Under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel Ray Yorke, the 4 Fd Arty Regt, Columb Barracks, Mullingar, paraded its United Identification Pennants for the last time on Saint Barbara’s Day 2012 in Ballinamuck, the location of Gunner Magee’s last action in 1798. The Pennants final blessing was conducted by Rev Fr Bob McCabe. The Guest of Honour was Corporal Bobby Allen DSM. Regimental Sergeant-Major Noel O’Callaghan was the Chief Marshal. Former personnel of the Regiment were in attendance, including Brigadier-General Paul Pakenham (Retd) (President of the Artillery Club), Colonel Jim Prendergast (Retd) (Former Director of Artillery), and Commandant Padraic McDunphy.
Photographs courtesy of Noel O’Callaghan, Michael Flood and Paul Pakenham
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