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    I don't think it's reasonable to compare the two...

    I don't think it's reasonable to compare the two navies at all. Apples and Oranges.


    I shall be more careful how I phrase things in future to avoid horrible holes...
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    My original points in this thread was in regards...

    My original points in this thread was in regards to the safety record (and by extension professionalism) of the Royal Navy. Yes the ship was F..... however my point was that the crew managed to...
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    It didn't end up at the bottom of the sea, thanks...

    It didn't end up at the bottom of the sea, thanks to the tremendous efforts of her crew. So my post ww2 remark still stands ^_^, which was, what I was (very clearly) responding to.
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    It's a new fashionable item to wear :). ...

    It's a new fashionable item to wear :).

    Separate Berets where fine when the RDF was separate but since it is integrating having the same uniform as their full time colleagues will help promote a...
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    HMS Endurance was saved.

    HMS Endurance was saved.
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    If I post the Irish Defence Forces my old green...

    If I post the Irish Defence Forces my old green Beret, do you think they would send me back a new black one? ;)
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    Yes, we are in agreement with regards to the...

    Yes, we are in agreement with regards to the wafer thin depth. Lord Astor pointed out in the House of Lords that the Royal Navy was working off an attrition calculation of 0. The problem with this is...
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    The Royal Navy have had on average 40 warships...

    The Royal Navy have had on average 40 warships and submarines out in the big blue sea at one time for the last 15 years, every day, 365 days a year. In that time there has only been 5 notable...
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    Chaps, Does anybody know if there are any...

    Chaps,

    Does anybody know if there are any memorials carried out or planned to be carried out next year for the British troops killed during the 1916 rising? I presume many of them would have been...
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    Very bad show indeed. Must be so disappointing...

    Very bad show indeed. Must be so disappointing for the troops , especially since they had put allot of effort into rehearsal as CragHopper rightly corrected me on.

    Next year they will really have...
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    Easter Rising Commemoration 2015

    As the titles suggests. The normal ceremony with Cadets, RDF and of course the always fantastic Army Band and Pipers to be heard ^_^.

    Shame about the Drill mishap but these things do happen. How...
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    I decided to look around again for you. Don't...

    I decided to look around again for you. Don't think this link was working when I tried yesterday....

    Here it is, seems it will only be around for a few more days however. :...
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    Return to the Falklands.

    So Chaps,

    I just watched an extremely good program ''Return to the Falklands'' on the tv station YESTERDAY. I was unable to find any good links online but according to the stations website it will...
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    ''Coveney confirms more Irish troops to be sent...

    ''Coveney confirms more Irish troops to be sent to Golan Heights''

    Seems the mission shall continue but the troops will be mostly based at Camp Ziouani, on the Israeli side of the area of...
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    Thank goodness they all got out safely!

    Thank goodness they all got out safely!
  16. ''This will be developed around the UK’s existing...

    ''This will be developed around the UK’s existing high readiness units and will provide a capability that can respond anywhere in the world, in any environment, as part of a coalition, or on behalf...
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    How much ''overhaul'' are they going to get? I...

    How much ''overhaul'' are they going to get? I imagine the UK's CVR(T)'s fleet must be fairly thrashed out at this stage. I have read a few articles with soldiers bemoaning the difficulties in...
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    I have not read ''The Junior Officers’ Reading...

    I have not read ''The Junior Officers’ Reading Club'' so you are going to have to elaborate a bit!

    Your point has also gone over my head! I don't for a second think the Footguards (nor any other...
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    Pretty sure the Warriors will have to soldier on...

    Pretty sure the Warriors will have to soldier on via this Sustainment program?

    https://www.rusi.org/downloads/assets/RDS_201206_Armstrong.pdf

    Also here is the new Weapon System for the Scout...
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    This was covered reasonably in depth over on...

    This was covered reasonably in depth over on Arrse,

    He has been dealt with already, believe he got 21 days. Though people seemed unsure of w/e you had to serve that in the Glasshouse or the...
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    Few more bits and bobs, ...

    Few more bits and bobs,

    https://www.gov.uk/government/news/uk-jobs-secured-by-35-billion-contract-for-new-fighting-vehicle

    Will be built in 6 variants to provide 9 different roles:
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    £3.5bn armoured vehicle deal to be signed

    Hello Chaps,

    Seems the UK Gov are finally sealing the deal with regards to the new Scout SV vehicle program. The order is for 589 new vehicles which will replace the now extremely aged Scimitar...
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    I have to strongly agree with Ropebag, ...

    I have to strongly agree with Ropebag,

    Generally a big complaint members of the defence forces have (and rightly so) is that they are not appreciated by members of the public. Indeed in many cases...
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    My understanding was that there where two...

    My understanding was that there where two Filipino positions (69 and 68 on the UN Map) under heavy attack. The Irish troops helped evacuate one (and helped evacuate some other positions not directly...
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    You spoke too soon with regards to the comments...

    You spoke too soon with regards to the comments section :rolleyes:.

    Anybody have any experience working with Filipino troops?, they seem to have done a cracking job here. Not only refusing to...
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