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  • DF In Somalia

    Just wondering, what was the Defence Forces role in the time they were in Somalia and when were they there?

    I've seen mention of it around here but nothing really specific about it and the curiosity has got the better of Me so I had to ask

  • #2
    think around 92,93 and it was a tpt coy with a section of ARW pers. providing security...

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    • #3
      UNOSOM II

      Approx 100 members of the DF were sent to Somalia in late '93 in a new role ie They were sent as peace enforcers and could, for the first time, use force to impose the cease-fire.

      With thanks to our esteemed colleagues on military.ie who would never admit to visiting here............

      http://www.army.ie/pr/gallery/photo_...eas_unisom.htm
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      • #4
        When is the new site coming online by the way?
        Sex - Breakfast of Champions!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Itchy View Post
          When is the new site coming online by the way?
          Good Old Jim Sreenan promised an update to military.ie in early 2007...... Told us there wouldn't be any need to put up anything on other websites as Military.ie could handle it......

          Jim has never let us down so far.
          Last edited by Docman; 24 April 2007, 17:00.

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          • #6
            somalia tours were transport units with ARW as protection elements.

            they weren't there as "peace enforcers" strictly speaking, although the UNOSOM mission as a whole was a peace enforcement one.
            Fate whispers to the warrior, "There is a storm coming"

            And the warrior whispers back "I am the storm".

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            • #7
              Don't you mean early 2007 Docman?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by cooley View Post
                Don't you mean early 2007 Docman?
                Probably made same promise back then.

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                • #9
                  Peace enforcement refers to the type of mission and force, not the fact that members of the ARW were with 1 & 2 Tpt Coy.

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                  • #10
                    somalia tours were transport units with ARW as protection elements.

                    thats what i already said!!

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                    • #11
                      I believe there are some pics knocking around of a hummer, with a tricolour on it, being operated by the Irish transport company during this period, was it on loan or what?
                      Im Ron Burgendy??

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                      • #12
                        Property of UNISOM. Just like the SISUs that were used in UNIFIL, and the MAMBAs used in Bosnia.


                        Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing.

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                        • #13
                          whats the MAMBA
                          Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
                          Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
                          The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere***
                          The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
                          The best lack all conviction, while the worst
                          Are full of passionate intensity.

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                          • #14
                            As I was typing that, I asked myself the very same thing...RG31 Nyala. Known as Mamba Made in South Africa..


                            Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing.

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                            • #15
                              ahh I remember it

                              we called it the TFM

                              we had 2 of them in Sarajevo

                              and they were Military Police Vechicles

                              the BMR also used them in the Leb
                              Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
                              Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
                              The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere***
                              The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
                              The best lack all conviction, while the worst
                              Are full of passionate intensity.

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