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  • Officer who reads the proclamation on 1916 comemoration.

    I am wondering if any one you guys know how the officer who reads the proclamation on the 1916 comemoration is selected. It would be a great thing to have done and as such I would imagine there would be alot of interested people.

    This year it is a Lt and last year it was a Capt as far as i remember.

    Any one any insight into this?

  • #2
    Far as I know it's a naval Lt which is the equivalent of an army Capt.
    "Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied."

    Otto Von Bismark

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    • #3
      Yep, from what I've seen to date, it has always been a Capt (Army)
      "Well, stone me! We've had cocaine, bribery and Arsenal scoring two goals at home. But just when you thought there were truly no surprises left in football, Vinnie Jones turns out to be an international player!" (Jimmy Greaves)!"

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      • #4
        Thanks Lads

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        • #5
          You know, it's great that we now have a Taoiseach, who attends these events and at least looks interested, never mind actually enjoying it.

          1916 Easter Rising Commeration and Wreath Laying GPO 2011 by Irish Defence Forces, on Flickr


          Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing.

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          • #6
            And in step!!!
            I'm not a number, I'm a free man.
            Who is number 1?

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            • #7
              http://www.flickr.com/photos/dfmagaz...7626567393142/

              Why do the Cav wear lanyards on the right shoulder?

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              • #8
                I assume the same reason the PAs do..... because it is there to actually secure a weapon if necessary - cav and PAs would be armed with pistols in the past.

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                • #9
                  Motorcycle escort do likewise, and the earlier version of their uniform included a blancoed Pistol holster.


                  Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing.

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                  • #10
                    Yep, from what I've seen to date, it has always been a Capt
                    Up to yesterday.

                    I assume the same reason the PAs do..... because it is there to actually secure a weapon if necessary - cav and PAs would be armed with pistols in the past.
                    Correct

                    Motorcycle escort do likewise, and the earlier version of their uniform included a blancoed Pistol holster.
                    Blanco you speak of can be green as well as white, theres were white, 3t pattern, some white some the original Khaki painted white.But mostly white which was just boiled white to keep it clean.Most of it came out of Clonmel.

                    Blanco is the stuff national service men in the UK put on webbing to give it a green appearance..we just painted it green,some interesting links attached about the product and how and when it was used.

                    The difference is the blancoe is a dye...the paint flakes during prolonged use.

                    Blancoe if I remember correctly is a product name as opposed to what it does.

                    http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/fo...howtopic=36228

                    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blanco_(compound)

                    http://www.blancoandbull.com/
                    Last edited by hptmurphy; 25 April 2011, 16:38.
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                    • #11


                      The white web shoulder straps?


                      Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing.

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                      • #12
                        We had whitewashed ceremonial rifle straps, which always flaked off, for the FN until they brought in some actual white straps (polyester) and items of white webbing, which were much easier to use and maintain.
                        regards
                        GttC

                        PS: the guy to the right of Inda Kenny needs to sack his shoe-polishing underling.Look at the dust on them!

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                        • #13
                          Could be that they are the old brown shoes, rather than the newer ones. It looks like dust, but its just tan.


                          Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing.

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                          • #14
                            The white web shoulder straps?
                            Unusual in themselves as would have had to be Blancoed white as it would be unusual for anything other that belts or holsters to be white webbing.

                            I have a '37 pattern belt in my attic that is white canvas web but it was more usual to have had to 'whiten' shoulder straps as these were an integral part of the normal '37' pattern webbing..which was khaki naturally

                            We persevered with web slings and belts as recruits and had them gleaming and on the day we passed out we were handed the polyester slings and belts...

                            I'd say its the light reflecting off the shoe as the other one seems fine.


                            Interesting to note the Officer who was Berties ADC and Cowens is now Kennys, bit unusual given they normally change with the Taoiseach of the day.

                            Charlie Haughey being the only one to have a Naval ADC.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Goldie fish View Post
                              Could be that they are the old brown shoes, rather than the newer ones. It looks like dust, but its just tan.
                              cut backs in his uniform allowance he has them since 1972

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