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  1. Thread: The DF on Telly

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    I ve seen people on the DF's fb page complaining...

    I ve seen people on the DF's fb page complaining about the stance on tattoos and how it has prevented people from joining up yet once someone is in then there appears to be no enforcement. I know one...
  2. Thread: Mali.

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    We had a French platoon on exercise back in 98.

    We had a French platoon on exercise back in 98.
  3. Thread: curragh open day

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    I was talking to one officer n he said the...

    I was talking to one officer n he said the timetable was drawn up anticipating fewer people arriving and arriving for 2pm. He joked about civvys turning up when it pleased them.

    The battle was...
  4. Thread: curragh open day

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    The turn out exceeded the organisers own...

    The turn out exceeded the organisers own expectation, especially given the relatively low key publicity.

    Have to say it was a great day and well done to all involved. The plan is for it to be an...
  5. Thread: curragh open day

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    Any one have an idea how much the like s of the...

    Any one have an idea how much the like s of the bouncy castle n that for the kids ll be?. Asking for someone on a tight budget.
  6. Thread: curragh open day

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    Where will u be and more important will you have...

    Where will u be and more important will you have freebies?
  7. Thread: curragh open day

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    Cheers, hopefully the weather holds alright, was...

    Cheers, hopefully the weather holds alright, was up there for the mil vehicle show and it was a wash out.
  8. Thread: curragh open day

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    From what I ve heard there has been a lot of work...

    From what I ve heard there has been a lot of work gone into it.

    I ll be there with my minions, hopefully the "interactive" displays will be worth it.
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    But to a civvy observer all they will see is the...

    But to a civvy observer all they will see is the white band and since the cadets do the remembrance Sunday, televised and in the public eye, the white band associates back to them.

    Does each unit...
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    Does the white band on the peaked cap not look...

    Does the white band on the peaked cap not look cadet schoolish tho?
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    This very topic came up on my college course, the...

    This very topic came up on my college course, the lack of information about irish un missions and what they involve and incidents that occur.

    I went to the leb with the 77 batt and we were told at...
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    Does that include hiring you ? :-D

    Does that include hiring you ? :-D
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    Not sure on the finer points, lots of talking and...

    Not sure on the finer points, lots of talking and lots of beer on the night. Both transferred out of combat units to css qafter their 12 years. Ended up in a situation where there was a surplus of...
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    My 2 cents worth. I was one of the first...

    My 2 cents worth. I was one of the first yellowpacks and can remember the contract changing several times in the first few years.
    Was recently talking to guys that are affected by this situation....
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    Posted about it before but a bright, forward...

    Posted about it before but a bright, forward thinking lt col act had some examples made up in the early 90's. Red beret n red&white hackle. For this display of initiative he was promoted out of the...
  16. Thread: Found on E-Bay

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    these...

    these http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Badges-On-Mugs-and-More/Irish-Defence-Forces-/_i.html?rt=nc&_fsub=402442013&_sid=163237043&_trksid=p4634.c0.m14.l1581&_pgn=2

    were on the above pages
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    My 2cents, by all means let women join and let...

    My 2cents, by all means let women join and let them into the frontline units but only if they are treated the same as guys. Off the top of my head i can think of a few cases where this didnt happen. ...
  18. Thread: Found on E-Bay

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    Dont need to go to Latvia to get one, plenty...

    Dont need to go to Latvia to get one, plenty floating around Kilkenny
  19. Thread: Soldier 2010

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    The Glengarry ?

    The Glengarry ?
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    Thanks for all the replies folks

    Thanks for all the replies folks
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    dont see it anywhere.

    dont see it anywhere.
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    nope, but thanks anyway

    nope, but thanks anyway
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    Whats this rank marking ?

    If this is in the wrong place please move

    Was in the curragh today and one of the soldiers in the museum had a rank slider i didnt recognise, it was a horizontal black bar with another bar over...
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    As a few here already know i made the move ,left...

    As a few here already know i made the move ,left the PDF in '99 and joined the RDF in '06. Left in 2010.

    AFAIR my weapons qual's all carried over but i ended up as a 2* on 3*camp, where i spent 2...
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    The few times i fired it we would stand a door or...

    The few times i fired it we would stand a door or some other large object about 20m behind it just to demonstrate the size of the blast area. Made for a good demonstration of the dangers involved....
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