|Royal Ulster Rifles (formerly Royal Irish Rifles)|
|Active||1793 - 1968|
|Size||1 Regular battalion at disbandment (16 during Great War)|
|Garrison/HQ||RHQ - Ballymena|
|Motto||Quis Separabit (Who shall separate us) (Latin)|
|March||Quick - The Ulster Rifles march "Off. Year 1793 ( MDCCXCIII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common Year 1968 ( MCMLXVIII) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located World War I (abbreviated WWI; also known as the First World War, the Great War, and the War to End All Ballymena ( is a Town in County Antrim, Northern Ireland and the seat of Ballymena Borough Council. Quis separabit? ( Latin: Who will separate ? is a motto of the Order of St Latin ( lingua Latīna, laˈtiːna is an Italic language, historically spoken in Latium and Ancient Rome. ' said the Stranger"|
|Anniversaries||Barrossa Day, 5th March; Somme Day, 1st July|
|Engagements||Badajoz, Jhansi, Somme, Korea|
The Royal Ulster Rifles (formerly Royal Irish Rifles) was an Irish infantry regiment of the British Army. The Indian Rebellion of 1857 began as a mutiny of Sepoys of British East India Company 's army on the 10th of May 1857 in the town of Meerut, The Battle of the Somme, also known as the Somme Offensive, fought from July to November 1916 was among the largest battles of the First World War The Korean War refers to a period of military conflict between North Korean and South Korean regimes with major hostilities lasting from June 25 1950 until the Ireland (pronounced /ˈaɾlənd/ Éire) is the third largest island in Europe, and the twentieth-largest island in the world The Infantry is the oldest and most numerous of the Combat Arms in the Armed forces, and consists A regiment is a Military unit, composed of a variable number of Battalions – commanded by a Colonel. The British Army is the land armed forces branch of the British Armed Forces. It saw service in the The Great War and the Second World War, before being amalgamated into the Royal Irish Rangers in 1968. World War I (abbreviated WWI; also known as the First World War, the Great War, and the War to End All The Royal Irish Rangers 27th (Inniskilling 83rd and 87th (abbreviated as "R IRISH" was a regular Infantry Regiment of the British Army Year 1968 ( MCMLXVIII) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar.
The regiment's history dates backs to the reign of King George III. Belfast City Hall is the civic building of the Belfast City Council. George III (George William Frederick 4 June 1738 George III's long reign was marked by a series of military conflicts involving his kingdom much of the rest of Europe and places In 1793 the British army expanded to meet the commitments of the war with the French First Republic. Year 1793 ( MDCCXCIII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common The British Army is the land armed forces branch of the British Armed Forces. The First Republic in France, officially the French Republic (République française was proclaimed on 21 September 1792 during the French Revolution. As part of that expansion it raised two new Regiments of Foot, the 83rd and the 86th. The 86th (Royal County Down Regiment of Foot was an Infantry regiment of the British Army, formed in 1793 and amalgamated into The Royal Irish Rifles At the same time the counties Antrim, Down and Louth Regiments of Militia were raised. County Antrim ( Contae Aontroma or simply Aontroim in Irish) is one of six counties that form Northern Ireland, and one of nine counties County Down, ( Ulster Scots: Coontie Doun. is one of the nine counties that form the province of Ulster and one of six counties that form County Louth (Contae Lú is a County on the East coast of Ireland, on the border with Northern Ireland. In 1881, under the Cardwell Reforms, the 83rd and 86th were amalgamated into a single regiment, named the Royal Irish Rifles, which was to be the county regiment of Antrim, Down and Louth. Year 1881 ( MDCCCLXXXI) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common The Cardwell Reforms refer to a series of reforms of the British Army undertaken by Secretary of State for War (and former soldier Edward Cardwell between The Royal Irish Rifles was connected with the British 36th (Ulster) Division and 16th (Irish) Division during The Great War. The 36th (Ulster Division was a division of Lord Kitchener's New Army formed in September 1914 World War I (abbreviated WWI; also known as the First World War, the Great War, and the War to End All The unionist militias, the Ulster Volunteer Force and Young Citizens Volunteers had amalgamated with the 36th whilst the nationalist National Volunteers had joined the 16th after the outbreak of the Great War. Unionism in Ireland, is a belief in the desirability of a full constitutional and institutional relationship between Ireland and Great Britain based on the terms and The Ulster Volunteer Force (more commonly referred to as the UVF) is a Loyalist group in Northern Ireland. The Young Citizen Volunteers of Ireland had its first meeting just prior to the signing of the Solemn League and Covenant (Ulster, in Belfast City Hall Irish nationalism (Náisiúnachas Éireannach refers to political and sociological movements and sentiment that embodies a love for Irish ancestry, culture and language and The National Volunteers was the name taken by the majority of the Irish Volunteers that sided with Irish Parliamentary Party leader John Redmond after the
In 1921, following the proclamation of the Irish Free State, the Royal Irish Rifles was renamed the Royal Ulster Rifles, with the regimental district of Louth ceded to the newly independent state . Year 1921 ( MCMXXI) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1921 calendar of the Gregorian calendar The Irish Free State (Saorstát Éireann (1922&ndash1937 was the state established as a Dominion on 6 December 1922 under the Anglo-Irish Treaty, signed by Louth is the name of several locations around the world County Louth, Ireland the village of Louth in County Louth
In 1947, it was grouped with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers and Royal Irish Fusiliers into the North Irish Brigade. Year 1947 ( MCMXLVII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar of the Gregorian calendar.
A year later, the regiment formed a pipe band, wearing saffron kilts and carrying the Great Irish Warpipes. For list of All-Ireland War pipe champions see here War pipe champions The Great Irish Warpipes, also called The Bagpipes
Recipients of the Victoria Cross:
In 1968, under reforms of the army, the Royal Ulster Rifles was amalgamated with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers and the Royal Irish Fusiliers to form The Royal Irish Rangers (27th (Inniskilling), 83rd and 87th). Year 1968 ( MCMLXVIII) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers was an Irish Infantry regiment of the British Army, formed in 1881 by the amalgamation of the 27th (Inniskilling The Royal Irish Fusiliers was an Irish infantry regiment of the British Army, raised originally as 87 Prince of Wales's Irish Regiment of Foot in 1793 and later combined The Royal Irish Rangers 27th (Inniskilling 83rd and 87th (abbreviated as "R IRISH" was a regular Infantry Regiment of the British Army