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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Today 15 MOWAG Piranhas disembarked at Ringaskiddy????????, returning from UN service in UNIFIL???????? &amp; UNDOF????????. These were replaced...
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    They returned from Lebanon.

    They returned from Lebanon.
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The recent increase in cases of <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/COVID%E3%83%BC19?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#COVID?19</a> in Ireland...
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    There is currently no family-friendly overseas...

    There is currently no family-friendly overseas vacancies, its six months straight with no leave, plus two weeks quarantine beforehand.
    When there was, a small number of vacancies were pre-designated...
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    The Air Corps has carried out a medical...

    The Air Corps has carried out a medical repatriation flight from an overseas mission.

    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Last week was a busy week for No 1 Ops Wing. 101 Sqn...
  6. Thread: Soldier 2017

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    Sergeant Major ceremonial canes now on issue. ...

    Sergeant Major ceremonial canes now on issue.

    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Unit cane will be a symbol &amp; record of Unit history. Sgt Majors | Warrant Officers across <a...
  7. Thread: Austrian Army

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    Austria buying 18 Leonardo AW169M helicopters to...

    Austria buying 18 Leonardo AW169M helicopters to replace Alouette III
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  8. Thread: Nordic Uniform

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    As far as I'm aware the copyright of Irish DPM...

    As far as I'm aware the copyright of Irish DPM was not registered.
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    Try double-clicking on it.

    Try double-clicking on it.
  10. Thread: Unifil(3)

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    Irish peacekeepers not among 90 Lebanon Covid-19...

    Irish peacekeepers not among 90 Lebanon Covid-19 cases

    https://www.rte.ie/news/world/2020/0913/1164953-lebanon-peacekeepers-coronavirus/
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    That turned out to be a disaster.

    That turned out to be a disaster.
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    National Implementation Plan

    Ireland's 2020 National Implementation Plan - Redacted

    https://assets.gov.ie/86678/e7bb1185-3244-4fd9-9ae7-d5f00f5aca07.pdf
  13. Thread: Unifil(3)

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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Some of our Mowag Armoured Personnel Carriers (APCs) on route back to Ireland for their mid life upgrade. The Mowag APC was first deployed to...
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    2 September 1987

    2 September 1987
  15. Thread: Unifil(3)

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    That's the same action I mentioned above, its a...

    That's the same action I mentioned above, its a different engagement from the one in the podcast. In the later where the MMG was awarded an Irish soldier was killed in action commanding a SISU.
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    Not this action. You are probably thinking of...

    Not this action.
    You are probably thinking of another engagement a few years later at a different checkpoint in which an Irish soldier was killed in action, and another soldier was awarded an MMG.
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">104 Sqn are continuing to demonstrate the versatility of the PC-12NG. This week the SQN completed a dangerous goods resupply to KFOR, Kosovo....
  18. Thread: Unifil(3)

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    Israel shoots its mouth off every year when the...

    Israel shoots its mouth off every year when the UNIFIL mandate is up for renewal crying about UNIFIL. Its nothing more than internal political propaganda full of shite and also trying to use the...
  19. Thread: Unifil(3)

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    A very good interview detailing a first-hand...

    A very good interview detailing a first-hand account of an engagement in Lebanon in 1990 in which three Irish were badly injured and two armed individuals were killed in return fire.

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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">New Aircraft....New Badge!<br><br>What do you think of 104 SQN's new flash?<a...
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    No, as long as social distancing is observed,...

    No, as long as social distancing is observed, face coverings are worn, temperature checks are done twice daily, sanitisation is done etc there is no need to quarantine.
    Working in the Army isn't any...
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    One of the retired Cessna's has been donated to...

    One of the retired Cessna's has been donated to the Shannon Aviation Museum.

    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Shannon Aviation Museum Founder Eddie Ryan proudly receives <a...
  23. Thread: OPV Replacement

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    That's just ludicrous. Another ship was not...

    That's just ludicrous. Another ship was not needed and there was plenty of life lift in the ships that had to be tied up to crew it as well as the third one going next.
    The knock-on effect of this...
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    Babcock certainly didnt offer good terms for P64,...

    Babcock certainly didnt offer good terms for P64, they charged the same price as the other OPV's, it brought nothing militarily new to the Naval Service, it was not needed and there was no one to...
  25. Thread: OPV Replacement

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    Given that the Naval Service is suffering a net...

    Given that the Naval Service is suffering a net loss of about 50 personnel per year and two ships had to be tied up to crew the last ridiculous acquisition with a third ship going to go that way too...
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