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Officer sword drill586 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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13th Young Officers Wings Course586 views2/LT Brendan Keegan, 13th Young Officers Course, receiving his "Wings" on wings day the 23rd March 1972.
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67th Cadet Class 1990-92578 views
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Gymnast in Cathal Brugha Barracks gymnasium.577 viewsGymnast performing a forward flip on a vaulting horse in the Gymnasium, Cathal Brugha Barracks, Dublin. The Soldiers name and date of the glass plate negative is unknown.
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07th Young Officers Wings Course577 viewsPhotograph of the 7th Young Officers Wings Course taken on their "Wings day" in 1964
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Recruits training.576 viewsGlass plate negative showing a two star corporal giving a lesson to an Officer, a three star private and two recruits on how to check the oil on a Jeep. In the background are some bren gun carriers.
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04th Young Officers Wings Class576 viewsPhotograph of the 4th Young Officers Wings Class taken on their "Wings day" the 22nd June 1946
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24th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class576 viewsPhotograph of the 24th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class taken on their "Wings day" the 9th March 2006. See also IE/MA/RACCC/024
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Gibraltar574 viewsStreet scene in Gibraltar
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Artillery recruits, McKee Barracks, Dublin.571 viewsGlass plate negative showing two recruits receiving a lesson from their instructing NCO on how to load an artillery round into a 25 pounder field gun.
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Officer sword drill568 viewsGlass plate negative showing a mounted officer with his sword drawn and extended vertically into the air. Taken at McKee Barracks, Dublin in 1927, for use in a Sword Drill Manual. Conducted under the supervision Comdt scott (Training).
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IEMA-P-096-030567 viewsCamp Guard awaiting the arrival of the Orderly Officer – 25th Battalion line, Bawnjames Military Camp, New Ross, Co. Wexford – 16 August 1942.
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RPRMC Disbandment Parade567 viewsGlass plate negative showing General Mulcahy and General McMahon receiving the National flag and unit Colours at the Disbandment Parade for the RPRMC.
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"port Arms" for inspection566 viewsGlass plate negative showing a soldier conducting part of a movement that was to be carried out once given the command "Port Arms", taken in November 1924.
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Tug of war team in training565 viewsGlass plate negative showing a tug of war team training. Names, dates and location is unknown.
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Nice562 viewsIn Nice harbour (France) the L.E. Macha prepares to swing around prior to berthing.
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Home561 viewsGraveyard scene
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25th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class560 viewsPhotograph of the 25th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class taken on their "Wings day" the 15th February 2007
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"Old Lime Pit" lookout post in the south of Ireland.559 viewsGlass plate negative showing an "Old Lime Pit" at Rathduff in County Cork. This was a sentry position overlooking a double railway. Six soldiers with Lee Enfield Rifles can be seen providing over-watch security for the train crossing the bridge at their location. An Officer can be seen overlooking the sentries ensuring they are providing adequate over-watch.For more information see An tÓglách Volume 1 No 5 (new Series) 21st April 1923.
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The Salvage Corps dismantling a British Rest Camp.557 viewsGlass plate negative showing men of the Salvage Corps demolishing a British Army Rest Camp near the London and North Western Hotel, North Wall in Dublin, sometime in 1923.
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Gibraltar556 viewsStreet scene in Gibraltar
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26th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class555 viewsPhotograph of the 26th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class taken on their "Wings day" the 19th June 2008
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IEMA-P-067-031554 viewsHurry up and wait! Packing up bivouacs and blankets after an overnight Camp, Flood Hall, Kilkenny – 24 August 1944.
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Officer sword drill553 viewsGlass plate negative showing an Officer dismounted with his sword drawn, held horizontally to the right at shoulder height.Taken in McKee Barracks, Dublin, in 1927. Conducted under the supervision of Comdt Scott (Officers' Drill) Captain O'Dwyer and Comdt Ryan.
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Officer sword drill, McKee Barracks, Dublin.552 viewsGlass plate negative showing an unmounted officer with his sword drawn resting on shoulder his left shoulder, under supervision of Captain Nolan at McKee Barracks, Dublin, in 1927.
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Officer sword drill548 viewsGlass plate negative showing an Officer mounted on horseback with his Sword drawn at the salute in McKee Barracks, Dublin. Conducted under supervision of Comdt Scott (Officers' Drill) Captain O'Dwyer and Comdt Ryan.Taken on the 16 August 1927.
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Officer sword drill548 viewsGlass plate negative showing an unmounted officer with his sword drawn and his arm extended horizontally to the left side. Taken in McKee Barracks in 1927 for a Sword Drill Manual. Conducted under supervision Comdt Scott.
