The Irish Regiment of Canada

Unit Identification

The Irish Regiment of Canada crest

FÍOR GO BÁS

"Faithful until death"

Who We Are

The 2nd Battalion, Irish Regiment of Canada is an infantry regiment in Sudbury.

As the Army’s primary war-fighters and the core of the combat arms team, infantry soldiers are responsible for closing with and destroying the enemy. Supported by the artillery, regiments of armour and the combat engineers, infantry soldiers are capable of operating anywhere in the world in any environment - arctic tundra, mountains, jungle or desert - and in any combination of arms, including airmobile and amphibious operations.

Join Our Team

Please do not hesitate to call us for more information! We would be pleased to review your resume, and have you visit us for a tour of our unit.

Unit Parade Night: Thursday evenings 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

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Command Team

Commander, The Irish Regiment of Canada

Commander: Lieutenant Colonel Ken McClure CD

Sergeant-Major, The Irish Regiment of Canada

Sergeant Major: Master Warrant Officer Robert Gustas

Our History

Originally gazetted on 15 October 1918, the 110th Irish Regiment came into existence through the efforts of the Irish Club and the Irish Rifle Club, two Toronto-based organizations, established to promote fellowship among Canadian citizens of Irish ancestry. The 110th Regiment raised personnel for three separate battalions – the 110th Canadian Overseas Battalion, the 180th (Sportsmen’s) Battalion and the 208t8h (Canadian Irish) Battalion. Most of the personnel of the 110th Battalion were used as reinforcements for other battalions of Irish origin. The 180th and 208th Battalions fought as separate units incurring 60 percent casualties but winning nine battle honours.

During the interwar period, the Irish Regiment continued as an infantry battalion of the Non-Permanent Active Militia, garrisoned at Fort York Armoury, Toronto. It underwent a series of regimental name changes from the 110th Irish Regiment to “The Irish Regiment” (1920) to the “The Irish Regiment of Canada” (1932), its present title. In 1932, the present eight pointed star, cap badge, (Maid of Eire) the kilt (Plaid of Saffron) and the dark green caubeen were authorized and made official on 15 August 1933, making the Irish Regiment of Canada the only kilted Irish Regiment outside Ireland.

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Equipment

For information about the vehicles and weapons used by the Canadian Army visit our Equipment page.

Contact Us

The Irish Regiment of Canada
Sudbury Armoury
333 Riverside Dr.
Sudbury, ON P3E 1H5

Telephone: (705) 669-2300

Hours of Operations

Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Website inquiries

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