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    Quote Originally Posted by Battletour View Post
    Irish troops deployed without magazines on their weapons??
    If its a Gustav SMG, it was much safer to all without the mag on.

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    Its an FN. They are also wearing WW2 pattern webbing. Maybe the SOP at the time was to remain unloaded while patrolling, given the circumstances?

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    most likely its not a patrol but a bluff for the camera

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaiser View Post
    most likely its not a patrol but a bluff for the camera
    Surely can bluff for the camera with empty mags on ?
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    surely they could of, but theres a number of reasons for no mags, could be any of them..
    i dont think its a patrol never heared of any patrol with no mags on all the weapons.
    i,d say there in camp and bluffin there on patrol as the comms sound crystal clear there mags where just over looked

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    "Celebrating 50 years 1946 - 1996. Naval Review 12th July 1996."


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    The video doesn't really do justice to how glorious the weather was that day.

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    Back when we used to get summers. I missed that myself, was too busy minding a crime scene in Limerick, or doing door to door inquiries. I did get down to see the visiting ships in Cork though.

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    I still have the programme and video footage.
    Just visiting

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    Military Fitness


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    Emergency Service Medals 1939 - 46


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    Lots of black and tan medals on display there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sluggie View Post
    Lots of black and tan medals on display there.
    Look at the soldier at 1:12, he has a 1916 medal, a 1917-1921 service medal and was presented with a Emergency Service Medal with two bars.
    Id love to know what these great men think of the deserters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhodes View Post
    Look at the soldier at 1:12, he has a 1916 medal, a 1917-1921 service medal and was presented with a Emergency Service Medal with two bars.
    Id love to know what these great men think of the deserters.
    I'll give you a shovel and a torch, you can ask them.

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    Reading the text at the beginning given the first medals were awarded three years after the Emergency and the DF would have been vastly reduced in the interim am I to assume that those who had moved on from the DF had their medals awarded by post/

    Bit undignified?

    I do know in the late 80's early 90s thousands of these medals remained unclaimed and were sent for scrapping.
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    "Naval Reserve 1948"


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    ^^^

    The Policemen wearing English Bobby helmets...harbour police?
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    Quote Originally Posted by spider View Post
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    The Policemen wearing English Bobby helmets...harbour police?
    Dublin Metropolitan Police.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldie fish View Post
    Dublin Metropolitan Police.
    The DMP and Polini Atha Cliath were long gone by 1948, the Gardaí wore them helmets up until the 1950s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhodes View Post
    The DMP and Polini Atha Cliath were long gone by 1948, the Gardaí wore them helmets up until the 1950s.
    Only in Dublin.
    The DMP still exists. Now known as the DMA.

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    Any one notice at 2:22 the officer with something other than a star above his gold stripe? Any Ideas?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hptmurphy View Post
    Any one notice at 2:22 the officer with something other than a star above his gold stripe? Any Ideas?
    Looks kind of like a red cross?

    But normally a NS MO has red between the stripes and a star

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    After the creation of the Irish Free State, the DMP became known as "Políní Átha Cliath" (Police of Dublin) from 1922–1925, after which the force ceased to exist as a separate entity, and was absorbed into the Garda Síochána (Guardians of the Peace).[4] Its last Commissioner was W.R.E. Murphy. "Dublin Metropolitan" is today a geographic region of the Garda Síochána's command structure.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dublin_Metropolitan_Police

    Possibly the police are Dun Laoghaire Harbour Police or members of the Gardaí but definitely not members of the DMP.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D%C3%BA...Harbour_Police

    Dun Laoghaire Harbour Police
    http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/1996/...1/sec0054.html
    Last edited by B Inman; 28th October 2013 at 00:13.

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    Thanks Lads...was aware the DMP ceased to exist in 1925...I guess thats why these old videos raise interesting questions for freaks like me who are into history...

    Who were those guys...Guards or Harbour Police...etc etc...wasn't aware that the Garda had to wear them witches tits things...poor barstewards
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