There's been a significant increase in the number of Irish people joining the British Army
The number of people from Ireland choosing to join the British Army is on the increase as people seek out rapid promotion and the opportunity of adventures overseas.
According to the Belfast Telegraph, Britain is now signing up recruits from the Republic of Ireland at a high rate with a new recruit joining on average every four and a half days.
Figures from the Ministry of Defence showed that 230 recruits joined the British Army from the Republic between 2013 and 2015.
Irish-born soldiers have one of the highest levels of NCO promotions within the British Armed Forces and rates joining across the Irish Sea have been on the rise since a stagnation four years ago.
In 2016 The British Army’s Irish Guards, named Naomh Pádraig, were allowed to compete in the London junior football championship for the first time, despite a late bid to have the decision to allow them compete reversed.
Historically under Rule 21, members of the British security forces were forbidden from being members of the GAA and this rule was only changed back in 2001.
The number of Irish within the British Armed Forces and at their military academy in Sandhurst continues to grow and evidence suggests that figures from 2016 will show a similar growth when they're released.