pow codes Afgan

sirbhp

LE
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#1
I have been trying to trace pow codes from ww2 for yonks . The ones i want are not in Foots history of MI9. i DIGRESS AN SEEING AN PROGRAMME REGARDING THE YANKS ATTEMPTED RESCUE OF POWS IN vIET NAM THEY STATED THAT A LARGE k WAS CODE FOR Come AND GET US , AND THAT OTHER (FECKING CAPLOCKS ) codes were laid out saying x amount of us are wounded .

Do the lads who get sent to Afghan get some training in covert communication if captured or on the run ? It seems to me that most of them are stuck right out in the thick of things and are often surrounded by the Talibs .
 
#2
................ and this is the sort of question that is going to be answered in an open forum? I hadn't realised the utility of a certain
phrase until now: do one.
 

sirbhp

LE
Book Reviewer
#4
don't be a praat , i don't want the ACTUAL code , just to know that there is such training will suffice . Do you think that the Germans and the Chinese didint know our chaps had codes and compass in their kit. FOR EXAMPLE EVERYBODY AND THEIR MUM MUST KNOW THAT THE us FLAG FLOWN UPSIDE DOWN IS A SIGN OF DISTRESS. ( NOT SHOUTING JUST CANY TYPE THIS EARLY IN THE MORNING .)
 
#5
don't be a praat , i don't want the ACTUAL code , just to know that there is such training will suffice . Do you think that the Germans and the Chinese didint know our chaps had codes and compass in their kit. FOR EXAMPLE EVERYBODY AND THEIR MUM MUST KNOW THAT THE us FLAG FLOWN UPSIDE DOWN IS A SIGN OF DISTRESS. ( NOT SHOUTING JUST CANY TYPE THIS EARLY IN THE MORNING .)
Do you ask such dumb questions in real life as well?
 
#10
We were all told just use the Phonetic alphabet if in trouble and surrounded by Taliban but not in contact so Hotel:Echo:Lima:papa however if in immediate danger and you have been spotted to change to Sierra:Hotel:India:Tango and backup will be there in minutes few.
 
#16
Hope they're better at instructing than they are at writing. Reads like the blurb for some second-rate civvy outfit. "Working in support of the defence mission by delivering ..." FFS!
RAF unit, innit :)
 

sirbhp

LE
Book Reviewer
#20
mea culp mea culpa , a stupid topic . I wrote it in the middle of the night when knackered. Let that be a lesson to me !
 
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