1LI Events & Reunions
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 - 2020 Memorial Service - Shrewsbury
Sunday 23rd August 2020 @ 1040 hrs - Confirmed Outdoor Event*
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.
All are welcome to attend and show their respects, we kindly ask that those attending arrive 10 mins before the service starts please.
* This event is currently taking place with the kind permission of Shrewsbury Town Council. PLEASE respect all restrictions including social distancing that may still be in place on the day and be prepared to wear face masks. Our Coordinator Bob Diprose is in charge on the day.
The 1LI Association will be marching again at the Cenotaph in 2020 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 November 2019 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.
Venue: Don War Memorial Museum & Veterans Hub
Stockton on Tees
Details posted when known.
Adminstators Dan McEwan, Terry Phillips & Paul Allen.
e-mail contact Dan: Here
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 once it has been received.
The deadline for applications is : TBC
Lawrie Hodges - Organiser - e-mail: 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.
The Light Infantry Annual Reunion - 19th June 2021 - Shrewsbury
NIVA Service 2021 - National Memorial Arboretum
Saturday September TBC @ 1100hrs
Venue: National Memorial Arboretum, Croxall Road, Alrewas, Staffordshire DE13 7AR
Details to follow once received
Service Organisers: Northern Ireland Veterans Association
Light Infantry Reunions - Monthly
Venue: Surtees Arms - Ferryhill At the bottom of Gypsy Lane, between Chilton & Ferryhill Station. DL17 0DH
All Light Infantry Welcome
Contact: Brian Sheridan