Retreating of the Queen’s Guard: End of an era as palace sentries fall back in face of mounting fears of new ‘lone wolf’ terrorist attack

Security chiefs have taken the dramatic step of withdrawing Royal Guards from their high-profile posts outside palaces amid mounting fears of ‘lone wolf’ terrorist attacks.

Elite soldiers of the Queen’s Guard have pulled back from public positions at many landmarks in response to possible threats from Islamic extremists.

For the first time since the height of the IRA’s terror campaign, the soldiers are also no longer allowed on sentry duty alone, and are now accompanied by armed police.

  • ontario john

    I’m sure it has nothing to do with islam.

    • winniec

      And Anjem Choudhary is still free to preach jihad against the indigenous Brits putting all military personnel and teenage cadets at risk.

  • minuteman

    I commented at the Daily Mail that this must be one of the benefits of multicultural diversity, or words to that effect. They didn’t publish it.
    Of course the better solution would be to put the guardsmen out their in combat gear with ammo and orders to shoot. It will probably come to that soon enough.

    • Blacksmith

      My thoughts as well. Put them out there at their guard stations armed, and mount backup nearby locked and loaded. First sign of attack wipe out the attackers. This will not stop until they protect themselves.

      • underdogiskingnotsuperman

        AAAAAAHHHHH I smell a Ferguson in the making with this one.

        Didn’t you know that Western Soldiers & Police are supposed to always TAKE THE BULLET FROM the aggressor

  • Dana Garcia

    Terror works, unfortunately.

    SunTV’s Michael Coren: “Their tactics though, and I don’t say this with any relish, they are successful in that they are changing European societies. France is changing security, protection, the way people regard themselves. Now this is precisely what the far left, the Marxist left tried to do in the sixties and seventies, to provoke a free society into becoming less free.”

  • WalterBannon

    retreat is often followed by surrender