Search:

Type: Posts; User: Auldsod

Page 1 of 21 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.04 seconds.

  1. Replies
    7,008
    Views
    1,976,999

    Well deserved and long awaited promotions I would...

    Well deserved and long awaited promotions I would say.
  2. Replies
    393
    Views
    63,653

    Sounds very handy. Possibly not issued anymore. I...

    Sounds very handy. Possibly not issued anymore. I was issued a ridiculous amount of gear and unfortunately the above wasn't one! What polish was it? Issued but not encouraged to use? :-D
  3. Replies
    393
    Views
    63,653

    Agreed. No trapsing around shoe shops to find...

    Agreed. No trapsing around shoe shops to find kiwi parade because Tesco didn't have it.
  4. Replies
    393
    Views
    63,653

    I do remember the shock off a few new-entrants in...

    I do remember the shock off a few new-entrants in my first week in when we were expected to head straight to Dunnes and buy polish, shoe brushes and cleaning products for our accommodation. In saying...
  5. Replies
    393
    Views
    63,653

    Different beast at sea though. During the weekend...

    Different beast at sea though. During the weekend on the base, you queue as you arrive in the galley with those on duties of course skipping to the top.
  6. Replies
    393
    Views
    63,653

    What's wrong with having to buy your own boot...

    What's wrong with having to buy your own boot polish?
  7. Replies
    12
    Views
    1,262

    While I can't comment on the exact rates - Cadets...

    While I can't comment on the exact rates - Cadets do drop out at varying points in class. Some rights at the very start and some surprisingly close to commissioning.

    I wouldn't agree that it...
  8. Replies
    15
    Views
    779

    Or none at all!

    Or none at all!
  9. Replies
    15
    Views
    779

    I remember a fun four page essay I had to do on...

    I remember a fun four page essay I had to do on the 'importance of head dress in the Defence Forces'. Fun times.

    Can you guess why I got it!? :biggrin:
  10. Thread: Ebola Medal

    by Auldsod
    Replies
    6
    Views
    293

    Front of the ebola medal has QEII's head on it....

    Front of the ebola medal has QEII's head on it. Would that wind people in DF now or have we gone past that kind of thing?
  11. Replies
    153
    Views
    11,685

    I viewed this and the other sample photos...

    I viewed this and the other sample photos available. I wasn't initially impressed but it looked good being worn by a body of men in the social media post.
  12. Replies
    239
    Views
    35,751

    There will be great value to be had buying tins...

    There will be great value to be had buying tins of black kiwi parade from next Summer on so. :biggrin:
  13. Thread: FESSEF Medal

    by Auldsod
    Replies
    20
    Views
    1,267

    Here is a well know and infamous case from the...

    Here is a well know and infamous case from the US. The professional head of the US Navy committed Suicide over controversy due to the wearing of v (for valour) devices on two of his service medals....
  14. Thread: FESSEF Medal

    by Auldsod
    Replies
    20
    Views
    1,267

    Not at all. I would never do down anyones service...

    Not at all. I would never do down anyones service in any capacity. My personal opinion is that medals should be awarded for more than just having served in any capacity (the 1916 cenenary medal aside...
  15. Thread: FESSEF Medal

    by Auldsod
    Replies
    20
    Views
    1,267

    Why would you want to wear it? :biggrin:

    Why would you want to wear it? :biggrin:
  16. Replies
    393
    Views
    63,653

    Agreed

    Agreed
  17. Replies
    393
    Views
    63,653

    The US and British militaries manage with...

    The US and British militaries manage with recruits waiting months to join. May be saying more about the applicants we get. If they are that fickle and are willing to give up on a 'dream' due to a few...
  18. Replies
    393
    Views
    63,653

    There shouldn't necessarily need to be additional...

    There shouldn't necessarily need to be additional but smaller recruit classes every year but there could be a continual open door for potential recruits with fitness testing and medicals being...
  19. Replies
    153
    Views
    11,685

    Apparently the uniform itself is functionally...

    Apparently the uniform itself is functionally good but there were complaints about the 'corporate image' in that it made RN sailors look like mechanics and gas boiler repair men.

    Looks like a...
  20. Replies
    7,008
    Views
    1,976,999

    Also just want to clarify that I don't think that...

    Also just want to clarify that I don't think that the RDF should be a big earner for joiners. I think we can all agree that none of us are greatly financially benefiting from the organisation and nor...
  21. Replies
    7,008
    Views
    1,976,999

    Assuming we were to pay a quarter days pay for a...

    Assuming we were to pay a quarter days pay for a training night, I calculate that I'd still only see 7 euro (or less) after tax. It would work out to a max of maybe the equivalent of 11-12 training...
  22. Replies
    7,008
    Views
    1,976,999

    Generational differences is actually a huge one....

    Generational differences is actually a huge one. There are more options for young people these days. They are also increasingly fickle.

    Back in the day, they would turn up to the local FCA/Slua...
  23. Replies
    129
    Views
    32,826

    They aren't whalers. The design was inspired by a...

    They aren't whalers. The design was inspired by a whaler design but that's it.
  24. Replies
    354
    Views
    83,850

    Bulgaria is in a more 'interesting' part of the...

    Bulgaria is in a more 'interesting' part of the world and on the Black sea. Affordability isn't the reason why we don't have F-16s. It's a case of differing priorities. I'm sure Bulgarian public...
  25. Replies
    1,267
    Views
    405,052

    Sticky: I was just going off the top of my head. As I...

    I was just going off the top of my head. As I said, I'm newish.

    Point remains the same though. Why wouldn't someone want to challenge themselves with something a bit different to the usual annual...
Results 1 to 25 of 509
Page 1 of 21 1 2 3 4