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Re: Some thank you's

Postby Fandanglos » Sun Jul 11, 2010 10:54 pm

A thank you to all involved. Excellent 24 hours.

A special thank you to Anton company for obeying all orders and getting thoroughly stuck in with great enthusiasm. Many fruitless patrols on foot, but I hope they are mentioned in despatches for their sterling effort on Saturday for taking of a number of Jedbugh prisoners.

We worked on a rota system of duty and off duty. Anton company declined there well deserved downtime on Saturday evening to further the causes of the illustrious German army.

I must admit feeling sorry for the said prisoners. Guess I would make a poor Nazi in reality.

My body hurts and I have cuts and scratches everywhere, but thankfully I wasn't playing Jeds or SAS. Hats off to you.

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Re: Some thank you's

Postby Seanebabes » Mon Jul 12, 2010 10:55 am

Brilliant, loved it! Thanks to all who organised it and especially to the Jeds. That terrain was killing me and I wasn't carrying a big bergan. Well done chaps. And bad luck on being ambushed. If you had been about two minutes later we would have gone. Actually if we had realised it was all of you buggers we would probably just have reported it and not 'had a go'. I love Stu's post in the allied section 'ambushed by at least three'. Only three... Oops! :whistle:
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Re: Some thank you's

Postby MrSlippyfist » Mon Jul 12, 2010 11:11 am

lol yeah , but we were all bloody knackered and couldnt see anything. since we really didnt want a contact as it held us up we noted that we hit 3 and got out of there sharpish. If there were 3 , its confusing even now coz i think i hit the first guy and head shot hit the other 2 , but our jed team say they killed all 3 AFTER we were gone.....
oh well , best to get out of there as everyone else got captured.
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Re: Some thank you's

Postby webby » Mon Jul 12, 2010 11:14 am

There was some medicing going on. After speaking with Sandy, they said they were all on their 2nd hit when we killed them, alas, they all had bandages on not firing back when we subdued them!
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Re: Some thank you's

Postby MrSlippyfist » Mon Jul 12, 2010 11:26 am

ahh, that explains it.
Well we put it down to the stresses of battle, we did walk miles through some BAD terrain , plagued by flies and mossies all the way. We had injuries, bergens, radio's and broken kit but i think on the whole were pretty damn succesful.
I do feel guilty somewhat about not getting atleast all of my men to the SAS rendevous but not everyone thinks or reacts the same.
I put it down to experience and know for next time to stay with my men no matter what.
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Re: Some thank you's

Postby Wraith666 » Mon Jul 12, 2010 11:30 am

Many thanks to all the organisers for a most excilent event yet again, a many thanks to the lads of the SAS for taking the heat off of us for awhile, a big thanks to the rest of the Jeds, you boys did bloody great, the terrain was a killer with all the weight that we were carrying, I just wish that I had managed to make it back to you all Saturday night, Duff hip had kept me behind at the German camp and then when I was dropped off I gave up trying to find you all as I got lost in the woods, made camp and then struck out at around half 7 in the morning to go cause trouble, spying on the German camp from within their own wood was fun, the linking up with the rest of you for the assault got my adreniline pumping again.

Many thanks to the Heer for looking after me pre and post interigation, if I had been asked why I was here I would have said for No Duff reasons but the question just never came up, the Kubelwagon could have been parked atleast another 6 ins closer to me as well, loads of space!!.

My legs, back and hips are killing me but I had a great sleep last night.

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Re: Some thank you's

Postby Seanebabes » Mon Jul 12, 2010 11:42 am

MrSlippyfist wrote:...we noted that we hit 3 and got out of there sharpish. If there were 3 , its confusing even now coz i think i hit the first guy and head shot hit the other 2 , but our jed team say they killed all 3 AFTER we were gone.....

