Motivation to join army
Interviewed for MAOHP - 30/01/2017
Reference Code: IE_MA_MAC_006_MAOHP_003_B
Location(s): Curragh Camp
Colonel Seán Norton enlisted in the Irish Army in January 1955 at the age of nineteen. Sixty-two years later, he sat down at Cathal Brugha Barracks to offer his memories to the MAOHP. In this clip, Colonel Norton outlines his decision to join the army and recalls always enjoying being interested in the Scouts, noting that it seemed a natural development to join the army. He also noted that he enjoyed leadership and recalls as a young boy marching in front of his brothers, who were bringing home a Christmas tree on their shoulders.