Highlights from the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (Unifil) parade through Dublin city centre.
In 2001 the Irish Army ended its 23 year mission with the United Nations in Lebanon. To mark the defence forces withdrawal from peacekeeping duties Dublin hosted its biggest military parade in decades as around 1,700 troops marched through the city streets. Large crowds attended the ceremony which was followed by a prayer service at the Garden of Remembrance.
In this excerpt, the parade passes by the viewing stand on O'Connell Street. The parade was led by the Army No 1 Band and parade commander Brigadier General Edmund Heskin. President Mary McAleese takes salute at the review stand at the General Post Office.
All these men carry the beret, the beret that marked their period of service with great pride.
The Unifil Military Parade was broadcast on 25 November 2001.