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56th Cadet Class 1979-19811679 viewsPhotograph of the 56th Cadet Class taken at the Cadet School, Military College, Curragh Camp.
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57th Cadet Class 1980-19821489 viewsPhotograph of the 57th Cadet Class taken at the Cadet School, Military College, Curragh Camp.
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58th Cadet Class 1981-19831785 viewsPhotograph of the 58th Cadet Class taken at the Cadet School, Military College, Curragh Camp.
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59th Cadet Class 1982-19841533 viewsPhotograph of the 59th Cadet Class taken at the Cadet School, Military College, Curragh Camp.
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60th Cadet Class 1983-19851363 viewsPhotograph of the 60th Cadet Class taken at the Cadet School, Military College, Curragh Camp.
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61st Cadet Class 1984-19861473 viewsPhotograph of the 61st Cadet Class taken at the Cadet School, Military College, Curragh Camp.
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62nd Cadet Class 1985-19871474 viewsPhotograph of the 62nd Cadet Class taken at the Cadet School, Military College, Curragh Camp.
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63rd Cadet Class 1986-19881602 viewsPhotograph of the 63rd Cadet Class taken at the Cadet School, Military College, Curragh Camp.
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64th Cadet Class 1987-19891550 viewsPhotograph of the 64th Cadet Class taken at the Cadet School, Military College, Curragh Camp.
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65th Cadet Class 1988-19901545 viewsPhotograph of the 65th Cadet Class taken at the Cadet School, Military College, Curragh Camp.
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66th Cadet Class 1989-19911618 viewsPhotograph of the 66th Cadet Class taken at the Cadet School, Military College, Curragh Camp.
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67th Cadet Class 1990-19921626 viewsPhotograph of the 67th Cadet Class taken at the Cadet School, Military College, Curragh Camp.
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68th Cadet Class 1991-19931452 viewsPhotograph of the 68th Cadet Class taken at the Cadet School, Military College, Curragh Camp.
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69th Cadet Class 1992-19941338 viewsPhotograph of the 69th Cadet Class taken at the Cadet School, Military College, Curragh Camp.
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70th Cadet Class 1993-19951265 viewsPhotograph of the 70th Cadet Class taken at the Cadet School, Military College, Curragh Camp.
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71st Cadet Class 1994-19961394 viewsPhotograph of the 71st Cadet Class taken at the Cadet School, Military College, Curragh Camp.
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72nd Cadet Class 1995-19971722 viewsPhotograph of the 72nd Cadet Class taken at the Cadet School, Military College, Curragh Camp.
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73rd Cadet Class 1996-19981369 viewsPhotograph of the 73rd Cadet Class taken at the Cadet School, Military College, Curragh Camp.
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74th Cadet Class 1997-19991310 viewsPhotograph of the 74th Cadet Class taken at the Cadet School, Military College, Curragh Camp.
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75th Cadet Class 1998-20001581 viewsPhotograph of the 75th Cadet Class taken at the Cadet School, Military College, Curragh Camp.
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76th Cadet Class 1999-20011492 viewsPhotograph of the 76th Cadet Class taken at the Cadet School, Military College, Curragh Camp.
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77th Cadet Class 2000-20021715 viewsPhotograph of the 77th Cadet Class taken at the Cadet School, Military College, Curragh Camp.
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78th Cadet Class 2001-20031575 viewsPhotograph of the 78th Cadet Class taken at the Cadet School, Military College, Curragh Camp.
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79th Cadet Class 2002-20041628 viewsPhotograph of the 79th Cadet Class taken at the Cadet School, Military College, Curragh Camp.
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80th Cadet Class 2003-20051643 viewsPhotograph of the 80th Cadet Class taken at the Cadet School, Military College, Curragh Camp.
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81st Cadet Class 2004-20061734 viewsPhotograph of the 81st Cadet Class taken at the Cadet School, Military College, Curragh Camp.
