TIDWORTH has been named on Russia's nuclear hit list should World War Three break out, according to the Daily Express.

The town has made the list of nine places across the UK, which the paper alleges are armed and ready targets for a Russian strike.

This information, the most recent intelligence from the Russian military, stipulated these locations of interest, including Tidworth.

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Intelligence insiders stated one of the new towns on the list had significant military links with Tidworth known for its army barracks, while the other did not.

Also on the alleged list for Russian strikes are Portsmouth, Colchester, Chatham in Kent, Aldershot and Salisbury. 

The intelligence, sourced from a Russian operative in Eastern Europe and handed over to British officials, extends beyond hometown targets.

It reveals the specific military airfields earmarked to launch Russia’s bombers and sheds light on the number of aircraft assigned to the task.

A Whitehall source reportedly told the Express: "The information includes details of a high-level attack in addition to a low-level strike."

This double-pronged method, a feint followed by swift real assault, is designed to outmanoeuvre the Royal Air Force's Quick Reaction Alert (QRA) teams.

Heightening the severity of such an act, the source was clear in stating: "A Russian airstrike on UK soil would, of course, be a declaration of war, both on the UK and on the rest of Nato."

In January, Defence Secretary Grant Shapps observed a concerning trajectory "from a post-war to pre-war world".

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Soon after, outgoing head of the British army, Gen Sir Patrick Sanders, cautioned the UK was facing a "1937 moment", predicting conflict with Russia could emerge within years.

However, it appears that Russia's ongoing conflict with Ukraine is currently hindering any immediate large-scale offensive.

In the meantime, Britain continues to stand guard with two QRA bases, one nestled in the eastern England's RAF Coningsby, and RAF Lossiemouth in Scotland, ever prepared to defend against potential aerial attacks.