Battle of At-Tiri I
Interviewed for MAOHP - 09/10/2018
Reference Code: IE_MA_MAC_006_MAOHP_0049_F
Location(s): At Tiri
In this clip Tom speaks about events on Sunday 6 April 1980 when some of the De Facto Forces (DFF) came through a UNIFIL check-point into the village of At-Tiri. He describes the day as a sleepy Sunday afternoon and says that some of his off duty platoon were attending the Battalion Sports Day at Tibnin. He describes seeing DFF personnel at the checkpoint from the roof of his Platoon Post, filling his APC (Armoured Personnel Carrier) with Irish soldiers and driving down the road towards the post. By this time a DFF half-track vehicle had come through the post and pushed the Irish APC off the road.