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Royal Irish Regiment

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[Royal Irish Regiment flag] by Eugene Ipavec

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Description of the Flag

"On 1st July 1992 The Royal Irish Rangers, the last Irish Infantry Regiment of the line, merged with The Ulster Defence Regiment to form The Royal Irish Regiment."
From the official site at http://www.army.mod.uk/royalirish/: the graphic in the top right corner is the regimental flag. It can be seen in use at http://www.royalirishregiment.co.uk/News%20Pages/fort_george.htm. A horizontally banded flag of dark green, red, yellow, blue and dark green [10:7:4:7:10, I estimate] with the badge--a crowned harp--centered, in dark, silvery gray. The proportions look to me to be 3:5, consistent with the flag-graphic on the official site. I'm not altogether sure if the harp in the badge on the flag has a wreath or not.

Eugene Ipavec, 2 April 2005