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Tuesday 2 September 2014

Waterford turns into warzone for Army exercise

Published 23/04/2014 | 02:30

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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.

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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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