The Army Ranger Wing

This Unit is officially designated 'Sciathán Fianóglach an Airm' which is translated as 'The Army Ranger Wing' (ARW). There is no direct English translation of the term 'Fianóglach' so the designation Ranger is the accepted version. 'Fianóglach' links the traditions of 'Na Fianna', legendary Irish warriors, with the present day Óglaigh na hÉireann, the Defence Forces. Qualified members of the unit wear the Fianóglach shoulder flash insignia.

The Army Ranger Wing Motto

The Unit motto is taken from an old Fianna poem and continues the link with which the name is associated. It is written in the Irish language;

Glaine ár gcroí, Neart ár ngéag, Agus beart de réir ár mbriathar

The cleanliness of our hearts, The strength of our limbs, And our commitment to our promise 

The Army Ranger Wing Ethos

The rapid emergence of new technology and the increasing diversity of potential tasks dictated the requirement for logical contingency planning. The need for a high level of preparedness to deal with any requests for operations of a specific nature is inherent in the Unit mission. From its foundation it was necessary for the ARW to ensure that the highest standards pertained at all levels of the Unit. Motivation, training and operational flexibility are paramount to success. This is achieved by ensuring the highest level of individual proficiency allied to the C3 (Command, Control & Communications) function, all of which knit together to form cohesive military teamwork.

 

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