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PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brain AND ships in "neutral" - it just can't get any better for a submariner. Or a missile boat squadron. Or a small boat swarm. Or anti-ship missiles. Or planes carrying bomb and torpedos. Good LORD! The Iranians may just board and and make the crew walk the plank!
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Only the Carriers and the Battleships will be anchored, the Destroyers, Cruisers, and Frigates will be out on patrols moving in and out of the straits, plus the Escort Carrier is carrying PT Boats in her hold that will be hauled into the water to provide the ships protection from speedboat attacks.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, you BLOODY innocent... So New Canada's navy is to be disgraced, as well as it's army. They are just bound and determined.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There has been a change of plans with the RCN regarding the straits, the capital ships will not be anchored at the mouth if the straits, instead they will be with the rest of the fleet patrolling the straits instead.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Things are pretty tense along the Syria/Turkey border these days. Hoplite Tactical Solutions was hired to protect key assets and personnel in the region. The guys writing the checks are neither Syrian nor Turkish – they are European businessmen with an interest in who controls the oil fields in north-eastern Syria.

Pictured below is an unknown VIP being escorted to a meeting between Turkish and American diplomats.



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Discussion at Naval HQ for the Commonwealth
Rear Admiral Harrisburg, "with all the ships in the Straight of Hormuz, moving this way and that. All underway, there is bound to be a collision. There Admiral, I suggest that we do not send any ships in that area, if we cannot anchor along with other ships we are bound to hit each other. Can you image a Battleship at 22 knots hitting a destroyer at 28 knots head on or front quarter, the damage, the loss of life. If ships are not going to anchor there near the coast as a show of force, even peaceful, we do not send our navy there, sir."
"Capt Bingham to a commander, "just think of the environmental disaster when two ship collide, we will avoid that mess. Someone will not, it will be a big disaster."
"Admiral Harrisburg, we will go with your recommendation. We will not send any ships into the straight. Capt Luddock, change the orders, have that task force to go to sail south in the Indian Ocean, defensive drills: anti-air, anti-ship, anti-sub and combination of those. Thank you, Captain" said Fleet Admiral Johann.
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Turkey-Syria Border
God bless those guys on the Turkey-Syrian border. Looks like trouble soon.
Better not affect Armeniadom (northwest Turkey) and Chicoviadom(southwest Turkey). I know you think I am inviting you. I AM NOT!!!!
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

After spending a day in Sidney Australia refueling the RCN fleet they will depart soon, the RCN officers meet with the officers of the RAN at the Canada house, to go over the situation in the Straits of Hormuz, as reported by RAN intelligence, ROD and US navy ships are present in Hormuz as of now meaning that traffic will be tight in the straits, they are unclear as to the strength of the Eurasian Empire and Iranian fleet at the moment. but more like they will send vessels to intercept the ships at the southern end of the strait.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Darwin Naval Station, Australia
CoC Naval Group
"We just got word that the Canadian Navy is refueling in Sydney, New South Wales. Hey, chucky, can you venture a guess why they would go down there from Canada when heading to help secure the straight of Hormuz? That's has to be over a thousand extra miles out of their way."
Chuck replied, "Admiral Sims, I cannot think of a reason other than they know we are here in Darwin up north, maybe they are going around Australia. Did not want to go by Indonaisadom, or Malyasiadom. They might just be taking the quiet route. Do you want me to alert any P-3 squadrons to observe, sir?"
"No Chuck, no, we do not need to do that. Does not serve a purpose. We do not want to annoy them in any way. Alert the fleet, let them know if they should see the Canadian Navy, we are to wave and stay clear if possible. Communicate if need be if proximity will be an issue. Explain the purpose duration, ya know, the necessary info. got it chuck?"
"Yes sir admiral, keep clear and communicate if any reason if we get close, sir."
"If they set transit through the Timor Sea, they might see some of our ships hanging anchor(easy float with anchor out, but anchor not on the bottom)," added Lt Cmdr Rau.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Currently there are no ROD ships in the Strait of Hormuz itself. Carrier Battle Group 8 is in the area, but it is not passing through the strait into the Persian Gulf per our announcement to the UIN on August 1st regarding our desire for peace. ROD aircraft from the carrier continue to patrol around the strait and the ships of the battle group are rotating into the CoC port in Yemen.

There are 2 ROD ships inside the Persian Gulf (a battleship and a submarine). Both are near the northern end of the gulf playing cat and mouse games with the 3 Eurasian Empire subs. The Eurasian Empire only has the 3 subs in the area and no more vessels in the Indian Ocean. They are recovering from the New Year War and they will not be any trouble for Canada.

The area is still very crowded though. US and British ships continue to patrol the area and there is significant civilian traffic as usual. the Iranian Navy has destroyers, frigates, and small fast attack craft. There is also the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps which has its own fleet of ships, though I believe that they are mostly small craft.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Al Mukalla, Yemendom
Naval Base Al Mukalla (abreviated Amuk) on the Indian Ocean, north or Socotra Island. Still in discussion to buy the the Navy base back from Eurasia Empire. They did acquire it during the armed conflict, still own it according to Geneva Convention.
Amuk has an air base with 24 F/A-18C, 3 F/A-18D, 12 A-6, 4 EA-6 among other aircraft.
** Tarim Air Force Base
Air Base north of there, by about 100 miles, Tarim. Large Base with two squadrons of Tornadoes, 6 XB-70 (really B-70) have landed, preceded by C-17 and C-130 and 8 S-3 (tanker role) and a squadron of 18 F-35 A. At the base, 24 A-4 and 20 F-4 Phantoms, 6 tankers are stationed at Tarim.

