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    Ok, I will not question the reasoning of "them"...

    2/ Agreed.Yet there are already two different versions of subdued tricolour on issue and not just for "them".Oh and the tricolour on the NSV-DPM was deliberately left hi-viz.[/QUOTE]

    Ok, I will...
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    But this is a case of training and equipping to...

    But this is a case of training and equipping to fight your last war. For decades, sustained accurate fire down range was the way to suppress. After the experience of Iraq/Afghanistan, it is believed...
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    Am I dreaming or didn't I see an article in An...

    Am I dreaming or didn't I see an article in An Cosantoir once about an Artillery shoort in UNIFIL with 120mm Mortars? They were using illum rounds and that may have been all they were allowed to have...
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    Tricolour is hard to subdue. Once it is subdued,...

    Tricolour is hard to subdue. Once it is subdued, it just looks like every other subdued tricolour. Yeah, you have the "IRELAND" part but why bother having the tricolour then?

    And it is not like...
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    Yep, Training someone to do it "as per the...

    Yep, Training someone to do it "as per the manual", then sending them back to their unit where you know some idiot is going to tear them apart for doing it right.
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    Sticky: I would correct it to say that the poor attitudes...

    I would correct it to say that the poor attitudes to fitness came fromk SOME in those formations, not everyone.




    Not from what I saw in some units in the re-org - I even saw a non-effective...
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    Sticky: That website is brand new because it wasn't like...

    That website is brand new because it wasn't like that a short time ago.

    But I will have to say I am impressed. I might actually have to shut my gob...:eek:
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    Sticky: Don't know what 1 Bde has to do with this? And,...

    Don't know what 1 Bde has to do with this? And, anyway, no I'm not.

    And, did you mean to say..."Individuals might be, the Organisation isn’t going in to talks and saying that"? - the comma is...
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    Sticky: Trellheim, from what I have seen and heard, you...

    Trellheim, from what I have seen and heard, you are not moving in the same circles as most people. Fair play to you to get a position where you can achieve something but the rest of the country is...
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    Sticky: I believe it is too late - the 2013 re-org made...

    I believe it is too late - the 2013 re-org made sure of that. Anyone who had any initiative or ability was tossed on the scrapheap and we all have seen the ability of many who are now in charge. Yes,...
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    Sticky: You would think that but.... Fitness...

    You would think that but....

    Fitness requirement means that many will not even try.
    Career courses are not mandatory so no need to show up.
    Kissing the Comdts ass on annual camp is considered...
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    I counted 28. And it is a sad reflection of...

    I counted 28. And it is a sad reflection of RDFRA, not the RDF - then again, they have no one to blame but themselves.



    Yes, officially - it is all on their website which hasn't been updated...
  13. 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,...
  14. 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?
  21. 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
  25. 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.
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