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1  War & Conflicts Discussions / Wars & Conflicts: Propaganda, Marches, Uniforms, Medals, Ranks & Flags / Re: Uniforms, Medals, Ranks, Insignia, Flags of Latvia on: 26 October 2019, 14:29:47
Nice.
We had a few teams from Latvia on our Dutch army annual TMPT meeting.
Also spoke with some men last september in Dusseldorf shooting contest in Germany.

Motivated men!
2  Welcome To The War & Tactics Forum / Rally Point - Welcoming Center / Re: Glad to be here on: 23 October 2019, 20:09:09
Welcome on board, looking forward to your contributions!
3  War & Conflicts Discussions / Wars & Conflicts: Terrorism & Counterterrorism / Re: Germany terror attacks on: 11 October 2019, 17:04:29
Halle,

A man dressed in military clothes opened fire at a synagoge in Halle (near Leipzig)
The man could not get into the synagoge, he opened fire at the door and tried to blow up the door.
Security measures prevented him from entering.
Outside he shot a passing girl and a man in a Turkish restaurant.
After that he fled the scene.
He has been recognized as a Neo nazi.
4  War & Conflicts Discussions / Wars & Conflicts: Terrorism & Counterterrorism / Re: UK terror attacks, on: 11 October 2019, 17:01:26
Manchester,

A 40 year old man was arrested after he stabbed 4 people in a mall.
The attack is regarded as a terror attack.
There are no details jet. More to follow.
5  War & Conflicts Discussions / Wars & Conflicts: Terrorism & Counterterrorism / Re: Germany terror attacks on: 8 October 2019, 14:10:10
After a period of relative silence another terror attack in Germany.

In Limburg, a 32 year old Syrian man (in Germany since 2015) hijacked a truck and drove into a line of cars waiting at a trafficlight.
He wrecked 7 cars, 8 people were lightly injured.
Some of them got stuck in their vehicle.
The man was quickley arrested.
He was a known drugs criminal/ user.
6  Wargaming / Burden of Command / Re: New game, Burden of Command on: 25 August 2019, 20:40:38
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7  Wargaming / Burden of Command / Re: New game, Burden of Command on: 5 August 2019, 19:48:47
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8  War & Conflicts Discussions / Wars & Conflicts: Terrorism & Counterterrorism / Re: Germany terror attacks on: 29 July 2019, 13:41:34
A new form of terrorattacks,

This time in Frankfurt Germany, a man from Eritrea pushed two people from a platform in front of a train.
A mother (40) and her son (Cool the mother could jump back but was unable to help her son.
He died before her eyes.
A thrid person which he tried to push could also barely save himself.
By standers took the man in hold and hand him over to officers arriving at the scene. Whereas a 9mm would have been better IMHO.
Among the people on the platform were many children, many of them need psychological help.
The traindriver was also in shock and taken to a hospital.
Its the second time this week, when a man was pushed for a train and died to.
9  The Military / Dutch Army: past and present / TMPT on: 26 May 2019, 13:19:26
The Two-day Military Performance Trials (TMPT) is a sporting military performance event for all military personnel of armed forces, involving teams of two servicemen.
It requires a varied amount of physical and military skills but it is not a competition!
This year the event takes place on 28 and 29 May 2019, its the 71st Two-day Military Performance Trials (TMPT)
The TMPT takes place annually on the Tuesday and Wednesday before Ascension Day.
Professionals and reserves servicemen of all armed forces can enter this event, which takes place around the military base Harskamp.
The TMPT is organised by the TMPT-committee,in which the Royal Association of Netherlands Reserve Officers (KVNRO) closely co-operates with the Physica training/Sports Organisation of the Royal Netherlands Army.
The TMPT is affiliated with the Bureau of International Military Sports (BIMS).
Successful completion of the Trials entitles competitors to the Cross of the Royal Netherlands Association of Reserve Officers, the so-called TMPT-Cross. This decoration may be worn on the military uniform.
Most basic military skills are tested, marching, shooting, plotting a and reading a map, using coordinates, hand grenade throwing and much more!

