OPERATION HACKFLEISCH - August 2009 training weekend
Our traditional summer training weekend was held in mid-August 2009.
Weekend program included short evening patrol on first evening and the next day we marched
over the hills and through thick forest to Mauser-Höhe.
Marching to Mauser-Höhe and back carrying full battle gear is
one of the
requirements for our members to be allowed to carry Edelweiss insignia.
New recruit reporting to SS-Untersturmführer Bärtig and SS-Sturmmann Koch
Soldbuch and other papers seems to be in order.
SS-Untersturmführer Bärtig, our patrol commander, studying
map and compass
whilst leading a patrol in dark and wet Finnish forest.
Breakfast before the march to Mauser-Höhe begins.
Going uphill through dense forest.
Our Finnish guide leads patrol on Rudi-Weg forest supply road.
Feet must be checked on every possible break to prevent blisters.
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