Special forces soldiers have been deployed on to Britain’s streets to monitor stations, shopping centres and key public places amid fears the UK could be the next target for an Islamic State terror outrage, according to the Telegraph.

Personnel from the Special Reconnaissance Regiment are backing up undercover armed police officers to protect the UK in the wake of the Paris massacre.

The Special Reconnaissance Regiment (SRR) is a relatively recently formed special forces unit of the British Army, specialising in surveillance and intelligence gathering operations. The secrecy surrounding the SRR is even greater than the SAS or SBS, with very little info about the unit leaking into the public domain.

Extra police and security services are reportedly patrolling social hubs in London, Glasgow, Birmingham and many UK cities tonight.

13 COMMENTS

  1. Could be done on any street – although the 4 major cities Glasgow, Manchester, London, Birmingham likely targets. Also to keep and increase the police and army nos in the UK – no cuts now.

  2. Ha ha ha let them bleed…hopefully not the innocent civilian they should have targeted the leaders..thats the side effect of the medicine you have given to iraq, libya, syria and many other countries you help oust, topple direct or indirect support….so sad it is always the innocent civilian being the victim not the stupid politicians and their immediate families

  3. This is just a smoke screen to make people feel safer. The reality is this type of attack could happen anywhere at anytime, and unless they put armed soldiers on every street of the country, there is not a lot that can be done to stop it.

  4. I agree that “this is just a smoke screen to make people feel safer” but am not so sure about “unless they put armed soldiers on every street of the country, there is not a lot that can be done to stop it”.

    The savagery of the terrorists and the loss of innocent life in Paris is shocking but it is also a reminder of what a good job our security services are doing in the UK. Do we really think that the UK is any less of a target for ISIS-inspired terrorists than France is? GCHQ/MI5/MI6/etc won’t be able to stop all attacks on UK soil, we’ve already had 7/7 get through, but I suspect that an awful lot is being done with great effect to keep us safe, or at least safer than many of our European neighbours, it’s just that it’s mostly out of sight (and rightly so).

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