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    Buying into an established security company, good or bad idea?

    Hello all, It has been a while since I've posted here, hope you're all keeping well. Now down to business, I personally know a couple of guys who post on here and I will try to touch base with them offline to see if they can offer any input but I also know this website harbours many an...
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    Courses in the UK Reserve units based in NI

    In regards to access to courses, do UK reservists have access to the same courses the regulars do? More specifically, from what I can see there are only two Reserve units based in NI, the RMP Reserve and Military Intelligence. Would these two units have access to courses that would be of a...
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    Cambrian Patrol, is it tough?

    Having read this article Exercise Cambrian Patrol 2014 - British Army Website I was wondering if any of the veterans on this site have done it, if so was it tough, fun, or a soft exercise. I noticed only 5 teams gained a gold medal this year (roughly 4% of the teams who participated) I'm...
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    ISIS kidnap UN soldiers

    (Title should read Al Nursa capture UN soldiers) My fingers began typing before I engaged the brain :-D It appears even the UN are not safe from attack from these animals in ISIS, Al Nusra or Al Queda. 47 UN peace keepers have been captured by Islamic militants in the Golan heights. The...
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    Irish Defence force and British Army World War 1 commemoration

    Here is a recent and rare commemoration for the 50,000 Irish soldiers who died during world war 1. Attended by the Royal Irish Regiment of the British Army and members of the Irish Defence Force. The Dedication of the Cross of Sacrifice, Glasnevin Cemetery, 31 July 2014 - YouTube National Day...
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    Older service entrants, restrictions, advantages, disadvantages.

    Hi all, I've posted this in the Infantry section because it is likely to be the busiest section on the military forum. I've noticed that the British military are now recruiting troops up to the age of 33 and in some cases 35 (RAF Reg) With these increased recruitment ages I was wondering if...
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    Which paramedic course gives the highest level of training and qualifications.

    Having come to the decision to look for a legitimate paramedic course with the hope of commencing the course before the end of summer 2014, I have come across several medic training providers that offer different paramedic courses. Such as the NREMT-P course and the industry paramedic course...
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    Can this live video transmitter really transmit 1500 meters?

    I came across this while browsing surveillance equipment. I know some of you guys are well up on technical specs so I was wondering what your opinion is on this kit. Apparently this kit can transmit live video 1500 m. (hard to believe at this price) And before anyone asks, no I am not...
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    Security pay, but not security work

    Hi all, Excuse the slightly long winded description but I want to explain in as much detail as possible. We all understand the need for some flexibility but I'd just like to raise an issue that has become all too common lately and I'm wondering what the great hoards of CPW have to say on...
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    Serving British Soldier decapitated on London street

    Absolutely disgusting and on the streets of London. The BBC has reported that one or both men were heard to shout "Allah hu Akbar" during the attack, and tried to film the incident as well. R.I.P Soldier ‘decapitated’ in machete attack in east London...
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    Is it possible for an Irish person to join the Royal Military Police?

    I always thought Irish people could join the British Army just as UK citizens could due to our shared past. But having filled out my personal eligibility info including nationality in the British Army website it appears I am not eligible. Just wondering if any of you experienced guys could...
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    General advice for success in life and hints tips for building relationships/network.

    I thought it might be a good idea for all on this forum if we had a collective sharing of general wisdom learned through life, work or whatever. There must be a fountain of amazing information among the minds of the many members on CPW (maybe I'm being over optimistic) Most of this will...
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    Rates for hostile environment, are they related to risk involved?

    Hi all, I recently received a mail from a relatively well known firm that operates in Iraq, they were looking for applicants for the position of team member for a diplomatic client, preferably ex military with Iraq experience. The daily rate on offer is £172 per day, which seems very low...
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    If you had to do it all again, how would you go about it?

    Hello to all you fine folk on CPW, This post is directed at the more experienced members of the forum, I know things are not great in the industry at the moment and many of you would not bother with the industry if you had to do it all again but lets imagine you were just starting out now and...
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    Security Guards driving down conditions across the security industry.

    I'll just jump straight into it, It's a sad state of affairs when I realise that I was getting paid more for door work 8 years ago for a 30 hour week than I now get paid for 45 hours working security in an office block, no breaks, no sick pay and expected to do many non security duties...
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    Covert body worn surveillance camera that transmits live video?

    Hello fine surveillance folk of CP world, once again I would like to offer you the chance to demonstrate and impress the world with your knowledge :-) I'm looking for a camera that is small enough to be concealed on the body but it needs to transmit video live rather than record. I also need...
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    Looking for advice for offshore oil rig security jobs

    Hi, I've recently seen an advertisement for a security position with a firm that operates Heli's to and from oil rigs, Have any of you worked in this area and if so what would the salary expectation be roughly? What are the conditions like and is it hard to secure employment in the area...
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    What exactly is an Aviation Security Officer?

    I've seen an ad for the position of Aviation Security Officer working for UPS in an airport. The job looks interesting and I have most of the desired skills wanted except experience in aviation security. I'm looking for some insights into what the role involves, rough estimate of salary and...
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    How can a Newbie spot a dodgy contract or spot when they're potentially being scammed

    Hi guys and girls, Being a newbie trying to break into EP, CP, HE etc. I'm curious to gain any insights from the more seasoned members on here in regard to possible scams and bad contracts, what are the main things to watch out for and is there a sort of check-list you use to verify if a...
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    What characteristics do good CPO's have?

    As someone looking to get into CP/HECP, I would like to get the views of experienced operators, I'm curious as to what characteristics are essential for anyone considering this type of work. Besides Military experience and a fair bit of common sense, what personal characteristics are essential...
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