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 Post subject: Lets all go to Mali!
PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 6:45 pm 
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And give Johnny Foreigner a damn good hiding.
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The UK is to deploy about 330 military personnel to Mali and West Africa to support French forces, No 10 has said.

This includes as many as 40 military advisers who will train soldiers in Mali, and 200 British soldiers to be sent to neighbouring African countries, also to help train the Malian army.

French-led forces are continuing their offensive against Islamist militants who seized northern Mali last year.

International donors have pledged $455.53m (£289m) to tackle militants.

The 330 military personnel comprise 200 soldiers going to West African nations, 40 military advisers to Mali, and 90 support crew for a C-17 transport aircraft and a Sentinel R1 surveillance plane. None will have a combat role.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-21240676


There are a couple of plus points on this. First, all our kit is already painted in sand colours, think of the money we're saving by not respraying stuff green (and then back into sand)! In these tough economic times it makes sense. Second, we could probably shoot some Frenchies and blame the other lot.

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 Post subject: Re: Lets all go to Mali!
PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:12 pm 
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Dixie wrote:
And give Johnny Foreigner a damn good hiding.
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The UK is to deploy about 330 military personnel to Mali and West Africa to support French forces, No 10 has said.

This includes as many as 40 military advisers who will train soldiers in Mali, and 200 British soldiers to be sent to neighbouring African countries, also to help train the Malian army.

French-led forces are continuing their offensive against Islamist militants who seized northern Mali last year.

International donors have pledged $455.53m (£289m) to tackle militants.

The 330 military personnel comprise 200 soldiers going to West African nations, 40 military advisers to Mali, and 90 support crew for a C-17 transport aircraft and a Sentinel R1 surveillance plane. None will have a combat role.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-21240676


There are a couple of plus points on this. First, all our kit is already painted in sand colours, think of the money we're saving by not respraying stuff green (and then back into sand)! In these tough economic times it makes sense. Second, we could probably shoot some Frenchies and blame the other lot.


Once again, the old adage that there is a silver lining in every cloud is proven true. ;-)

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 Post subject: Re: Lets all go to Mali!
PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:34 pm 
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Why do you Europeans always deploy such TINY forces?

Oh thats right, I forgot! 330 must be nearly 10% of your ground forces right!? :mrgreen:

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Second, we could probably shoot some Frenchies and blame the other lot.


It's a win-win situation!!! ;)

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Dixie wrote:
Second, we could probably shoot some Frenchies and blame the other lot.


It's a win-win situation!!! ;)

The British always shoot their friends in the back ;)


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The British always shoot their friends in the back ;)


Perfidious Albion... 8-)

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The British always shoot their friends in the back ;)


We would probably shoot you in the front too if only you guys stopped running away long enough to give us a decent shot... ;)

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LaPalice wrote:
The British always shoot their friends in the back ;)


We would probably shoot you in the front too if only you guys stopped running away long enough to give us a decent shot... ;)

When the British is your friend, you always run aways. ;)


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Watched this BBC program last night. Very good and evokes the admirability of British military ;)

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Mac wrote:
LaPalice wrote:
The British always shoot their friends in the back ;)


We would probably shoot you in the front too if only you guys stopped running away long enough to give us a decent shot... ;)

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. I'm nominating this for Post Of The Year! :lol:


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