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    It's a black beret. Just faded from use.

    It's a black beret. Just faded from use.
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    I have no idea. There's been no mention of them...

    I have no idea. There's been no mention of them yet so I can only assume they went in Phase 6 or 7 and haven't finished yet.
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    It was 27 Bn this year.

    It was 27 Bn this year.
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    For attached instructors, yes.

    For attached instructors, yes.
  5. A day in lieu doesn't pay the bills and doesn't...

    A day in lieu doesn't pay the bills and doesn't replace having a weekend taken off lads.
  6. Would you ever **** off. People are leaving...

    Would you ever **** off.

    People are leaving the DF in droves and one of the issues that has been constantly raised is the work/life balance that is non existent in the organisation.

    A "swing up...
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    Definitely not trial.

    Definitely not trial.
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    No pics yet but I'll get my hands on some and...

    No pics yet but I'll get my hands on some and throw them up!
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    I know, I thought the same but I'm just going off...

    I know, I thought the same but I'm just going off what lads have been getting issued by stores.
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    Well, turns out what I saw wasn't the new driflo....

    Well, turns out what I saw wasn't the new driflo.

    They're on issue in my location now... Plain green, no Ireland patch or velcro tab for rank markings.

    New tracksuits are on issue as well, a...
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    Typical. Wont issue it until enough people...

    Typical.

    Wont issue it until enough people have been issued an item of clothing that is absolutely shite.
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    I saw the new driflo last week... It actually...

    I saw the new driflo last week... It actually looks like a good bit of kit. I havent seen any DPM kit yet.
  13. I think I might end up being down money if this...

    I think I might end up being down money if this is implemented.

    ****ing hell.
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    Correct and right!

    Correct and right!
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    No, the last PO Cse only required a pass in any 5...

    No, the last PO Cse only required a pass in any 5 subjects at Ordinary or Higher Level in the Leaving Cert.

    As for why it's suddenly required... Who knows? I have my suspicions as to why it has...
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    When it comes to part time education, the job...

    When it comes to part time education, the job comes first. They'll "try" look after you but if you're a young buck on the lines you can forget it.

    The previous PO Cse only required a Leaving Cert...
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    Pushing the educational requirement upto Level 7...

    Pushing the educational requirement upto Level 7 at a time in the organisation when most Cpls now have a Level 6 to their name.

    Not very hard to see what's being done there.
  18. When did they get PEQs for the Mod 14s? Were they...

    When did they get PEQs for the Mod 14s? Were they trial items or something that's just rolled out when they want people to look gucci?
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    Maybe at some stage, when they were recruits. As...

    Maybe at some stage, when they were recruits. As for when they become Airmen, Seamen etc? Not a hope.

    I'd take an RDF body with 5 years in the Infantry with me overseas as a rifleman quicker than...
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    I'm not sure about the NS but it is the case for...

    I'm not sure about the NS but it is the case for the AC as far as I'm aware.

    It's an absurd policy and downright dangerous to have people serving in Infantry roles who aren't part of the Infantry...
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    I got one of the rainshields, unreal bit of kit!

    I got one of the rainshields, unreal bit of kit!
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    That shirt design sounds absolutely horrific.

    That shirt design sounds absolutely horrific.
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    What are the changes to the DPMs? I saw a few...

    What are the changes to the DPMs?

    I saw a few people trialling the new boot today... Haix Scout in brown.
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    Are you for real? Let's rephrase the...

    Are you for real?

    Let's rephrase the question... How many PDF people were forced out due to the reorg? We didn't get the option to go SWA and just keep on rocking upto wherever suited us. For a...
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    I don't mean this to be disrespectful but it is...

    I don't mean this to be disrespectful but it is not even remotely comparable to what Recruits in the PDF go through, both in terms of tempo and the subjects covered.
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