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  1. Lehman fired Rickover (who was a right bastard ,...

    Lehman fired Rickover (who was a right bastard , but nevertheless a hero too, nuclear carriers would not exist without him ) and got away with it.
  2. Its a US law that carrier captains have to be...

    Its a US law that carrier captains have to be aviators. In addition to the ship driving course they have to do Nuclear power school as well AND do a tour as XO of a nuclear ship which means...
  3. Sailors on USS Theodore Roosevelt bidding farewell to Capt Crozier

    https://twitter.com/AmberSmithUSA/status/1246052144115077120

    Needs sound ... fair play
  4. Not as far as I can tell that is directly...

    Not as far as I can tell that is directly codified in R5.

    However if such happened, by definition you are subject to military law, as you stand called out and subject to the same ranges of...
  5. Beware.... if they mandatory call us up under...

    Beware.... if they mandatory call us up under ATCP its not an option with a choice. its a "be on parade tomorrow and the next day untii released", job or family notwithstanding.
  6. same rank, pay and no chance of promotion , and...

    same rank, pay and no chance of promotion , and no guarantee of a permanent job once term is up ? Or am I missing something ?
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    Are the DF subject to HIQA ?

    Are the DF subject to HIQA ?
  8. There exists a perfectly feasible reserve which...

    There exists a perfectly feasible reserve which DOD are persistently unwilling to seriously use an consider like ACF or somewthing . Mind you were are getting off topic here. I'll split this...
  9. This is kind of my point - whenever I bring up...

    This is kind of my point - whenever I bring up the reserve, certain people tend to say "no, FLR first to get called up" but I think its tilting at windmills.
  10. The amount of people though who tell me that...

    The amount of people though who tell me that everyone officers and men leaving the PDF automatically go to 1LR is ridiculous ....
  11. Many people keep telling me the 1st Line Reserve...

    Many people keep telling me the 1st Line Reserve is a thing. I have never once seen it mobilised or used or paraded. Asking PDF do you actually get transferred to it because I thought that all...
  12. Indeed. However they would need to execute...

    Indeed. However they would need to execute said mobilisation.
  13. Can't say this loudly enough ONLY APPLIES TO...

    Can't say this loudly enough

    ONLY APPLIES TO ATCP AND PERMANENT CALLOUT ... <<<< NEITHER OF WHICH IS CURRENTLY IN-PLAY. Read Defence Act Sections 86-92

    If you volunteer for standard...
  14. We have never had a salary protection scheme. We...

    We have never had a salary protection scheme. We have had from 1940-1954 broadly what was passed last night. THAT SAID after Covid this will likely be repealed as it doesn't amend the Defence...
  15. ( Kildare St is a better reader the new...

    ( Kildare St is a better reader the new oireachtas site is awful ) https://www.kildarestreet.com/debates/?id=2020-03-26a.212#g391




    Might I add thanks to Cathal Berry and Denis Naughten for...
  16. very definitely you do not get your salary. ...

    very definitely you do not get your salary.

    You do get paid same as PDF though, in accordance with regulations if called out on ATCP or permanent service its pension and MSA lol see R5 para 45
  17. missing your point here. Where do you see that...

    missing your point here. Where do you see that your salary continues if you are called up, in the amendment ?
  18. rights yes cash no

    rights yes cash no
  19. no

    no
  20. Proposed amendment to allow for RDF employment...

    Proposed amendment to allow for RDF employment protection. See Section 26. https://data.oireachtas.ie/ie/oireachtas/bill/2020/4/dail/3/amendment/numberedList/eng/b0420d-dnl.pdf.

    Amendment is by...
  21. contracts are frantically being figured out by...

    contracts are frantically being figured out by DOD and J1 I think.
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    I know the three of you are higher than...

    I know the three of you are higher than three-stars.

    A7 Para 3 ( my copy, may be old).



    PS - Knock off the bickering
  23. nobody knows this is something they wanted to do...

    nobody knows this is something they wanted to do anyway
  24. Amendments to the Defence Act for Covid Emergency

    Here is the proposed Bill for Ex-PDF going through the Dail at the moment.


    https://data.oireachtas.ie/ie/oireachtas/bill/2020/4/eng/initiated/b0420d.pdf



    To be read I suppose in line with...
  25. Update. The above act existed in 1941. The...

    Update. The above act existed in 1941. The Defence Act 1954 removed it. Here was their reasoning ( learn something new every day, this took a LOT of deep reading to find )


    ( Second Stage...
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