Afghan troops to be incorporated in to UK mainland units

There were four Div. of French Expeditionary Corps under Gen. Juin at Montecassino, so 'French' in terms of command structure and mostly being from their colonies - 1st French Motorized Division (Maj Gen Diego Brosset), 2nd Moroccan Infantry Division (Maj Gen Andre Dody), 3rd Algerian Infantry Division (Maj Gen Joseph de Monsabert) and the 4th Moroccan Infantry Division (Maj Gen Francoise Sevez).
The Goumiers fought well but committed atrocities whilst chasing the withdrawing Germans. The Poles 'took' Montecassio itself, once the flanks had been secured by the French (incorporating the Goumiers). The Gurkhas see the British army as something to be proud of serving in, the Afghans would see it as a meal ticket for as long as it suits them.
The Moroccans, IIRC, were responsible for making their way around the mountainous terrain to outflank (and thus unlock, and defeat) the main Cassino position - a manoeuvre deemed impractical by That Fvckwit Mark Clark, hence repeated frontal assaults - it's an interesting episode in a tough storyline that culminates with That Cvnt Mark Clark sentencing hundreds of allied soldiers to death by letting his ego lead him into Rome, when his duty was to follow orders and destroy the Wehrmacht in Italy.
 
The Moroccans, IIRC, were responsible for making their way around the mountainous terrain to outflank (and thus unlock, and defeat) the main Cassino position - a manoeuvre deemed impractical by That Fvckwit Mark Clark, hence repeated frontal assaults - it's an interesting episode in a tough storyline that culminates with That Cvnt Mark Clark sentencing hundreds of allied soldiers to death by letting his ego lead him into Rome, when his duty was to follow orders and destroy the Wehrmacht in Italy.
And he didn't even get to liberate Rome, because as he approached, he met Alan Whicker coming back, having liberated Rome with his driver.
 
The English have a succesful history of incorporating foreign talent in to their military
eg combining the Highland Charge with the English bayonet to win for them the British Empire; the Maori Patu to club German paratroops in the NZ units at Crete; the Gurkha Kukri to behead German more paratroops at Monte Cassino; and now the scimitars of Afghan refugees, to create 'elite special-operations' flying squads to police the UK and elsewhere against threats domestic and foreign. These Afghanis are descended from warriors who successfully fought off Alexander the Great, the Mongols, the Moguls, the British, Indians, Persians, Pakistanis, Uzbeks, Tadjiks, Chinese, Soviets, Taliban, ISIS etc etc

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Whilst MI6 might be interested in an odd couple, the salutary lesson of history tends to lean against allowing too many barbarians into your army. As they're may well fight well when in the mood, but their loyalties are inevitably to be always suspected.

That and the fact our Army thanks to a decade of tory rule is enough of a basket-case already, without adding some crazy afghans to the mix.
 

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A few years back I participated on a sort of argie arrse 'zona militar' where somebody opened a thread on the 'real' British casualties in '82.
Most of the posters were sensible but found it difficult to believe that our losses were relatively light in 'pitched' battles and that Invincible wasn't hit or sunk.

There was one amazing fantasist who had argie SF roaming the Islands malleting THEM every night. Also on the basis of one photo of a black para he had shock suicide battalions of troops raised in the Empire whose families received a payment and were buried in secret graves. Then in Liverpool Cathedral there is a memorial to the 255 fallen. So logically if those are all the catholics then what about the rest?

It's a shame he didn't speak English nor Maalox Spanish because that is a thread I would pay money to read. Maalox vs Tordero.

Secret micro wave bases on Ascension, pygmy scouts from Belize, the scope is awesome.

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Could we do a deal with the Taliban to arm them with the weapons they left behind?

M4's - never fired, only dropped once.
 
If it ever does come to pass, we’ll no longer be able to claim that the rest of the Country can sleep safely in their beds, or something. :roll:
 
Great idea. With their track record of Bachi Bazi we could post them all to Harrogate as instructors. What could go wrong?
 
pygmy scouts from Belize, the scope is awesome.

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Now you've gone and done it.... :roll:

...that's still a secret...

Black helicopters inbound.... wait for the knock on the door
 
In 2021, a slack bunch of shifty Afghan migrants were brought over to the UK. These men promptly escaped from a maximum security stockade to the London underground. Today, still wanted by the government they survive as soldiers of fortune. If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them....maybe you can hire The Afghan-Team.
 

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