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Don't know how it happened but my mortar section failed terribly. Sheep walked onto our target, bomb goes off and up flies the sheep. While she's in mid-air her legs scrambling like hell trying to run away.
Never found out what happened to it but it wasn't on the impact area when we finished, must have thick skin to have survived that.
Wasn't that story bout rescuing sheep, not killing them?
Could be onto a good idea with the sheep for arms deal: One sheep=desert boots, two sheep and you get a rifle(working... with ammo), three sheep and you get in on the raffle for body armour. The Q stores would be quids in for wool.
Could also be a good source for people looking for prosphetic limbs.
ideal sheep killing weapon system (when did rifles and machine guns become weapon systems ?) richoet hit a sheep at 600m point kept firing
at it till it became a stain at least 6 mags worth well had to make sure
it was dead
Sennybridge in the sixties, 25 pounder guns, live firing. The welsh farmers used to cull their flocks for the 'scrappies' which would fetch a couple of quid in the market and drive them onto the impact area where we would oblige with "Enemy troops in the open - 3 rounds fire for effect". The cnuts would then charge the MOD fifteen quid apeice for prime lamb.
Personally I found that a bolt gun and somebody holding the horns was the most effective way to kill several hundred sheep a day. It wasn't the killing them that was the problem, it was the catching them in the first place...
...and who thought Op SLUBBER would be a good name for killing animals anyway?
A colleague from my ACF detachment (this was in the early 80's) scored kills on several sheep at approx 800m with the No 4 rifle during a camp. Good shooting for an 14 year old I thought. All through the practices he'd been marked up for washouts. Runner is sent up to recover the red flag at close of play and duly trots back down to report several wooly corpses that werent there when he was sent up to raise it.
Much lamb in the cookhouse for the remainder of the week.....
AAAD course live firing ex but because of the tracer ban (it was raining) we used 50 round bursts of ball instead of 1:1. There was a flock of sheep the other rside of the valley about 2K away that got it all afternoon, we estimated 27 sheep down from about 4000 rounds "lob-shot"
Sennybridge 97', one of our party hit one of the woolen Fig.11's with a Lanny at about 50 mph in the middle of the night. Oh how we laughed once we'd finished pulling wool and lumps of meat of the front grill.