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  • Itchy
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    Originally posted by herr flick
    I think if ye were wearing a uniform all day every week, and going to and from work in same .........this discussion would not be takeing place. Reason-- you wouldent give a shit what people say. Heard it all before!!
    I dont really give a shit to be honest, as long as they dont degrade the uniform. When I dont go to training from classes I go in to the barracks in uniform and come home in uniform on the bus. Its not too bad...I mean people start to mouth off a little (always when they are in groups aswell, go figure) I just eyeball them and grin...soon shuts them up.

    Im proud of the uniform and like to show it off. When people start mouthing I just laugh to myself and its makes me all warm and fuzzy inside.

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  • average fridge door like
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    ya always get that when in uniform in a taxi, or else my granda hassles me when he sees me in uniform and everytime i see him he starts off by saying
    "I was in the irish speaking regiment" i do be like yeah ok!!

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  • happenin
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    I only wear the uniform cos i don't get the time to change when i get to baracks. Last year when i trained in barracks i went in civies and changed there but thats cos time allowed. I get a taxi up these days to avoid the public ridicule. Who needs it. All i get now is a nosalgic conversation with an ex pdf/rdf taxi driver.(it seems most of them if cork are ex pdf. go figure).

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  • herr flick
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    I think if ye were wearing a uniform all day every week, and going to and from work in same .........this discussion would not be takeing place. Reason-- you wouldent give a shit what people say. Heard it all before!!

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  • Bosco
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    Originally posted by Grasshopper
    Iv only wore my uniform once on the street to go to the shop and I got GI-jane but no abuse I try avoid wearing the uniform in civvi street its only looking for attention
    I travel to and from training in civvies where possible. Its easier than having to deal with (A) Limerick scumbags trying to start a fight
    (B)Dublin Crusties trying to have a political discussion.
    To be quite honest the knacks are easier to deal with.

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  • Bosco
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    Originally posted by stameen soldier
    Spot the "truth-streching" here...!
    Hey im insulted by that statement, my uniform is never immaculate and you know it. That is of course if I wear it.

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  • mugs
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    People from the republic of Ireland or ''the free state'' are known as free state bastards.

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  • hedgehog
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    we all are

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  • thomashood10
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    Erm if no one minds me askin, can someone explain to me what a free state bastard is?? I didn't get that one lol.

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  • sgtbilko
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    Originally posted by Truck Driver
    And? What then.... ?

    I can recall another incident when members of our unit were out in public in uniform (on a convoy exercise). Some American tourists came up looking for photos. No problem. Then the comment was made:

    "I didn't know you guys had female drivers in the Irish Army !"

    Let's just say that Cpl X wasn't a very happy girl !!!
    sorry about that truck driver but my little daughter wanted help me type and sent the mail

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  • Truck Driver
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    Originally posted by sgtbilko
    i remember about ten years a request went to the barracks for a few bods to assist with the marshalling at the local festival [a bit of a pr thing for the local barracks} .
    so here i am doing my little bit for public relations,when two yanks come over to me asking could the have a photo taken with me .
    And? What then.... ?

    I can recall another incident when members of our unit were out in public in uniform (on a convoy exercise). Some American tourists came up looking for photos. No problem. Then the comment was made: "I didn't know you guys had female drivers in the Irish Army!"

    Let's just say that Cpl X wasn't a very happy girl !!!

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  • sgtbilko
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    i remember about ten years a request went to the barracks for a few bods to assist with the marshalling at the local festival [a bit of a pr thing for the local barracks} .
    so here i am doing my little bit for public relations,when two yanks come over to me a
    sking could the have a photo taken with me .
    So after the photo was taken they said to me "thanks for the photo ,we never met an IRA MAN BEFORE"
    Lets just say after i was finished with them the probobly wished they had never met me.
    looking back its funny now but true all the same.
    Last edited by sgtbilko; 1 November 2005, 23:00.

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  • Grasshopper
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    alot of these comments on this thread are coming from members of the rdf who have to wear their uniforms in public abetwwn 6 and 10 o'clock. i would think these times are the worst to be out in your uniform at. weekends as well[/QUOTE]

    True When I was in the pdf My brother who is in the rdf used ta never under stand why I never wore My uniform home, But I cant understand why the rdf wear there uniform nearly all the time my brother does

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  • Grasshopper
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    Iv only wore my uniform once on the street to go to the shop and I got GI-jane but no abuse I try avoid wearing the uniform in civvi street its only looking for attention

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  • bulldemboots!
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    I think it's different when you wear the uniform every day. Like on camp as soon as we finish training I'm usually the first one into civvies.

    Still never had any problems in public wearing the uniform. Just get the usual "Are ye off to Iraq soon" or the "are you in the army" from small children. Then again, I live in an area where you wouln't expect to get hassle in uniform and people have great respect for it.

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