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House of Commons

Posted by MrBlonde , 27 October 2012 - - - - - - · 713 views

Just back from another interesting trip - House of Commons this time and although I've dropped off and picked up a number of times outside, this was my first trip inside.

We arrived in plenty of time so he insisted we grab some 'fresh air?!' and exercise while killing some time on the Embankment; we took a nice 'Spooks Stroll' down...


G4$ - Too big and too disconnected to continue?

Posted by MrBlonde , 18 July 2012 - - - - - - · 564 views

Most of us know one, a great big lump of a guy, looks to the outside world like they're something to be reckoned with but once you get to know them, you realise they aren't really capable of anything. Sometimes, just sometimes they start out like they're going to come up with the goods and surprise you, then they pluck defeat from the...


London 2012 bodyguards training in Northern Ireland camp

Posted by MrBlonde , 11 February 2012 - - - - - - · 861 views

Elite armed bodyguards are being trained at a secret location in Northern Ireland in the run-up to the 2012 London Olympics to keep athletes safe.

Civilian mercenaries are travelling from across Europe to the countryside camp to hone their skills in close protection, the prevention of terrorism and major incident control.

With the official qualifications...


Reckless or reliable? The people who work with danger

Posted by MrBlonde , 12 January 2012 - - - - - - · 499 views

"A typical day would start with meeting the bodyguards, getting into the armoured car, and zooming off to one of the ministries. A place with so much violence - but with such hospitable people - is intriguing."

Not the sort of working environment you would associate with a chartered accountant, but Adam Bates specialises in forensic accounting...


2012 Olympics; SAS everywhere

Posted by MrBlonde , 06 July 2011 - - - - - - · 761 views

It comes as no surprise that armed security will be the name of the game when the Olympics come to the UK, but it appears that current and former SAS will be on the streets in great numbers.

  The main stories seem to surround all the armed Police that are going to be deployed around the 34 venues of the UK games, with all leave cancelled and highly...


UK to give legal backing to armed guards on ships

Posted by MrBlonde , 20 May 2011 - - - - - - · 290 views

BRITAIN is preparing to give firm legal backing to the deployment of armed
guards on UK-flag ships.
Legislation is being drawn up that will formally accept the use of private
security personnel on ships sailing through waters where pirates are active.

Although many ships are known to have armed protection, including a
considerable number operated by...


Blackwater's Secret Army

Posted by MrBlonde , 17 May 2011 - - - - - - · 228 views


Yes they're Xe now, not Blackwater but I prefered this title :p

Interesting and lengthy article about Eric Prince's latest exploits, snippet below, follow the link for more.
A mate out in the Sandpit has been talking about...


Meeting the Ninja Ski Instructor

Posted by MrBlonde , 15 March 2011 - - - - - - · 256 views

Interesting BG article from the Telegraph below; no it's not about me :-)
Part of me thinks that realistically his services are not going to be needed - nobody is going to try and snatch someone from the slopes as you've next to no chance of successful escape (unlike bundling them into a car in town) but knowing how neurotic lots of Principals are,...


Jose Mourinho target of attempted Airport Stabbing

Posted by MrBlonde , 05 March 2011 - - - - - - · 597 views

Slightly down-played story below, I understand Eduardo stepped infront of what looked like a punch thrown at Mourinho, who was then rapidly removed from the scene, it wasn't until he boarded the bus that he saw the blood he realised it had been a knife.
Unfortunate about the injury but well done Eduardo for 'stepping in' and getting the job...


Piracy - Guns don't work so we'll try 300 Gallons of Pepperspray

Posted by MrBlonde , 03 February 2011 - - - - - - · 223 views

As you know, Piracy is becoming an ever increasing problem, costing the global economy an estimated $12 Billion last year, not just in Ransom payments, but the cost of buying in Private security, increased insurance premiums and additional costs for time and fuel at sea as the ships take longer routes to try and stay out of danger.

Unfortunately, the...

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