Senior Chief Petty Officer Tony O'Halloran stands down after 34 years.

On Saturday 27th March 2004 a Stand down Parade was held in the Military Barracks Waterford. The parade with full honours was rendered to Senior Chief petty Officer Tony O'Halloran in recognition of his long and distinguished service in the Irish Naval Service Reserve.

Tony had served for 38 years and throughout his dedicated service attained the highest non-commissioned rank in the service. Tony has always had a keen interest in communications and was to rise quickly through the Naval Ranks. Tony was communications instructor for most of his service. With this keen interest in communications, it is natural that he would establish his own communications successful business in civilian life M and T Communications.

Tony met and married his wife Mary who is presently a Waterford City Councillor and Deputy Lord mayor. Mary will shortly contest the local elections to retain her seat on the County Council and we all wish her success in the difficult task always associated with political life.

Tony and Mary have two daughters Mandy and Aura Lee and have one 11-year-old grandson. Tony is a founder member of the Waterford branch of the Naval association and has been Chairman for the past two years. He did not stand for re-election as he will direct the campaign for his wifes election to Waterford City Council. Tony also organised a very successful visit to San Diego in the USA. Click here San Diego 1998

A word of friendly advice to a young Army PrivateMarch past and salute to SCPO O'Halloran
Marching off to the music of the Barrack St. Brass BandFinal Salute and Dismiss
The Lord Mayor of Waterford Ald. Tom Cunningham
congratulating SCPO O'Halloran on behalf of the people of Waterford
SCPO O'Halloran chaired aloft at the dinner in his honour
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