Brits at Crete

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Re: Brits at Crete

Postby prideofengland » Wed May 01, 2013 12:57 pm

MartinR wrote: Wire stripping I either do with my clasp knife or my teeth.


Its enough to make this sparky shudder :wink:
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Re: Brits at Crete

Postby Seanebabes » Wed May 01, 2013 2:00 pm

Well, electrocution is a shocking way to go!
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Re: Brits at Crete

Postby Universal Gunner » Wed May 01, 2013 3:13 pm

fremsley wrote:One of those nice German chaps is lending me his bren so UG do you fancy helping me along with it? Does this sod up the NCO/Sig?Eng allocation tho?


What is going on? As if my indecision over what uniform for Chambois isn't difficult enough Crete has suddenly become a veritable sweet shop; Engineers, Signals and Bren Gun opportunities.

Simon, the answer is of course yes I would love to help dependent on other duties. Dadio and I worked quite a good system at Last Bullet involving the spare mags and the utility pouches making it necessary for the No 2 to stay close to the gunner and enabling pretty simple switching of roles.

Hmm, all this volunteering on my part clearly indicates what a poor soldier I would have made!

From what I have read about Crete communications were particularly poor so I am obviously ideally qualified for recreating that role as signals.

But yes a lot depends on how those admirable fellows at AGS envisage the various roles and the day panning out.
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Re: Brits at Crete

Postby Yith » Wed May 01, 2013 3:58 pm

Put me down for the remaining NCO position...
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Re: Brits at Crete

Postby Steiner » Wed May 01, 2013 4:37 pm

Thanks Yith. :good:

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Re: Brits at Crete

Postby McVickers » Wed May 01, 2013 5:12 pm

Boshman wrote:
dcheetham89 wrote:Any extra kit need bringing for these roles?


A pair or wire cutters/strippers would definitely be useful :good:


If people promise to look after them, I can kit out both signals linesmen and both engineers with WW2 and/or WW2-pattern British Army linesman pliers in proper linesman pliers frogs :)
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Re: Brits at Crete

Postby prideofengland » Wed May 01, 2013 5:32 pm

McVickers wrote:If people promise to look after them, I can kit out both signals linesmen and both engineers with WW2 and/or WW2-pattern British Army linesman pliers in proper linesman pliers frogs :)


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Re: Brits at Crete

Postby Boshman » Wed May 01, 2013 5:34 pm

If it helps you decide....

Signals will be very important, the CO will be relying heavily on the intel you provide via field phones to control the battle and plan his strategies. As well as operating the phones and relaying intel, you''ll be checking and repairing cables for breaks. The Cable will be mil spec D10 so good cutters would be a much better option than teeth! :wink:

Engineers tasks will not be as full-on but there will be ordinance of various forms to defuse and things to destroy lest they fall into enemy hands. So their ordnance skills may be called upon at any time during the day! You will be expected to man the line with your comrade when not using your specialist skills! :good:

Bren gunners will be the centres of defense, keeping a well positioned bren in action could be key to holding on to a position!
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Re: Brits at Crete

Postby dcheetham89 » Wed May 01, 2013 8:20 pm

McVickers wrote:
Boshman wrote:
dcheetham89 wrote:Any extra kit need bringing for these roles?


A pair or wire cutters/strippers would definitely be useful :good:


If people promise to look after them, I can kit out both signals linesmen and both engineers with WW2 and/or WW2-pattern British Army linesman pliers in proper linesman pliers frogs :)


I was going to ask on the kit borrowing thread, would it be ok if i borrowed the cutters? I would ofcourse promise to look after them! But I am new so i would completely understand if not :good:
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Re: Brits at Crete

Postby McVickers » Wed May 01, 2013 9:32 pm

dcheetham89 wrote:
McVickers wrote:
Boshman wrote:A pair or wire cutters/strippers would definitely be useful :good:


If people promise to look after them, I can kit out both signals linesmen and both engineers with WW2 and/or WW2-pattern British Army linesman pliers in proper linesman pliers frogs :)


I was going to ask on the kit borrowing thread, would it be ok if i borrowed the cutters? I would ofcourse promise to look after them! But I am new so i would completely understand if not :good:


I do also have a pair of wire cutters in a cutters carrier, you can borrow. I was offering linesmans' pliers, and they're still offered if you'd like them as well?
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Re: Brits at Crete

Postby dcheetham89 » Wed May 01, 2013 9:35 pm

McVickers wrote:
I do have a pair of wire cutters in a cutters carrier, you can borrow. I was offering linesmans' pliers, and they're still offered if you'd like them as well?


Well now your just spoiling me :lol: Either would be great thanks
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Re: Brits at Crete

Postby dadio » Sat May 04, 2013 9:19 am

you don't have a pair of German wire cutter's i can borrow do you mwaha ha ha :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
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Re: Brits at Crete

Postby dcheetham89 » Sat May 04, 2013 8:50 pm

Shoulder titles on!

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Re: Brits at Crete

Postby fremsley » Sat May 04, 2013 10:14 pm

I have those black slip on shoulder titles with the white triangle that some kind soul gave me at il giogio if anybody needs them?
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Re: Brits at Crete

Postby ww2stu » Sun May 05, 2013 9:39 am

Hi Chaps,

will be attending my first ever game as British. Have ordered some KD's from SOF which I hope will arrive by Friday morning, otherwise I will be in full BD (which is going to be bloody hot, if the weather stays like this!)

Weapon wise I have a M1A1 or a BAR which I can turn into an early type by removing carry handle and bipod.

If you are desperate for more rifles I have an M14 based garand I can use.

See you all soon.

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