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    Funny thing it was mooted here some time back,...

    Funny thing it was mooted here some time back, but some said it couldn't be done...where there's a will ,there's a way

    see post #127.... October 2018.. only took the Department 12 months to catch...
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    But if you look at the training and the...

    But if you look at the training and the availability of various aids they are closer to astronauts than there forebears...and we had our fair share of space cadets as well!
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    Conjecture... a more experience OOW isn't...

    Conjecture... a more experience OOW isn't infallible and can also makes mistakes



    He qualified as a helms man regardless of conscript status and as a watch keeper on the bridge he has a...
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    Yeah a heavy trawler will do that to a soft...

    Yeah a heavy trawler will do that to a soft skinned frigate... and the photos tell the whole story:-D
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    legend has it the 747 slowed down! have a...

    legend has it the 747 slowed down!



    have a look at the last Cod Wars.....Iceland seemed to worry the RN with same
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    Encouraged possibly

    Encouraged possibly
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    Anyone who thought for one moment that she wasn't...

    Anyone who thought for one moment that she wasn't going to be brought home is deluded

    Rightly or wrongly shes coming home and those from the DF sent to do whatever are doing so with absolute...
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    Sticky: Poll: Only Banba, Fola and Grainne were still in...

    Only Banba, Fola and Grainne were still in service up to 1986, Folas last patrol included a visit to Waterford, Feb 1986, and then back to Haulbowline for Liam Moloneys stand down , having had her...
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    I did the jobs of looking after both the Senior...

    I did the jobs of looking after both the Senior rates and Juniors rates mess and while its a bit of a pain in the arse, its a right of passage, a tradition that has always been there and not for one...
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    Probably one A/SA aboard who doesn't stand...

    Probably one A/SA aboard who doesn't stand watches .

    I would like clarification from some still serving to who does what these days, but I do know that Stewards as a subdivision of the Logs branch...
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    They were always part of the supplies branch, a...

    They were always part of the supplies branch, a sub division of same, the stewards role in its original format which was basically to support the offers in a number of roles was written off in the...
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    Drill shed..Haulbowline.. floor scrubbed with...

    Drill shed..Haulbowline.. floor scrubbed with tooth brush for infringements during recruits
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    Sticky: Coming back from liberty was always a bit vague...

    Coming back from liberty was always a bit vague as one tends to have consumed too much of the local brew...... going on liberty used to be a buzz with youngfellas ( come to think of it some of the...
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    What should have been on issue to all engaged in...

    What should have been on issue to all engaged in 'working ship',, ships husbandry and technical people was proper overalls, grand heading off to paint somewhere and your kit gets covered in...
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    Sticky: the correct term being' liberty'

    the correct term being' liberty'
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    I should qualify my comment by saying all this is...

    I should qualify my comment by saying all this is NOT inclusive of Cadets nor would it always be reckonable with the RDF, The two rotation concept would be in place to allow for training of the...
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    The problem is actually deeper than how we...

    The problem is actually deeper than how we recruit..its actually about why we recruit.

    To my mind our recruitment is reactionary rather than planned hence the haphazard nature of when and how....
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    Indeed you can, assuming they want to be there in...

    Indeed you can, assuming they want to be there in the first place.
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    Not compulsory to the Naval Service per se. but...

    Not compulsory to the Naval Service per se. but Soldiers have held posts in Haulbowline in the past such as armourers, and other trades, transport officers or signals officers.
    as for enlited rank...
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    Won't have a fraction of the loiter time the...

    Won't have a fraction of the loiter time the Nimrod had , nor is it compatible with current RAF IFR systems
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    Below decks on ships is quite warm and the UBACS...

    Below decks on ships is quite warm and the UBACS T shirt plus shirt would be quite adequate.... or then again if your prone to being cold , ditch the shirt and go for tee shirt and Jumper , leave out...
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    https://all-andorra.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09...

    https://all-andorra.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Toyota-Land-Cruiser_-army-khaki.png


    there will of course be a Naval Service version
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    https://armadainternational.com/wp-content/uploads...

    https://armadainternational.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/4.jpg

    No comment required
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    i wonder if someone were to FOI the cost of the...

    i wonder if someone were to FOI the cost of the uniform in DPM and the equivalent garments in NON DPM how the pricing would work out?
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    I always agreed that flame retardant issued gear...

    I always agreed that flame retardant issued gear should be available to anyone working in armoured vehicles, especially crews. How you go about issuing it or quantifying it is problematic but it is a...
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