|Announcement 12 April
The Association has been informed that possibly the greatest
tribute a community can give to a Regimental Association is to be made to the
Leinster Regiment Association by the Community and Town of Ledegem in West
Flanders. The Prince of Wales's Leinster Regiment (Royal Canadians) is to
receive the Freedom of the City of Ledegem in an award ceremony scheduled for 12
October 2008. The Association is aware of only one other similar award ever
having been made to a non serving Regiment when the Royal British Legion
received a similar award from the people and community of Arnhem in the
Netherlands. Read more ...
|Announcement 3 November 2007
It is with regret, and with deepest sympathies to the
family, that we note the death of Sheila
Dorothy Malkin who died peacefully on 26 October 2007, age 73. Sheila was
always present at the Association meetings in the Leinster Arms, her jacket
festooned with memorabilia of the Leinster Regiment. Once met and never
forgotten! A retired Metropolitan Police Officer and Social Worker, Sheila was a
keen supporter of the Association and her presence will be missed by all who
knew her. Sheila was laid to rest on the 12 November and a number of Association
members were present at the funeral to pay their respects.
|Announcement: 26 October 2007
It is with regret, and with deepest sympathies to his
family, that we note the death of Major
James (Jim) McLeod, late
London Irish Rifles and President of the London Irish Rifles Band.
Major Macleod died unexpectedly,
though peacefully, on the 20th October.
Major Macleod was a founder member of the Leinster Regiment Association
and Chairman of the Combined Irish Regiments O.C. Association.
A private, family only, funeral will take place on Wednesday 31
October. There will be a commemoration of Jim's life on the afternoon of the
31st October at the Royal Chase Hotel, Enfield, that will be attended by the
Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer of the Association.
A special memorial service will be included by Father Patrick Cassidy within the
Irish Regiments Commemoration Service to be held on Thursday 8 November 2007 at
2pm in St Patrick's Chapel, Westminster Cathedral, London,SW1, Leinster Regiment
Association members who wish to attend this service are requested to be in place
|Announcement: 01 January 2007
Major General (Rtd) David Nial Creagh O’MORCHOE, CB, MBE
in the NEW YEAR HONOURS 2007 is awarded the CBE (Commander of the
Order of the British Empire). For services to British ex-servicemen and
women in Ireland.
Commandant Michael McGoona (late Irish Defence Force) has been
appointed Vice-Chairman of the Prince of Wales's (Royal Canadians) Leinster
Regiment Association with effect from 8th February 2006.
A staunch supporter of the Association since its relaunch, Michael McGoona is
well respected for his extensive knowledge of the history of the Regiment and
his assistance to relatives of the Regiment's soldiers.
A past mayor of Navan, Co. Meath, where he continues to reside, Michael
brings localised support to committee members Noel Cullen (Dublin), Séan Cooke
(Birr & Crinkill) in the project that has been established to provide a lasting
memorial to all who served in the Regiment.
||It is with regret, and with
deepest sympathies to his family, that we note the death of Mr. Michael
Doyle's whose funeral will take place: 11 am Wednesday 16 November at St
Augustine's Church, Deanwood Road, Parkwood, Rainham, Kent and
afterwards to Woodlands Cemetery, Woodlands Road, Gillingham.
Family flowers only, but donations to Cancer Research at Wisdom Hospice,
A piper from the London Irish rifles will be present.
Michael hailed from Dundrum, Co. Dublin and served
with the Royal Ulster Rifles. He was a Leinster member from the outset
of our reformation, most of you would know him as the treasurer of the
Combined Irish Regiments Association and he was a very well known face
at the Combined Irish Regiments parade to Whitehall every June, issuing
the wreaths to all regimental association representatives and I am sure
he will be very sorely missed.
||We note with gratitude the
assistance given to our new Association by the Combined Irish Regiments
OCA who have for so many years kept alive the name of the Prince of
Wales's Leinster Regiment (Royal Canadians). Our thanks also to Comdt
Michael McGoona for all the work he has done on behalf of the Regiment
in Ireland and the U.K.
||Advice has been provided to the
Chairman on creating an Association website by James Finbarr O'Sullivan
whose father served in the Royal Muster Fusiliers and to whom he has
dedicated his own Website.
||Major MacLeod has kindly written
on our behalf to Colonel Noseworthy the Canadian Army Advisor and has
informed him or our Association. It is hoped that the link with Canada
can be re-established.