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    Heres an interesting article.

    http://www.independent.ie/lifestyle/...r-1734853.html


    Naval base love affairs heading for stormy water

    By Tom Brady Security Editor


    Monday May 11 2009

    Romance is blossoming at the country's main Naval Service base. But Naval top brass are not too happy about it.

    And they are particularly concerned over an increasing number of relationships between officers (of both genders) and their "subordinates" over the past year at the Cork base.

    The flag officer commanding the service, Commodore Frank Lynch felt so strongly about the rise in courtships that he decided to send a memo to his officers.

    Most officers were initially amused at the contents of the memo. But they are now bristling at the suggestion that they should sign the document and return it to headquarters.

    Commodore Lynch reminds his officers that the pursuit of romances including displays of affection and engagement in intimate relationships is not allowed on Naval Service time or property. Such relationships were a risk to unit discipline and authority as they could:


    Undermine the established authority of senior personnel.
    Lead to favouritism or the perception of it.
    Undermine established practices required for the operation of an effective unit.

    Commodore Lynch says the officers should be very conscious of the risk of confusion between status provided by rank and position and mutual attraction between individuals.

    He warned that the status could be deemed by the junior-ranked individual to provide a degree of coercion to the relationship.

    Officers were expected to remain conscious that relationships between members of the Defence Forces, which might involve partiality, preferential treatment, or the improper use of rank or position, were "prejudicial to good order, discipline and morale".

    Compromising

    "Such relationships are considered unacceptable, as are indiscreet or compromising sexual relationships between a superior and a subordinate.

    "Officers must also be aware of the corrosive actions to good order and discipline that may follow from short-term relationships, once they are over". Commodore Lynch adds.

    A spokesman for the Defence Forces said last night that the document did not relate to any particular incident.

    Raco, the representative association for officers, said it expected commanders to remind personnel of the rules on a regular basis.

    - Tom Brady Security Editor


  • #2
    Its a non story. Frank sent around a memo on A7, as is his job, and someone with a grudge decided to make an issue of it.

    I am guessing the behaviour of a certain failed army officer may have given all senior officers cause to remind those with swords to be aware of their commitments.

    This was mentioned earlier on this site, perhaps those with the power might cut and paste the other posts about it in here?


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

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Goldie fish View Post
      Its a non story. Frank sent around a memo on A7, as is his job, and someone with a grudge decided to make an issue of it.

      I am guessing the behaviour of a certain failed army officer may have given all senior officers cause to remind those with swords to be aware of their commitments.

      This was mentioned earlier on this site, perhaps those with the power might cut and paste the other posts about it in here?
      You're dead right there goldie. Folks with the sword should be careful where they bury it.

      Phnar phnar.
      Meh.

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      • #4
        good old frank first to cover his ass and draw attention to the naval service this should have been done when each officer was getting his/her annual report. and signing of same.. since the days of the cave men relationships are happening and A7 will not stop it...

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        • #5
          Goldie is right

          a non story


          and its being done before
          Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
          Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
          The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere***
          The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
          The best lack all conviction, while the worst
          Are full of passionate intensity.

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