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    New DMB

    New DMB
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    Ordinarily, once a family express their desire...

    Ordinarily, once a family express their desire for the DF to be involved in a funeral, usually through friends or contacts in their old unit, the Bde RSM would look after the rest. In the NS, I would...
  4. So now we would have to share rank markings and...

    So now we would have to share rank markings and be reliant on the previous appointment holder to hand over theirs?
  5. Markings on rank sliders is silly. We are too...

    Markings on rank sliders is silly. We are too small with too many small units to be viable.

    Means every BSM, BQMS, most Coy Sgts, most CQMS, most Lt Cols, all Cols etc would all need bespoke rank...
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    Recruitment in the British Army has been shown to...

    Recruitment in the British Army has been shown to be directly related to involvement in wars. The more wars, the better the recruitment.

    Troops hate the barrack life.
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    By way of context, I know of one subhead that...

    By way of context, I know of one subhead that will have an underspend of circa €4m this year as they do not have the personnel to manage the projects that were planned.

    That is only one subhead
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    €2.5m plus ammo, food, clothing, cadre, fuel etc....

    €2.5m plus ammo, food, clothing, cadre, fuel etc.

    Still **** all but there are more costs than just pay
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    It is only dawning on the DoD since the PSPC...

    It is only dawning on the DoD since the PSPC report came out that we cannot recruit our way out of this crisis.

    The organisation is caught in a spiral that will be all but impossible to resolve...
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    That was released by RACO yesterday. Glad to...

    That was released by RACO yesterday.

    Glad to see some recognition for the NS for the role they perform
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    The new smock looks like a mix of Barrack, smock...

    The new smock looks like a mix of Barrack, smock and UBACS. Looks okay but seems terrible if you actually need a smock
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    Sticky: Why does a tiny NSR unit need two CPOs? Or does...

    Why does a tiny NSR unit need two CPOs? Or does the unit being split between Dublin and Waterford create more appointments?
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    I think the Naval Service calls them Supplies now...

    I think the Naval Service calls them Supplies now and their role is much more involved in logistics
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    When we were in tChad, we had fuel shortages. Jet...

    When we were in tChad, we had fuel shortages. Jet A1 was the order of the day.

    There were a few barrells squirrelled away when we pulled out
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    Not even close to being accurate

    Not even close to being accurate
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    Yes

    Yes
  17. Thread: FESSEF Medal

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    Perhaps they are extraordinarily active in an...

    Perhaps they are extraordinarily active in an emergency service and feel that it compliments their DF service.

    Your remark came across as very disparaging, not sure if that was the intent, I hope...
  18. Thread: FESSEF Medal

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    No it is not authorised for wear in DF uniform. ...

    No it is not authorised for wear in DF uniform.

    There is a mechanism by which you can apply to DCOS Sp for permission but it won't be approved so do not bother
  19. Thread: Unifil(3)

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    To keep weapons north of the Litani, as UNSCR...

    To keep weapons north of the Litani, as UNSCR 1701 requires, needs a far more robust mission than the UNIFIL mandate provides. The shit storm it would create if UNIFIL went heavy handed would cripple...
  20. Thread: Unifil(3)

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    Has there been any international reaction? I have...

    Has there been any international reaction? I have not seen any press relating to condemnations on either side
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    There are general budgets and then there are...

    There are general budgets and then there are times that extra money is made available for special projects.

    I am reliably informed that extra money was made available, ring-fenced for this special...
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    €43000 would only get you the vehicle. There are...

    €43000 would only get you the vehicle. There are extras that are needed that would not be standard.

    Hitch, wiring, lighting controls etc
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    Sticky: Ordnance, Medical, Transport, Engineers at least

    Ordnance, Medical, Transport, Engineers at least
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    Sticky: Tech Groups 3 and higher

    Tech Groups 3 and higher
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    Sticky: Yet a G3+ Sgt can be promoted to Coy Sgt without...

    Yet a G3+ Sgt can be promoted to Coy Sgt without a SNCO Cse
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