Aaron serving with the Spanish marines in Cadiz
It was great to see the Irish Defence Forces feature a Clogherhead man over the festive season.
Aaron' Bravo' Kirwan, a native of Clogherhead, followed the path of the 'Wild Geese' before him and joined the Spanish Army, enlisting in the Infantry. His home unit is the 1st Battalion of Marines from Tercio de Armada in San Fernando, Cádiz, Spain.
He currently serves alongside Irish Defence Forces personnel in Koulikoro Training Centre as part of the European Union's Training Mission in Mali.
Irish Army Comdt Gavin Egerton celebrated Christmas with Aaron and presented him with a Defence Forces' coin.