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168 Short Term Escape and Evasion

168 Short Term Escape and Evasion

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Short Term Escape and Evasion
Written by AdministratorSunday, 11 April 2010 02:17 -
Short Term Escape and EvasionYou are on the run behind enemy lines with just thecontents of your escape tin and the clothes you stand in,what should you do?
British fighter and helicopter pilots, Special Forcesoperatives and other specialists who are likely to beshot down or ambushed deep behind enemy linesreceive excellent training in Escape and Evasion(E&E) procedures. Indeed this training is so goodthat selected operatives, soldiers and airmen fromfriendly nations are also often to be found on thesecourses. However, it is not just the fast jet jockey and wingeddagger trooper who could find themselves in the roleof unwelcome guest behind enemy lines, being hotlypursued by a hunter killer force. Once the shootingstarts, at any time it could happen to YOU. 1]Your unit has been decimated after being
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Short Term Escape and Evasion
Written by AdministratorSunday, 11 April 2010 02:17 -
surrounded by the enemy, but you have managed toescape.2]Your defensive position has been overrun by theenemy but you have survived and must get awaybefore they start mopping-up.3]Your patrol becomes lost behind enemy lines.4]You have accidentally strayed through the enemyfront line.5]You have broken out from a POW holding areabehind the battlefield6]You have managed to escape from a POW campfurther into occupied territory.7]You are on a peace-keeping mission when yourunit is taken hostage or ambushed and all arecaptured except yourself. The list is endless, but ask yourself honestly thesetwo questions. If I found myself in any of the abovesituations, would I know exactly what my very firstmove should be? And then, as the minutes tick by,what should I do next? Now you are probably thinking that you should start
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Short Term Escape and Evasion
Written by AdministratorSunday, 11 April 2010 02:17 -
water gathering, building a shelter and instituting allthe other 'surviving in the wilds' skills. Wrong! Longterm evaders such as downed pilots, or escapersfrom permanent POW camps deep inside enemyterritory, may need to travel for weeks or evenmonths before reaching friendly territory, so 'wild'survival skills are very important For them. However,only a very few soldiers ever become long termevaders. Most Escape and Evasion (E&E) in any conflict isshort term, lasting anything from about one hour upto48 hours. What is most important in short term evasion is tounderstand the few basic rules of E&E based aroundanti-capture and anti tracking techniques. Withoutthis knowledge, the chances are that you will beshot, taken prisoner or recaptured very quickly. If you don't understand the fundamental anti-tracking
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