Remembering the 24th Battalion

The 24th Infantry Battalion was a unique Donegal Battalion of the FCA. Its roots go back to 1947 and the number of personnel that have served in the unit reach into all aspects of the people and life of Donegal.

The 24th Infantry Battalion was a unique Donegal Battalion of the FCA. Its roots go back to 1947 and the number of personnel that have served in the unit reach into all aspects of the people and life of Donegal.

The men and women who have served have many fond memories of summer camps, field days, guards of honour, shooting competitions and friends made for life.

The 24th Battalion ended in 2005 with the formation of the Reserve Defence Force and was replaced by the 58th Reserve Infantry Battalion.

Recently a group of former members got together to form a 24th Battalion Association with the objective of having some form of social gathering each year to remember the 24th and meet old friends and comrades.

Former members are spread worldwide with one working with the UN in Afghanistan and another a senior officer in the New Zealand Defence Forces. The next meeting will be held in Rockhill on Monday the 5th of November at 8.00 pm to elect a steering group committee.

Former members are encouraged to attend. It is planned to have the official launch of the association early in 2013. Anyone interested is asked to e-mail enquiries to fca24bn@hotmail.com.