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OPORD - Operation Able Sentry I

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7th Infantry Brigade & HQ East
1st Battalion, Royal Anglian Regt
Charlie Company
1 Platoon

Date of Publish:


Operation Able Sentry

Issuing Headquarters:
7th Infantry Brigade, Headquarters EAST


Date of Deployment:

Document continued below.


Time: 0545L
Weather: Wet and overcast
Current pos: FOB Sentry - Hellanmaa, Eastern Finland

Task Org:

10A - 2LT Hall
10B - Sgt Currie
31C - Pte Room


Russian military exercises on the Border of Finland have caused NATO to increase their Enhanced Forward Presence in the country. C-Coy and Supporting elements are to be deployed to Hellanmaa on combined exercises with Finnish Defence Forces.

  1. Area of operations - Hellanmaa is mostly forests with a few small villages.

  2. Possible Hostile Forces
    1. Strength: J2 assessment is that Battalion Strength Mechanised and Armoured Infantry are training on the Russian side of the Russia/Finland Border. It is also estimated that there are approximately a platoon of Elite VDV troops in the area.
    2. Morale: Assessed as high
    3. Small arms: Standard Russian Small Arms
    4. Hvy Weapons: MGs up to 12mm and RPGs
    5. IDF: 81mm Mortars expected
    6. Vehicles: BMP and BTR vehicles expected, Heavy Armour is building up on the border of Ukraine
    7. Aircraft: Potential transport helicopters
    8. Air Threat: Small Arms and RPGs
    9. Mine Threat: LOW.

  3. Friendly forces - C Coy, 1 Royal Anglian Regiment, 150 Logistic Brigade, 1st Jaeger Company, Kainuu Brigade

  4. Attachments & Detachments - NONE.

Conduct blank firing and live fire exercises in Hellanmaa

Prevent Russian Invasion


1900 - Deploy to FOB Sentry
           Conduct exercises close to the border

Rules of Engagement

NATO 429 in the case of Russian Incursion into Finland


A. (Logistics)

  1. 150 logistics brigade at FOB Sentry
  2. Assistance provided is weapon, equipment and medical resupply.
  3. Logistics requests to run through Sgt Currie
B. (Personnel Support
  • 1 Royal Anglian Regiment are deployed throughout the region and are able to support us where needed.
  • Elements of 1st Jaeger Company, Kainuu Brigade are defending the border and holding strategic positions.
C. (Medical)

 (1) Command of all medical is Sgt Currie
 (2) Treatment is to be carried out in the field if possible. Advanced medical facilities located at FOB Sentry
 (3) CASEVAC is available from 652 Squadron AAC only if air superiority has been achieved, otherwise from 150 logistics brigade.
 (4) No preventative medicine required.

Command & Control

A. (Command)

  1. 2Lt. C. Hall will be located within Platoon HQ.
  2. Succession of Command is as follows: Platoon Commander, Platoon Sergeant, 1 Section IC, 2 Section IC, 3 Section IC, 150 logistics IC
B. (Control)

  1. FOB Sentry, Forward Control Points.
  2. Reports are to be passed to Platoon HQ.
C. (Signals)

  1. Callsigns and Frequencies are unchanged from standard:
               30.0 Hz - 1-0-A - HQ
               35.0 Hz - 3-1-C - 150 logistics IC
               110.0 - 1-1-C - 1 Section 
               120.0 - 1-2-C - 2 Section
               130.0 - 1-3-C - 3 Section
  2. Communication Priority: CASEVAC, Fire Support, Contact Reports, Supply requests, Orders.
  3. Signals: Red (Enemy) Green (Friendlies) Blue (Helicopter landing site)
  4. Forms of Comms: Radios, Runners.
  5. Codes: None.
2Lt. C. Hall
Platoon Commander, 1 Platoon, C-Coy, 1st Btn, The Royal Anglian Regiment

Medals and Achievements
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