Belt Buckles - Defence Forces School of Music

 [main] [general]

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)
   

 

  [main] [general]

 

This page is in no way sponsored or endorsed by The Irish Defence Forces - Óglaigh na hÉireann. Opinions and views expressed are those of the author and not necessarily those of the Service.

 Page Updated : Sunday, 06 February 2011