8,000 soldiers called up to police next year's London Olympic Games

#3
At last, a use for LONDIST.
 
#4
Journalism reporting a high ranking insider or some bloke in a suit, and an MoD spokesman, if a real Spokesman they have a name, having said that I will volunteer myself to look after Jessica Ennis
 
#9
£10 to HoH if we make it through the 2012 Olympics without one of the following somewhere in the UK:

1)Riots.

2)Mumbai-style or CBRN attack.

3)Someone going Full Norwegian.
 
#10
£10 to HoH if we make it through the 2012 Olympics without one of the following somewhere in the UK:

1)Riots.

2)Mumbai-style or CBRN attack.

3)Someone going Full Norwegian.
Some of those may be preventable if we prevent armed police shooting each other at stop and searches
 
#11
Well between that and Conrad Cock, just 7,998 to go then. And all before victory is declared in Afghan in 2015 as well.
And as a cost saving measure the US has let us have that splendid "Mission Accomplished" banner that Dubya posed in front of so courageously. ( I do apologise, I haven't taken my anti-cynicism tablets today and there is no ready access to booze.)
 
#12
I heard it was actually 11000...and may even involve the TAs
 

chrisg46

LE
Book Reviewer
#14
To be honest, i have thought for a while that this might be a useful thing for the TA - instead of two weeks in Cyprus/catterick/dartmoor etc, have the annual camp at the olympic venues.

I am not talking about the TA doing some kind of armed response, that (rightly) is the role of the police primarily, and SF/regular troops. The TA troops could be useful local security/stewards etc in the same way the armed forces have done at Wimbledon etc (apart from on a MUCH smaller scale!)
 
#16
I heard it was actually 11000...and may even involve the TAs
I'm TA and I have already put my name down to police the women's beach volleyball. It's gonna be hell out there!

The 'feelers' came down the CoC ages ago. I dunno if I'll make it as clashes with another ongoing 'international fixture' in my diary so I may have to let a 'key enabler' walt it up in my absence.

Nothing is set in stone yet.
 
#17
To be honest, i have thought for a while that this might be a useful thing for the TA - instead of two weeks in Cyprus/catterick/dartmoor etc, have the annual camp at the olympic venues.

I am not talking about the TA doing some kind of armed response, that (rightly) is the role of the police primarily, and SF/regular troops. The TA troops could be useful local security/stewards etc in the same way the armed forces have done at Wimbledon etc (apart from on a MUCH smaller scale!)
It's been mooted, names taken. No decision as yet.
 
#19
IIRC one of the LONDIST Unit's in question were warned off a while ago in ref to this (unless i'm corrected)
 

FORMER_FYRDMAN

LE
Book Reviewer
#20
£10 to HoH if we make it through the 2012 Olympics without one of the following somewhere in the UK:

1)Riots.

2)Mumbai-style or CBRN attack.

3)Someone going Full Norwegian.
That's what I like about you - you're ever the optimist.
 

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