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“Royal Munster Fusiliers Return Home After Distinguished Service in Malta” – Limerick Archives

“Royal Munster Fusiliers Return Home After Distinguished Service in Malta”

Limerick, Ireland – In a significant development, the 6th Battalion Royal Munster Fusiliers (Royal Limerick County) Militia has received orders to return to their homeland from Malta. The battalion, which has been stationed in Malta for nearly 14 months since its mobilization in May of the previous year, is set to be demobilized at its headquarters in the historic city of Limerick.

The Royal Munster Fusiliers have garnered praise and admiration for their commendable service during their deployment in Malta. Their dedication and commitment to duty have not gone unnoticed, and they will be warmly welcomed back to their native shores.

During their absence, the responsibility for safeguarding Malta will be entrusted to the new 3rd Battalion Royal Garrison Regiment. This transition marks a changing of the guard as the Royal Munster Fusiliers prepare to return home.

The War Office, meanwhile, is gearing up to unveil its plans for the militia’s training in the coming year. While a comprehensive embodiment is not on the horizon for 1902, the War Office is planning to call upon selected artillery brigades and infantry battalions for training purposes.

This strategic move is designed to address the needs of those corps that did not have the opportunity for training in the previous year. By ensuring a fair distribution of training opportunities among various military units, the War Office aims to maintain a high standard of preparedness and efficiency throughout the militia.

The decisions surrounding the Royal Munster Fusiliers’ return home and the upcoming training plans underscore the ongoing commitment to the readiness and effectiveness of Ireland’s military forces. As the nation looks to the future, it does so with the knowledge that the dedication and service of units like the Royal Munster Fusiliers will continue to play a crucial role in shaping the path ahead.

Belfast News-Letter – Thursday 05 September 1901