Day: March 24, 2020

March 24 – Operation Varsity Roll of Honour

The Battle Honour RHINE was awarded to The Royal Ulster Rifles for its actions during the Rhine crossing in Operation Plunder in which Operation Varsity was key, between 23 March and 1 April 1945. The distinction has been carried forward and is emblazoned on… Continue Reading “March 24 – Operation Varsity Roll of Honour”

March 24 – Roll of Honour

On this day in 1918, 94 men of the Royal Irish Rifles, 2nd Battalion, died in action when they fought to the last man at Cugny, south of St Quentin. See Notes below. Kaiserschlacht in Photos: By 27/03/1918 the Germans had taken Albert, which… Continue Reading “March 24 – Roll of Honour”