posted on Dec, 28 2003 @ 09:27 AM
SKY MARSHALS TO PATROL UK FLIGHTS
Armed sky marshals are to be put on some UK passenger planes, in response to the heightened state of alert in the US, the government has announced.
Extra security measures for air travel have also been put in place on the ground.
The government said it was "a responsible and prudent step". The guards would be deployed "where appropriate" and be dressed as ordinary
Transport Secretary Alistair Darling said: "Security is kept constantly under review and it is essential that we take all reasonable steps to deter
"Our aviation security programme works on many levels, with measures for all stages of the process - from check-in through to the flight itself.
"Not all of the measures are obvious and a lot goes on behind the scenes," he said.
Courtesy of Skynews
Hrmm, i wonder what info led them to do that.