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  • I know of a few reservists who were in the hundreds of man days last year and the year before.

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    • To quote the annual report:

      A total of 15,066 man-days were utilised during 2021 by 729* RDF members.

      * A number of reservists completed standard training and COVID-19 duty and/or RDFRA related days. Duplicate names have been removed from the total number.
      well quote the rest then

      A total of 15,066 man-days were utilised during 2021 by 729* RDF members.
      This can be subdivided further as detailed in Table 2.5 below:
      692 personnel completed 13,365 standard training days in pursuit of professional development through career courses, continuous professional development seminars and participation in integrated exercises as part of the Single Force concept;
      89 personnel completed 1,025 deployed COVID-19 duty days;
      and 105 personnel completed 676 RDFRA-related days

      how the fk can 105 pers do 676 RDFRA days literally wtf

      89 pers on COVID dutiies is fine but the fact remains only 692 pers did regular training that was paid. And yes, we were coming out of a pandemic .
      Last edited by trellheim; 8 August 2022, 09:46.
      "Are they trying to shoot down the other drone? "

      "No, they're trying to fly the tank"

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      • Originally posted by trellheim View Post

        well quote the rest then

        A total of 15,066 man-days were utilised during 2021 by 729* RDF members.
        This can be subdivided further as detailed in Table 2.5 below:
        692 personnel completed 13,365 standard training days in pursuit of professional development through career courses, continuous professional development seminars and participation in integrated exercises as part of the Single Force concept;
        89 personnel completed 1,025 deployed COVID-19 duty days;
        and 105 personnel completed 676 RDFRA-related days
        Many of them would have been the Pot Offrs Cse, PNCOs Cse and supporting personnel for 14 days in August 2021. A sizeable percentage of the AR strength was there for that (in the region of 100 personnel)

        how the fk can 105 pers do 676 RDFRA days literally wtf
        it’s normally around that figure I think
        ADC meeting, Bde/formation meetings, NEC meetings etc etc

        89 pers on COVID dutiies is fine but the fact remains only 692 pers did regular training that was paid. And yes, we were coming out of a pandemic .
        In fairness, I’d include the 89 and the 692 (they were doing an operational tasking (averaging >11 days per person)

        in person training was only really allowed from May I think it was

        really FTT was only really allowed from August

        tbh I’m surprised the figure is so high

        i don’t disagree that it’s a low figure 729 personnel did at least 1 manday out of a strength of 1,489 (49%)

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        • Look at RDF inductions:
          2018 (from previous report) - 129
          2019 - 92
          2020 - 69 (Covid)
          2021 - 41 (Covid)

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          • Originally posted by DeV View Post
            Look at RDF inductions:
            2018 (from previous report) - 129
            2019 - 92
            2020 - 69 (Covid)
            2021 - 41 (Covid)
            Quoting myself but looking at the figures in some cases it is inductions in others it is inductees who have completed training (what exactly that means isn’t clear):

            2021 - 41 (Covid)
            2020 - 69 (Covid)
            2019 - 92
            2018 - 129
            2016 - 75
            2015 - 170
            2012 - 317 (PDF & RDF reorg)
            2010 - 400
            2007 - 849
            2006 - 904
            2005 - 1490 (RDF reorg)
            2004 - 1374
            2003 - 2037
            2002 - 2500

            I can’t find the data in the annual reports for the other years

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            • brutal numbers
              "Are they trying to shoot down the other drone? "

              "No, they're trying to fly the tank"

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              • Originally posted by trellheim View Post
                brutal numbers
                I'd love to see the discharge numbers over the same period for contrast.
                What are you cackling at, fatty? Too much pie, that's your problem.

