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  • Recall From First Line Reserve

    Has anyone ever been recalled into the DF from the First Line Reserve?

    The US equivalent is known as the IRR (Individual Ready Reserve) and depending on your enlistment contract and other choices you may or may not do 2 years in an IRR status. It is not unheard of to get recalled to Active Duty from the IRR...everybody knows that going in.

    Has it ever happened in Ireland?

    How about Officers? In the US, they may resign from Active/Reserve Duty but their commissions are transfered into IRR Commissions, and they are still liable to recall. It takes a specific act of resigning the IRR Commission (when eligible) to completely get off the recall list. IIRC they can still be recalled up to age 60 if they don't resign the IRR Commission.

    Are Irish DF Officers subject to recall at anytime?
    Last edited by strummer; 18 January 2008, 16:45.
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    • #3
      Where NS FLR watchkeeper officers not called up a couple of years back?

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      • #4
        I was reading the white paper on defence recently and the review of implementation. It has some info on the first line reserve and when they were, if ever used. Probably your best bet for info.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by strummer View Post
          Has anyone ever been recalled into the DF from the First Line Reserve?
          I know of two reservists who rejoined from the reserve. I'm not sure whether they were recalled or if they rejoined voluntarily though.
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          • #6
            Yup mate of mine got called back for about three months...specialist role..in a highly unstable time...cost him his business.
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            • #7
              i was in the first line for 6 years n left it to join the rdf. Never thought it likely id be called up tbh.

              Mind you i served with a pte in the 3 bn who was called up from the first line in the early 1970's and was still serving when i was discharged in 99. Every 2 months or so he just got his call out notice renewed , in the end he was simply taken back onto the unit strength full time .
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              • #8
                Originally posted by DeV View Post
                Where NS FLR watchkeeper officers not called up a couple of years back?
                NS Officers (both Ops and Engineering) on the First Line Reserve come back on a regular basis, many do three to four weeks a year.

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                • #9
                  Nobody I know ever was, but Im sure those with specialist skills from time to time may be called.. Would be a rarety cos I never heard of it in my time in...
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Groundhog View Post
                    I know of two reservists who rejoined from the reserve. I'm not sure whether they were recalled or if they rejoined voluntarily though.
                    They were recalled and were never stood down. They were eventually taken back on the strength through their own choice.
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                    • #11
                      [/NS Officers (both Ops and Engineering) on the First Line Reserve come back on a regular basis, many do three to four weeks a year.
                      or more depending on their qualification and situation required.
                      Last edited by FMolloy; 20 January 2008, 01:12.
                      Covid 19 is not over ....it's still very real..Hand Hygiene, Social Distancing and Masks.. keep safe

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                      • #12
                        Hi there
                        They used to bring back ex-Air Corps pilots on a two-week summer camp.I met some of them who had come back from Aer Lingus and had a ball whizzing around in Fougas and Marchettis, instead of the usual straight-and-level stuff.They don't do it now, though.
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