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Old 10-11-2012, 12:19 AM   #129
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Looking through the photos, you start to understand why his men nicknamed her son “007”, and why, to his commanding officer in the 1st Battalion, Welsh Guards, he was “one of the finest young officers of his generation”. Lieut Evison was blond, handsome, educated at Dulwich College and Charterhouse, a party-loving charmer, but one who could also run a marathon or rough it in an igloo in the Norwegian arctic.Her son had been leading a patrol comprising 15 men from his platoon, plus four Afghan soldiers and an interpreter, when they were ambushed. A Taliban bullet severed an artery near his right shoulder. He continued giving orders, even as his men carried him back to their patrol base under fire......
It's May 2009 and a Welsh Guards platoon deep in Taliban country falls into a deadly ambush, just yards from the isolated mud fort which is their patrol base. Seven Platoon is led by the regiment's brightest young officer, Lt Mark Evison, who keeps a candid war diary revealing dangerous shortages of manpower and equipment. They are just two weeks into their tour of duty, and already a vital piece of equipment - an essential radio cable - has failed. As the Taliban tighten their noose around "Seven" Platoon, putting IEDs on the roads and attacking their small fort, even the most vital spares cannot get to them quickly. This film tells the gripping story of how the lack of one small cable has lethal consequences and leads to a platoon of the Welsh Guards' toughest soldiers nearly being massacred...The 19 men and their wounded officer were surrounded by more than 50 Taliban fighters firing at them in a 360-degree ambush...
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Most airlines employ a distinctive and internationally recognized call sign that is normally spoken during airband radio transmissions as a prefix to the flight number.Callsign Witchcraft...Flugdienst Fehlhaber started 1970 as small airline with single engine aircraft and a flight training facility on the airport Koblenz-Winningen. 1975 starts IFR operations.In 1982 the operation moved to the Cologne Bonn Airport...In 1913 the first plane took off from the Wahner Heide military training area on an artillery reconnaissance flight. In 1939 an airfield was built for the German Luftwaffe.
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A talisman is an object. The word comes from the Arabic word طلسم Tilasm, and ultimately from the Greek word teleo which means "to consecrate". Amulets and talismans are often considered interchangeable despite their differences. For example, the amulet is an object with natural magical properties, whereas a talisman must be charged with magical powers by a creator; it is this act of consecration or "charging" that gives the talisman its alleged magical powers...The word Taliban is Pashto, طالبان ṭālibān, meaning "students", the plural of ṭālib. This is a loanword from Arabic طالب ṭālib, plus the Persian plural ending -ān ان (the Arabic plural being طلاب ṭullāb, whereas طالبان ṭālibān is a dual form with the incongruous meaning, to Arabic speakers, of "two students").
http://www.davidicke.com/forum/showp...9&postcount=19
http://www.davidicke.com/forum/showt...=88470&page=29
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/news...ghanistan.html
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