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:

20th June 2025

This event is kindly being sponsored by:

Martins Property Improvements

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

Reunion Venue Details - 2025 - 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
Pub is 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 from 1400hrs.
Raffle Draw will take place around 2130 hrs
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 ** NOW AVAILABLE**
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 are "AVAILABLE NOW" and a special raffle ticket Buy Now button has been 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) "AVAILABLE NOW" 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.

2025 1LI Raffle Tickets

The PayPal "Buy Now Button" to the right is for those that wish to have their ticket numbers e-mailed to them. If wish to receive a physical ticket, then please purchase on our Stores page.

The cut off date for numbers being e-mailed is : 16th June 2025

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: 
  2. Bronze Infantry Statue with SLR: 
  3. Bronze Infantry Statue with GPMG or 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 8 to 10 additional prizes.
  • We would also welcome up to 3 Auction items 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 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.   

2024 Raffle Prize List - Sponsors/Donors & WINNERS!

1.   Engraved Whisky Crystal Decanter Tray set: Sponsored by:  James Martin -  Winner - Gill & Nick
2.   Bronze Infantry Statue with SLR: Sponsored by: Martins Property Improvements - Winner - Gary Perkins
3.   Bronze Infantry Statue with GPMG: Sponsored by: Stephen & Lynn Pryer - Winner - Jane & Andy
4.   Taylors Historical Collection Reserve Tawny Port 1tr Engraved 1LI: Donated by: Steven Bancroft - Winner - Mick Keeling
5.   Engraved 1LI Glass Beer Tankard in Presentation Box: Sponsored by: Robert Staple - Winner - Andy Hones
6.  1LI Hip Flask Set In Presentation Box: Sponsored by: Andy Bett - Winner - Merrison
7.  1LI Hip Flask Set In Presentation Box: Sponsored by: Mick Moreau - Winner- Alan Lambert
8.  1LI Hip Flask Set In Presentation Box: Sponsored by: Andy Collier - Winner - Mathew Lang
9.   Port & Cheese Baskett (cheese images subject to change due to dates): Donated by: Gill & Nick Bos - Winner - Mark Skelton
10. Asus 2 in 1 Chromebook 64GB: Sponsored by: Howdens - Winner - Paul Kendal
11. Drinks Basket/Box: Donated by: Grove Park Residents - Winner - Terry Wilson
12. £100 Currys-PC World Gift Card: Sponsored by: Stephen Pearce - Winner - Trevor Jordan
13. Cash Prize - Guaranteed Minimum of £100: Donations made by: Allan Clews, Chris Pearce (829), 1LI Association - Winner - Debbie Boulton
14. Bottle of Port in Box & "Infantry" branded MDC Quartz watch: Donated by: Terry Wilson - Paul & Molly Allen - Winner - Bob Parish
15. Samsung A8 Tablet 32GB - Grey: Sponsored By : Howdens - Winner - Bob Parish
16. Collection of Brand New EDT's, 200ml - 100ml (CK & Paco) x 3: Donated by: Keith Procter - Winner - Maxine Clayton

Auctions - To be held on the evening
1. Large Garden Metal "Tommy Silhouette" (110cm x 36cm approx.): Donated by: Paul Kendall - Winning Bidder - Kev Smith 
2. Extra Large LI Mirror: Donated in memory of John Baker - Winning Bidder - Kevin Cooper
3. Extra Large LI Mirror: Donated by: Adrian Haddon - Winning Bidder - Bob Staple
4. Silver Bugle in Case: Donated by: Paul Wharton - Winning Bidder - Paul Allen
* 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 most prizes can not be posted!