Military Guard CeremonyThe 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 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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Agusta Westland AW139

The Air Corps took delivery of its first two Agusta Westland AW139 aircraft in November 2006. There are currently six of the type in service.
The AW139 is a medium-lift twin-engine helicopter with a troop lifting capacity of up to 14 personnel in the normal configuration. In the cockpit the aircrew have a fully integrated digital avionics and cockpit display system, which includes an autopilot, a dual flight management system with GPS and a radio navigation system. The AW139 is utilised mainly in the army support role.


  • Army support
  • Air ambulance
  • Military transport
  • General utility
AW139 Statistics

Aircraft Type

Agusta Westland AW139


Army support, air ambulance, military transport and general utility


2 pilots & upto 8 fully equipped troops


2 x Pratt & Whitney PT-6C-67C turboshafts

Wing Span

13.80 mts. (45ft. 3in.)


4.98 mts. (16ft. 4in.)


16.62 mts. (54ft. 6in.)



Entered Service

November 2006

AW139 Performance

Max T/O Weight

6,000 kgs. (13,227 lbs.)

Service Ceiling

20,000 ft

Cruise Speed

157 kts.

Maximum Speed

167 kts.


Mission dependant


Mission dependant

AW139 Helicopter

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