Discussion in 'Console Talk (Public)' started by George, Jun 23, 2010.
Probably Scratches . I'll wait until the next Lan to tell the story
My new fancy dress outfit.
Hows things going George ???
Yer, what's the latest intel George?
Well, it's going alright really. It takes me about 36 hours to get from England to Afghanistan with the trip going:
Leave Wigan drive to Manchester
Fly Manchester to Dubai
Dubai airport to hotel
Night in hotel (catch up with a few UAE friends)
Drive to Figueira
Cargo plane to Pakistan
Re-fuel in Pakistan and pay cash for the fuel!
Arrive in TK Afghanistan
Stay 6 weeks
Complete steps 8 through to 1
Stay in England with the family 2 weeks
I've got some great pictures, but i'll probably post them in the lounge and not the public forum early next year.
Couple of bad bits:
I'm going to miss my daughters 5th birthday
I'm also going to spend my 40th over here and not with the family.
I've secured Christmas with the family which was a prerequisite for my involvement as my kids are still well acquainted with Santa Klaus's efforts if you catch my drift.
There a few other things in the pipeline (literally) for next year. I might be going into COD hardcore mode. As always with this sort of stuff over here i have to be frugal with the information.
Equip Second Chance Pro, just in case
Sounds like fun. Mate my heart goes out to you. Take care my friend don't forget to backup often so that if something goes wrong you can just reinstall.
Pics. Mate you know we would love to se some pics.
i'm guessing that would be a little dearer than filling up my hilux
Good to hear from you mate, take it easy.
Well due to this happening, all cargo flights in the region are not allowed to have passengers on. So it looks like i'll be going mil-air in a few weeks. Depending on the day, it might be a black-hawk or a Chinook. I'll post the pictures don't worry
sounds scary just reading it, let alone taking off in one.
any chance of hitchin a ride in an AH-64?
We have a few of them over here. The hellfires keep me up all night!
i've been told I will only get on an Apache if i'm injured and then strapped to the wing and in a hostile environment.
I didn't believe them so i found this footage on youtube
Yes .... but when do you get back to Oz?
Here's a good one. I ordered a 350kVA generator from Kabul. It was in a convoy that had to go through the badlands to get to us.
When it got here it had been shot!
Picture 1 shows the entry wound & picture 2 shows the exit wound.
Luckily it was a though and through (is that the expression?) and didn't hit any vital organs (engine, electrical panel) and only damaged the attenuator cover around it.
Damn mate! I hope you are getting some serious danger money!
You should paint a little purple heart over the hole.
Both pics appear to be the same George. Have you got a shot of the exit wound?
Stay safe mate.
picture 2 is the exit one. If you can zoom in you will see the metal is convex after the bullet went through it. If you can't i'll take some close ups as it's just outside my office
Um. The pictures are the same mate. I kid you not. They show a bullet hole facing outwards in the top of a closed door. :w
You right A1.
That should be it.