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    You mean like they were supposed to do in the...

    You mean like they were supposed to do in the first place? Close RECCE was and is an Infantry tasking. Medium is Cav and Long range is SOF.

    D Cav blurred the waters back in the early 2000's when...
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    It still does. Maintained by the BAR. It is...

    It still does. Maintained by the BAR.

    It is only used for personnel who die while in service. Once you retire(if you have your 20 done) you are entitled to a bearer party and a dressed coffin...
  3. Thread: Seasons Greetings

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    Happy Christmas IMO'ers. Wishing you and...

    Happy Christmas IMO'ers.

    Wishing you and yours a Peaceful one wherever you are and best wishes for 2020.
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    Contracts finally awarded. Bond safety of...

    Contracts finally awarded.
    Bond safety of Monaghan (AKA Brix workwear) awarded both the DF and GS contracts.

    All I can say is.It's about time as the bottom of the barrel is being scrapped at the...
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    With the exception of the proper collar and the...

    With the exception of the proper collar and the lack of sleeve pockets that looks about the same as the new combat "smock".:-D
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    Ok. It's been awhile now and still no updates on...

    Ok. It's been awhile now and still no updates on what we are getting. I heard a rumour yesterday that the Australian TBAS system came top of the pile in the trials.

    So we can pretty much write...
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    I feel sorry for her little one.That poor child...

    I feel sorry for her little one.That poor child has done nothing and is now separated from her Mother and staying with a family she has never known.

    As for the mother.

    F**k her. Traitor.
  8. Doesn't stop them wearing them though does it??...

    Doesn't stop them wearing them though does it?? Just like the Boonie hat and Barracks jacket. And remember that the issue of BFO pieces of "must fill up with badges" velcro is not just confined to...
  9. I think the large velcro panels on the UBACS and...

    I think the large velcro panels on the UBACS and the lack of a clear "Badging policy" have a lot to answer for. Since we got the UBACS people have lost the run of themselves.They see a piece of...
  10. Nope. Their is a velcro panel on the right sleeve...

    Nope. Their is a velcro panel on the right sleeve UBAC pocket on the new shirts but nothing on the new smocks. Bit of an oversight.



    Indeed. Both the boss and the BSM are wearing them. Does...
  11. Subdued unit flashes: Good idea or waste of money?

    Ok Folks, I just wanted to test the waters and guage peoples opinions on the idea of subdued(black/green) unit flashes.

    Duty rumour has it that these are soon going on issue to Infantry units as a...
  12. Thread: Mali.

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    ARW Specific at the moment but I was told a few...

    ARW Specific at the moment but I was told a few years ago by a couple of different sources that we would be changing our pattern. Ask yourself this though. Why change to a solid colour body...
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    Of course it doesn't help when those on high...

    Of course it doesn't help when those on high still keep trying to do things as if it's business as usual and keep planning and organising and saying yes to tasks as if we still had the numbers we had...
  14. Thread: Mali.

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    Mid ride holster is what is being taught now on...

    Mid ride holster is what is being taught now on combat shooting courses. Not too high,not too low.


    Yup. Crye precision kit issued for the first contingent. New irish Pattern for second...
  15. Thread: Nordic Uniform

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    I agree.The whole thing smacks of some senior...

    I agree.The whole thing smacks of some senior bloke who has always hated the "shabby" appearance of a uniform designed for field use when on parade,now being in a position of power,and using said...
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    I suppose you could argue that with the UBACS and...

    I suppose you could argue that with the UBACS and the soon to be "Tactical" trousers then we will have both a field AND a Bks uniform.
    But that's a cop out. The smock is primarily supposed to be in...
  17. Thread: Nordic Uniform

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    The arse fell out of the DF clothing budget...

    The arse fell out of the DF clothing budget around about the same time,and we have been playing catchup ever since. No way we were ever going into this project as that would have meant spending...
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    To be fair it's one of the ARW's roles. And...

    To be fair it's one of the ARW's roles.

    And while I don't agree with Irish Personnel be they Mil or Civ being put in harms way to bring a traitor home, her child is innocent and deserves better....
  19. Thread: Soldier 2017

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    Air Corps recruits. 8704

    Air Corps recruits.

    8704
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    Yeah.That's what happens when the needs and wants...

    Yeah.That's what happens when the needs and wants of 7% of the members of an organisation are given precedence over the other 93%.IE the Females.

    Shirt was made "Unisex".Then after some negative...
  21. Thread: Soldier 2017

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    Seek and ye shall find....

    Seek and ye shall find.
    http://iacmc.forumotion.com/t12755-2018-pattern-smock

    http://iacmc.forumotion.com/t12754-2018-pattern-shirt

    (Unless it was pictures of the recruits you were looking...
  22. Thread: Soldier 2017

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    PDF Recruits in Cork wearing a mixture of old and...

    PDF Recruits in Cork wearing a mixture of old and new "smocks".

    Those with the new type "smock" have the hood front velcro closed and the hood hanging down their back similar to the old smock...
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    Interesting video on how the RFT(S) is...

    Interesting video on how the RFT(S) is conducted.
    I reckon with a bit of investment( drag bags etc) this would be a good one for our Infantry units at least....
  24. Thread: Soldier 2017

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    First new smock showed up at my callsign today. I...

    First new smock showed up at my callsign today. I say smock but fit wise it is more like the old combat jacket. They are shorter and more tailored. If you want to be able to get your layers...
  25. Thread: Soldier 2017

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    That would be my guess too. I believe they are...

    That would be my guess too. I believe they are being manufactured by Seyntex from an Arktis design(who got the Idea from Crye). I haven't had a chance to examine them but looking at some videos of...
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