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  1. The big negative for officers is the chance of...

    The big negative for officers is the chance of getting moved across the country without any consideration given to personal circumstances. You simply don't know where you will be working in 1 year, ...
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    R.I.P. Kevin was a gentleman.

    R.I.P. Kevin was a gentleman.
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    Air to ground firing from PC9's has been done in...

    Air to ground firing from PC9's has been done in the Glen. Witnessed it. (Not a simulation either).
  4. Thread: Soldier 2010

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    Who signed the document authorising the scale of...

    Who signed the document authorising the scale of issue? There's always a signature somewhere.
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    I thought Europe's largest exercise this year was...

    I thought Europe's largest exercise this year was the Russian one with over 100,000 troops prior to them taking the Crimea?
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    Yes. They are bigger.

    Yes. They are bigger.
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    Cadet is of course a recognised pay grade. They...

    Cadet is of course a recognised pay grade. They are enlisted personnel and are paid as such from they day they enlist.

    They draw kit same as any other member of the Defence Forces.

    They are...
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    There have been for some years. They are not on...

    There have been for some years. They are not on general issue.
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    Hi guys, Thanks for the responses. I'm...

    Hi guys,

    Thanks for the responses. I'm thinking about getting a 'combi' box with Saorview and Satellite. Just a question regarding aerials. Apparently an indoor aerial will do. I live very close...
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    Any suggestions?

    Any suggestions?
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    Free Satellite Service / Set Top Box

    Hi guys,

    I've heard there are some excellent Free HD Satellite boxes available these days.

    My idea is to use my existing Sky dish with one of these boxes.

    Can anyone here who may have one...
  12. Thread: New medal ??

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    What is this?

    What is this?
  13. Thread: Value

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    You writing an essay for college or something.

    You writing an essay for college or something.
  14. Thread: Soldier 2010

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    Got some of the new DPM driflo's. Very tight on...

    Got some of the new DPM driflo's. Very tight on the neck. A new DPM large is like an old (green) medium. Same story with the DPM Norgies. None in stores.
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    Another example of lazy journalism. I would...

    Another example of lazy journalism. I would expect nothing less from the Cork Examiner.
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    From The Examiner 150 Irish troops to deploy...

    From The Examiner

    150 Irish troops to deploy to Syria/Israel border
    Tuesday, July 16, 2013 - 05:59 PM

    Up to 150 Irish troops will be deployed to the Middle East to protect a sensitive border...
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    Hope the soldier recovers quickly. There...

    Hope the soldier recovers quickly.

    There needs to be swift and harsh justice meted out to these Islamic extremists.
  18. Thread: New medal ??

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    Does anyone know the actual reason as to why PDF...

    Does anyone know the actual reason as to why PDF officers have to do 15 years to get the service medal? Seems a bit inequitable.

    I'm looking for actual reasons here and not conjecture folks.
  19. Thread: Army pay

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    Are you saying you're still in the RDF and...

    Are you saying you're still in the RDF and haven't done any paid training since 2007?
  20. Thread: Clothing

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    Good while since I've heard that rumour. :tongue:...

    Good while since I've heard that rumour. :tongue:

    Anyone care to dig it up?
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    Sticky: Full Set of PLCE

    THIS IS NOT IRISH DEFENCE FORCES ISSUED EQUIPMENT. IT WAS PRIVATELY PURCHASED!

    http://forum.irishmilitaryonline.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=7074&d=1365353084
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  22. Thread: Day Sacks

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    Anyone looking to buy this daysack for a good...

    Anyone looking to buy this daysack for a good price PM me. De-cluttering some of my gear at the moment.
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    That's the point I was trying to make. The only...

    That's the point I was trying to make. The only Lt's promoted to Capt from the 82nd class onward have been Ordnance / Engineering officers. Once they join those corps they are on a different...
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    Not true. Since the introduction of the new...

    Not true.

    Since the introduction of the new Cadetship in 2005 (first class commissioned in 2007) most classes have had 40-80% graduates. School leavers go to 3rd Level College / University and do...
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    No surprise there. Politicians don't care. The DF...

    No surprise there. Politicians don't care. The DF are at the bottom of the pile in the government's agenda. The RDF are at the bottom of the pile in the DF's agenda.
    If people want to be in the PDF...
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