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1-40Bn1

March 1964. C Coy 40 Inf Bn at Connolly Bks with Col James Cogan OC CTC. Cav Corps Curragh personnel Paddy Sweeney, Jack Gaffney, Jack Walsh, Nicky Finn, Dick Browne, Aidan Thomas, Joe White, Poncho Dowling, J Maguire, Coady, E Nolan.

1-40Bn2

April 1964. Personnel from 40 Inf Bn escort Turkish Cypriots near Famagusta soon after arrival in the mission area.

1-40Bn3

1964. AML 60 of the 40 Inf Bn near Famagusta.

1-40Bn4

August 1964. Lt Col Pearse Barry OC 40 Inf Bn (Front row, 5th from left) with a Holy Land & Lebanon tour at Jerusalem Airport in Jordan. Fr Seán Condon CF 1st on left front row, Comdt Jer Delaney OC Armd Car Gp, 4th from left, Comdt Bill Callaghan OC B Coy front right.

1-40Bn5

May 1964. Lt Bernard Howard, Pl Comd, 3 Pl, A Coy 40 Inf Bn being interviewed by Kevin O’Kelly RTE near Pergamos.

1-41Bn1

Sep 1964. Comdt Gus Mulligan, Gp Comd armd Car Gp 41 Inf Bn receiving the unit pennany from Col John Stapleton D Cav at Plunkett Bks.

1-41Bn2

1964. L to R: 2/Lt Brian McManus, Comdt Gus Mulligan and Capt Dermod (Clar) Coffey Armd Car Gp 41 Inf Bn in Kyrenia.

1-41Bn3

1964. Six AML 60 armoured cars 41 Inf Bn at Bn Hq Skouritissa (note the mine slag heap in the background).

1-41Bn4

1964. View of Pl position B Coy 41 Inf Bn at Kato Pyrgos.

1-41Bn5

1964. B Coy 41 Inf Bn Camp at Kato Pyrgos.

1-41Bn6

1964. On patrol in the Troodos Mountains.

1-41Bn7

Early 1965. Lt Mick Murphy Armd Car Gp 41 Inf Bn in the Troodos Mountains.

1-41Bn8

Early 1965. Comdt Gus Mulligan Armd Car Gp 41 Inf Bn in the Troodos Mountains.

1-41Bn9

1965. 41 Inf Bn, Lt Mick Murphy, Lt Tom Hynes, Lt Leo Brownen and Chaplain relaxing at the mess tent in Kato Pyrgos.

1-41Bn10

25 Dec 1964. Lt Mick Murphy Armd Car Gp 41 Inf Bn about to brave the icy Mediterranean on Christmas Day 1964.

1-41Bn11

Skouritissa Camp.

2-42Bn1

1965. 42 Inf Bn personnel with Austin truck, SQMS Joe Stewart 3rd from left standing.

2-42Bn2

1965. SQMS Joe Stewart Armd Car Gp 42 Inf Bn with Austin truck.

2-42Bn3

1965. 42 Inf Bn personnel with Austin truck

2-42Bn4

1965. 42 Inf Bn personnel with Austin truck, Cpl Billy King on left.

2-42Bn5

1965. 42 Inf Bn checkpoint. SQMS Joe Stewart with glasses, wearing shorts. Sgt Tom Baird in sentry box on right.

2-42Bn6

1965. 42 Inf Bn HQ camp at Skouriotissa, SQMS Joe Stewart walking.

2-42Bn7

1965. 42 Inf Bn HQ camp at Skouriotissa.

2-42Bn8

1965. 42 Inf Bn personnel on Holy Land & Lebanon tour. SQMS Joe Stewart 3rd from left standing, Capt Dermot Byrne 5th from left standing.

2-42Bn9

1965. Medal Parade 42 Inf Bn.

2-42Bn10

1965. Medal Parade 42 Inf Bn, SQMS Joe Stewart 4th from left.

2-42Bn11

1965. Medal Parade 42 Inf Bn, SQMS Joe Stewart receiving his medal.

2-42Bn12

1965. Medal Parade 42 Inf Bn

2-42Bn13

1965. Medal Parade 42 Inf Bn, Guard of Honour at ease.

2-42Bn14

1965. Medal Parade 42 Inf Bn, Guard of Honour at ease.

2-42Bn15

1965. Medal Parade 42 Inf Bn, Guard of Honour at present arms.

2-42Bn16

1965. Medal Parade 42 Inf Bn, Gen Kodendera Subayya Thimmayya (India) Force Commander inspects the Guard of Honour.

2-42Bn17

April 1965. C Coy 42 Inf Bn OP at Apliki near Skouriotissa.

