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    Anyone have any experiences (good/bad/indifferent) of former/serving members of the PDF/RDF who had previous service in a foreign military? I would imagine there have been several, probably mainly ex-British forces?

    I've met/heard of around 5-6 Marines who were from Ireland, including one guy who was former PDF and FFL - he was an interesting character.
    "Hello, Good Evening and Bollocks..."

    Roger Mellie

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    many moons ago am ex dutch marine joined my unit by left because he couldnt grasp the drill commands (in irish)
    Last edited by Big Al; 18 April 2004, 14:53.
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    • #3
      I know of a guy, who went to my school, who was in the FCA. He left the FCA and joined the FFL, but deserted. He came back to Ireland, was successful in getting into the cadets. But he actually did his cadet training in RMA Sandhurst.

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        We've got ex brits and TAs . Its interesting how the TA guy fares out and how he draws cpmparisons between the RDF and the TA and as a result draws a whole heap of shit on himself!
        Covid 19 is not over ....it's still very real..Hand Hygiene, Social Distancing and Masks.. keep safe

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Brian
          I know of a guy, who went to my school, who was in the FCA. He left the FCA and joined the FFL, but deserted. He came back to Ireland, was successful in getting into the cadets. But he actually did his cadet training in RMA Sandhurst.
          Is this the same man who subsequently resigned his commission and became an officer in the British Army (Paras, I think)?
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          • #6
            Don't know, haven't heard, but this guy won the award for best foreign cadet in Sandhurst, there was a 2 page article in An Cosantoir about him, but didn't mention FCA or FFL of course

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            • #7
              An Ex US Marine currently serving in a Cork RDF unit.


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

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              • #8
                There is no such thing as an ex-marine!!

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                • #9
                  There is no such thing as an ex-marine!!
                  Roger - however, possible exceptions cd include Lee Harvey Oswald, Scott Ritter & that nimrod Kevin O'Keefe, who burned his US passport in Baghdad prior to the war....only to go crawling to the consulate in Turkey for a new one to get out of the place:D :D :D

                  Goldie: Wd be interested to get in touch w/this guy, possible?
                  "Hello, Good Evening and Bollocks..."

                  Roger Mellie

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                  • #10
                    If someone did their officer training in Sandhurst, can they resign their commission and join the PDF? does the commission transfer with them?
                    May sound like a silly question - but it is after 5am!!

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                    • #11
                      There was an ex-Mick or three in my coy at one stage.
                      "The dolphins were monkeys that didn't like the land, walked back to the water, went back from the sand."

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