… to the web site of the LONDON IRISH RIFLES ASSOCIATION.
I would like to send New Year greetings to all members of the Regimental Association, D Company and the Army Cadet Force as well as all our friends from right across the world. We are really looking forward to seeing you in 2020 at one of our parades at Connaught House – the first one being on St Patrick’s Sunday on 15th March.
Amongst many other things, this year we shall be marking the 75th anniversary of VE Day, when two battalions of London Irish Riflemen were able to come together in Italy at the end of more than 2 1/2 years of painful struggle from Iraq and Algeria all the way to the banks of the River Po. Our AGM/Annual Lunch is now confirmed for Saturday 16th May and we shall certainly be raising a glass then in recognition of the exploits of men of the Regiment.
I look forward to seeing you at a future Association event.
Peter Lough, Major (retired),
Chairman of the London Irish Rifles Association.
Sunday 15th March – St Patrick’s Day
Sunday 27th September – Loos Sunday
Sunday 8th November – Remembrance Day
The Footballers of Loos
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.
LONDON IRISH RIFLES TODAY
The London Irish Rifles now form D Company (London Irish Rifles), The London Regiment.
THE PIPES AND DRUMS
OUR SOCIAL LINKS
We have excellent connections with three very fine hostelries:
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
Connaught House is located in Camberwell, South London, and is easily accessible by car, bus, train and tube.