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1LI Association

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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, then please let us know by sending an e-mail using the link at the bottom of this page with the name, date of the event, location, brief description, 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 also because of the success of one such monthly gathering organised by a few "young" Light Infantrymen at The Surtees Arms, Ferryhill, Durham.

LI Gatherings are an informal affair unless otherwise stated and are held on a more regular basis than one off events, just make sure you bring a wallet and that it is your own!!!!


* 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


  1LI Wreath Laying - Shrewsbury

Monday 20th August 2018 @ 1040hrs

The Quarry (opposite St Chads), Shrewsbury


The Annual wreath laying service will take place as usual on the above date, which is also the 30th Anniversary this year, at our memorial for the eight young men of our battalion that were murdered on this day in 1988.

This short service is organised by the 1LI Association and our coordinator Bob Diprose will oversee the wreath laying service on our behalf.

We welcome all those that wish to pay their repects on the day and would kindly ask that you be there a few minutes early, as the service can not be delayed.

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Cornwall Association Reunion 2018 - Bodmin

Saturday TBC September 2018

Venue: Cornwall’s Regimental Museum, The Keep, Castle Canyke Road, Bodmin, PL31 1EG  from 1100hrs

More details to follow as they are sent to us.

Organiser: Bodmin Branch (e-mail address to follow)


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1LI & 3LI Gathering 2018 - Peacock Inn, Shrewsbury

Saturday 8th September 2018

Venue: Peacock Inn, Wenlock Road, Shrewsbury SY2 6JS

There will be a disco and food provided. It is always a good and well attened event. The same day is Northern Ireland veterans day at the national Aboretum, last year we ran a mini bus to this event with great success. This year the Royal Green Jackets have kindly stated that food will be available to all Light Division personell at the Royal British Legion in Sutton Coldfield. If you haven't been yet you should see this fantastic place, it will make your hair stand up.
The dress for the evening at the Peacock is casual. The dress for the NI Vets day is, Regimental blazer, tie,beret, and medals. I will only run a bus if enough people are interested so please let me know ASAP. The cost for the bus will be around £10 per head.
Lets make this another great weekend with friends of our Regimental family. Please let me know if you wish to attend so that we can cater for everyone. All are welcome.

Organiser: Doug Hosking

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Cenotaph Ceremony - London

Sunday 11th November 2018


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 mid 2018, but with the new application system that came in during 2016 we were able to secure 62 places. There is a procedure in place for tickets, but if you wish to take part and be considerd for a place then please e-mail us using the link at the foot of this page.

More details will be provided to those taking part and there is a seperate facebook page for marchers to exchange information and to organise meeting up whilst in London.

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1LI North East Reunion - Stockton on Tees

TBC February 2019 @ 1930hrs

Venue: The Don War Memorial Bar - Stockton on Tees TS18 1SX

Due to the success of the last mini reunion, this years will be held at the same venue. Entrance is £tbc pp with proceeds divided equally between 1LI Association / Bugles Association and the Charity Care for Casualties. Buffet will be provided by the Don Bar staff, who can also help out with a list of reasonably priced B&B in the area. 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.
Dan McEwan, Terry Phillips & Paul Allen. e-mail contact:

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SCLI & LI & Rifles Reunion - Taunton

Saturday 27th April 2019 - 1900hrs to 2359hrs
Venue: The Lawns Social Club, Mary Street, Taunton, TA1 3PE

"The venue has again been booked for the 2019 Reunion, therefore the date for your diary is the 27th April. The cost of entry will remain at £10, which as I informed you last year is purely down to the cost of the buffet.
If  there is anyone who wishes to attend the reunion, having not done so before, would you please pass me your details in order that they may be added to our database. My point of contact for this is through the webmaster of this website.
May I again thank those who attended in 2018. I look forward to welcoming you all again next year.
Just one further point regarding next year. There will be an addition to the title of the reunion when the calling letters go out. The Somerset's In Malaya will be added as due to falling numbers they held the final reunion in April. Those able to do so will join with us. There is also a possibility that those who
served in Malta/Cyprus may do the same."

Lawrie Hodges - Organiser


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Army v Navy Rugby - Twickenham

Saturday 4th May 2019


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. Every year to date we have increased our numbers and we fully expect that 2019 will be another record attendance for 1LI Veterans and their families. We will not know the exact ticket price until later in the year, but we will place the information on our main Facebook page as soon as it is known (or via e-mail if you are not on social media).

If you wish to attend as part of the 1LI Association block booking then please let us know ASAP using the e-mail at the bottom of this events page and 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, but if you are not on social media we can inform you of all the details and timings via e-mail.


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1LI Reunion & Raffle - Peacock Inn, Shrewsbury


This years 1LI Raffle has kindly been sponsored by


Friday 31st May 2019

More details are now on our dedicated Reunion & Raffle website page.


Tickets for our annual raffle will be on sale in early 2019 and can be purchased or reserved via our Reunion & Raffle Coordinator or via PayPal which can be found on our dedicated R&R page.

Tickets cost £1 each and come in books of 5 so please support us by purchasing some tickets as our association, like all Light Infantry associations/branches, has to be self funding.

We are also now looking for sponsors for fixed prizes for 2019, if you are interested in being one of these sponsors or would like to donate a prize into the 2019 annual raffle please get in touch with us by using the e-mail at the bottom of this page.

Thank you.

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The Light Infantry Annual Reunion - Shrewsbury

The next Annual Reunion will take place on Saturday 1st June 2019 - Full details HERE



Current  Regular Gatherings


Surtees Arms - Ferryhill
At the bottom of Gypsy Lane, between Chilton & Ferryhill Station.
DL17 0DH

Next Meeting:

Saturday TBC @ 1200hrs

All Light Infantry Welcome

Contact: Brian Sheridan



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If you are organising an event of any kind that you would like to invite the 1LI members to please let us know on the e-mail below with FULL details.

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