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    US General David Petraeus (right) walks with Lieutenant Colonel Ewen Murchison RM at Patrol Base Wahid in Nad 'Ali in Helmand, Afghanistan.

    for once the Americans are copying us (we had MTP in general service before they had Multi-Cam)

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    Default 2nd Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles Pre-Deployment Training

    Troops from 2 RGR (2nd Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles) take part in Exercise Ulu Haiti in preparation for their deployment to Helmand province as part of 3 Commando Brigade.( MOD Crown Copyright)











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    Default 42 Commando Royal Marines – Afghanistan- Herrick-14



    42 COMMANDO ROYAL MARINES L COMPANY ON PATROL IN NADI-E ALI NORTH, Forward Operational Base Folad, Afganistan, 1 May 2011.Images taken by LA(Phot) Hillhouse. BRITISH CROWN COPYRIGHT©2010


    42 COMMANDO ROYAL MARINES L COMPANY ON PATROL IN NADI-E ALI NORTH, Forward Operational Base Folad, Afganistan, 1 May 2011.Here 42 Commando Royal Marines can be seen in the kneeling ****e position whilst on patrol between compounds in a small Afgan village.Images taken by LA(Phot) Hillhouse. BRITISH CROWN COPYRIGHT©2010


    42 COMMANDO ROYAL MARINES L COMPANY ON PATROL IN NADI-E ALI NORTH, Forward Operational Base Folad, Afganistan, 1 May 2011.Here 42 Commando Royal Marines can be seen in the kneeling ****e position whilst on patrol between compounds in a small Afgan village.Images taken by LA(Phot) Hillhouse. BRITISH CROWN COPYRIGHT©2010


    42 COMMANDO ROYAL MARINES L COMPANY ON PATROL IN NADI-E ALI NORTH, Forward Operational Base Folad, Afganistan, 1 May 2011.Here a Royal Marine from L Coy can be seen having a laugh sharing a 'low five' with a young Afgan boy.
    Images taken by LA(Phot) Hillhouse. BRITISH CROWN COPYRIGHT©2010


    42 COMMANDO ROYAL MARINES L COMPANY ON PATROL IN NADI-E ALI NORTH, Forward Operational Base Folad, Afganistan, 1 May 2011.Images taken by LA(Phot) Hillhouse. BRITISH CROWN COPYRIGHT©2010


    42 COMMANDO ROYAL MARINES L COMPANY ON PATROL IN NADI-E ALI NORTH, Forward Operational Base Folad, Afganistan, 1 May 2011.Images taken by LA(Phot) Hillhouse. BRITISH CROWN COPYRIGHT©2010


    42 COMMANDO ROYAL MARINES L COMPANY ON PATROL IN NADI-E ALI NORTH, Forward Operational Base Folad, Afganistan, 1 May 2011.Images taken by LA(Phot) Hillhouse. BRITISH CROWN COPYRIGHT©2010


    42 COMMANDO ROYAL MARINES L COMPANY ON PATROL IN NADI-E ALI NORTH, Forward Operational Base Folad, Afganistan, 1 May 2011.Images taken by LA(Phot) Hillhouse. BRITISH CROWN COPYRIGHT©2010
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    Default 42 Commando Royal Marines – Afghanistan- Herrick-14



    42 COMMANDO ROYAL MARINES L COMPANY ON PATROL IN NADI-E ALI NORTH, Forward Operational Base Folad, Afganistan, 1 May 2011.Images taken by LA(Phot) Hillhouse. BRITISH CROWN COPYRIGHT©2010


    42 COMMANDO ROYAL MARINES L COMPANY ON PATROL IN NADI-E ALI NORTH, Forward Operational Base Folad, Afganistan, 1 May 2011.Images taken by LA(Phot) Hillhouse. BRITISH CROWN COPYRIGHT©2010


    42 COMMANDO ROYAL MARINES L COMPANY ON PATROL IN NADI-E ALI NORTH, Forward Operational Base Folad, Afganistan, 1 May 2011.Images taken by LA(Phot) Hillhouse. BRITISH CROWN COPYRIGHT©2010


    42 COMMANDO ROYAL MARINES L COMPANY ON PATROL IN NADI-E ALI NORTH, Forward Operational Base Folad, Afganistan, 1 May 2011.Images taken by LA(Phot) Hillhouse. BRITISH CROWN COPYRIGHT©2010


    42 COMMANDO ROYAL MARINES L COMPANY ON PATROL IN NADI-E ALI NORTH, Forward Operational Base Folad, Afganistan, 1 May 2011.Images taken by LA(Phot) Hillhouse. BRITISH CROWN COPYRIGHT©2010


