Ancre Somme Association





Ancre Somme Association Patron


Lt Col Ant Maher


As your Patron I take up the baton and will rise to the challenge.  I fully support The Ancre Somme Association's Mission, 'To Actively Commemorate, Educate & Raise Awareness on the Events Preceding, Surrounding and Following the Battle of the Somme Including Subsequent Conflicts, Battles & Wars.'


I believe that we as an Association can march forward, or as the Royal Irish Fusiliers war cry stated we can Clear the Way (Faugh a Ballagh).  It is an honour to be the Patron of The Ancre Somme Association.


Lt Col Maher has had a varied career in the Army serving on operations in Bosnia, Northern Ireland and Afghanistan.  


His service has seen operational deployment in every rank from Second Lieutenant to Lieutenant Colonel. He is is a married man with children and Chairman of the London Irish Rifles Assoc, Northern Ireland Branch.