4th (Volunteer) Battalion The Royal Irish Rangers (The North Irish Militia) retitled.

Event
Wednesday, 1 July, 1992

The Chief of the General Staff, General Sir John Chapple GCB CBE ADC Gen, had directed that amalgamating regiments could bestow on their Territorial Army battalions the distinction of carrying forward their former regiments' titles, customs and traditions. The 4th (Volunteer) Battalion The Royal Irish Rangers (The North Irish Militia) was retitled 4th Battalion The Royal Irish Rangers (Volunteers). The abbreviated title changed from 4(V) R IRISH to 4 RANGERS. However, 4 RANGERS continued to wear the distinctive North Irish Militia capbadge.

This retitling decision would also avoid any future confusion with Home Service battalions of the Royal Irish Regiment and, in particular, with the 4th(County Fermanagh and County Tyrone) Battalion The Royal Irish Regiment, abbreviated as 4 R IRISH. The following year, on 1 April 1993, 4 RANGERS merged with 5 RANGERS when both contributed to the formation of 4/5 RANGERS.

D (London Irish Rifles) Company of 4 (V) R IRISH had already moved on 1 April 1992 to under command 8 QUEENS for training before they became, with 8 QUEENS, part of The London Regiment.

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