2-42Bn18

1965. Hy Mor Tp 42 Inf Bn. Capt Paddy Ghent, Lt Mick Verling, Tony Holohan, Jim Murphy, Billy Bradish, Denis Maher, Nick Codd, Joe Lawlor, Jimmy Nolan, John Moore, J.P. O'Reilly, Ray Darcy, Dessie Newman, ? Walsh, Hughie O'Donnell, B. Gallagher, Tony O'Reilly, John Molloy, Eddie Buckley, Gnr. Martin, Gnr. Coakley, Mick Rowe.

3IG1

July 1964. Review of Armd Car Gp 3 Inf Gp at Plunkett Sq, Capt Ted Sheehy, Capt Pat Lane, Lt Mick Mullooly, Lt Pearse McCorley.

3IG2

1964. Lt Pearse McCorley Armd Car Gp 3 Inf Gp in the Church of the Nativity Bethlehem.

3IG3

1964. Personnel from 3 Inf Gp at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre Jerusalem.

4IG1

14 April1965. Brig A J Wilson UNFICYP COS presenting medals to 4 Inf Gp at Camp St Patrick, Ktima.

4IG2

14 April 1965. Medal Parade 4 Inf Gp at Camp St Patrick, Ktima, nearest camera on left: Lt Col P D Hogan OC 4 Inf Gp, Brig A J Wilson UNFICYP COS (with cane), Lt Jack McCarthy on right in front rank.

4IG3

1965. A Coy 4 Inf Gp officers: Comdt Eoin Curtin (centre front), Capt Walter McNicholas (right front), Lt George Kerwin (left rear), Lt John Vize (right rear), Lt Jim Hayes, Lt Eiver O’Hanlon.

5IG1

October 1965. Col John Stapleton (D Cav) inspecting the Armd Car Gp 5 Inf Gp at Plunkett Sq accompanied by Capt Roger O’Shea 2I/C, Sqn Sgt Bill Gleeson on left of picture.

5IG2

October 1965. Col John Stapleton, D Cav, Lt Col John Larkin OC Dep Cav and Fr Gregory Brophy CF with personnel from Armd Car Gp 5 Inf Gp at Plunkett Bks.

5IG3

1965. Personnel from the Canadian, Danish and UK Contingents with Armd Car Gp 5 Inf Gp at Limnitis; L to R:Tpr Jack Gaffney, Tpr Charlie Strong, _ ? , Tpr Dick Whealey, Sgt Johnny Hayes, Tpr Charlie Harris (driver), Tpr Dickie Rellis, Tpr Paddy Nolan, Lt Tom Hickey. Cpl George Hayes on right in turret, Sgt John (Sixty) Byrne third from right in turret.

5IG4

1965. 5 Inf Gp, RSMS Seán McAllister (right) with his son Cpl Charlie McAllister at Limnitis.

5IG5

Capt Pat Ghent, 2/Lt Mick Verling, Tony Holohan, Jim Murphy R.I.P., Billy Bradish, Denis Maher, Nick Codd R.I.P., Joe Lawlor, Jimmy Nolan, John Moore, J.P. O'Reilly, Ray Darcy, Dessie Newman, ? Walsh, Hughie O'Donnell, B. Gallagher, Tony O'Reilly, John Molloy, Eddie Buckley, Gnr. Martin, Gnr. Coakley, Mick Rowe.

6IG1

March 1966. Sgt Ted Yeates & Capt Seán Hennessy 2 I/C with Armd Car Gp 6 Inf Gp pennant at Plunkett Bks.

7IG1

March 1967. 7 Inf Gp Medal Parade at Xeros, dressing off.

7IG2

1966. AML 60s 7 Inf Gp parked SQMS Joe Stewart at Xeros.

7IG3

October 1966. Lt Brendan McCann (left) and Sgt Tommy Power 7 Inf Gp at OP Kilo in the northern foothills of the Troodos Mountains.

