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    Quote Originally Posted by The real Jack View Post
    MODS;Is it kosher for me to post links to where one could download the show about the competition?
    Mod - As long as the links are open to the general public - ie. Not Restricted or paid for Links.

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    Ok, these are torrents (you'll need utorrent to download them)

    Think this is from the 09 competition

    I havent seen season 1 on the internets yet.

    Top.sniper.s02e01 http://isohunt.com/torrent_details/1...er?tab=summary

    Top.sniper.s02e02 http://isohunt.com/torrent_details/1...er?tab=summary

    Top.sniper.s02e03 http://isohunt.com/torrent_details/1...er?tab=summary

    Top.sniper.s02e04 http://isohunt.com/torrent_details/1...er?tab=summary
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    Sorry The real jack whats a utorrent is it a file sharing sort of thing could you supply a link plz?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Celtic-Warrior View Post
    Sorry The real jack whats a utorrent is it a file sharing sort of thing could you supply a link plz?

    Cheers mate!!
    http://www.wikihow.com/Download-Torrents
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    Havent got a chance to watch them yet, there's a short interview with a paddy in ep3
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    I didn't see any mention of this so far, or maybe I missed it.

    MSG Owens and SFC Terry Gower of the B Co 2/3rd SFG (A) won the 11th Annual International Sniper Competition. While the team of CPLs Michael Craven and Kenny Lloyd from the Irish Defense Forces came in second place. Thirty two 2-man sniper teams competed at the 2011 International Sniper Competition September 26 – 30 at Fort Benning.

    The teams represented active duty Army units, The Army National Guard, US Army Reserve, US Air Force, Pentagon Defense Police, the San Diego Police Department and the countries of Canada, Germany and Ireland. The competition took place on firing ranges on Fort Benning over a 72 hour period. The events tested their physical fitness and their mastery of sniper skills to include target detection, target discrimination, stalking, land navigation and marksmanship.

    Full results at:
    http://www.armysniper.org/2011-competition/

    Photos at: http://www.fortbenningphotos.com/Com...6151&k=kt3H7BH

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    Photo Site may have put a name an a ARW

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    Quote Originally Posted by sofa View Post
    Photo Site may have put a name an a ARW
    Dont think so. The ARW head is an ossifer and the two Irish competitors are Cpls.
    I knew a simple soldier boy.....
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    In winter trenches, cowed and glum,
    With crumps and lice and lack of rum,
    He put a bullet through his brain.
    And no one spoke of him again.

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    At the very least they should respect PERSEC and black out the ARW lads face.
    "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".
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    Quote Originally Posted by apod View Post
    At the very least they should respect PERSEC and black out the ARW lads face.

    why?

    if they are that special and opsec is a problem then they shouldn't enter such a public event.

    they knew names and pictures would be published, it's the soldiers fault, not the organisers.

    the soldiers should respect their own forces opsec rules, and if these have been breached then they should be disciplined accordingly.
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    They didn't take the pictures!

    The other picture is of an officer from IWW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeV View Post
    They didn't take the pictures!

    The other picture is of an officer from IWW.
    they took part in a public event knowing pictures would be taken and names disclosed.

    the unit either takes the hit and accepts that - or it doesn't enter the competition.

    it's not the event organisers responsibility to hide the identity of those taking part in an event open to the world.
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    AFAIK the previous entries had more Infanteers than SF types.
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    I wonder would you be saying the same thing if it was UKSF that had been compromised RGJ??
    I dont blame the photographer.He/she was probably ignorant of the Wing lads status as he was a foreigner.I do blame the organisers as i can bet that if DELTA or DEVGRU took part then they would know damn well not to post pictures of them.I would also lay a bet that the Officer photographed had no idea that the photos would be posted online.If he did i would say that he would have had something to say about it.
    Yes you can also blame the unit though as they should have let their hosts know that pictures of our SF lads should not be posted online.
    "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 RoyalGreenJacket View Post
    it's not the event organisers responsibility to hide the identity of those taking part in an event open to the world.
    It is if they are the ones taking the pictures!

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    There's more than just Irish SF soldiers names & photos up but i do agree with RGJ that they knew what they were entering.
    It's not the first time irish have entered this comp & it was filmed before & looks like this year too for a documentary.

    Perhaps there should have been better censorship but when they seen it being photographed/filmed they always could have asked to be
    edited out of shot. And i wouldn't be blaming the photographer as he/she seems to be from fort benning & it's not a base that wouldn't be
    used to special forces soldiers..
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    And there's no clear pic of either Irish soldier. Both are side shots with them wearing shades!
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    Quote Originally Posted by apod View Post
    I wonder would you be saying the same thing if it was UKSF that had been compromised RGJ??
    i'd say well done on the shooting, but they fcuked up by compromising themselves, and i can't see their respective units ever allowing them take part in such an event for that very reason.

    on that note - where does it actually say they were ARW?

    or have i missed that along the line somewhere?

    either way - well done on the shooting.
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    Have another take of the uniform,on another site all participants used M110sa with Luepold mk4 optics.
    At start of thread some queries over apparent use by Irish team of FN for spotting,the recent pullout in An Cos verified this,well done to those who initially raised the query.

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    It doesnt mention they are ARW but one picture shows an ARW officer wearing shades and green beret .The other members of the Irish army are just wearing black berets.

    The officer could have been accompanying the two competitors as an escort or coach? Merely speculating!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Celtic-Warrior View Post
    It doesnt mention they are ARW but one picture shows ............................. and green beret.
    feckin RDF get everywhere nowadays.
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    TBH, if the fella was that concerned about persec being photographed at a public event, could he not have travelled wearing a black beret? Then there'd be no fuss.
    Personally I don't think there's any harm in showcasing one's SF to a small degree so long as it doesn't compromise opsec. It gives the rest of us something to aspire to, being represented by our best men.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SwiftandSure View Post
    TBH, if the fella was that concerned about persec being photographed at a public event, could he not have travelled wearing a black beret? Then there'd be no fuss.
    i agree mate, they could easily revert back to their 'old unit' for events like this, as the SF of many other nations do, to avoid any persec issues like this.
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    **** sake.

    The Officer in question most likely wasn't even aware his photo was being taken, considering it was taken side on while he was obviously watching an event. How the **** is it his fault? Should he walk around with black tape over his eyes for the whole competition? Wear a pixelated balaclava perhaps?

    Go over there wearing a black beret and post him back to his parent Unit while he's over there... The man has reached the pinnacle of his profession, to tell him he should pretend to be something he's not just because the Yanks dropped the ball is ridiculous. If the above was an Officer from CAG, DEVGRU, 22 SAS and had his photo published like that, there'd be a ****ing shit fit, included from posters on here.

    The photographer and people involved in publishing the photo's dropped the ball, not the soldier. He didn't even know the poxy photo was being taken.

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    The sniper pair weren't from the ARW either, they're from a conventional Unit.

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