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    I wonder how many similar deals this state has...

    I wonder how many similar deals this state has lost out on because of our supposed "neutrality". I'm sure if we had worded it correctly, the US would have been happy to have provided us with surplus...
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    They are pretty much a standard 172, painted...

    They are pretty much a standard 172, painted green.
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    There is a multitude of well proven reasons the...

    There is a multitude of well proven reasons the Air Corps should have more helicopters, not just larger ones. The reqirement for MLH that saw us almost get S92s a decade ago have not changed. If...
  4. Strange thing with these exercises, it isn't...

    Strange thing with these exercises, it isn't always the loudest, who gets the best result.
    TEAM.
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    There used to be a "clipped" cessna also, used...

    There used to be a "clipped" cessna also, used for charity plane pushes etc.
    Its a funny place in Life to be, seeing the entry into, and withdrawal from service of major assets.
    Saw the Dauphin...
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    I thought I would never see the day.

    I thought I would never see the day.
    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Yesterday marked a significant day in Air Corps history, after 47 years the FR172H was...
  7. Thread: Mali.

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    My apologies. I find it hard to construct a...

    My apologies. I find it hard to construct a sentence when using this site on my phone.
    The likes of pink shirt man in the dail and his fellow travellers like to suggest the Intervention of large...
  8. Thread: Mali.

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    Indeed, these people choose to ignore that in...

    Indeed, these people choose to ignore that in most cases, the ruling regime responsible for colonisation was ousted by it's own people. Suggestions that the actions of these states in a state that...
  9. Thread: Mali.

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    Many are unfomfortable with the mission being led...

    Many are unfomfortable with the mission being led by France, Mali's former coloniser.
    It would be Like Belgium leading a Congo Mission, or Turkey leading a Lebanon mission.
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    I suppose the last reorg reduced the pool of...

    I suppose the last reorg reduced the pool of eligible Brig Generals interested in going for this role. Anyone know where Col McKenna came from?
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    Just had a glance at the specs. Quite vague...

    Just had a glance at the specs. Quite vague (compared to the recent Garda Tender) however one or two things do jump out.
    The old Deauvilles must be taken by the successful bidder as Trade in....
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    I'd be happy to pay. A well maintained bike with...

    I'd be happy to pay. A well maintained bike with under 5000 genuine km on the clock? Given that Honda stopped making them in 2014 they'll be snapped up. If I didnt already have one with 50000 miles...
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    I don't know, things can get fairly nasty over in...

    I don't know, things can get fairly nasty over in that corner of the brugha when the truckers start taking over parking spaces.

    The good news is, 2020 will see 48 or so mint 2009 Deauvilles appear...
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    I hear NZ has it worse, People are leaving the NZ...

    I hear NZ has it worse, People are leaving the NZ navy to join the RAN.
    It will be interesting to see what solutions either navy comes up with to address this, and does it transfer here.
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    We have to base the F35 somewhere now that the...

    We have to base the F35 somewhere now that the secret base in abbeyshrule has been exposed.
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    What we would give for a single C130H, let alone...

    What we would give for a single C130H, let alone replacing it with a J.
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    Sticky: As was I. If they changed "The ceremonial of the...

    As was I. If they changed "The ceremonial of the commissioning of the new Irish OPV" to "The ceremonial of the commissioning of a new Irish OPV" it could be more accurate.
    There was a visiting...
  18. Do we have any patrol boats? I know the customs...

    Do we have any patrol boats? I know the customs have 2 and the Gardai have at least one.....
  19. Very true. There is a long history in the UK of...

    Very true. There is a long history in the UK of major assets being lost due to improper cordite storage.
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    That might be the water tank, The top half was a...

    That might be the water tank, The top half was a marine barracks I think, before the roof burnt down. Yeah, it's protected. Also I'd stay well away from anything within the old ISPAT site until it's...
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    It's done in other Navies. HMS Bristol was an...

    It's done in other Navies. HMS Bristol was an accomodation ship for many years. It's an immediate, if temporary solution in the absence of any identified site, or actual buildings suitable to be used...
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    Here's an idea, in the short term. P31 either is...

    Here's an idea, in the short term. P31 either is due to leave service shortly. Their is a shortage of accomodation for ships crews during refit or when ships are home etc. There are only enough crews...
  23. The 90 is a breech loaded weapon. Newer casing...

    The 90 is a breech loaded weapon. Newer casing was only 5mm longer, but that was enough for stowage locks not to engage.
    Flash over in the aml was from the buffer, not the round. Compressed liquids...
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    Watching RACO in the Dail committee earlier this...

    Watching RACO in the Dail committee earlier this weekend, (I had time) I was struck by the attendees. There was zero attendence from government "heavy hitters". Nobody far enough up the political...
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    Isn't that called voter supression? Ironic, given...

    Isn't that called voter supression? Ironic, given the WPDF has been campaigning for people not to Vote FG in the recent elections.
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