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OPORD Op SEA LION III 172000ZFEB19

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OPERATION ORDER

TO: SILBOT, LT, OC, A COY 2 PARA BN

FROM: HICKS, R, MAJ

PRIORITY: IMMEDIATE

SUBJECT: Operation SEA LION III 172000ZFEB19
 

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

I. PRELIMS

Time: 1000L

Climate: temperate: foggy at dusk and dawn; warm and sunny during the day.

METAR: slightly cloudy, good visibility. More cloud forming by 1800L.

Current position: CAMP MAXWELL, AGIOS EFSTRATIOS

 

TASK ORG:

0A - Lt Silbot

0B - Sgt Blanthorn

41A - Cpl Scarle

 

II. GROUND

Windswept mediterranean island; dusty ground with patches of foliage. Many valleys dotted with sparse woodland, with few roads and settlements.

MAP DATA:

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III. SITUATION

We have retaken the town of GIRNA, and CAMP TEMPEST, neutralising the AA THREAT from that area. AIR STATION MIKE-26, GR 043 038, is understood still have functional AA emplacements. CAMP MAXWELL and a BLOCKING POSN to its WEST is being held by B COY. CAMP TEMPEST is held by C COY. It is imperative that we destroy all AA in the area so we can regain AIR SUPERIORITY and RE-ESTABLISH CASEVAC so that we can extract wounded to CDG.

 

ENEMY FORCES

Strength: The HELLENIC ARMED FORCES had two companies stationed on the island. The total population of the island is approximately 300. From the forces we have encountered, J2 estimates that there may be one or two EN BATALLIONS remaining on the island.

Morale: assessed as high.

Small arms: Eastern Bloc.

Heavy weapons: Some RPGs and HMGs.

Vehicles: presumed limited.

Aircraft: presumed limited.

Air threat: AIR STATION MIKE-26 and the AIRFIELD are believed to have ADVANCED AA CAPABILITY.

Mine threat: low.

 

FRIENDLY FORCES

B Coy at CAMP MAXWELL and a blocking position to the EAST.

C Coy at CAMP TEMPEST.

JHC are operating ISTARs and CAS from CDG, holding at GR 918 938.

Unknown numbers of HELLENIC ARMED FORCES still loyal to the Greek government.

Unknown numbers of civilians who have taken up arms against the ENEMY FORCES.

 

IV. MISSION

We are to launch an assault on OBJECTIVE ALPHA, AIR STATION MIKE-26, GR 043 038. We will DESTROY any AA CAPABILITY in the surrounding area.

 

V. EXECUTION

JHC will perform ISTARs on OBJ ALPHA and the surrounding areas.

We will move NORTH using the re-entrant to the EAST of CAMP MAXWELL.

FSG will split off and form up on REVERSE SLOPE of HILL 178 in GR 037 037.

1/1 and 1/3 will cross SADDLE in GR 035 038 and move into the base of the VALLEY, following it EAST then SOUTH EAST to approx GR 039 038.

FSG will set up BASE OF FIRE on HILL 178.

1/1 and 1/3 will conduct ASSAULT EAST onto OBJECTIVE ALPHA.

Once the assault is complete, all AA batteries in the area are to be rendered inoperable.

LOE is the 045 NORTHING.

 

VI. ROE

Card BRAVO: armed militiary-aged males in militiary clothing may be engaged at will in pursuit of valid military objectives. You must still identify yourselves to anyone in civilian clothing, armed or otherwise.

 

VII. CSS

i. Dress: CEFO, MTP and PPE.

ii. Equipment: AT and demolition charges to be carried, rest as per SOP.

iii. Weapons: As per SOP

iv. Ammo: As per SOP

v. Meds/CMT: extraction to MAXWELL by foot, quad bike, or Foxhound. Casualties to be patched up in field as far as possible. Extraction to CDG is not possible until AA threat has been neutralised.

 

IIX. COMMAND AND SIGNAL

i. Command: Lt Silbot (0/A), Sgt Blanthorn (0/B), Cpl Sullivan (1/1/C).

ii. Signals: 148/152 channels: 1 Plt net channel 1, Logistics net channel 3, Flight net channel 7.

iii. Challenge/response: QUEBEC UNIFORM / INDIA MIKE

iv. Timings:

O-Group: 1945Z

H-Hour: 2000Z


 

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

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