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The Defence Forces is now accepting applications for General Service in both the Army and Naval Service.

Army applicants must be at least 18 years old and under the age of 25 years of age on the closing date for applications.

Naval Service applicants must be at least 18 years old and under the age of 27 years of age on the closing date for applications.

Both Competitions will close on Sunday 29th April 2018.

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The Crest of the Naval Service Reserve

The crest is based on other crests within the Naval Service.  The symbol for the Naval Service Reserve has always been the Castle and Fouled Anchor.  This is on one side of the crest, on the other is the gold harp on a green background, also known as the Arms of Ireland, the gold harp on a green flag was the unofficial national flag of Ireland from 1798 until the early 20th century.  This flag is flown in addition to the Naval Ensign (the tri-colour), by Irish Naval Ships at the Jack staff when at anchor, moored, alongside or when under way and dressed with Masthead Ensigns. It is hoisted and half masted at the same time and in like manner as the Naval Ensign.

 

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