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    Where to buy boots in London?

    I'm heading over to London in July. I've been on the hunt for a pair of boots as the Lowas are unfortunately past their sell by date after years of good service. Any UK based types recommend...
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    TLA's are great for generally accepted terms. But...

    TLA's are great for generally accepted terms. But as per all military communications, the abbreviation if not in common parlance should be spelled out in its first iteration in that communication ....
  3. Thread: A 1 Bde army?

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    What makes you think the officers would have...

    What makes you think the officers would have anything to do with a downsizing of the army? That's for people not wearing DPM. When the axe falls it won't be a soldier doing it. Just delivering the...
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    Not specifically related to this thread but...

    Not specifically related to this thread but certainly triggered by it. For the love of god can people please stop using abstract abbreviations....Half of the threads on IMO these days look like a...
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    Wouldn't agree with you here. If you're going for...

    Wouldn't agree with you here. If you're going for a sub 60 good luck getting in with straight out marching. You can pass it (barely) by walking. Pacing won't work when you're jogging with weight...
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    There's no concrete formula as it you vary it to...

    There's no concrete formula as it you vary it to your or the groups ability. Usually one person calls the intervals if your training in groups. Eg in 5 min cycles, run for 2, stride out for 2,...
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    'scuse the back seat moding but the OP is asking...

    'scuse the back seat moding but the OP is asking about the Irish Defence Forces chaps. Might be an idea to keep it on topic lest we confuse answer for him.

    J3JO long story short. EU Citizen = No...
  8. FATS? The amount of abbreviations used on this...

    FATS? The amount of abbreviations used on this site can be quite mind numbing at times!!
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    Why bother? By your rationale the Officers Forra...

    Why bother? By your rationale the Officers Forra should be representing the issues of the Ptes Forra anyway?


    This again is simply true and the reason why they represent primarily the concern of...
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    I understand your point but I think there is two...

    I understand your point but I think there is two different arguments here. My argument is that unfortunately we do not have one representative body that can present needs of the DF as a whole, if...
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    Yep Bn Comdr's or Sgt's triple jobbing is not...

    Yep Bn Comdr's or Sgt's triple jobbing is not ideal.
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    100% agree with you there and thats not for...

    100% agree with you there and thats not for debate.



    I disagree. Whilst yes it is the officers job to look after their troops. The job of RACO is to represent Officers. The Job of PDFORRA is to...
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    In fairness the hint is in the name.. RACO is a...

    In fairness the hint is in the name.. RACO is a representative body for the Officers and their interests?! You can't blame them for for not representing young soldiers, it's not their job. There is a...
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    What you are saying is that you do not want to...

    What you are saying is that you do not want to wear a patch that identifies you as a reservist. No one is questioning that an RDF soldier has finished an RDF cse and that the RDF cse contained a lot...
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    667's relate to conduct and performance. Of...

    667's relate to conduct and performance. Of course there should be a single standard. Anyone that puts on a uniform should hold themselves to this professional standard.
    I can use the example of...
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    Whilst I understand your point, unfortunately...

    Whilst I understand your point, unfortunately that example is not practical in this situation. A 2 week RDF NCO's Cse gets a set of Cpl's Stripes. The significantly longer PDF NCO's Cse also gets a...
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    You're misreading my point. I like the majority...

    You're misreading my point. I like the majority of others would support this type of interaction but its just simply not the reality on the ground. As previously stated with a combination of lack of...
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    First of all, I agree with what I imagine all...

    First of all, I agree with what I imagine all other rational posters would agree. If it wasn't broke don't fix it. Or else a green patch behind the cap badge, which would of been far more cost...
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    Great stuff by Rte. Very surprised that they left...

    Great stuff by Rte. Very surprised that they left most of the bawling and beasting in. Compare this to the closest most recent documentary released by the lads across the water, commando school, and...
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    Hard to say as it all depends on your foot. But...

    Hard to say as it all depends on your foot. But it's not a particularly narrow boot. So would be fairly standard.
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    Yeah we're unlikely to be using them too much in...

    Yeah we're unlikely to be using them too much in very very cold conditions so I might go with the microlites



    Unfortunately I've put the boots through a lot of hard use. Haix just don't cut it...
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    I'm treating myself to a pair of boots. I've been...

    I'm treating myself to a pair of boots. I've been threatening for the last year to get myself a pair. My trusty Lowas Combat Gtx have got me through nearly a decade of use and are the heels have just...
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    Well if we're attempting to compare like for...

    Well if we're attempting to compare like for like. Then yes 3* is entry level IMO. Also for the record, my point is that you cannot compare a civvie job and DF job.

    I'm not an expert on the...
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    Equally nowadays its hard to think of a civvie...

    Equally nowadays its hard to think of a civvie job where you can join at 17/18 and stay in the same position and job description for 20 years. High labour turn overs have replaced the "job for life"...
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    Its rare you hear of a 38 year old "retiring" in...

    Its rare you hear of a 38 year old "retiring" in civvie street. They generally just change job or career path. The only place you'll see this is the DF and other public service organizations. A...
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