Lieutenant Colonel Louis (Louie) Lawrence Treacy and World War II (the Emergency)
Interviewed for MAOHP - 24/10/2016
Reference Code: IE_MA_MAC_006_MAOHP_013_A
Location(s): Casement Aerodrome
Tony Kearns, a civilian historian to the Irish Air Corps has spent over fifty years researching and writing about the organisation. In this clip which comes from the second in a series of interviews undertaken by Michael J. Whelan, Tony and Michael discuss Lieutenant Colonel Louis (Louie) Lawrence Treacy (22nd October 1919 - 19th February 2001). Tony states that the brother of Louis Treacy was in the RAF (Royal Air Force) and was shot down, captured and held for a year. He later returned to England and went back to the war but was shot down and killed. Tony also reflects on the feelings of members of the RAF towards Ireland as a result of Ireland's neutrality in World War II (the Emergency).