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  1. Just to correct a detail from above, the TA had...

    Just to correct a detail from above, the TA had specialist units who had civvy skills the army wanted, but had a reduced commitment of two weekends and two weeks a year. Rather than being regional,...
  2. How about if that reservist had served 10 years...

    How about if that reservist had served 10 years in the AC and was qualified to service it? Or whats wrong with NSR personnel knowing the ins and outs of every part of a ship, and having the working...
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    How sad. RIP. He’ll be missed.

    How sad. RIP. He’ll be missed.
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    Any point in looking at one (fully equipped,...

    Any point in looking at one (fully equipped, manned and supported) brigade? Put the rest of the manpower into the NS and AC?

    I’m just curious why not, and wait to be enlightened why it’s a bad...
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    Looking at it from my uneducated eye, there would...

    Looking at it from my uneducated eye, there would presumably be lots of transferable skills that would make the RW training easier and quicker if FW qualified first. Also, with smaller air arms like...
  6. It does seem, on the surface anyway, to just be...

    It does seem, on the surface anyway, to just be Holyrood pushing the envelope to see what they can get away with, especially in the light of upcoming elections. I’d say long-term considerations are...
  7. Maybe Holyrood can get some help from the Chinese...

    Maybe Holyrood can get some help from the Chinese in building a runway on it...
  8. Tell them they can have all the fish that speak...

    Tell them they can have all the fish that speak English
  9. The Brits are at it again...

    The Brits are at it again...
  10. The RN has Aircraft Carrier capability again -...

    The RN has Aircraft Carrier capability again - Splice the Mainbrace :n:)

    https://edition.cnn.com/2021/01/05/europe/uk-aircraft-carrier-strike-group-intl-hnk-mil/index.html
  11. Thread: Medals

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    True - certain quarters would spin it as a medal...

    True - certain quarters would spin it as a medal to celebrate partition. Politically, no sensible party would want to touch it with a barge pole. It would make “commemorating the Tans” seem like a...
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    Sticky: Poll: The Yanks in the Gulf are on standby for an...

    The Yanks in the Gulf are on standby for an attack by Iran and its proxies on the first anniversary of the US attack on the head of the Republican Guard.

    Expect an interesting few days
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  13. I thought that was the case.

    I thought that was the case.
  14. Yea, quite a few. It’s so long ago I can’t...

    Yea, quite a few. It’s so long ago I can’t remember the exact refs, but I’m sure it was for completing P Company but not currently serving with an airborne unit and (open to correction) not up to...
  15. I’ve known female RAMC serving with PARA units...

    I’ve known female RAMC serving with PARA units who had a maroon beret, but couldn’t do P Company even if they had wanted to (this was the 90’s). Same goes for blanket stackers attached to THEM, I...
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    That’s true, and if there were hundreds hammering...

    That’s true, and if there were hundreds hammering on the gates to join it would not be a problem.
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    Yes, I could never understand why the admin staff...

    Yes, I could never understand why the admin staff / Stores etc. needed to be people who could perform a section attack and be able to do a 10 mile tab. (Same with AGS, but that’s another thread...)
  18. Do you really want to argue Drill with a...

    Do you really want to argue Drill with a Grenadier Guards WO? :-D
  19. She’s going to need a bigger pair than most of...

    She’s going to need a bigger pair than most of the guys...
  20. My God, was that really 37 years ago? RIP both.

    My God, was that really 37 years ago?

    RIP both.
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    Just like the rest of the RAF then :-D

    Just like the rest of the RAF then :-D
  22. Russian missile drill triggers false alarm at US military base in Germany

    A bit of a "Brown Trouser" moment for those involved, I would think ...
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    As the proposal is to build as an...

    As the proposal is to build as an alternative/replacement to Drogheda, does anybody know what size ship and type of cargo goes to Drogheda, and what berthing space it has?
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    Thanks, but I meant the access land and the area...

    Thanks, but I meant the access land and the area where the proposed port facilities will be built. I was talking to someone last night who knows the area, apparently the land may have changed hands...
  25. Thread: Panhard AML

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    https://youtu.be/PI0MRyUFIXU

    https://youtu.be/PI0MRyUFIXU
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