The Royal Irish Regiment (27th (Inniskilling) 83rd and 87th and The Ulster Defence Regiment) [UK]
Authors and Contributors this page: T.F. Mills
Page created 15 July 2000. Corrected and updated 02.08.2005
The  Royal Irish Regiment
(27th (Inniskilling)
83rd and 87th and
Ulster Defence Regiment)
crest and tie
by A. Melville-Brown
United Kingdom 
  Titles & Lineage
  Battle Honours
  Colours, Standards & Guidons
  Uniforms & Badges

  Biography & Gallantry Awards
  Associations, Forums, Re-Enactors
  Museums, Monuments, Memorials

How to find information about individuals who served in this corps
  Note:  This regiment has no connection with the earlier Royal Irish Regiment.
1992.07.01 The Royal Irish Regiment (27th (Inniskilling) 83rd and 87th and The Ulster Defence Regiment)
formed by union of  The Royal Irish Rangers (27th (Inniskilling) 83rd and 87th), and The Ulster Defence Regiment:
1993.08 1st Bn disbanded and 2nd Bn renumbered as 1st
1993 6th Bn absorbed by 3rd Bn
2001-2002 Home Service battalions reduced by amalgamation without reduction in force:
  • 2nd Battalion (HS), at Palace Barracks, Holywood, amalgamation of 7th Bn and 9th Bn
  • 3rd Battalion (HS) at Armagh, amalgamation of 3rd Bn and 8th Bn
  • 4th Battalion (HS) at Omagh, amalgamation of 4th Bn and 5th Bn
The Royal Irish Regiment (Army site)
The Royal Irish Regiment (Regimental site)
Family Tree (Regimental site)
The Royal Irish Regiment, by Gerry McNeilly
The Royal Irish Regiment, by Paddy C.
The Royal Irish Regiment, by Glenvil Roberts.
Regimental News (Regimental site)
  RHQ and Depot:
    RHQ: St. Patrick's Barracks, Ballymena
    (not assigned to a Divisional depot)
  1st Battalion [1992-1993]
1st Battalion [1993-present]
2nd Battalion [1992-1993]
Territorials and Volunteers:
  4th/5th Battalion, The Royal Irish Rangers (V) [1993-1999]
Home Service Battalions:
2nd Battalion (Home Service) [2002-2007]
3rd (County Down and County Armagh) Battalion (Home Service) [1992-2002]
  3rd Battalion (Home Service) [2002-2007]
  4th (County Fermanagh and County Tyrone) Battalion (Home Service) [1992-2000]
4th Battalion (Home Service) [2001-2007]
5th (County Londonderry) Battalion (Home Service) [1992-2000]
6th (County Armagh) Battalion (Home Service) [1992-1993]
7th (City of Belfast) Battalion (Home Service) [1992-2002]
8th (County Tyrone) Battalion (Home Service) [1992-1993]
9th (Country Antrim) Battalion (Home Service) [1992-2002]
[inherited battle honours of The Royal Irish Rangers]
Collar badge: Inniskilling Castle, inherited from The Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Buttons: rifle black, inherited from The Royal Ulster Rifles
rank badges: sleeve - green on black backing; crowns & pips black
Uniform: headdress: green caubeen with green hackle, the latter inherited from Royal Irish Fusiliers; rifle busby for buglers in ceremonial dress.
tunic & trousers: rifle green (green trousers also worn in No.2 Dress)
Musicians: silver dress cords; tartan: saffron kilts (pipers); green capes (pipers); kilt pins consist of the badges of Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, Royal Ulster Rifles, and Royal Irish Fusiliers worn in a vertical row
cap badge    
1992.06.01 HRH Prince Andrew, The Duke of York, KCVO, ADC
1992.07.01 Gen. Sir Charles Huxtable, KCB, CBE [UDR]
1996.07.01 Gen. Sir Roger Neil Wheeler, GCB, CBE, ADC
2001.07.01 Lt-Gen. Philip Charles Cornwallis Trousdell, KBE, CB [also Q O Gurkha Logistic Regt]
Deputy Colonel [1]:
1992.07.01 Brig. Adrian Peter Martin Jonathan Naughten, ADC
Deputy Colonel [2]:
1992.07.01 Gen. Sir Roger Neil Wheeler, GCB, CBE, ADC [R Irish Rangers]
1996.07.01 Lt-Gen. Philip Charles Cornwallis Trousdell, KBE, CB [tenure expired 1 July 2001]
Deputy Colonel [3]:
1992.07.02 Col. Isaac Clarke, UD
1997.07.01 Brig. David Strudley, CBE
Deputy Colonel [unidentified affiliation]:
1998.09.20 Brig. Robert Digby O'Lone
2003.11.17 Col. Jeremy Charles William Brooks
Roll of Honour (Regimental site)
Marches: quick: The Regimental March of The Royal Irish Regiment, Killaloe
Mascots: Irish wolfhound: "Brian Boru"
Miscellaneous Tradition Links:
The Princess Louise Fusiliers 1992-present
Adelaide University Regiment
1st Battalion, The Punjab Regiment
9th Battalion (Wilde's), The Frontier Force Regiment
  The Gibraltar Regiment 1999-present
HMS Brave 1968-1999
HMS Bulwark 2001-present
RAF Odiham 2004-present
Royal Irish Regiment Association (Regimental site)
The Royal Irish Benevolent Fund
The Royal Irish Regiment Museum, Ballymena (Regimental site)
Museum of the Royal Irish Regiment, Ballymena (Army Museums Ogilby Trust)
Museum of the Royal Irish Regiment, Ballymena (Simonides listing)
Regimental Journal:
Full Histories:
The Royal Irish Regiment. Swanley, Kent : Nexus Special Interests, 1999. (Regiment ; 41-42) (2 vols.)
Short Histories: