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    I think there may be some jumping the gun here ,...

    I think there may be some jumping the gun here , I sincerely doubt that CFRs will need higher education qualifications then cadets, I would imagine the old leaving cert qualifications still apply and...
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    To be honest Dev, quite a few ( like their RDF...

    To be honest Dev, quite a few ( like their RDF comrades) were effectively contructively dismissed ..... it has just taken a while longer, that was the re-org for ya.
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    Not to be a regulatory nerd or anything..... but...

    Not to be a regulatory nerd or anything..... but , R5 is a DFR and goes through all the various levels of consultation to be amended once decided... about a year, Part 9 is an Admin Instr and is...
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    Don't think the cost of an aircraft comes into it...

    Don't think the cost of an aircraft comes into it Dev...... The Army does overseas rotations generally without AC assets , we could possibly fly a 60 person crew to Italy or Malta commercially for...
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    Nope TD, the Berg was with honour too, I read...

    Nope TD, the Berg was with honour too, I read about 12 Lt Gens On the list on military.ie with honour and only one officer on the with merit list. Interesting breakdown of ranks but probably for...
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    Why would he be demoted on retirement to R Adm...

    Why would he be demoted on retirement to R Adm from V Adm, army equivalent Lt Gen to Maj Gen. Vice Admiral is the rank for the new COS and he will retire in that rank.

    Interestingly in the states...
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    Nice bit of history with the O'Boyles being the...

    Nice bit of history with the O'Boyles being the first father and son recipients of the DSM , father Tom receiving it for service in the Congo...
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    Heard a quote from a Navy spokesman on the radio...

    Heard a quote from a Navy spokesman on the radio this afternoon ( Ray Darcy show) that water was pumped aboard to sink her...... Pity , I'd say the gunnery types are grumpy ....
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    I had similar issues with my own soup 'e' for...

    I had similar issues with my own soup 'e' for name tags..... Some name tags were spelt right, some were wrong, after a few years I stopped caring and mixed and matched.... Gucci holster too.
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    Depending on rank .... According to last set of...

    Depending on rank .... According to last set of pqs , 48 Lt Cdrs - 8 at sea..... 56 Lts - not sure how many at sea but 7 XOs at least .... Allowing for techies, Career cses, 'normal DF ' overseas.......
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    I always thought the argument about the numbers...

    I always thought the argument about the numbers and balance of offrs and NCOs in the navy was to allow a suitable sea/shore lifestyle and rotation, ie 2/3 years out 3/5 years in (or there and...
  12. In any of these discussions we should also...

    In any of these discussions we should also remember how many of us and our colleagues are in receipt of Family Income Supplement before we start suggesting more barrack closures, unit...
  13. I wouldn't be quite so benign about the DOD...

    I wouldn't be quite so benign about the DOD though Groh, you are indeed correct about D PER calling the shots ... But DOD fires them. The refusal to pay armed peace support allowance to the Naval...
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    I take your point Kaiser, but this incident is...

    I take your point Kaiser, but this incident is not what is described in the article ( the mine incident happened after a contact ...
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    A lot of the stuff reads pretty fishy to me........

    A lot of the stuff reads pretty fishy to me..... Hezbollah leaving areas strewn in in explosives, a private telling an officer not to go off road..... A convoy ignoring an IED, driving over it , it...
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    I fear you are correct Dogwatch .... I am open to...

    I fear you are correct Dogwatch .... I am open to correction but I think we are in the anomalous position of some Cols/Capts NS eligible for D Cos Sp and two star but not eligible for one star.........
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    A bit harsh on the poor honkey, I don't slag off...

    A bit harsh on the poor honkey, I don't slag off the IRCG .... They are the first people I'd call if I was drowning!
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    Oh boy where do we start.... First of all my...

    Oh boy where do we start.... First of all my tongue was firmly in cheek about the OF5s of the AC and NS and their respective roles and responsibilities. Secondly, I seriously respect the pride any...
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    Oh what's that big white thing on the Chiefs...

    Oh what's that big white thing on the Chiefs shoulder again in your pic ? I was referring to a mindset by the way...not the actual dress reg.....an OF 5 doesn't command anything in the DF, the NS and...
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    Seriously man, you need to get a life or go into...

    Seriously man, you need to get a life or go into therapy ..... Survivors of Magdalene laundries have more time for nuns then you have for the AC .... Give it a rest MB ! It's not good for you ....
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    I find it ironic that a thread on AC Air...

    I find it ironic that a thread on AC Air ambulance is causing me to lose the will to live..... The agendas at play are a serious pain. The AC are providing an inter hospital transfer service and an...
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    Two star can serve to 62, three star to 63........

    Two star can serve to 62, three star to 63..... KB is 58 tmrw according to wiki so he has four years at least, MM is 56/57 I think , he has six/seven years if he serves out his full time.

    I...
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    It's undeniable that the IRCG are now doing HEMS...

    It's undeniable that the IRCG are now doing HEMS but why wasn't it mentioned in the contract signing press release issued in 2010 .... The problem is the DOD don't want the AC doing the EAS whilst...
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    It certainly reads a bit funny and confusing, my...

    It certainly reads a bit funny and confusing, my understanding is that the AC heli , Medevac 112 has done 1,000 EAS missions.... I would reckon the IRCG has done missions additional to this figure,...
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    I have to say, great push on the PR front for...

    I have to say, great push on the PR front for UNDOF with the Irish Times articles and the news report. I think the IT articles are possibly the most comprehensive and well written pieces on DF...
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