What’s the gen?

But why?

I know the RDF don't deploy abroad with the regulars, and do mostly aid to the civil service/police security work in Ireland. Surely recruiting for the Army should be considered *essential*.

The Reserves in Ireland is still like the old TA Army in the UK.

A few were deployed on various tasks for covid but not huge amounts.

Most have been stood down since March 2019 and only starting to get back since.
 
How many exercises would you deploy on usually in a year?
If you mean overseas, next to zero. Exercises on island would be as required depends on what unit is doing.

Overseas tours are required every few years, probably at least every 4-5 years more often if your in a specialist role.
 
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If you mean overseas, next to zero. Exercises on island would be as required depends on what unit is doing.

Overseas tours are required every few years, probably at least every 4-5 years more often if your in a specialist role.
Fair enough. I suppose I’ll soon see, heard a lot of jack rumours about certain units and what they do etc. I’ve been told go cav and not infantry because cav will have a higher chance of deploying to Lebanon because of drivers, also been told they never deploy infantry bods because everyone in the defence forces is inf trained anyway and they’d rather take people with dual quals.

I got all my licenses out of the British Army so I’d say Cav might be a good option.
 
Fair enough. I suppose I’ll soon see, heard a lot of jack rumours about certain units and what they do etc. I’ve been told go cav and not infantry because cav will have a higher chance of deploying to Lebanon because of drivers, also been told they never deploy infantry bods because everyone in the defence forces is inf trained anyway and they’d rather take people with dual quals.

I got all my licenses out of the British Army so I’d say Cav might be a good option.

You know opinions are like *********….

Specialists are always in most demand. Cav overseas generally man the Recce Pln (as they have Cav vehicles). Infantry always make up the bulk of the contingent but there are more of them (as everyone is a trained infantryman, corps personnel can go as an infantryman).

Cav limits you to Cork, Dublin or the Curragh but unlike the U.K. you don’t walk in and say I’d like to be a Cav Trooper please, you’ll be sent where the army wants and needs you not where you want to go necessarily.

Afraid to say that the only licence that the military recognise is a civvy car licence and you still have to do a short course with that in order to qualify to drive a military vehicle.
 
You can drive a Mowag with a car licence? Surely not…
No, drivers training is progressive

Car, Minibus, Truck, Armour

If you have all of them already, the only one that will be (semi) recognised will be the car licence and even then you need to do a course between being allowed to drive a green Toyota Land Cruiser
 

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