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Re: Irish regiment
« Reply #25 on: February 22, 2007, 06:02:58 »
that fella is wearing a mix of Scottish kit with a Caubeen on his head

This is how an Irish soldier should look like in full dress uniform - note that Irish regiments do NOT wear tartan kilts and never have done so.


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Re: Irish regiment
« Reply #26 on: February 23, 2007, 08:21:54 »
Sorry Rifleman, you're wrong. The MCpl in the picture is indeed wearing the tartan of the Irish Regiment of Canada.
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Re: Irish regiment
« Reply #27 on: February 23, 2007, 08:28:25 »
I mean't that Irish soldiers, as in British Army and not Canadian Army, do not wear tartan. Even the Irish Army (IDF) do not wear tartan kilts

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Re: Irish regiment
« Reply #28 on: July 05, 2007, 16:25:51 »
Here is some more pics.



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Re: Irish regiment
« Reply #29 on: July 14, 2007, 23:05:40 »
Nice to see some familliar faces!

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Re: Irish regiment
« Reply #30 on: August 22, 2007, 21:38:20 »
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I mean't that Irish soldiers, as in British Army and not Canadian Army, do not wear tartan. Even the Irish Army (IDF) do not wear tartan kilts

Ahh, well. For good reasons, I'm sure. In the case of our Irish Regt, I see no reason that we can't adapt and develop our own traditions and customs as we see fit, without any intent to bring dishonour or offence to the Irish military heritage.

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Re: Irish regiment
« Reply #31 on: August 23, 2007, 09:16:58 »
Davionn....
Looking at your pic & then at the RIR pictures.
Caubeen on yours appears to be over your left ear while the RIR piper has his "beret style" over the right... and the pipe band with their glengarys'

Is your pic from a negative & reversed?
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Re: Irish regiment
« Reply #32 on: August 23, 2007, 14:58:17 »
Davionn....
Looking at your pic & then at the RIR pictures.
Caubeen on yours appears to be over your left ear while the RIR piper has his "beret style" over the right... and the pipe band with their glengarys'

Is your pic from a negative & reversed?


No negative or reversal.  When I joined the regiment back in '92, we were told that 2IRRC were the only ones who did this, in deference to RIR. 
You'll notice the same from the pictures from jranrose.

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Re: Irish regiment
« Reply #33 on: August 23, 2007, 15:11:34 »
No negative or reversal.  When I joined the regiment back in '92, we were told that 2IRRC were the only ones who did this, in deference to RIR. 
You'll notice the same from the pictures from jranrose.
Davionn
Uhh.... what pictures from jranrose?
there are no pictures from jranrose.

here is a pic of the Irish Rangers....
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Re: Irish regiment
« Reply #34 on: August 23, 2007, 15:14:37 »
and here is some from your allied regiment... The Royal Irish Regiment (27th (Inniskilling) 83rd and 87th and Ulster Defence Regiment)

To me, these are all being worn "beret" style with the cap badge over the left eye and pulled down on the right side.
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Re: Irish regiment
« Reply #35 on: August 23, 2007, 15:26:46 »
Five posts down rom my original post are the pictures from jranrose.

Like I said, 2IRRC is the only regiment (so I was told) that wears the caubeen over the left.


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Re: Irish regiment
« Reply #36 on: August 23, 2007, 15:37:48 »
Ah - seen.
The pictures are on "imageshack" and don't show on my PC.
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Re: Irish regiment
« Reply #37 on: February 20, 2014, 21:54:07 »
I'm just curious but I'm joining the 2nd Irish regiment of Canada and I'm just curious... Do I have to wear a kilt? Can I choose to wear a different stress uniform? It's no big deal I'm just curious, also will I get a beret Aswell, I'm sorry to say this but I'm not sure what the Irish beret is called (sorry). The question is will I get a beret Aswell as the Irish beret?

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Re: Irish regiment
« Reply #38 on: February 20, 2014, 22:29:58 »
I'm just curious but I'm joining the 2nd Irish regiment of Canada and I'm just curious... Do I have to wear a kilt? Can I choose to wear a different stress uniform? It's no big deal I'm just curious, also will I get a beret Aswell, I'm sorry to say this but I'm not sure what the Irish beret is called (sorry). The question is will I get a beret Aswell as the Irish beret?

I guess some would consider a kilt a 'stress uniform'  ;)

The hat isn't a beret, it's a caubeen. You can make three berets with the amount of material in one. The word means 'old hat' but is derived from the Irish word for 'little cape'. Quite apt actually.

You'll find your comrades quite proud of both articles of kit and it's what sets them apart from the rest. In time you will too.


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Re: Irish regiment
« Reply #39 on: February 20, 2014, 22:52:05 »
Don't get me wrong I will be honoured to wear the traditional uniform. I'm just curious on if you get a beret as well as caubeen, also I don't plan on staying with the 2nd Irish regiment of Canada.