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    fair play to the lads! ya cant beat the wesht
    I knew a simple soldier boy.....
    Who grinned at life in empty joy,
    Slept soundly through the lonesome dark,
    And whistled early with the lark.

    In winter trenches, cowed and glum,
    With crumps and lice and lack of rum,
    He put a bullet through his brain.
    And no one spoke of him again.

    You smug-faced crowds with kindling eye
    Who cheer when soldier lads march by,
    Sneak home and pray you'll never know
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buck View Post
    fair play to the lads! ya cant beat the wesht
    You certainly can't. 4FAR have won the falling plates either 4 of the last 5, or 5 of the last 6 (memory is going) All Army Falling Plates. It P***es the Infantry off something rotten to be beaten with a rifle by an Artillery Unit
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    That must be a recent phenomena. I never remember them even making it to the All Army in the nineties or early noughties, a lot of 1Bn plus the 6Bn and 28Bn as well. Must be a reason behind that?

    Like the 1st Cav disappearing off the radar when they left Fermoy and couldn't spend every day in Kilworth and block anyone else from using it!
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    What unit (PDF) - if any - holds any kind of a current stranglehold on the
    All Army titles ? Can remember that 5, 27 Inf Bns had a decent record
    in the GPMG competition a few years back

    RDF wise, the then 24 Inf Bn FCA (now 58 Inf Bn RDF), had a hold on the
    Rifle Team competition for a couple of years - dunno what the craic is now

    Our own lads trolleyed an Inf Bn team in the Bde Plates shoot a few years
    ago (again, the grunts hated it.... ), but fell short at the All Army
    - think it was the then 6 FAR who knocked them out in the semis...
    "Well, stone me! We've had cocaine, bribery and Arsenal scoring two goals at home. But just when you thought there were truly no surprises left in football, Vinnie Jones turns out to be an international player!" (Jimmy Greaves)!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Truck Driver View Post
    What unit (PDF) - if any - holds any kind of a current stranglehold on the
    All Army titles ? Can remember that 5, 27 Inf Bns had a decent record
    in the GPMG competition a few years back

    RDF wise, the then 24 Inf Bn FCA (now 58 Inf Bn RDF), had a hold on the
    Rifle Team competition for a couple of years - dunno what the craic is now

    Our own lads trolleyed an Inf Bn team in the Bde Plates shoot a few years
    ago (again, the grunts hated it.... ), but fell short at the All Army
    - think it was the then 6 FAR who knocked them out in the semis...
    58th are current GPMG champs and not bad at the auld falling plates either. good at the orienteering too
    I knew a simple soldier boy.....
    Who grinned at life in empty joy,
    Slept soundly through the lonesome dark,
    And whistled early with the lark.

    In winter trenches, cowed and glum,
    With crumps and lice and lack of rum,
    He put a bullet through his brain.
    And no one spoke of him again.

    You smug-faced crowds with kindling eye
    Who cheer when soldier lads march by,
    Sneak home and pray you'll never know
    The hell where youth and laughter go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buck View Post
    58th are current GPMG champs and not bad at the auld falling plates either. good at the orienteering too
    Saw a photo recently in An Cosantóir to that effect - indeed, I' ve had dealings with one of those
    individuals in that picture.... sound fella
    "Well, stone me! We've had cocaine, bribery and Arsenal scoring two goals at home. But just when you thought there were truly no surprises left in football, Vinnie Jones turns out to be an international player!" (Jimmy Greaves)!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Truck Driver View Post
    Saw a photo recently in An Cosantóir to that effect - indeed, I' ve had dealings with one of those
    individuals in that picture.... sound fella
    which photo is that? do you have a link by chance?
    I knew a simple soldier boy.....
    Who grinned at life in empty joy,
    Slept soundly through the lonesome dark,
    And whistled early with the lark.

    In winter trenches, cowed and glum,
    With crumps and lice and lack of rum,
    He put a bullet through his brain.
    And no one spoke of him again.

    You smug-faced crowds with kindling eye
    Who cheer when soldier lads march by,
    Sneak home and pray you'll never know
    The hell where youth and laughter go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buck View Post
    which photo is that? do you have a link by chance?
    I do indeed....


    http://www.rdfra.ie/YourPhotos/58RIB/CC.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by Truck Driver View Post
    which lad if you dont mind me asking?
    I knew a simple soldier boy.....
    Who grinned at life in empty joy,
    Slept soundly through the lonesome dark,
    And whistled early with the lark.

    In winter trenches, cowed and glum,
    With crumps and lice and lack of rum,
    He put a bullet through his brain.
    And no one spoke of him again.

