The Light Infantry Annual Reunion
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.
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.
Contact details for the Shrewsbury reunion are further down on this page.
Saturday 18th June 2022
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 released
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.
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 (BACS ONLY). The link is below.
Light Infantry Reunion Contact Information
LI Reunion Coordinator: Ron Gittings (Capt retd) e-mail:
Shrewsbury Rifles Office: Heather Morgan e-mail: email@example.com
*Programme of Events TBC
0900hrs - Stadium gates open for setting up of stalls
1000hrs - Shuttle bus from Frankwell car park starts (last shuttle is at 1245hrs)
1100hrs - Bars and stalls open
1230hrs - Families lunch starts in the Sovereign's Suite
1415hrs - **Veterans Fall-In on the Parade Square
1430hrs - Drumhead Service, Review, March Past & Salute
1515hrs - Sounding Retreat
1600hrs - Musical Entertainment starts in the main marquee
1700hrs - Shuttle bus starts (last shuttle is at 1845hrs)
1900hrs - Pre Dinner drinks in the Sovereign's Suite
1930hrs - All Ranks Dinner, Rifles Mess Band to support
*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 - TBC
Bread and Butter
All Ranks Regimental Dinner:
Duo of sweet melon with champagne sorbet and forest fruits coulis
Roast sirloin of finest beef served traditionally with homemade Yorkshire pudding and red wine gravy
Chocolate profiteroles filled with fresh cream served with rich chocolate sauce
Coffee/Tea and mints
Half Bottle of wine
Light Infantry Draw
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
All ticket stubs & cheques must be returned to:
Mr JP Warren 12 Cleves Crescent, Cheslyn Hay, Staffordshire WS6 7LR
• £1000 x 1 First Prize
• £500 x 1 Second Prize
• £250 x 2 Third Prize
• £100 x 5 Fourth Prize
1st prize £1000 Tony Steventon, Willenhall West Mids 21768
2nd prize £500 Dave Smith, Sunderland 20613
3rd prize £250 R Hinton, Oswestry 16137
4th prize £250 Stuart Preece, Hereford 12276
5th prize £100 Dave Southall, Rugeley Staffordshire 22717
6th prize £100 Stephen McDonald, Barnsley PayPal 7 (Donated back to Reunion Funds)
7th prize £100 Gordon Tarn, Sunderland 20566
8th prize £100 Peter Hart, Shrewsbury 02630
9th prize £100 Mr T Matthews, Cwmbran 10435
TOTAL INCOME FROM TICKET SALES, INCLUDING PAYPAL SALES: £4111
THANK YOU TO ALL WHO SUPPORTED THE DRAW
29th January 2021 - Light Infantry Reunion 2021 Cancelled
After long and careful consideration, it has been decided by the Light Infantry Committee that the 2021 Reunion, scheduled for Saturday 19th June, will not take place.
The reasons for the decision are based on factors which will be familiar to us all. A successful Reunion is one during which old friends and colleagues can mingle freely, not just at the stadium but in the pubs and hotels of Shrewsbury, can march together behind the Band and Bugles and can hug, slap, and shake hands with old pals.
It must be considered probable that social distancing, with all its implications for hospitality venues, will still be in force in June. It is also likely that large gatherings, inside and outside, will remain prohibited. Face coverings will probably remain mandatory indoors (including in marquees). Finally, even the most optimistic forecasters do not predict that our target group will have received both vaccinations by June.
Bearing all this in mind, as we reach the point at which not only the Reunion organisers, but also individual attendees, need to make financial commitments which may not be reversible, we have, with heavy heart, decided to cancel.
Please put the date of the next Reunion, Saturday 18th June 2022, in your diaries now and let us look forward to a big one then. If you already have a ticket for 2021, you can carry it forward or have a refund. Further details will follow in due course. In the meantime, keep smiling and stay safe!
The Light Infantry Committee
18th March 2020 - Light Infantry Reunion 2020 Cancelled
Like every other professional club in the world, Shrewsbury Town FC is a business, as such they need to make profits from their endeavours in order to remain a going concern. They have never charged the Reunion for the use of their facilities, despite the belief of some.
They hire the bar that they use for the reunion at a cost of £2,000, and of course they have to pay their staff (a considerable number) a decent wage for their efforts. These costs have to be paid from the revenue they make from selling beer and food before they can show any profit. This profit is being eroded by a small, but selfish minority, who choose to save a few personal pennies by bringing in refreshments from an outside source.
I have been informed by the Club Chairman that if their profit does not relate to the amount of effort that is expended in running their side of the Reunion, they will have no option but to start charging, alternatively the worst case would be denying the use of the facilities to the Reunion completely! The hire of the car park alone, (and we have it for five days) would amount to £7,800. This would be a huge drain on our meagre resources.
So, if you want your Reunion to continue into the future, please demonstrate a supportive and responsible attitude and don’t bring in your own refreshments but purchase those provided by the stadium staff.
From: Light Infantry Committee