2019 Parade Dates.
Sunday 17th March 2019 – St Patrick’s Day.
Sunday 8th June 2019 – Combined Irish Regiments.
Sunday 22nd September 2019 – Loos Sunday.
Sunday 10th November 2019 – Remembrance Sunday.
September 2019 (Provisional date).
Association Pilgrimage to Loos-en-Gohelle.
CALENDAR OF ANNUAL EVENTS:
The London Irish Rifles celebrates St Patrick’s Day (on the nearest Sunday to March 17th) when Shamrock is distributed to the Regimental Association, members of D Company and the Army Cadet Force.
In either May or June, the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Regimental Association is held and this is followed by an Annual Reunion Lunch. All members are welcome to attend the AGM and join the luncheon.
In the middle of June, on the day after ‘Trooping of the Colour’, 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 September 25th), we remember the outstanding courage that the Regiment displayed during the Great War, and in particular when the London Irish showed their character and determination at the Battle of Loos. Whilst advancing under fire across open ground in gas masks, London Irishmen kicked a football between them all the way to the enemy trenches.
In recent years, we have commemorated Founders’ Day with a social event at the Freemasons Arms in London, close to where the Regiment was founded in December 1859.
In December, our Northern Ireland branch lead a Remembrance 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 1899.
Other events can be arranged at shorter notice, and you will find updated details here on this web site.