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    Magnums was not the responsibility of the...

    Magnums was not the responsibility of the Clothing Stores - they had plenty in stock and issued them when requested. Everyone on the GOH in our unit got issued with Linkers when it became clear that...
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    Anybody have any more pictures of the Easter GOH...

    Anybody have any more pictures of the Easter GOH ... still haven't got a pic of me in it !!

    Or of Arbour Hill?
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    As one of the four members of 62 FAR who were...

    As one of the four members of 62 FAR who were present at Arbour Hill, I think that whoever made this statement was talking rubbish - and probably wasn't even there!

    The 65 Bn did a brillant job at...
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    And another few ...

    And another few ...
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    Photo of the Guard of Honour ... loads more to...

    Photo of the Guard of Honour ... loads more to follow when I get a chance.
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    At the removal this evening, I couldn't but...

    At the removal this evening, I couldn't but reflect on the time we shared on our PNCO course including long hours in a bivvy one very wet summer's night. He was a great soldier who many-a-time...
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    Going back to Barry's post ... Yes, the green...

    Going back to Barry's post ...

    Yes, the green staple belt is never visible in DPMs but would be visible with in No1s without tunic - i.e. shirt sleeves
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    Definitely in there in the running for prize of...

    Definitely in there in the running for prize of longest post of the century.

    Maybe a chapter of War and Peace next? :-)
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    Its usually on the afternoon of the first...

    Its usually on the afternoon of the first Wednesday of October each year. In the past, entry on the day was allowed but not last year. The entry form is usually in An Cosantoir or copies are...
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    ;-) Maybe the 1957 Foot Drill manual has yet to...

    ;-) Maybe the 1957 Foot Drill manual has yet to reach Limerick and Galway. I hear the post is very slow these days ...
  11. Thread: Clothing

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    I suppose the manufacturers knew the army too...

    I suppose the manufacturers knew the army too well and guessed that the chances of getting issued with more than a single uniform would be pretty slim. lol
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    :-) Oh dear Kermit ... first its the STAD ......

    :-) Oh dear Kermit ... first its the STAD ... now you don't know what quicktime is :-) ?

    GO MALL MAIRSEAL = Slow time

    GO MEAR MAIRSEAL = Quick time (normal marching speed)

    AR SODAR = Double...
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    Yeah my granny's clothes shop and Arnotts are...

    Yeah my granny's clothes shop and Arnotts are nothing like an army stores ... that is exactly my point ... these shops work and meet the needs of their customers.

    Try going into an army stores and...
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    If either Kermit or Hptmurphy reads paragraph 44...

    If either Kermit or Hptmurphy reads paragraph 44 of the Foot Drill manual, they would see that it says ...

    "In quick time, the command "HALT" will be given as the right foot comes to the ground."...
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    I just don't get it ... its not rocket science we...

    I just don't get it ... its not rocket science we are talking about here. Every corner shop manages to keeps its shelves full. Why after all these years can a small army like ours not manage what...
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    In the East, there appears to be a pretty much...

    In the East, there appears to be a pretty much standard form and way of completing them. This has continued from course to course for the past few years.
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    Before everyone rushes off to buy all these...

    Before everyone rushes off to buy all these things ... remember ... there is no medical training as part of the course and you have access to the course medics. So what you need is just for your own...
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    Last year, several people missed Module 3 for...

    Last year, several people missed Module 3 for exams but were then allowed to do Module 4 no problem. Ask at the end of Module 2 (in writing).
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    How about trying to find old photos of the...

    How about trying to find old photos of the various uniforms and posting them. There must be plenty knocking around in various people's drawers at home.
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    I've promised several people that I would put...

    I've promised several people that I would put together my definite list of tips for the POTS course. So here they are:

    (1) Get as fit as possible ... the entry fitness test is the simple part -...
  21. Thread: DFTC library

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    DFTC Library

    Is this open to any FCA personnel to visit?
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    Drill Manual

    I HAVE the manual, but as Docman posted earlier, it is 50 years old and several drill movements have been superceded.

    For example:

    Mark time - the command Bualaigh am has been replaced by...
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    Iompaigh Thart

    What about the Iompaigh Thart on the march?

    I do ... command on the LEFT foot ... then:

    MISS (check pace),
    SUAS (first T with left foot on top)
    SUAS (second T turning right foot)
    AR...
  24. Thread: RDF Reorg.

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    Historically there was FCA training in Oatlands...

    Historically there was FCA training in Oatlands College in Mount Merrion ... not sure if anyone actually trains there any more or just goes to Dun Laoghaire or Cathal Brugha? Anyone know?

    I...
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    At risk of trying Joshua's patience ... The...

    At risk of trying Joshua's patience ...

    The RDF weren't the only ones to "faint" at the ceremony. From where I was standing (and not fainting) I could see along the line of the PDF honour guard....
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