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    Quote Originally Posted by na grohmiti View Post
    Dont understand why a postal vote is good enough for those deployed overseas, but not those who chose to live on an inaccessible island offshore.
    Because a Postal vote is for those who are not able to vote in their own constituency (for a good reason) - Islanders are able to and do. Postal votes are the exception, not the rule.

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    I was never fully happy with the integrity of the postal vote and the secrecy of the ballot.
    German 1: Private Schnutz, I have bad news for you.
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    German 1: That is the bad news.

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    thing about the postal vote is what about if something comes out between the time you vote is cast and polling day

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poiuyt View Post
    Because a Postal vote is for those who are not able to vote in their own constituency (for a good reason) - Islanders are able to and do. Postal votes are the exception, not the rule.
    Why? Some countries send out the postal ballot papers to everybody and have something like 30% postal vote. Enfranchise people. Make it as easy as possible to vote.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Graylion View Post
    Why? Some countries send out the postal ballot papers to everybody and have something like 30% postal vote. Enfranchise people. Make it as easy as possible to vote.
    Well GE2020 was on a Saturday and was the 4th lowest turnout in the history of the State

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    Re AW139, will it lift Mary Lou and all her baggage??

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    Mary Lou has a touch of Mary Harney in her. Perhaps the rear ramp of the Casa may be of more use...
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    German 1: That is the bad news.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smithy View Post
    Re AW139, will it lift Mary Lou and all her baggage??
    A C-17 couldn’t lift SF’s baggage

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    Italian Army to get 15 AW169's the AW139 smaller brother.

    https://www.defense-aerospace.com/ar...to-follow.html

    And they will be fitted with skids!
    Last edited by EUFighter; 21st April 2020 at 16:22.

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    Reports coming in that an Air Corps heli has lost (another) door while in flight.
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    German 2: Private? I am a general!
    German 1: That is the bad news.

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    Doesn't look too heavy...
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    German 1: Private Schnutz, I have bad news for you.
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    Paperwork for somebody...
    'He died who loved to live,' they'll say,
    'Unselfishly so we might have today!'
    Like hell! He fought because he had to fight;
    He died that's all. It was his unlucky night.
    http://www.salamanderoasis.org/poems...nnis/luck.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flamingo View Post
    Paperwork for somebody...
    Pilot, crewman and maintenance staff will all probably get a grilling over this one
    "Well, stone me! We've had cocaine, bribery and Arsenal scoring two goals at home. But just when you thought there were truly no surprises left in football, Vinnie Jones turns out to be an international player!" (Jimmy Greaves)!"

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    Pity it did not happen yesterday during the transfer of the crimbo. he would have sh1t himself

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    Quote Originally Posted by sofa View Post
    Pity it did not happen yesterday during the transfer of the crimbo. he would have sh1t himself
    They hardly used a chopper for that? That's what the PC12 was for, I'd have thought.
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    'He died who loved to live,' they'll say,
    'Unselfishly so we might have today!'
    Like hell! He fought because he had to fight;
    He died that's all. It was his unlucky night.
    http://www.salamanderoasis.org/poems...nnis/luck.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flamingo View Post
    They hardly used a chopper for that? That's what the PC12 was for, I'd have thought.
    Of course not, but if you consider the location of the incident you can see the humour in it if it were .
    Don't spit in my Bouillabaisse .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laners View Post
    Of course not, but if you consider the location of the incident you can see the humour in it if it were .
    It was late, I missed it passing over my head
    'He died who loved to live,' they'll say,
    'Unselfishly so we might have today!'
    Like hell! He fought because he had to fight;
    He died that's all. It was his unlucky night.
    http://www.salamanderoasis.org/poems...nnis/luck.html

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    Happened a couple of times in Alouette days and thankfully, yesterday and back then, the door fell clear without fouling the aircraft and hurt no-one on the ground.

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    Panels and doors falling off or opening on an aircraft or engine nacelle during flight is a common enough occurance. One of the PC9's lost a main door a few years back after the fibreglass cracked in half. As a result all the doors in the remainder in the fleet were checked, most had similar cracks and were all replaced with new and modified doors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laners View Post
    Of course not, but if you consider the location of the incident you can see the humour in it if it were .
    10 min early they had a young man in the back bleeding out. They were returning from a EAS mission.
    Last edited by sofa; 23rd May 2020 at 16:43.

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    MEDEVAC by Declan Daly gives an excellent insight into not just EAS, the AW139 but the whole AC

    Excellent read

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    Thanks Dev, always nice to see positive feedback!

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    Vertical magazine have a feature on their website
    mostly discussing the heli ops that the Air Corps carries out.

    https://www.verticalmag.com/features...licopter-wing/

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