More information can be found at this page: https://www.kvnro.nl/tmpt-en
10  The Military / Dutch Army: past and present / Re: Safety plans on: 26 May 2019, 12:58:02
Several plans have been made and implemeted after the commission took office.
Their are now additional safety measures at shooting ranges.
These measures have to be followed.
- Personell cannot ignore the rules anymore regarding safe areas. There position has to be known to the safety official at all times.
- Foreign military personell has to do a brief training procedure with our weapons before being able to shoot at a contest or exercise.
- All foreign military personell has to be escorted on the range by an instructor, this is a change to the old situation were teams of 2 could shoot at the TMPT with 1 instructor present.

After the mali incident the investigators came to conclusion that the 60mm mortar rounds were not properly (if at all) tested, the munitions were also kept in bad storage.
The responsible secretary had to resign. (VVD secretary mevr Hennis-Plasschaert)
11  War & Conflicts Discussions / Wars & Conflicts: Terrorism & Counterterrorism / Re: News from the Netherlands regarding terrorism on: 18 March 2019, 15:09:32
Well,

It was a question of time when we would get hit by serious terrorism.
Today at 10.45 a Turkish man opened fire at innocent people inside a tram.
He left 3 dead and 6 wounded, 3 of them seriously. One of the severe wounded (man aged 74) died at the 28th making him the 4th deadly casualty.
The deadly victims are a 19 year old girl, a man aged 29 and a man aged 49. A Soccertrainer and father of 3 children.
After his cowardly act the killer fled in a red Clio.
Police reacted quickley, soon the car was found and secured and a house (probably the suspects) was searched.
He was arrested by the police around 18.00 after they tracked him down when he wired money from his bank account using a friends phone.
2 brothers were arrested but have been released by now, a 3rd suspect is still in custody.
Its not clear why they have been arrested but they might have helped the killer in some way.
All activities for the coming elections have been postponed for the day.
Security level rose to 5, which is the highest level.

At several places railway stations, mosques and schools have extra security.
12  War & Conflicts Discussions / Wars & Conflicts: Terrorism & Counterterrorism / Re: Austria terror attack on: 27 March 2019, 13:59:07
In Vienna, police arrested a 42 year old Iraqi citizen on suspicion of terrorism in Germany
The man living in Vienna over 20 years and has Daesh symphaties.
He is suspected of 3 sabotage attempts at the German high speed rail network.
In octobre last year he hung a steel cable over the rails between Munich and Nurnberg.
In December 18 he destroyed a part of the electric cables around Berlin.
And his last attempt was in februari when he laid concrete blocks on the rails at Dortmund.
All sabotage acts were discovered on time an nobody was hurt.
He was caught because the Daesh writings lead the police to him.


 
13  War & Conflicts Discussions / Wars & Conflicts: Terrorism & Counterterrorism / New Zealand on: 15 March 2019, 16:50:06
An attack today in a mosque at Christchurch left 60 people wounded and 49 dead.
The man responsible is a 28 year old Australian, supposedly inspired by Anders breivik..
He also attached explosives on vehicles, but these were disarmed by the local EOD.
After the mosque shooting the man drove off and shot pedestrians on his way.
On the vest he wore were names of Australians who fought against the Ottoman empire.
He also had a camera on his helmet that recorded the shootings.
He left a manifest on internet claiming the responsibility.
He is supposed to be a member of a right wing based group.
The police also arrested two other men and a woman, but their involvement isnt clear jet.
President Adern spoke of a terrible attack.

