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Fianóglach
5th October 2011, 12:12
Congo (ONUC)
• 32nd Infantry Battalion - Jul 1960 – Jan 1961
• 33rd Infantry Battalion - Aug 1960 – Jan 1961
• 34th Infantry Battalion - Jan 1960 – Jul 196
• 1st Infantry Group – May 1961 – Nov 1961
• 35th Infantry Battalion – Jun 1961 – Dec 1961
• 36th Infantry Battalion – Dec 1961 – May 1962
• 37th Infantry Battalion – May 1962 – Nov 1962
• 2nd Armd Car Sqn – Nov 1962 – Apr 1963
• 38th Infantry Battalion – Nov 1962 – Apr 1963
• 3rd Armd Car Sqn – Apr 1963 – Oct 1963
• 39th Infantry Battalion - Apr 1963 – Oct 1963
• 2nd Infantry Group – Nov 1963 – Jun 1964


Cyprus (UNFICYP)
• 40th Infantry Battalion – Apr 1964 – Oct1964
• 3rd Infantry Group – Jul 1964 – Dec 1964
• 41st Infantry Battalion - Oct 1964 – Mar 1965
• 4th Infantry Group – Jan 1965 – June 1965
• 42nd Infantry Battalion – Apr 1965 – Sep 1965
• 5th Infantry Group - Oct 1965 – Mar1966
• 6th Infantry Group – Apr 1966 – Sep 1966
• 7th Infantry Group- Oct 1966 – Mar 1967
• 8th Infantry Group – Mar 1967 – Sep 1967
• 9th Infantry Group - Oct 1967 – Mar 1968
• 10th Infantry Group – Mar 1968 – Sep 1968
• 11th Infantry Group – Aug 1968 – Mar 1969
• 12th Infantry Group – Mar 1969 – Sep 1969
• 13th Infantry Group – Sep 1969 – Apr 1970
• 18th Infantry Group – Mar 1970 – Oct 1970
• 19th Infantry Group – Sep 1970 – Apr 1971
• 20th Infantry Group – Apr 1971 – Oct 1971
• 21st Infantry Group – Oct 1971 – Apr 1972
• 22nd Infantry Group – Apr 1972 – Oct 1972
• 23th Infantry Group – Oct 1972 – Apr 1973
• 24th Infantry Group – Apr 1973 – Oct 1973
• 25th Infantry Group – Oct 1973 – Dec 1973

Sinai (UNEF II)
• 25th Infantry Group – Dec 1973 – Apr 1974
• 26th Infantry Group – Apr 1974 – Sep 1974

