Passing out Parade Athlone.

The latest Recruit Platoon had their passing out parade yesterday   in Costume Barracks, Athlone. This was a proud day for all involved. These recruits completed a intensive training program over the last few months culminating in the celebration at their passing out parade.

Pictured yesterday at the passing out parade in Costume Barracks Athlone;
 L-R BS Eugene O Rielly, Cpl John McDonnell, Lt Eoin Scanlon, Lt Col Ray Yorke OC 4 FAR & Columb Barracks, Rec Arron Craig, Rec Conor Watts, Rec Blaine Gibney, Sgt Eric Craig, BS Noel Gibney (retired).

Rec Arron Craig is a 3rd generation member of the Craig family, as his father Eric is a sergeant in the 4 FAR, and his grandfather Tony (RIP) was a battery sergeant in Mullingar also.

Rec Conor Watts is first generation soldier and hails from Moate.

Rec Blaine Gibney is a 4th generation soldier whose father Noel is a retired battery sergeant, and grandfather Ned (RIP0 was a military police sergeant in Mullingar.