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Volunteers Force on horseback.483 viewsGlass plate negative showing a group of Volunteer soldiers on horseback in McKee Barracks, Dublin, taken sometime between 1934-1939.
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Foot Drill581 viewsA Volunteer Force platoon conducting foot drill on a parade square. These soldiers have their Lee Enfield rifles slung over their right shoulders, with their bayonets fixed. Possibly taken in Cathal Brugha Barracks, Rathmines, Dublin, between 1934-1939.
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Foot Drill528 viewsAnother view of our previous glass plate negative GPN-067-003. Note the building in the background is vary similar to buildings located in Cathal Brugha Barracks, Dublin. This glass plate could possibly have been taken on what is today known as the Brigade Training Centre (BTC) square.
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Volunteers on horseback, McKee Barracks.496 viewsA group of Volunteer soldiers on horseback in McKee Barracks, Dublin. Note the Officers mess in the background of this glass plate negative. Taken sometime between 1934-1939.
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Volunteer Force Artillery Gun Crew579 viewsVolunteer Force Artillery Gun crew being put through their drills on an 18-pdr field gun, by a Regular army NCO. Taken in McKee Barracks, Dublin, on the parade square in front of the Officers Mess sometime between 1934-1939.
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Volunteer Force Artillery Gun Crew767 viewsVolunteer Force Artillery gun crew being put through their drills under the supervision from a Regular Army NCO. Soldiers can be seen turning an 18-pdr field gun outside of the Officers Mess in McKee Barracks, Dublin, sometime between 1934-1939. These particular 18-pdr field guns were provided to the National Army by the British Forces in June 1922.
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Cadets from 37th Class en route to Arlington1205 views(Courtesy of the Cadet School and Cpl P Fogarty retd.)
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Cadets standing at the foot of Kennedy's grave, Arlington National Cemetery1185 viewsA rehearsal was held at Arlington at 0800 hrs on the day of the funeral. When Lt Col Mattimoe asked what the Cadets were requested to do he was told "We want you to take up position at the foot of the grave and just do what you did at Arbour Hill." (Image courtesy of Cadet School and Cpl P. Fogarty retd.)
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Cadets at graveside1106 viewsCadets salute with arms as American service personnel convey President Kennedy's remains to the graveside (Image courtesy of the Cadet School and Cpl P Fogarty retd.)
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Cadets at graveside1085 views"And then as the noise of their engine [75 jet fighters] faded away, sharp commands in Gaelic ringing over the sunlit slopes of Arlington announced to the world that Ireland was paying her final tribute to President John F. Kennedy." Military Archives T/220 'Diary of Participation by Cadets' (Image courtesy of Cadet School and Cpl P. Fogarty retd.)
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Directory of Cadets School Graduates 1928-19872598 viewsNames of Cadets from the 1st Cadet Class to the 62nd Cadet Class class from 1928 to 1987. This list do not represent the order in which the Cadet appears in the photograph.
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Avro Plane Ground525 viewsGlass plate negatives of a ground image of an Avro 621 ( serial A9 ). Avro A9 had been delivered to Baldonnel Aerodrome on 17 April 1930 and was crashed at Maynooth 26 November 1930 and written-off. Image shows the Avro plane on grass with two officers in flightsuits posing in front of it.
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Avro Plane Ground468 viewsGlass plate negatives of a ground image of an Avro 621 ( serial A9 ). Avro A9 had been delivered to Baldonnel Aerodrome on 17 April 1930 and was crashed at Maynooth 26 November 1930 and written-off. Image shows the Avro plane on grass with two officers in flightsuits posing in front of it.
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Avro Plane Ground415 viewsGlass plate negatives of a ground image of an Avro 621 ( serial A9 ). Avro A9 had been delivered to Baldonnel Aerodrome on 17 April 1930 and was crashed at Maynooth 26 November 1930 and written-off. Image shows the Avro plane on grass with two officers in flightsuits posing in front of it.
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Avro 621 Line Up431 viewsGlass plate negative of a line of three Avro 621s on the ground in Baldonnel with hangars visible in the background.
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ARS455 viewsGlass plate negative of various bi-planes being serviced inside a hangar. Included in the image are a Bristol Fighter F2B, an Avro 504K and two De Havilland DH9s, one of which appears to be serial number 6. The latter was converted to a two seater training plane.
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Bristol Fighter (22)460 viewsGlass plate negative of a Bristol Fighter (Type 14) F2B Fighter Mk II on the ground. F2B serial 22 served Baldonnel from 4 Nov 1925 to July 1935.
