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The FC/HoM Maj Gen Jai Shanker Menon lays the wreath for those peacekeepers that have fallen during their UN missions.
 
Irish delegation visit troops in Golan Heights

May 19, 2014 - On 13 May 2014, an Irish delegation comprising of Brigadier General Diarmuid Fitzgerald (General Officer Commanding (GOC) 1 Brigade), Colonel Philip Brennan (Director of Operations), Colonel Jim Burns (Director of Training), Commandant John Griffin (Staff Officer, Director of Operations) and Captain Danielle Buckley (Personnel Support Officer to GOC, 1 Brigade) completed a two day visit to the 44 Infantry Group, IRECON Contingent, United Nations Disengagement Force (UNDOF) in Golan Heights.

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Fiji celebrates first Medal Parade in Golan Heights

May 09, 2014 - The First Battalion Fiji Infantry Regiment conducted its Medals Parade on 09 May, 2014 in Camp Faouar, which was reviewed by the Force Commander. The DFC, CMS, COS and other UNDOF senior military and civilian staff were also in attendance. On the fine sunny spring day, the three detachments on parade proudly saluted the marching on of the 1st Battalion Colors, marking 71 years of its first deployment to the Solomon Islands in WWII. During the parade, the FC presented medals to specially selected medal recipients including the the front rank of the formation whilst the DFC and COS presented medals to the centre and rear ranks respectively.

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Fijian Ambassadors visit troops in GOLAN

April 04, 2014 - Fiji's Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Peter Thomson, and Ambassador-at-Large Major General Ioane Naivalurua visited the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) in Golan from the period 31 Mar - 01 Apr 2014. The visit included meetings with UNDOF officials and the Fiji contingent serving with UNDOF.

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IRECON Military Parade: St Patrick's Day and Medal Parade

March 19, 2014 - On Monday, 17 March 2014, the Force Reserve Coy composed of 115 members of 43rd Infantry Group of the 2nd Brigade of the Irish Defence Forces stood tall and proud in a military parade in Camp Faour. The parade served two purposes; to honor St Patrick’s Day and to receive their UNDOF medals.

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UNDOF female peacekeepers celebrate International Women's Day

March 10, 2014 - It was an air of festivity as UNDOF women peacekeepers gathered to mark the widely celebrated International Women’s Day. It was also an opportunity for the women of this multi cultured mission to showcase a portion of their culture through their traditional attire and dances. The women further made a statement of their commitment to supporting advocacy for women's advancement everywhere in every way by marching to the beats of drums through Camp Zioanni. The Force Commander (FC) and Head of Mission (HoM), Lt Gen Iqbal S. Singha was the guest of honor and thanked all the women peacekeepers for their contribution to the running of the mission.

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UNDOF STAFFs CONDUCT SSAFE TRAINING

Ten UNDOF international staff members attended a three days training at Camp Faouar as part of the United Nations’s Safe and Secure Approaches to Field Environments (SSAFE).

 

The three days training which commenced on Wednesday 19th February involved theoretical and practical phases. Training modules included Introduction & Overview, UN Security Management, Personal Security Awareness, Stress Management, UXOs and Mine Awareness, Radio Communication, Travel Security Procedures, Survival as a Hostage, Basic First Aid and Firefighting.

 

The UNDOF Fire Marshal provided participants with theoretical and practical phases of firefighting. Participants were pleased to attain new knowledge and skills from the SSAFE training especially in attending firefighting course for the first time.

 

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