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    Default Re: Irish Army recruitment video

    Quote Originally Posted by stimpy
    worth a look ..... 42MB though

    http://defence.skynet.ie/IDF_Careers.mpg
    is there any more of these around

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    Great video.

    What's an estimated size of the IDF?

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    Regular
    10,500
    8,500 army
    1000 navy
    1000 Air Corps
    Reserve
    12,000 army
    500 Navy
    Pilots reserve of IAC unknown.

    We lost two bdes in the reorg
    Further cutbacks are likely as soon as the govt feels people have stopped paying attention again

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    That recruitment video is really well done, geez, I might just emigrate

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    Haha I know, they even made propeller planes look cool!

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    Kosovo

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    Note that Ireland uses just like Sweden a beld, instead of the normal M13 links. Is this only for exercise, or also for combat? who knows?

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    As I cant find the info on the internet, I'll have to assume that it comes under OPSEC.

    An Cosantor the Irish Equivalent of Soldier or Australia/New Zealand Defender had an article on Operation Dutch Elm this month but for some reason decided not to publish any pictures of the actual landings.
    Hopefully they'll include some on military.ie in the near future.

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    Inquiry into Irish role in Congo battle

    http://www.rte.ie/news/2004/0511/congo.html

    11 May 2004 17:10

    The [Irish] Defence Forces are conducting an inquiry into the circumstances surrounding a battle in the Congo in 1961, in which Irish troops held out for five days against a force nearly 20 times its size.

    The Minister for Defence, Michael Smith, told the Dáil that a submission on the Battle of Jadotville had been received from a retired army officer, and was being examined by a board of military officers.

    Fine Gael's Dinny McGinley, who raised the issue, said that the Irish troops had inflicted 300 casualties, while suffering only seven wounded, and had withstood bombardment from land and air for five days.

    But he said their heroism had been airbrushed out of Irish military history.

    Mr McGinley added that many of those who had fought in the battle had died, and the rest were not looking for money or compensation, but only for recognition.

    Minister Smith said he would try to have the board report as quickly as possible, and there would be no delay in his response.

    Battle of Jadotville link:

    http://www.limerick-leader.ie/issues/20000226/talk.html

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    wow Mick O'Farrel hes from my home town

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    there english those guys on the left and right have SA80s

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    Ach... you're right! Stupid me... I found it here:

    http://www.irishmilitaryonline.com/powgb/1ST_PIC4.jpg

    cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by front

    Thats my infamous unit, the 21st infantry RDF or as they're more commonly known "The twenty-worst"

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