B519 - 1960 Advance party of the 33rd Battalion leaving Dublin route to the Congo
13 August 1960
Advance party of the 33rd Battalion leaving Dublin Airport on an Aer Lingus Viscount for Paris en route to the Congo. The party of two officers and seven N.C.O.s would arrange the reception in the Congo for the main body of the 33rd which was due to fly out the next week.
Picture shows Commandant Patrick Keogh (Limerick) (with UN beret); Quartermaster 33rd Battalion and Commandant Kevin O'Brien (Dublin) ad the seven N.C.O.s of the advance party boarding the Viscount plane.
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