Large areas of Midshire are rural and undeveloped and as such there are large areas that need to be patrolled but can be difficult to get access to. The MDF make great use of the River network and Sapper Boat teams provide Riverine Operations to drop off and collection of troops as well as conducting there own patrols.
The standard craft is the Mk3 Assault Craft, this can carry 4 equipped troops and one crewman.
The Sapper Boats also allow for resupplying of foot patrols and were necessary will CASEVAC the injured, this is particularly vital in the areas of Forest where the canopy is too dense to get a helicopter in.
Here we see a Boat Section dropping off a FSG Recce patrol into one of the more remote areas of the Midshire Bush. Once the Drop Off Point is identified then Breaching drills are conducted – this isn’t an assault landing so there is no need for a rapid exit. The Beach Head is secured and equipment is unloaded.
Once ready the patrol moves off and the Boats Section with draw and head for the next tasking.
A MDF Border Scout patrol has come under contact, the lead patrol member had been hit but has been grabbed by his Oppo and needs to be CASEVACed.
The Remainder of the patrol form a base line, with the LMG providing the suppressing fire as the Casualty is recovered back to the team to allow for extraction. Helicopters are on their way to support and extract the injured scout.
With the ever present threat of incursions there is always patrols out on the ground, while these may be foot or vehicle mounted patrols they will always be able to switch from Recce to Fighting Patrols instantly.
Here the Patrols of the Fire Support Group pose for a Photo, with the Short Wheel Base WMIC Landrover and a typical mix of patrol weapons.
As way of an update, several projects are ongoing in the MDF Workshop. The AH32 attack helicopter has just ententered service, while the Prowler is undergoing air trials.
The MTV(FS) programme is behind schedule but expected to complete this summer(14).
Keep posted for more updates.
Even in the depths of winter there can be no let up from the Goslian Armed Forces. to counter this threat the MDF continue to maintain active patrol routine, either by the Border Scouts or by the more conventional units such as the Fire Support Group.
The mix of mobile and foot patrols ensure that enemy forces are continually on the back foot.
Recent Int information has found that the Daigo Goslian Army has now started to deploy 75mm Recoilless Rifles into the Southern TAOR.
These weapons are operated by a 3 man team often supported by an infantry section for protection. They are clearly looking to target the Armoured elements of the MDF and likey targets will be the Armoured Car Units of the RAR.
All MDF units have been informed of the threat increase and the Fire Support Group and Recce Commando have been tasked to intercept and eliminate the threat.
The MDF Royal Armour Regiment (RAR) are heavily committed to conducting partolling in the Urban and rural area often in support of other units and call signs.
Here we see typical Armoured Patrol in the Bush of the Southern TAOR. As patrols move between incidents and areas they are frequently required to obtain updates on the local situations and Intelligence.
Seen here, the Patrol commander receives a verbal brief on the local and current threat from a Border patrol Section Commander.