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    Oh how wrong you are. And at the doorstep of a...

    Oh how wrong you are. And at the doorstep of a military installation too! You'd swear it was designed with this purpose in mind.8799
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    Oops. Need new glasses. For some reason when I...

    Oops. Need new glasses.
    For some reason when I used the measure function I could only see the "500m" in the middle, and not the 1.12km at the end.
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    Sligo. https://goo.gl/maps/QW3NAKREBWARKAXf6

    Sligo.
    https://goo.gl/maps/QW3NAKREBWARKAXf6
  4. All those action shots of high speed turns are...

    All those action shots of high speed turns are lovely, but nothing better than a deep V hull, loitering at low speed to entice your dinner to make a second appearance.
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    Not only are Irish rail not letting the train go...

    Not only are Irish rail not letting the train go all the way to the terminal in Rosslare Harbour they are infilling the old rail line too. Very shortsighted.
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    It's exactly 500m. No room for error. Get your...

    It's exactly 500m. No room for error. Get your approach even slightly off and you are in the bog.
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    Then surely this is somewhere the Non...

    Then surely this is somewhere the Non Watchkeeping NSR officers should be throwing themselves? If CIS is anything to go by, an outside eye could do wonders for some of the systems in place there.
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    Fair enough, this was back when the Cav mowags...

    Fair enough, this was back when the Cav mowags first arrived.
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    That was 2005?

    That was 2005?
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    Question begs then, if you don't have the...

    Question begs then, if you don't have the qualification to do the job of a naval officer, what point is there to Get promoted to wear a uniform, and have nothing else in common with a NS officer...
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    Blink of an eye. Is the crash site still marked,...

    Blink of an eye. Is the crash site still marked, or have the dunes moved north to let the sea take it?
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    We had same problem in the old days with panhard....

    We had same problem in the old days with panhard. No problem getting 4x4 154, but the issues cropped up when they needed to do a truck course. Couldn't be got, either trucks weren't available or...
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    National service is full time. Their training is...

    National service is full time. Their training is supervised by professionals. Our reserve, under current rules restricting mandays barely get 14 days paid training any more. (including travel to and...
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    We should be able to seek, and provide all those...

    We should be able to seek, and provide all those things. The very fact that we cancelled helicopters and bought Armoured vehicles instead with the allocated funds show the errors of the system. There...
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    You keep saying the costs are huge, but they...

    You keep saying the costs are huge, but they really are no greater than the costs incurred introducing any new aircraft type into service.
    The difference is, for whatever reason, we let this type of...
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    Good to have you back anyway.

    Good to have you back anyway.
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    Most who have HAS have them for historic reasons,...

    Most who have HAS have them for historic reasons, and they were built before smart bombs. Few are upgrading their HAS to make them stronger,and the portable shelter is becoming more popular...
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    You need some previous experience with Java.

    You need some previous experience with Java.
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    So it's fine for other ranks to get hauled back...

    So it's fine for other ranks to get hauled back to sea, but not officers.
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    I took a photo of the first airport on the west...

    I took a photo of the first airport on the west side of the country you mentioned. It's massive!
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    There is talk of the Air Corps deploying the PC12...

    There is talk of the Air Corps deploying the PC12 overseas. They need to learn how deploy outside Baldonnel first. Shannon, Waterford, Sligo all went sour. Athlone has been a revelation, but it is...
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    They are not "taking" shore jobs, they are...

    They are not "taking" shore jobs, they are filling in ashore while the nav qualified officer goes to sea. The reason NSR other ranks are getting so much seatime is because clearly this leave system...
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    Yes, but the further you base a air corps...

    Yes, but the further you base a air corps technician from dublin, the more anaemic they get. Where will they get the "hedald" in Mayo?
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    It was a pig to fly by all accounts. Practically...

    It was a pig to fly by all accounts. Practically useless in air to air combat. No cannon. Loads lost to AAA, SAM and air to air combat over Vietnam. Leaky fuel tanks, no missile rwr. Ended up...
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    And if someone at sea wants to take annual leave,...

    And if someone at sea wants to take annual leave, who takes their job at sea?
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