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Friday, 1 December, 1995 - Tuesday, 4 June, 1996

The 1st Battalion The Royal Irish Regiment assumed the role of Rural Reinforcement Battalion on Operation BANNER.

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Wednesday, 16 June, 1976

The 1st Battalion The Royal Irish Rangers, commanded by Lt Col W H Clements, ‘Troop the Colour’ at Battlesbury Barracks, Warminster on 16 June 1976.

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Saturday, 3 December, 1988

During the weekend of 2-3 December 1988, PIRA terrorists attacked members of the 1st Battalion The Royal Irish Rangers in two separate incidents. During the evening of Friday 2 December, three terrorists fired approximately 50 rounds of automatic fire at a four man foot patrol from 9 Pl C Coy in the village of Belleek, County Fermanagh. Despite a well-planned attack by the terrorists there were no casualties to the patrol.

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Monday, 1 November, 1971 - Tuesday, 30 May, 1972

The UNFICYP (United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus) was set up by UN Security Council Resolution 186 on 4 March 1964, to prevent fighting between the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot communities.

The 1st Battalion The Royal Irish Rangers, commanded by Lt Col M N S McCord MC, deployed from Barrosa Barracks, Deilinghofen, Federal Republic of Germany (British Army of the Rhine (BAOR)) to Cyprus as the United Kingdom's UNFICYP battalion and relieved the 1st Battalion The Gordon Highlanders.

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Wednesday, 1 September, 1999

The 1st Battalion The Royal Irish Regiment became one of the founding units of 16 Air Assault Brigade alongside 1st, 2nd and 3rd Battalion The Parachute Regiment, on 1 September 1999.

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Tuesday, 4 April, 2006 - Sunday, 1 October, 2006

Thirty volunteers from across the 1st Battalion The Royal Irish Regiment were grouped and prepared to deploy as Ranger Platoon with the 3rd Battalion The Parachute Regiment Battle Group on Operation HERRICK 4 in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. By the end of February, Ranger Platoon had left the Battalion's home at, Fort George, Inverness and were training in the Oman with 16 Air Assault Brigade, eventually deploying in April 2006 with 3 PARA Battle Group's High Readiness Company.

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Thursday, 14 July, 1904

In 1903, following a situation of many years of frontier violations and diplomatic failures, plus British assertions that Russia could threaten British India through Tibet, the British administration in India authorised an expedition that would be led by the British 'Commissioner to Tibet', Colonel Francis Younghusband from the Indian Political Service. It was based in northern India's Sikkim province. This combined diplomatic and military expedition aimed to compel the Tibetans to comply with British conditions.

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Wednesday, 14 February, 1951

The 1st Battalion The Royal Ulster Rifles, having taken over on 12 February 1951 the ground previously occupied by the US 5th Cavalry Regiment, was then ordered to advance on the left of 29 Brigade. The Brigade mission was to advance astride the road from Pabalmak to the River Han. The advance continued for several days over exceedingly rough countryside, a succession of steep hills and ridges. Although resupply became very difficult for the forward companies, the problem was lessened by the use of Korean porters.

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Sunday, 5 November, 1950

Pusan HarbourOn 5 November 1950, the Empire Pride, with the 1st Battalion The Royal Ulster Rifles on board, anchored in Pusan Harbour (right). Just after 1200 hours, the ship came alongside and later that night completed the disembarkation. The Battalion marched to the railway station through the chaos of military confusion and eventually entrained for the 200-mile journey to Suwon.

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Sunday, 17 June, 1951

Having returned to the line of the River Imjin, from 5 June 1951 onwards, the 1st Battalion The Royal Ulster Rifles began sending company sized patrols into enemy territory. United Nations battalions took turns at providing the cross-river patrols, and when not so engaged, they continued working and improving the defences of the Kansas Line. Gradually the enemy pulled back from the river and by 15 June were 8,000 yards away.