Tragedy for Defence Forces
Interviewed for MAOHP - 20/09/2016
Reference Code: IE_MA_MAC_006_MAOHP_009_B
Location(s): Galway Mayo Border
In this clip, Father Jerry Carroll, the Chaplain to the Air Corps, discusses his role as Air Corps Chaplain and outlines some of the memories and emotions associated with this work including funerals, weddings etc. He recalls that 'the saddest funeral' he ever officiated was after the deaths of Captain Derek Furniss and Cadet David Jevens on 12 October 2009, when a training flight PC9 265 crashed on the Galway-Mayo border. Captain Furniss was from Rathfarnham in Dublin and Cadet Jevens was a native of Davidstown, Glynn in Co Wexford.