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                • Originally posted by ODIN View Post

                  I'd love to see the discharge numbers over the same period for contrast.
                  They are in at least some of the annual reports

                  https://www.military.ie/en/public-in.../publications/

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                  • Recruitment numbers seem to RDF very recently seem to be poor. I thought that RDF were supposed to be running the campaigns, so why have the PDF not given over the reins. They have no interest in rdf recruitment. We need rdf to fully run the rdf recruitment campaigns

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                    • Originally posted by batterysgt View Post
                      Recruitment numbers seem to RDF very recently seem to be poor. I thought that RDF were supposed to be running the campaigns, so why have the PDF not given over the reins. They have no interest in rdf recruitment. We need rdf to fully run the rdf recruitment campaigns
                      Yeah. Because that went so well last year with the Pilot Project. Which was a farce.
                      "Let us be clear about three facts. First, all battles and all wars are won in the end by the infantryman. Secondly, the infantryman always bears the brunt. His casualties are heavier, he suffers greater extremes of discomfort and fatigue than the other arms. Thirdly, the art of the infantryman is less stereotyped and far harder to acquire in modern war than that of any other arm." ------- Field Marshall Wavell, April 1945.

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                      • Originally posted by apod View Post
                        Yeah. Because that went so well last year with the Pilot Project. Which was a farce.
                        All projects are a great idea until those pesky PDF insist on sticking to the rules and making the official process the actual process.

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                        • Originally posted by Fantasia View Post

                          All projects are a great idea until those pesky PDF insist on sticking to the rules and making the official process the actual process.
                          Couldn't agree more. I was referring in to the Charlie Fox that resulted from AR personnel taking on the responsibility.Supposedly.Not following proper procedure in an attempt to get as many through the door as possible and as a result making a total balls of it yet lauding it as a "Great Success". Total Bluff job and could have serious repercussions yet.
                          "Let us be clear about three facts. First, all battles and all wars are won in the end by the infantryman. Secondly, the infantryman always bears the brunt. His casualties are heavier, he suffers greater extremes of discomfort and fatigue than the other arms. Thirdly, the art of the infantryman is less stereotyped and far harder to acquire in modern war than that of any other arm." ------- Field Marshall Wavell, April 1945.

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                          • Originally posted by apod View Post

                            Couldn't agree more. I was referring in to the Charlie Fox that resulted from AR personnel taking on the responsibility.Supposedly.Not following proper procedure in an attempt to get as many through the door as possible and as a result making a total balls of it yet lauding it as a "Great Success". Total Bluff job and could have serious repercussions yet.
                            Roughly speaking, are you in a position to elaborate on this? First I heard of this, TBH
                            "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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                            • WHAT
                              The recruitment portal has just been closed to allow us to process the huge backlog that is there. Without medicals its not going to move forward as everyone knew the bottleneck would be and letting more in will just be a crap experience . All procedures where I am are being followed as the last thing I want to do is lose people because Bde chuck it back . Currently there is zero problem with process and only one bottleneck - medicals. Other formations may be different but thats what its like in my neck of the woods. PDF medicals take priority so as the man said in the deli "take a number and wait"

                              Most of you know where I serve. I'm looking at a list of highly qualified people who've applied to join , exers as well and we just want to bring them in and get them producing but I cant fix the bottleneck. But what do you tell them after 6 months waiting for a medical ? ( even if you do the GP thing you STILL NEED An ARMY MEDICAL to enlist )
                              Last edited by trellheim; 13 August 2022, 20:14.
                              "Are they trying to shoot down the other drone? "

                              "No, they're trying to fly the tank"

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                              • Originally posted by trellheim View Post
                                WHAT
                                The recruitment portal has just been closed to allow us to process the huge backlog that is there. Without medicals its not going to move forward as everyone knew the bottleneck would be and letting more in will just be a crap experience . All procedures where I am are being followed as the last thing I want to do is lose people because Bde chuck it back . Currently there is zero problem with process and only one bottleneck - medicals. Other formations may be different but thats what its like in my neck of the woods. PDF medicals take priority so as the man said in the deli "take a number and wait"

                                Most of you know where I serve. I'm looking at a list of highly qualified people who've applied to join , exers as well and we just want to bring them in and get them producing but I cant fix the bottleneck. But what do you tell them after 6 months waiting for a medical ? ( even if you do the GP thing you STILL NEED An ARMY MEDICAL to enlist )
                                Oh yeah, I WAS aware of the medical issue alright. Assuming the Army Medical is needed for the potential recruit to get their initial MCC? Still, bottleneck like this is nuts, without someone acknowledging same on the MA side and attempting a workaround of some kind
                                "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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