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    Hallo Gents,
    can any body give any information with regards records of photographs of Irish Military

    Installations taken from the air by the Aer Corps?

    I am particularly interested in obtaining pictures of Castlebar Military Barracks taken in

    late 60's early 1970's, similar to the one I attach here on this thread.

    To the rear is a faded stamp with a code number:HO108 / 2 / 5

    Originally the stamp Read: PHOTOGRAPHIC SECTION, IRISH AER CORPS.

    I am also in possession of a large picture /photographic print,

    of drawn plan of British origin of CASTLEBAR INFANTRY BARRACKS, dated 1865.

    I believe that plans exist for the CASTLEBAR ARTILLERY BARRACKS,

    I also believe the item which represents a plan of the barracks showing the floor plan of

    the buildings, were photographed by the Aer Corps Photographic section. It carries a code: CR / 464 / 3

    The two photographic items I have I managed to rescue from the rubbish bin, as they

    were being thrown out I am looking to obtain copies of these in good condition for

    use in my book.

    Any help, suggestions, or contact email address, snail mail addresses or phone numbers

    would be appreciated.

    Connaught Stranger
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    Connaught Stranger
    Lt Colonel
    Last edited by Connaught Stranger; 1 April 2008, 13:03.

  • #2
    Hi there
    Just contact the Air Corps Photo Section in writing, via the Station Commander.
    regards
    GttC

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    • #3
      Originally posted by GoneToTheCanner View Post
      Hi there
      Just contact the Air Corps Photo Section in writing, via the Station Commander.
      regards
      GttC
      Hallo GTTC

      as I am out in the wilds of Transylvania, Romania that can be tricky without the requested email, snail mail address, phone numbers etc..etc I requested in my post.

      Connaught Stranger.

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      • #4
        By snail-mail: Station Commander,Irish Air Corps,Casement Aerodrome, Baldonnel, County Dublin, Ireland.I'll PM you with the rest, soon.
        regards
        GttC

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        • #5
          Many Thanks to G.T.T.C. Connaught Stranger.

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          • #6
            The two photographic items I have I managed to rescue from the rubbish bin, as they
            were being thrown out
            Have people no cop-on? What flute was throwing them out?
            "Why, it appears that we appointed all of our worst generals to command the armies and we appointed all of our best generals to edit the newspapers. I mean, I found by reading a newspaper that these editor generals saw all of the defects plainly from the start but didn't tell me until it was too late. I'm willing to yield my place to these best generals and I'll do my best for the cause by editing a newspaper"
            Gen. Robert E. Lee

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            • #7
              S.O.P. years back before there were computers to store info on, when the Bn Orderly Room, Paper Storage room was deemed to be due a clean out some of the oldest stored paper work was earmarked to be trashed.

              "Sensitive" items like Bn & Company Ledgers, containing the names of F.C.A. members, date of joining, Date of Discharge, Home address etc, (which would provide an insight into the strength of the F.C.A. from the times and invaluable to a military historian), maps showing where specific exercises had been held, C.Q.M.S. Clothing Issue returns, Summer Camp & Parade states, were burnt out of hand.

              I doubt if there was any sensitive secret type material contained within the stuff.What would have been very interesting today would have been a list of serial numbers of the weapons held as the 303 were all sold off and even now the Bren's have gone.

              I also remember the wanton destruction of Movie Still pictures that had been presented to the Bn after the making of the RTE & France TV production "The year of 1798", they had been framed and hung in the Officers Mess, but after a period of neglect, caused by damp in the winter periods when the Mess was closed. they were put under the stairwell, out of the way only to suffer further damage before being consigned to the rubbish bin!!!

              Connaught Stranger

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Connaught Stranger View Post
                ... even now the Bren's have gone.
                Our stores

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