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  1. Thread: Pilatus PC-12 NG

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    Disliked in error Offset by Sligo Airport...

    Disliked in error

    Offset by Sligo Airport being close by I suppose, longer range and endurance of PC12
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    http://www.gov.ie/codf/ Minutes of meetings...

    http://www.gov.ie/codf/

    Minutes of meetings will be published on their website
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    True but all recruits are trained on all the...

    True but all recruits are trained on all the other section level wpns
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    Yes and AT4

    Yes and AT4
  5. Thread: New Generals?

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    I stand corrected

    I stand corrected
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    So a new section level weapon (as well as part of...

    So a new section level weapon (as well as part of sniper pair) meaning everyone has to cover it in recruit/2-3* training
  7. Thread: New Generals?

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    Different Col McGuinness

    Different Col McGuinness
  8. If people are available and have the opportunity...

    If people are available and have the opportunity fair play to them
  9. The DF have done it before and the legislation...

    The DF have done it before and the legislation supports it

    The DF already has much useful equipment for some HADR work.

    The DF lacks some key enablers - Field Hospital, MRV and tactical...
  10. NSR units are units (as defined by DFR R5) (as...

    NSR units are units (as defined by DFR R5) (as opposed to sub-units)

    They are legally units under Shore Ops
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    Poll: In fairness those contractors are required...

    In fairness those contractors are required because the AC can’t provide the service.... why?

    Lack of sufficient personnel on strength, now if they were tasked with the job (like EAS) there should...
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    Poll: Disliked in error

    Disliked in error
  13. In fairness, nothing to stop a unit/sub-unit...

    In fairness, nothing to stop a unit/sub-unit going from training parades to 1 weekend a month (I know of one which has)

    But then add in courses, exercises, competitions, rehearsals and other...
  14. They shouldn’t have been left in 2013 IMHO but...

    They shouldn’t have been left in 2013 IMHO but that was a political decision.

    At the very least grat should have been retained (increased IMHO) to offset it, aid retention and allow for much...
  15. There was a time when doing that kind of work...

    There was a time when doing that kind of work would attract a nice allowance not anymore

    Except many of those are so busy that if they do the RDF work and/or take a DiL it is PDF work that isn’t...
  16. Thread: navy

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    Much bigger and heavier foot print I’d say

    Much bigger and heavier foot print I’d say
  17. Sub-units outside occupied posts: Letterkenny...

    Sub-units outside occupied posts:

    Letterkenny
    Sligo
    Boyle
    Castlebar
    Cavan
    Mullingar
    Navan
    Bray (since transferred to Council, Coy moved to CBB)
  18. I should have said convenient rather than local,...

    I should have said convenient rather than local, no point in someone who lives and works in Kerry going to Dublin

    As you say, every single unit in the DF is HQ’ed in an occupied post. But there...
  19. Thread: navy

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    One of the P60s went to an arms show and the left...

    One of the P60s went to an arms show and the left went mad



    But of little use for anything but training
    ...
  20. It is centralised at Bde level and (PDF) Bde...

    It is centralised at Bde level and (PDF) Bde Manpower are in charge has been since around 2013. No expenses (you had to get you GP to sign a form to say you were fit for fitness test, which afaik...
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    Poll: DoD always win as they have the final say If...

    DoD always win as they have the final say

    If it was 2 civil servants it would have been sent
  22. RDF on FTT result in employer PRSI Class J -...

    RDF on FTT result in employer PRSI

    Class J - https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/14ecbe-the-different-classes-of-pay-related-social-insurance-prsi/#class-c
    ...
  23. Yes and no The training parades give you the...

    Yes and no

    The training parades give you the chance to do pre/post event logs & admin. Issue & pack kit etc. Check everything is boxed off for the weekend etc.

    You can also fit, 2 x 45 min...
  24. In some cases it was approaching 2 years

    In some cases it was approaching 2 years
  25. And all that goes around the candidates friends...

    And all that goes around the candidates friends reducing the pool further.

    It’s down to training, responsibility, experience to a degree, resourcing, taking ownership and preparation

    Possibly...
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