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  • hedgehog
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    Yes they are all optional.

    Lets leave it at that lads.

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  • RoyalGreenJacket
    Commander in Chief

  • RoyalGreenJacket
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    Originally posted by Rhodes View Post
    They are the same every year. Mostly Holy Days of Obligation and bank holidays.

    List of the top of my head;
    New Years day - 1st January
    Saint Patrick's Day - 17th March
    Good Friday
    Easter Sunday and Monday
    May Day - first Monday in May
    1916 Commemoration Day - second Wednesday in May
    June Bank Holiday - first Monday in June
    1921 Truce - 11th July
    August Bank Holiday - first Monday in August
    Feast of the Assumption - 15th August
    October Bank Holiday - last Monday in October
    Christmas Day - 25th December
    Saint Stephen's Day - 26th December
    surely those above dates are all optional?

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  • Rhodes
    Brigadier General

  • Rhodes
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    Originally posted by trellheim View Post
    May I know the DF holidays for 2013 anyone ? I' getting rightly annoyed.
    They are the same every year. Mostly Holy Days of Obligation and bank holidays.

    List of the top of my head;
    New Years day - 1st January
    Saint Patrick's Day - 17th March
    Good Friday
    Easter Sunday and Monday
    May Day - first Monday in May
    1916 Commemoration Day - second Wednesday in May
    June Bank Holiday - first Monday in June
    1921 Truce - 11th July
    August Bank Holiday - first Monday in August
    Feast of the Assumption - 15th August
    October Bank Holiday - last Monday in October
    Christmas Day - 25th December
    Saint Stephen's Day - 26th December

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  • trellheim
    Lord Chief Bottlewasher

  • trellheim
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    May I know the DF holidays for 2013 anyone ? I' getting rightly annoyed.

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  • RoyalGreenJacket
    Commander in Chief

  • RoyalGreenJacket
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    i genuinely meant that.

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  • DeV
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    Originally posted by RoyalGreenJacket View Post
    do the Irish DF get extra holidays compared to those in Civ Div? that's pretty cool.
    See the start of the thread

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  • DeV
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    MOD: Wasn't there a thread on this topic somewhere?


    http://forum.irishmilitaryonline.com...ighlight=guard

    Its closed for a reason

    Now back to THIS thread
    Last edited by DeV; 1 April 2011, 12:16.

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  • RoyalGreenJacket
    Commander in Chief

  • RoyalGreenJacket
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    Originally posted by Truck Driver View Post
    Not to forget that there would be MOD policemen and MPGS personnel, I think, do security duties on some British military posts, so I'm not so sure the system is the same ?
    that's right TD - some places have MPGS and / or ModPlod on stag and for these bases - there is no guard force required.

    i'm obviously referring to some units, mostly the Infantry Battalions who still mount a proper army Guard Force complete with Stickman etc. who do not employ a MPGS or ModPlod guard.

    anyhow, we are drifting odd topic, apologies.

    do the Irish DF get extra holidays compared to those in Civ Div? that's pretty cool.

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  • Truck Driver
    Captain

  • Truck Driver
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    Not to forget that there would be MOD policemen and MPGS personnel, I think, do security duties on some British military posts, so I'm not so sure the system is the same ?

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  • RoyalGreenJacket
    Commander in Chief

  • RoyalGreenJacket
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    Originally posted by golden rivet View Post
    after a 24 hour guard duty doing sentry duties etc you mean to say you are not going to rest off..
    well given that we get our full quota of sleep during the guard we don't really need to 'rest off'. we do a full days work on the day of the guard aswell.

    however - we dismount Guard at 1800hrs and we have until first parade the next day to 'rest off'.

    don't get me wrong - i'd take the day off and the extra pay if i was given it. it's a perk you have in the Irish DF that we do not however i think it is highly ineffective and far from efficient.

    why take a whole day off work for the sake of 8 hours sleep? just change the time the guard mounts / dismounts.

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  • DeV
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    They do the 24hrs in shifts so have rest during their duty.

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  • golden rivet
    bosun

  • golden rivet
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    Originally posted by RoyalGreenJacket View Post
    too right i did.

    why do you need a day off after a guard duty?

    you don't - that's why it is a ridiculous system.

    an extra bank holiday has been declared for the UK for that day of Prince William's wedding.

    why should a soldier deployed to Afghanistan be denied a day off that his counterparts in the UK receive?

    he shouldn't - that's why it is a very fair system.
    after a 24 hour guard duty doing sentry duties etc you mean to say you are not going to rest off..

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  • REX
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    Originally posted by trellheim View Post
    Rex do you know if its an Army Holiday?
    All I can tell you is, yes usually, but DF holidays are a movable feast, so, if they want to, they may move it closer to a weekend

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  • trellheim
    Lord Chief Bottlewasher

  • trellheim
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    Rex do you know if its an Army Holiday?

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  • trellheim
    Lord Chief Bottlewasher

  • trellheim
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    04 may, a wednesday, for the commemoration.

    http://www.militarychaplaincy.ie/

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