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    the Army is probably hoping that his next RTA...

    the Army is probably hoping that his next RTA will result in his death and not have to charge his Boss with beating his head in with a pick handle....
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    It begs a question; what will replace a Landie?...

    It begs a question; what will replace a Landie? Most vehicles of that class have gained size and weight...
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    1 AC cadet? WTF?

    1 AC cadet? WTF?
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    yes....derivate of a wartime gun.....why didn't...

    yes....derivate of a wartime gun.....why didn't we get Saladins?
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    It also begs the question, is there a current...

    It also begs the question, is there a current manufacturer of the 76mm gun ammunition? Can't be many users of that weapon left.
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    Wasn't there a Canadian company offering rubber...

    Wasn't there a Canadian company offering rubber tracks as a refit and at least one operator had taken them into service?
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    Leasing, of course, true! It was being done even...

    Leasing, of course, true! It was being done even before GPA by Lingus, but not on today's scale.
  8. Northie, I agree with virtually all of your text...

    Northie, I agree with virtually all of your text but in some cases, the "compulsory" tour was imposed on those with old contracts because of certain people's "interpretation" of the terms. In one or...
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    Nothing in the Republic...... What people,...

    Nothing in the Republic...... What people, especially historians, amateur and professional, also tend to forget is that Irish companies like SRS and Aer Lingus overhauled hundreds, if not thousands,...
  10. from what I've heard, people are fed up of forced...

    from what I've heard, people are fed up of forced you-must-do-an-overseas-tour to keep your job thing...uproot yourself, go to some kip, sit there for six months doing something for which you are:...
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    there are some serious players behind this museum...

    there are some serious players behind this museum and the IAA are throwing their weight behind it, basically because they didn't give two ****s for the last umpty years and have cottoned onto the...
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    Shorts built in Ireland?! Go on up to Shorts...

    Shorts built in Ireland?! Go on up to Shorts territory and say that!......the only aircraft built in Ireland these days are like this:8151

    regards,
    GttC
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    It was probably as routine as changing any other...

    It was probably as routine as changing any other component, done whenever there was time/manpower/scheduled down time/older unit out of production,etc.
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    @nagrohmiti, I'm 30 years in Irish aviation, I'm...

    @nagrohmiti, I'm 30 years in Irish aviation, I'm a friend of Jetjock and I have no idea who Silver is....
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    try their Facebook page. i dont know if they have...

    try their Facebook page. i dont know if they have got to the stickers phase yet.
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    Heard a story of a guy who went a bit to deep and...

    Heard a story of a guy who went a bit to deep and his LTAV stalled, with civvies aboard. "Do you want me to ask a farmer for a tow out?" sez one...."No. I'll never hear the end of it in the barracks....
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    Always thought it could fire either belt type...

    Always thought it could fire either belt type from day 1...
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    No medium lift heli, no cargo lift of any kind,...

    No medium lift heli, no cargo lift of any kind, Cessnas essentially worn out and obsolete (give them away, please....Flying clubs would use them), Casa replacement needs thinking about now....no...
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    Ropebag is right; civilian orgs can deliver what...

    Ropebag is right; civilian orgs can deliver what was exclusively military; heavy loads slinging, SAR, surveillance(which encompasses many things), maintenance of military aircraft (ejection...
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    what reinforced my opinion was the continuing...

    what reinforced my opinion was the continuing ability of the DF to provide extensive tented cover for stuff like airshows and May Balls (and the manpower to erect it) and public days yet the tented...
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    Sorry,Heligun, i didnt see your post until...

    Sorry,Heligun, i didnt see your post until now....I served in an era when declining to serve the Army was the norm (Heli were notorious in this regard); when deploying out of Baldonnel, except to...
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    @napp, it actually took legal action by...

    @napp, it actually took legal action by individuals to make it stop.
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    certain positions are now closed to non-UK...

    certain positions are now closed to non-UK persons, such as pilot, in the RAF and UK forces. This includes the Irish.
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    race to the bottom for pilots and mechs...these...

    race to the bottom for pilots and mechs...these days, the only reason I'd recommend joining as a mech would be because it's a great enabler for a better-paying job. Compared to a lot of jobs, it's...
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    anybody remember the unpleasant "tradition" of...

    anybody remember the unpleasant "tradition" of having to buy lanyards and other items from certain NCOs? Intimidation and threats,anyone?
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