13 March – Surface-to-air missiles on Blackheath?

13 March – Surface-to-air missiles on Blackheath? – According to an article in The Guardian, surface-to-air missiles could be positioned on Blackheath during the Olympics.

Labour MP Heidi Alexander, whose Lewisham East constituency includes Blackheath, is quoted as saying:

I can’t say I like the idea of missiles on Blackheath but if the military and security experts think that is necessary to have a last line of defence to deal with all eventualities,

these defence systems will have to go somewhere, …

We are told that no decision has yet been taken but given the testing and evaluation work that is under way,

I think local people have a right to know what is being considered and at least get the answers to basic questions.

An air-security testing exercise was conducted in Oxleas Wood this March (5th-9th), and one of our supporters has sent us a copy of the MoD leaflet which was issued to the public.…