And this is the sort of thing that explains why:
“Earlier today soldiers from B Coy, 27th Infantry Battalion based in Gormanston Camp assisted in a rescue of an adult Pilot whale on Laytown beach, Co Meath. The Boyne Fishermen’s Rescue and Recovery Service were at the scene but due to the weight and size of the whale (2 ½ tons and 6 metres long) they were very happy to receive the extra assistance offered by the troops. Picture shows Sgt O’Connor, Cpl Carville, Pte McCaffrey and Pte Forde with members from the Boyne Fishermen’s Rescue and Recovery Service who were successful getting the whale back to sea.”
Go on those lads in green! And the rescue folks in red too!