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    I had this debate with a disgruntled friend prior...

    I had this debate with a disgruntled friend prior to the European/Local elections. Ministers come and go, but the civil service is forever. If you want to affect changes in this country, you do it...
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    I'm guessing that they don't see the irony of the...

    I'm guessing that they don't see the irony of the "Brits out" attitude with wearing the British Army working dress of days gone past.
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    Looked like Paul Kehoe was having a great chat...

    Looked like Paul Kehoe was having a great chat with her.

    It's a great pity that this wasn't done at a weekend, I'd have liked to attend, but work commitments make it difficult to make mid week...
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    Have to say, I am a fan of using Dublin Castle...

    Have to say, I am a fan of using Dublin Castle for Commissioning's. The march past Christ Church looks fantastic. Also, it puts the DF in the public eye for the day. Well done to all who were...
  5. Thread: Army Motorcycles

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    Looked, but no touch.

    Looked, but no touch.
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    If only we could dance!!

    If only we could dance!!
  7. Thread: Soldier 2017

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    Exactly what I was thinking...

    Exactly what I was thinking...
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    And the cover model won't shut up about how he's...

    And the cover model won't shut up about how he's famous now...
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    Oh APOD, my sweet smelling infantry friend, I do...

    Oh APOD, my sweet smelling infantry friend, I do love the smell of Diesel in the morning. And the only fear the Cav have is that some gravel agitators will shoot us in the back while protecting your...
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    I smell pretty good I'll have you know!!!

    I smell pretty good I'll have you know!!!
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    Military.ie should be able to give you the unit...

    Military.ie should be able to give you the unit locations, but assuming you're in Donegal Town, you're looking at between a two and a half and three and a half hour one way trip for the three nearest...
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    I think the reason is that the DF don't see a...

    I think the reason is that the DF don't see a need for 2nd Lts over the age of 35. Usually, in the case of through the ranks commissions, at least the ones I have come into contact with, those who...
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    They, the LTAV are inconsistent, underpowered and...

    They, the LTAV are inconsistent, underpowered and really really unpopular. Rumor is that when overseas they don't leave camp. There's no standardisation in construction, one LTAV might require a...
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    RDFRA have it on their Twitter feed. Some of...

    RDFRA have it on their Twitter feed. Some of their info is wrong though...
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    For those who are interested, RDF Recruitment...

    For those who are interested, RDF Recruitment opened up on Monday at the following link https://candidatemanager.net/cm/p/pJobs.aspx?mid=YDUU&sid=BGTWAZ.
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    One wonders how Brexit will play into deal. If...

    One wonders how Brexit will play into deal. If vehicles are to be assembled and exported from the UK and mainland Europe, will both sides be competing on price?
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    Exactly. Even the AML and Scorpions were not...

    Exactly. Even the AML and Scorpions were not dismount friendly platforms. This all goes back to what we want our Cavalry Corps to be, I personally feel that a troop made up of three Panhard VBL's...
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    I've said it before, I'll say it again, I believe...

    I've said it before, I'll say it again, I believe that the Panhard VBL would be a good option for a Recce troop, coupled with a Mowag CRV for support and the MRV's in a Support Troop. The VBL is a...
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    That would be an ecumenical matter. Seriously...

    That would be an ecumenical matter.

    Seriously though, to answer this question, the role of the Cavalry Corps needs to be looked at closely and some hard questions asked. Are we, as an Defence...
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    I'm a fan of the SRV concept and think that it...

    I'm a fan of the SRV concept and think that it should be used in a wider way throughout the DF. We are coming to a stage with the Cav where a review of the role is going to be needed, not only the...
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    27 Cars for the RDF Cav so :P

    27 Cars for the RDF Cav so :P
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    It would be feasible in Cities and Counties that...

    It would be feasible in Cities and Counties that have more that one unit or Corps. Some units will be within an acceptable distance, Ennis and Limerick, Mallow to Cork, Kilkenny and Dublin to the...
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    These are still a thing? I think we are...

    These are still a thing?



    I think we are going to need to adopt a PDF like attitude to promotions soon. Panels and points based on effectiveness, KPIs, Courses completed, Courses/time as an...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9TIO4U_eHI ...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9TIO4U_eHI

    Seems appropriate...

    Seriously though, hope you're doing well.
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    Four in the last 20 months? Somebody obviously...

    Four in the last 20 months? Somebody obviously pushing the issue up there. I know at least one of those who got it, possibly a second if he is still in your location. Good to see the wheels being...
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