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OPORD OPERATION ABSOLON II

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OPORD OPERATION ABSOLON II
TO: A COY, 2 PARA BN.
FROM: SILBOT, LT, OC 1 PLT, A COY, 2 PARA BN.
SUBJECT: OPERATION ABSOLON II 282000ZJUN20


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

I. PRELIMS
TIME: 0000L 2ND JUNE 1982
WEATHER: Clear skies, foggy, chance of rain and snow
CURRENT POS: 2 PARA STAGING AREA, Falkland Islands
TASK ORG;
10A: Sgt Scarle
10B: 
11C: Cpl Ainsley
12C: Cpl Joyce
13C: Cpl McPherson
41A: Cpl Cullen
43A: LCpl Keeling
44A: LCpl Tasner
II.SITUATION
The conflict began on 2 April, when Argentina invaded and occupied the Falkland Islands, followed by the invasion of South
Georgia the next day. On 5 April, the British government dispatched a naval task force to engage the Argentine Navy and Air
Force before making an amphibious assault on the islands.
We are tasked with taking over and destroying positions held on the mountains between us and Port Stanley

i.GROUND
The Falkland Islands have a land area of 4,700 square miles (12,000 km2) and a coastline estimated at 800 miles (1,300 km).
The archipelago consists of two main islands, West Falkland and East Falkland, and about 776 smaller islands. The islands are
predominantly mountainous and hilly, with the major exception being the depressed plains of Lafonia (a peninsula forming the
southern part of East Falkland). The islands are located in the South Atlantic Ocean, on the Patagonian Shelf, about 300 miles
(480 km) east of Patagonia in southern Argentina.

ii.ENEMY FORCES
Known & Suspected En. Positions: As of mid-April it is estimated that the Argentine forces number 10,000 troops. However, it is known that these are poorly trained conscripts.
We believe that the Argentine forces have set up extensive trenches and defences on several of the large peaks west of our main objective Port Stanley.
Strength:  602 Commando Company under Major Aldo Rico. 4th Monte Caseros Infantry Regiment (RI 4) under Lieutenant Colonel Diego Alejandro.
Morale: High.
Weaponry: FAL 7.62, FN MAG, M20 “Super Bazooka” an assortment of WW2 bolt action rifles used in the Sniper role.
IDF: 82mm PODNOS, OTO Melara Mod 56, CITER L33 Guns
Vehicles: None
Aircraft: A4 Skyhawk, Pucara.
Mine/IED Threat: HIGH

iii. ENEMY INTENT
To repel the British forces attempt to reclaim the Islands

iv. FRIENDLY FORCES
2 & 3 Parachute Regiment
800 Naval Air Squadron based on HMS Hermes
3 Commando Brigade
29 Commando Regiment Royal Artillery
5 Infantry Brigade
22 SAS
HMS Yarmouth

III. MISSION
Take over and destroy positions on Mount Kent and Mount Challenger.

IV. OWN MAIN EFFORT

This will be a 3 phase operation!

Phase 1
FSG and FST will move towards the western base of Mount Kent.

1-1, 1-2, 1-3 will move to the western base of Mount Challenger.

Phase 2
FSG and FST will move up the western side of Mount Kent. The objective is to clear any enemy positions as this is beleived to be the observation post for Argentine Artillery.

1-1, 1-2, 1-3 will move up the western face of Mount Challenger. We believe that this is the first of one of several major Argentine positions.

Phase 3
Once Mount Kent is clear FSG will work in conjunction with FST to provide artillery and CAS onto the defenders left on Mount Challenger.

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VI. ORDERS GROUP
Time: 2015GMT
Location: Determined by the OC

VII. CSS
Dress: DPM uniforms.
Equipment: Kept at Red Beach, inserted by Puma to HLS MacKay via 13AASR
Weapons: L1A1 SLR, L7A2 GPMG, L2A3 Sterling, L42A1 Sniper Rifle, Rocket 66 mm HEAT L1A1, Blowpipe MANPADS,
MILAN ATGM.
Ammo: As per SOP. Ammo kept at Red Beach, inserted by Puma to HLS Warrilow via 13AASR
Meds: CTM and CSMR. Reinsertion by Puma from Red Beach to HLS MacKay.
POWs / Detainees: To be taken to the CCP and handed to 4/4 to be taken to Red Beach.

VIII. COMMAND AND SIGNAL
i. Command: Sgt Scarle (10A), (10B), Cpl Ainsley (11C), Cpl Cullen (41A).
ii. Signals: 148/117 Channels; Plt Net Channel 1, Flight Handover Channel 2, Command Net Channel 3, Logistics Net Channel 4, Fires Net
Channel 5, Flight Internal Channel 6, Tac Air Channel 7, Flight Logistics Channel 8, Medical Internal Channel 9.
iii. Challenge/Response: Scotland / Wales

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

Edited by Sgt Scarle

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