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    Its all about cost and surplus pairs. To be fair...

    Its all about cost and surplus pairs. To be fair I'd be ditching the damn things for the summer. This obsession with goretex in the industry is bonkers.
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    As part of the trial, i understand that the...

    As part of the trial, i understand that the desert colour scouts were procured for and issued to senior officers and ncos serving in UNIFIL hq (possibly UNDOF as well?) , as force hq nearly all wear...
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    Thats a consequence of having a goretex lining....

    Thats a consequence of having a goretex lining. One boot can't do it all. But clothing simply don't have the budget to order multiple types as is required.

    Last year there abroad were a fair few...
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    I was taking into account attrition through...

    I was taking into account attrition through discharge by purchase and end of contract and the fact that a single pair will be issued to all - the 18,500 will be burned through by the PDF faster than...
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    They don't do a non goretex version for public...

    They don't do a non goretex version for public sale at the moment to the best of my knowledge. There may be a non gtx government contract version out there, but I'm not aware of it.

    Our version...
  6. Thread: FESSEF Medal

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    Your voluntary service in the Order of Malta is...

    Your voluntary service in the Order of Malta is appreciated, however if it is not issued by the state, I am of the opinion that has being no business being on a military uniform. What other state...
  7. Thread: Unifil(3)

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    The Yanks, Brits, French and Italians of the MNTF...

    The Yanks, Brits, French and Italians of the MNTF withdrew from Beirut, despite their MBTs, battleships and aircraft carriers. The IDF and all their might failed. Expecting a poorly armed and...
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    My understanding is that the Landcruiser is being...

    My understanding is that the Landcruiser is being withdrawn from the US market in 2022. Remember, the Landcruiser sold there is the top spec model with a thirsty petrol engine, not the utilitarian...
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    Correct, sorry I should have clarified. They...

    Correct, sorry I should have clarified. They outline obligations and responsibilities between the DF and other parties. This could be with agencies such as the HSE, coast guard, various state...
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    You should see some of the MOU's that they've...

    You should see some of the MOU's that they've written. Truly shocking.
  11. Thread: Soldier 2017

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    Desert Coloured Scouts were on trial last year...

    Desert Coloured Scouts were on trial last year with senior officers and ncos.
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    Training and ops at home are carried out in CBA....

    Training and ops at home are carried out in CBA.

    UBACS only issued for overseas service.
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    More like gores marketing department have been...

    More like gores marketing department have been working overtime.

    Much as gore would like to say otherwise, goretex will cause your feet to sweat in hot climates. "Highly breathable" is all...
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    Its all well and good talking Colonel to Colonel,...

    Its all well and good talking Colonel to Colonel, but when a GOC needs to ask low ranking civvies in the DOD with makeyuppy jobs to loan a tent to a community group, you can bet that there is no...
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    I've always wondered about this. From what I've...

    I've always wondered about this. From what I've seen the outdoor retail trade buys stuff at half of the price that you see it on sale for. So a 240 pair of boots should cost the shop €120. The...
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    The assessing staff are looking for team players...

    The assessing staff are looking for team players and how you interact with the group. They want to see your ability to plan and organise and delegate if needs be.

    Throwing in some jargon about...
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    Have you seen the tender? Heard that somewhere...

    Have you seen the tender? Heard that somewhere else.
  18. Thread: Soldier 2017

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    A combination of the above. The DF Clothing...

    A combination of the above. The DF Clothing Committee looks at all the gucci stuff from abroad, however its aspirations soon come plumetting back to earth with the limited clothing budget.

    Just...
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    https://www.haix.co.uk/haix-nebraska-pro Its...

    https://www.haix.co.uk/haix-nebraska-pro

    Its this in black with hooks instead of rings for the laces.

    Interestingly there appear to have been problems with the black boot during the production...
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    And the winter boot is a slightly tweaked version...

    And the winter boot is a slightly tweaked version of the Nebraska pro.
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    Also avoids the whole awkward question of the...

    Also avoids the whole awkward question of the separation of church and state that comes using the garrison chapel......
  22. https://www.oireachtas.ie/en/oireachtas-tv/video-a...

    https://www.oireachtas.ie/en/oireachtas-tv/video-archive/committees/2087

    You can watch it here.
  23. Thread: Soldier 2017

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    Yes, there's a sound financial logic to it. ...

    Yes, there's a sound financial logic to it.

    When you look at the cost of a set of "tactical trouser" circa with features like the trial ones, you are looking at serious money per pair. Look at...
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    Zee Germans serving in UNIFIL have been observed...

    Zee Germans serving in UNIFIL have been observed wearing the scout as of late. They appear to be working in HQ appointments though.
  25. The Army sends officers who have not completed a...

    The Army sends officers who have not completed a course of third level education to a third level institute, normally NUIG.

    In order for you go to NUIG you'd need the following results as per the...
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