Monday, 20 September 2010

Part 4.Part 3 Operation Righteous Fist-'Bring down the bird'

The climbers reach RAF workshop vans and use grenades to spoil their paint work. This is a bad move as the armoured car spins its turret round and the gunner cuts four men down in full charge.

The mobile Vickers truck returns to the hanger firing on the troops in the trench. Explosions go off in the hanger as two men enter.

Sinister black vehicles approach the airfield. RAF troops race to the hanger but are overtaken by ‘Black Jack’s’ men. The BUF mercenaries surround the hanger .From the other side of the air strip comes Thompson fire. ‘Black Jack’ runs for the units van with its fixed Lewis gun and heads for the cliff edge. The Anglican League man is cut down by the fire as the vans hurtles towards him.

The RAF order the two men in the hanger to surrender. The two men come out firing killing some of the BUF mercenaries but are cut down. The men are bayoneted by ‘Black Jack Armitage’s’ men to the disgust of the RAF troops.

Mission failed? Well the hanger is badly damaged, two vans and men put out of action. But no plane in the hanger, no fuel destroyed and the airfield can be still be used. St.Cuthberts still in Royalist hands, air power still in place and lost troops. Failed? Not as far as the Archbishop is concerned. Yes it could have been better. Propaganda wise a gold mine. A first strike on the Royalist’s hitting deep into their believed safe territory, martyrs for the League and new money and recruits flowing into the church.

Part 3.Part 3 Operation Righteous Fist-'Bring down the bird'

Running , jumping and rolling (if you could only show this is lead ) ;) over the wire the centre group breach the defences. The climbing unit speed across the strip.

The RAF units begin to take control of the gate with Bren , Lewis and Thompson fire.

A truck based Vickers unit heads for the main gate not noticing the 7 men running towards the lightly guarded hanger. It reaches the main gate when most of the fighting is over.

Part 2.Part 3 Operation Righteous Fist-'Bring down the bird'

Two vans pull up to the gate of the airfield.Men burst from them firing on the RAF guards.A group of armed men scamble through the bushes on the wooded side of the road and head for the single strand wire.Men appear from the cliffs edge and run for the hanger.The RAF units come to alert and starts to respond.

Part 1.Part 3 Operation Righteous Fist-‘Bring down the bird’

Lots of fluff.I'll post up the full story over the next couple of evenings.

The night was cold for the men of the Dean's Recognisance Unit but they had either been born in colder climes or received their training in colder conditions. The force had hid in the woods near their target most of the day and watched the comings and goings of Royalist Army and BUF Mercs whizzing up and down the road. Now the force split into two. One section would travel by truck up the steep road of Sutton Bank the risk of running into a random armoured car patrol was great but this late at night the chance was better or so they hoped. The other section was to climb the rock itself and they would start first. They needed to be at the top before daylight.

None of them had known when they left their safe haven on another shore that they would be in the heart of North Yorkshire on a mission to destroy everyone and everything at an RAF airfield hundreds of feet above sea level. They knew one passenger plane had left earlier that day but at least four fighters(one new breed of fighter to boot), fuel, supplies ,equipment, vehicles and men were still there. Not to mention the closet they could get to BUF troops(mercenary or otherwise) in North Yorkshire to date. They like others in the Empire had volunteered to free the Motherland but most had not pasted to tuff tests to get the chance to reach Britain.
Out of the 100 men who had joined up with them only 38 had got through training, and the chance to wear the crimson beret. The others had moved on to help out in other ways or signed up to other units or factions. The money for this first 100 had been used to get a force of hardened men who could do anything they were asked behind enemy lines. Self disciplined men who could work without a tight command structure or support.

10 feet from the top they hear a sound that twists in their stomachs , plane engines. They see three bi-lanes soar above them. But no fourth plane, was it still there?