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If you need further information about any event please contact the Secretary, David Ball.

  • At the AGM held on the 13 April 2013, Colonel Peter Walton was elected as Chairman following the retirement of Mr. Don Dickson; Mr. Ian Lowe was re-elected at the Association Treasurer. Mr. Sean Cooke (Birr) was elected to the post of Honorary Member in recognition of services representing The Leinster Regiment Association in Birr. We congratulate Colonel Peter Walton and Mr. Ian Lowe on their appointments as officers of the Association and Mr. Sťan Cooke on his status of Honorary Member.
  • The Annual General Meeting to elect the officers of the committee is scheduled for Saturday 13 April in the Trafalgar Room at the Civil Service Club in London. The AGM will start promptly at 12 noon. more info ...
  • The 2012 edition of The 40/10 has been delayed and is now schedules for release as a Winter 2012/13 edition in February 2013. Normal publication service will be resumed in 2013.
  • June 16, 2012 - The Association held a special dinner at the Civil Service Club, Whitehall, on the 16 June to commemorate the disbanding of the regiment in 1922. Guests included from Ledegem in Belgium Mayor Bart Dochy, Eldermen Bart Ryde and Greta Vandeputte, from St Pieter's Church Ledegem Father Johan Loones, from the Irish Embassy in London Mr. John McCullagh, from the Canadian High Commission in London Colonel Marv Makulowich and from Ledegem Historical Society Mr. Nick Soen, Mr. Filip Jacques and Mr. Hans Jacques.
  • June 8, 2012 - In his personal capacity, Mr. David Ball, the Honorary Secretary of the Association, on the 8th June 2012, organised and hosted an event at Windsor Castle to commemorate the ninetieth anniversary of the disbanding, in 1922, of the five Irish infantry Regiments and one cavalry regiment of the British army that recruited in Southern Ireland. The event, in the presence of the HRH Prince Andrew, The Duke of York, was attended by representatives of all of the disbanded regiments.
  • The Association is planning to hold a 90th Anniversary Dinner on a Saturday in June 2012 to commemorate the disbanding of the Leinster Regiment that took place on the 12th June 1922
  • A small group of members representing the Association will attend the Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate in Ieper (Ypres) West Flanders on Saturday March 17th St Patrick's Day.
  • Members please note that the Annual Parade of Irish Regiment Associations is changed for 2012. The 2012 parade, organised by the Combined Irish Regiments Association will be held on the 17th June 2012
  • AGM 2012 will be held on Saturday April 14 2012
  • The Forty-Ten Winter Edition (2011) was distributed to all paid up members in January 2012
  • AGM 2011 will be held on Saturday April 16 2011
  • Dec 16, Forty-Ten, Edition 2 of 2010 has been distributed to all fully paid up subscribers. Edition 1 of 2011 is scheduled for distribution in early June.
  • Aug 28, Forty-Ten, Edition 1 of 2010 has been distributed to all fully paid up subscribers. Apologies to all members for the edition being late. Edition 2 of 2010 is scheduled for distribution in mid December.
  • The date of the AGM has been agreed for 17 April 2010
  • The December edition of the 40/10 has been distributed to all paid up members of the Association
  • Due to a clash in dates April 2010 the committee is working to resolve the difficulty and will announce a date as soon as practicable.
  • The Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland, Mr. Brian Cowen T.D. met with representatives of the Association, and the representatives of the respective councils of Birr and Ledegem on Sunday 12 July at the National Day of Commemoration ceremony at the Royal Kilmainham Hospital Dublin.
  • The July meeting of the Association was held in Dublin on the 11 July. Thirty-one members signed the attendance roll.
  • The June/July issue of the 40/10 has been distributed to all members who have paid their annual subscription. Earlier editions for 2007 and 2008 are now freely available on this web site. see prior editions
  • January 2009 Important: The special offer discounted price, distributed with the Dec 08 edition of the 40/10, for the Remembrance Ledegem Photo Book has now closed. You can still purchase the photo book but at its full price ... see more
  • The fourth edition of 40/10 was distributed in December 2008, all members should have received their copy in time for Christmas 2008
  • Ledegem Video: The video of Remembrance Ledegem has been difficult to produce. The video has now been converted into a digital format and the production will commence shortly. 11/01/2009
  • All Photographs from Ledegem have been published ... see photos
  • Following the parade in Ledegem, Belgium, we are working on the photo presentation. The photographs are scheduled to be published by the end of November.
  • The third edition of the 40/10 was distributed in June 2008
  • 10 March 2008 Freedom of City award to be made to the Leinster Regiment Association ... read more
  • Due to circumstances beyond the control of your committee there is no coach trip to Ypres on 16 March 2008. Some Association members will however still be travelling to Ypres for St Patrick's Day Last Post commemoration ... more
  • New images are available for the proposals for the Regimental Memorial at Crinkle Barracks. This project is being led by Mr. Ian Lowe for the Association, further information will be made available to members at the next general meeting in April 2008. However you can view the proposals under consideration by clicking here.
  • February 1st 2008 Remembrance Ledegem launched. The community of Ledegem in West Flanders adopt the combined logo created by our Association as the official logo for Remembrance Ledegem 2008. You can see the logo and read about Remembrance logo in Tours and Trips, or just click here
  • New shop opened from where you can purchased the Association blazer badge etc.
