1LI Events & Gatherings
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.
1LI Ballygawley Victims - Memorial Service - Shrewsbury
Sunday 18th August 2019 @ 1040hrs
Venue: The 1LI Memorial, The Quarry, Shrewsbury.
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.
All are welcome to attend and show their respects, we kindly ask that those attending arrive 10 mins before the service starts please.
Venue: Cornwall’s Regimental Museum, The Keep, Castle Canyke Road, Bodmin, PL31 1EG
More details to follow as they are sent to us.
Organiser: Bodmin Branch (e-mail address to follow)
NIVA Service 2019 - National Memorial Arboretum
Saturday September 14th @ 1100hrs
Venue: National Memorial Arboretum, Croxall Road, Alrewas, Staffordshire DE13 7AR
With the growing number of Light Division veterans attending the above service and with it being the 50th Anniversary this year there will be a lunch at Lichfield Rugby Club, after the service has taken place.
If you wish to attend the lunch the form to do so @ £10 per person can be obtained by sending us an e-mail. Please fill it in and send it off with payment ASAP to secure your place at the tables. The form is being processed by the Light Infantry Committee.
Service Organisers: Northern Ireland Veterans Association
Venue: Peacock Inn, Wenlock Road, Shrewsbury SY2 6JS
Details to follow as they are sent to us.
Organiser: Doug Hosking
The 1LI Association will be marching again at the Cenotaph this year after being granted permission to take part by The Royal British Legion for the first time in 2013 and it is a great honour for our association to be present. 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 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 November 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.
Details to follow when known.
A raffle will also take place and to that end if you can contribute towards it, as always it is greatly appreciated. To help with the administration of the function, could you please let me know if you are attending including the number of guests. The dress is casual/polo's. We hope you have a great night.
Adminstators Dan McEwan, Terry Phillips & Paul Allen.
e-mail contact Dan: Here
The 1LI Association is once again organising a block booking for this annual sell out rugby match due to the continued success of our previous years attendances.
If you wish to attend as part of the 1LI Association block booking then please let us know ASAP, including the number of tickets that you would like to reserve at this time. We have a dedicated 1LI Rugby Facebook page to share information on, but if you are not on social media we can inform you of all the details and timings via e-mail.
If you have any questions or require further details of our block booking please send us a message or e-mail.
Light Infantry Gatherings - Monthly
Venue: Surtees Arms - Ferryhill At the bottom of Gypsy Lane, between Chilton & Ferryhill Station. DL17 0DH
All Light Infantry Welcome
Contact: Brian Sheridan