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  1. Thread: Mali.

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    https://news.sky.com/story/uk-to-send-250-peacekee...

    https://news.sky.com/story/uk-to-send-250-peacekeeping-troops-to-mali-for-dangerous-mission-11767832

    U.K. is sending 250 troops to MINUSMA
  2. Thread: John P Hannon

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    The Curragh You’d need to talk to them and ask

    The Curragh

    You’d need to talk to them and ask
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    One of the ones with no crew :)

    One of the ones with no crew :)
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    DFR R5 Para 59 clearly states uniform can be worn...

    DFR R5 Para 59 clearly states uniform can be worn to church services and to/from parades & military duties.

    If your wearing uniform do so correctly

    Your covered
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    And of course the audience (intended or not)...

    And of course the audience (intended or not) isn’t just those seeking a career in the DF

    The public, politicians and others (DoD don’t have interest in the DF so they don’t) watch it. She what the...
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    They are caused by the need to reduce cost ...

    They are caused by the need to reduce cost

    The point, in the context of this, is that the head of the army used a video on Twitter to communicate directly to his soldiers

    They also...
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    Found it This is how the politicians announced...

    Found it

    This is how the politicians announced it - https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-statement/Commons/2016-12-15/HCWS367/

    Here is...
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    The British Army found out about some big thing...

    The British Army found out about some big thing (can’t remember what it was not) just before Christmas leave on a YouTube video on Facebook.

    The military has to adapt to the modern generation
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    Fire triangle

    Fire triangle
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    Was the leaning in to get the voice of the DF...

    Was the leaning in to get the voice of the DF heard?

    Was it to make the DF more relevant to wider society (eg the ESS and working with industry etc) - and therefore not seen as an unnecessary...
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    Based on advise by DoD ?

    Based on advise by DoD ?
  12. Thread: Bastille Day 2018

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    Didn’t he get the idea after attending a Bastille...

    Didn’t he get the idea after attending a Bastille Day Parade?
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    Which one and where do they suggest we land them?...

    Which one and where do they suggest we land them?

    Do the authorities of those countries agree and can they be classed as safe?
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    IRT mission - it should be continually assessed...

    IRT mission - it should be continually assessed to varying degrees by all the above (but not necessarily in all areas) - everything from does it meet current Government policy, has threat assessment...
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    Corporals can and do (if eligible for a...

    Corporals can and do (if eligible for a cadetship)

    If I had a choice between a 15 month cadetship starting everything from scratch followed by courses which are included in Pot Offrs Cse at a...
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    There’s a place for both

    There’s a place for both
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    Yes and no. Government has to give the broad...

    Yes and no.

    Government has to give the broad mission and tasking (based on advice by SG DoD and COS). It then becomes Government Policy.

    It is the DF’s and DoD’s job to implement that policy....
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    It could ....... if a a CASA and crew was...

    It could ....... if a a CASA and crew was available !

    No AC asset has ever been a declared SAR asset so everyone knows that when IRCG request an AC asset they aren’t guaranteed it. Why are they...
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    Disagree on some points A GOC AC pulled 24/7...

    Disagree on some points

    A GOC AC pulled 24/7 ATC. That fact came out after the IRCG helicopter crash. In no way did it contribute to the accident or have stopped it happening. It was Withdrawal of...
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    Don’t get me wrong 3rd level qualifications...

    Don’t get me wrong 3rd level qualifications aren’t a waste. I have 3 and gained relevant employment from same.

    But at a time when newly commissioned officers lack military experience, there...
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    Exactly ..... it’s DoD that’s the problem .......

    Exactly ..... it’s DoD that’s the problem .... along with a lack of political will to challenge them
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    Do the non-graduates (Cadets) still do USAC? ...

    Do the non-graduates (Cadets) still do USAC?


    Surely that is a waste of limited resources
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    Definitely positive for all. Especially when you...

    Definitely positive for all. Especially when you look at some of the stuff that came up in the climate surveys interviews etc.

    But then you’d have some who would be ineligible and newly eligible...
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    Junior Minister stated in the Seanad this...

    Junior Minister stated in the Seanad this evening, 2 new courses in 2021 and 2024
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    Not by me!!! An Taoiseach (the Minister)...

    Not by me!!!

    An Taoiseach (the Minister) though we had 7 ships - not the NS
    He also though we were looking a ship to the Med - that mission is over

    It would appear from the circular from...
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