Tue 21st Oct 2014 - President Michael D Higgins to visit Defence Forces Mission Readiness Exercise.

Uachtarán na hÉireann Michael D Higgins, accompanied by the Chief of Staff of the Defence Forces, Lieutenant General Conor O'Boyle, will visit the 181 Defence Forces soldiers from the 47th Infantry Group in the Glen Of Imaal, Co Wicklow on Tuesday 21 October at 1030 a.m. The 47th Infantry Group is entering the final phase of intense training in preparation for their forthcoming deployment to the United Nations Interim Force In Lebanon (UNIFIL).

The 47th Infantry Group will deploy to Lebanon in early November, taking over duties from the 45th Infantry Group who have been deployed to UNIFIL since May 2014.

The visit will commence with an Honour Guard on the President’s arrival in Coolmoney Camp. The President will then receive briefings by members of the Unit, on some of the equipment to be deployed, followed by a capability demonstration.

Press Release Date: Tue 21st Oct 2014

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