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2nd Battalion, The Irish Regiment of Canada



Armorial Description

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

    ARRAS, 1917,'18
    HILL 70
    Ypres, 1917
    AMIENS
    SCARPE, 1918
    DROCOURT-QUTANT
    HINDENBURG LINE
    CANAL DU NORD
    PURSUIT TO MONS
    FRANCE AND FLANDERS, 1917-1918
Second World War
    LIRI VALLEY
    MELFA CROSSING
    GOTHIC LINE
    MONTECCHIO
    CORIANO
    LAMONE CROSSING
    Fosso Munio
    Conventello-Comacchio
    ITALY, 1943-1945
    IJSSELMEER
    DELFZIJL POCKET
    NORTH-WEST EUROPE, 1945
Colonel-in-Chief: None

Authorized Marches:
Quick March: Garry Owen
Slow March: Endearing Young Charms

Regimental Headquarters:
333 Riverside Drive
Sudbury, Ontario
P3E 1H5

Location of Sub Units: Sudbury, Ontario

Alliances:
The Royal Irish Regiment
St Patrick's Barracks, Ballymena, Northern Ireland

Location of Museums:
Museum:
The Armoury
Sudbury, Ontario
Memorial:
Memorial Park


Order of Precedence: 46
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Today in Military History

August 26



1071:

Battle of Manzikert: The Seljuk Turks defeat the Byzantine Empire at Manzikert.


1346:

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.


1429:

Joan of Arc enters Paris.


1862:

U.S. Civil War: The Second Battle of Bull Run begins.


1914:

Germany defeats Russia in Battle of Tannenberg.


1914:

The British Expeditionary Force briefly checked the German advance at Le Cateau.


1918:

SCARPE, 1918, effective dates for battle honour begin (to 30 Aug 18)


1918:

The first battle of ARRAS, 1918, effective dates for battle honour begin (to 3 Sept 18)


1918:

VC won by Lt Charles Smith Rutherford, 5th Canadian Mounted Rifles Battalion, CEF, Monchy-le-Preux, France


1957:

The Soviet Union tests an ICBM.


55BC:

Julius Caesar invades Britain.




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