Preparations for Service Overseas
Interviewed for MAOHP - 09/10/2018
Reference Code: IE_MA_MAC_006_MAOHP_0049_D
Location(s): Custume Barracks
In this clip Tom speaks about preparations in Athlone and the battalion concentration in Gormanston Camp prior to the departure of 46 Battalion. He comments that their pre-deployment training wasn't what it should have been but recalls that the officers did get a briefing from Major General Vinny Savino who had been the Commanding Officer of 44 Infantry Battalion, the previous winter trip.