5th Infantry Battalion (1923 - 2012)

The 5th Infantry Battalion Association was formed in 2012 for serving and ex-members of the 5th Infantry Battalion, Eastern Command, Irish Defence Forces. The 5th Bn was home to some of the finest soldiers ever trained by the Irish Defence Forces and as such the Association was formed to remember the soldiers, their sacrifices, their stories and the achievements as individuals and as a well knitted family.

The 5th Bn has one of the longest history’s in the Irish Defence Forces and this history is grounded in the calibre of men and women that served the 5th Infantry Battalion, also known as the Fighting Fifth.

Only members of 5 Infantry Battalion Association can gain to access the members page, to join the Association please leave contact details on the Contact Us page and we will get an application form to you.

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Our 2nd Annual General Meeting will be held in Auditorium, Dining Complex, McKee Bks at 11.00hrs on Sat 15 March 2014. Please note only members of the Association may attend the A.G.M.
Agenda will be posted on the R/O page.

A special General Meeting was held on Sat 01 Nov 2014 for the general body to approve moving the AGM from Feb/Mar each year to the day of the Annual Deceased Members Mass. This was approved unanimously by those present

Accordingly AGM 2015 will be held.on 07 November 2015. As usual the agenda will be published on the R/O page of the Website.

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Members please be careful when logging in to the members area, if you input a wrong password too many times it will lock you out. if you forget your password use the contact button on the website to contact the admin and he will email you your password.

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Can I remind those who want to gain access to the members page that they must be members of the Association, if you apply for access and your not a member you will be emailed an application form to join and on receipt and been accepted (we do check to see if you served in 5 Inf Bn) you will get access to the members page but you have only 2 weeks to get the application in or your request will be deleted as it clutters the requst page so please if you want to get to the members page and your not a member please use the "Contact us" button to request an application form which will be emailed to you with instructions where to send it to.

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Unit History

The 5th Infantry Battalion was formed in Athlone on 01 February 1923 (GRO 16/23) as one of five battalions under the Athlone Command.

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Our Stories

Our Stories

The 5th Infantry Battalion was unique due to the soldiers that served in its ranks. Our stories and memories can be seen in the members section.

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In Memory

In Memory

The 5th Infantry Battalion had lost five members of its personnel on active service up to the date of its stand down.

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5th Infantry Battalion Association

  • C/O NCO's Mess ,
    Mckee Barracks ,
    Blackhorse Ave, Dublin 7
  • Tel:

email: info@5thbattalionassociation.com

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