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    Could be the Independent jumping to conclusions...

    Could be the Independent jumping to conclusions and assuming that the centenary commemorative medal is automatically the same thing as the '1916 medal'. It will be interesting to see the design and...
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    FICTION - Before you go shooting your mouth off...

    FICTION - Before you go shooting your mouth off with this sort of ignorant comment, go and look up the pension records in Army Archives. See how hard it was to actually get a military service...
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    Few more pictures:

    Few more pictures:
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    Anyone recognise themselves here?

    Photos taken at GOCs Inspection of ECFCA Units at Cathal Brugha Bks c.1983. Units on parade were 20 and 21 Bns, 11 Fld Eng Coy, 11 Fld Med Coy and 2nd and 6th Fld MP Coys. The support units were...
  5. And just who the f!!! are you to speak about...

    And just who the f!!! are you to speak about anyone else in those terms? What exactly qualifies you to refer to anyone as an "inbred country cousin"? Have some respect and grow up.
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    If you must criticise other's spelling, I'd...

    If you must criticise other's spelling, I'd suggest you check your own first.
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    Well, the entire public service for a start, then...

    Well, the entire public service for a start, then there's the legal profession, medical etc. Shall I go on?
  8. Thread: New medal ??

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    Volunteer Medal

    If may be permitted to go off on a slight tangent concerning the possible issue of the 'Volunteer Medal'. Quite apart from properly marking an important historical event, there is a need to reclaim...
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    Numbers

    "Last year 4,321 reservists utilised 81,000 man-days in terms of paid training. The total number on the books is 7,500."

    Willie O'Dea TD, response to Parliamentary Question on 11 May 2009
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    Numbers

    The reality is that the effective strength of the RDF is probably not much more than the figure of 4,900 they recommend. This is borne out by the figures in respect of gratuities paid last year and...
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    Rare Collar Badges

    Apologies, it's actually on the An Cosantoir webpage - here's the link:

    http://www.dfmagazine.ie/New%20Military%20Justice%20Centre%20Opened_536_article.aspx
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    Rare Collar Badges

    I noticed in a photograph on the DF website that the Military Judge is wearing a distinctive collar badge which appears to show the scales of justice. Since there is only one such Judge at present,...
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    Specialist ceremonial units in the US Army use...

    Specialist ceremonial units in the US Army use the 1903 Springfield rifle. Have seen them at close quarters and there's definitely nothing replica or girly about them. The drill is another matter . ....
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    Not sure if it's still the case, but some years...

    Not sure if it's still the case, but some years ago it was actually written into the standing orders for the Duty NCO in CTD East that one of his jobs was to ensure that the men did not use bad...
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    Saw the new US Army combat uniform up close while...

    Saw the new US Army combat uniform up close while in DC during the summer. Looks absolutely cat, (like a pair of comfie pajamas!) However it has been designed with the needs of soldiers foremost in...
  16. A rich vein of possibilities there . . . Firstly,...

    A rich vein of possibilities there . . . Firstly, drunkeness for PDF members is strictly speaking a 24/7 365 No-No. Clearly, not a rule that's strictly enforced or there'd be no army. Being in...
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    I agree with you entirely Docman, however I'm not...

    I agree with you entirely Docman, however I'm not sure that all those who want a more challenging role and a greater committment for the RDF have fully thought through what this would entail....
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    [MOD: Split from other] People who want to...

    [MOD: Split from other]

    People who want to serve overseas should be careful what they wish for. It's no picnic or Boys Own adventure as the events in Kosovo showed last week. If you need further...
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    Centralised recruit training was tried back in...

    Centralised recruit training was tried back in 1992 with the first female recruit intake. It worked very well (although I can only speak of the experience in Dublin). In spite of that, I would not be...
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    There have been a number of articles on the ARW...

    There have been a number of articles on the ARW selection courses in An Cosantoir, including some first hand accounts from participants. These should give you some insight into the nature and content...
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