Maintaining the Irish army's historic vehicle collection


Irish Cavalry Corps fitter Conor Spain outlines the work involved in keeping the Comet A34 tank, Ford Mk VI armoured car etc in running order. Due to staffing and budgetary constraints all work is carried out only as time allows. Also featured is 95-year-old Pat Lynch who retired as Cavalry Workshops foreman in 1990. Pat’s father Paddy Lynch was involved in the construction of the four 1930s-era Leyland armoured cars built in the Curragh Camp and is credited with saving the Rolls-Royce ‘Sliabh na mBan’ armoured car from being scrapped in the 1950s.
Video by Karl Martin.