Britains Small Wars - Gulf War (1991)

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  1. spidge

    spidge Active Member

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    Britains Small Wars - Gulf War (1991)

    [FONT=Arial,Helvetica][SIZE=-1]This is a chronology of the 44-day offensive campaign that expelled Iraq from Kuwait.[/SIZE][/FONT] [FONT=Arial,Helvetica][SIZE=-1]Date[/SIZE][/FONT] [FONT=Arial,Helvetica][SIZE=-1]Events[/SIZE][/FONT] [FONT=Arial,Helvetica][SIZE=-1]Wed 16 Jan[/SIZE][/FONT] [FONT=Arial,Helvetica][SIZE=-1]UN deadline expires at midnight UN time (0500 GMT) and authorization given to use all force to remove Iraqi troops from Kuwait.

    [/SIZE][/FONT] [FONT=Arial,Helvetica][SIZE=-1]Saddam Hussein takes direct control of Iraqi armed forces.

    [/SIZE][/FONT] [FONT=Arial,Helvetica][SIZE=-1]British Prime Minister gives a briefing on impending attack to Opposition leaders and then informs the Queen.

    [/SIZE][/FONT] [FONT=Arial,Helvetica][SIZE=-1]US; FBI ordered to track down some 3,000 Iraqis whose visas have expired. President Bush orders the attack.

    [/SIZE][/FONT] [FONT=Arial,Helvetica][SIZE=-1]At 2150 GMT, cruise missiles are launched, and at 2330 GMT, heavy anti-aircraft fire is reported in Baghdad.

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  2. BC1

    BC1 New Member

    Shortly after the Iraqi surrender, a couple of pics of an RAF Tornado with a lot of skinning blown off the top of the port wing appeared in "The Sun" newspaper, with the heading "On a wing and a prayer". The story stated that Iraqi AAA during one of the low-level airfield attacks had crippled the 'Tonka' but it had made it back to its' Saudi base. I queried the i.d. and facts on this with a researcher who had collected quite a few pics of Gulf War RAF "Nose-Art" and he told me hew as unaware of any such incident, BUT that there had been an incident where a 1,000-lb LGB had exploded prematurely underneath a tornado immediately after release, damaging the aircraft.

    There was a bizarre similarity with another incident 60+ years ago when a Lancaster came back minus the tail turret. The original pic caption said the turret had been blasted off by fire from two German night-fighters, but the reality was that it had been severed by a 1,000-lb bomb from another RAF bomber overhead !

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