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 Two Air Ambulance Missions.

The Air Corps successfully completed two Air Ambulance missions over the last two days.

In the first Air Ambulance, a patient was transported in the Air Corps Learjet from Casement Aerodrome, Baldonnel, to RAF Northolt, London yesterday.

The Learjet departed Casement Aerodrome at 11:30am and arrived in RAF Northolt at 1:00pm, where the patient continued their journey to a London hospital by road.

The second Air Ambulance was completed by an Air Corps AW 139 Helicopter, which transported a patient from Waterford to Dublin this afternoon.

The helicopter collected the patient from the helicopter pad at Waterford Regional Hospital and transported them to the helicopter pad in Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin, landing at 5.05pm.

This brings the total of Air Ambulances completed by the Air Corps this year to 7.

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Press Release Date:  23 January, 2012

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