Officer sword drill, mounted and dismounted(1927)


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Contains 15 digital copies of our glass plate negative collection.These glass plates show Commissioned Officers conducting sword drills both mounted on horseback and dismounted. The majority of these glass plates were taken in McKee Barracks, Dublin, in 1927, and show Officers from the Army Equitation school. Some of these glass plates have been used in Defence Forces sword drill manuals, which provided the instructor with a visual aid as to what the movement should look like. Some of the Officers in charge of creating these manuals have been named on the glass plates themselves.

15 files, last one added on May 14, 2014
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Army equitation school, horses, riders and grooms (1922-1942)


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Contains 13 digital copies of glass plate negatives showing various horses, grooms and events such as Artillery grooms, Equitation school horses and the Military International Jumping Competition in 1928.These digital copies cover the dates 1922-1942.

13 files, last one added on May 14, 2014
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Gaelic games, athletics and boxing[1922-1950].


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Contains 15 digital copies of our glass plate negative collection showing various sporting events, activities and training such as boxing, running, Gaelic games and gymnastics.[1922-1950]

15 files, last one added on May 14, 2014
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Uniforms, equipment and weapons, enlisted men (1922-1960)


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Contains 15 sample digital copies of our glass plate negative collection taken between 1922-1960. The contents of this album includes glass plates of uniforms, kit inspections, equipment, Artillery gun crews training and weapons training to include the Carl Gustav Sub-machine gun, Lewis machine gun, Vickers machine gun and the Lee Enfield rifle.

15 files, last one added on May 14, 2014
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Army and naval service recruits [1930-1968]


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Contains 17 sample digital copies of glass plate negatives showing recruits from the artillery, infantry, cavalry corps and naval service taken between 1930-1968.

17 files, last one added on May 14, 2014
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Army ceremonial parades at Cenotaph at Leinster Lawn, Phoenix Park, Arbour Hill and Bodenstown (1922-1928)


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Contains 23 digital copies of glass plate negatives showing ceremonial parades held at the Cenotaph in Leinster Lawn, the Phoenix Park, Arbour Hill all in Dublin and Bodenstown in County Kildare, between 1922-1928. This is just a small sample of glass plates belonging to this album.

23 files, last one added on May 14, 2014
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Railway Protection, Repair and Maintenance Corps, Salvage Corps (1922-1924)


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Contains 15 digital samples of our glass plate negative collection on the Railway protection, Repair and Maintenance Corps (RPRMC), and the Salvage Corps. The RPRMC was established in late 1922 and was responsible for the railway network throughout the Civil war. At that time the railway system was under constant attacks and sabotage operations from Anti-treaty forces. The salvage Corps was responsible for salvaging materials from old British army camps with the view of using these valuable materials for other purposes. During the re-organisation of the National Army in 1924 the RPRMC, Salvage Corps and the Works Corps were amalgamated into the Corps of Engineers. The majority of there glass plate negatives were used in an "An tÓglác" publication in 1923.

15 files, last one added on Jun 25, 2014
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Use of Signal Flags(1927)


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Contains nine digital samples from our glass plate negative collection showing soldiers from the Army Signal Corps demonstrating how to use signal flags and what that signal means. These glass plates were used in a publication called the "Army Signal Bulletin" for the 5th May 1927 edition.

9 files, last one added on Jun 25, 2014
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Arms drill (1924-1950)


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Contains 13 digital samples of our glass plate negative collection. These glass plates are of soldiers demonstrating various movements that were to be conducted while carrying out arms drill. These movements would of been broken down into parts for instructional purposes, each part would of been photographed, then some of these plates used in publications and arms drill manuals.This album covers the years 1924-1950.

12 files, last one added on Jun 24, 2014
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Tactical formations(1927-1928)


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Contains six sample digital copies of our glass plate negative collection showing tactical training being conducted on the Curragh plains, Kildare, between 1927-1928. Formations being practised including the "T" shape, "Arrow head", "Square" and "Column" formations.Some of these glass plates could have been used for training purposes and may have been used for publications and manuals.

6 files, last one added on Jun 25, 2014
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Volunteer Force (1934-1939)


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Contains seven sample digital copies of our glass plate negative collection showing soldiers from The Volunteer Force. The "Tactical and Territorial Organisation of the Defence Forces" was introduced on the 30th July 1934 and was mainly concerned with the setting up of a part time reserves. These reserves became the Volunteer Force and were organised into Regiments which took their Regimental names from Ancient Irish Kingdoms. Within this album soldiers from the Volunteer Force can be seen training in various activities such as foot drill, weapons training and artillery training between the years 1934-1939.

7 files, last one added on Jun 26, 2014
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On the range


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A series of glass plate negatives showing soldiers practicing their shooting skills while using various weapons including the Lee Enfield rifle, Lewis Machine gun and the Vickers machine gun. Some of these glass plates were taken on rifle ranges located on the plains the Curragh camp after 1922.

9 files, last one added on Oct 09, 2014
Album viewed 341 times

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