Missile Sites Proposed For Blackheath And Shooters Hill

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Missile Sites Proposed For Blackheath And Shooters Hill

The Ministry of Defence could install ground-to-air missile launchers on Blackheath and the appropriately named Shooters Hill, reports the BBC. The battery would be designed to ward off aerial terror attacks during the Olympic Games.

A final decision on the location of the defences, and whether to deploy them at all, has yet to be made. However, extensive planning and evaluation works have already taken place in the area.

Local MPs Clive Efford (Eltham and Plumstead) and Heidi Alexander (Lewisham East) are unhappy with the lack of consultation. Efford has written to Defence Secretary Philip 'Ammo' Hammond to lodge his displeasure.

An anti-aircraft missile launcher on Blackheath would have some local resonance, given how close the heath is to the Royal Arsenal at Woolwich, a traditional home of the nation's firepower. But the installation of explosive weapons on the heath is likely to vex local residents, who've recently fought loud campaigns against horse events in Greenwich Park and a festival on the heath itself. The missiles would also be a curious neighbour for the giant screen Lewisham plans to erect on the heath during the Olympics.

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Last Updated 13 March 2012

Paul Stockford

Clive Efford isn't going to get much of a response from Peter 'Ammo' Hammond; maybe his evil twin Philip 'Duke Nukem' Hammond would be a better bet


So let me get this right... A plane, under control of "bad people" is heading towards the stadium, so they hit it with a missile and lumps of burning plane rain down over half of East London instead?

Great plan guys!

And then you'll cop it from the extremists because you've killed 200 Muslims on Mile End Road!