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    Mixed bag really, with one of the major problems...

    Mixed bag really, with one of the major problems being the DF had just purchased the initial Mowags and had jumped two generations of AFV and hadn't quite worked out what the possible successor to...
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    OK shut up whinging we'll bring you and buy you a...

    OK shut up whinging we'll bring you and buy you a pint!:n:)
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    ratings mess bar open? Can we have a tab like...

    ratings mess bar open? Can we have a tab like the old days? 50p a pint....:n:)
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    [ There is the crux of the issue, why should...

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    There is the crux of the issue, why should the man who turned up got paid for 42 years get any more than the man who decided it wasn't for him, the guy who was in for 42 years could have been a...
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    Those who died are remembered annually by various...

    Those who died are remembered annually by various events held by the state and as these are state events they need the attendance of the various arms of the defence forces, no problem here.

    But...
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    A lot of the problem being those who served with...

    A lot of the problem being those who served with him are dead and buried and most of those in charge of such events have no idea who the man was.....but thats not to say he shouldn't be given the...
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    fantastic selection of photos, thanks for sharing

    fantastic selection of photos, thanks for sharing
  8. Thread: Drydocking?

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    Has to be done before they enter civilian...

    Has to be done before they enter civilian facilities any way... the nightmare that is de ammunitioning.



    In the case of Haulbowline it is indeed a limited environment but in the days of drones,...
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    But we are at a place where the government refuse...

    But we are at a place where the government refuse to invest in what should be done to sustain what we have and we already send vessels to what is a private facility for dry docking. Military and...
  10. Thread: Drydocking?

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    I think we look at it from the wrong perspective....

    I think we look at it from the wrong perspective. While it has been proven that successive governments have been 'sea blind' since the inception of the state looking at alternatives should be focused...
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    Sticky: Poll: Was used for BA and entry training

    Was used for BA and entry training
  12. Crews won't live on existing vessels…..never mind...

    Crews won't live on existing vessels…..never mind ships converted to accom purposes
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    Nope..a bed is a is bed a bed.... a trolley is...

    Nope..a bed is a is bed a bed.... a trolley is used when you have no more bed!s
  14. Well then we don't need them in any form, stick...

    Well then we don't need them in any form, stick to the generic...rank and name,,,
  15. If unit identity is a problem, the unit could be...

    If unit identity is a problem, the unit could be stitched in on the rank slider below the rank..... if you need it....but as separate entity on a field uniform.....no...no.no.. sheer elitism and a...
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    Funny thing it was mooted here some time back,...

    Funny thing it was mooted here some time back, but some said it couldn't be done...where there's a will ,there's a way

    see post #127.... October 2018.. only took the Department 12 months to catch...
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    But if you look at the training and the...

    But if you look at the training and the availability of various aids they are closer to astronauts than there forebears...and we had our fair share of space cadets as well!
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    Conjecture... a more experience OOW isn't...

    Conjecture... a more experience OOW isn't infallible and can also makes mistakes



    He qualified as a helms man regardless of conscript status and as a watch keeper on the bridge he has a...
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    Yeah a heavy trawler will do that to a soft...

    Yeah a heavy trawler will do that to a soft skinned frigate... and the photos tell the whole story:-D
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    legend has it the 747 slowed down! have a...

    legend has it the 747 slowed down!



    have a look at the last Cod Wars.....Iceland seemed to worry the RN with same
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    Encouraged possibly

    Encouraged possibly
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    Anyone who thought for one moment that she wasn't...

    Anyone who thought for one moment that she wasn't going to be brought home is deluded

    Rightly or wrongly shes coming home and those from the DF sent to do whatever are doing so with absolute...
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    Sticky: Poll: Only Banba, Fola and Grainne were still in...

    Only Banba, Fola and Grainne were still in service up to 1986, Folas last patrol included a visit to Waterford, Feb 1986, and then back to Haulbowline for Liam Moloneys stand down , having had her...
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    I did the jobs of looking after both the Senior...

    I did the jobs of looking after both the Senior rates and Juniors rates mess and while its a bit of a pain in the arse, its a right of passage, a tradition that has always been there and not for one...
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    Probably one A/SA aboard who doesn't stand...

    Probably one A/SA aboard who doesn't stand watches .

    I would like clarification from some still serving to who does what these days, but I do know that Stewards as a subdivision of the Logs branch...
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