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    HMS Enterprise in Cork since this morning. ...

    HMS Enterprise in Cork since this morning. Leaving port on Monday I think.
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    Are they looking for volunteers?:biggrin:

    Are they looking for volunteers?:biggrin:
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    I thought it was to be refitted with twin...

    I thought it was to be refitted with twin outboard? Or was it that it had twins and was replaced with waterjet propulsion?
  4. Thread: United Ireland

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    You mean when everyone in NI decides that its...

    You mean when everyone in NI decides that its better to forego tasty british subvention and jump into our rapidly imploding economy?

    I doubt even the Nationalists in the north would wish that on...
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    Union Hall could enter its men folk into UFC...

    Union Hall could enter its men folk into UFC anyway:tongue:
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    I'm well aware of the reasons. They initiated...

    I'm well aware of the reasons. They initiated this protest on the back of rising fuel costs and now its spawned into a protest about everything that ails them. Yes the current rules governing sea...
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    Meh. I've little sympathy for this knowing the...

    Meh. I've little sympathy for this knowing the calibre of resident in one middle ranking fishing port in West Cork. Their modus operandi is written all over an aggressive, confrontional approach...
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    Are u arguing that these shortcomings shouldn't...

    Are u arguing that these shortcomings shouldn't be brought to light?
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    Deputy CO: Airlifters Top AFRICOM Equipment Needs...

    Deputy CO: Airlifters Top AFRICOM Equipment Needs

    By JOHN T. BENNETT
    Published: 27 May 18:25 EDT (14:25 GMT)

    Senior Pentagon officials have begun high-level talks about the proper mix of...
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    :rolleyes: Well if it takes the cost of a...

    :rolleyes:

    Well if it takes the cost of a batch of E-Voting machines to do some good in Chad then I'll gladly hand over my tax take this week. The Indo; always good for a bit of perspective. Cough...
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    This case was only uncovered by pure chance, and...

    This case was only uncovered by pure chance, and the RNLI and ICGS were the first agencies on the scene!

    This would suggest that Intelligence + Land Based Surveillance + Small, Fast Vessels for...
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    I live in Cork. And a lot further west than you...

    I live in Cork. And a lot further west than you do I might add:cool: I had Lough Swilly in mind when I was thinking of a second base, but the related costs of dredging the harbour up there would be...
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    I don't like the term limited resources!:biggrin:...

    I don't like the term limited resources!:biggrin: The resources are there, the poltical will isn't it! I would be all for Ship + Helicopter platforms, and IMO I think the excuses given for Eithne and...
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    Indeed:rolleyes: Sounds strikingly similar to:...

    Indeed:rolleyes:

    Sounds strikingly similar to:

    http://www.rte.ie/news/2008/0527/education.html

    Someone needs a reality check urgently:eek:

    I honestly didn't think (in my naievty) that...
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    Closest Medical Helicopter for Irish Troops in...

    Closest Medical Helicopter for Irish Troops in Chad is 1 hour away at best - Deenihan
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    Christ :mad:

    Christ :mad:
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    Eh? Which Bde is it? (PM if you want) I remember...

    Eh? Which Bde is it? (PM if you want) I remember getting a bollocking five years ago for wearing Norwegian under DPM but that was that; I never did it again! Twas a novelty when we were first issued...
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    I know this picture isn't from Chad but It's been...

    I know this picture isn't from Chad but It's been puzzling me as to whether thats an Irish officer in new desert DPM or not?
  19. Thread: Modern Pirates

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    French troops seize Somali pirates after hostages are freed

    French troops seize Somali pirates after hostages are freed

    The Associated Press
    Friday, April 11, 2008
    Helicopter-borne French troops swooped on Somali pirates Friday after they released 30...
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    Whats the heli capability?

    Whats the heli capability?
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    What was wrong with the waterjet model? Was it...

    What was wrong with the waterjet model? Was it just too small or was waterjet propulsion problematic?
  22. Thread: Royal Marines

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    This thread is all over the place. A good friend...

    This thread is all over the place. A good friend joined the RM not so long ago, I served with him in the FCA as well as going to school with him and his reason for joining was essentially the...
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    Would you get away with UnderArmour or similar...

    Would you get away with UnderArmour or similar type t-shirts for Tactics nd Operations? Most manufacturers produce OD / Green versions?
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    But the Irish Army only use blanks I...

    But the Irish Army only use blanks I thought??:confused: :confused:Silly gooses:rolleyes:
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    National Aviation College

    I'm new to the board, and my expertise as regards aircraft is fairly limited, but I'd like to get informed views on an idea I've had for a while now. Owing to the success of the National Maritime...
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