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97th or Earl of Ulsters Regiment of Foot
Active 1824–1881
Country United Kingdom
Allegiance British Army
Type Infantry
Nickname(s) The Celestial's
Motto(s) Quo Fas et Gloria Decunt – Where Right and Glory Lead
Colors Sky blue facings
March Quick March “Paddy’s Resource”
Anniversaries Sevastopol Day (8th September)
Engagements Crimean War, Indian Mutiny

The 97th (The Earl of Ulster's) Regiment of Foot was an infantry regiment of the British Army, formed in 1824 and amalgamated into The Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) in 1881.

The regiment was raised in 1824, taking its title from Prince Frederick, Duke of York and Albany and Earl of Ulster.

In November 1832, the regiment's cricket team played the Colombo Cricket Club at the Rifle Green in Colombo, in the first recorded cricket match in Ceylon (Sri Lanka).[1]


  1. Perera, Ajith C S (02-10-2003). "A Peep in to Sri Lankan Cricket History". Thinking Cricket with Ajith C S Perera. Archived from the original on 12 October 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-15. 

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