There will be a large military parade in Donegal Town on Monday, October 24 to mark the deployment of the 109th Infantry Battalion as part of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) who will commence a six month deployment in November.
This unit, comprising of troops have completed their pre-deployment training in Finner Camp, will parade at the Quay car park and will march through the town afterwards.
The parade will be reviewed by the Minister with responsibility for Defence, Mr Paul Kehoe TD.
Ireland has provided a considerable contribution to UNIFIL for many decades it’s a dangerous assignment for UN troops. Forty Seven Irish troops have lost their lives undertaking the peace-keeping operation the largest number from any of the contributing countries.
Image: Members of the 109th Infantry Battalion of the Irish Army.
pp Celtic League Military Monitoring.