As can be seen it consists of 7 pages.
My fourth entry on this blog was called "The Tenacious Ten" in which I recorded my gratitude to ten ladies and gentlemen whose work on the Kelly investigation has so advanced our knowledge on the subject. They have all brought important facts and opinions to the table. This is very fortunate for me because, whereas I really didn't know anything much about "Major Incident Policy books", one of the ten does and has made things clear to me.
This is an example of what a Major Incident log book looks like http://www.northants.police.uk/lrf/documents/Loggist/20110630%5ELog%20Book%5EJune%202011.pdf
What it should used for - see 8.8 Minutes in this large and informative download http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=major%20incident%20policy%20log%20book%20berkshire&source=web&cd=2&ved=0CEwQFjAB&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wokingham.gov.uk%2FEasysiteWeb%2Fgetresource.axd%3FAssetID%3D2973%26type%3Dfull%26servicetype%3DAttachment&ei=s-IcUJ-mGe6QiAfrjYHoBA&usg=AFQjCNGjVcD1Zs4HXX_YC29Do-2aICP4IA&cad=rja
Thames Valley Police have at last enlightened us about Operation Mason via their response to a Freedom of Information request http://www.thamesvalley.police.uk/aboutus/aboutus-depts/aboutus-depts-infman/aboutus-depts-foi/aboutus-depts-foi-disclosure-log/aboutus-depts-foi-disclosure-log-investigate/aboutus-depts-foi-disclosure-log-item.htm?id=214415
Unsurprisingly the use of the word "Mason" gave rise to plenty of conspiracy theories about connections to freemasonry. Now I wouldn't be at all surprised about the involvement of freemasonry here but think that using "Mason" was just unfortunate. DCI Young told Norman Baker that names for operations are allocated alphabetically and that "Mason" was the next one on the list (page 49 of his book).
Interestingly there is this question and response in TVP's FoI log:
Investigation into the death of Dr David Kelly
22 December 2011, 1:06 pm
This request, reference RFI2007000271, was received on Wednesday 13 June 2007, 1:06pm.
Please could you inform me as to how Operation Mason got its name? This was the search for Dr David Kelly
Each Police area has an identifying letter (in this case the letter M), a word is then chosen from a populated list beginning with this letter
As it was lodged in June 2007 I am guessing that it came from Mr Baker who perhaps made a formal FoI request as well as speaking to DCI Young.