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  1. Ultimately the cadet gains the most from the...

    Ultimately the cadet gains the most from the arrangement once they can stomach the Cadet School for the full duration. AC cadetships in recent years have taken over 3 years from start to finish.
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    @GTTC, Can you do us all a favour and draw a...

    @GTTC,

    Can you do us all a favour and draw a line under the fact that you left the Air Corps 25 years ago, with the minimum amount of time served if memory serves me correct.

    While your...
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    Numerous USAF 737 (C40 Clipper) have operated out...

    Numerous USAF 737 (C40 Clipper) have operated out of Baldonnel. There was several refugee flights in recent times also of 737/320 class.

    While the longest runway in Baldonnel is only 6,000ft. The...
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    That's it in a nutshell. It's easier to spin...

    That's it in a nutshell.

    It's easier to spin (justify) a purchase or commitment such as this now, whilst there is so much focus on the pandemic. Not that I think it will happen but now is an...
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    Starting to show how long you are gone now. ...

    Starting to show how long you are gone now.

    Yes they do. You hardly think they just throw a load of gear into the aircraft, strap it down and fly off and hope for the best do you? Although given...
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    Is it? Ireland's uniformed contribution to...

    Is it?

    Ireland's uniformed contribution to MONUSCO represents approximately 0.01% of the force.

    Hard to have any sway with that level of contribution, particularly if the situation is...
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    Its unlikely that the circumstances which lead to...

    Its unlikely that the circumstances which lead to this juncture will enter the public forum so we can only speculate. Given the fiasco getting troops home from UNDOF two years ago you can be pretty...
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    With the greatest of respect, you haven't a clue...

    With the greatest of respect, you haven't a clue what you are talking about.

    You are making a lot of statements as fact based on what I assume was a brief look on FR24.

    I'll bite on two...
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    If the poster can't even be bothered to get the...

    If the poster can't even be bothered to get the aircraft type correct then there's little chance they'll have given consideration to airspace restrictions and the likes. The FIR NOTAMs for Sudan for...
  10. Thread: New Generals?

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    Ignorance of regulations is not an excuse for non...

    Ignorance of regulations is not an excuse for non compliance or lack of understanding.

    It probably is written is some ancient document alright.
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    The average soldier has an orderly room, which...

    The average soldier has an orderly room, which should have a unit notice board. All of the correspondence that has been disseminated lately comes with the direction to ensure all person are informed...
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    The DF has always been a hive of bureaucracy,...

    The DF has always been a hive of bureaucracy, that concept is nothing new.

    Micromanagement is nothing new either. Both are unhelpful but I still disagree with your sentiment.

    There has been a...
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    To be honest, the more I dwell on it, the more...

    To be honest, the more I dwell on it, the more laughable your assertion is.

    With all due respect, are you genuinely suggesting that the temporary creation of a JTF to respond to a crisis the...
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    You do understand that this JTF is a temporary...

    You do understand that this JTF is a temporary measure to deal with COVID-19. That's not to say that it won't be implemented pernamently in the future but at present it will cease to exist when it is...
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    Not sure who is next to retire and couldnt care...

    Not sure who is next to retire and couldnt care less personally. However, in the absence of a formal promotion competition I would find it difficult to see him just 'slot in' to a Brig Gen Vacancy...
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    It's a temp appointment as far as I'm aware. Once...

    It's a temp appointment as far as I'm aware. Once the JTF is stood down, so will the appointment. I am open to correction however.

    No new CS4.

    If prior form is any sort of indicator, the army...
  17. Thread: CASA Replacement

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    I'm not sure if that question is targeted at me...

    I'm not sure if that question is targeted at me or not. Are you talking about the UK deal linked above or about CHC.

    If it is the latter, I don't know, you would have to ask someone familiar with...
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    The root of the issue here is that CHC were quite...

    The root of the issue here is that CHC were quite happy to sign a lucrative contract without a dedicated FW top cover aircraft. CHC were also happy to accept using one of their own helicopters to act...
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    The final product will be far more advanced than...

    The final product will be far more advanced than a basic MPA airframe. Capability will be lightyears ahead of the 235.

    Location of mission equipment will be different to 235s to take advantage of...
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    Just to clarify. A non ISR equipped aircraft has...

    Just to clarify. A non ISR equipped aircraft has nothing to do with how the others "get on". Not sure who is feeding you those lines. Information was set out in the tenders.

    As for talk of an...
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    Perhaps he should stay retired. Without...

    Perhaps he should stay retired.

    Without getting into detail. Delays to date have nothing to do with the airframe. The ISR suite is extensive.

    We have all seen examples of the types of issues...
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    Again, as I alluded to in my other post in this...

    Again, as I alluded to in my other post in this forum. The delays and expected delivery timelines are no secret. It's common knowledge.

    Whoever keeps feeding Don his lines, can continue to do so....
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    Christ almighty. Anyone who was within about 5...

    Christ almighty.

    Anyone who was within about 5 degrees of separation of anyone who worked in the AC knew the end result quite some time ago. Don has hit the jackpot and found himself someone who...
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    He tweets and awful lot of rubbish aswell...

    He tweets and awful lot of rubbish aswell unfortunately. Quantity over quality.

    According to his tweet the other day EUTM troops were using SCAR rifles from the "hundred or so" we bought. Don's...
  25. As passengers maybe.

    As passengers maybe.
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