30 Apr '12, 3pm

News: Major exercise tests Olympics security preparations

The exercise will be played out in three phases - the first centred on Weymouth, the second in the airspace over London and surrounding counties, and the final phase on the Thames. For some time, community engagement work has been ongoing in affected areas to inform local residents of possible disturbances and to explain the reasons for the activity. In particular, there will be minimal low-flying by various military aircraft. This will be carried out at times which keep disturbances to the minimum possible. Standing Joint Commander (UK), General Sir Nick Parker, said: "I know that members of the Armed Forces are pleased to be able to make an appropriate contribution to the once-in-a-lifetime event that is London 2012. It's entirely proper that, as national institutions which serve our country, we are seen to be helping to make the London Olympics a resounding success." As...

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