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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.

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Tuesday 07th October 2014 - Irish Personnel of 44th Infantry Group Return Home .

The 44th Infantry Group will return to Casement Aerodrome, Baldonnel, Co Dublin on Tuesday the 07th of October at 11 pm, following a six month tour of duty in the Golan Heights, Syria with the United Nations Disengagement Observation Force (UNDOF).

The personnel will be met by their families and friends. The 44th Infantry Group are drawn primarily from the Army 1 Brigade, with personnel drawn mainly from the South East of the country.

Their replacements, the 46th Infantry Group finished their rotation to Syria this morning and will join their UNDOF colleagues in theatre.


Press Release Date: 07th October 2014

For Further Information contact:

Press Officer: Comdt. Seán Ó Fátharta

Tel: 045 49 2502, 045 49 2503

Mobile : 087 2482130

E-mail: Press Officer

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