Factbites
 Where results make sense
About us   |   Why use us?   |   Reviews   |   PR   |   Contact us  

Topic: Irish Guards


Related Topics

In the News (Sat 16 Dec 17)

  
  Irish Guards - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Irish Guards officers tend to be drawn from the ranks of graduates of elite British public schools, particularly those with a Catholic affiliation, such as Ampleforth College and Stonyhurst College.
The Irish Guards were one of the units of the rearguard during the retreat and took part in a small-scale action at Landrecies against the advancing Germans.
On the 21 April, at a village known as Wistedt in Northern Germany, Guardsman Charlton of the 2nd Irish Guards, was a co-driver of a tank during the capture of the village by a small number of the Irish Guards.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Irish_Guards   (5726 words)

  
 Irish Guards: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The foot guards is a group of regiments in the household division of the british army...
The welsh guards is an infantry regiment of the british army....
The swiss guard as part of the military of the vatican city is an exception to the swiss rulings of 1874 and 1927....
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/i/ir/irish_guards.htm   (9117 words)

  
 Foot Guards - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Foot Guards have a role as the primary garrison for the capital, for the military security of the Sovereign, and for ceremonial duties in London and occasionally elsewhere.
The Federation Guard is a tri-service Australian ceremonial unit that performs similar functions to the five British and two Canadian regiments of foot guards.
The Brigade of the Guards is the Indian Army's foot guards regiment, formed through the regimentation of battalions from four of India's senior line infantry regiments.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Foot_Guards   (943 words)

  
 The Irish Guards   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Much of the war for the Irish Guards would be fought at Ypres, and the name, "the Salient" was etched in their memory for all time.
A few days later the Irish Guards were relieved of their position and got an opportunity to train with the both rifle and hand grenades at Vieille Chapelle.
The Irish Guards, and the remainder of their brigade were moved over the next few days, constantly in reserve to assaults that would eventually fail due to the fact that the German positions were able to weather the heavy shelling of the British artillery.
www.irishguards.net /IG1914.htm   (5789 words)

  
 History
The Irish Guards appeared in uniforms similar to those of the other Foot Guards, and were distinguished by blue hackles to their bearskins and shamrock badges.
The regiment of Irish Guards was raised in the early part of 1662, and the Earl of Arran, fifth son of the Duke of Ormond, was appointed to command it.
Irish Guards were stationed at Wellington Barracks in London under the command of Lieut.-Colonel W. Faulkner, M.C. Once the Nazi invasion of Norway was underway, the 1st Battalion Irish Guards were made part of the 24th Guards Brigade with 1st Bn.
home.att.net /~mick3ig/history.htm   (14651 words)

  
 The Irish Guards
The Irish Guards were raised as a Regiment in the year 1900 by order of Queen Victoria, in honour of the brave Irishmen who fought in the British Army's South African Campaigns.
The creation of The Irish Guards was ordered by Her Majesty following a suggestion in 1900 from Lord Wolseley that the Irish Regiments of the British Army should wear the shamrock in their headdress on 17th.
Together with the rest of The British Expeditionary Force, The Irish Guards from September 1914 onwards were engaged in lengthy trench warfare in Northern France in appalling conditions.
homepage.eircom.net /~tipperaryfame/irguards.htm   (876 words)

  
 GUARDS, AND HOUSEHOLD ... - Online Information article about GUARDS, AND HOUSEHOLD ...
The "Guards," as a combatant force in the army are those of the king of Prussia and constitute a strong army corps.
Nevertheless in 1806 the Guard still consisted only of two cavalry regiments and four infantry regiments, and it was the example of Napoleon's imperial guard which converted this force into a corps of all arms.
In Brief:- The King the Pope’s Papal Grant of the Lordship of Ireland is annulled by act of the Irish Parliament for Ireland [in toto] appointing King Henry VIII King of Ireland.
encyclopedia.jrank.org /GRA_GUI/GUARDS_AND_HOUSEHOLD_TROOPS.html   (6348 words)

  
 John Kenneally
The 1st Battalion Irish Guards suffered heavy losses in securing the mile-long ridge between Points 212 and 214 in the centre of the feature, and then came under vicious counter-attacks by a battle group of the 8th Panzer Regiment in desperate German attempts to retake this tactically important ridge.
It was vital that the Irish Guards, already reduced to 173 men, maintained their precarious footholds on the ridge while further attacks were organised to secure the rest of the "Bou".
A Guards brigade seized a portion of it on April 27, and while a further attack was being prepared, the Irish Guards occupied the western end.
www.mishalov.com /Kenneally.html   (2205 words)

  
 The Irish Guards - A Brief History of The Regiment
The Irish Guards were formed on 1st April 1900 by order of HRH Queen Victoria to commemorate the bravery of the Irish people who fought in the Boer war.
The Irish Guards played a major part in both World Wars, winning a total of six Victoria Crosses including the last to be presented in the Second World War and have seen armed conflict in many parts of the world since 1945.
The Irish Guards, originally nicknamed "Bob's Own" after Lord Roberts, the First Colonel of the Regiment, are affectionately and widely known as "The Micks".
www.irishguards.org.uk /pages/history   (372 words)

