Hi Johnny Melay. I served in 1st armd 1961 to 1964. The Cav day is on the 6th of Sept and i hope to be there. Nice to see a fellow yellow belly posting . Welcome to this great web site up Wexford and AFC Wimbledon. Ant.
Hi I was just wondering did anybody serve with my grandfather he served in the army in the curragh in the 50,s his name was Patrick Dalton or jigger as they called him,I'm trying to find information about him or even a picture,any information wud be great full thanksella
Hi Ella I remember your late grandfather well He was stationed in the Ordnance Corp and worked down in the Magazine. his son also nicknamed jigger was also in the Army and served in McDonagh barracks as a cook. sadly there are no photos of your grandfather about as of now due to vast changes in the Curragh with most of the units disbanded and joined into other units and with therefore so much of unit history having being mislaid but during the week i will have a search of the magazine to see if there is any photos left around the place. bye for now Johnny
Hi Mat - Joe Doyle here again I do remember Donal very well indeed a great bunch of guys in the 1st Armoured when i served there Tommy Gurka O Connor was our TROOP Sgt at first then i think Jim McGRATH took over from him our first CS was Tom the Blob Sinnott and then Terry Hall i have some good memories of my time in the curragh .Give my reguards to Donal and keep up the good work , Donal probably knows me better as Dopey Joe.
Hey Joe Doyle. I was the C/S after Tom Sinnott and before Terry Hall in the 1st Armd Sqn from 1976 to 1981. Colin (Doc) O'Callaghan