4th/5th Battalion The Royal Irish Rangers joins the Army Order of Battle.

Thu, 04/01/1993
4/5 RANGERS Review Parade inspecting officer, GOC Northern Ireland
GOC Northern Ireland, accompanied by the Commanding Officer, inspects 4/5 RANGERS.

On Thursday 1 April 1993, the regimental flag of The Royal Irish Rangers was hoisted at the front of the Battalion Headquarters building in Charles Street, Portadown and the 4th/5th Battalion The Royal Irish Rangers (4/5 RANGERS), commanded by Lieutenant Colonel E Glover R IRISH, joined the Army Order of Battle.

The formation of the new battalion was marked by a Review Parade at St Patrick's Barracks, Ballymena on Sunday 4 April when the four guards drawn from all companies of the new battalion were inspected by the General Officer Commanding Northern Ireland, Lieutenant General R N Wheeler CBE.

4/5 RANGERS had been tasked to be fully operational by 1 April 1994 with the rifle companies having previously become operational on 1 October 1993. The Battalion's role was to be one of the eight ARRC (ACE (Allied Command Europe) Rapid Reaction Corps) infantry battalions tasked with the ARRC's rear area security.