Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Military Aid to the Civil Authorities

When I was policing events and things, the biggest flying object I could call on was a Pilatus/Brittan Norman `Islander` .

Now this is what I call an air support unit

6 comments:

Blue Eyes said...

Yes.

This rather bizarre show of strength is all about saying "we did everything we could" when things go properly wrong during the opening ceremony, innit?

Conan the Librarian™ said...

What about getting a Harley washed up on the beach?

Hogdayafternoon said...

Blue: On the head, sir!

Conan: I think they'll name the next model the "Wet Boy" :))

CI-Roller Dude said...

I'd love to be able to call one of them up (or the American equivlent) when in a pursuit...
"L1 to dispatch, can you have the air unit fire a warning burst of 20 mm in front of the suspect's vehicle after then next turn?"

Hogdayafternoon said...

CI-RD: :) I was once in the middle of a big dust-up with me and my team, a mere 4 officers, facing an violent mob of 100+. Control room asked me if needed anything else? I asked them to take down a grid and arrange an air-strike. I got a bollocking for that comment.

TonyF said...

Oh well, I suppose something like a WE177 will reduce the terrorist threat. I think Harriers would be more useful. Oh, ah...