… to the web site of the LONDON IRISH RIFLES ASSOCIATION.
I’ve recently 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.
We’re now looking forward to a busy autumn of activity with our Remembrance Sunday parade taking place as usual at Connaught House on 11th November. In addition a representative party of Association members will be travelling to Loos-en-Gohelle to mark the centenary of the 1918 armistice alongside our friends in France.
I am sure the next few weeks will prove to be a most moving period of reflection for us all as we pause to recall the sacrifices of so many London Irish Riflemen over the years. We will remember them !
Peter Lough, Major (ret’d).
Chairman of the London Irish Rifles Association.
The Footballers of Loos.
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.
THE PIPES AND DRUMS.
OUR SOCIAL LINKS.
We have excellent connections with three very fine hostelries:
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.
RESOURCES AND USEFUL LINKS.
Connaught House is located in Camberwell, South London, and is easily accessible by car, bus, train and tube.