Battle Honour PENINSULA

Event
Wednesday, August 17, 1808
PENINSULA

PENINSULA is emblazoned on the Regimental Colours of The Royal Irish Regiment.

The distinction, a Theatre Honour, was awarded to those regiments engaged in the principal actions of the Peninsular War during the period 17 August 1808 - 10 April 1814. It was awarded to the 27th, the 83rd, and the 87th Regiment of Foot for their various actions during this period and to read about the distinctions they were awarded, you may click on any of the following Battle Honours:

Peninsula War medalTalavera

Busaco

Barrosa

Fuentes d'Onor

Tarifa

Ciudad Rodrigo

Badajoz

Salamanca

Vittoria

Pyrenees

Nivelle

Orthes

Toulouse

Left, Peninsula Medal & clasps from the collection of The Royal Irish Fusiliers (© Copyright RHQ R IRISH)