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    Its all well and good talking Colonel to Colonel,...

    Its all well and good talking Colonel to Colonel, but when a GOC needs to ask low ranking civvies in the DOD with makeyuppy jobs to loan a tent to a community group, you can bet that there is no...
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    I've always wondered about this. From what I've...

    I've always wondered about this. From what I've seen the outdoor retail trade buys stuff at half of the price that you see it on sale for. So a 240 pair of boots should cost the shop €120. The...
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    The assessing staff are looking for team players...

    The assessing staff are looking for team players and how you interact with the group. They want to see your ability to plan and organise and delegate if needs be.

    Throwing in some jargon about...
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    Have you seen the tender? Heard that somewhere...

    Have you seen the tender? Heard that somewhere else.
  5. Thread: Soldier 2017

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    A combination of the above. The DF Clothing...

    A combination of the above. The DF Clothing Committee looks at all the gucci stuff from abroad, however its aspirations soon come plumetting back to earth with the limited clothing budget.

    Just...
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    https://www.haix.co.uk/haix-nebraska-pro Its...

    https://www.haix.co.uk/haix-nebraska-pro

    Its this in black with hooks instead of rings for the laces.

    Interestingly there appear to have been problems with the black boot during the production...
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    And the winter boot is a slightly tweaked version...

    And the winter boot is a slightly tweaked version of the Nebraska pro.
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    Also avoids the whole awkward question of the...

    Also avoids the whole awkward question of the separation of church and state that comes using the garrison chapel......
  9. https://www.oireachtas.ie/en/oireachtas-tv/video-a...

    https://www.oireachtas.ie/en/oireachtas-tv/video-archive/committees/2087

    You can watch it here.
  10. Thread: Soldier 2017

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    Yes, there's a sound financial logic to it. ...

    Yes, there's a sound financial logic to it.

    When you look at the cost of a set of "tactical trouser" circa with features like the trial ones, you are looking at serious money per pair. Look at...
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    Zee Germans serving in UNIFIL have been observed...

    Zee Germans serving in UNIFIL have been observed wearing the scout as of late. They appear to be working in HQ appointments though.
  12. The Army sends officers who have not completed a...

    The Army sends officers who have not completed a course of third level education to a third level institute, normally NUIG.

    In order for you go to NUIG you'd need the following results as per the...
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    How have we gone from Sgt Majors being the...

    How have we gone from Sgt Majors being the problem to Sgt Majors being the solution in the space of a page or so?
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    To quote from "losing small wars" strike out...

    To quote from "losing small wars" strike out British and insert Irish or any other military for that matter.....

    "the (British) military is almost the ultimate example of anthropologist Clifford...
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    Why do you think that?

    Why do you think that?
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    I'm told that UNDOF got them this week.

    I'm told that UNDOF got them this week.
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    Its central zip opening as opposed to what is in...

    Its central zip opening as opposed to what is in the picture. Foldaway shoulder straps that can be packed away during transit. Everything has been stripped down to save costs. but there are two...
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    https://www.seyntex.com/en/our-products/load-carry...

    https://www.seyntex.com/en/our-products/load-carrying-systems

    Have a look at the one on this page. Imagine a stripped down less molle'd version and essentially you have the new kit bag. Same...
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    Said kit bag is NOT for general issue. Like the...

    Said kit bag is NOT for general issue. Like the Scout it will be issued to overseas only as limited quantities have been bought. Reports seem to be good on the kit bag, they're rated for 30 kgs or...
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    Not issued in the leb yet.

    Not issued in the leb yet.
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    Its probably a case of the boots not being...

    Its probably a case of the boots not being treated properly as well. Most personnel in the DF don't treat their operational boots properly - lash on the Kiwi, make em gleam and keep the major and the...
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    1. Yes, but due to limited budget, only a few...

    1. Yes, but due to limited budget, only a few thousand have been bought. Personnel who are going overseas will be issued them.

    2. Yes, the plan is that the Haix Scout will replace both. Certain...
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    To shed

    To shed
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    Yes, apply for a Cadetship as a serving private. ...

    Yes, apply for a Cadetship as a serving private. There are now plenty of officers that have come up through the ranks this way in recent years. 20% of some cadet classes in fact.
  25. Thread: PDF retention

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    And why do you think that is. ...

    And why do you think that is.

    http://paycommission.gov.ie/submissions/phase-1/stakeholder-submissions/

    Compare the submissions from RACO, ARCO and PDFORRA. The RA's are only as good as those...
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