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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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Air Corps CASA conducts Search and Rescue top cover mission.

An Air Corps CASA provided Search and Rescue (SAR) top cover for the medical evacuation of an injured fisherman from a Spanish fishing vessel approx 100 miles off the South coast of Castletownbere, Cork.

The Air Corps CASA diverted from its daily maritime patrol in response to a request from the Coast Guard to provide assistance for the winching operation.

The CASA arrived on scene at 11.30am and provided a communications relay between the fishing vessel and ‘Rescue 115’.

The casualty is currently en route to Cork on board the Coastguard helicopter.

The CASA will now revert to its Maritime patrol before returning to Casement Aerodrome, Baldonnel.

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Press Release Date:  05 January, 2012

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