It is believed that around 10,000 troops could be deployed in the UK should any chaos ensue following the UK’s divorce from the EU. According to claims, the military would assist the police in maintaining order as well as helping the NHS. In addition to the 10,000 troops, another 1,200 troops will remain on a 24-hour standby.
According to the Sunday Times, this operation will be overseen by 20 Operation Temperer officers who are normally used in the event of terror attacks.
Last week, the team was ordered to start planning for the possibility of ‘no deal’.
The troops will help keep order and deliver medical supplies to hospitals, as well as help with traffic issues, particularly in ports such as Dover.
Army chief Sir Nick Carter said that troops are on standby should they need to take part in a ‘no deal’ scenario.
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The military could be deployed if there is no deal (Image: GETTY)
The military would help the police and NHS (Image: GETTY)
He said: "What we always do is make sensible contingency plans for all sorts