Selected for Congo Mission
Interviewed for MAOHP - 24/06/2016
Reference Code: IE_MA_MAC_006_MAOHP_001_Q
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). Colonel Feely was one of 14 men from 'A' Company of 36th Battalion, who received a DSM (Distinguished Service Medal). Here, Colonel Feely speaks about the early days of recruitment for the Congo and discusses his own call up and also discusses the evolving military situation in the Congo including the increasing proficiency of the Katangan rebels with air power.