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  1. Would it be unfeasible to convert it to a...

    Would it be unfeasible to convert it to a floating accommodation block? After all, some facilities must already be in board.
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    That’s everyone’s evening’s reading sorted ;)

    That’s everyone’s evening’s reading sorted ;)
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    I can’t see how pensions are reckoned as part of...

    I can’t see how pensions are reckoned as part of defence spending. Does the same go for other departments?

    By that logic, Ireland could increase it’s defence spending to 2% of GDP by giving all...
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    I used to do it for a living, but not the past...

    I used to do it for a living, but not the past few years.

    The nerve is actually more to do with the misuse of air ambulances, as I have been involved in situations where the mindset of “We have...
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    Making it stick will be the challenge

    Making it stick will be the challenge
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    Bravo gave a pretty good personal view, to which...

    Bravo gave a pretty good personal view, to which I can (unfortunately) agree with from my personal experience.

    From a clinical standpoint, patients can be cared for better in a bed than a trolley...
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    I’m sure they do, but they don’t all die. My...

    I’m sure they do, but they don’t all die. My point is that if there are limited resources, then fixing the number of beds and looking at where needs them (both in terms of geography and speciality)...
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    What sort of patients are you thinking of sending...

    What sort of patients are you thinking of sending by air?

    While there are certain classes of patients who one might need to get to a tertiary centre ASAP, and there are even circumstances when...
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    Children are taken from unsuitable parents every...

    Children are taken from unsuitable parents every week. The safety and welfare of the child long-term is paramount, and the child is now safe, and with family, which is better than some. Probably,...
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    UK “Outgunned” by Russia

    Any thoughts?

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-50567271
  11. Genuine question - I was always used to looking...

    Genuine question - I was always used to looking at cap-badge, or stable belt to have an idea of what skills an individual I didn’t know might have - REME, RAMC, Signals, Driver etc.

    Is there any...
  12. I was being a bit tongue in cheek :)

    I was being a bit tongue in cheek :)
  13. Could the rank slides not just go with the job,...

    Could the rank slides not just go with the job, and be handed over from one post occupier to the next, along with the keys and other paraphernalia of the posting? :biggrin:
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    Not original :) ...

    Not original :)

    https://www.bing.com/search?q=quantity+has+its+own+quality&form=APIPH1&PC=APPL
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    I would presume the attraction of AA guns is that...

    I would presume the attraction of AA guns is that they are low-tech in comparison with missile systems, low cost and low maintenance, both the guns and ammo.

    In “modern” (ie asynchronous)...
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    According to press reports, the Judge has not...

    According to press reports, the Judge has not ruled out a damages claim against him, or him being liable for his own costs...


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  17. Thread: PC-9M

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    Only because leaving a smoking heap of splinters...

    Only because leaving a smoking heap of splinters and an oil slick was seen as a bit ungentlemanly...
  18. Veterans Stories - USA Veterans Day Weekend

    Some light reading (I think you get up to 10 articles a month without a subscription):

    https://www.newyorker.com/books/double-take/sunday-reading-veterans-stories
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    Is that allowed under Sharia law?

    Is that allowed under Sharia law?
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    It sounds like they are there as CP for the...

    It sounds like they are there as CP for the officials, rather than going in mob-handed.
  21. Argentinian navy officers in Mayo to honour founder Brown

    Anybody at this?

    https://www.rte.ie/news/connacht/2019/1103/1088345-foxford-argentina/
  22. Thread: More Trucks..

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    If you wanted a watertight car, you didn't buy an...

    If you wanted a watertight car, you didn't buy an MG!
  23. Thread: More Trucks..

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    I well remember my old MGB had a symmetrical...

    I well remember my old MGB had a symmetrical body-shell, with rubber grommets blocking holes as appropriate.
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    Sticky: I can vouch for them being bloody rough! On our...

    I can vouch for them being bloody rough! On our return journey, we set off from Emnden into a rough sea (memory is force 6). After a very uncomfortable night, we awoke to find we were still hove to...
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    Sticky: I remember being on both of those in 92 (one out,...

    I remember being on both of those in 92 (one out, the other back), and they carried out entire Field Ambulance (very vehicle-heavy, 60+ from memory) with lots of room to spare. The way back they...
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