Welcome

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



We are now looking forward to our first parade of the year, which will take place at Connaught House on Sunday 17th March when we shall be distributing shamrock as usual to members of the Association and the Army Cadet Force. I am sure that we shall also be raising a glass of the black stuff on that day.

In addition, our AGM/Annual Lunch has now been provisionally set for June and booking updates will be shared with members once full details become available.

Looking ahead, members of the Association will be undertaking a pilgrimage to Italy from 11th to 16th May 2024 to attend commemorations of the London Irish Rifles’ time in early 1944 at the battlefields at Castelforte, Anzio and Cassino and also to mark the 80th anniversary of the Liberation of Rome. We shall confirm the exact dates and timings of all the programme of events over the next few weeks.  Everyone will be welcome to join us in Italy.

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 (ret) Ant Maher VR

Chairman of the London Irish Rifles Association.

QUIS SEPARABIT

eMail: webmaster@londonirishrifles.com

twitter: @LIRAssn


Upcoming Parade Dates:

17th March 2024 – St Patrick’s Sunday at Connaught House.


Please make sure you have provided an up to date postal address to our Membership Secretary for you to receive the Emerald:

membershipsec@londonirishrifles.com



THE REGIMENTAL ASSOCIATION

Join the Regimental Association

Objectives:

To foster friendship and fellowship among all past and present members and associate members.

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 the Association and of the Regiment.

See photographs from recent Association events



WELFARE

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



NO 15 (LOOS) COMPANY, IRISH GUARDS

On 1st May 2022, the London Regiment formally 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



REGIMENTAL HISTORY

Find out more about the history of the London Irish Rifles

The Battle of Loos, September 1915.



THE PIPES AND DRUMS

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

Read more about the Pipes and Drums of the Association



REGIMENTAL MUSEUM

Find out more about the Museum’s activities



FIND US

Connaught House is located in Camberwell, and easily accessible by car, bus, tube and by overground train services.Find detailed directions