The Sun speaks to an SAS source about the special ops preparations for next year's Games:
If anyone is fool enough to try to endanger the public at these Games they will be met with the swiftest retribution by the best-equipped troops of our most elite fighting units.
They're not kidding. Kit includes sub-machineguns, tear gas canister launchers, stun grenades, sniper rifles and assault rifles. The service will also use Chinook helicopters and rigid inflatables – or BOATS, as The Sun has it – to speed around the Olympic waterways that encircle the park.
The covert (till you need them) force will operate out of what's described as a 'top secret' East End base. How long before some local blogger joins up a few dots?
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