Lebanon (UNIFIL)
• 43rd Infantry Battalion – May 1978 – Oct 1978
• 44th Infantry Battalion – Nov 1978 – Apr 1979
• 45th Infantry Battalion – May 1979 – Oct 1979
• 46th Infantry Battalion – Nov 1979 – Apr 1980
• 47th Infantry Battalion – May 1980 – Oct 1980
• 48th Infantry Battalion – Nov 1980 – Apr 1981
• 49th Infantry Battalion – May 1981 – Oct 1981
• 50th Infantry Battalion – Nov 1981 – Apr 1982
• 51st Infantry Battalion – May 1982 – Oct 1982
• 52nd Infantry Battalion – Nov 1982 – Apr 1983
• 53rd Infantry Battalion – May 1983 – Oct 1983
• 54th Infantry Battalion – Nov 1983 – Apr 1984
• 55th Infantry Battalion – May 1984 – Oct 1984
• 56th Infantry Battalion – Nov 1984 – Apr 1985
• 57th Infantry Battalion – May 1985 – Oct 1985
• 58th Infantry Battalion – Nov 1985 – Apr 1986
• 59th Infantry Battalion – May 1986 – Oct 1986
• 60th Infantry Battalion – Nov 1986 – Apr 1987
• 61st Infantry Battalion – May 1987 – Oct 1987
• 62nd Infantry Battalion – Nov 1987 – Apr 1988
• 63rd Infantry Battalion – May 1988 – Oct 1988
• 64th Infantry Battalion – Nov 1988 – Apr 1989
• 65th Infantry Battalion – May 1989 – Oct 1989
• 66th Infantry Battalion – Nov 1989 – Apr 1990
• 67th Infantry Battalion – May 1990 – Oct 1990
• 68th Infantry Battalion – Nov 1990 – Apr 1991
• 69th Infantry Battalion – May 1991 – Oct 1991
• 70th Infantry Battalion – Nov 1991 – Apr 1992
• 71st Infantry Battalion – May 1992 – Oct 1992
• 72nd Infantry Battalion – Nov 1992 – Apr 1993
• 73rd Infantry Battalion – May 1993 – Oct 1993
• 74th Infantry Battalion – Nov 1993 – Apr 1994
• 75th Infantry Battalion – May 1994 – Oct 1994
• 76th Infantry Battalion – Nov 1994 – Apr 1995
• 77th Infantry Battalion – May 1995 – Oct 1995
• 78th Infantry Battalion – Nov 1995 – Apr 1996
• 79th Infantry Battalion – May 1996 – Oct 1996
• 80th Infantry Battalion – Nov 1996 – Apr 1997
• 81st Infantry Battalion – May 1997 – Oct 1997
• 82nd Infantry Battalion – Nov 1997 – Apr 1998
• 83rd Infantry Battalion – May 1998 – Oct 1998
• 84th Infantry Battalion – Nov 1998 – Apr 1999
• 85th Infantry Battalion – May 1999 – Oct 1999
• 86th Infantry Battalion – Nov 1999 – Apr 2000
• 87th Infantry Battalion – May 2000 – Oct 2000
• 88th Infantry Battalion – Nov 2000 – Apr 2001
• 89th Infantry Battalion – May 2001 – Oct 2001
• 25th Infantry Group – Oct 2006 – Apr 2007
• 26th Infantry Group – Apr 2007 – Oct 2007
• 104th Infantry Battalion - Jun 2011 -

Kosovo (KFOR)
• 1 Tpt Coy – Oct 1900 – Apr 2000
• 2 Tpt Coy – Apr 2000 – Oct 2000
• 3 Tpt Coy – Oct 2000 – Apr 2001
• 4 Tpt Coy – Apr 2001 – Oct 2001
• 5 Tpt Coy – Oct 2001 – Apr 2002
• 6 Tpt Coy - Apr 2002 – Oct 2002
• 7 Tpt Coy – Oct 2002 – Apr 2003
• 8 Tpt Coy – Apr 2003 – Oct 2003
• 27 Inf Gp – Oct 2003 – Apr 2004
• 28 Inf Gp – Apr 2004 – Oct 2004
• 29 Inf Gp – Oct 2004 – Apr 2005
• 30 Inf Gp – Apr 2005 – Oct 2005
• 31 Inf Gp – Oct 2005 – Apr 2006
• 32 Inf Gp - Apr 2006 – Oct 2006
• 33 Inf Gp – Oct 2006 – Apr 2007
• 35 Inf Gp - Apr 2007 – Oct 2007
• FN KFOR – Aug 2007 – Aug 2008
• 37 Inf Gp - Oct 2007 – Apr 2008
• 38 Inf Gp – Apr 2008 – Oct 2008
• 39 Inf Gp - Oct 2008 – Apr 2009
• 40 Inf Gp – Apr 2009 – Oct 2009
• 41 Inf Gp – Oct 2009 – Apr 2010
• 42 Inf Gp – Apr 2010 – Oct 2010

Liberia (UNMIL)
• 90th Infantry Battalion (4 Western Brigade) - Nov 2003-May 2004
• 91st Infantry Battalion (2 Eastern Brigade) - May 2004-Nov 2004
• 92nd Infantry Battalion (1 Southern Brigade) - Nov 2004-May 2005
• 93rd Infantry Battalion (4 Western Brigade) - May 2005-Nov 2005
• 94th Infantry Battalion (2 Eastern Brigade) - Nov 2005-May 2006
• 95th Infantry Battalion (1 Southern Brigade) - May 2006-Nov 2006
• 96th Infantry Battalion (4 Western Brigade) - Nov 2006-May 2007

