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Missiles in action

I’m sure this doesn’t happen that often…

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Missile ranges

If the MoD site is wrong, and Wikipedia is right, then the actual range of a Rapier missile on Blackheath is 6.8km, not 500m (spotted by @ripienaar).
Range of a 6.8km missile on Blackheath

Made using http://obeattie.github.com/gmaps-radius/

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GBAD and other acronyms

Response from Heidi Alexander to the Blackheath Missile Crisis:

Dear Blackheath Bugle,

Heidi has asked me to paste below a briefing note which I hope will answer the questions you raised in your blog post. She won’t be able to be at the Blackheath Assembly tonight because of votes in Parliament on the Health and Social Care Bill but Kevin Bonavia will have copies of the briefing to distribute this evening.

If anybody has any comments or questions about the briefing note it would be really helpful if they could be sent direct to Heidi with their postal address included.

Jamie Milne – Office Manager

London 2012 – Possible Military Defence Arrangements – Blackheath

I am sorry not to be able to attend the Blackheath Local Assembly this evening. The House of Commons is debating the Health & Social Care Bill this afternoon and I need to be present in Parliament to express my opposition to the Government’s proposals at the vote.

I know that many people have questions about the recent news that the Ministry of Defence (the MoD) are considering the use of Blackheath as part of their air security plan for the Olympics. They are exploring using Blackheath as a location for a Ground Based Air Defence System (GBAD). Continue reading

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I’ve often thought…

Blackheath Sunset

I’ve often thought, while jogging across Blackheath on a sunny spring morning, that what it needs is more airborne purveyors of fiery death.

Because, you know, all we have right now is a beautiful open space with some daisies and stuff.

Tweets by @tomroyal, (as it deserved a post all of its own).

Photo by Flickr user KhE 龙.

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Missile base on Blackheath?

Missiles on Blakheath
Possibly something to bring up at the Blackheath Assembly tomorrow.

Eltham MP Clive Efford blasts Olympics missile plans for Blackheath and Oxleas Wood

PLANS to blast terrorists out of the sky above Greenwich during the Olympics have been attacked by an MP who says he was not consulted.

The Ministry of Defence is proposing placing batteries of surface to air missiles near Oxleas Wood cafe in Shooters Hill and on Blackheath during the Games. Some of the equipment was brought in last week as part of site evaluations.

Anyone know where it is? Time to get a kite up with a little camera on it, I think…

UPDATE – If you’ve got any idea where it is located, feel free to play Pin The Tail on the Missile Base.

Rapier missile photo from Wikipedia

UPDATE 2: The Daily Mail says they are using Rapier missiles. Added a photo from wikipedia, Here’s a link to a less outdated version of the missile, so that you all know what to look out for…. (thanks Rupert)

UPDATE 3: Attempted to make it clearer that the image at the top of the screen is “for illustration purposes only”…

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