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    Dry your eyes.He is 100% Correct. As for PDF not...

    Dry your eyes.He is 100% Correct. As for PDF not passing fitness tests. Typical response. Instead of dealing with the problems in your own house divert attention from the problem by pointing the...
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    I guess it all about Priorities really isn't it?...

    I guess it all about Priorities really isn't it? As evidenced by this and the recent cancelation of the Merrion square Ceremonial in favor of a celebrity funeral which the President attended. I...
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    MOD: Thread Re-opened after MOD discussion. Let's...

    MOD: Thread Re-opened after MOD discussion. Let's keep things civil folks.
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    Are you seriously going to tell that attending...

    Are you seriously going to tell that attending the opening of a visitor centre was more important than the issuing of Commissions that he signed to the men and women that he has charged to lead the...
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    Actually if you think of it he/she should be...

    Actually if you think of it he/she should be there every time. They are Presidential commissions on behalf of the Irish People,not ministerial warrants.
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    And what do we do about it?? Nothing. There are...

    And what do we do about it?? Nothing. There are feedback forms on the IKON. Nobody uses them. There is a discussion forum on the IKON and you use that at your peril! The DF doesn't DO feedback well.
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    Of course that's a whole different topic.What...

    Of course that's a whole different topic.What does and does not constitute a modern practical scale of issue to the Army Reserve. Not sure they need every item that a PDF recruit gets but it 100%...
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    I agree that the new Jackets have been and are...

    I agree that the new Jackets have been and are designed to work better with CBA. But they should have left the length alone and kept the integrated hood.If the hood is detachable you will leave it...
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    New GRO out regarding our voting procedures in...

    New GRO out regarding our voting procedures in the DF. They have really clamped down to make sure we are not disenfranchised. Unit OC's on the hook if things go bad.I voted last monday for instance.
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    I remember what it was like wearing the old...

    I remember what it was like wearing the old combat jacket(a correctly fitting one) on exercise and the feckin thing riding up every time you knelt down.It also didn't cover your butt when sitting on...
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    You can see the difference in the length of the...

    You can see the difference in the length of the new and old smocks in this Photo. Point to not being that the Lt.Col is wearing the CORRECT size for his height. Even still.They are much shorter. Bad...
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    New smocks causing snags at my call sign....

    New smocks causing snags at my call sign. Recruits were sized using the old kit but when issued they got the new stuff. Sizes/fit are completely different.
    Cue 6ft odd recruits wearing smocks that...
  13. Subdued unit flashes should be available for...

    Subdued unit flashes should be available for individual issue from late March or early April. No change to Regs to allow for their wear yet:rolleyes:

    One thing occurred to me. Are they IRR...
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    Not necessarily a bad thing. The Swedes use a ...

    Not necessarily a bad thing. The Swedes use a grey colour on their kit. I think the yanks refer to it as "Ranger Green".


    Easier to keep clean.Hides stains better.

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    Oh.Forgot to mention.On return home you have to...

    Oh.Forgot to mention.On return home you have to bring them back with you as you ain't getting a second pair. Hope you have been minding them.
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    Would you like some ketchup with those chips?...

    Would you like some ketchup with those chips? Read my post again. The attitude you speak of is changing,but slowly as more and more RDF are doing Regimentals.Mainly due to the state most PDF units...
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    From what I have been told (and this might be...

    From what I have been told (and this might be subject to change) it is one pair.
    Thats right.One pair of boots to replace two.
    To do you for everything.

    Who thought that was a good...
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    Before I respond to your main point I am just...

    Before I respond to your main point I am just going to put it on the record that we have AR pers doing duties at my callsign on a regular basis now.Especially when we are stretched with TRR's and OPS...
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    Stocks are already being run down. Not all the...

    Stocks are already being run down. Not all the recruits at my callsign got the standard Haix operational boots due to shortages and got the off the shelf version instead.Same with the Magnums.
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    Cadets due to get the new boots in the next few...

    Cadets due to get the new boots in the next few weeks.
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    You mean like they were supposed to do in the...

    You mean like they were supposed to do in the first place? Close RECCE was and is an Infantry tasking. Medium is Cav and Long range is SOF.

    D Cav blurred the waters back in the early 2000's when...
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    It still does. Maintained by the BAR. It is...

    It still does. Maintained by the BAR.

    It is only used for personnel who die while in service. Once you retire(if you have your 20 done) you are entitled to a bearer party and a dressed coffin...
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    Happy Christmas IMO'ers. Wishing you and...

    Happy Christmas IMO'ers.

    Wishing you and yours a Peaceful one wherever you are and best wishes for 2020.
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    Contracts finally awarded. Bond safety of...

    Contracts finally awarded.
    Bond safety of Monaghan (AKA Brix workwear) awarded both the DF and GS contracts.

    All I can say is.It's about time as the bottom of the barrel is being scrapped at the...
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    With the exception of the proper collar and the...

    With the exception of the proper collar and the lack of sleeve pockets that looks about the same as the new combat "smock".:-D
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