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Bristol Fighter (18)425 viewsGlass plate negative of a Bristol Fighter (type 14) F2B Fighter Mk II serial number 18. The aircraft is pictured on the ground facing a hangar with several army officers posing in front of it. The F2B serial 18 arrived in Baldonnel 24 October 1925 and was scrapped in June 1935.
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BF III Crash451 viewsGlass plate copy negatives of Bristol Fighter F2B Fighter serial III which crashed at Naas, Kildare 17 July 1922. Images shows the wreck of the aricraft on the ground taken from each both sides and the rear. The aircraft had arrived in Baldonnel 10 July 1922. Glass plate one has been identifed on the envelope as Bristol Fighter II which was delivered to Baldonnel 4 July 1922 and was written off after a crash at Castlebagot, Baldonnel 23 Jan 1924 in which Lieutenant R. T. Nevin was killed. The image, however, appears to be that of the BF III crash on 17 July 1922. Glass plate two and three both show the serial number of the aircraft BF III.
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BF III Crash425 viewsGlass plate copy negatives of Bristol Fighter F2B Fighter serial III which crashed at Naas, Kildare 17 July 1922. Images shows the wreck of the aricraft on the ground taken from each both sides and the rear. The aircraft had arrived in Baldonnel 10 July 1922. Glass plate one has been identifed on the envelope as Bristol Fighter II which was delivered to Baldonnel 4 July 1922 and was written off after a crash at Castlebagot, Baldonnel 23 Jan 1924 in which Lieutenant R. T. Nevin was killed. The image, however, appears to be that of the BF III crash on 17 July 1922. Glass plate two and three both show the serial number of the aircraft BF III.
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BF III Crash397 viewsGlass plate copy negatives of Bristol Fighter F2B Fighter serial III which crashed at Naas, Kildare 17 July 1922. Images shows the wreck of the aricraft on the ground taken from each both sides and the rear. The aircraft had arrived in Baldonnel 10 July 1922. Glass plate one has been identifed on the envelope as Bristol Fighter II which was delivered to Baldonnel 4 July 1922 and was written off after a crash at Castlebagot, Baldonnel 23 Jan 1924 in which Lieutenant R. T. Nevin was killed. The image, however, appears to be that of the BF III crash on 17 July 1922. Glass plate two and three both show the serial number of the aircraft BF III.
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Folding Parachute in A.R.S. Baldonnel419 viewsGlass plate negative of a possibly staged photograph showing the folding of a parachute in a hangar in Baldonnel. The parachute is being folded on a workbench in the foreground of the image. Aircraft visible in the background include EI AAA, a Bristol Fighter (type 14 F2B Fighter MK II serial 21) and an Airco DH9 (serial number 8). Written in green pen on the top of the glass plate: " 20.3.1930 F.L. 7.25" G110 Folding Parachute in A.R.S. Baldonnel "
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No. 1 Army Band493 viewsGlass plate copy negative of a photograph of the army number one band posing with their instruments for a group portrait image at Portobello Barracks. Thirty-eight members of the army band, arranged in four rows pose with two officers in dress uniform.
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Vespa Aircraft Front and Side Views386 viewsGlass plate copy negatives of a Vickers Vespa, Vickers Type 208 Vespa V, serial V8. This aircraft was delivered to Baldonnel 5 April 1931 and written-off 12 June 1940. The image shows a front and side views of the aircraft. Glass plate one shows a front view of the aircraft and the serial number cannot be seen. Glass plate two and three show side views of the aircraft with the serial number visible.
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Vespa Aircraft Front and Side Views410 viewsGlass plate copy negatives of a Vickers Vespa, Vickers Type 208 Vespa V, serial V8. This aircraft was delivered to Baldonnel 5 April 1931 and written-off 12 June 1940. The image shows a front and side views of the aircraft. Glass plate one shows a front view of the aircraft and the serial number cannot be seen. Glass plate two and three show side views of the aircraft with the serial number visible.
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Vespa Aircraft Front and Side Views349 viewsGlass plate copy negatives of a Vickers Vespa, Vickers Type 208 Vespa V, serial V8. This aircraft was delivered to Baldonnel 5 April 1931 and written-off 12 June 1940. The image shows a front and side views of the aircraft. Glass plate one shows a front view of the aircraft and the serial number cannot be seen. Glass plate two and three show side views of the aircraft with the serial number visible.
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Vespa V4312 viewsGlass plate copy negative of a Vickers Vespa (Vickers Type 193 Vespa IV serial V4). This aircraft was delivered to Baldonnel 14 April 1930 and was written-off after a crash at the Curragh Military Camp, Kildare 9 April 1931. Image shows two members of flight-crew in flying clothes wearing parachutes posing in front of the aircraft. Hangars and a second Vickers Vespa are visible in the background.
