Death of Lieutenant Paddy O’Riordan
Interviewed for MAOHP - 24/06/2016
Reference Code: IE_MA_MAC_006_MAOHP_001_E
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). Here, Colonel Feely reflects on the death of his fellow Platoon Commander Lieutenant Paddy Riordan, during the Battle of the Tunnel.