Welcome

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

Hopefully, all our members are managing well during these most challenging of periods. Please continue to stay safe !

Unfortunately, the current health crisis has prevented us holding the planned parades for Loos Sunday and Remembrance Sunday but we remain hopeful that the New Year will deliver more positive news, so please watch this space for details of our plans for 2021. 

Looking ahead, you might be interested in joining a Zoom webinar at 630pm on Wednesday 9th December that will review the Palestine campaign of November/December 1917, when men of the London Irish Rifles joined the 60th (London) Division in capturing Jerusalem.

I look forward to seeing you at a future Association event.

Read the Chairman’s 2020 message here.

Peter Lough, Major (retired),

Chairman of the London Irish Rifles Association.

eMail: webmaster@londonirishrifles.com

QUIS SEPARABIT


Provisional Parade Dates in 2021: 

14th March – St Patrick’s Sunday

26th September – Loos Sunday

14th November – Remembrance Sunday 


The Footballers of Loos

The Regimental account of the Battle of Loos

This famous image of the Footballers of Loos is featured in a recently published biography of Lady Elizabeth Butler written by Dr Catherine Wynne.


THE REGIMENTAL ASSOCIATION

Objectives:

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

To afford financial assistance to past and present 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 Association and of The Regiment.

Find out how to join the London Irish Rifles Regimental Association

See photographs from recent Association events

The Regimental Association on pilgrimage in Sicily, September 2016.

LONDON IRISH RIFLES TODAY

The London Irish Rifles now form D Company (London Irish Rifles), The London Regiment.

Facebook Page

You can find an MoD link for the London Regiment


REGIMENTAL HISTORY

Find out more about the history of the London Irish Rifles


THE PIPES AND DRUMS

Read more about the Pipes and Drums of the Association

The Pipes and Drums at the Combined Irish Regiments’ Parade, June 2019.

REGIMENTAL MUSEUM

Find out more about the Museum’s activities


OUR SOCIAL LINKS

We have excellent connections with three very fine hostelries:

The Freemasons’ Arms in Covent Garden near where our Regiment was founded in December 1859

The Sportsman at Seasalter in Kent, where our 1st Battalion took German prisoners after the Battle of Graveney Marsh in September 1940

The Rifleman pub in Whitton which was re-signed in honour of local resident Rifleman Frank Edwards and his comrades, ‘The Footballers of Loos’.


LONDON IRISH RIFLES SHOP

We have a variety of items for sale at the museum and at Mulqueens

Four eras of London Irish Riflemen.

CADET DETACHMENTS

The London Irish Rifles has Army Cadet Force detachments at locations in the South East sector

71 and 99 Cadet Detachments at the Loos Sunday parade in September 2018.

USEFUL LINKS

Find out more


FIND US

Connaught House is located in Camberwell, South London, and is easily accessible by car, bus, train and tube.

Find detailed directions