NIGERIAN ARMED FORCES IN “EXERCISE AFRICAN WINDS” WITH U.S, DUTCH, BRITISH AND SPANISH FORCES (I) (WORLD EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS; PROPS..HENRY, A BEEGEAGLE’S BLOGGER)

Nigerian Army Special Forces commandos

Nigerian Army Special Forces commandos

A Nigerian Army Special Forces commando poses beside a landing craft

A Nigerian Army Special Forces commando poses beside a landing craft

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  1. cryptologist says:

    much love oga henry. In as much as i prefer the army SF using the AK as their primary weapon, i’d prefer the iron butt the this wooden butt just like those of the ATS

  2. rka says:

    @ Oga cryptologist, much respect, the AK may not look aesthetically pleasing to the eye, but if it is just the wooden butt that is changed and nothing else, then it really doesn’t matter too much as they fire the same bullet with the same end result.

    It would be better to get a more advanced version with optical sights etc.

    The more I look at the photos, the more I am inclined to think they are SBS with AKs and not Army SFs. What do you guys think?

    • Oga rka initially when i saw the pic i had my doubts that they were NA Special Force, but after taking a closer look at the badge on the arm of the guy in the first pic, i am inclined to believe they are NA Special Force. Notwithstanding, Oga Henry can help allay our doubts.

  3. rka says:

    Oga Camouflage1984, you may well be right although the badge does look similar to the badges in the link below.
    https://beegeagle.wordpress.com/2013/02/07/world-exclusive-nigerian-navy-special-boat-service-commandos-in-picturesinspiration-henry-a-beegeagles-blogger/

  4. beegeagle says:

    That shoulder strip is definitely that of the NA Special Forces commandos but I have seen it on Navy SBS commandos as well – perhaps they attended some course at the NA SF training facility

    In any case, the LCU in the vicinity bespeaks an Army Amphibious Force and Special Forces maneouvre

    And no, my take has nothing to do with the green camo. NN SBS commandos also wear green camo and black tops with matching black baseball-type caps. The commando who was detailed to guide and take me around when I visited the SBS Camp was dressed up in a black tee over green camo and he wore on a black cap.

    What I have never seen is an Army SF commando dressed up in naval camo.

  5. beegeagle says:

    On the day that I visited, these were the stripes of the Chief Instructor of the SBS commandos on the day that I was with him.

    https://beegeagle.wordpress.com/2012/07/19/nigerian-navy-special-boat-service-training-trajectory-and-stripes-of-a-commandoo/

    • rka says:

      Oga Beeg, I bow to your superior knowledge although i am still a bit sceptical as it really does look like the special boat service inscription on the arms of the vests (I am not talking about the badges they earn on specialist courses which is usually attached to their navy camo jackets).

      But, hey, what does it matter, the important thing I suppose is that they are Nigerian SFs.
      Way to go.

  6. Henry says:

    They are from the army.

  7. tope says:

    Are those helmets fitted for night vision? Bloody nice kitting by the way, oga beeg can u find out if any pics of the Airforce SF exist it would be good to check out the 3 armed service special forces side by side.

  8. Airsupport says:

    Seems the same special forces badges are used by all the armed forces (red with yellow insignia). Even the NSCDC personnel trained in CT-COIN wear these badges

    • beegeagle says:

      Which is why I suggested that it could be anyone who has been through either the Basic CTCOIN or Special Forces training at Jaji, Kachia or Kontagora.

      Yes, CTCOIN personnel of the NSCDC wear them and they were all trained by the NA.

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