We all love a pudding, who doesn’t? Some fat bastards love more (guilty as charged), but there are some different types of puddings, and the SAS have a special ‘mixed fruit pudding’ that they just love.
So what is the SAS’ mixed fruit pudding?
In a word, it’s a weapon among many that the SAS use. The SAS mixed fruit pudding is a pattern of mortar fire developed by the special forces unit. It was primarily used in Oman where it was very effective in that environment against the enemy.
The mixed fruit pudding consists of a white phosphorus round sandwiched between two high explosive rounds. A fire command that would be given would be ‘Ten round mixed fruit pudding’ and then the enemy can stand by.
First, the high explosive round would kill the enemy where it landed, wounding some of them. The white phosphorus round would then get the survivors, burning their skin. To try and prevent the pain and damage the enemy would run around, an attempt to stop their flesh being eaten away by the chemical. Another high explosive round on their fat ones would usually finish them off.
White phosphorus is a lethal chemical, it can finish you off by burning you, by the inhalation of smoke or by ingesting it, so keep it away from your kitchen but it’s not used as widely nowadays in international conflict.
It’s a weapon that works best against targets that burn, so things like fuel dumps, vehicles, and ammo stores make great targets.
More on the menu
The SAS also have another cocktail so to speak from the mortar combinations that they use. Another is called the Knickerbocker Casablanca, which consists of three rounds all fired in quick succession. Firstly they would light up the area with a lumi round that would slowly fall to Earth via a parachute. This would enable the men to get a full, clear view of the battlefield and possible sighting of the fuckers scarpering.
The second round would be a white phosphorus round that would flush the enemy from their hiding places before the final high explosive round would finish any enemy that is lurking in the area.
It’s certainly not the sort of mixed fruit pudding that most people are used to so you should be safe but if you’re out in the pub having a Sunday dinner, ordering your dessert, and the waiter puts a helmet on, then maybe make a run for it.
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