1LI Events & Reunions

If you have an event taking place of any kind, whether it be a one off or an annual one, and wish to bring it to the attention of the 1LI Association and it's members, then please let us know at the earliest opportunity. You can do this by sending us an e-mail with as much detail as possible about the actual event, but please include the event name, date and timings, location, a contact e-mail address and we will advertise it here for you.
We are also trying to promote smaller gatherings of Light Infantrymen due to the widespread locations of where we all live and it doesn't have to be a full on reunion as it could just be a curry night locally or a simple "sand bag" evening to meet old friends and make some new ones.

* Please note that unless otherwise stated the 1LI Association is not responsible for the organisation of advertised events & gatherings and all requests for information on specific events should be directed to the individual event organiser.

Upcoming Events

 The Rifles - Sounding Retreat on Horse Guards Parade

8th & 9th June 2022 @ 2000hrs

This event is being organised by The Rifles and more details can be found on the link below where you can also purchase your tickets.

Please click HERE for details and tickets.

*1LI Reunion & Raffle - 17th June 2022 - Peacock Inn, Shrewsbury

Details of the 1LI Reunion & Raffle, organised by the 1LI Association, can be found on our 

dedicated "1LI R&R" page on the menu bar.

*This is a 1LI Association Organised Event, all enquires to be sent via our 1LI Association e-mail address below or on the Contact page.

The Light Infantry Annual Reunion - 18th June 2022 - Shrewsbury 

Details of the Light Infantry Reunion, organised by The Light Infantry Committee, can be found on the dedicated "Shrewsbury" page
on the menu bar.

*1LI Ballygawley Victims - 2022 Memorial Service - Shrewsbury

Sunday 21st August 2022 @ 1040 hrs

Venue: The 1LI Ballygawley Victims Memorial, The Quarry, Shrewsbury (Opposite St Chads).

This short service takes place every year on or close to the anniversary of the Ballygawley Bus Bombing in Northern Ireland, where 8 members of our battalion were murdered by the IRA on the 20th August 1988..

All are welcome to attend and show their respects, we kindly ask that those attending arrive 10 mins before the service starts please.

The official coordinator on the day is: Bob Diprose

*This is a 1LI Association Organised Event, all enquires to be sent via our 1LI Association e-mail address below or on the Contact page.

NIVA Service 2022 - National Memorial Arboretum

TBC September 2022 @ 1130hrs 

Venue: National Memorial Arboretum, Croxall Road, Alrewas, Staffordshire DE13 7AR

Details to follow once received

Service Organisers: Northern Ireland Veterans Association

Cornwall Association LI Reunion 2022 - Bodmin

Saturday TBA September 2022 @ 1230hrs
Venue: Cornwall’s Regimental Museum, The Keep, Castle Canyke Road, Bodmin, PL31 1EG
Full details in the PDF Document below (When Received).
Organiser: Bodmin Branch

Cenotaph Ceremony 2022 - London
Sunday 13th November 2022
The 1LI Association will be marching again at the Cenotaph in 2021 after being granted permission to take part by The Royal British Legion for the first time in 2013. It is a great honour for our association to be present and to represent 1st Battalion, The Light Infantry. The final ticket allocation for the parade will not be known until late summer, but with the current application system we are usually able to secure 60/65 places. There is a procedure in place for tickets and if you wish to take part and be considered for a place then please e-mail us ASAP during Nov/Dec 2021 as places are taken up very quickly. We also operate a standby list after this time in case any places become available. More details will be provided to those wishing to take part, including our dress code for the ceremony and there is a separate Facebook page for marchers to exchange information and to organise meeting up whilst in London.

Light Infantry North East Reunion - Stockton on Tees 

Saturday TBC February 2023 @ 1900 hrs Until 0100hrs
Venue: Don War Memorial Museum & Veterans Hub CIC & Last Post Memorial Bar, Cranworth Street, Thornaby, Stockton on Tees TS17 7DR
Our annual North East reunion will go ahead next year. Hopefully it will be well supported as previous years. Entertainment will be provided by the bugles as well as The Don Bar local singers. Please let me know if you are attending and if you intend to bring a guest. The dress is casual, entry £TBCpp which includes a hot/cold buffet.

Organisers: Dan McEwan, Terry Phillips & Paul Allen.
e-mail contact Dan: Here 

SCLI & LI & Rifles Reunion - Taunton

Saturday TBC April 2023 @ 1900hrs to 2359hrs
Venue: The Lawns Social Club, Mary Street, Taunton, TA1 3PE
Information for the Taunton Reunion will be on the PDF Document below along with the application form to attend when it is made available.
Please e-mail Lawrie with all enquiries.
The deadline for applications is : TBC
Lawrie Hodges - Organiser - e-mail: Here

Army v Navy Rugby - Twickenham

Saturday TBC 2023
We will be hoping that the 1LI Association booking with the ARU will take place for 2023, but with so many changes being in place for 2022 and potentially more to come for 2023 we can not guarantee that this will happen. We have a separate Facebook Group for any member of the battalion that wishes to attend so that information can be shared.
If you have any questions please send us a message or e-mail.

Light Infantry Reunions - Monthly


Next Meeting: Saturday 15th January @ 1200hrs
Venue: Surtees Arms - Ferryhill At the bottom of Gypsy Lane, between Chilton & Ferryhill Station. DL17 0DH
Dress: Casual
All Light Infantry Welcome

Contact: Brian Sheridan