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    Sorry :/

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoyalGreenJacket View Post
    British Riflemen from 1RIFLES and Irish Soldiers from a variety of units with Mali Army soldiers today before the England v Ireland 6 Nations Rugby:

    Now that's one photograph I would like to see replicated over and over again. In countries all over the world on OP's, in the UK on exercise, in Ireland on exercise, get the hell out of the EU BG which is a total waste of time, effort and resources and lets start working with our nearest and dearest. What I wouldn't give to see the ARW drink the Sgt's mess dry in Credenhill post joint exercise. Great stuff and well done to all involved, long mat it last and form the basis for a more productive relationship.
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    Mali.

    The DF have been over on exercise and courses many times . Sometimes pics where not allowed for security reasons
    And once I was there for the fact the government didn't want anyone to know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaiser View Post
    The DF have been over on exercise and courses many times . Sometimes pics where not allowed for security reasons
    And once I was there for the fact the government didn't want anyone to know.
    Good to hear it, shame about our political masters but the more it happens the harder it is to deny, especially with aunty broadcasting the way she does. But at least its happening and any contact (excuse the expression) is good. Pint in the Barrels anyone?
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    Nine UN peacekeepers killed in attack on convoy in Mali

    http://www.irishtimes.com/news/world...mali-1.1951114

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoyalGreenJacket View Post
    pics of some Riflemen from 1RIFLES training soldiers in Mali recently:







    Big emphasis on ear protection quite obvious!

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    PARIS, Oct 29 (Reuters) - A French soldier was killed in northern Mali on Wednesday morning during an operation against a terrorist group, the French president's office said.

    The death brings to 10 the number of French soldiers killed in Mali since France launched its military operation in January 2013 to drive out Islamist militants who had seized control of the country's north.

    The sergeant was in a commando parachutist unit conducting an operation in the mountainous Adrar des Ifoghas region, the statement from the president's office said.
    http://www.trust.org/item/20141029195242-saolj

    RIP

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    Infantry Corps - An Lámh Comhrac


    "Let us be clear about three facts:First of all.All battles and all wars are won in the end by the Infantryman.Secondly the Infantryman bears the brunt of the fighting,his casualties are heavier and he suffers greater extremes of fatigue and discomfort than the other arms.Thirdly,the art of the Infantryman is less stereotyped and harder to acquire than that of any other arm".
    -- Field Marshall Earl Wavell.1948

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    Quote Originally Posted by apod View Post
    Good article, apart from the "Lt Cl" abbreviation. I see plenty of baseball caps in evidence on the DF personnel. Any reason why they can't be in issued DPM?
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    Maybe there not issued , but privately purchased for the mission.

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    They are issue.Not in DPM because 5.11 don't make them in DPM
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    "Let us be clear about three facts:First of all.All battles and all wars are won in the end by the Infantryman.Secondly the Infantryman bears the brunt of the fighting,his casualties are heavier and he suffers greater extremes of fatigue and discomfort than the other arms.Thirdly,the art of the Infantryman is less stereotyped and harder to acquire than that of any other arm".
    -- Field Marshall Earl Wavell.1948

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    It's good their issued now as the first and second trip had to purchase them. If there 5:11 I assume they are the same as the isaf issue

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    Also I see in the pics some guys in the ubacs

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    from a British point of view - this mission in Mali is now open to British Army Reservists.

    my unit have been requested to provide.
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    UN Mali Mission Fast Becoming Deadliest Ever for Peacekeepers

    http://untribune.com/un-mali-mission...-peacekeepers/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhodes View Post
    UN Mali Mission Fast Becoming Deadliest Ever for Peacekeepers

    http://untribune.com/un-mali-mission...-peacekeepers/

    Countries that Have Lost Most Troops Serving with UN Peacekeeping Forces:
    1. India – 158
    2. Nigeria – 144
    3. Pakistan – 137
    4. Ghana – 133
    5. Bangladesh – 123
    6. Canada – 122
    7. France – 111
    8. UK – 103
    9. Ethiopia – 98
    10. Ireland – 90

    i always thought Ireland would have been higher up the list, and didn't realise British Forces had lost more men.

    Mali is certainly heating up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoyalGreenJacket View Post
    Countries that Have Lost Most Troops Serving with UN Peacekeeping Forces:
    1. India – 158
    2. Nigeria – 144
    3. Pakistan – 137
    4. Ghana – 133
    5. Bangladesh – 123
    6. Canada – 122
    7. France – 111
    8. UK – 103
    9. Ethiopia – 98
    10. Ireland – 90

    i always thought Ireland would have been higher up the list, and didn't realise British Forces had lost more men.

    Mali is certainly heating up.
    We didn't go to Korea. That was a UN mission.

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    British numbers do NOT include those killed in Korea. The list refers to peacekeeping missions, Korea was after all a war.

    Peacekeeping missions which resulted in the 103 dead:

    UNTAG 2
    UNTAC 1
    UNSCOB 1
    UNPROFOR 25
    UNOHCI 1
    UNMOGIP 1
    UNMIL 1
    UNIFIL 4
    UNFICYP 59
    UNAMSIL 2
    UNAMI 1
    ONUC 2
    MONUC 1
    MINUSTAH 2

    http://www.un.org/en/peacekeeping/fa...ts/stats_2.pdf

    The UN also recorded the deaths of 686 British troops with a further 1,102 missing in action or prisoners-of-war (The War in Korea).

    http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/b.../korea/end.htm
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    i didn't realise, thank you for clarifying that FMP.

    let's hope we can keep the slate clean for British and Irish troops in Mali, although i fear the chances of that are dwindling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoyalGreenJacket View Post

    let's hope we can keep the slate clean for British and Irish troops in Mali.
    Roger that!
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    We make the Golden Journey to Samarkand.

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    The shamrock is blessed by the German 'Padré' beside Colonel Sevilla of the Spanish Armed Forces and Lieutenant Colonel John Whitaker of the Irish Defence Forces, in Koulikoro Training Camp, Mali



    Members of the Defence Forces Training Team have the tricolour illuminated green at dawn in Koulikoro Training Camp, Mali.
    (L to R) Lt Daly, Sgt Larrigan, Cpl Knowd, Sgt Rickard, Sgt McBrearty and Sgt Cole

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    Nice post, just a minor note :
    Lieutenant John Whitaker
    should read Lieutenant Colonel John Whitaker
    "He is an enemy officer taken in battle and entitled to fair treatment."
    "No, sir. He's a sergeant, and they don't deserve no respect at all, sir. I should know. They're cunning and artful, if they're any good. I wouldn't mind if he was an officer, sir. But sergeants are clever."

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    Minister for Defence on a visit to Mali yesterday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhodes View Post
    Minister for Defence on a visit to Mali yesterday.

    Out of curiosity, why is the shamrock behind the rank sliders, and not behind the cap badge as is traditional?
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