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    Arrow Weekend's Photos - January 09 / 10, 2010

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    Members of the Afghan National Army (ANA) keep guard outside a meeting, or shura, where local tribal elders convene with U.S. Marines on base Delaram in Nimroz province, southern Afghanistan January 9, 2010. (*******)
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    A young Thai boy gets his hands on an unloaded machine gun during Children's Day activities Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010, in Bangkok, Thailand. The weapons were part of a display for Children's Day, a day in which Thailand's children are celebrated. (AP)
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    A soldier stands guard during Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva's visit to the southern Thai province of Yala January 7, 2010. (*******)
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    Members of the Yemeni anti-terrorism force take part in a mock kidnap scenario in the Sarif area near the Yemeni capital Sanaa January 9, 2010. (*******)
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    Man that little guy on the FN MAG means business!

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    Nice start!

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    Nice pics today! Thx!

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    British soldiers tasked with protecting a vital dam in Afghanistan say they have gained the upper hand against insurgents.



    Pictured are Rifleman Phil Jones (right), 25, from Shrewsbury, and Rifleman Ben Hayward, 19, from Doncaster, both serving with C Company, 3 Rifles at Forward Operating Base Zeebrugge.
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    It is hoped electricity produced by the isolated Kajaki dam in northern Helmand can be used to win hearts and minds in the area.
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    Locals at the dam. Troops from C Company, 3rd Battalion The Rifles, are based at Forward Operating Base (FOB) Zeebrugge in an isolated and mountainous part of northern Helmand.
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    The soldiers often come into contact with the enemy and are under threat from gunfire, Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and suicide bombers. Major Mike Lynch, Officer Commanding C Company, said the unit had recently killed a Taliban commander, adding: "We've had a lot of success and we've pushed them back a long way. I think we have the upper hand up here at the moment."
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    Villages around the dam have been deserted since fierce fighting began in 2006 and there are not enough soldiers to provide a more complete security presence and allow locals to return.

    Pictured are Corporal John Beavers (commander, front right), driver Lance Corporal Hayden Birks and gunner Rifleman Toby Graham, 3rd Battalion, The Rifles.
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    The dam project is being overseen by USAID. And as well as British forces, the area is also protected by Afghan National Police and a private security firm, Hart Security. Here Captain Emma Spilsbury examines one of the underground spillways at the complex.
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    Major Lynch, seen here examining some of the original blueprints for the dam, said insurgents were not trying to destroy the dam because they too benefited from the electricity it produced, which they were able to tax
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    Soldiers from 3 RIFLES on patrol south of Sangin in Helmand province
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    Major General Nick Carter (right) at the Transfer of Authority ceremony on 1 November 2009 which saw him take over the leadership of Regional Command South from Dutch Major General Mart de Kruif (centre)
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    Quote Originally Posted by VAMAN View Post
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    AVE-IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Get the rounds down now!

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    How come the Britons salute like this? I mean palm forward.

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    Quote Originally Posted by variable View Post
    How come the Britons salute like this? I mean palm forward.
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    The British Army's salute is given with the right hand palm facing forwards with the fingers almost touching the eye. The salute is given to acknowledge the Queen's commission.
    Indian Army follows something similar.
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    What's that black thing the first guy is carrying on his vest?

    It looks like a speedloader we use for our blank ammunition, do the british have their live ammo(5.56 ball) stacked on plastic or metal *****s?

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    It is a speedloader, more commonly known as a Mag Charger. 5.56 ball comes in bandoliers containing clips of 10.

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    [FONT=Verdana]USS Virginia (SSN 774) cruises through the Bay of Naples in Italy Jan. 7, 2010. Virginia is on deployment in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility[/FONT]



    [FONT=Verdana]Two F/A-18F Super Hornet aircraft assigned to the, Black Aces of Strike Fighter Squadron 41 launch from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) Jan. 5, 2010, while under way in the North Arabian Sea. The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group is on a routine deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. [/FONT]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dossbag View Post
    It is a speedloader, more commonly known as a Mag Charger. 5.56 ball comes in bandoliers containing clips of 10.
    ah, thx

    We use that one for our blanks, for live ammo we use this one

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    And what a piece of crap that is

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    Good stuff, guys. That kid is ready to tear it up!

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