Troops were sent to Northern Ireland in 1969. They ended up staying there for nearly 40 years in what became the British Army's longest ever deployment.
This cavalry regiment was raised in Ireland in 1689. It continued in British Army service until 1922, when it was merged into the 5th/6th Dragoons.
Raised in 1793 in the west of Ireland, this infantry regiment served until the reforms of 1881 when it was merged into The Connaught Rangers.
Formed in 1958 from two existing armoured units, this regiment served with the Royal Armoured Corps until 1993, when it merged into The Queen’s Royal Hussars.
This British Army cavalry regiment was raised in Ireland in 1693. It went on to serve in many campaigns until 1958, when it merged into The Queen's Royal Irish Hussars.
On Easter Monday 1916, Irish nationalists launched an armed revolt against British rule in Ireland. Although quickly suppressed by the British Army, the rising was a seminal moment in modern Irish history.
This British Army infantry unit existed between 1881 and 1922. It recruited in Munster, a province in the south-west of Ireland.
This infantry regiment existed between 1684 and 1922. It mainly recruited in Kilkenny, Wexford, Waterford and Tipperary.
The Royal Dublin Fusiliers was an infantry regiment of the British Army, which recruited in the east of Ireland.
The Leinster Regiment was an infantry regiment of the British Army, which recruited predominantly in central and eastern Ireland.
The Connaught Rangers was an Irish infantry regiment of the British Army, which mainly recruited in the west of Ireland.
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