Caption: RIGHT: Dated 1872, this illuminated address from the London Irish Rifles
, was presented to their Honorary Colonel HRH Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught, son of Queen Victoria, expressing sympathy and their loyalty to the Royal Family on the grave illness of HRH the Prince of Wales.
The court heard on June 20 he had googled "Camberwell army cadets" and looked at the website of the London Irish Rifles
Association, and for cadets in Lewisham, looking at details of the Army Cadet Force in Blackheath.
"The son that William left behind went on to serve in the London Irish Rifles
in the Second World War but " "There are many hundreds of these stories and I am looking forward to reading them.
The London Irish Rifles
go over the top kicking a rugby ball all the way into Loos village.
He served as captain in London Irish Rifles
in World War II, seeing action in Africa and Italy.
The leather ball was one of several dribbled across No Man's Land by soldiers of the London Irish Rifles
as they came under fire during the Battle of Loos in 1915.
If that is uniformly true of the mature writer's style, then a reader is shown no mercy with sentences like: "The 2nd Battalion of the London Irish Rifles
was part of The Irish Brigade, along with the 1st Royal Irish Fusiliers and the 6th Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers." There's no improving that sort of dire sentence, and nothing memorable in descriptions of troop movements.
An Irish piper from the London Irish Rifles
played as the coffin and mourners exited the church.
Now he knows who the 12 brave men were: Henry (Paul's grandfather) (Royal Engineers); Robert (National Service); James Junior (Home Guard), Fredrick (National Service); George (Royal Artillery); Leonard (Firewatcher), Richard (London Irish Rifles
); Joseph (Royal Navy); Christopher (Royal Army Medical Corp); Albert (National Service); William (Home Guard), and John (National Service).
They had a particular resonance with servicemen: I can recall my comrades in the London Irish Rifles
turning to the Zec cartoon and grunting their approval with the favoured expletive of the day.
He was commissioned in the Loyal Regiment of the Royal Artillery and went on to serve with the London Irish Rifles
in Egypt, Lebanon and then Italy, where his gallantry was mentioned in dispatches.
Mr Solomou, from Hackney in north-east London, is currently in the Royal Army Medical Corps attached to the London Irish Rifles