31 Jul '12, 11am

News: Prince Charles visits Olympics air security force at RAF Boulmer

Accompanied by the Lord Lieutenant of the County, the Duchess of Northumberland, the Prince was given an explanation of the airspace restrictions that have been put into place over the London area for the duration of the Games. His Royal Highness saw how the ASACS Force has the task of compiling a detailed picture of aircraft activity around the London area, ensuring that everything that is flying in the area is meant to be there. As a pilot himself, the Prince was extremely interested in the intricacies of the operation and had a good understanding of the complexities of the task. It was explained to him that, if an aircraft does not adhere to the regulations, air defence assets can be called in to investigate, and if necessary intervene. These assets include Typhoon aircraft at RAF Northolt, RAF Puma helicopters based at a TA centre in Ilford, Royal Navy and Army Lynx he...

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