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"actions on" capture.

Posted: Sun Jul 04, 2010 9:27 am
by Sgt.Heide
If you are unfortunate enough to be captured, please follow these guidelines.

As soon as you are captured, consider yourself to be disarmed, even if you have weapons secreted on your person. Your magazines will be unloaded into a bag. You are not allowed to resist capture and must endure whatever the enemy put you through, until a chance to escape presents itself. You will NOT be tied up (damned h&s!) but, please, consider yourself to be restrained in some way!

Also, consider yourself to have been thoroughly searched. Please hand over any maps, notebooks, etc. It is vital that you do not draw on maps, nor write down any grid references, codewords, etc, as they will assist the enemy should you be captured. If you absolutely have to write stuff down, write it on something small enough to shove in your moouth and eat before capture!

The only information you are allowed to give is name, rank, serial number and date of birth. Any other questions should be replied to with "I cannot answer that question". Take your time when replying. (Feel free to make up your own 7 figure army number and, for a suitable date of birth, just use your own birthday but, for the year, subtract your age from 1944. We'll assign "rank" on the day).

When given your orders, you will have some basic "escape & evasion" contingencies. These will consist of emergency rally points, where you can go to ground and link up with friendly troops and recover weapons and ammo from arms caches. If a chance to escape presents itself, take it! You could tie down enemy resources while they look for you.

Re: "actions on" capture.

Posted: Sun Jul 04, 2010 2:03 pm
by BedsnHerts
Feel free to make up your own 6 figure army number and, for a suitable date of birth, just use your own birthday but, for the year, subtract your age from 1944. We'll assign "rank" on the day


Here is a list of wartime number block allocations so you can get your made-up number correct for your parent regiment

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So Pete, do we hand over all concealed weapons on capture? Do we get to keep our primary weapons but with all our bbs confiscated?

Or have I got it wrong again?

Re: "actions on" capture.

Posted: Sun Jul 04, 2010 2:13 pm
by Steiner
Fab link, Martin. :good: Hmm... what shall I choose...? Army Dental Corps...? :wink: Got to be Hampshire Regiment - Bournemouth was in Hampshire at the time.

Re: "actions on" capture.

Posted: Sun Jul 04, 2010 2:19 pm
by BedsnHerts
I don't think it necessarily worked like that. My grandad was born and bred in Kent and yet ended up in the Bedfs & Herts regiment even though he'd never set foot outside Thanet. I mean how many of the Coldstream Guards come from Coldstream?

Re: "actions on" capture.

Posted: Sun Jul 04, 2010 2:26 pm
by Steiner
Aw. :? I'll join the OBLI again, in that case.

Re: "actions on" capture.

Posted: Sun Jul 04, 2010 2:41 pm
by BedsnHerts
Steiner wrote:Aw. :? I'll join the OBLI again, in that case.


Oooh... Really? Deep undercover with a bright red beret is it? You'll recall how well that worked at Op Varsity :giggle:

Re: "actions on" capture.

Posted: Sun Jul 04, 2010 2:44 pm
by Steiner
OBLI will be my original regiment - I've moved on since then. :wink:

(They only wore red berets at Varsity to show they were airborne for that particular op.)

Re: "actions on" capture.

Posted: Sun Jul 04, 2010 5:54 pm
by Gunman
lol, Im playing a Pole, I have a feeling ill never make it back to their camp :whistle:

dead or alive....ze german will be coming wiz me :twisted:

Re: "actions on" capture.

Posted: Sun Jul 04, 2010 7:50 pm
by Sgt.Heide
BedsnHerts wrote:So Pete, do we hand over all concealed weapons on capture? Do we get to keep our primary weapons but with all our bbs confiscated?


No need to hand over any concealed weapons, just consider them to have been found and removed. Your main weapon and magazines will be taken from you and unloaded. You may get them back at a later point.

Re: "actions on" capture.

Posted: Sun Jul 04, 2010 8:51 pm
by HeadShot
Yes, the general idea is that if you are captured, consider yourself properly searched and all weapons and intel captured. No need to actually hand stuff over, and certainly no need to try any heroics.

If you get the opportunity to escape on foot because the Germans have dropped their guard do it, but please don't pull a pyro from your pants and scream kamikaze!

Just do what Pete has advised and take your time...and act like a pussy.

Re: "actions on" capture.

Posted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 7:39 am
by webby
any chance of grabbing your capter's gun and escaping with that?

Re: "actions on" capture.

Posted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 9:13 am
by HeadShot
No.

Please, if you have the opportunity to escape, just leg it.

Taking weapons will be pointless really.

Re: "actions on" capture.

Posted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 9:17 am
by webby
And if they have taken ours?

Re: "actions on" capture.

Posted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 9:28 am
by HeadShot
We have a procedure for that.

The main point is to avoid capture....not think about how you're going to escape!

Besides, the chances are escaping a very low...so it's academic really.

Re: "actions on" capture.

Posted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 9:33 am
by webby
hehe,

Well I was thinking ground tackling the nearest person and make a vector for the perimeter :)