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The Defence Forces is now accepting applications for General Service in both the Army and Naval Service.

Army applicants must be at least 18 years old and under the age of 25 years of age on the closing date for applications.

Naval Service applicants must be at least 18 years old and under the age of 27 years of age on the closing date for applications.

Both Competitions will close on Sunday 22nd April 2018.

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Organisation

Air Corps Headquarters

Air Corps Headquarters comprises of the Office of General Officer Commanding, an Operations Section and a Support Section. In addition three specialist sections, Military Airworthiness Authority (MAA), Flight Safety Section and Military Police Section are attached to Air Corps Headquarters under direct command of General Officer Commanding Air Corps.

Strategic management planning, operational control and planning, personnel and logistical management, public relations and airworthiness of all service aircraft are among the tasks carried out by staff of Air Corps Headquarters.

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No. 1 Operations Wing

No. 1 Operations Wing carries out all fixed wing tasks and operations assigned to the Air Corps. The wing is sub divided into six separate operational squadrons, each fulfilling its own specific roles. The wing currently operates a total of ten aircraft. In addition, the wing is responsible for first line maintenance of all aircraft assigned to it.

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No. 3 Operations Wing

No. 3 Operations Wing carries out all rotary wing tasks and operations assigned to the Air Corps. The wing is sub divided into three separate operational squadrons, each fulfilling its own specific roles.
The wing currently operates a total of eight aircraft, with six Augusta Westland AW139’s and two Eurocopter EC-135’s.  In addition, the wing is responsible for first line maintenance of all aircraft assigned to it.

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No. 4 Support Wing

No. 4 Support Wing carries out scheduled second line maintenance on all Air Corps aircraft.

This includes responsibility for all avionic related maintenance, procurement and management of spare parts and aviation fuel management and supply.

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No. 5 Support Wing

No. 5 Support Wing is responsible for all logistical support to the Air Corps.

The wing is sub divided into six separate support squadrons, each fulfilling its own specific roles.

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Communications & Information Services Squadron

Communication & Information Squadron (CIS) is responsible for the maintenance and supply of all ground based communications, navigation, radar and Information Technology systems.

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Air Corps College

The Air Corps College is main training unit within the Air Corps. The college is sub divided into three separate schools, Flying Training School (FTS), Technical Training School (TTS) and Military Training & Survival School (MTSS), each fulfilling its own specific training role. The college also currently operates a total of seven aircraft and two simulator, one PC-9M simulator and one Beechcraft Kingair 200 multi-engine simulator. In addition, the college is responsible for first line maintenance of all aircraft assigned to it.

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news

Tuesday 17th April 2018 - Defence Forces Conduct MRE

, 2.00pm.- Defence Forces Conduct Mission Readiness Exercise in Preparation for UNIFIL (Lebanon) Deployment[more]

Monday 12th April 2018 - 90th Anniversary Ceremony

3.00pm - 90th Anniversary Ceremony of the First East - West Flight Across the Atlantic Ocean in Baldonnel Aerodrome[more]