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  • French govt to honour Irish officer

    http://www.rte.ie/news/2009/0516/nashp.html


    VALOUR?

  • #2
    It is more like an OBE/MDE than a VC/MMG (it is routinely awarded to CEOs, sports stars, actors etc)

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    • #3
      Ah good oul "Party Pat"

      from his time in Collins' Cork I know he'd turn up at the opening of an envelope if he thought there would be cameras around!

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      • #4
        yeah, seen that before.A certain individual who wouldn't start a parade until the duty photographer was on hand.........he's getting a gong for keeping the body-bag count(of soldiers) low.
        regards
        GttC
        GoneToTheCanner
        C/S
        Last edited by GoneToTheCanner; 28 May 2009, 00:16.

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        • #5
          in years to come all the gongs will be in a corner of a drawer or flogged for a few bob for a line of coke fame only lasts a very short time

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          • #6
            Originally posted by golden rivet View Post
            in years to come all the gongs will be in a corner of a drawer or flogged for a few bob for a line of coke fame only lasts a very short time
            wow thats profound

            when he lived in the Brugha

            his gaff was called Nashville

            he really did it up well- spent thousands and thousands- it was a joy to behold

            on an unrelated theme

            the living out lines for 2 Bn- the the Cav have 4 shower and 2 tiolets

            for about 300 persons

            Pat deserves that medal

            the big fat waste of space
            Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
            Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
            The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere***
            The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
            The best lack all conviction, while the worst
            Are full of passionate intensity.

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            • #7
              what was it like to be in front of him on the carpet does anyone recall

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              • #8
                Ha,ha, hedge Pat "bigfatwasteofspace" Nash...must ask the DoD to type that on his big fat pension check............Unit lines are shit? Well, there's news.Just like the Don.The aircraft are kept in better housing than the troops.
                regards
                GttC

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                • #9
                  there is at least some rationale for spending money

                  to upkeep and care for aircraft-

                  Nashville is an extragavant waste of of tax payers moolah
                  Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
                  Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
                  The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere***
                  The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
                  The best lack all conviction, while the worst
                  Are full of passionate intensity.

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                  • #10
                    Actually always found the ' Nasher ' to be dead on.

                    A bit of a cowboy but then again he is a cavalry officer by trade .
                    Covid 19 is not over ....it's still very real..Hand Hygiene, Social Distancing and Masks.. keep safe

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                    • #11
                      Hi Hedge,
                      Something similar happened in the Don, according to legend. The GoC was doing the rounds on his Annual inspection and in time, came to the office of the CO of a subordinate unit. Given that his own office was painted in fetching shades of Army vomit green and council flats grey, he was a tad dismayed that this office was plushly fitted out and resembled a businessman's boardroom and it is alleged, he let it be known that he was displeased
                      regards
                      GttC

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                      • #12
                        Its the old story, Officers and their ladies, NCOs and their wives and men and their women, Until the Raj type system is completely overhauled the DF will primarily be a place for officers and their offspring to have a good life and be educated at state expense.
                        One only has to walk into the gentlemens mess in Mc Kee any morning and its like something from the Raj. Have only come across the likes of it in some of the African countries , Kenya for example, whose armies in general are there to keep their lower classes in place or in Pakistan where this type of system is part and parcel of society.
                        The sooner there is a mjor rehash of how officers are produced then the better for all .. maybe take a leaf out of the Israelis, And lets not talk about the brits , yes its still there to a degree but i have come across so many guys of Col, Major rank who have come thru their ranks and even their senior officers whom I have met are much less stuffed shirt than the Irish u meet abroad.. .

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                        • #13
                          The heat must be getting to me

                          because I agreee with everything Bandit says on that post only

                          I think the wake up call for Irish Officers was when they went on SFOR type missions and found they

                          had no Officers Mess and worse still had to queue and eat with the working class enlisted

                          types

                          to be fair it didnt fase the majority but there were a few who thought the sky would fall
                          Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
                          Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
                          The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere***
                          The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
                          The best lack all conviction, while the worst
                          Are full of passionate intensity.

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                          • #14
                            i thought the army officers were more outgoing than navy officers until now. every navy officer what ever the rank has gawked in front of the men at some stage and got on with it ..

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by BANDIT View Post
                              Its the old story, Officers and their ladies, NCOs and their wives and men and their women, Until the Raj type system is completely overhauled the DF will primarily be a place for officers and their offspring to have a good life and be educated at state expense.
                              One only has to walk into the gentlemens mess in Mc Kee any morning and its like something from the Raj. Have only come across the likes of it in some of the African countries , Kenya for example, whose armies in general are there to keep their lower classes in place or in Pakistan where this type of system is part and parcel of society.
                              The sooner there is a mjor rehash of how officers are produced then the better for all .. maybe take a leaf out of the Israelis, And lets not talk about the brits , yes its still there to a degree but i have come across so many guys of Col, Major rank who have come thru their ranks and even their senior officers whom I have met are much less stuffed shirt than the Irish u meet abroad.. .
                              To quote Metallica...Sad but true..

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