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    some postcards from the edge

    Defence Forces Training.

    205. Deputy Bernard Allen Information Zoom asked the Minister for Defence Information Zoom the number of non-integrated Reserve Defence Force officers by brigade who completed at least one week’s full-time training in 2008; the number who qualified for gratuity; and the number of integrated RDF officers for each brigade who completed three weeks full-time training. [44246/08]

    Minister for Defence (Deputy Willie O’Dea): Information Zoom The military authorities have advised me that the numbers of non-integrated Reserve Defence Force officers by brigade who completed at least one week’s full-time training in 2008; the numbers who have qualified for gratuity in 2008; and the numbers of integrated RDF officers for each brigade who completed three weeks full time training were as follows:
    Formation Completed at least 1 week non-integrated FTT Qualified for gratuity in 2008 Completed 3 weeks FTT (Integrated)
    2 E Bde RDF 130 128 4
    1 S Bde RDF 157 143 7
    4 W Bde RDF 151 112 9
    Totals 438 383 20

    Defence Forces Reserve.

    206. Deputy Bernard Allen Information Zoom asked the Minister for Defence Information Zoom the reason Reserve Defence Force officers commissioned after 1 October 2005 are excluded from promotion above the rank of lieutenant in DFR R5 (details supplied); and if he intends to rectify this. [44247/08]

    Minister for Defence (Deputy Willie O’Dea): Information Zoom Para 31(1) DFR R5 (New Series) empowers me to promote RDF Officers commissioned before or after 1 October 2005. The military authorities have advised me that, consistent with the provisions of this regulation, a Lieutenant to Captain promotion competition was conducted in 2008 in order to fill vacancies in the establishment in respect of Captains.

    I will arrange to have the wording of Paras 31 (2) – (4) DFR R5 (New Series) amended in order to remove any possible ambiguity relating to the promotion of Lieutenants.


    (link)

    http://debates.oireachtas.ie/DDebate...20-117#H20-117
    Last edited by trellheim; 5 December 2008, 01:04.
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  • #2
    Those figures can't be right. Can they? I thought the Integrated only involved a platoon per PDF infantry Battalion.


    Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Goldie fish View Post
      Those figures can't be right. Can they? I thought the Integrated only involved a platoon per PDF infantry Battalion.
      The rank structure of Integrated Platoons was changed this year to allow as many officers as wanted to undergo Integrated Training.

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      • #4
        Integrated Officers

        Hi goldie,

        Most Corps that subscribed to Integration offered places for the Lt rank, e.g. Engrs, Arty, Cav, etc. Just that more took up the positions in the West.

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