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    colin shortall

    my greatgrandfather fought in world war ll like many other irish men..i have a medal at home with re na prainna on it 1939-46 and a picture of a woman with a greyhound on it(i think!!).. could you please help me with what this medal was for..
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    With 50,000 men getting killed a week, who's going to miss a pigeon?

    Guns don't kill people, bullets kill people.

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    Its unlikely given these details that your great grandfather did much fighting - (unless drink was involved )

    These medals were awarded in several versions for service during "The Emergency", as WWII was known in Ireland. The versions covered different military and civilian services.

    Have a look at these links for more information.


    http://www.irishmedals.com/19391946.html

    http://indigo.ie/~pauldar/page17.html

    http://www.medals.org.uk/ireland/ireland-text.htm
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    With 50,000 men getting killed a week, who's going to miss a pigeon?

    Guns don't kill people, bullets kill people.

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    • #3
      Yep definately an emergency service medal. If he gave details of the colours on the ribbon you could identify the service.

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