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Sunday 20 April 2014

Irish Defence Force reveal their best photos of 2013

Mission Readiness Exercise, Glen of Imaal - Troops conduct intensive military training prior to deployment to Lebanon. Photo: Irish Defence Force/Flickr

Whether serving in Ireland or abroad, it's been a busy year for our defence force.

Recently Óglaigh na hÉireann compiled an album of its best photos taken by photographers during operations, training and ceremonial occasions.

The full collection can be seen on the Irish Defence Force's Flickr page.

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Early dawn during a military exercise in Donegal involving both reserve and permanent members of the Defence Forces. Photo: Irish Defence Force/Flickr

 

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Mission Readiness Exercise, Glen of Imaal - Troops conduct intensive military training prior to deployment to Lebanon. Photo: Irish Defence Force/Flickr

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Defence Forces Parachutists make a free fall exit from the CASA Aircraft. Photo: Irish Defence Force/Flickr

 

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Eagle Section of Pilatus PC-9s practice formation flying. Photo: Irish Defence Force/Flickr

 

 

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The LE Eithne as seen by the Air Corps during the annual Naval Exercise. Photo: Irish Defence Force/Flickr

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A parachutist on a practice jump makes a deliberate unstable exit as part of his training over the Curragh. Photo: Irish Defence Force/Flickr

 

 

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An Air Corps AW 139 Heli provides snow relief in Northern Ireland. Photo: Irish Defence Force/Flickr

 

Formation flight of CASA Martimie Patrol Aircraft and Piltaus PC-9s fly over the Point depot as the crowds look on..jpg

Formation flight of CASA Martimie Patrol Aircraft and Piltaus PC-9s fly over the Point depot as the crowds look on. Photo: Irish Defence Force/Flickr

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