)
Behind the scenes
- 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.