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82nd Cadet Class 2005-20071756 viewsPhotograph of the 82nd Cadet Class taken at the Cadet School, Military College, Curragh Camp.
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83rd Cadet Class 2006-20081619 viewsPhotograph of the 83rd Cadet Class taken at the Cadet School, Military College, Curragh Camp.
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84th Cadet Class 2007-20091731 viewsPhotograph of the 84th Cadet Class taken at the Cadet School, Military College, Curragh Camp.
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85th Cadet Class 2008-20101779 viewsPhotograph of the 85th Cadet Class taken at the Cadet School, Military College, Curragh Camp.
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87th Cadet Class 20122014 viewsPhotograph of the 87th Cadet Class taken at the Cadet School, Military College, Curragh Camp.
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88th Cadet Class 2011-20133025 viewsPhotograph of the 88th Cadet Class taken at the Cadet School, Military College, Curragh Camp.
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IEMA-P-062-006757 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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IEMA-P-062-018641 viewsTea arriving at the ‘Front Line’ during manoeuvres between Waterford City and Tramore – 28 August 1944.
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IEMA-P-062-022575 viewsA welcome break during manoeuvres.
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IEMA-P-062-024622 viewsPrivate Richard Hanley (on the right) finally allows someone else to use his camera – 20 July 1942.
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IEMA-P-062-036671 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.
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IEMA-P-062-037631 viewsPay parade – Lullymore Camp – 04 August 1942. One can only guess at what the Company Sergeant has said to the soldier waiting in line!!!
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IEMA-P-062-043673 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.
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IEMA-P-062-045633 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.
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IEMA-P-062-048641 viewsA Battalion Bivouac area, among the ruins of the former British military barracks in Cahir, Co. Tipperary – 21 August 1942.
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IEMA-P-062-051583 viewsA company commander holding ‘Company Orders’. Company commanders were empowered were empowered to deal with minor offences such as absenteeism.
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IEMA-P-062-054651 viewsTroops on reconnaissance operations passing through Mitchelstown, Co. Cork – 28 August 1942.
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IEMA-P-062-060602 viewsTea break during manoeuvres. The armbands on the left arms are to facilate umpires in identifying the opposing forces.
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IEMA-P-062-065611 viewsVictory for the 2nd Division! Troops of the 25th Battalion crossing the Blackwater – 3 September 1942.
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IEMA-P-062-117669 viewsBrigade Camp, Youghal – 17 September 1942 – John Harbourne, canteen Manager, serving troops in the open air canteen.
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IEMA-P-062-128684 viewsHundred of billets were erected throughout the country to cater for the repid increase in personnel.
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IEMA-P-062-129706 viewsA room orderly has a quiet moment alone. 25th Battalion lines, Bawnjames, Co. Wexford – 13 July 1942.
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IEMA-P-062-139539 viewsThe pride of the unit – do you know who they are?
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IEMA-P-062-196620 viewsHaving a wash at the end of the day.
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IEMA-P-062-223770 viewsFollowing the return of a group of selected officers who had undergone British Army commando courses, a greater emphasis was placed on fieldcraft training and fitness – Slieve Caoilte, Co. Wexford 11 June 1943.
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IEMA-P-062-237630 viewsReady for inspection.
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IEMA-P-062-290572 viewsFun and games.
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IEMA-P-062-309818 viewsCaption – Back to ‘Civvy Street’ 1946
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IEMA-P-062-321855 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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IEMA-P-062-323728 views‘The Nation is Profoundly Grateful’
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IEMA-P-062-339768 viewsTroops taking a break on the roadside outside Cahir, while advancing southwards to the Blackwater – 21 August 1942.
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IEMA-P-062-357831 viewsNot all fun and games, hard work was necessary.
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IEMA-P-062-369787 views‘Step together’ week, New Ross – 02 May 1943. Many large towns organised special weeks involving parades, concerts and sports events in which military and civilians participated.
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IEMA-P-062-370894 viewsCompany officers holding an ‘O’ (orders) group prior to an attack on the ‘Enemy’.
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