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2nd Battalion RIR Pipe Band


The 2nd Battalion The Royal Irish Regiment, 2 R IRISH, is Northern Ireland's only Infantry Army Reserve Battalion. 2 R IRISH forms part of 16 Air Assault Brigade - UK's high-readiness early entry force.

1 R IRISH has 4 companies located across Northern Ireland with their headquarters in Portadown, A Company in Belfast, B Company in Newtownabbey & C Company in Armagh & Enniskillen.

The Battalion currently has a mortar platoon and a machine gun platoon in addition to the normal infantry platoons.

2 R IRISH has a proud record of achievement in supporting the Regular Army on operational tours to Afghanistan, Iraq and Cyprus. The Battalion also mobilised personnel for the London 2012 Summer Olympics. In 2013, a platoon trained in Kenya, and further overseas training included Italy, Spain and a second platoon to Kenya.

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