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Re: NAC units, was Odd FT Idea

From: Stuart Murray <smurray@a...>
Date: Thu, 2 Jul 1998 22:01:41 -0400
Subject: Re: NAC units, was Odd FT Idea

>You wrote:
>I'm wondering about the Gurkhas. Any 2200s Gurkhas will likely be ESU
>troops, descendants of the Gurkha batallions in the Indian Army.

Speaking as an Englishman, I can't really see they Gurkhas becomming
of the ESU.  Although the British Army has made drastic cuts in Gurkha
units the Gurkhas are still an important unit with a rich history.

>One imagines that some
>units will have merged with their opposite numbers--the Jarheads seem
>to have done so, and I imagine the SAS types and the Snake-eaters
>worked out a division of labor or merged.

Again I for one would be VERY surprised if the	British Army untis and
US forces actually merge.  th etactical doctrines for the Royal Marines
Paras are so completely at odds with those for the American forces (hey,
would mean that the US troops have to start tabbing with bergens
places with a big backpack] instead of catching a ride all the time,
barrier, this is a weak attempt a humour !) that, to me at least, it
more sense retaining these troops in thier specialised roles than
attempting to merge them as they are.  Alternatively, instead of merging
these units both older units are completely scrapped and a new unit is
started in its place, though given the British traditions of holding on
stuff for the sake of it i can't really see that happening.

>>forward to someone making some modern day highlanders with Adv Cbt
>>Rifles, Gauss SAWs, and the best uniform of all, the Kilt.

Ah, at the thought of kilts I get flashbacks of "Carry On Up The Khyber"


Stuart Murray

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