Ceremonial Military GuardThe National Monument

A Ceremonial Military Guard will parade at the site of the ‘National Memorial to Members of the Defence Forces who died in the Service of the State’, at Merrion Square park, Dublin during July and August.

Ceremonies will take place at Merrion Square Park, every Saturday from 16th July to Saturday 20th August 2016.

Units from throughout the Defence Forces, across the Army, Air Corps and Naval Service will participate in this Military Guard Ceremony in solemn remembrance of their fallen comrades.

The ceremony will last approximately one hour.


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Roles of the ARW

The Army Ranger Wing is an integral unit of the Defence Forces. Its roles are divided into Conventional Warfare roles and specialist ATCP roles. It also has an established role in the advancement of standards within the Defence Forces.

Military Tasks

Offensive Operations Behind Enemy Lines:

  • Securing of vital objectives
  • Long Range Patrolling
  • Raids
  • Ambushes
  • Sabotage
  • Capture of Key Personnel
  • Diversionary Operations
  • Intelligence Gathering

Defensive Operations:

  • VIP Protection
  • Counter Insurgency
  • Training in and Conduct of Specialist Operations
  • Delay Operations

Aid to the Civil Power (Anti-Terrorist) Tasks

  • Anti-Hijack Operations
  • Hostage Rescue Operations
  • Airborne and Seaborne Interventions
  • Search Operations - Specialist Tasks on Land or Sea
  • Pursuit Operations
  • Recapture of Terrorist-Held Objectives
  • VIP Security Operations/Close Protection of VIPs
  • Contingency Planning to Counter Terrorist/Subversive Threat

Advancement of Defence Forces Standards

The ARW contributes to the improvement of standards in military and related skills throughout the Defence Forces by:

  • Testing and Evaluation of Equipment for the Defence Forces
  • Organising and Participating in Defence Forces Training Exercises
  • Conducting Specialist Courses
  • Returning ARW personnel to all Corps of the Defence Forces

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