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  • Bravo20's Avatar
    6th January 2019, 21:30
    It has been reported on RDFRA's Facebook page that Lt Col Pat Holahan has died. Pat was a former member of 21 Bn and the first reserve EO of 2 Bde....
    29 replies | 1071 view(s)
  • Memes's Avatar
    30th December 2018, 20:55
    Hello, please excuse my stupid username :) I'm pretty set on enlisting (I might go for a cadetship if the leaving goes well) in the army this...
    9 replies | 808 view(s)
  • Auldsod's Avatar
    14th January 2019, 20:19
    It's been a while since I've seen a good anorak medal thread on here but here I go. I noticed that the Defence Forces personnel who deployed to...
    7 replies | 419 view(s)
  • trellheim's Avatar
    7th January 2019, 21:05
    Come and visit the Mansion House to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the first public sitting of Dáil Éireann. We will be open Friday 18th...
    5 replies | 419 view(s)
  • Flamingo's Avatar
    3rd January 2019, 23:00
    Has anybody else seen this film? If you don't know about it, Peter Jackson (Lord of the Rings) was approached by the Imperial War Museum about four...
    6 replies | 258 view(s)
  • Rhodes's Avatar
    20th January 2019, 12:39
    Tomorrow marks the centenary of the first action of what became known as the War of Independence, the Soloheadbeg Ambush. And of course, it's...
    3 replies | 165 view(s)
  • na grohmití's Avatar
    21st January 2019, 21:59
    A huge loss to anyone who had the pleasure of serving with him, I got news this evening of the death after a short illness of one of the best Cadre...
    0 replies | 54 view(s)
  • Liachta Cultaca's Avatar
    Today, 01:31
    The reservist would need to be a member of the medical corp to be in a position to asked to provide cover. I am open to correction, but I dont...
    39 replies | 9323 view(s)
  • hptmurphy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 21:25
    hptmurphy replied to a thread OPV Replacement in Navy FAQs
    And there within lay the fallacy, the AC should never have been allowed to dictate the size of the machine, potentially the biggest heli that was...
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  • pym's Avatar
    Yesterday, 17:58
    pym replied to a thread OPV Replacement in Navy FAQs
    To start with I know nothing about ship design, but I have been struck by the apparent difference in structure above deck between the Batch 2 Rivers...
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  • Bravo20's Avatar
    Yesterday, 17:28
    I was wondering about that, as I know at least one paramedic who is a reservist and is on strike today. The difference being in Ireland a reservist...
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  • ancientmariner's Avatar
    Yesterday, 17:24
    ancientmariner replied to a thread OPV Replacement in Navy FAQs
    The P31 design was based on the biggest sanctioned ship ever agreed to by DoD at almost 85m in length. Naturally the shipbuilder wanted to know the...
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  • Flamingo's Avatar
    Yesterday, 16:29
    I was just thinking back to hearing about when my TA unit ended up covering for an ambulance strike in the UK in the late 80's, and some of the guys...
    39 replies | 9323 view(s)
  • Liachta Cultaca's Avatar
    Yesterday, 14:32
    I'm not aware of any RDF personnel involved in providing cover.
    39 replies | 9323 view(s)
  • Flamingo's Avatar
    Yesterday, 14:04
    I see that the Army ambulances are providing ATCA. How many are there (if not OPSEC), and are there any reserves involved (Just curious)....
    39 replies | 9323 view(s)
  • Sparky42's Avatar
    21st January 2019, 22:43
    Sparky42 replied to a thread Mali. in Overseas
    Has there been anything other than these on the deployment?
    276 replies | 129417 view(s)
  • hptmurphy's Avatar
    21st January 2019, 22:32
    hptmurphy replied to a thread OPV Replacement in Navy FAQs
    Once they know its going to happen its only a matter of cross training them to have the basics in hand when any ship is commissoned probably two...
    2645 replies | 903321 view(s)
  • Anzac's Avatar
    21st January 2019, 20:55
    Anzac replied to a thread OPV Replacement in Navy FAQs
    You were on the money. I just added a bit of further info and context. If the INS wants to get into rotary ops again they should follow the same...
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  • na grohmití's Avatar
    21st January 2019, 19:39
    na grohmití replied to a thread OPV Replacement in Navy FAQs
    Thank you. I knew you wouldn't be far away if I got anything wrong.
    2645 replies | 903321 view(s)
  • sofa's Avatar
    21st January 2019, 19:04
    sofa replied to a thread Mali. in Overseas
    The author is under the impression it's the RWs first deployment.?
    276 replies | 129417 view(s)
  • Flamingo's Avatar
    21st January 2019, 18:54
    Flamingo replied to a thread Mali. in Overseas
    To be fair, I read the authors comment on equipment as in relation to the Malian government request for armour and helicopters, neither of which...
    276 replies | 129417 view(s)
  • apod's Avatar
    21st January 2019, 17:15
    apod replied to a thread Mali. in Overseas
    The author of the first article needs to do better research.Not the units first rodeo and they will be embedded within a larger SOF unit.Also their...
    276 replies | 129417 view(s)
  • Truck Driver's Avatar
    21st January 2019, 14:27
    Dot over a letter (older Irish) means the letter is followed by a "h". Similar thing to the German umlaut (double dots over a letter means followed...
    40 replies | 6119 view(s)
  • apc's Avatar
    21st January 2019, 11:31
    apc replied to a thread Mali. in Overseas
    Rangers to deploy to Mali https://thenewsrep.com/112974/irish-rangers-to-deploy-to-mali/ 8 Un peacekeepers killed ...
    276 replies | 129417 view(s)
  • GoneToTheCanner's Avatar
    21st January 2019, 10:28
    In the early days of the War of Independence, there was a sort of unofficial policy of challenging or calling out for the RIC men to give up and...
    3 replies | 165 view(s)
  • Anzac's Avatar
    21st January 2019, 10:15
    Anzac replied to a thread OPV Replacement in Navy FAQs
    The main problem was the ice belt which created stability issues in the Southern Ocean during high sea states. With 5 airframes there were never...
    2645 replies | 903321 view(s)
  • ancientmariner's Avatar
    21st January 2019, 09:49
    ancientmariner replied to a thread OPV Replacement in Navy FAQs
    Must have by now. The decks if added to existing ships are only for tactical visits , operational flexibility, and would not require internal...
    2645 replies | 903321 view(s)
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