Most viewed - Military Archives Photo's
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Cork Command hurling team 19241010 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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Passport photograph taken in McKee Barracks, Dublin.1009 viewsGlass plate negative showing Private McLoughlin and 3444 Sergeant Patrick Dunne from the Supply and Transport Company just before they accompanied Officers going to Switzerland for a Show Jumping Competition in 1927. Both soldiers can been seen wearing bandoliers around their shoulders.
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President John F. Kennedy Arbour Hill1004 viewsPresident John F. Kennedy studies the Arbour Hill 1916 Memorial, alongside students of the 36th Cadet Class and Commandant P. Daly, Taoiseach Mr. Sean Lemass, Commandant J. O’Brien (A.D.C. to the Taoiseach), Colonel M. Hefferon (A.D.C. to President Kennedy) and the Chief of Staff Lt. General S. McKeown, (Courtesy of the Irish Times).
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Artillery gun crew conducting drill on a 18-pounder artillery piece.1003 viewsGlass plate negative showing an artillery gun crew conducting drills on an 18-pounder artillery piece, on a Mark V carriage, distinguished by its split trails, and a limber (ammunition carriage). This information combined with the Vickers steel helmets dates this glass plate sometime between 1927 and 1939.
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Repairing the Douglas Viaduct, Cork.1000 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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Rifle practice1000 viewsGroup of soldiers firing the Lee Enfield rifle in the Curragh Camp, County Kildare. c1928
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22nd Young Officers Wings Course1000 viewsPhotograph of the 22nd Young Officers Wings Course on the "Wings day" the 24th July 1990
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A repair train preparing to leave Cork City.998 viewsGlass plate negative showing two soldiers from the RPRMC preparing to leave Cork City. Taken sometime between 1922 and 1924
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17th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class998 viewsPhotograph of the 17th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class taken on their "Wings day" on the 12th June 1998
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18th Cadet Class 1944-1946996 viewsPhotograph of the 18th Cadet Class taken at the Cadet School, Military College, Curragh Camp.
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23rd Young Officers Wings Course994 viewsPhotograph of the 23rd Young Officers Wings Course on their "Wings day" the 14th June 1991
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27th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class985 viewsPhotograph of the 27th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class taken on their "Wings day" the 17th December 2009
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13th Young Officers Wings Course974 views2/LT Brendan Keegan, 13th Young Officers Course, receiving his "Wings" on wings day the 23rd March 1972.
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Kit ready for inspection.972 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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16th Young Officers Wings Course971 viewsPhotograph of the 16th Young Officers Wings Course taken on their "Wings day" the 17th June 1983
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Two boxers sparing.965 viewsTwo soldiers in boxing attire sparing. Note the height and reach difference. Names, dates and location is unknown.
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21st Regular Air Corps Cadet Class964 viewsPhotograph of the 21st Regular Air Corps Cadet Class on their "Wings day" the 12th December 2002
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Recruits swimming lesson963 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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Present Arms(1924 Drill)963 viewsGlass plate negative showing an enlisted soldier "presenting arms" with a Lee Enfield rifle November 1924.
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Officer sword drill962 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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Guard of Honour 961 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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Officer sword drill, McKee Barracks, Dublin.958 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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Fitting of the issued belt 1924957 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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17th Young Officers Course957 viewsPhotograph of the 17th Young Officers Course taken on their "Wings day" on the 3rd February 1984
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09th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class954 viewsPhotograph of the 9th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class taken on their "Wings day" on the 24th September 1976
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18th Young Officers Wings Course949 viewsPhotograph of the 18th Young Officers Wings Course taken on their "Wings day" in April 1986
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22nd Regular Air Corps Cadet Class949 viewsPhotograph of the 22nd Regular Air Corps Cadet Class taken on their "Wings day" the 17th December 2003
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Volunteer Force Artillery Gun Crew945 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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Nice945 viewsThe L.E. Macha clears the harbour at Nice, 6/9/48

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Lewis gun crew943 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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Home937 viewsGraveyard scene
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20th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class935 viewsPhotograph of the 20th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class taken on their "Wings day" the 22nd November 2001
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19th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class931 viewsPhotograph of the 19th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class taken on their "Wings day" on the 10th November 2000
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Gibraltar931 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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"port Arms" for inspection930 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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21st Young Officers Wings Course930 viewsPhotograph of the 21st Young Officers Wings Course taken on their "Wings day" the 2nd June 1989
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04th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class929 viewsPhotograph of the 4th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class taken on their "Wings day" the 16th September 1969
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Platoon in "T" formation928 viewsGlass plate negative showing a platoon of soldiers preparing to form up in "T" formation.Supervised by Col O'Connell, Army School of Instruction, Curragh Camp, in conjunction with Captain Fulham. Taken at the Curragh plains, Kildare, on 27th January 1928.
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06th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class926 viewsPhotograph of the 6th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class taken on their "Wings day" in July 1973
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President John F. Kennedy Green Park, Limerick925 viewsPresident John F. Kennedy entertains the crowds gathered at Green Park Race Course, Limerick as he receives the Freedom of the City. Copy image held in the Private Collection of Lt. General S. McKeown.
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Gibraltar924 viewsStreet scene in Gibraltar
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23rd Regular Air Corps Cadet Class921 viewsPhotograph of the 23rd Regular Air Corps Cadet Class taken on their "Wings day" the 16th September 2004
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Horse on Bridle, McKee Barracks.920 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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Recruit weapons training919 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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20th Young Officers Wings Course915 viewsPhotograph of the 20th Young Officers Cadet Class taken on their "Wings day" the 24th June 1988
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Short Service Class 1939915 viewsPhotograph of members from the "Short Service Class" taken at Baldonnell Aerodrome in 1939 on their "Wings day"
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Officer sword drill914 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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24th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class912 viewsPhotograph of the 24th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class taken on their "Wings day" the 9th March 2006
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Gibraltar910 viewsGroup including the officers of the H.M.S. Childers taken on board the L.E. Macha at Gibraltar
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Gibraltar909 viewsStreet scene in Gibraltar
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IEMA-P-067-022908 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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28th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class905 viewsPhotograph of the 28th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class taken on their "Wings day" the 9th December 2010
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President John F. Kennedy New Ross904 viewsPresident John F. Kennedy, enjoying light refreshments with the people of New Ross. (Courtesy of the Irish Times).
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Butt party904 viewsGlass plate negative showing a group of soldiers controlling the butts of a rifle range located in the Curragh Camp, County Kildare.
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Hurling team in Croke Park903 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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Gibraltar903 viewsGroup taken just before L.E. Macha left Gibraltar for home
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Slope Arms position 3 900 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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President John F. Kennedy Dublin Airport899 viewsPresident Kennedy accompanied by Captain Byrne and Colonel M. Hefferon, accredited A.D.C, during his inspection of the Guard of Honour drawn from the Eastern Command, Dublin Airport. Copy image held in the Private Collection of Lt Gen Sean McKeown.
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Gibraltar898 viewsOn bridge of L.E. Macha entering Gibraltar
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Officer sword drill895 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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