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The Defence Forces is now accepting applications for General Service in both the Army and Naval Service.

Army applicants must be at least 18 years old and under the age of 25 years of age on the closing date for applications.

Naval Service applicants must be at least 18 years old and under the age of 27 years of age on the closing date for applications.

Both Competitions will close on Sunday 22nd April 2018.

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Roll of Honour

CONGO - ONUC

July 1960 - June 1964

Rank

Name

Date

C/S

Felix Grant (DSM)

03/10/60

Col

Justin McCarthy (DSM)

27/10/60

Lt

Kevin Gleeson

08/11/60

Sgt

Hugh Gaynor

08/11/60

Cpl

Liam Dougan

08/11/60

Cpl

Peter Kelly

08/11/60

Pte

Matthew Farrell

08/11/60

Tpr

Thomas Fennell

08/11/60

Tpr

Anthony Browne (MMG)

08/11/60

Pte

Michael McGuinn

08/11/60

Pte

Gerard Killeen

08/10/60

Pte

Patrick Davis

10/11/60

Cpl

Liam Kelly

24/12/60

Cpl

Luke Kelly

30/08/61

Tpr

Edward Gaffney

13/09/61

Tpr

Patrick Mullins

15/09/61

Cpl

Michael Nolan

15/09/61

Cpl

Michael Fallon

08/12/61

Sgt

Patrick Mulcahy (DSM)

16/12/61

Lt

Patrick Riordan (DSM)

16/12/61

Pte

Andrew Wickham

16/12/61

Cpl

John Geoghegan

28/12/61

Cpl

John Power

07/03/62

Capt

Ronald McCann

09/05/62

Cpl

John McGrath

21/03/63

Comdt

Thomas McMahon

28/09/63

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CYPRUS - UNFICYP

March 1964 - May 2005

Rank

Name

Date

C/S

Wallace MacAuley

22/02/65

Sgt John Hammill 07/04/65
Cpl William Hetherington 19/07/65
C/S James Ryan 04/10/66
Capt Christopher McNamara 16/01/68
Cpl James Fagan 10/06/68
Lt Ronald Byrne 28/10/68
Tpr Michael Kennedy 01/07/69
Pte Brendan Cummins 11/06/71

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UNTSO - UNITED NATIONS TRUCE SUPERVISION ORGANISATION

18 December 1958 to date

Rank

Name

Date

Comdt

Thomas Wickham

07/06/67

Comdt Michael Nestor 25/09/82

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LEBANON - UNIFIL

May 1978 to Date

Rank

Name

Date

Pte

Gerard Moon

25/08/78

Cpl

Thomas Reynolds

24/12/78
Pte Philip Grogan 10/07/79
Pte Stephen Griffin 16/04/80
Pte Derek Smallhorne 18/04/80
Pte Thomas Barrett 18/04/80
Sgt Edward Yates 31/05/80
Cpl Vincent Duffy 18/10/80
Pte John Marshall 17/12/80
CS James Martin 10/02/81
Pte Kevin Joyce 27/04/81
Pte Hugh Doherty 27/04/81
Pte Niall Byrne 23/06/81
Pte Gerard Hodges 20/03/82
Pte Peter Burke 27/10/82
Cpl Gregory Morrow 27/10/82
Pte Thomas Murphy 27/10/82
Cpl George Murray 09/10/84
Tpr Paul Fogarty 20/07/86
Lt Aengus Murphy 21/08/86
Pte William O'Brien 06/12/86
Cpl Dermot McLoughlin 10/01/87
Sgt Maj John Fitzgerald 24/02/87
Cpl George Bolger 29/08/87
Gnr Paul Cullen 17/03/88
Pte Patrick Wright 21/08/88
Pte Michael McNeela 24/02/89
Cpl Fintan Heneghan 21/03/89
Pte Thomas Walsh 21/03/89
Pte Mannix Armstrong 21/03/89
Sgt Charles Forrester 21/05/89
Comdt Michael Hanlon 21/11/89
Cpl Michael McCarthy 15/11/91
Cpl Peter Ward 29/09/92
Cpl Martin Tynan 13/12/92
CQMS Declan Stokes 14/06/93
A/Man Stephen O'Connor 03/10/93
Sgt John Lynch 06/08/97
Pte Michael Dowling 16/09/98
Pte Kevin Barrett 18/02/99
Pte William Kedian 31/05/99
Tpr Jonathan Campbell 05/09/99
Pte Declan Deere 14/02/2000
Pte John Murphy 14/02/2000
Pte Matthew Lawlor 14/02/2000
Pte Brendan Fitzpatrick 14/02/2000

EAST TIMOR - UNMET/UNTAET

July 1999 — May 2004

Rank

Name

Date

Pte

Peadar O'Flatharta

15/04/02

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LIBERIA - UNMIL

November 2003 - 31 May 2007

Rank

Name

Date

Sgt

Derec Mooney

27/11/03

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EU/NORDIC BATTLE GROUP - EU/NBG

Rank

Name

Date

Lt Col

Paul Delaney

23/07/07

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Thursday, 22nd March 2018 - Ministerial Review- Media Invite

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