6 Regiment Plaque unveiled in Curragh Military Museum

Update from Comdt. Oliver Murphy (Rtd). The Military Musuem in DFTC has unveiled a plaque to 6th Regiment. From its inception in 1959 up until the unit was stood down in 2005 (as part of the amalgamation with 7 Regiment to form the new 62 Reserve Artillery Regiment) – approx. 9000 personnel served with the unit. The Plaque commemorates the unit and all the gunners who served.

Check out page 14 of this weeks Leinster Leader for details.

6 FAR Plaque - Curragh Military Museum

6 FAR Plaque - Curragh Military Museum. Sgt Charlie Walsh, Comdt. Oliver Murphy (Rtd), Comdt. Mick Moore.

Sgt. ‘Monty’ Monaghan RIP

Sadly we learn that Monty has passed away. Sgt Monaghan was a training Sergeant with 6 Regiment for many years. A legend Gunner about whom many stories are still told. May he rest in peace.


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Historic 5 Bty 25 Pdr…fought in Normandy with the Canadians.

More on this later, but just to whet your appetite…have a look at this: http://www.normandiememoire.com/webcam/junobeach/

In the web cam. select ‘Bunker’…see the 25Pdr?…thats an ex 5 Bty 6 FAR Gun given to the Canadian Artillery by the Irish for their museum in France. The Canadians traced back the serial number and discovered that it landed in Normandy with them. How did we find it? A certain group of Sergeants saw the gun on display while on a trip to Normandy…from a distance noticed the red handles…got a bit curious…suspicions roused…someone saw the bent carrying handle (bent by a certain Cook’s truck)……serial number checked…Identity confirmed….Canadian Artillery Colonel General talked to…GPO who landed with the Gun in 1944 chatted up…Partied with the Canadian Battery that night…VIP invitations to ceremony next day issued…

Photo’s on the way once the 700+ photos that were taken have been sifted through.

Comdt. Ger Coll

Sadly, Comdt. Ger Coll Rtd., Battery Commander of 5 Battery 6 Regiment, has passed away. Funeral arrangements will be passed to serving personnell when available. May he rest in peace. Our sympathies to his family.

Unit History

If anyone has any stories or anecdotes  from 6th or 7th Regiments, we’d like to collect them before the get lost! A sort of oral history. These are all stories we’ve heard many times from someone ‘who was there’…but never got them on record. If you can take the time to write them out and email to info:62regiment.ie…please do. We’ll collect them and you never know…we might even publish them (with names changed to protect the guilty!).