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  • Glorified Cleaners in Uniform!

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    Last edited by AATWT; 17 September 2006, 22:01.

  • #2
    Originally posted by AATWT
    All I usually see them do is be the enemy for the PDF and be the cleaners for us whenever we are in the glen.
    It would be a different ball game if the RDF were not there to play enemy or other duties, you end up with one PDF unit supporting the other .... hmm
    As for accuracy, presumably the missile carries MRVs with terminal phase sensors and guidance.

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    • #3
      Defend the state against foreign and internal aggression?
      When I breeze into that city, people gonna stoop and bow.
      All them women gonna make me, teach 'em what they don't know how

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      • #4
        Originally posted by ex pat 007
        Defend the state against foreign and internal aggression?
        Yeah, all those stocks of beer, they're obviously up to something, but don't worry, the RDF will easily wipe them out overnight.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by AATWT
          There will always be some army barmy RDF personnel on ex with us to do the cleaning,especially now that we are allocated a platoon each time we need them. By platoon that means 12-20 people in the case of the RDF. Back to my question, other than guards on camp, cleaning and being enemy what other duties do the RDF do in support of the PDF.
          Air Defence provided people for the Shannon Operation during the Dromoland castle summit. They operated the flycatcher.


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

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          • #6
            The army has yet to realise that the reserve is not at their becin call.

            If our employers say no then no reserve will show.

            As I have said before the deployment of reserves is a decison for the employers and NOT the army or the government.
            It is only by contemplation of the incompetent that we can appreciate the difficulties and accomplishments of the competent.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by AATWT



              Has any RDF member ever done an ATCP within the past 6 years?

              AFAIK the RDF can only be mobilised as ATCP when a state of emergency is declared.
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              • #8
                well reserve personnel in the medical corps do duties in st bricins hospital as either, wards master, fire picket or ambulance orderly
                Cheers Bernard......

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                • #9
                  The 20th did guard duties at several instalations, outside of camp, during my time with it.
                  "The dolphins were monkeys that didn't like the land, walked back to the water, went back from the sand."

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Bam Bam
                    The army has yet to realise that the reserve is not at their becin call.

                    If our employers say no then no reserve will show..
                    I think you'll find that the reserve IS at the DF's beck and call. Why else have a reserve? Individual reservists may put their employer before the DF. These people are obviously surplus to requirements and their services (or lack of same) should be dispensed with.

                    Originally posted by Bam Bam
                    As I have said before the deployment of reserves is a decison for the employers and NOT the army or the government.
                    Repitition has not made it less ridiculous.
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                    red headed old dear got a smack on her ginger head

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Groundhog
                      Individual reservists may put their employer before the DF. These people are obviously surplus to requirements and their services (or lack of same) should be dispensed with.
                      If the DF expects members of the RDF to put DF requirements first we should be paid all the time as we will all be unemployed.

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                      • #12
                        the reserve is at the beck and call of the DF.

                        the decesion for deployment of reserves is not for employers to make ( imagine the manager of tescos deciding whether a plt. is needed.... ha...ha). it is a governmental decision as to when and how often they are used.

                        unfortunately, i've never seen a government have the balls to make a decision about this yet!
                        Fate whispers to the warrior, "There is a storm coming"

                        And the warrior whispers back "I am the storm".

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                        • #13
                          yeah but cause its voluntary the PDF cant be sure all the bodys they need will be there
                          Cheers Bernard......

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                          • #14
                            "AFAIK" covers so much.

                            Thank you Kermit for updating me.
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                            • #15
                              The RDF can only undertake ATCP duties if called out by the Minister, otherwise they are on training (and attendance is voluntary). Thats in the Defence Acts 1954-1998 and in the new series of R5.
                              Last edited by DeV; 5 February 2006, 19:45.

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