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    The school of buns is still on the go up in mckee...

    The school of buns is still on the go up in mckee but they are very limited in how many they can teach on a given year it seems - classroom size being the issue according to those in the know.

    A...
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    Pushed back to September apparently.

    Pushed back to September apparently.
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    The AIII's cost a fortune in parts. Eurocopter...

    The AIII's cost a fortune in parts. Eurocopter wanted everyone to upgrade so jacked up the parts prices.

    Heard that a while after we retired ours, the Maltese rang up Baldonnell looking to find...
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    Can be simply a deviation from the customers spec...

    Can be simply a deviation from the customers spec - eg if Ireland insists on D-rings instead of locking hooks and they make a batch with hooks, Ireland will reject as they aren't to the tendered...
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    Essentially a knock off of the Oakley Factory...

    Essentially a knock off of the Oakley Factory Pilot. A nice good but the price has climbed something shocking in recent years.

    Not that there's anything wrong with a knock off if it works.
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    I think one of the issues (pun intended) with An...

    I think one of the issues (pun intended) with An Cosantoir is that due to the size of the organisation, it has been unable to engage in any critical self reflection, be that in the form of letters to...
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    So apparently roll out to begin this month to...

    So apparently roll out to begin this month to overseas and operational units with permission to wear at home from the start of next month.

    Will believe it when I see it.
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    Ex RDF NCO I believe.

    Ex RDF NCO I believe.
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    I imagine they'll be run down and yes, issued to...

    I imagine they'll be run down and yes, issued to RDF en masse.
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    Note, 280 Toyota landcruisers are replacing 320...

    Note, 280 Toyota landcruisers are replacing 320 Pajero's. Do the figures. Capability being cut again.
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    Four years in and 53 of 85 projects not started....

    Four years in and 53 of 85 projects not started. Damning indictment of the department.
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    Thats a statement ref the old boots, as listed...

    Thats a statement ref the old boots, as listed here
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    What a surprise..... not. The contract was...

    What a surprise..... not.

    The contract was essentially drafted in such a manner so that only certain products met the tender. And as Brix are Haixs sole (no pun intended) distributor in Ireland...
  14. A good idea. Military units are essentially...

    A good idea. Military units are essentially disciplined gangs capable of carrying out controlled and organised violence at the behest of the state.

    The idea of an"Infantry Corps" identity to me...
  15. Thread: Soldier 2017

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    I imagine it'll be like the UBAC.

    I imagine it'll be like the UBAC.
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    Its all about cost and surplus pairs. To be fair...

    Its all about cost and surplus pairs. To be fair I'd be ditching the damn things for the summer. This obsession with goretex in the industry is bonkers.
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    As part of the trial, i understand that the...

    As part of the trial, i understand that the desert colour scouts were procured for and issued to senior officers and ncos serving in UNIFIL hq (possibly UNDOF as well?) , as force hq nearly all wear...
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    Thats a consequence of having a goretex lining....

    Thats a consequence of having a goretex lining. One boot can't do it all. But clothing simply don't have the budget to order multiple types as is required.

    Last year there abroad were a fair few...
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    I was taking into account attrition through...

    I was taking into account attrition through discharge by purchase and end of contract and the fact that a single pair will be issued to all - the 18,500 will be burned through by the PDF faster than...
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    They don't do a non goretex version for public...

    They don't do a non goretex version for public sale at the moment to the best of my knowledge. There may be a non gtx government contract version out there, but I'm not aware of it.

    Our version...
  21. Thread: FESSEF Medal

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    Your voluntary service in the Order of Malta is...

    Your voluntary service in the Order of Malta is appreciated, however if it is not issued by the state, I am of the opinion that has being no business being on a military uniform. What other state...
  22. Thread: Unifil(3)

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    The Yanks, Brits, French and Italians of the MNTF...

    The Yanks, Brits, French and Italians of the MNTF withdrew from Beirut, despite their MBTs, battleships and aircraft carriers. The IDF and all their might failed. Expecting a poorly armed and...
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    My understanding is that the Landcruiser is being...

    My understanding is that the Landcruiser is being withdrawn from the US market in 2022. Remember, the Landcruiser sold there is the top spec model with a thirsty petrol engine, not the utilitarian...
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    Correct, sorry I should have clarified. They...

    Correct, sorry I should have clarified. They outline obligations and responsibilities between the DF and other parties. This could be with agencies such as the HSE, coast guard, various state...
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    You should see some of the MOU's that they've...

    You should see some of the MOU's that they've written. Truly shocking.
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