Friday, 19 December 2014

18th Regiment of Foot - Royal Irish Regiment

1st April 1684
Earl of Granard's Regiment of Foot.

The regiment was formed in Ireland from independent garrison companies. Until 1751 it was also known by the names of other colonels.
Placed on the English establishment
Royal Regiment of Ireland
Ranked as the 18th Foot
1st July 1751
18th (or Royal Irish) Regiment of Foot
31st August 1782
18th (The Royal Irish) Regiment of Foot.
1st July 1881

The Royal Irish Regiment.

Reorganised as the county regiment for Kilkenny, Tipperary, Waterford and Wexford, also encompassing militia infantry.
31st July 1922


The painting is by Michael Angelo Hay and depicts The 18th (The Royal Irish) Regiment of Foot at the storming of the Fortress of Amoy (Xiamen), China on the 26th August 1841.

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