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    Sticky: Poll: The UNIMOGS

    The UNIMOGS
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    MICH type helmets with a NVE mount and rails are...

    MICH type helmets with a NVE mount and rails are pretty much standard these days.
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    Rabintex are toast, so there are no more spares...

    Rabintex are toast, so there are no more spares or replacements from the OEM.

    https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/business/1.5165899
  4. Thread: Medals

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    The other side of it is that during 2016, no...

    The other side of it is that during 2016, no extra funding was provided the medal. Funds for this came out of existing clothing budgets. I'd prefer the money was spent on something practical rather...
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    The 1798 Brown Boot Rebellion.

    The 1798 Brown Boot Rebellion.
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    You can use the tune of Roddy McCorley and sing lyrics of The Sash and vice versa. Good one to stoke outrage.
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    Not sure about you, but I got the single tube of...

    Not sure about you, but I got the single tube of Haix black polish and that was it. Everything after was down to myself.

    For the scout the like of Nikwax Fabric and Leather Proof is appropriate...
  8. Thread: Soldier 2017

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    No. Only a few individuals I've seen in my time...

    No. Only a few individuals I've seen in my time in the DF ever carried one, most had them as family heirlooms, I haven't seen any members of the DF actually using them for the purpose of measuring.
  9. Thread: Soldier 2017

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    I've seen it done and work. Generally speaking it...

    I've seen it done and work. Generally speaking it helps if the person reciving the form has something pointed out to them which causes the reaction "I need to fix this or I'm potentially getting my...
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    Not even a general. A updated letter of...

    Not even a general. A updated letter of instruction from DJ4 would suffice stating whom the boot should be issued to would help greatly.
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    The school of buns is still on the go up in mckee...

    The school of buns is still on the go up in mckee but they are very limited in how many they can teach on a given year it seems - classroom size being the issue according to those in the know.

    A...
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    Pushed back to September apparently.

    Pushed back to September apparently.
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    The AIII's cost a fortune in parts. Eurocopter...

    The AIII's cost a fortune in parts. Eurocopter wanted everyone to upgrade so jacked up the parts prices.

    Heard that a while after we retired ours, the Maltese rang up Baldonnell looking to find...
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    Can be simply a deviation from the customers spec...

    Can be simply a deviation from the customers spec - eg if Ireland insists on D-rings instead of locking hooks and they make a batch with hooks, Ireland will reject as they aren't to the tendered...
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    Essentially a knock off of the Oakley Factory...

    Essentially a knock off of the Oakley Factory Pilot. A nice good but the price has climbed something shocking in recent years.

    Not that there's anything wrong with a knock off if it works.
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    I think one of the issues (pun intended) with An...

    I think one of the issues (pun intended) with An Cosantoir is that due to the size of the organisation, it has been unable to engage in any critical self reflection, be that in the form of letters to...
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    So apparently roll out to begin this month to...

    So apparently roll out to begin this month to overseas and operational units with permission to wear at home from the start of next month.

    Will believe it when I see it.
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    Ex RDF NCO I believe.

    Ex RDF NCO I believe.
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    I imagine they'll be run down and yes, issued to...

    I imagine they'll be run down and yes, issued to RDF en masse.
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    Note, 280 Toyota landcruisers are replacing 320...

    Note, 280 Toyota landcruisers are replacing 320 Pajero's. Do the figures. Capability being cut again.
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    Four years in and 53 of 85 projects not started....

    Four years in and 53 of 85 projects not started. Damning indictment of the department.
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    Thats a statement ref the old boots, as listed...

    Thats a statement ref the old boots, as listed here
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    What a surprise..... not. The contract was...

    What a surprise..... not.

    The contract was essentially drafted in such a manner so that only certain products met the tender. And as Brix are Haixs sole (no pun intended) distributor in Ireland...
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    A good idea. Military units are essentially disciplined gangs capable of carrying out controlled and organised violence at the behest of the state.

    The idea of an"Infantry Corps" identity to me...
  25. Thread: Soldier 2017

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    I imagine it'll be like the UBAC.

    I imagine it'll be like the UBAC.
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