the last British bayonet charge!

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  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.
     
  3. Auld-Yin

    Auld-Yin LE Reviewer Book Reviewer Reviews Editor

    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. Apparentley, one of them had had his iPod nicked so they thought they'd go and get it back.
     
  5. Get a towel, quick. PMSL.
     
  6. It may not make the papers, but using bayonets in Iraq really isn't rare at all.
     
  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. PWRR did it in 2004, Telic 4.
     
  9. the_boy_syrup

    the_boy_syrup LE Book Reviewer

    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. 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!
     
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  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