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    Who ever put this video together


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    Thats a pretty badass video in fairness.
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    Quote Originally Posted by na grohmití View Post
    Thats a pretty badass video in fairness.
    But the DF can still only deploy them by chopper in 5's or 6's .

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    Quote Originally Posted by terrier View Post
    But the DF can still only deploy them by chopper in 5's or 6's .
    You want to go up against 1 Ranger?? What do you think a six man team can do eh??
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    In other news:



    The Minister said he was committed to increasing the strength of the Unit.

    “I am satisfied that on-going coordination and liaison meetings take place between the Defence Forces and An Garda Síochána to ensure that the security of the State is given top priority. In recognising the dynamic nature of the security environment, initiatives to enhance and support interoperability include the development of agreed protocols, joint seminars on response to a terrorist attack and exercises on crisis management.
    http://www.leinsterleader.ie/news/ne...agh-today.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by pym View Post
    Correct me if I'm wrong but didn't Coveney announce an increase in the units numbers after one of the Paris attacks a few years ago, did that actually happen?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pym View Post
    Has he passed selection?

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    Correct me if I'm wrong but didn't Coveney announce an increase in the units numbers after one of the Paris attacks a few years ago, did that actually happen?
    Can't see the ARW dropping standards.

    No shortage of guys going on selection AFAIK

    There nothing can be done

    Answer him better to reinstate ARW allowance to the full amount

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparky42 View Post
    Correct me if I'm wrong but didn't Coveney announce an increase in the units numbers after one of the Paris attacks a few years ago, did that actually happen?
    Expanding the unit has been on the cards for years, cpl Willie or further back maybe
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    Nice video. I followed it as far as " I'm a man of the Fianna", then there is something about unity, maybe comradeship? And courage?

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    It's great how much the videos have come on from a year or 2 ago when they were still flogging the life less ordinary thing with the shite music!
    I've never seen the visible lasers turned on on their rifles - is it actually that visible or was some video editing creative license applied?
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    Good read here about the early days of the unit.
    https://medium.com/@comdtbrohan/ranger-8935619273b3
    "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".
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    Quote Originally Posted by apod View Post
    Good read here about the early days of the unit.
    https://medium.com/@comdtbrohan/ranger-8935619273b3
    Some great stories in that blog

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    Quote Originally Posted by The real Jack View Post
    It's great how much the videos have come on from a year or 2 ago when they were still flogging the life less ordinary thing with the shite music!
    I've never seen the visible lasers turned on on their rifles - is it actually that visible or was some video editing creative license applied?
    It only takes a small amount of smoke or steam in the air to make the laser visible, so one stun grenade through the door and away you go. Next time you have a shower turn off the lights and shine a laser pointer through the steam, it's very visible.
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    People apparently play with a lot of different things whilst having a shower but laser pointers is a new one on me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by apod View Post
    Good read here about the early days of the unit.
    https://medium.com/@comdtbrohan/ranger-8935619273b3
    Read that from a link on ARRSE. Fantastic read and a great officer by sounds of it.

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