If British Subs can't hear the BBC for a few days, they're on high alert!
The British subs have orders to launch their missiles if they can’t tune into the BBC radio program “Today” for a number of consecutive days. In 2003, British submarine captains were on high alert when they lost signal with the BBC radio for just 15 minutes!
A fire alarm at the BBC headquarters caused the lost signal and was replaced by classical music. The program “Today” is very popular with government ministers. Each British nuclear submarine has signed orders from Prime Minister Tony Blair locked in their safe to launch nuclear weapons if such an occasion should arise.
Technically the subs have 4 options: put the subs under US command, go to Australia, launch a nuclear strike on their enemies, or use their own judgment! They take their programs seriously!