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    Quote Originally Posted by The real Jack View Post
    Do the DF ever pay for other ranks to do night courses/part time degrees?
    Yes, there's a yearly allowance given to each Brigade from which personnel can recieve funding for earning a degree, doing a course etc.

    I don't think they pay the full amount of fee's but they certainly cover some.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hello Alaska View Post
    Yes, there's a yearly allowance given to each Brigade from which personnel can recieve funding for earning a degree, doing a course etc.

    I don't think they pay the full amount of fee's but they certainly cover some.
    Fair enough, so thats why so many bods do the physio night courses etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldie fish View Post
    The best comparison I saw with civvy street is NCOs are supervisors, Officers are management.
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    Another comparison might be that of Doctor and Nurse- both professionals but with clearly defined roles.
    I've always thought of enlisted vs commissioned to be like a family.

    The officers are the parents who look after all the bills and boring stuff while all enlisted folks are children.

    The older children are the NCO's who look after their younger brothers and sisters.

    Being a child is way more fun
    Last edited by spaceghetti; 16th May 2011 at 20:12.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timhorgan View Post
    Thanks Danno, you have the intelligence to understand the point that Patrick Hennessy was making so well, as was Gen.Jackson- both distinguished soldiers that we can relate to.
    I find it interesting, but not surprising that some on here were in such a hurry to challenge a straightfoward discussion point made by Rudolf Neff who joined only recently - it seems some people like to hog every debate and pretend they know better than us as they have some experience in the BA. But they need to raise their game by some measure if they want me to listen to their view instead of the views of professional British soldiers with verifiable combat and leadership experience such as Hennessy or Jackson.

    Danno-Thank you for understanding the subtleties of the arguments put forward by those two fine soldiers.
    Rudolf-you are right -keep up the good work.
    Tim,I was only stating what PH said,not a thesis on who can or cant post here
    Are you sure Gen Jackson has any combat experience,if so it is not in his memoirs which do confirm him serving in hotspots but no actual contact.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoyalGreenJacket View Post
    elaborate on this please Horgan.

    i am soon to be posted back to battalion to serve in Afghanistan, but i have already 'walked the walk' - just down many different paths.

    what ever will you do when i have served there?
    You may not even need to go. There is talk of deploying TA battalions now to Afghanistan, enabling the tired and overstretched regular force to reconstitute. The UKSF have led the way here already.

    The argument is to avoid a repeat of the too-hasty "exit" from Maysan in Iraq. As we all know, the "rushed" departure there let to a 5-fold increase in the flow of Iranian mines to Baghdad with a horrific rise in US casualties.

    This was followed by a race from Basra before the job was done. The US does not want a repeat of Basra where the situation was saved by tough US combat Teams and "The Charge of the Knights".



    what ever will you do when i have served there?
    I will read it with interest but when I need to make up my mind I will rely on the professonal papers produced for RUSI etc. and keep up to date with the sitreps.


    In the meantime, if you do go, I wish you safe home.
    An Irish Blessing -A Blessing from St. Patrick
    May the road rise to meet you,
    May the wind be always at your back,
    May the sun shine warm upon your face,
    May the rains fall soft upon your fields,
    And, until we meet again,
    May God hold you in the hollow of His hand
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    2 notes:
    1). This is a genuine Irish salutation- the "ndeiri an bothar leat" bit is integral- I did not choose the blessing because of that-it is a phrase we still use in Kerry.
    2). On a more light-hearted note- if a strange man offers you a McFlurry icecream and a lift in his nice Jackal, decline politely and walk. Tell him your mammy said never to take lifts from strange men- and the exercise will do you good.
    Last edited by timhorgan; 19th May 2011 at 09:20.

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