getting airborne and then turning left,
going up the Adriatic to hit a tanker, maybe or not,
depending if they're available to then going to your area
of operations, speak to someone on the ground
and it wasn't a kinetic war at all,
we were there to police largely.
We were part of a NATO group with all of the unrest
in the former Yugoslavia and it starting to fracture
and we were there to police
and initially it was, this would work with air
and I think the upper echelons,
the advice was it probably won't.
But politically it was decided that that's what would occur.
And so the aircraft were there in the overhead,
continuously policing and bombing as required
and that was the Deliberate Force part
and that turned into Deliberate Guard
whereby we were policing
and so my majority, I did a Deliberate Force
and the rest were Deliberate Guards.
And so we were there as a policing role really,
so in the overhead, making noise
and being there should someone misbehave.
Because on the ground all the inappropriate war crimes
were taking place where people being chained to bridges
and so on and so forth such that they wouldn't be struck
from the air.
And so clearly, not the success
that it had aimed to be as a conflict.
And the Jaguar force did a number of years there
and so in my time, I would keep going back
and you know, it was a good operation to be part of,
particularly as a young,
relatively inexperienced guy on the squadron.