Welcome

… 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.

You can read about the last few days of fighting for the men of the London Irish Rifles in France during the First World War here. 

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.

QUIS SEPARABIT.


Chairman’s Message – 2018.

Find a Full Calendar of Association events here.


The Footballers of Loos.

Lady Butler’s famous image.
The original Loos Football can be found in the Regimental Museum.

The Regimental account of the Battle of Loos can be found here.


THE ASSOCIATION.

Find details of how to apply for Membership of the Association and receive the Emerald by following this link.

The Regimental Association in Sicily, September 2016.


THE LONDON IRISH RIFLES TODAY.

The London Irish Rifles now form D Company (London Irish Rifles), The London Regiment.

You can find an MoD link for the London Regiment here.

D Company at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, September 2018.

REGIMENTAL HISTORY.

Find out more about the history of the London Irish Rifles here.

The War Memorial at Connaught House.

THE PIPES AND DRUMS.

Read more about the Pipes and Drums of the Association here.

Pipe Major Robert Williams at Catania CWGC Cemetery, September 2016.

REGIMENTAL MUSEUM.

Find out more about the Museum’s activities here.

 


OUR SOCIAL LINKS.

We have excellent connections with three very fine hostelries:

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

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.

Four Eras of London Irish Riflemen.

CADET DETACHMENTS.

The London Irish Rifles has Army Cadet Force detachments at locations in the South East sector.

71 and 99 Cadet Detachments at the Loos Sunday parade in September 2018.

RESOURCES AND USEFUL LINKS.

Find out more here.


FINDING US.

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

Find detailed directions here.