Panic Rooms to Protect British Royals

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posted on Jan, 12 2003 @ 03:24 PM
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Panic Rooms to Protect British Royals -- and Dogs
Sun January 12, 2003

LONDON (Reuters) - Concerns over a possible terror attack have prompted Britain's Queen Elizabeth to order high-tech "panic rooms" to be installed at Buckingham Palace, a British newspaper reported on Sunday.
The Sunday Times said the secure rooms encased in 18-inch-thick steel walls would provide shelter for the royal family from bombings, gas attacks, assassination attempts -- and even a direct hit by a light aircraft.

The rooms, which the paper said were ordered after a security review after last year's Sept. 11 attacks on the United States, would be equipped with secure communications, and everything needed to survive for at least a week.

No one at Buckingham Palace was immediately available for comment.

Tom Gaffney, owner of Gaffco which manufactures the panic rooms, told the paper each room would cost about $1 million and would be concealed from view.

But he said security experts would have advised the queen to take her beloved corgi dogs into the room with her in the event of an attack.

"If you leave them outside, they'll sniff you out and their barking would give you away."

© Copyright Reuters 2002.

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posted on Jan, 13 2003 @ 02:34 PM
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the security expert sounds like he knows what hes talking about



posted on Jan, 13 2003 @ 02:48 PM
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Yet another pointless project to make the lives of a few inbred morons even more rediculously comfortabe.

AND ALL AT THE EXPENSE OF THE BRITISH TAXPAYER!



posted on Jan, 13 2003 @ 07:54 PM
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i'm surprised they didn;t have one already



posted on Jan, 13 2003 @ 09:57 PM
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i'm surprised they didn;t have one already


I was thinking the same thing!



posted on Jan, 21 2003 @ 06:11 PM
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also said in the paper this week that the 48 sas men who guard the queen at buckingham palace were to be replaced as part of a money saving exercise.they will be replace by an ex-policeman and a private security team.2 battalions of guardsmen guarding the front gate simply wont do then





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