Inside the 100-year-old Irish Air Corps and how its preparing for big changes


Chris Croot and Joe Campion visited the Irish Air Corps on the eve of its 100th anniversary to learn how the force is doing more with less.

The lineage of the Irish Air Corps (IAC) dates back to July 1922, with the formation of the National Army Air Service, which was initially equipped with types formerly operated by the Royal Air Force and by year’s end could field ten aircraft. In 1924, the service was placed under the umbrella of the country’s newly established Defence Forces and the command of the Irish Army.

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