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    They are gardai, but in the DMA, the helmets stayed up to the 1950s.

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    I'll ask my Grandfather, he was based in Dublin in the 50's to see if he had a helmet or not
    What are you cackling at, fatty? Too much pie, that's your problem.

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    Helmet, closed collar, and uniform worn at all times, with an armband to show whether the member was on duty or not.
    The Helmets were withdrawn in 1952. Later versions did not have the "ball" atop.

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    Uniform worn at all times?
    'He died who loved to live,' they'll say,
    'Unselfishly so we might have today!'
    Like hell! He fought because he had to fight;
    He died that's all. It was his unlucky night.
    http://www.salamanderoasis.org/poems...nnis/luck.html

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    "Anti - Aircraft Shoot"


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    Big improvement in the music

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flamingo View Post
    Uniform worn at all times?
    Except when in bed, obviously.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldie fish View Post
    Only in Dublin.
    The DMP still exists. Now known as the DMA.
    Haven't been called the DMA for a long while, except by older members.
    It's the DMR now one of the 6 Garda Regions.
    Im Ron Burgendy??

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonyrdf View Post
    Haven't been called the DMA for a long while, except by older members.
    It's the DMR now one of the 6 Garda Regions.
    Older members? Why I oughtta......

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    "Members of the Defence Forces take part in a Sports Day, footage from the Archives"


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    I use to work in Dublin City centre in the 70s and can remember seeing Garda wearing a Cape with silver clasp across the front , when I enquired as to this form of dress I was told it was DMP ( Pearse Street ) , remember this was in the 70s . Plus it was only worn after dark .
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    I was issued a cape in 1994.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laners View Post
    I use to work in Dublin City centre in the 70s and can remember seeing Garda wearing a Cape with silver clasp across the front , when I enquired as to this form of dress I was told it was DMP ( Pearse Street ) , remember this was in the 70s . Plus it was only worn after dark .
    Didn't Lugs and his comrades have the reputation of putting lead shot in the hems ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhodes View Post
    "Members of the Defence Forces take part in a Sports Day, footage from the Archives"

    Seems to have been filmed in the Croppy's acre, in front of what is now the Museum at the former Collins Barracks. 1960s I'd say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldie fish View Post
    Seems to have been filmed in the Croppy's acre, in front of what is now the Museum at the former Collins Barracks. 1960s I'd say.
    Going by the uniforms and vehicles its between 1953-1958. Anyone know what's the exact year the Gardaí in Dublin stopped wearing them horrible helmets?

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    "Some archive footage of personnel from the Army Medical Corps in training."


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    "A short archive video of what used to be known as All Army Week, now the Defence Forces Shooting Competitions."


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    A few archive videos of the Defence Forces.

    "IRISH MILITARY CEREMONIAL to commemorate the memory of the leaders executed after the 1916 Insurrection."



    "Irish army review. Chief of Staff takes salute in big march past in Phoenix Park."



    "Irish Army in training at the Curragh."



    "Irish Free State Army. Pathe Gazette presents exclusively, first pictures taken at the Curragh"



    "Irish National Festival. Mr Desmond Fitzgerald takes salute at College Green as the Irish Free State Army march through Dublin on St. Patrick's Day."



    "Irish Army in the field. The Army of Saorstat Eireann terminates its 1933 training year with extensive field exercises."



    "IRISH VOLUNTEERS COMMISSIONED"



    "On Guard In The Outposts Of Peace"



    "DEFENCE MINISTER AT LDF PARADE"



    "Irish Republic proclaimed"



    "Departure of Irish troops for Congo"


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    A few more.

    "Mines Laid Off Dublin Harbour"



    "LDF PARADES"


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    One of the Lysanders came very close to being an 'ex Lysander'

    The German style vickers helmets are very damaged.
    Just visiting

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    The clip about the commissioning parade had what was (in my day) the Admin block of the CTD E in the background that brought back some memories some good some ....
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    Thanks rhodes!

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    "Spectacular parade in Dublin"



    "Mr de Valera visits Limerick"



    "Dublin's Easter Parade"


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    "Future leaders of Ireland's Army. Cadets in training at the Irish Military College at the Curragh."



    "Eire Menaced By Germany"



    "Testing Defence Mines"



    "Mining The Coast of Eire"



    "All For Defence"


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    The 9.2s firing looked great! It's a real shame that they are all gone now from the Harbour

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