Welcome

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

As an Association, this year is likely to be an especially important one in terms of mapping out the future of all aspects of our activities. It is likely to be a very interesting year indeed so please try and keep in close contact with us, whether it by regularly visiting this website and joining us on our parade days. 

We recently held an enjoyable AGM/Annual Lunch and when we were able to discuss many items of important substance. 

As you will know, the announcement of the Army’s reorganisation has had a profound impact on the future of the London Regiment as, on 1st May 2022, it became the 1st Battalion, London Guards and D Company (London Irish Rifles) was re-named No 15 (Loos) Company, Irish Guards, and this made our St Patrick’s parade a time for celebrations to remember the impact of the London Irish Rifles over the past 162 years. A remarkable legacy for one and all.

Lieutenant Colonel Anthony Maher VR.

Chairman of the London Irish Rifles Association.

QUIS SEPARABIT

eMail: webmaster@londonirishrifles.com

Twitter: @LIRAssn



Parade Dates in 2022: 

25th September – Loos Sunday.

13th November – Remembrance Sunday.


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.

Join the Regimental Association

See photographs from recent Association events


WELFARE

The Welfare Officer is Major Robert Denman and he is contactable directly by eMail: welfareofficer@londonirishrifles.com

Support may be available to former members of the Regiment and their dependents.

Grants are not made to settle debts and, while not all claims are accepted, a fairly generous approach is adopted in most cases. Those who are eligible and finding themselves in need of support should consider an application.

All claims are dealt with promptly and confidentially.


LONDON IRISH RIFLES TODAY

The London Irish Rifles now form No 15 (Loos) Company, Irish Guards.

On 1st May 2022, the London Regiment formally became 1st Battalion, London Guards.

Facebook Page

You can find an MoD link here


REGIMENTAL HISTORY

Find out more about the history of the London Irish Rifles


THE PIPES AND DRUMS

You can contact the Band President, Major Lance Cheese, by eMail: bandpresident@londonirishrifles.com

Read more about the Pipes and Drums of the Association

The Pipes and Drums at the Combined Irish Regiments’ Parade, June 2019.

REGIMENTAL MUSEUM

The Museum’s Curator is Alex Shooter.

Find out more about the Museum’s activities


OUR SOCIAL LINKS

We have excellent connections:

The Freemasons’ Arms in Covent Garden near to where our Regiment was founded in December 1859

The Sportsman at Seasalter in Kent, where our 1st Battalion took German prisoners after the Battle of Graveney Marsh in September 1940


LONDON IRISH RIFLES SHOP

We have a variety of items for sale at the museum and at Mulqueen’s Bar.

A print of the four eras of London Irish Riflemen available at the Museum.

CADET DETACHMENTS

Cadet Force detachments at locations in the South East sector


FIND US

Connaught House is located in Camberwell, South London, and is easily accessible by car, bus, overground train and tube.

Find detailed directions