The Light Infantry Annual Reunion 


The annual Light Infantry Reunion takes place each year around the first weekend of June and brings together ALL Light Infantrymen from the County Regiments to The Light Infantry. The official reunion takes place on the Saturday with individual battalions now organising their own events on the Friday before and more details can be found on their individual social media groups/pages. Details of the 1LI Reunion & Raffle, organised by the 1LI Association, can be found here of by clicking on the 1LI Reunion & Raffle tab in the menu bar above.
The reunion weekend is laid on by the Light Infantry Committee and is organised by the Reunion Coordinator and his team, the weekend needs the full support of ALL former Light Infantrymen and is a very popular annual event with attendances being anything between 1600 to 2600 on the day.
Access to the annual reunion is by way of a ticket which has to be applied for from the Shrewsbury office only and shown to the security staff as the entrance to the stadium car park.
The application form comes out around late February and a copy of the form will be added to this web page for those that do not have it sent to them. All the details required are on the form and everything must go through the Shrewsbury office, around mid to late May the tickets will be posted to you.
Due to increasing costs and a reunion fund that is ever decreasing a ticket charge has now been introduced to help secure it's long term future, which we should all get behind.
To further assist with the funding of the event a Prize Draw has been set up which has been very succesful to date, but it will need your continued support whether you can or cannot attend the event please. Full details of the Prize Draw and the event itself can be found below along with all updates and news as we receive them from the LI Reunion Coordinator.
Contact details for the Shrewsbury reunion are further down on this page. 

The annual Light Infantry Reunion now takes place at:
Shrewsbury Town FC, Montgomery Waters Meadow, Oteley Road, Shrewsbury SY2 6ST

******* The next Annual Reunion will be held on: *******

Saturday 21st June 2025
2025 Light Infantry Reunion Ticket Application
Everyone must purchase a £10 ticket to gain entry into the reunion on the Saturday and the application form will be available for download underneath this message as soon as it is available.
Please ensure that you read and complete the form fully before posting to the address at the top of it and all applications must include a STAMPED ADDRESSED ENVELOPE so that your tickets can be posted to you.

Tickets may also be purchased online via:

·         SWIFT website:       

Official Light Infantry Annual Reunion Website

The Light Infantry Committee has a new dedicated website for the annual reunion where additional details can be found along with the ticket application form to download as well as being able to pay for your tickets online (BACS ONLY). The link is below.

Please Click Here

Light Infantry Reunion Contact Information

LI Reunion Coordinator:  Andy Rhodes (Capt) e-mail:
Shrewsbury Rifles Office:   Heather Morgan    e-mail:

*2025 Programme of Events TBC

0900hrs - Stadium gates open for setting up of stalls

1000hrs - Shuttle bus from Frankwell car park starts

1100hrs - Bars and stalls open

1230hrs - Families lunch starts in the Sovereign's Suite

1400hrs - Buglers Sound "Half Hour Dress"

1415hrs - Buglers Sound "Quarter Hour Dress"

1430hrs - ** Veterans Fall In for: Drumhead Service, Review, March Past & Salute

1530hrs - Entertainment in the marquee - Bugle Concert - County Songs - The Ronnie Singers (TBC)

1700hrs - Shuttle bus starts 

1800hrs    -   Bar Closes

*Please note that this programme is subject to change. A Confirmed programme will be available on the day.

** Dress Code for the Veterans Parade: Suits, Blazers or Smart Jackets and Trousers. Regimental Ties, Medals (no miniatures). Berets/Hats

Food Menu's

Families Lunch TBC:
Fish, Chips & Peas
Bread and Butter

Light Infantry Draw

The Light Infantry Draw was introduced to help towards the funding of the Annual Reunion and needs the support of as many as possible.
Tickets are £1 each and come in books of 5 tickets and if you are already registered with the Shrewsbury office then one book will be posted out to you, but if you are not registered then please contact Heather at the Shrewsbury office on the e-mail link at the address below.
* Please note that the LI Draw is now being run by Shirley Gallaway
If you need more tickets or information please use the e-mail details below:
All ticket stubs & cheques must be returned to:
Promoter: Mrs S. Gallaway, Ty Gwyn, Station Rd, Pant, Nr Oswestry, SY10 8JT

Prizes & 2024 Winners
£1000   First Prize: Winner -  Michelle Spencer - Bedworth
£500     Second Prize: Winner -  Darren Crook - Telford
£250     Third Prize: Winner -  Mrs E. Butler - Gloucester
£100  Fourth Prize: Winner -  Mr C. Breeze - Telford
£100  Fifth Prize: Winner -  Mac McCormack - 

Latest Light Infantry Reunion News (as received from the LI Reunion Coordinator)

March 2023 - Light Infantry Reunion 2024

The annual reunion returns this year on Saturday 22 June 2024.  Our hosts, as usual, will be the Shrewsbury Town Football Club hospitality team at Croud Meadow.

Due to the lack of response in previous years and the increase in costs it has been decided that, as last year, we will not be holding a Dinner. 

The Rifles Band and Bugles both Regular and Reserve have been requested to hopefully support this year’s reunion.

Admission and Families Lunch tickets can be purchased using the application form below.

Draw tickets, can also be purchased through the Reunion Draw 2024 tab on the website using the BACS system, by emailing Shirley Gallaway (Promotor) at:  Draw tickets will also be available to buy at the reunion until 1330 hrs on the day. The Draw will take place during the Parade with the Winners being announced shortly after the Parade.

May I take this opportunity to remind you all that only food and drink purchased at the reunion marquee may be consumed at the reunion.  Please do not bring your own.

Information and further details are also available on the following: 

·         Reunion Website:

·         SWIFT website: 

Andy Rhodes


Reunion Coordinator 

Info:     The 2025 Reunion is to be held on Saturday 21 June 2025.

February 2023 - Light Infantry Reunion 2023 - Concluded

13th February 2022 - Light Infantry Reunion 2022 - Concluded

29th January 2021 - Light Infantry Reunion 2021 - Cancelled

18th March 2020 - Light Infantry Reunion 2020 - Cancelled