I spoke to a young chap who had placed such a charge on an Afghan compound wall and was retiring to a safe distance when he stepped on an IED.Yes. As part of a frame charge.
ATMP issued to platoon level.
Yes, that's what I (and a lot of others) did. In those days though, all arms received the same scale of webbing.It used to be the case, using 58 webbing, that 3 water bottle pouches replaced kidney pouches.
They could carry the same contents, but didn't interfere with wearing a bergen.
How big are the f*****g mice!?To blow mouseholes into compounds.
You forget the tradition of the British infantryman carrying the whole world on his back.See, that's what I (as a civvy) would expect.
Surely you only need to carry on you what you need to fight. Anything else is non-combat, and thus can be carried by mechanised means. You won't be using your sleeping bag in combat, so on the transport it goes.
Of course, I always ask 'What am I missing?' when I say something like that on a subject I'm not very familiar with.
You forget the tradition of the Peacetime British infantryman carrying the whole world on his back.
How it should be.Up to the micromanagement of this century loads quickly became lighter when the fighting started, there's a a good piece on it in "Quartered Safe Out Here". Not much more than weapon, ammn, basic rats and (proper) digging tools.
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