7IG4

October 1966. Lt Brendan McCann (right) and Sgt Tommy Power 7 Inf Gp at OP India in the northern foothills of the Troodos Mountains

7IG5

February 1967. 7 Inf Gp tour of the Holy Land & Lebanon.

7IG6

February 1967. 7 Inf Gp tour of the Holy Land & Lebanon.

7IG7

October 1966. Limnitis Camp.

10IG1

March 1968. Personnel of the Armd Car Gp 10 Inf Gp at Plunkett Bks prior to departure with Col John Stapleton (D Cav, 3rd from Left seated) and Comdt Gus Mulligan (Gp Comd, 4th from Left seated).

10IG2

1968. Curragh personnel C Coy 10 Inf Gp, Pl Comd 2/Lt Denis Parsons 5 from left front row.

10IG3

September 1968. Personnel of 10 Inf Gp playing volleyball at Lefka..

10IG4

June 1968. Funeral mass for Cpl James Fagan Armd Car Gp 10 Inf Gp who died following a road traffic accident at Pano Zodhia on 10 June 1968.

11IG1

20 December 1968. 11 Inf Gp Medal Parade at Xeros Camp. Colour Party, _?, Lt Brendan McCann, Cpl George Hayes.

11IG2

October 1968. Blessing of 11 Inf Gp vehicles by the unit Padres, Fr E Dermody (CF Galway) and Fr Gregory Brophy (CF Curragh) at Xeros Camp.

11IG2A

As above.

11IG3

1969. 11 Inf Gp inspection by Brig Gen EMD Leslie (Canada) UNFICYP COS, flag officer Lt Brendan McCann, the unit commander, Lt Col D O Broin is behind the COS.

11IG4

1969. AML 60 Armd Car Gp 11 Inf Gp, Tpr J McCormack on left in turret, Sgt N Lynch on right, driver Tpr P O’Brien.

11IG5

1969. Cavalry Patrol 11 Inf Gp near Xeros, lead vehicle Cpl J Clarke on left in turret, Lt P McCorley on right, driver Tpr W Povey.

11IG6

1969. Personnel of Armd Car Gp 11 Inf Gp, standing L to R; Sqn Sgt D Carroll, Cpl J Lambe, Sgt J Hayes; Tpr M Dacres on left in turret, Sgt T Feeney on right.

11IG7

1969. Armd Car Gp 11 Inf Gp at Limnitis.

Back Row:Tprs Dan Breen, W Povey, Cpl P McCarton, Sgt Tom Feeney.

Middle Row: Tprs Ned Dwyer, J Kelly, Cpl G Hayes, Tpr M Dacres, Sgt John O’Keeffe.

Front Row: Sgt V Mulvey, Lt Brendan McCann (Tech Offr), Comdt Jim Crowley (Gp Comd), _, _.

11IG8

1969. AML 60 Armd Car Gp 11 Inf Gp.

11IG9

1969. 11 Inf Gp rugby team, back row: Capt Paddy Flynn, Cpl Cronin, Lt Austin Wolfe, Sgt J Hayes, Capt Mick Dunne, -,-,-, front row: Lt Ned Daly, Lt Dick Heaslip, Lt Colm Doyle, Lt Pearse McCorley, Tpr John McCormack, -, -.

11IG10

1969. UNFICYP conference, Lt Pearse McCorley second on right of table.

12IG1

1969. Patrol in the Troodos Mountains L to R: Sgt Michael Rowland DSM, Tpr Dave Howard, Tpr Walter Tobin (Armd Car Gp 12 Inf Gp).

12IG2

1969. Armd Car Gp 12 Inf Gp on parade in Xeros Camp. Capt Martin O’Neill 2 I/C taking the parade from Sqn Sgt Bill Gleeson. L to R: Sgt Michael Rowland DSM, Cpl Billy McGarr, Tpr Sean Maher, Tpr John Ellis, Tpr Jackie Howard, Tpr Walter Tobin, Tpr Ted O'Keeffe, Cpl Norman Mason (with pennant), Cpl Mick Wilson, ?, Cpl Eugene Mc Guinness. At the rear: SQMS Peter Dignam.

