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@  Veter (Sun 17 Jan 21 - 21:32)

i don't even

@  Andrews (Mon 18 Jan 21 - 18:05)

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@  Thehelloguy (Tue 19 Jan 21 - 12:59)

@veter Guess I am a man of high standards :D

@  stabcon (Wed 20 Jan 21 - 12:12)

Massive thank you to the supporters,- youre all amazing!

@  Andrews (Wed 20 Jan 21 - 13:07)

Let's make 2021 another great year with our members continued support! As Stabs says amazing guys

@  Pterolatypus (Wed 20 Jan 21 - 16:42)

critical hotfix thanks to RKSL being removed from the workshop - about 90mb download.

@  Pterolatypus (Wed 20 Jan 21 - 16:43)

as usual if you have issues with arma3sync you can message me on here, steam or discord

@  Veter (Thu 21 Jan 21 - 10:38)

Acsension of Cherokee

@  pvt_p3te (Fri 22 Jan 21 - 22:50)

Amazing xD

@  AHM (Sat 23 Jan 21 - 06:24)

Thanks, @Pterolatypus

@  Andrews (Sat 23 Jan 21 - 11:26)

Great to see all the new content for the new year coming thanks all involved

@  Thehelloguy (Sun 24 Jan 21 - 12:58)

Thanks for 5 for years in RG bois! Been one awesome journey with ya all!

@  Lethals (Sun 24 Jan 21 - 21:16)

Talon doing Talon things

@  Andrews (Mon 25 Jan 21 - 11:04)

That's one of the coolest things i've seen. Love the carrier ops, had some internet issues last night but it looked great!

@  pvt_p3te (Mon 25 Jan 21 - 21:04)

with sound! courtesy of lexxix

@  Refurius (Tue 26 Jan 21 - 00:52)

now with added Ragdolls

@  Guss (Tue 26 Jan 21 - 07:46)

It was my pleasure!

@  The Icarus (Tue 26 Jan 21 - 11:38)

As stabs once put it "Thank to Talon for doing Talon things..."

@  stabcon (Tue 26 Jan 21 - 12:57)

what can I say, I am but a simple poet

@  stabcon (Wed 27 Jan 21 - 18:52)

unfortunate last minute LOA due to work, apologies, have a great session all!


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                                                                                                        Gloster Gladiator - Training SE England

     

     

    With the restrictions imposed upon RGTF, it was widely accepted amongst the staff that rather than depend on outside help, the task force should be able to handle logistics themselves. Initially it was considered having Gambler have handle it internally, this was however deemed impractical. It required taking out too many men from combat and interfered with regular training. Records state that some members even threatened to leave rather than be taken from direct combat roles.

     

    Fairly quickly a separate section was introduced. Consisting of volunteers not always interested or able to join in direct fighting, yet still wanting to help in some way. Un-named at this time and more directly attached to Gambler, their main objective was to resupply and provide re-enforcements to the front lines, only getting involved in direct combat in acts of self defense. This was the main focus for the first couple of months.

     

    Among the records found, there is a telegraph. It is an offer of service by a Pilot from the US, in it he details his experience as an instructor, yet discharged from service due to to 'conduct unbecoming an officer'. It is believed this telegraph and whatever the reply may be, is what ended up giving the support unit the 'teeth and claws' that Andrews dreamed of.

     

    There are further letters trying to procure aircraft from the British government, yet all were rejected. It is believed that they simply did not want their latest aircraft in the hands of an unknown entity. However as time goes on, it seems that RGTF took delivery of a number of Gloster Gladiator aircraft. These were being phased out at the time, as the last Bi planes in British service. Records indicate that the former US officer used these planes and started flight training with volunteers from amongst the support unit and the other sections, with a high degree of success.

    A telegraph was also found accepting the invitation from Andrews for a full display of capabilities of the RGTF, signed by a high ranking member of the British Army. One can surmise that this display may have led to RGTF being able to procure further equipment, as well as some faith by the Allied forces. Soon after this the request to join the war in France was granted and the newly named 'Talon', would have their role expanded rapidly.

     

     

     

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                                                                                                                   'Capability Display' -  March 1940

     

    Documents suggest that Talon trained with the Gloster Gladiator, as well as numerous trucks and ground vehicles such as the 'Bren carrier', however delivery notes of Spitfires and other equipment can be found dated some weeks before the initial deployment. As well as references to some Naval training. RGTF Pilots would receive their first taste of air combat in the skies above Dunkirk supporting the Allied withdrawal, before Gambler boots were even on the ground.

     

    As war progressed and RGTF were employed in different theatres, we can see from photographs found that success only allowed Talon's remit to grow. Operating a large number of different aircraft, ground vehicles and even artillery. Talon ended the War with razor sharp claws. Keeping the core principals of supporting ground forces, yet being able to undertake tasks themselves should the need arise.

     

     

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    Leaving for Dunkirk

     

     

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                                                                                                                Supply camp - France August 1944

     

     

     

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Talon has a new bird                           

     

     

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                                                                                     Men of Talon giving fire support with a captured gun



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