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We are currently in the middle of the fiftieth anniversary of the Siege of Jadotville. It is very possible, even likely, that you will never have heard of it. In September 1961, as part of the UN peacekeeping effort in … Continue reading

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The Congo Revisted/Ireland’s Veterans/Jet Fighters Over Eire

RTEs Nationwide featured a brief interview/recap segment yesterday covering the Irish Army’s peacekeeping mission to the Congo in 1960. Check it out on the RTE player service. Some fascinating interviews there. Towards the end of that segment, we see several veterans … Continue reading

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