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

Discussion in 'The Intelligence Cell' started by misterp, Aug 15, 2011.

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  1. At last, a use for LONDIST.
     
  2. 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
     
  3. Blokes have been getting trawled for this for at least 3 months.
     
  4. Clever way to decide future redundancies, never volunteer for anything!!!
     
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  5. 'twas always so
     
  6. Well between that and Conrad Cock, just 7,998 to go then. And all before victory is declared in Afghan in 2015 as well.
     
  7. £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.
     
  8. Some of those may be preventable if we prevent armed police shooting each other at stop and searches
     
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  9. 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.)
     
  10. I heard it was actually 11000...and may even involve the TAs
     
  11. Reform the Home Service Force with the OLD & BOLD.

    Issue real weapons, SLR's, Bren LMG, Sterling SMG etc.

    (Takes cover, awaits incoming!!).
     
  12. chrisg46

    chrisg46 LE Book Reviewer

    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!)
     
  13. Wtf is an, "airborne sniper", when it's at home?
     
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