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    I just thought of a great Idea for the Defence forces to be brought into the future.You guys keep bitchin about cutbacks in spending on the defence forces.The solution to this is simple,disband the RDF,the biggest waste of money of all time.All that it does is turn people into "baggers" the most useless soldiers of all time.If the RDF was disbanded the minister would have loads of money to spend on proper equipment for the real soldiers in the PDF.

  • #2
    The way things are at the moment,that should save about €4.75...
    Then who is going to do all the jobs the real soldiers hate,like duties in the summer,enemy at exercises.....guard of honours at openings of the local pool hall..I see the Government Disbanding the PDF before they get rid of the Part-timers. The RDF are the cheaper,more cost effective option. They dont have to pay us to sit on our ass all day..we will do it for free:D

    Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing.


    • #3
      Trigger in light of your recent posts in regard of how to have a cigarette while on exercise and also this current post about DF cuts I have to question some of your posts.

      Dispanding the RDF isnt going to result in massive cost savings. How does this support your arguement ?

      Although the reserve has never really stood up as a fighting force and there is massive improvements to be made, its still better than not having a reserve.

      In addition, it should be noted that although the government does seemm to be inept at times, there does exist a White Paper and there are improvements being made.


      • #4
        Cost of Equiping, paying and running RDF = €43 Million (of which €7M is Cadre Staff pay)

        Cost of Compensation for PDF soldiers making Claims =€49M

        Nuff said.

        Friends Come and Go, but Enemies accumulate!!


        • #5
          hey bailer you will get this one....

          price of reserve = 43 million
          price of pdf = 90 million +

          price of look on 5th bn commanders face when a section from the 7th bn wipes the floor with platoon from the 5th bn = PRICELESS
          Over the centuries, mankind has tried many ways of combating the forces of evil...prayer, fasting, good works and so on. Up until Doom, no one seemed to have thought about the double-barrel shotgun. Eat leaden death, demon...


          • #6
            Yes and we had the TESS gear to prove it
            Friends Come and Go, but Enemies accumulate!!