Second Patrol to Jadotville Bridge
Interviewed for MAOHP - 13/10/2016
Reference Code: IE_MA_MAC_006_MAOHP_008_M
In this piece of audio, Corporal Seamus McDermott discusses in detail his involvement in the second patrol which attempted to reach Jadotville, where a company of Irish soldiers were under siege. He details the requisition of at least sixteen buses which were used in order to go on a patrol towards Jadotville and explains that he was sent on this patrol. He outlines the instructions that he and other officers were given before the patrol and the various issues that they might face. The patrol included 150 of B Company of Southern Command as well as Indian forces. He also recalls a Fouga jet (flown by a mercenary) bombing their position on the road to Jadotville.