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    Not really. New fleet will be in by 2030

    Not really. New fleet will be in by 2030
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    By the time the Mowag Midlife Upgrade is complete...

    By the time the Mowag Midlife Upgrade is complete we will be about 2 years out from starting the planning phases of replacing the fleet.

    Go figure
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    The variant that the DF use for as a mobile...

    The variant that the DF use for as a mobile workshops was designed as a mortar vehicle
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    That depends on whether you are using them for...

    That depends on whether you are using them for offensive recce or defensive recce, like blocking forces, delaying forces even flank protection
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    In our military yes. In other militaries, not...

    In our military yes.

    In other militaries, not so true
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    One thing many of you forget is that the...

    One thing many of you forget is that the equipment and calibres that you take on a mission are not your own chouce.

    You are there with the consent of the host nation. A peacekeeping force, or any...
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    New DMB

    New DMB
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    Ordinarily, once a family express their desire...

    Ordinarily, once a family express their desire for the DF to be involved in a funeral, usually through friends or contacts in their old unit, the Bde RSM would look after the rest. In the NS, I would...
  10. So now we would have to share rank markings and...

    So now we would have to share rank markings and be reliant on the previous appointment holder to hand over theirs?
  11. Markings on rank sliders is silly. We are too...

    Markings on rank sliders is silly. We are too small with too many small units to be viable.

    Means every BSM, BQMS, most Coy Sgts, most CQMS, most Lt Cols, all Cols etc would all need bespoke rank...
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    Recruitment in the British Army has been shown to...

    Recruitment in the British Army has been shown to be directly related to involvement in wars. The more wars, the better the recruitment.

    Troops hate the barrack life.
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    By way of context, I know of one subhead that...

    By way of context, I know of one subhead that will have an underspend of circa €4m this year as they do not have the personnel to manage the projects that were planned.

    That is only one subhead
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    €2.5m plus ammo, food, clothing, cadre, fuel etc....

    €2.5m plus ammo, food, clothing, cadre, fuel etc.

    Still **** all but there are more costs than just pay
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    It is only dawning on the DoD since the PSPC...

    It is only dawning on the DoD since the PSPC report came out that we cannot recruit our way out of this crisis.

    The organisation is caught in a spiral that will be all but impossible to resolve...
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    That was released by RACO yesterday. Glad to...

    That was released by RACO yesterday.

    Glad to see some recognition for the NS for the role they perform
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    The new smock looks like a mix of Barrack, smock...

    The new smock looks like a mix of Barrack, smock and UBACS. Looks okay but seems terrible if you actually need a smock
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    Sticky: Why does a tiny NSR unit need two CPOs? Or does...

    Why does a tiny NSR unit need two CPOs? Or does the unit being split between Dublin and Waterford create more appointments?
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    I think the Naval Service calls them Supplies now...

    I think the Naval Service calls them Supplies now and their role is much more involved in logistics
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    When we were in tChad, we had fuel shortages. Jet...

    When we were in tChad, we had fuel shortages. Jet A1 was the order of the day.

    There were a few barrells squirrelled away when we pulled out
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    Not even close to being accurate

    Not even close to being accurate
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    Yes

    Yes
  23. Thread: FESSEF Medal

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    Perhaps they are extraordinarily active in an...

    Perhaps they are extraordinarily active in an emergency service and feel that it compliments their DF service.

    Your remark came across as very disparaging, not sure if that was the intent, I hope...
  24. Thread: FESSEF Medal

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    No it is not authorised for wear in DF uniform. ...

    No it is not authorised for wear in DF uniform.

    There is a mechanism by which you can apply to DCOS Sp for permission but it won't be approved so do not bother
  25. Thread: Unifil(3)

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    To keep weapons north of the Litani, as UNSCR...

    To keep weapons north of the Litani, as UNSCR 1701 requires, needs a far more robust mission than the UNIFIL mandate provides. The shit storm it would create if UNIFIL went heavy handed would cripple...
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