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A Fusilier Piper

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    Above is a picture of Mike Kearney showing his MBE medal. Mike was awarded the MBE for his long and meritourius service to the Royal Irish Fusiliers and the art of the Warpipe.
    Mike was born and raised in Dublin.As a young lad he left home and went up to Belfast and lied about his age and joined the Fusiliers in the late 1940's..  Mike has been a great help to me in research on the instrument and in being a friend.
    Since retirment Mike has worked running a local Post Office and has helped the Museum of The Royal Irish Fusiliers.


Above, Mike is the short lad in the middle of the front row. Here he poses with other former Irish Fusiliers and a few ex Royal Irish Rangers at the dedication of the new Standard in Enniskillen


Above, Mike wearing a caubeen with hackle listens as a Fusilier Officer talks to a new recruit.
Thanks to my mate Pete Farrell former 2nd btn Royal Irish Rangers for use of the photo.

Faugh a Ballagh