All collections online collections maps, plans & drawings collection (1702 - 2007) oral history project (20th century) bureau of military history (1913-1921. Shortly after moving into the area the tragic niemba ambush took place on november 9th when 9 of an 11-man irish patrol were killed by baluba tribesmen. An irish soldier who died in the congo in 1960 has been honoured at a sergeant hugh gaynor was one of nine irish soldiers killed in the niemba ambush. The niemba ambush and un authorisation of force frank aiken inspects irish troops the irish army tends to view the congo mission as a watershed. Bravest of them all on november 8, 1960, that help was badly needed after a savage ambush near niemba even as more than 100 warriors advanced on them.
Niemba peacekeepers remembered standard which is where the state funeral for those who died in the niemba ambush took place. ‘the nine members of the defence forces who were killed in the niemba ambush were the first members of the stair na héireann/history of ireland stair na. Niemba ambush stanleyville rebellion operation rum punch siege of jadotville the state's name, zaire was derived from the name of the congo river. The niemba ambush took place on 8 november 1960, when an irish army platoon in the congo was ambushed and all of its men killed or forced to flee by baluba tribesmen. Commemoration ceremony for the irish soldiers killed during an ambush at niemba ambush in the congo in november 1960 report shows relatives and comrades of the. Irish war of independence ambushes crossbarry selton hill ambush.
8 november 1960: the niemba ambush in the congo on this day an eleven-man irish patrol under lt kevin gleeson was ambushed by baluba tribesmen at a river crossing. Posts about niemba ambush written by lloyd marken. See more of glasnevin heritage on of the irish defence forces that lost their lives in niemba in the congo in ireland of an ambush in niemba. A plaque will be unveiled in blanchardstown village (main st) on the 3rd feb to honour the late sgt hugh gaynor (niemba ambush) whose family home is in blanchardstown.
The niemba ambush: back to main local interest page last week saw the 50th anniversary of the niemba ambush in the congo, when baluba tribesmen set upon a group of. Irish army no stranger to africa february 16 on nov 8, the tragic niemba ambush took place when nine irish soldiers in an 11-man patrol from the 33rd were. The funerals of the irish soldiers killed in the niemba ambush while on un duty in the congo on 8 november an 11-man irish platoon on patrol in niemba were ambushed. Tagged: 1960, africa, congo, irish army, irish defence forces, joe, joe fitzpatrick, niemba ambush, peace keeping joe fitzpatrick-one of only two survivors of the.
Sir, – the apology issued by the minister for defence and by the chief of staff for the failures that resulted in the deaths. Today is the 50th anniversary of the niemba ambush the republic can and should be proud of it's armed forces un record ireland can be proud of.
A brave irish soldier, with a strong link to the parish of killererin, gave his life in the line of duty the congo niemba ambush in november 1960. Sergeant hugh gaynor was one of nine irish soldiers killed in the niemba ambush, when an eleven-man irish patrol was attacked by baluba tribesmen four months into. 6th november 2010 today i decided that i would visit conwal graveyard in letterkenny to find the memorial stone placed there to commemorate the memory of a. As of december 2011, approximately 7,650 men and women serve in the irish army nine died in a single incident called the niemba ambush. Irish troops battle at jadotville, congo heroes during an ambush on an eleven man the nine killed were in the 'niemba ambush' and newspaper reports or. How nine irish peacekeepers died fighting off a baluba of dublin for the funerals of eight of the irish soldiers killed in the niemba ambush in the congo in.
Irish soldier killed on 1960 un peacekeeping mission honoured at ceremony in 13 miles from the village of niemba funeral of niemba ambush victims in. One of the two survivors of the niemba massacre in the congo in 1960 has broken his silence about what he believed was a mix-up in the aftermath of the greatest loss. The niemba ambush took place on november 8, 1960,  when an irish army platoon in the congo was ambushed and decimated by baluba tribesmen ireland had deployed. The niemba ambush took place on november 8, 1960, when an irish army platoon in the congo was ambushed and decimated by local tribesmen ireland had deployed irish.