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    TBAS looks a nice, neat piece of kit. Some of the...

    TBAS looks a nice, neat piece of kit. Some of the others from Apods pics look like something from 1980's Russian inventory.....more Robocop bulk than form fitting kit.
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    Don't get me started on Dev's total abdication of...

    Don't get me started on Dev's total abdication of civil responsibility to the catholic church:frown:

    Yes the constitution does need a radical overhaul to reflect a proper Republic.

    However, the...
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    I'm fed up listening to the mantra of post...

    I'm fed up listening to the mantra of post colonial "the Brits enslaved us for 800 years".

    We are three or four generations removed now from anybody even remembering the British in power. And what...
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    Take your pick: 1. NIMBYism 2. Parish pump...

    Take your pick:

    1. NIMBYism
    2. Parish pump politicians
    3. Media unable / unwilling to have a reasoned open debate about any grown up issue
    4. Public who are apathetic to the fact they live in a...
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    Disagree na grohmiti......both services are to...

    Disagree na grohmiti......both services are to same clinical level, AP and EMT. On Medevac 112 EMT is provided by Air Corps, HSE EMT on Helimed 92.

    Although ICRR wanted doctors on Helimed 92 HSE...
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    :-D:-D:rolleyes:

    :-D:-D:rolleyes:
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    It's a helicopter.....not Doc Browns DeLorean!!!!...

    It's a helicopter.....not Doc Browns DeLorean!!!!

    The base is centrally located which is probably best positioned for a single asset at the minute. With the Cork base open now there may be an...
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    "ranger" shopping bag.

    "ranger" shopping bag.
  9. I think subdued unit flashes are a good...

    I think subdued unit flashes are a good idea.....they promote unit cohesion and a identity, especially with personnel from multiple units together.

    However, as Apod has said, the real issues are...
  10. Thread: Mali.

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    I know you touched on this sometime...

    I know you touched on this sometime before......new general issue pattern or ARW specific? And intended as a multi terrain pattern or specifically replacing arid / desert pattern?
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    Obviously brand recognition has gone out the...

    Obviously brand recognition has gone out the window when it comes to playing by big boys rules.....camouflage and concealment beats corporate identity every time!
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    Definitely;) Why not miss an opportunity to mess...

    Definitely;) Why not miss an opportunity to mess up four other countries combat uniforms too:)
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    a rain jacket that shrunk when water was applied...

    a rain jacket that shrunk when water was applied to it?:-D:-D:rolleyes:
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    Unfortunately, as they stand the arty pieces, if...

    Unfortunately, as they stand the arty pieces, if brought, would be just for show.

    The African missions you mention were all mobile patrolling missions with multi day patrols. 105's would have sat...
  15. Thread: Soldier 2017

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    Definitely there is an international trend to...

    Definitely there is an international trend to better fitting, slimmer profile uniforms. The days of combats being baggy, loosely fitted garments are long gone. Increased use of CBA and vehicles has...
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    Nearly never won the race!!!:biggrin: Seven...

    Nearly never won the race!!!:biggrin:

    Seven out of seven would have been better!? It's a pity we missed an opportunity to have a significant jump forward with the re-design.

    Under arm pit...
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    My point is the features on the T3 / T4 uniforms...

    My point is the features on the T3 / T4 uniforms are very useful and well thought out from a practical point of view:
    Detachable hood, under arm ventilation zips, flush chest pockets (T4), shorter...
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    French Felin T4 uniform is the way to go. Stop...

    French Felin T4 uniform is the way to go.

    Stop messing up / around with our uniform and just go with our DPM on their clothing design.
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    Garda Siochana get a special "shift hand over /...

    Garda Siochana get a special "shift hand over / brief" allowance when they threaten disruptive actions.

    Nurses get a new pay grade scheme when they threaten disruptive actions.

    Not fair to...
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    there's no shortage of money going to Health and...

    there's no shortage of money going to Health and HSE. Our budget is comparable to many larger EU states and percentage of GDP one of the highest.

    the problem is the lack of accountability,...
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    regardless of the creative accounting process...

    regardless of the creative accounting process there shouldn't be a penny being returned to the exchequer any year.

    it's a well known truth (myth, whatever you want call it.....)in any public...
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    Was this the same money DoD kept handing back...

    Was this the same money DoD kept handing back each year:8(:rolleyes:
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    That could have been a huge improvement in any...

    That could have been a huge improvement in any range of equipment, living conditions, range facilities, pay, take your pick.
    Disgraceful that gear and facilities been run into the ground continues,...
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    Roughly how much has DoD returned from the past...

    Roughly how much has DoD returned from the past few years budgets??
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    I hope the remaining unspent portion of the...

    I hope the remaining unspent portion of the cleanup budget got transferred to Defence along with the island ownership??
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