Sapper up for a medal

#1
Unfortunatly it's not me... Yet

Whilst currently in Camp Bastion with 36 Engr, 26 are preparing to move out of the next coming weeks. We were told today, that a couple of days ago 2 Mercians were under attack in a compound and heavly pinned down. There was a sapper (26) present, and he set up a barmine, charged up to the compound and well, that sorted the situation out. :D

Apperantly he is up for a top medal.

There is no source as off yet though.
 
#2
so NT, what did he actually do? Run up and twat the feckers with it? :?
 
#3
We must be really short of CAS/Arty at the moment then!!
 
#4
I think he placed the barmine down and drew out his Hesco leathermans and scraped him to death with the blunt blade. Now if a planty was there, well a backhoe around the ears might have done the trick. Joking aside if he did that under fire GOOD LAD. Lets hope he gets the big bronze VC. Lets hope its another VC our way to the Corps history.
 
#5
I agree HTTH, talk about adapting and improvising.
 
#6
Nice one. I thought the days of the petard had long gone!
 
#7
Good news :D

So how is our man in the Stan? Keeping fit, NT? As good or as bad as you expected it to be? Remember Opsec, but keep us up to date old bean :D

:wink: You working for the Res Spec? or have they let you near a radio?
 
#10
NT,

This Spr, did he use the barmine as an improvised Method Of Entry (MOE)? If so, this has been standard practice for about a year now.

If not, let us know. Am off to BATUS soon & am hoping to include further MOE into the available training for Engrs. If we have something new, we need to share the wealth.

PM me with details if possible.

BOL out there.
 
#11
Am I the only person here still confused about what actually happened in this incident?
 
#13
AFG so far is how i expected it to be. Was in MT but it is quite over manned, and the fact that I cannot drive a bedford or even a landrover, only daff (which there isn't any off) I have been put into SQMS Dept. However, going lash because [opsec]I have a VERY Important sigs job soon[/opsec].


As to more informantion with the barmine, he supposedly strapped a simple initiation to it, which I think is more of less the standard MOE. I believe the story though, as 26 have been in the thick of it, even one nco was sturck on the head with an RPG and survived with burns. I'm guessing these two were wearing there stable belt. :p
 
#14
Nightrained said:
AFG so far is how i expected it to be. Was in MT but it is quite over manned, and the fact that I cannot drive a bedford or even a landrover, only daff (which there isn't any off) I have been put into SQMS Dept. However, going lash because [opsec]I have a VERY Important sigs job soon[/opsec].


As to more informantion with the barmine, he supposedly strapped a simple initiation to it, which I think is more of less the standard MOE. I believe the story though, as 26 have been in the thick of it, even one nco was sturck on the head with an RPG and survived with burns. I'm guessing these two were wearing there stable belt. :p
What The ****!!! 8O
 
#17
I heard this from a mate who was back on R&R in Aug. The lad in question crawled for about 15 mins to get to the wall below the Talib position whilst his section was isolated in the open and under heavy fire. When he got there, he cut off a length of safety fuse, lit it, timed it, and then calculated how much S fuse he needed in order to bug-out.

He then cut the fuse to length, set up the initiation set, lit it and hoyed the barmine up over the wall onto the Taliban position (then he ran like feck). All of this was under fire and evidently the barmine dropped the whole building/compound and neutralised the threat.

Good lad! :D
 
#18
What a great mate he is. let us hope that the Sapper is recognised.

two things, the talk about Petards? Miracle workers. Germans sometimes gave up when one appeared. The other reminds me of the terrible things that sappers got up to with a pound of gun cotton..Bloody great big bang. Well done Sir!
Swordman
 
#20
POM_HERO said:
I heard this from a mate who was back on R&R in Aug. The lad in question crawled for about 15 mins to get to the wall below the Talib position whilst his section was isolated in the open and under heavy fire. When he got there, he cut off a length of safety fuse, lit it, timed it, and then calculated how much S fuse he needed in order to bug-out.

He then cut the fuse to length, set up the initiation set, lit it and hoyed the barmine up over the wall onto the Taliban position (then he ran like feck). All of this was under fire and evidently the barmine dropped the whole building/compound and neutralised the threat.

Good lad! :D
What a legend. Certainly sounds like he deserves a medal for that.
 
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