    You smug-faced crowds with kindling eye
    Who cheer when soldier lads march by,
    Sneak home and pray you'll never know
    The hell where youth and laughter go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buck View Post
    58th are current GPMG champs and not bad at the auld falling plates either. good at the orienteering too
    51 Bn won all army falling plates last year and the team looks strong again this year, also took about 9 gold medals home from the orienteering last year. didnt know it was 58 who were gpmg champs, well done lads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quis Separabit View Post
    51 Bn won all army falling plates last year and the team looks strong again this year, also took about 9 gold medals home from the orienteering last year. didnt know it was 58 who were gpmg champs, well done lads.
    Is that RDF or PDF?
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    Quote Originally Posted by REX View Post
    Is that RDF or PDF?
    that'd be RDF
    I knew a simple soldier boy.....
    Who grinned at life in empty joy,
    Slept soundly through the lonesome dark,
    And whistled early with the lark.

    In winter trenches, cowed and glum,
    With crumps and lice and lack of rum,
    He put a bullet through his brain.
    And no one spoke of him again.

    You smug-faced crowds with kindling eye
    Who cheer when soldier lads march by,
    Sneak home and pray you'll never know
    The hell where youth and laughter go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buck View Post
    that'd be RDF
    That's grand. I thought the RSM was after going out and buying himself a trophy just to keep him warm at night
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    Quote Originally Posted by REX View Post
    That's grand. I thought the RSM was after going out and buying himself a trophy just to keep him warm at night
    ha thats an image that will remain in the memory
    I knew a simple soldier boy.....
    Who grinned at life in empty joy,
    Slept soundly through the lonesome dark,
    And whistled early with the lark.

    In winter trenches, cowed and glum,
    With crumps and lice and lack of rum,
    He put a bullet through his brain.
    And no one spoke of him again.

    You smug-faced crowds with kindling eye
    Who cheer when soldier lads march by,
    Sneak home and pray you'll never know
    The hell where youth and laughter go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buck View Post
    which lad if you dont mind me asking?
    I wouldn't have said "one of those lads" if I wanted to identify him, and
    perhaps myself, in the doing.... this is why we have User ID's, you know....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Truck Driver View Post
    I wouldn't have said "one of those lads" if I wanted to identify him, and
    perhaps myself, in the doing.... this is why we have User ID's, you know....
    thats grand
    I knew a simple soldier boy.....
    Who grinned at life in empty joy,
    Slept soundly through the lonesome dark,
    And whistled early with the lark.

    In winter trenches, cowed and glum,
    With crumps and lice and lack of rum,
    He put a bullet through his brain.
    And no one spoke of him again.

    You smug-faced crowds with kindling eye
    Who cheer when soldier lads march by,
    Sneak home and pray you'll never know
    The hell where youth and laughter go.

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    Came across this on discovery channel website, the international sniper competition.
    Not sure how the boys ranked at it but they seem like they held their own.

    http://military.discovery.com/videos...ons-equipment/
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    international sniper competition 2009

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmcm100 View Post
    Dunno exactly how the lads got on in that competition but they beat a lot of the opposition. Its probably by far one of the hardest sniper competitions. Myself and another fella won the All-army sniper team and individual competition last may and competed in canada last sept.
    http://www.leitrimobserver.ie/news/D...-at.5648821.jp

    Won the long range shoot with the 50cal. sniper rifle beating the likes of the USMC, French marines, Dutch marines and many other top snipers. An amazing experience!!!

    fair play to ya! good shootin

    see, ya still cant beat the weshties
    I knew a simple soldier boy.....
    Who grinned at life in empty joy,
    Slept soundly through the lonesome dark,
    And whistled early with the lark.

    In winter trenches, cowed and glum,
    With crumps and lice and lack of rum,
    He put a bullet through his brain.
    And no one spoke of him again.

    You smug-faced crowds with kindling eye
    Who cheer when soldier lads march by,
    Sneak home and pray you'll never know
    The hell where youth and laughter go.

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    Welcome to the board kmcm100. Congrats in your success. Hopefully some more in the future.

    Well done

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    Congratulations KMCM100 ,

    Have you any pictures you could post from the competition?
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    Not attempting to undermine their sniping prowess but they ended up in the bottom half, 16 out of 32. So lets not be content with this standing. What other teams were competing and why did the other teams 15 teams do in terms of training, equipment , general prep to beat the Irish DF.

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    Id imagine it has a lot to do with our teams being new to it, takes time to get the format and know how to tackle a competition like that. For example our guys don't normally shoot .5 or from helicopters (outside of the ARW).

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    Quote Originally Posted by BANDIT View Post
    Not attempting to undermine their sniping prowess but they ended up in the bottom half, 16 out of 32. So lets not be content with this standing. What other teams were competing and why did the other teams 15 teams do in terms of training, equipment , general prep to beat the Irish DF.

    Something to do with the pistol shoot; maybe KMCM100 can provide more info ?
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    MODS;Is it kosher for me to post links to where one could download the show about the competition?
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