2022 Annual General Meeting and St Barbara’s Day Lunch – 02 December 2022

The Artillery Club’s Annual General Meeting took place in McKee Barracks, Dublin on 02 December 2022, with the kind permission of GOC 2 Brigade.

During the course of the meeting the annual reports presented by the President, Secretary, Treasurer and Membership Secretary were adopted.

The Officers, Committee and Auditor for the coming year were elected.  Colonel Patrick White was elected as President taking over from Brigadier-General Paul Pakenham (Retd), who was first elected President on 04 December 2014.

The Acting Director of Artillery, Lieutenant-Colonel Shane Bradley delivered a comprehensive and informative presentation on the recent Operational Capability Assessment conducted by NATO on 1 Brigade Artillery Regiment, and the future of the Artillery Corps arising from the Commission on the Defence Forces.

Following the AGM, the Saint Barbara’s Day Lunch was held in the Defence Forces Headquarters Officers’ Mess.  This year, our Guest of Honour was the Assistant Chief of Staff, Brigadier-General Rossa Mulcahy, who represented the Chief of Staff.  As a Gunner Officer, Colonel Seán Grant, UK’s Defence Attaché proposed the toast to The Artillery Corps and to our Patron Saint, Saint Barbara.   The attendance also included Colonel Matt Byrne, OC DFHQ Officers’ Mess, The Head Chaplain, Fr Paschal Hanrahan, and Commandant Damien O’Herlihy President of the Cavalry Club.

The Artillery Club conveys a sincere appreciation to the School of Catering, McKee Barracks for use of its Auditorium, and to OC Defence Forces Headquarters Officers’ Mess for hospitality accorded to the members of the Club on the occasion of the 2022 Annual General Meeting and the Club’s Annual Saint Barbara’s Day Lunch.

Keep Those Limbers Rolling Along

Photographs courtesy of Brigadier-General Paul Pakenham (Retd) and Commandant Derek Coulter (Retd).

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