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    I'm stealing this.

    I'm stealing this.
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    The army is short on kit for a force its size. ...

    The army is short on kit for a force its size. But it does have enough of the right stuff to field a fairly savage light mech battle group albeit probably for an extended period due to the squeezing...
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    I as pondering the absence of the actual...

    I as pondering the absence of the actual realistic potent means of 'safeguarding' Irish troops in places like this i.e. reinforcing and upgunning in the Irish political dialectic.

    Then I realised,...
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    No. Because...kittens/neutrality?

    No. Because...kittens/neutrality?
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    Well there is a new recognition of the...

    Well there is a new recognition of the paratroopers utility in smaller scale ops for dropping cordons or QRFs without the predictability or vulnerability of Whirlies.
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    Again I have to question the logic of sending...

    Again I have to question the logic of sending such a small IRCON to undof when undof itself is so small and frail. It should either be an Irish (or joint with another credible military) BG or nothing.
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    We only have evil* baby eating neighbours. But...

    We only have evil* baby eating neighbours. But it's not Xenophobic to say that because they're English.


    *evil Brittishers not evil babies.
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    But we used to say that about door guns. And now...

    But we used to say that about door guns. And now they're part of our boring unglamorous reality.

    Have hope comrades. The Diamond seems overly specialist however, if it's going to have an...
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    It involved both the flux capacitors and the...

    It involved both the flux capacitors and the deflector array.
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    It's all about branding braaaah "Anti-Capitalist...

    It's all about branding braaaah "Anti-Capitalist Warheads" , Anti-Israeli cannons, mother of seven disappearing capabi....wait they're pretending to regret that one aren't they?
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    Expanding the 135/635 fleet would seem the...

    Expanding the 135/635 fleet would seem the obvious way to expand RW operations, they're cheaper to fly and purchase and you could add recce pods and weapons pods for a recce + Escort type package...
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    Just my 2c on this as someone who is a walking...

    Just my 2c on this as someone who is a walking furnace most of the time.


    The pre-driflo tshirts could quickly become a hypo/hyper hazard due to the moisture retention as noted already here. ...
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    http://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/...

    http://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/army-needs-younger-troops-for-robust-missions-coveney-1.1892794

    Could they not have found a slightly newer picture?
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    Hamas are a criminal gang that need Israel to...

    Hamas are a criminal gang that need Israel to justify their own existence and the playboy lifestyle of upper management , that's why they aren't just planting bombs in Israel, they need the rockets...
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    Ironically having so many problems in common has...

    Ironically having so many problems in common has been making it a lot easier to build personal ties between pros and reservists.
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    The bods in our unit were told something along...

    The bods in our unit were told something along the lines of "You can have all the ops boots you want as long as you take a size 12"
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    Wrong. Reserve Sub units also provided enemy...

    Wrong. Reserve Sub units also provided enemy parties but the main effort of the exercise was putting an integrated PDF Coy with a reserve rifle platoon through an exercise scenario.
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    I never felt too warm in them!

    I never felt too warm in them!
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    For many years the cardboard reinforced woolen...

    For many years the cardboard reinforced woolen jumper was the only warm gear the then FCA, had in the field! (They were crap but better than nothing).
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    That depends entirely on whether his FCA/Reserve...

    That depends entirely on whether his FCA/Reserve experience was military training or barbecues on the gunline.
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    Sports. Take up a sport and you'll be much more...

    Sports. Take up a sport and you'll be much more likely to be fit enough mentally and physically for the Army to want you and to go on to thrive within it.

    Doesn't have to be GAA or Rugby, there...
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    You've got to love a bit of good old Irish...

    You've got to love a bit of good old Irish despair mongering.

    Sure didn't we just lose 800billion on the Garth Brooks concerts.
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    Or you can get into a really hot golden shower...

    Or you can get into a really hot golden shower subculture.

    Don't leave us just yet Swifty, the officers and NCOs that are doing things are building bridges that may yet serve to cast a light on...
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    Pretty sure that was 2 x HMG mounts and 4x GPMG...

    Pretty sure that was 2 x HMG mounts and 4x GPMG mounts and this was prior to the upgunning of 2x 20mms on most of the ships
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    Salt and vinegar with that chip?

    Salt and vinegar with that chip?
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