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  • hptmurphy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 22:05
    hptmurphy replied to a thread Drydocking? in Navy & Naval Reserve
    A high percentage of the vacancies in the ranks never go to sea, there is no appointment for anything above L/Wr or even L/SBA aboard any of the...
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  • hptmurphy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 21:45
    hptmurphy replied to a thread Drydocking? in Navy & Naval Reserve
    Capital investment and and pay related issues should ever be considered in the same sentence. People overlook that all public service workers too k...
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  • na grohmití's Avatar
    Yesterday, 20:00
    http://www.militaryarchives.ie/en/collections/online-collections/oral-history-project/people-in-the-collection/lieutenant-general-gerry-mcmahon...
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  • Sparky42's Avatar
    Yesterday, 19:13
    Sparky42 replied to a thread Drydocking? in Navy & Naval Reserve
    From memory wasn't the issue that due to the Crash we put back the start of the order and they moved on to the Carrier work?
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  • EUFighter's Avatar
    Yesterday, 18:57
    EUFighter replied to a thread Drydocking? in Navy & Naval Reserve
    Although I would support a dedicated drydock is the basin not too shallow? Such a strategic asset must not only be able to take the current fleet but...
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  • na grohmití's Avatar
    Yesterday, 18:37
    Babcock were happy to bump the delivery of one of the recent OPVs so they could finish parts for the UK aircraft carrier.
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  • TangoSierra's Avatar
    Yesterday, 18:26
    By Eric Schmitt Jan. 14, 2018 AL UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar — When Navy Lt. William Conway is piecing together clues about a new Taliban or Islamic...
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  • ropebag's Avatar
    Yesterday, 18:22
    ropebag replied to a thread Drydocking? in Navy & Naval Reserve
    for a maritime nation that might, in time of conflict or the build-up to potential conflict, have less than seemless relations with its neighbours,...
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  • ancientmariner's Avatar
    Yesterday, 17:53
    Nothing will add to naval costs quicker than the loss of an indigenous Drydock facility. When we thought we were taking off in the mid late 20th...
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  • DeV's Avatar
    Yesterday, 17:08
    DeV replied to a thread DF Pay Delays in Army & Army Reserve
    Have to complete PSSC, getting a log in sorted in 3 shakes of a lambs tail
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  • TangoSierra's Avatar
    Yesterday, 16:56
    Defence Forces Remuneration 123. Deputy Seán Haughey asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence if money owed to Army personnel for carrying...
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  • na grohmití's Avatar
    Yesterday, 16:52
    H&W is not close to home. It is in another country, further away than other better equipped facilities in the rest of GB or France. Brexit will add...
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  • Graylion's Avatar
    Yesterday, 14:36
    Graylion replied to a thread Drydocking? in Navy & Naval Reserve
    PPP historically has only ever served to cost the taxpayer more money.
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  • TangoSierra's Avatar
    Yesterday, 14:29
    Still pay delays widespread through DF (+2 months in some cases)
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  • Graylion's Avatar
    Yesterday, 14:19
    Graylion replied to a thread Drydocking? in Navy & Naval Reserve
    So what is wrong with H&W? And again, how do you plan to pay for it? At a time when we can't afford to pay the troops sensibly?
    167 replies | 30556 view(s)
  • DeV's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:38
    DeV replied to a thread Drydocking? in Navy & Naval Reserve
    The figures aren’t available by branch so... The establishment is based on manning a 8 ship fleet and allowing for ship/shore rotations (which the...
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  • ancientmariner's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:55
    When we took it over, it was operational, and had dockyard staff tasked with drydock operations. Over time by ignoring the Elephant in the room it...
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  • Sparky42's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:58
    Sparky42 replied to a thread Drydocking? in Navy & Naval Reserve
    Honestly given Irish Governmental "planning" such an issue is only going to come to a head if Cobh goes out of service, until then nobody is going to...
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  • CTU's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:46
    CTU replied to a thread Drydocking? in Navy & Naval Reserve
    A dedicated area in the naval base for ship maintenance which free up space in the basin for berths and allow the naval service to keep an eye on the...
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  • hptmurphy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 00:45
    hptmurphy replied to a thread Drydocking? in Navy & Naval Reserve
    The figures around deficent ranks are not contributory to ships not going to sea. SCPOs... one sea going appointment in the NS, current 3 serving...
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  • hptmurphy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 00:39
    hptmurphy replied to a thread Drydocking? in Navy & Naval Reserve
    The figures around deficent ranks are not contributory to ships not going to sea. SCPOs... one sea going appointment in the NS, current 3 serving...
    167 replies | 30556 view(s)
  • hptmurphy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 00:30
    hptmurphy replied to a thread Drydocking? in Navy & Naval Reserve
    ever spent six weeks in dry dock because of a faulty sonar dome on a 12 month old ship.....?????
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  • hptmurphy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 00:26
    Rest In Peace
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  • DeV's Avatar
    19th January 2018, 20:37
    DeV replied to a thread Drydocking? in Navy & Naval Reserve
    So how many million should we invest in a drydock facility for NS use only, that will only be used as a drydock for an average of say 8 weeks...
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