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    Naval steyrs will be sea green...

    Naval steyrs will be sea green...
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    Whatever about a naval fleet, what state still...

    Whatever about a naval fleet, what state still operates, or has a share in, modern merchant vessels? In europe, privatisation of all state assets seem to have been the legacy of the 80s. We still...
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    Old contracts lapse.

    Old contracts lapse.
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    By all accounts the 5.56 SAW is no more. If...

    By all accounts the 5.56 SAW is no more. If suppressing fire is required, 7.62 or better is required.
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    When of course the correct term is traffic cone...

    When of course the correct term is traffic cone...
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    Cost is not an issue when it comes to...

    Cost is not an issue when it comes to manufacturing these uniforms.
    The contractor just has to threaten its staff that unless they complete the irish order for 2000 different colour uniforms in time...
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    Everyone who served with murph knows who he is...

    Everyone who served with murph knows who he is here. We dont all use false names.
    Your assumption regarding discipline in the reserve is, in my experience, nonsense. Maybe you witnessed a unit that...
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    Aussies had grey overalls up to around 2006, as...

    Aussies had grey overalls up to around 2006, as their normal.uniform. appropriate rank marking and garment worn underneath, appropriate to climate of their AO. They changed to the grey camo pattern,...
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    https://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/simple-steps-co...

    https://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/simple-steps-could-quickly-stabilise-defence-forces-crisis-1.3984020?mode=amp
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    Ags already has it's own niche limited edition...

    Ags already has it's own niche limited edition combat uniform.
    And it isnt what the RSU wear.
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    The problems you mention are not of the making of...

    The problems you mention are not of the making of the Naval Service. It is a DoD problem. Look around your own location.
    The fact that the NS chose to make public their shortcomings may in the long...
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    Another missed opportunity so.

    Another missed opportunity so.
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    What headgear will be worn with this? There was...

    What headgear will be worn with this?
    There was an opportunity to reintroduce a baseball cap, instead of continuing the ambiguity around the NS beret, some of whom carry the correct ns cap badge,...
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    On the other hand, work practices before...

    On the other hand, work practices before privatisation were highly inefficient, rife with nepotism and cronyism, all the while being both a dangerous and humiliating place to work. Those who worked...
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    The ports? The south of dublin port is competing...

    The ports? The south of dublin port is competing with the north.
  16. I always looked forward to the awful day, when...

    I always looked forward to the awful day, when real world shooting is required, and one our many "marksmen" got a stoppage, and their first IA is of course, to raise their lamha suas.
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    Sticky: Not long now ????

    Not long now ????
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    You can dredge all you want, but the Suir, Nore...

    You can dredge all you want, but the Suir, Nore and Barrow will refill it with silt weekly.
    Hydro dynamics will decide where the mud goes. Move if and it will just block up somewhere else. The...
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    Sticky: Of course an honest competition will be held. You...

    Of course an honest competition will be held. You realise we on Irish Military Online are not making the decision?
    Expect to see it go to tender in the European journals shortly, each submission...
  20. Thread: East Timor

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    An excellent and very compelling documentary...

    An excellent and very compelling documentary there. Have to admit I know little about the history of East Timor, and had not realised the Australian connection in WW2.
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    There was a plan by the DF not long ago to have...

    There was a plan by the DF not long ago to have at least one wind turbine on the island. There are already 4 others based in nearby pharma plants. The infrastructure is already in place to connect...
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    Swim the channel?

    https://galwaybayfm.ie/galway-bay-fm-news-desk/taoiseach-congratulates-corrandulla-army-captain-on-completing-channel-swim/

    Well done to Captain Newell for completing this epic, and technically...
  23. I wonder is formation training of the type...

    I wonder is formation training of the type normally seen with military jet aircraft more difficult with turboprop trainers? Surely the rotating mass at the front reduces stability somewhat?
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    If he meant it he would have gone out on a...

    If he meant it he would have gone out on a peacock...
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    Don't forget the "bury them on DF property"...

    Don't forget the "bury them on DF property" option.
    Has worked well for us in the past with 37 pattern webbing, wool overcoats, churchill tank, aircraft etc...
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