Another useles attack in a long row of terrorist acts, violence is no way to express your feelings or to enforce your views onto others!
14  War & Conflicts Discussions / Wars & Conflicts: Terrorism & Counterterrorism / Re: News from the Netherlands regarding terrorism on: 11 March 2019, 16:47:49
In Heerlen police arrested a man who was armed with 2 knives and an axe.
His target was PVV frontman Wilders.
The police made no comments of the mans nationality, age or where he came from.
As usual the report mentioned the suspect was a disturbed man ( normal police slang for a terrorist)
He was recognized as a potential threath by police scouts.
15  War & Conflicts Discussions / Wars & Conflicts: Terrorism & Counterterrorism / Re: News from the Netherlands regarding terrorism on: 11 March 2019, 16:44:50
In december last year an 18 year old man was arrested in Amsterdam on charges of terrorism.
He wanted to kill Amsterdam scholars.
He had several weapons in his posession and tried to get his hands on firearms.
On his phone and pc the police found pictures and films about recent terrorattacks.
16  War & Conflicts Discussions / Wars & Conflicts: Terrorism & Counterterrorism / Re: France terror attacks on: 6 March 2019, 15:12:52
Today a prisoner attacked his guards in a prison in Northern france with a knive.
The incident took place in a visitorroom, the perps wife was also there.
Investigatoirs think she smuggled the knife with her.
After the attack the man barricaded himself with his wife in the room.
A police swat team attacked them killing his wife and injuring the man.

Its classified as a terrorist acht because the man shouted the all to famous Allah Akbar.
He has been in contact with Cherif Chekatt ( responsible for the terror attack in Strassbourg) before being radicalized.
Another example that such terrorists should not be locked up but killed where they are.
17  War & Conflicts Discussions / Wars & Conflicts: Terrorism & Counterterrorism / Re: UK terror attacks, on: 6 March 2019, 15:08:36
Explosive devices found in UK,

The bombs were found at Heathrow, London City Airport and Waterloo station with one bursting into flames when opened at Heathrow.
Many personell on the railwaystation and airport were initially evacuated.
The bombs were posted from Ireland and chad Irish love stamps on them.
All the bombs were posted in A4-sized postal packages containing yellow Jiffy bags.
Police say all the devices were capable of igniting when opened.
The packages had a handwritten Dublin return address on them and two had An Post Valentine's Day 'Love Eire' stamps, which were issued in 2018.
Police launched an investigation.
Sources claim that allready a man has been identified as the writer.
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19  War & Conflicts Discussions / Wars & Conflicts: Personalities & Aces / Re: Gunnery sergeant R Lee Ermey on: 20 January 2019, 13:24:49
Recent news!

Lee Ermey will be buried on the Arlington cemetary.
I hope he will be hounoured with a special place and an honourfull service.
20  War & Conflicts Discussions / Wars & Conflicts: Personalities & Aces / T. Moffatt Burriss on: 8 January 2019, 10:26:17
Market Garden Veterans Association,

RIP Hero of the Waal Crossing T. Moffatt Burriss

We are sad to announce the passing of one of 'our' veterans.

Thomas Moffatt Burriss, a former Columbia area contractor, Republican state lawmaker and American World War II battlefield hero, died Friday the 4th of January 2019. He was 99.
Burriss, who was known as a humble man with a good sense of humor, served as a paratrooper in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1945 and participated in some of that war’s heaviest fighting, notably “Operation Market Garden” in the Netherlands.
That 1944 mission made massive use of U.S. and British airborne troops, whose mission it was to capture bridges deep inside Nazi-controlled territory and hold them until Allied ground troops could reach them. Burriss was in the lead elements of the American paratrooper forces, which saw in that operation some of the heaviest fighting of the war.
His and others’ roles in that operation were featured in the movie, “A Bridge Too Far.” Actor Robert Redford played a composite of Burriss and other 82nd Airborne soldiers.
Burriss wrote a book about his exploits called “Strike and Hold.”
The veteran also served as a representative in the South Carolina State House from 1977 to 1992 representing Richland County.
The people of Nijmegen (the Netherlands) will always rememeber him as one of their liberators.

Rest easy soldier!
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