Nigel Haslam here....
(No, sorry W, just joking [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img])
Just when I thought this thread had normalised, I got yet another abusive email from W,(W you'll note, I finally broke and returned same [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]) ah well.....
Dare I post? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
"The Rifle .338 (8.59mm) L115A1 (Long Range Rifle)" has been in service for a while; it's issue to 16 Air Asslt, 3 Cdo Bde and SAS/SBS. There were some probs with it in Afghanistan that meant it's use was restricted to operational firing only (ie zeroing was banned) but I don't know what the score is now [I'll not even mention the ACI lest my inbox melts down [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]].
If the L96 is being replaced, it's the first I've heard, ABRO have discovered that a repaint is as good as a rebarrel!
The AW was purchased in limited numbers as the L118A1.
DWR and Scots Gds (1 SG) are Armoured Infantry. (Sierra22, Scots Dragoon Gds (SCOTS DG) are not the same unit).
I don't think it would be healthy to walk up to either camp gate and tell them that they are not front line units. However....W, be my guest.. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img].
W, Any questions?