Comment by LL on his blog prompted a memory. http://symbolic-mirage.blogspot.com/
I should sail across the pond with a hold full of really nasty sling shots - you know the wrist rockets with ball bearing ammo, land in the dead of night and haul the crates up the beach. You could modify them to fire cream pies (in the face) or just keep the ball bearing ammo. I wonder if they're illegal in Old Blighty?
I put together a “Care” package for my son while he was deployed to Kandahar. Among other items was a wrist rocket. As a teener, he got in lots of trouble with one. I thought he might hunt rats. No, he and his buddies repurposed it for winning hearts and minds.
They had a supply of Jolly Rancher hard candies to pass out to the local kids to build good will. Since the local kid’s favorite activity was throwing rocks as our vehicles passed, the wrist rocket was used to give them candy, usually a head shot.
He didn’t bring the wrist rocket back with him so it still might be in Kandahar and being used to win hearts and minds.