    42 COMMANDO ROYAL MARINES L COMPANY ON PATROL IN NADI-E ALI NORTH, Forward Operational Base Folad, Afganistan, 1 May 2011.Images taken by LA(Phot) Hillhouse. BRITISH CROWN COPYRIGHT©2010


    42 COMMANDO ROYAL MARINES L COMPANY ON PATROL IN NADI-E ALI NORTH, Forward Operational Base Folad, Afganistan, 1 May 2011.Images taken by LA(Phot) Hillhouse. BRITISH CROWN COPYRIGHT©2010


    42 COMMANDO ROYAL MARINES L COMPANY ON PATROL IN NADI-E ALI NORTH, Forward Operational Base Folad, Afganistan, 1 May 2011.Images taken by LA(Phot) Hillhouse. BRITISH CROWN COPYRIGHT©2010


    42 COMMANDO ROYAL MARINES L COMPANY ON PATROL IN NADI-E ALI NORTH, Forward Operational Base Folad, Afganistan, 1 May 2011.Images taken by LA(Phot) Hillhouse. BRITISH CROWN COPYRIGHT©2010


    42 COMMANDO ROYAL MARINES L COMPANY ON PATROL IN NADI-E ALI NORTH, Forward Operational Base Folad, Afganistan, 1 May 2011.Images taken by LA(Phot) Hillhouse. BRITISH CROWN COPYRIGHT©2010
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    Default 45 Commando Royal Marines - Afghanistan - Herrick-14



    CO, RSM and TAC join X Coy on a patrol to compound 15 a temperary location X Coy are waiting to hand over to the AUP. The CO briefs the Lads of X Coy on the currant state of play CROWN COPYRIGHT


    CO, RSM and TAC join X Coy on a patrol to compound 15 a temperary location X Coy are waiting to hand over to the AUP. The CO briefs the Lads of X Coy on the currant state of play CROWN COPYRIGHT


    CO, RSM and TAC join X Coy on a patrol to compound 15 a temperary location X Coy are waiting to hand over to the AUP. The CO briefs the Lads of X Coy on the currant state of play CROWN COPYRIGHT


    CO, RSM and TAC join X Coy on a patrol to compound 15 a temperary location X Coy are waiting to hand over to the AUP. The CO briefs the Lads of X Coy on the currant state of play CROWN COPYRIGHT


    CO, RSM and TAC join X Coy on a patrol to compound 15 a temperary location X Coy are waiting to hand over to the AUP. The CO briefs the Lads of X Coy on the currant state of play CROWN COPYRIGHT

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    Default 9th/12th Royal Lancers (Prince of Wales's) - Afghanistan - Herrick14

    The 9th/12th Royal Lancers (Prince of Wales’s) are a formation reconnaissance regiment, currently attached to 7th Armoured Brigade, the famous Desert Rats.

    We are the eyes and ears for the Brigade Commander of over 5000 soldiers, operating in advance of the front line to gather information and intelligence on the enemy and environment.


    Soldiers from The 9th/12th Royal Lancers during Patrol and Search Operations in Helmand Province, Southern Afghanistan while deployed as part of Herrick-14 - CROWN COPYRIGHT


    Soldiers from The 9th/12th Royal Lancers during Patrol and Search Operations in Helmand Province, Southern Afghanistan while deployed as part of Herrick-14 - CROWN COPYRIGHT


    Soldiers from The 9th/12th Royal Lancers during Patrol and Search Operations in Helmand Province, Southern Afghanistan while deployed as part of Herrick-14 - CROWN COPYRIGHT


    Soldiers from The 9th/12th Royal Lancers during Patrol and Search Operations in Helmand Province, Southern Afghanistan while deployed as part of Herrick-14 - CROWN COPYRIGHT


    Soldiers from The 9th/12th Royal Lancers during Patrol and Search Operations in Helmand Province, Southern Afghanistan while deployed as part of Herrick-14 - CROWN COPYRIGHT


    Soldiers from The 9th/12th Royal Lancers during Patrol and Search Operations in Helmand Province, Southern Afghanistan while deployed as part of Herrick-14 - CROWN COPYRIGHT


    Soldiers from The 9th/12th Royal Lancers during Patrol and Search Operations in Helmand Province, Southern Afghanistan while deployed as part of Herrick-14 - CROWN COPYRIGHT


