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    The old chestnut from the Defence Forces was MIRROR IMAGE
    Except for:
    1.Peak Caps
    2.Medals
    3.Shoes for O/R
    4.Lt O/C Regts or Inf Bn etc
    5.WO in Naval Service Reserve
    6.Logs BN not properly formed up
    7.No Air Corp Reserve
    8.No Equestrian Reserve Not really pratical
    9.Band is there any reserves in any band?

    Anyone else want to add to list could be an interesting thread?

  • #2
    Originally posted by goc132 View Post
    The old chestnut from the Defence Forces was MIRROR IMAGE
    Except for:
    1.Peak Caps
    2.Medals
    3.Shoes for O/R
    4.Lt O/C Regts or Inf Bn etc
    5.WO in Naval Service Reserve
    6.Logs BN not properly formed up
    7.No Air Corp Reserve
    8.No Equestrian Reserve Not really pratical
    9.Band is there any reserves in any band?

    Anyone else want to add to list could be an interesting thread?

    10. Good Officers

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    • #3
      Mirror image of the PDF I presume you mean?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by DeV View Post
        Mirror image of the PDF I presume you mean?
        Mirror Image was a famous exercise in the Glen.

        ORs used get issued with shoes. The issue of shoes is supposed to be halted to offset the cost of the issue of Peak Caps etc.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by goc132 View Post
          The old chestnut from the Defence Forces was MIRROR IMAGE
          Except for:
          1.Peak Caps
          2.Medals
          3.Shoes for O/R
          4.Lt O/C Regts or Inf Bn etc
          5.WO in Naval Service Reserve
          6.Logs BN not properly formed up
          7.No Air Corp Reserve
          8.No Equestrian Reserve Not really pratical
          9.Band is there any reserves in any band?

          Anyone else want to add to list could be an interesting thread?
          1.
          Wouldn't think it would be a runner on cost grounds

          2.
          Medals - if the Q / Cadre staff are doing their job correctly, the appropriate AF will be
          submitted in a timely manner (think its April of the year ?) to ensure issue of medals / bars

          3.
          Shoes - our lads DID get issued shoes on a limited basis when driving saloons during the
          World Special Olympics - but again, cost. How often do we wear SD No 1 these days ?

          4.
          ????

          5.
          Wouldn't imagine that there ever will be a WO position in the NSR.

          (a)
          due to the limited establishment number in the NSR

          (b)
          in the PDF, the WO rank is an administrative shore based position, not part of a ship's
          crew

          6.
          LSB not properly formed up.
          - probably never will be. For instance, who wants to go to Camp Staff and spend their
          weekends scrubbing pots, etc., when they could be picking up a more useful medical
          or driving qual, as appropriate. Rumour has it that this element of the LSB is getting the
          heave in the New Year - anyone else hear this ?

          7.
          No Air Corps Reserve. Now this baffles me, in that there would, I'm sure, be suitably
          qualified people in Civvy Street who would love a crack at this....

          8.
          No Equestrian Reserve
          - no point, due to the limited size of the Equitation School

          9.
          Yes, the former 10 Inf Bn had a Pipe Band - there was a feature in An Cosantóir a few years
          ago on it
          "Well, stone me! We've had cocaine, bribery and Arsenal scoring two goals at home. But just when you thought there were truly no surprises left in football, Vinnie Jones turns out to be an international player!" (Jimmy Greaves)!"

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          • #6
            Wouldn't imagine that there ever will be a WO position in the NSR
            used to be in the Sm years ago
            Covid 19 is not over ....it's still very real..Hand Hygiene, Social Distancing and Masks.. keep safe

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            • #7
              Originally posted by hptmurphy View Post
              used to be in the Sm years ago
              Didn't know that
              "Well, stone me! We've had cocaine, bribery and Arsenal scoring two goals at home. But just when you thought there were truly no surprises left in football, Vinnie Jones turns out to be an international player!" (Jimmy Greaves)!"

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Truck Driver View Post
                1.
                LSB not properly formed up.
                - probably never will be. For instance, who wants to go to Camp Staff and spend their
                weekends scrubbing pots, etc., when they could be picking up a more useful medical
                or driving qual, as appropriate. Rumour has it that this element of the LSB is getting the
                heave in the New Year - anyone else hear this ?
                The current rumour is that RLSB is to be wound up.
                medic coys to parade in local area but be made part of the Currah hospital strength.
                Tpt coys to parade locally but to be part of TVMS or Tpt coy of local inf batallion. Whichever is more practical within the Bde.

                but who knows??????????????
                Without supplies no army is brave.

                —Frederick the Great,

                Instructions to his Generals, 1747

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                • #9
                  there was an Air Corps Reserve for many years and it was a joke.All the ex-pilots and techies came back for two weeks in the summer and had a big lark, officially getting their "military skills" back up to speed, ie, whizzing around at low-level in a Fouga after having spent years in a 737 cockpit.Some came back in uniform but most just schlepped around in overalls, with beards and bellies and deep pockets to accept furtive CVs from the lads.Eventually, the employers got fed up of funding two weeks of sponsored dossing and had a word with the Minister....
                  regards
                  GttC

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by luchi View Post
                    The current rumour is that RLSB is to be wound up.
                    medic coys to parade in local area but be made part of the Currah hospital strength.
                    Tpt coys to parade locally but to be part of TVMS or Tpt coy of local inf batallion. Whichever is more practical within the Bde.

                    but who knows??????????????
                    What happened to RDF organisation is now a mirror image of PDF?

                    Why not have corps concentrations instead?

                    Originally posted by GoneToTheCanner View Post
                    there was an Air Corps Reserve for many years and it was a joke.All the ex-pilots and techies came back for two weeks in the summer and had a big lark, officially getting their "military skills" back up to speed, ie, whizzing around at low-level in a Fouga after having spent years in a 737 cockpit.Some came back in uniform but most just schlepped around in overalls, with beards and bellies and deep pockets to accept furtive CVs from the lads.Eventually, the employers got fed up of funding two weeks of sponsored dossing and had a word with the Minister....
                    regards
                    GttC

                    Its called the First Line Reserve

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by DeV View Post
                      What happened to RDF organisation is now a mirror image of PDF?
                      well actually that is the idea.
                      The Inf Bns should have a tpt coy. They effectively don't.
                      Should there be medica attached to an Inf Bn? I don't know.
                      The RLSB should have a Camp Coy. It effectively doesn't

                      And so the decision has to be made as to what will be the closest to the mirror. Current thinking is that RLSB just does not work.

                      Why not have corps concentrations instead?
                      Thats one of the ideas. The 3 tpt coys woll come under TVMS. This would make some sence considering the amount of driver specific training that is done in relation to other training.
                      Without supplies no army is brave.

                      —Frederick the Great,

                      Instructions to his Generals, 1747

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                      • #12
                        Infantry units should have a transport pln not a coy!

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                        • #13
                          RLSB there is no reasson it can't be formed up with the camp staff Pl
                          OK Smith it’s Colonel Decker. I hate it when a plan comes together. You’re surrounded. I want you and Peck and Baracus, to throw out your weapons, all the ration packs you stole and come out with your hands up. You have fifteen seconds.

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