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

We joined an excellent day in April at the Guildhall to attend the Laying Up of the Colours of the London Regiment at St Lawrence Jewry. There was a very good turn out from members of the London Irish Rifles and it was a very fitting occasion indeed.

The next date on the Association calendar is the AGM/Annual Lunch, which will take place at London Scottish House in Horseferry Road from 11am on Saturday 1 June.  The Annual General Meeting is a most important occasion with so much to review and discuss this year. Booking details for the Annual Lunch have now been sent out to all members and you can also find out more by contacting us directly.

Looking further afield, members of the Association will be undertaking a pilgrimage to Italy from 11 to 16 May 2024 to attend commemorations of the two battalions of the London Irish Rifles’ time when they were embattled in early 1944 at Castelforte, Anzio and Cassino and also to mark the 80th anniversary of the Liberation of Rome. Exact dates and timings of all the programme of events will be added to this website and everyone will be welcome to join us in Italy at any time during the week.

The 2024 Emerald has been sent out to members in early April… as always, it is an excellent read.

Continue to keep in close contact with us, whether it by regularly visiting this website or joining the Regimental Association and coming along to one of our parade days.

Lieutenant Colonel (Retd) Ant Maher VR

Chairman of the London Irish Rifles Association


Email: webmaster@londonirishrifles.com

Twitter/X: @LIRAssn

Upcoming Parade Dates:

22 September 2024 – Loos Sunday at Connaught House.

10 November 2024 – Remembrance Sunday at Connaught House.

Please make sure you have provided an up to date postal address to our Membership Secretary to ensure that you receive the 2024 Emerald.

Email: membershipsec@londonirishrifles.com

How to join the Regimental Association

Key Principles of Membership:

To foster friendship and fellowship among all past and present members of the London Irish Rifles and No 15 (Loos) Company.

To afford financial assistance to past 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 Regimental Association and No 15 (Loos) Company.

See photographs from recent Events


The Welfare Officer is contactable directly by eMail: webmaster@londonirishrifles.com.


On 1st May 2022, the London Regiment became 1st Battalion, London Guards and D (London Irish Rifles) Company now forms No 15 (Loos) Company, Irish Guards.

You can find an MoD link for the London Guards here


Find out more about the history of the London Irish Rifles

The Battle of Loos, September 1915.


You can contact the Band President by eMail: bandpresident@londonirishrifles.com

Read more about the Pipes and Drums of the Association


Find out more about the Museum’s activities


Our Parades take place at Connaught House, which is located in Camberwell, and easily accessible by car, bus, tube and overground train services.Find detailed directions to Connaught House