War in Afghanistan: RAF hit back at army
September 24, 2006
Fierce fighting broke out among British forces in Afghanistan last night as factions of the RAF and infantry engaged each other in combat in Helmand province. An RAF pilot was captured by members of the 3 Para regiment who “kicked seven bells of shite out of him”. Stung by being driven off by rocket-propelled grenades, the RAF then attacked ground positions occupied by the Yorkshire regiment and reportedly came down on them like “eight tons of breeze blocks”. One pilot commented “We haven’t a hope in hell of defeating the Taliban but at least we can make 3 kilos of mincemeat out of these Yorkshire bastards.”
The Chief of General Staff, General Sir Richard Dannatt, described the clashes as ‘unfortunate’ and said that mistakes were ‘understandable in the fog of war and the heat of battle; they were also quite normal in the drizzle of conflict and the scattered showers of hostilities’.
Meanwhile MOD was celebrating the success of its latest ‘guns for coke’ PFI. A security source said a consignment of Glock pistols had been exchanged for about 50 grams of cocaine with a street value of £125,500. An MOD spokeman said the operation demonstrated “the enormous courage, dedication and skill of the British troops.”