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    Ah my common sense told me know. Just said I'd...

    Ah my common sense told me know. Just said I'd look for the opinions on here. Almost a question you'd be embarassed to ask in unit being honest!
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    Apologies for the ancient thread ressurection. I...

    Apologies for the ancient thread ressurection. I think common sense suggests what the answer is already but I'm going to ask anyway on the off chance I'm wrong.

    I am in the RDF and have a...
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    I think social media is a great tool being...

    I think social media is a great tool being honest. I have watched a few of the youtube and twitter videos put out by senior personnel in the British Army over the last year and while you should take...
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    Your son must have had quite the career. 16 AA...

    Your son must have had quite the career. 16 AA brigade is still a going concern is it not? Just no more Royal Irish involvement as in Iraq 2003.
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    Oh but we can't be getting our GDR covered in...

    Oh but we can't be getting our GDR covered in muck down in Kilworth can we?

    Much easier to spend days doing drill in too!
  6. Thread: RDF pay

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    Reserve pay has made a national newspaper today...

    Reserve pay has made a national newspaper today anyway. Still not going to give the issue much traction but welcome exposure.
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    It's fair enough being able to take the time off...

    It's fair enough being able to take the time off but the problem is when the next round of promotions come up on work or you find yourself redundant. It's more nuanced than just making laws...
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    I agree with you to be fair. Resources in neither...

    I agree with you to be fair. Resources in neither the PDF or RDF at present for this.



    I don't think the idea that you would get an NSR seaman up to the same level as NS Commop was ever going...
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    I was thinking same thing. Is there a time of...

    I was thinking same thing. Is there a time of year when the those committees are voted in?
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    I often wonder if the NSR could provide more...

    I often wonder if the NSR could provide more value to the NS if we were allowed to train in Comms and logistics again. I think filling a mech's role would be too far but with the right courses, the...
  11. Thread: RDF pay

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    Is there a contradiction here or is S3 just the...

    Is there a contradiction here or is S3 just the DFR which details PDF pay and thus all DF pay? I'm assuming that R5 simply refers to S3 for the DF pay rates?

    I would find it strange that the pay...
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    Forgive my ignorance but is R5 a document that...

    Forgive my ignorance but is R5 a document that can be amended by the DoD or does it require legislation?
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    Assuming this will need a change to R5 or at...

    Assuming this will need a change to R5 or at least wording in it that will directly link pay to the pdf equivalent with whatever adjustments (like the 10% reduction).

    Also, I'd appreciate a copy...
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    I was making my comment in jest! Just...

    I was making my comment in jest! Just articulating that the issues above won't be solved so easily with a bit of calculation!
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    It's not over until its actually been...

    It's not over until its actually been implimented. Highly doubt there will be anything back dated either.

    I'll see if I can apply my calculator and excel spreadsheets to recruitment, paid...
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    i completed similar 5-10 years ago. 'Other'...

    i completed similar 5-10 years ago. 'Other' militaries close to ourselves use similar assessments and planning exercises as part of their officer selection.

    You could take a look at those as...
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    Thanks for help. PM sent. Could be useful...

    Thanks for help. PM sent.

    Could be useful information to place on military.ie but I guess it would cause confusion with the differing recruiting fitness test standards.
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    I was looking for a copy last night for someone...

    I was looking for a copy last night for someone and won't be at my unit this week. For some reason details on fitness standards almost seem to be restricted information on here....
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    Hi All, Just wondering if anyone has a pdf...

    Hi All,

    Just wondering if anyone has a pdf copy or photo of the fitness standards that they could PM me? Looking for part 3 in particular.

    Thanks in advance!
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    Planning moving the recruits through the...

    Planning moving the recruits through the interview, medical and fitness requirments as quickly as possible. The turn around on the Garda vetting is a lot shorter now too. The time to get potential...
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    I think that's what he said in his comment...

    I think that's what he said in his comment :biggrin:
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    BZ to the staff at LUNSR. Great to see some...

    BZ to the staff at LUNSR.

    Great to see some movement on the recruitment front. The recruitment was performed very efficiently with good assistance from the PDF from my vantage point.

    Recruits...
  23. Thread: Conscription

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    Oh and some additional trivia. Conscription was...

    Oh and some additional trivia. Conscription was also not introduced to Northern Ireland during WW2.
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    Conscription wasn't really a thing until the...

    Conscription wasn't really a thing until the Napoleonic Wars and not in the UK until WW1. Ireland was the only part of the UK that conscription wasn't extended to for political reasons. This included...
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    Forgive my ignorance but Back Passage? Passage...

    Forgive my ignorance but Back Passage? Passage West?
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