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The Royal Tank Regiment: Back in the CBRN game . Jiesheng Li describes why, but questions remain.

The 2010 Strategic Defence and Security Review envisioned a clear role for a Chemical, Biological, Radiation and Nuclear (CBRN) unit as part of a future high readiness force. The Joint CBRN Regiment would cease to be a joint unit. Instead, the 1st Royal Tank Regiment would transfer all CBRN authority, tasks and equipment to the RAF Regiment's 27 Squadron, formally announced by the Royal Tank Regiment in August 2011.

27 Squadron is backed up by an RAF Reserve Regiment, 2623 (East Anglian). Together, they make up the "Defence CBRN Wing", or 20 Wing RAF Regiment.

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Armed Forces equipment which will support the security effort for the London 2012 Olympic Games has been deployed during the course of this week - with the operation continuing into the weekend. HMS Ocean will be back in the River Thames tonight and will be visited by MPs and Peers next week. Tomorrow (Saturday) new airspace restrictions come into force which will help safeguard the security of the Games.

The RAF Regiment and its sharpshooters are on stand-by. For more pictures of this and HMS Ocean go to the U K Defence Forum albums on Facebook. For details of Olympic airspace restrictions and assets deployed by all three Services see below.

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