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    Quote Originally Posted by BANDIT View Post
    That white looks shit, should paint a big bullseye on the side as well and the words Take me I am a virgin..

    I think in this colour scheme even they are safe from any stray Somalian Pirates that might be lurking in the med,

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    The whole idea of White UN Vehicles - white UN Compounds etc is to make them as visible as possible

    therefore bad guys cant realisticly say- we didnt see them.- I remember charging (yes charging)

    in 2 very very white APC's to the cross roads at At Tiri to prevent bad guys with no foreskins

    blowing up a house containing an old couple- we then proceeded to use the roof of this house as a

    FOB- we must of had 3 coats of white wash on that building in record time and a big fkuc off UN sign

    on all sides- the foreskinless ones never came near that particular house again.
    Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
    Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
    The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere***
    The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
    The best lack all conviction, while the worst
    Are full of passionate intensity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hedgehog View Post
    The whole idea of White UN Vehicles - white UN Compounds etc is to make them as visible as possible

    therefore bad guys cant realisticly say- we didnt see them.- I remember charging (yes charging)

    in 2 very very white APC's to the cross roads at At Tiri to prevent bad guys with no foreskins

    blowing up a house containing an old couple- we then proceeded to use the roof of this house as a

    FOB- we must of had 3 coats of white wash on that building in record time and a big fkuc off UN sign

    on all sides- the foreskinless ones never came near that particular house again.
    Nice one!

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    Looks to me as if the Armour, combat vehicls remain white, but the Logs vehicles(which I presume would not be travelling unescorted) remain Green.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BANDIT View Post
    That white looks shit, should paint a big bullseye on the side as well and the words Take me I am a virgin..
    are you new to all this un thing ..with a comment off the wall like that....we wear black to funerals as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by hedgehog View Post
    The whole idea of White UN Vehicles - white UN Compounds etc is to make them as visible as possible

    therefore bad guys cant realisticly say- we didnt see them.- I remember charging (yes charging)

    in 2 very very white APC's to the cross roads at At Tiri to prevent bad guys with no foreskins

    blowing up a house containing an old couple- we then proceeded to use the roof of this house as a

    FOB- we must of had 3 coats of white wash on that building in record time and a big fkuc off UN sign

    on all sides- the foreskinless ones never came near that particular house again.
    good work Hedgie, it's amazing what that armour plated white paint can do, although i hear placing pigs in the garden has the same effect with those you mention.

    seriously though well done - that's one of the very good stories about UN work and something to be proud of.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoyalGreenJacket View Post
    good work Hedgie, it's amazing what that armour plated white paint can do, although i hear placing pigs in the garden has the same effect with those you mention.

    seriously though well done - that's one of the very good stories about UN work and something to be proud of.
    My little tale of woe was merely to explain why UN vehciles are white (because they need to be seen)

    My tale (Coming to a cinema this August starring Brad Pitt as H Hogg)

    is something that every lad who served overseas (except the Naquora rats) will have done

    day in and day out, I specifically didnt mention any nationalities either ecause as UN

    we go in neutral and favour neither party.
    Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
    Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
    The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere***
    The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
    The best lack all conviction, while the worst
    Are full of passionate intensity.

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    fair one Hedgie but it's still all good and worthy of recognition, i genuinely mean that too.
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    HH, that was extremely ballsy considering that could have turned nasty.. Fair play.

    Out of interest, where was the house?

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    At Tiri cross roads- just oppisite the old school
    Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
    Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
    The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere***
    The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
    The best lack all conviction, while the worst
    Are full of passionate intensity.

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    At Tiri cross roads- just oppisite the old school


    and there was feck all ballsy about it-

    you know your self Craggy- just another sunny day in South Lebanon
    Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
    Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
    The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere***
    The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
    The best lack all conviction, while the worst
    Are full of passionate intensity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hedgehog View Post
    At Tiri cross roads- just oppisite the old school


    and there was feck all ballsy about it-

    you know your self Craggy- just another sunny day in South Lebanon
    At Tiri x roads is only about 500mtrs from the DFF compound.. Yee must hold the all Army speed painting trophy ! LOL

    I was in 6-21 just beside the black hole for 3 months and loved every minute.. There was always a "few fire works" to look forward too at night.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoyalGreenJacket View Post
    good work Hedgie, it's amazing what that armour plated white paint can do, although i hear placing pigs in the garden has the same effect with those you mention.

    seriously though well done - that's one of the very good stories about UN work and something to be proud of.
    You would surprised at how much pork is consumed in Israel bud.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hedgehog View Post
    At Tiri cross roads- just oppisite the old school
    oh - i thought this all happened in Tallaght
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    Quote Originally Posted by hedgehog View Post
    The whole idea of White UN Vehicles - white UN Compounds etc is to make them as visible as possible
    Was that the idea of the yellow flashers on the roofs of the SISUs?


