the last British bayonet charge!

#1
Have it on good authority that this took place 3 weeks ago. Troops ran out of ammo ... the insurgents ran away ...

is this true ?

cheers
CK
 
#2
Car is not a reporter, he is a *shudder* Matelot from the other means.
 

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#3
PTP

It does not really matter where the pussy is coming from.

The last British bayonet charge has not yet happened.

If the job needs a bayonet then the guys out there will use the necessary instrument to do the job.

Never been there and never will, but it must concentrate the mind somewhat.
 
#4
car_key said:
Have it on good authority that this took place 3 weeks ago. Troops ran out of ammo ... the insurgents ran away ...

is this true ?

cheers
CK
Apparentley, one of them had had his iPod nicked so they thought they'd go and get it back.
 
#5
PassingBells said:
car_key said:
Have it on good authority that this took place 3 weeks ago. Troops ran out of ammo ... the insurgents ran away ...

is this true ?

cheers
CK
Apparentley, one of them had had his iPod nicked so they thought they'd go and get it back.
Get a towel, quick. PMSL.
 
#7
The reported one was a couple of years back i9n Iraq when i think it was a Scottish regiment that got in amongst them and caused chaos and mayhem. they say the bodies were floating down the Tigris for days
 
#8
W.Anchor said:
The reported one was a couple of years back i9n Iraq when i think it was a Scottish regiment that got in amongst them and caused chaos and mayhem. they say the bodies were floating down the Tigris for days
PWRR did it in 2004, Telic 4.
 

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#9
jimmys_best_mate said:
W.Anchor said:
The reported one was a couple of years back i9n Iraq when i think it was a Scottish regiment that got in amongst them and caused chaos and mayhem. they say the bodies were floating down the Tigris for days
PWRR did it in 2004, Telic 4.
Above info is correct
'Battle of Danny Boy'
Widely reported in the press(The sun) a month or so after
Might even be a mention in Dusty Warriors
 
#10
It was a PWRR sect attached to The Argylls in Iraq a couple of years back. The Bn were soooo chuffed as it brought back memories of Aden and Col Colin Mitchell.
 
#11
the_boy_syrup said:
jimmys_best_mate said:
W.Anchor said:
The reported one was a couple of years back i9n Iraq when i think it was a Scottish regiment that got in amongst them and caused chaos and mayhem. they say the bodies were floating down the Tigris for days
PWRR did it in 2004, Telic 4.
Above info is correct
'Battle of Danny Boy'
Widely reported in the press(The sun) a month or so after
Might even be a mention in Dusty Warriors
Danny Boy is mentioned in Dusty Warriors, but IIRC Holmes doesn't concentrate much on the methods, more on the result.
 
#12
Given the amount of extra attachements on the rifle now, the bayonet charge would not be all that impressive since I understand that on average only two men per section can actually attach the bayonet??

Mind you, it would still put the sh1ts up the Taliban to see a shed load of troops charginf them, bayonet or no bayonet!!!!
 
#13
the boy syrup says
Widely reported in the press(The sun) a month or so after

It must be true then! S,pose they,ll be pushing for warcrimes next!
 
#14
Commando_Spirit said:
Given the amount of extra attachements on the rifle now, the bayonet charge would not be all that impressive since I understand that on average only two men per section can actually attach the bayonet??quote]

As far as I'm aware, no 'attachments' (ie UGL, LLM etc) cause a problem and the its only the LSW and LMG (Minimi) that can't be fitted with a bayonet, including the tankies carbine.
 
#15
Was SOP for us to 'Fix' after exiting a vehicle in an assault anyway. Must admit it worried the septics on a couple of large exercises!! he he he ... no bad thing there then
 
#16
36thulster said:
the boy syrup says
Widely reported in the press(The sun) a month or so after

It must be true then! S,pose they,ll be pushing for warcrimes next!
Moqtada Al Sadr actually tried to make a formal complaint that his soldiers bodies "had been mutilated" by British Soldiers.
The Jaish must've been pretty gutted at the amount of jundies they lost in that encounter!
 

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#17
Wench3000 said:
36thulster said:
the boy syrup says
Widely reported in the press(The sun) a month or so after

It must be true then! S,pose they,ll be pushing for warcrimes next!
Moqtada Al Sadr actually tried to make a formal complaint that his soldiers bodies "had been mutilated" by British Soldiers.
The Jaish must've been pretty gutted at the amount of jundies they lost in that encounter!
I was trying to point out that it was no secret and could be found out with a bit of research

Didn't MAS supporters kill the police chief when they handed the bodies over
Also IIRC part of the mutilation claims were that there was an awful lot of head shots and they were trying to claim they had been executed

BTW the reason the British took the bodies back to Abu Naji was for identification purposes it was beleived at the time that some of the 'recently deceased' may have been involved in the RMP killings the year before
 
#18
Just proves that "the fuzzy wuzzies don't like it up 'em Capt"
 
#19
the_boy_syrup said:
Wench3000 said:
36thulster said:
the boy syrup says
Widely reported in the press(The sun) a month or so after

It must be true then! S,pose they,ll be pushing for warcrimes next!
Moqtada Al Sadr actually tried to make a formal complaint that his soldiers bodies "had been mutilated" by British Soldiers.
The Jaish must've been pretty gutted at the amount of jundies they lost in that encounter!
I was trying to point out that it was no secret and could be found out with a bit of research

Didn't MAS supporters kill the police chief when they handed the bodies over
Also IIRC part of the mutilation claims were that there was an awful lot of head shots and they were trying to claim they had been executed

BTW the reason the British took the bodies back to Abu Naji was for identification purposes it was beleived at the time that some of the 'recently deceased' may have been involved in the RMP killings the year before

Head shots? I recall there were some HESH shots. :D
 
#20
I remember reading about falklands battles as a kid and how well the UK troops did close up, this agreed with the old guys I have chatted to at work who commented on how the "eyeties were bloody good at artillery but didn't like it close in with a bayonet".

It's great to see that the youth of today can show the same grit that their fathers and grandfathers showed in their day.

:)
 

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