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Article / February 10, 2015 / Project number: c-ar-irish-regiment

On January 31, 2015, during her visit to Sudbury, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne recognized 100 years of the Irish Regiment of Canada. Premier Wynne was greeted by Deputy Commanding Officer Major Ken McClure, Company Sergeant Major Warrant Chris Land and Honourary Lieutenant Colonel Kevin McCormick. The 2nd Battalion Irish Regiment of Canada presented the Premier with two coins – one for the 100th year Anniversary and another Regimental “challenge” coin. Premier Wynne in turn presented the 2nd Battalion Irish Regiment of Canada with a scroll to commemorate its 100 years of service to Canada.

Premier Wynne then toured the regimental museum and sat in on a class of a Basic Military Qualification course. She mentioned that the armoury and museum were a wonderful way to preserve the long and proud history of the Irish Regiment of Canada. The 2nd Irish Regiment of Canada is a member of 33 Canadian Brigade Group, a formation of 16 reserve regiments in Eastern Ontario. The Regiment marks 50 years in Sudbury and has members that served in the First and Second World Wars, Bosnia, and Afghanistan.

By Captain Scott Atchison

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