The Annual Commemorative Mass for deceased personnel of the 2 Field Artillery Regiment, 62 Field Artillery Regiment (FCA), 7 Field Artillery Regiment (FCA) and 2 Air Defence Battery (FCA), took place in the Garrison Church, McKee Barracks on Saturday 10 November. Colonel Brian Cleary Directorof Artillery welcomed the attendees. The celebrant was Rev Fr Bob McCabe..
In the context of the 50th Anniversary of the first Mass for deceased personnel of the 2 Field Artillery Regiment, Colonel John Hall (Retd) addressed the congregation.
Following the Mass, a Wreath Laying Ceremony took place at the Flag Pole after which attendees adjourned to the Catering Complex for refreshments. Wreaths were laid by the Director of Artillery, Col Brian Cleary, on behalf of the units, Brigadier-General Paul Pakenham (Retd) on behalf of the Artillery Club, by the 2 Field Artillery Regiment Association, the Dublin Artillery Association, ONE and IUNVA.
BQMS Paul Glifford coordinated the ceremonial, musical honours were rendered by instrumentalists from the School of Music. Sergeant Anto Byrne (Retd) played a Piper’s Lament and led IUNVA’s Pipe Band..
As in previous years, the event was very well attended by both serving and retired personnel of the Artillery Corps and, in particular, by families with an Artillery connection.
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Photographs courtesy of Tom Mulrooney, Fr Bob McCabe and Paul Pakenham.