At the stroke of 9.45pm local time after waiting the stipulated period, the 1st and 2nd Squadron from the 1st Aviation Regiment mobilised along with the 2nd Old Blue SAS regiment. Within minutes of take off the SAS were landing on the eastern outskirts of Catherin. Their objective to recon the city for hostile troops, locate strategic locations to set up control points and relay information back to forward control so the can start to co-ordinate the infantry insertion. The 2nd Squadron encountered slight resistance from the air but with the Squadron at full strength the AH-64A/D Apache helicopters had target acquisition weapons deployed before the hostile aircraft were able to return fire. No ground resistance was encountered in the air from east Catherin.
At approximately 1.00am after receiving West Apolyton’s deceitful reply, Boondi mobilised its Defence Force.
At approximately 3.45am the 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th Battalions of the 2nd Brigade were mobilised and with the support of 5th and 6th Squadrons of the 3rd Aviation Regiment.
The troop’s objective is to secure a perimeter around eastern Catherin in an arc approximately 5 km from the city. The remaining elements of the 2nd Brigade are in route via Road and land. No resistance was encountered in the region immediately east and north east of Catherin.
Boondi will not stop or detain any civilian elements fleeing the city. However any remaining civilians should evacuate the disputed area immediately.
The remaining elements of the 2nd Division and the 3rd Division are currently on alert status and ready to move at a moments notice.
The 4th, 5th and 6th Divisions have been deployed to Boondi’s Western border. As well as 6 SAM Batteries. This is merely a precautionary measure. Boondi does not want trouble from Guardinia, but we will defend ourselves from foreign intervention. Boondi has halted any border crossings between Guardinia and Boondi. Any air traffic, or land border crossings will be considered hostile and we will take action.
Boondi’s Air Bases are on their highest alert status.