Revolutionaries are expected to have a uniform of their own, after the soldiers of the armed forces wore uniforms of their revolutionary war during the Easter Rising.
The armed forces have been given the freedom to choose between uniforms from the Revolutionary War, the American Civil War and the First World War.
The uniforms are now in the hands of all members of the Armed Forces and the uniform designations are now being made publicly available, according to the Ministry of Defence.
The Irish Times has learnt that the designations for the uniforms were announced on Friday afternoon.
The Revolutionary War uniforms were designed by William O’Brien, a military engineer from New York, and are now on display at the National Collection in London.
The US Army and the British army have also had uniforms of the revolution since 1916.
Irish republican John Redmond, who commanded the Royal Irish Constabulary during the rebellion, wore the Revolutionary war uniforms during the 1916 Easter Rising, when hundreds of people were killed and more than 10,000 wounded.
The Royal Irish Regiment’s uniform designation is for the first time in the modern era.
“I was a huge fan of the uniforms of 1916,” Mr Redmond said.
“It’s such a great piece of history.”
And so many people are still wearing it today.
“There’s no one else that could possibly do what I did, in terms of the level of sacrifice I had to make to bring this uniform to life.”
Mr Redmond said he had a huge passion for the uniform.
“That uniform was just so simple and so simple, so clean, so crisp and so uniform,” he said.
Mr Redmond’s father, Charles Redmond, was the first officer to be promoted to a sergeant and served in the Royal Dublin Regiment.
“When he saw what I wore, he said ‘That’s the uniform I want to wear’,” Mr Redmond recalled.
“He said that in 1894 and he went out and got the uniform and he was so proud of it.”
The uniform was inspired by the Revolutionary style, with a simple grey tunic and a blue and white stripe, the military has said.
The design was designed by Irish designer William O. O’Briens in the 1860s.
“We’re just trying to capture the spirit of that era and bring it back,” said John Redmond.
“The uniform is very simple.
It’s not going to be overly fancy, it’s not over the top.”
But I think it’s a really nice piece of modern history.
“The uniforms were not worn in the war but were part of a ceremony at the Battle of the Somme in 1916, where the British and Irish soldiers fought in a fierce battle, as a symbol of unity.
The United States Army is considering a new uniform for its officers, but it is unlikely to go beyond the Revolutionary and Civil War designs.
Topics:war-and-politics,military-forces,united-statesFirst posted April 09, 2019 09:25:02Contact Michael BowermoreMore stories from Northern Ireland