Interviewed for MAOHP - 10/01/2018
Reference Code: IE_MA_MAC_006_MAOHP_001_I
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). Col. 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 Siege of Jadotville (September 1961). He discusses the feelings within the army at the time that the men should not have surrendered. He also speaks about Commandant Pat Quinlan who was commander of the Irish troops at Jadotville and affirms that he was an impressive commander.