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    That's him.

    That's him.
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    Didn't the DF recently recruit a medical doctor...

    Didn't the DF recently recruit a medical doctor with no medical qualifications?
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    Yes, but France had a very different relationship...

    Yes, but France had a very different relationship with Lebanon to the other contributing states.
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    The only reason UNIFIL doesn't have them is...

    The only reason UNIFIL doesn't have them is Israel want to have the only big guns in the neighbourhood.
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    Organised militia.... with gopros mounted on our...

    Organised militia.... with gopros mounted on our helmets where nvg should be....
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    I was aboard Eithne during one of her refits....

    I was aboard Eithne during one of her refits. Quite intimidating to see the majority of internal spaces back to the bare metal. They also took the opportunity to abrasive blast her superstructure,...
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    It's a nice colour scheme though. Is that bulge...

    It's a nice colour scheme though. Is that bulge on the leading edge of the Horizontal stabiliser normal?
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    I apologise. How is something supposed to...

    I apologise. How is something supposed to disappear if you don't dawb it in red paint first...
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    It is the Journal.

    It is the Journal.
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    Indeed. I attended a number of cavalry corps...

    Indeed.
    I attended a number of cavalry corps courses in my time. Normally full time courses in the region of 10 weeks duration.
    With the cooperation of our colleagues the PDF instructors, the...
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    Landfill, usually.

    Landfill, usually.
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    Were all the initial problems she had post launch...

    Were all the initial problems she had post launch rectified? I.understand there were numerous changes made to Niamh, to rectify issues encountered with Roisin. That said, on either vessel it is...
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    https://www.iceye.com/press/press-releases/iceye-d...

    https://www.iceye.com/press/press-releases/iceye-dark-vessel-detection-now-globally-available-for-government-organizations?hs_amp=true&__twitter_impression=true
    One example of what's available.
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    We dont have Cav Battalions. Even the squadrons...

    We dont have Cav Battalions. Even the squadrons we have each while doing similar roles, all are equipped differently.
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    Port control is a non runner, training is done...

    Port control is a non runner, training is done for it, but only seen when detailed to assist in local aquatic events. If security for visiting vessels is done, it is done by AGS water unit combined...
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    I think they were intended for Artillery FOs.

    I think they were intended for Artillery FOs.
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    It was the beancounters way of giving cav a job...

    It was the beancounters way of giving cav a job without need to provide any new armour.
    No regard for international best practice. Dismounts are just that, people who leave the vehicle when it...
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    We could have saved them a fortune on shipping..

    We could have saved them a fortune on shipping..
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    They mostly flogged them to their former...

    They mostly flogged them to their former colonies.
    Argentina had some in 1982 in the Falklands where the British brought Scorpion and Scimitar.
  20. My apologies, I visited the old comcen before it...

    My apologies, I visited the old comcen before it moved and I thought they were in the same place.
    Back when it was perfectly normal to bring large crowds of kids to all parts of the naval base. The...
  21. I think the comcen mentioned is the former comcen...

    I think the comcen mentioned is the former comcen that was destroyed by fire last year? It is next to the current cadet accommodation and I think the plan is to re purpose the building as cadet...
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    The 20mm was a good enough gun, but came about 20...

    The 20mm was a good enough gun, but came about 20 years too late. In the mid 80s there was trials of a Hughes chain gun and a Rarden which was then being removed from Fox scout cars.
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    No. Their 60mm was akin to a modern GMG, with...

    No. Their 60mm was akin to a modern GMG, with 2000m max range in indirect fire role. Direct fire range was 300m. No sights as such, judge the fall of shot...
  24. Refurbishment of Block 8 and 9 will also be...

    Refurbishment of Block 8 and 9 will also be interesting, from an architectural viewpoint, given their age and condition. Long overdue though.
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    Apart from the 120 mortar, have we ever deployed...

    Apart from the 120 mortar, have we ever deployed artillery overseas?
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