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  1. A good idea in my opinion. Esprit de corps, unit...

    A good idea in my opinion. Esprit de corps, unit cohesion and unit loyalty is very much lacking.
    Several units are already wearing subdued unit flashes on UBACS unofficially.
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    Air Corps 112 The Emergency Aeromedical Service ...

    Air Corps 112 The Emergency Aeromedical Service

    "The Emergency Aeromedical Service (EAS) is a helicopter-based medical evacuation and air ambulance service based in Athlone, Ireland. Operated...
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    Reims Rocket FR172H Stand Down Ceremony "After...

    Reims Rocket FR172H Stand Down Ceremony

    "After 47 years of service to the state, the 5 remaining (of 9 total) Reims Rocket FR172H aircraft were stood down from service.
    The first 4 aircraft...
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    The Toyota Land Cruiser will replace the Pajero. ...

    The Toyota Land Cruiser will replace the Pajero.
    The first vehicles should be delivered before the end of the year.
  5. Thread: Found on E-Bay

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    They are made by a French company called...

    They are made by a French company called Argueyrolles.
  6. Thread: Pilatus PC-9M

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    "Sunday's opener at Bray Air Display was Emerald,...

    "Sunday's opener at Bray Air Display was Emerald, a formation flight with Irish Air Corps' Team Silver and an Aer Lingus A320."

    <iframe width="853" height="480"...
  7. Thread: Soldier 2017

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    Because one boot will not work in all climates or...

    Because one boot will not work in all climates or roles. A single type of boot will not work in temperate, extreme hot, extreme cold and jungle climates.
    The same goes for trousers and socks, the...
  8. Thread: Soldier 2017

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    Yes, they were trialled, but how many of them...

    Yes, they were trialled, but how many of them trail boots ended up on the feet of senior NCO's who work in offices and stores and not on those doing 24hr guard duties, driving Mowags, carrying out...
  9. Thread: Soldier 2017

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    UBACS are only being issued for overseas. Most...

    UBACS are only being issued for overseas. Most people in the Army who haven't been overseas in the last few years don't have them, if they request one they get told overseas issue only. So I'd say...
  10. Thread: Soldier 2017

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    Take a knife and cut them open. No...

    Take a knife and cut them open.



    No contract has been awarded and none will be awarded for a few months.



    You can believe the marketing sales talk all you want or you could maybe listen...
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    Its still three layers of material compared to...

    Its still three layers of material compared to one for summer trousers.


    I don't think a replacement has been selected yet but probably will be the Scout.
    All Gore-tex types reduce ventilation....
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    New shirts look shocking. One type of trousers...

    New shirts look shocking.
    One type of trousers for all climates is ridiculous. They've three layers of material in them, far too heavy for summer trips.
    Newest type UBACS with offset zip is another...
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    The PSNI Search and Rescue Team sent members to...

    The PSNI Search and Rescue Team sent members to yesterdays Reek Sunday pilgrimage.

    http://forum.irishmilitaryonline.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=8677&d=1564403183
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    "Decorated cavalry corps veteran Art Magennis DSM...

    "Decorated cavalry corps veteran Art Magennis DSM gives an illustrated first-hand account of fighting in .303 Vickers-armed 4x2 Ford armoured cars against more powerfully armed M8 'Greyhound' 6x6...
  15. Thread: Pilatus PC-9M

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    Nice spectacle at Bray air display. ...

    Nice spectacle at Bray air display.

    http://forum.irishmilitaryonline.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=8676&d=1564357637
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    There was a dedicated mountain rescue heli on...

    There was a dedicated mountain rescue heli on duty at Croagh Patrick for Reek Sunday, not the EAS heli.
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en-gb"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">A Sunday in <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/3ops?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#3ops</a>:<br>We had an AW139 crew...
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    Annual Report 2018 ...

    Annual Report 2018

    https://www.defence.ie/system/files/media/file-uploads/2019-07/annual-report-2018_0.pdf
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">LÉ Eithne <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/P31?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#P31</a> recently provided sea lift for a...
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    Coillte have a contracted helicopter for fire...

    Coillte have a contracted helicopter for fire fighting.
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    From RTE. ...

    From RTE.



    https://www.rte.ie/news/ulster/2019/0423/1045074-donegal-gorse-fire/
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    Air Corps deployed to Donegal to fight gorse...

    Air Corps deployed to Donegal to fight gorse fire.

    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Helicopters now in action tackling a major gorse fire in West <a...
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    As of the 28 February, the Defence Forces...

    As of the 28 February, the Defence Forces strength has fallen to a new low with just 8,857 troops, including Recruits, 2 Stars, Cadets and Apprentices.
  24. Thread: Unifil(3)

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    "Ireland has participated in UN Peacekeeping...

    "Ireland has participated in UN Peacekeeping since the 1950s. Today more than 400 Irish "Blue Helmets" serve in Lebanon. 3 peacekeepers describe their pride in serving their country and the United...
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Fantastic evening training with <a href="https://twitter.com/IrishAirCorps?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@IrishAirCorps</a> <a...
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