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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5th September 2013 - Naval Service Officer Commissioning Ceremony.

Mr Paul Kehoe TD, Minister of State at the Department of Defence and Chief Whip, accompanied by the Chief of Staff, Lieutenant General Conor O'Boyle will attend the Commissioning Ceremony of six new Officers at the Naval Base, Haulbowline, Cork on Thursday, 05th September 2013 at 3:30 p.m.

Tomorrow is a very important and proud day for the members of the 51st Naval Service Cadet Class as they are awarded their Presidential Commissions. This represents the successful completion of two years intensive military and nautical training.

The six Cadets completed a very demanding, challenging and rewarding course of basic officer training including diverse subjects such as navigation, seamanship, leadership, communications, marine engineering and naval warfare, while a strategic studies course was completed at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth.

The six Cadets completed sea time experience across the Services fleet and commenced their first year of academic study for a Bachelor of Science in Nautical Science at the National Maritime College of Ireland.

Press Release Date: Thursday, 5th September 2013

For Further Information contact:

Press Officer: Comdt. Denis Hanly

Tel: 045 49 2502 , 045 49 2503

Mobile : 087 2482130

E-mail: Press Officer

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