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Reverse view of the correct wearing of battlefield webbing 1924.547 viewsGlass plate negative showing a soldier demonstrating the correct way to wear battlefield webbing with a great coat attached under the supervision of Commandant McManus.
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Gibraltar547 viewsGroup taken on the occasion of the visit of officers of the L.E. Macha to the Colonial Hospital in Gibraltar. Left to Right (standing) Matron O'Reilly, Sister Maureen Gillan (kneeling), Belle Johnston.
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Boxing training.543 viewsTwo men in boxing attire sparing while a referee looks on. Location, names and date is unknown.
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IEMA-P-062-006542 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.
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Arms Muzzle and bore examination542 viewsGlass plate negative showing a soldier demonstrating the correct movement to conduct once given the command to report arms for inspection. Once this movement was completed an NCO or Officer would inspect the muzzle and bore for ammunition or dirt. Taken in November 1924.
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IEMA-P-096-005540 viewsAn improvised alter at Castle Annagh Camp outside New Ross – 05 July 1942. The Army fought a long battle with the Heirarchy to have chaplains appointed to units so that they could accompany the troops on exercise. The Bishops were not intailly in favour of priests travelling outside their dioceses.
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IEMA-P-062-321539 viewsQuartermaster Brett, 25th Battalion, checking his ‘inventory’ of turkeys while based at Ballinamona Camp near Tramore, Co. Waterford – 04 September 1944.
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Ceremonial Parade at Arbour Hill Barracks on the 10th anniversary of the the execution of IRA leaders of 1916.535 viewsGlass plate negative showing a firing party and an army band at the graveside of executed IRA leaders of 1916 at Arbour Hill Barracks in 1926
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Gibraltar532 viewsGroup including the officers of the H.M.S. Childers taken on board the L.E. Macha at Gibraltar
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Gibraltar530 viewsBringing aboard the rations at Gibraltar (L.E. Macha)
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Nice530 viewsIrish sailors of the L.E. Macha marching to Sunday morning Mass in Nice (France) 5/9/48
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Rope Climbing529 viewsGlass plate negative showing a recruit climbing a rope in a gymnasium wearing his combat webbing with scabbard attached and "Tommy" helmet, taken during or after the Emergency period.
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Gibraltar529 viewsL.E. Macha entering the harbour at Gibraltar
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Gibraltar529 viewsGroup taken just before L.E. Macha left Gibraltar for home
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Gibraltar528 viewsOn bridge of L.E. Macha entering Gibraltar
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Gibraltar528 viewsThe L.E. Macha is passed out by a destroyer heading for England from Gibraltar
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Gibraltar528 viewsGroup on board L.E. Macha on occasion of visit of His Lordship, Most Rev Dr Fitzgerald, Bishop of Gibraltar. Left to Right: Fr Devlin, Comdr T. MacKenna (Irish Naval Service), His Lordship.
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IEMA-P-062-309527 viewsCaption – Back to ‘Civvy Street’ 1946
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Gibraltar526 viewsGroup taken at Colonial Hospital, Gibraltar on occasion of visit of officers from L.E. Macha
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Gibraltar526 viewsShopping in Gibraltar
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Gibraltar525 viewsWardroom of H.M.S. Childers at Gibraltar
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Gibraltar525 viewsLooking towards the Admiralty Tower from the deck of the Macha in the Naval dockyard, Gibraltar
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Slope Arms position 3 524 viewsGlass plate negative showing an enlisted soldier demonstrating the correct position to hold the Lee Enfield rifle while conducting the third movement of the "Slope Arms" command. For instructional purposes each command would be broken down into parts, each part would of been photographed and inserted into an instructional manual.
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Gibraltar524 viewsView of Gibraltar harbour, US destroyers are seen leaving
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Gibraltar524 viewsNew Guard marches to take over at the Governor's residence at Gibraltar
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Gibraltar523 viewsS/Lt O. Byrne in Wardroom of H.M.S. Childers at Gibraltar
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Gibraltar522 viewsL.E. Macha prepares to enter Gibraltar harbour
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Nice522 viewsL.E. Macha pulls away from the quayside at Nice (France)
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Gibraltar521 viewsStoring away the rations at Gibraltar (L.E. Macha)
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Nice521 viewsThe L.E. Macha pulls away from the quayside at Nice, 6/9/48
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Present Arms(1924 Drill)519 viewsGlass plate negative showing an enlisted soldier "presenting arms" with a Lee Enfield rifle November 1924.
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Gibraltar519 viewsGibraltar from the decks of the L.E. Macha
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Nice519 viewsRatings and Petty Officers of the L.E. Macha forming up outside the Church of Our Lady of Notre Dame, Nice (France) after attending Mass, 5/9/48
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