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.

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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

Major General Hetherington, accompanied by Honorary Colonel of the Canadian Army Paul Hindo

‘Respect the Arctic environment’: Major-General Simon Hetherington

Ottawa, Ontario — Major-General Simon Hetherington, Commander of the Canadian Army Doctrine and Training Centre (CADTC), based in Kingston, Ontario, intended to spend a whirlwind weekend in Resolute Bay in late February, 2018 to observe Arctic training going on there – but the “whirlwind” was almost replaced by a blizzard that would have prolonged his stay.
April 13, 2018

32 Service Battalion members

Canadian Army Reserve trucking trainees go international

Toronto, Ontario — A new milestone has been reached in an initiative to train Canadian Army (CA) Reservists in long-distance trucking: a United States border crossing.
April 3, 2018

Members of the Influence Activities Task Force

Multi-national exercise: Influencing through joint cooperation

Nienburg, Germany — Working with soldiers from 23 other NATO countries, a group of Canadian Army soldiers from the 5th Canadian Division Influence Activities Task Force (IATF) participated in Exercise JOINT COOPERATION 17, in Nienburg, Germany in the fall of 2017 to enhance expertise and compare best practices in civil-military relations.
March 27, 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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