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 Forum: FD Scale Drawings  Topic: Republic of Ireland

 Post subject: Re: Republic of Ireland Posted: March 4th, 2013, 7:05 pm 

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Having a look at some historic information, the Free State had a budget of £30 million in 1925, this is following 2 and a half years of the War of Independence, and nearly a year of Civil War. Furthermore you had the split of Northern Ireland and the reduction of about a third of the population (1.2...

 Forum: FD Scale Drawings  Topic: Republic of Ireland

 Post subject: Re: Republic of Ireland Posted: March 3rd, 2013, 7:04 pm 

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After talking to Nighthunter I'm putting together a bit of a TL with some details that might create at least some of the conditions to support an Irish military like this, I'll try to have it up in a few days so everyone can pick holes in it :D . In the mean time I would like to point out that there...

 Forum: FD Scale Drawings  Topic: Republic of Ireland

 Post subject: Re: Republic of Ireland Posted: February 25th, 2013, 8:29 pm 

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nighthunter wrote:
Sparky, you are now the Co-Chair to this AU, welcome aboard, I need a real Irish perspective, and not just an Irish-American one, lol.
Why thank you good sir, I'll do my best to help in anyway that I can, and looking forward to it.

 Forum: FD Scale Drawings  Topic: Republic of Ireland

 Post subject: Re: Republic of Ireland Posted: February 25th, 2013, 6:53 pm 

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Thanks sparky42, I was only refering to WWII when mentioning the Irish volunteers who later faced prosecution; and I'll own up that I wasn't aware that they were 'technically' deserting, I was under the misaprehension that all volunteers suffered discrimination. My main reason for commenting at all...

 Forum: FD Scale Drawings  Topic: Republic of Ireland

 Post subject: Re: Republic of Ireland Posted: February 23rd, 2013, 8:05 pm 

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Well, if Irish Troops weren't used as cannon/machine gun fodder during the Great War, that would definitely improve relations, I think. I think you'll find that the Irish troops were never used as 'canon fodder', in as much as any other component of the Allied forces were on the Western Front. In f...

 Forum: FD Scale Drawings  Topic: Republic of Ireland

 Post subject: Re: Republic of Ireland Posted: February 23rd, 2013, 7:52 pm 

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Well, if they were used the same way ANZAC troops were during Gallipoli, that's cannon fodder. I think in fairness that you could use that definition of "Cannon Fodder" to many of the losses that the common soldiers endured. The failures were widespread and perhaps should be considered a failure of...

 Forum: FD Scale Drawings  Topic: Republic of Ireland

 Post subject: Re: Republic of Ireland Posted: February 22nd, 2013, 7:08 pm 

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No problem Nighthunter, as an Irishman any such idea is nice to see and the Air Corps planes are great to see in your other thread. Like I said I did out a TL suggestion with a back of the hand OOB for a 32 County Ireland in AH.com if you are interested in what figures we threw around. I also have s...

 Forum: FD Scale Drawings  Topic: Republic of Ireland

 Post subject: Re: Republic of Ireland Posted: February 21st, 2013, 6:16 pm 

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Historically Ireland did have some degree of international support during the Famine,but unless you have major changes in the UK then it won't be enough. The best case situation from what I can tell of your suggestion is that the 3rd Home Rule Act is passed early, (I once suggested on AH.com that pe...

 Forum: FD Scale Drawings  Topic: Republic of Ireland, Irish Air Corps, Real World

 Post subject: Re: Republic of Ireland, Irish Air Corps, Real World Posted: February 21st, 2013, 5:54 pm 

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They all look very well, the Air Corps certainly have a wide range of aircraft over the years so it's going to take a bit to see them all.

And yeah Nighthunter we've 2 C 235's there's some nice clips of them on the Defence Forces YouTube channel.

 Forum: Alternate Universe Designs  Topic: Irish Naval Service

 Post subject: Re: Irish Naval Service Posted: September 20th, 2012, 6:01 pm 

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Is there any word of Eithne getting a 76 as it was always silly having her with the 57mm Bofors. When I last had dealings with the Irish army the gunners were telling us they had stopped live firing Bofors after an FCA gunner was found to be laying on the tug aircraft. Had forgoten one of the Flowe...
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