Three and a half thousand soldiers are preparing to take part in the Olympics. They will not be competing. Instead they will be helping to fix a failure by the very firm hired to secure the Games.
A former worker from that firm, G4S, told ITV News the contract was a total rush job from the beginning, and the faliure is no shock to her.
The Mayor, Boris Johnson, has defended the decision to bring in the troops saying it's 'belt and braces stuff'.
Critics say the situation is a shambles. However, nobody from London 2012 or G4S was available for an interview today. The troops are being brought in after G4S admitted yesterday they had failed to recruit enough people. Our Olympics Correspondent Simon Harris reports.
A committee of MPs has said the problems with recruiting security staff for the Olympics should have been foreseen.
The boss of the government's Olympics' security contractor G4S has faced a dressing down from MPs for his firm's poor performance.
The head of G4S is under pressure to quit his £830,000-a-year job as he prepares to face questions from MPs