Thoughts on the royal irish regiment

skid2

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To our foreign readers Sammy's from Bangor in Co Down NI. Not Bangor in Wales or Bangor in Maine and he's asking what people think of the RIR he really has led a sheltered life.
 
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stevieni22

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RIR? Do you not mean the The Royal Irish? RIR is not a recognised army abbreviation, it was one used by the Sinners.
Just to add ! R.Irish is a blinding bn and currently on Ops.
 
#5
RIR? Do you not mean the The Royal Irish? RIR is not a recognised army abbreviation, it was one used by the Sinners.
Just to add ! R.Irish is a blinding bn and currently on Ops.
As they are Part of 16 AAB along with the ASH, and i've heard only good things from ASH blokes
 
#6
u think it would be a good Regiment to join? didnt no much about them to be honest i new more about the home service batt but it was disbanded a few yrs ago
 
#7
Best option is to carry out your own research, visit an ACIO to get the up to date facts & visit the Armynet website etc


As their part of 16 AAB, they along with other Units will always be busy, at the end of the day it's your career choice to make, good luck
 
#8
Best option is to carry out your own research, visit an ACIO to get the up to date facts & visit the Armynet website etc


As their part of 16 AAB, they along with other Units will always be busy, at the end of the day it's your career choice to make, good luck
thanks m8 think ill get on to AFCO on monday
 

Zoot

Old-Salt
#9
Sammy

If you're from NI and want to join the infantry then it's either R Irish or Irish Guards - your choice. Either way you'll be amongst your own. Otherwise off you go and learn a trade.
 
#10
Sammy

If you're from NI and want to join the infantry then it's either R Irish or Irish Guards - your choice. Either way you'll be amongst your own. Otherwise off you go and learn a trade.
I'm thinking about joining R.Irish and I'm not from Ireland just would like to be part of 16th brigade air assault
 
#11
I'm thinking about joining R.Irish and I'm not from Ireland just would like to be part of 16th brigade air assault
I've been out for quite a while so I'm not familiar with how 16 AAB is made up, but I think the non-para battalion rotates (no doubt someone can put me right). Therefore 1 R Irish won't be with that brigade for too much longer?

If you want to serve with 16 AAB, why don't you join the paras?
 
#12
If you want to serve with 16 AAB, why don't you join the paras?
I think R IRISH selection is easier, but as you rightly say they will rotate the battalion so joining up to be a wings-wearing dealer of death might not be the best long-term career plan.
 
#13
Sammy, bein from NI mesel, do not try to target a brigade or formation and then choose a Bn. The powers that be change the formations of the Army to suit the reviews and thick fuckin paddies never get a lookin. Join the Army, get yerself into the Bn structure and work hard from there.
 
#14
I've been out for quite a while so I'm not familiar with how 16 AAB is made up, but I think the non-para battalion rotates (no doubt someone can put me right). Therefore 1 R Irish won't be with that brigade for too much longer?

If you want to serve with 16 AAB, why don't you join the paras?
So R.Irish aren't going to be apart of 16 BAA do you no when that's going to change?
 
#16
From Wikipedia

Note: In 2006 it was announced that the United Kingdom based battalion of the Royal Gurkha Rifles would be assigned to 16 Air Assault Brigade, and would rotate in the air assault role with 1st Battalion, Royal Irish Regiment and The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, 5th Battalion, The Royal Regiment of Scotland - each battalion will spend five years with 16 Air Assault Brigade, followed by two years with 52nd Infantry Brigade in the standard light infantry role.

So they may be changing to 52nd Infantry Brigade this year.
 
#18
im planning on joining royal irish aswell. ive just done my BARB and apparantly im already medically cleared by TA so i dont have to do a medical. I could be on ADSC by the end of this month but stupidly decided a while back to book a holiday in August so Catterick wont be for a while yet.
Fair enough then, where you from? And what's your run time??
 
#19
from a wee village just outside londonderry. Last time I timed my 1.5 mile it was like 10:30 but I've been doing a lot more so hopefully I've improved a bit since.
I have just purchased a book by Doug Beattie M.C. of the Royal Irish Regiment, recommended to me by a nephew in the Irish Guards, an insight perhaps into what future R. Irish soldiers have to live up to, might be worth a read for all you potentials... oh and keep running, it's good for you our PTI's said so.
 
#20
Sammy

If you're from NI and want to join the infantry then it's either R Irish or Irish Guards - your choice. Either way you'll be amongst your own. Otherwise off you go and learn a trade.


You can join any infantry unit you want, dont just limit yourself to an Irish regiment.

And I`m ex Royal Irish myself.
 

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