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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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    Looks like it though he's not wearing a Guards...

    Looks like it though he's not wearing a Guards TRF. May he an attached arm / Reservist.
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    That should be the Strapline of UK Defence...

    That should be the Strapline of UK Defence procurement...
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    Ref. the North Channel; if you have a look at...

    Ref. the North Channel; if you have a look at this map it seems that planning applications are well under way for some kind of tidal energy projects.
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    In the Police Training Centre (long time ago now)...

    In the Police Training Centre (long time ago now) I vaguely recall we got shown some grainy video from the 1970's telling us what effect rounds would have etc.

    Take cover behind the engine block...
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    Good find, thanks for posting. A friend of...

    Good find, thanks for posting.

    A friend of mine fired shots from a .38 Ruger Speed Six through the passengers window of a soft-skin police car, at another car, containing some vermin with wooly...
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    Sticky: Poll: Could you get someone to write it for you...you...

    Could you get someone to write it for you...you served in some fascinating times!
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    I'd use a sjambok personally (rhino-whip)… ...

    I'd use a sjambok personally (rhino-whip)…

    Then I'd take it to her.
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    Sticky: Poll: I got excited there...thought the RN had...

    I got excited there...thought the RN had commissioned a vessel I hadn't heard of.

    I think the correct designation is HMC (Her Majesty's Cutter).

    These cutters are 20m, range 280nm @32kts.
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  13. They lost my son's medical paperwork at least...

    They lost my son's medical paperwork at least five time from application to his beginning training. They rang him on the Thursday before he was due to start (on the Sunday) to say they didn't have...
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    Sticky: Poll: True :-D

    True :-D
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    Sticky: Poll: Fixed that for you.

    Fixed that for you.
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    Kia Rio for me...I can but dream of a jeep or LR...

    Kia Rio for me...I can but dream of a jeep or LR Defender!
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    And if you can make it up to the NW Fort Dunree...

    And if you can make it up to the NW Fort Dunree in Donegal

    Or Greys Point Fort between Belfast and Bangor

    Both gunner type museums
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    [QUOTE=ancientmariner;468614] I believe the...

    I believe the same system has been in place with the B1's...and some elements of the Mine Hunting Force.

    The XO takes command when the CO is on leave.

    It seems to work and ensures a decent work...
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    I think the point is that 'Loyalists' weren't...

    I think the point is that 'Loyalists' weren't mostly signing up...

    It was discussed in Westminster several times that a lot (but definitely not exclusively) of those from NI, who did volunteer,...
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    Thank you, I haven't read that but will do. ...

    Thank you, I haven't read that but will do.

    Why did the RUC turn them back?

    I'm guessing that most of those from the Republic who served joined in England?

    I believe many Irishmen who were...
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    Sofa, you've posted stuff along those lines...

    Sofa, you've posted stuff along those lines before, my understanding is that this is what happened -

    The Northern Ireland Government were pressing for conscription in May 1939, three months before...
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    RGJ if he's still about will be proud \:)|

    RGJ if he's still about will be proud \:)|
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y37JxqBNXRg :)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y37JxqBNXRg

    :)
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    I'm not sticking up for the DUP...but with...

    I'm not sticking up for the DUP...but with respect, you're very, very wrong about that.

    Also GTTC's point about the DUP and fisheries...again, with respect way off the mark.

    They've probably...
  25. Just a thought...they have a conscript...

    Just a thought...they have a conscript program...it would be easy to surge army numbers in an imminent emergency.

    I wonder what their reserve equipment stock is like.

    Plus as stated above they...
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