|Posted by Edward P Doyle on December 12, 2010 at 5:40 AM||comments (0)|
The International Peacekeepers Day and Wreath Laying Ceremony takes place in Geneva, Switzerland. on the 30th May 2011.
Any members of S.P.I.A. - Ireland or members of I.U.N.V.A wishing to attend this event, please contact;
S.P.I.A. - Ireland HQ,
4, Esmonde Drive,
Phone; 053-9158871. Email; [email protected]
Mobile; 087-9063290. Web; www.spiaireland.webs.com
ITINERARY FOR TRIP TO FRANCE & GENEVA MAY 2011.
FLIGHT: Departing Dublin; Friday 27th May 2011 @ 12.10pm. Flight no. EI 552.
HOTEL: €40-00 per Room per Night, Breakfast included. (This price is current but may change)
FREE DAYS: Saturday free, Sunday free,
MONDAY: Trip to GEVENA, Uniforms & Medals will be worn. Departing LYON 6.00am. to arrive in UN HQ approx. 9.00am. Departing GENEVA approx. 5.00pm.
WEDNESDAY: Returning to Dublin; Departing Lyon to the Airport @ 1.00pm. Flight no EI 553. Departing @ 15.15pm. Arriving in Dublin approx. 17.10pm.
RETURN FLIGHTS: per person, €260.64 with one carryon bag, Checked in bag cost extra. (This price is the cheapest current but may change)
AER LINGUS is the only Irish Airline into or out of LYON, every second day.
Using this information please book your OWN flight; A courtesy car will convey you to the Hotel from this flight.
If you have any questions please contact me @ 087-9063290.
Edward P Doyle (Rgr Retd)
President S.P.I.A. - Ireland.
|Posted by Edward P Doyle on October 29, 2010 at 6:30 AM||comments (0)|
The white poppy became the symbol of our inability to settle conflicts without resorting to killing but more importantly of hope and commitment to work for a world where conflicts will be resolved without violence and with justice.
While the red poppy raised funds for the British Legion, the white poppy's aim is to promote debate and rally support for resistance to war.
Hundreds of wars later, and the killing of more than 200 million people, the white poppy continues to be a reminder of the world's failure to prevent war.
NOW IS THE TIME TO START BUILDING A CULTURE OF PEACE.
Human security means individual freedom from basic insecurities. Human beings have a right to live with dignity and security, and an obligation to help each other when that secutity is threatened. All human life is equal worth, and it is not acceptable that human lives be come cheap in desperate sitiations. If this reflects your vision of the future, work with us ( UN Veterans ) to make it possible.
More Information on: www.whitepoppy.org
|Posted by Edward P Doyle on October 6, 2010 at 2:36 AM||comments (0)|
Members of S.P.I.A.- Ireland will be joining members of the British Legion and Irish UN Veterans at a Wreath Laying Ceremony in Templetown, Co Wexford. on Sunday 7th November 2010. at 2-pm.
This ceremony is in Honour of all Soldiers, Sailors,and Airmen, Killed in World war 1 & 2.
|Posted by Edward P Doyle on August 21, 2010 at 4:10 PM||comments (0)|
I will be attending a big Military show in Swords, Co,Dublin from Friday 27th to the 29th of August 2010. to represent S.P.I.A - Ireland ( soldiers of Peace International Association)
|Posted by Edward P Doyle on July 28, 2010 at 4:41 PM||comments (0)|
SPIA-Ireland, President Edward P Doyle (Rgr Retd) S/F will be attending the Opening of a New Scout's Hall in Piercestown, Co,Wexford. on the 7th August 2010 at 2-pm. and will also be Planting a Tree to mark the the Occasion, on behalf of S.P.I.A. - International.
|Posted by Edward P Doyle on July 24, 2010 at 5:22 AM||comments (2)|
On Friday the 23rd July 2010. I attended the 50th Anniversary of the first Deployment of Irish troops to the Congo in 1960.
The USAF supplied 13 transport aircraft for the airlift, each capable of taking 60 troops and 8,000lbs of stores on the 40-hours flight, Refuelling stops were made in France,Libya, Nigeria, and Leopoldville in the Congo before eventually landing at Goma, in the Kiva Province, where the battalion was initially based.
By August 3rd the entire battalion was deployed, with the battallion HQ and "C" Company located in Goma: "A" Company was 120 miles away in Bukauv, and "B" Company in Kindu,