Dates for 2023
Sunday 11th June – Combined Irish Regiments’ Parade in Whitehall.
1030 – Step off from King Charles Street.
Friday 7th to Monday 10th July – Operation Husky 80th Anniversary Commemorations in Sicily.
7th/8th July – Conference at Catania War Museum.
9th July, 12 noon – Remembrance Service at CWGC Cemetery.
10th July, 6am – Daybreak events on landing beaches south of Syracuse.
Sunday 24th September – Loos Sunday.
Sunday 12th November – Remembrance Sunday.
Sunday 10th December – Stormberg Day in Belfast.
CALENDAR OF ANNUAL EVENTS:
At the St Patrick’s Parade (on the nearest Sunday to 17th March), Shamrock is distributed to members of No 15 (Loos) Company, the Regimental Association and the Army Cadet Force.
In either May (usually), the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Regimental Association is held and this is followed by the Annual Lunch. All members are welcome to attend the AGM and join the luncheon.
On the second Sunday in June, members of the Regimental Association and the Pipes and Drums march at the Combined Irish Regiments’ Parade and Service of Remembrance in Whitehall.
On Loos Sunday in September (the nearest Sunday to 25th September), we remember the outstanding courage that the Regiment displayed during the Great War, and in particular when men of the London Irish showed their character and determination at the Battle of Loos in 1915.
There is a Parade at Connaught House on Remembrance Sunday. In addition, the Field of Remembrance outside Westminster Abbey includes a section remembering men of the London Irish Rifles and we attend the opening ceremony on the preceding Thursday.
In recent years, we have commemorated Founders’ Day with a small scale gathering at the Freemasons’ Arms in London, close to where the Regiment was founded in December 1859.
In December, also, our Northern Ireland branch lead a Commemorative Service at Belfast City Hall to mark the anniversary of the Battle of Stormberg, which took place at the start of the Boer War in December 1899.
Other events can be arranged at shorter notice, and you will find updated details here on this web site.