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    Irish Peacekeeping in the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL)
    A Historical, Political, and Socio-Cultural Study


    http://www.aub.edu.lb/ifi/internatio...ng_english.pdf

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    Hundreds of Irish troops risking their lives every day

    http://www.thesun.ie/irishsol/homepa...every-day.html

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    Funerals of Lebanese killed in Syria create flashpoints for Irish troops

    http://www.irishtimes.com/news/world...oops-1.1584928

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    Platoon commander tells of life keeping peace at border post

    http://www.irishmirror.ie/news/irish...eeping-2680882



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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhodes View Post
    Funerals of Lebanese killed in Syria create flashpoints for Irish troops

    http://www.irishtimes.com/news/world...oops-1.1584928
    At least another 3 rotations that's good news

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeV View Post
    At least another 3 rotations that's good news
    I also heard some other good news although nothing officially so it possible may not be completely accurate.
    The Finnish are having trouble filling their overseas vacancies for the Battalion they are meant to be sending out to Lebanon at the end of the month to take over from the Irish. The 108 Battalion's trip has already been extended by three weeks. If what I've heard is true a second Irish Company or a number of Platoon's will be sent to join the Irish-Finn Batt possibly in January.
    That's the trouble a nation has when its mostly relying on reverses for overseas as Finland is.
    Last edited by Rhodes; 6th November 2013 at 20:17. Reason: typo

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    Commander of Irish troops in Lebanon describes situation as calm but unpredictable

    http://www.rte.ie/news/player/1106/2...ne-in-lebanon/

    Very good news report by RTE.

    Last edited by Rhodes; 6th November 2013 at 22:15. Reason: added youtube video

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    http://youtu.be/jBQugomI2PM Tthis is a short video I made on our recent trip to Lebanon. As ever, the Df are a credit to our country.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhodes View Post
    I also heard some other good news although nothing officially so it possible may not be completely accurate.
    The Finnish are having trouble filling their overseas vacancies for the Battalion they are meant to be sending out to Lebanon at the end of the month to take over from the Irish. The 108 Battalion's trip has already been extended by three weeks. If what I've heard is true a second Irish Company or a number of Platoon's will be sent to join the Irish-Finn Batt possibly in January.
    That's the trouble a nation has when its mostly relying on reverses for overseas as Finland is.
    I've been hearing the same myself recently.

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    Businesses in South Lebanon do not want to see a reduction in troops

    http://www.rte.ie/news/player/2013/1...ion-in-troops/

    Some good reporting from RTE this week from Lebanon.
    Last edited by Rhodes; 8th November 2013 at 22:51.

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    And here is an interview we did with the famous Mick Mulcahy: http://youtu.be/tDqmm65Y7lU It was done in the Irish House in Naquora.
    Last edited by Mick O'Toole; 9th November 2013 at 17:08.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhodes View Post
    Platoon commander tells of life keeping peace at border post

    http://www.irishmirror.ie/news/irish...eeping-2680882

    is not shaving a theater cultural thing or likely some other individual reason?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoyalGreenJacket View Post
    is not shaving a theater cultural thing or likely some other individual reason?
    For medical reasons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoyalGreenJacket View Post
    is not shaving a theater cultural thing or likely some other individual reason?
    So you have never visited HMS Belfast then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldie fish View Post
    So you have never visited HMS Belfast then?
    yes i have - but what has that got to do with a soldier from ONH not shaving in Lebanon?

    let's have the tedious link.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoyalGreenJacket View Post
    yes i have - but what has that got to do with a soldier from ONH not shaving in Lebanon?

    let's have the tedious link.
    Tedious, or tenuous?

    Prince Albert decreed that due to the shortage of water aboard ship, and the injuries and foul language as a result of shaving, then HM Victoria's seamen would not be required to shave aboard ship. It is all explained in a diorama aboard Belfast.

    Similar reasons persist.
    It has been well documented on this site in the past.

    Does it prevent the person doing their job properly? No.

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    More than likely Medically excused. end off.

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    Possibly Movember maybe? it has been allowed in the past (officially it could be medical reasons)

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    Does it matter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldie fish View Post
    Tedious, or tenuous?

    Prince Albert decreed that due to the shortage of water aboard ship, and the injuries and foul language as a result of shaving, then HM Victoria's seamen would not be required to shave aboard ship. It is all explained in a diorama aboard Belfast.

    Similar reasons persist.
    It has been well documented on this site in the past.

    Does it prevent the person doing their job properly? No.
    definitely tedious after that analogy.

    i highly doubt it is a lack of water in the camp that led to this guy not shaving - particularly given his access to Twitter, Barry's Tea and Tayto.

    i was simply interested to see if it might have been because of a similar cultural understanding being implemented like our guys used to do in Afghan.

    however from my own experience as a soldier - i would totally agree with you that not shaving (except in a CBRN environment) doesn't prevent a person from doing their job properly - i am surprised you had to question yourself on that one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoyalGreenJacket View Post
    i was simply interested
    Great shame but as usual you are simply interested in stirring it

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    Shite sorry meant to like that haha
    Everyone who's ever loved you was wrong.

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    given that the rest of the soldiers in that base were shaven, and life support didn't seem to be an issue as the troops had the comfort of being able to use their laptops, had Internet access and received packages from DHL - it was either going to be an individual reason or a cultural one, and i just wondered if it might have been the latter.

    given some of the genuine helpful answers received - it is clear that the only relevance not shaving might have to HMS Belfast might be in the form of a trip to the sick bay for a shaving rash and not a lack of water.

    the individuals ability to do his job was never in question and he is obviously a professional soldier doing a great job out there.

    it was a genuine question to which Crag and Dev gave a likely answer, so thank you.
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    RJG is right. That unshaven individual presented a poor image. He did not look professional and did not sound professional and certainly did not reflect the normally high
    standards we normally associate with our soldiers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Battletour View Post
    RJG is right. That unshaven individual presented a poor image. He did not look professional and did not sound professional and certainly did not reflect the normally high
    standards we normally associate with our soldiers.
    Nonsense.

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