12IG3

1969. Sgt John (Sixty) Byrne leads an Armour Patrol 12 Inf Gp from Xeros Camp.

12IG4

1969. Armd Car Gp 12 Inf Gp, Sgt Vinnie Bradley (car comd), Tpr Michael Kennedy (gnr) and Tpr Tommy Kenny (dvr).


1969. Armour Patrol 12 Inf Gp at halt service. Cpl Norman Mason exiting vehicle.

12IG5

1969. A Westland Whirlwind helicopter taking off from Xeros Camp.

12IG6

1969. Sgt Michael Rowland DSM in turret & Tpr Walter Tobin Armd Car Gp 12 Inf Gp in the Troodos Mountains.

12IG7

1969. Tpr Ted O'Keeffe, Tpr Walter Tobin and Tpr Hugh Wall 12 Inf Gp at Xeros Camp.

12IG8

1969. Armour Car Gp , Sgt Vinnie Bradley (car comd), Tpr Michael Kennedy (gnr) and Tpr Tommy Kenny (dvr).

12IG9

July 1969. Funeral of Tpr Michael Kennedy departing Nicosia Hospital.

13IG1

1969. Aerial view of 13 Inf Gp HQ camp at Xeros.

13IG2

1969. Aerial view of Limnitis Valley.

13IG3

1969. Two AML 60s at Xeros Camp, 2/Lt Johnny Moriarty in 418.

13IG4

1969. Two AML 60s at Lefks, 2/Lt Fergus O’Connor on right wearing beret.

13IG5

Feb 1970. Armd Car Gp 13 Inf Gp on exercise with a troop of Ferret scout cars from B Sqn Royal Scots Greys, the Force Reserve at Limnitis.

13IG6

Feb 1970. Armd Car Gp 13 Inf Gp on exercise with a troop of Ferret scout cars from B Sqn Royal Scots Greys, the Force Reserve at Limnitis.

13IG7

1970. Lt Michael Nestor, A Coy 13 Inf Gp at Zyyi Camp.

13IG8

1970. Lt Tom Halligan, A Coy 13 Inf Gp at Zyyi Camp.

13IG9

1970. 2/Lt Mick O’Dwyer, B Coy, Capt Mike McNulty MO, Lt Barney Goulding, B Coy, Lt Steve Lyons Sigs Offr, Lt Noel O’Brien A Coy 13 Inf Gp at Zyyi Camp.

13IG10

1970. Camp Wolfe Tone (the chicken farm) on the By Pass Rd Larnaca.

13IG11

1970. A 13 Inf Gp landrover at the Hala Sultan Tekke Mosque at the Salt Lake, Larnaca. (note the Air Corps style decal)

13IG12

1970. OP on the Artemis Rd Larnaca.

13IG13

1970. L to R: Lt Noel O’Brien, a Finn, Capt Kevin Duffy IO, Capt Des Travers, a Finn and Comdt Jimmy Coyle OC A Coy 13 Inf Gp at Zyyi Camp.

13IG14

1970. George Colley TD accompanied by Lt Col Pat Carroll OC 13 Inf Gp inspects a guard of honour at Xeros Camp. 2/Lt Fergus O’Connor is the flag officer.

13IG15

1970. 13 Inf Bn Pipe Band at Xeros Camp.

13IG16

1970. UN Flight Westland Sioux helicopter at Xeros Camp.

13IG17

1970. 13 Inf Gp personnel, fourth from left: Pte Christy Higgins.

13IG18

1970. 13 Inf Gp personnel playing volleyball at Lefka.

13IG19

1970. Capt Patrick O’Brien MP Offr 13 Inf Gp centre, with personnel from other contingents at Nicosia Airport.

13IG20

1970. A JAT Yugoslav Airlines rotation flight for 13 Inf Gp at Nicosia Airport.

13IG21

1970. Lt Fergus O’Connor Armd Car Gp 13 Inf Gp on right. (Now Very Rev Fr Fergus, Cav Club Pres in 1982).

13IG22

1970. Cavalry Fitters L tors: Sgt Tommy O’Brien, Cpl Seán Bunny Lambe, Cpl Gussie Watts.

18IG1

1970. 18 Inf Gp armour patrol in Larnaca District.

