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hptmurphy
30th November 2006, 23:38
Some will recognise faces...one here will have a little giggle..

But it was a Life Less Ordinary...70's style...

hptmurphy
30th November 2006, 23:40
the last two pages..enjoy....yeah i know theres an overlap of a page..but its worth it...

Barry
30th November 2006, 23:45
yvan eht nioj.....

armedboarder
1st December 2006, 00:00
Some will recognise faces...one here will have a little giggle..

But it was a Life Less Ordinary...70's style...

Hey thats early in the Deirdre's first year. the minichef and a few rogues

Goldie fish
1st December 2006, 07:05
They boast about setanta but no photos of her rotting away in the basin..She would have left the base for the second last time around then....1978/1979.

There was another about shortly after that had a photo of what the P30 ships were supposed to look like.
The drawing looked nothing like Eithne. Now that would be worth seeing again...

trellheim
1st December 2006, 09:55
Good Stuff

hptmurphy
1st December 2006, 10:35
Believe it or not I can name a lot of guys in this booklet.Pity Laners hasn't been around recently I reckon he could name them all. The A/Sea Diver on the cover is now serving CPO DSM.. The year of release is sometime after Emer was comissioned but before Aoife was launched..so about '78 or '79 would be a good guess.

moggy
1st December 2006, 14:16
Jesus Murph are you cleaning out your attic - most of the heads are gone??
well done//

Truck Driver
1st December 2006, 15:32
The hairdos in a few of the pics are a gieaway as to the era alright :biggrin:

Where the hell did ya dig these up from, Murph???

hptmurphy
1st December 2006, 18:05
I actually found it while I was recruit in 1985 in a store room we were cleaning out. I kept it with a lot of other things for years..letters photos etc. Have had it around for ages and was always considering posting it but never seem to got around to it....just did it last night as I thought it would be nice to share..gad its being enjoyed..I wonder are there any other types of this material available.

Steamy Window
1st December 2006, 18:24
It seems so much less sophisticated than recruitment brochures we have today- be it for the Defence Forces or the private sector. I remember seeing a poster for either the Defence Forces or the British Army which simply said "Join The Army- It's A Man's Life" underneath a picture of a helicopter and a soldier on the foreground.

How successful was that particular campaign?

Do you have the recruitment literature for when you joined up hpt?

Goldie fish
1st December 2006, 20:17
I have some similar vintage posters. I must scan them...

hptmurphy
1st December 2006, 23:11
No I don't..I was part of a 110 man recruitment program..there were no recruitment drives..at the time we were on a two year waiting list and some of us just moved up the ladder by use of contacts to get in. I was interviewed in waterford..there were about 40 guys done the same day...6 of us got in..4 were serving A/Bs with 3 Coy SM at the time..one guy got binned after two days for breaking his ankle in a basket ball game......

one of the 5 remaining went off as cabin crew with an airline...two still serving.and one became a prison officer..and then theres me....

ex pat 007
2nd December 2006, 11:26
I have some army brochures from the early nineties and a pretty decent book (with a picture of a sgt in ods with a gpmg on the cover) , I'll see if I cant dig up the booklets when I get back.

haribo
2nd December 2006, 21:46
quote steamy window I remember seeing a poster for either the Defence Forces or the British Army which simply said "Join The Army- It's A Man's Life" underneath a picture of a helicopter and a soldier on the foreground.

How successful was that particular campaign?

It must have had some sucess.I was one of thousends who joined up in 1975 ,around the time that recruitment poster was around .Would love to see it again.


quote goldie fish -I have some similar vintage posters. I must scan them...
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please do !

Truck Driver
2nd December 2006, 22:01
I have some army brochures from the early nineties and a pretty decent book (with a picture of a sgt in ods with a gpmg on the cover) , I'll see if I cant dig up the booklets when I get back.

That sounds like the Defence Forces handbook (Mark II) that you are talking about. I hav that at home aswell. The first one was done a few years previously, with all the unit flashes on a centre spread (PDF and FCA).

With all the developments in the DF since the last handbook, I think it's time
An Cosantóir did up a new one... :wink:

e.g; OG then DPM working dress, Development of the FCA, reorg to RDF
etc etc...

hptmurphy
2nd December 2006, 22:53
That Defence forces hand book mark two was issued in about 1987 if I remember correctly.Was a fairly good offering..pity the practise hasn't been repeated.

Goldie fish
3rd December 2006, 00:04
It is amazing how much they made of what was then a pretty pitiful force. It made you proud reading it, yet looking back on it, it was lots of smoke and mirrors.

