Two Brit sldrs seriously injured in another suicide attack

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BBC News:


Two British soldiers have been seriously injured in a suicide attack in Iraq, the Ministry of Defence said.
The troops were part of the Black Watch battle group stationed at Camp Dogwood 20 miles (32km) from Baghdad, having been re-deployed from Basra.

The MoD said they were injured in the attack at 0922 local time and had been airlifted to a US field hospital.

The injuries came after three soldiers were killed in a suicide bomb attack at a checkpoint near Falluja on Thursday.

Battle group

The two soldiers suffered serious injuries to their lower legs, BBC correspondent Ben Brown said from Camp Dogwood.

The pair are due to be flown to a military hospital in Germany within 24 hours.

The battle group includes an armoured reconnaissance from B Squadron, Queen's Dragoon Guards, elements of 40 Commando Royal Marines, and supporting specialists from the Royal Engineers, Royal Logistic Corps, Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers, and Royal Military Police.

The battle group had begun a major operation ahead of an expected raid on Falluja by US Marines.

They blocked off a key bridge on the eastern bank of the River Euphrates in the regiment's biggest mission since it was redeployed to central Iraq on 27 October.

The operation has intensified speculation that American and Iraqi troops will launch an imminent raid on Falluja.

Ben Brown, at the troops' base, said the plan is to stop fighters and weapons being moved by Sunni insurgents.

The operation comes days after three soldiers from the regiment were killed.

Sgt Stuart Gray, 31, Pte Paul Lowe, 19 and Pte Scott McArdle, 22, all from Fife, died in a suicide bomb attack at a checkpoint near Falluja on Thursday



http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/3990419.stm
 
#3
I second that sentiment Ease

But I fear that if , as reported a medevac to Germany is involved ,it may mean a bit more than that.

I am not given to praying, but lately , I find I am increasingly doing so.

My hopes and prayers for a speedy recovery , to the familiy and colleagues of the inhjured.
 
#4
If AE to Germany is what's really planned, then it's the same as us sending wounded back to RCDM. It doesn't necessarily mean that the injuries are life-threatening - in fact it probably means that they aren't. Early AE for definitive treatment after stabilisation is SOP.

It is a matter of concern if we can't even treat our own guys when they are evacuated from theatre, but that's what you get when you sell military medicine out to the lowest bidder. Maybe the NHS has no beds - again.
 

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But Claymore, Bliar did say that he was prepared to play the blood price......

When can we bleed him ?
 
#9
I am reminded of this little poem by Kipling, which Prodigal posted on the 'War Poems' forum:


Rudyard Kipling said:
A Dead Statesman

I could not dig: I dared not rob:
Therefore I lied to please the mob.
Now all my lies are proved untrue
And I must face the men I slew.
What tale shall serve me among
Mine angry and defrauded young?

from Epitaphs of The War 1914- 1918
Very apposite.

I may just ask for it to be read on Wireless 4's 'Poetry Please', dedicated to Bliar, of course.
 
#10
Another sad day for the Black Watch

Speedy recovery fella's

Thoughts with them
 
#11
Thanks Viro

That sets my mind a bit more at ease , but not much :cry:
 
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The battle group includes an armoured reconnaissance from B Squadron, Queen's Dragoon Guards, elements of 40 Commando Royal Marines, and supporting specialists from the Royal Engineers, Royal Logistic Corps, Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers, and Royal Military Police.

The battle group had begun a major operation ahead of an expected raid on Falluja by US Marines.
Why don't we just give the rag's the passwords and Batco for the next 6 months aswell. :x
 
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Sunday, 7 November, 2004, 18:53 GMT

Black Watch bloodied but unbowed

Black Watch soldiers have pledged that they will not be "cowed" by attacks from Iraqi insurgents.
The promise came shortly after two soldiers serving with the Black Watch battle group were seriously injured in a suicide bomb attack in central Iraq.
"It was part of an ongoing operation to interdict the movement of insurgents and weapons through the Black Watch area of operations. It has been successful and will be ongoing."
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/3990899.stm
 
#17
Blair should start watching his back, their are a lot of back-benchers in the house of commons!


Wishing a speedy recovery to ALL injured in Iraq, irrelevant of nationality and especially our boys!!!
 
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meatballsnpasta said:
The battle group includes an armoured reconnaissance from B Squadron, Queen's Dragoon Guards, elements of 40 Commando Royal Marines, and supporting specialists from the Royal Engineers, Royal Logistic Corps, Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers, and Royal Military Police.

The battle group had begun a major operation ahead of an expected raid on Falluja by US Marines.
Why don't we just give the rag's the passwords and Batco for the next 6 months aswell. :x
Is that info above any use to joe public? Is the reporters out there (or here for that matter) really doing us any good? Yes - there are probably some things we would not know or know very late in the day, but apart from that - letting all hear details like that stated by mballs - is just giving the enemy the info they want! I bet their intelligence is tune to BBC World Service, might as well be.

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#19
There is a "Ring of steel" around Fallujah , but this AM , at Dawn 200 insurgents put in a classic assault against several police stations simultaneously , and zapped the Police Chief for the district into the bargain.

Why am I left with the uncomfortable feeling, that what we're going to destroy in Fallujagrad, are some die hard stay-behinds, and Iraqis that are thinking "This is my home, enough is enough, I'm taking one for the old Red , White Green and Black"

The bulk of the people we want to be rid of, I don't believe are in Falluja. I believe there is something wrong with this assumption, especially when I look at the map of the area.

http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/middle_east_and_asia/iraq_wall_det_2003.jpg

I think what we're about to create, is a legend and rallying cry for the Iraqi Resistance. I think turning Fallujah into a rockery, is EXACTLY what Red Team want.

I believe that as soon as the bulk of US forces are firmly committed in OBUA operations in Falluhjah, the other team are going to hit hard in several previously declared "safe towns" at once.

Who the hell is organising this? Who have we overlooked or released from Saddams' former command staff?

Previously, I thought it was that useful, red headed baby-eating b*stard who was Saddam's No. 2, but we've got him, so who have we missed?

Telling statement on tonight's news from a local eyewitness in Al Haq.

"I don't know who did this attack , I don't know whether it was the Muhajadeen or the Liberators "

I guess there is a clear difference in the mind of the average Iraqi.
 

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