History UsefulNotes / PaddiesWithPropellerPlanes

9th Jul '17 4:09:57 PM nombretomado
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At one point a ButtMonkey of the Defence Forces (The Dubliners famously recorded a song mocking their incapability), the Naval Service dates back as far as 1946, when it succeeded the Coastal and Marine Service. Initially equipped with hand-me-downs from the [[BritsWithBattleships Royal Navy]] (the ''Flower'' class corvettes were battle-damaged relics from WorldWarII which wound up being notoriously unreliable), they finally adopted purpose-built ships of their own in TheSeventies in order to patrol the increased territorial range of Irish waters, though two former Royal Navy ships are still in service.

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At one point a ButtMonkey of the Defence Forces (The Dubliners famously recorded a song mocking their incapability), the Naval Service dates back as far as 1946, when it succeeded the Coastal and Marine Service. Initially equipped with hand-me-downs from the [[BritsWithBattleships Royal Navy]] (the ''Flower'' class corvettes were battle-damaged relics from WorldWarII UsefulNotes/WorldWarII which wound up being notoriously unreliable), they finally adopted purpose-built ships of their own in TheSeventies in order to patrol the increased territorial range of Irish waters, though two former Royal Navy ships are still in service.
7th Jul '17 5:03:20 PM nombretomado
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''Óglaigh na hÉireann'', more commonly referred to as the Irish Defence Forces, are [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin the Force that Defends Ireland.]] Composed of ''an tArm'', the Army; ''an tAerchór'', the Air Corps; and ''an tSeirbhís Cabhlaigh'', the Naval Service; the Irish Defense Forces boasts nearly 10,000 ([[LudicrousPrecision 9,981]], according to TheOtherWiki) active personnel, and 12,348 reserve personnel; and a 1 billion budget.

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''Óglaigh na hÉireann'', more commonly referred to as the Irish Defence Forces, are [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin the Force that Defends Ireland.]] Composed of ''an tArm'', the Army; ''an tAerchór'', the Air Corps; and ''an tSeirbhís Cabhlaigh'', the Naval Service; the Irish Defense Forces boasts nearly 10,000 ([[LudicrousPrecision 9,981]], according to TheOtherWiki) Wiki/TheOtherWiki) active personnel, and 12,348 reserve personnel; and a 1 billion budget.
9th Jan '17 1:50:11 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/TheSiegeOfJadotville'', a Netflix original film, is a fictionalised version of the Irish Army's CrowningMomentOfAwesome. Heavily outnumbered, they took on twenty times their number and took no losses and few wounded before being forced to surrender.

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* ''Film/TheSiegeOfJadotville'', a Netflix original film, is a fictionalised version of the Irish Army's CrowningMomentOfAwesome. Heavily outnumbered, they took on twenty times their number and took no losses and few wounded before being forced to surrender.surrender.

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9th Jan '17 1:49:17 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''{{Mercenaries}}'' 2: World in Flames: Ewan Devlin, the Irish helicopter pilot you can recruit into your PMC got his start in the Irish military.

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* ''{{Mercenaries}}'' 2: World in Flames: ''VideoGame/Mercenaries2WorldInFlames'': Ewan Devlin, the Irish helicopter pilot you can recruit into your PMC got his start in the Irish military.
15th Nov '16 12:25:42 PM CynicalBastardo
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* ''The Siege Of Jadotville'', a Netflix original film, is a fictionalised version of the Irish Army's CrowningMomentOfAwesome. Heavily outnumbered, they took on ten times their number and took no losses and few wounded before being forced to surrender.

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* ''The Siege Of Jadotville'', ''Film/TheSiegeOfJadotville'', a Netflix original film, is a fictionalised version of the Irish Army's CrowningMomentOfAwesome. Heavily outnumbered, they took on ten twenty times their number and took no losses and few wounded before being forced to surrender.
25th Sep '16 11:02:51 AM cathrinerose
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Day to day, the Naval Service operates fishery patrols, though search and rescue and drug interdiction are part of their mandate.

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Day to day, the Naval Service operates fishery patrols, though search and rescue and drug interdiction are part of their mandate.
mandate. As of 2015/2016 they are also involved in rescuing refugees in the Med.
9th Sep '16 9:20:32 AM CynicalBastardo
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* ''Film/{{Calvary}}'' has Milo tell Father James that he's considering enlisting. Indeed, in the film's final montage, Milo is seen being sworn in.

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* ''Film/{{Calvary}}'' has Milo tell Father James that he's considering enlisting. Indeed, in the film's final montage, Milo is seen being sworn in.in.
* ''The Siege Of Jadotville'', a Netflix original film, is a fictionalised version of the Irish Army's CrowningMomentOfAwesome. Heavily outnumbered, they took on ten times their number and took no losses and few wounded before being forced to surrender.
2nd Jun '16 5:45:09 AM moloch
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[[RunningGag The Air Corps exists only in name.]]

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[[RunningGag The Air Corps exists only in name.]]
]] No, seriously, of course they do, but [[ArmedFarces Irish military humour]] often jokes about how everybody's heard of them, but nobody's actually ''met'' them, Bielefeld-style.
12th May '16 11:17:18 AM CynicalBastardo
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* ''Film/TheWindThatShakesTheBarley'': Teddy is commissioned in the newly-formed Army after the treaty is put into effect. In many ways, [[HeWhoFightsMonsters they act much like their former enemies]] when searching for anti-treaty rebels. Teddy is forced to execute his brother, Damien, by firing squad in the film's ending.

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* ''Film/TheWindThatShakesTheBarley'': Teddy is commissioned in the newly-formed Army after the treaty is put into effect. In many ways, [[HeWhoFightsMonsters they act much like their former enemies]] when searching for anti-treaty rebels. Teddy is forced to execute his brother, Damien, by firing squad in the film's ending.ending.
* ''Film/{{Calvary}}'' has Milo tell Father James that he's considering enlisting. Indeed, in the film's final montage, Milo is seen being sworn in.
19th Apr '15 10:56:50 AM CynicalBastardo
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Traditionally, ships were named after female figures in Myth/CelticMythology until the ''Creator/SamuelBeckett'' was commissioned in 2014.
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