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    na grohmiti
    Commander in Chief

  • na grohmiti
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    Yes, the only resupply that got through (The Heli) had contaminated water and 81mm mortar ammo.

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  • Flamingo
    Hostage

  • Flamingo
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    Originally posted by na grohmití View Post
    FN, Bren, Vickers MG, Carl Gustav M45 SMG and Gustav 84mm. 60mm mortars were also used during the engagement. 81mm mortars were available to the Irish in ONUC, but not at Jadotville, unfortunately. Even though they were resupplied with 81mm ammo.
    Sounds a bit of a nightmare from a resupply point of view, which I'm sure didn't help.

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  • Buck
    Lt Colonel

  • Buck
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    Originally posted by na grohmití View Post
    My only gripe with the trailer is the Heli used was not a Huey, it was a Chicksaw/ Whirlwind type
    Is there also a Bren firing at 1.06 without a magazine?

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  • danno
    Major General

  • danno
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    Were there any usps on issue?

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  • na grohmiti
    Commander in Chief

  • na grohmiti
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    Originally posted by tonyrdf View Post
    Yes, the FN was issued to the the troops in Jadotville.
    FN, Bren, Vickers MG, Carl Gustav M45 SMG and Gustav 84mm. 60mm mortars were also used during the engagement. 81mm mortars were available to the Irish in ONUC, but not at Jadotville, unfortunately. Even though they were resupplied with 81mm ammo.

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  • na grohmiti
    Commander in Chief

  • na grohmiti
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    Indeed. I only know of museum based versions.

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  • tonyrdf
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    Not many of those left flying though I'd imagine.

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  • na grohmiti
    Commander in Chief

  • na grohmiti
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    My only gripe with the trailer is the Heli used was not a Huey, it was a Chicksaw/ Whirlwind type

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  • danno
    Major General

  • danno
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    Originally posted by Connaught Stranger View Post
    Check out the 1944 to 1971 section:-

    http://www.irishmilitaryinsignia.com...nce%201924.htm
    Hope some mention is made of the casualties in the relief efforts.

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  • Connaught Stranger
    Lt Colonel

  • Connaught Stranger
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    Originally posted by sofa View Post
    Did we have pips in those days?
    Check out the 1944 to 1971 section:-

    http://www.irishmilitaryinsignia.com...nce%201924.htm

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  • Buck
    Lt Colonel

  • Buck
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    It does look a wee bit Hollywood, but Jaysus do I have a horn for that film.

    About fkin time.

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  • tonyrdf
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    According to my recollection of Rose Doyle's book, it was a Sgt out shaving while the rest were at mass who warned of the attack, he did so by opening up with a Vickers MMG at a jeep, not a rifle at a bell.

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  • sofa
    Major General

  • sofa
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    Did we have pips in those days?

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  • HavocIRL
    Viking

  • HavocIRL
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    Can anyone verify the lad with the lee enfield w/scope firing at the church bell to warn everyone else?

    Seems far fetched

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  • Flamingo
    Hostage

  • Flamingo
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    Looks well done from the trailer. It could play a major part in raising the DF profile. Anybody know if any of the terrestrial channels might run with it?

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