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looking for peacekeepers from UNPROFOR NORDBAT 2 BA02

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Hejsan Svenska peacepeekers.

 

I will write in english, as you may not all understand my flat danish language ;-)

 

I am looking for peacekeepers that served in Nordbat BA02 in 1994, during operation "bøllebank" I will particularly like to get in contact with soldiers that were on Tango 2 during the operation, and/or the crew of Christer Svenssons PBV.

 

I am curently trying to piece together another perspective om the operation than the one known from denmark.

 

Kind regards end respect to our brother nation

Bjarne

 

Feel free to PM me, or mail me on Bjarnir(at)jubii.dk

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Hello "swedes"

 

I must say that I am rather amused that no one have responded to this, perhaps a furter explenation as to what it is about, will help a bit.

 

I am a veteran from NORDBAT1/FYROM COMMAND SCANDCOY1 1994-95 that together with another Danish veteran from UNPROFOR/SECTOR NORTH CROATIA is gathering material for a series of articles or perhaps a book, about the NORDIC co-operation during UNPROFOR in ex-jugoslavia.

 

We are currently gathering for the 1994 operation Bøllebank, and we would like to get into contact withpeople from 10:e PSKKMP (Tango Lima) and people from Victor Lima. We have a number of rumors that we would like to either confirm or dismiss, and because we do things the propper way, we will only bring things into the articles that can be verified by 2 or more people.

 

Feel free to contact me at above email, or PM me on this forum.

 

Kind regards

Bjarne

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Hello Swedes,

 

NOW I start to get really curious, with 1,565 views and NO replies,.....!!!

 

Are there some kind of tabu or shame from Swedish point of view about OP Bøllebank? The reasom for this question is that I have tryed to get in contact with quiet a few people that I KNOW were on BA02, and almost ALL say, no I wasn't there, no I don't know anything. 

 

What we are trying to achive is to write up the "compleete" history about OP Bøllebank, including the Swedish attempt from TL (10:e PSKKMP) QRF to reach OP Tango 2, that they had to abandon after taking fire in Kalesija. (who want to go up against T12 AT cannons, Sagger and T55's in a PBV 302?, not to mention mortars and arty)

 

It is our honest belief that the Swedes played a far greater role in OP Bøllebank than previous written accounts suggests, we have written testemony to this, BUT we would really like to get theese confirmed by the ones that were actually on the ground that evening.

 

If I boil it down to basics, then maybe 20-30 were involved, 6-12 on Tango 2, 6-8 on Christer Svenssons PBV including himself, and a MECH INF platoon from Tango Lime (10:e PSKKMP)

 

Now are there really none of these here, or people that know them?

 

IF needed, FULL confidentiallety is provided, no quoting by name, but since we do our work the propper way, please contact us.

 

Kind regards

And enjoy youre weekend

Bjarne

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I can assure you that there is no taboo known in this matter. There are not so many on SoldF that served in BA02 though.

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Okay and thank you for youre reply Krook, I appriciate it "thumbs up"

 

Do you by any chance have any idea as to where I Can find any BA02 peacekeepers ? 

 

I have also stumbled over another person that I would like to get in touch with, hvis name is Fredrick Thörnqvist, he was according to This website (seeclink below) at the main gate conducting guard duty durring op Böllebank.

 

quote"

"Operation Böllebank" var däremot en händelse som väckte omedelbar uppmärksamhet, mycket på grund av att den till sin natur var ganska bullrig. Fredrick Thörnqvist blev ögonvittne när han stod vakt vid Camp Oden, Nordbat 2:s högkvarter. 
- Plötsligt kom stridsvagnar rullande och jag undrade vad som hände. Den bosnienserbiska armén hade under lång tid beskjutit tionde kompaniets observationsplats, OP Tango 02. Svenskarna var hjärtligt trötta på bombardemanget som bestod av allt från finkalibrig eld till granater och eld från stridsvagnar. Bataljonschefen hade nu beordrat fram fyra danska stridsvagnar som omedelbart blev beskjutna med artilleri, granatkastare och fyra pansarvärnsrobotar som tog mark alldeles i närheten av vagnarna. Omkringliggande
hus sattes i brand vid beskjutningen och elden var så kraftig att det gick att läsa en tidning i natten. Strax efter midnatt svarade danskarna med att skjuta bort toppen på det lilla berg där den bosnienserbiska stridsledningen fanns i en bunker. 72 granater avlossades, sen var ammunitionen slut. 
- Men danskarna slutade inte. De fortsatte att skjuta med färgmarkeringar. Den händelsen blev enormt uppmärksammad.

unquote"

 

Now this account is rather different than what is known in Denmark, there are something in this account we would like to either confirm or dismiss.

 

As stated in post above, full confidentiallity is provided if need be.

 

Hereby link to above text.

http://archive.li/Lqk9q

 

Kind regards

Bjarne

 

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I Also stumbled over this blog.

 

https://cynismer.blogspot.dk/2011/03/insats-och-alkohol.html

 

And this comment:

 

C: Min förståelse för hotbilden gör att jag fattar de beslut jag gör, så ock gällande alkohol. På CNL är det en hotbild, på Film City/KFOR Main en annan. Om inte hotbilden medger det, ingen alkohol. Hur enkelt som helst. Olika beredskapsgrader finns för att ingen har uthållighet att hela tiden vara i högsta beredskap. Det gäller att kunna dra nytta av det. Det är viktigt att folk kan slappna av när läget medger det. Det finns gott om exempel på att det faktiskt går att sköta tjänsten med en öl (och till och med flera om man ska tro sägnen om OP Böllebank) i kroppen även om det naturligtvis inte rekommenderas. Tjänstbarhet gäller. Kan man inte hantera det har man heller inte omdöme att hantera andra viktiga företeelser på insats. Vi hade uppe totalförbud för diskussion på enheten inför förra insatsen men vi kom fram till att det inte var önskvärt av någon och att vi skulle hantera risken på andra sätt. Det går alldeles utmärkt utan förbud. 

 

And:

 

Folk brukar tala varmt om cheferna på BA02 som ledde OP Böllebank som krigsmän. Enligt sägnen anföll de ur utgångsgruppering på Vita Villan där de hade pimplat vin när bosnien-serberna började skjuta mot Nordbat2. Lätt påstrukna gjorde de uppsittning i PBV och resten är historia med hjältestatus.

 

As I read from it, there seems to be a rumor/legend about Christer Svensson and Lars Mølle were rather loaded with booze during OP Bøllebank, I am wondering if it is "just" a rumor or there is more to it than so? Do anyone know how/where/when that came up?

 

which leads me to I have at some point been told that Christer Svenssons career was halted after BA02 due to the high command in sweeden was rather unpleased by the fact that they opened such massive fire back on an UN Mission, any comments on this subject?

 

Kind regards

Bjarne

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The rumour was about them having a (couple) glass of wine, not loaded.
As far as I know Mölle was in command of the part of OP Böllebank when they conducted the massive engagement. I've not heard anything about your last statement about Svenssons career. International Operations was not good for your career at all during that period i the Swedish army, on any level.

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Hi Krook

 

Thank you for youre reply, okay then that is squared away, the information about mølle beeing in command is known to us, regarding Christers (and others) careers is really a sad thing to get to know, because I believe that international service should be a plus, not a minus to youre career :-(

 

kind regards

Bjarne

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