30 Apr '12, 3pm

Major military/civilian exercise set to test Olympic security preparations

Preparations aimed at making the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games as safe and secure as possible are to be tested this week in a major exercise, which will see civilian and military authorities work in partnership. Exercise OLYMPIC GUARDIAN, which takes place on land, at sea and in the air, in the London and Weymouth areas, will see a wide range of capabilities rehearsed in a deliberate and orchestrated manner over a nine-day period. Secretary of State for Defence, Philip Hammond MP, said: “Support for the Olympic Games will be an important task for Defence in 2012 and this exercise is about pushing our people and our systems to the limit to ensure that we are ready for the challenge. "The majority of this exercise will be played out in full view of the public and I hope that it will have a secondary effect of reassuring the British people that everything possible is bein...

Full article: http://www.army.mod.uk/news/24027.aspx

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