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User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 11 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1033 times:

Interesting Article . . . .


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User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13320 posts, RR: 77
Reply 1, posted (9 years 11 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 980 times:

Cynical voices have claimed this is just electioneering, a re-badge of the existing 14th Intelligence Company (which was formed for operations in primarily Northern Ireland in the 1970's).

However, this new unit will be 2-3 times larger than 14th Int. Company, presumably equipped for operations in a wider range of theatres.

Many of the personnel will be from the Parachute Regiment, released as more Gurkhas train up to join the PARA Battalions.

User currently offlineDL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11447 posts, RR: 74
Reply 2, posted (9 years 11 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 969 times:

Sounds like a cross between a LRS and an ELINT company. Knowing how the British train and motivate their troops this ought to be an effective unit.

I did not know about the Ranger battalion, but I had heard that they were bringing more Ghurkas into the Para Regiment with the intention of expanding to three fulltime para bns.

I have the utmost respect and admiration for the Ghurka troops. All the ones I met were not only ultimately professional and tougher than nails, but pretty friendly once you got to know them a little.

Plus...they can cut the head off a yak with one stroke of their kukri.

Is my Pan Am ticket to the moon still good?
User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13320 posts, RR: 77
Reply 3, posted (9 years 11 months 6 hours ago) and read 948 times:

In the Falklands war, the Ghurka's saw little action, the opposition kept running away from them (after the UK didn't bother to rebut the nonsense Argentina propaganda about them 'eating their prisoners').

A friend last year qualified for the Para's in 16th Air Assault Brigade, he's a signaller NCO, he reckons he only made it through the daunting 'P Company' training for the airborne forces, as his girlfriend works in a health club so could provide some extra preparation, as well as help him recover from it.

User currently offlineDL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11447 posts, RR: 74
Reply 4, posted (9 years 11 months 5 hours ago) and read 940 times:

The only UN unit that the Israelis did not roll over when they entered south Lebanon was a Ghurka unit that did not agree to stand down. They posed themselves in the road and denied access to the Israelis, who went back down that road and found another crossing point for their vehicles.

I saw what happens with Para training with the boxing and the discipline. There are no wussy Paras.

I remember a lesson learned from a Para when we were going to jump on a "fun jump" where we would go jump to help train the Air Force and all we had to do was rig and jump and they would bring us back. We usually were admin (in other words not very tactical, empty rucks, no camo, sleeves rolled up...all that) for such events, looking at them as a freebie, hence the name. The Paras who were training with us were loading up their rucks with sandbags and cammying up. Thinking they were trying to impress us we told them "Hey, its a fun jump....relax. You guys hadn't gotta do all that stuff." The corporal looked at us and said "well, this is how we do it every time....we're professionals." Absolute sincerity and no smart assedness. We were all shamed into gearing up and taking this training opportunity seriously. We kept that attitude for the rest of the "fun jumps" as long as I was there. They were extra opportunities to train.

Is my Pan Am ticket to the moon still good?
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