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    Lateral Transfer

    Does the Irish Military offer any type of lateral transfer/overseas applicant program?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PJT View Post
    Does the Irish Military offer any type of lateral transfer/overseas applicant program?
    Short answer no

    There have been temporary exchange/attachments

    I think they have included Canada, NZ and Malta

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    There was one PDF cadet who attended Sandhurst, but you know what happened there...

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    Quote Originally Posted by barrybadrinah View Post
    There was one PDF cadet who attended Sandhurst, but you know what happened there...
    No...
    '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.
    http://www.salamanderoasis.org/poems...nnis/luck.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by barrybadrinah View Post
    There was one PDF cadet who attended Sandhurst, but you know what happened there...
    The rumour has it he resigned and joined the BA

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    No rumour to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bravo20 View Post
    The rumour has it he resigned and joined the BA
    may not have been the only armies he served in

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    Was his father a serving Officer.?

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    Quote Originally Posted by barrybadrinah View Post
    There was one PDF cadet who attended Sandhurst, but you know what happened there...
    An urban myth, the pdf have never sent a cadet to sandhurst, why would they, sandhurst role s to train officers and the pdf have the cadet school. Only small states that cant justify their own officer training establishments like trinidad and tobago do things like that. If they sent somebody he be seriously disadvantaged in his eventual career. The only time they did was with women, but it was only in the beginning and once they had the facilities in the curragh thry stopped

    Over the years there have been loads of lateral transfers. Back in 1989 there was an article from an officer who spent a year with the french army in an cosantoir, which played a role in my decision to quit the pdf.
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    Paul G I'm ex-BA, and a few times I was asked if I knew the Irish guy who bailed on the Irish Army to stick with the BA.

    Keen to know why you quit the PDF over a lad going to France for a year!

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    Paul you are incorrect. It was well reported.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bravo20 View Post
    Paul you are incorrect. It was well reported.
    Then i'd be pleased to see a link then

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    He's mentioned in the book by the whiney R Irish officer
    Everyone who's ever loved you was wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The real Jack View Post
    He's mentioned in the book by the whiney R Irish officer
    Paddy Bury's book?

    Said former Irish officer turned BA officer was a few years ahead of him in school
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    Quote Originally Posted by paul g View Post
    An urban myth, the pdf have never sent a cadet to sandhurst, why would they, sandhurst role s to train officers and the pdf have the cadet school. Only small states that cant justify their own officer training establishments like trinidad and tobago do things like that. If they sent somebody he be seriously disadvantaged in his eventual career. The only time they did was with women, but it was only in the beginning and once they had the facilities in the curragh thry stopped

    Over the years there have been loads of lateral transfers. Back in 1989 there was an article from an officer who spent a year with the french army in an cosantoir, which played a role in my decision to quit the pdf.
    Lots of big countries send people to Sandhurst

    We have the C&S School who run the Sen C&S Cse (for promotion to Lt Col) but we still sent people to do the equivalent courses in the UK, US and I think France and Germany

    The Irishman who was sent to Sandhurst by the DF was pictured in An Cosantoir at the time

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    Lots of countries send young officers to Sandhurst...including the US...

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/news...Sandhurst.html

    Sandhurst is seen as a good model

    US Officers do exchanges there as Platoon Commanders too...there was a 7th Cav guy there when I went through...
    'History is a vast early warning system'. Norman Cousins

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    Quote Originally Posted by paul g View Post
    Then i'd be pleased to see a link then
    There was a 2 page article in An Cosantoir* about it circa late 2000 early 2001. I was involved with training a 2-3* Pln that winter and the Platoon commander was pictured in the article at that Officers Sandhurst Commissioning.2-3 Irish Officers went over for the occasion.

    * I tried The back catalogue for a link. Most of the issues from that year are not available yet online.Sorry.
    "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".
    -- Field Marshall Earl Wavell.1948

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    Quote Originally Posted by apod View Post
    There was a 2 page article in An Cosantoir* about it circa late 2000 early 2001. I was involved with training a 2-3* Pln that winter and the Platoon commander was pictured in the article at that Officers Sandhurst Commissioning.2-3 Irish Officers went over for the occasion.

    * I tried The back catalogue for a link. Most of the issues from that year are not available yet online.Sorry.

    He joined a Welch regiment if I rightly remember.

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    Quote Originally Posted by apod View Post
    There was a 2 page article in An Cosantoir* about it circa late 2000 early 2001. I was involved with training a 2-3* Pln that winter and the Platoon commander was pictured in the article at that Officers Sandhurst Commissioning.2-3 Irish Officers went over for the occasion.

    * I tried The back catalogue for a link. Most of the issues from that year are not available yet online.Sorry.
    I remember that photo.

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