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    Slow News Day?

    Just when you thought the PC brigade were busy with George Hook:

    https://www.rte.ie/news/ireland/2017...amuel-beckett/

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    Yo, fancy that........ya can never account for stupidity....Not just an armed patrol vessel, but a very advanced one, as a arms fair.......
    "We will hold out until our last bullet is spent. Could do with some whiskey"
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    In fairness, about time DoD/DF started countering negative comment

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    Wait till they find out that alcohol is served on board at official functions with foreign dignitaries and military personnel .
    Don't spit in my Bouillabaisse .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laners View Post
    Wait till they find out that alcohol is served on board at official functions with foreign dignitaries and military personnel .
    Down with that sort of thing!

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    Military in "we buy guns" shocker...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparky42 View Post
    Down with that sort of thing!
    OR T E Reporting on outrage by Legion of Mary that alcohol is being served on State owned ships .
    Don't spit in my Bouillabaisse .

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    RTE's source

    https://systematic.com/defence/news/...amuel-beckett/

    Systematic's copy

    "Commissioned in May 2014, the LÉ Samuel Beckett made news last November when it rescued over 500 refugees off the coast of Libya, and has been credited with rescuing a total of 2,818 since its deployment."

    RTE's copy

    It was commissioned in May 2014 and cost €71 million.

    It has been deployed on humanitarian missions in the Mediterranean and its crew are credited with rescuing 2,818 people.

    Surely this software/system contributes significantly to humanitarian missions
    Last edited by Orion; 13th September 2017 at 21:41.

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    Is this the same Edward Horgan who is completely anti-military yet probably still draws a DF pension?
    To close with and kill the enemy in all weather conditions, night and day and over any terrain

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    Quote Originally Posted by HavocIRL View Post
    Is this the same Edward Horgan who is completely anti-military yet probably still draws a DF pension?
    The one and only.
    Two things the Cavalry Corps are eternally ashamed of.
    1. That day in Beal Na mBlath, when they were unable to protect the chief.
    2. The fact that Ed Horgan was OC 1st Tank Sqn.
    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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    The question is...

    Did he used to post on here under the pseudonym 'Tim Horgan'...
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    I wouldnt credit him with that much wit.
    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
    The one and only.
    Two things the Cavalry Corps are eternally ashamed of.
    1. That day in Beal Na mBlath, when they were unable to protect the chief.
    2. The fact that Ed Horgan was OC 1st Tank Sqn.

    Great post.

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    wo things the Cavalry Corps are eternally ashamed of.
    1. That day in Beal Na mBlath, when they were unable to protect the chief
    .

    Myth.... the Cavalry corps didn't exist as a unit until after the death of Collins.

    'The 'Free Lance; armoured cars were formally reined in on 14th September 1922 under O/C Capt Joe Hyland as OC Armoured Car Corps to constitute the 'Cavalry Corps'

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    So the only thing the Cavalry corps is ashamed of is Mr Horgan.
    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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    Why isn't there a F Uck Yeahhhhhhhhh button.
    didnt we talk about not posting on p.ie lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by na grohmití View Post
    So the only thing the Cavalry corps is ashamed of is Mr Horgan.
    Beaverettes weren't the best of choices ever!
    Just visiting

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