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  • LE Wiliiam Butler Yeats twinned with Galway City

    Just on Galway Bay FM Radio this morning that the new naval ship "LE William Butler Yeats" is to be twinned with Galway City in a ceremony at Galway Docks on Monday 17th of October, the Taoiseach Enda Kenny will be there to formally do the twinning, great that the Navy will continue to have a ship twinned with Galway following the decommissioning of LE Aisling.
    Last edited by Brian McGrath; 20 September 2016, 10:36.

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    Is commissioning happening on that day too?
    German 1: Private Schnutz, I have bad news for you.
    German 2: Private? I am a general!
    German 1: That is the bad news.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by na grohmití View Post
      Is commissioning happening on that day too?
      I don't know but they mentioned the Taoiseach, the Mayor and City Council will be there so given that line up you could be right.
      Last edited by Brian McGrath; 20 September 2016, 11:23.

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      • #4
        Few pictures from Galway of "William Butler Yeats" getting ready for commissioning into the Naval Service and a twinning ceremony with Galway City on Monday













        Last edited by Brian McGrath; 15 October 2016, 20:19.

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        • #5
          Video of the Air Corps PC9 Flypast of "LE William Butler Yeats" at Galway Docks today, it was so windy even the noise of the aircraft was drowned out, could not get any pictures of the ceremony as during the night 6 foot high fencing with blackout covers was placed around the length of the docks.

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BsXAm1FNZMQ

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          • #6
            they did well to hold formation

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            • #7
              Is the WBY fully worked up yet, the JJ took about 5 months.

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              • #8
                Seems Enda had this to say during the event:
                Plans for a new Naval Service ship which is equipped to provide full medical facilities at sea have been endorsed by Taoiseach Enda Kenny.

                The White Paper on Defence promises a multi-purpose vessel equipped with a fully functioning hospital, Mr Kenny said in Galway docks on Monday.

                This would allow medical personnel to serve in “war and conflict situations”, Mr Kenny said. He was speaking at the commissioning of the Naval Service’s latest new patrol ship, LÉ William Butler Yeats.

                Mr Kenny said it was “his wish” that such a multi-purpose ship – still at pre-design stage – would be built to serve in humanitarian crises. It was in “keeping with our rich tradition of charity and volunteering”, he said.

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                • #9
                  If the DF can't man the existing facilities.....

                  "Fully functioning hospital" ???? 2 beds role 1

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by DeV View Post
                    If the DF can't man the existing facilities.....

                    "Fully functioning hospital" ???? 2 beds role 1
                    Its a ploy to get it past the peace loving anti American kids in the dail.

                    Kind of like what the gov had to do to get the 50meter pool built up in Abbotstown, said it was for the kids in the special O' limpicks, worked a treat.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by sofa View Post
                      Its a ploy to get it past the peace loving anti American kids in the dail.

                      Kind of like what the gov had to do to get the 50meter pool built up in Abbotstown, said it was for the kids in the special O' limpicks, worked a treat.
                      If we use NATO style Role levels, then a logistics ship , in an anticipated environment, should be equipped and manned, for specific periods, to a Role 2 level with four/six adaptable beds, and a theater. I would expect that units forward would do their own Role 1, including triage, and send those for further treatment back to the most appropriate service, or to home hospitals. Manning would have to be selective to cover anticipated use.

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                      • #12
                        If we use NATO style Role levels, then a logistics ship , in an anticipated environment, should be equipped and manned, for specific periods, to a Role 2 level with four/six adaptable beds, and a theater. I would expect that units forward would do their own Role 1, including triage, and send those for further treatment back to the most appropriate service, or to home hospitals. Manning would have to be selective to cover anticipated use.
                        please stay on topic. If you wish to discuss a planned vessel please use another thread or start a new one, this one is for the WBY, let her have her moment.
                        Last edited by trellheim; 19 October 2016, 10:15.
                        "Are they trying to shoot down the other drone? "

                        "No, they're trying to fly the tank"

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                        • #13
                          "William Butler Yeats" looking great in the Sun this morning

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by trellheim View Post
                            please stay on topic. If you wish to discuss a planned vessel please use another thread or start a new one, this one is for the James Joyce, let her have her moment.
                            This one is actually for the William Butler Yeats, if one was to go by the thread title....
                            German 1: Private Schnutz, I have bad news for you.
                            German 2: Private? I am a general!
                            German 1: That is the bad news.

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                            • #15
                              Has there been anymore talk about getting UAVs for the Naval service?

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