Naval Association visit to Casement Aerodrome 25th January 2007
Michael Whelan M.A. (Irish Aer Corps) lectured on the Irish participation in WW1 and their subsequent return to Ireland to join the the Irish Volunteers to fight for Irish Freedom. Some stayed in the British Army and returned to Ireland as British Soldiers and fought against the Irish Volunteers (I.R.A), during he period 1918-1921.
Mick described in detail and with slide projection how following the Irish Treaty with Britian, and, the Irish Civil War that followed between 1921 and 1923, Irish men transferred from the British Army and joined the New Free State Army while others took the side of the Anti-treaty Forces.
We are Thankful to Col.Barry Hannon Base Commander who extened the invitaion to the Naval Association
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|3Michael Whelan M.A (Aer Corp) |
|6Members of the Waterford Branch Irish Naval Association|
|15Jim O'Neill with his Granddaughter Lisa O'Neill|
|17Our Beloved Hon.Secretary Conor Galvin|