  
 Irish Regiments in Iraq -- The Wild Geese Today
The vehicles belong to the two remaining Irish regiments of the British army, The Irish Guards and The Royal Irish Regiment.
The Queen's Royal Irish Hussars, equipped with 57 Challenger Main Battle Tanks, served as part of 7th Armoured Brigade -- "The Desert Rats." The Hussars was given the honour of leading the British advance on the right flank of 7th US Corps and played a significant part in the destruction of the Iraqi Republican Guard.
A handsome new edition of this superbly illustrated collective history of all the Irish regiments, past and present, in the British army during the past 300 years -- during war and peace.
www.thewildgeese.com /pages/iriraq.html   (1545 words)

  
 Regimental mascots - Irish Guards 1902-1929
The regiment of The Irish Guards was formed in April, 1900 by order of HRH Queen Victoria to commemorate the bravery of the Irish troops in the Boer War in 1899 and 1900.
In 1902 The Irish Guards were presented with their first colours by King Edward VII at a ceremony on Horse Guards Parade.
The Class was called "The Irish Guards Presentation Hound Competition", was open only to members of the Club, there was no entry fee and the sum of 30 guineas was to be paid to the owner of the winning dog.
www.irishwolfhounds.org /mascots.htm   (795 words)

  
 Irish Guards [UK]
Irish Guards, by The Fame of Tipperary Group.
History of the Irish Guards, by Bryn Taylor.
The Irish Guards, by Brad Chappell (The Regimental Warpath 1914-1918)
www.regiments.org /regiments/uk/guards/f-4IG.htm   (528 words)

  
 1900 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
January 5 - Irish leader John Edward Redmond calls for a revolt against British rule.
April 1 - Irish Guards formed by Queen Victoria
April 4 - Anarchist shoots at the Prince of Wales during his visit to Belgium in the birthday celebrations of the king of Belgium.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/1900   (2515 words)

  
 1915 - La Bassee to Laventie - The Irish Guards in the Great War - Rudyard Kipling, Book, etext
The front line of the Guards Brigade was held by the 3rd Coldstream on the right, the 2nd Coldstream in support; one Company of the 2nd Grenadiers in the centre, and the rest of the Battalion in support; the Irish Guards on the left, the Herts Territorials in support.
The Guards Division had come up on foot as quickly as the traffic on the roads allowed, and by the morning of the 26th the 1st Brigade (2nd Grenadiers, 2nd and 3rd Coldstream, and 1st Irish) were marched to Sailly-Labourse.
The 1st Irish Guards lay in trenches close to the wrecked water-tower of the village of Vermelles, while the confused and irregular attacks and counterattacks broke out along the line, slackened and were renewed again beneath the vault of the overhead clamour built by the passage of countless shells.
whitewolf.newcastle.edu.au /words/authors/K/KiplingRudyard/prose/IrishGuardsv1/1915labasseelaventie.html   (17349 words)

  
 BATTLE HONOURS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Royal Dragoon Guards formed on 1st August 1992 as a result of the amalgamation of the 4th/7th Royal Dragoon Guards and the 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards.
Indeed history allows C Squadron, the 4th Dragoon Guards the honour of the first action by the British Army in the War, with Corporal Thomas firing the first shot and Captain Hornby the first officer to draw blood with his sword.
The 4th Royal Irish were combined with the 7th Princess Royal's Dragoon Guards to form the 4th/7th Dragoon Guards, while the 5th and 6th amalgamated to form, initially, the 5/6th Dragoons, but in 1927 this was changed to the 5th Inniskilling Dragoon Guards.
www.gatewest.net /~gknudson/rdg.html   (1334 words)

  
 Irish Guards 1967 to date
In April, 1995 Ainsea Cuchulain was presented to the Irish Guards by the British Small Animal Veterinary Association at their annual congress.
An Irish Wolf Hound is the mascot of the Irish Guards.
An Irish Wolfhound which proudly 'follows the drum' on ceremonial parades is the treasured mascot of the Irish Guards.
www.irishwolfhounds.org /mascots3.htm   (1071 words)

  
 Amazon.com: The Irish Guards in the Great War: The First Batallion : Edited and Compiled from Their Diaries and Papers: ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
As the title indicates, it covers the actions of the Irish Guards' First Battalion in World War I. Although Kipling was always a friend to the soldier, this book had special meaning to him since his son fought with and was killed in the unit.
The Irish Guards In The Great War: The First Battalion has been out of print since 1923, Kipling's masterpiece is now lavishly republished by Sarpedon Publishers with never-before-seen illustrations from the Irish Guards' archives, plus their original maps.
Kipling's history of the Irish Guards is a spectacular book set that unflinchingly describes the sacrifices of the men of the Regiment (and that generation) that willing sacrificed themselves for their comrades on the Fields of France.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1885119380?v=glance   (686 words)

