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The Army Ranger Wing

About the ARW

This Unit is officially designated 'Sciathán Fianóglach an Airm' which is translated as 'The Army Ranger Wing' (ARW). There is no direct English translation of the term 'Fianóglach' so the designation Ranger is the accepted version


The Army Ranger Wing is an integral unit of the Defence Forces. Its roles are divided into Conventional Warfare roles and specialist ATCP roles. It also has an established role in the advancement of standards within the Defence Forces.

Selection Course

The SOFQ syllabus is designed to test and assess all aspects of the candidate’s character, military skills, ability and general suitability to become a member of the ARW and provide the potential unit member with all the skills and knowledge necessa...