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    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-h...

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-54526866
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    Sticky: Would it make sense to have specialists who are...

    Would it make sense to have specialists who are allocated to the equipment? Then rather than having a specific ships crew that have to master everything, the specialists rotate with the kit?
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    Well, according to the experts, it was a bloody...

    Well, according to the experts, it was a bloody big bang (it's always good to have these things confirmed by someone who knows):

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-54420033
  4. Thread: Soldier 2017

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    I was mor thinking about the build-up that it's...

    I was mor thinking about the build-up that it's been given, like having a battalion colours. As well as the cost, the number of beers/shorts that would have the be put behind the mess bar would...
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    Never heard of them!

    Never heard of them!
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    A bit more detail - it can also be used with a...

    A bit more detail - it can also be used with a named person and up to four chiidren.

    The full staff briefing (subject to change!):
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    US Army says sleeping is good for you

    Funnily enough, I was doing my mandatory update on Fatigue Management yesterday (a big issue on the railway with shift work), and today this pop's into my in-box:
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    What does MEGA stand for? Make Eire Great Again?

    What does MEGA stand for? Make Eire Great Again?
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    More fire breaks and controlled burning might be...

    More fire breaks and controlled burning might be considered - an ounce of prevention, etc.
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    Veterans Railcard - UK Rail

    A railcard giving 1/3 off train tickets in the UK (subject to conditions) is becoming available for UK Veterans (inc Merchant Marine). It's not free, but could be useful if doing a lot of train...
  11. Be fair, it’s still an achievement, especially...

    Be fair, it’s still an achievement, especially after 10 years of Tory slash and burn...
  12. Thread: Soldier 2017

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    God help the first one who "misplaces" (ie loses)...

    God help the first one who "misplaces" (ie loses) it! :-D
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    In WW2, didn’t Swiss fighters shoot down German,...

    In WW2, didn’t Swiss fighters shoot down German, UK and US planes that violated its airspace?
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    All that I can think reading that is someone is...

    All that I can think reading that is someone is delighted that they didn’t spend all that money 20 years ago, sure everything was grand without doing anything...
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    Some bugger would think it’s a target drogue...

    Some bugger would think it’s a target drogue...
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    There is nothing like cold hard cash to make...

    There is nothing like cold hard cash to make people feel appreciated.
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    Sticky: Poll: The NS hasn’t got the crews to do its existing...

    The NS hasn’t got the crews to do its existing job, without looking for new roles...
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    I’m sure every 4th Gen fighter manufacturer in...

    I’m sure every 4th Gen fighter manufacturer in the west would like a “Proven in combat” sticker on their sales brochure, not to mention everyone spending a significant proportion of their GDP on...
  19. Outside of a Hovertanks thread, would Ireland...

    Outside of a Hovertanks thread, would Ireland have a use for half a dozen Apaches? (It’s about the only weapons system I haven’t seen a thread on)
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    Jeremy Hardy (RIP) put it best a few years ago,...

    Jeremy Hardy (RIP) put it best a few years ago, talking about staff shortage in hospitals, when he said “If the starting salary for Nurses was 50k a year, an awful lot of students doing Media Studies...
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    There seems to be two ways of going about it - ...

    There seems to be two ways of going about it -

    1. decide what tasks you want the plane for and buy what’s best for those tasks

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    2. buy what’s easiest / cheapest and then write the...
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    "Gets out popcorn, sit's back" :biggrin:

    "Gets out popcorn, sit's back" :biggrin:
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    Would they be Air Corps pilots collecting them,...

    Would they be Air Corps pilots collecting them, or commercial pilots?
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    Poll: I know Aer Lingus have done flights to China this...

    I know Aer Lingus have done flights to China this year, but does the Irish Govt have any legal/commercial authority over Aer Lingus?
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    I suppose it’s the same analogy as buying a car...

    I suppose it’s the same analogy as buying a car with a trade-in, as opposed to being a cash buyer.
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