Michael Collins 1890-1922) Irish Nationalist, Sinn Fein leader, founder and director
Michael Collins 1890-1922) Irish Nationalist, Sinn Fein leader, founder and director of intelligence of the Irish Republican Army 1919, minister for finance in the provisional government of the Irish Free State 1922, and for ten days Head of State before being killed. Born in County Cork, he became an active member of the Irish Republican Brotherhood and in 1916 fought in the Easter Rising. In 1918 he was elected a Sinn Fein member to the Dail, and became a minister in the Republican Provisional government. In 1921 he and Arthur Griffith were mainly responsible for the treaty that established the Irish Free State. During the ensuing civil war, Collins took command and crushed the opposition in Dublin and the large towns within a few weeks. When Griffiths died Collins became head of the state and the army, but he was ambushed near Cork by fellow Irishmen on 22nd August and killed. Topfoto stills library picture library stock archive vintage Ireland Irish Rebellion 1916
Soldiers Complete Final Rehearsal Ahead of the Queens Birthday Parade
The soldiers line off.
Almost fifteen hundred soldiers and officers and 300 military horses, performed precision drill and pageantry to music by the Household Division Bands & Corps of Drums. They were watched by 5, 000 spectators on Horse Guard's Parade and hundreds more in The Mall.
The Soldiers were on parade in the traditional ceremonial uniforms of the Household Cavalry, Royal Horse Artillery, and Foot Guards. They and many of their comrades were up most of the night making final preparations to horses, Guns and uniforms to ensure they looked immaculate and the Parade went smoothly.
Today's Colonel's Review was the last formal inspection of the Household Division before The Queen's Birthday Parade, more popularly known as Trooping the Colour, when the Queen's Colour is Trooped in front of Her Majesty The Queen and all the Royal Colonels.
This year, the Colour being trooped is that of Number 7 Company Coldstream Guards. They were joined on Parade today by The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment, Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards, 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards, F Company Scots Guards, The Irish Guards and The King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery
ANZAC PREVIEW AUSTRALIAN LIGHT HORSE
In memory of the Australian Army Veterinary Corp (AAVC), Chris Kennedy and his horse Chaos (left) and Damon Hughes and horse Maverick are seen at Currumbin Beach on the Gold Coast, Tuesday, April 23, 2019. The AAVC played a vital military role, from the Sudan and South African wars, through World War I and to the end of World War II. Veterinarians and their assistants provided professional care for horses, mules, camels, dogs and pigeons in the Australian Army, with 120 officers serving overseas in WWI. Kennedy and Chaos will participate in the annual Anzac Day dawn service at Currumbin Beach on Thursday. (AAP Image/Dave Hunt)