This afternoon the 60th Commemoration of the Niemba Ambush took place in Cathal Brugha Barracks, Rathmines at the Memorial Garden outside the Garrison Church.
Wreaths laid by:
-CQMS (Retd) Michael Colton (President Post 1, IUNVA), a member of the 33rd Inf Bn & part of the escort party who brought their fallen comrades home to Ireland.
-Colm Campbell (Chairman of the Board of Directors, ONE)
-General Officer Commanding 2 Bridage, Brig Gen Tony Cudmore.
Those who lost their lives:
Lt Kevin Gleeson (30)
Sgt Hugh Gaynor (29)
Cpl Peter Kelly (25)
Cpl Liam Dougan (34)
Pte Matthew Farrell (22)
Tpr Thomas Fennell (18)
Tpr Anthony Browne MMG (20)
Pte Michael McGuinn (21)
Pte Gerard Killeen (27)
Solas Síoraí Dóibh
Note: Wreaths were laid separately in a reduced ceremony, adhering to Covid-19 guidelines.