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Operation COBALT XXII 181900ZJUL18

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OPERATION ORDER
TO: A COY 2 PARA BN
FROM: MILLAR, MAJ, OC A COY 2 PARA 
SUBJECT: Operation COBALT XXII 181900ZJUL18

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

I. PRELIMS

Time: 0600L
Weather: Hot and sunny
Current Pos: South of Moka
TASK Org:
10A - Sgt Macdonald.

20A - TBC

30A - TBC

41A - Cpl Scarle

44A - A/LCpl Krauser

Widow 70 - Sgt Smith

II. GROUND


In Detail:

Our Area of Operations is on the North Western tip of the island to the West of Malabo. The area is covered in dense, double canopy jungle, broken by numerous waterways. 


III. SITUATION
We have pushed north in pursuit of enemy forces and are now sitting on the river ford south of MOKA. A/3 are NW of the crossing, A/2 are NE with A/1 covering the south. 


ENEMY FORCES:
 

INTSUM

Known positions: Unknown strength on RIABA. ISTARS reports enemy retreating to the west. 
Strength: J2 assessed as Coy Strength Remaining in our AO. 
Morale: Assessed as low. They are retreating. 
Small arms: Generally AK type small arms up to 14.5mm of Russian manufacture but with some older western FN type armaments being displayed. 
Hvy Weapons: RPG7 or variants and 82mm mortars are likely.

Vehicles: Civilian vehicles or technicals on the roads but highly unlikely in the forests
Aircraft: Not likely
Air Threat: Small Arms and RPGs
Mine Threat: LOW in general but assume HIGH in areas of interest. 

FRIENDLY FORCES 

Remainder A Coy + Atts

JHC Wildcats based at San Silva AFB

ENG Air Force FW and Rotary Assets based on San Silva AFB. 



IV. MISSION

We will conduct a FIGHTING PATROL into RIABA and clear it of enemy activity. 

V. EXECUTION

 

This will be a 4 phase operation.

 

PHASE 1

We will continue our sweep of the high ground to the west. A/1 will sweep the southern ridge and get eyes on into the town. A/2 will follow on and set up overwatch of RIABA. A/3 will patrol the northern ridge. 

 

PHASE 3

A/1 push forward and secure the town. Any enemy stores are to be prepped for BIP. A/2 will extend their cordon from the high ground across the southern arc cutting the road. A/3 will do the same in the north. 

 

PHASE 3

Once we have secured the objective we will await orders from Btn HQ. Anticipate RTB so Widow 70 to establish HLS close to RIABA. 

 

VI. ROE

NATO 429

VII. CSS
i. Dress: CEFO, MTP and PPE.
ii. Equipment: As per SOP 
ii. Weapons: As per SOP
iv. Ammo: As per SOP
v. Meds/CMT: CSMR are to operate as per SOP.

 

IX. CO-ORDINATING INSTRUCTIONS


X. COMMAND AND SIGNAL
i. Command: Maj Millar (0A), Sgt Macdonald (10A).
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 7.
iii. Challenge/Response: SIERRA NOVEMBER / OSCAR WHISKY

iv. R&U: 41A, 44A, IC JHC

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