Military vehicles cause delays on A31

MOTORISTS were delayed on the A31 this afternoon due to a large amount of military vehicles on the move.

A spokesperson for Hampshire Police said traffic queues were backed up to Ashley Heath as a result of the large tanks travelling slowly eastbound from Ringwood.

They expected the delays to be over by around 3pm.

The police didn’t have any information about where the vehicles were travelling from or to.

An Army spokesperson said she could not confirm where the troops were moving to or coming from but suggested it could be movement to or from the Ministry of Defence-owned land at Salisbury Plain.

Earlier today, the British army conducted its largest virtual battle simulation, involving 220 soldiers at the Army's Land Warfare Centre in Warminster, Wiltshire.

The spokesperson said she could not confirm whether the vehicles were returning from this exercise.

The two-hour scenario saw soldiers on computers completing virtual missions in a fictional French town.

 

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4:02pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Lord Spring says...

Dont Panic !!
Dont Panic !! Lord Spring

4:21pm Wed 30 Jan 13

J Swain says...

Off to war!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Off to war!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! J Swain

4:47pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Old Colonial says...

"The two-hour scenario saw soldiers on computers completing virtual missions in a fictional French town." Ah, but did a spokesperson confirm or deny that?
Perhaps the hold-ups were caused by virtual tanks on the move.
"The two-hour scenario saw soldiers on computers completing virtual missions in a fictional French town." Ah, but did a spokesperson confirm or deny that? Perhaps the hold-ups were caused by virtual tanks on the move. Old Colonial

8:01pm Wed 30 Jan 13

BIGTONE says...

J Swain wrote:
Off to war!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Yep......Mali here we come......
[quote][p][bold]J Swain[/bold] wrote: Off to war!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]Yep......Mali here we come...... BIGTONE

8:19pm Wed 30 Jan 13

arti273 says...

Sounds like it was a worthwhile call with the Army spokesperson then.
Sounds like it was a worthwhile call with the Army spokesperson then. arti273

8:22pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Letcommonsenseprevail says...

Crikey, is this really news, vehicles on the road? Watch out for tomorrow's shock headline, clouds in the sky. Come on Echo, please try harder.
Crikey, is this really news, vehicles on the road? Watch out for tomorrow's shock headline, clouds in the sky. Come on Echo, please try harder. Letcommonsenseprevail

8:39pm Wed 30 Jan 13

RivermeadMike says...

Surely it was a large NUMBER of military vehicles or were they extremely large?
Surely it was a large NUMBER of military vehicles or were they extremely large? RivermeadMike

1:31am Thu 31 Jan 13

billd766 says...

BIGTONE wrote:
J Swain wrote:
Off to war!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Yep......Mali here we come......
Nah surely not. After all it is only a couple of weeks ago that David Cameron promised that there would be NO Army boots in Mali. Now there is a transport aircraft, a reconnosance (spelling) aircraft, support for them and now the Army will be helping the French and Mali government troops with training, all without telling the UK people what is going on.
Good on yer Dave, a blind follower of Tony Bliar.
[quote][p][bold]BIGTONE[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J Swain[/bold] wrote: Off to war!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]Yep......Mali here we come......[/p][/quote]Nah surely not. After all it is only a couple of weeks ago that David Cameron promised that there would be NO Army boots in Mali. Now there is a transport aircraft, a reconnosance (spelling) aircraft, support for them and now the Army will be helping the French and Mali government troops with training, all without telling the UK people what is going on. Good on yer Dave, a blind follower of Tony Bliar. billd766

7:57pm Thu 31 Jan 13

baxtar01 says...

How can you learn to fight a 'war' when the only 'practical' lessons you get taught are 'VIRTUAL??'

We might as well just give our soldiers a copy of 'Black Op's'.

That'll teach them everything they need to know. NOT!!
How can you learn to fight a 'war' when the only 'practical' lessons you get taught are 'VIRTUAL??' We might as well just give our soldiers a copy of 'Black Op's'. That'll teach them everything they need to know. NOT!! baxtar01

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