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  • DeV
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    MOD: Question asked & answered - thread closed

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  • Truck Driver
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    Originally posted by Goldie fish View Post
    You can tell they are ex infantry by the biscuits....
    Whereas the indigenous Cav personnel will be in possession of breakfast rolls

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  • Goldie fish
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    You can tell they are ex infantry by the biscuits....

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  • Tribunius
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    Originally posted by Truck Driver View Post
    Ta for the correction. So all the folks in the former Coy of 17 Inf Bn have now become
    Troopers?
    Yeah most of them. They even had transfers in from the other coys.

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  • hptmurphy
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    Yup sure they do..thats why they go to longford at weekends. AFAIK mid week training in castlbar ground to a halt and the idea was to stage traing at weekends in Longford.

    Minibus' may be just non op troop transport ..we have two.... but all tactical training etc is done with borrowed and indigenous GS's and FFR's our won AMl90 and any others we can borrow..and the units DR bikes...so I suppose we aren't badly equiped..advantages of being based in a fulltime Bks who borrow our gear as much as we do theres.

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  • greyfox
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    Originally posted by Truck Driver View Post
    You must have:

    1. MOD 2 completed - i.e; hold an AF154 for the Nissan

    2. Be 21 yrs of age or over

    - think that' s it, but I' ll need to double check.



    The minibus is not an operational vehicle within ANY unit - it's for non operational
    purposes - that was my point.



    Ta for the correction. So all the folks in the former Coy of 17 Inf Bn have now become
    Troopers?
    yes quite a few of there bodies are ex infantry most still have not been issued the correct headgear ,
    all units need a mini bus and drivers while useless to the cav on camp or tactics , without them admin would be a disaster ,

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  • DeV
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    Module 3 is minibus & truck, they need something to drive. They have to do it before they get to drive AFVs.

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  • BANDIT
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    Longford will never be closed.. Albert Reynolds

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  • Truck Driver
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    Originally posted by DeV View Post
    How do you complete module 3 of the 154?
    You must have:

    1. MOD 2 completed - i.e; hold an AF154 for the Nissan

    2. Be 21 yrs of age or over

    - think that' s it, but I' ll need to double check.

    Originally posted by Goldie fish View Post
    It's not an operational vehicle within the cavalry squadron. It is something the squadron gets lumbered with instead of useful vehicles.
    The minibus is not an operational vehicle within ANY unit - it's for non operational
    purposes - that was my point.

    Originally posted by Tribunius View Post
    The 17 Inf BN became part of the 56 Inf BN not the 58 Inf BN.
    Its a Cav only barracks now. 4 Cav Sqn and 54 Cav Sqn. There is a lot of talk about closing it due to the improved situation in the north. I don't think it will be open much longer myself.
    Ta for the correction. So all the folks in the former Coy of 17 Inf Bn have now become
    Troopers?

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  • Tribunius
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    Originally posted by Truck Driver View Post
    In answer to your first question, it WAS:

    17 Inf Bn - now probably a company of 58 Inf Bn.
    Also there was talk of 54 Cav Sqn being moved there - donĀ“t know the
    craic there.

    In answer to your second question, that would be operational info, and we
    would get hand slaps for discussing it !!!
    The 17 Inf BN became part of the 56 Inf BN not the 58 Inf BN.

    Its a Cav only barracks now. 4 Cav Sqn and 54 Cav Sqn. There is a lot of talk about closing it due to the improved situation in the north. I don't think it will be open much longer myself.

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  • Goldie fish
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    Originally posted by DeV View Post
    How do you complete module 3 of the 154?
    I don't personally.

    Originally posted by Truck Driver View Post
    Really?

    So how do you transport non operational troops?
    Pontis don't need transport.

    My point is that the minibus is not an operational vehicle within the cavalry squadron. It is something the squadron gets lumbered with instead of useful vehicles.

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  • DeV
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    How do you complete module 3 of the 154?

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  • Truck Driver
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    Originally posted by Goldie fish View Post
    A minibus is not a military asset within the cavalry inventory.
    Really?

    So how do you transport non operational troops?

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  • Goldie fish
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    A minibus is not a military asset within the cavalry inventory.

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  • Truck Driver
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    Originally posted by DeV View Post
    If they had cav vehicles in Castlebar, they could use it as part of their training.
    Unlikely, as Castlebar is not a permanent military post.
    Might have a minibus or two there though.

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