British troops in Afghanistan

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    Duncan McLain
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    Re: British troops in Afghanistan

    Post by Duncan McLain on Fri Jun 08, 2012 3:50 pm

    Road to Basra 2003 staging:

    http://vimeo.com/43376303

    And all movie from Op Barma presentation:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qz_UWR2nRrQ


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    Re: British troops in Afghanistan

    Post by Rich83 on Fri Jun 15, 2012 5:14 am

    Hi do you guys speak English? I'd love to come over and join in!!!

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    Re: British troops in Afghanistan

    Post by Bury_Dave on Fri Jun 15, 2012 7:40 am

    Not only do they speak fantastic english, they actually like us Brits. They appear to be a top bunch of blokes.
    Get thee over there and then do a trip report ! Very Happy

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    Re: British troops in Afghanistan

    Post by Rich83 on Fri Jun 15, 2012 7:53 am

    I'd have to check with the wife but she is holidaying with her mum, sister and brother on a family thing in ITALY! while I am at home with the kids so she can hardly say no!

    And Poland is totally on my place to go list, I worked with a couple of poles at a children's home and they were super lovely and told me everyone in Poland was as nice Smile

    Would just be a matter of sorting transport from airport that end and boarding.

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    Re: British troops in Afghanistan

    Post by Bury_Dave on Fri Jun 15, 2012 8:20 am

    I bet those guys (and girls) would pick you up in a Pinzgauer !

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    Re: British troops in Afghanistan

    Post by Duncan McLain on Fri Jun 15, 2012 5:29 pm

    Hello Mates!

    Thanks for all nice things you said about us.
    Yes, we think we like Brits, and especially their army. Most of us speak English quite well, so you shouldn't have any problems communicating with us. We have contacts with a similar Czech group, so we are used to international cooperation.
    We'd like to invite you to an event called "Operation South", where you can find lots of vehicles and other interesting stuff. We'll be reenacting again "Road to Basrah" and "Op Barma" maybe something else. There will be also a big parade of military vehicles in the town. The event is held on 27-29 July in Bielsko Biala (in Upper Silesia, south-west from Cracow). We can pick you up from Cracow airport.
    MTP equipment will do but we have lots of spare stuff as well.
    You may have problems transporting replica rifle by plane but we shall be able to lend you one of ours.
    We sleep in huge military tents, food is available in shops nearby and from catering placed in base.
    Prepare for combat conditions, exciting but not particulary comfortable.
    You should take:
    - sleeping bag
    - roll mat
    - waterproof jacket (goretex, rainsuit)
    - fleece or jumper (nights may be quite cold)
    - torch
    - personal gear such as underwear, washing kit and so on
    - children' wipes and antibacterial gel (water is in short supply there so maintaining personal hygiene is a bit tricky)
    - mosquito repellent

    Cheers mate If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask me via @ unkas56@o2.pl

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    Re: British troops in Afghanistan

    Post by Rich83 on Fri Jun 15, 2012 6:42 pm

    Ahh mate I so have to totally talk my wife into letting me do this!

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    Re: British troops in Afghanistan

    Post by Rich83 on Fri Jun 15, 2012 7:29 pm

    Just watched the vids. Very cool. Super cool Smile

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    Re: British troops in Afghanistan

    Post by Rich83 on Fri Jun 15, 2012 7:49 pm

    Man flights are well expensive! I thought you could fly to Europe for £50 return these days?!?!

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    Re: British troops in Afghanistan

    Post by Duncan McLain on Sat Jun 16, 2012 6:25 am

    Check Ryan Air and other cheap airlines.


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    Re: British troops in Afghanistan

    Post by Rich83 on Sat Jun 16, 2012 9:55 am

    Done that, looks to be at LEAST £100 each way and all flying to Warsaw at those prices not Krakow. Not gonna happen at those prices sadly I really thought it'd be peanuts lol.

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    Re: British troops in Afghanistan

    Post by Duncan McLain on Wed Jul 04, 2012 6:01 pm

    Our small family car:



    And some pics from our last reenacting event:













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    Re: British troops in Afghanistan

    Post by Duncan McLain on Sat Sep 08, 2012 3:03 pm

    New video with our team:

    http://www.festynkomandosa2012.pl/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/FK-Royal-draftLOW.mp4

    (all player only)

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    Re: British troops in Afghanistan

    Post by Duncan McLain on Wed Sep 26, 2012 1:48 pm

    Cover of newest "Our Service" (the official magazine of Field Ordinariate of Polish Army):


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    Re: British troops in Afghanistan

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    Re: British troops in Afghanistan

    Post by Okruch on Wed Nov 07, 2012 4:40 pm

    Uncle Duncan, put some pics with Bor, as well as those taken during medical training Wink

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    Re: British troops in Afghanistan

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    Re: British troops in Afghanistan

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    Re: British troops in Afghanistan

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    Re: British troops in Afghanistan

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    Re: British troops in Afghanistan

    Post by zvez on Thu Sep 18, 2014 1:24 pm

    First time I've seen this thread.

    WHere did you buy the SA-80 rifles? Assume they're dummies or props?

    Thansk!
    Chris

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    Re: British troops in Afghanistan

    Post by Duncan McLain on Fri Sep 19, 2014 3:31 am

    These are airsoft guns

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