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  1. Thread: CPV Replacement

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    Sticky: Poll: [QUOTE=hptmurphy;470585]Only Banba, Fola and...

    [QUOTE=hptmurphy;470585]Only Banba, Fola and Grainne were still in service up to 1986, Folas last patrol included a visit to Waterford, Feb 1986, and then back to Haulbowline for Liam Moloneys stand...
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    I'm well aware of what happens in the real world...

    I'm well aware of what happens in the real world of providing catering services and fitting out of new and existing establishments , it being my profession both hear in Europe and eighteen years...
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    So who gets to clean up the Senior and Junior...

    So who gets to clean up the Senior and Junior Rates mess after their meals and wash and dry all the cutlery and plates , a rating doing the same thing as a Ships Steward . The Wardroom would have...
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    Maybe get a few Chinese laundry men as well , ok...

    Maybe get a few Chinese laundry men as well , ok joking aside . Our naval vessels are Ships of State , and as such are expected to support diplomatic efforts abroad such as the resent visit to New...
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    Brexit .

    Brexit .
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    Sticky: [QUOTE=ancientmariner;470327] Let's not forget...

    Let's not forget the stop off before Boston at Newport Rhode Island for the big lobster dinner , compliments of the local Mayor and musical entertainment by the visiting Swedish army band .
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    Sticky: [QUOTE=ancientmariner;470320] Indeed , it does...

    Indeed , it does look strange . Although it is on the minister's Twitter Account looking like a PR opportunity for political gain , just look at the hashtag .
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    Sticky: Ah ha , a special events centre , that makes...

    Ah ha , a special events centre , that makes sense . It is a working trip I suppose .
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    Sticky: Doesn't look like it , maybe that was the intent .

    Doesn't look like it , maybe that was the intent .
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    Sticky: And hidden behind a warehouse , did we upset...

    And hidden behind a warehouse , did we upset someone to deserve such a pretty bad berth .
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    The duck was excellent as was the frozen cream ,...

    The duck was excellent as was the frozen cream , came in very handy for the Irish Coffees .
  12. Thread: FESSEF Medal

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    In a episode of M.A.S.H , Major Frank Burns put...

    In a episode of M.A.S.H , Major Frank Burns put himself forward for a Purple Heart due to mortar fire landing around the compound , needless to say Hawkeye had some choice words to say to him about...
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    I bet the tug boat crew will get great mileage...

    I bet the tug boat crew will get great mileage telling stories in the bar about this one .
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    Nor does it melt and stick to the body like some...

    Nor does it melt and stick to the body like some synthetic fabrics do when they catch on fire . During the Falklands war the Royal Navy working dress was made from nylon and melted to the skin from...
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    Hoist that word in signal flags and the ship...

    Hoist that word in signal flags and the ship would be dressed .
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    Fifty shades of grey . God help the bosun .

    Fifty shades of grey . God help the bosun .
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    Will this Navy rebranding also include a more...

    Will this Navy rebranding also include a more Naval coloured Steyr than the present Army green .
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    Regardless as to what outfit is decided on, when...

    Regardless as to what outfit is decided on, when it comes to doing painting and decorating and mucking around in the engine just throw on a pair of overalls for the job , duh .
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    Kid's super hero pyjamas , that's what it looks...

    Kid's super hero pyjamas , that's what it looks like . Knew it would come to me eventually.
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    The quest for "Corporate Identity " by wearing...

    The quest for "Corporate Identity " by wearing this outfit will draw more ridicule than positive Corporate Identity .
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    Me neither , I've known many in the Navy who...

    Me neither , I've known many in the Navy who could hide onboard a ship and not be found for days and that was without camouflage .
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    A bus load of sailors managed to do it on the...

    A bus load of sailors managed to do it on the side of the road in Dublin last Sunday .
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    Let me guess , it's a protected ruin .

    Let me guess , it's a protected ruin .
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    There is a derelict building / site next to the...

    There is a derelict building / site next to the church , been like that since my time , how come it has never been developed into something useful .
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    Ministers are just passing trough , on their way...

    Ministers are just passing trough , on their way to bigger and better things for themselves in their own universe and the Civil Servants or doing their own thing in their parallel universe .
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