  • The second edition of 40/10 has been distributed. There is an article about St Brendan RC Church, Birr, in the second edition of 40/10. You can see pictures of the church that relate to the article on the web site of Dennis Bill, descendent of a Leinster soldier, by clicking here.
  • The first edition of 40/10 published in May 2007 is now available online
  • The second edition of 40/10 is scheduled for distribution in December 2007
  • The Association is planning to visit Ypres in March 2008 to take part in the Last Post ceremony at the Menin Gate. more ...
  • It is with regret, and with deepest sympathies to the family, that we note the passing of Sheila Dorothy Malkin on the 26 October 2007 ... more
  • The tribute to Jim MacLeod took place on the 31st October in Enfield during the afternoon ... more
  • It is with regret, and with deepest sympathies to his family, that we note the death of Major James (Jim) MacLeod, late London Irish Rifles and President of the London Irish Rifles Band. Major Macleod died unexpectedly, though peacefully, on the 20th October. .... more
  • On September 24th 2007 the Chairman Don Dickson and Leinster Association member and Chairman of the Combined Irish Regiments OCA attended the opening by the Duke of Kent of a new Passchendaele exhibition at the residence of the Belgian Ambassador, his Excellency Mr. J M Veranneman de Watervliet
  • On the 31 August 2007, the Association chairman Don Dickson met with Civic dignitaries from the Belgium Flanders community of Ledegem to discuss a proposed commemoration of the October 1918 liberation of the community by the 2/Leinsters.
  • On the 8th of July 2007 the Association's President Lt. Gen. David, The O'Morchoe (who is also the Chairman, Royal British Legion Ireland), pictured third from the left, along with the Secretary and members, attended in Dublin the annual National Day of Commemoration ceremonies that were held in the Royal Hospital in Kilmainham. The commemoration is held annually to honour Irish men and women who died in past wars or in service with the United Nations and is open to the public.
  • June 2007, the Association's President, Major General David Nial Creagh, The O'Morchoe CB CBE will represent the Association during the commemoration ceremonies in Belgium, 6 to 11 June. Leinster members also attending any ceremony during that time are asked to make themselves known to the Association President.
  • 26 May Leinster Members attended the Combined Irish Regiments OCA meeting in preparation for the parade on the 17 June 2007
  • 24 May, Press Conference, Imperial War Museum for Remembrance
  • April 2007, AGM, Vincent McGough announced his resignation as Chairman following his move to Spain. Don Dickson was elected unanimously as the new Chairman.
  • Leinster Association President Major General David Nial Creagh O'Morchoe is awarded the CBE by Her Majesty in the NEW YEAR HONOURS 2007 DIPLOMATIC SERVICE AND OVERSEAS LIST  For services to British ex-servicemen and women in Ireland
  • Leinster Regiment Association 2006 Christmas Card available
  • 11 November 2006, members of 472 ATC Hoylake provide Guard of Honour at the grave of Sgt John O'Neill VC MM, late Leinster Regiment VIEW PHOTOS
  • Saturday 9 December 2006 Christmas Social Combined Irish Regiments Association, READ MORE
  • Saturday 23 September Ordinary General Meeting in London.
  • Friday 8th September 2006, members of the Leinster Regimental Association joined with the Combined Irish Regiments Association to participate in Operation Ginchy.
  • 7 June 2006. Leinster Regiment Association member Colonel Joseph Albert Harkon MBE TD was appointed to the role of Deputy Lieutenants of Merseyside
  • In September 2006, Association members are planning to attend the special 90th commemoration in Guillemont & Ginchy (France) of the 16th (Irish) Division's involvement in the 1916 Battle of the Somme. The 2nd Leinsters, part of the 24 Division, also took part in the offensive. If you wish to join the group, please contact the Secretary. READ MORE
  • Association members attended the Combined Irish Regiments Old Comrades Association meeting on Saturday 27 May 2006
  • The new standard for the Association is now completed and will be paraded for the first time at the Annual General Meeting in April 2006.
  • March 2006: Work is underway to develop the photo gallery to include a wide range of Leinster Regimental Insignia. Keep an eye on this section for an announcement on availability.
  • The AGM will be held on the 29 April at the Leinster Arms in London
  • 8 February 2006 Commandant Michael McGoona accepts Vice Chairman of the Association
  • Birr week and the Leinster Regiment commemoration celebrations scheduled 8-15 September 2006 - more will follow.
  • New Commemoration in Birr: Planning to commemorate the Regiment at Crinkill Barracks is underway.
  • The Leinster Regiment to have own exhibition area in Birr Library. Current estimation is July 2006
  • November 11, 2005: A wreath was laid wreath on the grave of Sergeant John O'Neill VC MM. 2nd Battalion Leinster Regiment by the Association's chairman Mr. Vincent McGough
  • Members of the Association formed up with The Combined Irish Regiments for the Royal British Legion Remembrance Day parade in Whitehall, Sunday 13 November 2005. The Leinster Regiment was allocated 25 passes.
  • November 11 2005: The Association was represented at the Ypres Menin Gate commemoration service by the Secretary David Ball, Harry Hogan and two other Association members.
  • October 2005, work starts on the new standard for the Association


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