Erin go Bragh!
By Robert G. Segel

Éirinn go Brách

Irish Potato Digger!

No St. Patrick’s Day celebration would be complete without a mention of Irish and Potato Diggers, so SAW Senior Editor, the “Emmageeman” himself, has brought us the brilliant picture of the Irish with a “Digger” in the First War.

A bit o’ the Irish using the Vickers in the First War

A nice photo and some history on the Thompson in Ireland

Image Gallery

Irish Free State die stamped brass machine gun marksmanship arm badge. Crossed Vickers applied to rifle marksmanship badge. Post 1922 era. Two lugs to rear.

2nd Irish Guards, Machine Gun Guards shoulder patch. Green letters and Roman numerals on wool uniform background. World War I.

Irish Republican Army qualified Lewis gunner shoulder patch. Maker marked to rear, “Taler & Son 1918.

Red Hand” independent machine gun company. Actual unit not known but probably Ulster. World War I.