ROD is welcome to utilize Tarim. Amuk is being used for the naval assets. More hardened bunkers are being constructed to expand capability. Oman will allow use of air space. They are a bit more friendly after the last conflict.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The RCN officers say their goodbyes to their RAN Counterparts, and returned to the fleet The now fully refueled Canadian ships departed from Sidney bound for Hormuz, escorted by the Australian Crusier HMAS Australia, and two Charles F Adams Class Destroyers. the RCN fleet will travel down the southern end of Australia and out into the Indian ocean avoiding the CofC held areas, then they will make there way to the Straits of Hormuz.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The RCN fleet has arrived at the Straits of Hormuz, the fleet will began patrolling the area along with the ROD and US ships that are already in the area, so far no Iranian ships present the Battleship HMCS Kanata will be anchored just outside the mouth of the straits to act as a RCN HQ for Admiral Hartley. HMCS Canada will be nearby launching CF-14s to patrol the skies.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Persian Gulf Region
Gulf of Oman
Is the Carrier, HMCS Canada, sitting in closer anchored for the water that is not as rough vs. being anchored out in the Indian Ocean where riding the waves will take place? Is the HMCS Canada near the BB HMCS Kanata, for protection, communication, etc.
Sure the rest of the task force is near. Anchored or sailing around.

The CoC launch 2 B-70 preceded by 4 F-35 A that will fly as escort. The F-35 fly up to 52,000 feet armed with AA missiles as the X-70 fly up to 70,000 at Mach 3 only with passive detection pods. Fly over Oman heading east , over the Gulf of Oman, then northerly flight staying out of Iranian air space, with photo pod working looking east. Prior to Iraq border, turns to the west and over part of Saudi Arabia and Kuwait then home to a safe landing in Yemendom at Tarim Air Force Base.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The 2 ships are anchored near the southern entrance of the straits, the rest of the fleet are out on patrol right now.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mindanaodom

The two CoC soldiers sat silently in the fighting position, staring out at the dark sea. It was a standard 2-man hole located at the tree line of the beautiful sandy beach. The older man, a grizzled veteran sergeant, looked at his watch and noted that sunrise would be in about 30 minutes. Already the sky was beginning to lighten.

“Do you think they will land at this beach, Sergeant Bautista?” asked the younger man, a brand new soldier named Cruz. He was no older than 19 and had just been assigned to the unit after basic training.

“Don’t know” the sergeant answered.

“I still don’t know why we’re out here by ourselves” the young private complained to his sergeant, his tone more of a question than a complaint.

Sergeant Bautista took a deep breath before answering, reminding himself that the young soldier had absolutely no experience in the field. “Because, Cherry” he responded, “We don’t know where they will land. There are hundreds of miles of beach on this island and we have to cover all of it, so we’re spread thin.” Bautista made eye contact with his young charge as he continued, “B Company has all of our trucks in a central location so they can rush over to the landing site and smack the s**t out of them as they’re sorting themselves out in the sand. Besides, we’re not completely alone…the rest of our platoon is back by the road.”

“Oh” the youngster seemed to at least partially understand. “Who’s that?”

Sergeant Bautista followed the young man’s gaze to a new comer. A CoC soldier with a white band on his helmet was walking down the beach toward them.

“That’s a fire-marker” Bautista replied. “He’s a referee for the exercise. He marks artillery and naval gunfire and tells you if you’re dead.”

The fire marker walked over toward the fighting position and exchanged nods with Bautista.

“What’s that?” the private asked.

Bautista pointed to the white cylindrical device in the fire marker’s hand, “That’s an artillery simulator.”

“No….what’s THAT?”

Bautista followed the private’s gaze out to sea where a dozen AAV-7 Amtracs were approaching the beach. The sergeant reached for the radio on the younger man’s back, aware out of the corner of his eye that the fire marker was pulling the white tab from the artillery simulator and dropping it into the hole next to the two men.

Bautista grabbed his private by his web harness and stood up, throwing the young man out of the hole. He followed him into the sand as the whistling noise sounded from the simulator and he covered his head as the simulator ended in a ground shaking BOOM! Private Cruz jumped to his feet an began to run deeper into the tree line, but Bautista was faster, grabbing the private by his ankle and pulling the jungle boot hard until Cruz was face down in the sand again.

Bautista crouched next to Cruz and grabbed the radio hand set from the harness and keyed the mic as additional artillery simulators detonated across the beach, “Dagger Six, Dagger Six, this is Dagger Three Bravo, Landings at green Beach…..” the transmission was cut short by high pitched static from the hand set. “We’re being jammed” Batista shouted as he got to his feet and pulled Private Cruz 10 yards not the tree line.

“Did the report get through?” the wide-eyed private asked.

“Who Knows”. Bautista looked into the eyes of his terrified private, “What are the four fundamentals of basic rifle marksmanship?”

“WHAT?” Cruz looked scared and confused.

Bautista slapped Cruz gently across the face. “Basic rifle marksmanship, private!” he shouted. “We do this by the numbers! Keep your mind in the game and remember your training. Everything that you’re going to do today you’ve done a dozen times before. You with me?”

Cruz seemed to refocus his thoughts. “Yes, Sergeant!”

“Good!” Bautista punched Cruz in the chest a little harder than he had intended, “We bound back 50 meters at a time and link up with the platoon. Then when these douchebags hit the beach we light them up!”

A smile played across Cruz’ face as his confidence and excitement built. “I got this, Sarge!”
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