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OPORD Operation SEA LION VIII 242000ZMAR19

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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 VIII 242000ZMAR19
 

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

I. PRELIMS

Time: 0150L

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

METAR: few clouds, good visibility.

Current position: Petrol station, AGIA MARINA, AGIOS EFSTRATIOS

 

TASK ORG:

10A - Lt Silbot

10B - 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 the AGIA MARINA. We must continue our push WEST to capture the AIR BASE.

 

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 COMPANIES remaining on the island.

Morale: assessed as low after heavy losses.

Small arms: mixture of Eastern Bloc and NATO.

Heavy weapons: some RPGs and HMGs.

Vehicles: motorised, mechanised and armoured units have been encountered.

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

Air threat: All known fixed emplacements destroyed. There may be some MANPAD capability.

Mine threat: VERY HIGH.

 

FRIENDLY FORCES

B and C Coy are moving NORTH from the 039 RIDGE LINE. They will provide supporting fire onto the AIR BASE from the RIDGE LINE to its EAST once they reach it.

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 the AIR BASE.

 

V. EXECUTION

1/1, 1/3 and 4/1 will approach the AIR BASE along the SHORE under the cover of SMOKE and supporting fires from B and C Coy, 7RHA, and JHC. You will assault building-to-building ensuring you employ use of PROVEN ROUTE due to HIGH THREAT of MINES.

B and C Coy are on STANDBY to assist in our assault on the AIR BASE.

7RHA have PRESIGHTS set for the AIR BASE.

The NO FLY ZONE is NO LONGER IN FORCE.

 

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: C-IED, 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 MILITARY RANGE by foot, quad bike, or Foxhound. Casualties to be patched up in field as far as possible. Extraction to CDG may be possible.

 

IIX. COMMAND AND SIGNAL

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

ii. Signals: 148/152 channels: 1 Plt net channel 1, Logistics net channel 4, Flight net channel 7.

iii. Challenge/response: TANGO WHISKY / INDIA TANGO

iv. Timings:

O-Group: 1945Z

H-Hour: 2000Z

NO MOVE BEFORE H-HOUR
 

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

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