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    Good post. Probably with a view to fighting...

    Good post. Probably with a view to fighting insurgents. You don't want someone in a suicide vest getting back up if popped by a round. Heavier round, greater range, and higher velocity
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    Neither are cooked chickens. A spacer from a former unit of mine was doing such a demo on the ranges one time. Hangs a cooked chicken from the top of Target No 1 and puts two rounds through it. Next...
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    He did say allow the UNIT CO to approve up to 28...

    He did say allow the UNIT CO to approve up to 28 days. Currently it's 7 days for Unit CO sign off. After that it's GOC/DOD level signoffs. Why do you think this would improve matters, Dev? Only...
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    Be able to join the Brits in a bulk purchase,...

    Be able to join the Brits in a bulk purchase, thus saving money, I guess?
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    And that is exactly what the media would be...

    And that is exactly what the media would be saying



    Agreed
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    Yup - that was us in our parallel role as the...

    Yup - that was us in our parallel role as the West Wicklow Militia
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    My point was issuing everyone (Reservist wise) a...

    My point was issuing everyone (Reservist wise) a set of combats would surely have been a cheaper option than a set of SD NO 1. Remember doing full TOETs for ranges wearing it. Remember another night...
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    V-neck one a good idea. When I joined the FCA...

    V-neck one a good idea. When I joined the FCA first, and only SD NO 1 was issued (would love to know who the idiot was who thought that was a good idea, £££ wise), a Sgt in the unit had his old light...
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    Seemingly so LC Note only dates, not...

    Seemingly so LC
    Note only dates, not times/venues/prerequisites, etc
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    That was the reason they got rid of the previous...

    That was the reason they got rid of the previous dri flo's wasn't it (not fire retardant)???
    No reason it couldn't be kept for on shore wear though?
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    Oh? Across the board or just for the NS?

    Oh? Across the board or just for the NS?
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    An article on said Ex in September's An...

    An article on said Ex in September's An Cosantoir. What caught my eye was the boots. What were our red hatted colleagues wearing?
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    Totally agree. Use of the barracks boot - as...

    Totally agree.

    Use of the barracks boot - as I remember yourself saying many moons ago, Apod - cut down on wear and tear on the operational boots. In financial terms (cost and frequency of boot...
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    Your Linkers will still be quite partial to a...

    Your Linkers will still be quite partial to a lick of Kiwi... :biggrin:
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    I got a Size 10 pair in 2009 for going on a...

    I got a Size 10 pair in 2009 for going on a career course no problem... well, no problem once the little fkn jumped up gremlin in stores who thought the kit was his personal property, was put in his...
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    Why does this sound familiar (bold text)...? Oh...

    Why does this sound familiar (bold text)...? Oh yes, RDF recruitment....
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    Poll: Hopefully someone tells Kildare County Council...

    Hopefully someone tells Kildare County Council about Devoy, 'cos they have a stonking huge HQ building there

    https://images.app.goo.gl/tpsUb66yUFD5wZma7
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    ... and the wool jumper is flame retardant?

    ... and the wool jumper is flame retardant?
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    Actually come to think of it, a navy blue version...

    Actually come to think of it, a navy blue version of the uniform in the original picture could also be used by our colleagues in Baldonnel
    Thus, cutting down on the number of uniforms required in...
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    Actually quite like the colour scheme and cut of...

    Actually quite like the colour scheme and cut of that uniform
    Thought gone into that, to be fair
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    Only one size FF cap badge nowadays for NS O/SEA,...

    Only one size FF cap badge nowadays for NS O/SEA, A/SEA, LS ranks in the NS - the larger one usually seen on Army berets
    The smaller one has been discontinued
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    Every day's a school day (origin of the word...

    Every day's a school day (origin of the word "draconian")
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    Fully agree with this (bold)

    Fully agree with this (bold)
  24. Sticky: I have done, for the last couple of years

    I have done, for the last couple of years
  25. Sticky: Did you have said Snr NCO Cse done? If so, you...

    Did you have said Snr NCO Cse done? If so, you have grounds for redress that the other individual (without the course done) got the bump up ahead of you, especially if you were an applicant for the...
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