1 R IRISH converts to Light Protected Mobility Battalion.

Fri, 06/13/2014

As part of the Army's restructuring '2020', the 1st Battalion The Royal Irish Regiment began conversion to a Light Protected Mobility Battalion, taking delivery of five new types of light-armoured vehicles at Ternhill Barracks, Shropshire. It would move affiliation from 16 Air Assault Brigade, following some 10 years of service, at the end of 2014 to join 160 Brigade. The fleet of 24 new vehicles arrived at the barracks in Ternhill and a nine month period of intense training began.