RANGERS retitled.

Tue, 07/31/2007
Bugle Drum RANGERS
RANGERS' Bugle and Drum

The Royal Irish Rangers (RANGERS) was retitled as the 2nd Battalion The Royal Irish Regiment (2 R IRISH); RANGERS was the last battalion to carry forward the antecedent title of The Royal Irish Rangers. 'Ranger' was therefore lost from the regimental title of The Royal Irish Regiment but was retained as the appointment to describe the private soldier, and thus the name lives on as it is the distinction given to every soldier who passes out of infantry training and joins the battalion as a Ranger.

Indeed, our Regiment has always taken great pride in rarely using only a soldier's surname, preferring instead to precede all surnames with - 'Ranger'.