Old Fogs

The 87th Foot; so called from the war-cry “Fag-an-Bealach” (Clear the way), pronounced Faug-a-bellagh. The 87th Foot is now called “The Royal Irish Fusiliers.”

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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