Another good, demanding session this time practising FOB and patrolling drills. We deployed blokes with Vallon, Bowman and LMGs which would have been unthinkable for a TA unit even two years ago. (as well as the usual A2 and GPMG ( x6)). We also used, for the first time, Helmet Mounted Night Vision kit which looked to be pretty useful. The OPFOR / Local Nationals had a selection of AKs and wore dishdashes. INto routine at 0830 saturday; patrols, sanger bashing etc. Naturally the patrols came under IDF and SA fire and the FOB was IDF'd. More than once. The RAP was tested as was the CP; 9 liners and notional MERT requiring HLS clearance. The medics put on some superb CASSIM complete with squirting blood to simulate arterial bleeding. We had walk-ins and one patrol went out with a rather more ginger than usual ANA soldier. Sunday at early-ish o'clock saw a totally unexpected FOB attack, complicated by having two of the three platoons out - fisrt Plt was fixed, QRF deployed who also became fixed. IDF on the FOB followed by Taliban killing all of the CP, 13 FF KIA and 4 Talib dead. Fair bit of chaos despite a very helpful WO2 playing OPFOR being heard point out, during the scrap, that some,litter needed picking up and the presence of a rather notable trip hazard. IMO a very good exercise that shows what can be done when the PSIs are good'ns.