Over 400 Irish Defence Forces march through Letterkenny – Pic Special

first_imgOver 400 men and women of the Irish Defence Forces paraded through Letterkenny on Friday morning ahead of their six-month deployment to South Lebanon.The 114th Infantry Battalion faced a review at 11am by Defence Minister Paul Kehoe TD and Chief of Staff of the Defence Forces Vice Admiral Mark Mellett DSM.Four hundred and fifty troops will rotate to South Lebanon in what is Ireland’s largest overseas deployment to a single mission area. Members of the @defenceforces 114 Infantry Battalion, drawn mainly from 28th Btn Finner Camp, marching in Letterkenny today ahead of six-month deployment to South Lebanon.This follows Ministerial Review at St Eunan’s College this morning. pic.twitter.com/s6AW4he8v3— Chris McNulty (@chrismcnulty86) May 3, 2019Once deployed, the 114th Infantry Battalion will assume command of the IRISHBATT Area of Operations, taking over from 113th Infantry Battalion who deployed to the mission area last November.The Unit then paraded through the town before being dismissed at Letterkenny Community Centre.Crowds turned out in numbers to see the Letterkenny parade. Catch some of the best moments in pictures below. Minister Responsible for Defence Paul Kehoe, TD inspecting the parade of members of the 114th Inf Bn (UNIFIL) in Letterkenny (North West Newspix)Comdt Collins of the 114th Inf Bn (UNIFIL) on parade in Letterkenny prior to their departure for a tour of duty in Lebanon. (North West Newspix)Members of the 114th Inf Bn of UNIFIL parading through Letterkenny. (North West Newspix) Over 400 Irish Defence Forces march through Letterkenny – Pic Special was last modified: May 3rd, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img

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