View Full Version : Who is the IAC attached to

26th March 2004, 17:00
I was just reading older posts and wasn't quite clear on whether the IAC is a seperate military branch from the army or is it still attached in even a minor way to the army like the Army Air Corp in the UK with its Lynxs etc or somewhere in between.Many refernces are to its army co-operative role etc and some other posts refer to it not having a true seperate identity.Was it originally attached to the army like many countries did with their air forces at the start and then seperated.Was the IAC only seperated in the recent past and has still not established itself as a new branch?I'm curious about this since it is still an Air CORPS as opposed to an Air FORCE.I know the current aircraft available don't exactly constitute a force but even a name change brings some pride and a clearer identity with it.

Iron Clover
27th March 2004, 04:14
Hopefully they keep it at Air Corps to save some embarrassment when dealing with other Countries.

27th March 2004, 04:28
If they put the effort spent getting new uniforms in getting proper aircraft,they would be much better off. Since the introduction of air corps blue the Corps has steadily declined as a credible military air arm. At least when they wore green they had some military capability.
Dressing up as an air force does not an airforce make.

28th March 2004, 00:27
The Air Corps is one of three elements of the DF (Army, NS, AC), it is commanded by a Brigadier General (most of the AC ranks are the same as the army), therefore there are only two ranks above that Major General & Lieut General

Untill recently, the AC had a Army Maint Engr Coy & Sigs Coy attached with other personnel attached from time to time, eg MPs

However this has changed and these all these personnel are not officially AC personnel from a AC unit

29th March 2004, 11:31
Seperate branch then.Thanks.

30th March 2004, 11:21
Hi Guys

I was always lead to believe the the Irish Military was realy one force as they all ultimately reported to an Army (Green) Defence Staff. Does this also mean that the NAval Service is a seperate entity? I've always thought that a 1 service doctorine was better than 3.

30th March 2004, 11:24
Both the NS & AC are seperate commands within the DF.