The Irish Regiment of Canada

Unit Identification

The Irish Regiment of Canada crest

FÍOR GO BÁS

"Faithful until death"

Army Reserve

Graphic: Joanna Gajdicar

Join Our Team

Please do not hesitate to call us for more information. We would be pleased to review your resume, and have you visit us for a tour of our unit.

Our Team Recruiter

Phone: 705-669-2300
Email: 2IrishRecruiting@forces.gc.ca

Or

Phone: 1-800-856-8488
Contact a recruiting centre near you.

When We Train

Unit Parade Night: Thursday evenings (Sept-May): 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm.

Trades In Our Unit

Equipment

Weapons:

Vehicles:

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Who We Are

The 2nd Battalion, Irish Regiment of Canada is an infantry regiment in Sudbury.

As the Army’s primary war-fighters and the core of the combat arms team, infantry soldiers are responsible for closing with and destroying the enemy. Supported by the artillery, regiments of armour and the combat engineers, infantry soldiers are capable of operating anywhere in the world in any environment - arctic tundra, mountains, jungle or desert - and in any combination of arms, including airmobile and amphibious operations.

Benefits of Joining

When you join our unit, you will receive competitive pay for your part time or full time work as well as be eligible for on the job training that could benefit you in civilian life. Also, there are medical, dental and educational benefits available to Army Reservists.

Here are all the details:

Command Team

Commander: Lieutenant Colonel Ken McClure, CD

Contact Us

The Irish Regiment of Canada
Sudbury Armoury
333 Riverside Dr.
Sudbury, ON
P3E 1H5

Phone: 705-669-2300

Hours of Operations: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

News

Lieutenant Kevin Little instructs an infantry soldier

Infantry members hone mortar skills at Canadian Forces Base Shilo

Shilo, Manitoba — It’s not often you see infantry milling about the gunline at Canadian Forces Base Shilo in Manitoba, but that’s exactly what was going on during a three-week mortar detachment member course run in June 2018 by 1st Regiment, Royal Canadian Horse Artillery (1 RCHA).
September 27, 2018

Private Hillary Warford

A summer of success – Full-time Army Reserve employment program attracts more job-seekers than projected

The summer of 2018 featured the inaugural run of the Canadian Army’s Full-time Summer Employment (FTSE) Program. Open to Reservists in their first four years of service, the program offered guaranteed summer employment and enjoyed great success, with 4,400 Reservists from across Canada accepting an offer; a return that exceeded projections.
September 13, 2018

Corporal Scott Sargent (far left) training with fellow members of the Calgary Highlanders

Joined at 40, Corporal Scott Sargent proves his mettle to younger generation

Calgary, Alberta — Military service is something many of us would put near the top of any list of things best-suited to the young, but one Canadian Army Reservist shows that age is less relevant than ability.
September 5, 2018

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Our History

Originally gazetted on 15 October 1918, the 110th Irish Regiment came into existence through the efforts of the Irish Club and the Irish Rifle Club, two Toronto-based organizations, established to promote fellowship among Canadian citizens of Irish ancestry. The 110th Regiment raised personnel for three separate battalions – the 110th Canadian Overseas Battalion, the 180th (Sportsmen’s) Battalion and the 208t8h (Canadian Irish) Battalion. Most of the personnel of the 110th Battalion were used as reinforcements for other battalions of Irish origin. The 180th and 208th Battalions fought as separate units incurring 60 percent casualties but winning nine battle honours.

During the interwar period, the Irish Regiment continued as an infantry battalion of the Non-Permanent Active Militia, garrisoned at Fort York Armoury, Toronto. It underwent a series of regimental name changes from the 110th Irish Regiment to “The Irish Regiment” (1920) to the “The Irish Regiment of Canada” (1932), its present title. In 1932, the present eight pointed star, cap badge, (Maid of Eire) the kilt (Plaid of Saffron) and the dark green caubeen were authorized and made official on 15 August 1933, making the Irish Regiment of Canada the only kilted Irish Regiment outside Ireland.

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