Boards.ie uses cookies. By continuing to browse this site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Click here to find out more x
Post Reply  
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
04-07-2006, 01:56   #1
fightin irish
Registered User
 
fightin irish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: SanFrancisco. California
Posts: 760
you tube.com rdf video

Dam i should be in bed.....Found this pretty decent video of a few live exercises withe an RDF batt. Hopefully not all will have seen it.

It might answer some questions of what people were expecting they might be doing if joining.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7fdy...h=irish%20army
fightin irish is offline  
Advertisement
04-07-2006, 02:06   #2
Explosive_Cornflake
Registered User
 
Explosive_Cornflake's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 1,548
Send a message via ICQ to Explosive_Cornflake
Bad music mad me close that tab I'm afraid.
Explosive_Cornflake is offline  
04-07-2006, 08:12   #3
Hagar
User 7841
 
Hagar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Leper Colony 5
Posts: 16,196
Nice video but the music wasn't the best.

NMM
Hagar is offline  
04-07-2006, 13:31   #4
fightin irish
Registered User
 
fightin irish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: SanFrancisco. California
Posts: 760
Yeah the music is pants alright, But good footage of the mortar firing and the gpmg on the range.
fightin irish is offline  
04-07-2006, 14:28   #5
Dub13
Moderator
 
Dub13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Dublin
Posts: 20,747
Send a message via Yahoo to Dub13
The lads look very happy because they are up in a chopper.
Dub13 is offline  
Advertisement
04-07-2006, 14:56   #6
Scruff
Registered User
 
Scruff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: limbo
Posts: 3,729
wouldn't you be? beats driving around in a car.
Scruff is offline  
05-07-2006, 07:11   #7
lostexpectation
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 8,976
Quote:
Originally Posted by fightin irish
Dam i should be in bed.....Found this pretty decent video of a few live exercises withe an RDF batt. Hopefully not all will have seen it.

It might answer some questions of what people were expecting they might be doing if joining.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7fdy...h=irish%20army

yeah right join the army and fire at the skyand have no-one shooting at you

Last edited by lostexpectation; 05-07-2006 at 07:13.
lostexpectation is offline  
05-07-2006, 08:36   #8
Hagar
User 7841
 
Hagar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Leper Colony 5
Posts: 16,196
The only thing that was fired skyward in the video were mortar shells.
That is the way they are normally used. They fly in an arc towards the target.
You don't know much about things that go bang do you?

NMM
Hagar is offline  
05-07-2006, 09:07   #9
fightin irish
Registered User
 
fightin irish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: SanFrancisco. California
Posts: 760
Quote:
Originally Posted by lostexpectation
yeah right join the army and fire at the skyand have no-one shooting at you
Have you anything intelligent to add to the thread? If you read this forum you will see alot of people asking what the RDF is like and that they are thinking to join......So maybe this video gives a little insight of what to expect.

Do you understand the idea of mortars?
fightin irish is offline  
Advertisement
05-07-2006, 16:23   #10
r3nu4l
Administrator
 
r3nu4l's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: In a world of technological devices
Posts: 14,887
Send a message via MSN to r3nu4l
Admittedly not a bad video for an amateur effort and considering the budget for this was probably SFA other than the pleasure of making it I suppose.

However if anyone looking at this thinks that by joining an infantry batallion of the RDF they are going to have the luxury of having two (or even one) Alouette helicopters at their disposal every weekend then they are sadly mistaken so it's not exactly an accurate impression of a 'typical' days exercise now is it?

Even British TA infantry don't get that kind of budget and they actually serve in war zones like Iraq and Afghanistan.

The GPMG and mortar stuff was accurate enough as was the whole idea of the RDF being a good social outlet! Good job overall, shame about the music chosen.
r3nu4l is offline  
05-07-2006, 16:41   #11
fightin irish
Registered User
 
fightin irish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: SanFrancisco. California
Posts: 760
Yeah i should of said that about the choppers. I spent five or so years in the FCA and never even smelled a chopper.

Altho by the looks on the 3 guys faces, they looked like 6 year olds on the big wheel at funderland for the first time
fightin irish is offline  
05-07-2006, 16:44   #12
r3nu4l
Administrator
 
r3nu4l's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: In a world of technological devices
Posts: 14,887
Send a message via MSN to r3nu4l
Quote:
Originally Posted by fightin irish
Altho by the looks on the 3 guys faces, they looked like 6 year olds on the big wheel at funderland for the first time
Yep, their faces reminded me of when the Summer Project took us to Belgard Fire Station when I was six and we were allowed into the cabin of the fire appliance while the siren and lights were on
r3nu4l is offline  
07-07-2006, 01:18   #13
lostexpectation
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 8,976
Quote:
Originally Posted by fightin irish
Have you anything intelligent to add to the thread? If you read this forum you will see alot of people asking what the RDF is like and that they are thinking to join......So maybe this video gives a little insight of what to expect.

Do you understand the idea of mortars?

oh very clever you expect me to get into a technical discussion on mortars now do you.

firing at the sky was a general term for the shooting in the vid, as i said i await to see you talk about people on the receiving end which the kids at school will not see
lostexpectation is offline  
07-07-2006, 07:39   #14
Hagar
User 7841
 
Hagar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Leper Colony 5
Posts: 16,196
lostexpectation, this is a military forum. Dicussion of mortars being fired skyward towards their targets is the norm around here. That was obviously a practice range so no people were at the receiving end.

This is the sort of discussion that will go on around here whether you like it or not. If you don't like it please feel free to withdraw from the forum without criticising it further and there will be no hard feelings all round. If you choose to participate in the forum you will be made welcome, but if you try to undermine it you will get an instant red card.

Hagar (Mod mode on)
Hagar is offline  
07-07-2006, 18:31   #15
babybundy
Registered User
 
babybundy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: cork
Posts: 535
i must say one thing i love asking recruits for bodies to do the butts on the mortars ranges and someone always puts up there hands
babybundy is offline  
Post Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Remove Text Formatting
Bold
Italic
Underline

Insert Image
Wrap [QUOTE] tags around selected text
 
Decrease Size
Increase Size
Please sign up or log in to join the discussion

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



Share Tweet