Last additions - Tactical formations(1927-1928)
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Infantry squad with Lewis gun in arrow head formation577 viewsGlass plate negative showing a section of soldiers practising their tactical drills. This formation was know as the "arrow head" formation. Note the "Vickers helmets", Lee Enfield rifles and Lewis Machine guns. Jun 25, 2014
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"V" shape or "Arrow head" formation874 viewsA section of Soldiers practising their tactical drills on the Curragh Plains, Kildare, sometime in 1927. This formation was known as the "v" shape or "arrow head" formation, which was used to move across open ground providing maximum security to the front and rear.Jun 25, 2014
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Tactical formation 506 viewsEleven soldiers practising their tactical drills on the Curragh Plains, Kildare, sometime in 1927. Two rows covering the flanks with the Section leader in the middle. Note the Vickers helmets being worn and the Lee Enfield rifles being carried.The front left soldier is carrying a Lewis machine gun. Jun 25, 2014
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Platoon in square formation653 viewsA platoon practising their tactical drills,Supervised by Col O'Connell, Army School of Instruction, Curragh Camp, in conjunction with Captain Fulham. Taken at the Curragh plains, Kildare, on 27th January 1928Jun 25, 2014
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Platoon in "T" formation743 viewsGlass plate negative showing a platoon of soldiers preparing to form up in "T" formation.Supervised by Col O'Connell, Army School of Instruction, Curragh Camp, in conjunction with Captain Fulham. Taken at the Curragh plains, Kildare, on 27th January 1928.Jun 25, 2014
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Cycle patrol in advance formation1310 viewsGlass plate negative showing a Cycle patrol conducting tactical training, Supervised by Col O'Connell, Army School of Instruction, Curragh camp, in conjunction with capt Fulham.Note the "Vickers Steel Helmets" the soldiers are wearing and Lee Enfield rifles attached to their Bicycles. Each soldier is evenly spaced and providing security to both sides of the road.Taken at the Curragh plains on 13th February 1928Jun 25, 2014
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