Sunday, 4 July 2010

Royal Irish Fusiliers

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5th Battalion, The Royal Irish Fusiliers, traces its origin back to the 3rd Battalion of the Regiment, formed from the Armagh Militia.

5th Battalion was action in the 1st World War in the 10th (Irish) Division at Gallipoli, Macedonia and Palestine, returning to the Western Front in May, 1918.

The GHQ of the Battalion was at Armagh, with Companies at Lurgan, Banbridge, Newry and Portadown.

In 1958 the Colonel of the Regiment was Field Marshal Sir Gerald Templer GCB GCMG KBE DSO.

The Honorary Colonel was Colonel the Right Honourable Sir Norman Stronge Bt MC MP.

  • Commanding Officer: Lieutenant-Colonel J H Morgan MC TD
  • 2nd-in-Command: Major J D Stronge
  • Adjutant: Captain M D Fitzmaurice

1 comment :

Anonymous said...

i served in the R.I.F (faughs)1961 and Celle germany at the last presentation of the colours a great regiment with many battle honours,i was the youngest soldier and smokie Taylor (l/cpl)was the oldest and the longest serving at that time. FAUGH A BALLAGH.23907576 J/DRM MURPHY.