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Mosaic Collinstown500 viewsGlass plate copy negative of an aerial image of Collinstown taken at 4000 feet. The image shows Dublin airport and environs. Under the image details of the photograph are recorded as follows: Date: 10-6-37, Time: 10.00 HRS, Scale: R.F. 1/6850, F.L.: 7" , Height: 4,000'
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Fairey IIIF402 viewsThe first staged image shows the Fairey being examined inside a hangar. A man who appears to be in civilian attire and a member of the Free State Army examine the front of the aircraft while a mechanic appears to examine the underside of the back.
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Fairey IIIF416 viewsImages two, shows the Fairey III with several biplanes in a hangar at Baldonnel. Aircraft include the Fairey IIIF, Avro 621 serial 8 and two DH9s serial 6 and serial 7.
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Fairey IIIF395 viewsImages three, shows the Fairey III with several biplanes in a hangar at Baldonnel. Aircraft include the Fairey IIIF, Avro 621 serial 8 and two DH9s serial 6 and serial 7.
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Fairey IIIF415 viewsImages three, shows the Fairey III with several biplanes in a hangar at Baldonnel. Aircraft include the Fairey IIIF, Avro 621 serial 8 and two DH9s serial 6 and serial 7.
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Workshops Baldonnel 1938440 viewsGlass plate copy negative showing what appears to be a staged photograph of apprentices at work under supervision in a workshop at Baldonnel.
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Workshops Baldonnel 1938406 viewsGlass plate copy negative showing what appears to be a staged photograph of apprentices at work under supervision in a workshop at Baldonnel.
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Lieut. W. Ryan. CPL C. Rooney450 viewsGlass plate copy negative showing Lieutenant W. Ryan and Corporal C Rooney working at a map table. One officer is making a collage of an area from aerial photographs. The other officer appears to be using the photographs to sketch a map.
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DH8 (Showing Wireless Set)368 viewsGlass plate copy negatives showing the wirless set inside an aircraft. The aircraft appears to be in fact an Airco DH9.
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DH8 (Showing Wireless Set)373 viewsGlass plate copy negatives showing the wireless set inside an aircraft. The aircraft appears to be in fact an Airco DH9.
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Officer's Mess Gardens429 views
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Officer's Mess Gardens395 views
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Officer's Mess Gardens387 views
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Officer's Mess Gardens361 views
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Officer's Mess Gardens384 views
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Avro Cadet 631305 viewsPlates one and two show six Avro 631 Cadets in a line-up on the ground in Baldonnel. The serial number of one aircraft, serial C4 is visible in plate one
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Avro Cadet 631314 viewsPlates two show six Avro 631 Cadets in a line-up on the ground in Baldonnel.
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Avro Cadet 631304 viewsPlates three show an Avro 631 Cadet on the ground in Baldonnel. Two flight crew are posing in their seats for a photograph.
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Avro Cadet 631314 viewsPlate four show an Avro 631 Cadet on the ground in Baldonnel. Two flight crew are posing in their seats for a photograph. On plate four, part of the serial A6 is visible.
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Avro 626287 views
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Avro 626296 views
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Avro Mongoose 621369 views
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Apprentices415 views
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Apprentices403 views
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Rinenna379 views
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Rinenna356 views
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Air Corps Collar Badge349 views
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Air Corps Collar Badge334 views
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Kingsbride - Butt Bridge (Mosaic)349 viewsGlass plate copy negative of an aerial photograph of the Liffey and environs in Dublin city centre. Map stretches from Heuston Station to the Custom House.
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Capt Koehl359 viewsGlass plate copy negative of German officer Captain Koehl in military attire. Captain Koehl (also spelled Kohl) was one of the three pilots who completed the first successful East to West transatlantic flight onboard " The Bremen " aircraft.
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Baldonnel Dramatic Society374 viewsThe first plate shows members of the society posing outdoors in a three tiered row for a group portrait. The image shows twenty members of the society dressed in either costume or military attire. Several men are made up to look like women.
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Baldonnel Dramatic Society358 viewsThe second plate shows six members of the society posing with their musical instruments. Instruments include banjos, a guitar and an accordion.
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Hoisting the Flag at the Curragh403 viewsThe first glass plate contains the caption " A Group of Free State Officers salute the Irish Flag after being hoisted on the Water Tower, Curragh Camp '. The flag is not visible in plate one.
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