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30 1923



Form of Commission to an Officer.

Section 10 .


OGLAIGH na heireann.

To (Name of Officer)_________________trusting in your loyalty to our country and reposing special confidence in your courage honour good conduct and intelligence the Executive Council of Saorstát Eireann in exercise of the powers in that behalf conferred by the Defence Forces (Temporary Provisions) Act, 1923, hereby constitutes and appoints you to be an officer in OGLAIGH na hEIREANN as from the ____________day of __________19 ___________You will bear true faith and allegiance to our country and serve and defend her against all her enemies whomsoever. You will discharge your duty in the rank of ____________or in any higher rank to which your merit may hereafter determine your appointment or promotion, which appointment or promotion will be notified in the “Iris Oifigiúil.” You will exercise and train in arms and maintain in good order and discipline the soldiers and inferior officers serving under you who are hereby each and all enjoined and commanded to render you obedience as their superior officer. You will yourself observe and obey without question such orders and directions as you shall from time to time receive from the Minister for Defence for the time being or from any of your superior officers according to law.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF WE have hereunto set our respective hands and seals at___________this____________day of___________in the year one thousand nine hundred and____________

Signed ________________

President of Executive Council of Saorstát Eireann


Minister of Defence, Commander-in-Chief.