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    That music is not the original music..and yes its longer....way longer

    It was cut to that size for OPSEC/PERSEC reasons.
    Last edited by Craghopper; 11th December 2009 at 17:50.

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    is there another vid?
    I knew a simple soldier boy.....
    Who grinned at life in empty joy,
    Slept soundly through the lonesome dark,
    And whistled early with the lark.

    In winter trenches, cowed and glum,
    With crumps and lice and lack of rum,
    He put a bullet through his brain.
    And no one spoke of him again.

    You smug-faced crowds with kindling eye
    Who cheer when soldier lads march by,
    Sneak home and pray you'll never know
    The hell where youth and laughter go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buck View Post
    is there another vid?
    Nop..Just longer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Craghopper View Post
    Nop..Just longer.
    wheres that one?
    I knew a simple soldier boy.....
    Who grinned at life in empty joy,
    Slept soundly through the lonesome dark,
    And whistled early with the lark.

    In winter trenches, cowed and glum,
    With crumps and lice and lack of rum,
    He put a bullet through his brain.
    And no one spoke of him again.

    You smug-faced crowds with kindling eye
    Who cheer when soldier lads march by,
    Sneak home and pray you'll never know
    The hell where youth and laughter go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buck View Post
    wheres that one?
    Considering it was chopped down for OPSEC/PERSEC reasons, I'd imagine it's at the source where the video originated from.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buck View Post
    wheres that one?
    Its the same one only highly edited..Its not for public viewing. I'm actually surprised they released any of it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hello Alaska View Post
    Considering it was chopped down for OPSEC/PERSEC reasons, I'd imagine it's at the source where the video originated from.
    Correct Mate..
    Last edited by Craghopper; 11th December 2009 at 18:23.

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    Quote Originally Posted by apod View Post
    HK417.Before ye all start.YES they DO have em along with the 416.Specialist roles only.
    I was told it was one on TRAIL ONLY.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Craghopper View Post
    Its the same one only highly edited..Its not for public viewing. I'm actually surprised they released any of it.



    Correct Mate..
    ah cheers! would like to see it! (this is just me thinking alout and not in any way to be considered a request to see said video )
    I knew a simple soldier boy.....
    Who grinned at life in empty joy,
    Slept soundly through the lonesome dark,
    And whistled early with the lark.

    In winter trenches, cowed and glum,
    With crumps and lice and lack of rum,
    He put a bullet through his brain.
    And no one spoke of him again.

    You smug-faced crowds with kindling eye
    Who cheer when soldier lads march by,
    Sneak home and pray you'll never know
    The hell where youth and laughter go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muzzle View Post
    Isnt the 417 the spotter weapon for the sniper team when they compete internationally, ARW or not?
    Don't think the army sniper teams have these yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buck View Post
    trainers or no trainers, you wouldnt exactly laugh at him would you? or indeed point that out to him? :D
    why wouldnt ya????

    I had a mate kick one of his gun during a RDF DC's course......

    the wing were doin the op for the shoot and this wingo was been given a once over of the 105, and said something disparaging about the Arty Corps.... My mate told him to shut up he was all talk and to get off his gun, your man was shocked, and realised that just because my mate was a bagger didnt mean he was gonna take shite off him. Said mate is now a Garda and a loss to the Reg......
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    i actualy have dat full length video!! it goes for around 5 mins best ranger wing/army video that iv'e ever seen!!

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    Does anyone know if there is a restriction on former wing members writing of their experiences ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Craghopper View Post
    I was told it was one on TRAIL ONLY.
    PM me if you want to know more.OPSEC.
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    -- Field Marshall Earl Wavell.1948

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    Quote Originally Posted by knocker View Post
    Does anyone know if there is a restriction on former wing members writing of their experiences ?
    have any irish soldiers atal written books?
    I knew a simple soldier boy.....
    Who grinned at life in empty joy,
    Slept soundly through the lonesome dark,
    And whistled early with the lark.

    In winter trenches, cowed and glum,
    With crumps and lice and lack of rum,
    He put a bullet through his brain.
    And no one spoke of him again.

    You smug-faced crowds with kindling eye
    Who cheer when soldier lads march by,
    Sneak home and pray you'll never know
    The hell where youth and laughter go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buck View Post
    have any irish soldiers atal written books?
    Serving or former ?

    The answer to both questions is yes, in any case
    Obviously, in the case of serving personnel, the content of such publications
    would have to be vetted

    In the case of former personnel, they would have to be mindful of the provisions
    of legislation such as the Offences Against The State Act and The Official Secrets
    Act, to name but two, when publishing books
    "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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    @ Truck Driver
    Do you have the titles of the boks written by former wing members ? Would be great to read about their exploits
    Last edited by knocker; 22nd December 2009 at 10:46.

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    Quote Originally Posted by knocker View Post
    @ Truck Driver
    Do you have the titles of the boks written by former wing members ? Would be great to read about their exploits
    Well, no, I don' t know of any former Wing members who have written about their
    time in the Wing

    What I was referring to was that fomer and serving members of the DF
    have written books, just not about Wing service

    Brendan O'Shea, for instance (think he's a Commandant now) is somewhat of
    a history buff, and has a number of publications to his name, of a historical
    nature
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    are there any books about their time serving in the DF? i know theres a book about jadotville but im not sure if that was written by a soldier...
    I knew a simple soldier boy.....
    Who grinned at life in empty joy,
    Slept soundly through the lonesome dark,
    And whistled early with the lark.

    In winter trenches, cowed and glum,
    With crumps and lice and lack of rum,
    He put a bullet through his brain.
    And no one spoke of him again.

    You smug-faced crowds with kindling eye
    Who cheer when soldier lads march by,
    Sneak home and pray you'll never know
    The hell where youth and laughter go.

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    The Lebanon Diaries by Martin Malone
    "The Question is not: how far you will take this? The Question is do you possess the constitution to go as far as is needed?"

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    From what i recall the Lebanon Diaries was not exactly a roller coaster ride of soldiering on the front lines, you will definitely be able to put it down. so keep that in mind before you spend your hard earned on it, not that its a bad book its just not what some including me would desire from a book such as this

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    Quote Originally Posted by CS Gass View Post
    From what i recall the Lebanon Diaries was not exactly a roller coaster ride of soldiering on the front lines,
    If you want that, your going to find it very hard to extract it from the Irish Army.

    If action is what you prefer, looking at my bookself:

    Once a Warrior King,
    One Bullet away,
    If I die in a combat zone
    3 Para,
    Shoot to Kill,
    13 cent killers
    Get Rommel,
    An Ordinary Soldier,
    House to house,
    The killing Zone
    IN the company of soldiers
    The Green Marine,
    Berlin: The downfall,
    Bearded Brigands,


    to name but a few.
    "The Question is not: how far you will take this? The Question is do you possess the constitution to go as far as is needed?"

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    We also have a "Good Books" Thread that is well worth a look.
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    The writer of Lebanon Diaries was/is a military policeman so you aren't going to get an infantryman's view.

    There has been very little written about some of the action the Irish have seen but those there are are mainly about the Congo in the 60s and Lebanon in the 70s/80s/90s.

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    There was a book written by a former captain (Ryan I think but I could be wrong) called Tough At The Bottom. Not a bad book and it contains details of the battle of Jadotville.

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