Belt Buckles - Defence Forces School of Music

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Since its inception the School of Music has worn a number of belt buckles.  Some were worn during the same periods but on the different uniform (Service and Dress). Prior to the late 1990's there was a Band in each Command.  At one stage the bands were numbered e.g. Army No. 1 Band was the Eastern Command then the change was made to Command names like The Band of the Eastern Command.  The Band of the Curragh Command was intergrated into the the Band of the Eastern Command in the late 1990's. The West and South remained as they were. 

Army Bands 1920s



Army Bands 1935 Army Bands 1948



Boy Captain Army School of Music



The three bands of the Defence Forces wore this belt until the introduction of the new uniform in 2003.

Defence Forces Bands Buckle pre 2003



These are the two belt buckles worn by members of the Defence Forces Pipe Bands.  The belt is white leather.

Pipe Band (two piece) Pipe Band (Stamped)


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