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"V" shape or "Arrow head" formation733 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.
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An tUachtarán, Eamon DeValera and President John F. Kennedy732 viewsAn tUachtarán, Eamon DeValera, formally welcomes President John F. Kennedy “A Uachtaráin Uasail. In aimn mhuintir na h-Eireann uile agus thar a gceann cuirim céad míle fáilte romhat […]”, Dublin Airport (Courtesy of the Irish Times).
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Repairing the Douglas Viaduct, Cork.731 viewsGlass plate negative showing soldiers from the Railway Protection, Repair and Maintenance Corps repairing the Douglas Viaduct in Cork that was damaged during the Civil War. For more information see An tOglach Vol 1 No 5 (new Series) 21st April 1923.
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Fitting of the issued belt 1924730 viewsGlass plate negative showing a soldier from the 26th Infantry Battalion demonstrating how to fit and wear the army issue belt, under the supervision of Commandant McManus.
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12th Young Officers Wings Course730 viewsPhotograph of the 12th Young Officers Wings Course taken in 1969. Two Officers who graduated from this course were 2/LT Brian Hickey and 2/LT Tom Croke.
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Gibraltar728 viewsIn Spanish shawls and sombreros - purchased in Gibraltar - P.Os Cashin and Bermingham of the L.E. Macha strike a pose
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L.E. Macha728 viewsPainting on board the L.E. Macha at sea
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L.E. Macha727 viewsThere's a bird - with feathers on - in this picture!
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Recruits training.724 viewsGlass plate negative showing three recruits being given a lesson on signal equipment from a two star NCO sometime between 1930-1965.
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20th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class724 viewsPhotograph of the 20th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class taken on their "Wings day" the 22nd November 2001
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Artillery soldier, McKee Barracks.720 viewsAn artillery soldier (Recruit) posing for a photograph in McKee barracks sometime between 1940-1960. Notice the white lanyard and artillery collar badges on his uniform.
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22nd Regular Air Corps Cadet Class720 viewsPhotograph of the 22nd Regular Air Corps Cadet Class taken on their "Wings day" the 17th December 2003
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L.E. Macha720 viewsPorpoises don't make good sitters for photographs
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29th Cadet Class 1954-1956719 viewsPhotograph of the 29th Cadet Class taken at the Cadet School, Military College, Curragh Camp.
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19th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class718 viewsPhotograph of the 19th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class taken on their "Wings day" on the 10th November 2000
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L.E. Macha718 viewsPorpoises don't make good sitters for photographs
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Nice717 viewsQuartermaster Hickey at the wheel of the L.E. Macha en route for Nice
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09th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class715 viewsPhotograph of the 9th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class taken on their "Wings day" on the 24th September 1976
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An tUachtarán Eamon DeValera and President John F. Kennedy Dublin Airport713 viewsPresident John F. Kennedy, accompanied by An tUachtarán, Eamon DeValera acknowledges the assembled crowds gathered at Dublin Airport, following the welcome reception on the tarmac of Dublin Airport, (Courtesy of the Irish Times).
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President John F. Kennedy Dublin Airport711 viewsPresident John F. Kennedy, accompanied by Captain Byrne and Colonel M. Hefferon (A.D.C. to President Kennedy) concluding inspection of the Guard of Honour drawn from the Eastern Command, Dublin Airport (Courtesy of the Irish Times).
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Recruits swimming lesson709 viewsGlass plate negative showing a section of recruits receiving a diving lesson, an instructor can be seen on the left describing what the diver on the diving board is doing.
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17th Young Officers Course709 viewsPhotograph of the 17th Young Officers Course taken on their "Wings day" on the 3rd February 1984
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18th Cadet Class 1944-1946708 viewsPhotograph of the 18th Cadet Class taken at the Cadet School, Military College, Curragh Camp.
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16th Young Officers Wings Course708 viewsPhotograph of the 16th Young Officers Wings Course taken on their "Wings day" the 17th June 1983
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Nice701 viewsThe L.E. Macha clears the harbour at Nice, 6/9/48

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06th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class698 viewsPhotograph of the 6th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class taken on their "Wings day" in July 1973
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Kit ready for inspection.697 viewsGlass plate negative of a soldier kit ready for inspection. The glass plate shows the soldiers Lee Enfield rifle, combat webbing with scabbard attached, uniform, issued mug and plate, and bedding. Possible taken between 1922-1950
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23rd Regular Air Corps Cadet Class697 viewsPhotograph of the 23rd Regular Air Corps Cadet Class taken on their "Wings day" the 16th September 2004
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17th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class695 viewsPhotograph of the 17th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class taken on their "Wings day" on the 12th June 1998
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Volunteer Force Artillery Gun Crew694 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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Recruit weapons training692 viewsGlass plate negative showing a Corporal demonstrating how to fire a practice grenade (Anti-tank) from a Lee Enfield Rifle to a group of eight recruits holding Lee Enfield rifles with grenades attached, wearing battlefield webbing.
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Short Service Class 1939692 viewsPhotograph of members from the "Short Service Class" taken at Baldonnell Aerodrome in 1939 on their "Wings day"
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IEMA-P-067-025689 viewsOfficers of the 25th Battalion relaxing after lunch outside their headquaters, Bawnjames House, New Ross – 07 June 1942. The emergency brought together not alone those who had fought in 1916 and the War of Independence but also those who who had fought on opposing sides during the Civil War.
