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  1. he's a clown It must be remembered that on two...

    he's a clown

    It must be remembered that on two occasions where lives were lost in the past decades inability to provide top cover and air corps mismanagement were considered as potential...
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    CIS officer from Cork also a member here deployed...

    CIS officer from Cork also a member here deployed as part of a EUBG exercise a few years ago, a bout 6 weeks IIRC
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    But you need to be able to attract those...

    But you need to be able to attract those specialist into the reserve in the first place, those appointments are far and few between and tend to be unattractive financially
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    Not necessarily especially in next year or so as...

    Not necessarily especially in next year or so as a lot of people could end up unemployed
    They would also receive their line pay Etc

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    Short term deployment as part of a EU missions has already...
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    Overseas is out of the question for reservists...

    Overseas is out of the question for reservists until security of tenure in civilian employment is under pinned by modern legislation... and they wouldn't get more money as they wouldn't be paid their...
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    Very simple solution if PDA was made tax free.

    Very simple solution if PDA was made tax free.
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    Very interesting Dauphin footage on Eithne as The...

    Very interesting Dauphin footage on Eithne as The Dauphin weas the Aerospatiale logo something I hadn't seen before. I joined Eithne in 1986 after the states trip which makes the footage early 86
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    I count two..Mark Mellet and Martin Counihane ,...

    I count two..Mark Mellet and Martin Counihane , FDO on Eithne at the time
  9. Sticky: Finders keepers?

    Finders keepers?
  10. I'm curious regarding the information provided on...

    I'm curious regarding the information provided on this site as I can see one vessel named as wrecked at a location but it was removed a few years after ground but still is registered, so how accurate...
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    They were doing the fittings back in march, I was...

    They were doing the fittings back in march, I was doing some business with the supplier, Tailored Image, suppose like all these things Covid has had an impact on supply chains
  12. We are too far behind the curve to buy second...

    We are too far behind the curve to buy second hand Type 23s and technology wise they in themselves are too old to upskill the Naval Service in terms of being a frigate operator into the future.
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    Rest In Peace

    Rest In Peace
  14. Or it could just be' Debbie' Byrnes 'Blackpudding...

    Or it could just be' Debbie' Byrnes 'Blackpudding Coddle'
  15. I wonder had the recent submarine activities...

    I wonder had the recent submarine activities anything to d with the pod of whales that died in Donegal yesterday



    Easy for this guy to have photos when the 'company was paying for them, reckon...
  16. Historical photos should be added, Type 42s and...

    Historical photos should be added, Type 42s and Ark Royal class long gone
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    I notice that site and particularly that page are...

    I notice that site and particularly that page are using a photo of mine without permission
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    Disagree there, Eithne and and the CPVs have...

    Disagree there, Eithne and and the CPVs have nothing in common with the newer vessels machinery wise and in them selves are a drain on technical resources, any one you ask in the service will tell...
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    You always need ships, even if you tie them up...

    You always need ships, even if you tie them up without crews it is always better to have them in waiting rather waiting for them to be delievered, especially when you have three nearing end of life....
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    Only to be scrapped!

    Only to be scrapped!
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    Fcuk me... given your figures I'll be dead and...

    Fcuk me... given your figures I'll be dead and buried by the time the last of the replacements come about
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    We're there...the P60s are the next in class and...

    We're there...the P60s are the next in class and will be in service 10 - 15 years after the P50s so reaiistically its that class we need to look at replacing.

    The P 60s despite outward looks are...
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    Listening to something on the radio today where a...

    Listening to something on the radio today where a guy reckoned while all the tech talk is done on line these days as opposed to at conferences etc, the real innovative stuff was often done out side...
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    As Seanie Smith used to say... 'hey Murfs... get...

    As Seanie Smith used to say... 'hey Murfs... get down to the paint locker,...chipping hammer and wire brush....and .. give me a fag.....' rank or gender description has no place in a paint store!...
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    I drive a Mitsubishi, my second one in the range...

    I drive a Mitsubishi, my second one in the range and will be changing probably next year to a third of the type, all second hand Lancers. Probably the best cars I ever owned. However the move toward...
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