The Irish Air Corps during World War II (Emergency)
Interviewed for MAOHP - 12/01/2017
Reference Code: IE_MA_MAC_006_MAOHP_014_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 third in a series of interviews undertaken by Michael J. Whelan, Tony discusses the position of Air Corps pilots who were taking to the skies to confront belligerent aircraft and outlines the frustration of Air Corps personnel at not being able to engage belligerent aircraft. He also speaks about the danger for pilots given the limited resources available to the Air Corps as well as their inexperience.