The official security provider on the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games is G4S. However, due to the scale of the operation, the Home Office has had to call on the military for support troops to help out with the security operation required.
The total number of armed forces personnel at the games is 18,000, which is twice the number of troops deployed in Afghanistan!
The military have been planning and preparing for many weeks, to ensure a safe and secure Olympic games, with the total cost of the security being approximately £600 million.
Clearly, the police are responsible for taking the lead of security on British soil, however, the military are there to provide the extra capability and manpower to ensure that the ‘greatest peacetime security operation’ runs smoothly and according to plan.
Armorgard have recently provided the MOD with over 100 FlamBank fuel and chemical safes through a well entrusted dealer, of which the complete amount has been sent to the London Olympics and they are being installed and used in accord with the large security operation that is taking place in the UK.
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