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2nd Battalion, The Irish Regiment of Canada
Superimposed on an eight pointed chipped star, an Irish harp; below the
harp a scroll inscribed with the motto FIOR GO BAS; ensigning the harp
and super- imposed upon the topmost point of the star, the Crown.
Official Abbreviation: 2 Irish R of C
Motto: Fior Go Bas (Faithful unto death)
Battle Honours (22)
First World War
Second World War
CANAL DU NORD
PURSUIT TO MONS
FRANCE AND FLANDERS, 1917-1918
NORTH-WEST EUROPE, 1945
Quick March: Garry Owen
Slow March: Endearing Young Charms
333 Riverside Drive
Location of Sub Units: Sudbury, Ontario
The Royal Irish Regiment
St Patrick's Barracks, Ballymena, Northern Ireland
Location of Museums:
Order of Precedence: 46
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Battle of Manzikert: The Seljuk Turks defeat the Byzantine Empire at Manzikert.
Hundred Years' War: The military supremacy of the English longbow over the French combination of crossbow and armoured knights was established at the Battle of Crécy.
Joan of Arc enters Paris.
U.S. Civil War: The Second Battle of Bull Run begins.
Germany defeats Russia in Battle of Tannenberg.
The British Expeditionary Force briefly checked the German advance at Le Cateau.
SCARPE, 1918, effective dates for battle honour begin (to 30 Aug 18)
The first battle of ARRAS, 1918, effective dates for battle honour begin (to 3 Sept 18)
VC won by Lt Charles Smith Rutherford, 5th Canadian Mounted Rifles Battalion, CEF, Monchy-le-Preux, France
The Soviet Union tests an ICBM.
Julius Caesar invades Britain.
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