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Minister of State at the Department of Defence, Paul Kehoe, T.D.,
attends the Air Corps Commissioning Ceremony,

of the 30th Air Corps Cadet Class

The Minister of State at the Department of Defence, Paul Kehoe, T.D., today (Friday 14 February 2014) attended the Commissioning Ceremony of the 30th Air Corps Cadet Class at Casement Aerodrome, Baldonnel.

The 30
th Air Corps Cadet Class comprised of 3 Cadets, Declan Hickey, Eugene Mohan and Michael Roarty. Addressing the 3 newly commissioned Air Corps officers, the Minister said “The 30th Cadet Class is made up of three young men from different backgrounds and experiences. These new Officers will serve to further add to the rich range of talents and experience currently held within the officer body and the men and women of the Air Corps. As they now begin the first step of their journey as commissioned officers, I wish them well in their future careers with the Air Corps”.

Minister Kehoe paid tribute to the Air Corps saying “The Air Corps makes an important contribution across a wide variety of roles assigned by Government. The success of the Air Corps in the areas of air transport, fishery protection, air ambulance, support to the Army and Naval Service and the provision of aid to the civil power is clear for all to see. These high profile roles have the added benefit of conveying the importance of the Air Corps to the wider community.”

Minister Kehoe also paid tribute to the staff of the Military College and the Flying Training School involved in preparing the cadets for officer duty. “They deserve a special mention for the care and dedication, which they brought to the task of developing and nurturing these young people for their future careers. The fruits of their labour stand before us today and they can be proud of the good work they have done”.


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