Friday, April 18, 2003

The Irish Regiments in Iraq

A useful short article outlining the history of the Irish regiments in Iraq appears here. The source is of the fire-breathing republican variety which is fairly obvious and it does have a couple of minor, well, not inaccuracies, but shall we say misleading points. (The author says the Royal Irish never served in the area. The Royal Irish is a result of several successive amalgamations and some of its constituent regiments did. The Royal Irish wear some of their insignia and considers itself their successor, so. . . .)

The article includes a link to the complete text of Col. Collins' by-now famous speeech to the Royal Irish before the campaign began.