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Article about: None of the Sassanach forum members understand. Translation please ................. well, I understood 'Guinness.' (not that Im a Sassanach myself)

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    Hi, can anyone tell me something about this cap, eventually show me a pic of the ship? I don`t know if it is English or Irish, probably post war? when did the ship exist? ect.
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    It might help if you showed details of the inscription inside, as it appears there is reference to the unit?, company? ie coy, and a possible name

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    Irish Republic Navy.

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    It's Irish.

    The cap badge is the Irish Defence Forces, known as the 'FF badge', for obvious reasons. Also, the word on the cap tally, "Éire", is gaelic for "Ireland"

    I don't know enough about Irish militaria to date it properly, unfortunately

    Rob

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    It is as stated above, a ratings cap for the Irish Republic Navy. The badge is the same as the IDF one but is actually slightly smaller. There is no indication of ship or establishment identification as with other Navy’s of the world possibly due to the small size of the Irish Republic Navy of approximately 900 men and women.

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    Hi, thanks for answers until now, when I get back home I will see if I can read what is written inside, but now I know it is Irish.
    Regards Yab.

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    As its from the Emerald Isle, you might want to change that heading to avoid a headbutt from someone carrying a Guinness in each hand *

    *Warning; the above may contain stereotypes.

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    Quote by big ned View Post
    The badge is the same as the IDF one but is actually slightly smaller.
    Just for the sake of being unnecessarily pedantic, I think you mean same as the Army one, but slightly smaller. The Irish Army, Naval Service and Air Corps all form part of the IDF.

    Rob

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    A caipín dubhghorm deas Gaeilge. Is mise an fear na hÉireann leis an Guinness.

    Cheers, Pat

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    I understood the last word
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