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    Great photos!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deathchant View Post


    This image shows an officer from the Royal Ghurkha Rifles (RGR) shadowing his Afghan counterpart prior to entering the village of Saidan near Gereshk, Afghanistan on day one of Operation Omid Char.


    Also anybody notice the MTP pouches on the oficers body armour?
    Please say his rifle is not resting on the floor or has a dust cap on
    And the pouches could be there private ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattyw View Post
    Please say his rifle is not resting on the floor or has a dust cap on
    And the pouches could be there private ones.
    I would very much like to think an officer knows better

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattyw View Post
    Please say his rifle is not resting on the floor or has a dust cap on
    And the pouches could be there private ones.
    I did wonder that but I thought you couldnt buy MTP.

    As for the caption its the one that came with the picture.

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    Good to see that the sound cancelling headphones we all go issued have fallen from favour having been out there for less than a month, we all knew they were crap, but at least the umbrella has gone up for any deafness claims that might be made against the MOD.

    The muzzle and ground thing is a constant naus' if you use the issued butt clip to retain the weapon, that said -on gravel- I cant really imagine it being a problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluffcove View Post
    Good to see that the sound cancelling headphones we all go issued have fallen from favour having been out there for less than a month, we all knew they were crap, but at least the umbrella has gone up for any deafness claims that might be made against the MOD.
    We all got our fandangled sound cancelling earplugs moulded and sent to us before we went out, I couldnt have them in for more than afew seconds before my ears ached like hell...absolute ****e and no-one used 'em.

    Apparently they were rather expensive too, abit of a costly mistake kitting 130 blokes out with them which they were just left in lockers.

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    Some of my photos from a trip into the Lake District.





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    Great pix Prolix - love the last Tonka shot especially.

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    Fantastic to see personal photos on this thread. Thanks!

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    Quality pics Prolix. They're absolutely pinners too....

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    Thanks folks! I think the forum is resizing them down a little bit, so for a bigger pic copy and paste the image address into the browser of your choice. Until my next trip I'll leave you with a 100 Sqn hawk, a Dominie and a Wokka!




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    Where's this, Mach Loop or Bwlch?

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    Lovely pics. Can anyone explain the modifications to the wokka?

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    Now here's a few from me:


    Something you don't see every day, a Naval Artificer fixing a Sultan APC, in the absense of REME.
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    Hands to Boarding Stations.
    HMS Ocean's boarding team clearing weapons.
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    28th October 2010. HMS Cornwall passes Drake Island, outbound Devonport, on a 6 month anti-piracy mission.
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    HMS Portland refuelling in Cantegena, Colombia, prior to transitting the Panama Canal en-route home. Portland has made a series of visits along South America's Pacific coast, after several months protecting the Falklands and other South Atlantic territories.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeltaWhisky58 View Post
    Where's this, Mach Loop or Bwlch?
    Lake District - around Thirlmere Reservoir, photos taken from either Dunmail Raise or Great Howe.

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    Fantastic photos. Are they from Dunmail Raise, Tebay or somewhere else in the Lakes? [Nevermind- answered]

    Seeing aircraft flying below you is always a thrill. In the past I've been to Machynlleth and seen some some low flying, and you occasionally get some decent views of traffic from the Cosford airshow from up the Wrekin by me. Shame my photography skills and equipment aren't up to much.

    @happyslapper; that's one of the Chinook HC.3s that were destined for special forces but we managed to bugger up. IIRC they were former US Army MH-47s that we tried to modify to use UK avionics. They were recently converted back to a standard similar to regular Chinook HC.2s to meet a requirement for Afghanistan.

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