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  • ancientmariner's Avatar
    Today, 11:02
    I found the practice demeaning. Defence Budget should be spent, every year in it's totality, so that in lean manpower years , the Services can update...
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  • Bravo20's Avatar
    Today, 10:03
    I hope that is exactly what they do do. The defence budget should not be used to supplement foreign affairs, IDA, enterprise Ireland, Bord Bia. The...
    349 replies | 59870 view(s)
  • Herald's Avatar
    Yesterday, 22:29
    29.4 million!! F****ng hell! that'd pay the lease on 4 gripens alone for a year!
    349 replies | 59870 view(s)
  • ancientmariner's Avatar
    Yesterday, 17:46
    Hope they don't have to request freebies from all the big suppliers of dining comestibles, booze, and gifts for US/UN dignitaries. Some of the EURO...
    349 replies | 59870 view(s)
  • na grohmiti's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:15
    Been a while since a foreign trip. Long overdue.
    349 replies | 59870 view(s)
  • DeV's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:38
    DeV replied to a thread manning levels, the future. in Navy FAQs
    There is a NS going to NY as part of Ireland trying to get a UNSC seat
    349 replies | 59870 view(s)
  • batterysgt's Avatar
    19th September 2019, 19:14
    https://twitter.com/dfreserve/status/1174739289353150464?s=19
    349 replies | 59870 view(s)
  • DeV's Avatar
    17th September 2019, 18:35
    DeV replied to a thread manning levels, the future. in Navy FAQs
    https://pdforra.ie/news/?p=1701
    349 replies | 59870 view(s)
  • Flamingo's Avatar
    17th September 2019, 18:07
    It's nice to have a good news story about a drone https://www.rte.ie/news/connacht/2019/0916/1076216-galway-drone/
    59 replies | 19687 view(s)
  • apod's Avatar
    17th September 2019, 11:45
    apod replied to a thread Soldier 2017 in Military Kit
    Noticed that too.Modified shirt. She would have just been better off to just wadi the pockets altogether.Or better still get issued one of the 2018...
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  • na grohmiti's Avatar
    17th September 2019, 08:21
    Didn't I just say that?
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  • ropebag's Avatar
    17th September 2019, 07:01
    ropebag replied to a thread Single boot concept in Military Kit
    There's no such thing now - and we've discovered that it doesn't matter. Lots of people, me included, wear the Aku base boot for general mooching,...
    226 replies | 32860 view(s)
  • na grohmiti's Avatar
    17th September 2019, 01:24
    na grohmiti replied to a thread Soldier 2017 in Military Kit
    I notice the new general wearing what I assume is a new shirt. Whats the deal with the pocket location? Too high for a waist pocket, too low for a...
    456 replies | 114443 view(s)
  • apod's Avatar
    16th September 2019, 23:39
    apod replied to a thread Soldier 2017 in Military Kit
    Anyone notice the new shirts being worn in a few of the recent DF official photos.Mainly by RDF.
    456 replies | 114443 view(s)
  • apod's Avatar
    16th September 2019, 23:32
    apod replied to a thread Single boot concept in Military Kit
    There isn't any. As long as they are brown and issued they can wear them AFAIK. I wonder also if the Drop shorts will be issued both the normal...
    226 replies | 32860 view(s)
  • DeV's Avatar
    16th September 2019, 23:13
    DeV replied to a thread Single boot concept in Military Kit
    Meanwhile the MOD 7 years ago did this https://www.gov.uk/government/news/deal-signed-for-new-combat-boots I do wonder how that works for...
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  • apod's Avatar
    16th September 2019, 23:05
    apod replied to a thread Single boot concept in Military Kit
    Yeah.I saw that too.There were Hi-Res photos from the EX on IKON. The P.A's were wearing (mostly) the Desert version of the Scouts. Which is odd as I...
    226 replies | 32860 view(s)
  • Truck Driver's Avatar
    16th September 2019, 22:09
    An article on said Ex in September's An Cosantoir. What caught my eye was the boots. What were our red hatted colleagues wearing?
    226 replies | 32860 view(s)
  • Truck Driver's Avatar
    16th September 2019, 21:32
    Totally agree. Use of the barracks boot - as I remember yourself saying many moons ago, Apod - cut down on wear and tear on the operational...
    226 replies | 32860 view(s)
  • Truck Driver's Avatar
    16th September 2019, 21:23
    Your Linkers will still be quite partial to a lick of Kiwi... :biggrin:
    226 replies | 32860 view(s)
  • ropebag's Avatar
    16th September 2019, 20:54
    ropebag replied to a thread Single boot concept in Military Kit
    Financially I'm not sure it will - back in the day when we we issued the old DMS high leg, and after that the assault boot, no one - and I mean no...
    226 replies | 32860 view(s)
  • apod's Avatar
    16th September 2019, 20:43
    apod replied to a thread Single boot concept in Military Kit
    Are things really that bad with the clothing budget??How did it get to that point? Even back in the day we were issued two pairs of boots.Even if...
