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Defence Forces Veterans’ Day

The Chief of Staff of the Defence Forces, Vice Admiral Mark Mellett DSM, has issued an invitation to members of the Association of Retired Commissioned Officers to attend the Defence Forces Veterans’ Day, which will be held at McDermott Square, Defence Forces Training Centre, Curragh Camp on Sunday, 8th October 2017 at 1200 hours. A representative group from each of the three national organisations (ARCO, ONET and IUNVA) will march onto the square to be reviewed by the Minister with Responsibility for Defence, Mr. Paul Kehoe, TD. The parade will be followed by a Defence Forces’ equipment and capability display. Light refreshments will be available in the Dining Centre. The event is open to all veterans and to their families. The Executive Committee encourages members to attend this event and to wear their medals. Volunteers to participate in the ceremony will be sought on the day from among those members attending.  

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Veterans’ Day 2016

The 2016 Veterans’ Day takes place on Saturday, 10th September in McKee Barracks, Dublin.

Veterans’ Day reaches out to honour retired members of the Defence Forces and all Veterans have been invited. The Minister for Defence, the Chief of Staff and the General Staff will be in attendance.

A shuttle bus service will be provided for Veterans from Busáras, and from Heuston and Connolly Railway Stations, to McKee Barracks (and return) beginning at 1030hrs.

Guests will have access to McKee Barracks from 1100hrs and parking will be available.

A Ceremonial Parade, presided over by the Minister for Defence, will take place at 1400hrs. ARCO, along with the other veterans’ organisations, has been invited to provide a Representative Body to participate in the ceremony. This will consist of a short multi denominational religious service along with the laying of wreaths to honour fallen comrades.

Refreshments will be served from 1430hrs and a wide range of Military Displays will be on view from 1530hrs.

We ask that as many ARCO members as possible attend this event and in particular participate in the parade.

We look forward to seeing you in McKee Barracks on the day.

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Veterans’ Day 2015

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The 2015 Defence Forces Veterans’ Day will take place on Saturday, 12th September in Collins Barracks, Cork.

All Defence Forces’ Veterans have been invited. The Minister for Defence, Mr. Simon Coveney T.D., the Chief of Staff and the General Staff will be in attendance. A shuttle bus service will be provided for Veterans, from Cork Bus station and Kent Railway station, to Collins Barracks (and return) beginning at 1045hrs and continuing every 15 minutes until 1900hrs.

The programme for the day is as follows:

  • Reception of guests in Collins Barracks at 1100hrs
  • Commemorative Mass in the Garrison Church at 1200hrs
  • Commemorative ceremony presided over by the Minister for Defence at 1300hrs
  • Display of military equipment, Military Archives and insignia from 1400hrs
  • Refreshments will be served from 1500hrs

 

We ask that as many ARCO members as possible attend this event and participate in the ceremony.

We look forward to seeing you in Cork on the day.

A launch of Veterans' Day will held on Friday, 28th August at 1030 hrs in the NCO's Mess, Collins Barracks, Cork. Collins Officers' Mess invites all its members to attend this event prior to the usual Friday Club.

 

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