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  1. Thread: Cyprus

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    I believe 2 R IRISH are on the next rotation for...

    I believe 2 R IRISH are on the next rotation for that; they're doing driving cadres etc for it at present.
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    Write a book. Please. Memories like that...

    Write a book.

    Please.

    Memories like that are precious and tell a tale of what life was like for your generation...
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    Possibly not, if you shared training and admin...

    Possibly not, if you shared training and admin facilities in existing DF locations. And existing Port infrastructure in a commercial location may drive costs down in the long term.
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    Poll: Not guilty :biggrin:

    Not guilty :biggrin:
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    I'm thinking long term savings Dev...AM and...

    I'm thinking long term savings Dev...AM and others have talked about a long-term naval strategy in relation to hulls / capabilities...maybe the current basing pattern is something to look at also.
    ...
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    I'm only floating an idea...what made me think...

    I'm only floating an idea...what made me think was some of the comments about the state of Haulbowline.

    Emotional attachments are fine...but do you need to locate all those facilities in one...
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    Is it time to sell the island to a developer, and...

    Is it time to sell the island to a developer, and start again in another port? That place must be worth a fortune, Tarquin could have his apartment and moor his yacht outside the front door. Would...
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    Be thankful. You don't have to listen to this...

    Be thankful.

    You don't have to listen to this prick every farts turn...

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b007cpsh
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    Author of 'The Sea Hound'? Another good book I...

    Author of 'The Sea Hound'?

    Another good book I lent out and never saw again...
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    Sticky: We're diverting the thread and this probably...

    We're diverting the thread and this probably deserves one of its own, but I think you've answered my question, thank you.
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    Sticky: I'll second that. Fascinating period of history...

    I'll second that. Fascinating period of history and you were there living it. The evolution of the Irish NS from the 60s to the 80s would be a great read.
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    Sticky: Hi Paul, Thanks for the heads up - I just...

    Hi Paul,

    Thanks for the heads up - I just managed to secure a copy. It covers the period 1930-2000.

    Hopefully it'll arrive before next week as I'm out of the country for 7 months after that....
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    Sticky: Do you mean defence planning to land troops in...

    Do you mean defence planning to land troops in Northern Ireland by sea?

    Do you have a source for that?

    And was there also defence planning to defend isolated and vulnerable Protestant...
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    Thought this was an interesting piece of context...

    Thought this was an interesting piece of context from where things were at the height of the Cold War.
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  15. Crozier has tested positive for COVID-19 himself....

    Crozier has tested positive for COVID-19 himself.

    https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/us-navy-captain-fired-for-voicing-coronavirus-concerns-for-his-crew-tests-positive/
  16. Thread: CPV Replacement

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    Sticky: Poll: Hunt Class will be around until the 2030s, unless...

    Hunt Class will be around until the 2030s, unless funding cuts mean they are withdrawn from service prematurely.

    According to this article, the hulls are good for sixty years, and they are...
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    Read it...your assessment was 100% accurate. Bit...

    Read it...your assessment was 100% accurate. Bit disappointed to be honest.
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    Oh I know. They think they're infantry though....

    Oh I know.

    They think they're infantry though.

    Individually fine, collectively knobbers, like much of the rest of the RAF.
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    And the RAF Regt. 'Air minded infantry' . I...

    And the RAF Regt.

    'Air minded infantry' .

    I actually think they believe their own bullsh#t.
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    Did a little Muay Thai session this...

    Did a little Muay Thai session this afternoon...I'm a complete novice but it was a good workout. Going to be sore tomorrow...
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    A lot of the UK quota has been sold to foreign...

    A lot of the UK quota has been sold to foreign fishermen

    The FV Cornelis Vrolijk (Dutch owned Namibian registered) owns 23% of the UK white fish quota :eek:
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    It's arrived...I'm on a FTX from Weds for a...

    It's arrived...I'm on a FTX from Weds for a couple of weeks it's in my Bergan. Along with a copy of 'The Real Cruel Sea'...it's going to be a cold boring couple of weeks :eek:
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    Ordered it...arrives tomorrow

    Ordered it...arrives tomorrow
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    https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07G5NP1QJ/ref...

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07G5NP1QJ/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i0

    Looks like a good read...hadn't heard of this book before.
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    I'm 99% certain someone told me 2 R IRISH are on...

    I'm 99% certain someone told me 2 R IRISH are on that next year, or possibly even after that lot in the article you posted. I believe they made up the previous largest formed TA deployment; a Rifle...
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