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.
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.
The Light Infantry Annual Reunion - 18th June 2022 - Shrewsbury
*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
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 email@example.com
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.
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
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
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
Venue: Surtees Arms - Ferryhill At the bottom of Gypsy Lane, between Chilton & Ferryhill Station. DL17 0DH
All Light Infantry Welcome
Contact: Brian Sheridan