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    Sticky: I dont think its black and white at more senior...

    I dont think its black and white at more senior ranks. I think experiential training is important to credit also. For example 2 2 corporals, absentee senior ncos. 1 cpl looks out for himself and has...
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    Not withstanding that the defence forces had to...

    Not withstanding that the defence forces had to pay for those ships out of the existing df budget. The government provided zero additional CAPEX.
  3. Thread: RDF pay

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    R5 is a DFR (open to correction) and while it is...

    R5 is a DFR (open to correction) and while it is open to amendment, it is not a living document thats updated in real time. The fact that it hasnt been updated and published is the biggest problem...
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    There currently us no up to date R5. Only the R5...

    There currently us no up to date R5. Only the R5 from pre re-org exists in an effective form. A new R5 is still in the works but has not been publicised and is not relevant until it becomes effective.
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    Its ironic. The NSR were held up as an example of...

    Its ironic. The NSR were held up as an example of how the reserve could function and integrate with the pdf pre 2012. Since the VFM and SFC the df and government have proactively disassembled...
  6. Thread: STY Nancy Bet

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    STY Nancy Bet

    Hi all,

    Just interested to know if anyone has any photos/updates on the restoration of former Navy STY Nancy Bet since she was finally sold and moved from Crosshaven boatyard. Last i heard she was...
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    Correct. Garda clearance is the same for rdf and...

    Correct. Garda clearance is the same for rdf and pdf applicants. However only rdf clearance can take up to a year. No reason for this other than the df not moving the process efficiently due to...
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    Haha! Newly enlarged? Someone has been telling...

    Haha! Newly enlarged? Someone has been telling tales. Receuiting is still a snails pace. Nothing short of a 24 recruit platoon per unit is needed at a minimum. But the chances of that are zero so...
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    That's frightening when you look at it lkke that....

    That's frightening when you look at it lkke that.
    Just looking at it i realised i can name every member of the NSR from the rank of leading seaman up without any trouble just because numbers have...
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    Continuing to try to fix what wasnt broken in the...

    Continuing to try to fix what wasnt broken in the first place.

    I always thought a new modern class of ship that reused older names cliona, maev, macha, grainne etc would have done a lot to...
  11. Thread: Dfr r5

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    Interesting example: PDF Naval Ops Officers...

    Interesting example:

    PDF Naval Ops Officers are commissioned as S-Lt. if they have an accredited honours degree (regards of the field of study), however they may not yet have completed their NMCI...
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    I suspect that there is good scope for training...

    I suspect that there is good scope for training to move more in line with PDF standards rather than the current "Lite" version, however there no existing legislative support to facilitate this. - Job...
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    Last Intake of NSR recruits was Q3/4 2015. All...

    Last Intake of NSR recruits was Q3/4 2015. All those that applied on the subsequent recruitment campaign are still waiting for (As far as we are being told) Garda/Security clearance approx. 15 months...
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    If the DF are serious about wanting to utilize...

    If the DF are serious about wanting to utilize RDF skill sets what is needed (and is already underway as I understand)
    1. Gap Analysis between skills the PDF don't have and the RDF do.
    2. Parity...
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    On the subject of people looking to not use their...

    On the subject of people looking to not use their professional skills in the reserve, I don't see any issue with that.
    It's not a question of whether or not you see the reserve as a hobby or not.
    ...
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    Grat aside, to me this is another example of the...

    Grat aside, to me this is another example of the department's complete and total lack of understanding of how to run a volunteer organisation.
    In my experience, money is not the motivating force...
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    I think things are moving in the right direction...

    I think things are moving in the right direction again for the most part, but i worry that a number of units will be lost along the way purely based on the snails pace that things are happening. I...
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    An interesting article i stumbled across. ...

    An interesting article i stumbled across.

    http://www.sligotoday.ie/details.php?id=42642

    (Hopefully the link will work)
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    Also It probably saved about 50 - 60 people...

    Also It probably saved about 50 - 60 people moving existing flashes. The days of 200 strength are long long gone I'm afraid...
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    Totally agree. I'm not suggesting that the...

    Totally agree. I'm not suggesting that the approach is right, just how (I think) it evolved.
    I think we've reached the point where no one is willing to raised their hand and say "My Bad, lets alter...
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    To the best of my knowledge the Cultaca flash is...

    To the best of my knowledge the Cultaca flash is worn on the left to standardise with the NSR who have worn it there since 2005 when it replaced the slua muiri flas worn on both shoulders. Fine in...
  22. Thread: Funnel art?

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    Has anyone any photos of LE Eithne bearing the...

    Has anyone any photos of LE Eithne bearing the "Pink Panther" on her funnels?
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    To be fair on that, the reason PDF and RDF don't...

    To be fair on that, the reason PDF and RDF don't receive the same medals is because our service as reserves is not the same in general.

    To my knowledge (I'm open to correction) no reserve has ever...
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    NSR currently on variant no 3. started large,...

    NSR currently on variant no 3. started large, then went small now, now large again... Tax payers would love this.

    I gave up long ago on standarising it. Just as long as my guys wear one I'm happy.
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    I just maintain hope theyll see sense and revert...

    I just maintain hope theyll see sense and revert to the old system.

    I always felt abandoning the tradition of mythic figures was a mistake.
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