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      The Royal Irish Rangers 27th (Inniskilling) 83rd & 87th

This is the official Association website of The Royal Irish Rangers 27th (Inniskilling) 83rd & 87th the oldest, most distinguished, Irish Infantry Regiment of the line, the purpose of this website is to keep the memory of this famous Irish Regiment alive.  The Regiment was formed on the  1st July 1968 from three other famous Irish Regiments spanning more than 300 years of service and loyalty to the Crown and their Country.

On this website you will read about the regiments history,
its pride, and of the courage of the men whom served in it.  Sit back and enjoy your visit, and before you go please read the Notice Board and Sign the Guestbook to let us know you were here. 

  The regiment today:-

The Royal Irish Regiment is the only Regiment to have been awarded a collective Conspicuous Gallantry Cross; awarded by Her Majesty The Queen on 6th October 2006 in recognition of the bravery, sacrifice and service of The Ulster Defence Regiment and the Home Service Battalions of The Royal Irish Regiment. The 1st Battalion has recently changed role from air assault infantry and is now at the forefront of developing the Foxhound vehicle as the Army's first Light Mechanized Battalion. Based in Tern Hill, Shropshire, they have deployed globally since re-rolling. The 1st Battalion has a strong history of recent deployments including Iraq, Afghanistan, Mali and numerous other overseas deployments and exercises. The 2nd Battalion is an Army Reserve Battalion with Company groups across Northern Ireland. It is the 1st Battalion's first reserve, providing reinforcement to all 1st Battalion deployments and receiving direct support from their Regular counterparts. The 2nd Battalion also deploys personnel on operations and overseas exercises in its own right, including short notice deployment to Ukraine and sending training teams across Africa. The Royal Irish Regiment is an agile fighting force, the spear point of the British armed forces.

Regimental Recruiting Team,
Clive Barracks
Tern Hill,


Faugh A Ballagh
(Clear the Way)