o boats ,gulf war

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  1. jannerpig88

    jannerpig88 Badgeman

    Did the crews of the O boats involved in GW1 get the gulf war medal? How long were they on patrol in the gulf for??
     
  2. oberon

    oberon Badgeman

    Yes - well Onyx crew did.
     
  3. IDOITDEEPER

    IDOITDEEPER War Hero

    No they didn't. Otus and Opossum did. Otus did two long patrols in area, Opossum did half a patrol.

    Have a nice day

    IDOITDEEPER
     
  4. fluffyspanners

    fluffyspanners New member

    where they painted a different colour because I remember someone saying they had seen them in Gib looking rather green
     
  5. IDOITDEEPER

    IDOITDEEPER War Hero

    Well one was green and the other was blue!

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    Have a nice day

    IDOITDEEPER
     
  6. fluffyspanners

    fluffyspanners New member

    thanks for that, i imagined that they were completely green (blue) but didn't realise they were like that. thinking about it i suppose it would be harder to spot from the air as they were rather than if they were completely green (blue) wonder which was best

    Why was the green one flying the pirate flag?
     
  7. janner

    janner War Hero Book Reviewer

  8. oberon

    oberon Badgeman

    Doh!! Onyx was the Falklands!! Sorry. The 'blue' one is Opossum - she had been doing a world trip and got pulled into the Gulf for ops.
     
  9. jannerpig88

    jannerpig88 Badgeman

    how long is a long patrol????????
     
  10. janner

    janner War Hero Book Reviewer

    That depends on the scale of the chart being used
     
  11. R12_CV

    R12_CV New member

    I'm eager to hear the dit behind this particular kill...
     
  12. janner

    janner War Hero Book Reviewer

    It was used as a lead in to the link below the original post
     
  13. Nigaramus

    Nigaramus New member

    They were both blue out in the gulf. (Duck egg blue was the official colour)Otus did a paint job in Gib to make her look pretty for arrival back at Dolphin. (No blue paint onboard so used army green)
     

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