… to the web site of the LONDON IRISH RIFLES ASSOCIATION.
We look forward to seeing you at our next parade at Connaught House on Remembrance Sunday, which will take place on 10th November. As usual, the museum will be open and light refreshments will be served in Mulqueen’s after the service finishes.
At our last parade in September, we were certainly lucky with the weather for the Commemorations of the London Irish Rifles’ role in the Battle of Loos. Although I wasn’t able to attend the parade myself due to recent back surgery, I believe there was an excellent turnout of Association Members, D Company and the Army Cadets. Well done to you all !
We were also delighted to hear from Association members that the recent commemorative events at Maletto in Sicily that marked the 2nd Battalion’s time on the island during July and August 1943 went off very well indeed with great local interest. Photos have been added to the website and a full report will be included in next year’s Emerald.
Peter Lough, Major (ret),
Chairman of the London Irish Rifles Association.
Objectives of the Association:
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.
Sunday 10th November – Remembrance Sunday.
Sunday 15th March 2020 – St Patrick’s Day.
Sunday 27th September 2020 – Loos Sunday.
The Footballers of Loos
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.