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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...
  4. 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
  7. 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?
  10. 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
  12. 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....
  14. 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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    Sticky: Would the hanger / flight deck give the...

    Would the hanger / flight deck give the flexibility to use UAV's in the future. They do seem to be the coming thing, and would presumably be under the control of the service using them, doing away...
  16. Thread: Unifil(3)

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    The comments underneath the story were less ths...

    The comments underneath the story were less ths complimentary about Unifil. One was complaining that in 1982 Unifil soldiers were windsurfing and jogging... :rolleyes:
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    Nothing beats a please and thank you :-D

    Nothing beats a please and thank you :-D
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    Because of course, on an Easter Monday, the...

    Because of course, on an Easter Monday, the entire DF would have been sitting around their barracks at 07.00 in case anybody needed them to fight fires in Donegal...
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    Well, it goes without saying they aren’t the...

    Well, it goes without saying they aren’t the sharpest tools in the box...

    I’m glad I wasn’t there. I don’t think I’d have been able to resist shouting:

    - “Do none of you muppets know what an...
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    Especially if it is 1980’s/90’s British Army...

    Especially if it is 1980’s/90’s British Army working dress...
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    And photo-op for anybody who needs one standing...

    And photo-op for anybody who needs one standing in front of said airplanes, also keeping the crusties happy by having zero emissions or warlike function.

    Everybody’s happy! (Except for the DF, but...
  22. Thread: Soldier 2017

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    Just come to mind, speaking of clothes sizes, I...

    Just come to mind, speaking of clothes sizes, I was looking at chinos in M&S a few days ago - they had a pair on the rail, waist 42, inside leg 30, style “Slim fitting”...

    Carry on
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    I know a large portion of the Irish population...

    I know a large portion of the Irish population think the Army is an unnecessary luxury - I didn't know the DoD were amongst their number...
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    I was just listening to an interview on Radio 4...

    I was just listening to an interview on Radio 4 with a Lybian ex-prime minister who claimed there was French backing for the rebels...
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    I wonder could the pilot paint an little Dutch...

    I wonder could the pilot paint an little Dutch flag on the side of his cockpit? :-D
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