The Light Infantry Annual Reunion 

Shrewsbury

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 1st June 2019
 
2019 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 soon for download on the right hand side of this message. 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.
Ticket Application Form.pdf

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 application form to download as well as being able to pay for your tickets online. The link is below.

Light Infantry Annual Reunion Website

Light Infantry Reunion Contact Information

LI Reunion Coordinator:  Ron Gittings (Capt retd) e-mail: 

Shrewsbury Rifles Office:   Heather Morgan     e-mail:  aoshrewsbury@the-rifles.co.uk


Programme of Events

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

0900 - Stadium gates open for the setting up of stalls.

1000 - Shuttle bus service starts from Frankwell car park (SY3 8HQ) with the last shuttle being @ 1245

1100 - Bars and stalls open

1230 - All Ranks Lunch starts at the Sovereign's Suite

1415 - Veterans to fall-in on the parade square

1430 - Drumhead Service, Review, March Past and Salute

1515 - Sounding Retreat

1600 - Musical Entertainment in the main marquee

1700 - Shuttle bus return service starts with the last shuttle being @ 1845

1900 - Pre-dinner drinks in the Sovereign's Suite

1930 - All Ranks Dinner with The Rifles Mess Band supporting

Reunion date for 2020 - SATURDAY 20th JUNE 2020


Food Menu's

Families Lunch @ 1230hrs

Fish, chips & peas
Bread and butter
Tea/coffee
Sovereign Suite bar will be open

All Ranks Regimental Dinner  @ 1900hrs

Platter of melon and pineapple with sweet blackcurrant puree & toasted coconut
Lemon sorbet
Breast of local chicken stuffed with a tomato tarragon mousse & wrapped in Parma ham with a tomato olive sauce, seasonal vegetables
Sticky toffee pudding with butterscotch sauce and vanilla seed ice cream
Coffee/tea & mints
½ Bottle of wine

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 10 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 Patrick Warren KSLI/3LI.
If you need more tickets or information please use the e-mail and phone details below:
Telephone: 01922 413489
e-mail: bodiddley@talktalk.net
All ticket stubs & cheques must be returned to:
Mr JP Warren 12 Cleves Crescent, Cheslyn Hay, Staffordshire WS6 7LR

Prizes
• £1000 x 1 First Prize
• £500 x 1 Second Prize
• £250 x 2 Third Prize
• £100 x 5 Fourth Prize
2018 Prize Draw Winners

1st prize - £1000 - G Munday Grove, Oxfordshire 08355
2nd prize - £500 - Susan Jackson, Stainforth, Doncaster 20933
3rd prize - £250 - Duncan Drake, waiting for address 105 (Paypal Number)
4th prize - £250 - Mr G Clarke, Doncaster 13997
5th prize - £100 - Alan Clews, Sunderland 22810
6th prize - £100 - Maxine Tidyman Shrewsbury 02353
7th prize - £100 - R Garbutt, Stockton On Tees 22288
8th prize - £100 - C Carpenter, Sunderland 21325
9th prize - £100 - Lawrence (Skippy) Hopps, Shildon. Co Durham 22573

TOTAL INCOME FROM TICKET SALES AND DONATIONS = £6264
THANK YOU TO ALL WHO SUPPORTED THE DRAW

Latest 2019 Reunion News (as received by the LI Reunion Coordinator)

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