Dozens of elite gun cops tasked with protecting Britain’s nuclear weapons at Faslane and other military sites are too unfit to carry firearms, it emerged yesterday. A shocking report into the Ministry of Defence Police reveals “concern” at the growing number who have been sidelined. The crisis has emerged after tougher fitness tests equal to those taken by other armed officers were introduced. Some MoD police – whose jobs include guarding the nuclear submarine fleet at Faslane, SAS headquarters in Hereford and GCHQ’s Cheltenham base – have failed the new tests. Others have simply refused to take part, the Mail on Sunday reported.
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