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    If an exercise like that happened in Dublin, the...

    If an exercise like that happened in Dublin, the Journal.ie website would crash, Clare Daly would have an aneurysm and the Shinners would explode in a fit of whataboutary rage.
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    So in the context of the RDF the programme for...

    So in the context of the RDF the programme for government says:

    - Implement the White Paper on Defence
    - Ensure at least 9,500 PDF personnel and a full strength Reserve
    - Ensure the strength,...
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    They were never issued to me.

    They were never issued to me.
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    But Dev, without such a sea change, as much as it...

    But Dev, without such a sea change, as much as it pains me to admit, the RDF on the whole is just a pointless waste of money.
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    There must be a law suit in the pipeline or...

    There must be a law suit in the pipeline or narrowly missed if they're discussing giving the RDF more :tongue:
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    I genuinely cannot understand the logic when it...

    I genuinely cannot understand the logic when it comes to the DoD and the RDF being part of the operational framework domestically and overseas.

    Reservists are relatively cheap, capable and...
  7. Long story, not for here.

    Long story, not for here.
  8. Maybe "D'People" think there's a great tradition...

    Maybe "D'People" think there's a great tradition of stepping away from any international responsibility in order to be best positioned to express outrage and opposition at those who would take on the...
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    Isn't there a rule about telling April Fools joke...

    Isn't there a rule about telling April Fools joke after midday?
  10. Great photos ;)

    Great photos ;)
  11. http://forum.irishmilitaryonline.com/attachment.ph...

    http://forum.irishmilitaryonline.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=8195&d=1459374953
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    The irony of my post wasn't lost on me. ...

    The irony of my post wasn't lost on me.

    http://i60.tinypic.com/kal1xj.jpg
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    For the day that's in it

    Can't Fight, Won't Fight

    - The story of Cork, Easter 1916
  14. Watch and Shoot after winning the firefight was...

    Watch and Shoot after winning the firefight was used back in my day. Is it really a new concept? Unless it changed and changed back? It featured in most range practices too.

    While I see the merit...
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    Yep, plenty to go around. Iran can get to fĂșck...

    Yep, plenty to go around. Iran can get to fĂșck too.
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    And in 3 months time when all manner of war...

    And in 3 months time when all manner of war crimes and atrocities are uncovered or happening, it'll have nothing to do with the Russians.

    Either that or there's a new offensive planned in...
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    Well aside from shitcanning the EUBG, the...

    Well aside from shitcanning the EUBG, the Shinners managed to omit the Defence Forces entirely from their manifesto. One wonders what their designs are there, considering that they want the full...
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    Well it looks like the Greens are pro-Reserve: ...

    Well it looks like the Greens are pro-Reserve:



    It's just a shame they've got Bob Hope of getting into power again.

    https://greenparty.ie/Manifesto/
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    Will the students be subject to military law?

    Will the students be subject to military law?
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    And you wonder why I transferred out. :)

    And you wonder why I transferred out. :)
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    Just like the Bible then.

    Just like the Bible then.
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    Every week, without fail..... ...

    Every week, without fail.....

    http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/08/21/article-2191365-04EC4BE7000005DC-401_634x397.jpg

    On a serious note OWX, despite all the misgivings, it's the best pastime...
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    OXW, It's all backwards. All of it. If you...

    OXW,

    It's all backwards. All of it. If you want to go forward, the RDF isn't for you. Unless you like trying to go forward against a tide of backward, in which case, fill your boots.

    Don't say...
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    Fired my ARP this Weekend, no dramas at all.

    Fired my ARP this Weekend, no dramas at all.
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    Well to whomever thought they'd prick the RDF...

    Well to whomever thought they'd prick the RDF around with that little gem about audiograms after the GP Medical Farce, I have this to say to you - "There's no 'I' in Team, but there's clearly a 'U'...
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