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Happy St Patrick's Day from RHQ R IRISH

#1
It gives me much pleasure, on behalf of the Colonel of the Regiment, to extend to you all the very best of Regimental good wishes ahead of St Patrick's Day.

In 1900 Her Majesty, Queen Victoria ordered that, in recognition of the bravery of her Irish soldiers at the relief of Ladysmith, thenceforth all Irish Regiments should have the honour of wearing shamrock on every St Patrick's Day.

Over the past weeks the office staff in Regimental Headquarters have worked exceedingly hard along with the 1st Battalion's Rear Operations Group to put in place a plan to ensure shamrock would be delivered to Helmand Province in Afghanistan, in a condition fit to be presented to the officers and men of the 1 R IRISH Battlegroup. 1 R IRISH yesterday confirmed the shamrock had arrived in good condition.

The former Archbishop of Armagh, Lord Eames, will present the shamrock in Afghanistan, 17th March 2011.

Faugh-a-Ballagh
 
#4
Thank-you and can you pass on my thanks to the lads and lasses of the battle group for the great job they are doing and hopefully they all will come home safe and sound, and they are in the thoughts of many back in Northern Ireland.
 
#6
It's that day again when people north and south get pissed and legless................................................ a thursday.

Stay safe lads and lasses
 

jim24

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#9
So St Patrick was Roman, I always thought he was Welsh , but as St George was a Roman too, and Andrew was from Galilee, it means that us Taff's are the only ones with a home grown saint
 
#11
So St Patrick was Roman, I always thought he was Welsh , but as St George was a Roman too, and Andrew was from Galilee, it means that us Taff's are the only ones with a home grown saint
I think Patrick was Welsh but like many in Roman Britain were considered citizens of Rome.

Happy Saint Patricks Day to the RIR and all others and may the members in Afghanistan and other nasty places stay safe.
 

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