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This is being posted around as a genuine notice from the United States Air Force based at RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk.

 

If anyone spots any of the missing items there is a contact number at the bottom of the notice.

 

May be of peoples interests..

 

 

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Bloody Americans, the theft is in the UK, they are obviously investigating in the UK, why then is the reward in US$??

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Anyone else thinking "Inside job"?

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My immediate thought is some QM has had a lucrative sideline going for some time and has just been audited and gone 'Well it was all here last time I checked this storeroom!'

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$10,000 is roughly £6,000. Selling the body armour and such to uneducated chavs for extremely high prices would get you waaaaaay more cash than pretending you found it and handing it back in.

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hmmmmm smells like bull shit!

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Yeh I call BS too. The whole post looks like it was knocked up in 5 minutes and all the kit on there are generic items that could have been pulled from any one of a number of websites. The big giveaway is the helmet which they dont use anymore.

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Yeh I call BS too. The whole post looks like it was knocked up in 5 minutes and all the kit on there are generic items that could have been pulled from any one of a number of websites. The big giveaway is the helmet which they dont use anymore.

 

They still use the helmet, although the IBA was phased out for the IOTV

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IDK. Personally, I would think the military wouldn't post one of these. To me, I would believe they would do an investigation and have some search teams or whatever.

 

Also, surely they have CCTV etc, and patrolling people. I do CCF, and whenever we go to a base (went to bramley at the weekend) there are checks etc and people patrolling the area. I hardly believe some chavs were able to storm the base, and even if it was at night, I can't imagine chavs having thee equipment, time, and brainpower to be able to A) get into the compound B) find the items C) pack it all into a truck (must be quite a lot of it) and D) not get caught doing A-C. Seems to me like someone inside wanted some extra money.

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how much of this stuff wa nicked ???

 

I will ask at my local - probaly the local arms dealer had something to do with it - Nobby the Nuke-Man

sounds like b0ll0cks though like most of the stuff I type

 

gonna ring a tip-off line tell them some chubby bastid in Twickenham was offering some FANTASTIC genuine US loadout gear

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IDK. Personally, I would think the military wouldn't post one of these. To me, I would believe they would do an investigation and have some search teams or whatever.

 

Also, surely they have CCTV etc, and patrolling people. I do CCF, and whenever we go to a base (went to bramley at the weekend) there are checks etc and people patrolling the area. I hardly believe some chavs were able to storm the base, and even if it was at night, I can't imagine chavs having thee equipment, time, and brainpower to be able to A) get into the compound B) find the items C) pack it all into a truck (must be quite a lot of it) and D) not get caught doing A-C. Seems to me like someone inside wanted some extra money.

 

Just to let you know the Americans have posters up reminding them not to rape! RAPE! The most vicious poster I ever saw on a British base was reminding people to wash up after themselves. If I was to hedge a guess I'd say it was more likely an inside job.

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Just to let you know the Americans have posters up reminding them not to rape! RAPE!

 

Not sure if I find that funny or sad...

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After a little investigation about 33 sec on the net , I would say its a fake...the phone contact number is incorrect and the Email address is wrong I maybe wrong but ...there again how knows...

 

http://www.dodig.mil/map/dcio_maps/AFOSI/AFOSIUK.htm

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Not sure if I find that funny or sad...

or horrifying...

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or horrifying...

This. Sadly some people would stoop that low though :/

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Knew some lads who when asked by some yanks back in GW1 said that their T-shirts, with 55 TRG SQN on it meant 55 Terrorist Response Group

For those T-shirts the americans swopped all sorts of kit, camp beds, doss bags etc loads of kit.

 

Actually meant 55 training sqn, as those boys were straight out the factory :D

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Americans will swap virtually anything for anything, mate of mine got a really nice matt black leatherman EOD for an MTP smock off a US Marine in Afghanistan. Apparently he'd tried one on and really liked the fleece handwarmer pockets.

 

Mental.

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