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    Quote Originally Posted by Fianóglach View Post


    Sliab na mBan and Driver Cpl. Declan Downey
    That is a serious set of medals ! I counted ELEVEN in total, notwithstanding the
    possibility of multiple trips to the same mission
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    Quote Originally Posted by GoneToTheCanner View Post
    Hi all,
    the Vickers Gun was new to the National Army, few were qualified to fire it, let alone service it and spares were scarce. My grandfather served in the Rolls-Royce cars and was once given a Lewis in place of a broken Vickers.
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    At least one of the Rolls-Royce's was also fitted with a Hotchkiss machine gun in the rear of the turret.

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    sorry to post off topic - but he seriously needs to sort his medals out, what an absolute mess.

    beautiful car though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vintary View Post
    At the time of the theft of the car in 1922, some newspapers reporting on the incident, refer to the car by the name “Slieve na mban” not Slievenamon.
    The original spelling used was Slievenamon.
    The names on the cars were later removed and sometime in the 1950s or 60s the Irish spelling Sliabh na mBan was added.
    Slievenamon is a mountain in Co Tipperary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhodes View Post
    Slievenamon is a mountain in Co Tipperary.
    It is, and so much more..... 98 and all that.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldie fish View Post
    It is, and so much more..... 98 and all that.
    It really should be named Carrigmaclear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhodes View Post
    It really should be named Carrigmaclear.
    You'll have to take it up with Charles Kickham(and everyone from Tipp)

    And its Carrigmaclea.


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    'Chipper' Glavin giving someone a tour of the engine.....lol
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    seen that.....
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    Thanks, Knew he looked familiar, but I couldn't see his teeth or tache.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldie fish View Post
    You'll have to take it up with Charles Kickham(and everyone from Tipp)
    Kickham wasn't even born for about another 30 years.

    And its Carrigmaclea.
    Oh no its not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhodes View Post
    The original spelling used was Slievenamon.
    The names on the cars were later removed and sometime in the 1950s or 60s the Irish spelling Sliabh na mBan was added.
    Slievenamon is a mountain in Co Tipperary.
    I’m aware of that Rhodes thanks. It is however interesting that the papers refer to the car as “slieve na mban”
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhodes View Post
    Kickham wasn't even born for about another 30 years.
    When he wrote the song.....

    You provos love your 98 history..


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    Naming of armour cars would have been a nice tradition to have kept going
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    Quote Originally Posted by vintary View Post
    I’m aware of that Rhodes thanks. It is however interesting that the papers refer to the car as “slieve na mban”
    Probably just confusion in the spelling by the papers at the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by madmark View Post
    Naming of armour cars would have been a nice tradition to have kept going
    Don't you remember, the Panhards were all named.

    "Piece of Sh1t" was the 90 we squeezed our muscular frames into.
    "bullet magnet" was the 90 odin fired in the glen....
    "no brakes Fuuuuuuuuch" was the 90 jack failed to shoot
    "bloody stupid modification" was the 90 I had where the Mag80 wouldnt fit......
    "only for dwarfs" was the 20 in cork...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldie fish View Post
    Don't you remember, the Panhards were all named.

    "Piece of Sh1t" was the 90 we squeezed our muscular frames into.
    "bullet magnet" was the 90 odin fired in the glen....
    "no brakes Fuuuuuuuuch" was the 90 jack failed to shoot
    "bloody stupid modification" was the 90 I had where the Mag80 wouldnt fit......
    "only for dwarfs" was the 20 in cork...
    we should have a like buttion.......lol
    very true my bad
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    Does anyone where the vehicles used in the "Michael Collins" film came from ?
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    Does anyone where the vehicles used in the "Michael Collins" film came from
    thers a guy in the north who built a replica for use by Film companies and thats the one used.

    Peerless in the Michael Collins is the same. The tried to sell it to the army after the film but it was made of tin on a bogus chassis and the Director of Cav deemed it to be a piece of shit.

    but I couldn't see his teeth
    I don't think anyone has seen them for years, lost them in hurling match years ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by knocker View Post
    Does anyone where the vehicles used in the "Michael Collins" film came from ?

    One of the Crossley’s from the Michael Collins film is alive and kicking. It paid a visit to the Curragh camp last year and has attended the last two Gordon Bennett rallys in Ireland. Its owner has a couple of youtube videos.


    Youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFN1zy2hpXM&NR=1
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    Nice piccies.

    Are they restorations or reproductions?
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    Rolls Royce armoured car Sliabh na mBan with an Avro Cadet in Baldonnel.

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    Great to see the Air Corps finally getting some modern equipment.


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    That is an excellent image, I can see it been used a lot in the future,,,

    A youtube link ,, sheep chase,,,
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqA3JFiJpHw

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    Its a pity you can see the PC 9 in the backround , otherwise it would have been a lovely period shot.

    Any one notice the registration plate has been change from the old plate to a civilian plate...interesting.....

    I have been unable to find a picture where it wore anything other than the AAR 2 number plate...while some feature no plate at all.

    AAR2 is the armies number for it and indeed Karl Martin has all 14 civilian number plates listed, so would suggest that the car has been restored itself in a later period of its life when civilian plates were fitted to Army vehicles.

    Thats a great piece of footage , the driver wasn't afraid to give it some holly even off road. Nice to see such an old vehicle been driven like this rather than being trailered around.

    I need to clarify something I wrote earlier I stated that the car had been scrapped,while physically it never was obviously, it only survives because the man who restored it Sgt Paddy Lynch, had it scrapped on paper so officially it didn't exist.

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