- |NEWS| UKSF OPERATIVES DEPLOYED TO FINLAND FOR OPERATION VIGILANT
- |NEWS| UKSF HOPEFULS MOVE TO HEREFORD TO UNDERTAKE SELECTION
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To : 6 Troop, E-Squadron, 22 Special Air Service Regiment
From : OC E-Squadron, 22SAS
Subject : Operation Vigilante
DTG : 152103ZNOV19
Classification : NATO Standard
Ruhan kansanrintama (People's Front Of Ruha) have been conducting attacks on civilian and NATO infrastructure in the Region of RUHA in Northern Finland. Due NATO forces focusing their efforts elsewhere to counter this aggression, security of the region has been left to the local Militia known as Ruhan Vapaaehtoiset Puolustusvoimat (Ruha Volunteer Defense Force). Special Operation Forces from NATO countries have been on Rotation to help the security and stability of the region as well as helping to train the RVP.
Recent months have seen an increase in attacks and the RVP are getting ready to stage an assault on the last known RK held areas.
6 Troop are to take over from American Special Operations Forces who have been operating in the area for the past 6 months.
(Area of Operations)
RUHA Northern Finland is a an area which is mostly FLAT AND COVERED WITH EVERGREEN FORESTS. INFRASTRUCTURE IS LOW TECH and most of the industry in the area is used to support the local area. There are a number of ditches as well as a LARGE RIVER which runs from NORTH TO SOUTH.
Transport links are one large railway and a large MSR which runs North to South. Other roads in the region are dirt roads with the occasional tarmac main road.
Ruha shares a border with Russia to the north.
Ruhan kansanrintama (People's Front Of Ruha) have been classified as a terrorist organisation by NATO. Their numbers are thought to be around 100 strong with approximately 50 holding three settlements in the north.
They are armed with soviet era firearms including AK-74's with some PKM's. It is thought that they also have access to technicals and some Anti-Armour weapons
6 Troop, E-Squadron 22 SAS
Ruhan Vapaaehtoiset Puolustusvoimat (Ruha Volunteer Defense Force) are a militia armed and trained by Special Operations Forces from NATO Countries. They are armed with FNFAL 7.62mm rifles and use civilian vehicles along with some fitted with heavy machine guns. There are approximately 200 members of the RVP.
US Army Special Operations Forces - 12 Man strong ODA team leaving the area being replaced by 6 Troop, E-Squadron UKSF.
(Attachments & Detachments)
HAWK - Reaper Drone armed with AGM and GBU.
BRIEFING TO FOLLOW
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