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    I was in Kilmainham Hospital yesterday (11/07). All the times I watched it on telly and thought "how boring". We were at attention and at ease for what was like 5 hours but was only 10.45 to 12.10 only 85 mins. Now I know that I am unfit, my back and shoulders were killing me. Beside me the p.a.'s were dropping like flies. Who else was there? .:D[MOD:A7 ish comments deleted.]
    to thine own self be true cause nobody else will!!!

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    I noticed that you did not carry Steyrs but the PDF did.

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    • #3
      Was this thread's title just switched from "Mary and Mad Bertie at Killmainham" to "UN Commemoration", or haven't I enough coffee yet.

      BTW MODS you should give it's correct title "The National Day of Commemoration"

      [MOD: Thank you, go have more coffee and think about nicotine]

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      • #4
        Central Training Depot

        I heard on RTE that the FCA unit was from the central training depot. Where did they get that from? This unit is still unofficial? unless the minister has signed the paper!

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        • #5
          Isn't it BTC - Barrack Training Depot?
          I don't believe in love - just friendship + sex

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          • #6
            My understanding is that it was brigade training center.

            And the people involved were those who just completed their pots course.

            J

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            • #7
              The plaque on the door in Bde HQ says "Bde Training Cell"

              I didn't catch the whole Ceremony, but I didn't see any RDF personnel, just the PDF Guard of Honour (Captains Guard?) & the Cadet Guard of Honour.

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              • #8
                As far as I know they were personel from a Bat in the South East who come under DFTC. They in a training centre doing a POTs course.

                Maybe RTE made up their own title for DFTC.

                Revised the post to take out specfic units and locations.
                Last edited by Muzzle; 13 July 2004, 18:24.

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                • #9
                  The lads involved were from every where in the east i.e. brigade level.

                  And they had finished their course

                  J

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                  • #10
                    How many RDF were there? The ones im talking about are def not finished.

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                    • #11
                      Each Brigade was represented by one officer and twenty one other ranks.
                      The East was represented by the BTC, the South was represented by 22nd Bn, and the 4th MPC represented the West.
                      There was also a representative from DFTC and twelve MP's on duty.
                      There were six fainters, all from the West........
                      All of the above were FCA.


                      Regards etc
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Joshua
                        Each Brigade was represented by one officer and twenty one other ranks.
                        The East was represented by the BTC, the South was represented by 22nd Bn, and the 4th MPC represented the West.
                        There was also a representative from DFTC and twelve MP's on duty.
                        There were six fainters, all from the West........
                        All of the above were FCA.


                        Regards etc

                        That makes much more sense, the DFTC lads were 9th Bat doing their POTs

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                        • #13
                          Are you serious? Did people faint?? On TV? What a joke if that was so.

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                          • #14
                            Tell us, Bulldemboots, how many times have you been stood at ease for 85 minutes in Number 1's?
                            "The dolphins were monkeys that didn't like the land, walked back to the water, went back from the sand."

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                            • #15
                              Well I have done it in hot weather in Dpms though not yet in number ones. And stood at attention for over 30 minutes at attention in one go so I have some idea.

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