    Quote Originally Posted by Goldie fish View Post
    Looks to me as if the Armour, combat vehicls remain white, but the Logs vehicles(which I presume would not be travelling unescorted) remain Green.
    Maybe they are just for the advance party?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeV View Post
    Was that the idea of the yellow flashers on the roofs of the SISUs?
    That was to conform with the Irish RTA.
    “Fellow-soldiers of the Irish Republican Army, I have just received a communication from Commandant Pearse calling on us to surrender and you will agree with me that this is the hardest task we have been called upon to perform during this eventful week, but we came into this fight for Irish Independence in obedience to the commands of our higher officers and now in obedience to their wishes we must surrender. I know you would, like myself, prefer to be with our comrades who have already fallen in the fight—we, too, should rather die in this glorious struggle than submit to the enemy.” Volunteer Captain Patrick Holahan to 58 of his men at North Brunswick Street, the last group of the Four Courts Garrison to surrender, Sunday 30 April 1916.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeV View Post
    Was that the idea of the yellow flashers on the roofs of the SISUs?




    Maybe they are just for the advance party?

    Its for Identification purposes at night time in the leb for the Isrealies.. There is no street lighting so the Yellow lights is to ID as UN.

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    Under 1954 act DF vehicles exempt from certain lighting regs on authorised exercises.

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    The RTAs don't apply in Lebanon to UN owned equipment

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    Events like the following may become an issue for UNIFIL.


    Israeli soldiers stand guard on the Israeli-Syrian border near the Druze village of Majdal Shams in the Golan Heights June 5, 2011, during a protest by Syrians and Palestinians on the Syrian side of the border marking the 44th anniversary of the start of the 1967 Middle East War. Israeli forces opened fire on Sunday as Palestinian protesters in Syria approached an Israeli border fence on the occupied Golan Heights, a Reuters witness said. An Israeli military spokesman in Tel Aviv said soldiers fired warning shots as the protesters, holding a demonstration on the 44th anniversary of the 1967 Middle East war, neared the frontier.

    Credit: Reuters/Ronen Zvulun


    (Reuters) - Israeli forces opened fire on Sunday as Palestinian demonstrators in Syria neared an Israeli border fence on the Golan Heights in a protest marking the 44th anniversary of the 1967 Middle East war.

    Syria state television said two protesters were killed.

    An Israeli military spokesman in Tel Aviv said soldiers, who had been on high alert along the Syrian and Lebanese frontiers in anticipation of possible border-breaching protests, fired warning shots. He gave no casualty figures.

    A Reuters correspondent at the scene saw at least four demonstrators carried away on stretchers by the crowd, but it was not immediately clear if they had been hit by Israeli gunfire.

    Israeli soldiers shouted warnings in Arabic through a megaphone for the demonstrators to stay away from the barbed wire fence, which had been breached in a similar protest last month marking the anniversary of Israel's founding in 1948.

    Thirteen people were killed on May 15 when Israeli troops tried to prevent thousands of Palestinians from overrunning its borders with Syria, Lebanon and the Gaza Strip.

    On the Golan Heights, captured by Israel along with the West Bank and Gaza Strip in the 1967 conflict, several dozen demonstrators gathered in an anti-tank ditch facing the Israeli frontier. They waved flags, shouted slogans and threw stones.

    Hours before the violence erupted, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he had ordered Israeli forces to act with restraint, but with determination, to prevent any border breach.

    There were no reports of incidents along the Lebanese frontier. In the occupied West Bank, about 100 Palestinian protesters marched to an Israeli military checkpoint, where soldiers fired tear gas and the crowd fled.

    (Writing by Jeffrey Heller, Editing by Crispian Balmer)

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeV View Post
    The RTAs don't apply in Lebanon to UN owned equipment
    Does that mean they apply in Leb on non UN owned vehicles?

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    I'd assume that no Irish civilian law applies in foreign countries?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeV View Post
    I'd assume that no Irish civilian law applies in foreign countries?
    Strictlly speaking correct,however Irish residents still subject to Irish taxes,crim law may still apply to same and also !976 criminal law jurisdiction act extend crim law to offences commited outside of State.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Craghopper View Post
    Its for Identification purposes at night time in the leb for the Isrealies.. There is no street lighting so the Yellow lights is to ID as UN.
    Thank you. I stand corrected.



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    “Fellow-soldiers of the Irish Republican Army, I have just received a communication from Commandant Pearse calling on us to surrender and you will agree with me that this is the hardest task we have been called upon to perform during this eventful week, but we came into this fight for Irish Independence in obedience to the commands of our higher officers and now in obedience to their wishes we must surrender. I know you would, like myself, prefer to be with our comrades who have already fallen in the fight—we, too, should rather die in this glorious struggle than submit to the enemy.” Volunteer Captain Patrick Holahan to 58 of his men at North Brunswick Street, the last group of the Four Courts Garrison to surrender, Sunday 30 April 1916.

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    No problem.. The Sisu was the only UN Vehicle permitted to travel after dark.. Which is why the APC's only had the yellow lights and not soft skinned..

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