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Saturday 18th March - Regimental Dinner.

Hosted by D Company at Connaght House.

Time: 1845 for 1930.

Dress: Black Tie/Miniatures Worn.

Cost: £30pp (cheque payable: Central Fund the London Regiment).

Cut off date 6 March.

Sunday 19th March - St Patrick's Day/50th Anniversary of the Formation of D Company.

Parade at Connaught House.

Arrive from 0930 onwards: Booking in (at gate).

0930 -1100: Tea/Coffee. Meeting up with old comrades and friends.

1115: Assemble at Myatt's Fields

1130: Fall in and Inspection.

1145 - 1215: Parade to Connaught House. Shamrock Presentations.

1230: Photographs.

1300: Bar Open. Lunch and Music.

Saturday 13th May - AGM/Annual Lunch.

At Connaught House.

Sunday 18th June - Combined Irish Regiments' Association Parade.

In Whitehall.

Sunday 24th September - Loos Day Parade.

At Connaught House.

Sunday 12th November - Remembrance Sunday.

At Connaught House.

Saturday 2nd December - Founders Day (158th Anniversary).

Informal Social at The Freemasons' Arms.


The next GMC meeting will be held at Connaught House on:

Friday 3rd March at 1600.


7th April 1917 - Attack on Hill 60 at Ypres.

28th November 1917 - Defence of Bourlon Wood.

12th December 1917 - Battle of Kherbet Adasseh.


The London Irish Rifles celebrate St Patrick's Day (on the nearest Sunday to March 17th) when Shamrock is distributed to the Regimental Association, members of D Company and the Army Cadet Force.

In either May or June, the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Regimental Association is held and this is followed by an Annual Reunion Lunch. All members are welcome to attend the AGM and join the luncheon.

In the middle of June, on the day after 'Trooping of the Colour', the Regimental Association and the Pipes and Drums march at the Combined Irish Regiments' Parade and Service of Remembrance in Whitehall.

On Loos Sunday in September (the nearest Sunday to September 25th), we remember the outstanding courage that the Regiment displayed during the Great War, and in particular when the London Irish showed their character and determination at the Battle of Loos. Whilst advancing under fire across open ground in gas masks, London Irishmen kicked a football between them all the way to the enemy trenches.

There is a Parade at Connaught House on Remembrance Sunday. In addition, The Field of Remembrance outside Westminster Abbey includes a section remembering men of the London Irish Rifles.

Each year, in November (usually, the day before Remembrance Sunday), you can see the Regimental Association Band march through the City of London as part of the Lord Mayor's Show.

In December, our Northern Ireland branch lead a Remembrance Service at Belfast City Hall to mark the anniversary of the Battle of Stormberg, which took place at the start of the Boer War in 1899.

Other events can be arranged at shorter notice, and you will find updated details on this web site.