Arrival at Leopold Farm with ‘A’ Company 36th Battalion (December 1961)
Interviewed for MAOHP - 24/06/2016
Reference Code: IE_MA_MAC_006_MAOHP_001_B
Location(s): Elizabethville Katanga Congo
In this piece of audio taken from an interview on 24th June 2016, you will hear retired Colonel Peter Feely, a veteran of the Congo and one of three Platoon Commanders at the Battle of the Tunnel (December 1961). Colonel Feely was one of 14 men from 'A' Company of 36th Battalion, who received a DSM (Distinguished Service Medal). In this clip, Colonel Feely outlines his first impressions of Elizabethville and Leopold Farm where they were based. Recalls speaking to Captain Harry Agnew, a Captain in 'A' Company who had gone out in the advance party. While they were speaking a shot was fired in through the window, from an enemy sniper.