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Am needing some help here, please, to the caring
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Source is : Medium.com
The title of the article is “From Salisbury Plain to the deserts of Mali”.
Ta in advance
It is my perception that there is a separation or distinction between Officers and enlisted. I think the General was not including the enlisted men in this statement. In a book about US Marine Chesty Puller, it talks about how he always treated the lieutenants like they were lower than say a sergeant... All I’ve done is read though.What Gen de Lattre meant I guess is your question, right (I'm quoting him)? Maybe something got lost in translation, but he basically meant that in this type of low intensity (“guerrilla”) conflict, small units officers (up and to and including company level) have greater responsibilities in the conduct of operations than in other form of conflicts. That's also what the article of the MinDef web site says, so 70 years after, the situation is pretty similar from that standpoint. Just making an historical parallel... With this statement, de Lattre also vowed to provide “lieutenants and captains” with all the support they needed to execute their mission, implicitly saying that it might not have been the priority of his predecessors.
So sad. RIP.Requiescat In Pace
FRENCH MILITARY MEMBER OF THE BARKHANE FORCE ACCIDENTALLY KILLED WHILE OPERATING IN CHAD
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Brigadier-chief Andy Fila, who died this Friday in Chad. - Army Staff
Andy Fila, a 25-year-old French soldier, died "accidentally" while operating outside Chad on Friday.A French military member of the Barkhane force died "accidentally" in operation in Chad this Friday, we learned from the General Staff of the Armed Forces.Andy Fila, 25 years old and father of a child, was brigadier-chief of the 14th Infantry Regiment of Parachute Logistics Support (RISLP) of Toulouse.Hit by an explosion This Friday, "while carrying out a maintenance intervention on a refrigeration unit at the Kossei base in N'Djamena in Chad, the brigadier-chief, electromechanic refrigeration engineer of the Barkhane force was fatally affected by the explosion of a equipment ", reports the press release from the Ministry of the Armed Forces. "In spite of the immediate support by the emergency services on the spot, he died of the consequences of his injuries", it is specified in the document.An investigation by the provost gendarmerie is underway to determine the exact circumstances of the accident, adds the ministry.
At the National Assembly, at the request of deputy LR Thibault Bazin, the deputies spontaneously paid tribute to this soldier, observing a minute of silence, on the sidelines of the examination of the bioethics bill.