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    Sticky: Poll: Only Banba, Fola and Grainne were still in...

    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 down , having had her...
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    I did the jobs of looking after both the Senior...

    I did the jobs of looking after both the Senior rates and Juniors rates mess and while its a bit of a pain in the arse, its a right of passage, a tradition that has always been there and not for one...
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    Probably one A/SA aboard who doesn't stand...

    Probably one A/SA aboard who doesn't stand watches .

    I would like clarification from some still serving to who does what these days, but I do know that Stewards as a subdivision of the Logs branch...
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    They were always part of the supplies branch, a...

    They were always part of the supplies branch, a sub division of same, the stewards role in its original format which was basically to support the offers in a number of roles was written off in the...
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    Drill shed..Haulbowline.. floor scrubbed with...

    Drill shed..Haulbowline.. floor scrubbed with tooth brush for infringements during recruits
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    Sticky: Coming back from liberty was always a bit vague...

    Coming back from liberty was always a bit vague as one tends to have consumed too much of the local brew...... going on liberty used to be a buzz with youngfellas ( come to think of it some of the...
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    What should have been on issue to all engaged in...

    What should have been on issue to all engaged in 'working ship',, ships husbandry and technical people was proper overalls, grand heading off to paint somewhere and your kit gets covered in...
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    Sticky: the correct term being' liberty'

    the correct term being' liberty'
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    I should qualify my comment by saying all this is...

    I should qualify my comment by saying all this is NOT inclusive of Cadets nor would it always be reckonable with the RDF, The two rotation concept would be in place to allow for training of the...
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    The problem is actually deeper than how we...

    The problem is actually deeper than how we recruit..its actually about why we recruit.

    To my mind our recruitment is reactionary rather than planned hence the haphazard nature of when and how....
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    Indeed you can, assuming they want to be there in...

    Indeed you can, assuming they want to be there in the first place.
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    Not compulsory to the Naval Service per se. but...

    Not compulsory to the Naval Service per se. but Soldiers have held posts in Haulbowline in the past such as armourers, and other trades, transport officers or signals officers.
    as for enlited rank...
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    Won't have a fraction of the loiter time the...

    Won't have a fraction of the loiter time the Nimrod had , nor is it compatible with current RAF IFR systems
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    Below decks on ships is quite warm and the UBACS...

    Below decks on ships is quite warm and the UBACS T shirt plus shirt would be quite adequate.... or then again if your prone to being cold , ditch the shirt and go for tee shirt and Jumper , leave out...
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    https://all-andorra.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09...

    https://all-andorra.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Toyota-Land-Cruiser_-army-khaki.png


    there will of course be a Naval Service version
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    https://armadainternational.com/wp-content/uploads...

    https://armadainternational.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/4.jpg

    No comment required
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    i wonder if someone were to FOI the cost of the...

    i wonder if someone were to FOI the cost of the uniform in DPM and the equivalent garments in NON DPM how the pricing would work out?
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    I always agreed that flame retardant issued gear...

    I always agreed that flame retardant issued gear should be available to anyone working in armoured vehicles, especially crews. How you go about issuing it or quantifying it is problematic but it is a...
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    How could you even think of such a think you...

    How could you even think of such a think you charlatan...share kit with an opposing service.... how dare you.... treachery!:-D:-D
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    Think back ffs.. we were lucky to have what we...

    Think back ffs.. we were lucky to have what we stood up in....never mind Gucci stuff for painting such as overalls
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    When I saw what was happening at the 2005 re org...

    When I saw what was happening at the 2005 re org I knew it was doomed....The FCA higher ups sold out for 4 x Lt Colonels and bought into a graded RDF hook line and sinker to be hoisted by their own...
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    I post under my own name, I even posted stuff...

    I post under my own name, I even posted stuff relevant to my unit while I was serving, I came close to the line but never crossed, the mods here will ensure that you don't. I had various bodies...
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    Apart from the fact its actually a crime under...

    Apart from the fact its actually a crime under military law.....yeah.. real good guys......Now we have every partimer expressing an opinion in the national press.....
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    Grey won't work at sea, far too much exposure to...

    Grey won't work at sea, far too much exposure to oil and grease pain't etc....will become stained and dirty too fast.Not sure what the problems are with the colouring of the current rig...but it...
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    Which is inherently wrong as the smaller badge...

    Which is inherently wrong as the smaller badge was specifically designed for the NS Dress Cap. The larger badge encroaches on the black tally band with the word Eire on it, this should not be the...
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