Zack wrote:I was wondering what other countries have Counterpart American Rangers? To be more clear i mean what other nations special forces who were actually trained by our Rangers. I think the Philippines are with their scout Rangers and possibly the Irish Rangers? Thanks
Just to clarify
The Irish Rangers are not Rangers in the same sense of US Rangers, they are/were an infantry unit formed from the 27th, 83rd and 87th regts of foot in the 60's but thier history harks back to 17th century. The regt sort of dis-banded in the 90's when it amagamated with the UDR to for the Royal Irish Regt, I say sort of disbanded as there still is a TA (reserve) regt called The Royal Irish Rangers
Its a very strange bag so to speak, called Irish it is part of the British Army (not that strange), the First Bn seems to be full of Englishmen (mainly from Liverpool), the largest Infantry regt and has both Full Time and Part Time members as well as a reserve unit, which seems bizarre but actually makes perfect sense if you know thier history and roles.
A seadfast bunch, thier CO was the bloke who gave a very famous speech just before entering Iraq, but can no way can be considered a "Special" unit
Don't forget that the word "Ranger" was orginally British