The Long Range Desert Group was a reconnaissance and raiding unit of the British Army during the Second World War. The commander of the German Afrika Corps, Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, admitted that the LRDG "caused us more damage than any other British unit of equal strength.
Originally called the Long Range Patrol, the unit was founded in Egypt in June 1940 by Major Ralph A. Bagnold, acting under the direction of General Archibald Wavell. Bagnold was assisted by Captain Patrick Clayton and Captain William Shaw. At first the majority of the men were from New Zealand, but they were soon joined by Rhodesian and British volunteers, whereupon new sub-units were formed and the name was changed to the better-known Long Range Desert Group. The LRDG never numbered more than 350 men, all of whom were volunteers.
The LRDG was formed specifically to carry out deep penetration, covert reconnaissance patrols and intelligence missions from behind Italian lines, although they sometimes engaged in combat operations.
Patrol Y3EditYou are joing patrol Y3, currenty commanded by Patrick Clayton. The patrol has suffered some losses following a run in with the Wop fly-boys, and is being reconstituted for furhter operations. This will involve a training period for the new recruits, while the unit is re-fitted. The plan is to make 2 new patrols from the old Y3, some of the original members will stay on to act as a cadre for the new bugs, whist others will transfer to T2 patrol, which was recently ran inot some I-Tie armor and suffered some significant losses.
The New RecruitsEdit
Henry Goldbloom - AdeJames Stirling - Dave
Arthur 'Ratty' Topper - Andy
John Douglas - Simon Humby
Basic armoured/mechanised corps training imparts:
Driving-0, Combat Rifleman-0, Drill-1, Mechanic-0, Comms-0
Basic infantry training imparts:
Drill-1, Combat Rifleman-0
LRDG basic training imparts:
Navigation-1, Comms-1, Driving-1, Mechanic-1, Gunnery-1
Other relevant/military skills:
Combat Rifleman, Handgun, SMG, LMG, Recon, Survival, Admin, Athletics, Drill, Tactics, Strategy, Leadership, Logistics, Demolitions, Surveillance, First Aid, Heavy Weapons, Field Engineering,
Fresh From the Ministry! Training Films for Success in Battle
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