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  1. Some of this may seem personal but it isn't...

    Some of this may seem personal but it isn't intended to be ....

    To be fair the people that are largely leaving are the people that used to go on camp for a week to count bed sheets on day one and...
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    Sounds to me like there is more to that story...

    Sounds to me like there is more to that story than meets the eye
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    Yes but the future of Cyprus is diplomacy not...

    Yes but the future of Cyprus is diplomacy not military presence.
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    What I took from that is that the British Army...

    What I took from that is that the British Army are still providing troops to UNFICYP. Cyprus joined the EU almost 10 years ago and the Euro zone six years ago.
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    Exactly Dev. Anyone that doesnt meet the standard...

    Exactly Dev. Anyone that doesnt meet the standard required is not finally approved and is discharged. Most are "encouraged" to go before they get that far though.

    I have been told that the drop...
  6. So you begrudge a Captain his overseas allowances...

    So you begrudge a Captain his overseas allowances but not an enlisted man? These allowances were cut this year BTW.

    I do not know where this Captain lives but if he is living in a rural area a 4...
  7. Never going to happen Never going to happen...

    Never going to happen


    Never going to happen


    As opposed to the BTC staffs in each Bde, Inf School, NCOTW, UNTSI, C&S School, Arty School, Cav School, Engineer School, MP School, Transport...
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    The DF changed it's pension conditions 9 years...

    The DF changed it's pension conditions 9 years ago ;)
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    Thee is a TD that is an ex teacher and ex RDF if...

    Thee is a TD that is an ex teacher and ex RDF if his bio is correct
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    Who cares what the ASTI says? It carries about...

    Who cares what the ASTI says? It carries about the same weight as a headline of "PDFORRA wants teachers to work for the month of June"
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    What drivel are you spouting now. The failure...

    What drivel are you spouting now. The failure rate in recruit training is high. It is not unusual to have 20% fail or leave. There is absolutely no concept of turn up on day 1 and you have passed the...
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    That is 1476 plus this years figure of circa 500...

    That is 1476 plus this years figure of circa 500 so all in all 2000 people or 21% have been inducted in the last 6 years. Sure RGJ is right, no chance for anyone to join the DF at all is there!
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    They have been trained and posted to units...

    They have been trained and posted to units already.
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    They have all been inducted into the DF. There...

    They have all been inducted into the DF. There are currently circa 500 recruits in training across the DF.
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    EVERYONE that was found suitable in the aptitude...

    EVERYONE that was found suitable in the aptitude testing and the interviews, passed medical, passed physical and passed Garda vetting has now been recruited, that is almost 1000 people. The panel...
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    On the flip side you get those that tell you the...

    On the flip side you get those that tell you the DF is their life long dream but cannot tell you what the DF does or what a soldier does and has never spoken to a soldier OR those that were...
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    Recruitment applications

    Mobile Recruiting Offices, how American!

    Here we advertise 200 places and get in excess of 10,000 applicants. In fact the DF was able to recruit for 18months off of the last campaign.
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    And you as a commissioned officer turned a blind...

    And you as a commissioned officer turned a blind eye? tut tut :-D
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    And therein lies one of the reasons that we do...

    And therein lies one of the reasons that we do not allow people to take vehicles and other equipment home
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    Please show me where I have ever blaimed the Cav...

    Please show me where I have ever blaimed the Cav for anything?
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    Ya the pictures show how it could have been so...

    Ya the pictures show how it could have been so much worse.
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    Yip, diverted to arming the new NS vessels

    Yip, diverted to arming the new NS vessels
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    Did you really just ask if the Gardai are part of...

    Did you really just ask if the Gardai are part of the Defence Forces? Really....?
  24. Thread: Bin them

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    By discipline record do you mean conduct rating?...

    By discipline record do you mean conduct rating? If so your conduct rating is not assessed on you AF667 merely recorded. There are specific times when your conduct is assessed

    You would have to...
  25. Thread: Bin them

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    But it isn't. They have been tried and received...

    But it isn't. They have been tried and received their punishments. They DF cannot retry them. Their punishments do not warrant further action by th DF unless they receive additional ones subsequently
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