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Uniforms
1881 - 1922
Motto
Faugh-a-ballagh
(Clear the Way)
Marches
Quick: Barossa and St Patrick's Day
Slow: Garry Owen
Principal Campaigns and Battles
1882 Revolt of Arabi Pasha
1882 Egypt and Sudan
1899 - 1902 South Africa
1914 -1918 The Great War
1939 -1945 World War II
Battle Honours
EGYPT 1801
MONTE VIDEO
TALAVERA
BARROSA
TAFIRA
VITTORIA
NIVELLE
ORTHES
TOULOUSE
PENINSULA
JAVA
NIAGARA
AVA
SEVASTOPOL
TEL-EL-KEBIR
EGYPT 1882, 1884
RELIEF OF LADYSMITH
SOUTH AFRICA 1899-1902
LE CATEAU
MARNE 1914
YPRES 1915, 1917, 1918
SOMME 1916, 1918
ARRAS 1917
MESSINES 1917, 1918
LYS
MACEDONIA 1915-17 SULVA PALESTINE 1917-18
ST. OMER-LA BASSEE
BOU ARADA
OUED ZARGA
DJEBEL TANNGOUCHA
CENTURIPE
TERMOLI
SANGRO
CASSINO II
ARGENTA GAP
MALTA 1940
Battle Honours
Not Emblazoned
Great War
RETREAT FROM MONS
AISNE 1914
GRAVENSTAFEL
ST JULIEN
FREZENBERG
BELLEWAARDE
ALBERT 1916
GUILLEMONT
GINCHY
LE TRANSLOY
SCARPE 1917
LANGEMARCK 1917
CAMBRAI 1917
ST QUENTIN
ROSIERES
BAILLEUL
KEMMEL
COURTRAI
FRANCE AND FLANDERS 1914-18
Second World War
WITHDRAWAL TO ESCAUT
STUKA FARM
DJEBEL BEL MAHDI
DJEBEL ANG
ADRANO
SALSO CROSSING
SIMETO CROSSING
MALLETO
TRIGNO
FOSSACESIA
LIRI VALLEY
TRASIMENE LINE
MONTE SPADURA
MONTE GRANDE
SAN NICOLO CANAL
LEROS
Predecessor Units
87th Foot
89th Foot
These two regiments became the 1st and 2nd Battalions of Princess Victoria's (Royal Irish Fusiliers) in 1881.
Successor Units
The Royal Irish Rangers
(Amalgamated in 1968 with Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers and The Royal Ulster Rifles)
Museum
Sovereign's House,
The Mall,
Armagh,
Co Armagh,
Northern Ireland
tel: 0861 522911
Open Mon-Fri 10am-12.30, 2pm-4.30pm
Suggested Reading
'The Royal Irish Fusiliers'
by H Harris (Leo Cooper 1972)

'The Royal Irish Fusiliers 1793-1950'
(OUP 1952)



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by Stephen Luscombe