MY IRISH AIR CORPS COLLECTION
 

 

 
 

IRELAND FLASH

1964 - 1988 1988 - 1999 1999 - 2000 since 2000
 

 

 

AIR CORPS BADGE

1950 - 1960 1960 - 1993 since 1994 since 1994
 

 

error 1994, but worn error 1994, but worn error 1995, but worn fake fake
 

 

 

FORAGE CAP -BADGES

 
Airman / Corporal Sergeant / Flight Quartermaster Sergeant / Flight Sergeant Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant / Regimental Sergeant Major Officer
 

 

 

PEAK CAP -BADGES

 
Airman / Corporal Sergeant / Flight Quartermaster Sergeant / Flight Sergeant Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant / Regimental Sergeant Major Officer Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant / Regimental Sergeant Major error
 

 

 

OTHER CAP BADGES

Generals Officers Air Corps Band (1997 - 2002) Air Corps Band (since 2002)
 

 

 
 

COLLAR BADGES

silver (1925 - 1958) brass (1958 - 1972) staybrite (1972 - 1994) chrome (since 1994)
 

 

 

WINGS

 
Pilot, sterling silver (pre-1994) Aircrew, Officer, sterling silver (pre-1994) Pilot, sterling silver (since 1994) Aircrew, Officer, sterling silver (since 2009) Aircrew, Enlisted, sterling silver (since 2011) Pilot, Mess Dress
 

 

Pilot, Mess Dress Aircrew, Mess Dress Pilot, Service Dress (pre-1994) Aircrew, Service Dress (pre-1994) Pilot, Service Dress (1994 - 2009) Aircrew, Service Dress (1994 - 2009)
 

 

Aircrew, Service Dress (2007) Pilot, Service Dress (since 2009) Aircrew, Service Dress (since 2009)
 

 

Pilot, flightsuit (pre-1994) Aircrew, flightsuit (pre-1994) Helicopter Aircrew, flightsuit (1970's) Army Co-Op Squadron Aircrew, flightsuit Pilot, flightsuit (since 1994) Pilot, flightsuit (since 1994)
 

 

Aircrew, Officer, flightsuit (since 1994) Aircrew, Enlisted, flightsuit (since 1994) Pilot, Field Dress (since 2005) Aircrew, Field Dress (since 2005) Pilot, desert Aircrew, desert
 

 

 

FLIGHT SUIT WINGS

Pilot, SAR Aircrew, SAR SAR, Engineer Officer Pilot, CASA Aircrew, CASA Aircrew, CASA, variation
 

 

Pilot, 1997 variation, gold Pilot, 1997 variation, silver Helicopter Aircrew Helicopter Aircrew, Technician Helicopter Aircrew, Non-Technical Pilot, 2006
 

 

Aircrew, Officer, 2006 Aircrew, Enlisted, 2006
 

 

 

FLIGHT SUIT AICRAFT BADGES

 
Agusta Westland 139 Agusta Westland 139 - 1000 hrs Alouette III Allouette III (error) BN2T-4S Defender CN-235 Casa
 

 

   
Eurocopter 135 Eurocopter 135 - 1000 hrs Eurocopter 135 Garda A.S.U. FR172H Cessna Gulfstream 4 Learjet 45
 

 

   
PC- 9M (Instructors) PC- 9M (Cadets) SKA200 Beechcraft    
 

 

 

UNIT BADGES

Administration Wing Air Corps HQ Air Support Signals Company Air Traffice Control Technical Training Squadron Training Wing
 
No.1 Support Wing  No.1 Support Wing ("1" is reversed) No.3 Support Wing 5th Maintenance Engineers No.3 Operations Wing (2004) Air Corps College (2012)
Air Corps HQ (2012) Communications & Information Services Squadron (2012) No.1 Operations Wing (2012) No.3 Operations Wing (2012) No.4 Support Wing (2012) No.5 Support Wing (2012)
 

 

 