18IG2

1970. Irish Contingent guard at HQ Nicosia, posting the sentry at the Main Gate.

18IG3

1970. Personnel from 18 Inf Gp changing the guard at HQ UNFICYP Nicosia with two members of the Danish Contingent, a Danish officer and a British Warrant Officer (cane under arm) are in the centre. Tpr Gus Hayles is on the left.

18IG4

1970. 18 Inf Gp Falling Plates Team.

19IG1

1971. Armd Car Gp 19 Inf Gp near Kophinou Camp, Cav Corps colours ((black, red, green) on trenching plate. Cpl Mick Dacres in turret, Cpl Jim Cooper on road.

19IG2

1971. Armd Car Gp 19 Inf Gp near Kophinou, driver Tpr Mick Fahy, Comd Sgt John Ryan.

19IG3

1971. Armd Car Gp 19 Inf Gp in the Troodos Mountains.

19IG4

1971. Armd Car Gp 19 Inf Gp near Kophinou

19IG5

1971. Armd Car Gp 19 Inf Gp lunch break. Tpr Jimmy Curran left, Cpl Jim Cooper (wearing beret), Sgt Nolan in turret.

19IG6

1971. Armd Car Gp 19 Inf Gp near Kophinou, driver Tpr Mick Fahy, Comd Sgt John Ryan.

19IG7

1971. Tpr Ray Stewart Armd Car Gp 19 Inf Gp, Cpl Jim Cooper in turret.

19IG8

1971. Tpr Ray Stewart Armd Car Gp 19 Inf Gp in the Troodos Mountains.

19IG9

1971. Tpr Ray Stewart Armd Car Gp 19 Inf Gp with AML 60 421 in Zyyi Camp.

19IG10

1971. 19 Inf Gp foot patrol on Stavros hill near the Turkish Cypriot village of Louroujina. L to R: Cpl J Bracken, Ptes S Foy, G Crichton, Paddy Barnwell, F Frawley, E Fallon, J O’Connell.

19IG11

1971. 19 Inf Gp AML 60 with Britcon signaller from 3 Bn Royal Green Jackets on exercise at Episcopi training area. Dvr Cpl Mick Dacres, comd Cpl Billy King.

20IG1

27 Jul 1971. Medal Parade Guard of Honour for the FC, Lt Gen Dewan Prem Chand (India) at Zyyi Camp.

HQ1977

September 1977. Maj Gen James J Quinn FC with Pers & Logs Br staff HQ UNFICYP. SQMS Ray Stewart on left rear row.

HQ1981 1

Mar 1981. Maj Gen James J Quinn at Britcon medal parade.

Hq1981 2

Mar 1981. Maj Gen James J Quinn FC at his farewell presentation at Nicosia.

HQ1992

April 1992, Maj Gen Michael Minehan (UNFICYP FC Apr1992 – Aug 1994) with his predecessor Maj Gen Clive Milner (Can).

HQ1993

1993. Maj Gen Michael F Minehan FC.

HQ1994

Aug 1994. Maj Gen Michael Minehan at his farewell parade.

HQ1997 1

Friday 28 Feb 1997. Handover ceremony on between Brig Gen Ahti Vartiainen (Finland FC Aug 1994 – Feb 1997) and Maj Gen Evergisto Arturo de Vegaro (Argentina FC Feb 1997 – Dec 1999).

HQ1997 2

8 Aug 1997 Ircon Medal Parade.

HQ1997 3

8 Aug 1997 Ircon Medal Parade.

HQ1997 4

8 Aug 1997 Ircon Medal Parade.

HQ1997 5

12 Aug 1997. Auscon Wreath Laying ceremony at Goshi for three Austrians who were KIA on 12 Aug 1974.

HQ1997 6

12 Aug 1997. Auscon Wreath Laying ceremony at Goshi for three Austrians who were KIA on 12 Aug 1974.

HQ1997 7

12 Aug 1997. Auscon Wreath Laying ceremony at Goshi for three Austrians who were KIA on 12 Aug 1974.

HQ2005

24 May 2005. Lt Col Paul Quirke, the last DF member to serve with UNFICYP lowers the tricolour at HQ UNFICYP.

 

 

 

 

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