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    Poll: Account no longer exists

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  2. Thread: Medals

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    Did a current party of government, who currently...

    Did a current party of government, who currently have the Minister of Defence, not have a section in their election manifesto on a commemoration medal for 2021?
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  3. Thread: CPV Replacement

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    Sticky: Poll: Serious question, will two vessels be enough? ...

    Serious question, will two vessels be enough?

    Also, will the EU help in the funding of these vessels?
  4. Thread: Soldier 2017

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    Change scale of issue?

    Change scale of issue?
  5. Thread: Army Ranger Wing

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    I'd say this is more statement of fact than idle...

    I'd say this is more statement of fact than idle speculation personally.

    On the kit in use with the wing at present, and pictured, I wonder how much of their experience and influence will have...
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    Now that the NS have their own variant, how long...

    Now that the NS have their own variant, how long will it be until the AC come looking for their own?

    And on the Royal Navy working dress, this from 2015 is worth a read,...
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    So, sometime between 2040 and 2050 we might see a...

    So, sometime between 2040 and 2050 we might see a trial MWD unit! Fantastic!!
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    A man with experience :-D!! Back on topic,...

    A man with experience :-D!!

    Back on topic, there is obviously roles defence from EOD, Security, S&R, Tracking, etc that could be covered by MWD's.
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXIq3uH6tnQ&ab_cha...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXIq3uH6tnQ&ab_channel=BritishArmy

    A video overview of 1 MWD Sqn, different dog and team profiles.

    One thing that does come to mind though, uniform inspection...
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    But don't have their own. Nor have I seen pics...

    But don't have their own. Nor have I seen pics of the Wing working with dogs, given that other SOF units globally do.

    Is this a gap, although a minor one it would seem?
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    Step 1. Randomer suggests a "nice to have" idea...

    Step 1. Randomer suggests a "nice to have" idea on IMO
    Step 2. Senior officer anonymously browses and spots idea
    Step 3. ???
    Step 4. IKON Working Group

    :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D
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    Military Working Dogs

    Maybe it's the animal lover in me, mixed with the obvious military interest, but I've been wondering why don't we have a Military Dog unit in the country?

    The UK has the 1st Military Working Dog...
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    Eastern Brigade na grohmiti....The South were...

    Eastern Brigade na grohmiti....The South were obviously the poor cousin!! :-D
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    Dear Santa, I have a been a very good boy this...

    Dear Santa, I have a been a very good boy this year....
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    Chicken and egg, if we don't recruit, we won't...

    Chicken and egg, if we don't recruit, we won't have a chance to retain, if we don't retain, we won't have the JNCO/Officers to train future recruits.






    This is needed now though, like the...
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    You're 100% correct. Recruitment is the issue,...

    You're 100% correct. Recruitment is the issue, and the time frame it takes to process people in the door. Couple that with the skills we can bring to bear on the Covid battle. At present, the...
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    If that is true, and as RDF Units are now under...

    If that is true, and as RDF Units are now under the Command and Control of PDF commanding officers, where is the fault?
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    Valid points. A mind shift is going to be needed...

    Valid points. A mind shift is going to be needed for it to work, whether at an institutional level in DF, or a Governmental level by introducing employment protection legislation.

    The reserve...
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    It is down to every unit, in my opinion, to have...

    It is down to every unit, in my opinion, to have in house Recruit Liaison Officers with training completed. Reservists need to take ownership of this as much as possible.
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    Priorities for me: 1. Recruitment -...

    Priorities for me:

    1. Recruitment - Applications are coming, but the time it takes to turn around application to intake session (fitness and interview), to being sworn in is ridiculous
    2....
  21. Thread: Soldier 2017

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    Last tangent post, but agree with this so much! ...

    Last tangent post, but agree with this so much! We went from a time where every FCA/RDF BN had a reserve Sgt Maj, but no RDF officers over the rank of Commandant to five (?) RDF Lt. Cols and one Sgt...
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    Isn't there still an establishment for one...

    Isn't there still an establishment for one Reserve Sergeant Major? Wondering will he be getting the a cane and training?
  23. Thread: Soldier 2017

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    Open to correction, but that is the new smock,...

    Open to correction, but that is the new smock, worn with the hoods removed.
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    Grat would be nice. Travelling through 3...

    Grat would be nice. Travelling through 3 counties now to make parade is hitting the wallet these days!
  25. Thread: Soldier 2017

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    New shirts look...wrong...Like something out of a...

    New shirts look...wrong...Like something out of a DPM Maternity Wear catalog. Plus the Velcro patch and UBAC style pocket on one side only seems like a missed opportunity.

    [EDIT] To clarify on...
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