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Leinster Leader, April 1947

Rathangan Notes

After Four Years of War

Mr. Peter Casey, Mullantine, returns to England this week after a short visit to his home. A former member of the 3rd Indian Airborne Division, he served abroad for four years during the war. During that time he was parachuted dozens of time into enemy territory. He was wounded in 1944 after being dropped behind the Japanese lines, and was flown out again with other wounded parachutists. He spent six and a half months in hospital. While abroad he was stationed for a considerable time near Singapore, and it was only on his return home he heard that Capt. J. Shepphard, Rathangan, a pilot on the Singapore-Durban route, used land regularly at the airport. He is a brother of Mr. Jack Casey, who played with Warwickshire against Down in last year’s junior All-Ireland football final.

A Leinster Leader report from April 1947 on the vist of Peter Casey to his home in Rathangan

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