Was that a reply to what is an oggin as you have lost me?
Thanks and I never thought to look it up as I honestly thought it was a regional slang word, still has not answered the original question though but thats by the by..
No, you just bloody sit there, I'll get it for you!
Yup, if you are going firm for any worth while amount of time and anything bigger than a section, the after effects can more resemble an LZ covered in local dwellings. I have seen and also helped produce some rather elaborate improvised accommodation complete with furnishings and other creature comforts.Ah.
Now about that leaving too much sign thing....
Tac nights agreed, however if it's a semi-permanent camp then even just a platoon can compete locally with the "we prevent forest" motto of Agent Orange....
The bipod’s used to keep the mortar off the wet grass? Presumably only when used in the direct fire role?Definitely the M16 bipod.. I had one when I was in a mortar platoon. I used to use it for keeping the weapon off the wet grass etc. It was not issued and I cannot remember how I came by it or what became of it later. I probably gave it away when I became transferred.
The bi-pod is bigger than it looks in the picture and than I remembered it. Just to be clear I used to attach it to my SLR. Of course why we even bothered with 81mm mortars when we had the thunder stick of the gods I never knew.The bipod’s used to keep the mortar off the wet grass? Presumably only when used in the direct fire role?