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Archery1969
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firlandsfarm wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 5:04 pm
Archery1969 wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:16 pm
We have around 82,000 soldiers minus 30% currently on active deployment available to help out. Obviously not carrying an SA80 or bayonet. ;)
I agree Archery but the sensationalist media would have a field day with "Army on the streets of Britain"!
Certain units of the Army are deployed in plain clothes and under the command of the Met Police. Although there not really there for mob/crowd control.

A bit of history.....

There was allot of speculation back in 2005 over the Jean Charles de Menezes shooting on a tube train. Turns out he was totally innocent.

- At the time, Professor Michael Clarke, Professor of Defence Studies at King's College London, went as far as to say that unless there had been a major change in policy it was likely that it was not the police who had carried out the shooting, but special forces:

- On 4 August 2005, The Guardian reported that the newly created Special Reconnaissance Regiment (SRR), a special forces unit specialising in covert surveillance, were involved in the operation that led to the shooting.

- An anonymous Whitehall source who provided the story stressed that the SRR were involved only in intelligence gathering, and that Menezes was shot by armed police not by members of the SRR or other soldiers.

- Defence sources would not comment on speculation that SRR soldiers were among the plainclothes officers who followed Menezes onto the No. 2 bus.

- On 21 August, the Sunday Herald reported that SRR men are believed to have been in the tube train when the shooting occurred.

There was also allot of discussion at the time about what type of bullets were used as his body was unrecognisable. :o

No Police Officer or Soldier (If they were there) on the tube train as ever been charged and/or prosecuted.

They were given an order and followed it.
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Archery1969 wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 5:40 pm
firlandsfarm wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 5:04 pm
Archery1969 wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:16 pm
We have around 82,000 soldiers minus 30% currently on active deployment available to help out. Obviously not carrying an SA80 or bayonet. ;)
I agree Archery but the sensationalist media would have a field day with "Army on the streets of Britain"!
Certain units of the Army are deployed in plain clothes and under the command of the Met Police. Although there not really there for mob/crowd control.

A bit of history.....

There was allot of speculation back in 2005 over the Jean Charles de Menezes shooting on a tube train. Turns out he was totally innocent.

- At the time, Professor Michael Clarke, Professor of Defence Studies at King's College London, went as far as to say that unless there had been a major change in policy it was likely that it was not the police who had carried out the shooting, but special forces:

- On 4 August 2005, The Guardian reported that the newly created Special Reconnaissance Regiment (SRR), a special forces unit specialising in covert surveillance, were involved in the operation that led to the shooting.

- An anonymous Whitehall source who provided the story stressed that the SRR were involved only in intelligence gathering, and that Menezes was shot by armed police not by members of the SRR or other soldiers.

- Defence sources would not comment on speculation that SRR soldiers were among the plainclothes officers who followed Menezes onto the No. 2 bus.

- On 21 August, the Sunday Herald reported that SRR men are believed to have been in the tube train when the shooting occurred.

There was also allot of discussion at the time about what type of bullets were used as his body was unrecognisable. :o

No Police Officer or Soldier (If they were there) on the tube train as ever been charged and/or prosecuted.

They were given an order and followed it.
lets hope they dont have to use them often. They killed an innocent - not a good advert for their intelligence gathering ability which would appear to be hopeless. :)
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to75ne wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:07 pm
Archery1969 wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 5:40 pm
firlandsfarm wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 5:04 pm

I agree Archery but the sensationalist media would have a field day with "Army on the streets of Britain"!
Certain units of the Army are deployed in plain clothes and under the command of the Met Police. Although there not really there for mob/crowd control.

A bit of history.....

There was allot of speculation back in 2005 over the Jean Charles de Menezes shooting on a tube train. Turns out he was totally innocent.

- At the time, Professor Michael Clarke, Professor of Defence Studies at King's College London, went as far as to say that unless there had been a major change in policy it was likely that it was not the police who had carried out the shooting, but special forces:

- On 4 August 2005, The Guardian reported that the newly created Special Reconnaissance Regiment (SRR), a special forces unit specialising in covert surveillance, were involved in the operation that led to the shooting.

- An anonymous Whitehall source who provided the story stressed that the SRR were involved only in intelligence gathering, and that Menezes was shot by armed police not by members of the SRR or other soldiers.

- Defence sources would not comment on speculation that SRR soldiers were among the plainclothes officers who followed Menezes onto the No. 2 bus.

- On 21 August, the Sunday Herald reported that SRR men are believed to have been in the tube train when the shooting occurred.

There was also allot of discussion at the time about what type of bullets were used as his body was unrecognisable. :o

No Police Officer or Soldier (If they were there) on the tube train as ever been charged and/or prosecuted.

They were given an order and followed it.
lets hope they dont have to use them often. They killed an innocent - not a good advert for their intelligence gathering ability which would appear to be hopeless. :)
To be fair, they gathered the intelligence and handed it over to the senior police officer on the day who then gave the order.

Don’t know what the intelligence said. “Bloke with a rucksack” ?

Just goes to show that some people are above the law.
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DT says his wall has stopped the coronavirus [from getting into Mexico]. :)
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to75ne wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:07 pm
Archery1969 wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 5:40 pm
firlandsfarm wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 5:04 pm

I agree Archery but the sensationalist media would have a field day with "Army on the streets of Britain"!
Certain units of the Army are deployed in plain clothes and under the command of the Met Police. Although there not really there for mob/crowd control.

A bit of history.....

There was allot of speculation back in 2005 over the Jean Charles de Menezes shooting on a tube train. Turns out he was totally innocent.

- At the time, Professor Michael Clarke, Professor of Defence Studies at King's College London, went as far as to say that unless there had been a major change in policy it was likely that it was not the police who had carried out the shooting, but special forces:

- On 4 August 2005, The Guardian reported that the newly created Special Reconnaissance Regiment (SRR), a special forces unit specialising in covert surveillance, were involved in the operation that led to the shooting.

- An anonymous Whitehall source who provided the story stressed that the SRR were involved only in intelligence gathering, and that Menezes was shot by armed police not by members of the SRR or other soldiers.

- Defence sources would not comment on speculation that SRR soldiers were among the plainclothes officers who followed Menezes onto the No. 2 bus.

- On 21 August, the Sunday Herald reported that SRR men are believed to have been in the tube train when the shooting occurred.

There was also allot of discussion at the time about what type of bullets were used as his body was unrecognisable. :o

No Police Officer or Soldier (If they were there) on the tube train as ever been charged and/or prosecuted.

They were given an order and followed it.
lets hope they dont have to use them often. They killed an innocent - not a good advert for their intelligence gathering ability which would appear to be hopeless. :)

More of a Special Needs Reconnaissance Service. Last thing you need is a load of trigger happy squaddies patroling the streets.
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Freedom!?

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Idiots!
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Emmson wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:23 pm
Idiots!
People have had so many mixed messages from the government it 's hard to blame them popping to the seaside unless they're told not to. I'd guess it looks a lot worse than it is and most families are probably at least the recommended 1M away from each other. They're probably more at risk going the local Tesco.
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They might be testing their eyesights!
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Seen a funny picture on Twitter last week of a guy sat next to his car he'd just crashed into a sign on a roundabout just outside Barnard Castle and was waiting for it to be towed away.

His comment said something like "Thank god for DC advice, or this may have been far more serious if it had happened on my way to birmingham this weekend"
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