87th Regiment of Foot

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The Royal Irish Fusiliers


  • 1793 raised as the 87th (The Prince of Wales's Irish) Regiment of Foot
  • 1820 became the 87th (Royal Irish Fusiliers) Regiment of Foot
  • 1881 amalgamated with the 89th Regiment of Foot to become 1st Battalion, Princess Victoria's (Royal Irish Fusiliers), later changed to The Royal Irish Fusiliers (Princess Victoria's)
  • 1968 amalgamated with The Royal Ulster Rifles and The Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers to become The Royal Irish Rangers
  • 1991 amalgamated with the Ulster Defence Regiment to form the new The Royal Irish Regiment (27th (Inniskilling) 83rd and 87th and Ulster Defence Regiment).

External Links

Historical Books Online

Historical Record of the Eighty-Seventh Regiment, or the Royal Irish Fusiliers : containing an account of the formation of the regiment in 1793, and of its subsequent services to 1853 Archive.org. Indian service commences page 16 in 1815 in Calcutta


87th (Royal Irish Fusiliers) Regiment of Foot Wikipedia
Royal Irish Fusiliers Wikipedia
Royal Irish Rangers Wikipedia