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    Completing SOFQ (formerly called Selection) was...

    Completing SOFQ (formerly called Selection) was not a guarantee that an officer candidate would end up serving with the unit. Don't know if this has changed since or not.
    A former FCA colleague of...
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    On my Std NCO Cse, we were put through weapon...

    On my Std NCO Cse, we were put through weapon TOETs on the Steyr and GPMG at the outset.
    RTU sanction for anyone failing. So this business of 'training people on how to use a rifle' is a big no no....
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    Trailer is a constituent part of the MOD2 (A and...

    Trailer is a constituent part of the MOD2 (A and B) course syllabus, so don't know where this 'course without trailer' came about.

    True that you can get a MOD 2 154 without trailer (i.e. fail...
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    I'm sure like anything issued, if you are...

    I'm sure like anything issued, if you are deficient in a kit inspection, you'll probably have to be able to account for it, or else to stump up?
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    Such an initiative goes back further Dublin Bus...

    Such an initiative goes back further
    Dublin Bus introduced a similar scheme for Reservists
    It bit the dust shortly after I joined in 1989, as far as I can remember

    Criteria were:
    You had to be...
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    Good hearing from you again C-T Agree on all the...

    Good hearing from you again C-T
    Agree on all the above

    Reminds me of a visiting delegation of British Army Reservists from NI to our callsign a few years ago
    One of them was a Col in the Med...
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    1. Yes, had to resign from the RDF and be...

    1. Yes, had to resign from the RDF and be enlisted in the PDF in the rank of 2 Star (thus neatly avoiding the scenario where RESERVISTS were going overseas
    2. What happened on return to unit - think...
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    This is the approach the British AR took About...

    This is the approach the British AR took
    About 40-50% of their strength is in CS/CSS units, from what I recall

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    Or possibly that's 40-50% of the British Army CS/CSS units as a whole, are...
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    Correct... But I'd agree with Trellheim's...

    Correct...
    But I'd agree with Trellheim's previous suggestion that there should be a RDF Sergeant Major per formation, serving at the Formation HQ
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    i think (subject to PDF person on the board...

    i think (subject to PDF person on the board confirming this) that the "family friendly" option only applies where you would have a "wingman" to commit to the other half of the deployment
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    Jaysus, you too???

    Jaysus, you too???
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    Sorry nope. This would have been either 1989 or...

    Sorry nope. This would have been either 1989 or 1993 (was when I was on FTT in Longford anyway, as it was a 4 Cav guy I saw wearing them
    Back then, when items were being trialed, it was generally...
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    Was referring to the wearing of brassards...

    Was referring to the wearing of brassards...
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    Were only supposed to be worn with shirt order

    Were only supposed to be worn with shirt order
  15. My own opinion - a lot of merit to the Brit...

    My own opinion - a lot of merit to the Brit approach for AR recruitment with regard to upper age limits

    Not everyone has to be a super fit, young, run around the hills merchant

    The increased...
  16. A Familiar Face Across The Small Pond

    Well I remember reading about this individual signing up, and thought it was a windup at the time, but no, here is an interview with said same personality
    Open the link below and click on the...
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    Holy sh1t - you still alive?? Ain't seen you post...

    Holy sh1t - you still alive?? Ain't seen you post in a LONNNNGGG time
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    Subdued or IR reflective - whichever Several...

    Subdued or IR reflective - whichever
    Several nations use subdued versions of their national flag on their field uniform
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    Yep as Apod mentioned before, with blanking...

    Yep as Apod mentioned before, with blanking plates x2 pairs. One set for bks wear with subdued unit flash and IRE flash, other set for field use (no unit flash and subdued IRE flash?)
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    The download option was available for online...

    The download option was available for online subscribers as far as I know....
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    Noticed that when I looked at it on the...

    Noticed that when I looked at it on the laptop.... excellent
    This feature disappeared at some point a while back
    I think they might be using a different online PDF document viewer now?
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    OIR - first I heard of it TBH. There IS a...

    OIR - first I heard of it TBH. There IS a formalised process then? How is this done - IKON?
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    Thought it was so that the shirt would be unisex?...

    Thought it was so that the shirt would be unisex? The UBACS shirt is for use with CBA, surely?
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    Nope the boots I'm thinking of predated those ones

    Nope the boots I'm thinking of predated those ones
  25. Nice kit. Yeh looks like the new armoured Scania...

    Nice kit. Yeh looks like the new armoured Scania 8x8 DROPS platform
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