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    They put you in a group and set you a task to...

    They put you in a group and set you a task to complete you are judged on

    A) how well you work with others

    B) your leadership and decision making skills

    They are looking for confident young...
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    Sticky: The original planning for the epv tended for in...

    The original planning for the epv tended for in 2007 started around 2003 and therefore predates Liberia and Chad missions both of which will inform the design of the present ship especially the...
  3. Thread: Soldier 2017

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    Or perhaps you’ve gained a few pounds with...

    Or perhaps you’ve gained a few pounds with maturity
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    When did we adopt or even use the SLR, or are we...

    When did we adopt or even use the SLR, or are we giving a sop to the Dup on imo
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    I once had a colleague who had an nd in...

    I once had a colleague who had an nd in crossmaglem with a 40mm grenade launcher back in the 1980. The story was they were sheltering in a barn, he was having a ciggie and discharged an m79 into the...
  6. Thread: Mali.

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    A senior RTÉ journalist would have got an...

    A senior RTÉ journalist would have got an in-depth briefing from did/do press office before writing article. As for the size of mission they’ll imbed with another nations special forces company,...
  7. Thread: Unifil(3)

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    I know at least one Romanian prison officer, and...

    I know at least one Romanian prison officer, and its good to see diversity in any walk of life
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    The flycatchers were a waste of money as were the...

    The flycatchers were a waste of money as were the el70.

    The giraffe isn't the most modern of systems, although it would be adequate for air defence of static targets like conferences and the...
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    Rbs70 has been a priority in the defence budget...

    Rbs70 has been a priority in the defence budget since 1984 because it allows eu confrences and us presidental visits to take place. They were bought on the advice of the us secret service for regans...
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    Poll: lets be honest, officers driving in from the...

    lets be honest, officers driving in from the country to go to coppers at the weekend would have no where else to park.

    if they got the brigade of guards out of chelsea theyll get them ou t of cbb.
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    i would have thought that mary kenny would favour...

    i would have thought that mary kenny would favour them taking part in peacekeeping, say for example Ugandan discussions.
  12. The 105 was introduced around the early 1980s,...

    The 105 was introduced around the early 1980s, I'm old enough to remember being on an exercise in 87 and they were in use them
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    I would have thought the tender pointed to c27j?...

    I would have thought the tender pointed to c27j?

    Kc390 might be nice, but it's not European

    C 27 used by uscg with whom the ac have links, and was favoured by the army back in 2003 to the...
  14. Thread: OPV Replacement

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    Sticky: 30 mm cannon has been used to sink Spruance class...

    30 mm cannon has been used to sink Spruance class destroyers in exercises.
  15. Sarcasm I presume, he still hated the English...

    Sarcasm I presume, he still hated the English with a passion
  16. His name was Patrick Ryan, he was a priest with...

    His name was Patrick Ryan, he was a priest with the pallotine order. Basically the Belgians were afraid that he'd die on them when he went in hunger strike after they arrested him for ira activities...
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    Poll: Having lived in London for years and Dublin now,...

    Having lived in London for years and Dublin now, the simple truth is that the cost of living in London is far higher and wages are far lower in the u.k.

    40k is in my book quite a good salary for...
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    Poll: In august 1990 I walked out the gates of CCB and...

    In august 1990 I walked out the gates of CCB and into the big bad world parting company with the PDF, but a few things about it's strategic location, which was dictated by its proximity to the canal...
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    Poll: which is on the northside FFS CBB on the other...

    which is on the northside FFS

    CBB on the other hand is down the road from googleland
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    Poll: Ryan has worked out that cbb is sitting on one of...

    Ryan has worked out that cbb is sitting on one of the last undeveloped sites in Dublin. If the can get the guards out of Chelsea they can get the df out of cbb
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    All this talk of Canadian leopard should give us...

    All this talk of Canadian leopard should give us some pause for thought, as to what shape future armoured vehicle procurement will take.

    Look at Canada, it’s a G7 economy, major NATO contributor,...
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    This talk about rbs 70 is actually relevant to...

    This talk about rbs 70 is actually relevant to the thread, as if the Ukraine is anything to go by then uavs and long range massed accurate artillery strikes will be a significant factor in future...
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    they bought 32 EL70 around 2002, total waste of...

    they bought 32 EL70 around 2002, total waste of money, the dutch saw Smith coming. They couldn't shoot down an airlinerin a million years as they took hours to set up. The Dutch were relieved to see...
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    Buying leopard 1 off anybody would be crack...

    Buying leopard 1 off anybody would be crack smoking stupid, the ones canada have for sale are wrecks only fit for stripping for spare parts or targets. The only reason canada still has them is that...
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    the really important conflict at the moment,...

    the really important conflict at the moment, which will shape the procurementof armoured vehicles for PDF units overseas is the Ukraine especially the tactics employed by the Russian Battalion...
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