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Old Article in the Times

#1
Reading some of Mike Smith's blogs I spotted this article with it's comment about 3 c-130's in the 'Stan

http://timesonline.typepad.com/mick_smith/2006/01/message_to_the_.html#more

I wonder if anyone in MoD or 3 Para has heard of this trick the Rhodesian's had to resort to

http://members.tripod.com/selousscouts/rhodesian army coin 72_79 part2.htm

To wit. Contacts would be followed up and a Dakota used to drop "Fire Sticks" in front of or on the contact. A rather scary but ballsy idea. An old friend of mine from Leeds, now dead did have the delight of this job, managing 3 drops in one day.
 
#2
Pamwe Chete
The Legend of the Selous Scouts
Lt Col Ron Reid Daly

A rattling good read - describes the use of the fire force concept in detail.
 
#3
Yup, the old Fireforce trick if I'm not mistaken. Along with the 'Para-Daks', I believe the Rhodesians also used Alouettes. It was a fairly straightforward tactic really - make contact with the 'terrs', drive them in a particular direction where Fireforce troops would be dropped on them. The South Africans used a variation of this in Namibia/SWA.
 
#4
<In "screeching with shock horror" mode>
This is entrapment!
<Liberal/Guardian/BBC mode off>

Brilliant, it's been proved to work, it would save good lives and end bad ones, but sadly our very own Attorney General would have a field day. See you in court, counsellor.
 

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