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    LE Wiliiam Butler Yeats twinned with Galway City

    Just on Galway Bay FM Radio this morning that the new naval ship "LE William Butler Yeats" is to be twinned with Galway City in a ceremony at Galway Docks on Monday 17th of October, the Taoiseach Enda Kenny will be there to formally do the twinning, great that the Navy will continue to have a ship twinned with Galway following the decommissioning of LE Aisling.
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    Is commissioning happening on that day too?
    Well, there's good news and bad news. The bad news is that Neil will be taking over both branches, and some of you will lose your jobs. Those of you who are kept on will have to relocate to Swindon, if you wanna stay. I know, gutting. On a more positive note, the good news is, I've been promoted, so... every cloud. You're still thinking about the bad news aren't you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by na grohmití View Post
    Is commissioning happening on that day too?
    I don't know but they mentioned the Taoiseach, the Mayor and City Council will be there so given that line up you could be right.
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    Few pictures from Galway of "William Butler Yeats" getting ready for commissioning into the Naval Service and a twinning ceremony with Galway City on Monday













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    Video of the Air Corps PC9 Flypast of "LE William Butler Yeats" at Galway Docks today, it was so windy even the noise of the aircraft was drowned out, could not get any pictures of the ceremony as during the night 6 foot high fencing with blackout covers was placed around the length of the docks.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BsXAm1FNZMQ

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    they did well to hold formation

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    Is the WBY fully worked up yet, the JJ took about 5 months.

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    Seems Enda had this to say during the event:
    Plans for a new Naval Service ship which is equipped to provide full medical facilities at sea have been endorsed by Taoiseach Enda Kenny.

    The White Paper on Defence promises a multi-purpose vessel equipped with a fully functioning hospital, Mr Kenny said in Galway docks on Monday.

    This would allow medical personnel to serve in “war and conflict situations”, Mr Kenny said. He was speaking at the commissioning of the Naval Service’s latest new patrol ship, LÉ William Butler Yeats.

    Mr Kenny said it was “his wish” that such a multi-purpose ship – still at pre-design stage – would be built to serve in humanitarian crises. It was in “keeping with our rich tradition of charity and volunteering”, he said.

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    If the DF can't man the existing facilities.....

    "Fully functioning hospital" ???? 2 beds role 1

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeV View Post
    If the DF can't man the existing facilities.....

    "Fully functioning hospital" ???? 2 beds role 1
    Its a ploy to get it past the peace loving anti American kids in the dail.

    Kind of like what the gov had to do to get the 50meter pool built up in Abbotstown, said it was for the kids in the special O' limpicks, worked a treat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sofa View Post
    Its a ploy to get it past the peace loving anti American kids in the dail.

    Kind of like what the gov had to do to get the 50meter pool built up in Abbotstown, said it was for the kids in the special O' limpicks, worked a treat.
    If we use NATO style Role levels, then a logistics ship , in an anticipated environment, should be equipped and manned, for specific periods, to a Role 2 level with four/six adaptable beds, and a theater. I would expect that units forward would do their own Role 1, including triage, and send those for further treatment back to the most appropriate service, or to home hospitals. Manning would have to be selective to cover anticipated use.

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    If we use NATO style Role levels, then a logistics ship , in an anticipated environment, should be equipped and manned, for specific periods, to a Role 2 level with four/six adaptable beds, and a theater. I would expect that units forward would do their own Role 1, including triage, and send those for further treatment back to the most appropriate service, or to home hospitals. Manning would have to be selective to cover anticipated use.
    please stay on topic. If you wish to discuss a planned vessel please use another thread or start a new one, this one is for the WBY, let her have her moment.
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    "William Butler Yeats" looking great in the Sun this morning


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    Quote Originally Posted by trellheim View Post
    please stay on topic. If you wish to discuss a planned vessel please use another thread or start a new one, this one is for the James Joyce, let her have her moment.
    This one is actually for the William Butler Yeats, if one was to go by the thread title....
    Well, there's good news and bad news. The bad news is that Neil will be taking over both branches, and some of you will lose your jobs. Those of you who are kept on will have to relocate to Swindon, if you wanna stay. I know, gutting. On a more positive note, the good news is, I've been promoted, so... every cloud. You're still thinking about the bad news aren't you?

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    Has there been anymore talk about getting UAVs for the Naval service?

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    Quote Originally Posted by na grohmití View Post
    This one is actually for the William Butler Yeats, if one was to go by the thread title....
    Entirely my fault, for missing the blindingly obvious....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian McGrath View Post
    "William Butler Yeats" looking great in the Sun this morning

    Great ship crewed by great people serving their country with honour. . Pity it will spend some of its time serving as a taxi service in the med instead of protecting the Irish people and their interests at home. It is beyond belief that the white paper for defence set the requirement for only 8 ships to ensure the security of the state and its waters when compared to the reality that the extent of Irish waters have more then doubled in recent years . Not only did the government decided not to substantially increase the number of ships but went on to decide to have one stationed full time in the med.

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