60 Years Peacekeeping1958 - 2018

This year marks the 60th Anniversary of Ireland's first Peacekeeping deployment in 1958.

Since then, Ireland have maintained the longest unbroken service on the front line of peace with over 70,000 individual tours of duty completed by the men and women of Óglaigh na hÉireann.

This year, we remember the 87 members of the Defence Forces who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the service of Peace.

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Air Corps College

The Air Corps College is main training unit within the Air Corps. The college is sub divided into three separate schools, Flying Training School (FTS), Technical Training School (TTS) and Military Training & Survival School (MTSS), each fulfilling its own specific training role.

The Flying Training School (FTS)

The Flying Training School (FTS) is the squadron within the Air Corps responsible for the training and education of all Air Corps cadets.

The school’s primary role is to conduct initial flying and officer training for cadets.

The Technical Training School (TTS)

The training of Aircraft Mechanics has been conducted in Casement Aerodrome, Baldonnel since April 1922. A growing requirement for highly trained aircraft technicians to maintain its expanding fleet brought about the opening of the Apprentice School in the air base.

The Military Training & Survival School (MTSS)

The mission of the Military Training and Survival School (MTSS) is to provide the highest standards of military training to meet the operational requirements of the Air Corps.  The MTSS is responsible for the military training of all new recruits and apprentices as well as conducting any career courses.

For more information on the Air Corps College go to Education HQ