Arctic Warfare

#1
Did any of you guys serve in Norway during the coldwar?

The coldest temperature I experienced there was minus 45°C and with the windchill it was minus 73°C. Yes, bloody freeeeeeeeeezing.

During arctic warfare training -30°C is meant to be the temperature where training stops. However, this particular day we were in the mountains in snow holes. When they flew us off the mountain it was -46°C. Back at Elvergardsmoen (nicknamed windy city) it was -73°C with the windchill. At this point we went indoors. Unfortunately, we did lose a few people that year. Two were killed when a snow hole caved in. One exfixiated from Naptha Fumes in the back of an oversnow vehicle and a number of Norwegian allies got killed in an avalanche.

The principles to keep warm are: C.O.L.D.

C = Keep your clothing clean. i.e. clean clothing holds small pcokets of warm air.
O = Avoid over heating. i.e. When you get hot whilst on the move, remove layers of clothing.
L = Use the layer principle. i.e. More layers of clothing provide greater warmth for the body.
D = Keep your clothing dry. i.e. we clothing will freeze

The principles were there, but it was still bloomin freezing!!! 8O


Steve
 
#2
CDO LOG REGT 94,95,96

artic warfare trained never again thank god
 
#4
No just proving how stupid I was to do it three years running
 

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StevenPreece said:
Did any of you guys serve in Norway during the coldwar?

The coldest temperature I experienced there was minus 45°C and with the windchill it was minus 73°C. Yes, bloody freeeeeeeeeezing.

During arctic warfare training -30°C is meant to be the temperature where training stops. However, this particular day we were in the mountains in snow holes. When they flew us off the mountain it was -46°C. Back at Elvergardsmoen (nicknamed windy city) it was -73°C with the windchill. At this point we went indoors. Unfortunately, we did lose a few people that year. Two were killed when a snow hole caved in. One exfixiated from Naptha Fumes in the back of an oversnow vehicle and a number of Norwegian allies got killed in an avalanche.

The principles to keep warm are: C.O.L.D.

C = Keep your clothing clean. i.e. clean clothing holds small pcokets of warm air.
O = Avoid over heating. i.e. When you get hot whilst on the move, remove layers of clothing.
L = Use the layer principle. i.e. More layers of clothing provide greater warmth for the body.
D = Keep your clothing dry. i.e. we clothing will freeze

The principles were there, but it was still bloomin freezing!!! 8O


Steve
Since when? If 'Hairy Arrsed Ruskie' is coming at you do you just stop when the temp dips to the DS level? If the answer is No we don't then why should the training stop then? Built my snowholes and igloos, skied uphill, skied downhill in the dark, just like thousands of AMF(L) squaddies.
 
#7
Ice breaking drills Cant see much use for them in my Army career Bloody emotional though
Now i know why cam whites have clown buttons.
 
#8
Built my snowholes and igloos, skied uphill, skied downhill in the park


And got binned just like thousands of other AMF(L) squaddies

Always had you marked as an uphill gardener? Although no doubt your "Double pole" technique earns you many a can of Tenants down the park with the other "Surplus" callsigns.... :lol:
 

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Harry_Webster said:
Built my snowholes and igloos, skied uphill, skied downhill in the park


And got binned just like thousands of other AMF(L) squaddies

Always had you marked as an uphill gardener? Although no doubt your "Double pole" technique earns you many a can of Tenants down the park with the other "Surplus" callsigns.... :lol:
MY Easter weekend is complete!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Harry W is back i=on the drivel
 
#10
MSI64 said:
Ice breaking drills Cant see much use for them in my Army career
Tell me about it. I'm still trying to figure out why the RN made me do the arctic surival course a few years ago.....
 
#11
the_matelot said:
MSI64 said:
Ice breaking drills Cant see much use for them in my Army career
Tell me about it. I'm still trying to figure out why the RN made me do the arctic surival course a few years ago.....
did mine with some bird from the medics going just before me wearing just her poly whites and no t-shirt, got a good perv when she got out of the water and was doing the wet poly white competition 36DD
 
#12
CHARLIE224 said:
the_matelot said:
MSI64 said:
Ice breaking drills Cant see much use for them in my Army career
Tell me about it. I'm still trying to figure out why the RN made me do the arctic surival course a few years ago.....
did mine with some bird from the medics going just before me wearing just her poly whites and no t-shirt, got a good perv when she got out of the water and was doing the wet poly white competition 36DD
Pic's anyone ????????? :D :D
 

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