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Exercise LIONHEART 84
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Joined: 29th Aug 2015
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9th Nov 2017

I came across a wonderful contemporary 10 day news report on Exercise LIONHEART in 1984. It was the largest exercise by the British Army since WWII and consisted of two sub-operations; FULL FLOW (moving the troops from the UK to Germany) and SPEARPOINT (the actual field exercise). 

The British personnel in the exercise numbered 131,565 transported across by 290 flights and 150 sailings. 

Overall these are a great watch if you love the Cold War era stuff. 

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9th Nov 2017

I have seen it before Rik as well Its great ! I though I was the only one but I guess I should of guessed by your fellow appreciation of Sir Terry Gander's work.

If you would like to know more check out this Playlist on Youtube it should keep you going till Christmas! ... t=PL1201241573903DAF

I may or not have binged the entire thing before .... 

Its got everything from section attacks, to a Grenadier guard Battalion setting up a defensive line to the queen waving at the whole BAOR as they parade past.

One notable mention for this weekend is the Troop Tactic Videos linked below (The cheiftans also sound odly different to the ones that we currently use ..... ?

Gugliemo Cormacchio - Squid 18/02/16@20:01

Why do you drink milk ? It is meant to be consumed by one ton animals.

Because I want to be a one ton animal

DONT FORGET TO VOTE LOL....................

Last Edit: 9th Nov 2017 by Will
Joined: 31st Jul 2013
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9th Nov 2017

I think this has been shared here before, but its still a great watch.

"The overwhelming majority of people who have ever fired a gun in anger were just pointing it in the general direction of the enemy and hoping for the best."

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12th Nov 2017

Just finished these, great watch.

"Jokes on them, I was only pretending to be retarded."

"With the first link, the chain is forged. The first speech censured... the first thought forbidden... the first freedom denied – chains us all irrevocably."

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