Irish Guards - Colonels of The Regiment

Colonels of The Regiment

British Army regiments typically have an honorary "colonel", often a member of the Royal Family or a prominent retired military officer with connections to the regiment, who functions as a kind of patron or guardian of the regiment's interests in high government circles. HM The Queen is colonel-in-chief of all Guards regiments.

The Irish Guards colonels have been:

  • FM The Rt Hon The Earl Roberts – appointed 17 October 1900.
  • FM The Rt Hon The Earl Kitchener – appointed 15 November 1914.
  • FM The Rt Hon The Earl of Ypres – appointed 6 June 1916.
  • FM The Rt Hon The Earl of Cavan – appointed 23 May 1925.
  • FM The Rt Hon The Earl Alexander of Tunis – appointed 28 August 1946.
  • Gen Sir Basil Eugster – appointed 17 June 1969.
  • Gen HRH Jean, Grand Duke of Luxembourg – appointed 21 August 1984.
  • 2Lt His Grace The Duke of Abercorn – appointed 1 November 2000.
  • Maj Gen Sir Sebastian Roberts – appointed 17 March 2008.
  • Capt HRH The Duke of Cambridge – appointed 10 February 2011.

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