Irish Guards Regiment
On the Frontline, Home and Abroad
The Irish Guards â€“ known affectionately throughout the Army as â€˜The Micksâ€™ â€“ is an Irish Regiment which has proven its loyalty and grit on many tough operations. Its soldiers have the privilegeÂ of guarding the Royal Family. They recruit from the island of Ireland, United Kingdom and beyond.
The Irish Guards â€“ known affectionately throughout the Army as â€˜the Micksâ€™ â€“ is an Irish regiment which has proven its loyalty and grit on many tough operations. Its soldiers also have the privilege of guarding royal palaces.
St Patrickâ€™s Day is the traditional celebration of the Irish Guards. On this day each year members of the regiment are presented with fresh shamrock from HRH the Princess of Wales.
When they're not deployed on operations the Irish Guards can be found all over the world training and exploring. They can also be found at royal palaces from time to time sporting the famous red tunic and bearskin cap.
Past to Present
The Irish Guards was formed on 1 April 1900 by Queen Victoria in recognition of the many acts of courage and bravery performed by Irish regiments during the Second Boer War. Since then, the regiment has continued to prove its mettle in numerous major conflicts.
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