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  • Royal Irish to be stood down.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/northern_ireland/4734747.stm
    rod and serpent
    In Arduis Fidelis
    Last edited by rod and serpent; 1 August 2005, 20:18.

  • #2
    2007 is still a long way off..............

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    • #3
      Just the Home service though,or the former UDR units,who were set up as a direct response to IRA activity.

      Though its not like the Current UK government needed an excuse to downsize the military. They are cutting back everywhere else,while still expecting overseas commitments to be carried out.


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

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      • #4
        NI isn't quite as British as Finchley and you don't have part-time Army units from Liverpool or Leeds recruited to patrol the streets of those cities.
        "Hello, Good Evening and Bollocks..."

        Roger Mellie

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        • #5
          Note that one battalion of the regiment will remain, so not all traditions are lost forever.

          NTM
          Driver, tracks, troops.... Drive and adjust!!

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          • #6
            BS if you ask me. NI is part of the United Kingdom, why shouldn't there be British army units there? Because it makes Gerry happy? Though the 'excuse to downsize the military' thing sounds reasonable as well.
            "Everyone's for a free Tibet, but no one's for freeing Tibet." -Mark Steyn. What an IMO-centric quote, eh?

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            • #7
              Lets hope all uk troops get off the island!!

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              • #8
                Originally posted by dublin91
                Lets hope all uk troops get off the island!!
                Bullshit. They're the best protection we could have against Gerry and the boys staging a coup. It's been painfully obvious for a long time that our own government has no interest in, and by extension our own security forces have no capacity, to prevent subversives seizing power.

                The Royal Irish are Irish, hence the name, moron.
                Last edited by JAG; 5 August 2005, 19:38.
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                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.
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                • #9
                  Why would they do that? NI is still part of the United Kingdom after all.


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

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                  • #10
                    They're the best protection we could have against Gerry and the boys staging a coup
                    Where that probably was true to a point, i think the biggest danger facing us as a nation is now gerry and pals dont need to resort to a coup - voter apathy on the part of all of us will allow sf/ira to gather up all its semi literate knuckle scraping supporters and win a poxy load of votes enough to get a few extra seats and then bertie the spineless to allow them into coalition, then be prepared to render compliments to martin the gun runner and mary lou the big titted knee capping supporting minister
                    FMolloy
                    King Monkey
                    Last edited by FMolloy; 6 August 2005, 18:58.
                    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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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by dublin91
                      Lets hope all uk troops get off the island!!

                      Lets hope the IRA do the same.

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                      • #12
                        Lets hope all uk troops get off the island!!
                        Dublin 91-you are an arse hole- you have no idea whatsoever abouts whats happening, you should go back to picking your spots and leave all the adults to discuss grown up stuff

                        every one has the right to there oponions, but for you humanity should make an exception.
                        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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                        • #13
                          I think that the rangers won't have any problems recruiting now. There is a real problem filling the ranks, and considering that three hole Battalions are being disbanded a good few will transfer.

                          But I thought troop numbers were being dropped to 5,000. Now I'm no good at maths but would that not mean there being more than 2 Battalions plus surpport units.
                          Theirs not to make reply,
                          Theirs not to reason why,
                          Theirs but to do and die:
                          Into the valley of Death
                          Rode the six hundred.

                          The Charge of the Light Brigade

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                          • #14
                            with elements of the RIR been stood down, surely it would make sense for ours to try and recruit up there, i know we already get a lot of northeners, but if we took some of a loyalist persuasion and showed them we arent all rapid terrorist scumbag murdering dogs, maybe that would do a lot more for peace in this country than we could imagine
                            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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                            • #15
                              Says he who posts a aviking....but in fairness we have cleaned up our act...until we have drink in us and then we regress again.....if the unionists want to be part of the UK so be it..wheres the big deal...if the terrorism and all that shit were gone I'm sure it would be grand place to live...lets face it some parts of this side of the border are not that wonderful to live in either.
                              Covid 19 is not over ....it's still very real..Hand Hygiene, Social Distancing and Masks.. keep safe

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