Sunday, 12 February 2017

England handing over coastal defence over to Ireland according to the Dutch magazine Marineblad dated 1938 no. 5

An item referred to the magazine U.S.R. dated 16 June 1938 reporting that as result of the treaty between England and Ireland the latter would become responsible for the coastal defence of the naval bases on Spike Island (Queenstown), Fort Carlisle (Whitegate, Cork) and Bere Island where 5 brigades Royal Artillery were stationed. In the future was a coastal flotilla, probably consisting of motor torpedo boats, to be founded.