UK armed forces outraged as leaves of troops cancelled to guard Olympics
London, July 12 (ANI): London, July 12 (ANI): The armed forces in the United Kingdom have expressed dismay and anger of their leaves being cancelled to provide standby security during the 2012 London Olympics.
According to The BBC, with reports surfacing about private security contractor G4S inability to provide enough trained staff on time despite a staggering 300 million pound pay out, the government has decided to keep some of its troops on standby.
The armed forces are already providing some 13,500 personnel, which could now reach 17,000, meaning that leaves for some troops is likely to be cancelled.
G4S said it had "some issues in relation to workforce supply", the report said.
A G4S spokeswoman said the company had accepted "that the government has decided to overlay additional resources."
She added: "We have encountered some issues in relation to workforce supply and scheduling over the last couple of weeks, but are resolving these every day and remain committed to providing a security workforce for the start of the London 2012 Games."
British Defence Secretary Philip Hammond will announce more details about the extra troops, the Home Office said.
In a statement, it said: "We have agreed to offer help to G4S by revising the level of military support."
It added the government and all involved were focused on delivering a "safe and secure Games". (ANI)
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