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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

September 1



1862:

U.S. Civil War: Battle of Chantilly - Confederate General Robert E. Lee leads his forces in an attack on retreating Union troops in Chantilly, Virginia, driving them away.


1864:

U.S. Civil War: Confederate General John Bell Hood evacuates Atlanta, Georgia after a four-month siege mounted by Union General William T. Sherman.


1903:

The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada (Princess Louise's): Albainn Cu Brath (Scotland forever)


1939:

The German army invades Poland


1942:

The corvette HMCS MORDEN relentlessly depth charges a submarine off of Iceland. It would not be until a review of records in the late 1980's that U-756 is confirmed sunk.


1944:

Eisenhower establishes HQ in France, Allies liberate Arras, Verdun, Dieppe and Abbeville




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