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Soldiering at Home

Sporting Vest, Royal Dublin Fusiliers

British Army soldiers often challenged local sports teams to matches as a method of promoting goodwill in the community.

As a result British sports such as rugby and football (soccer) gained a following in garrison towns. Such events would attract a good crowd, usually hoping to see the Army lose to the locals.


Sporting Vest, Royal Dublin Fusiliers is located at:
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