Voluntereers wanted for Congo
Interviewed for MAOHP - 24/06/2016
Reference Code: IE_MA_MAC_006_MAOHP_001_P
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 remembers in June 1960 when word came through that volunteers were wanted for the Congo. He recalls the Company Sergeant Austin Jordan calling for volunteers for the Congo and speaks about levels of awareness with regard to the conflict in the Congo in the army at the time.