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    Used to do that with the BAP to show a shooter...

    Used to do that with the BAP to show a shooter that he was flinching. Strictly against regulations of course to have live and dummy amn together, but safe enough if strictly controlled. Health and...
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    On the newest ship in the fleet; on a fine...

    On the newest ship in the fleet; on a fine summer's day; with the admiral on board; with everybody on their best behaviour??? I doubt it.
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    That is dangerous nonsense.

    That is dangerous nonsense.
  4. Thread: PDF retention

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    Who?

    Who?
  5. Delete "more", substitute "ONLY".

    Delete "more", substitute "ONLY".
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    "Who are you, you little sh--?" is a good reply

    "Who are you, you little sh--?" is a good reply
  7. Thread: PDF retention

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    About 3000 to 3500 in that photo

    About 3000 to 3500 in that photo
  8. Thread: DF Pay Delays

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    In the 1960s (50 years ago) the Command Cashier...

    In the 1960s (50 years ago) the Command Cashier issued a supplementary cheque to be cashed by the Pay Officer to cover the pay of recruits who had been attested that week - right up to the day...
  9. Sandbags at dawn??

    Sandbags at dawn??
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    Defence Spending

    EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker told the Prague defence and security conference on Friday that the EU was spending on average €27,000 (£24,000; $30,000) per soldier on equipment and...
  11. A 46 set??

    A 46 set??
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    I would have thought that was a very good ratio....

    I would have thought that was a very good ratio. Compare with Air Corps availability ratio.
  13. Thread: Rescue 116

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    I would contrast the Air Corps response to the...

    I would contrast the Air Corps response to the Naval Service response. The NS has ships at sea with way bigger crews than any Air Corps plane - always! Strength for strength the NS is a much more...
  14. Thread: Remote towers

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    Don't worry, they won't.

    Don't worry,
    they won't.
  15. Thread: CPV Replacement

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    Sticky: Poll: Well I was really making the point that the...

    Well I was really making the point that the report claimed it was able to carry "five thousand tons of diesel" and could do "one thousand kilometers per hour" (watch the report by Paschal Sheehy on...
  16. Thread: CPV Replacement

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    Sticky: Poll: Maybe we should consider the "Thunder Child" fast...

    Maybe we should consider the "Thunder Child" fast interceptor, as reported on the Six One News by Paschal Sheehy on RTE yesterday. I quote it can carry "5,000 tons of diesel" and has a speed of "60...
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    Jeez, when I saw the title of the thread I...

    Jeez, when I saw the title of the thread I thought it was about Gerry!
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    Oh, for God's sake give them a medal.

    Oh, for God's sake give them a medal.
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    Dear God. If they're ever ambushed, debus, kneel...

    Dear God. If they're ever ambushed, debus, kneel when there is cover just in front and bunch up like that they will be wiped out!!
  20. Thread: The DF on Telly

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    Yes, quite agree.

    Yes, quite agree.
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    I noticed the main gate to Magee Bks, Kildare...

    I noticed the main gate to Magee Bks, Kildare open wide yesterday. Probably being assessed for refugees. Given the dilapidated condition of what was one of the finest barracks in the country in its...
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    Jeez, don't tell me the FCA are going to get...

    Jeez, don't tell me the FCA are going to get black berets now!! Bring back the bum freezer tunics. Never any doubt who was who then.
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    Theory < reality

    Theory < reality
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    Two RDF PA officers!

    Two RDF PA officers!
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    Aw diddums. I saw the GOH being given the "Stand...

    Aw diddums. I saw the GOH being given the "Stand Easy" while on parade at the ceremony. Never saw that happening with a GOH before. Gives them a chance to move everything except their feet. It's the...
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