Tuesday, 02 March 2021
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HMS Ocean

Armed Forces equipment which will support the security effort for the London 2012 Olympic Games has been deployed during the course of this week - with the operation continuing into the weekend. HMS Ocean will be back in the River Thames tonight and will be visited by MPs and Peers next week. Tomorrow (Saturday) new airspace restrictions come into force which will help safeguard the security of the Games.


The RAF Regiment and its sharpshooters are on stand-by. For more pictures of this and HMS Ocean go to the U K Defence Forum albums on Facebook. For details of Olympic airspace restrictions and assets deployed by all three Services see below.

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Ground based air defence systems will be deployed at six sites in and around London for the duration of the 2012 Olympic Games. HMS Ocean will be anchored in the River Thames and Tyohoon jets will be on Quick reaction Alert at RAF Norholt. The plan - especially GBAD deployment, is described more fully below and was updated on 14th July

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