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Old 27-01-2015, 11:58 PM   #412
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Arrow 27 Infantry Battalion

Battalion Crest at Aiken Barracks, Dundalk...

1st Battalion 27th Marines in Vietnam 1/4 ...
On 1 September 1973 the 27 Infantry Battalion was established with its Headquarters in Dundalk barracks, renamed Aiken Barracks in 1986 in honour of Frank Aiken..Following the outbreak of violence in the north of Ireland in 1969, know as The Troubles, the Irish Government sent soldiers to the border area. Initially four company sized infantry groups were formed to operate along the border, however as the troubles escalated and with no end in sight it was decided to establish two infantry battalions as a permanent replacement for the border infantry groups..From its activation the 27 Infantry Battalion's Headquarters, Headquarters Company and A Company have been based in Dundalk.. B Company was based in Gormanston, C Company in Cootehill and Support Company in Castleblaney...

Throughout the troubles the 27 Infantry Battalion's largest commitment was providing checkpoints on border crossings in support to the Garda Síochána. Support to the Gardaí was known as Aid To Civil Powers (ATCP).. Other tasks include escorting large sums of cash, industrial explosives and high security prisoners as well as guarding Portlaoise Prison, Ireland's only high security prison.. In 1979 the battalion provided security at Killineer near Drogheda during Pope John Paul II visit to Ireland.. secured Islandbridge area in Dublin during the Queen of Britain's state visit and the secured Dublin airport for US president Barack Obamas visit a few days..Soldiers of the 27 Infantry Battalion have served in numerous Peacekeeping missions around the world, most notably in Lebanon since 1978 where two of the battalions members died in service of peace, Private Patrick Wright in 1988 and Private Michael McNeela who was killed in action in 1989..In 2001 the battalion was deployed to assist during the foot-and-mouth disease outbreak. In late 2010 during heavy snow and a deep freeze that lasted weeks the battalion was deployed to assist in snow relief efforts, clearing snow throughout Dundalk and Drogheda town centers as well as transporting nurses to hospitals..In geometry, a hexagon (from Greek ἕξ hex, "six" and γωνία, gonía, "corner, angle") is a polygon with six edges and six vertices.. The total of the internal angles of any hexagon is 720°..This means that honeycombs require less wax to construct and gain lots of strength under compression... think you're easy?. Compared to what, the Hundred Years' War?..The churches belong to God, but he doesn't seem to care about them...
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