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  • Sun
    27
    Mar
    2016

    Easter Sunday Fly-Past

    GPO - Dublin City Centre

    Easter Sunday Fly-Past

    GPO - Dublin City Centre - update

    The Defence Forces have updated us on the Commemoration at the GPO in Dublin on Easter Sunday 2016, 27th March which is the centre piece of the Decade of Centenaries Programme marking the anniversary of 1916. 

    In conjunction to the event at the GPO, a full military parade will take place, starting on Stephens Green at 10:00 passing by RCSI, up Patrick’s St., past Dublin Castle, Dame St,, Westmoreland St. crossing O’Connell Bridge at about 12:30, up O’Connell St. and ending at Bolton St. at about 15:00. Note this route is considerably longer than previous parades offering more vantage points (See map).

    The parade will involve 3,722 personnel from the Defence Forces and Emergency Services, 78 vehicles, 17 Aircraft.

    The first flypast, will coincide with the end of the national anthem at the GPO and will involve six Pilatus PC-9M aircraft (callsign 'Eagle section') using a brand new smoke generation system.

    As the parade proceeds by the GPO led by Flag parties and Parade Commander, Cadets, Overseas, Veterans, Equitation School Horses, This will be followed by Army Brigades & Armoured Vehicles with the Fly Past of the 17 Aircraft from the Air Corps Fleet as follows:-

    'Raven Section' (1 X EC135 & 4 X AW139)

    'Hawkeye Section'(4 X Cessna FR172)

    'Condor Section' (Learjet & Casa & 6 X PC-9M)


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