The 2 Cavalry Squadron is based in Cathal Brugha Barracks Dublin Ireland.
The total establishment is 122 all ranks.
1 Commandant 3 Captains 5 Lieutenants
1 Sqn Sgt 1 Sqms 16 Sgts 19 Cpls 76 Tprs
The unit is equipped as follows
3 Panhard AML 90mm
3 AML 20mm armoured cars
11 Nissan Patrols (two GR models)
1 DAF 4X4 TCV
1 Mercedes 4X2 TCV
41 Honda 650cc Escort of Honour m\cycles.
3 kawasaki 250cc KLR Off road m\cycles.
2 Suzuki DR 400cc off road m\cycles
(Sept 2001 figures)
The squadrons are in the process
of being reorganized
therefore the above figures will change
The Squadron is an operational unit both at home (aid to the civil power tasks) and overseas with the United Nations.
2 Cavalry Squadron personnel have served in Zaire (Belgian Congo) Cyprus, Lebanon, Western Sahara, Bosnia, Kosovo, East Timor and troops are soon to be deployed to Eritrea as part of the Irish contingent.
The roll of the Cavalry Squadron
is to support the BDE
1. Reconnaissance and reporting of enemy positions.
2. To Secure bridges and crossing points.
3. To provide flank protection .
4. To provide Anti Tank and Fire support.
5. To gather intelligence.
6. To provide Convoy protection.
7. Engage targets of opportunity.
2 Cavalry Squadron also has the honour of providing the Ceremonial Escort of Honour for the President of Ireland and visiting dignitaries.