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    Unfortunately, as they stand the arty pieces, if...

    Unfortunately, as they stand the arty pieces, if brought, would be just for show.

    The African missions you mention were all mobile patrolling missions with multi day patrols. 105's would have sat...
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    Definitely there is an international trend to...

    Definitely there is an international trend to better fitting, slimmer profile uniforms. The days of combats being baggy, loosely fitted garments are long gone. Increased use of CBA and vehicles has...
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    Nearly never won the race!!!:biggrin: Seven...

    Nearly never won the race!!!:biggrin:

    Seven out of seven would have been better!? It's a pity we missed an opportunity to have a significant jump forward with the re-design.

    Under arm pit...
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    My point is the features on the T3 / T4 uniforms...

    My point is the features on the T3 / T4 uniforms are very useful and well thought out from a practical point of view:
    Detachable hood, under arm ventilation zips, flush chest pockets (T4), shorter...
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    French Felin T4 uniform is the way to go. Stop...

    French Felin T4 uniform is the way to go.

    Stop messing up / around with our uniform and just go with our DPM on their clothing design.
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    Garda Siochana get a special "shift hand over /...

    Garda Siochana get a special "shift hand over / brief" allowance when they threaten disruptive actions.

    Nurses get a new pay grade scheme when they threaten disruptive actions.

    Not fair to...
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    there's no shortage of money going to Health and...

    there's no shortage of money going to Health and HSE. Our budget is comparable to many larger EU states and percentage of GDP one of the highest.

    the problem is the lack of accountability,...
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    regardless of the creative accounting process...

    regardless of the creative accounting process there shouldn't be a penny being returned to the exchequer any year.

    it's a well known truth (myth, whatever you want call it.....)in any public...
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    Was this the same money DoD kept handing back...

    Was this the same money DoD kept handing back each year:8(:rolleyes:
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    That could have been a huge improvement in any...

    That could have been a huge improvement in any range of equipment, living conditions, range facilities, pay, take your pick.
    Disgraceful that gear and facilities been run into the ground continues,...
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    Roughly how much has DoD returned from the past...

    Roughly how much has DoD returned from the past few years budgets??
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    I hope the remaining unspent portion of the...

    I hope the remaining unspent portion of the cleanup budget got transferred to Defence along with the island ownership??
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    A fairly dis-ingenuous generalisation there...

    A fairly dis-ingenuous generalisation there Chuck. There's very few private sector jobs that are "challenging" in any way other than whatever artificial stressors are applied to staff, eg. financial...
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    You obviously can't do enough pull-ups for...

    You obviously can't do enough pull-ups for SERE.......
    .....and 100 burpees in one workout.......feeling sick just thinking about them......:-D
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    Laser cut reduces fabric weight and bulk because...

    Laser cut reduces fabric weight and bulk because less stitching, threads, etc. needed.

    Smock hood looks like zip off by photo inside room. Good idea to be removable whichever way it works.
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    Nope. But enlighten us with the bullet point...

    Nope. But enlighten us with the bullet point recommendations please.
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    It's a good opportunity to significantly lighten...

    It's a good opportunity to significantly lighten a fixed load troops have to carry and get the benefits of increased speed, agility and reduced weight stress.
    If these factors aren't the main...
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    From the two photos.....am I right in saying 5...

    From the two photos.....am I right in saying 5 types on trial??

    A couple look fairly bulky just as is, minus pouches, and possibly plates? Would there be much added mobility, weight savings over...
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    That's my entire point...now you've got it!! The...

    That's my entire point...now you've got it!!
    The whole idea of dpm introduction was one standard uniform that was suitable for all types of wear.....both barrack days and tactical use.
    Introducing...
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    It is a waste of money from a practical, useful...

    It is a waste of money from a practical, useful point of view. As a garment it is not windproof enough, provides little insulation and is not waterproof enough. We already have garments that fulfill...
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    Apod, totally agree with you on the necessity of...

    Apod, totally agree with you on the necessity of UBACS and FR clothing. No arguement there.

    I also agree with your comments about the higher ups insisting on keeping smocks "new looking" and not...
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    Arktis again?? Tactical trousers only for...

    Arktis again??

    Tactical trousers only for field use....combat trousers for normal use
    Smock only for field use.....barrack jacket for normal use
    Tactical shirt for field use.....shirt for normal...
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    You've not made a decent arguement yet for not...

    You've not made a decent arguement yet for not introducing something more appropriate for annual fitness tests......just a negative sounding response something along the lines of "it'll take too...
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    new BA tests look similar to the new US army...

    new BA tests look similar to the new US army fitness tests also.
    https://www.military.com/daily-news/2018/09/15/some-soldiers-new-tougher-army-fitness-test-jarring-wake-call.html
    much more...
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    the boot itself will probably be fine, light and...

    the boot itself will probably be fine, light and has waterproof membrane so should keep feet dry.

    big issue regards practicalness will be how scuffed and worn the fabric becomes and more...
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