Six Irish Regiments of the British Army Disbanded 1922

#OnThisDay 1922 King George V hosted a formal ceremony at Windsor Castle to mark the disbandment of six Southern Irish regiments: The Royal Irish Regiment, the Connaught Rangers, the Leinster Regiment, Royal Munster Fusiliers, Royal Dublin Fusiliers & South Irish Horse.

This disbandment was because of Ireland’s new independence.
Some Irish units still remain in the British Army, like the Irish Guards and the Royal Irish Rifles.

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