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    I had a look at one of those BV206 combinations...

    I had a look at one of those BV206 combinations ,the tracks are wide and made of rubber they weigh 175Kg, the armoured version is BV206(S). On Utube and Google there is a good volume of info.

    As...
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    Anyone know about these?...

    Anyone know about these?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqzXueZS9NI

    Look at 1.40+
    Mortar variant.
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    aHh yes, as an FOO with the lead company in...

    aHh yes,
    as an FOO with the lead company in contact, when the response from the guns falls a little short, the pucker factor is shared equally amonst all impacted upon.
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    As a regimental gunner of some years standing ,...

    As a regimental gunner of some years standing , blaa blaa blaa,

    I may reply to that by saying we are organised and train to the ABCA (American ,British, Canadian,Australian)methodology and...
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    This might be useful. ...

    This might be useful.

    http://www.armedforces.co.uk/army/listings/l0043.html
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    Just to refocus on the topic heading chaps Is...

    Just to refocus on the topic heading chaps

    Is the organisation and structure of the new artillery regiment published/decided/agreed yet?
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    The Corps of Artillery has been shafted. There...

    The Corps of Artillery has been shafted.

    There are now TWO regiments left out of SEVEN ( 3 NBO,3 FCA,I ADR).

    Such is life, we take our orders and soldier on.

    So for the future.

    Has the...
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    Wednesday 12 December 20:00hrs Service of...

    Wednesday 12 December 20:00hrs

    Service of Carols

    Army NO. 1 Band

    Dublin Welsh Male Voice Choir

    Church of the Defence Forces
    Arbour Hill
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    The Artillery Corps

    Today on a sunny morning in the Glen
    Gunners will gather to see the passing gunfire of 2FAR.

    A long and proud history of service and duty to this State will be saluted with the last rounds.
    ...
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    Again my memory is that when the AWOL person...

    Again my memory is that when the AWOL person presented himself to barracks it was published in RO's again showing the years/days absent.

    So at DoD level it is easy to list all those remaining...
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    My memory is that people going AWOL in the Army...

    My memory is that people going AWOL in the Army were published in weekly Unit Routine Orders.
    That is how info moves upwards to Command, AHQ and the DoD
    Military Archives have some bound...
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    Wrong to assume all Irish deserters were Allied...

    Wrong to assume all Irish deserters were Allied veterans




    MICHAEL KENNEDY Irist Times

    OPINION: IN THE debate on granting pardons to second World War deserters from the Defence Forces, the...
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    and finally This review is from: List of...

    and finally
    This review is from: List of Personnel of the Irish Defence Forces Dismissed for Desertion During the Second World War (Paperback)
    This is a fascinating document. It contains 4,987...
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    moreThis review is from: List of Personnel of the...

    moreThis review is from: List of Personnel of the Irish Defence Forces Dismissed for Desertion During the Second World War (Paperback)
    Readers should be mindful that Dail Eireann/the Irish...
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    Hear are more bits of info.to add some light on...

    Hear are more bits of info.to add some light on the subject:-

    http://www.forthesakeofexample.com/
    ...
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    Pardon for the Disowned Army

    Here is more info on those irish Army Deserters

    BBC program Sunday 12/08/2012

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01lhj0x

    The thousands of Irish soldiers who swapped uniforms to fight with the...
  17. I never knew about those deserters, what a lage...

    I never knew about those deserters, what a lage number ,thousands, men voting with their feet.
    It is an interesting field to study.
    I am glad they are forgiven,people who did far far worse in the...
  18. I do not like this personal attack on the current...

    I do not like this personal attack on the current Minister for Defence.
    Best or worst ! who cares, we do our job as best we can and when we are done we move on.
    What did you do for your country ...
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    Armies take orders. Ours is a garrison army not ...

    Armies take orders.
    Ours is a garrison army not an army disposed to going into the field as a battallion /regiment/squadron.
    The domestic arrahgements of a barracks seem to absorb most of what...
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    Biggest/most guns/most ammo shoots were Corps...

    Biggest/most guns/most ammo shoots were Corps shoots in the Glen circa 1959,
    Old gunners would tell war stories of shoots with every gun/mortar battery moving up onto the Avenue to be handed...
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    one effect of being shot at is that you learn a...

    one effect of being shot at is that you learn a lot very fast , don/t try this unless on active service as the paperwork is very tedious.
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    It was F357.It was moored on the North Wall...

    It was F357.It was moored on the North Wall Extension, looked a bit worn,
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    ball hop only info , We were told that the 25's...

    ball hop only info ,
    We were told that the 25's were collected at the border from the Brits sometime during WWII.
    Some of the guns when paintwork got chipped revealed the desert paint(sort of...
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    Yep, Duxford and Hendon are without doubt the...

    Yep, Duxford and Hendon are without doubt the best Museums I have been In so far.
    Duxford is really so big it takes more that a day to see it all. To see all those planes which I had made as airfix...
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    Visited RAAF Museum the other day , great place ,...

    Visited RAAF Museum the other day , great place , in the middle of a working base. The gate police man signs u in and gives you a visitors ID no problems at all.
    Its at ...
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