#OnThisDay 1932 The Army Comrades Association, better known as ‘The Blueshirts’ was formed. It was a quasi-fascist paramilitary group that acted as bodyguard for Cumann na nGaedheal from attacks by the IRA. It was later led by General Eoin O’Duffy. It planned to march on Dublin like the Italian Blackshirts but obeyed the Government’s ban. It was strongly opposed to communism and fought for Fascist leader General Franco in Spain. It merged with another party to form @FineGael.