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    But 100 round burst from Phalanx looks and sounds...

    But 100 round burst from Phalanx looks and sounds much more impressive than 1-3 rounds from 76mm! :n:)
  2. Thread: Cyprus

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    British Reservists in Cyprus ...

    British Reservists in Cyprus


    https://youtu.be/bMfeVTzrmME
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    I'm convinced he's the most dangerous man in the...

    I'm convinced he's the most dangerous man in the country at the moment, definitely the most powerful. And I wonder who is pulling his strings.
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    I was once on the runway party at RAF Manston...

    I was once on the runway party at RAF Manston airshow when the late lamented Vulcan did a 50ft pass along the runway and then went vertical directly overhead. That was a tad noisy...
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    I couldn’t possibly comment... :-D

    I couldn’t possibly comment... :-D
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    Any attempts by the Air Corps to acquire an...

    Any attempts by the Air Corps to acquire an ability to interfere with Russian flights will attract the attention of the Russian disinformation apparatus, and it will attempt to discourage public...
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    If Ireland is providing foreign aid to countries...

    If Ireland is providing foreign aid to countries that can afford to run squadrons of jet fighters, it should be able to afford them itself.

    The fact that the defence budget includes the pension...
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    An old and bold Sgt once told me "The reason we...

    An old and bold Sgt once told me "The reason we have officers is that someone has to sign for everything" :-D
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    Well done! \:)|

    Well done! \:)|
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    They really are asserting their own identity. I...

    They really are asserting their own identity. I bet the RAF regiment will be chomping at the bit to do the same.
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    Sticky: Refrigerator trucks, not warehouses. (Edit ; I...

    Refrigerator trucks, not warehouses. (Edit ; I hadn’t seen Ropebags post)

    And I’m sure the two ice-rinks in Dublin featured in somebody’s contingency plan.

    Either way, the point stands that...
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    Sticky: If they did end up dealing with that kind of mass...

    If they did end up dealing with that kind of mass casualty count, Ropebag is right - temporary mortuaries on board a Navy ship is not the way to go - you need somewhere with large Refrigerated...
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    A mix of BullsWool uniform, Brodie Helmets, Mk4...

    A mix of BullsWool uniform, Brodie Helmets, Mk4 Lee Enfields, Gustav SMG's, Landrovers and what looks like a Jeep at one point!


    https://youtu.be/x1hJ6a1Zo8M
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    Given the weather and season, is it a rehearsal...

    Given the weather and season, is it a rehearsal for St Patrick’s Day?
  15. Thread: Unifil(3)

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    I see the first half made it home ok - but a...

    I see the first half made it home ok - but a fortnight before they can meet their families...

    https://www.rte.ie/news/ireland/2020/0622/1148820-irish-peacekeeping-troops/
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    No, but the circumstances can easily arise where...

    No, but the circumstances can easily arise where eagerness to justify an asset results in inappropriate use. It’s just something that needs keeping in mind. Having said that, I do think it’s an...
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    An interesting overlay on this map would be the...

    An interesting overlay on this map would be the 20 minute areas covered by all existing road ambulance stations. While I’m not denying that a lot of casualties benefit from transport to a Trauma...
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    Well, that helped shorten the lockdown...

    Well, that helped shorten the lockdown...
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    Ropebag has a point, though. If the DF aren’t...

    Ropebag has a point, though. If the DF aren’t careful, if one does materialise it will be seen as being a branch of Irish Aid that happens to be manned by the Air Corps.

    That’s what happened to...
  20. Thread: Liberia

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    This seemed as good a thread as any to ressurect:...

    This seemed as good a thread as any to ressurect:


    https://youtu.be/k3WQrhK3srY
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    That’s a serious increase in workload. They must...

    That’s a serious increase in workload. They must be working their asses off
  22. Thread: East Timor

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    2019 has been and gone, spill the beans :biggrin:

    2019 has been and gone, spill the beans :biggrin:
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    Can I have a window seat please?

    Can I have a window seat please?
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    Poll: I suspect that the DoD will view providing the...

    I suspect that the DoD will view providing the report to be the end of the matter.
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    Fair enough

    Fair enough
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