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  1. Wasn’t someone recently saying in another thread...

    Wasn’t someone recently saying in another thread that an ice-Hull on an OPV was overkill? :n:)
  2. A bit more on it:...

    A bit more on it:
    https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/32853/this-venezuelan-patrol-ship-sunk-itself-after-ramming-a-cruise-liner-with-an-reinforced-hull
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    Given the two brigade structure, does the ORBAT...

    Given the two brigade structure, does the ORBAT (even on paper) not include two Field Ambulances (or equivelant) to cover casualty evacuation? Or is it purely Regimental Aid Posts (or equivelant)?
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    Sticky: To my uneducated eye, it looks like the problem...

    To my uneducated eye, it looks like the problem would be stopping them floating out regardless...
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    Now’s the chance:n:)

    Now’s the chance:n:)
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    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sovereign_Military...

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sovereign_Military_Order_of_Malta



    I have seen a photo of my father in the early 50’s being loaded onto an OOM ex-Italian bomber for a pilgrimage to Lourdes - he...
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    The current plan in most places seems to be to...

    The current plan in most places seems to be to use the field hospitals for the Covid-19 cases, keeping the ordinary hospitals clean. This would make sense, keep the dirty cases together and provide...
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    There’s much more to a field hospital than a...

    There’s much more to a field hospital than a building with a few beds, Dr’s and nurses. The whole logistics of equipment, supplies, feeding patients and staff, water, sanitation, admission,...
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    To be fair, no peacetime army needs a large...

    To be fair, no peacetime army needs a large medical footprint, a few orthopaedic surgeons and GP’s could cover 90% of the work, as one is dealing with a workforce that is significantly fitter than...
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    Obviously not! If it’s needed, and a case...

    Obviously not!

    If it’s needed, and a case can be made, then the state should provide it, the country has a big enough economy to do it without looking for charity.
  11. I was just thinking about members of the AR, not...

    I was just thinking about members of the AR, not the country as a whole. There are people who it will be counter-productive to call up, but I’d imagine there are lots of members of the reserve...
  12. Well, at the moment I’d have thought that...

    Well, at the moment I’d have thought that everyone is the Reserves is either:

    1. In an essential occupation and therefore should be exempt from call-up as a “reserved” occupation (no pun intended)...
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    From memory, the BA had bands and classes of pay...

    From memory, the BA had bands and classes of pay within a rank, which would be used to increase pay for qualifications over and above the basic pay for that rank, and could mean somebody getting...
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    Only if they are going into combat (World of...

    Only if they are going into combat (World of Tanks doesn’t count!).
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    It’s the obvious one... (Aren’t they both the...

    It’s the obvious one...

    (Aren’t they both the same thing?)
  16. Thread: New Generals?

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    Are you going to be next CoS? :eek:

    Are you going to be next CoS? :eek:
  17. Never underestimate the self-interest of the...

    Never underestimate the self-interest of the medical profession (I worked with them for too long!).

    If you want to see the extreme example, you need look no further than the USA. (But I...
  18. Given the level of expertise required, they will...

    Given the level of expertise required, they will have the opportunity for much higher-paid jobs in the private sector, which might be one barrier to recruitment
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    Oh, I know the Russian reply will be the...

    Oh, I know the Russian reply will be the diplomatic equivalent of "Feck off", it's just that the concentration and timing seems unusual.
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    It does make one wonder what has been transiting...

    It does make one wonder what has been transiting the west coast under the water that can’t be seen - have they been following something?
  21. That’s why their spend is higher - it’s the cost...

    That’s why their spend is higher - it’s the cost of the rent they have to pay in Kildare...
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    Could Ireland call the RAF to deal with the RN? ...

    Could Ireland call the RAF to deal with the RN? Just a thought :-D
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    In who's interest is it that the RAF intercept...

    In who's interest is it that the RAF intercept any dodgy ai craft heading for UK airspace through the back door?

    If anybody wanted to put up a counter-arguement to Ireland acquiring a squadron of...
  24. Just remind me again, how much did the DoD hand...

    Just remind me again, how much did the DoD hand back over the past few years?
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    Sticky: I could see some beancounter designating every...

    I could see some beancounter designating every torpedo a "Single use unmanned underwater drone with the ability to distroy selected targets in an asynchronious mannner" or some such, and claiming a...
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