08 Aug '12, 3pm

News: Lord Coe and General Richards thank Armed Forces for Olympics effort

Lord Coe, Chair of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG), took the opportunity to show his appreciation for the military's contribution on behalf of Games organisers and the general public. More than 3,000 servicemen and women are based in Hainault, drawn from the Royal Navy, the Army and the Royal Air Force to provide security at Olympic Games venues. These include the Olympic Park and other sites around London. General Richards said: "As a soldier myself, I know that Service demands often come before personal plans. Many sailors, soldiers, airmen and marines have delayed time with friends and family this summer to help support the London 2012 Games. "They are performing their various roles admirably and I am very proud of their professional approach to providing a safe and secure Games. Her Majesty's Armed Forces are renowned for bei...

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