… to the web site of the LONDON IRISH RIFLES ASSOCIATION.

As an Association, this year is proving to be an especially important one in terms of mapping out the future of all our activities so try and keep in close contact with us, whether it by regularly visiting this website or coming along to one of our parade days. 

As you will know, the announcement of the Army’s reorganisation has had a profound impact on the future of D Company and this made our St Patrick’s parade a time for reflection as well as provide a chance to celebrate the remarkable impact of the London Irish Rifles over the past 162 years. 

In May, the Association held an informative and enjoyable AGM and Annual Lunch when we were able to renew old friendships, and, on a beautifully sunny June day, we joined the 100th anniversary parade of the Combined Irish Regiments Association at the Cenotaph.

In addition to all the above, we are pleased that the 2022 Emerald will soon be winging its way to subscribing members. I sincerely hope you enjoy the read.

The next occasion for us all to get together will be the Loos Sunday Parade so please come along to see us in September.

Lieutenant Colonel Anthony Maher VR

Chairman of the London Irish Rifles Association.


eMail: webmaster@londonirishrifles.com

twitter: @LIRAssn

Parade Dates in 2022/2023: 

25th September – Loos Sunday.

13th November – Remembrance Sunday.

19th March – St Patrick’s Sunday.

The 2022 Emerald is being sent out to subscribing members by the end of June.

Please make sure you have provided an up to date postal address to our Membership Secretary:



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To foster friendship and fellowship among all past and present members and associate members.

To afford financial assistance to past members of The Regiment and their dependents.

To administer and accept responsibility for The Band.

To administer and accept responsibility for the Regimental Museum.

To encourage all members to attend organised functions of the the Association and of the Regiment.

See photographs from recent Association events


The Welfare Officer is contactable directly by eMail: welfareofficer@londonirishrifles.com.

Support may be available to former members of the Regiment and their dependents.

Grants are not made to settle debts and, while not all claims are accepted, a fairly generous approach is adopted in most cases. Those who are eligible and finding themselves in need of support should consider an application. All claims are dealt with promptly and confidentially.


On 1st May 2022, the London Regiment formally became 1st Battalion, London Guards and D (London Irish Rifles) Company now form No 15 (Loos) Company, Irish Guards.

You can find an MoD link for the London Guards here


Find out more about the history of the London Irish Rifles


You can contact the Band President by eMail: bandpresident@londonirishrifles.com

Read more about the Pipes and Drums of the Association


Find out more about the Museum’s activities


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