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  1. Thread: RDF pay

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    Generally a DFR must be signed off by the...

    Generally a DFR must be signed off by the Minister and, therefore, carries legal weight. The accompanying AI (Admin Instruction) lacks the legal force but is supposed to be a lot more fluid,...
  2. Thread: Conscription

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    The Irish did have some involvement, especially...

    The Irish did have some involvement, especially through Archbishop Dan Mannix, but it is debatable as to how much.
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    Sticky: It is a good unit but, as with every RDF unit...

    It is a good unit but, as with every RDF unit nowadays, it is over-stretched.
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    There probably was...but so many ways out of it.

    There probably was...but so many ways out of it.
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    He won some award in Sandhurst (best caset of...

    He won some award in Sandhurst (best caset of similar) and his picture was in An Cosantoir. But he probably got offered far better opportunities in the British Army.
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    Oh God no, please no. 6+ years minimum. From what...

    Oh God no, please no. 6+ years minimum. From what I have seen, Projects get started and then dumped as people change. And excellent units get wiped out by incompetent officers who move on to their...
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    The particular SLR I was referring to was adopted...

    The particular SLR I was referring to was adopted in the 60's and is still in use in the Irish Defence Forces as a DMR.

    I had to look up the word Dup. Collin English Dictionary says Dup is a verb...
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    [real] line throwing...

    Aren't the SLRs used for throwing lines or is that old info?
  9. Given that Norway (and NATO) have a number of...

    Given that Norway (and NATO) have a number of bases and installations in the North of Norway keeping an eye on the Russians, their removal would be a major priority for the Russians in a shooting war...
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    Given the trouble in the Ukraine, 7th Fleet...

    Given the trouble in the Ukraine, 7th Fleet difficulties and tweets by DJT, I reckon it has a lot to do with flying the flag, showing the locals that the US and UK still have their backs and giving...
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    Also could be a request by the US for support or...

    Also could be a request by the US for support or covering where the US is pulling back from.
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    RIP

    RIP
  13. Thread: RDF pay

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    Operational matters, yes, but that has never...

    Operational matters, yes, but that has never stopped them in the past.

    Pay - rate of pay, yes, not being paid the right amount - No.
  14. Thread: RDF pay

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    So, what do RDFRA do? I would believe that pay...

    So, what do RDFRA do? I would believe that pay would be one of the fundamental tasks of a union/representative association. I mean, I'm in a Union at work that would stage a countrywide shut down if...
  15. Thread: RDF pay

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    From my extensive experience of RDFRA and sources...

    From my extensive experience of RDFRA and sources within RDFRA, "Being on their Radar", "Raising the Issue" & "Progressing the Issue" is political double speak for looking like they are doing...
  16. Thread: RDF pay

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    Again, your point??? Why quote what I say and...

    Again, your point??? Why quote what I say and repeat it back to me as if you are saying something different.

    As regards your 2nd point, I know for a fact that it is. But RDFRA stay quiet, so that...
  17. Thread: RDF pay

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    Define "Progressing"??? My experience of RDFRA is...

    Define "Progressing"??? My experience of RDFRA is that this is just political double talk. Unless they specifically state how it is being progressed, then it isn't being progressed very far.
  18. Thread: RDF pay

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    If there is a pay discrepancy, then forget about...

    If there is a pay discrepancy, then forget about it being rectified unless DoD or DF want to rectify it. They both know RDFRA is toothless and incompetent so there is no need for them to change...
  19. They got burned on that before - Dept of Finance...

    They got burned on that before - Dept of Finance may give them a pat on the back but it doesn't make a blind bit of difference to Finance. In the end there won't be any benefit from it.

    At the...
  20. Thread: RDF pay

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    There is so much wrong with this sentence that I...

    There is so much wrong with this sentence that I don't know where to begin.

    :rolleyes:
  21. Thread: RDF pay

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    The DF are down as being exempt, but this was...

    The DF are down as being exempt, but this was found to be unconstitutional and therefore incorrect. PDFORRA did their homework on this - RDFRA ignored it.
  22. Thread: RDF pay

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    No, they are not exempt.

    No, they are not exempt.
  23. Thread: RDF pay

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    It is RDFRA...what do you expect? They haven't...

    It is RDFRA...what do you expect? They haven't updated their website since 2015.

    And you want to give them money?

    I put another one to you - everyone is entitled to Holiday Pay!

    Under the...
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    God, I remember the days when training dates were...

    God, I remember the days when training dates were fixed in December/January for the following year. And woe betide anyone who tried to change them. Every weekend up to camp that was of any importance...
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    Poll: The problem is trust - I don't know anyone in the...

    The problem is trust - I don't know anyone in the DF anymore who would trust the Government to provide the facilities outside of major urban areas.

    In the ideal world, DF unit within major urban...
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