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    90 years of the Reserves.

    As per the COS new years message, this year marks 90 years since the foundation of what is now the Army Reserve and Naval Service Reserve.

    How should/do you think this momentous occasion in our Defence Forces history be celebrated?

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    The way things are going, it looks as if the plan is for disbandment....
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    There are plans for a commemoration before Easter

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    I wonder if it will be on the same scale as the 100 year commemoration of the forming of Óglaigh na hÉireann back in 2013.

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    Of course not. 90 isn't as big an occasion as 100.
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    Quote Originally Posted by na grohmitÃ* View Post
    Of course not. 90 isn't as big an occasion as 100.
    Plus there’s only about 1500 effective

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeV View Post
    Plus there’s only about 1500 effective
    How about a parade where the current formations march ahead of the people who were in the RDF up to 2005?
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    Presentation of special commemorative sandbags to all members serving during 2019

    I wonder would all the ex members kick up as much a fuss about getting one as other exers did about the 1916-2016 medal.

    (Sorry lads couldn't help it. The occasion should certainly be marked though. If it wasn't for the RDF we wouldn't be able to function these days.)
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    -- Field Marshall Earl Wavell.1948

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    There is a parade in the National Museum Collins Bks on the 16th of April. All brigades and NSR taking part, also launching the employers engagement handbook.

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    Quote Originally Posted by na grohmitÃ* View Post
    Of course not. 90 isn't as big an occasion as 100.
    Are we doing a 90yr celebration as we do not expect the RDF to make it to the 100yr mark?

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    Quote Originally Posted by EUFighter View Post
    Are we doing a 90yr celebration as we do not expect the RDF to make it to the 100yr mark?
    See post 9

    Plus could be launch of a recruiting campaign

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    It is very likely recruit campaign 1 of 2 of 2019 will kick off in tandem with this
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