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    #RDFRA will be meeting with @simoncoveney & @MccrumJacqui on 30 Sept to discuss a range of @dfreserve matters. The Association is looking forward to a productive meeting that is beneficial to all stakeholders ???????? @DF_COS @DF_ACOS @RACO_DF @pdforra @_IDFOC

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    Agenda ? Pay Restoration ? Grat restoration ? Restoration of medicals ? Get the time taken from enlistment to 3* down to < 1 year Or is it backslapping re EUROMIL
    "Are they trying to shoot down the other drone? "

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    Quote Originally Posted by trellheim View Post
    Agenda ? Pay Restoration ? Grat restoration ? Restoration of medicals ? Get the time taken from enlistment to 3* down to < 1 year Or is it backslapping re EUROMIL
    You beat me to it. I'll be disappointed if I see any mention of EUROMIL on RDFRA's social media correspondence after the meeting.

    Grat and medicals would be the number one for me. Personally I think the Grat would be huge for personnel retention and engagement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Auldsod View Post
    You beat me to it. I'll be disappointed if I see any mention of EUROMIL on RDFRA's social media correspondence after the meeting.

    Grat and medicals would be the number one for me. Personally I think the Grat would be huge for personnel retention and engagement.
    There is nothing like cold hard cash to make people feel appreciated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flamingo View Post
    There is nothing like cold hard cash to make people feel appreciated.
    Sadly yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Auldsod View Post
    Personally I think the Grat would be huge for personnel retention and engagement.
    Grat would be nice. Travelling through 3 counties now to make parade is hitting the wallet these days!
    What are you cackling at, fatty? Too much pie, that's your problem.

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    The new sec gen has a long history of bean counting, best of luck getting anything out of this department...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Al View Post
    The new sec gen has a long history of bean counting, best of luck getting anything out of this department...
    Holy sh1t - you still alive?? Ain't seen you post in a LONNNNGGG time
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    Quote Originally Posted by Truck Driver View Post
    Holy sh1t - you still alive??Ain't seen you post in a LONNNNGGG time
    Band’s getting back together.

    This was posted recently, a reply by Simon Coveney. Addresses ideas of Reserve Re-Enlistment (I can dream) and Reservists serving overseas (you can dream)
    https://www.facebook.com/10816536405...1544868053195/
    Last edited by Slacker; 24th September 2020 at 00:27.
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    I don't see the reply,I just see them talking about Kildare. What date is the reply?
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    Sorry, wrong vid for some reason. Right one should be there now.
    If you have to do it, you always have to do it right. Either it makes a difference, or it’s good practice so that when it does make a difference, it gets done right.

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    Sounds like he means business, well done CB, maybe he should join the RDF 2nd line, just change the regs to allow it.simple.

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    Quote Originally Posted by batterysgt View Post
    Sounds like he means business, well done CB, maybe he should join the RDF 2nd line, just change the regs to allow it.simple.
    Impossible, Regs are written in stone and buried under the foundation of DFHQ.
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    It is possible to transfer from FLR as officer to SLR (AR/NSR) if under 55 and retain rank

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    Yes to transfer but there must be a vacancy for the rank.

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    I know a few who have said if they could go from PDF direct to 2nd line rdf, hold rank and if overseas for RDF went ahead they would do that. Get more money in private sector and still able to go overseas, without all the hassle in between.

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    Quote Originally Posted by batterysgt View Post
    Yes to transfer but there must be a vacancy for the rank.
    Plenty of vacancies but may not be where they want to go

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slacker View Post
    Band’s getting back together.

    This was posted recently, a reply by Simon Coveney. Addresses ideas of Reserve Re-Enlistment (I can dream) and Reservists serving overseas (you can dream)
    https://www.facebook.com/10816536405...1544868053195/
    Jaysus, you too???
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    Quote Originally Posted by batterysgt View Post
    I know a few who have said if they could go from PDF direct to 2nd line rdf, hold rank and if overseas for RDF went ahead they would do that. Get more money in private sector and still able to go overseas, without all the hassle in between.
    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 civilian employment while deployed , only their UN pay.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hptmurphy View Post
    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 civilian employment while deployed , only their UN pay.
    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

    Also you assume overseas means Syria, Lebanon etc for 6 months... not necessarily:
    - family friendly tour is 3 months I think
    - could be a few days to a couple of months to bring over equipment (eg drivers), upgrade systems (eg CIS, engineers etc)
    - could be a few days to a few weeks at a conference, exercise, course, competition

    “Overseas” is a broad description in the Defence Act

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeV View Post
    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

    Also you assume overseas means Syria, Lebanon etc for 6 months... not necessarily:
    - family friendly tour is 3 months I think
    - could be a few days to a couple of months to bring over equipment (eg drivers), upgrade systems (eg CIS, engineers etc)
    - could be a few days to a few weeks at a conference, exercise, course, competition

    “Overseas” is a broad description in the Defence Act
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeV View Post
    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

    Also you assume overseas means Syria, Lebanon etc for 6 months... not necessarily:
    - family friendly tour is 3 months I think
    - could be a few days to a couple of months to bring over equipment (eg drivers), upgrade systems (eg CIS, engineers etc)
    - could be a few days to a few weeks at a conference, exercise, course, competition

    “Overseas” is a broad description in the Defence Act
    i think (subject to PDF person on the board confirming this) that the "family friendly" option only applies where you would have a "wingman" to commit to the other half of the deployment
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    You just need another on the opposite 3month family friendly policy. I'm sure that will not be a huge hurdle to get over. Plenty of Reservists have spoken about there desire to serve overseas, if government do it right they will have employment protection, if gov dont do it right, those Reservists onn low paid jobs, could be really tempted to take a break. Remember they will be on fulltime pay from forming up and UN while deployed and paid on leave when they return. Gives them the chance to get savings together and up skill their cv. This is a great opportunity, should it come to pass, and a real boost to reach our 4900 strength.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeV View Post
    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

    Also you assume overseas means Syria, Lebanon etc for 6 months... not necessarily:
    - family friendly tour is 3 months I think
    - could be a few days to a couple of months to bring over equipment (eg drivers), upgrade systems (eg CIS, engineers etc)
    - could be a few days to a few weeks at a conference, exercise, course, competition

    “Overseas” is a broad description in the Defence Act
    The reservists they would be potentially be focusing on for overseas would be specialists don't forget. Doctors, engineers, technicians and the likes.

    If an initiative to get reservists overseas did get off the ground, I'd imagine an infantry 3* who had lost his job still wouldn't get within a country mile of going overseas in that role.

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