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Royal Irish Regiment (1992)

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The Royal Irish Regiment

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Royal Irish Regiment - Killaloe

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IRA Musgrave Military Hospital bomb 1992

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Woolwich, home of The Royal Artillery

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Ulster Defence Regiment march

The Royal Irish Regiment is an infantry regiment of the British Army. The regiment was founded in 1992 through the amalgamation of the Royal Irish Rangers and the Ulster Defence Regiment. Their oldest predecessor; the 27th Regiment of Foot; was first raised in June 1689 to fight in the Williamite War in Ireland. Other notable regiments in their lineage include the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, Royal Irish Rifles and the Royal Irish Fusiliers.