Ex UK SF Operator Accuses Dutch of Not Providing Apache Support for His Patrol

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The Dutch do have previous for leaving folk in the lurch. Pretty wierd view of what being in an Army is all about - a Dutch full Col was just about in tears explaining how hard it was being away from home for so long. 20 + years service and the first time he'd been on Ops.

...on the other hand I've seen Dutch EOD strip off their national flags to help us when what we were doing was outside their ROE in the Balkans.
 
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well he has a book coming out............free publicity?
 
#5
He's not from the UK - he's a Strine (aussie).
Apologies-I was using UK in the commonwealth sense in that the author of the book is "a former SAS soldier and ex-Royal Marine."
 
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#8
If you read Cloggie's link it says that the Aussie commanders were worried that assisting the Dutch would break their own ROE's. How crap is that? Wasn't so long ago the Daily Wail and the Scum were accusing German troops of being remfs because they wouldn't help us when we were in the shi-ite. Again something to do with ROE's. Surely when the the fan is expelling excrement then senior officers could grow a pair big enough to say "Do what you have to and we'll sort out the paperwork later."
 
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If you read Cloggie's link it says that the Aussie commanders were worried that assisting the Dutch would break their own ROE's. How crap is that? Wasn't so long ago the Daily Wail and the Scum were accusing German troops of being remfs because they wouldn't help us when we were in the shi-ite. Again something to do with ROE's. Surely when the the fan is expelling excrement then senior officers could grow a pair big enough to say "Do what you have to and we'll sort out the paperwork later."
Yes because everyone wants the risk of a jail sentence just so they can say what a big pair they have.
 
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Yes because everyone wants the risk of a jail sentence just so they can say what a big pair they have.
Nice to know you can be relied upon in a tight corner!
 
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If you read Cloggie's link it says that the Aussie commanders were worried that assisting the Dutch would break their own ROE's. How crap is that? Wasn't so long ago the Daily Wail and the Scum were accusing German troops of being remfs because they wouldn't help us when we were in the shi-ite. Again something to do with ROE's. Surely when the the fan is expelling excrement then senior officers could grow a pair big enough to say "Do what you have to and we'll sort out the paperwork later."
I suspect DUTCHBAT would have appreciated our growing a pair and providing air support at Srebrenica, regardless of any ROE.
 
#13
Nice to know you can be relied upon in a tight corner!
So you would be happy to accused of (and possibly get sent down for) murder just so long as everyone knew you had big bollocks?
 
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