… 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 !
Unfortunately, the current health crisis has prevented us holding the planned parades for Loos Sunday and Remembrance Sunday but we remain hopeful that the New Year will deliver more positive news, so please watch this space for details of our plans for 2021.
Looking ahead, you might be interested in joining a Zoom webinar at 630pm on Wednesday 9th December that will review the Palestine campaign of November/December 1917, when men of the London Irish Rifles joined the 60th (London) Division in capturing Jerusalem.
I look forward to seeing you at a future Association event.
Peter Lough, Major (retired),
Chairman of the London Irish Rifles Association.
14th March – St Patrick’s Sunday
26th September – Loos Sunday
14th November – Remembrance 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.