Events Information and Booking
- Wed, 10 NovWestminster AbbeyThe opening of the Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey takes place on Thu 11 Nov 2021 at 11am. It is a popular trip but we are limited to 10 places therefore, places allocated on a first come basis with a waiting list.
Throughout the year Association members attend numerous Regimental events for the antecedent, forming Regiments and the Rifles.
The main Regimental events annually are the LI and Rifles Reunion weekend in Shrewsbury, Salamanca and Minden Regimental Days and the Regimental Memorial Service in York Minster.
Memorial Service and Lunch
The Memorial Service in the Regimental Chapel in York Minster is held every year on the first Saturday in Oct with the buffet lunch held at York Racecourse.
The Association actively supports many community organised events in the local villages and towns with which we enjoy a long association with. We are proud of the strong history links we have with these towns and villages where historically the KOYLI and Light Infantry drew their recruits from and where The Rifles continue to recruit from.
The picture opposite was taken in May 2017 in Dewsbury Cemetery at the unveiling of a Memorial to the Fallen of 2 World Wars. The money for the memorial was raised by The Friends of Dewsbury Cemetery. There are 18 members of the KOYLI who made the ultimate sacrifice and it is the final resting place of Sjt John William Ormsby VC MM.
We enjoy a variety of social activities at Branch and Association level. Branches hold dinner dances, games nights. The Association organises various trips and visits as well as Reunion Dinner Dances to celebrate Regimental days.