MILITARY personnel have been deployed to the base responsible for making Britain’s Trident nuclear warheads.

In the wake up of the Manchester terror attack armed police and soldiers have been deployed across Hampshire as another terror attack may be imminent.

As part of Operation Temperer - the government’s plan to put thousands of soldiers on the streets in response to a major terrorist threat, armed forces have been stationed at the Atomic Weapons Establish (AWE) sites in Aldermaston and Burghfield.

The Aldermaston site is responsible for making Britain's Trident nuclear warheads and stores nuclear waste from Royal Navy submarines. 

A statement from AWE said: "This is a precautionary measure so that if the on-site police are requested to deploy officers away from AWE, in support of national security, the Army will step into those roles.

"Army personnel will only be used in roles for which they are already suitably trained, and neither safety nor security at AWE will be compromised at any time."