warriors in afghan

#1
been told we're deploying on herrick 11 next year

just wondering if anyones been out in the 'stan in the armoured role and how well the warriors worked over there??? only recently started operating if i remember rightly???

ive got a tour under my belt (telic 10) so got a lil experience, but just wondering how much telic and herrick tours differ...

cheers. :)
 
#3
I'll chuck my two cents in as no one else has, now I'm not serving but I'm fairly certain the first to operate Warriors in AFG were Right Flank Scots Guards so if you can track down a guardsman you might have some luck.
Sorry if this is no help at all!
 
#5
Check your PMs. Opsec and all that.
 
#6
If I pass out from basic and phase 2 training I'm hoping to make it to the Queens Royal Hussars, does anyone know if they've been informed of deployment next year? PM by all means, opsec is utmost :)
 
#7
sidefx said:
If I pass out from basic and phase 2 training I'm hoping to make it to the Queens Royal Hussars, does anyone know if they've been informed of deployment next year? PM by all means, opsec is utmost :)
Opsec??? You're not even in the Army yet.

If someone were to PM you info then they'd be just as stupid as.....well.....I dunno??.....something really stupid!

You could be anyone.......journo......terrorist........loser.....whatever.....and you want someone on here to PM you possible deployment info??

Have a word with yourself.
 
#8
Get over yourself... I was asking a simple question, a simple answer like, no, would suffice.
 
#9
sidefx said:
If I pass out from basic and phase 2 training I'm hoping to make it to the Queens Royal Hussars,
sidefx said:
Get over yourself... I was asking a simple question, a simple answer like, no, would suffice.

Wind your neck in your horrible little gobshite crow

I can see laps of the tank park with the 'shell' for you my boy.....

If you pass out
 
#12
haha ok man,sorry for soundin like a prat! as it happens,isn't there a serious amount of warriors out of service at the moment? I think I read it in Soldier or Camouflage
 
#13
sidefx said:
haha ok man,sorry for soundin like a prat! as it happens,isn't there a serious amount of warriors out of service at the moment? I think I read it in Soldier or Camouflage
"Serious amount of Warriors out of service" I don't think so sonny, Don't believe everything you read in the glossy magazines.
 
#14
I'm just reading this from july's 'Solder'

"A quarter of all of the Army's Warrior vehicle fleet has either been destroyed is out of commission because of maintenance, Armed Forces Minister Bob Ainsworth has told the commons.

Responding to a question from MP Nick Harvey, Mr Ainsworth revealed that 26 percent of the 793 strong Warrior line-up was not fit for purpose.

In addition 40 percent of the 1,200 Scimitar CVR(T) vehicles were unavailable, although Challenger 2 MBT Saxon numbers were up at full strength.

Mr Ainsworth confirmed that the out-of-service figures included vehicles undergoing major repairs, awaiting disposal and those destroyed on operations."
 
#15
sidefx said:
I'm just reading this from july's 'Solder'

"A quarter of all of the Army's Warrior vehicle fleet has either been destroyed is out of commission because of maintenance, Armed Forces Minister Bob Ainsworth has told the commons.

Responding to a question from MP Nick Harvey, Mr Ainsworth revealed that 26 percent of the 793 strong Warrior line-up was not fit for purpose.

In addition 40 percent of the 1,200 Scimitar CVR(T) vehicles were unavailable, although Challenger 2 MBT Saxon numbers were up at full strength.

Mr Ainsworth confirmed that the out-of-service figures included vehicles undergoing major repairs, awaiting disposal and those destroyed on operations."
Before you get into another argument about something you know feck all about, in any fleet of vehicles weather they are Land Rovers or Warrior you will get a certain percentage which is deemed "out of service" this could be for any number of reasons, not least overdue maintenance, this could be either a major service or simply requiring new track pads. Most (not all) destroyed Afv's will go back through base overhaul and be returned to service.

All this you will come to find out when you eventually join up, and well done for quoting out of a glossy magazine.
 
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#16
From what i saw on Herrick 6 Warriors were used to ferry blokes around and give fire support, the terrain of the green zone doesn't lend its self to anylthing much larger than a WMIK even then that would be pushing it sometimes.

Of this was as a light role bod in a recce role, so i could be totally wrong.
 
#17
crow_bag said:
From what i saw on Herrick 6 Warriors were used to ferry blokes around and give fire support, the terrain of the green zone doesn't lend its self to anylthing much larger than a WMIK even then that would be pushing it sometimes.

Of this was as a light role bod in a recce role, so i could be totally wrong.
Absolutely correct Crow, the green zone wasn't Warrior friendly but Warrior did work exceptionally well in all other area's.
 
#18
buryfc66 said:
sidefx said:
I'm just reading this from july's 'Solder'

"A quarter of all of the Army's Warrior vehicle fleet has either been destroyed is out of commission because of maintenance, Armed Forces Minister Bob Ainsworth has told the commons.

Responding to a question from MP Nick Harvey, Mr Ainsworth revealed that 26 percent of the 793 strong Warrior line-up was not fit for purpose.

In addition 40 percent of the 1,200 Scimitar CVR(T) vehicles were unavailable, although Challenger 2 MBT Saxon numbers were up at full strength.

Mr Ainsworth confirmed that the out-of-service figures included vehicles undergoing major repairs, awaiting disposal and those destroyed on operations."
Before you get into another argument about something you know feck all about, in any fleet of vehicles weather they are Land Rovers or Warrior you will get a certain percentage which is deemed "out of service" this could be for any number of reasons, not least overdue maintenance, this could be either a major service or simply requiring new track pads. Most (not all) destroyed Afv's will go back through base overhaul and be returned to service.

All this you will come to find out when you eventually join up, and well done for quoting out of a glossy magazine.
Well put.

It's Friday! Go out for a beer! You've changed you have ;)

Saying that, you must be nearly 92 years old now?!?! :)
 
#20
A certain percentage is understandable, but a quarter of any fleet is sizable at best. It was an observation on the numbers and not a circuitous method of striking up an argument about something I know feck all about,I have a girlfriend for that
 

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