2010: I remember one particular day rolling in to support a TIC in Nakhoney. Troops being engaged by Taliban from the grape-rows west of FOB Madras.
As we rolled in, the shots were directed towards our helicopters but quickly stopped as the enemy hid not to get identified.
Soon after, the i-comm chatter was reported from our infantry, sharing enemy communications:
Voice 1: “The helicopters are looking”
Voice 2: “Shall we hit them now or go for lunch?”
Voice 1: “The helicopters are here. Lets go for lunch.”
Voice 2: “Yes, we will hit them after lunch.”
Our response to the ground commander was:
“Sounds good, we’ll go too and all re-engage after lunch.”