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  1. Don't Canadian infantry still have some (rather...

    Don't Canadian infantry still have some (rather old) 60mm mortars with the 81s having being moved to arty?
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    Some presentations and papers on the Dhofar War...

    Some presentations and papers on the Dhofar War which I have found useful:

    Ladwig, Walter. "Supporting Allies in Counterinsurgency: Lessons from Dhofar" Paper presented at the annual meeting of...
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    I'm reading at the moment: Most Secret War:...

    I'm reading at the moment:

    Most Secret War: British Scientific Intelligence 1939-45 by Dr R V Jones

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Most-Secret-Wordsworth-Military-Library/dp/185326699X

    Coastal...
  4. All or most ISAF countries including both the US...

    All or most ISAF countries including both the US and UK use civilian contractor helicopter support to an extent, for resupplying forward operating bases. These are mainly Eastern European companies...
  5. Yes I have read about Danny Stannard before. But...

    Yes I have read about Danny Stannard before. But would he have been privy to the kind of information we're talking about prior to 1980? As I understand it he wasn't particularly high up in the BSAP.
  6. Was the leak ever identified?

    Was the leak ever identified?
  7. There have also been allegations in the past of a...

    There have also been allegations in the past of a spy or spies within COMOPS. Who they were, how they would have passed on information and whether the allegations have any merit- I couldn't say. I...
  8. The OV-10 was used in the dedicated attack role...

    The OV-10 was used in the dedicated attack role by the US Navy squadron VAL-4 in the Mekong Delta:

    http://www.blackpony.org/
  9. Air Cavalry squadrons in Vietnam also had a...

    Air Cavalry squadrons in Vietnam also had a fourth troop which was a ground troop mounted in jeeps and 3/4 ton trucks. As regarding the three other troops you are correct, the "Blues" also included...
  10. Brennan's War by Matthew Brennan, there is also...

    Brennan's War by Matthew Brennan, there is also an anthology of other personal stories from 1/9 edited by him entitled Headhunters.

    The "Blue" (aero-rifle) platoons don't exist anymore, haven't...
  11. I do understand the difference but how do you...

    I do understand the difference but how do you measure how hard someone is trying? Are they trying 10% less hard? 20%? When soldiers are actually at war (as opposed to back home) aren't political...
  12. Aren't you contradicting yourself here? Are you...

    Aren't you contradicting yourself here? Are you implying US and UK soldiers in Afghanistan aren't trying their best within the political and tactical constraints they are operating under?

    The...
  13. Afraid I don't know much about that. Suppose it...

    Afraid I don't know much about that. Suppose it depends on the ammo being used. Some basic info here:

    http://www.wk2ammo.com/showthread.php?p=20484



    Some articles here:
    ...
  14. He means the 30mm cannon on the Apache not that...

    He means the 30mm cannon on the Apache not that on the A-10. Which I would think is more accurate than the hand-aimed 20mm on an Alouette. They do apparently though often have problems penetrating...
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    The Vikings are used to support other units too;...

    The Vikings are used to support other units too; Mastiff wheeled vehicles are used in the same way.
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    Except for 11 EOD Regt all the battalions/regts...

    Except for 11 EOD Regt all the battalions/regts listed were there pretty much in total although 1 R ANGLIAN was minus its HQ with the coys split up amongst other battle groups.
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    Thank you I had never heard of this before. Some...

    Thank you I had never heard of this before. Some parallels maybe with the 1922 Rand Rebellion in South Africa:

    http://www.sahistory.org.za/pages/governence-projects/randrevolt/rand-revolt.htm

    ...
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    Yes, in Brunei: ...

    Yes, in Brunei:

    http://ukinbrunei.fco.gov.uk/en/about-us/working-with-brunei/defence/brunei-garrison

    http://www.army.mod.uk/operations-deployments/overseas-deployments/922.aspx
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    The Israeli Galil ARM, which as I am sure you...

    The Israeli Galil ARM, which as I am sure you know a slightly-modified form of which, the R4, is the standard service rifle of the South African Army (and has been in service here for about 30...
  20. That would be a lot like the system used by the...

    That would be a lot like the system used by the British Army in WW2 which by 1942 went something like this:

    6 weeks basic training at a Primary Training Centre
    War Office Selection Board,...
  21. The German officer training system of those eras...

    The German officer training system of those eras (it has I believe changed a bit now) and that of the Israelis is quite similar in some ways, requiring short service in the ranks, passing junior NCO...
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    Military history and current affairs I have read...

    Military history and current affairs I have read lately:

    The Brigade by Howard Blum. The stories of three men who served with the Jewish Independent Brigade Group in battle in Italy in the last...
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    Not enough Chinooks I would think. The UK has...

    Not enough Chinooks I would think. The UK has several other types of tactical transport helicopter, namely Sea King, Merlin and Puma, the first two also now deployed to Helmand (from 2007 and 2009)....
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    Probably refers to the Chinook HC.3 fiasco.These...

    Probably refers to the Chinook HC.3 fiasco.These eight aircraft optimised for Special Forces work were delivered in 2001 for a cost of GBP 270 million but have still not entered service.
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    Probably had a lot do with the type of forces...

    Probably had a lot do with the type of forces sent. The Canadian battle group was a mechanised one, the British one mainly light-role infantry.




    HQ 6 Div, mentioned by RedRat and myself...
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