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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Gulfstream Aerospace GIV

The Air Corps currently operates one Gulfstream IV. This aircraft entered service in 1991 and operates seven days a week usually in the Ministerial Air Transport role.

The Gulfstream IV offers an intercontinental transport capability to the state having circulated the globe on various missions throughout its service with the Air Corps. Operation of this aircraft allows flexibility in both time and destination not afforded by scheduled airlines.


  • Presidential & Ministerial Transport
  • VIP & Military Transport
Gulfstream IV Statistics

Aircraft Type

Gulfstream Aerospace Gulfstream IV


Presidential, Ministerial, VIP and Military Transport


2 Pilots, 1 Engineer, 1 Flight Attendant and up to 14 Passengers


2 x Rolls Royce Tay Mk 611-8 turbofans

Wing Span

23.72 metres (77 feet 10 inches)


7.57 metres (24 feet 10 inches)


26.92 metres (88 feet 4 inches)


Not Applicable

Entered Service


Gulfstream IV Performance

Max T/O Weight

33,869 kilogrammes. (74,600 pounds)

Service Ceiling

45,000 feet

Cruise Speed

Mach 0.80

Maximum Speed

Mach 0.88


8 hours 45 minutes (Plus reserves)


3,800 nautical miles

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