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1916 - The Aud arrives at Banna Strand, Co. Kerry, from Germany with 20,000 rifles for use of the Volunteers in the Easter Uprising; they are discovered by the British and the crew scuttles the ship. Roger Casement, who is following behind the Aud in a submarine, lands safely, but is captured later.

A German ship, the Aud is discovered off the coast of Kerry with a reported shipment of up to 20,000 rifles for Irish rebels who were planning the Easter Rising of 1916 (three days later.) The crew scuttled the ship and spent the rest of the war in captivity. 42 more words

Irish History

UK Forces, Russia, Ukraine and the Crimea... Balkans 2.0?

As I’m sure you are no doubt aware, tensions in Ukraine and particularly the Crimea have been heating up after the protests earlier this year and the Abdication of Ukraine’s President Viktor Yanukovych. 757 more words

Armed Forces News

Investigation into IRA Suspect Letters

In May 2013, John Downey a member of the IRA during “The Troubles” was apprehended in Gatwick Airport. He was wanted by Police for his involvement in the Hyde Park Bombing of 1982. 614 more words

Armed Forces News