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    It's nice to have a good news story about a drone...

    It's nice to have a good news story about a drone

    https://www.rte.ie/news/connacht/2019/0916/1076216-galway-drone/
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    I still prefer my Jeep :biggrin:

    I still prefer my Jeep :biggrin:
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    I’m sure I remember from reading Band of Brothers...

    I’m sure I remember from reading Band of Brothers that somebody got injured by being stabbed with a bayonet in a case of mistaken identity at night by an overzealous sentry. As the injury was not...
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    Reading both articles, it seems to be a fully...

    Reading both articles, it seems to be a fully enclosed tube that’s loaded into the CG, and it’s a slow launch system (whatever that entails).




    But they are quite definite that it can be fired...
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    Interesting that there is no backblast from it. ...

    Interesting that there is no backblast from it. And it’s got to be cheaper than Javelin.
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    The Order of Malta Ambulance Corps, as a...

    The Order of Malta Ambulance Corps, as a uniformed service organised along military lines, and affiliated to the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, awards service medals. Members can also wear...
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    Agreed, all these factors influence recruitment,...

    Agreed, all these factors influence recruitment, retention and leaving, including income.

    I'm reminded about a discussion once about nurse shortage and attracting students into nursing, and the...
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    The only way to keep the force young is to market...

    The only way to keep the force young is to market it as a short to medium term career path. Expect people to leave after five to seven years, or maximum 21 years, and recruit accordingly. Market it...
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    Which does rather beg the question why are they...

    Which does rather beg the question why are they there?
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    I finally got that video to work. With the most...

    I finally got that video to work. With the most softly softly SOP's and ROE's imaginable, that still seems a pretty sorry performance on the part of the UN troops.

    I note the young boy in the red...
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    No worries \:)|

    No worries \:)|
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    On a general point, (obviously without breaking...

    On a general point, (obviously without breaking OPSEC), if U.N. troops spot an attack about to take place from one side or the other, what are their options?
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    https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/news/irish-p...

    https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/news/irish-peacekeeping-troops-in-lebanon-under-protection-after-their-operations-hit-by-israeli-mortar-fire-38456435.html
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    Has there ever been precedent for compulsory...

    Has there ever been precedent for compulsory transferring or posting of soldiers or airmen to the Navy, either temporary to cover any jobs they are qualified for, or total change and training them up...
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    Torys? :-D

    Torys? :-D
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    Only on grounds of taste! :-D

    Only on grounds of taste! :-D
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    Even if some of it qualifies for one? :-D

    Even if some of it qualifies for one? :-D
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    Would servicing, repairs NCT etc be handled...

    Would servicing, repairs NCT etc be handled in-house, done by Toyota as an extra cost, or be part of the €11 million deal (for a few years, anyway)?
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    Do you mean painting it, or with the lash? :eek:

    Do you mean painting it, or with the lash? :eek:
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    Will the Air Corps version be camouflaged on top,...

    Will the Air Corps version be camouflaged on top, and painted sky blue underneath? :-D
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    Might be a use for the unissued Navy blues...

    Might be a use for the unissued Navy blues...
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    In this period, is there no way to even just do...

    In this period, is there no way to even just do fitness training on a regular basis with the wannabe recruits - with a bit of imagination, it wouldn't have to be done anywhere security clearance is...
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    Just throwing in a few thoughts of my time in the...

    Just throwing in a few thoughts of my time in the T.A. that may be of use.

    1. The reserves are volunteers. That means they don't have to be there, but want to be there. This puts the onus on...
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    Well, on reflection, cost can't be an issue, in...

    Well, on reflection, cost can't be an issue, in view of the millions handed back each year by DoD. At least some of it may as well be spent.
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    I meant general issue :-D

    I meant general issue :-D
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