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Friday 9th to Wednesday 14th September - Association Pilgrimage to Sicily.

Some of the highlights of our itinerary include:

10th September.

1400 - Remembrance Service, Catania CWGC Cemetery.

1800 - Unveiling of Memorial, Piedimonte Etneo.

11th September.

0930 - Attendance at Town Council, Piedimonte Etneo.

12th/13th September.

Battlefield/Local Tours.

Subject to change. Full details to be confirmed with Members.

Saturday 24th September - Loos Dinner.

At Connaught House.

Tickets are available from Major RA Brown.

Sunday 25th September - Loos Sunday Parade.

At Connaught House.

To incorporate commemorations of the 100th anniversary of the Regiment's role in the battles at High Wood and Eaucourt L'Abbaye.

Thursday 10th November - Field of Remembrance.

At Westminster Abbey.

1030: Ticket Only Event.

Saturday 12th November - Lord Mayor's Show.

In the City of London.

Sunday 13th November - Remembrance Sunday.

At Connaught House.

Saturday 3rd December - Regimental Foundation Day.

Sunday 4th December - Stormberg Parade.

At Belfast City Hall.


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

Friday 2nd September at 1630.


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.