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    According to press reports, the Judge has not...

    According to press reports, the Judge has not ruled out a damages claim against him, or him being liable for his own costs...


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  2. Thread: PC-9M

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    Only because leaving a smoking heap of splinters...

    Only because leaving a smoking heap of splinters and an oil slick was seen as a bit ungentlemanly...
  3. Veterans Stories - USA Veterans Day Weekend

    Some light reading (I think you get up to 10 articles a month without a subscription):

    https://www.newyorker.com/books/double-take/sunday-reading-veterans-stories
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    Is that allowed under Sharia law?

    Is that allowed under Sharia law?
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    It sounds like they are there as CP for the...

    It sounds like they are there as CP for the officials, rather than going in mob-handed.
  6. Argentinian navy officers in Mayo to honour founder Brown

    Anybody at this?

    https://www.rte.ie/news/connacht/2019/1103/1088345-foxford-argentina/
  7. Thread: More Trucks..

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    If you wanted a watertight car, you didn't buy an...

    If you wanted a watertight car, you didn't buy an MG!
  8. Thread: More Trucks..

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    I well remember my old MGB had a symmetrical...

    I well remember my old MGB had a symmetrical body-shell, with rubber grommets blocking holes as appropriate.
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    Sticky: I can vouch for them being bloody rough! On our...

    I can vouch for them being bloody rough! On our return journey, we set off from Emnden into a rough sea (memory is force 6). After a very uncomfortable night, we awoke to find we were still hove to...
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    Sticky: I remember being on both of those in 92 (one out,...

    I remember being on both of those in 92 (one out, the other back), and they carried out entire Field Ambulance (very vehicle-heavy, 60+ from memory) with lots of room to spare. The way back they...
  11. It’s ok, after Brexit, it’ll look like an...

    It’s ok, after Brexit, it’ll look like an attractive job and salary again...
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    Given the weather here the past week, with some...

    Given the weather here the past week, with some of the heaviest rain showers I've ever seen, well done! Conditions must have been horrible. \:)|
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    :S

    :S
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    Sticky: Poll: I’d argue that they have been guessing the will...

    I’d argue that they have been guessing the will of the people, as no bugger has been able to work out for definite what it actually was!
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    Sticky: Poll: I wouldn’t describe it as British aggression -...

    I wouldn’t describe it as British aggression - aggression from some quarters, yes. They are putting what they see as their own interests first. So is Ireland and the EU (quite correctly). Some...
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    On a bit of lateral thinking (and using the...

    On a bit of lateral thinking (and using the "Adapt, Improvise, Overcome" concept so familiar to us all), has there ever been any consideration to members of the forces setting up a Housing...
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    It would be much easier to deal with serving...

    It would be much easier to deal with serving troops than homeless. None of the issues around mental health / addiction / unemployment / low income associated with some homeless, rent taken at...
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    That brings me back to the number of times we...

    That brings me back to the number of times we went from fully tactical to having every torch and vehicle light switches on while we looked for yet another @#£% missing SA80 magazine that had dropped...
  19. Thread: China

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    China

    Does Ireland have a Military Attache to China? Apparently 188 attaches from 97 countries are attending the big parade tomorrow - but the ordinary Chinese have been told to stay away and watch on...
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    It's not confined to the army (although in the...

    It's not confined to the army (although in the example you give of the cadet, it teaches attention to detail, if nothing else!)

    When I was a student nurse, in one department, if it was quiet, a...
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    Sticky: [QUOTE=ancientmariner;470327] Not a place for...

    Not a place for HMS Troutbridge then - "Left hand down a bit!"
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    In 1990, my TA issue in a Field Ambulance was...

    In 1990, my TA issue in a Field Ambulance was (from memory, so if I miss anything don't shout)

    Sausage bag to put it all in (yea, right!)
    DPM jacket x 2
    DPM trousers x 2
    Green shirt x 2
    DMS...
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    Just tell them the planes have been fitted with...

    Just tell them the planes have been fitted with guns and bombs...
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    What will happen to them?

    What will happen to them?
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    Sticky: Apart from thar, is it accurate? :-D

    Apart from thar, is it accurate? :-D
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