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  • They are issue.Not in DPM because 5.11 don't make them in DPM
    "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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    • 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.
          RoyalGreenJacket
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          Last edited by RoyalGreenJacket; 14 February 2015, 23:29.
          RGJ

          ...Once a Rifleman - Always a Rifleman... Celer et Audax

          The Rifles

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            • UN Mali Mission Fast Becoming Deadliest Ever for Peacekeepers

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

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              • 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.
                RGJ

                ...Once a Rifleman - Always a Rifleman... Celer et Audax

                The Rifles

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                • 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.
                  For now, everything hangs on implementation of the CoDF report.

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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
                    We travel not for trafficking alone,
                    By hotter winds our fiery hearts are fanned,
                    For lust of knowing what should not be known,
                    We make the Golden Journey to Samarkand.

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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.
                      RGJ

                      ...Once a Rifleman - Always a Rifleman... Celer et Audax

                      The Rifles

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                      • Originally posted by RoyalGreenJacket View Post

                        let's hope we can keep the slate clean for British and Irish troops in Mali.
                        Roger that!
                        We travel not for trafficking alone,
                        By hotter winds our fiery hearts are fanned,
                        For lust of knowing what should not be known,
                        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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                          Turkey
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                          Last edited by Turkey; 20 March 2015, 11:08.

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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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                              • 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?
                                "Well, stone me! We've had cocaine, bribery and Arsenal scoring two goals at home. But just when you thought there were truly no surprises left in football, Vinnie Jones turns out to be an international player!" (Jimmy Greaves)!"

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