This is a photo taken in the early 1940s of the regular officers who founded the North Wicklow Battalion LDF. Jim Hynes was the local Garda inspector who was associated with the LSF, the predecessor of the LDF. All are carrying gas masks. Jim was also the father of 21Bn’s own John Hynes.
Jim Hynes is wearing a cap and is standing at top left. I do not know any of the others in the photo. Would anybody else?
Maybe you might also know of some other Historical groups we could ask?
In 1973 “Operation Glenview” was held in The Devil’s Glen, Ashford, Co. Wicklow. The exercise included the use of Panhard armoured personnel carriers, a helicopter and 300 FCA Infantry troops.
This is composite of 2 photos, so pay no attention to the bad blockwork in the background!
Back Row: Jimmy Geraghty;Liam Murphy;Terry Shortt;Barney Murphy;Pat Ferguson;Sam Irwin; Paddy Smith (Shankill); remainder unknown
Middle Row: Nicky Murphy; Christy Matthews; Dick Shortt; Yacht(Damien) Kavanagh; John Goode, remainder unknown
Front Row: Bernard O’Brien (Major’s son)
Thought to be an A Coy group from a Guard of Honour for the All Army FCA Shooting Competitions.