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    Quote Originally Posted by Buck View Post
    Those BFAs are shite
    There are problems with them which I think are being sorted plus if there is a mix up with ammunition you will be grateful for the banana

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    Quote Originally Posted by apod View Post
    No they're not.The problem is that as usual they have been issued out in haste and the vast majority of people using them have not been instructed properly how they are to be used.
    I would lay money on it that most of those guys(the ones getting stoppages) had their gas setting at "R".They new BFA requires the gas plug turned to "A".
    Well then instruction on them has been shite. What are they like on the end of the barrel? Much difference in balance? Also, are these much better than the old BFAs?

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    There are problems with them which I think are being sorted plus if there is a mix up with ammunition you will be grateful for the banana
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    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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    They're grand if you keep it tightened and on adverse. Bit of a pain to put on and off unless you have a multi tool

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    Quote Originally Posted by Infy View Post
    They're grand if you keep it tightened and on adverse. Bit of a pain to put on and off unless you have a multi tool
    How do you get it on and off? Screws? Pliers?
    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 Infy View Post
    They're grand if you keep it tightened and on adverse. Bit of a pain to put on and off unless you have a multi tool
    That's a good thing. I wonder how many of the old ones were "lost" during training?

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    I am leaving this BFA talk here 'cause it relates to the ex/demo/WHY/pressjolly which relates to the deployment.
    "We will hold out until our last bullet is spent. Could do with some whiskey"
    Radio transmission, siege of Jadotville DR Congo. September 1961.
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    Coveney reviews troops ahead of Golan Heights deployment




    Minister for Defence Simon Coveney reviewed troops at Collins Barracks in Cork today ahead of their deployment to the Golan Heights later this month.

    130 members of the 50th Infantry group will be the fifth Irish contingent to be deployed on a six-month tour of duty with the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF), since September 2013.

    UNDOF was established in the Golan Heights following the Six Day War between Israel, Syria and Egypt in 1973, but the region has become increasingly unstable in recent times.



    The Irish contingent, under the command of Lt Col Daragh McKevitt, is made up of 14 officers, one chaplain, and 115 enlisted personnel.

    It will provide armoured force protection for UNDOF personnel, and provide support for observation posts throughout the area of separation.

    The area of separation in the Golan Heights region between Israel and Syria is over 75km long, and varies in width between 10km and 200m.

    The terrain is hilly and dominated in the north by Mount Hermon.
    http://www.rte.ie/news/2015/0921/729302-golan-heights/

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    Some fun footage here

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    Quote Originally Posted by na grohmití View Post
    Some fun footage here
    The 51 Inf Gp is going to Lebanon not Syria.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhodes View Post
    That goddamn schoolbag...........

    I thought I'd successfully repressed the memories of it
    To close with and kill the enemy in all weather conditions, night and day and over any terrain

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    That poxy blank firing attachment SUCKS.
    "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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    Tuesday 22 December 2015

    Taoiseach visiting Irish troops in Golan Heights



    Taoiseach Enda Kenny has visited Irish troops in the Golan Heights today where they are engaged in UN peacekeeping duties.

    Mr Kenny said peacekeeping was at the centre of Irish foreign policy.

    There are 131 members of the Irish Defence Forces in the Golan Heights where they monitor a ceasefire line, a task that has become much more challenging in recent years due to the Syrian civil war.



    The area of separation between Israel and Syria is over 75km long and varies in width between 10km and 200 metres.

    The current group arrived in September and is the the fifth Irish contingent to deploy with the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force since 2013.



    The forces also provide armed protection for UNDOF personnel and support observation posts on the line of separation.

    Yesterday, Mr Kenny, who is being accompanied by the Minister for Defence Simon Coveney and Minister of State Paul Kehoe, visited the 51st Infantry Group deployed to south Lebanon.

    He thanked them for their work in monitoring the blue line between Israel and Lebanon and their efforts in ensuring humanitarian access to the people living there.
    http://www.rte.ie/news/2015/1222/755...golan-heights/

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    http://www.timesofisrael.com/idf-isl...rthern-border/

    A small but violent off-shoot of the Islamic State has taken root just north of the Israeli-Syrian border and may be planning to carry out large-scale terror attacks against Israel, the IDF warned on Wednesday.
    The group, Shuhda al-Yarmouk, which the army believes is comprised of approximately 600 fighters, has taken up a position approximately 15 kilometers (9.3 miles) away from Israel within the Syrian Golan Heights.

    Despite the terror organization’s relatively small size, the Islamic State-affiliated group possesses vast stores of weapons and poses a legitimate threat to Israel, a high ranking army officer told journalists on Wednesday.

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    Irish Army medic saves the life of a young woman bitten by deadly snake

    Well done that girl! Not an issue one would have to deal with in The Glen!

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    . Irish Army medic saves the life of a young woman bitten by deadly snake

    Published 03/05/2016 | 10:44

    An Irish army medic has been hailed a hero after she saved the life of a young woman bitten by a snake in Syria.


    Corporal Paula Burcheal (28) came to the rescue after the local lady was attacked by the highly venomous Palestinian Viper.

    The soldier, from Clane in Co Kildare, administered anti-venom medicine using a needle and the victim had a dramatic recovery.

    In a post on Facebook the Defence Forces said the incident happened on Sunday, April 24 in the Golan Heights.

    They added:”This time last week, as most of us were sitting down to our Sunday dinner Corporal Paula Burcheal, a medic with the 52 Infantry Group, was treating a lady that had been bitten by a Palestinian Viper.

    “The snake, which is found throughout the Golan Heights, is a regular visitor to the positions occupied by Irish troops and its bite, if left untreated, can kill.

    “Cpl Burcheal, who was deployed to render aid as part of the UNDOF mission's Quick Reaction Force administered anti-venom intravenously thereby saving the woman's life.”


    Cpl Burcheal is in the region as part of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF).

    A total of 130 Irish men and women are currently stationed in the Golan Heights.

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    'He died who loved to live,' they'll say,
    'Unselfishly so we might have today!'
    Like hell! He fought because he had to fight;
    He died that's all. It was his unlucky night.
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    Tipperary hurler among 130 Irish troops to set off for the Golan Heights next month


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    A fair few down Kilkenny way would have rathered he went 3 weeks ago!!

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    pointless

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnhan278 View Post
    pointless
    Do you mean your post?

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    Clearly someone has missed the memo of uninformative one word posts, gentle warning time....
    "We will hold out until our last bullet is spent. Could do with some whiskey"
    Radio transmission, siege of Jadotville DR Congo. September 1961.
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    http://www.timesofisrael.com/un-peac...golan-heights/

    first group of 127 UN peacekeepers returned Monday to a camp on the Syrian-held side of the Golan Heights, two years after withdrawing amid clashes with Al-Qaeda-linked Syrian rebels.

    “The situation in the area is dramatically different from what it was prior to 2014 and the mission’s concept of operations has been adjusted accordingly,” said Haq.

    “But we are going to incrementally return back.”
    Does this mean that Assad has control over this area ? Hadn't noticed !

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    Quote Originally Posted by terrier View Post
    http://www.timesofisrael.com/un-peac...golan-heights/



    Does this mean that Assad has control over this area ? Hadn't noticed !
    Most likely that Israel has control.

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    Here is a rather interesting brief that encompasses parts of the UN AO.

    https://www.idfblog.com/2016/08/22/s...ns-syrian-war/
    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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    Israel to review support to UN in light of resolution

    Israel settlements: Netanyahu orders UN ties review
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-38429385

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