De Oppresso Liber Memorial, NY, NY

Discussion in 'The Intelligence Cell' started by JoeCivvie, Nov 11, 2012.

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  1. I've just read about the De Oppresso Liber memorial which was unveiled in New York last month. It commemorates the 5th SFG Task Force Dagger in Afghanistan.

    The background behind it makes interesting reading - "Horse Soldier" statue stands proud near Ground Zero - News -




    Did I read somewhere that UK forces also patrolled on horses in parts of the former Yugoslavia?
  2. Thread drift alert: Dunno about UK forces, but, Oz 'Them' used Mules in Afg.

  3. Rhodesian forces used horses (Grey's Scouts) from 1975 to 1989. Seffrican (1 SWA Specialist Unit - SWASPES at Oshivello and then Otavi) were also equestrian mounted infantry between 1980 and 1989. Both used the horses as transport, ie. instead of troop vehicles. The infantry dismounted when in direct combat situations and then spent hours after contact trying to get the horses back.

    *** Edited to correct dates ***