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    Have to say, SAAB marketing is very slick.

    Have to say, SAAB marketing is very slick.
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    Thing is, the history lies in the Locations, not...

    Thing is, the history lies in the Locations, not the buildings. Men of Limerick and Clare from the 12th left Sarsfield Barracks for the Congo the same way that they left for Lebanon, and more...
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    TBF the AW139 and it's variants is considered the...

    TBF the AW139 and it's variants is considered the logcal successor to the AB212 in use by Austria.
    I'm not sure what the OH58 is used for but there are better aircraft out there. I have not heard of...
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    Garda rep groups shout louder, and have no fear...

    Garda rep groups shout louder, and have no fear of the nuclear option. While the "Blue Flu" may have caused certain negative publicity, it delivered, and recent threats of a repeat were answered...
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    The first Gripen for Brazil was delivered...

    The first Gripen for Brazil was delivered yesterday, by sea. The Aircraft was then towed to the nearby base for acceptance....
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    I didn't hear about that, Garda houses were...

    I didn't hear about that, Garda houses were always given as temporary accommodation, you signed a contract to that effect. You couldn't even paint it without OPW consent.
    I have 2 friends (Gardai)...
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    Sticky: It has become a habit lately to anchor "around...

    It has become a habit lately to anchor "around the corner" at Spike instead of tying up alongside either in Cobh or Haulbowline. I believe there was a Jackup rig working around the Deepwater...
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    What is being worn here?

    What is being worn here?
    <a data-flickr-embed="true" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/dfmagazine/50344189653/in/datetaken/" title="134"><img...
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    They also operate Bell 206 and 212s. I think...

    They also operate Bell 206 and 212s.
    I think they held on tho the A3 for as long as they did because of its ability at high altitudes. Many other helis struggle in the thin air when working around...
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    Is the DoD hamstrung by it's protection of...

    Is the DoD hamstrung by it's protection of historic structures? Is it reluctant to modify anything lest it face criticism for erasing history?
    I was reminded of this seeing the virtual tours of...
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    Sticky: linky no worky

    linky no worky
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    Sticky: There isn't....

    There isn't.
    https://www.facebook.com/sailcork/videos/267991697574250/
    The AIS shows it's last position, before its transponder went military.
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    What is the Retirement age for OF-8? Mark is 62...

    What is the Retirement age for OF-8? Mark is 62 in November. I know there were plans to extend the Mandatory retirement age for officers some years back but unsure where it went.
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">New Swedish Armed Forces camo being registered. <br><br>The Swedish armed forces are registering their new camo commercially to hinder clothes...
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    As it stands, unless I am missing something,...

    As it stands, unless I am missing something, Defence is 2 votes. (In the Finance Vote group).Vote 35 is Army Pensions (Not Naval or Air Corps) Over €254m for 2020. (How are we still spending €229000...
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    Don't call it that in case you draw the ire of...

    Don't call it that in case you draw the ire of AFRI or the Iona insttute.
    The DF budget just needs to be ringfenced, so it is not the scrapings from the bowl. Hopefully, the discussion coming out is...
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    Sticky: Poll: All coastal radar is locally managed now, by...

    All coastal radar is locally managed now, by whoever operates the local port. Some ports don't even use Radar any more, trusting well placed AIS receivers.
    Meanwhile travel up any of Europe's ports...
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    Rank markings were to be sewn onto the sleeves of...

    Rank markings were to be sewn onto the sleeves of combats. Reflective for road safety.
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    Good for him. Couldn't see us taking someone as...

    Good for him. Couldn't see us taking someone as old as him.
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    Are you old enough to remember the reflective...

    Are you old enough to remember the reflective stripes? They actually went on your combats.
    We went to lots of trouble making rank markings removable so they didn't need to be worn in the field.
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    Celtic Isle is one of the Standby for Kinsale Gas...

    Celtic Isle is one of the Standby for Kinsale Gas Platform and FS Carrick is part of the Decommissioning of the Kinsale Platforms.
    I just noticed that the AIS plots for those vessels is now 23 hours...
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    Just don't fly too close to the sun or your wings...

    Just don't fly too close to the sun or your wings will melt...
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    Well we have't had a naval visit in ages, and now...

    Well we have't had a naval visit in ages, and now they all come at once.
    Not a visit per se, but a NATO exercise, off the South East coast.

    Currently visible on AIS off Dungarvan (you might even...
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    https://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/airliners/0/7...

    https://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/airliners/0/7/3/1167370.jpg?v=v40

    Like this one? Originally there was a white square though.
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EX8PCldX0AUF8dQ?format=jpg&name=large
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    When did Cranfield Retire?

    When did Cranfield Retire?
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