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  • Truck Driver
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    Originally posted by kermit
    DeV, that's an AD Bty
    Dev is correct, one Coy of a post-reorg RDF Inf Bn is slated for a move to
    Casement....

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  • Come-quickly
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    Originally posted by kermit
    DeV, that's an AD Bty
    You'd better let the Inf coy that have sent all their office stuff out there that.

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  • andy
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    If only we had enough aircraft for the Aircorps. Cant ever see it happening TBH

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  • DeV
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    Originally posted by goc132
    I cant see the likes of Ryan Air,Aer Lingus etc etc letting pilots off for training as they are usually runn ragged.
    Especially, seeing thats who trained a good number of their pilots orginally.

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  • DeV
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    Originally posted by Docman
    An Air Corp reserve was mentioned in the Steering Group Report on the FCA. 2 ideas were discussed - Reserve pilots and airfield defence (like the RAF Regiment). It was decided that the PDF could provide for both and there was no need for a reserve component to the Air Corp.

    Case closed for a few years.
    Although there is to be an RDF infantry company based in Baldonnel. post-reorg.

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  • Goldie fish
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    CAP? What type? Wooly? Baseball? Flat cap? Shouldnt this be in the headgear thread?

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  • Bam Bam
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    Thought I'd restart this thread.

    Does anyone still think a CAP would be a good idea for an alternative to an Air Corp Reserve?

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  • sarsteve
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    er, ummm...flying clubs provide the crews, not airlines.

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  • goc132
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    I cant see the likes of Ryan Air,Aer Lingus etc etc letting pilots off for training as they are usually runn ragged.

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  • sarsteve
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    In the US, CAP is the official Air Force Auxiliary. The Coast Guard also have an AirAux.

    In Canada, the Civil Air Search and Rescue Association provides fully trained crews and aircraft to augment the Air Force's SAR mandate. Not only do members crew light a/c, but they also crew military a/c as Spotters, trained by Air Force SarTechs etc.

    There are many other examples where civilian "auxiliaries" work hand-in-hand with military assets in SAR work. Just look at the Caribbean, where virtually all SAR is done by volunteers. Australia and NZ are similar.

    A "reserve" would not necessarily be required to be a fully military organization, yet would be fully capable of taking on the SAR role when required. I doubt there is anyone who can honestly say that the IAC is currently capable of effectively performing every mission that is required of it.

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  • yellowjacket
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    Actually, it'd probably easier integrate such an organisation into the Civil Defence structure. Would definitely pose fewer legal/defence forces type issues.

    That said, I'm not sure too many plane owners would fancy painting their aircraft canary yellow!

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  • Silver
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    Fair enough.
    However, a Civil Air Patrol (CAP) wouldn't be part of an Air Corps reserve, strictly speaking.

    Also, I very much doubt that a CAP was ever considered before at government level. About time it was.

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  • Docman
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    An Air Corp reserve was mentioned in the Steering Group Report on the FCA. 2 ideas were discussed - Reserve pilots and airfield defence (like the RAF Regiment). It was decided that the PDF could provide for both and there was no need for a reserve component to the Air Corp.

    Case closed for a few years.

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  • sarsteve
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    Thanks. Actually made one posting about a month ago, but then got pretty busy.

    Its too bad, the actual savings for the government is significant. Also frees up strictly military assets for other missions. Much cheaper to use a C172 to coastwatch, then it is to use a CASA, which would be of better use farther offshore.

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  • Silver
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    By the way,

    Welcome to irishmilitaryonline, sarsteve.
    Your input is most appreciated.

    Silver.

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