The Irish Guards Journal is published annually in March
The Irish Guards, who are affectionately and widely known as 'The Micks', are a modern infantry regiment of the Foot Guards of the British Army.
They were formed on 1 April 1900 by order of HM Queen Victoria and have seen armed conflict in many parts of the world since.
The Regiment is proud of its many longstanding traditions; for example, the annual presentation of shamrock on every St Patrick's Day (17 March) by a member of the Royal Family.
The Irish Guards is a Light Role Infantry Battalion. It consists of three rifle companies, a support weapons company and Headquarter Company.
Their main tasks are dismounted close combat, in times of war like in Iraq in 2003; peace support operations, such as Kosovo and Northern Ireland; and they perform public duties when based in London