Irish Army Air Ranger Wing, or The “Fiannóglach”

Here is a great post by our friends over at Soldier Systems.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Figured since today is often celebrated in honor of the Patron Saint of Ireland we’d talk about some of Ireland’s more dangerous men – the Fiannóglach, or “Devils of Kildare.” The Irish Rangers.

Now somewhat analogous to our Combat Action Group (CAG), the British SAS, French GIGN, etc, they began as a cross-training exchange program with our 75th Ranger Regiment at Ft. Benning. The full spectrum of special operations/counter-terror role within the Irish Defense Force is now fulfilled by the ARW, Irish Army Air Ranger Wing, or Fiannóglach. There’s no literal English translation from the Gaelic, so the proper term for one of their operators is Ranger. They wear a tab much like the Ranger scroll that says FIANNOGLACH.

Read the full story over on Soldier Systems.

Brandon

5 comments
Logan F Crooks
Logan F Crooks

I always wanted to know more  about this SOF Unit. Thanks!

anirishlad
anirishlad

Haha class to see some exposure for our guys, I wonder has any of the SOFREP crew worked with Na Fiannóglach ?

Old PH2
Old PH2 moderator

Mom's Da was a Fitzgerald, and I must say Ireland has reason to be proud of her warriors.  The one time I made port, had the time of my life.  Literally, no other port call is as memorable.  Some times remembering the beauty of Erin I can understand why so many miss the homeland.

anirishlad
anirishlad

 @BrentSacks They're currently T&E'ing an amount of HK416's as well. However they don't seem as if they'll be giving up the AUG anytime soon.