- Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:22 pm #564857
Mercer is responding to his Brexit breakdown by writing Andy McNab boys-own novelettes
I was in a Special Forces Operations room somewhere in southern Afghanistan watching the situation unfold.
A Royal Marines patrol had been hit hard in a follow-up on an IED strike that had severely injured one of their colleagues. They had extracted the casualty at such a pace that his legs were left behind – severed in the blast. The Taliban were dancing, holding the Marines legs above their heads – a call had come in to launch our Special Forces Task Group to recover them.
The men were angry – they wanted to go on the job. The Squadron Commander was not convinced.
“I cannot lose a lifter (CH47 Chinook) over a pair of f——— legs,” he kept saying. “You think the lad would want that?”
“I think you’re wrong,” said one of the lads. “I know you do,” he replied.
I had an MQ9 Reaper on station, and was watching over the scene. I wanted to drop one on the whole lot of them and put an end to the macabre scene. “We’re not going. We’re not doing it. Let it go,” said the Squadron Commander. https://digitaledition.telegraph.co.uk/ ... GCTPVKXNOA