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    I understand the debating going back and forth regards cost, permission and would an RDF team be capable but for f**ks sake lads if a team got their act together, regardless if they are dumb as f**k theres nothing stopping them looking for permission and trying. They go, fail horribly but they would at least learn something.

    Theres three possible ways it could pan out;

    1) They are refused permission.
    2) Allowed but must pay their way.
    3) They get the full go ahead.

    Its that simple

    Thats the problem with the RDF, full of nay sayers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bravo20 View Post
    The problem will be getting permission. The cost won't really come into play.
    Exactly.

    I tried get a team over last year. Had all the kit boxed off, training programme boxed off, team boxed off etc. and RGJ sorted everything out over his side. Had the full support of my CoC.

    The request went up the line and got shot down.

    The problem is, IMO, the requests have to get past staff Officers. Most of whom, aren't exactly "Army barmy" minded.

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    Let the PDF break the ice and send a team, the reserve could then submit a team based on the fact the PDF had.

    Weapons all that...not a problem..we send sniper teams and special forces teams abroad every year for related competitions, why not this one?

    We even had an FCA officer who organised his own team to go to a motorcycle event some years in the UK...in uniform and dragged a PDF officer along...and all in uniform with no permission.

    Would have all been shot at dawn had they not won the bloody thing which made it very difficult for the authourities to take action.
    Just visiting

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hello Alaska View Post
    Exactly.

    I tried get a team over last year. Had all the kit boxed off, training programme boxed off, team boxed off etc. and RGJ sorted everything out over his side. Had the full support of my CoC.

    The request went up the line and got shot down.

    The problem is, IMO, the requests have to get past staff Officers. Most of whom, aren't exactly "Army barmy" minded.
    HA - if you get to that stage again your end then let me know - and i will get in touch with the OpsO of 1RIR and see if he is still wilco.

    good luck mate - i really would love to see you and your men set a precedence here - regardless of the end result - just get on it and enjoy yourselves, and come back for more.
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    My DS from phase 1 training won the Cambrian Patrol this year I think. I'm deffo entering next year. I'll endevour to do anything to help the DF come over!

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    I just thought, what if the DF ran it's own version of the CP? Could be run by a school/BTC. 3 days all in the Glen area?

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    I might be up for trying to put a team together, the 26-28 October block; need to make a few calls to scope out the lay of the land ( never ask if you know it'll get turned down )
    "Are they trying to shoot down the other drone? "

    "No, they're trying to fly the tank"

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    Quote Originally Posted by trellheim View Post
    I might be up for trying to put a team together, the 26-28 October block; need to make a few calls to scope out the lay of the land ( never ask if you know it'll get turned down )
    If you have any questions in terms of how I went about it and the subsequent trouble I ran into last year, shoot me a PM.

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    HA, clear your inbox. Cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SwiftandSure View Post
    HA, clear your inbox. Cheers.
    Fire away mate.

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    looking for similiar info! I was interested in this last year but given the trouble we had just asking about getting a team over for the BA's commando speed march in speen bridge, in DPMs, im worried its a waste of time.
    "He is an enemy officer taken in battle and entitled to fair treatment."
    "No, sir. He's a sergeant, and they don't deserve no respect at all, sir. I should know. They're cunning and artful, if they're any good. I wouldn't mind if he was an officer, sir. But sergeants are clever."

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    Its too late this year for my unit to field a team , however plans are afoot to get willing bods ( and some unwilling ) plus a pool of reserves to enter the patrol.

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    i'll see about sponsoring a team for CP Oct 2013 when i get back (but if RGJ has still got OpsO IRIR stitched up you'd be better going to him, he's local, me - not so much...) - but i warn you, the Air Cadets got a bronze, so if you don't beat that...

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    This would be so much more than a bloody jolly for the RDF. It would finally be a chance to prove itself nationally. The cost is feck all but, as others have said it, and the senior O's (above CO level) will be the biggest problems!

    "what?! The fca? What do they want to go abroad for? No no no no, they'll just embarrass us! Tell the LDF to go back to where they came from and let the real soldiers do the work. God help us, a few capable fcaers?! What is the world coming to?!"
    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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    Also, reading the latest An Cos, there was a medical exercise in England (Arduous Serpent) recently and a team from the DF was over...
    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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    I can get a particular "unit" to go over, so long as they promise to place black strips over the members eyes in the photos... they will wear green berets but wont be rangers

    What the CO doesnt know......
    "He is an enemy officer taken in battle and entitled to fair treatment."
    "No, sir. He's a sergeant, and they don't deserve no respect at all, sir. I should know. They're cunning and artful, if they're any good. I wouldn't mind if he was an officer, sir. But sergeants are clever."

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    Quote Originally Posted by morpheus View Post
    I can get a particular "unit" to go over, so long as they promise to place black strips over the members eyes in the photos... they will wear green berets but wont be rangers

    What the CO doesnt know......
    Doesn't the competition require evidence of permission!

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    Damnit... foiled again.
    "He is an enemy officer taken in battle and entitled to fair treatment."
    "No, sir. He's a sergeant, and they don't deserve no respect at all, sir. I should know. They're cunning and artful, if they're any good. I wouldn't mind if he was an officer, sir. But sergeants are clever."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buck View Post
    Also, reading the latest An Cos, there was a medical exercise in England (Arduous Serpent) recently and a team from the DF was over...

    Is there a link to that story anywhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rod and serpent View Post
    Is there a link to that story anywhere.
    Reading the name of the ex I thought your crowd might be involved ;-) unless you have an An Cosantor subscription, you can view online or if someone wants to scan it for you (i cant mate, sorry), I'm not sure if you can get it otherwise...
    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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    Has anyone actually applied and been turned down our are we just assuming someone will say no?

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    RDF unit seniors usually scrap it somewhere along the line, either to avoid paperwork or because they probably assume the risks involved in sending over a bunch of RDF in uniform will be a village razed to the ground in a drunken rampage the night after the patrol.
    Last edited by morpheus; 3rd October 2012 at 18:03.
    "He is an enemy officer taken in battle and entitled to fair treatment."
    "No, sir. He's a sergeant, and they don't deserve no respect at all, sir. I should know. They're cunning and artful, if they're any good. I wouldn't mind if he was an officer, sir. But sergeants are clever."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bravo20 View Post
    Has anyone actually applied and been turned down our are we just assuming someone will say no?
    Yes

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    Said RDF personnel would need to be trained in aircraft & vehicle recognition, C-IED drills, media handling and radio comms by the way

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    Quote Originally Posted by rod and serpent View Post
    Is there a link to that story anywhere.
    October's issue of An Cosantoir.... wait and I might be able to put it up....
    "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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