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Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Quick – The Sprig of Shillelagh & Rory O'More Slow – Eileen AlannahAnniversaries Waterloo Day, 18 June Somme Day, 1 JulyEngagements Badajoz, Waterloo, Gallipoli, BurmaCommandersColonel of the Regiment Prince Henry, Duke of GloucesterInsigniaHackle GreyTartan Saffron (pipes)The Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
was an Irish line infantry regiment of the British Army
British Army
in existence from 1881 until 1968. The regiment was formed in 1881 by the amalgamation of the 27th (Inniskilling) Regiment
Regiment
of Foot and the 108th Regiment
Regiment
of Foot. It saw service in the Second Boer War, the First World War and the Second World War
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United Kingdom
The United Kingdom
United Kingdom
of Great Britain
Great Britain
and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
(UK) or Britain, is a sovereign country in western Europe
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Straits Settlements
Settlement may refer to:Consolidation (soil), a process by which soils decrease in volume Human settlement, a community where people livePlantation (settlement or colony), an early method of colonization Urban settlement (other) Rural settlement Urban-type settlement Settlement (structural), the gradual distortions created in a structureContents1 Demography 2 Finance 3 Law 4 See alsoDemography[edit]Early human migration
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County Donegal
County Donegal
Donegal
(pronounced /ˈdʌnɪɡɔːl/ or /ˌdʌnɪˈɡɔːl/; Irish: Contae Dhún na nGall) is a county of Ireland
Ireland
in the province of Ulster. It is named after the town of Donegal
Donegal
(Irish: Dún na nGall, meaning "fort of the foreigners"[5]) in the south of the county. Donegal County Council
Donegal County Council
is the local council and Lifford
Lifford
the county town. The population was 158,755 at the 2016 census
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County Londonderry
County Londonderry
County Londonderry
(Irish: Contae Dhoire; Ulster-Scots: Coontie Lunnonderrie), also known as County Derry, is one of the six counties of Northern Ireland. Prior to the partition of Ireland, it was one of the counties of the Kingdom of Ireland
Kingdom of Ireland
from 1613 onward and then of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
after the Acts of Union 1800. Adjoining the north-west shore of Lough Neagh, the county covers an area of 2,074 km² (801 sq mi) and today has a population of about 247,132. Since 1972, the counties in Northern Ireland, including Londonderry, have no longer been used by the state as part of the local administration. Following further reforms in 2015, the area is now governed under three different districts; Derry
Derry
and Strabane, Causeway Coast and Glens and Mid-Ulster
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County Tyrone
County Tyrone
Tyrone
(from Irish: Tír Eoghain, meaning "land of Eoghan") is one of the six historic counties of Northern Ireland. It is also one of the 32 traditional counties of Ireland and lies within the historic province of Ulster. It is no longer used as an administrative division for local government but retains a strong identity in popular culture. Adjoined to the south-west shore of Lough Neagh, the county covers an area of 3,155 km2 (1,218 sq mi) and has a population of about 177,986; its county town is Omagh
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Militia (United Kingdom)
The Militia of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
were the military reserve forces of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
after the Union in 1801 of the former Kingdom of Great Britain and Kingdom of Ireland. The militia was transformed into the Special
Special
Reserve by the Territorial and Reserve Forces Act 1907. For the period before the creation of the United Kingdom, in the home nations and their colonies, see Militia (Great Britain).Contents1 Nineteenth century 2 The Special
Special
Reserve 3 The Militiamen 4 Modern survivals 5 See also 6 ReferencesNineteenth century[edit] A separate voluntary Local Militia was created in 1808 before being disbanded in 1816[1] By 1813 the British Army
British Army
was experiencing a shortage of manpower to maintain their battalions at full strength
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United Kingdom Of Great Britain And Ireland
The United Kingdom
United Kingdom
of Great Britain
Great Britain
and Ireland
Ireland
was a sovereign country in western Europe, the predecessor to the modern United Kingdom of Great Britain
Kingdom of Great Britain
and Northern Ireland. It was established on 1 January 1801 by the Acts of Union 1800, which merged the kingdoms of Great Britain
Great Britain
and Ireland. Britain financed the European coalition that defeated France in 1815 in the Napoleonic Wars. Britain, with its unsurpassed Royal Navy
Royal Navy
and British Empire, became the foremost world power for the next century. The Crimean War
Crimean War
with Russia and the Boer wars were relatively small operations in a largely peaceful century.[1] Rapid industrialisation that began in the decades prior to the state's formation continued up until the mid-19th century
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Phoenix Park
