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    Nothing is being set up to fail. Take off you tin...

    Nothing is being set up to fail. Take off you tin foil hat
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    Seems that it happened back in November. I...

    Seems that it happened back in November.
    I suppose, with Afghan done, the market has severely diminished.
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    Source? While they did have some good kit and...

    Source?
    While they did have some good kit and seemed like great lads, they were always far too expensive to really justify buying from them.
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    It was just a suggestion as he was a sailor. ...

    It was just a suggestion as he was a sailor.
    How about the L.E. William Brown? He seems to hold near saint like standing in Argentina.
    Or maybe L.E. Jarry Adams.....

    I think that seeing as we...
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    The Royal Naval have some brilliant names! HMS...

    The Royal Naval have some brilliant names! HMS Revenge, HMS Warrior, HMS Conqueror.
    Badass!





    Yes there is plenty, but writers who barely lived here are not those who deserve it.
    Something...
  6. It was a rhetorical question... I believe that...

    It was a rhetorical question...

    I believe that we are currently in the early stages of a second cold war with Russia
  7. How long was the cold war going on before people...

    How long was the cold war going on before people realised there was a cold war?
  8. It is a demonstrator model. They aren't going to...

    It is a demonstrator model. They aren't going to be looking to sell that thing but it demonstrates to the world that they have the ability to develop mil type vessels for brown water navies.
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    That music is worse than what they use now!

    That music is worse than what they use now!
  10. Thread: Irish Steel Mill

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    Some time immediately after WW1. RN stored some...

    Some time immediately after WW1. RN stored some ships in there.
    There is supposed to be a picture of it somewhere.
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    Page 3 gives the the locations and heights above...

    Page 3 gives the the locations and heights above the ranges which the AC could use. http://www.iaa.ie/safe_reg/iaip/Published%20Files/AIP%20Files/ENR/EI_ENR_5_1_EN.pdf
  12. It partially seems to me, that he may have been...

    It partially seems to me, that he may have been inspired by the likes of Snowden and Manning and may have joined the RN with a view to pulling a stunt like this.
    At least, that's how some of his...
  13. I'm sure that it is all blown out of proportion...

    I'm sure that it is all blown out of proportion and utter nonsense.

    I knew a RN Submariner and he was an absolutely professional sailor and wouldn't have tolerated anything like this guy...
  14. Thread: Irish Steel Mill

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    I can't see how they came up with €15m, I could...

    I can't see how they came up with €15m, I could understand €5m. Anyway, the civi dock workers wouldn't cost that amount as they could be contracted in as needed and the NS could have someone...
  15. Thread: Irish Steel Mill

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    If we take €2 million as a figure to refit the...

    If we take €2 million as a figure to refit the graving dock in the Basin with a new caisson, pumps, valves, sluices and should the sill or tunnels need any repairs.

    A roof could be built over it...
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    A bridge would also take away from Spike's...

    A bridge would also take away from Spike's uniqueness and damage it further by the need for car parks.
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    Wash with Nikwax Tech Wash and waterproof with...

    Wash with Nikwax Tech Wash and waterproof with either Nikwax TX.Direct wash-in or spray-on.
    Keep in mind that these are expensive with the TX.Direct spray on costing €13.50 for 500ml
  18. Thread: Rumour

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    When was that commitment set? Before or after the...

    When was that commitment set? Before or after the reduction in size of the DF?
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    I heard that they are sending a Bn to Mars,...

    I heard that they are sending a Bn to Mars, government can't afford the return flights though so pack for a long stay...

    Seriously though, this sounds like someone is spreading the butter too...
  20. Thread: iveco ambulance

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    Ukraine wasn't at war a year ago and they are...

    Ukraine wasn't at war a year ago and they are Constitutionally neutral!

    Not being at war is not an excuse to do things by half measures.

    Battlefield medical care is certainly not something we...
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    Sticky: The basin is paved with granite I think, same...

    The basin is paved with granite I think, same stone as the basin walls, and was designed by the RN like this. The graving dock is the same.
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    By and large, yes. There are still people...

    By and large, yes.
    There are still people detailed to fulfil that role but without the additional allowance and other perks and benefits.
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    What? The Bere Island Brigade? That is entirely...

    What? The Bere Island Brigade?
    That is entirely of the RDFs making.

    The PDF didn't send Reservists down there so that they could drink, ride and have beach parties, the RDF asked to go down...
  24. Thread: Irish Steel Mill

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    If you could find that picture of the basin dry I...

    If you could find that picture of the basin dry I would appreciate it. Google turned up nothing in my searches.
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    What does it matter if they were PDF or RDF that...

    What does it matter if they were PDF or RDF that approved it.
    People decided that they wanted to go off and be bags and make more bags and people felt that that was alright! We, as Reservists,...
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