Originally Posted by shuggie001
Looking for former members of the above FCA company, the Company was stood down a few years ago and now forms part of the 63 Inf Battalion RDF.
There are lots of former members out there.
We have an association called the PEARSE BATTALION ASSOCIATION, the age profile is "getting on" in age and new members are needed to relive our weekly trips up to Griffith Barracks/Cathal Brugha Barracks, brasso, button sticks, .303 lee enfields, FN rifles, Bren guns, Gustav 9mm, web belts, ironing "slacks", hairy shirts, camps in Gormanstown, gun oil, 4 by 2, alpha bargains combats, wine coloured scarfs, polish boots.
I served from 1971 to mid eighties and had a great time.
Come out and post!!!!!!
Howya Shuggie , I served in The Pearse Battalion between '85 and '93
i still have a few friends still serving . I made a lot of good friends , life long friends in the FCA . We did our recruit camp in Gormo , the day Live Aid was on . I left after i got married in '92 . I still have my old uniform , some webbing and a couple of pairs of boots in the shed .. and my original beret with the brass cap bag filed down .
They were good days , and nights out ...!!!!
Sgt Dave Fitzgerald was my sarge when we started . he died a number of years ago .. He was a very good man , very witty , disiplined but fair .
May he rest in peace ...
if i can post a pic i have on the computer it will show the gang i called friends and still do .
(thats me climbing up onto the truck )