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  • #31
    Originally posted by LordFlash
    I'm not sure what I'd do if I were spat at,.... depends I suppose on who was watching and who was doing the spitting.

    Not sure what I would do either, personally I think that to wear uniform in public is poor personal security, but yeah if someone spat on me and there were no CCTV cameras around I think that guy would not have too many teeth left!

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    • #32
      I suppose one has to make a judgement call but when in uniform you have respect it even if the ****er dosent. You never know who is watching. NEVER EVER disrespect the uniform especially by acknowlodging scum...
      Sex - Breakfast of Champions!

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      • #33
        I get honked and waved at by cars.
        Asked tonnes of questions by kids.
        Even occasionally ridden the bus free while in uniform.
        It is only by contemplation of the incompetent that we can appreciate the difficulties and accomplishments of the competent.

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        • #34
          Originally posted by Itchy
          two corporal friends of mine (in uniform...imaculate of course!!)
          Spot the "truth-streching" here...!
          "Gentlemen, you can’t fight in here...this is the War Room!"

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          • #35
            Forgive my ignorance but why wuld you get hassle? Is it because of the world situation with afghanistan and iraq. And because you represent the armed forces it is automatically assumed your in afghanistan killing babies? or is it just because your in uniform?
            Theirs not to make reply,
            Theirs not to reason why,
            Theirs but to do and die:
            Into the valley of Death
            Rode the six hundred.

            The Charge of the Light Brigade

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            • #36
              The second option,sadly. See www.indymedia.ie for more details.


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

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              • #37
                I have had a mixed reaction from the public while in uniform. I was approached by a man in Mac Donalds who said he had a list of people he wanted killed. I ignorned him at first but he produced the list from his pocket with names, addresses etc. It didnt take me long to find a Garda and told him the story. He found it unbelievable!

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                • #38
                  i have never gotten hassled from antbody in oublic while in uniform..alot of people look and stare but never say anything.. ya get the odd kid saying oh god she's in the army in pure amazement but other than that it seems to be all cool with me
                  Cheers Bernard......

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                  • #39
                    I have had good and bad experiences when wearing uniform. Anyone who gets the No: 10 bus will know what i mean. Word of advice, if your getting on this bus, sit downstairs, otherwise you'll get abuse hurled at you (my experience anyway). And as Hawk said the usual s**te for the females in uniform "you only in it to get a fella"....
                    I have had good experiences also and in fairness a lot of people are pleasant and stop and talk,its just the few scumbags that ruin it.
                    I dont have an alcohol problem, im just a social butterfly

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                    • #40
                      Was doing escort through tallaght one time and a van pulled up next to the vehicle I was in. All twenty of the kids in the van were going nuts at seeing a bunch of soldiers.

                      What I usually find is that the abuse comes from a person within a group of people, never a single person. Usually too afraid to say something abusive on their own.

                      I've had off duty PDF stopping their car and slagging me for being in the reserve, at which point I launch into song:

                      "I would rather be a bagger then a reg,
                      I would rather be a bagger then a reg,
                      I would rather be a bagger,
                      rather be a bagger,
                      I would rather be a bagger then a reg
                      THEN A REG!"

                      They're usually gone by the second verse.
                      To close with and kill the enemy in all weather conditions, night and day and over any terrain

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                      • #41
                        I've seen FCA lads get slagged, but nothing serious, just the usual

                        "Left, right left right...FIRE!"
                        "Yes SIR, no SIR"

                        And so on. If I can give you any advice, agree and smile with them, and keep your head up. Nothin pisses off a scummer more than when their "victim" laughs and walks away with undented pride. Believe me on this, I live in a right knacker area, and work in an even worse one.

                        If people are staring at you (which happens to anyone in uniform!), give them a smile. You would be suprised how much of a positive effect it has on public perceptions of that uniform (and works on the girls if ya throw in a wink!)

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                        • #42
                          Wouldn't that be 'than'. Anyway a lot of ye have had fairly odd experiences in uniform. I'm beginning to feel left out because I've never really had any sort of a run in with anyone.

                          Whether that's because of my charm or the fact that I tend to stay out of McDonalds, universities and the like when I'm in uniform I dont know!
                          "Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied."

                          Otto Von Bismark

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                          • #43
                            the answer to all your problems. don't wear your uniform out on the street. either get a lift to the barracks or bring your uniform in a bag and use the ironing rooms available in all barracks.

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                            • #44
                              Muinteoir, were you ever in the FCA?
                              Support the Search Function.

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                              • #45
                                Originally posted by muinteoir
                                the answer to all your problems. don't wear your uniform out on the street. either get a lift to the barracks or bring your uniform in a bag and use the ironing rooms available in all barracks.
                                Majority of the privates in the FCA are in secondary school or just starting out in college, the majority have to walk to training and don't have the time to get changed.

                                Muinteoir you seem to be very bitter towards a group of overall sound people who give up their free time to take part in training often without thanks. It doesn't help with people like you giving them abuse.

                                The FCA/RDF is here to stay, the announcement of the Re-org shows this. You can either do your part and help or be a me feiner and kick and scream throughout. With or without people like you its gonna happen, its just a matter of time.

                                Don't just point out the problems, come up with the solutions.
                                To close with and kill the enemy in all weather conditions, night and day and over any terrain

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