USMC & REAL Field Meal

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USMC & REAL Field Meal

Post by Asger » Wed May 23, 2018 9:01 am

Found this picture, probably packed for some exercise in Scandinavia

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Post by TechManDan » Wed May 23, 2018 5:04 pm

Wonder how long it'll take before a few of these get misplaced and find their way to ebay...

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Re: USMC & REAL Field Meal

Post by cavguy » Thu May 24, 2018 9:31 am

Interesting! When we do joint training exercises in a foreign country we deploy bring all our own food / logistics, etc. For Cold Response, the Norwegian joint exercise, from what I have seen in the past, the USMC deploys with MCW's.

Since the image just shows a printout of the USMC EGA taped on the boxes and not a DLA / DOD /MILSTRIP type inventory tag. I bet its more like a, "lets give them something cool to try" thing. Still cool none the less!

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Re: USMC & REAL Field Meal

Post by Robin heum » Tue May 29, 2018 5:23 pm

I am currently in the Norwegian army and i talked to an american soldier about what rations they ate during a Winter exercise. He Said they only eat british cold weather rations and stay really far from Norwegian rations.

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Re: USMC & REAL Field Meal

Post by cavguy » Tue May 29, 2018 11:00 pm

Robin heum wrote:
Tue May 29, 2018 5:23 pm
I am currently in the Norwegian army and i talked to an american soldier about what rations they ate during a Winter exercise. He Said they only eat british cold weather rations and stay really far from Norwegian rations.
Interesting, that he said he ONLY ate UK Cold Climate rations. First time I have heard that before, as stated before when the American Military deploys we usually, with some small exceptions, deploy with our own native logistics elements as a full unit. Perhaps there is some misunderstanding, or the soldier was embedded with the UK and thus detached from his American Military unit.

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Re: USMC & REAL Field Meal

Post by Asger » Wed May 30, 2018 4:30 am

There was some tank drill that included transfer from Norway to Finland, it's possible Marines got issued norwegian rations this time.

https://www.stripes.com/news/at-finland ... s-1.528251
Robin heum wrote:
Tue May 29, 2018 5:23 pm
I am currently in the Norwegian army and i talked to an american soldier about what rations they ate during a Winter exercise. He Said they only eat british cold weather rations and stay really far from Norwegian rations.
The company posted this picture on their page and they seem to be very happy, so I would say this is something new.
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Re: USMC & REAL Field Meal

Post by norge » Wed May 30, 2018 11:19 am

The USMC group that was up here this winter used British arctic rations because they was fueld and served by the Royal Marines as they was running the cold weather classes for the USMC.

I was there :D

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Re: USMC & REAL Field Meal

Post by cavguy » Wed May 30, 2018 9:46 pm

norge wrote:
Wed May 30, 2018 11:19 am
The USMC group that was up here this winter used British arctic rations because they was fueld and served by the Royal Marines as they was running the cold weather classes for the USMC.

I was there :D

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Good to know Ken! That explains it, the marines were detached and thus supplied by their "parent" company of UK Royal Marines!

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