Belfast jeweller remembered for sniper scopes

A jewellers at Donegall Place in Belfast was once responsible for producing sniper sights for the 36th (Ulster) Division for use in the First World War.

The establishment, known as Sharman D. Neill's, was also tasked with making cap badges for the Young Citizen Volunteers (YCV), depicting a shamrock and the Red Hand of Ulster topped with a crown.

Different from others, however, their sight was affixed to the side of a rifle to allow a soldier to focus on long distance targets whilst also using the normal sight for closer combat.

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