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‘The greatest missionary force to ever leave the shores of Ireland’
In this clip, Father Jerry Carroll, the Chaplain to the Air Corps, speaks passionately about the role of Irish peacekeepers which he describes as 'the greatest missionary force to ever leave the shores of Ireland'.
Memories of Cadet Training
In this clip Michael shares some recollections of his Cadet training. He reflects on the size of his cadet class and on the emphasis on internal security training in the Defence Forces in the 1970s. He also recalls the particular smell at that time of turf fires in the morning...
Sport in 1st Battalion
In this clip Tom speaks about his early service with 1 Battalion in Galway, arriving in December 1976. Tom speaks about the emphasis on sport in the 1 Battalion at this time and tells a story about almost being posted to 28 Battalion, Finner Camp to illustrate this. The Adjutant...