I think you were all shooting at me to start with as fire came from all angles very quickly and I did get hit very early and only got mediced a little later. Surprised you didn't hear me shout 'sani' as I called it good and loud in the absurd hope that dozens of Germans miles away in the camp might hear and come running to our rescue. :slap:
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Re: Some thank you's

Postby Steiner » Mon Jul 12, 2010 12:27 pm

Well, it appears they might have heard that shout, or more likely the sounds of battle. Within about 5 minutes, the place was crawling with Jerries!
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Re: Some thank you's

Postby Oligoscenic » Mon Jul 12, 2010 1:14 pm

Yep, was good for me!

Highlights were Caeser Company building a very spiffing fortification out of sundry bits of tree and lovely flowers (German Military Flower arranging!) and Seanebabes' fire skills! We had a good camp and the whole experience was as authentic as really it could be.

Thank you to the organisers whose hard work allowed such an event to actually happen! And thanks to Bedsenherts for the loan of some nice German webbing and a great coat that was highly appreciated on Sat night!

As Wladek put in his post, the trigger time for us was a very secondary consideration and I only managed to get off about 3 shots in anger, but we did capture Webby so that was all allright! :D :wink: I enjoyed the mine sweeping and patrols!

I'd have been happy just with some rides in the Land Rover! :lol:
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Re: Some thank you's

Postby webby » Mon Jul 12, 2010 1:39 pm

Oligoscenic wrote: I only managed to get off about 3 shots in anger, but we did capture Webby so that was all allright! :D :wink:


Just count yourself lucky craig didnt give me a high cap mag. 8 shots doesnt go far when you're rushed by 5 people! :wink:
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Re: Some thank you's

Postby Zero Bravo » Mon Jul 12, 2010 1:56 pm

Been reading with interest all this talk of a German Ambush on the patrolling Jeds when it was actually 3 of us that had got split from our patrol, were lost and looking for a way to cross the river. The moving jeds without realising it were silhouetting themselves walking along the fence line. We were in dark woods and the bright field to the side of them meant that the dark moving shapes made a good target. Thinking that Jeds were in small groups we engaged them, but were soon overrun by the rest of the group. 3 Bolties against 5 semi autos, we didn't stand a chance. I had just been mediced when I recieved more fire and that was the end of that. Good battle but certainly no Ambush.
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Re: Some thank you's

Postby Oligoscenic » Mon Jul 12, 2010 2:03 pm

webby wrote:
Oligoscenic wrote: I only managed to get off about 3 shots in anger, but we did capture Webby so that was all allright! :D :wink:


Just count yourself lucky craig didnt give me a high cap mag. 8 shots doesnt go far when you're rushed by 5 people! :wink:


:P At least one of us would have got there! We were all coming from different directions! :lol:

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Re: Some thank you's

Postby Chomley-Warner » Mon Jul 12, 2010 2:26 pm

Three squeezes of the trigger of the MP44 (one kill resulting) on Saturday and two rounds from the K98 (no kill) on Sunday. Now I know why we couldn't get sponsorship from 'Blaster BBs' for this event!

(Somewhat off topic but be sure to stock up with ammo for Devil's Hill in October, its going to be hard fighting all the way :wink: )
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Re: Some thank you's

Postby Steiner » Mon Jul 12, 2010 3:04 pm

Zero Bravo wrote:Been reading with interest all this talk of a German Ambush on the patrolling Jeds when it was actually 3 of us that had got split from our patrol, were lost and looking for a way to cross the river.


However feeble you might think it was, it marked the end of the Jeds as a fighting force on the first day! :|
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Re: Some thank you's

Postby Kermit » Mon Jul 12, 2010 4:16 pm

Steiner wrote:Well, it appears they might have heard that shout, or more likely the sounds of battle. Within about 5 minutes, the place was crawling with Jerries!


You were unlucky. I'd just come up from the Jerry camp with a wagon full of troops in order to carry out a sweep further up the site. It was only when you got spotted that we piled in.

Oh yeah, congrats to those troops for legging it down that road at full pelt then swinging off into the woods to carry out an extended line sweep towards the Jeds. Great drills! :)
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