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  • hptmurphy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 20:30
    hptmurphy replied to a thread CASA Replacement in Air Corps
    My one and only trip on a sweeper was on Grainne, got as far as Roches point...towed back.....
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  • ropebag's Avatar
    Yesterday, 19:53
    ropebag replied to a thread Pilatus PC-9M in Air Corps
    Not on Friday nights - I give the poor mite the evening off. He can make up the time by digging my garden over the weekend. #bestemployer...
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  • sofa's Avatar
    Yesterday, 19:51
    sofa replied to a thread Pilatus PC-9M in Air Corps
    My telling ya their smuggling booze:biggrin:
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  • Herald's Avatar
    Yesterday, 19:26
    Herald replied to a thread Pilatus PC-9M in Air Corps
    You mean you don't have a "chap" to do that?
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  • na grohmití's Avatar
    Yesterday, 18:20
    na grohmití replied to a thread CASA Replacement in Air Corps
    Still though, 80-82 we had an 8 ship navy (even if we couldn't put all of them to sea).
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  • Chuck's Avatar
    Yesterday, 17:32
    Chuck replied to a thread Pilatus PC-9M in Air Corps
    The only time apart from acceptance testing that the UW tanks have been used are to ferry aircraft to Switzerland as it negates a stop in France on...
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  • ropebag's Avatar
    Yesterday, 16:52
    ropebag replied to a thread Pilatus PC-9M in Air Corps
    Yeah, I thought that - they normally only fly about once a fortnight, and they are travelling to, and representing the state at, probably the largest...
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  • spider's Avatar
    Yesterday, 16:33
    spider replied to a thread Pilatus PC-9M in Air Corps
    Standard drills. Have cover story in place at all times :cool:
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  • hptmurphy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 13:47
    hptmurphy replied to a thread CASA Replacement in Air Corps
    Yeah I tried that maths but Setanta was long gone before I joined in 1985 and Eithne had only been in service 12 months at that point....and Banba...
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  • Brian McGrath's Avatar
    18th July 2018, 22:14
    Brian McGrath replied to a thread Pilatus PC-9M in Air Corps
    My son was at RIAT, He spoke to the pilots, the PC9M's came with one set of drop tanks on one & one with no drop tanks as that's just the way the...
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  • na grohmití's Avatar
    18th July 2018, 21:56
    na grohmití replied to a thread CASA Replacement in Air Corps
    When was Setanta paid off? I have memories of her still cluttering up the basin after Eithne entered service. So she would have been in service in...
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  • hptmurphy's Avatar
    18th July 2018, 21:45
    hptmurphy replied to a thread Foreign Naval Visits in Navy FAQs
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    18th July 2018, 21:26
    hptmurphy replied to a thread CASA Replacement in Air Corps
    I get the feeling that the future ships will need to be at least on the blocks before they decommission anything........but only as long as the...
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  • Herald's Avatar
    18th July 2018, 21:22
    Herald replied to a thread Foreign Naval Visits in Navy FAQs
    https://twitter.com/NavyLookout/status/1019564172361850881
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  • Laners's Avatar
    18th July 2018, 21:19
    Laners replied to a thread Foreign Naval Visits in Navy FAQs
    Pics on, Cobh Edition Face Book page .
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  • hptmurphy's Avatar
    18th July 2018, 21:12
    hptmurphy replied to a thread Foreign Naval Visits in Navy FAQs
    Some wag reckoned she drifted in on the tide!...Oddly enough I haven't seen any photos of her either alongside or comming up the harbour!
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  • DeV's Avatar
    18th July 2018, 20:16
    https://saabgroup.com/globalassets/corporate/media-news-press-stories/naval-press-tour-2017/presentation-mcm-underwater-systems-mcm-nov-2017_2.pdf ...
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  • Laners's Avatar
    18th July 2018, 18:24
    Laners replied to a thread Foreign Naval Visits in Navy FAQs
    They're defecting , Red October type of thing.
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  • TangoSierra's Avatar
    18th July 2018, 17:33
    The technology is fairly mature at this stage but the Defence Forces is lacking in agile procurement, technically competent personnel to...
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  • DeV's Avatar
    18th July 2018, 17:01
    DeV replied to a thread CASA Replacement in Air Corps
    The NS was a 7 vessel Navy until Niamh made it 8 in 2001 It remains to be seen if GBS will become a 9th vessel or if Ciara/Orla/Eithne will be...
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  • Sparky42's Avatar
    18th July 2018, 16:59
    Sparky42 replied to a thread Foreign Naval Visits in Navy FAQs
    Well that could be embarrassing...
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