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UKSF ADVICE/HELP!

#1 Post by CHILLY » Thu 17 Jan, 2013 2:20 pm

Hello,

I am not in the military, however, I have toured the military bases of the world (Falklands, Kosovo, Cyprus, Iraq x2, Afghanistan x2 etc etc) so I am a big supporter of the Forces. I am in the process of writing a FICTIONAL novel, however I am very passionate about getting my facts STRAIGHT! I have MANY Questions to ask but I will start with just one and see how we get on!

Currently (or recently) what do UKSF use as off road buggies in Afghanistan?
DPV's, LSV's or something else entirely???

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#2 Post by Tab » Thu 17 Jan, 2013 4:21 pm

UKSF is formed from 1st Battalion Parachute Regiment with a company of Marines and two squadrons of the RAF Reg attached to 1 Para



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Re: UKSF ADVICE/HELP!

#3 Post by CHILLY » Thu 17 Jan, 2013 7:06 pm

Thanks for your reply and Picture! Please can you let me know what that vehicle is?!! Also, perhaps I needed to be more specific. The character I am writing is a member of SBS. So the question probably should have read-

What would an SBS squadron use as off road buggies in Afghanistan? Operationally.
DPV's, LSV's or something else entirely???

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#4 Post by Tab » Thu 17 Jan, 2013 7:40 pm

I have no idea the make of that four wheeler, also each SF group will use equipment that suite their needs

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#5 Post by CHILLY » Thu 17 Jan, 2013 8:21 pm

Yep. Hence my asking the question!! Need someone who can tell me Specifics :)

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#6 Post by Rover » Fri 18 Jan, 2013 8:17 am

As you are writing about the SBS the Internet is about as near as you will get.

http://www.specialboatservice.co.uk/sbs-vehicles.php

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#7 Post by CHILLY » Fri 18 Jan, 2013 2:14 pm

Any SBS boys on here...?! I'll settle for a bearded SAS'er too I guess!

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#8 Post by Tab » Fri 18 Jan, 2013 4:52 pm

Do you think that they would step up front and let people know there line of work, they are under instructions to keep a very low profile.

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#9 Post by CHILLY » Mon 21 Jan, 2013 2:41 pm

Thought someone in the know might be able to let me know what vehicles they drive at least!

By my most recent research it looks like 4x4 Supacat Special Operations Vehicles might be the ones but it would just be great to have someone give that a thumbs up or not....

Not asking anyone to divulge International Classified Material!!
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#10 Post by mike.dt » Thu 07 Feb, 2013 1:24 pm

I would just stick to the lines of fiction with it to be honest. Just find the vehicle the looks the most probable (and cool :P) and go with that one... I doubt that, considering you can't find any info on them, that anyone else will come out criticising your work as ridiculous and un-realistic, and even if they do... you're writing fiction :)

Failing that, why not just stick with the basics. I'm sure the SBS blokes will use the RWMIK Land Rover that can be mounted with various weapons systems and comms gear, as well as carry plenty of rations, fuel and water for longe range missions.

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Re: UKSF ADVICE/HELP!

#11 Post by Charlie_Charlie1 » Sun 28 Apr, 2013 10:28 am

Tab wrote:UKSF is formed from 1st Battalion Parachute Regiment with a company of Marines and two squadrons of the RAF Reg attached to 1 Para

Hi Tab, sorry my friend but this is completely wrong. I am assuming this is a typing mistake and you were infact referring to SFSG.

With reference to SFSG.It was formed officially on 3 April 2006 to support the Special Air Service, the Special Reconnaissance Regiment and the Special Boat Service on operations. You are correct in saying that the SFSG was initially composed of personnel from 1 Para, the Royal Marines and the RAF Regiment, but it is now tri service entry. Most have passed either P company or the Royal Marines Commando Course. However attachments such as medics and drivers are not required to have completed either of these.

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