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OPORD OPERATION SIRIUS I 081900ZJUN19

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OPERATION ORDER

TO: SILBOT, LT, OC, A COY 2 PARA BN

FROM: HICKS, R, LT COl

PRIORITY: IMMEDIATE

SUBJECT: Operation Sirius I
 

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

I. PRELIMS

Time: 0300L

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

METAR: Storm system over the island, slowly clearing. Low-Medium visibility.

Current position: HMS Queen  Elizabeth, Task Force Epsilon, North-East of Altis

 

TASK ORG:

10A - Lt Silbot

41A - Cpl Scarle

44A - Pte Peto

 

II. GROUND

Windswept Mediterranean island; Flat rolling terrain with slow changes in elevation. Modern infrastructure, towns, cities, and utilities.

MAP DATA:

 

III. SITUATION

The Aegean island of Altis is currently in turmoil with an unconfirmed number of Native Hellenic Forces seizing control of the southern half of the island, with the current Greek political and financial climate, they are unable to combat this situation, As such a British led Nato Task Force will take on the Operation.

 

ENEMY FORCES

Strength: The HELLENIC ARMED FORCES had a Mechanized Infantry Brigade stationed on the island. J2 estimates that the occupying forces number approx. 2,500-4000. The total population of the island is approximately 16,000.

Morale: assessed as High.

Small arms: a mixture of Eastern Bloc and NATO.

Heavy weapons: IDF, AT, and HMGs.

Vehicles: motorized, mechanized and armored units have been seen.

Aircraft: Rotary and fixed-wing aircraft have been reported missing from the Hellenic forces stationed here.

Air threat: Advanced long and short range AA and Radar systems.

Mine threat: HIGH in Strategic areas.

 

FRIENDLY FORCES

A B and C Coy are stationed at TFE

Fire support available from TFE

JHC are operating ISTARs until local AA and Radar have been disabled or destroyed. Cas will then be avaliable from TFE

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.

Remaining Hellenic Forces stationed at the DMZ between the north and south of the island.

British Special Forces stationed at TFE.

Royal Tank Regiment in transit.

 

IV. MISSION

Land at Cap Strigla. Proceed inland and capture Molos Airfield (Priority) and Town of Molos (Secondary) to enable enhanced logistical capacity along with the ability for supporting forces to conduct their landings.

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V. EXECUTION

Ground elements will approach and capture MOLOS AIRFIELD under the cover of DARK.

7RHA have PRESIGHTS set for the AIRFIELD. These are available via contact with TFE to be used at ground units discretion.

The NO FLY ZONE SOUTH of MOLOS is IN FORCE.

British Special forces landed on the island 4 hours before our operation begin, their Intel will be available to us.

 

VI. ROE Card ALPHA. People live and work in this AO and we are not here to disrupt their lives. I expect sighting reports to becoming in prior to an engagement unless there is a clear and immediate threat to life.

 

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 TFE by RIB. Casualties to be patched up in the field as far as possible.

 

IIX. COMMAND AND SIGNAL

i. Command: Lt Silbot (1/0/A), Cpl Mcpherson (1/3/C), Cpl Scarle  (4/1/A).

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+++++++++++++++++

Edited by A/LCpl Colthurst

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