Members of the Irish Defence Forces overseas share their touching Father’s Day messages

Happy Father's Day to all Dads, Grandads and Great-Grandads (etc) around the world!

Members of the Irish Defence Forces overseas share their touching Father’s Day messages

Today many of us are celebrating a big day bringing the ’old man’ breakfast in bed, allowing him watch what he wants to watch on TV and making sure he has an endless supply of ’tay’ in his favourite mug.

But we also have to remember that not all of us get to celebrate the day with the main man for various reasons and circumstances.

With many Irish soldiers serving overseas on peacekeeping missions today marks another special day in the calendar that they are missing out on with their familes.

In a touching move from the Irish Defence Forces social media team, service men and women are sending home their messages to their families.

Make sure you tell your father how much you appreciate him today, otherwise he might not give you that lift to town next time you need it.

Who are we kidding, of course he will, he's your Dad!

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Airman Damien Adderley, Air Corps

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Commandant Michael Daly

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Regimental Sergeant Major (RSM) Noel O Callaghan

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Corporal Karol Saunders

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Private Alan Bermingham

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Lieutenant Andria Marnell

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Trooper Alan O’Neill

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Commandant Andrew Shinnick

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Petty Officer Robert Doyle

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Private Brianna O’Connell

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Private Philip Conlon

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For more messages from our Defence Forces stationed abroad follow this Flickr gallery.

Now go give the big man a hug and make him feel loved!

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