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Anyone here on Op Agricola 3 remember the lad who shot himself through the hand at slim lines?
Op Agricola??? Interesting operation name, throw in Germania and it reminds me of Tacitus Was it on the South Coast perchance??? OPSEC passed yet, pray tell...
Try doing some light homework, Nehustan. Op Agricola was the Kosovo operation, which literally thousands of UK forces had a part in. Hardly hush-hush. Slim lines was (still is?) on the outskirts of Pristina.
And i didn't know the bloke, but i did hear about it! (I was at Trenchard, on the APOD)
K., thought it was homegrown, which was due to the name and the fact by daughter just pulled a Latin Grammar book from the shelf and as stated Tacitus. Interesting operation name tho', where do they get them from...
(edit: not been to Kosovo. Is it mainly farmland in relation to other parts of FYRs?)
"The work has a strong anti-despotic tone. Tacitus sets the despotism of Domitian against the merits of Agricola: an incorruptible officer and a great commander, he fit the model of the mos maiorum ("the custom of the forefathers", the presumed superior morality of an earlier time). The writer implicitly says that, as the Empire should be accepted as a necessary evil, one has to keep one's dignity without mixing up one's own responsibility with the responsibility of an arbitrary despot like Domitian. One can be an honest and scrupulous officer, doing his job with serenity and in collaboration with the regime, keeping his job and keeping the interest of the state, waiting for a better age, when a writer would be able to write in freedom."
Kinda makes sense in context I guess...
I believe theyre chosen from a database, and as such have no relation to said operation.
Telic, Agricola, Basilica etc.
In stark contrast to US mil operational names, enduring freedom, iraqi freedom, desert storm etc. Some of which dont quite live up to their names just yet.
UK op names come from crappy program that just spits them out.
Anything that makes any semblance of normality is US generated (though they tend to be an oxymoron).
Surprised they haven't used "friendly fire" as one yet or "blue on blue".
Is that the fellow who was cracking one off and during the vinegar stroke reportedly kicked his gat and shot himself, if not then I probably made it up.
Remember him! I had to escort him to the glasshouse for it!!!!!!
...you make stuff up, I won't have it said, I just won't!
I remember the lad who stabbed himself in the chest with a leatherman, on Agricola 3 - claiming he had been practicing 'martial arts'.....
i lived in the room next door his name is pb
Cnaeus Julius Agricola was a roman war leader who was sent to quell disturbances in far off lands hence the name of the Op
The first Agricola was great, i was attached to 7 Sigs. No Bullshit and out off 3 Div for 6 months. It was tops!
I can remember such incident vaigley, lol, and a little wee lad with gooffy teeth, ratboyyyyyy as he was called by some lol, I cant remembder his name at mo, but wil look into it lol.
Good stuff. I bet that's been annoying the original poster for about 7 years.
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