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  1. Thread: Soldier 2017

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    FB. One of the Cosantoir Photographers personal...

    FB. One of the Cosantoir Photographers personal page. Nice gallery of pics. All the Air Corps recruits had new style shirts,smocks and trousers. The rest of us are a miss mash.
    New smock looks...
  2. Thread: Soldier 2017

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    I like your thinking.And you are right.We should...

    I like your thinking.And you are right.We should have gone this route from the start.
    I guarantee it's because some high ranker wanted to keep the "smart" look of the old shirt because he liked...
  3. Thread: Soldier 2017

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    Looks like the lopsided DPM shirt issue has been...

    Looks like the lopsided DPM shirt issue has been addressed. Pictures up on social media of Air Corps recruits wearing DPM shirts with UBAC pockets on BOTH sleeves.

    And before someone says...
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    Private Purchase UF Pro Cold weather combat...

    Private Purchase UF Pro Cold weather combat shirt.

    As for the tan coloured carrier. You can barely make out the top of it in the pictures. Probably private purchase. I know a few lads on the...
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    The new issued item pictured was the Sniper...

    The new issued item pictured was the Sniper backpack. Eberlestock Gunslinger 2.

    The plate carriers were IWW purchased for the Sniper teams that represent Ireland at International competitions. Not...
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    The Board report into what to look for is well...

    The Board report into what to look for is well done.And so are the tests. I have it on good authority that the decision was made on what to buy and that it has gone to tender. No word yet on what we...
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    I heard recently that it had gone out to tender...

    I heard recently that it had gone out to tender with a contract due to be in place by years end. How true that is though is anybodies guess.

    I don't believe items such as this go up on etender....
  8. It isn't. The state should fund ,equip and...

    It isn't. The state should fund ,equip and provide for a proper Irish Coast Guard SAR heli service.With the personnel being employees of the state and the Airframes being state assets. The AC should...
  9. SAR SAR SAR SAR F***kin SAR. I have said it...

    SAR SAR SAR SAR F***kin SAR. I have said it before and I will say it again.The AC is the Military Air wing of the state and as such needs to be taskable for Military tasks and the few remaining...
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    You could get tubes of the Haix cream from stores...

    You could get tubes of the Haix cream from stores on demand. They had box loads of it.

    I have used Nikwax Nubuck and suede proof on the scouts after washing with Nikwax footwear cleaning gel.
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    Yup. Really gonna put the cat amongst the...

    Yup. Really gonna put the cat amongst the pigeons.

    "Operational use only". So does that include Regimental duties???Especially Stand toos who may have to deploy at short notice? The hotel???
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    Indeed. That settles it so. One pair of boots for...

    Indeed. That settles it so. One pair of boots for the Dropshorts.

    I wonder how long it will take to get us into brown Barracks boots?
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    A thought occurred to me(I know,hold the front...

    A thought occurred to me(I know,hold the front page;). Will the dropshorts and Whingeineers be issued the standard Brown Operational boots AND the Safe toe version they bought?

    Inf, Arty and Cav...
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    PDF Operational units first IE Combat,Combat...

    PDF Operational units first IE Combat,Combat support. Then CSS. Then HQ,Training Units and Installations Eg 1+ 2 BTI. After that one would be fairly certain that should RDF meet the normal criteria...
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    Buddy of mine bought the Black version of the...

    Buddy of mine bought the Black version of the British issue AKU's.(God knows why when he will have less than a years wear out of them when we go brown) Only yesterday he was complaining about how...
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    Why?? I wore them for the Part 3 recently. Way...

    Why?? I wore them for the Part 3 recently. Way lighter and more comfortable than the Old Haix.Sole is thicker than the magnums so if you are walking on gravel etc you don't feel every single stone.
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    Had a look at the DCoS(SP) Letter of Instruction...

    Had a look at the DCoS(SP) Letter of Instruction on the issue of the boots today. Sizing to kick off tomorrow with size rolls returned ASAP. Bulk issues to units commencing on a phased basis with...
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    So was what I said. I reckon the plan has been...

    So was what I said.

    I reckon the plan has been adjusted now that 1BDE stores is shut down.
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    That's at odds with what G4 1BDE have put out....

    That's at odds with what G4 1BDE have put out. 1BDE getting them first. We will have to wait and see. Might have something to do with 1BDE Clothing stores being out of action due to a Covid scare.
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    Jobs for the boys when there is already an...

    Jobs for the boys when there is already an existing RSM in each of Units and also those offices.

    Indeed they do but sometimes a career path can include sideways moves rather than upwards. An...
  21. Thread: Soldier 2017

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    Both the Ceremonial Cane and newly designed...

    Both the Ceremonial Cane and newly designed uniform were in play long before the Pandemic so not a fair assessment.
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    There is a a BDE RSM in the Office of each GoC.An...

    There is a a BDE RSM in the Office of each GoC.An RSM in Ceremonial Branch and ,at present ,an Ad Hoc DF RSM. I would suggest a better way to go would be to have an RDF CS in each of those Offices...
  23. Thread: Soldier 2017

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    Wrong. There is a practical purpose for both. ...

    Wrong. There is a practical purpose for both.

    The idea behind the cane or swagger stick is for indicating faults during inspection.
    It is impolite to point with one's finger.
    Commissioned and...
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    The one word in the Military that makes NCO's...

    The one word in the Military that makes NCO's dicks itch. "Should".

    RDF SHOULD be trained to the same level as PDF. But they are NOT. Simple as. They can't be. Not their fault . It is all about...
  25. Thread: Soldier 2017

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    MOD: Topic gents. Take RDF establishment talk to...

    MOD: Topic gents. Take RDF establishment talk to the "Future of the RDF thread".

    PS: Before we do though:biggrin: Why would you need RDF BSM's when there are no RDF BATTALIONS???????
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