A message of thanks from KTM in Afghanistan Page 12

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  • KTM 28 Mar 2011 23:14:45 1,674 posts
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    They are navy but I think they maybe classed as a separate arm.
  • El_MUERkO 6 May 2011 16:01:34 17,050 posts
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    Looks like killing Osama hasn't changed much, not that anyone expected it too.

    http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=4f8_1304602591
  • phAge 6 May 2011 16:06:59 24,372 posts
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    Pft. Look at him, n00b-tubing.

    (In all seriousness, scenes like that makes you realize how unlike movies real firefights are).
  • KayJay 6 May 2011 16:54:13 5,288 posts
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    phAge wrote:(In all seriousness, scenes like that makes you realize how unlike movies real firefights are).

    :)
    Quite.

    If you haven't already check out Restrepo, that will give you an idea of how things are.
  • Spin_Dr_Wolf 6 May 2011 17:05:03 6,170 posts
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    StarMagic wrote:
    Are royal marines special forces, or the infantry of the navy?
    In the American forces they are part of the Navy, in the UK forces they are very much definitely in the Army, they are their own regiment like the Para's, or REME.
  • Gambit1977 6 May 2011 17:11:29 9,804 posts
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    kj66246 wrote:
    phAge wrote:(In all seriousness, scenes like that makes you realize how unlike movies real firefights are).
    :)
    Quite.

    If you haven't already check out Restrepo, that will give you an idea of how things are.
    The guy who made that was blown up last month in a mortar attack :(
  • El_MUERkO 6 May 2011 17:36:32 17,050 posts
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    Gambit1977 wrote:
    kj66246 wrote:
    phAge wrote:(In all seriousness, scenes like that makes you realize how unlike movies real firefights are).

    :)
    Quite.

    If you haven't already check out Restrepo, that will give you an idea of how things are.

    The guy who made that was blown up last month in a mortar attack :(

    indeed, in Misrata, Libya along with his friend and fellow camera man who helped make his previous doc's
  • LionheartDJH 8 May 2011 12:02:30 19,486 posts
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    Spin Dr Wolf wrote:
    StarMagic wrote:
    Are royal marines special forces, or the infantry of the navy?
    In the American forces they are part of the Navy, in the UK forces they are very much definitely in the Army, they are their own regiment like the Para's, or REME.

    No they're not. The Royal Marines are part of the Royal Navy. They may work alongside the Army's forces in Afghanistan, but they are a seperate unit and operate under the banner of the RN, not BA.

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  • Lukus 8 May 2011 13:01:31 19,147 posts
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    El_MUERkO wrote:
    Looks like killing Osama hasn't changed much, not that anyone expected it too.

    http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=4f8_1304602591

    Now, I'm no expert, but listening to the audio in that, it sounds very much like they don't know what the fuck they're doing.

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  • LionheartDJH 8 May 2011 13:26:15 19,486 posts
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    I think the general operational guidelines for the US Army are 'just blow shit up, it's all we know how to do'.

    Interesting video though, thanks for linking El.

    She dives for cheese pasties

  • senso-ji 8 May 2011 16:48:04 5,923 posts
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    El_MUERkO wrote:
    Looks like killing Osama hasn't changed much, not that anyone expected it too.

    http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=4f8_1304602591

    I'm probably using the wrong words here, but that video was definitely exciting. And when you hear the bullets zip past the soldier's head, that's some scary shit! Don't how he kept running as the shots kept coming, I'd have just hit the floor and cowered.
  • KTM 31 Aug 2012 18:06:19 1,674 posts
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    Hey guys,

    That time has once again rolled around when I will be getting back on the plane and go and getting a sun tan.

    Although I have been much quieter on the forum in the last 18 months I have still been visiting EG on a daily basis and still feel as though the EG family as a group of like minded individuals with similar values!

    Just want to say thanks and that I'll see you on the flip side!

    If I could take a moment to point out the hard work a lot of boys and girls are doing out there for a thankless task which is often criticized and rarely understood.

    Some of the athletes competing in the paralympics this week are victims of the search for a peaceful future for central Asia and the people of Afghanistan.

    Please take a moment next time you hear of stories in the press which are often one-sided and incomplete versions of events to consider that not everything may be as it is being presented to you.

    The people that die out there are everyday people like you and I and their families are people living in your towns and cities and they should be commended for their sacrifice regardless of your own beliefs on the operation in Afghanistan.

    I can assure you that every man with his boots in the dust will first and foremost be fighting to protect the men by his side, not for the government or for some broken western ideal.

    These men and women are heroes and it would be nice to think that everyone who reads this will consider the human side of the conflict - on both sides.

    Please consider help for heroes as a Charity worth supporting and on the 11th of November this year remember those men of your own generation who have given their lives for others as well of those of our fathers and grandfathers.

    I feel I should also point out the focus of our efforts over there is on protecting life and every death on both sides is a tragedy.

    Let's hope its all been worth it.

    Peace out

    KTM

    Edited by KTM at 18:19:56 31-08-2012
  • LockeTribal 31 Aug 2012 18:13:26 4,516 posts
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    Stay safe out there KTM!
  • smoothpete 31 Aug 2012 18:23:09 31,536 posts
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    Try not to get shot or blown up please
  • ZuluHero 31 Aug 2012 18:29:55 4,175 posts
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    Stay frosty! Which will be hard with those temps granted :)

    Here's to another successful tour!
  • mrpon 31 Aug 2012 18:34:12 29,001 posts
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    Keep those ass temps crancked right up.

    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

  • captbirdseye 31 Aug 2012 18:34:14 5,033 posts
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    Take care buddy.
  • BillMurray 31 Aug 2012 18:45:27 7,764 posts
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    All the best! Keep safe!
  • MrTomFTW Moderator 31 Aug 2012 18:47:56 38,355 posts
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    You're a braver man than I. Come back safe!

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  • neilka 31 Aug 2012 19:14:28 16,105 posts
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    Press LB to deploy forcefield

    Lastly, I am gay, disabled, and a liberal.

  • skuzzbag 31 Aug 2012 19:32:52 5,648 posts
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    Try not to get stuck on any walls!
  • kentmonkey 31 Aug 2012 19:35:39 20,719 posts
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    Well put KTM.

    Best of luck and do come back. (how many times do you read that on Eurogamer?)
  • MetalDog 31 Aug 2012 19:40:27 23,697 posts
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    Stay safe KTM.

    -- boobs do nothing for me, I want moustaches and chest hair.

  • DUFFMAN5 31 Aug 2012 19:52:39 14,791 posts
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    All the best to you and your boys/girls out there mate. Stay safe and keep 'em peeled.

    "Duffman the grey is thrusting in the direction of the problem! Oh, yeah!"

  • caligari 31 Aug 2012 20:15:21 17,061 posts
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    We're all rootin' for you, KTM.
  • Salaman 31 Aug 2012 20:29:06 19,139 posts
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    You're going back? It's going to be stressful every time this topic gets a bump over the next year (or 18 months, however long they send you for).
    Do try not to catch a bullet with the butt end of your rifle this time.
    Although if any bullets are going to come neat you, 1337 rifle butt catching skills are preferred as a last resort of course.

    Be safe!
  • TheRealBadabing 31 Aug 2012 20:31:11 1,319 posts
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    Just remember that if you see any coverage about people back home complaining, none of them confuse the soldiers with the policy.

    Here's hoping for a safe endex.
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