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  • Guest's Avatar
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    last time i checked most parade nights start at 19.30 or 20.00. that gives at least 4 hours to each person to organise a lift or show up a little early and change into your uniform in barracks

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  • HavocIRL
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    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.

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  • Joshua
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    Muinteoir, were you ever in the FCA?

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  • Guest's Avatar
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    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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  • Eddie Dillon
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    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!

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  • The Sultan
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    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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  • HavocIRL
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    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.

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  • Fighting Irish
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    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.

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  • average fridge door like
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    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

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  • UniSol
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    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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  • Goldie fish
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    The second option,sadly. See www.indymedia.ie for more details.

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  • mugs
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    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?

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  • Steamy Window
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    Originally posted by Itchy
    two corporal friends of mine (in uniform...imaculate of course!!)
    Spot the "truth-streching" here...!

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  • Bam Bam
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    I get honked and waved at by cars.
    Asked tonnes of questions by kids.
    Even occasionally ridden the bus free while in uniform.

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  • Itchy
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    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...

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