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18 June 2018


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Noted Rob. But no more deadly than the World War II Lee Enfield jungle carbine fitted with Parker Hale peep sights.

I was squad leader when we won the McMullen Cup at the Magilligan Army Range in Northern Ireland in 1966.

Target 12" falling plates @ 1000 yards, Squad 6 constables, run short obstacle course fall down aim fire, in our case 6 shots 6 plates down in 33- 9 seconds - at the time a record.

Bryant Allan Posted on Facebook :
The weapon on the ute is not an LMG, but is probably a sniper's rifle, bolt action, single shot. If you look closely you will see the ammuntion belt is just draped over the rifle and is pointing back towards the butt. Giaman LMG. But a nasty weappon nevertheless. Good for up to 3000 meters and best at 1000 meters.

It's a sign of how fucked up things are that the ex-Brigadier General needs to report what is common knowledge on the street.

Shit, I heard about this stuff when I was a kid in Port Moresby three decades ago.

I guess it's just the official declaration. Whatever that means.

Besides, it's not the weapons (tools), it's how you use them.

An M16 with an M90 grenade launcher in the hands of an SAS troop is equivalent to a moving tank.

And I thought our defence boys had become better trained after the BRA handed them their arses.

How did those high power guns went "missing"? Is the inventory system of PNGDF effective? Or anybody can get anything any time.

How true Lindsay.I still still remember 5ft 17inch's very capable Policing in PNG.

He's well ably represented in Australia by his grand son Ben Robert Smith VC.

With more to the skills of policing than the bullish brandishing of guns, this may be a juncture for leadership for which military personnel and tactics can assume less obvious a role.

Was that not the case in the era of kiaps?

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