Large EOD find


I suspect he’ll be back. He has a sock - Irishdave.

At least it narrows down who it is:

RLC Driver
JNCO
Served at HQ 11 EOD Regt MT, Didcot.
2004-2006
Irish
First name Dave
Police advanced driver trained.
NOT IEDD trained.

Mind you, he was very careful to protect his anonymity. :-D
 

oldbaldy

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I suspect he’ll be back. He has a sock - Irishdave.

At least it narrows down who it is:

RLC Driver
JNCO
Served at HQ 11 EOD Regt MT, Didcot.
2004-2006
Irish
First name Dave
Police advanced driver trained.
NOT IEDD trained.

Mind you, he was very careful to protect his anonymity. :-D
Irishdave has gone as well
 

oldbaldy

LE
Moderator
Can you tell my wife.
 
I suspect he’ll be back. He has a sock - Irishdave.

At least it narrows down who it is:

RLC Driver
JNCO
Served at HQ 11 EOD Regt MT, Didcot.
2004-2006
Irish
First name Dave
Police advanced driver trained.
NOT IEDD trained.

Mind you, he was very careful to protect his anonymity. :-D
Are you convinced?
 
'Making our homes safe again': meet the women who clear land mines.

A good article in today's Guardian/Observer about females in teams clearing mines in the Middle East.

MAG formed the first all female demining team in Cambodia in 1999..

It was a shameless and cynical ploy to pique the interest of donors and the media.

However they actually do tend to make better deminers, so MAG were right, even if their original motivation was a bit shonky.

The last three EOD courses I’ve run were in Ukraine, Cambodia and Vietnam.

In both Ukraine and Cambodia, the top two students were female.

In Vietnam the female interpreter would have made a better team leader than any of the students.
 
MAG formed the first all female demining team in Cambodia in 1999..

It was a shameless and cynical ploy to pique the interest of donors and the media.

However they actually do tend to make better deminers, so MAG were right, even if their original motivation was a bit shonky.

The last three EOD courses I’ve run were in Ukraine, Cambodia and Vietnam.

In both Ukraine and Cambodia, the top two students were female.

In Vietnam the female interpreter would have made a better team leader than any of the students.
Any reason that is Bob. Do females have more attention to detail, motivation or anthing like that which made them good at it.
 
Any reason that is Bob. Do females have more attention to detail, motivation or anthing like that which made them good at it.

They were lookers and bob’s not made of wood :wink:
 
I suspect he’ll be back. He has a sock - Irishdave.

At least it narrows down who it is:

RLC Driver
JNCO
Served at HQ 11 EOD Regt MT, Didcot.
2004-2006
Irish
First name Dave
Police advanced driver trained.
NOT IEDD trained.

Mind you, he was very careful to protect his anonymity. :-D
Am I right, then, in thinking that he really ought to have known better?
Or might this have been personal?
 
Any reason that is Bob. Do females have more attention to detail, motivation or anthing like that which made them good at it.

All of the above.

They also are better motivated to earn money either for a dowry or their family; don’t piss it away, don’t turn up drunk for work, don’t spend it whoring and catching HIV.

During training they are more likely to take notes, ask questions, and - gulp - revise.

Even when I was training STAB BDO in the 1990s there were some very good female students. One was a literal ‘rocket scientist’ from Fort Halstead. Another is the wife of an ARRSER. The old and bold said they couldn’t do the job. However they continually out performed many of their male colleagues.
 
Am I right, then, in thinking that he really ought to have known better?
Or might this have been personal?

Never say never. I don’t know what his story is, so
i can’t say it isn’t true, but he mentioned three people. 1 i know well, 1 i’m acquainted with and the last I know by reputation, which is positive. None of them are bullshítters and none I’d associate with bullying.
 

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