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 complete Air Ambulance mission.

An Air Corps Casa aircraft completed the transfer of a patient from Kings Cross Hospital, London, to Our Lady Children’s Hospital, Crumlin, this afternoon.

The Casa collected the patient at RAF Northolt from where they were transferred to Casement Aerodrome, Baldonnel and then by road to Our Lady Children’s Hospital, Crumlin.

This was the 63rd Air Ambulance mission completed by the Air Corps so far this year.

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Press Release Date: 7th November, 2011

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