FCA Titles, 1950's

These titles were worn by members of the FCA (local defence force) during the 1950's.  Upon integration into the permanent forces in 1959 the town names ceased and they evolved into the new designations (i.e. THURLES BATTALION FCA became 16 Heavy Mortar Battery and ATHLONE BATTALION FCA became A Company, 16 Infantry Battalion).  An aspect of integration was that a number of the Infantry units were re-designated to other Corps.

It is worth noting that there are in the region of 100 different titles in this series.  Some of the titles are known only because of  records but there are a number of actual badges in existence that are not shown here.  Some that I am aware of are DUNGARVAN,  CAHIR,  BANDON,  NORTH MEATH, & SOUTH MEATH. 

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Abbeyleix Battalion, FCA   Athenry Battalion, FCA   Athlone Battalion, FCA
         

      

      

Ballina Battalion, FCA   Ballinasloe Battalion, FCA   Ballymoe Battalion, FCA
         

      

      

Bantry Battalion, FCA   Boyle Battalion, FCA   Carlow Battalion, FCA
         

      

      

East Cavan Battalion, FCA   Mid Cavan Battalion, FCA   Claremoris Battalion, FCA
         

      

      

Coast Defence Artillery, FCA (cut)   North West Donegal Battalion, FCA   South Donegal Battalion, FCA
         

      

      

North County Dublin Battalion, FCA   South County Dublin Battalion, FCA   Edenderry Battalion, FCA
         
             
Granard Battalion, FCA   Inishowen Battalion, FCA   Inniscrone Battalion, FCA
             
Letterkenny Battalion, FCA   Loughrea Battalion, FCA   South Louth Battalion, FCA
         
             
Manorhamilton Battalion, FCA   Mohill Battalion, FCA   Monaghan Battalion, FCA
         
             
BMuinebeag Battalion, FCA   Mullingar Battalion, FCA   Pallas Battalion, FCA
         
             
Portlaoise Battalion, FCA   Sligo Battalion, FCA   Swinford Battalion, FCA
         
             
Tullamore Battalion, FCA   Westport Battalion, FCA   Wexford Battalion, FCA
         
             
11th Cavalry Regiment, FCA   Pearce Battalion (Irish Version)   26th Battalion, FCA
         
             
41st Battalion, FCA   42nd Battalion, FCA   43rd Battalion, FCA
         
             
44th Battalion, FCA   47th Battalion,, FCA   50th Battalion, FCA
         
                    
42nd Field Artillery Battery, FCA       46nd Field Artillery Battery, FCA

 

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 Page Updated : Thursday, 21 November 2013