New Formations, 2003 : All the following insignia are associated with new formations within the Irish Defence Forces. These badges started to appear during 2003.   

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Combat Service & Support 

The units shown below are all part of the DFTC and were previously Depots, Schools and Units within the Curragh Command.

               
Combat Support
College
(July 2003)
Combat Services Support
College
(July 2003)
Supply & Services
Unit
(July 2003)
     

CSC comprises of the following schools: Artillery, Cavalry, Engineers & CIS

CSSC comprises of the following schools: Administration, Catering, Medical, MP School, Ordnance, Transport & the Defence Forces School of Physical Culture (DFPCS)

SSU comprises of the following: Education Resources, Personnel, Logistics, a CIS Detachment, a Medical Detachment, an Ordnance Detachment and a Transport Company.

 

 

Logistics 

Because of a small flaw at design stage the four badges shown below were actually manufactured with an error (i.e. The Q was made as an O and the rifle on the top was just a squiggle).  The 1st LSB discovered the flaw in time and had their badge rectified so the error was not issued.

1st Logs Support Batt
(2003)
2nd Logs Support Batt
(2003)
4th Logs Support Batt
(Sep 2003)
Logs Support Base
(Jul 2003)

 

 

Training Areas 

The three badges shown below represent the Defence Forces Training Areas.  Because of the small staff in these locations these badges are extremely rare. 

             
TISK, Kilworth
(July 2003)
Kilbride
(2003)
Coolmoney
(2003)
     

NOTE: TISK stands for "Training Installation Staff, Kilworth".

 

 

Training Centers, Brigade 

 

                 
1 Southern Brigade
(2003)
2 Eastern Brigade
(2003)
4 Western Brigade
(2003)
   

NOTE: The Brigade Training Centers were previously know as Command Training Depots.

 

 

Others 

The following are the balance of units that currently have unit badges of the new series.

             
Logs Base Hospital
(Jul 2003)
1st Armd Cav Sqn
 (Sep 2003)
School of Music
(2003)
     

NOTE1: 1 Armoured Cavalry Squadron was previously 1 Tank Squadron and 1 Armoured Car Squadron.
NOTE2: LBH was previously known as St.Bricin's Hospital. The other two hospitals (namely DFTC Curragh & Cork Hospital) do not wear this badge.
NOTE3: The badge of the School of Music has been issued to the unit but because of an error in the badge it is not being worn.

 

 

Variations & Errors 

The badge shown here for 1st LSB was the one with the error (as mentioned above).

Also, this example of the the BTC was produced by the unit prior to issue of the standard badge as shown further above.

      
1st Logs Support Batt
(
Early 2003)
Brigade Training Centre
2 Eastern Brigade
(March 2003)
   

 

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 Page Updated : Sunday, 02 March 2014