Officers' busby badge, Royal Irish Rifles, 1902 (c)
This unit was formed in 1881 as the Royal Irish Rifles by merging two Irish line infantry regiments, the 83rd and 86th Regiments of Foot. Although neither of these two regiments had been rifle units, the new regiment was given that status and role. Its motto was 'Quis Separabit?', which translates as 'Who Shall Separate Us?'
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