60 pounder shoot. Any idea when this was shot ?
"Pictured at the Stand Down Parade for RSM Patrick "Podge" O Driscoll (1st AR)
after 39 years of dedicated and loyal service and 23 Overseas Missions.
"Podge" is pictured beneath the iconic clock-tower in Collin's Barracks, Cork.
Photo: Sgt Barry McCarthy, (1st BDE HQ.)"
Congratulations, and well done that man.
In this RTÉ News report from 1964, Kevin O'Kelly meets some Irish soldiers who are part of a UN patrol in Cyprus. Labhrann sé le Lieutenant Todd faoi na saighdiúirí eile agus a gcuid oibre.
Many of the soldiers are from the Gaeltacht and talk Irish amongst themselves, though they have little opportunity to speak it during their duties. O'Kelly points out that Irish was used as a secret code in the Congo, but Todd tells him they weren't long cracking it.
The short based landrover and APC are sourced from the British Forces on Cyprus, interesting to note the Radio Op has no mag on his F.N. as does another soldier to the rear.
I love the ould fella in the background behind the radio op "Awck, sure it'll be grand so"
Interesting to see the reference to Jadotville.
Students from the 3rd All Arms Standard NCO course conducting a FIBUA (Fighting in Built up Areas) exercise in Fort Davis, April 2013. During the exercise the students were tested using an Engineer Assault Bridge to gain entry and a Artillery 105mm Gun to break strong points. There are thirty nine students on the course representing the Infantry, Cavalry, Artillery, Engineer, Ordnance, CIS and Air Corp.
A few pages I scanned from a magazine. I have a couple others to post soon as well.
Has anyone heard anything about plans to replace two of the Navy's ships?
I read today that the Defence Force is looking for 700,000 euro each for two vessels, hoping to sell them off to African nations as it intends to replace them within 18 months.
In the scenario, similar to real life operations that have taken place in Liberia and Kosovo, 20 recently commissioned officers and 39 Two Star Privates had to take control of Waterford airport using 15 Mowag APC's and conventional Infantry Weapons, and secure it for the safe passage of a VIP. The peace support scenario and the threat assessment led to the tactical deployment pictured which included dismounted infantry on an inner cordon and an armoured outer cordon including recce and air defence elements.