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Re: American Jeds

Postby BedsnHerts » Tue Apr 20, 2010 3:02 pm

Chomley-Warner wrote:Just in case people feel the temptation to rush out and buy wings or 'SOE' or any other kind of patches - no need, save the cash


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Re: American Jeds

Postby Chomley-Warner » Tue Apr 20, 2010 3:06 pm

Hah, you weren't really going to jump behind enemy lines with a badge saying 'I am a spy' were you? :lol:

Heh, I'm sure there are pics of trainers at Milford Hall wearing badges (possibly trainees too, I can't remember) so fine for May 2nd!
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Re: American Jeds

Postby BedsnHerts » Wed Apr 21, 2010 11:25 am

Chomley-Warner wrote:Hah, you weren't really going to jump behind enemy lines with a badge saying 'I am a spy' were you? :lol:


Er....No? 8)

From what I've read about Jeds, I thought the idea was that the sight of an Allied officer wearing uniform and rank badges would put a rocket up the Maquis and associated garlic munchers more than if they were wearing civvies.

I'd also have thought that a German officer's interpretation of Hitler's Commando Order would be based more on where you were captured and what you were doing than what badge you were wearing.

If anyone has any good reference other than the crappy websites I've found, please share the love.
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Re: American Jeds

Postby Chomley-Warner » Wed Apr 21, 2010 11:37 am

You are right about the uniform of course but you wouldn't wear a badge saying you are a secret agent, that is the point. The maquis were aware of who they were to meet and when. Sometimes, when safety dictated and things were hot, uniforms were ditched and civvies used. We actually airdropped thousands of BD uniforms for the maquis to wear for the uprising!

I daresay orders were interpreted variously by officers on the ground but there is no doubt the seriousness given to enemy activity behind the lines - it was causing untold havoc to a proper functioning army in occupation.

As to how players will be treated for the event - well, lets just say Old 'Un is OC1...
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Re: American Jeds

Postby Chomley-Warner » Wed Apr 21, 2010 11:44 am

I have given a few links in posts above somewhere but 'The Jedburghs' is a cracking book that shows the breathtaking scale and endeavour of the Jeds http://www.amazon.co.uk/Jedburghs-Secret-History-Allied-Special/dp/1586484621/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1271850028&sr=8-1 (which I have borrowed from Pete actually!)

There isn't a great deal on the interweb and of course there are very few photos - most have been posted here already.
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Re: American Jeds

Postby Wladek » Wed Apr 21, 2010 11:44 am

BedsnHerts wrote:From what I've read about Jeds, I thought the idea was that the sight of an Allied officer wearing uniform and rank badges would put a rocket up the Maquis and associated garlic munchers more than if they were wearing civvies.

I'd also have thought that a German officer's interpretation of Hitler's Commando Order would be based more on where you were captured and what you were doing than what badge you were wearing.

If anyone has any good reference other than the crappy websites I've found, please share the love.


I have a photo in my French Resistance book, taken of Jedburgh radio guy posing in the field with a couple of resistance fighters. He is wearing battledress unbadged and no hat.

It is just a single photo, but is taken 'behind the lines' in France, so... well there's something.
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Re: American Jeds

Postby Sgt.Heide » Wed Apr 21, 2010 11:58 am

The book that C-W linked to is an excellent read. As you pass through the chapters, some of the things those guys did will amaze you. It doesn't read like your usual history book, it's got the ring of a good novel about it, simply because of the amazing feats of the Jed's.
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Re: American Jeds

Postby JD7 » Wed Apr 21, 2010 12:00 pm

American Jeds makes me think of Hillbillys :lol:
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Re: American Jeds

Postby BedsnHerts » Wed Apr 21, 2010 1:23 pm

Chomley-Warner wrote:but you wouldn't wear a badge saying you are a secret agent


You would if it had been personally issued to you by Lord Peter Flint along with a code book, ID card and plastic wallet after a rigorous selection and training process...

along with a Postal Order for £1.99 made out to IPC Magazines
(allow 28 days for delivery, offer not valid in Northern Ireland or the Channel Isles)

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Re: American Jeds

Postby Chomley-Warner » Wed Apr 21, 2010 1:51 pm

True, if you sent money to Warlord then this would pretty much ensure you were invulnerable to capture. (But I'm an ex member of the Beatles Fan Club, Tufty Club, Jackie Club, Beano Club etc who never sent anything beyond the first 'pack'. The Puffin Club was ace however.)
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Re: American Jeds

Postby Steiner » Wed Apr 21, 2010 5:08 pm

BedsnHerts wrote:
Chomley-Warner wrote:but you wouldn't wear a badge saying you are a secret agent


You would if it had been personally issued to you by Lord Peter Flint along with a code book, ID card and plastic wallet after a rigorous selection and training process...

along with a Postal Order for £1.99 made out to IPC Magazines
(allow 28 days for delivery, offer not valid in Northern Ireland or the Channel Isles)

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Re: American Jeds

Postby scaleyback » Wed Apr 21, 2010 5:29 pm

ah warlord.... how many times did i write my name on that plastic ID tag and then wipe it off with spit. happy days.
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Re: American Jeds

Postby MrSlippyfist » Thu Jun 17, 2010 11:28 am

i once worked at a site where a guy who claimed to be former "special forces" was happily going around brandishing his lovely tattoo of the winged dagger...when i asked him about the tattoo he claimed he had it when he passed selection...so i asked him if he ever served active duties...he said "of course, what did you think i did all that f**king training for"...to which i simply said .. " oh right, i didn't realise "special forces" would do such a thing, i mean what if you got captured?" to which he replied.." breaks over, gotta go".

why would anyone in any kind of "special forces" wear any kind of badge, patch, tattoo or label to identify them as such???

maybe its just me , but i would cry like a baby if i got captured and like pete said act like a piece of shit not worthy of a bullet...then when they turn there backs cut there head off with a spoon. LOL
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Re: American Jeds

Postby Steiner » Thu Jun 17, 2010 12:03 pm

I had my special forces tattoo removed for that very reason.

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Re: American Jeds

Postby jonsteele » Thu Jun 17, 2010 12:45 pm

MrSlippyfist wrote:i once worked at a site where a guy who claimed to be former "special forces" was happily going around brandishing his lovely tattoo of the winged dagger...


In my experience, anyone who brags about being ex regiment etc. is full of shite. The people that I know genuinely served with UKSF never talk about it, let alone brag about it - unless of course their name is Andy McNabb or Chris Ryan!
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