Army rangers and missile unit will shadow royals

Queen Elizabeth II is to be shadowed at all times by the elite Army Ranger Wing (ARW) during her trip to Ireland, while a mobile unit armed with ground-to-air missiles will follow her as she travels the country.

14th May, 2011

Queen Elizabeth II is to be shadowed at all times by the elite Army Ranger Wing (ARW) during her trip to Ireland, while a mobile unit armed with ground-to-air missiles will follow her as she travels the country.

Garda and military chiefs are this weekend putting together the final preparations for the royal visit, which begins on Tuesday.

The special anti-aircraft unit that will shadow the queen’s travels will be armed with RBS70 surface-to-air missiles,...

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