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OPERATION HERA VII - 271900ZOCT19

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OPERATION ORDER

 

TO: 1Pl, A COY, 2 PARA BN.

FROM: SILBOT, LT, OC 1Pl, A COY, 2 PARA BN.

SUBJECT: OPERATION HERA VII 271900ZOCT19.

 

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

 

I. PRELIMS

  • TIME: 1130Local
  • WEATHER: Clear to Cloudy.
  • CURRENT POS: FOB EXETER
  • MAP DATA: Map Data Here
  • TASK ORG;
  • 0A: Lt Silbot
  • 0B: Sgt Blanthorn
  • 1/1 - IC: Cpl Ainsley, 2IC: A/LCpl Smith
  • 1/3 - IC: Cpl McPherson, 2ICLCpl Verrick
  • 4/1 - IC: Cpl Scarle, 2IC: LCpl Cullen

 

II. SITUATION

 

After an ambush whilst in BASTAM A Coy have been tasked with assaulting RASMAN and taking back the town from the TALIBAN.

i. GROUND

  • In General: Takhar is mostly a dry/arid area, mountainous in the central areas of the province. The area has some areas of farming land and has some larger more populated towns along with many villages on the outskirts with little population easy for the Taliban to extort and claim a foothold where the ANP hold less presence. The road network is basic but it improving with the newly elected government promising a public transport network and tarmac roads leading to every village in the area by 2022.
  • In Detail: RASMAN is the most built up town in the region. It is heavily fortified as is one of two TALIBAN strongholds in the area. There is not much known other than map data due to heavy Anti Air presence. 

 

ii. ENEMY FORCES

  • Known & Suspected En. Positions: No known positions in the town as the town is no longer suspected to be in Taliban control.
  • Strength: After more surveillance in the area by the US AIR FORCE it is clear the Taliban have potentially up to 2 Platoons worth of fighters in the north of the region..
  • Morale: High due to recent successful attacks.
  • Weaponry: AK and Soviet Era weaponry in use. Due to recent attacks on ANA & ANP a small amount of advanced weaponry has been gained. There is reports of Soviet Era static emplacements. Caliber up to 12.7mm and RPG/STRELA Missiles.
  • IDF: 82mm Mortars potentially located in the western oilfields.
  • Vehicles: UNKNOWN AMOUNT DUE TO ENEMY STRONGHOLD.
  • Aircraft: None known.
  • Air Threat: High Soviet STRELA missiles have been obtained in unknown quantities, also reports of other Anti Air emplacements . JHC to Risk assess.
  • Mine/IED Threat: HIGH- General AO, HIGH- Areas of interest.

iii. ENEMY INTENT

  • To hold RASMAN by any means.

iv. FRIENDLY FORCES

  • All friendly units located in field north of BASTAM
  • Flight located at FOB EXETER

v. ROE

III. PROBABLE MISSION

 

To continue assault onto RASMAN and retake the town from the TALIBAN.

  

IV. OWN MAIN EFFORT

 

At the discretion of the COY OC, A COY are to continue their assault onto RASMAN and retake the area ready for the ANP & ANA to move in and regain full control of the town.

 

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V. TIMINGS

  • IC Briefing: 2010 London Time
  • Convoy Departure: 1140LOCAL Promptly

 

VI. ORDERS GROUP

  • Time: 1140LOCAL
  • Location: IN FIELD.

 

VII. CSS

  • Dress: CEFO, MTP & PPE.
  • Equipment: As per SOP at 2IC discretion. C-IED gear to be taken from the off.
  • Weapons: As per SOP at 2IC discretion.
  • Ammo: As per SOP at 2IC discretion. Reserve will be available at PBs.
  • Meds: CTM and CSMR.
  • POWs / Detainees: Called into 0B, then to be passed over to local enforcement/authorities.

 

VIII. COMMAND AND SIGNAL

i. Command: Lt Silbot (10A),  Sgt Blanthorn (10B), Cpl Scarle (41C).

ii. Signals: 148/117 Channels; 1 Plt Net Channel 1, Coy net Channel 3, Flight net Channel 7.

iii. Challenge/Response: KILO NOVEMBER / OSCAR BRAVO

 

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

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