Following the Security Council resolution of 14 July 1960 authorizing UN military assistance to the Republic of the Congo, soldiers from a number of nations have been sent to help restore order and calm in the country. One of the countries to send contingents to make up the new UN Force was Ireland.
These three members of the Irish contingent are seen waiting with their pack lunches, papers and magazines ready to leave from Baldonnel airport. From left to right: Cpls. Michael Kavanagh, Michael Cleary, and Kevin O'Rourke.