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300 British troops deploy to Mali on UN Peacekeeping Mission

Yokel

LE
Is that in addition to the RAF Chinook detachment and their support/infrastructure/force protection, and the RAF transport aircraft supporting French operations?
 
Old news and deffo Mission Creep capability. Oh and

"The Sahel is one of Africa’s poorest and most fragile regions. It is marked by chronic poverty, instability, high levels of gender inequality, and is highly vulnerable to the effects of climate change. Terrorist violence and conflict is sharply on the rise."

Bold is correct. The rest is doggy doo.
 

Mufulira42

Clanker
Old news and deffo Mission Creep capability. Oh and

"The Sahel is one of Africa’s poorest and most fragile regions. It is marked by chronic poverty, instability, high levels of gender inequality, and is highly vulnerable to the effects of climate change. Terrorist violence and conflict is sharply on the rise."

Bold is correct. The rest is doggy doo.
It is not too bad a place to be in 2 tours with a client group in the western part and saw the FFL doing their bit. Apparently at sundown all activities must cease as the maliwongos need some down -time and narsty Legion chappies do not follow the code and keep on lolloping after the faithful at all hours to harass them no end,
Night attacks were thought to be a sign of infidel lack of breeding. Too bad so sad never mind carry on!
 
Is that in addition to the RAF Chinook detachment and their support/infrastructure/force protection, and the RAF transport aircraft supporting French operations?

Op Barkhane.

This deployment is Op Newcombe. i believe they deployed a few weeks ago.
 

Whining Civvy

War Hero
Old news and deffo Mission Creep capability. Oh and

"The Sahel is one of Africa’s poorest and most fragile regions. It is marked by chronic poverty, instability, high levels of gender inequality, and is highly vulnerable to the effects of climate change. Terrorist violence and conflict is sharply on the rise."

Bold is correct. The rest is doggy doo.
Something else we're meant to be fixing, is it? Bit of a colonialist mindset going on there, will someone tell the lefties?
 
Something else we're meant to be fixing, is it? Bit of a colonialist mindset going on there, will someone tell the lefties?
I'm sure our deployment of 300 personnel is split 50/50 between the two main genders with possibly a Jock in a frock as a nod to the trans community.
 
Lots of long range recce stuff on this one living off wagons for long periods and influence/understand type missions, good experience for the units involved and hope they all come back safe.
 
Lots of long range recce stuff on this one living off wagons for long periods and influence/understand type missions, good experience for the units involved and hope they all come back safe.
which will make no difference at all to the final result
 
Old news and deffo Mission Creep capability. Oh and

"The Sahel is one of Africa’s poorest and most fragile regions. It is marked by chronic poverty, instability, high levels of gender inequality, and is highly vulnerable to the effects of climate change. Terrorist violence and conflict is sharply on the rise."

Bold is correct. The rest is doggy doo.

Any info on their IED capability R-M?
 
Any info on their IED capability R-M?
Yes mate. I recall a lecture presentation showing a sweep of for want of a better word "fad" devices sweeping in a crescent down from North Africa (coming from the ME originally) down the east coast of Africa. and then sweeping across from Somalia and the Kenyan border. The majority as you would expect are relatively simple and lots of them. I recall hearing one guy talk about hitching hook and lines to the CW/Pressure plates and pulling them out 5 or 6 at a time. MSR clearance of course remains a major problem.
 
Lots of long range recce stuff on this one living off wagons for long periods and influence/understand type missions, good experience for the units involved and hope they all come back safe.
its part of a UN mission - expect political, not tactical activity
 
Yes mate. I recall a lecture presentation showing a sweep of for want of a better word "fad" devices sweeping in a crescent down from North Africa (coming from the ME originally) down the east coast of Africa. and then sweeping across from Somalia and the Kenyan border. The majority as you would expect are relatively simple and lots of them. I recall hearing one guy talk about hitching hook and lines to the CW/Pressure plates and pulling them out 5 or 6 at a time. MSR clearance of course remains a major problem.

Interesting to see the IEDD philosophy for the theatre. Is there any point in exploiting everything? If there isn’t can British C-IED move towards quick, expedient RSPs?
 

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