Media have been reporting that 80 RAF drivers are being trained to drive oil tankers, because of fears of strike action next month by tanker driver members of the 'Unite' union.
According to reports, the Army and Police are also on standby to ensure fuel deliveries do not grind to a halt resulting in the same chaos that hit the previous government in 2000.
Conciliation service ACAS has invited unions and oil companies to talks to prevent the strike. Update 01 Apr: Tanker drivers' union set for talks.
The cabinet have been briefed) on plans to put military personnel through an 8-day training course to take the place of striking drivers. Video report from BritishForcesNews: