Royal Marines / Police Thames Exercise
Yesterday saw a series of security exercises along the River Thames in London. Royal Marines, including 539 Assault Squadron , armed police from CO19, the Marine Policing Unit (MPU) and a Royal Navy Lynx MK8 helicopter put on a show of strength designed to reassure tourists and deter terrorists.
A range of tactics were practised on the river, including police and Royal Marines teams taking turns in boarding a vessel while underway.
Telegraph news video:
Links to news articles, including videos and photos:
- London 2012: Olympic security tested on River Thames
- armed, ready and waiting: Special forces give a show of strength on the Thames ahead of mammoth Olympic test of British security
(the daily mail)
- Marines and elite cops in Olympics terror drill on Thames