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The Light Infantry Annual Reunion

Shrewsbury

The annual Light Infantry Reunion takes place each year around June and brings together ALL Light Infantrymen from the County Regiments to The Light Infantry. The official reunion takes place on the Saturday and individual battalions now also organise their own events on the Friday before and more details can be found on their individual social media groups/pages. The 1LI Reunion & Raffle details can be found in the "1LI R&R" 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 Light Infantrymen and is very popular seeing anything between 1600 to 2600 attend the event on the Saturday.

Access to the annual reunion is by way of a ticket which has to be applied for from the Shrewsbury office only, the 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 are on the form and everything must go through the Shrewsbury office and 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 support 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 it plus contact details for ourselves and Shrewsbury are at the bottom of this page.

 

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The annual Light Infantry Reunion now takes place at:

Shrewsbury Town FC, Greenhous Meadow, Oteley Road, Shrewsbury SY2 6ST

The next Annual Reunion will be held on:


  Saturday 16th June 2018

2018 Reunion Ticket Application

Everyone must have a ticket to gain entry into the reunion on the Saturday and the form to use is available 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 and all applications must include a STAMPED ADDRESSED ENVELOPE so that your tickets can be posted to you.

Download the Application Form Below:

Click on the PDF Symbol to download

Revised Application Form 2018.pdf
LI Reunion Application Form 2018

Programme of Events

2018 Reunion Programme

 
0900 - Stadium gates open for setting up stalls.
1000 - Shuttle bus from Frankwell car park (last shuttle 1245).
1100 - Bars and stalls open.
1130 - Bn photographs inside the stadium  (each Bn to organise own marshals etc):
(a) 1130 - 1LI (b) 1150 - 2LI (c) 1210 - 3LI (d) 1230 5/6/7/8LI (as required).
1230 - BBQ starts.
1230 - Coco’s 50/50 Auction.
1245 - Drinks in the Sovereign’s Suite for invited guests and Battalion nominations (priority to Vesting Day veterans).
1345 - Veterans fall-in on the parade square.
1400 - Drumhead Service - to include memorial service, Last Post, one minutes silence and Reveille, Review, Speech by
General Sir Jack Deverell KCB OBE DL. March Past & Salute.
1515 - Musical entertainment (in and around the marquee):
1515 - 1600 Melodic Belles
1600 - 1645 Veteran’s Band and Association Buglers
1645 - 1730 Melodic Belles
1730 - County Songs (in and around the marquee): Sung by Counties in the following order of seniority:

Somerset, Cornwall, Yorkshire, Shropshire, Durham, Hereford.
1730 - BBQ ends.
1800 - 50/50 Auction prize winners announced.
1810 - Sounding of Retreat with the Waterloo and Salamanca Band and Bugles, supported by the Association Buglers.
1900 - Pre-dinner drinks in the Sovereign’s Suite.
1900 - Shuttle bus starts (last shuttle 2045).
1945 - All Ranks Dinner, Waterloo/Salamanca Mess Band to support.
2000 - Bars close, or slightly later if shuttle buses take longer to get everyone away.


Gen Sir Jack Deverell KCB OBE will take the salute on the Veteran’s Parade. Gens Robin Brims and Mike Regan will assist in inspecting the contingents.

Food Menus

Menu


All Ranks Regimental Dinner


Leek and Potato Soup with Chives
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Roast Sirloin of Beef with Yorkshire Pudding and red wine gravy, seasonal
vegetables
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Fruit Crumble with Custard
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Coffee/Tea with mints
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Table 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 

 

2017 Prize Draw Winners

9th prize £100              Marvin Choudhury      Mobile Number                        02050

8th Prize £100              Bath Branch                                                                17961

7th Prize £100              Paul Martin                 Washington Tyne & Wear        13591

6th Prize £100              Timothy Crowther       PayPal payment                          392

5th Prize £100              Cowboy                      Powys                                      01850

4th Prize £250              Mr G Bishton              Oswestry Shropshire               05259

3rd Prize £250              Mandy Smout             Shrewsbury                             04058

2nd Prize £500             John Szabo                 Mobile Number                       02433

1st Prize £1000            Josh Cooper                Mobile Number                       17962

 

Total Draw Tickets sold = 5087

Total funds Raised £5000 plus (to be confirmed by final Bank & PayPal statements)

 

 

 

Latest 2018 Reunion News

23rd May 2018


With the Reunion now just a few weeks away I thought it would be a good time to give you one or two reminders;

1. You'll need your tickets to get access to the stadium and for your free BBQ. The stadium staff will remove the stub from your ticket before you collect your food. The stadium will be supplying their normal baguettes etc during the day.
2. The shuttle service will run from Frankwell car park starting at 1000hrs. The last shuttle out will be at 1245hrs. The return shuttle will start at 1900hrs with the last shuttle at 2045hrs. Longmynd Travel will be supplying the coaches.
3. I have been assured that the bar will be half as long again as it has previously been and with extra staff.
4. Timings this year are slightly different than they have been in the past so do make sure you check your programmes so that you don't miss anything.
5. Photographs are being taken throughout the day by two professional photographers, who will also take the Bn group photos. The event photos will be available to download free from the official LI website. The Bn group photos will be available in a special album on Photobox. Once they are on the web I will provide a link to them on this page and also pass it to the Bn Reps. Photos at their original Hi Resolution will be available to download for nothing and print as you see fit.
6. At the last count there were 1600 day tickets sold with still a few weeks to go. So far there are 138 members attending the dinner in the evening. You can still get tickets for the day or the dinner until Friday 10th June. It promises to be a cracking day so look forward to seeing you all there.

 

Reunion Coordinator: Ron Gittings Capt (Rtd)

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Shrewsbury Town FC

Greenhous Meadow

Oteley Road

Shrewsbury SY2 6ST

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