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Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Army being trained in riot control on the streets of the UK.

Hundreds of soldiers from 3rd battalion The Parachute Regiment spent last week learning how to contain and arrest "rioters" in a series of exercises mirroring last summers violence. Defence sources have confirmed that if violence were to return to British cities, especially during the Olympic Games, the Paras would be "ideally placed" to provide "short-term" support to police forces around the UK.

Such a request would have to be made by the Home Office and would have to have Prime Ministerial approval, according to the source. During the exercises at the Lydd training base in Kent, the elite troops were pelted with petrol bombs and missiles and "fought" running battles with gangs of protesters as part of the battalion's "public order training". The battalion is the lead unit in the Airborne Task Force - the Army's premier rapid response unit and can be called on to deal with a wide range of emergency situations - from hostage rescue to riot control - around the world

If ever there was a sign that the Police farces across the country have totally lost the will and ability to maintain law and order this is it.Perhaps they should get some of the diversity advisers and other box tickers in riot gear before enlisting the help of The Parachute Regiment.


  1. Every squaddie, Royal Marine and RAF Regiment bod goes through riot training.

    They do it as part of their basic training and in ongoing training throughout their military career.

    Originally started in the 70's as a response to the events in NI.

    Strangely enough, all riot training involves 'civilians' as the opposition. As that is the definition of a riot.

    Nothing to see here, move along......

  2. i don't think it will do any good sending the army in in the event of riots no one is going to invest in a country that has to put an army on the streets to say nothing of the harm it will do to the tourist trade in all a very bad thing which will involve a lot of people being hurt bill


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