60 Years Peacekeeping1958 - 2018

This year marks the 60th Anniversary of Ireland's first Peacekeeping deployment in 1958.

Since then, Ireland have maintained the longest unbroken service on the front line of peace with over 70,000 individual tours of duty completed by the men and women of Óglaigh na hÉireann.

This year, we remember the 87 members of the Defence Forces who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the service of Peace.

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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 nine aircraft.  In addition, the wing is responsible for first line maintenance of all aircraft assigned to it.

Typical operations include

  • Inshore & Offshore Maritime patrol 
  • Ministerial Air Transport Service
  • Army Co-op & Reconnaissance
  • Garda Air Support
  • Air Ambulance
  • Search & Rescue top cover
  • Parachuting operations
  • Escort surveillance & monitoring
  • Military transport

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