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    Quote Originally Posted by Lasse View Post
    I think they look like normal humans, which is a lot better than "robots".
    Besides, having a beard, moustache and such in Afghanistan is a part of the local culture, which is something a lot of westerns forget while deployed in the area, and mutual respect is needed to help the country.
    Yeah, I dont dispute that in the least. It just drives me up the wall when some people make that comment - its so disrespectful and naive. :/

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    Quote Originally Posted by IDF_TANKER View Post
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    I think he's talking about the amount of times that British forces patrol in potentially hostile terrain with no more head gear than a bush hat on. Im told its a common thing though, if you get rid of the helmet and look friendly enough, it helps pacify the locals into not seeing you as some sort of evil western satan-spawn.

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    well with all do respect but if I had a mushroom helmet I wont like it eigther to wear him the whole day, maybe its a good helmet I'm not saying it isnt but it looks unconfertble to have such a thing on your head

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    Quote Originally Posted by 10thmd View Post
    For what it's worth...I don't think the toughness of the British Soldier can be disputed. Not to mention you have to have some BIG balls to run around Iraq or A-Stan with no helmet on. My respect to the Brits!
    well then check than the Dutch topics walk partrols without helmets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nacho-Libre View Post
    I think he's talking about the amount of times that British forces patrol in potentially hostile terrain with no more head gear than a bush hat on. Im told its a common thing though, if you get rid of the helmet and look friendly enough, it helps pacify the locals into not seeing you as some sort of evil western satan-spawn.
    Let's not turn this into a kit wank.

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    P Unit is right, we can either discuss the use of helmets or help ourselves to a dose of common sense.
    Last edited by CombatBoots; 02-05-2009 at 01:19 PM. Reason: no need to carry this on any further

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    BASRA, IRAQ - FEBRUARY 04: British troops from 51 Squadron RAF Regiment leave in a Bulldog infantry troop carrier to patrol the Al Waki and Qamat Ali areas of Basra close to the main British base at Basra Airport, on February 4, 2009 in Iraq. The 51 Squadron RAF Regiment are primarily used as force protection on the airbase, but also regularly patrol the outlying areas and take part in KLE's or key leader engagements with local Sheiks to facilitate reconstruction and community projects in the locality as part of on-going hearts and minds programme. British Forces are looking to leave Iraq later this year and the recent peaceful elections has been seen by many as a indicator of just how secure and stable the country has become. (Photo by Matt Cardy/***** Images)


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    BASRA, IRAQ - FEBRUARY 04: British soldier, Gunner Scott Gunn-Sutcliffe from 51 Squadron RAF Regiment patrols in front of a Muqtada al-Sadr in the Qamat Ali area of Basra close to the main British base at Basra Airport, on February 4, 2009 in Iraq. The 51 Squadron RAF Regiment are primarily used as force protection on the airbase, but also regularly patrol the outlying areas and take part in KLE's or key leader engagements with local Sheiks to facilitate reconstruction and community projects in the locality as part of on-going hearts and minds programme. British Forces are looking to leave Iraq later this year and the recent peaceful elections has been seen by many as a indicator of just how secure and stable the country has become. (Photo by Matt Cardy/***** Images)


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    BASRA, IRAQ - FEBRUARY 04: British troops from 51 Squadron RAF Regiment set up a vehicle check point close to the Qamat Ali area of Basra near to the main British base at Basra Airport, on February 4, 2009 in Iraq. The 51 Squadron RAF Regiment are primarily used as force protection on the airbase, but also regularly patrol the outlying areas and take part in KLE's or key leader engagements with local Sheiks to facilitate reconstruction and community projects in the locality as part of on-going hearts and minds programme. British Forces are looking to leave Iraq later this year and the recent peaceful elections has been seen by many as a indicator of just how secure and stable the country has become. (Photo by Matt Cardy/***** Images)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lasse View Post
    I think they look like normal humans, which is a lot better than "robots".
    Besides, having a beard, moustache and such in Afghanistan is a part of the local culture, which is something a lot of westerns forget while deployed in the area, and mutual respect is needed to help the country.
    In Afghanistan only boys don't have a beard. If a clean shaven officer/NCO tries to talk with a village elder he would be ignored because he's a boy in the village elders eyes and thus can't have any authority. If he has a beard he would be taken seriously by the locals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dwight View Post
    well with all do respect but if I had a mushroom helmet I wont like it eigther to wear him the whole day, maybe its a good helmet I'm not saying it isnt but it looks unconfertble to have such a thing on your head

    eh? what are you on about??



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    ignore him,i was going to show him my mushroom helmet,but i prop get banned.

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    If he had a mushroom helmet, he wouldnt be able to control his urge to put it in a cake and eat it or perhaps shmoke it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cava View Post
    well then check than the Dutch topics walk partrols without helmets.
    By saying the Brits were tough I did not mean to imply anybody else was weak. I happened to be in the British forum. I am an American Soldier in my 18 plus years in the US Army I have been in some bad places...always with a helmet on my head. I would never disrespect another Soldier (certainly not by pointing out 'toughness') regardless of country. It takes courage to do what we do, I recognize that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 10thmd View Post
    By saying the Brits were tough I did not mean to imply anybody else was weak. I happened to be in the British forum. I am an American Soldier in my 18 plus years in the US Army I have been in some bad places...always with a helmet on my head. I would never disrespect another Soldier (certainly not by pointing out 'toughness') regardless of country. It takes courage to do what we do, I recognize that.
    It's about a difference in doctrine. The Dutch and British like to be seen more as approachable and nice to the civil population. That's why we drive around allot in open top jeeps and stuff like that. Time will tell which doctrine is better, the US gun ho or the toned down Dutch/British one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by welshmann View Post
    ignore him,i was going to show him my mushroom helmet,but i prop get banned.
    He I sayd I didnt mean to be disrespectfull the only thing I try to say is that such a big helmet can be comfterble and practical

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