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    Thats because apparently the Eastern Brigade is to be reorganised and amalgamated into Ireland first ever Marine Expeditionary Force :D

    har har har

    And the south will soon learn new tactics to replace their timeworn battleline... apparently its called forming the square!?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cryos View Post
    "Hey Frank do you think anyone needs this stuff?"

    "Nahh"

    Shred Shred Shred
    Because shreding gear is so much more economical than selling it on as surplus. The restrictions of putting issue gear for sale in the public domain strikes again. When the O/G store of gear was discontinued was all this shredded too? Or sold?
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    Petrol and match to my memory

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    They must have been watchin my PLCE sell on ebay for only €95 and decided it wasn't worth the hassle of selling it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldie fish View Post
    They must have been watchin my PLCE sell on ebay for only €95 and decided it wasn't worth the hassle of selling it.
    Could have been worse....

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1608130026...ht_1452wt_1270

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duffman View Post
    Because shreding gear is so much more economical than selling it on as surplus. The restrictions of putting issue gear for sale in the public domain strikes again. When the O/G store of gear was discontinued was all this shredded too? Or sold?
    I think this comes back to an earlier comment, most of the gear was U.S; but then again mine has seen better days aswell; Im not sure but i presume they done sell surplus because most of the kit is still in service ? Slightly different to the BA or US Army i know...
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    Quote Originally Posted by morpheus View Post
    Thats because apparently the Eastern Brigade is to be reorganised and amalgamated into Ireland first ever Marine Expeditionary Force :D

    har har har

    And the south will soon learn new tactics to replace their timeworn battleline... apparently its called forming the square!?
    Riiiiiiiiight. Meanwhile back in the real world....
    "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 Cryos View Post
    I think this comes back to an earlier comment, most of the gear was U.S; but then again mine has seen better days aswell; Im not sure but i presume they done sell surplus because most of the kit is still in service ? Slightly different to the BA or US Army i know...
    most of the kit shreaded was the gear handed in from dftc units, there own personal issue before the battle vest and day sack etc.

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    Ah well it kinda makes a bit more sense that they just got rid of stuff that was unusable , but then again why didn't they just take 2 or 3 sets of crap kit to make 1 good set of kit, or does that just make too much sense?

    I'm presuming this was all OD stuff, what ever happened to those webbing sets that were in DPM or were they just my imagination?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Tezza View Post
    Ah well it kinda makes a bit more sense that they just got rid of stuff that was unusable , but then again why didn't they just take 2 or 3 sets of crap kit to make 1 good set of kit, or does that just make too much sense?

    I'm presuming this was all OD stuff, what ever happened to those webbing sets that were in DPM or were they just my imagination?
    it was 95 percent od gear and most was in good shape
    the dpm stuff was pure s**t it didnt last at all mostly givin to rec pln,s i think

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaiser;372584[B
    ]it was 95 percent od gear and most was in good shape[/B]
    the dpm stuff was pure s**t it didnt last at all mostly givin to rec pln,s i think
    Thats kinda disturbing... we have a few sets of gear (4-6) in lock up for our own use but thats it, and they aren't in great shape either! lots of them missing clips, straps etc... instead of destroying it all why didn't they give it out to rdf Bn's to keep in their stores, we would gladly taken have taken some stuff off their hands!!! I can get not selling it though , do the Irish DF/Government have a surplus/sales department like the Brits for example, they sell everything from old tanks to helicopters! (sourced from Top Gear!)

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    i was told that the word was put out but no one asked for it
    so the system fails i think
    next time ill post here if theres gear been binned

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    someone really dropped the ball there so! I'd have definately gone for it, ya can never have enuf kit in stores I reckon, on my POTs I ended up borrowing personal issue stuff off my cadre cos what was there was broken! a small bit of effort I reckon and a lot of stuff cud have been salvaged, in saying that I didn't see the kit so I can't say for sure...

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    a couple of hundred full sets atleast 90percent was perfect
    possible a large number have never been on a mans back
    this is sad but true

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    How easy is it for you to *ahem* relocate what you want from that lot?
    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
    How easy is it for you to *ahem* relocate what you want from that lot?
    theres no problems at all, its Goin to be shreaded
    but its no use to myself i have cefo already and bv
    if more comes in ill post it here and try get it to safety

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    Do please.
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    i sure will

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    Any sign of more plce gear going to the shredder in need of a good home?
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    ill check when im back in the dftc and let you all know

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    Would also be interested to know kaiser. And if I may be so bold, if there are things like unit flashes/rank markings/similar knocking about waiting for a good home, could you let me know?
    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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    buck
    i would,nt no about flashes or anything like that im afraid
    but ill let you know about the the cefo

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaiser View Post
    buck
    i would,nt no about flashes or anything like that im afraid
    but ill let you know about the the cefo
    Good man, appreciate it!
    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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    Update on the PLCE. All the PLCE is to be shredded.Even though some of it was never on a soldiers back.Along with old type helmets and CBA.IPLCS to be issued on a pool basis to each RDF Inf Coy(I presume the same will apply in CS and CSS RDF sub units).Only enough sets of IPLCS to equip enough RDF personnel for courses etc not a one for everyone in the unit initially.I was informed the reason they are shredding the Bergens is because they are not height adjustable so should not be used by shorter personnel(anti-claim device) and the newer height adjustable bergans cant be used with belt order.
    So IPLCS is coming in for RDF.
    "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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    its just a bad idea

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