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    Some of us remember when a trip to Barry, in...

    Some of us remember when a trip to Barry, in Wales for ammo. was considered a foreign trip
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    It is one of the building priorities in the...

    It is one of the building priorities in the Service, in fact the plans are for a building inside a building where there will be a steel frame inside the outer walls which will support the roof. The...
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    Generally the cadet competition begins in January...

    Generally the cadet competition begins in January each year, and after medicals, fitness tests and interviews are completed, offers are made to successful candidates after the Leaving Cert results...
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    You are right there Stoker, that fire occured on...

    You are right there Stoker, that fire occured on the Aisling as she was returning from Barry in Wales with a load of ammo, most of it on the upper decks above the e/r. CO2 would be considered a last...
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    To be honest G.R the WO/Sea. has not been the...

    To be honest G.R the WO/Sea. has not been the main man sincr the Service re-organised 10 years ago. he had exactly the same function as all of the other WOs and that was as Branch NCO. For ceremonial...
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    Are you refering to a part of a bicycle lol

    Are you refering to a part of a bicycle lol
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    I dont think Charlie joined up until the early...

    I dont think Charlie joined up until the early eighties, during the 70s we had "Hanibal" Hayes and Joe Claffey so it may have been one of those that was on the Banba.
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    Any site members attend the festiviites on the...

    Any site members attend the festiviites on the 4th onboard Aoife, I was abroad so was unable to make it. I couldnt help but remember some of the original crew who have gone to their eternal award...
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    There were four cadets commisioned at the same...

    There were four cadets commisioned at the same time with the ship at the Oil Wharf.
    Charlie Grant, Shane Anderson, Gerry O Donoghue, and Martin Gibbons. Martin was the nephew of the former Minister...
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    Actually G.R. Bully was from Drogheda and was...

    Actually G.R. Bully was from Drogheda and was very proud of it, there was a famous encounter between Peter Barry TD who was Minister for Labour at the time who was canvassing for the 1981 Gen....
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    I am not on here as a cheerleader for Eoin. I am...

    I am not on here as a cheerleader for Eoin. I am probably a bit older than most people on this site and as such would know him a bit longer, my first encounter with him was when he was a junior...
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    He was most certainly considered the best Ships...

    He was most certainly considered the best Ships Captain of his crop of Lt. Cdrs at that time.
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    Iroically Eoin used the radio direction finder a...

    Iroically Eoin used the radio direction finder a lot to locate foreign trawlers with the help of the late great John (Von) Lucey who was his PO/Tel.
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    She made many re-supply trips to the Leb. but the...

    She made many re-supply trips to the Leb. but the occasion when they met the Pope was purely a Med.cruise visiting Lisbon, Civitavecci (Rome), Malta and Gibraltar. What was interesting about the...
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    I met him in Athlone about five years ago and he...

    I met him in Athlone about five years ago and he was still the same character.
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    Sticky: The issue of the size of the fleet is cyclical in...

    The issue of the size of the fleet is cyclical in that we have been there many times in the past. For a short time in the early seventies there were no ships until the arrival of Deirdre and the...
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    Sticky: Before we had a Commodore we didnt have a Flag...

    Before we had a Commodore we didnt have a Flag Officer, as I mentioned earlier the Senior Officer was known as CONS, the title of Flag Officer is rank related and the rank of Commodore equates with...
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    Sticky: What will happen will be the senior officer will...

    What will happen will be the senior officer will become Commanding Officer Naval Service CONS as was the case with the last Flag Officer, a position he held for a number of months before being...
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    "Haggis" McDermot, Jim O Connell, Mick Smullen,...

    "Haggis" McDermot, Jim O Connell, Mick Smullen, Joe Murphy, Willie Fortune,Jimmy Bartley, Martin walkin and gaybo Whitson
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    Sticky: Capt. Paul Keaney retired after almost 30 years...

    Capt. Paul Keaney retired after almost 30 years on the 18th Sept. With the embargo in place both the Operations Command and Support Command are being led by Commanders.
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    Seeing Jim O Connell and Jack Lynch in that photo...

    Seeing Jim O Connell and Jack Lynch in that photo reminds me that all they were short of was "Trampass" Hughes.
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    In actual fact, the hull model was built in VCD...

    In actual fact, the hull model was built in VCD and used in the tank tests at the design stage. it was given to the Navy when the ship was handed over and the superstructure, guardrails, boats, and...
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    I met Liam recently, he has retired to Arizona....

    I met Liam recently, he has retired to Arizona. He was home on holiday. his son is serving as a deck S/Lt. or Ops. S/LT. as they call it now.
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    It wasnt just the garda or the Bailif that were...

    It wasnt just the garda or the Bailif that were assaulted TP the salmon patrols could be very violent, It was on the salmon patrols in the early eighties where the Navy first encountered a Fenit...
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    Mick Mac, Dave (Professor) Howard, Jim O Connell,...

    Mick Mac, Dave (Professor) Howard, Jim O Connell, Kevin Ferguson, Jack Lynch, Denis Cormack,
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