Newsletter 3/2020

Since the publication of Newsletter 2/2020 on 05 June, the Covid-19 pandemic continues to have an adverse bearing on the Artillery Club’s activities.

Keep Protected, Keep Well and Keep Connected.

Accordingly, the main purpose of this Newsletter is to provide the Club’s membership with an update on our activities for the remainder of 2020 and for 2021.

As you are aware, following an assessment of the evolving Covid-19 situation, prevailing Government advice, the Club’s responsibilities for its members including serving personnel, and in partnership with the appropriate actors involved in the Field Trips, without hesitation, 12 March,  the Club’s Committee decided to cancel the Field Trip to the Ordnance School and the National Stud, and the Field Trip to Fort Shannon, Foynes Flying Boat Museum, and deferred the events to 2021.

Likewise, for the same reasons, on 22 May, the Club’s Committee deferred until 2021, the Decades’ Reunion and the Foreign Field Trip to London.  Since the last Newsletter, the Club’s Committee also deferred the 2020 Golf Outing and, recently cancelled the 2020 Annual General Meeting, because of Covid-19 restrictions.  The Committee apologies for any inconvenience caused to those members who intended to participate in the cancelled events.

Newsletter 3/2020 includes: Governance, News from the Artillery Corps, and Looking into the Past.  Photographs are credited to the Defence Forces Press Office, 2 Artillery Regiment, Rev Fr Robert McCabe, and the Club Membership.

Looking into the Past recalls the Niemba Ambush, with an extract from an article written by Colonel George Kerton (Retd), and published on ARCO’s website on 08 November, marking the 60th Anniversary of the ambush.

The School Commandant and Regimental Commanders are requested to post this Newsletter on IKON, circulate it to all PDF and AR Artillery officers under their command, and are encouraged to provide information for future Newsletters.

Likewise, serving and retired personnel are encouraged to provide information, news and photographs, for publication in the Club’s Newsletters.

To view Newsletter 3/2020 please click on the link below:

Artillery Club’s Newsletter 3 of 2020 ( 27 Nov 20)

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