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    Aid to the Civil Authorities

    Army deployed in Limerick following ‘unprecedented’ flooding

    http://www.limerickleader.ie/news/lo...ding-1-5849702

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    Last edited by Rhodes; 1st February 2014 at 15:10. Reason: Photo added

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    There are good pics of the 12bn on Facebook
    I wonder are the 1st out in Galway I hear the city is badly flooded to

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    How comes civvies don't have to wear helmets and do familiarisation for ROPS?

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    C'mon Dev, time for some common sense, are you suggesting the DF should have told Limerick residents , " sorry lads , you need to do the ROPS Course, rules is rules, stay and float out" , that would certainly have endeared us hugely to the population at large. Maybe the lads only had minutes to get out the gate and seen as they were driving very very slowly , they made a call that it wasn't necessary. I noticed a lot of people in rescue boats didn't have life jackets either, big deal, great job done by everyone, Civil Defence, Council Staff, Guards, Limerick FB and our comrades in the Army.

    You should have a look at a Reeling in the Years and what went on in the 70s and 80s with bus strikes, shocking stuff !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Booted Man View Post
    C'mon Dev, time for some common sense, are you suggesting the DF should have told Limerick residents , " sorry lads , you need to do the ROPS Course, rules is rules, stay and float out" , that would certainly have endeared us hugely to the population at large. Maybe the lads only had minutes to get out the gate and seen as they were driving very very slowly , they made a call that it wasn't necessary. I noticed a lot of people in rescue boats didn't have life jackets either, big deal, great job done by everyone, Civil Defence, Council Staff, Guards, Limerick FB and our comrades in the Army.

    You should have a look at a Reeling in the Years and what went on in the 70s and 80s with bus strikes, shocking stuff !
    Seen them on Reeling in the Years alright

    If hardy soldiers have to do it (why I don't know) in case of injury (and claim) why not not-so hardy civies

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    "Pictured on the Cork Bandon road where volunteers, Council workers, Gardaí and members of the Defence Forces from Collins Barracks, removed a number of fallen trees that blocked the main N71 Road at Innishannon".

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    Yes, my wife rang earlier and told me the weather is pretty hairy around our neck of the woods
    Guess I'll find out soon enough when I finish here in work and start the drive for home !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhodes View Post


    "Pictured on the Cork Bandon road where volunteers, Council workers, Gardaí and members of the Defence Forces from Collins Barracks, removed a number of fallen trees that blocked the main N71 Road at Innishannon".

    lol . look on any of the UK photos on events over there, all their guys do it caps on...some of ours even get caught with hands in pockets!
    Time for another break I think......

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    Quote Originally Posted by hptmurphy View Post
    lol . look on any of the UK photos on events over there, all their guys do it caps on...some of ours even get caught with hands in pockets!
    They're Cav, they're not use to being outside doing a bit of work. Plus its a bit windy out, their fancy caps will need chinstraps.
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    They aren't real cav. They are exiles from the 4th Bn who didn't wanna become gunners.

    Also, there is no pain worse than the tail of a glengarry in the eye on a windy day....


    Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hptmurphy View Post
    lol . look on any of the UK photos on events over there, all their guys do it caps on...some of ours even get caught with hands in pockets!
    actually there are probably plenty of snaps of our lads with hands in pockets - but our PCS now comes with fleece lined pockets and putting your hands in them for a bit of protection is mostly deemed sensible, acceptable and allowed - except on parade of course.

    and to be fair - other than the issue of personal protection equipment - the one dress related thing they did say to us during our flood protection duties was to wear our headdress at all times - so most of the time we did.
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    They aren't real cav. They are exiles from the 4th Bn who didn't wanna become gunners.

    Also, there is no pain worse than the tail of a glengarry in the eye on a windy day....
    Yeah Real Cav know to tuck the ribbons under the brim of the headgear in the wind..no brainer.

    on the subject of PPE that guy with the chain saw is an accident waiting to happen

    the one dress related thing they did say to us during our flood protection duties was to wear our headdress at all times
    Yeah stops bastards like me having a go!
    Time for another break I think......

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    Army called to help families in south Galway

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldie fish View Post
    They aren't real cav. They are exiles from the 4th Bn who didn't wanna become gunners.

    Also, there is no pain worse than the tail of a glengarry in the eye on a windy day....
    I know the lad in the pic.He is Cav.True and true.Never 4 Bn.

    As for the headdress thing.Most soldiers on work details last wednesday were told to take them off due to the high winds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by apod View Post
    I know the lad in the pic.He is Cav.True and true.Never 4 Bn.

    As for the headdress thing.Most soldiers on work details last wednesday were told to take them off due to the high winds.
    Thanks for unnecessarily clarifying that, pedantic pat.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldie fish View Post
    Thanks for unnecessarily clarifying that, pedantic pat.
    Coming from this sites king of pedantry I will take that as a compliment
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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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    Heard a story of a guy who went a bit to deep and his LTAV stalled, with civvies aboard. "Do you want me to ask a farmer for a tow out?" sez one...."No. I'll never hear the end of it in the barracks. We'll push it out...

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