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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 complete Air Ambulance mission.

The Air Corps has successfully completed the transfer of a patient from London to Dublin this evening.

The Learjet departed Casement Aerodrome, Baldonnel, for RAF Northolt, London, earlier today with a HSE team who met with the patient in a London Hospital.

The patient was then brought to the awaiting Learjet which left RAF Northolt at 5.00pm and arrived in Casement Aerodrome at 6.00pm.

This was the 8th Air Ambulance mission completed by the Air Corps so far this year.


Press Release Date:  06 February, 2012,

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