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    Social media? FB, Twitter or Flickr?

    Social media? FB, Twitter or Flickr?
  2. Ahh but Carnew wouldn't be classed as West...

    Ahh but Carnew wouldn't be classed as West Wicklow. Almost in Wexford at that stage!
  3. Nearest units, back in the day, for anyone in...

    Nearest units, back in the day, for anyone in West Wicklow would have been 6 FAR in the Curragh or 10 Bn in Carlow !
    Either that, or commute to Dublin to 2 Bde
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    Were only able to buy on Annual Training. Cooks...

    Were only able to buy on Annual Training. Cooks made a nice tidy sideline there...



    That's b****cks anyway. 2 Bde MPs would be in your fkn ear, if they were let....
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    I shoulda taken up fortune telling... :biggrin:

    I shoulda taken up fortune telling... :biggrin:
  6. A new medical facility at the Don would probably...

    A new medical facility at the Don would probably not be a bad idea for accessibility purposes, relatively close to the M50.

    Granted, funding may be an issue, but given that Bricin's was slated for...
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    RIP soldier. Sympathies to the family

    RIP soldier. Sympathies to the family
  8. The WHOLE Rockbrae House footprint is being sold?...

    The WHOLE Rockbrae House footprint is being sold? Or just part of it?
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    Fair enough, but what was the corresponding...

    Fair enough, but what was the corresponding establishment figure at the time?
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    Re: your point on SPGs... as someone mentioned...

    Re: your point on SPGs... as someone mentioned elsewhere, take out the vehicle and the gun ceases to be mobile. As against a vehicle towing an artillery piece, hitch to a different vehicle. Pros and...
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    Completing SOFQ (formerly called Selection) was...

    Completing SOFQ (formerly called Selection) was not a guarantee that an officer candidate would end up serving with the unit. Don't know if this has changed since or not.
    A former FCA colleague of...
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    On my Std NCO Cse, we were put through weapon...

    On my Std NCO Cse, we were put through weapon TOETs on the Steyr and GPMG at the outset.
    RTU sanction for anyone failing. So this business of 'training people on how to use a rifle' is a big no no....
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    Trailer is a constituent part of the MOD2 (A and...

    Trailer is a constituent part of the MOD2 (A and B) course syllabus, so don't know where this 'course without trailer' came about.

    True that you can get a MOD 2 154 without trailer (i.e. fail...
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    I'm sure like anything issued, if you are...

    I'm sure like anything issued, if you are deficient in a kit inspection, you'll probably have to be able to account for it, or else to stump up?
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    Such an initiative goes back further Dublin Bus...

    Such an initiative goes back further
    Dublin Bus introduced a similar scheme for Reservists
    It bit the dust shortly after I joined in 1989, as far as I can remember

    Criteria were:
    You had to be...
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    Good hearing from you again C-T Agree on all the...

    Good hearing from you again C-T
    Agree on all the above

    Reminds me of a visiting delegation of British Army Reservists from NI to our callsign a few years ago
    One of them was a Col in the Med...
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    1. Yes, had to resign from the RDF and be...

    1. Yes, had to resign from the RDF and be enlisted in the PDF in the rank of 2 Star (thus neatly avoiding the scenario where RESERVISTS were going overseas
    2. What happened on return to unit - think...
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    This is the approach the British AR took About...

    This is the approach the British AR took
    About 40-50% of their strength is in CS/CSS units, from what I recall

    EDIT:
    Or possibly that's 40-50% of the British Army CS/CSS units as a whole, are...
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    Correct... But I'd agree with Trellheim's...

    Correct...
    But I'd agree with Trellheim's previous suggestion that there should be a RDF Sergeant Major per formation, serving at the Formation HQ
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    i think (subject to PDF person on the board...

    i think (subject to PDF person on the board confirming this) that the "family friendly" option only applies where you would have a "wingman" to commit to the other half of the deployment
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    Jaysus, you too???

    Jaysus, you too???
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    Sorry nope. This would have been either 1989 or...

    Sorry nope. This would have been either 1989 or 1993 (was when I was on FTT in Longford anyway, as it was a 4 Cav guy I saw wearing them
    Back then, when items were being trialed, it was generally...
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    Was referring to the wearing of brassards...

    Was referring to the wearing of brassards...
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    Were only supposed to be worn with shirt order

    Were only supposed to be worn with shirt order
  25. My own opinion - a lot of merit to the Brit...

    My own opinion - a lot of merit to the Brit approach for AR recruitment with regard to upper age limits

    Not everyone has to be a super fit, young, run around the hills merchant

    The increased...
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