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 Royal British Legion Poppy Wreaths to every 1LI funeral which 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 ****

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

17th June 2022

This event is kindly being sponsored by:


Thank you to our Event Sponsor and Prize Sponsors for supporting our Annual 1LI Raffle

Reunion Venue Details - 2022 - Confirmed

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
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 2130 hrs
There will be a "chippie" food service available for purchasing from the Bar (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 "very soon" and a special raffle ticket Buy Now button will be placed on this web page below for those wishing to have their numbers e-mailed to them or if you wish to have your tickets posted they will be available on the Stores Page
  2. Purchases via BACS (Online banking) can be made by sending us an e-mail with the number of tickets you require plus your home address (if you want your tickets posting) 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 (message Stephen Pryer) 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 online 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. If you have paid for postage then your tickets will be posted to you as requested.
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.

2022 Raffle Tickets

*Now Available on the Stores Page for Posting.

*Now Available on the link to the right for those happy to 

have their numbers e-mailed to them.

The last day for PayPal & BACS orders will be: 14th June 2022

Raffle Prizes

  • Our aim each year is to have eight sponsored core 1LI prizes with the top three being listed below:
  1. Engraved Decanter Tray set which is alternated each year between Whisky & Brandy & Port (new for 2022): 
  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 welcome 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 eight core prizes or donate/sponsor any of the twelve additional prizes 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.   

2022 Raffle Prize List, Donors and Winners

1.   Engraved Port Crystal Decanter Tray set: Sponsored by: Richard Davey 1LI
2.   Bronze Infantry Statue with SLR: Donated by: Andy Bett 1LI
3.   Bronze Infantry Statue with SA80: Donated by: Bob Diprose 1LI
4.   Taylors Historical Collection Reserve Tawny Port 1tr Engraved 1LI: Sponsored by: RC 1LI
5.   Engraved 1LI Glass Beer Tankard in Presentation Box: Sponsored by: RC 1LI
6.   1LI Hip Flask Set In Presentation Box: Donated by: Ian Langton 1LI
7.   1LI Hip Flask Set In Presentation Box: Sponsored by: Gordon Dadd (ex RE)
8.   1LI Hip Flask Set In Presentation Box: Sponsored by: Trisha Champion in Memory of Brian Champion 1LI
9.   Optisan Litec H 10 x 42 Binoculars: Sponsored by. Stephen Pryer 1LI
10. Wine Barrel: Donated by: Terry Wilson 1LI
11. Port & Cheese Set: Donated by: Nick & Gill Boss
12. £100 Currys-PC World Gift Card: Donated by: James Martin 1LI
13. £250 Cash Prize: Donated By: Charlie & Stella Buzza 1LI, Robert Adams 1LI, Paul Allen 1LI, Tony Coulthard 1LI
14. Large LI Engraved Mirror: Donated by: Adrian Haddon 1LI
15. Large LI Engraved Mirror: Donated by: Adrian Haddon 1LI
16. Drinks Basket (max value £100): Donated by: Grove Park Residents
17. WULF Full HD Night Vision Binos: Donated by: Optics Warehouse
18. Garmin vivofit 3 Activity Tracker: Donated by: Garmin (Europe Ltd)
19.  32 Inch Smart HD Ready HDR LED TV: Sponsored by: Howdens

* Prizes must be collected on the night as they can not be left at the Peacock Inn. If you are unable to attend please make sure that you have delegated someone to collect any potential prizes on your behalf as prizes will not be posted!