RANGERS to Op TELIC 6 (Iraq)

Event
Tuesday, 1 February, 2005 - Wednesday, 30 November, 2005

The Royal Irish Rangers, our Regiment’s Reserve Forces battalion, mobilised personnel for deployment and attachment to the 1st Battalion The Royal Irish Regiment, deployed on Peace Support Operations as the Divisional Rear Operations Battle Group, and The East of England Regiment in Iraq for Operation TELIC 8. The 2nd Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment had deployed to Iraq as part of Op Telic 8 and formed Basra City South Battlegroup. The Regiment’s Territorial C (Northamptonshire) company, was detached to operate as part of Force Reserve and was involved in many high-profile arrest and strike operations. The East of England Regiment was retitled the 3rd Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment on 1 April 2006.

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