JUST ORDINARY MEN. HQ Troop, 1st Airborne Reconnaissance Squadron, 1st British Airborne Division (WW2) - HQ Trp. 1st Airborne Reconnaissance Sqn
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Private battles

 

Operations in the Field
 


 

                

 

Several times throughout the year.  We participate in private battle and skirmish weekends with our friendly neighbourhood hun. These weekends are scenario based and provide an excellent opportunity to use the skills we have practiced at show's and our monthly training day's.


 

              
 


Whilst at private battle weekend's.  We operate completely as the Squadron would have done in the field.  Using historically accurate tactics, patrol and intelligence gathering techniques of the time.


Once the initial briefing has been received from the organiser.  We head off to our allocated start line or location where the troops will be operationally briefed.  Without giving too much away ... as you never know who might be reading this ... we prepare our position; again using the correct methods and techniques of the time.  Intelligence gathering patrols will then be sent out to assess the terrain and to identify enemy units, and position's.

 

              
 


You can also be assured that we do not view these weekend's as a 'shoot em up' opportunity or a 'blat fest'!  What ever the scenario or location.  Just Ordinary Men will operate in a professional manner and will make worthy opponents.  Should the scenario dictate, we are able also to turn out as 2nd or 12th Battalion's, The Parachute Regiment.

We have used Fort Amhurst and several MOD sites for training and battle skirmishes.

 


           
 

                  

            

                   
 

 


 

 

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