    Soldiers from The 9th/12th Royal Lancers during Patrol and Search Operations in Helmand Province, Southern Afghanistan while deployed as part of Herrick-14 - CROWN COPYRIGHT


    Soldiers from The 9th/12th Royal Lancers during Patrol and Search Operations in Helmand Province, Southern Afghanistan while deployed as part of Herrick-14 - CROWN COPYRIGHT

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    Quote Originally Posted by Royal View Post
    Long ago, in a land far far away (Devon) there was a batch of YOs who stepped off the gas once they'd got their green lids (those that didn't have them already) but before they passed out. The wrath of the DS involved a mud run in blues 48hrs before the pass out parade. There was much woe and not a few tears - and a big lesson learned.
    Oops, I bet heh heh. I was kind of wondering which end of the raised voices you were on - if that was the case...!

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    Quote Originally Posted by scanmanski View Post


    US General David Petraeus (right) walks with Lieutenant Colonel Ewen Murchison RM at Patrol Base Wahid in Nad 'Ali in Helmand, Afghanistan.

    for once the Americans are copying us (we had MTP in general service before they had Multi-Cam)
    better late than never! and don't forget the Aussies.

    -tim

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    Not all of us are, just those outside the wire - and the Q-Staff who'll be hoarding it for personal war story enhancement back home...

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    Quote Originally Posted by B_706K View Post
    Oops, I bet heh heh. I was kind of wondering which end of the raised voices you were on - if that was the case...!
    I was one of those in blues. Like I said, it was a long time ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BLUE THOR View Post
    Not all of us are, just those outside the wire - and the Q-Staff who'll be hoarding it for personal war story enhancement back home...
    quite true at our end as well. for smaller detachments like us where it's not mandated. i don't wear it, chosing to keep my tissue-paper-thin ACU's on. it's too hot to wear the "flannel" OCP jammies.

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    HMS Trenchant [Picture: Crown Copyright/MOD 2011]


    Officers of the Submarine Service at the rededication ceremony for HMS Trenchant at HM Naval Base Devonport [Picture: Crown Copyright/MOD 2011]


    HMS Trenchant's sponsor, Lady Meriel Hunt, inspects a ceremonial division at HM Naval Base Devonport [Picture: Crown Copyright/MOD 2011]


    Sailors lift their hats in salute as HMS Bangor departs Faslane to support NATO operations in the Mediterranean [Picture: Leading Airman (Photographer) Nick Crusham, Crown Copyright/MOD 2011]


    HMS Bangor departs Faslane [Picture: Leading Airman (Photographer) Nick Crusham, Crown Copyright/MOD 2011]


    The handover of Checkpoint Shingul from B Company, 2nd Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles, to the Afghan Uniformed Police [Picture: LA(Phot) Andy Laidlaw, Crown Copyright/MOD 2011]


    Major James Murray, Officer Commanding B Company, 2nd Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles, shakes hands with Lieutenant Colonel Shahdi Khan, Nad 'Ali District Chief of Police, at the handover of Checkpoint Shingul [Picture: LA(Phot) Andy Laidlaw, Crown Copyright/MOD 2011]


    The operations room at Checkpoint Shingul [Picture: LA(Phot) Andy Laidlaw, Crown Copyright/MOD 2011]
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    Hundreds of Afghan soldiers, supported by British and coalition forces have taken part in a major operation in Central Helmand to clear out insurgents from one of their last remaining strongholds. Operation OMID HAFT has been planned and executed by the Afghan National Army (ANA) partnered by International Security Assistance Force (ISAF).

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    [SIZE=3]Naval rescue crew saves cow from Cornish cliffs[/SIZE]



    Royal Navy Search and Rescue helicopter with underslung cow
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    Royal Navy Search and Rescue helicopter - from the bovine viewpoint
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    Squadron Leader Tommy O'Flaherty stands in front of Camp Bastion's new Air Traffic Control Tower [Picture: Corporal Steve Follows RAF, Crown Copyright/MOD 2011]


    The new Air Traffic Control Tower at Camp Bastion in Helmand, Afghanistan
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    An Air Traffic Controller at work in Camp Bastion's new Air Traffic Control Tower [Picture: Corporal Steve Follows RAF, Crown Copyright/MOD 2011]

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    Quote Originally Posted by vor033 View Post
    Just noticed this chap has a long barrel fitted on the what appears to be an L110A2 (para stock, SUSAT rail on the feed cover).

    Anybody know if this is a proper UOR for the LMG, or has one of 30 Cdo's armourers been raiding what's left of the spares for the old L108A1s from the late 80s/early 90s?

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