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12th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class569 viewsPhotograph of the 12th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class taken on their wings day on the 8th November 1979
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Infantry recruits, Eastern Brigade, 1958-1968565 viewsA group of eight Infantry Recruits from the Eastern Brigade sitting down on wooden chairs sometime between 1958 and 1968.
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09th Young Officers Wings Course563 viewsPhotograph of the 9th Young Officers Wings Course taken on their "Wings day" in March 1966
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15th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class559 viewsPhotograph of the 15th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class taken on their "Wings day" the 12th June 1996
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73rd Cadet Class 1996-1998558 viewsPhotograph of the 73rd Cadet Class taken at the Cadet School, Military College, Curragh Camp.
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28th Cadet Class 1953-1955556 viewsPhotograph of the 28th Cadet Class taken at the Cadet School, Military College, Curragh Camp.
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15th Young Officers Wings Course556 viewsPhotograph of the 15th Young Officers Wings Course taken on their "Wings day" the 15th June 1982
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33rd Cadet Class553 viewsPhotograph of the 33rd Cadet Class taken at the Cadet School, Military College, Curragh Camp.
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09th Short Service Class552 viewsPhotograph of the 9th Short Service Class taken on their "Wings day" the 21st August 1962
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L.E. Macha552 viewsL.E. Macha at sea
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23rd Cadet Class 1949-1951551 viewsPhotograph of the 23rd Cadet Class taken at the Cadet School, Military College, Curragh Camp.
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L.E. Macha551 viewsAbaft the funnel
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President John F. Kennedy Dublin Airport549 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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L.E. Macha548 views"Flop" a variation of "Rummy" played with two or three packs of cards, is the game most popular with corvette crews. Stokers of the L.E. Macha are here seen playing.
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25 pounder field gun with gun crew, McKee Barracks.547 viewsAn artillery gun crew practising their drills on 25 pounder field gun beside E block in McKee barracks sometime during the emergency period. Notice the soldiers are wearing the distinguishable "Tommy" helmets with the Brigade flash on the front of them.
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Vickers machine gun crew547 viewsA Vickers machine gun crew in a prepared firing position sometime before WW2. Notice the Vickers steel helmet that was in service between 1927 and 1939.
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11th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class543 viewsPhotograph of the 11th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class taken on their Wings day on the 19th November 1978.
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An tUachtarán, Eamon DeValera and President John F. Kennedy541 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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President John F. Kennedy Dublin Airport540 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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L.E. Macha540 viewsOn L.E. Macha - Comdr T. MacKenna on the bridge (tooting fog-horn)
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L.E. Macha540 viewsP.O. Cashin (Bos'n) of the L.E. Macha secures deck cargo
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L.E. Macha536 viewsSeaman Peter Kane (cook) practices life-boat drill when off duty. Different angle
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A repair train preparing to leave Cork City.535 viewsGlass plate negative showing two soldiers from the RPRMC preparing to leave Cork City. Taken sometime between 1922 and 1924
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L.E. Macha534 viewsAt sea
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14th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class533 viewsMembers of the 14th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class on their "Wings day" the 7th November 1994.
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30th Cadet Class 1955-1957532 viewsPhotograph of the 30th Cadet Class taken at the Cadet School, Military College, Curragh Camp.
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26th Cadet Class 1951-1953531 viewsPhotograph of the 26th Cadet Class taken at the Cadet School, Military College, Curragh Camp.
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Repairing the Douglas Viaduct, Cork.530 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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Passport photograph taken in McKee Barracks, Dublin.529 viewsGlass plate negative showing 3444 Sergeant Dunne P and Private McLoughlin from the Supply and Transport Company just before they accompanied Officers going to Switzerland for a horse Jumping Competition in 1927. Both soldiers can been seen wearing bandoleers around their shoulders.
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Artillery soldier, McKee Barracks.528 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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14th Young Officers Wings Course528 viewsPhotograph of the 14th Young Officers Wings Course taken on their "Wings day" the 5th June 1981.
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18th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class528 viewsPhotograph of the 18th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class taken on their "Wings day" the 11th June 1999
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18th Cadet Class 1944-1946527 viewsPhotograph of the 18th Cadet Class taken at the Cadet School, Military College, Curragh Camp.
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L.E. Macha525 viewsAt sea
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31st Cadet Class 1956-1958524 viewsPhotograph of the 31st Cadet Class taken at the Cadet School, Military College, Curragh Camp.
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An tUachtarán Eamon DeValera and President John F. Kennedy Dublin Airport523 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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RPRMC Disbandment Parade.519 viewsGeneral Mulcahy on the review stand saluting as the RPRMC march past at the Disbandment parade in 1924.
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Recruits swimming lesson518 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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L.E. Macha518 viewsAbaft the funnel
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Kit ready for inspection.517 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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47th Cadet Class 1972-1973516 viewsPhotograph of the 47th Cadet Class taken at the Cadet School, Military College, Curragh Camp.
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Recruit weapons training516 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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29th Cadet Class 1954-1956513 viewsPhotograph of the 29th Cadet Class taken at the Cadet School, Military College, Curragh Camp.
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13th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class512 viewsPhotograph of the 13th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class taken on their wings day on the 26th September 1984
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Volunteer Force Artillery Gun Crew510 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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L.E. Macha510 viewsThe bos'n works under expert supervision!
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L.E. Macha507 viewsThe two "Chiefs" - C.P.O. Hawes and C.P.O. Taft. L.E. Macha
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21st Regular Air Corps Cadet Class503 viewsPhotograph of the 21st Regular Air Corps Cadet Class on their "Wings day" the 12th December 2002
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Fitting of the issued belt 1924502 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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The Salvage Corps demolishing a British Army rest camp.499 viewsGlass plate negative showing soldiers of the Salvage Corps demolishing a British Army Rest Camp near the London and North Western Hotel in North Wall, Dublin. For more information see an article titled "The Salvage Corps" in An tÓglách, Volume 6, No 1 (New Series) 5th May 1923, pages 3 - 6.
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Lewis gun crew498 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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24th Young Officers Wings Course496 viewsPhotograph of the 24th Young Officers Wings Course taken on their "Wings day" the 14th August 1992
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"V" shape or "Arrow head" formation495 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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IEMA-P-067-022492 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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16th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class485 viewsPhotograph of the 16th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class taken on their "Wings day" on the 13th June 1997.
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12th Young Officers Wings Course483 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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Guard of Honour 481 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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L.E. Macha479 viewsFlop on board the L.E. Macha
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The salute with rifle478 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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Cork Command hurling team 1924476 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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