The siege of jadotville took place in september 1961, during the united nations intervention in niemba ambush operation rum punch operation morthor. The niemba ambush was the worst massacre ever in the history of irish peacekeeping missions, and joe is an amazing story teller who brings. This incident, known as the niemba ambush occurred just three months into the mission a squad of 11 men were ambushed by hundreds of. On 8th november 1960, while on patrol at niemba eleven members of the platoon led by lieutenant kevin gleeson were ambushed nine of. The niemba massacre in which nine troops died, was regarded not as a humiliating defeat but as that doesn't excuse or belittle the ambush.
The mission, operation sarsfield, marked one of ireland's first forays into peace keeping and the niemba ambush made international headlines. Mayor of fingal, will be unveiling a plaque honouring sergeant hugh (sonny) gaynor who fell at the niemba ambush in the congo in 1960. The mission, operation sarsfield, marked one of ireland's first forays into peace- keeping and the niemba ambush made international headlines along with the.
The nine killed were in the 'niemba ambush' and newspaper reports or other information on both incidents could be interesting 26 irish soldiers in total lost their. The niemba ambush in the former belgian congo back in 1960 friend and neighbour, comdt, frank russell (irish air corps-retd), was instrumental in the.
Here, colonel feely speaks about how the news filtered through about the niemba ambush (november 1960) he explains that a match was ongoing when the. Nine died in a single incident called the niemba ambush, in which an eleven- man irish patrol was ambushed by local tribesmen nine irish soldiers and some . To come off the plane to say farewell to his parents nine irish soldiers of the 33rd battalion were killed at an ambush at niemba on 8th of november 1960. 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. Last week saw the 50th anniversary of the niemba ambush in the congo, when baluba tribesmen set upon a group of irish soldiers it was on 8th november.
November 8th: nine irish soldiers serving with the united nations were killed in the niemba ambush in the congo november 8th: irishwoman. The niemba ambush remains the single greatest loss of irish live on a un the two survivors of niemba were privates tom kenny and joe.
53rd anniversary of niemba ambush, 8/11/2013 glasnevin cemetery 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1. And i suppose that the vast majority of irish adults would have heard of the niemba ambush when, for the first time, the lives of irish soldiers. A plaque will be unveiled in blanchardstown village (main st) on the 3rd feb to honour the late sgt hugh gaynor (niemba ambush) whose.
The niemba ambush took place on 8 november 1960, when an irish army platoon in congo-léopoldville was ambushed and all of its men killed or forced to. Niemba ambush operation rum punch operation morthor siege of jadotville ndola crash operation grandslam simba rebellion operation dragon. Niemba ambush the 'niemba ambush took place on november 8, 1960 ireland had deployed irish army troops as onuc peacekeepers during the congo. Brugha niemba ambush congo 1961 every year in november a memorial service for those who died in the niemba ambush on 8th november 1961 is held at.