Where is the Royal Irish Regiment?
Our Regimental Headquarters based in Holywood at Palace Barracks is the focal home for the Regiment and our battalions. The 1st (Regular) Battalion is based in England at Clive Barracks, Shropshire and the 2nd (Reserve) Battalion headquarters is in Lisburn, Co Antrim.
Did the Irish fight in Afghanistan?
Despite its policy of neutrality, Ireland has supplied the NATO-led ISAF mission in the 2001–present Afghanistan War with a running total of 120 Irish troops as trainers. The troops are provided under United Nations mandate.
How many Irish soldiers are in the British Army?
With an estimated 150,000 Irishmen in the army, large sections of Irish society were directly impacted by service in the British army. Why did so many Irishmen join the British army? The answer is fairly simple: poverty.
When did the Irish Army become the Royal Irish Regiment?
Under the reforms the regiment became The Royal Irish Regiment on 1 July 1881. It served as the county regiment of Tipperary, Waterford, Wexford and Kilkenny.
What are the battle honours of the Royal Irish Regiment?
Royal Irish Regiment memorial in St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin, c.1900 The battle honours of the regiment were: Early Wars: Namur 1695, Blenheim, Ramillies, Oudenarde, Malplaquet, Egypt, China, Pegu, Sevastopol, New Zealand, Afghanistan (1879–80), Tel-el-Kebir, Egypt 1882, Nile (1884–85), South Africa (1900–02)
Who is the author of the Royal Irish Regiment?
William Blackwood and Sons Ltd Edinburgh and London. ISBN 978-1847347473. Gretton, Lieutenant Colonel G. le M. (1911). The Campaigns and History of the Royal Irish Regiment From 1684 to 1902.
How many Operation Herrick deployments did the Royal Irish Regiment have?
The Royal Irish Regiment undertook three substantial Operation HERRICK deployments, HERRICK 4 (2006), HERRICK 8 (2008) and HERRICK 13 (2010). The Regiment’s 2nd (Reserve) Battalion provided mobilised individual reinforcements to a number of others.