Military aviation in Ireland 1921-45 (Book, 2010) []
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Military aviation in Ireland 1921-45

Military aviation in Ireland 1921-45

Author: Michael C O'Malley
Publisher: Dublin : University College Dublin Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Michael O'Malley charts the history of the Air Corps from its early days as the Military Air Service established by Michael Collins in 1922 to the ineffective air operations conducted during the Second World War period.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael C O'Malley
ISBN: 9781906359485 1906359482 9781906359492 1906359490
OCLC Number: 701035149
Description: 352 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction; ONE: Early aviation in Ireland; TWO: Civil aviation developments in Saorstat Eireann; THREE: Michael Collins, the Military Air Service and the Civil War; FOUR: From Civil War to Army mutiny; FIVE: Organisation, policy and command, 1924-36; SIX: Pilot intake, 1922-45; SEVEN: Aviation policy and planning, 1935-40; EIGHT: Support services; NINE: The Air Corps' Emergency; TEN: Services rendered; ELEVEN: The Air Corps investigation of 1941; TWELVE: Re-equipping, reorganisation and demobilisation; Appendix I: Summary of expenses - Capt. C. F. Russell; Appendix II: Telegram received in the Irish Office; Appendix III: Statement of expenditure - Maj. Gen. McSweeney; Appendix IV: Department of Civil Aviation - 20 July 1922; Appendix V: Department of Military Aviation - 22 July 1922; Appendix VI: Aviation department of the Army - 18 October 1922; Appendix VII: Col. P. A. Mulcahy' pre-invasion address - 4 July 1940; Appendix VIII: Col. P. A. Mulcahy - Flying training; Appendix IX: Damage to army aircraft; Appendix X: Majority report on Col. P. A. Mulcahy; Appendix XI: Minority report on Col. P.A. Mulcahy; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Michael C. O'Malley.


The Air Service came about when the Civil War caused the postponement of Michael Collins' plans for a civil air service. This title charts the history of the Air Corps from its early days as the  Read more...


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