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OPORD Operation SEA LION VI 102000ZMAR19

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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 VI 102000ZMAR19
 

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

I. PRELIMS

Time: 1600L

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

METAR: few clouds, good visibility.

Current position: CAMP ROGAIN, AGIOS EFSTRATIOS

 

TASK ORG:

0A - Sgt Blanthorn

41A - Cpl Scarle

44A - Pte Peto

 

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 captured CAMP ROGAIN and consolidated our position there. B and C Coy are holding in blocking positions along the 039 NORTHING. We must continue our sweep WEST to eventually encircle and capture STRATIS AIR BASE and drive the enemy off the island.

 

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 moderate after heavy losses, but improved by increased overseas support.

Small arms: Eastern Bloc.

Heavy weapons: Some RPGs and HMGs.

Vehicles: presumed limited.

Aircraft: presumed limited - some hostile fast air of unknown origin and some hostile rotary has been encountered.

Air threat: STRATIS AIRBASE has ADVANCED AA CAPABILITY.

Mine threat: low.

 

FRIENDLY FORCES

B and C Coy hold the ridgeline along the 039 NORTHING.

7RHA are on station at CAMP MAXWELL providing FIRES from L118 LIGHT GUNS.

JHC are operating ISTARs and CAS from CDG, holding at GR 104 930.

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 capture the town of AGIA MARINA.

 

V. EXECUTION

JHC will conduct immediate CAS against suspected SHORT RANGE AIR DEFENCE in GR 024 056.

We will conduct an assault approaching through the military range. Detailed orders will follow at O-Group.

7RHA have PRESIGHTS set for the valleys along the 060 and 066 NORTHING. On contact, we will immediately execute these to dissuade COUNTER-ATTACK from presumed PATROLS.

LOE is the 027 EASTING.

NO-FLY WEST for ROTARY at the 051 EASTING, except as NOE exploiting terrain to stay off AIR BASE RADAR.

 

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, L107 flashbang grenades, 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 CAMP ROGAIN by foot, quad bike, or Foxhound. Casualties to be patched up in field as far as possible. Extraction to CDG may be possible via NOE flight.

 

IIX. COMMAND AND SIGNAL

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

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

iii. Challenge/response: TANGO WHISKY / INDIA TANGO

iv. Timings:

O-Group: 1945Z

H-Hour: 2000Z


 

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

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