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    Just wondering what the story is with dog tags in the Irish Defence Forces. Are they only issued if you go overseas or what? What type are they (US Army type or British round disc type)? What is written on them and what is the format?

    Any information would be appreciated.


  • #2
    http://www.irishmilitaryonline.com/b...light=dog+tags

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    • #3


      God bless the search function

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      • #4
        Well, this is what I got when I searched dog tag: "Sorry - no matches. Please try some different terms."

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Barry
          Your apprentice is coming along nicely joshua.
          To close with and kill the enemy in all weather conditions, night and day and over any terrain

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          • #6
            Originally posted by bulldemboots!
            Well, this is what I got when I searched dog tag: "Sorry - no matches. Please try some different terms."
            You're welcome.

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            • #7
              I saw a set of issue I.D tags in the stores in Cathal Brugha. They are round discs with no silencers. The kind the British had in World War 2.

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              • #8
                Thanks for the information. I believe the British still use that type.

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                • #9
                  For those of you so inclined, it's not hard to aquire your own , Protac and All Seasons in Newbridge sell blanks, Protack have a machine to stamp 'em, but any jewler would probally engrave them for a few bob.
                  "We will hold out until our last bullet is spent. Could do with some whiskey"
                  Radio transmission, siege of Jadotville DR Congo. September 1961.
                  Illegitimi non carborundum

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                  • #10
                    Round disc
                    Name
                    Rank
                    Number
                    Blood Group
                    Religion

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                    • #11
                      The ones i was issued going to the leb were round .The new ones are u.s style.
                      "Let us be clear about three facts. First, all battles and all wars are won in the end by the infantryman. Secondly, the infantryman always bears the brunt. His casualties are heavier, he suffers greater extremes of discomfort and fatigue than the other arms. Thirdly, the art of the infantryman is less stereotyped and far harder to acquire in modern war than that of any other arm." ------- Field Marshall Wavell, April 1945.

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