… to the web site of the LONDON IRISH RIFLES ASSOCIATION.
Hopefully, all our members are managing well during these most challenging of periods. Please continue to stay safe !
As we now see the first shoots of an improving future outlook, we now start to think about our plans for upcoming Association events. Unfortunately, the parade on Loos Sunday has now been cancelled and the Remembrance Sunday parade has yet to be confirmed, so please watch this space for specific details over the next few weeks. Meanwhile, members will have now received a copy of this year’s Emerald, which I think is an excellent addition to the compendium of seventy four previous publications.
And finally, if you have any spare time, you could do worse than watching the recently published films about the 2nd Battalion’s contribution, as part of the Irish Brigade, to the North African and Italian campaigns during the Second World War.
I look forward to seeing you at a future Association event.
Peter Lough, Major (retired),
Chairman of the London Irish Rifles Association.
27th September 2020 – Loos Sunday, now cancelled.
8th November 2020 – Remembrance Sunday
14th March 2021 – St Patrick’s 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.