Afghan Photo Essay

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Another brilliant report:

So loaded is the helicopter that the tail gunner sits on a box of cargo. The lack of helicopters have left soldiers on FOB Jackson without mail for three weeks, while other soldiers have been stuck here for at least two weeks while trying to get back to Bastion. The lack of helicopters is making this and other places into 'FOB Hotel Californias.' Even General Officers are having difficulty getting helicopters out of the main base at FOB Bastion. A British officer told me that the British military refused to haul Prime Minister Gordon Brown, citing lack of helicopter lift. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Gordon Brown insists that we have enough helicopters. He is wrong.
How the fcuk can our lads be stuck on the ground for TWO WEEKS due to lack of helis?
 
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Chief_Joseph said:
Question - Does anyone know what the deal is with that Blue and Green DPM thingy these lads are wearing?
I'm told it's the new DPM - but must be very new because I can't find a single link!
 
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DeltaDog said:
Chief_Joseph said:
Question - Does anyone know what the deal is with that Blue and Green DPM thingy these lads are wearing?
I'm told it's the new DPM - but must be very new because I can't find a single link!
To me, it looks like they've taken their desert 95 shirts and dyed them. But that's a total guess.
 
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I believe the under armour shirt only comes in dessie, and it looks like 2 Rifles are trying to mix and match dessies and green, so I would guess a dying job that went a little worse then planned.
 
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ouyin said:
I believe the under armour shirt only comes in dessie, and it looks like 2 Rifles are trying to mix and match dessies and green, so I would guess a dying job that went a little worse then planned.
You can get woodland DPM for under armour too, I have one myself. It's not that easy to get so maybe the lads did dye theirs. It's definitely under armour alright.
 
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Chief_Joseph said:
Michael Yon is back with the Brits. He's posted an interesting photo essay http://www.michaelyon-online.com/an-artery-of-opium-a-vein-of-taliban.htm

Question - Does anyone know what the deal is with that Blue and Green DPM thingy these lads are wearing?
We used to wear JG's camed with black in the M/E, because of the mountains at a distance were dark blue or black, so I imagine that could be the same reason.
But only guessing on them lads in gan.
What I can’t get my head around is the amount of kit they have in the front.
We used to pull our pouches to the side so has not to have too much of a profile , when you hit the deck?
 
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An officer told me that the soldiers from 2 Rifles come from 32 countries. Sounds more like The FFL than the British Army, guys recruited from all over the Commonwealth
 
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Brilliant article. Well done to him.
 
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The Blue-ish tops are desert DPM UBACS which have been dyed.

With ref to the 32 countires, all the soldiers I have served with from the Commonwealth have been excellent. Especially the big lads from Fiji.

Very friendly, most of them with a permanent smile, and will always have your back.

Excellent report from Mr Yon. Have missed his reports for a while now, and nice to catch up.
 

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