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  1. Hey guys its very simple. If you sign up knowing...

    Hey guys its very simple. If you sign up knowing that you will take a big hit financially if called out then family comes first and the choice is very simple.

    Don't sign up in the first place or...
  2. And those people have been happy as Larry up now...

    And those people have been happy as Larry up now to take part in RDF activities despite the pay Differential. Did they think that a callout would never,ever happen? Did they give the pay...
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    Sticky: Honestly I think this is a very cynical move by...

    Honestly I think this is a very cynical move by the Government.The chickens have come home to roost and the penny has finally dropped that the DF doesn't have the manpower it should have just for...
  4. Thread: More Trucks..

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    Linky no worky.

    Linky no worky.
  5. Thread: Nordic Uniform

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    Don't fix what's not broke?

    Don't fix what's not broke?
  6. Be interesting to see if we will have to have...

    Be interesting to see if we will have to have them on the smock. We never used to have to wear a unit flash on the old OG Combat Jacket. Just rank and name at home and National flag and UN Flash when...
  7. Scale of issue for the new flashes will be three...

    Scale of issue for the new flashes will be three per person going off the unit establishment. Velcro backed. NO sub unit flashes only DCOS SP approved Unit badges. Sub unit breaching this policy to...
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    Looks like the powers that be have decided to see...

    Looks like the powers that be have decided to see sense. The Haix scout will replace the current Operational boots NOT the Bks boot.. With initial rollout happening already with select units. A...
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    Dry your eyes.He is 100% Correct. As for PDF not...

    Dry your eyes.He is 100% Correct. As for PDF not passing fitness tests. Typical response. Instead of dealing with the problems in your own house divert attention from the problem by pointing the...
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    I guess it all about Priorities really isn't it?...

    I guess it all about Priorities really isn't it? As evidenced by this and the recent cancelation of the Merrion square Ceremonial in favor of a celebrity funeral which the President attended. I...
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    MOD: Thread Re-opened after MOD discussion. Let's...

    MOD: Thread Re-opened after MOD discussion. Let's keep things civil folks.
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    Are you seriously going to tell that attending...

    Are you seriously going to tell that attending the opening of a visitor centre was more important than the issuing of Commissions that he signed to the men and women that he has charged to lead the...
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    Actually if you think of it he/she should be...

    Actually if you think of it he/she should be there every time. They are Presidential commissions on behalf of the Irish People,not ministerial warrants.
  14. Thread: Soldier 2017

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    And what do we do about it?? Nothing. There are...

    And what do we do about it?? Nothing. There are feedback forms on the IKON. Nobody uses them. There is a discussion forum on the IKON and you use that at your peril! The DF doesn't DO feedback well.
  15. Thread: Soldier 2017

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    Of course that's a whole different topic.What...

    Of course that's a whole different topic.What does and does not constitute a modern practical scale of issue to the Army Reserve. Not sure they need every item that a PDF recruit gets but it 100%...
  16. Thread: Soldier 2017

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    I agree that the new Jackets have been and are...

    I agree that the new Jackets have been and are designed to work better with CBA. But they should have left the length alone and kept the integrated hood.If the hood is detachable you will leave it...
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    New GRO out regarding our voting procedures in...

    New GRO out regarding our voting procedures in the DF. They have really clamped down to make sure we are not disenfranchised. Unit OC's on the hook if things go bad.I voted last monday for instance.
  18. Thread: Soldier 2017

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    I remember what it was like wearing the old...

    I remember what it was like wearing the old combat jacket(a correctly fitting one) on exercise and the feckin thing riding up every time you knelt down.It also didn't cover your butt when sitting on...
  19. Thread: Soldier 2017

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    You can see the difference in the length of the...

    You can see the difference in the length of the new and old smocks in this Photo. Point to not being that the Lt.Col is wearing the CORRECT size for his height. Even still.They are much shorter. Bad...
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    New smocks causing snags at my call sign....

    New smocks causing snags at my call sign. Recruits were sized using the old kit but when issued they got the new stuff. Sizes/fit are completely different.
    Cue 6ft odd recruits wearing smocks that...
  21. Subdued unit flashes should be available for...

    Subdued unit flashes should be available for individual issue from late March or early April. No change to Regs to allow for their wear yet:rolleyes:

    One thing occurred to me. Are they IRR...
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    Not necessarily a bad thing. The Swedes use a ...

    Not necessarily a bad thing. The Swedes use a grey colour on their kit. I think the yanks refer to it as "Ranger Green".


    Easier to keep clean.Hides stains better.

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    Oh.Forgot to mention.On return home you have to...

    Oh.Forgot to mention.On return home you have to bring them back with you as you ain't getting a second pair. Hope you have been minding them.
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    Would you like some ketchup with those chips?...

    Would you like some ketchup with those chips? Read my post again. The attitude you speak of is changing,but slowly as more and more RDF are doing Regimentals.Mainly due to the state most PDF units...
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    From what I have been told (and this might be...

    From what I have been told (and this might be subject to change) it is one pair.
    Thats right.One pair of boots to replace two.
    To do you for everything.

    Who thought that was a good...
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