1LI Reunion & Raffle

The 1LI Reunion & Raffle is organised and run by the 1LI Association, it takes place on the Friday afternoon/evening of the main Light Infantry Reunion in Shrewsbury each June and is a very well attended event. It welcomes all those that have served in 1LI at any stage during their service, including their family members plus all those that support the battalion and it's association.
We would encourage as many of you as possible to take part and to come and join us on the day/evening, but it is just one part of what is a very special weekend that brings together ALL Light Infantrymen from the counties and further a field.

This event also enables us to hold an annual raffle where all proceeds are used to purchase and send Poppy Wreaths to every 1LI funeral, both now and in the future, and it is only possible thanks to your support. We therefore ask all the 1LI family and our supporters to please purchase raffle tickets either in advance (online) or on the day at the dedicated raffle table (more details below) so that we may continue with this great cause.

The association aims to have a Title Sponsor for the Annual Raffle so that all associated costs of running it are covered and that 100% of the proceeds from the ticket sales is placed into our Poppy Wreath Fund. As well as a Raffle Title Sponsor we also seek each year sponsors for the three main prizes, Engraved Decanter Tray Set plus two Bronze Statues (more if we can find the sponsors). We plan up to 18 months ahead and we would like to hear from potential sponsors who would wish to support our battalion association and you can get in touch by using the e-mail at the bottom of this page. We also welcome additional prizes for the raffle each year and should you wish to donate a prize or even a cash prize then please send Stephen Pryer an e-mail at your earliest convenience.

The 1LI Reunion & Raffle information will be placed below each year and details of the main Light Infantry Reunion and the veterans parade will be placed on the Shrewsbury page. The 1LI Association would like to encourage you to support both events so that they remain for many years to come. 

The 1LI Association Coordinator for the annual 1LI Reunion & Raffle is: Mr Stephen Pryer

**** The 1LI Raffle is fully registered and licenced under the Gambling Act 2005 with West Suffolk Council ****

Due to the current situation and taking into account that the regimental reunion has now been cancelled, we have had no choice but to also cancel the 1LI Reunion & Raffle for 2020. We would like to thank our main sponsor and all our prize sponsors for their support, the event sponsorship will now run until 21st June 2021 and all prizes will be carried over for the 2021 Raffle. All online 2020 raffle tickets purchased will also be rolled into the 2021 Raffle and with your support we will continue to use the 2020 Raffle Tickets for 2021 to help save on costs.

The next 1LI Reunion & Raffle will be held on:

18th June 2021

This event is kindly being sponsored by:

Open Networks Ltd

Venue Details

Peacock Inn

Wenlock Road



Limited parking is available, but you will need to be there very early!! Dress Code is casual, usually jeans and 1LI Polo Shirt.
The pub is in a residential area so please be respectful at all times and support the owners Andy & Jane as well as their Staff.

Timings & Further Details (TBC)
Open from 1130hrs - 0100hrs (Please note there is only a music licence for indoors) 
The Raffle Table for purchasing tickets will be located on the decking area at the front of the Peacock, as per last year.
Raffle Draw will take place around 2100 hrs
There will be a "chippie" food service available for purchasing from (kitchen will be closed @ 2200hrs)
Please also note that there will be some additional seating in part of the Car Park area and depending on numbers bottle bars will also be set up with designated bottle bins for there disposal.
Due to how busy the town is on the Friday night PLEASE book your taxis for departure very early on in the evening, or even before you arrive, to ensure that you get back to your accommodation at your desired time. Taxi numbers can be provided upon request.

Raffle Tickets 
Raffle tickets are £1 each and come in books of five, they will be available to purchase by one of the following 4 ways:
  1. Purchases via PayPal will be available in the New Year and a special raffle ticket Buy Now button will be placed on this web page. 
  2. Purchases via BACS can be made by sending us an e-mail with the number of tickets you require plus your home address and we will reply with our bank details for payment.
  3. Tickets can be reserved for Pick Up & Payment on the day via our Facebook group or by sending us an e-mail.
  4. Purchases on the day can be made at the dedicated Raffle table at the front of the Peacock Inn.  
PayPal & BACS Ticket Number Procedure
After you purchase your tickets we will then allocate ticket numbers to your transaction and an e-mail will be sent to you with those ticket numbers on, so please keep a note of them or save the e-mail.
Your full name and postcode will be added to each individual ticket stub that you have purchased and they will then be placed in the raffle drum prior to the start of the event. Should you have any questions, please e-mail us.

2021 Raffle Tickets

NOW Available Online Only

Tickets purchased via this page, your numbers will be e-mailed to you. Tickets purchased on the Stores page will be posted to you.

The last day for PayPal & BACS orders will be: Wednesday 16th June 2021

Raffle Prizes

  • Our aim each year is to have three sponsored core prizes:
  1. Engraved Decanter Tray set (alternated each year between Whisky & Brandy): 
  2. Bronze Infantry Statue with SLR: 
  3. Bronze Infantry Statue with SA80: 
  • So that the evening is not fully taken over by the raffle we very much hope to find kind donors/sponsors for a maximum of 12 additional prizes.
  • We would also like to have a single auction item for the end of the raffle each year, but our priority will be the main raffle.
If you would like to sponsor any of the above raffle prizes or donate an item for this years raffle or future raffles, please get in touch with us by using our e-mail address at the foot of this page.   

2021 Raffle Prize List & Donors

1.   Engraved Whisky Crystal Decanter Tray set: Sponsored by: James Martin 1LI
2.   Bronze Infantry Statue with SLR: Sponsored by: Lynn
3.   Bronze Infantry Statue with SA80: Sponsored by: Howdens
4.   Taylors Historical Collection Reserve Tawny Port 1tr Engraved 1LI: Sponsored by: Stephen Pryer 1LI
4.   1LI Hip Flask Set In Presentation Box: Sponsored by: 1LI Association
6.   1LI Hip Flask Set In Presentation Box: Sponsored by: Simon Hammett, in memory of Fred Hammett R.I.P
7.   1LI Hip Flask Set In Presentation Box: Sponsored by: Andrew Cook 1LI
8.   Engraved Port Presentation Box (3x Bottles Inc.): Sponsored by: Stephen Pryer 1LI, in memory of Roger Hall R.I.P
9.   1LI Carved Wooden Cap Badge (43cm x 43cm): Donated by: David Briggs 1LI
10. Drinks Basket (11 x Bottles including Spirits & wine plus 4 x 440ml Cans of Guinness): Donated by: Mr & Mrs Butler (Grove Park)
11. Wine Barrel (4 x Bottles in Presentation Barrel): Donated by: Mrs Sue O'Mara
12. Private Tour of HM Tower of London (4 x Adults): Donated by: Yeoman Warder "Shady" Lane 1LI
13. Hand Engraved 1LI Glass Beer Tankard in Presentation Box: Sponsored by: Howdens
14. £100 Cash Prize: Donated by: David Healey 1LI & Paul Allen 1LI
15. Port & Cheese Basket: Donated by: Nick & Gill Boss
16. Large LI Engraved Mirror: Donated by: Adrian Haddon 1LI
17. Large LI Engraved Mirror: Donated by: Adrian Haddon 1LI

* ALL winners must collect their prizes on the night as they will not be posted and can not be left at the Peacock Inn.