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In this article the Commanding Officer of the 2nd Battalion of The Rifles gives his reflections on command and fighting a battlegroup.wavellroom.com
Some pointers on battle group ops
Clearly a Crap Hat destined for high command with a comment like this one:
"My challenge to the company commanders I led was to never lose more than a section (eight soldiers) in any fires contact."
More proof that the 'Black Mafia' hasn't changed much
Wooden ships of the line in the 1700s used to last longer.HMS Westminster will not be refit
On side note, interesting comments about the frigates are taking so long in Lifex over and above the ship designed to 20 year life being pushed to 30+ (sound familiar) Is the class society has changed and the standards are all so much higher. That the ships coming out if and when they come out are very different than the standard when built.
Is the death of the west...going to come about by the yellow vest brigade? and the regulation Karens?
I can only recall one weapon that went missing. A 9mm SMG when a guy went AWOL in 1977.The Hatless Dancing Team must be busy
When I became QM for our unit we had a extra howitzer on charge. I suspect most missing weapons are admin screwups of weapons that are sent off to be repaired or disposed and the paperwork not properly done.Its not as uncommon as we would like. More often than not though its a material accounting error vice and actual missing weapon.
But I have written off missing SAs before.
I remember hearing about that . Not exactly the sharpest tools in the shed.
If we're talking about the same incident, and I think we are, then there were three of them from 2 PPCLI in Winnipeg who stole a 3/4 ton truck while on exercise in Dundurn, returned to Winnipeg, cleaned out their barracks and, as they left through the main gate, ran out of gas. Two of them gave up right then and there while the third guy ran. He was the one with the SMG and was arrested at gunpoint by the RCMP on a westbound Greyhound bus.
I was one of the members on one of their courts martial which is what got me interested in the JAG. If I recall correctly they got somewhere in the 18 month range.
Or the Reserve unit Tpt NCO who's FN I found in a public picnic ground while on exercise near Lake Cowichan one winter and decided would be better than my SMG for a bit where nothing happened, however a breach block went "missing" from someone else's weapon that actually didn't but resulted in said person getting charged when it really was a Supply Tech that was inumerate, all on the same exercise.