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    Bosnia, Kosovo

    There is no mention on here reference Bosnia/ Kosovo. 2 Royal Anglian lost a good officer Captain steve wormald in 1994 when his lanny ran over a landmine. He was ex 3rd bn a pompadour foxy, his plaque is in the Essex Regiment chapel in warley, essex.

    Bosnia and Kosovo where ****holes, in the darkest days early 90's. The camp was like a quagmire and diesel was in the water. A dump, lived like rats out there!

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    I was the Regt Int Sgt for 36 Engr Regt in Bosnia in 1994 we were based in the TOM Factory in Gornji Vakuf, I actually visited the site where capt Wormold was killed, I still have the photos somewhere, only a picture of the track and a small crater, if I remember rightly he was only 23 with a wife and small child, he was being shown around the area by the officer he was taking over from, who actually survived the strike.. We also lost 2 people out there, Barney Wharbutton killed disposing of an improvised TV bomb and Barry Nicholas killed during a demining op, may they all rest in piece and never to be forgotton

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    RIP! widnesmanc, we was in vitez. I got op grapple 4 vid and it has all the fallen at the end and a small picture of spr barry Nicholas. We also spent some time at the metal factory in GV, and Jelah up north where we got mortarted. What fun and games that was.

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    went to ploce in 95 as part of the UN, 2 anglians where there as well.
    we lost a lynx and 5 blokes around V J Day.
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    Hiya mate, I think I've got the grapple 4 vid somewhere aswell, the bit where the bridge was blown up in Mostar I actually filmed, one of the better jobs I did.
    I used to travel quite often up to Vitez that place took a bit of a hammering. We also used to go up north to Bugonjo where we used to get mortered and shelled, exciting times. Myself and the RSM actually got shot at up in Kupres aswell, and I just remember us both running off laughing our heads off (Nervously I might add)

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    Yes it was a mad place Bosnia.We got mortared up jelah near Bugonjo. Wee mac, yes that was 1 R Anglian the vikings where the camp was flooded. I was 2 R Anglian Poachers may- nov 94. Took over from Coldstreamers, guards that is. I remember also on a checkpoint coming under mortar attack running down the road all piling into a 432. We was at vitez school, hearing mortar alarm like being in world war 2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by weemac View Post
    went to ploce in 95 as part of the UN, 2 anglians where there as well.
    we lost a lynx and 5 blokes around V J Day.
    Ploce Weemac, what a lovely camp that was !

    As for the lost a lynx and 5 blokes, bless their hearts. R.I.P.

    Were you there when is pis*ed down so much that all our tents, green maggots, in fact everything got swept away by the river of water ?
    I remember the crappers floating off too spilling the contents into the water !
    Were you with us Weemac when they sent us up the coast to split ?

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    the raf went up the road to makarska, our colonel decided that staying in the swamp surronded by floating faeces would brings us all together better....so we stayed put........
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