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Posted on Wednesday 2nd May

RAF Typhoon jets have arrived at an airbase in London as part of a large-scale security exercise ahead of the 2012 Olympics.

Residents in south-east England have been warned that they will notice an increase in loud air activity during the nine-day training exercise – operation Exercise Olympic Guardian – particularly on 4-5 May.

The Typhoons are based at RAF Northolt, and this will be the first time since the Second World War that fighter jets have been stationed there.

The Typhoon jets will play a vital role during the Olympic Games, keeping the London skies secure.

Defence Secretary Phillip Hammond said that the Typhoon operation showed the 'commitment of the Ministry of Defence and our armed forces to keeping the public safe at a time when the world will be watching.'

Photo shows: An RAF Typhoon touches down at RAF Northolt, West London, today, 2 May 2012, ahead of an Olympics air security exercise
[Picture: Senior Aircraftman Steve Buckley, Crown Copyright/MOD 2012]

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