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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 19th July to Saturday 23rd August 2014.

Units from throughout the Defence Forces and 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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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.

 

Find out more about the ARW Selection Course