Warship's Thames Exercise

The Royal Navy's largest warship has sailed up the Thames to take part in military exercises ahead of the Olympic Games. The eight day 'Olympic Guardian' operation has also seen rapier missiles stationed in Blackheath and fighter jets in the skies.

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Defence Minister: There is no specific threat to the Games

Defence Minister, Phillip Hammond on the eight-day military training exercise taking place ahead of the Olympics:

“Whilst there is no specific threat to the Games, we have to be ready to assist in delivering a safe and secure Olympics for all to enjoy.

“The fact that our state-of-the-art Typhoons will be stationed at RAF Northolt underlines the commitment of the Ministry of Defence and our Armed Forces to keeping the public safe at a time when the world will be watching us.”

– Secretary of State for Defence, Phillip Hammond

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