Truck Driver
3rd December 2006, 03:33
That Defence forces hand book mark two was issued in about 1987 if I remember correctly.Was a fairly good offering..pity the practise hasn't been repeated.

That would be about right, as there was a feature on the new personal rifle on
issue to the Defence Forces (the Steyr)

Jolly_Jack
3rd December 2006, 23:36
It is amazing how much they made of what was then a pretty pitiful force. It made you proud reading it, yet looking back on it, it was lots of smoke and mirrors.

I was involved (with a cast of hundreds) in making this brochure. At least I remember receiving a bollocking for parts of it, e.g.;

MM DSM's crooked cap ribbon.
Sig on aldis lamp sleeves rolled up.
Pusser's Arrows' on Binos, indicating RN issue.
Hair down to arse on pretty well all hand and the cook (except recruits).
Bollocking for own hair length sittting in unsuitable gear is sad genini (inflatable) with POS Johnson engine. Note state of red wetsuits which we used to share (pre aids era).

Note also the two cadets in GP14, later to die tragically in RTA.

All new personnel (inc. NSR) should be given a copy, to help them understand how far the NS has evolved. Also bear in mind that the 70/80's generation were light years ahead of the 60's service. I do, however, think that we had more fun then than now.

Regards
JJ
:biggrin:

Steamy Window
4th December 2006, 00:23
Have an 80's FCA brochure lying around, will be scanned if I can find it...

edit: lets try this...


http://thumb14.webshots.net/t/64/64/0/94/72/2975094720077968554xJzCIC_th.jpg (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2975094720077968554xJzCIC)
http://thumb14.webshots.net/t/57/557/6/90/27/2555690270077968554lpXLrH_th.jpg (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2555690270077968554lpXLrH)
http://thumb14.webshots.net/t/53/53/8/16/13/2863816130077968554kMdiRp_th.jpg (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2863816130077968554kMdiRp)
http://thumb14.webshots.net/t/48/48/1/31/77/2885131770077968554TUNaEL_th.jpg (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2885131770077968554TUNaEL)

hptmurphy
4th December 2006, 02:25
An oldie and a goldie...had forgotten about that one thanks.

Truck Driver
4th December 2006, 04:49
Have an 80's FCA brochure lying around, will be scanned if I can find it...

edit: lets try this...


http://thumb14.webshots.net/t/64/64/0/94/72/2975094720077968554xJzCIC_th.jpg (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2975094720077968554xJzCIC)
http://thumb14.webshots.net/t/57/557/6/90/27/2555690270077968554lpXLrH_th.jpg (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2555690270077968554lpXLrH)
http://thumb14.webshots.net/t/53/53/8/16/13/2863816130077968554kMdiRp_th.jpg (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2863816130077968554kMdiRp)
http://thumb14.webshots.net/t/48/48/1/31/77/2885131770077968554TUNaEL_th.jpg (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2885131770077968554TUNaEL)


Yes, think I have a copy of this at home somewhere.

The bloody 21st Inf Bn getting in the shots again, I see... :wink:

Goldie fish
4th December 2006, 04:59
One wonders where they got the combats they are wearing....

Truck Driver
4th December 2006, 07:28
One wonders where they got the combats they are wearing....

It's not combats they're wearing as far as I can remember. It's not
overly clear from those scans, all the same.

It's working dress with the crappy "Ho Chi Minh" jackets....

hptmurphy
4th December 2006, 14:26
Oh!!! theres a few sets of combats in there all right.....and obviously all the helmets were on loan. Theres a couple of faces still serving...lol.

Kieran
4th December 2006, 16:09
Anyone else notice there werent any clear shots of the .303?

Barry
4th December 2006, 18:28
I spotted a GPMG in one photo, and I'm not talking about the one of the ADR. Interesting breakdown of firepower in a section, a belt fed machine gun supporting bolt action battle rifles.....

hptmurphy
4th December 2006, 23:09
It happened..take the cav for instance..we trained on the MAG for the AMLs..but when it came to being dismountable element we used the BREN.

We used the .5 from the AML CS..but never got around to using it in the ground role.

I wnt on duty one morning with an PDF officer who had never mounted or dismounted a guard using FNs or gustavs..that was interesting.

Was mounted and dismounted by an engineering officer how was british by birth and had no clue to Irish word of command..all though the word bang did help him appreciate the intarcies of unloading and ease springs in the correct order...

life is just full of these little anomalies...lol