… to the web site of the LONDON IRISH RIFLES ASSOCIATION.
The last few days have proved to a most moving period of reflection for us all as we paused to recall the sacrifices of so many London Irish Riflemen during two World Wars.
A very important piece of recent news is that Brigadier Digby O’Lone has agreed to become our new Association President to succeed Major General Corran Purdon. Brigadier O’Lone will be our sixth post war President and we certainly look forward to greeting him at future events and parades.
Peter Lough, Major (ret’d).
Chairman of the London Irish Rifles Association.
Pipe Major Robert Williams playing a Lament at Westminster Cathedral on 8th November 1918.
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.