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    They must have changed their minds on the CRV's going out.I didnt see any in the pics.Unless theirs a second lift?
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    Quote Originally Posted by apod View Post
    They must have changed their minds on the CRV's going out.I didnt see any in the pics.Unless theirs a second lift?
    There is a number of CRVs on the ship as far as I know but no MRVs.

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    Discover UNIFIL is a series of short video’s about the operation of different sections of UNIFIL. The 2 videos about the UNIFIL Maritime Task Force give good info on a part of the Force that does not make the headlines.

    http://unifil.unmissions.org/Default...219&tabid=1513

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    Got your pont HH re white and UN visibility so why not all soldiers wear , Pink bunny suits, yellow big bird or whatever ( there may be a few left at the ARUS) as well and then everyone will know who they are.Look cool with the Vikink lanyard..
    Iworked for the UN as a civvy in a very unstable country.. UNDSS rules required use of UN white vehicles etc however on long trips to areas that I deemed were more dangerous I use to hire a mark two cortina , complete with driver and a couple of AKs ( M2 cortina was the most common local vehicle) and drive behind the white car convoys,. Much safer lower profile etc But UNIFIL HAS A JOB TO DO . Just hope there rae no Irish casualties out there.

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    I think there seems to be different rules regarding colours depending on the type of mission. I can clearly remember a recent UN mission (can't remember which though) where no vehicles were white, although the crew wore blue helmets and flakkers, and the vehicles bore the UN crest.


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    Quote Originally Posted by goldie fish View Post
    i think there seems to be different rules regarding colours depending on the type of mission. I can clearly remember a recent un mission (can't remember which though) where no vehicles were white, although the crew wore blue helmets and flakkers, and the vehicles bore the un crest.
    minurcat?

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    That was Chad.The vehicles had been shipped out from Irelans in their normal livery for the EUFOR mission.When Ireland stayed on and the mission changed to MINURCAT they remained in National colours,albeit with UN decals and flags,because the facilities to respray them were not available in Camp ciara.
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    "Let us be clear about three facts:First of all.All battles and all wars are won in the end by the Infantryman.Secondly the Infantryman bears the brunt of the fighting,his casualties are heavier and he suffers greater extremes of fatigue and discomfort than the other arms.Thirdly,the art of the Infantryman is less stereotyped and harder to acquire than that of any other arm".
    -- Field Marshall Earl Wavell.1948

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    http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/de/...date=6/12/2011 8:41:06 PM

    check out the 360 deg turn on Jun 12!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldie fish View Post
    http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/de/...date=6/12/2011 8:41:06 PM

    check out the 360 deg turn on Jun 12!!!
    two of them - one in the morning and one in the evening, must have been a snap ambush before stand-to to make sure they weren't being followed.

    good drills
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    MOB drill

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    Quote Originally Posted by danno View Post
    MOB drill
    what?

    oh, Man Over Board?

    yeah first one was the hangover and the second one was the top shelf.
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    Title: RFT for Air Charter Service from Dublin to Lebanon Con/33/2011
    Date of contract award:13-05-2011
    Numbers of offers received:7
    Name and address of economic operator to whom the contract has been awarded
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    Air Partner plc


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    Vehicles and big kit arrived in-country yesterday.


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    The Sun newspaper have been doing an 'Army week' section about the trip since monday.

    Interviews with all the different soldiers. Today it was a CS who's on his 19th overseas tour..

    The Sun has always done its bit for the DF. During Chad they had a weekly diary from a soldier on their 1st tour. And today they had a piece about the Naval exercise too :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad P View Post
    The Sun newspaper have been doing an 'Army week' section about the trip since monday.

    Interviews with all the different soldiers. Today it was a CS who's on his 19th overseas tour..

    The Sun has always done its bit for the DF. During Chad they had a weekly diary from a soldier on their 1st tour. And today they had a piece about the Naval exercise too :-)
    brilliant - i'm glad to see they support your lads too.
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    That would be the Irish SUN RGJ,

    however, there is some connection to the British SUN publication I believe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Connaught Stranger View Post
    That would be the Irish SUN RGJ,

    however, there is some connection to the British SUN publication I believe.

    Connaught Stranger
    i know it's the Irish Sun, i thought they were almost the same thing - sharing most of their content and layout?

    or am i thinking of the Irish edition of the British Sun?
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    Yeah, any page that has "1R" on the top is the irish edition, the rest is identical to the british version.


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    thanks for clarifying that Goldie, anyhow it's good that they are giving the Irish DF some decent press.
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    Medical facility for Irish troops in Lebanon
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    By Gary Culliton.
    The Defence Forces is looking to provide a high-tech medical facility for Irish troops to be deployed in Lebanon in the second quarter of this year.
    A fully functional ‘Role 1 medical facility’ is a requirement for troop deployments overseas, the Defence Forces said in a statement to Irish Medical Times.
    The deployment to Lebanon in the second quarter of 2011 is in accordance with a Government decision but is subject to Dáil approval. The exact size of the camp in Lebanon is unknown at present, but it may be between 200 and 600 personnel.
    Meanwhile, discussions with regard to terms and conditions for the recruitment of a significant number of medical doctors into the Defence Forces are ongoing.
    It is expected that positions will be advertised in the coming weeks.
    The new military medical facility for which tenders have been sought is to have total-seal capability in order to permit positive pressure internally in the event of a chemical or biological insult. This could be regionalised in order to manage hypothermic patients in the triage/resuscitation areas.
    A communications system is also to be provided between the duty room, ambulance, medics-on-patrol, outlying medical aid posts and Ops Room.
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    http://www.imt.ie/news/latest-news/2...n-lebanon.html


    Anyone know if it was purchased ?

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    No, but they are getting 3 4x4 ambulances from BAUS(UK) to the value of €280000


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    Thanks for the info.

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    what boots are the guys wearing in the leb, are they tanned or black boots. i have a gucci pair of mendle desert fox i need to get a wear of

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    Quote Originally Posted by holdfast View Post
    what boots are the guys wearing in the leb, are they tanned or black boots. i have a gucci pair of mendle desert fox i need to get a wear of
    A couple of the lads were in Bks this week wearing tan Magnums, so you might to rock those mendles in the near future!
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    They "have to" wear the tan magnum's.
    Don't stand there GAWPING, like you've never seen the hand of God BEFORE!!

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