1LI Events & Gatherings

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

Cornwall Association LI Reunion 2019 - Bodmin

Saturday 7th September 2019 @ 1100hrs
Venue: Cornwall’s Regimental Museum, The Keep, Castle Canyke Road, Bodmin, PL31 1EG

Details are in the PDF Document below including the ticket application.
Organiser: Bodmin Branch
Bodmin Reunion Invatation Letter 2019.pdf

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

Light Infantry Gathering 2019 - Shrewsbury
TBC September @ tbc
Venue: Peacock Inn, Wenlock Road, Shrewsbury SY2 6JS
Details to follow as they are sent to us.

Organiser: Doug Hosking

Cenotaph Ceremony - London
Sunday 10th November 2019
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.

1LI North East Reunion - Stockton on Tees

TBC February 2020 @ TBA hrs
Venue: TBC  
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 

SCLI & LI & Rifles Reunion - Taunton

Saturday 25th April 2020 TBC - 1900hrs to 2359hrs
Venue: The Lawns Social Club, Mary Street, Taunton, TA1 3PE
Details to follow
Lawrie Hodges - Organiser - e-mail: Here

Army v Navy Rugby - Twickenham

Saturday 2nd May 2020
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.

1LI Reunion & Raffle - 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.

The Next event will take place on: Friday 19th June 2020

The Light Infantry Annual Reunion - Shrewsbury
Details of the Light Infantry Reunion can be found on the dedicated "Shrewsbury" page on the menu bar.
The next Annual Reunion will take place on: Saturday 20th June 2020

1LI Ballygawley Victims - Memorial Service - Shrewsbury

TBC August 2020 @ TBA 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.

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

Light Infantry Gatherings - Monthly


Next Meeting: Saturday TBA @ 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