RAR Fire Force
A coy 1RAR deploys to Wankie FAF1.
1Pl is inserted at night by vehicle and does a 20K walk in at night to take up OP positions, in the Lukozi River area. Vehicle does not stop but slowly allows troops to debus.
OP identifies a camp of 20 Gooks in a tree line by the river. OP calls Foxtrot Foxtrot (Fire Force).
3 Pl Fire Force flys in low behind the OP having been given a verbal picture of the ground and target from the OP.
The K-car lifts up to 800’ and throws red smoke to mark the camp. OP gives corrections to K-car and K-car puts down fire from its 20mm cannon making the Gooks take cover.
G-cars Pink 1 Pink 2 and Pink 3 put down Stops 1, 2 and 3 in preselected positions. Donga to west, River bed to south and river bed to the North. These would be the main escape routes.
K-car in anti-clockwise orbit above target calls in Lynx.
4 Gooks break north along river bed. 9”.
3 Gooks break South West along donga 9”. K-car fires at this group and kills 2.
Paradac drops x4 para sticks to the East, Vulture 1, 2, 3, and 4 plus two “wankers”.
K-car orbits firing at camp and directs Lynx onto target which drops mini golf bomb on target. Kills 2 Gooks.. K-car fires at group heading north and kills 2.
8 Gooks break south along river bed. 9”.
Gook in donga keeps running 9”
More Gooks break south from the camp.
K-car puts fire down on camp.
Single gook moves south west along donga.
Stop 1 takes up ambush positions and shoots running single gook in donga.
Stop 3 shoots 2 running north up river bed.
Vulture (Paras) sticks 1, 2, 3 and 4 exchange shots with Gooks running south along river bed.
Stop 2 moves north up river bed.
Stop 2 fires at large group of Gooks moving south along river bed.
K-car moves across in orbit and fires on Gooks moveing south and kills 1.
Vulture sticks 1 and 2 advance on camp and come under fire from camp. Talk in Lynx and throw FLOT (x2 White Phos) show forward line of troops.
Lynx comes in live drops Frantan and 3 Gooks killed in the flames.
Vulture sticks 3 and 4 spot Gooks moving south.
Gooks moving south east 5 breaking cover while 1 RPD gunner covers them.
RPD gunner fires at Vulture 3 and 4 killing 1 Masodja and wounding another.
Vultures 3 and 4 return fire killing one runner.
Vulture 1 and 2 advance towards burning camp to clear area.
RPD gunner makes a break and other 5 gooks reach thick cover.
K-car losses contact with fleeing Gooks.
Vulture 3 and 4 deal with casualty and call for casevac. Throw blue smoke to mark position for casevac. Pink 3 responds.
Pinks 1 and 2 have recovered to Land Tail to refuel, and pick up fresh sticks if need be.
As it is late in the day G-cars will recover troops, paratroops and chutes to Land Tail.