Sciathan Fhiannoglaigh an
The Irish Defence Forces
Army Ranger Wing
As part of
the ongoing training the Unit conducts interchanges
with Special Forces and Intervention Groups
among which are The Royal Dutch Marines, the
French GIGN, the Italian CIS, the German GSG9
and the Swedish SSG. Exchanges lead to international
co-operation through mutual contact and evaluation
of each others specialised skills. ARW individuals
selected are of varying service within the Unit
and specialise in areas such as diving, sniping,
parachuting, medical or explosives.
the ARW also take part in the Irish Defence
Forces contribution to overseas Peacekeeping
Missions around the world. Over the years these
missions have included service in Lebanon, Bosnia,
Cyprus, Iraq, Somalia and Western Sahara.
UNOSOM II - 1993
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