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  • DeV
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    MOD: A question was posed & answered. Thread closed

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  • Truck Driver
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    Originally posted by Traumagod View Post
    ....You get your commands in irish, deal with it. You arent being asked to be fluent, just to know the command....

    ......You still know what it means! If you were told as a recruit that the command to present arms was 'biscuit' if you heard biscuit youd present arms!! Jesus you dint have to have irish to know what the commands mean. It's repitition and parrot action! FFS we had a serbian in our company a few years ago and he could understand the drill!!

    Remember the screed??

    Get over it!!!!!!!
    Originally posted by Goldie fish View Post
    Pavlovs Dog.
    As the man says above, remember the screed..............

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  • luchi
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    Originally posted by Traumagod View Post
    Exactly Goldie!
    Is that not what you want?
    Follow the word of command....
    don't anticipate the order........
    and other such terms spring to mind.

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  • SC Uilechumachtach
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    Mise comh maith

    [Mod: Oh christ it's back]
    Last edited by Barry; 19 May 2008, 20:46.

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  • Traumagod
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    Originally posted by Goldie fish View Post
    Pavlovs Dog.
    Exactly Goldie!

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  • Goldie fish
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    Pavlovs Dog.

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  • Traumagod
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    Mounting and dismounting guard anyone?? For Christ sake lads get a grip! I'm thinking mountains and molehills here. You get your commands in irish, deal with it. You arent being asked to be fluent, just to know the command. So what if someone says "Radig Fove" instead of pronouncing it correctly?? You still know what it means! If you were told as a recruit that the command to present arms was 'biscuit' if you heard biscuit youd present arms!! Jesus you dint have to have irish to know what the commands mean. It's repitition and parrot action! FFS we had a serbian in our company a few years ago and he could understand the drill!!

    Remember the screed??

    Get over it!!!!!!!

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  • Goldie fish
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    Winning regularly....

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  • Docman
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    Originally posted by hptmurphy View Post
    Try the falling plates at Southern Brigade level for the past 8 years..the orders are always done in Irish

    bloody night mare especialy to newbies.. recipe for disaster.
    Falling plates is easy enough. You line up, someone says some gibberish in pig-Irish and they blow a whistle. What could be easier?

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  • Bosco
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    Originally posted by hptmurphy View Post
    Try the falling plates at Southern Brigade level for the past 8 years..the orders are always done in Irish

    bloody night mare especialy to newbies.. recipe for disaster.
    Ulaimh chun gluais araghaid

    Spelling is terrible I know but hell ar least I pronounce it someways correct.

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  • luchi
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    Originally posted by hptmurphy View Post
    Try the falling plates at Southern Brigade level for the past 8 years..the orders are always done in Irish

    bloody night mare especialy to newbies.. recipe for disaster.
    E.Bde do the same. Is it not the requirement?
    For the competitions you have practiced so many times it doesn't matter what th eguy says you know what to do. The only deviation from what you are expecting is "STAD.............DELOADAIL".....or...."DEAN SLAN". (Sorry no fadas on this computer but you know what I mean!!!)

    But if people are traned to load a weapon when someone says "Geteminthere" then as long as everyone reacts the same to the word then were is the safety issue.

    Not using the Irish language is nothing to do with safety and we all know it. The majority just couldn't be arsed.

    The above story about the Comandant stopping the range officer reading the irish commands brings a number of issues to mind.
    1. Why didn't said officer have the NCOs prepare the troops first?
    2. If the officer wanted to use Irish why didn't he learn it off first?
    3. If the officer intended to use the Irish commands why did he not carry out the TOET in Irish so all would know what to expect?
    4. Why did said commandant permit the officer continueon the range if his attempted use of Irish had shown him as incompetent?
    5. If the regulations required the use of Irish on the range why didn't the range officer not just shut down the range when it was found he couldn't opperate in accordance with the regulations?
    6. To me it looks as if the the Comdt was showing off just as much as the struggling range officer!!!!!!!!

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  • tonyrdf
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    Praiseach

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  • hptmurphy
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    That is done for safety reasons. The one time I heard Irish being used led to uproar. The range officer had the Irish orders written out for him and was reading them out. A Comdt went up to him and took the page off of him. Orders very quickly switched to English as it was very clear the Range officer had no idea of the Irish was either but was trying to be smart.
    Try the falling plates at Southern Brigade level for the past 8 years..the orders are always done in Irish

    bloody night mare especialy to newbies.. recipe for disaster.

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  • ned flanders
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    "Complacht na bhFiann was amalgamated with the rest of the 20Bn into 62 Bn at the reorg in 2005."
    always knew you'se were out on your own with a lot of things, but you were always 20th Bn even before the reorg. The 20th Bn and the 21st Bn amalgamated in the reorg and were designated 62 Reserve Infantry Battalion.

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  • concussion
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    A certain CS told us the worst two words in the Irish language were "ag iompu" and he'd throw us off the square for using it

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