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New RDF website.


Conor Dodd
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Looking good

Glyn

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Well done Conor - super site

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Nice one Connor - enjoyed speaking with you guys at the Somme.

Des

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Good start Conor,

Enjoyed the story about the chap who escaped and Brady.

keep it going

Arm

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Nice work.

This is off-topic, so apologies, but looking at the link to the Irish Defence force, I see that it comments that strength fell by 6,000 between the outbreak of WW2 and May 1940 - due mostly (it says), to 'financial considerations'. Now, I read, years ago, that a large proportion of the irish Forces at the outbreak of WW2 desetred in order to join the british Army: is it possible that this 6,000 drop might be the same thing?

Sorry to hi-jack the thread, but couldn't think where else to start.

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I know that quite a few did desert to join the British Army (and for other reasons) a list of which I have but the number does not appear near 6,000. Will look into it more for you.

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I'd appreciate that, Conor. I bought the history of 38th (Irish) Brigade (WW2) on holiday in Dublin last week; obviously, a lot of Southerners served, and I often wondered how many of them had been in the irish Forces pre-war.

The story of the Southerner and Norhterner in a trench in Italy, under mortar fire, discussing De Valera, with the Southerner saying "whatever your opinion, at least he kept us out of this lot" was a classic!

I do like the site, by the way.

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I am going away for a few days so I will try and find out when I get back at the weekend. Don't forget to join the RDF Forum by the way !!!

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