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    :-D:)

    :-D:)
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    Two questions for those that might know: 1. Do...

    Two questions for those that might know:
    1. Do personnel attached to ARW (non SOFQ courses qualified) wear unit beret or standard corps beret, e.g. logs pers, medics, etc. Are there permanent...
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    :biggrin::) How does one get on this fabled...

    :biggrin::)

    How does one get on this fabled coffee machine course? Is there a badge at the end????
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    How long were the Israeli style parka's issued...

    How long were the Israeli style parka's issued for UNIFIL?
    Handy and coveted for winter trips but totally impractical for anything but standing in the cold.
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    We all have our afflictions:-D:biggrin:

    We all have our afflictions:-D:biggrin:
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    Where's our selection process at??

    Where's our selection process at??
  7. Thread: Soldier 2017

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    Cheers Apod, That explains what I was...

    Cheers Apod,

    That explains what I was wondering (from various photos of troops in UBACS and shirts on the ground) much better than I actually asked it.
  8. Thread: Soldier 2017

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    As a diversion from the ongoing zombie...

    As a diversion from the ongoing zombie apocolypse........

    Whatever happened to the trailed tactical (Crye style ) trousers? Any results or decisions on issuing to troops?

    Also, under current...
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    Option 1 or 2 for the Vikings new combat uniforms...

    Option 1 or 2 for the Vikings new combat uniforms if I had a say in anything;)
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    Problem is for the people who are good enough the...

    Problem is for the people who are good enough the Reserve is not fit for purpose as it stands.

    Compared to any other first world reserve component it still bears comparisons to Dads Army:mad:
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    Unfortunately, the Generals' comments seem to be...

    Unfortunately, the Generals' comments seem to be fair and balanced. He was a pains to highlight the reservists commitment and efforts to complete tasks and dedication to their roles. And positively...
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    In fairness, the cadets, families or training...

    In fairness, the cadets, families or training cadre probably wouldn't be bothered if there was no Gov Rep at it.
    One less bit of faffing needed to please a Minister who wouldn't know what extra was...
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    Impressive CV from the new ACOS

    Impressive CV from the new ACOS
  14. Thread: Soldier 2017

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    Unfortunately Apod, all of what you say here is:...

    Unfortunately Apod, all of what you say here is:
    1. Nothing new in the history of the army.
    2. A reflection of poor management / logistics / proper scales of issue, etc.
    3. There has always been a...
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    You have to take into account that those...

    You have to take into account that those recommendations are almost 25 years old now. We have moved on. While the new dpm uniforms were a massive leap forward in terms of materials, etc. the smock as...
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    Disagree completely.....massive improvement over...

    Disagree completely.....massive improvement over existing smock. Never liked length of old smock. It was just extra materiel flapping around your hips and upper thighs.

    Sizing issues aside...the...
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    Most of the webbing looks like sets of "airborne...

    Most of the webbing looks like sets of "airborne webbing" that is sold on lots of the kit / surplus sites. Pouches permanently attached to hip belt with permanent cushioned pad also. Tweeks like...
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    Dear Santa; Swiss have introduced 120mm mortar...

    Dear Santa;

    Swiss have introduced 120mm mortar Piranha3+ (Ruag Cobra 120mm).
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    If you go the route of mobile 120mm for arty...

    If you go the route of mobile 120mm for arty then, most reasonable solution is to replace hulled versions like for like for the towed ones. Granted an expense initially but increasing capability and...
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    Correct. EMT is HSE also, not sure how much...

    Correct. EMT is HSE also, not sure how much crewman duties he has to fulfill though. However, medics with Medevac 112 carry out comms duties and basic competencies for landing prep, nav, etc.
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    Agreed, but the problem here is "in theory" it...

    Agreed, but the problem here is "in theory" it should be capable of taking a 105.

    DF have rarely, if ever, had good experiences with developmental or first models of anything. Best to stay well...
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    So from answers to my questions: 90mm is a...

    So from answers to my questions:

    90mm is a dream of yesteryear.
    105+ doesn't easily go on a P111 hull.
    Cav direct fire support option seems to be 30mm+ cannon unless you want to add a different...
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    if 90mm is no longer a NATO standard calibre...

    if 90mm is no longer a NATO standard calibre round...what are the newer, standard alternatives for mobile DF guns??
    Questions then are:
    1. Can said guns go on our P111's or a close variant?
    2. Do...
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    Not surprising really.....only surprise is it...

    Not surprising really.....only surprise is it happened so quickly.

    While it is admirable the work ICRR have done to get this service running it only highlights the lack of foresight and...
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    TBAS looks a nice, neat piece of kit. Some of the...

    TBAS looks a nice, neat piece of kit. Some of the others from Apods pics look like something from 1980's Russian inventory.....more Robocop bulk than form fitting kit.
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