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    Given the weather here the past week, with some...

    Given the weather here the past week, with some of the heaviest rain showers I've ever seen, well done! Conditions must have been horrible. \:)|
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    :S

    :S
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    Sticky: Poll: I’d argue that they have been guessing the will...

    I’d argue that they have been guessing the will of the people, as no bugger has been able to work out for definite what it actually was!
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    Sticky: Poll: I wouldn’t describe it as British aggression -...

    I wouldn’t describe it as British aggression - aggression from some quarters, yes. They are putting what they see as their own interests first. So is Ireland and the EU (quite correctly). Some...
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    On a bit of lateral thinking (and using the...

    On a bit of lateral thinking (and using the "Adapt, Improvise, Overcome" concept so familiar to us all), has there ever been any consideration to members of the forces setting up a Housing...
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    It would be much easier to deal with serving...

    It would be much easier to deal with serving troops than homeless. None of the issues around mental health / addiction / unemployment / low income associated with some homeless, rent taken at...
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    That brings me back to the number of times we...

    That brings me back to the number of times we went from fully tactical to having every torch and vehicle light switches on while we looked for yet another @#£% missing SA80 magazine that had dropped...
  8. Thread: China

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    China

    Does Ireland have a Military Attache to China? Apparently 188 attaches from 97 countries are attending the big parade tomorrow - but the ordinary Chinese have been told to stay away and watch on...
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    It's not confined to the army (although in the...

    It's not confined to the army (although in the example you give of the cadet, it teaches attention to detail, if nothing else!)

    When I was a student nurse, in one department, if it was quiet, a...
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    Sticky: [QUOTE=ancientmariner;470327] Not a place for...

    Not a place for HMS Troutbridge then - "Left hand down a bit!"
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    In 1990, my TA issue in a Field Ambulance was...

    In 1990, my TA issue in a Field Ambulance was (from memory, so if I miss anything don't shout)

    Sausage bag to put it all in (yea, right!)
    DPM jacket x 2
    DPM trousers x 2
    Green shirt x 2
    DMS...
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    Just tell them the planes have been fitted with...

    Just tell them the planes have been fitted with guns and bombs...
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    What will happen to them?

    What will happen to them?
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    Sticky: Apart from thar, is it accurate? :-D

    Apart from thar, is it accurate? :-D
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    Sticky: I can imagine the crew getting shore leave... ...

    I can imagine the crew getting shore leave...


    https://youtube.com/watch?v=ku5WeNn_unE
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    Sticky: Is it near a good pub?

    Is it near a good pub?
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    It's nice to have a good news story about a drone...

    It's nice to have a good news story about a drone

    https://www.rte.ie/news/connacht/2019/0916/1076216-galway-drone/
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    I still prefer my Jeep :biggrin:

    I still prefer my Jeep :biggrin:
  19. Thread: FESSEF Medal

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    I’m sure I remember from reading Band of Brothers...

    I’m sure I remember from reading Band of Brothers that somebody got injured by being stabbed with a bayonet in a case of mistaken identity at night by an overzealous sentry. As the injury was not...
  20. Thread: 84mm upgrade

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    Reading both articles, it seems to be a fully...

    Reading both articles, it seems to be a fully enclosed tube that’s loaded into the CG, and it’s a slow launch system (whatever that entails).




    But they are quite definite that it can be fired...
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    Interesting that there is no backblast from it. ...

    Interesting that there is no backblast from it. And it’s got to be cheaper than Javelin.
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    The Order of Malta Ambulance Corps, as a...

    The Order of Malta Ambulance Corps, as a uniformed service organised along military lines, and affiliated to the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, awards service medals. Members can also wear...
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    Agreed, all these factors influence recruitment,...

    Agreed, all these factors influence recruitment, retention and leaving, including income.

    I'm reminded about a discussion once about nurse shortage and attracting students into nursing, and the...
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    The only way to keep the force young is to market...

    The only way to keep the force young is to market it as a short to medium term career path. Expect people to leave after five to seven years, or maximum 21 years, and recruit accordingly. Market it...
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    Which does rather beg the question why are they...

    Which does rather beg the question why are they there?
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