Tuesday 27 January 2015

Waterford turns into warzone for Army exercise

Published 23/04/2014 | 02:30

Defence Forces training in Waterford last week.
Defence Forces training in Waterford last week.
Defence Forces training in Waterford last week.

ONE of the country's regional airports was recently under the control of the Army – but it was all part of training.

Newly inducted personnel from the Defence Forces completed a five day training exercise at Waterford Airport last week.

A spokesperson for the Defence Forces said that the training for "young leaders" within the Army is geared towards "preparing them for future deployment to troubled hot-spots around the globe".

In this scenario, the soldiers had to secure the building for the safe passage of a VIP, and the situation was based upon a peace support scenario in an overseas environment.

Irish Independent

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