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Salute! Military Show

  • 01-08-2012 10:06am
    #1
    Registered Users Posts: 6,414 ✭✭✭


    Hey everyone,

    Just wanted to let you know about this year's Salute! show for anyone that might be interested:
    Salute! 2012 returns to The National Show Centre in Swords.

    See all of your favourite Vehicle and Living History displays and the return of our vehicle driving arena.

    Nowhere else in Ireland can you see the 63 Ton Chieftain show off it’s driving abilities!

    We’ll also have other armoured vehicles including the 432 APC and 434 Engineer’s vehicle. Fox armoured car, Jeeps, Trucks, Land Rovers and more!

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    Hope to see you there.


    p.s. I've cleared this thread with the mods before posting.


Comments

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,504 ✭✭✭tac foley


    What Irish military vehicles will be on display?

    tac


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,414 ✭✭✭kdouglas


    tac foley wrote: »
    What Irish military vehicles will be on display?

    tac

    As many as we can :)

    Ex-Irish military vehicles are very difficult to come by, mainly because the Irish Defence Forces do not (or very rarely) sell surplus vehicles to the public.

    Definite vehicles I know will be there;

    Ex-Irish Army ACMAT artillery tractor, now rebuilt in Desert configuration.
    Ex-Irish Army Willy's CJ3B - A recent barn find, due for restoration but should be on display as part of the history of Willy's vehicles.

    The defence forces are also invited to attend, but with budgets being tightened it can be difficult to get a display at public events.

    If there's anyone out there with an Irish vehicle they wish to display, please do get in touch.


  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 2,688 Mod ✭✭✭✭Morpheus


    might be worth having a word with the reserve unit in swords. 65th A Company Reserve Infantry Battalion. had a stand there a couple years back with a gpmg, steyr, 60 mortar and SRAAW. not much I know but you may get lucky.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,414 ✭✭✭kdouglas


    Morphéus wrote: »
    might be worth having a word with the reserve unit in swords. 65th A Company Reserve Infantry Battalion. had a stand there a couple years back with a gpmg, steyr, 60 mortar and SRAAW. not much I know but you may get lucky.

    Will see if we can get them involved.


  • Registered Users Posts: 66 ✭✭Netanya


    To be in with a chance to win a family ticket to Salute! go to the Salute! Photo Contest Page and post your best pictures of previous years shows. You can also vote on other attendee's pictures and let us know who you think should win.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,430 ✭✭✭testicle


    Morphéus wrote: »
    65th A Company Reserve Infantry Battalion.

    A Company, 65 Reserve Infantry Battalion.

    or just A Coy, 65 Inf Bn


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,504 ✭✭✭tac foley


    kdouglas wrote: »
    As many as we can :)

    Ex-Irish military vehicles are very difficult to come by, mainly because the Irish Defence Forces do not (or very rarely) sell surplus vehicles to the public.

    Definite vehicles I know will be there;

    Ex-Irish Army ACMAT artillery tractor, now rebuilt in Desert configuration.
    Ex-Irish Army Willy's CJ3B - A recent barn find, due for restoration but should be on display as part of the history of Willy's vehicles.

    The defence forces are also invited to attend, but with budgets being tightened it can be difficult to get a display at public events.

    If there's anyone out there with an Irish vehicle they wish to display, please do get in touch.

    Thank you, Sir.

    tac


  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 2,688 Mod ✭✭✭✭Morpheus


    testicle wrote: »
    A Company, 65 Reserve Infantry Battalion.

    or just A Coy, 65 Inf Bn

    some people are sooo pedantic... its all gonna be irrelevant in a couple of weeks anyway!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,430 ✭✭✭testicle


    Morphéus wrote: »
    some people are sooo pedantic... its all gonna be irrelevant in a couple of weeks anyway!

    Have a read of the Manual of Military Writing, it's not pedanticism. There's already a 67 Bn, what will you be?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 114 ✭✭Midnight Oil


    testicle wrote: »
    Have a read of the Manual of Military Writing, it's not pedanticism.

    Or even the Manual of Staff Duties, in which there is a chapter called Military Writing, how is that for pedantic?


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  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 564 ✭✭✭thecommietommy


    kdouglas wrote: »
    Hey everyone,

    Just wanted to let you know about this year's Salute! show for anyone that might be interested:


    Hope to see you there.


    p.s. I've cleared this thread with the mods before posting.
    Excellent, never been to it before.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,414 ✭✭✭kdouglas


    Hi All,

    Forgot to post previously, here are the ticket prices for this year's show;

    Adult: €8

    Child: €5

    Family: €20 (2 Adults, 2 Children)


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,414 ✭✭✭kdouglas


    Hi All,

    Since the typical Irish summer has been a little worse than usual this year, we now have a large section of Salute! indoors. Wind, Rain or Snow (it's possible :) ), the show will go on.

    Just a little over a week now, looking forward to seeing you there.


  • Registered Users Posts: 122 ✭✭Robcool2


    Any plans for this years event?


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,414 ✭✭✭kdouglas


    Robcool2 wrote: »
    Any plans for this years event?
    Yes, definitely.. will get more info up soon, but for now the important bit is the date: 31st August/1st September in the national show Centre in swords.


  • Registered Users Posts: 122 ✭✭Robcool2


    That's great thanks! Can't wait to go this year :)


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