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WARNING ORDER
TO: A COY 2 PARA BN
FROM: MILLAR, MAJ, OC A COY 2 PARA

SUBJECT: Operation CHROMITE XI 112000ZAPR18
++++++++++++++BEGINS++++++++++++++++

I. SITUATION
We have taken the town of KHUSHAB and will now complete our movement by advancing north and taking remaining enemy positions. 

 

GROUND

We will be operating in the mountains North West of PB JILAVUR

 

ENEMY FORCES 

Intrep

 

FRIENDLY FORCES

2 Platoon patrolling the ridgeline west of OP ZULU. 

3 Platoon in reserve to our South. 

 

PROBABLE OWN MISSION

To probe north to locate and destroy any further smuggling strongholds. 

 

TIMINGS

Mission start 1300L

 

O GROUP TIMINGS AND LOCATION

O Group by radio at H-15. 

 

ROE

NATO 424

 

CSS

i. Dress: CEFO, MTP and PPE.

ii. Equipment: SOP 

iii. Weapons. SOP
v. Meds/CMT: As per SOP
vi. POW & Detainees: Report to 40B.

IX. COMMAND AND SIGNAL
i. Command: Maj Millar (0A), Lt Boothroyd (10A), Sgt Silbot (10B), 
ii. Signals: 148/117 Channels; 1 Pltn Net Channel 1, Coy net Channel 3, Log Net Channel 4, Fires Net Channel 5, Flight net Channel 6. Battalion Command Net Channel 9 Our C/S U10A. 
iii. Challenge/Response: PAPA ALPHA / ROMEO ALPHA
iv. R&U: Heads of shed.

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R&U

A/1 FRAGO

 

 

FRAGMENTARY ORDER

 

TO: 1Pl, A COY, 2 PARA BN.

FROM: BOOTHROYD R, LT, OC 1Pl, A COY, 2PARA BN.

SUBJECT: OPERATION CHROMITE XI 111900ZAPR18.

 

++++++++++++++++++++BEGINS++++++++++++++++++++

 

I. PRELIMS

 

  • REFERENCES: CHROMITE IX.
  • TIME: 1300L.
  • WEATHER: Partial cloud cover with 3/4 moon.
  • CURRENT POS: Khushab, Central Takistan.
  • TASK ORG;
  • 0A: Lt Boothroyd.
  • 0B: Sgt Silbot.
  • 1/1 - IC: Cpl MacDonald, 2IC: LCpl Dahl.
  • 1/2 - IC: Cpl Sendall, 2IC: A/LCpl Lee.
  • 1/3 - IC: Cpl Griffin, 2IC: LCpl Tebbs.

 

II. SITUATION

 

After heavy fighting, we have taken and cleared the town of Khushab. En. positions are still being identified in the higher ground to the North. 

Full INTREP is to be found here.

     i. GROUND

  • In General: Takistan is a mostly arid, mountainous country in central Asia with a few pockets of fertile farming land. Towns and villages are scattered  across the country and most are full of buildings typical of the region. The road network is basic but improving, there are a majority of dirt tracks. There is a desert region to the South of the country.
  • In Detail: The town of Khushab lies within a valley with high ground on all sides. It has a road leading North up through the mountains towards the main administrative area of Takistan. There are 2 other roads, one leading South and the other East through the mountains and through the main valley running through central Takistan respectively. In higher altitudes, there are sparse coniferous tree outcrops.
  • MAP DATA: N/A.

 

     ii. ENEMY FORCES

  • Known & suspected En. positions: Mountains to North of Khushab.
  • Strength: Assessed as less than Pl strength across AO. Recent events have not changed this.
  • Morale: Mixed due to recent BLUFor activity.
  • Weaponry: Generally AK and Soviet-Bloc small arms up to 12.7mm and RPGs.
  • IDF: 82mm Mortars.
  • Vehicles: Civi Vehicles. At least 1x occurrence of drive by on motorcycle..
  • Aircraft: None known.
  • Air Threat: Low - Smalls arms and RPGs.
  • Mine/ IED Threat: Low - General AO, High - Areas of interest.

     iii. ENEMY INTENT

To maintain covert presence and avoid contact with FF. 

      iv. GREEN FORCES

  • Strength: Section sized TNA/ TNP elements operating throughout the AO.
  • Morale: Low due to recent casualties sustained whilst fighting En. Forces.

     v. FRIENDLY FORCES

  • 2Pl on ridgeline West of OP ZULU.
  • 3Pl in reserve to the South.
  • 4/1 on (in)direct support duties.
  • JHC elements out of MOB Lloy Manara with ISTAR/CAS/troop lift capability.
  • CSMR elements embedded into the Pl for ground/air CASEVAC.

      vi. WHITE FORCES

  • Attitude towards BLUFor: Friendly to neutral in general AO. Neutral within the area surrounding Feruz Abad due to success of market day and this impending operation.
  • Attitude towards GREENFor: Neutral to hostile throughout AO.

     vii. ROE

'424'.

 

III. MISSION

 

To conduct deliberate action towards the North in order to deter, locate & destroy any remaining smuggling infrastructure.

 

IV. EXECUTION

 

This operation will be conducted in two (2) phases;

     i. Phase 1

Coy O-Grp will take place at H-15. Pl O-Grp will take place to the East of the T-Junction with the Northernly running road. QBOs will be handed out due to lack of Map Data but expect movement through defilade on the West side of the ASR running North towards Mulladost.

  • OOM - Given at O-Grp.

Concurrent activity: Elements of supporting C/S will be in position to offer protection during our move.

     iii. Phase 2

Once positions have been identified, QBOs on tackling each of these will be given after eyes on or if contact has been initiated.

Actions On;

     Contact: REEF, Contact call, QBOs.

     Casualties: To be reported to 0/B with SOP taking precedence.

     Detainees: Passed onto 1/0/B as per SOP.

 

VII. CSS

 

  • Dress: CEFO, MTP & PPE.
  • Equipment: As per SOP at 2IC discretion.
  • Weapons: As per SOP at 2IC discretion.
  • Ammo: As per SOP at 2IC discretion.
  • Meds: CTM and CSMR.
  • POWs / Detainees: Called into 0B, then to be passed over to local enforcement/authorities at Carpenter.

 

VIII. COMMAND & SIGNALS

 

     i. Command

Lt Boothroyd, Sgt Silbot, Cpl MacDonald, Cpl Sendall, Cpl Griffin.

     ii. Signals

  • 152/117 Channels: 1Plt Net Ch. 1, Flt Handover Net Ch. 2, Cmd Net Ch. 3, Log Net Ch. 4, Fires Net Ch. 5, Flt/FAC Net Ch. 6.
  • 343 Channels: Plt Tac Net Ch. 8, 1/1 Net Ch.1, 1/2 Net Ch. 2, 1/3 Net Ch. 3.

     iii. Challenge & Response

PAPA ALPHA - ROMEO ALPHA.

     iv. R&U

All A/1 IC teams.

 

++++++++++++++++++++ENDS++++++++++++++++++++

Any Questions?

 

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