Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by Goatman, Jun 14, 2005.

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  1. Goatman

    Goatman LE Book Reviewer

    FROM DEFENCENET, STORY IN TODAY'S TIMES (though damned if I can find e-copy):


    Private Adam Mills, 19, of the Staffordshire Regiment, saved British and Iraqi troops from a huge roadside bomb buried near al-Amarah, where two British soldiers were killed by bombs last month. He spotted the antenna of the primed bomb sticking up only yards from where his Warrior armoured vehicle halted and raised the alarm. Private Mills, was only four days into his first tour of duty.


    Bravo Zulu that man...tick VG, Gold star AND milk monitor for the week!
    Hope his mates buy him a beer or ten on the strength of it.....

    Glod bless Generation X.

    Le Chevre
  2. Good effort Pte Mills

    Proof that 10 and 20m checks save lives
  3. Good Job Pte Mills, so the eye is quicker than the hand. If it wasn't for soldiers like that the Army would be in a world of hurt.

    Just goes to show good training works.
  4. MK1 eyeball saves the day AGAIN! This echoes down the centuries, nay millenia.

    "Keep em peeled lads!"
  5. Who needs eyeballs when we've got technology that can do the job better! It must be true TCH said so...
  6. Good call young son. Wonder if anybody did buy him a drink?
  7. Cutaway

    Cutaway LE Reviewer

    As Oneshot says, damn good call.

    Even if it had been a lemon it would still have been a good call - discretion being the better part, and all that.

    (Until the Adoo get to emulating some of PIRA's numbers anyway.)
  8. The soldier relied on his training and intelligence. A war zone is like the ultimate pass/fail test. You do it right and you get to see a second day and so on. The fact that this soldier was new to Iraq and was hyper alert probably averted a tragedy.
  9. Goatman

    Goatman LE Book Reviewer

    bit more on that story:

    Le Chevre

    Edited by PTP , PERSEC and some OPSEC breaches.

    Guys please remember, before you post, even from Defence UNCLAS sources, read the thing through , remove names and any technical detail that may be of use to others.

    Do not assume that because it appears in print , it has been checked properly by the originating source.


  10. That's got to be worth an early slot on an NCO cadre and early promotion. I've known a few guys who have done less and deserved less but received more. Blagging gits.
  11. Goatman's fuller account may have been edited for Persec etc, but the MOD Site could follow his example.
  12. Goatman

    Goatman LE Book Reviewer

    Fair cop PTP - but can we plse restore the shot of the find itself ( as it appears on the site given in the post above) ...'satiable curiosity on my part....what the hell are these things ?

    Le Chevre
  13. Thank god for OPTAG! We had a cracking package pre TELIC 5.
  14. Good drills, good skills!!!
  15. [​IMG]

    It makes you wonder if this release was done by anyone in the Military :roll: