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EXERCISE VICARIUS I 141900ZAPR19

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WARNING ORDER

TO: A COY 2 PARA BN

FROM: HICKS, MAJ, OC A COY 2 PARA

PRIORITY: FLASH/CRITIC

SUBJECT: EXERCISE VICARIUS I 141900ZAPR19

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

 

I. PRELIMS

Time: 0600L

Weather: light rain

Current position: CAMP UMETATE-CHI, SAVOROLO ARCHIPELAGO, NORTHERN PACIFIC

 

TASK ORG:

10A - Lt Silbot

10B - Sgt Blanthorn

 

II. GROUND

Habitats include rocky shores, cliffs, grasslands, alpine tundra, forests and peat bogs. The steep slopes are susceptible to landslides. There is spotty tree cover across much of the archipelago.

 

III. SITUATION

In conjuction with a US-led FREEDOM OF NAVIGATION OPERATION (FONOP), the 16AA has been deployed for training exercises with the JAPANESE SELF-DEFENCE FORCES (JSDF) on the SAVOROLO ARCHIPELAGO. The 16AA last visited the islands as part of TASK FORCE WYVERN.

 

FRIENDLY FORCES

A Coy 2 Plt and 3 Plt will be conducting their own exercises.

JSDF forces patrol the camp and may conduct their own exercises.

Air assets are available.

 

IV. MISSION

To hone individual, section and platoon-level battle drills and to ready ourselves for a long campaign of conventional warfare. This first exercise will focus on patrolling and covert movement.

 

V. EXECUTION

This will be a three-phase exercise:

Phase one (1900Z):

An armour recognition and anti-armour range will be run by Pte Rabbit to the north-west of the airfield.

Concurrently, a short course on choosing patrol routes will be run by Sgt Blanthorn on RAVEN ROCK.

NCOs are to decide who to send to each course.

 

Phase two (2000Z):

The platoon will re-group at RAVEN ROCK and will briefly go through covert movement and crossing danger areas.

 

Phase three (2030Z):

The platoon will practice conducting reconnaissance patrols.

 

 

VI. ROE

Card ALPHA. We are not expecting any contact at this time; the islands are uninhabited following the collapse of the oil price due to the shale gas revolution.

 

VII. CSS

i. Dress: CEFO, MTP and PPE.

ii. Equipment: As per SOP

iii. Weapons: As per SOP.

iv. Ammo: Live ammunition.

v. Meds/CMT: CSMR are to operate as per SOP.

 

VIII. TIMINGS

i. O-Group: 1845Z

ii. H-Hour: 1900Z

 

IIX. COMMAND AND SIGNAL

i. Command: Lt Silbot (10A),  Sgt Blanthorn (10B)

ii. Signals: 152/148/117 channels; 1 Plt net channel 1, Coy net channel 3, Log net channel 4, Flight net channel 7.

iii. Challenge/Response: CHARLIE ROMEO / ALPHA PAPA

 

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

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