Operation ENSIGN By Rik Force-Outline:
Era: Cold War COIN.
Vehicles: Land Rover.Situation-Outline:
Operation Start: 14/02/1976.
Current Weather: Overcast, dry.
Future Weather: Overcast, light rain.
Map: @carraigdubhConflict Overview:
The British Armed Forces have been deployed in Northern-Ireland since 1969. It has historically been an unruly and violent area, but in the past decade it has been the scene of violent insurrection even more so. The Irish Republican Army is fighting to unite Northern-Ireland with the independent Republic of Ireland, while loyalist militias Ulster Volunteer Force and Ulster Defence Association are doing everything they can to combat the IRA. In the middle of it, British forces are trying to uphold peace. Recent Events:
One of the worst areas, a Catholic stronghold and hotbed of IRA activity, is county South Armagh. The British army is desperately trying to maintain control of this area, and to this extent they are regularly patrolling towns and deploying checkpoints. In the Carraigdubh area, the IRA has been moving around recently, and as such, British forces have moved in to keep the peace.
One particular platoon has formed a checkpoint on busy county road. Here they hope to intercept arms and perform a show of force. It is important to check all cars and people passing through, and questioning them about their movements and intentions. Not unwise would be patrolling the immediate area as well. Objectives:
Hold the checkpoint.Situation OPFOR:
Weapons: AR-15, FN FAL, Lee-Enfield No4 Mk1, Bren LMG.
Uniform: Various combinations of insurgent apparel.
Vehicles: Civilian vehicles.Situation Civilians:
Population: Present in the region in towns.
Allegiance: Mostly Catholic, and IRA aligned.