Welcome

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

It is so marvellous that that we are now able to meet up together once again. A few photos from July’s AGM and Annual Lunch can be found here – and some from the Loos Sunday parade and we are now planning for Remembrance Sunday and looking forward to other events in November and December 2021.

We were also particularly saddened to learn of the recent deaths of former London Irish Riflemen and Association members, Albert Leddy and Pearse Kelly and with both of their funerals being held in September. We have also learnt about the death of former London Irish Rifleman, Donald Zec,  who came to post-war prominence as the show business editor of the Daily Mirror.

Lieutenant Colonel Anthony Maher VR.

Chairman of the London Irish Rifles Association.

QUIS SEPARABIT

eMail: webmaster@londonirishrifles.com


Parade Dates in 2021/22: 

14th November – Remembrance Sunday, Connaught House.

1050: On Parade.


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.

Join the Regimental Association

See photographs from recent Association events

The Regimental Association on pilgrimage in Sicily, September 2016.

WELFARE

From September 2020, the new Welfare Officer is Major Robert Denman

Contactable directly by eMail: welfareofficer@londonirishrifles.com

Support may be available to serving and 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 or are now in straitened financial circumstances due to the present pandemic should consider an application. All claims are dealt with promptly and confidentially.


LONDON IRISH RIFLES TODAY

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

Link to the London Regiment website

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

You can contact the Pipe Major by eMail: pipemajor@londonirishrifles.com

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:

The Freemasons’ Arms in Covent Garden near to 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


LONDON IRISH RIFLES SHOP

We have a variety of items for sale at the museum and at Mulqueen’s Bar.

A print of the four eras of London Irish Riflemen available at the Museum.

CADET DETACHMENTS

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

71 and 99 Cadet Detachments at Connaught House

FIND US

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

Find detailed directions