Chad (EUFOR Chad/CAR – MINURCAT)
• 97th Infantry Battalion - June 2008-Oct 2008
• 98th Infantry Battalion - Oct 2008-Jan 2009
• 99th Infantry Battalion - Jan 2009-May 2009
• 100th Infantry Battalion - May 2009-Oct 2009
• 101st Infantry Battalion - Oct 2009-Jan 2010
• 102nd Infantry Battalion - Jan 2010-May 2010

Somalia (UNOSOM II)
• 1st Tpt Coy – Aug 1993 – Feb 1994
• 2nd Tpt Coy – Mar 1994 – Aug 1994

Eritrea (UNMEE)
• 1 Guard Con Nov 2001 – Apr 2002
• 2 Guard Con Apr 2002 – Nov 2002
• 3 Guard Con Nov 2002 – Apr 2003

East Timor (INTERFET - UNTAET – UNMISET)
• 1st IRCON (ARW)
• 2nd IRCON (ARW)
• 3rd IRCON (2nd Inf Bn)
• 4th IRCON (12th Inf Bn)
• 5th IRCON (4th Inf Bn)
• 6th IRCON (5th Inf Bn)
• 7th IRCON (28th Inf Bn)
• 8th IRCON (1st Inf Bn)
• 9th IRCON (6th Inf Bn)

Afghanistan (ISAF)
• 1st IRCON
• 2nd IRCON
• 3rd IRCON
• 4th IRCON
• 5th IRCON
• 6th IRCON
• 7th IRCON
• 8th IRCON
• 9th IRCON
• 10th IRCON
• 11th IRCON
• 12th IRCON
• 13th IRCON
• 14th IRCON
• 15th IRCON
• 16th IRCON
• 17th IRCON
• 18th IRCON
• 19th IRCON
• 20th IRCON
• 21st IRCON – Feb 2010 – Sep 2010
• 22nd IRCON– Sep 2010 – Feb 2011
• 23rd IRCON - Feb 2011 – Sep 2011

Rhodes
5th October 2011, 12:31
Lebanon (UNIFIL)
• 26th Infantry Group – Apr 2007 – Oct 2007


Typo, should be 36 Inf Gp.

Lorenco
5th October 2011, 19:16
What is the difference between an Infantry Battalion and an Infantry Group please?

Truck Driver
8th October 2011, 01:36
What is the difference between an Infantry Battalion and an Infantry Group please?

A wild guess - size ? Or maybe composition ?

Victor
9th October 2011, 02:13
Wasn't the first unit in Liberia a motor battalion?

hedgehog
9th October 2011, 09:17
There is a load of Units missing,

for example;

Camp Command Cyprus

SFOR

EUFOR

Whatever it is now FOR

EUMM

B Inman
9th October 2011, 20:17
Irish Component UNIFIL HQ is also missing.

Jungle
9th October 2011, 21:15
What is the difference between an Infantry Battalion and an Infantry Group please?

If it's like us, a Battalion is just that; an Infantry Group (or a Battle Group for us) is a fighting force consisting of an Infantry Battalion and attached sub-units (Armour, Arty, Engineers, CIMIC, Logs etc...) all under command of the Inf Batt CO.

Fianóglach
9th October 2011, 21:18
Maybe I should have named the thread Major Irish Troop Contribution Missions Overseas 1960 -2011 :S

midnight oil
9th October 2011, 21:21
in the case of KFOR, an inf gp was basically an inf coy with a logs coy and a HQ element etc.

basically think of a Bn consisting of only 1 inf coy but with the necessary support assets indigenous.

I think the total strengths in KFOR Inf Gps was around 220 pers but I may be a little off so I stand to be corrected.

UNIFIL 1 Bns were in the region 600 and MINURCAT Bns were a little over 410.

apod
10th October 2011, 08:39
Its simple.Unit size greater than a Coy but less than a Bn.;)

Jungle
10th October 2011, 12:33
Its simple.Unit size greater than a Coy but less than a Bn.;)

Interesting; we call that a Combat Team. A Battle Group normally consists of 3 or 4 Combat Teams.

Goldie fish
10th October 2011, 12:48
I thought in the Congo the Inf Gp was made up of a Batallion and more.