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    Whatever the cost of participation was I reckon it was well worth it as it reflects the overall standard of the unit and most importantly concerns a key/core operational skill/ability in marked contrast to e.g the ES. I suppose there are some in certain quarters who would prefer to talk up horses jumping at Hickstead rather than units that can kill at 1000m+.

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    concerns a key/core operational skill/ability in marked contrast to e.g the ES
    wut ? by what do you mean the ES
    "Are they trying to shoot down the other drone? "

    "No, they're trying to fly the tank"

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    I heard they cheated.......

    Hid the orienteering flags after they marked them so the other teams couldn't find them..........

    *Takes cover*
    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 trellheim View Post
    wut ? by what do you mean the ES
    ES = equitation school.

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    ahhh thanks
    "Are they trying to shoot down the other drone? "

    "No, they're trying to fly the tank"

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    Quote Originally Posted by danno View Post
    ES = equitation school.
    Just say "horsies".
    "The dolphins were monkeys that didn't like the land, walked back to the water, went back from the sand."

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    check out 'army sniper association' - facebook for full list of results. arw won by a country mile from the home (fort benning) team who probably set up the fekin course to begin with! is it true they had to borrow us weapons because aer lingus frown apon carrying such items? thought if the hardware was in the hold it would be ok.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HavocIRL View Post
    I heard they cheated.......

    Hid the orienteering flags after they marked them so the other teams couldn't find them..........

    *Takes cover*
    This years Sniper Concentration was controversial to say the least.

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    Quote Originally Posted by restless View Post
    check out 'army sniper association' - facebook for full list of results. arw won by a country mile from the home (fort benning) team who probably set up the fekin course to begin with! is it true they had to borrow us weapons because aer lingus frown apon carrying such items? thought if the hardware was in the hold it would be ok.
    How do you know they flew Aer Lingus? There are many air lines that operate between Dublin and the US, the DF are not limited to using the former Irish air line.

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    They bring their own weapons.
    The modern Irish soldier is better educated,trained and equipped then any any other generation that has gone before.


    "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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    I'd say that defence pact with the UK comes with frequent flyer miles.
    It is only by contemplation of the incompetent that we can appreciate the difficulties and accomplishments of the competent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhodes View Post
    This years Sniper Concentration was controversial to say the least.
    Sour grapes more like....

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    Hi, I'm new on here and very much looking forward to taking part. I have to say I have long believed that the Defence Forces are the finest ambassadors our country has and the successful sniper team only endorsed the high standards set by our military despite under funding. Pours scorn upon those who like to make out the PDF are "Mickey Mouse'.

    Well done to the ARW!

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    10th place for the green lids in the US special ops sniper comp from 23 teams including a UK team.

    1. 3rd SFG
    2. Netherlands
    3. 1st SFG
    4. Germany
    5. 3rd SFG
    6. USASOC
    7. 10th SFG
    8. 5th SFG
    9. USASOC
    10. Ireland
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    Quote Originally Posted by The real Jack View Post
    10th place for the green lids in the US special ops sniper comp from 23 teams including a UK team.

    1. 3rd SFG
    2. Netherlands
    3. 1st SFG
    4. Germany
    5. 3rd SFG
    6. USASOC
    7. 10th SFG
    8. 5th SFG
    9. USASOC
    10. Ireland
    Source?
    The modern Irish soldier is better educated,trained and equipped then any any other generation that has gone before.


    "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
    Source?
    http://soldiersystems.net/2017/04/10...aptar-s-again/
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    is this the same comp we won not so long ago?

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    We've won the us army sniper comp, not sure if we've won the USASOC version, the big standard one they all use standard us army equipment but the USASOC they use whatever they want, so funding would make a bit of a difference in capability as teams would have race guns specced for the comp not just taking their rifles off the rack and cracking on.
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