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    Yes interviews were on recently
    "Are they trying to shoot down the other drone? "

    "No, they're trying to fly the tank"

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    Quote Originally Posted by northie View Post
    Few officers stay in the one place for a long time, unless they've volunteered to "man the wall" at castle black (finner) or eastwatch by the sea (aiken).
    George Martin's inspiration revealed!

    On the subject of which, can anyone point out an armed force where it isn't an "officers army/navy/airforce etc?" Even the various peoples militias always seem to develop a hierarchy where everyone is equal but some are more definitely more equal than others.
    As I understand it, the Swedes had no NCOs at all from the early Eighties until recently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danno View Post
    Thinking further it seems quite a few NS SNCO's have done the BA in Leadership & Naval Studies and combined with the AC's who have done the Avionics in Carlow RTC it should not be surprising should the majority of Ceefors come from these cohorts on this occasion . Getting the gig for these candidates wont mean getting posted out as each of these services have only one base

    Good luck to all concerned.
    Not necessarily true. I can think of a NS NCO from a good few years ago, who on completing the Pot Offr Cse, was posted to the ARMY.
    Topped out as a Comdt, I believe
    "Well, stone me! We've had cocaine, bribery and Arsenal scoring two goals at home. But just when you thought there were truly no surprises left in football, Vinnie Jones turns out to be an international player!" (Jimmy Greaves)!"

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    @danno

    See post 24, all personnel will be commissioned into “army or air corps army line”

    Ludicrous situation!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Truck Driver View Post
    Not necessarily true. I can think of a NS NCO from a good few years ago, who on completing the Pot Offr Cse, was posted to the ARMY.
    Topped out as a Comdt, I believe
    I know one who went the other way. Was a Sgt in the Army, attached to the NS,( Maint Eng Coy I think). Did Pot Officer course, Ended up promoted to Naval officer. Moved from Naval base in Cork to NHQ in Dublin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by na grohmití View Post
    I know one who went the other way. Was a Sgt in the Army, attached to the NS,( Maint Eng Coy I think). Did Pot Officer course, Ended up promoted to Naval officer. Moved from Naval base in Cork to NHQ in Dublin.
    will they have to change contracts ..ie pension etc to modern terms which are not as good as before for officers..

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    No Idea, this was the 80s/90s.
    German 1: Private Schnutz, I have bad news for you.
    German 2: Private? I am a general!
    German 1: That is the bad news.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Truck Driver View Post
    Not necessarily true. I can think of a NS NCO from a good few years ago, who on completing the Pot Offr Cse, was posted to the ARMY.
    Topped out as a Comdt, I believe
    Played football with Cork City?
    Time for another break I think......

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    Quote Originally Posted by hptmurphy View Post
    Played football with Cork City?
    no cobh ramblers..

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeV View Post
    ..no navy..ah well maybe next time ,,so many good guys leaving anyway ,,,

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    Quote Originally Posted by golden rivet View Post
    ..no navy..ah well maybe next time ,,so many good guys leaving anyway ,,,
    Not sure, some of those in the pics are already commissioned

    Not 100% sure but navy NCOs would be Commissioned into the army

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeV View Post
    Not sure, some of those in the pics are already commissioned

    Not 100% sure but navy NCOs would be Commissioned into the army
    Not always the case. Some have even gone from the army as an NCO to the navy as an officer.
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    German 2: Private? I am a general!
    German 1: That is the bad news.

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    Quote Originally Posted by na grohmití View Post
    Not always the case. Some have even gone from the army as an NCO to the navy as an officer.
    It is for the 2 most recent courses

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeV View Post
    It is for the 2 most recent courses
    I'd imagine with the current shortage of deck officers is feeding into it. I'm sure there are plenty of administration based officer postings that could better filled by a CFR officer. Frees up others to go to sea.

    * I'm speculating of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by golden rivet View Post
    no cobh ramblers..
    I know who you are talking about ex PO writer !
    Time for another break I think......

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    The T&C's of the current CFR course is that on commissioning all the students will be be commissioned into the Army or the Aer Corps(Army Line). No mention anywhere of NS.
    Infantry Corps - An Lámh Comhrac


    "Let us be clear about three facts:First of all.All battles and all wars are won in the end by the Infantryman.Secondly the Infantryman bears the brunt of the fighting,his casualties are heavier and he suffers greater extremes of fatigue and discomfort than the other arms.Thirdly,the art of the Infantryman is less stereotyped and harder to acquire than that of any other arm".
    -- Field Marshall Earl Wavell.1948

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    Quote Originally Posted by hptmurphy View Post
    I know who you are talking about ex PO writer !
    CPO Writer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fantasia View Post
    CPO Writer
    Promoted after my time !
    Time for another break I think......

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    Quote Originally Posted by hptmurphy View Post
    Promoted after my time !
    Indeed he retired as a Comdt

    Was fortunate, got promoted on his birthday and got another 2 years as a result.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fantasia View Post
    Indeed he retired as a Comdt

    Was fortunate, got promoted on his birthday and got another 2 years as a result.
    Hell of a nice guy! Did a few duties with him during my NS days.
    Time for another break I think......

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    Quote Originally Posted by apod View Post
    The T&C's of the current CFR course is that on commissioning all the students will be be commissioned into the Army or the Aer Corps(Army Line). No mention anywhere of NS.
    That is similar to the previous one. Am I incorrect or has it been 10 years since the last CFR has been run?

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    The current one is the 10th

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    Quote Originally Posted by hptmurphy View Post
    Played football with Cork City?
    Cobh Ramblers I believe
    "Well, stone me! We've had cocaine, bribery and Arsenal scoring two goals at home. But just when you thought there were truly no surprises left in football, Vinnie Jones turns out to be an international player!" (Jimmy Greaves)!"

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