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  • #16
    they are rated against people with an inferiority complex of course

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    • #17
      Originally posted by Kieran Marum View Post
      Is the Army getting Younger

      Further to my entry above the Dail answer gave some interesting data on the average age of the PDF - Comparing average age 321/12/2001 against 31/12/2006

      Officers
      BG 58.20,57.25 = [0.95]; Col 55.82,56.49 =0.67; Lt Col 51.78, 53.22 = 1.44;
      Cmdt 45.19, 45.99 = 0.80; Capt 33.32, 32.40 = [0.92]; Lt 24.85, 24.68 = [0.17]
      When the number of officers at each rank are taken we moved from 1258 to 1388
      resulting in an increase in age from 37.351 years to 38.26 years

      Other Ranks
      SM 52.30, 52.53 =0.23; BQMS 52.18, 53.10 = 0.92; CS 46.70, 48.00 = 1.30
      CQMS 48.09, 49.17 = 1.08; Sgt 42.44, 42.99 = 0.55; Clp 32.22, 36.58 = 4.36
      Pvt 31.04, 31.98 = 0.94 whilst Cadets 19.82 to 21.20 =1.38
      When the number of officers at each rank are taken we moved from 9414 to 9035
      resulting in an increase in age from 46.365 years to 35.721 years

      Overall the PDF moved from 10672 to 10423 strong
      and average age 45.41 [2001] to 35.938 [2006]

      Is this the picture you see every day



      To complete the calculations I took data in other Dail answers which gave a breakdown of the PDF by rank, number and genda at the two dates.
      Kieran, can you give a link to that page? Trying to find it but navigating the site is a bit tricky!
      Once more unto the breach, dear friends

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Saracen View Post
        Kieran, can you give a link to that page? Trying to find it but navigating the site is a bit tricky!
        If memory seves me right it is on
        http://debates.oirachtas.ie/DDebates....XML&Node=2371

        It was question 132

        is on the Government web site

        choose Parliamnet, then dail debates 2004-2007, then select 07 March in 2005
        (A)click on questions, then defence, then look for Defence Forces Personnel
        or (B) Select the right hand PDF symbol at top of page and scrole down to question 132
        Last edited by Kieran Marum; 16 March 2007, 14:09.

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        • #19
          In addition they are all PDF documents so you can use the Adobe reader -
          for example
          http://debates.oireachtas.ie/Xml/29/DAL20070307.PDF
          "Are they trying to shoot down the other drone? "

          "No, they're trying to fly the tank"

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