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    18th November 2014, 22:16
    pulling stuff out of my arse... certainly i'd say that NS (AC?) participation in the various European/NATO naval missions - the Med, or...
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    18th November 2014, 19:36
    with regards to the issue of different constituant parts of the UK having different views on membership of the EU, Denmark provides an example: when...
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    18th November 2014, 15:03
    in practical terms, as it stands now, yes - however don't discount the effect that having to meet international standards (and the countries that...
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    18th November 2014, 11:35
    yes. Germany made very clear by 2009 that it would only deploy the German-led battlegroup under the same circumstances under which it would deploy...
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    13th November 2014, 00:08
    it is. its a paper commitment to a principle, one that for any number of reasons no one in Europe has any intention of actually implementing. the...
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    12th November 2014, 22:30
    one of the other nations provides the missing capability, or they ask another nation - not part of the BG - to do it. the concept is so damaged that...
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    11th November 2014, 21:48
    ropebag replied to a thread Sierra Leone in Overseas
    helicopters? the Merlins on RFA Argus are having a big impact on the logs capability in SL - a pair of 139's would contribute significantly,...
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    6th November 2014, 11:23
    ropebag replied to a thread Soldier 2010 in Military Kit
    right, so, to clarify... Regular soldiers are scaled for a light, trainer-esque, marginally-better-than-a-flip-flop magnum boot like this:...
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    5th November 2014, 14:32
    ropebag replied to a thread Soldier 2010 in Military Kit
    does it matter? a gucci, €400 boot you don't get issued doesn't protect your feet, and neither does a boot so unservicable that it has to be held...
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    5th November 2014, 13:47
    ropebag replied to a thread Soldier 2010 in Military Kit
    i think we're all agreed on that - however we have to deal with what is happenning, not what should happen... before i went on my first op tour in...
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    4th November 2014, 22:01
    ropebag replied to a thread Soldier 2010 in Military Kit
    its astonishing, its incredible, and i'm quite looking foward to seeing the Minister attempt to explain to a Judge why Soldiers ordered to march up a...
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    4th November 2014, 19:28
    ropebag replied to a thread Soldier 2010 in Military Kit
    i've no idea if it applies, but in the late 80's and 90's in the UK the MOD twigged to the fact that the issue boots, cold weather gear, wet weather...
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    3rd November 2014, 22:18
    oh you'd be surprised at how the whiff of musk can turn the 'right on' into supporters of some very odd people/groups... the SWP in the UK have...
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    2nd November 2014, 14:33
    i think at this stage that F-35B will happen, its just a question of when, how compromised it is and how much it costs. not needing F-35 until 2017...
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    2nd November 2014, 12:29
    i'm umming and arghing about this - on one hand its good that an OPV/RFA task isn't being done by a FF/DD thats sorely needed elsewhere, on the other...
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    2nd November 2014, 11:30
    ropebag replied to a thread Soldier 2010 in Military Kit
    can i make a confession? i hate blanking plates and all the velcro that goes with it... i wear all this crap in barracks, but the stuff i wear on...
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    2nd November 2014, 10:14
    oh absolutely - i don't doubt that in the event of this all getting unpleasantly serious the two states, seeing their best interests intertwined,...
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    1st November 2014, 23:33
    NATO, or individual NATO members, would certainly look to establish some form of agreement with the Irish Government on the issue - but no, the UK...
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    31st October 2014, 21:57
    ropebag replied to a thread Soldier 2010 in Military Kit
    because the number of people who 'need' a jacket that does two things compared to the number of people who only need it to do one thing is...
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    31st October 2014, 20:14
    ropebag replied to a thread Soldier 2010 in Military Kit
    i'm not sure that holds water - mustachio'd blokes leaping from balconies in all the black kit are unlikely to be wearing a deliciously flammable...
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    30th October 2014, 17:59
    ropebag replied to a thread Soldier 2010 in Military Kit
    tan/olive/baby-shit-brown is the way to go - it works in green European environments as well as arid environments. our thermal jackets, the Softie...
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    24th October 2014, 20:37
    ropebag replied to a thread Cambrian Patrol in Foreign Forces
    it's been a while since i did it - i'm fat, old and lazy - but i don't remember there being a reserve/regular distiction, it was just one competition...
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