  
 BBC News | UK | Queen Mother greets Irish Guards
Dressed in a sky blue coat decorated with a large spray of shamrock, the Queen Mother smiled and waved as the band of the Irish Guards paraded down the Mall followed by young recruits and a large group of the regiment's veterans.
The band of the Irish Guards greeted her with the National Anthem as the Queen Mother stepped into the garden.
It is 100 years since Queen Victoria decreed that Irish Regiments wear a sprig of shamrock in the head dress on St Patrick's day on 17 March.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/uk/682924.stm   (373 words)

  
 Irish Guards-Recent News
Roy, who was an infantryman with the Irish Guards, spent five years in German prison camps, including Stalag 344 in Lamsdorf, after he was captured while fighting against the Nazis in Torthas, in Norway.
He was in Sgt. H Dalton's Squad at the Guards Depot, Caterham, and later served in Cyprus, where he was awarded a Medal for Bravery for (we believe) saving the lives of some soldiers after their truck overturned in a ditch.
Then, approaching cautiously the Guard on Duty at Wellington Barracks, and being warned that photographing the guard was not allowed, we were finally allowed to proceed to the RQMS's office.
www.irish-guards.co.uk /recent.htm   (3161 words)

  
 Irish Guards
The Irish Guards, who are affectionately and widely known as "The Micks", are a modern infantry regiment of the Foot Guards of the British Army.
They were formed on the 1st April 1900 by order of HM Queen Victoria and have seen armed conflict in many parts of the world since.
The regiment is proud of its many longstanding traditions; for example, the annual presentation of shamrock on every St. Patrick's day (17th March) by a member of the Royal Family.
www.army.mod.uk /irishguards   (163 words)

  
 Irish Guards Band
The Irish Guards were formed on 1 April 1900 on the express wish of HM Queen Victoria to commemorate the bravery of the many Irish Regiments who had fought in the South African campaigns.
The Regimental Band was formed at about the same time and consisted of 35 musicians with a Warrant Officer, Mr C H Hassell as the Bandmaster.
Permanently stationed in London, its most regular duty is to play, in turn with the other four Foot Guards Bands, for the mounting of The Queen's Guard at Buckingham Palace.
www.army.mod.uk /bands/irish_guards   (558 words)

  
 Home Page
The facilities at Hayes are largely self built and include a climbing wall, small air rifle range and large wooded area for fieldcraft training.
This is one of the Regiments of Foot Guards that produce such an impressive display at Trooping the Colour.
The Irish Guards are in Germany at present and as such can not give the level of support that other units get until they are brought back to England.
www.irishguards104.00band.com   (459 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Irish Guards were formed by command of Her Majesty Queen Victoria,on 1st April 1900, to commemorate the bravery of Irish troops who had fought in the South Africa War.
The 1st Bn was not formed in time to take part in the South Africa war, however a mounted infantry section of one officer and 32 other ranks from the Regiment joined the Guards Mounted Infantry Company and took part in several actions.
The Irish Guards,together with other Regiments of the Foot Guards, are privileged to have the Sovereign as their Colonel in Chief.
www.drumsandpipes.co.uk /aboutus.htm   (284 words)

  
 The Irish Guards in 1914-1918   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
20 August 1915 : transferred to 1st Guards Brigade, Guards Division.
17 August 1915 : transferred to 2nd Guards Brigade, Guards Division.
8 February 1918 : transferred to 4th Guards Brigade, 31st Division.
www.1914-1918.net /irisguards.htm   (76 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | Northern Ireland | Irish Guards die in 'major assault'
Two Irish Guards have been killed during fighting in the southern Iraqi city of Basra.
Lance Corporal Malone joined the Irish Guards in 1997 and served in the United Kingdom, Poland, Oman, Canada, Kosovo and Germany.
He was also a member of the regimental pipe band.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/northern_ireland/2923825.stm   (792 words)

  
 American general marks St. Patrick's Day with Irish Guards (Hold Muh Guinness Alerts)
The shamrock ceremony is a tradition for the Irish Guards, one of the red-coated regiments that are known to members of the royal family _ most often the Queen Mother Elizabeth, before her death last year _ presents the troops with shamrocks to adorn their hats on St. Patrick's Day.
Instead of ceremonial uniforms, the guards were clad in desert camouflage _ except one company that arrived from Germany just days ago.
While I'm sure this will rankle the anti-royalist elements within the Irish diaspora, and they are legion, the British and the Irish are America's best allies anywhere in the world and I make no apology for that.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/news/866979/posts   (602 words)

  
 irish wolfhound pupies - Everything Dogs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Another advantage is that if you need to travel, or if you are visiting a friend and need to take your puppy along with you then you can also just pack the litter box and take it with you as well.
Dogs for Sale, Puppies for Sale - Dogs - Cats - Terrific Pets is a website you can find information on dog breeds, dog breeders, dogs for sale, puppies for sale, dog names and more.
Dogs and Puppies in Salt Lake City - Irish Water Spaniel (0) Irish Wolfhound (0) Italian Greyhound (1) we are selling 4 pupies for 450.00 they are 3 males and a female they are
www.the-dog-site.com /irish-wolfhound-pupies.html   (437 words)

Try your search on: Qwika (all wikis)

Factbites
  About us   |   Why use us?   |   Reviews   |   Press   |   Contact us  
Copyright © 2005-2007 www.factbites.com Usage implies agreement with terms.