    226 replies | 32860 view(s)
  • northie's Avatar
    16th September 2019, 20:06
    northie replied to a thread Single boot concept in Military Kit
    Thats a consequence of having a goretex lining. One boot can't do it all. But clothing simply don't have the budget to order multiple types as is...
    226 replies | 32860 view(s)
  • apod's Avatar
    16th September 2019, 19:56
    apod replied to a thread Single boot concept in Military Kit
    No. Nikwax Nubuck and suede proof is the new Kiwi. If you look at the pictures from the latest medal parade in UNDOF you can spot the lads who have...
    226 replies | 32860 view(s)
  • na grohmiti's Avatar
    16th September 2019, 18:06
    Long overdue. I may be wrong but I think she was in the fourth cadet class to accept women, the first two being all female. Its not that long ago,...
    457 replies | 166433 view(s)
  • DeV's Avatar
    16th September 2019, 16:41
    DeV replied to a thread New Generals? in Army & Army Reserve
    Col Maureen O’Brien has been promoted to Brig Gen as DFC UNDOF https://twitter.com/df_cos/status/1173618778309046273?s=21
    457 replies | 166433 view(s)
  • Auldsod's Avatar
    16th September 2019, 14:26
    Auldsod replied to a thread Single boot concept in Military Kit
    There will be great value to be had buying tins of black kiwi parade from next Summer on so. :biggrin:
    226 replies | 32860 view(s)
  • apod's Avatar
    16th September 2019, 14:25
    apod replied to a thread Single boot concept in Military Kit
    Yup.Brown is what they ordered.Both colours were trialled but they went with Brown.
    226 replies | 32860 view(s)
  • trellheim's Avatar
    16th September 2019, 13:56
    trellheim replied to a thread Single boot concept in Military Kit
    ty - let's see tomorrow ! Also is it brown boot only - no black scouts ?
    226 replies | 32860 view(s)
  • apod's Avatar
    16th September 2019, 13:10
    apod replied to a thread Single boot concept in Military Kit
    I would say if you looked for either at the moment they would fire them at you as I believe they are clearing the shelves for the new boots.Having...
    226 replies | 32860 view(s)
  • GoneToTheCanner's Avatar
    16th September 2019, 12:27
    Some modern weapons of this kind have a backblast device that breaks up into small particles of plastic or foam and are ejected as part of the...
    19 replies | 4955 view(s)
  • Craghopper's Avatar
    16th September 2019, 10:27
    They are a great boot , however, they have badly discolored from the brown to a cream white in the heat. They are also very heavy and even wearing...
    226 replies | 32860 view(s)
  • na grohmiti's Avatar
    15th September 2019, 22:34
    Thats what the bn going overseas are told...
    226 replies | 32860 view(s)
  • smegers's Avatar
    15th September 2019, 22:08
    smegers replied to a thread Single boot concept in Military Kit
    Nah its always a recruit platoon coming in.
    226 replies | 32860 view(s)
  • trellheim's Avatar
    15th September 2019, 21:34
    trellheim replied to a thread Single boot concept in Military Kit
    so my old HAIX op boots are now 11 years old, magnums are 6 or so , what do I do here , or do I trade both pairs in for a scout or do we all only...
    226 replies | 32860 view(s)
  • Buck's Avatar
    15th September 2019, 15:29
    Buck replied to a thread Single boot concept in Military Kit
    My favourite excuse is "can't - those are all for the BN going overseas"
    226 replies | 32860 view(s)
  • Sparky42's Avatar
    15th September 2019, 12:27
    Interesting that they want to widen out the supply chains, would have though the main driver would be to limit the extra costs and training paths...
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  • na grohmiti's Avatar
    15th September 2019, 12:11
    Some more details on the ship coming out also. A combination of Bofors 57mm Mk110 and 40mm as main and secondary armament, a huge change for the...
    450 replies | 119893 view(s)
  • apod's Avatar
    15th September 2019, 10:49
    apod replied to a thread Single boot concept in Military Kit
    Shouldn't be an issue going forward.The Bks boot is gone.As is the current OP boot. So if and RDF member needs boots it will be an issue of Haix...
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  • Truck Driver's Avatar
    15th September 2019, 10:05
    I got a Size 10 pair in 2009 for going on a career course no problem... well, no problem once the little fkn jumped up gremlin in stores who thought...
    226 replies | 32860 view(s)
  • Herald's Avatar
    14th September 2019, 22:40
    Unfortunately for both HW and Ferguson, it seems they will have to bid for blocks of work, I can't remember where I saw it, possibly the FT, but in...
    450 replies | 119893 view(s)
  • pym's Avatar
    14th September 2019, 14:18
    pym replied to a thread Mali. in Overseas
    https://thedefensepost.com/2019/09/13/mali-jnim-g5-sahel-dioungani-ecowas/
    301 replies | 147027 view(s)
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