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  1. Thread: New Generals?

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    Ignorance of regulations is not an excuse for non...

    Ignorance of regulations is not an excuse for non compliance or lack of understanding.

    It probably is written is some ancient document alright.
  2. Thread: New Generals?

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    The average soldier has an orderly room, which...

    The average soldier has an orderly room, which should have a unit notice board. All of the correspondence that has been disseminated lately comes with the direction to ensure all person are informed...
  3. Thread: New Generals?

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    The DF has always been a hive of bureaucracy,...

    The DF has always been a hive of bureaucracy, that concept is nothing new.

    Micromanagement is nothing new either. Both are unhelpful but I still disagree with your sentiment.

    There has been a...
  4. Thread: New Generals?

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    To be honest, the more I dwell on it, the more...

    To be honest, the more I dwell on it, the more laughable your assertion is.

    With all due respect, are you genuinely suggesting that the temporary creation of a JTF to respond to a crisis the...
  5. Thread: New Generals?

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    You do understand that this JTF is a temporary...

    You do understand that this JTF is a temporary measure to deal with COVID-19. That's not to say that it won't be implemented pernamently in the future but at present it will cease to exist when it is...
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    Not sure who is next to retire and couldnt care...

    Not sure who is next to retire and couldnt care less personally. However, in the absence of a formal promotion competition I would find it difficult to see him just 'slot in' to a Brig Gen Vacancy...
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    It's a temp appointment as far as I'm aware. Once...

    It's a temp appointment as far as I'm aware. Once the JTF is stood down, so will the appointment. I am open to correction however.

    No new CS4.

    If prior form is any sort of indicator, the army...
  8. Thread: CASA Replacement

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    I'm not sure if that question is targeted at me...

    I'm not sure if that question is targeted at me or not. Are you talking about the UK deal linked above or about CHC.

    If it is the latter, I don't know, you would have to ask someone familiar with...
  9. Thread: CASA Replacement

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    The root of the issue here is that CHC were quite...

    The root of the issue here is that CHC were quite happy to sign a lucrative contract without a dedicated FW top cover aircraft. CHC were also happy to accept using one of their own helicopters to act...
  10. Thread: CASA Replacement

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    The final product will be far more advanced than...

    The final product will be far more advanced than a basic MPA airframe. Capability will be lightyears ahead of the 235.

    Location of mission equipment will be different to 235s to take advantage of...
  11. Thread: CASA Replacement

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    Just to clarify. A non ISR equipped aircraft has...

    Just to clarify. A non ISR equipped aircraft has nothing to do with how the others "get on". Not sure who is feeding you those lines. Information was set out in the tenders.

    As for talk of an...
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    Perhaps he should stay retired. Without...

    Perhaps he should stay retired.

    Without getting into detail. Delays to date have nothing to do with the airframe. The ISR suite is extensive.

    We have all seen examples of the types of issues...
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    Again, as I alluded to in my other post in this...

    Again, as I alluded to in my other post in this forum. The delays and expected delivery timelines are no secret. It's common knowledge.

    Whoever keeps feeding Don his lines, can continue to do so....
  14. Thread: CASA Replacement

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    Christ almighty. Anyone who was within about 5...

    Christ almighty.

    Anyone who was within about 5 degrees of separation of anyone who worked in the AC knew the end result quite some time ago. Don has hit the jackpot and found himself someone who...
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    He tweets and awful lot of rubbish aswell...

    He tweets and awful lot of rubbish aswell unfortunately. Quantity over quality.

    According to his tweet the other day EUTM troops were using SCAR rifles from the "hundred or so" we bought. Don's...
  16. As passengers maybe.

    As passengers maybe.
  17. Thread: PC-9M

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    Agree with all you say regarding the PC-9M. ...

    Agree with all you say regarding the PC-9M.

    Your comments regarding AC pilots exiting for the airlines, particularly the Irish two, are way off the mark.

    They both account for 90+% of non age...
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    Seen. I have replied but after I click send my...

    Seen. I have replied but after I click send my message is not appearing in my sent items. Not sure what the issue is.



    I'm sorry to hear that that has been your experience. My expeirence to...
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    @Apod, All things being equal, out of the...

    @Apod,

    All things being equal, out of the following two options, which do you think is more likely to be better received and which is more likely to be used in improving an issue:

    1. A public...
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    I'm not debating with you or disagreeing with...

    I'm not debating with you or disagreeing with your opinion in this particular instance. Nor am I implying that you are, or dismissing you as a cribber.

    However, if someone is repeatedly critical...
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    Genuine question. Have you ever volunteered to be...

    Genuine question. Have you ever volunteered to be a member in your local clothing committee or sought out upcoming review boards re clothing & equipment?

    You seem to have quite strong (mostly...
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    Similar to sea-hag, rock ape, bluffwaffe etc. All...

    Similar to sea-hag, rock ape, bluffwaffe etc. All of which are used on here routinely so I hope nobody's feelings are hurt.

    On the brightside its a DF holiday today. Always welcomed.
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    Plenty of definitions available through a simple...

    Plenty of definitions available through a simple google search.

    @Apod - I know you had provided some useful advice to another poster on here recently suggesting that they use paragraphs for the...
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    I must say the most satisfying fallout from the...

    I must say the most satisfying fallout from the new Navy DPM is how much it will upset the hardened office Pongo's.

    The more Ikon posts the better.
  25. It is currently not a 24/7 service and has not...

    It is currently not a 24/7 service and has not been for some time.
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