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Two boxers sparing.689 viewsTwo soldiers in boxing attire sparing. Note the height and reach difference. Names, dates and location is unknown.
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Cavalry Corps recruits688 viewsGlass plate negative showing a Cavalry Corps recruit standing on the foot pegs of a BS motorcycle while aiming a Lee Enfield rifle into the air. Possibly taken in Cathal Brugha Barracks between 1930-1960.
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Horse on Bridle, McKee Barracks.687 viewsGlass plate negative showing a horse named "Vixen" on the bridle being held by a soldier from the Equitation school, which was under the command of the Supply and Transport Corps at that time.
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04th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class687 viewsPhotograph of the 4th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class taken on their "Wings day" the 16th September 1969
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Guarding the Railways 686 viewsGlass plate negative showing soldiers from the Railway Protection, Repair and Maintenance Corps (RPRMC) constructing a protected dugout trench using sandbags and shovels, beside a railway line. These soldiers are being supervised by an armed Officer carrying a pistol.
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29th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class686 viewsPhotograph of the 29th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class taken on their "Wings day" the 14th December 2012
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The salute with rifle685 viewsGlass plate negative showing a soldier demonstrating the salute with arms.Photographed under supervision of Colonel P O'Connor and Major T Lalor of the Training and Operations branch at the tennis grounds in General Head Quarters on the 1st May 1925.
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22nd Young Officers Wings Course684 viewsPhotograph of the 22nd Young Officers Wings Course on the "Wings day" the 24th July 1990
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24th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class683 viewsPhotograph of the 24th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class taken on their "Wings day" the 9th March 2006
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21st Young Officers Wings Course682 viewsPhotograph of the 21st Young Officers Wings Course taken on their "Wings day" the 2nd June 1989
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IEMA-P-067-022681 viewsThe critical shortage of equipment was exemplified by the lack of anti-armour weapons. In March 1940, the army possessed one 57 mm anti-tank gun and fourty-one Boyes .55inch anti-tank rifles. Only a further 6 guns and 100 rifles were delievered by the end of the Emergency.
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23rd Young Officers Wings Course681 viewsPhotograph of the 23rd Young Officers Wings Course on their "Wings day" the 14th June 1991
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18th Young Officers Wings Course680 viewsPhotograph of the 18th Young Officers Wings Course taken on their "Wings day" in April 1986
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28th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class680 viewsPhotograph of the 28th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class taken on their "Wings day" the 9th December 2010
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Hurling team in Croke Park678 viewsAn army hurling team sitting and posing for a picture with a gunner and other uniformed men and civilians in front of a stand in Croke Park, Dublin.
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Cork Command hurling team 1924677 viewsCork Command hurling team which defeated General Headquarters team in the semi-final of the Army Chaplain's Cup. For more information see An tOglach Vol II No 1 (New Series) January 12 1924 page 16 - 17 Army Athletic Association Army Hurling.
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20th Young Officers Wings Course676 viewsPhotograph of the 20th Young Officers Cadet Class taken on their "Wings day" the 24th June 1988
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13th Young Officers Wings Course675 views2/LT Brendan Keegan, 13th Young Officers Course, receiving his "Wings" on wings day the 23rd March 1972.
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President John F. Kennedy Dublin Airport674 viewsPresident John F. Kennedy, accompanied by Captain Byrne and Colonel M. Hefferon (A.D.C. to President Kennedy) during his inspection of the Guard of Honour drawn from the Eastern Command, Dublin Airport (Courtesy of the Irish Times).
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04th Young Officers Wings Class673 viewsPhotograph of the 4th Young Officers Wings Class taken on their "Wings day" the 22nd June 1946
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07th Young Officers Wings Course673 viewsPhotograph of the 7th Young Officers Wings Course taken on their "Wings day" in 1964
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Company quarter master sergeant making a hurl.672 viewsGlass plate negative showing a company quarter master sergeant (CQMS) from the 4th battalion, Southern Command showing how to make a hurl.
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Cavalry Corps recruits670 viewsGlass plate negative showing a Trooper and a Cavalry Corps recruits sitting facing each other on a motorbike while the Trooper is playing an accordion. Possibly taken in Cathal Brugha Barracks between 1930-1960.
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Lewis gun crew668 viewsA Lewis gun crew in a firing position during a training exercise prior to WW2. Notice the Vickers steel helmet the two soldiers are wearing.This helmet was introduced into the Defence forces in 1927 until 1939.
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Guard of Honour 668 viewsSoldiers preparing for a Guard of Honour possibly on the grounds of St Patrick's College in Maynooth, Dublin. Note their weapons rifles are placed on the ground in front of them in the position that they are to fall back into. Clerical men can be seen beside the soldiers and also talking to Officers in front of the Soldiers. The "Tommy" helmets the soldiers are wearing indicate that this picture was taken after 1939.
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67th Cadet Class 1990-92668 views
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Officer sword drill666 viewsGlass plate negative showing a mounted officer with his sword drawn and being held vertically. Taken in McKee Barracks in 1927 for a Sword Drill Manual. Conducted under the supervision of Comdt Scott.
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