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Mick O'Toole
1st July 2005, 01:23
The army has just confirmed that a soldier has died in an accident at the Curragh.

It happened when an armoured car overturned on an off road driving exercise.

The victim's name is not being released.

Two other soldiers injured, not seriously.

RIP

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Bam Bam
1st July 2005, 01:25
Rip

Roger McGee
1st July 2005, 01:38
Rip

Gasplug
1st July 2005, 01:41
R.I.P

He honoured his country in life, may his country honour him in death.

Mick O'Toole
1st July 2005, 01:41
He was a single man, based in Dublin.

Muzzle
1st July 2005, 01:56
http://www.rte.ie/news/2005/0630/defence.html


Irish soldier dies in Curragh accident

30 June 2005 16:40

An Irish soldier has died in an accident at the Curragh training centre in Co Kildare.

There was one vehicle involved in the crash which occurred at 2.30pm.

The accident happened during a training exercise on the off-road vehicle training circuit in the Defence Forces Training Centre.
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Two other people were injured and have been transferred to Naas General Hospital.

RIP

The Joker
1st July 2005, 02:06
Rip

Muzzle
1st July 2005, 03:10
TodayFM news listed the 3 people involved as 2 officers and an instructor.

ackack
1st July 2005, 03:31
RIP

Deepest sympthies to the family of all involved

sledger
1st July 2005, 04:23
Rip

Itchy
1st July 2005, 05:37
Heard it was a AML (that overturned as Dublinmick said) from a guy in the Curragh but no hard details...

RIP

Silver
1st July 2005, 05:46
RIP

I initially suspected a soft skinned truck.......but heard it was an AML ?!

Goldie fish
1st July 2005, 05:51
Lets leave the speculation for the Military Police if you don't mind.
R.I.P

faughanballagh
1st July 2005, 06:27
Rip.

rod and serpent
1st July 2005, 07:01
Rip.

Fighting Irish
1st July 2005, 07:24
Condolences to the soldiers' family and friends.
R.I.P

Barry
1st July 2005, 07:33
Rip

Turkey
1st July 2005, 07:36
Rest In Peace.

HavocIRL
1st July 2005, 08:04
RIP

My condolences to his friends and relatives.

B Inman
1st July 2005, 08:18
RIP

Fianóglach
1st July 2005, 18:30
Again Condolences to the soldiers' family and friends.

From you Comrades in Kosovo

R.I.P.

antichrist
1st July 2005, 18:48
RIP Trooper James Dillon. My deepest sympathies go out to you family.

Muzzle
1st July 2005, 19:44
http://breakingnews.iol.ie/news/story.asp?j=147946536&p=y47947z4z


Young soldier killed in Curragh training accident
01/07/2005 - 07:48:17

A 21-year-old soldier has died after the armoured car he was travelling in overturned during a training exercise at the Curragh yesterday.

James Dillon, from Co Kildare, was based at Cathal Brugha Barracks in Dublin.

Two other soldiers travelling in the vehicle were also injured in the accident, which is being investigated by both the Gardaí and the Defence Forces.

ODIN
1st July 2005, 20:08
R.i.p.

GI Josephine
1st July 2005, 20:19
RIP

too young to go...

CeeTee
1st July 2005, 20:56
R.i.p

mugs
1st July 2005, 21:00
R.i.p

futurepilot
1st July 2005, 22:39
Rip

Commando69
1st July 2005, 22:42
RIP Dill, Condolences to his family from all the lads 69th/70th Platoon

Boom
1st July 2005, 22:58
Rip

dclimk
1st July 2005, 23:19
Rip

Steamy Window
2nd July 2005, 00:47
McAleese pays tribute to death crash soldier
01/07/2005 - 15:34:31

President Mary McAleese today paid tribute to a young soldier killed in an off-road training accident at the Curragh, Co Kildare.

James Dillon, 21, a trooper with the 2nd Cavalry Squadron in Dublin, died yesterday afternoon when the armoured car he was travelling in overturned.

“I should like to take this opportunity to extend my condolences to the family and friends of the brave young Trooper, James Dillon, who was accidentally killed so tragically in the Curragh,” she said.

“James’s family have the closest association with the Defence Forces and our thoughts and prayers are with them at this heartbreaking time.”

Trooper Dillon, who’s father and sister are members of the armed forces, was acting as gunner in the armoured car and part of a three-strong team taking part in off-road training.



The vehicle overturned on a hilly section of the course causing Trooper Dillon fatal injuries. Two other soldiers were injured in the incident and taken to hospital for treatment.

President McAleese extended her sympathies to the soldier’s colleagues.

“My best wishes for a quick and complete recovery go to Sgt Tom Kennedy and Trooper Nicola Nolan, who were injured in the same accident,” she said.

A joint garda and military police investigation was launched at the Defence Forces centre at the Curragh.

breakingnews.ie

hptmurphy
2nd July 2005, 04:35
RIP...codolences to Trooper Dillons family and friends.

DeV
2nd July 2005, 05:52
RIP
Trooper James Dillon

Get well soon
Sgt Tom Kennedy
Trooper Nicola Nolan

Jimmy C
2nd July 2005, 06:57
Rip

Chiorino
2nd July 2005, 18:03
Rip

Duffman
2nd July 2005, 20:04
Rip

thedollar
3rd July 2005, 06:54
R.i.p.

Truck Driver
3rd July 2005, 07:27
RIP Tpr Dillon - may he rest in peace.

If the afore mentioned Sgt Kennedy is who I think he is, I' ve met him once, last year, when he held Cpl rank. A sound fella, may he and Tpr Nolan recover from their injuries soon.

Queenie
4th July 2005, 06:32
Rip

mutter nutter
4th July 2005, 23:40
RIP

God speed the recovery of Tpr Nolan and Sgt Kennedy

gunmoney
15th July 2005, 13:27
Condolences to the soldiers' family and friends