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The Dublin Branch of the Naval Association were guests of the Irish Aer Corps at Casement Aerodrome on Friday 31st march 2006. Lt. Col Barry Hannon the Base Commander greeted our party at the main entrance.

Following the usual introductions Flight Sgt. Jim Perkins took our party on a tour of the Base. It was fascinating day with many Aer Corp Aircraft flying in and out of the base all day.

Before lunch Flt. Sgt. Perkins gave a lecture on Irish Military and Naval memorabilia. Flt. Sgt. Perkins has a large personal collection and these were on show for our benifit. Following an excellent lunch the tour continued. We tour many hangers and saw new and old Helicopters and Fixed Wing Aircraft. We finally got to the Museum and this was particularly interesting with many of the older Aircraft and the history of the Aer Corps .on display.

Back L/R.... Tony Murray, Sean Meleady, Con Donovan, Brian Keogh, Tom Dooley, Malachi O'Gallagher, Marcel Barr.
Front L/R.... Pat McGuirk, Declan Pendred, Con Lyons, Terry Cummins, Paddy Watts, George Long, Pat O'Neill, Shay Molloy
Visiting group of Dublin Branch Naval Association Members at Casement Aerodrome
One of the Government Jets
Part of the vast private collection belonging to Flgt. Sgt Jim Perkins
Flgt. Sgt. Jim Perkins leacturing on his Private Collection of Irish Defence Forces Medals and Uniforms
Flgt. Sgt. Perkins briefing members of the Naval Association on the new Pilatus PC-9 Aircraft
One of the new Pilatus PC-9 Fixed Wing Aircraft
The Museum at Casement Aerodrome
New design for Economy Class Fixed Wing Aircraft proposed for the Naval Association