Phoenix Park
Phoenix Park
(Irish: Páirc an Fhionnuisce[1]) is an urban park in Dublin, Ireland, lying 2–4 km west of the city centre, north of the River Liffey. Its 11 km perimeter wall encloses 707 hectares (1,750 acres); it is one of the largest enclosed recreational spaces within any European capital city.[2][3][4][5] It includes large areas of grassland and tree-lined avenues, and since the 17th century has been home to a herd of wild fallow deer
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Dublin
Dublin
Dublin
(/ˈdʌblɪn/, Irish: Baile Átha Cliath[11] Irish pronunciation: [ˌbʲlʲɑː ˈclʲiə]) is the capital of and largest city in Ireland.[12][13] Dublin
Dublin
is located in the province of Leinster
Leinster
on the east coast of Ireland, at the mouth of the River Liffey and bordered on the South by the Wicklow Mountains
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War Office
The War Office[1] was a department of the British Government responsible for the administration of the British Army
British Army
between 1857 and 1964, when its functions were transferred to the Ministry of Defence. Until 1855 a number of independent offices and individuals were responsible for various aspects of Army administration. The three most important were the Commander-in-Chief of the Forces, the Secretary at War and the Secretary of State for War
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Tirah Campaign
The Tirah
Tirah
Campaign, often referred to in contemporary British accounts as the Tirah
Tirah
Expedition, was an Indian frontier war in 1897–1898. Tirah
Tirah
is a mountainous tract of country in what is now a federally administered tribal area of Pakistan.Contents1 Rebellion 2 British advance2.1 October 2.2 November 2.3 December3 Treaty 4 See also 5 Notes 6 References 7 Further readingRebellion[edit] The Afridi
Afridi
tribe had received a subsidy from the government of British India for the safeguarding of the Khyber Pass
Khyber Pass
for sixteen years; in addition to which the government had maintained for this purpose a local regiment entirely composed of Afridis, who were stationed in the pass
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British Army
The British Army
Army
is the principal land warfare force of the United Kingdom, a part of British Armed Forces. As of 2017, the British Army comprises just over 80,000 trained regular (full-time) personnel and just over 26,500 trained reserve (part-time) personnel.[4] Since April 2013, Ministry of Defence publications have not reported the entire strength of the Regular Reserve; instead, only Regular Reserves serving under the fixed-term reserve contracts have been counted.[5] The modern British Army
Army
traces back to 1707, with an antecedent in the English Army
Army
that was created during the Restoration in 1660
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Boer Republics
The Boer
Boer
Republics (sometimes also referred to as Boer
Boer
states) were independent, self-governed republics in the last half of the nineteenth century, created by the Dutch-speaking inhabitants of the Cape Colony
Cape Colony
and their descendants, variously named Trekboers, Boers and Voortrekkers
Voortrekkers
in mainly the middle, northern and north eastern and eastern parts of what is now the country of South Africa. Two of the Boer
Boer
Republics achieved international recognition and complete independence: the South African Republic
Republic
(ZAR or Transvaal) and the Orange Free State. The republics did not provide separation of church and state, and initially only the Dutch Reformed Church, then also other churches in the Calvinist
Calvinist
Protestant tradition were allowed
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Durban
Durban
Durban
(Zulu: eThekwini, from itheku meaning "bay/lagoon") is the largest city in the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal
KwaZulu-Natal
and the third most populous in South Africa
South Africa
after Johannesburg and Cape Town. It is also the second most important manufacturing hub in South Africa after Johannesburg. Located on the east coast of South Africa, Durban is famous for being the busiest port in the country. It is also seen as one of the major centres of tourism because of the city's warm subtropical climate and extensive beaches. Durban
Durban
forms part of the eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality, which includes neighboring towns and has a population of about 3.44 million,[6] making the combined municipality one of the biggest cities on the Indian Ocean coast of the African continent
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Black Week
In a disastrous week during the second Boer War, dubbed Black Week, from 10–17 December 1899, the British Army
British Army
suffered three devastating defeats by the Boer Republics
Boer Republics
at the battles of Stormberg, Magersfontein and Colenso, with a total of 2,776 men killed, wounded and captured. The events were an eye opener for the government and troops, who had thought that the war could be won very easily.[1] British units were armed with then-modern magazine-fed small arms, the .303 caliber Lee–Enfield
Lee–Enfield
and Lee–Metford, and breech-loading field artillery. Boers were armed with the 7mm 1893 Mauser rifle, and fielded German-built breech-loading field artillery
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