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IEMA-P-062-139266 viewsThe pride of the unit – do you know who they are?Feb 09, 2012
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IEMA-P-062-129324 viewsA room orderly has a quiet moment alone. 25th Battalion lines, Bawnjames, Co. Wexford – 13 July 1942.Feb 09, 2012
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IEMA-P-062-128305 viewsHundred of billets were erected throughout the country to cater for the repid increase in personnel.Feb 09, 2012
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IEMA-P-062-117298 viewsBrigade Camp, Youghal – 17 September 1942 – John Harbourne, canteen Manager, serving troops in the open air canteen.Feb 09, 2012
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IEMA-P-062-065271 viewsVictory for the 2nd Division! Troops of the 25th Battalion crossing the Blackwater – 3 September 1942. Feb 09, 2012
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IEMA-P-062-060261 viewsTea break during manoeuvres. The armbands on the left arms are to facilate umpires in identifying the opposing forces.Feb 09, 2012
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IEMA-P-062-054300 viewsTroops on reconnaissance operations passing through Mitchelstown, Co. Cork – 28 August 1942.Feb 09, 2012
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IEMA-P-062-051251 viewsA company commander holding ‘Company Orders’. Company commanders were empowered were empowered to deal with minor offences such as absenteeism. Feb 09, 2012
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IEMA-P-062-048280 viewsA Battalion Bivouac area, among the ruins of the former British military barracks in Cahir, Co. Tipperary – 21 August 1942. Feb 09, 2012
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IEMA-P-062-045282 viewsTraining for the 56,000 who saw permanent service during the Emergency was arduous. Blistered feet were a common occurance, particulary in the early days.Feb 09, 2012
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IEMA-P-062-043302 viewsThe Blackwater manoeuvres are synonymous with the Emergency. Involving over 20,000 troops, the lasted from 17 August 1942 to 27 September 1942 and pitted the 2nd Spearead division under Maj Gen Hugo McNeill against Maj Gen M.J Costello’s 1st Division. Here the 3rd Battalion passes the 25th Battalion outside Fethard, Co. Tipperary, to take over as advance guard of the Brigade as they proceed southwards with the Spearhead Division – 20 August 1942.Feb 09, 2012
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IEMA-P-062-037269 viewsPay parade – Lullymore Camp – 04 August 1942. One can only guess at what the Company Sergeant has said to the soldier waiting in line!!!Feb 09, 2012
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IEMA-P-062-036332 views‘A group of warriors’ having a rest, following a tea break, outside Silversprings House, Pilltown, Co, Kilkenny, while on a training exercise prior to the Blackwater Manoeuvres - July 1942. The outdoor life, coupled with the fine weather in the summer of 1942, is reflected in the weather beaten faces. Feb 09, 2012
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IEMA-P-062-024304 viewsPrivate Richard Hanley (on the right) finally allows someone else to use his camera – 20 July 1942.Feb 09, 2012
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IEMA-P-062-022313 viewsA welcome break during manoeuvres.Feb 09, 2012
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IEMA-P-062-018308 viewsTea arriving at the ‘Front Line’ during manoeuvres between Waterford City and Tramore – 28 August 1944.Feb 09, 2012
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IEMA-P-062-006415 viewsSkinheads are not a new phenomenon! NCO’s and men of the 25th Battalion showing off their haircuts while on brigade manoeuvres, Castle Annagh Camp, New Ross – 06 July 1942.Feb 09, 2012
 
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