(CEN) St Patrick’s Day celebrated in Helmand

The former Archbishop of Armagh, Lord Eames, celebrated St Patrick’s Day last week with soldiers of the Royal Irish Regiment at memorial services at Forward Operating Base Shawquat in Afghanistan’s Helmand Province.

Lord Eames’ March 17 visit took place during the inspection by MPs and Peers of the 16 Air Assault Brigade’s work at Camp Bastion.

“It is an immense privilege to visit the Royal Irish Regiment and to see the wonderful progress they have enabled the local community in Helmand to make towards stability and confidence,” said Lord Eames, the Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All-Ireland from 1986 to 2006.

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2 comments on “(CEN) St Patrick’s Day celebrated in Helmand

  1. Pageantmaster Ù† says:

    Good for him.

  2. Timothy Fountain says:

    [url=http://www.mod.uk/DefenceInternet/DefenceNews/MilitaryOperations/IrishTroopsInHelmandMarkStPatricksDay.htm]Here’s some coverage of his visit that doesn’t require subscription.[/url]