Sunday, 10 August 2008

Go raibh maith agaibh: Irish thanks to Selly Oak

Soldiers from the Royal Irish Regiment visited the Royal Centre of Defence Medicine (RCDM) at Selly Oak Hospital to thank members of the medical staff for the first-rate care and attention they have been providing to members of the Regiment injured in the fighting in Afghanistan. The Royal Irish Band laid on a concert for staff of the RCDM which was also able to form a musical backdrop to the opening of a new outside decking area for the use of relatives of servicemen who are being cared for at the hospital.

Lieutenant Colonel Ed Freely, commanding officer of the Regiment’s 1st Battalion, said: “The staff at the RCDM provide our soldiers with first-class medical care and it is something that we are very grateful for. With the whole battalion deployed in Afghanistan at the moment, having the Royal Irish Band perform here is one of the ways we can show our appreciation.”

Link> Birmingham Mail: Army honour for life-savers