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  • #31
    Originally posted by California Tanker View Post
    I found this crowd in Fort Benning. At least one of them is here on IMO.

    I thought they did quite well for a first crack at the competition (Gainey Cup). The Dutch team won it, the Irish came in 11th. They felt they should have done better, though, so I expect them to come back with a bit of a vengeance in two years' time. They only had a few weeks to train up. They weren't allowed use their AUGs, I asked the LTC in charge of the competition about it, and he said he wanted a level playing field for everyone, and they were given a week to get spun up on the M4 with drill sergeants.‚Äč
    I wonder if HK416s would have been allowed? The next group could borrow some from our beardies!

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    • #32
      Can confirm there was some surprise to a US Lt Col with a Cavalry Glengarry showing up to say hello to the lads!

      I hear they owe you a few rounds in return when you're next over California Tanker!
      What are you cackling at, fatty? Too much pie, that's your problem.

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      • #33
        A Raccoon reunion as it were.
        "Let us be clear about three facts. First, all battles and all wars are won in the end by the infantryman. Secondly, the infantryman always bears the brunt. His casualties are heavier, he suffers greater extremes of discomfort and fatigue than the other arms. Thirdly, the art of the infantryman is less stereotyped and far harder to acquire in modern war than that of any other arm." ------- Field Marshall Wavell, April 1945.

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        • #34
          Can't imagine how many dress regs. were broken on that day...
          For now, everything hangs on implementation of the CoDF report.

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