You might be wondering what on earth I could possibly be blogging about, Neo Nazis, Georgians and the Government, its got the making of some great conspiratorial documentary or film. Unfortunately the only act of conspiracy is that over the last 8 weeks or so Ive been involved in providing various services involving all 3.
First was a proposed Neo Nazi march in Liverpool, which quickly fell to pieces when only a handful of the self styled and much confused Neo Nazis actually arrived at Liverpool Lime Street, only to be confronted by several hundred Anti Facist demonstrators, after some swift intervention from the Police they were promptly dispatched on the next train back out of the city. We were working in support of ITV News providing media security. Apart from covering almost every inch of the city, it was largely uneventful and made all the easier working with another skilled and experienced operator, ensuring that the crew were safe at all times.
Now the main reason Ive been unable to update the blog for so long has been largely due to the Rugby World Cup. As most of you have probably enjoyed the matches from the comfort of the sofa, pub or one of the many fanzones. We were very privileged to be the Security Consultant for the Georgia team. Ive been asked if I could sum up the experience in one word, and thats "awesome". It wasn't all 5 star hotels, nice cars and superstars of world rugby.... well not entirely. The role demanded long hours and a great many moving parts. Getting 50+ players, coaches and entourage around the country in a safe manner, media coverage, public engagements, and the all important match days. A truly memorable experience, seeing the amount of hard work that an international team has to put in to achieve on the pitch, and with the best seats in the house too, capped by Georgia automatically qualifying for the next World Cup.
No sooner had we arrived back in Manchester after Georgia's departure, a quick 14 hour turnaround, and back to the South West to provide Covert Protective Surveillance in support of the Government, needless to say its not something we are at liberty to divulge, but a great week spent on an interesting tasking, that we hope we'll be invited back to assist with in the future.
We've some very interesting things happening behind the scenes and we'll blog about that very soon