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  • #16
    Ah yeah but is it zulu time or daylight savings time.....More importantly, they leave as soon as the cash gets there (assuming the van doesn't stop for coffee and get robbed on the way because criminals don't go to this website for that information, they just watch the trucks come and go and then figure it out for themselves).

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    • #17
      this website isn't even known by most down where i'm from my CQMS told me bout it, quite sound of him actually,
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      • #18
        Why cant we do cash escort when we reach 2* im sure the pdf dont mind im sure they have more "important" things to do. And if they want the (fca) RDF to have a better name they should give us important jobs to make us more knowen and give us a better image and im sure we wouldnt let them stop to get coffee

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Goldie fish
          Its Aid To Civil Power. Something the RDF do not do,until there is a change in legislation.
          At risk of repeating myself....


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

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          • #20
            Taking a scenic detour from the topic of this thread.

            It occurs to me, partly because I'm reaching the end of "The Code Book" by Simon Singh, that the whole cash escort thing is going to dissappear along with hard cash in the not too distant future.

            Think about it. A massive cash robbery in Belfast, followed by a couple more in Dublin, not to mention petrol stations and corner shops that get turned over every other day of the week. Issues of money-laundering for terrorists/criminals.

            Most (if not all) shops now have telephone lines. Many taxis have even credit card facilities.

            How much opposition would there be to the substantial removal of cash from the Irish economy?

            What is the likelihood of a government guaranteed electronic payment system- this is not dissimilar to the way land registration operates in this country, and the basic of that system were laid some 130 years ago. Initially, for example, social welfare payments would only be spendable electonically.

            e-money. Secure, guaranteed, traceable, and difficult to remove to the black economy, thus safeguarding governments revenue. Doesn't require armed guards, or any other guards.

            It's only a matter of time- PAYPAL, anyone?
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            • #21
              Yeah very true in a few years to come but i cant see it for a while, money will all be all done electronicly but i dont think the lay out is around yet to support it. ANd there has been a number of robberies lately but think of america they get alot of theres moneytucks robbed and they still sticking to the old way the way they deal with is just add more security from start to finish, no matter how much is been moved, stop any chance of it been robbed full stop, cause i think luckly Ireland isnt yet at the stage where the robbers will be dumb enough to stop a truck have a fire fight with pdf(rdf) blow open the truck and try get away so i think full time security from gardai for small amounts to pdf/rdf for big amounts all the time from pick up to drop off will stop the problem and for that they will need RDF and i think most 2* up are well able to do the job maybe the should try do a day training for the job of transport of money to pass a test to be able to do it along with shoot days etc
              Last edited by RDF; 6 April 2005, 11:58.

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              • #22
                Yeah it wont happen for a long while yet. For starters most people do not trust technology enough and they are not computer literate. They would rather hide it under the matress than look at it on a computer screen.

                Anyway it will just breed a new type of robber. The hacker, which i reckon would be even harder to find than your average muppet walkin into the post office with a motorbike helmet on.
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                • #23
                  I seem to recall doing escorts for money when on camp - this was back in the old days when we got paid in cash - we did our own escorts into the nearest city to draw the money from the bank.

                  If it's organized properly the reserves can do it. It's not rocket science and I wish people would stop talking about it as if it is .
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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by RDF
                    And if they want the (fca) RDF to have a better name they should give us important jobs to make us more knowen
                    FCA does not equal RDF

                    Originally posted by RDF
                    i think luckly Ireland isnt yet at the stage where the robbers will be dumb enough to stop a truck have a fire fight with pdf(rdf) blow open the truck and try get away
                    No offence but I think a well planned attack would mangle an FCA escort. It would be inviting criminals to attempt a robbery.
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                    Last edited by ELVIS; 6 April 2005, 23:03.

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                    • #25
                      I agree totally....The PDF are well trained soldiers who think alike and even the dumbest, clumsiest or laziest of them is going to do exactly as he is trained to do. More important....everybody with him knows exactly how every member of that detail is going to react to a given situation as it happens. The same cannot be said for any unit of the RDF no matter how dedicated they are. I do believe that the dedication of the RDF far exceeds that of the PDF in that they volunteer for everything they do whereas the PDF are told to do what they do and in most cases they would rather be doing something else. This dedication ALONE is not enough to make them capable of defending themselves let alone anything or anybody else. This may seem harsh but most RDF units are not even capable of running away properly. This is not their fault. It is the fault of the ridiculous system that doesn't give them the training they so obviously require and in most cases desire. I am a firm believer that every member of the reserve should undergo the same recruit training as the PDF before returning to their respective unit as a reservist and then do the 1 night a wekk and 1 week-end a month routine. Until this happens, they cannot be expected to do the job of a professional soldier.

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by ELVIS
                        FCA does not equal RDF


                        No offence but I think a well planned attack would mangle an FCA escort. It would be inviting criminals to attempt a robbery.
                        Or infiltrating the RDF...
                        Meh.

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                        • #27
                          No offence but I think a well planned attack would mangle an FCA escort. It would be inviting criminals to attempt a robbery
                          Same would happen if it was PDF, if the attack was planned well enough.

                          And also no-one knows how they'd react if fired at in a real attack not RDF not PDF not ARW NO MATTER HOW WELL TRAINED YOU ARE.

                          The RDF would be well capable of cash escort duties, christ they do guard duties at barracks around the country.

                          The RDF would excel at ATCP and would be seen in a much better light by the people of this country.

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by Ex-soldier
                            ....everybody with him knows exactly how every member of that detail is going to react to a given situation as it happens. The same cannot be said for any unit of the RDF no matter how dedicated they are
                            Absoutly not. The people i have lived and trained with (granted the regular attenders) are fantastic and I truely would fight for theirs and my life no matter the situation, duty or not.

                            Originally posted by Ex-soldier
                            ....I do believe that the dedication of the RDF far exceeds that of the PDF in that they volunteer for everything they do whereas the PDF are told to do what they do and in most cases they would rather be doing something else.
                            Yes it does and if the authoritys were to utilise this point then they would be on to a winner.

                            Originally posted by Ex-soldier
                            This dedication ALONE is not enough to make them capable of defending themselves let alone anything or anybody else. This may seem harsh but most RDF units are not even capable of running away properly.
                            See first point. Granted I have seen people that should not have a water pistol but for the reserve SOLDIERS I know, I would have them over some PDF that I have seen.
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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by Ex-soldier
                              I am a firm believer that every member of the reserve should undergo the same recruit training as the PDF before returning to their respective unit as a reservist and then do the 1 night a wekk and 1 week-end a month routine. Until this happens, they cannot be expected to do the job of a professional soldier.
                              Hear hear.
                              Take these men and women for your example.
                              Like them, remember that posterity can only
                              be for the free; that freedom is the sure
                              possession of those who have the
                              courage to defend it.
                              ***************
                              Liberty is being free from the things we don't like in order to be slaves of the things we do like.
                              ***************
                              If you're not ready to die for it, put the word freedom out of your vocabulary.

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                              • #30
                                Why would anyone wish to volunteer for CIT or Prisoner Escort duties, either PDF or Reserves? It is a tedious, civilian task which is not really in the remit of a military force. Deploying troops, full or part time, to do the job of a police force is bad policy. The use of military force, or threat thereof, by a military against its own people, even if they are potential criminals is practically unheard of in western Europe. Anyone who has ever been on an escort will tell you its not something that you want to do more than once, and really its a matter for the police and Brinks. Its just "busy-work" for us, and diminishes real soldiering.

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