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  • DeV's Avatar
    Today, 13:19
    DeV replied to a thread Mali. in Overseas
    At least France, gives kinetic military assistance when requested to its former colonies Let’s not forget that Mali nearly fell to AQ/IS
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  • Bravo20's Avatar
    Today, 12:51
    Bravo20 replied to a thread Mali. in Overseas
    It may be a different republic that initially colonised the country but in a lot of cases it is the same republic that existed when the country...
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  • The Usual Suspect's Avatar
    Today, 12:06
    Saab bundles two GlobalEye AWACS aircraft into Finnish HX (fighter replacement) bid. Similar population. Similar economy. Traditionally neutral,...
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  • na grohmiti's Avatar
    Today, 10:55
    na grohmiti replied to a thread Mali. in Overseas
    My apologies. I find it hard to construct a sentence when using this site on my phone. The likes of pink shirt man in the dail and his fellow...
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  • Bravo20's Avatar
    Today, 09:07
    Bravo20 replied to a thread Mali. in Overseas
    I am trying but I cannot work out what you are saying here
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  • na grohmiti's Avatar
    Today, 07:28
    na grohmiti replied to a thread Mali. in Overseas
    Indeed, these people choose to ignore that in most cases, the ruling regime responsible for colonisation was ousted by it's own people. Suggestions...
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  • sofa's Avatar
    Yesterday, 22:49
    sofa replied to a thread Mali. in Overseas
    Some people need to get over their post colonial PTSD
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  • DeV's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:16
    DeV replied to a thread Mali. in Overseas
    None of the most senior appointments are held by the French (Force Commander is Swedish) https://minusma.unmissions.org/en/leadership France...
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  • Auldsod's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:22
    Thanks for help. PM sent. Could be useful information to place on military.ie but I guess it would cause confusion with the differing recruiting...
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  • Bravo20's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:36
    People use that classification out of laziness, so much so that it becomes almost useless as a classification (But that is a debate for another...
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  • apod's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:16
    Perhaps because they are contained in a Training Instruction(TI) which is a RESTRICTED document. if you have specific question PM me .
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  • na grohmiti's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:49
    na grohmiti replied to a thread Mali. in Overseas
    Many are unfomfortable with the mission being led by France, Mali's former coloniser. It would be Like Belgium leading a Congo Mission, or Turkey...
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  • Auldsod's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:49
    I was looking for a copy last night for someone and won't be at my unit this week. For some reason details on fitness standards almost seem to be...
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  • Bravo20's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:45
    Bravo20 replied to a thread New Generals? in Army & Army Reserve
    D INF https://www.leinsterleader.ie/news/newbridge/424814/col-anthony-mckenna-appointed-deputy-chief-of-staff-operations-of-the-defence-forces.html
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  • na grohmiti's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:40
    I suppose the last reorg reduced the pool of eligible Brig Generals interested in going for this role. Anyone know where Col McKenna came from?
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  • DeV's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:36
    DeV replied to a thread New Generals? in Army & Army Reserve
    Col Anthony McKenna is the new DCOS (Ops) https://mobile.twitter.com/campaign4kehoe/status/1140983904746295296?s=19
    450 replies | 159071 view(s)
  • DeV's Avatar
    18th June 2019, 23:41
    Don’t get me wrong there are some, a minority, who are very good at anticipation, planning, getting buy in and estimates. Generally it isn’t...
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  • DeV's Avatar
    18th June 2019, 23:38
    DeV replied to a thread Mali. in Overseas
    Why don’t the TD’s have to balls to call it what it is peace enforcement and state that it is the right thing to do. ONUC - effectly became peace...
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  • Flamingo's Avatar
    18th June 2019, 22:04
    Flamingo replied to a thread Mali. in Overseas
    The big parties seem in favour, the small ones against... https://www.rte.ie/news/politics/2019/0618/1056135-army-rangers/
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  • batterysgt's Avatar
    18th June 2019, 21:27
    Thanks and it seems like formations should be doing this and I agree with all you said except "planning in advance (something the RDF generally is...
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  • na grohmiti's Avatar
    18th June 2019, 20:08
    Just had a glance at the specs. Quite vague (compared to the recent Garda Tender) however one or two things do jump out. The old Deauvilles must be...
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  • Flamingo's Avatar
    18th June 2019, 20:07
    Flamingo replied to a thread Army Motorcycles in AFVs / Vehicles
    Why are they being got rid of?
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  • batterysgt's Avatar
    18th June 2019, 17:45
    Your unit should be able to give you a copy it should not be a secret
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  • na grohmiti's Avatar
    18th June 2019, 17:29
    I'd be happy to pay. A well maintained bike with under 5000 genuine km on the clock? Given that Honda stopped making them in 2014 they'll be snapped...
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  • Auldsod's Avatar
    18th June 2019, 17:10
    Hi All, Just wondering if anyone has a pdf copy or photo of the fitness standards that they could PM me? Looking for part 3 in particular. ...
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  • Anzac's Avatar
    18th June 2019, 12:35
    And the not inconsiderable effort in bring the three Hobarts into service is also a factor is another mitigating aspect.
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  • Flamingo's Avatar
    18th June 2019, 12:31
    Ryanair? :-D
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  • hptmurphy's Avatar
    18th June 2019, 11:59
    The USN lost 2000 pilots in the past 18 months....
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  • DeV's Avatar
    18th June 2019, 09:48
    I’m not involved in the process at any location (I was in the previous intake). It involves prior planning, putting RDF personnel in place to...
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