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  1. Thread: Conscription

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    I think the point is that 'Loyalists' weren't...

    I think the point is that 'Loyalists' weren't mostly signing up...

    It was discussed in Westminster several times that a lot (but definitely not exclusively) of those from NI, who did volunteer,...
  2. Thread: Conscription

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    Thank you, I haven't read that but will do. ...

    Thank you, I haven't read that but will do.

    Why did the RUC turn them back?

    I'm guessing that most of those from the Republic who served joined in England?

    I believe many Irishmen who were...
  3. Thread: Conscription

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    Sofa, you've posted stuff along those lines...

    Sofa, you've posted stuff along those lines before, my understanding is that this is what happened -

    The Northern Ireland Government were pressing for conscription in May 1939, three months before...
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    RGJ if he's still about will be proud \:)|

    RGJ if he's still about will be proud \:)|
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y37JxqBNXRg :)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y37JxqBNXRg

    :)
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    I'm not sticking up for the DUP...but with...

    I'm not sticking up for the DUP...but with respect, you're very, very wrong about that.

    Also GTTC's point about the DUP and fisheries...again, with respect way off the mark.

    They've probably...
  7. Just a thought...they have a conscript...

    Just a thought...they have a conscript program...it would be easy to surge army numbers in an imminent emergency.

    I wonder what their reserve equipment stock is like.

    Plus as stated above they...
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    Adultery whilst on operations is a sackable...

    Adultery whilst on operations is a sackable offence in the US Forces I believe.

    AWOL in the UK military you'll usually get day for day in the Military Corrective Training Centre (up to a certain...
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    I wouldn't put it down to Gavin Williamson...

    I wouldn't put it down to Gavin Williamson flexing his muscles.

    I'd put it down to the Chinese flexing their muscles.

    There is an emerging Chinese caused threat to stability in that...
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    I've a question too please...why the band on the...

    I've a question too please...why the band on the CSgts hat?

    I thought the cadets wore bands?
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    NIAA have a second stand-by aircraft based at...

    NIAA have a second stand-by aircraft based at Enniskillen Airport (I'm guessing they rotate airframes between the operational one and the stand-by one).

    I wondered at the time why they didn't just...
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    A good friend of mine was on Op GRITROCK...

    A good friend of mine was on Op GRITROCK 1...whatever medal your medics got awarded they deserved it and probably more \:)|


    It was tight going apparently.
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    That's very sad news. My thoughts and...

    That's very sad news.


    My thoughts and prayers are with his family and may he RIP.
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    I'm in Belfast quite a bit...use the ferries a...

    I'm in Belfast quite a bit...use the ferries a lot...and I often see ships flying the Irish flag...a good example being the above-mentioned ILS Granuaile...a frequent visitor.

    I've also seen Irish...
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    Ah...you'd be wrong there... The yard is...

    Ah...you'd be wrong there...

    The yard is currently owned by a Norwegian firm, Fred Olsen Energy, not the DUP.

    They dry dock and repair ships from all over the world...including Irish ships...
    ...
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    H&W Shipyard may or may not be on the...

    H&W Shipyard may or may not be on the market...theres conflicting news reports.

    If it is the developers will be circling like sharks.

    Still at least we have a devolved regional assembly to look...
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    You may have seen this website...its anoraky but...

    You may have seen this website...its anoraky but he puts a lot of work into it...

    https://www.niferry.co.uk/

    He seems pretty well informed on the comings and goings of Irish Sea Ferries.
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    Forgot it was on...this incident (which I hadn't...

    Forgot it was on...this incident (which I hadn't heard about) is featured...

    https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/royal-navy-destroyer-swarmed-by-17-russian-jets-in-black-sea/

    Some of the comments...
  19. Not sure...in some instances possibly...but I'd...

    Not sure...in some instances possibly...but I'd imagine the circumstances they were often working in would have led to operational waivers being issued.


    They could plan combat logistics...
  20. I've always thought some of the watch systems in...

    I've always thought some of the watch systems in place on warships are brutal.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watch_system


    The RN submarine watch system particularly so...you'll never get more...
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    And interesting that these ships are being...

    And interesting that these ships are being 'forward based' on Liverpool, Cardiff and Newcastle.
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    Great thread. The guy who does the murals - is...

    Great thread.

    The guy who does the murals - is he an artist now - if its the same person we got one of his prints as a wedding present
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    Gold medal for 2 R IRISH My eldest is in the...

    Gold medal for 2 R IRISH

    My eldest is in the process of joining them; good outfit \:)|
  24. Thread: OPV Replacement

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    Sticky: Is that an IR camera on top of the bridge?

    Is that an IR camera on top of the bridge?
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    This is a good example of forward thinking in...

    This is a good example of forward thinking in removing vehicle traffic from Scottish roads...all born out of an academic study into transport on inland waterways.

    I'm not saying this is workable...
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