Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Royal Ulster Rifles


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6th Battalion The Royal Ulster Rifles was raised on 1st September, 1947, by Lieutenant-Colonel R J H Carson and recruited from counties Antrim and Down, and the City of Belfast. It was formerly the strongest infantry battalion of the TA in Northern Ireland.

In 1958 the Colonel of the Regiment was Brigadier I H Good DSO. The Honorary Colonel was Colonel the Rt Hon the Lord Glentoran. The commanding officer was Lieutenant-Colonel D C Lincoln; 2nd-in-command, Major R G Maddocks MBE TD.

The Royal Ulster Rifles merged with the Royal Irish Rangers in 1968; and ultimately became part of the present Royal Irish Regiment.

1 comment :

Pharis said...

Hi,
I just found my discharge papers from the 6th Bn RUR (TA)and out of curiosity stumbled across your site. Are you a former member of the Rifles,and when were you a member if so?