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    It must have had some sucess.I was one of...

    It must have had some sucess.I was one of thousends who joined up in 1975 ,around the time that recruitment poster was around .Would love to see it again.




    please do !
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    Hi Bundy, have you thought about setting a 5th...

    Hi Bundy, have you thought about setting a 5th batt website up yourself ? I am ex-5th batt and i am sure their are plenty of guys who would contribute to the site .I actually feel that unless you...
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    http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m33/miamigo319/...

    http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m33/miamigo319/irishunbook.jpg


    There is a good account of the whole McAlevey Lebanon incident in this book
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    I was once part of an escort bringing a chap to Spike island. I was glad it was him and not me! Another thing worth bearing in mind is that a lot of recruits are not actually aware of the Defence...
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  7. Thread: Found on E-Bay

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    Same here Hedge.I have being a successful Ebay'r...

    Same here Hedge.I have being a successful Ebay'r for several years now, and have had little problems.

    .So far i have managed to find everything i was looking for, books , clothes, cd's...
  8. Thread: Found on E-Bay

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    I think the military style dress (for civies) is...

    I think the military style dress (for civies) is here to stay.

    All the major stores ,Asda ,Tesco now sell designer combat gear .

    they do however, look better on some than others .

    There is...
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    The PA's i remember all had chiseld type jaws,...

    The PA's i remember all had chiseld type jaws, Desperate Dan style, and would have served the Gestapo or the KGB well .:smile:
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    Its obiously not a confidential document anymore...

    Its obiously not a confidential document anymore otherwise he wouldn't, or shouldn't, be selling it on ebay .
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    I am not a fan of chubby brown , but He also...

    I am not a fan of chubby brown , but He also looks remarkably like him
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    Quite a lot of replica stuff so i'm told.

    Quite a lot of replica stuff so i'm told.
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    If they had done so back in the early eighties,...

    If they had done so back in the early eighties, they might have weeded out that nut case who murdered his 3 comrades in the Lebanon.

    If ever a guy should not have being allowed to carry firearms...
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    [QUOTE=Barry Amazing how a topic can go from...

    Amazing how a topic can go from recruit training to wireless's ,bluetooths, and mobile phones which shows there is plenty of diversity in topics.

    Have to admit, i had not heard of the bluetooth...
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  17. Thread: Slaves

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    I still call my Aiwa stereo system a wireless...

    I still call my Aiwa stereo system a wireless when its on tuner mode. :tongue:.

    The old wireless used to take about 10 minutes to warm up, and would produce a high pitched sound like very bad...
  18. Thread: Slaves

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    Thats a handy piece of equipment to have.' I...

    Thats a handy piece of equipment to have.' I thought their was a double meaning as in 'snagglepus ,rednose or gingerbeer ' .:tongue:
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    I was wondering when sombody would spot my ' faux...

    I was wondering when sombody would spot my ' faux pas ' (Thats mistake, or error, to you younger viewers, ...er listeners :smile: ).

    I have an old painters wirless, covered in paint (obiously)...
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    I just taped and listened to it on the wireless ...

    I just taped and listened to it on the wireless (Telifies Eireann)

    Reminded me when i was a 17 year old recruit.

    Yer man who's ' head was wrecked ' sounded like he had a nervous...
  21. Thread: Slaves

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    [/COLOR] I think what i was saying about the...

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    I think what i was saying about the above quote was that some guys will be honest and say the couldent cut the mustard in recruit training, and failed but were successfull in other...
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    Has anybody thought what it would be like if...

    Has anybody thought what it would be like if people were conscripted into the army like they did years ago in the UK with national service?

    Most' if not all' European countrys have national...
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    Sweet Jesus , 3 days after joing the Army I was...

    Sweet Jesus , 3 days after joing the Army I was one of 60 odd Dub's sent down to Limerick for recruit training, due to under strenght of the southern command at the time, and there we remained for...
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    I seem to recall there were two panhards in the...

    I seem to recall there were two panhards in the 5th batt collins bks .They were parked on the square for years and ocassionlly taken out for a spin.I wonder if they are the two now at the same...
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    '' Hostile newspapers are more to be feared than...

    '' Hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousend Bayonets ''

    Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821)
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