SQUADRONS

Light Strike Squadron (1980's), on felt Light Strike Squadron (1980's) Light Strike Squadron (1996) Martime Squadron (1984) Martime Squadron (late 1980's) Martime Squadron (early 1990's)
 

 

Martime Squadron (1999) Sensor Airbone Radar Operator course in Canada (1993) Martime Squadron, Pilots & Crew Martime Squadron, Photographers Martime Squadron, Radar Operators Martime Squadron, Signals Crew
 

 

Martime Squadron, Pilots & Crew (refused proposal) Martime Squadron, Photographers (refused proposal) Search and Rescue Squadron (1986) Search and Rescue Squadron (mid 1990's) Search and Rescue Squadron (1999)
 

 

101 Squadron 104 Squadron 105 Squadron 106 Squadron 301 Squadron 302 Squadron
 

 

303 Squadron 506 Squadron Air Corps Fire Service (Crew) 506 Squadron Air Corps Fire Service (Chief)
 

 

 

FLYING TRAINING SCHOOL

Flying Training School Qualified Flying Instructor (2002 - 2004) Qualified Flying Instructor (2002 - 2004) Cadet (2002 - 2004) Cadet (2002 - 2004) Qualified Flying Instructor
 

 

Qualified Flying Instructor Qualified Flying Instructor (2004 Canadian trained)
 

 

 

SENSOR AIRBORNE RADAR OPERATOR COURSE

1st (1993) 2nd (1994) 3rd (2001 - 2002) 4th (2006 - 2007) 5th (2009 - 2010) 6th (2011 - 2013)
 

 

 

AIR CORPS APPRENTICE CLASSES

46th (1982 - 1986) 47th (1983 - 1987) 48th (1984 - 1988) 49th (1985 - 1989) 50th (1986 - 1990) 51st (1987 - 1991)
 

 

52nd (1988 - 1992) 53rd (1989 - 1993) 54th (1990 - 1994) 55th (1991 - 1995) 56th (1992 - 1996) 57th (1993 - 1997)
 

 

 

GARDA AIR SUPPORT UNIT

 

 

 

MISCELLENEOUS ITEMS

Pipe Band title (since Oct. 1999) Pipe Band title (since Oct. 1999) Parachute Qualification Silver Swallows Display Team Silver Swallows Display Team (handmade) Fire Service
 

 

 
Alouette III Commemorative Bremen Flight Commemoration  
 

 

 

ENLISTED CUFF RANK MARKINGS

Apprentice 2 Star Airman 3 Star Airman Corporal Sergeant Flight Quartemaster Sergeant
 

 

Flight Sergeant Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant Regimental Sergeant Major
 

 

 

RANK SLIDERS, 1994 Series

Apprentice 2 Star Airman 3 Star Airman Corporal Sergeant Flight Quartemaster Sergeant
 

 

Flight Sergeant Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant Regimental Sergeant Major Cadet 2nd Lieutenant Lieutenant
 

 

 
Captain Commandant Lieutenant Colonel Colonel Brigadier General Major General
 

 

 

RANK SLIDERS, 2001 Series

Apprentice 2 Star Airman 3 Star Airman Corporal Sergeant Flight Quartemaster Sergeant
 

 

Flight Sergeant Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant Regimental Sergeant Major Cadet 2nd Lieutenant Lieutenant
 

 

 
Captain Commandant Lieutenant Colonel Colonel Brigadier General Major General
 

 

 

RANK SLIDERS, 2003 series, subdued

  not manufactured  
Apprentice 2 Star Airman 3 Star Airman Corporal Sergeant Flight Quartemaster Sergeant
 

 

 
Flight Sergeant Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant Regimental Sergeant Major Cadet 2nd Lieutenant Lieutenant
 

 

 
Captain Commandant Lieutenant Colonel Colonel Brigadier General Major General
 

OFFICER RANK SLIDERS, 2008 series, subdued

 

not manufactured

 

Cadet 2nd Lieutenant Lieutenant Captain Commandant Lieutenant Colonel
 

 

           
Colonel Brigadier General Major General      
 

 

 
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