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London Irish Rifles [NA Riflemen]
« on: November 05, 2014, 05:28:21 pm »
Quis separabit?
"Who shall seperate us?"

During the Victorian Era the British saw a surge in interest, in the more affluent communities, in creating volunteer units known as Volunteer Rifle Corps. Many such corps were formed all over the United Kingdom. One of the more prominent, the London Irish Volunteers were founded on the 5th of December 1859 in London during the midst of concerns over the threats posed by Napoleon III, and at that time was known as the 28th Middlesex (London Irish) Rifle Volunteer Corps. Later being renumbered to the 16th Middlesex (London Irish) Rifle Volunteer Corps in September 1880 and in 1881 became a Volunteer Battalion of the Rifle Brigade.

Over the past 155 years, the London Irish Rifles has gained 65 battle honours with London Irishmen serving in the Boer War and throughout the First and Second World Wars - probably the Regiment's most famous battle honour was gained in September 1915 at the Battle of Loos, when men of the London Irish Rifles kicked a football into German trenches, thereafter entering immortality as 'The Footballers of Loos'.

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The London Irish Rifles are a band of individuals. We are a skirmisher regiment and are rifles, or occasionally light infantry; we also periodically have line infantry detachments during linebattles. Each member can distinguish himself individually, with period British military awards, decorations, and ranks; marksman contests during training and even written despatches for distinguishable acts during linebattles. For all our information (ranks, structure, schedule, muster roll, et cetera), check out our Steam Group and it's pinned discussions at the bottom of the page.
 

Enlisting & Contacting us

To join us simply add Lieutenant Jetch on steam
Also add 2nd Lieutenant Stealth on steam
FSE forum contact : Yusuf (Gared) on steam



"You need not be Irish in order to join. You become Irish by adoption."

Credit goes to Yusuf for the thread

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« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2014, 05:28:31 pm »
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« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2014, 05:28:39 pm »
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Various screenshots from our members.
Nr9 Saturday Event




Old Guard Tuesday Linebattle



Old Guard Friday Linebattle



Early Days

1v1s & Friendly Scrimmage
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« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2014, 05:28:47 pm »
The London Gazette
(Further Updated on the steam group)

November 4th, 2014
2nd Lieutenant Jetch and Serjeant Stealth and other rankers hold out in an captured enemy redoubt, and defeat a force of thirty plus in the resulting firing and melee, with only six. November 4, 2014.

N/A N/A, 2014
Rifleman Theo shoots an infantry company's officer from a range of about 200 feet, causing the enemy officer's soldiers to panic, rout, and desert along a riverbank in which the shot was taken. N/A N/A, 2014.

N/A N/A, 2014
Enganged in shooting and supressing advancing enemy lines, Rifleman Cactus targets and shoots a flanking enemy line company's officer causing them to retreat from the flank allowing a relief column to provide support. N/A N/A, 2014.

N/A N/A, 2015
2nd Lieutenant Jetch, alone in a forward position, was charged by four enemy cavaliers in a melee after his rifle company had taken severe casulties and was in hasty retreat; he stabbed the first through the chest with his bayonet as he tried to ride him down with his sabre, then the dehorsed second cavalier thrusted towards Jetch's groin and was swiftly parried and stabbed through the chin, Jetch then dropped his bayonet to cut down the 3rd with his officer sword, whilst the final man routed to enemy lines. This act thus earned 2nd Lieutenant Jetch a Distuingished Service Order. N/A N/A, 2015.

N/A N/A, 2015
2nd Lieutenant Jetch shoots an enemy light cavalry's leading officer with his pistol, whilst scouting enemy lines ahead of his company. The enemy officer saw Jetch scouting and rode ahead of his own company to run him down, but instead was shot and killed by Jetch with his horse to run away riderless and stray; Jetch then returned to his company and friendly lines, unscathed. N/A N/A, 2015.

May N/A, 2015
Rifleman Davos shoots multiple enemy officers and NCOs causing enemy disorder and multiple retreats. He pressed many enemy lines from advancing, showing extraordinary marksmanship during an enemy engangement. May N/A, 2015.

June 5, 2015
Private Alex shoots an enemy battalion's second in command, at a range of about 600 feet. The officer was scouting ahead of his battalion and was either not aware of the incoming fire or he did not see it as a threat at such a range; He was shot in the head and fell immediately. June 5, 2015.

June 6th, 2015
Serjeant Stealth led the company of rifles under heavy enemy infantry fire, after the leading OC was shot, to hold out over a river crossing against odds of three to one. He led the rifles to inflict heavy casulties among the enemy infantry, with minimal losses. None of the infantry could cross the bridge connecting the river together or make it across the river with small boats; Stealth's maneuvers, along with his company's marksmanship, massacred the enemy infantry, and caused the final stray to rout. Stealth's bravery and leadership with maintaining and maneuvering his company to hold out the strategic position, instead of retreating and allowing the enemy to advance, proved his gallantry. This act thus earned Serjeant Stealth the Victoria Cross and a second lieutenancy. June 6, 2015.

