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    I'm not encouraging that at all. I'm just stating...

    I'm not encouraging that at all. I'm just stating that is would be highly unlikely that it would be caught in a medical. The current battery of testing is primarily around visual acuity and colour...
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    It's unlikely an entry medical would pick up that...

    It's unlikely an entry medical would pick up that you've received laser surgery in any case...
  3. Thread: Nordic Uniform

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    Which is what I just said :)

    Which is what I just said :)
  4. Thread: Nordic Uniform

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    The uniform design will remain the same for each...

    The uniform design will remain the same for each under the proposal but they will have their own individual national camouflage patterns. All about the branding.
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    Well deserved and long awaited promotions I would...

    Well deserved and long awaited promotions I would say.
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    Sounds very handy. Possibly not issued anymore. I...

    Sounds very handy. Possibly not issued anymore. I was issued a ridiculous amount of gear and unfortunately the above wasn't one! What polish was it? Issued but not encouraged to use? :-D
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    Agreed. No trapsing around shoe shops to find...

    Agreed. No trapsing around shoe shops to find kiwi parade because Tesco didn't have it.
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    I do remember the shock off a few new-entrants in...

    I do remember the shock off a few new-entrants in my first week in when we were expected to head straight to Dunnes and buy polish, shoe brushes and cleaning products for our accommodation. In saying...
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    Different beast at sea though. During the weekend...

    Different beast at sea though. During the weekend on the base, you queue as you arrive in the galley with those on duties of course skipping to the top.
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    What's wrong with having to buy your own boot...

    What's wrong with having to buy your own boot polish?
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    While I can't comment on the exact rates - Cadets...

    While I can't comment on the exact rates - Cadets do drop out at varying points in class. Some rights at the very start and some surprisingly close to commissioning.

    I wouldn't agree that it...
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    Or none at all!

    Or none at all!
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    I remember a fun four page essay I had to do on...

    I remember a fun four page essay I had to do on the 'importance of head dress in the Defence Forces'. Fun times.

    Can you guess why I got it!? :biggrin:
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    Front of the ebola medal has QEII's head on it....

    Front of the ebola medal has QEII's head on it. Would that wind people in DF now or have we gone past that kind of thing?
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    I viewed this and the other sample photos...

    I viewed this and the other sample photos available. I wasn't initially impressed but it looked good being worn by a body of men in the social media post.
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    There will be great value to be had buying tins...

    There will be great value to be had buying tins of black kiwi parade from next Summer on so. :biggrin:
  17. Thread: FESSEF Medal

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    Here is a well know and infamous case from the...

    Here is a well know and infamous case from the US. The professional head of the US Navy committed Suicide over controversy due to the wearing of v (for valour) devices on two of his service medals....
  18. Thread: FESSEF Medal

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    Not at all. I would never do down anyones service...

    Not at all. I would never do down anyones service in any capacity. My personal opinion is that medals should be awarded for more than just having served in any capacity (the 1916 cenenary medal aside...
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    Why would you want to wear it? :biggrin:

    Why would you want to wear it? :biggrin:
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    Agreed

    Agreed
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    The US and British militaries manage with...

    The US and British militaries manage with recruits waiting months to join. May be saying more about the applicants we get. If they are that fickle and are willing to give up on a 'dream' due to a few...
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    There shouldn't necessarily need to be additional...

    There shouldn't necessarily need to be additional but smaller recruit classes every year but there could be a continual open door for potential recruits with fitness testing and medicals being...
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    Apparently the uniform itself is functionally...

    Apparently the uniform itself is functionally good but there were complaints about the 'corporate image' in that it made RN sailors look like mechanics and gas boiler repair men.

    Looks like a...
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    Also just want to clarify that I don't think that...

    Also just want to clarify that I don't think that the RDF should be a big earner for joiners. I think we can all agree that none of us are greatly financially benefiting from the organisation and nor...
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    Assuming we were to pay a quarter days pay for a...

    Assuming we were to pay a quarter days pay for a training night, I calculate that I'd still only see 7 euro (or less) after tax. It would work out to a max of maybe the equivalent of 11-12 training...
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