Welcome

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

I’ve just returned from a memorable return trip to Piedimonte Etneo in Sicily to attend a Service of Remembrance and the unveiling of a Memorial Plaque to commemorate the men of the London Irish Rifles who died on the island in 1943 and also to remember the civilians of the town who were killed during those most difficult of times. Read more here.

Peter Lough, Major (ret’d).

Chairman of the London Irish Rifles Association.

QUIS SEPARABIT.


Chairman’s Message – 2018.

Find a Full Calendar of Association events here.


THE ASSOCIATION.

The Regimental Association in Sicily, September 2016.

Find details of how to apply for Membership of the Association and receive the Emerald by following this link.


THE LONDON IRISH RIFLES TODAY.

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

You can find an MoD link for the London Regiment here.

D Company at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, September 2018.

REGIMENTAL HISTORY.

47th (London) Division Memorial Crosses brought back from the Somme.

THE PIPES AND DRUMS.

Pipe Major Robert Williams at Catania CWGC Cemetery, September 2018.

REGIMENTAL MUSEUM.


OUR SOCIAL LINKS.

We have excellent connections with three very fine hostelries:

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

We hold our Annual Founders’ Day social event at the Freemasons every December.

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

The Rifleman in Whitton which has been 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.


CADET DETACHMENTS.

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


RESOURCES AND USEFUL LINKS.


FINDING US.

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