… to the web site of the LONDON IRISH RIFLES ASSOCIATION.
The first shoots of Spring are starting to appear – at last !!
Unfortunately, the ongoing health crisis prevented us from holding parades for Loos Sunday and Remembrance Sunday in 2020 but we remain hopeful that this year’s ones may be able to take place. Our AGM/Annual Lunch has been deferred but, in the light of recent government announcements, there is a chance that this event may now be held later in the summer, now provisionally set for Saturday 24th July. Please watch this space for details of all the updated plans for 2021.
I look forward to seeing you at a future Association event. Please continue to stay safe !
Peter Lough, Major (retired),
Chairman of the London Irish Rifles Association.
26th September – Loos Sunday
14th November – Remembrance Sunday
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.