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    CNN say Trump will want one :-D ...

    CNN say Trump will want one :-D

    https://edition.cnn.com/videos/politics/2019/07/15/flying-board-bastille-day-trump-jeanne-moos-pkg-ebof-vpx.cnn
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    RTE are saying what it is now. I wonder how...

    RTE are saying what it is now.

    I wonder how stable a weapons-platform it would be, or would Newtons Third Law play havoc with it?
    ...
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    Okay... I can't help wondering whether Amazon...

    Okay...

    I can't help wondering whether Amazon or Deliveroo will be the first to deploy them...
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    Anybody from here paraded today? \:)| ...

    Anybody from here paraded today? \:)|



    https://www.rte.ie/news/2019/0714/1061968-commemoration-collins-barracks-president/
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    I was reading the story on RTE, and this picture...

    I was reading the story on RTE, and this picture caught my eye - what the hell is it?

    https://img.rasset.ie/00125d22-614.jpg?ratio=1.77Legally

    https://img.rasset.ie/00125d23-614.jpg?ratio=1.78...
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    If commissioned having previously served with a...

    If commissioned having previously served with a unit, does the new officer go back to that same unit?
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    They have been tied up for maintenance - but they...

    They have been tied up for maintenance - but they will not be able to resume duties after the Maintainence because of no crews.

    As any good barrister knows, it all depends on which questions are...
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    I had that thought myself...

    I had that thought myself...
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    I don't see why the ARW need a different...

    I don't see why the ARW need a different operational boot to everyone else's operational boot...
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    Fair enough, thanks :n:)

    Fair enough, thanks :n:)
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    Would there be any advantage (or indeed, ability)...

    Would there be any advantage (or indeed, ability) for manning either of the Peacocks exclusively with Navy Reserve and a small permanent cadre, and running them "part-time"?

    Edited to add: Purely...
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    That could be difficult - everyone must be so...

    That could be difficult - everyone must be so used to firing several hundred metres behind them that old habits might be hard to break :-D
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    Go to a museum?

    Go to a museum?
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    I remember as a kid seeing one of them close up...

    I remember as a kid seeing one of them close up at an open day in Gormanstown Camp, and being impressed as it provided “Close air support” for an infantry attack at the end of the day. They must...
  15. Thread: Mali.

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    The big parties seem in favour, the small ones...

    The big parties seem in favour, the small ones against...

    https://www.rte.ie/news/politics/2019/0618/1056135-army-rangers/
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    Why are they being got rid of?

    Why are they being got rid of?
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    Ryanair? :-D

    Ryanair? :-D
  18. Thread: Conscription

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    Of course, Irish residents in the UK were...

    Of course, Irish residents in the UK were conscripted. A cousin of mine was killed at Anzio aged 20, RIP. He was conscripted from Leicester, but served in the Queens (a Kentish regiment). By...
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    Do they have a "wartime" role, or purely for EoH?

    Do they have a "wartime" role, or purely for EoH?
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    Rhetorical question?

    Rhetorical question?
  21. Thread: Mali.

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    Looks a bit rough there, lots of ethnic and...

    Looks a bit rough there, lots of ethnic and religious conflict running simultaneously

    more at
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-48579475
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    https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/army-rangers...

    https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/army-rangers-set-to-join-un-peace-mission-in-wartorn-mali-38194936.html
  23. Thread: Conscription

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    Not a Lambeg drum? :-D

    Not a Lambeg drum? :-D
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    Sounds like a fair assessment - however, it is...

    Sounds like a fair assessment - however, it is reflecting the view of the average Joe and Biddy Voter....
  25. I wonder what our sometime-resident Abrams tanker...

    I wonder what our sometime-resident Abrams tanker has read the report yet, and his thoughts on it...
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