June 10th, 2015
Lieutenant Jetch lead a miniscule company into a retreat from a larger enemy line infantry company that baited the enemy to overpursue and thus be surrounded, take heavy casualites, and eventually taken prisoner. The retreating rifleman were sometimes overtaken in the melee or shot but Jetch held with very few numbers to eventually achieve this feat. Jetch saw a friendly standard banner with his spyglass and realised a friendly infantry column can intercept the pursuing enemy. Immediately afterward, unfortunately, Lieutenant Jetch was wounded from battle by the enemy artillery's explosive shot that landed right into the ranks of the intercepting friendly line infantry. June 10, 2015.

June 29th, 2015
With enemy skirmishers firing from a hill position, 2nd Lieutenant Stealth lead his soldiers on a charge in the face of heavy enemy fire to take their hill position, and retreat and rout the enemy skirmishers and enemy line infantry supporting them. Stealth's company took miniscule casulties taking the hill, as the enemy skirmishers did not focus on Stealth as he advanced, instead firing their volleys on distant friendly lines. Stealth personally slew several of the enemy skirmishers and infantry with his bayonet during their retreat. June 29, 2015.

July 18th, 2015
Four infantry companies and an artillery crew were pinned down under heavy fire at their dug-in position against three enemy infantry companies and a small band of enemy rifleman and dehorsed cavalry. After several exchanged vollies, a charge order was given by the enemy and a large melee ensued around the friendly artillery position. The friendly light infantry company was given an order to countercharge the encroaching enemy companies, taking immense casulties. Private NickyJ showed extreme profiency and gallantry with his bayonet, holding off against dozens of belligerents. He kept the enemy back, fighting and spearing off multiple opponents with his bayonet. Even after many friendly companies fell, NickyJ continued his order to the very end. After stabbing down several in the melee, holding off against several at a time alone, he was sabred down the back and wounded. This act is thus pending a possible Distinguished Conduct Medal for Private NickyJ. July 18, 2015.

August 15th, 2015
Private Jenkins displays his gallant marksmanship during an enemy engagement, shooting two enemy infantry company officers on command by his officer commanding. August 15, 2015. August 15, 2015.

August 29th, 2015
Rifleman Clark shoots an enemy heavy cavalry company's leading officer, causing them to commit a disorganised charge and to take immense casualties. Clark's marksmanship proved to be one of the deciding factors to victory during an enemy engagement. August 29, 2015.

September 22nd, 2015
Bugler person saves two friendly rifleman's lives during an enemy engagement. An enemy light cavalry company was charging and engaging a friendly infantry and rifle company; when person, whom a bugler of the friendly rifle company, shot two enemy cavaliers with a pistol in a close melee, saving two rifleman's lives. September 22, 2015.

October 16th, 2015
Private Calcium shoots two enemy artillery officers on command, leading to the rest of his rifle company to take the battery, rendering an enemy artillery position defunct. Calcium's marksmanship was shown to be a key action during an enemy engagement, severely hampering enemy artillery. October 16, 2015.

October 18th, 2015
Lieutenant Jetch and the remaining of his minuscule rifle company stand ground at a captured enemy artillery battery, and defeat a force of approximately three times their numbers. This in part of Jetch's extreme proficiency of swordsmanship, cutting down several waves of enemy belligerents with his sabre including an enemy field officer whom dared to face Jetch individually before being cut through by the throat. October 18, 2015.

October 18th, 2015
Corporal Cactus displays exemplary marksmanship during an enemy engagement. Upon being given the order to fire at will by his officer commanding, nearly every one of his shots inflicted casualties unto enemy artillery and infantry companies. Cactus impressed his rifle company with his extreme proficiency with his rifle, and raised morale. October 18, 2015.
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Re: LIR (London Irish Rifles) "Jetch's Own" NA skirmishers [Recruiting]
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2014, 05:40:22 pm »
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« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2014, 05:42:13 pm »
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Re: LIR (London Irish Rifles) "Jetch's Own" NA skirmishers [Recruiting]
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2014, 06:09:09 pm »
Best of Luck!

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Re: LIR (London Irish Rifles) "Jetch's Own" NA skirmishers [Recruiting]
« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2014, 01:06:26 am »
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Re: LIR (London Irish Rifles) "Jetch's Own" NA skirmishers [Recruiting]
« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2014, 03:09:12 am »
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Re: LIR (London Irish Rifles) "Jetch's Own" NA skirmishers [Recruiting]
« Reply #9 on: November 06, 2014, 03:13:30 am »
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Good luck. If you need an invite ask. I promise l won't troll like I do in other regiments.

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Re: LIR (London Irish Rifles) "Jetch's Own" NA skirmishers [Recruiting]
« Reply #11 on: November 06, 2014, 11:58:21 am »
Good luck

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Re: LIR (London Irish Rifles) "Jetch's Own" NA skirmishers [Recruiting]
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Re: LIR (London Irish Rifles) "Jetch's Own" NA skirmishers [Recruiting]
« Reply #13 on: November 06, 2014, 01:29:41 pm »
Thanks all, locust you are welcome to invite, pineapple aswell if he wants to come to.  :-*

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Re: LIR (London Irish Rifles) "Jetch's Own" NA skirmishers [Recruiting]
« Reply #14 on: November 06, 2014, 06:17:05 pm »
Good luck!